Monday Morning QB (cont.)
Posted: Sunday November 18, 2007 11:19PM; Updated: Monday November 19, 2007 3:06PM
Quote of the Week I
"How you doing, Buffalo? This is Kevin Everett. I'm out here in Houston, working hard out here rehabbing, thinking of you guys.''
-- Buffalo tight end Kevin Everett, who suffered a serious spinal injury Sept. 9 and has been rehabbing in Houston for nearly two months. Everett is doing very well, is living at home and not in a hospital or rehab center, is walking, and the expectation is he will be able to live a fairly normal life.
Quote of the Week II
"Brett's continuing journey is our reward.''
-- Sign held aloft at Lambeau Field on Sunday after Favre's second touchdown pass of the day, to tight end Donald Lee, gave the Packers a 21-3 lead.
Quote of the Week III
"I'm at a place now where it's easier for me to appreciate being a football player. I hated being a football player before.''
-- Drug-scarred running back Ricky Williams, upon returning to the Dolphins.
Quote of the Week IV
"The intent of the flex schedule was to make sure that, in the second half of the season, the primetime network package didn't get stuck with a bad game. It was never intended to cherry-pick the best game on Sunday and move it to prime time ... I think the Patriots versus Cornell would probably be a game [NBC] would put in prime time right now.''
-- CBS Sports and CBS News president Sean McManus, at the Fantasy Sports Association Sports Media and Technology Conference last week.
Hmmm. The NFL seems to like the way the Sunday night deal is working, from the TV people I speak with. And didn't I read CBS' ratings are up? Seems to be a good deal all around.
Stat of the Week
The Jevon Kearse era in Philadelphia is officially a dud. Kearse, benched by the Eagles last week because of poor production, he will likely be cut after the season; his scheduled $6.46-million salary won't be worth it. With numerous foot and ankle problems (he is trying to play through pain after offseason left-knee surgery) he has never been the player in Philadelphia he was in years one and two in Tennessee. He just hasn't had the same speed. Kearse always worked hard and was a good teammate, but without his explosion, he wasn't the player the Eagles thought they bought in 2004. These numbers illustrate that:
Each Kearse sack has cost the Eagles about $1.21 million.