Saturday, May 12, 2007
I'm sure there is some amount of hype already, and I have no doubt it will build. We'd love to hear about it here!
New Orleans gave up their whole draft to get him. Ditka took pretty good care of the star, though he was always different (like wearing his helmet during interviews). Miami gave up too much to get him. And Dave took decent care of him early in his time in Miami, but then the stress of the job forced his hand, and Williams was exposed as having social issues that were magnified.
...and so, in all, there were 11 draft choices expended on a guy who had the goods to play at this level, but who flaked out and proved he didn't have what it took psychologically (though I'm not psychologist, and don't know him) to do so.
In that respect, will Brady Quinn, Tedd Ginn, jr, or John Beck be any good as pros? Who knows?
Players came and players went. Delvin Williams was productive a few years after Csonka, but then suffered a torn bicep. Then, came Ricky Williams, who led the league in rushing for a year, and had a solid second year, only to wig out.
Think of the players that have come along. Try and name a few. Nottigham, Nathan, Franklin, Overstreet, Bennett, Collins, Smith, another Smith, and heck, even Ronnie Brown.
And oddly, since the early 70s, only the Williamses and Lamar Smith have rished for over 1,000 yards. It only takes 68 yards a game to get to a thousand. But, most players have been unable to accomplish the feat.
I wonder if the position is cursed or something?
Friday, May 11, 2007
Monday, May 07, 2007
out for the squad again this year. There were a few girls who elected not
to even try out, and instead hung up their pom-poms for the last time.
We haven't heard the full rundown of those who made the squad this year,
but we have it on good authority that Cara, Lilly, Michelle, Ireivy, Laci,
Lauren, Janeen, and Missy made it.
Oh, and our cheerleader of the year for 2006 - and FHM's sexiest
cheerleader - Bibiana, made the squad as well. I have no idea how she can
top last year, but we'll see...
You can reflect back on last year's competition at:
Sunday, May 06, 2007
John Beck wanted #12, but of course, he couldn't have it, since its Bob Griese's retired jersey number. So, instead he picked #9...that's the number Robert Redford wore as Roy Hobbes in "The Natural."
(not to be confused with the last guy who wore it in Miami, one Jay Fiedler who was not at all a natural)
Travis Daniels and Andre' Goodman swapped numbers at Daniels' request. No money changed hands, as is often the case, but Daniels agreed to pay for Goodman's haircuts for this season. And lucky for Daniels, his very own brother handles the haircutting duties...
And interestingly, of the 85 players in camp, only 34 are holdovers from last year. That's only 40% of all players in camp that were around under the funny little man.
It also means that there will be at least 33% turnover on the 53 man roster come opening day.