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June 28, 2004
Peter King's Five Things I Think I Think
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June 28, 2004

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Peter King's Five Things I Think I Think

1 I THINK that when Cardinals coach Dennis Green announces that Emmitt Smith is going to be his starting running back, what he's really saying is, I don't have a starting running back right now

2 I THINK it is unbelievable that Pro Bowl left tackle Walter Jones may once again miss training camp and report to the Seahawks just in time to play the season. For three years Seattle and Jones have been arguing about his contract. For three years he has boycotted camp and then played the season. If you're Mike Holmgren, don't you just want to throw up? Jones will make $7 million this year and he can't come to camp?

3 I THINK, and this is a Giant uh-oh, that some Big Blue observers are saying Jesse Palmer (right) has thrown the ball better than Kurt Warner in June practices.

4 I THINK that in 20 years of covering the NFL, I can't remember so many great young receivers—guys who aren't even 25 years old yet—in the league at the same time. Even the clubs that have had lousy passing games, such as Arizona, Detroit and New Orleans, have two or three kids at wideout who will scare every defensive coordinator they face this year.

5 I THINK you can never go wrong when you spend a half hour on the phone with CBS analyst Phil Simms. "I don't care what team I'm talking to this off-season," Simms told me the other day, " Mike Martz's name comes up. His offense keeps evolving. It doesn't stay the same. Everybody's studying what Martz is doing."