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Sunday thoughts

Posted on: April 5, 2009 3:16 pm
  •  BoSox kick things off tomorrow with one of the most impressive bullpens in recent memory.  The availability of their farm talent makes it even more impressive
  • Kampmann's split descision over Condit was a great fight to watch, and definitely a toss-up.  Under Pride scoring, I think Condit would have gotten the nod.
  • Why did Calhoun feel the need to sound off about his future so soon after the loss?  I realize the press has put some pressure on him as of late, but shouldn't he be used to the scrutiny by now?
  • Sean Avery's tap on the head of Tim Thomas isn't the huge deal some of my Bruins faithful would have you believe.  It's Avery, that's what he does.  The bigger issue is the skaters not retaliating for their keeper enough recently.  Thomas has a reputation for being hot-tempered, and he could start to lose the AMAZING focus he has been showing if he is forced to deal with these issues himself.
  • Julius Peppers is really putting the screws to the Panthers by tying up their free agency money.
  • Congrats Chicago, you finally have a franchise QB.  Who is he going to throw to?




Since: Dec 10, 2008
Posted on: April 10, 2009 9:38 pm

Sunday thoughts

 I take exception to your comment..  "It's Avery, that's what he does".

Trust me, I understand full well that he was trying to get Tim Thomas off his game.  Oh..  OK..  That's just Sean..  We'll let it go..

Tim should have come from the side and got him under his mask..  Coming up and pushing the back of his head just made him curl up like the coward he is. 

I will agree with the second part of that though..  One of his teammates that was on the ice should have wrecked him. 

Since: Mar 6, 2007
Posted on: April 6, 2009 3:09 pm

Sunday thoughts

 By the way, we both meant to say Hester, not Harris.

Since: Oct 18, 2007
Posted on: April 5, 2009 7:08 pm

Sunday thoughts

Exactly.  He's gonna get jammed at the line constantly, with a safety helping double down the field.  And, expanding on what you said, if they don't get more depth, Harris will be the only real concern... thus all opponents having the luxury of doubling him each and every play. 

Alright Devin Harris.  You're up!  You've got a big gun throwing the ball to you.  Let's see you get open! (though I have a feeling you're right and Cutler is gonna chuck whether he is open or not) 

Since: Mar 6, 2007
Posted on: April 5, 2009 3:42 pm

Sunday thoughts

- Bears:  I think they need a little depth before Harris will find himself out in the open.  We'll find out how good of a pure receiver he is, because Cutler will throw to him whether he's covered or not.  Maybe the TE's running underneath and up the seams will keep opposing defenses a bit more honest. 

Since: Oct 18, 2007
Posted on: April 5, 2009 3:31 pm

Sunday thoughts

 errr, that should have said "If they do, the rest of the league may have some issues..."

I'm tired...

Since: Oct 18, 2007
Posted on: April 5, 2009 3:29 pm

Sunday thoughts

- I, for one, can not *wait* to see how the Sox bullpen pans out.  Such an impressive group.  You'd almost think that a coach could toss darts at the list of names and just call people in as needed... and still do pretty well!  Franconi has loads of talent to work with this year.  Let's hope that people stay relatively healthy.  Otherwise, the rest of the league may have some issues scoring runs (at least we sure hope so!).

- Chicago Bears:  Looks like we will finally find out if Harris is all they consistently said he was cracked up to be.  Cutler certainly has the gun that Orton sorely lacked.  I'll be interested to see Cutler just lay out a few deeps ones and watch Harris run underneath them.  Yeah, yeah, assuming he isn't double-covered and isn't jacked up at the line play after play after play... but still, he could be exciting.  And if Harris *isn't* as good as they hope... well... umm.... yeah. <cough>

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