A 2006 Pro Bowl + a 2007 Pro Bowl = not a bust.
Apparently there’s a rumor floating around that Roy Williams, who Tuna famously said once was a biscuit away from being a linebacker, has lost 30 pounds. Again, this is a rumor and has not been substantiated by any major news organizations, but the link discussion of it is here.
If it’s true, I’m a little concerned. Would I even recognize a skinny Roy Williams? Will this effect his ability to deliver punishing blows to receivers? Is this a sign that he’s accepted criticism for his coverage deficiencies? Thirty pounds just seems like a lot of weight.
But on the other hand something had to be done and if this is true maybe Roy is finally starting to get it. The fans aren’t happy with his play and neither are the coaches or they wouldn’t be taking him out on passing downs.
Some seem to think a team that participates in HBO Hard Knocks is doomed based on the seasons Dallas, Kansas City and Baltimore had the following season. Is it cursed?
I don’t know about that. The Curse of the Billy Goat. That’s a real curse. The Curse of the Bambino. That’s a real curse. The 27 Club. The Presidential Curse. All certifiable curses. Even the Madden Curse.
The curse of Hard Knocks though? Just not enough evidence. We’re not even in the puberty stage of a curse. This thing has to go on for at least a few more years before it becomes a fully grown curse.
That being said, Tuna was very superstitious. He never wanted to tempt fate or anger the gods of chance. He wouldn’t get caught dead on that show.
Maybe we should’ve followed suit.
In fairness, I admit that I’m not a big Jason Whitlock fan. I feel like reading one of his columns is like smoking pot. Brain cells evaporate by the minute and everyone starts acting goofy and paranoid.
That being said, he has a pretty good column on Foxsports.com about sports blogs and their relationship with the traditional media. His point is this: sports blogs aren’t going anywhere so you might as well get used to them. This is a good point because too many journalists view blogs as a threat and not as a viable source of information. I can tell you my life changed for the better when I found this site. It filled in so many gaps that DMN, the Star-Telegram, ESPN and the NFL.com couldn’t provide.
Darn Whitlock. Now I got the munchies.