Monday, October 12, 2009
From Peter King's "Ten Things I Think I Think," October 12, 2009
1.I think these are my quick-hit thoughts of Week 5:
a. Weirdest sight of the opening United Football League weekend: Officials in blood-red shirts and black pants.
b. Second-weirdest sight: Simeon Rice sacking the quarterback. He's 33, and playing for the New York Sentinels. With team training headquarters in Florida, by the way. San Francisco and Las Vegas are headquartered in Casa Grande, a southern Arizona city about 20 miles north of Jackrabbit. I kid you not.
c.JaMarcus Russell has such terrible pocket awareness. It's like he's playing quarterback for the first time. He is so unaware of rushers around him -- like he has no peripheral vision. And quarterbacks are supposed to have clocks in their heads, telling them how long they can hold onto the ball. Russell's clock needs batteries. He is powerfully ill-equipped to be a starting NFL quarterback.
d.Mike Vrabel: 11 career catches, 11 touchdowns.