King's Corner

Oct. 13, 2003
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King's Corner


This is an article from the Oct. 13, 2003 issue Original Layout

Three years ago the Seahawks acquired backup cornerback Fred
Vinson in a trade with the Packers for running back Ahman Green.
Vinson, plagued by injuries, never played a down for the
Seahawks. Green, in 51 games with the Pack, has gained a total of
6,024 rushing and receiving yards and scored 40 touchdowns. That
includes the 118 rushing yards and two TDs he had on Sunday, in
Green Bay's 35-13 victory over Seattle.

Patriots rookie linebacker Joe Klecko

Actually, it's misleading to call Klecko, a fourth-round pick out
of Temple, a linebacker. A week after blocking a Redskins field
goal and sacking Patrick Ramsey, the 5'11 1/2", 280-pound Klecko
played defense (outside and inside linebacker plus tackle),
offense (fullback on goal line plays) and special teams (kickoff
coverage and return units) in a 38-30 win over the Titans. He had
three pressures on Steve McNair and tackled Eddie George for a
three-yard loss.


1. The Rams won't trade or dump quarterback Kurt Warner after the
season, because many in the front office don't think Marc Bulger
can stay healthy.

2. If they don't put more heat on the quarterback, the Steelers
won't make the playoffs. During a six-quarter stretch against the
Titans and the Browns, Pittsburgh allowed 35 completions in 37
attempts by Steve McNair and Tim Couch. That's what happens when
you give quarterbacks all day to throw. --P.K.