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Peter King
September 11, 2000
My Two Cents
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September 11, 2000

The King's Corner

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My Two Cents

The 49ers and the Browns will win three games each this season and pick 1-2 in next April's draft, with the Niners praying that Virginia Tech quarterback Michael Vick comes out early....

Matt Millen and Steve Mariucci will be a general manager-coach combination somewhere in the NFL in 2002....

The Bears have two young running backs, James Allen and Marlon Barnes, who are better than starter Curtis Enis. How long will Chicago stick with the plodding Enis?...

Is there any question after Week I that the three best defenses, in order, belong to the Bucs, the Bills and the Ravens?...

Unsung hero on opening Sunday: Redskins center Mark Fischer, who, filling in for the injured Cory Raymer, helped stymie Carolina's vaunted defensive line.

The Book

An NFC scout sizes up Eagles running back Duce Staley, who shredded the Cowboys for 201 rushing yards

"He might be the most versatile back in the game. The Eagles can run him outside, they can run him in a pile behind huge tackle Jon Runyan, and they even split him wide and throw him the ball. Tough to bring down with one hit. A pile driver almost like Jerome Bettis. What frustrates the defense is his incredible burst. Philly helps him by running a crack toss, in which the receiver comes in motion toward the line, then joins the tackle and tight end to mash one side of the defensive front. Then Staley picks his hole."

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