They are afterthoughts, second options, bailouts. Vikings quarterback
Collins took over after
Fourteen years ago, the Washington fans yelled for Frerotte, a seventh-round draft choice but a long-range gunner with a real mean streak, to replace the No.1 draft choice,
Both the Titans and Vikes believe in the old-fashioned values -- sturdy defense, sound running game. Neither has a wideout corps that will thrill you, but they have plenty of studs on defense, and a couple of dazzling runners,
There isn't much that excites me this weekend. Sorry. The old formula comes up with only one suggestion --
He is now a modest, if slightly creaky, take-what-they-give-you QB with a full appreciation of life in the present tense.
Favre fell victim to a smashed ego in Green Bay, but had it revived by near hysteria in New York. Now at 1-2 people are beginning to scratch their heads. The Jets ran the ball against New England and lost.
So now his team faces its traditional rival, Arizona .... hey, just kidding ... stop looking at me like that ... it faces Arizona, and you wonder what the modus operandi will be. I say the Jets throttle it down and run the ball (One never says just "run." It has to be followed by "the ball"). I say they go back to the ground game as a vehicle to set up the pass, which I'm sure you've heard before. I say the young defenders of
Youth, fire, energy, that's what I like about Arizona, plus a line that should be at least 5 in New York but has dropped to 2.
And that's a wrap, folks. As I said, it's not a weekend that quickens the pulses.
Last week: 4-4