Michael Vick was
sentenced to 23 months in a federal prison on Dec. 10, 2007.
Later that night, his former team, the Atlanta Falcons, lost to the New
Orleans Saints on MNF. The next day,
Falcons Head Coach, Bobby
Petrino, left the franchise with 2 games left in the season, to be the
head coach for the Arkansas Razorbacks.
Now, I have no problems if a coach wants to leave for an opportunity
that they feel is in their best interest.
But the way Petrino left the Falcons made him a coward and has now made
it harder for College Head Coaches to make it in the NFL.
Petrino, like Nick Saban and Steve Spurrier, are good College Football Coaches. They need to stay in the NCAA. They were given an opportunity to step up to
the next level and they blew it. Petrino
was very unprofessional with the way he handled the entire situation. First, he lied to Falcons owner, Arthur
Blank, when he was asked if he wanted to stay or go back to coaching College
Football. Petrino gave him a vote of confidence not once, but twice within the
last couple of weeks. Liar. Secondly, you abandoned not only your Owner
and your GM, but also your players with 2 games left in the season. Now think about this Mr. Petrino, what do you
think the High School players you will try to recruit during the Recruitment
Season will think? Theyll say to
themselves, Hell, if he left a pro team, imagine what hell do to a group of
Owners and GMs of
pro teams will be weary in hiring a college coach because of the actions of
those before them. In trying to build a
team, these owners and GMs cannot take a chance in hiring a coach who may end
up being flaky. So whats the solution? The solution is each and every contract that
is drawn up for a college coach to coach in the pros should be iron-clad. Leave no wiggle
whatsoever. And if they try to get out,
sue them. That will learn em. Dont jump into a big pond, if youre a
Thursday Night, 12-13-07
Reliant Stadium, Houston, TX
Both the Broncos and the Texans have a Jekyll and Hyde
mentality. One week their game is at
its best, another week they look like a NFL version of the Bad News Bears before
they got Kelly Leak. Both of
these teams need to win this game to stay alive in the playoff race. Their seasons arent over yet, but they are
on life support. The Broncos are 9th
overall in the AFC while the Texans are 10th.
The Broncos need a solid game on offense. The Texans defense
is banged up and has not played to the potential that was expected of them this
season. The Broncos have a good squad of
WRs. It comes down to how QB Jay
Cutler plays. If Cutler plays smart
ball, the Broncos will win this game. The Broncos defense should be able to
pick the Texans offense apart. QB Matt
Shaub is still out and the Texans run game is suspect. Also, the Texans
O-line is looking like it did last season and has broken down in terms of
protection. The Broncos D-line should
have no problem putting pressure on Sage Rosenfels in tonights games.
The Texans defense is the answer for them this week. The Texans offense is banged up, so the
defense has to put pressure on the Broncos offense and force them to make
mistakes. The Texans defense has to do
whatever it takes to make sure their offense can get on the field as much
possible and control the ball.
With both the offense and the defense being as beat up as it
is, the Texans chances are very slim in winning this game. The Broncos will put on a clinic on both
sides of the ball in the win.
My Pick: Broncos