Tuesday, August 28, 2007

FREEMAN WINS HURRICANES QB JOB


Talk about a fall from prep football grace. Kyle Wright, who was suppose to be the next superstar QB for the Hurricanes, was beaten out by fourth-year junior Kirby Freeman for the starter's spot.

New coach Randy Shannon had this to say about the battle:
''Both of those guys worked well in the off season and did a lot of great things to try to win the job, but as a coach you have to make tough decisions. We felt like Kirby gives us the best opportunity to win games.''

The Hurricanes could have another rough season in 2007. The Canes always have a good defense and this year should be no different with guys like Calais Campbell and Kenny Phillips on that side of the ball. But where are the offensive play makers? WR Lance Leggett has been as big of a disappointment as Wright. The one decent player is sophomore RB Javarris James who finished with 802 yards rushing in his freshman campaign.

Looking at their schedule I see a blowout loss at Oklahoma on September 8th. The Sooners could completely embarrass the Hurricanes like Louisville did last season. The September 20th home game against Texas A&M is no gimme either. Looking at the schedule I see a 7-5 team with losses to Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Georgia Tech, Florida State, and Boston College.

This could be another disastrous season for the once mighty Co-Canes....


THIS JUST IN: WEIS DOESN'T CARE
I know everybody is on pins and needles to find out who the starting quarterback against Georgia Tech is but there is one thing the media needs to figure out for themselves about Charlie Weis.

He doesn't give a shit what you think about his team.

It's that simple. Despite the fact that SI's Stewart Mandel calls him arrogant because he won't tell the media who will get the starting snaps we need to all realize that Weis has been confident, or as some will call arrogant, in his ability to coach the Irish.

So stop comparing other schools like how Oklahoma, Florida State, and Miami handled their quarterback situation. It doesn't matter. Weis is the coach. Deal with it.

The only thing that matters is if the Irish win on Saturday. Don't take it personal when Weis doesn't smile at you and tell you all his gameplan for Georgia Tech.

Now let's play some fucking football.

WATCH OUT ASHLEY

This proves big girls can run. Running for a trip to some beautiful warm country not named Canada, Ashley looks as confused as Michael Vick on America's stance on dogfighting. One can only wonder if Vick and Ashley will meet in 3 years when Ookie is playing in the CFL.

Via WithLeather


RANDOM JOKE
A man is out shopping and discovers a new brand of Olympic condoms. Clearly impressed, he buys a pack. Upon getting home, the man informs his wife of his new purchase.
“Olympic condoms?”, she asks, “What makes them so special?”

“There are three colors,” he replies, “Gold, Silver and Bronze.”

“What color are you going to wear tonight?” she asks cheekily.

“Gold of course,” says the man proudly.

The wife responds, “Really, why don’t you wear Silver? It would be nice if you came second for a change.”


BRADY QUINN ADAPTING TO THE NFL LIFESTYLE
It was only a matter of time before Brady got his locks chopped. As part of rookie hazing, Brady got the military doo from some of his new Brown team mates. By the way Quinn is 20-of-31 for 236 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in 2 preseason games.

I haven't checked lately, but how is the great Jamarcus Russell(who can throw the ball 80 yards from his knees while going down on Todd McShay) doing in Oakland? Is Teddy Ginn and his family tearing it up in Miami? I'm just wondering because these guys were clearly better than Brady Quinn according to NFL scouts.

Should Brady Quinn be starting against the Steelers on September 9th? I wouldn't start a rookie QB in week 1 for any team, but I think Brady can handle the pressure after enduring 4 years as the starting QB at Notre Dame. Brady is a tough guy who took a ton of vicious hit while wearing the Blue and Gold and yet he always got up and never once complained.

That is what leaders do. Brady Quinn will be the leader of the Cleveland Brown's franchise for years to come. Whether or not he is the starter in Week 1 doesn't matter.