| || The Buzz || What it means |
| ||Melissa Isaacson of the Chicago Tribune says it was not so much what quarterback Jim Miller did Sunday in lifting the Bears to a 27-24 victory against Indianapolis. It was what he didn't do.
Didn't rush his passes, didn't stray from the offense, didn't commit errors. || "In this offense," says Miller, "if you don't try to be the star, if you just let the offense be the star and get the ball in the right guy's hands and let them do the work, I think you can be very successful." He finished 24-of-35 for 214 yards and a touchdown. |
| || Jeff Legwold of The Tennessean notes Titans assistant head coach/offense George Henshaw is a candidate to replace retiring West Virginia head coach Don Nehlen. Henshaw, who has been with the Titans organization since 1997, was contacted by West Virginia athletic director Ed Pastilong earlier this week. || "Yes, and we'll just have to see where it goes from here," says Henshaw. "They called to ask if I would be interested and I said yes and they called [Titans head coach] Jeff [Fisher] and got permission to go from there. That's kind of where we're at." Henshaw, 52, is a 1970 graduate of West Virginia. He coached the defensive line for the Mountaineers from 1970 to 1975. |
Mike Wells of the St. Paul Pioneer Press writes that two days after cornerback Cris Dishman gave up the winning touchdown at Green Bay, it appears he won't be in the starting lineup Sunday when Minnesota plays host to Arizona. Dishman is listed as questionable for Sunday's game with a separated right shoulder. Second-year player Kenny Wright practiced with the first team Wednesday.
|Dishman's injury is legitimate, but Wright can keep the starting job if he plays well. Vikings head coach Dennis Green wouldn't go into detail, saying only that Wright would start if Dishman was unable to play. When asked to assess the play of Dishman, 35, Green said: "We don't go into that. Next question." |
| || Paul Schwartz of the New York Post notes the rallying cry started early in the week, when Giants head coach Jim Fassel, asked about playing on grass this Sunday against St. Louis, dropped an unsolicited, not-so-subtle reminder for the fans at Giants Stadium to make plenty of noise to hound the Rams' offense. || Fassel called the fans "knowledgeable" and expressed satisfaction at the decibel level for Giants home games. "It's been pretty loud this year," he said. "Very loud, in fact."
This seems to be a common theme as the Giants search for every edge they can find.|
| || Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe reports former New Englans running back David Meggett filed a lawsuit Wednesday against team physicians Bert Zarins and Michael G. Wilson and trainer Ron O'Neil in Suffolk Superior Court for negligence in the treatment of a foot injury Meggett says ended his career.
|| Meggett, who is seeking damages for financial loss as a result of pain and suffering and other damages that ''rendered him no longer able to engage in his chosen profession of NFL player,'' says during surgery April 16, 1998, Wilson inadvertently severed his EHL tendon, requiring another surgery July 9, 1998.