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Good interview with Ron Harper. “MJ was not only a great teammate, but a great friend of mine. I can recall when I first met him, I went over to MJ’s house. It was me, Charles Oakley, Brad Sellers, who was from Ohio; and I really had the chance to spend the day to spend with him, and that’s how we became good friends.” [Howes/Above the Rim]
“There weren’t many holes for Richardson to run through in the first half, but then he seemed to pick up a little steam in the third quarter, before receiving no carries in the fourth quarter. Richardson actually played a fewer percentage of snaps this week, despite the fact that the game was even closer than it was against Miami.
Ogbonnaya’s workload was increased in terms of percentage, but the problem is that he is seeing too much work for a guy who contributes very little on offense. He’s basically a waste of a player on the field, and defenses know we aren’t going to run the ball when he is in the game.” [Pokorny/Dawgs by Nature]
“In the first two games, the Browns offense has somehow produced halftime leads, but once they fell behind in the second half, it seemed as if a one-score lead was insurmountable. Because it was.
Again, we cannot state this enough: This league is designed for offenses to score 31 points a game quite easily. The Browns are averaging eight. We can blame the new offensive coordinator Norv Turner. We were told Turner would turn this Pat Shurmur-inept offense into one equipped to play in the 21st century’s NFL. It has been more of the same. Three and outs. Sacks. Bad penalties. Dropped balls. The ghost of Pat Shurmur remains.” [Delco/Orange and Brown Report]
“So is there a way for Kenny G to ride shotgun? One route for Meyer could be to utilize the two like he did with Chris Leak and Tim Tebow in 2006. Start one player and use the other in specific situations. In ’06 Leak was the starter, moving the team down the field with a strong football IQ and a decent arm. But, when the Gators needed short yardage, Meyer would tap Tebow for a change of pace. To be fair, the Leak/Tebow comparison isn’t a complete parallel. In 2006 Meyer had two QBs with unique, yet complementary skill sets. In 2013 Meyer has two complete QBs who have shown they can throw the ball while also keeping a play alive with their legs. So how do you utilize both to their full potential?
One option (upcoming pun intended) would be to bring in Guiton to run the option. As aforementioned, it’s one facet of the game Kenny G runs better than Braxton.” [Beck/Eleven Warriors]
Tens of people show up for a ‘Sign Tim Tebow’ rally outside Jacksonville’s stadium. I counted 21. [Shutdown Corner]