- I actually laughed out loud when I read this comment from Dick Butkus. Via Sean Jensen at the Chicago Sun-Times:
“I don’t know why they keep bringing up me. This was 38 years ago that I played.”
- And I also laughed out loud when I read this quote from Olin Kreutz (via Mark Potash at the Chicago Sun-Times):
“We have the best offensive line coach in the league, period.”
- Potash also gives offensive line coach Mike Tice some credit:
‘‘’If I look up right guard in the dictionary, I see a picture of Lance Louis,’ Tice said in August.”
“Tice proved adept at not only acknowledging a mistake but correcting it — both rare commodities at Halas Hall in recent years. It took the Bears four years to realize Mark Anderson wasn’t a starting defensive end. It took Tice four games to realize Louis wasn’t a starting right guard.”
- Robbie Gould proves that kickers should be seen and not heard as he provided some bulletin board material to the Seahawks in the form of this comment on ESPN 1000 before yesterday’s game:
“I never thought anyone would say this, especially in Chicago, but go Pack go!”
- Tom Kowalsi at mlive.com breaks down the Lions roster. Big needs in the back seven of the defense should tell us what direction they’ll go in free agency and the draft.
- Here’s the Detroit Lions season wrapup with Brian VanOchten and Bill Simonson at mlive.com. Some good points made here including the fact that the Cleveland Browns ended on a winning streak last year (though the Lions are probably different):
- Former Bear defensive coordinator Ron Rivera got his second interview with the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers are thought to be seeking a defensive head coach. He could be close to having a job with them.
- This week’s Audibles at Pro Football Weekly was particularly good. Here’s yet another astute observation:
“Coaches remember what a player did. Personnel guys are supposed to be on top of coaches to remember what (players) can do. Every team has different power structures. What you have to realize with coaches is that very few of them can separate the emotion.”
- Baltimore head coach John Harbaugh gets a few warm comments from the Kansas City fans yesterday after their win:
- The Tribune News Services led their Green Bay game story with this provocative comment:
“You can put Aaron Rodgers in that elite quarterback class. He’s got his first playoff victory.”
- Mike Lupica echos my thoughts on Jim Harbaugh‘s hiring for ESPN:
One Final Thought
Another reason to hate the Packers as they blatantly rip off loyal shareholders:
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