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Peter King's Five Things I Think I Think
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August 02, 2004

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Peter King's Five Things I Think I Think

1 I think the Cowboys paid an awful lot of guaranteed money to Eddie George. To give a guy who's clearly in the twilight of his career $1.5 million when they didn't have to—I mean, Jerry Jones is smarter than that, isn't he?

2 I think I'd like to thank Ricky Williams for giving us something to write other than snoozy training camp previews. I also think I heard on Sunday, reliably, that Eddie George would have been a Dolphin if Ricky had called Dave Wannstedt 48 hours earlier to say he was retiring. No doubt about it. And Antowain Smith might have been a Dolphin, not a Titan, with better timing.

3 I think this is my Baseball Note of the Week I've watched enough Red Sox games over the past month (roughly all of them) to make one statement: Yes, their defense is abominable, but the biggest reason why this team is .500 over the past three months is that Scott Williamson is disabled and Curtis Leskanic has been pitching. Sounds simplistic, but middle relief is just killing this team.

4 I think when I start my training-camp tour this week in Denver, I'll be interested to meet and watch the Broncos' second-round draft pick, Tatum Bell (left). I've heard a lot of good things about the 5'11", 213-pound running back from Oklahoma State, and he could be the guy Mike Shanahan turns to if Quentin Griffin isn't the man early.

5 I think that I enter training camp looking at a Seattle- Jacksonville Super Bowl. Still. Call me crazy.