extended absence (left knee) has been wrecking the Heat's championship high.
( Miami was 14--19 at week's end.) In Indiana, Jermaine O'Neal (left) is popping
off--dissing his Pacers teammates for not trying hard enough and saying that it
may be time he and the team "go our separate ways."
Sit out all of
2005 after bolting the Browns. Ouch. Start season as a guard for the lousy
Lions. Ouch. Go on injured reserve with a groin injury after playing seven
games. Ouch! Spend a night in jail for passing bad checks to a Las Vegas
casino. Now that's gotta hurt.
Just squirm, baby.
Raider QB's awful season (three TDs, eight picks) spells doom. Question for
Brady Quinn and JaMarcus Russell: Can one of you start next week?
One New York City
tabloid declared GOOD RIDDANCE when irascible 6'10" Randy Johnson (left)
got shipped back to the D-Backs after his 5.00 ERA with the Yankees last
season. Johnson is headed home--and south in the standings: The Yanks won 97
games last year, Arizona only 76.
SI PLAYERS NFL
Which head coach
is hardest on his players?
Bill Parcells, Cowboys 34%
Tom Coughlin, Giants 30%
Nick Saban, Dolphins 11%
Bill Belichick, Patriots 9%