King's Corner

Oct. 06, 2003
Oct. 06, 2003

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Oct. 6, 2003


King's Corner


This is an article from the Oct. 6, 2003 issue Original Layout

Suffering from postconcussion syndrome, Raiders linebacker Bill
Romanowski missed the first game in his 16-year NFL career on
Sunday, ending his streak of consecutive games played at 243.
Regardless of what you think about him as a person, the volatile
Romanowski has been one of the winningest players of this era:
His teams are 19-7 in the postseason, including 4-1 in the Super

Colts strong safety Mike Doss

Rookies aren't supposed to be a force so early, and they
certainly shouldn't be so cocky. But when Doss, the 5'11",
207-pound mini-Mack truck out of Ohio State, leveled Jaguars
running back Fred Taylor on Sept. 21, causing a fumble, he jawed
at Taylor, "I think you lost something!" Taylor vowed to "punish"
Doss when the teams meet again on Nov. 9 in Jacksonville, but
Doss was unfazed, saying, "I'll be ready for him." The Colts
needed a jackhammer at safety, and he was a steal as the 58th
pick of the draft.


1. Even if he costs them two high draft choices and an $18
million bonus, the Eagles should go after wideout Terrell Owens
if he tests free agency in the off-season. Philadelphia has
salary-cap room, and coach Andy Reid could keep the outspoken
Owens in line.

2. With some teams beat up just four weeks into the season--the
Patriots were missing seven regulars on Sunday, and the Eagles
played without three quarters of their secondary--the NFL is
crazy if it thinks moving two preseason dates onto the
regular-season schedule would give fans more quality
competition. --P.K.

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