Carson Palmer

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The Ravens clearly aren't executing the game plan. I suggested they take another 21-0 lead, which seemed to work fine last week against New Orleans, but they've only put 17 points on the board.

Isn't this why we have practices and meetings?


It's evident that Bengals quarterack Carson Palmer isn't comfortable in the pocket. Players get near him and he becomes jittery. And no wonder.

Remember that Palmer's injuries to his left knee, sustained in the playoff loss to the Steelers, were serious enough to be deemed career threatening. Torn ligaments, a dislocated knee cap, cartilage damage. The surgery lasted more than two hours and doctors used grafts from other body parts and donated tissue to repair the mess.


Maybe it's easy to understand why he's overthrowing his receivers.

If I'm a defensive coordinator, I'm blitzing Palmer silly. I'm blitzing him during pre-game warmups.

The Chiefs are winning on the road. The Dolphins are beating the Bears on the road. The Lions are  jumping all over the Falcons. And the NFL continues to make absolutely no sense to me.

Later today, Joe Namath will lose Super Bowl III after guaranteeing a Colts victory.

I sense that Maryland basketball coach Gary Williams isn't a big fan of the student newspaper, given his response to a reporter's question last night about Williams perhaps being discouraged by the close margins in the two exhibitions games.

"Let's see, it's November 4th...yeah, I quit," he said. "It's exhibition. I'm not even trying to win these games. Is that a Diamondback question? I go into those games trying to get guys on the court and I don't always have the right combination for the right situation out there. I'm not discouraged. How can you be discouraged when you're a basketball coach and you've won 560 games? Why would you be discouraged? What's the point in that?"

Williams sweated through two suits during his rant.