Switching things up today and doing the headline of the day first...because...
A. I never got around to writing a post last night
B. Stone Cold said so
Poor Jeff Garcia, man. What a career this guy's had. I mean, exactly how many NFL franchises has he played for after the age of 30?
Generally, older QBs who stick around are either the stud starting QB or the steady, reliable veteran backup. I feel like Jeff's been right in between somewhere.
From his lowly start in the CFL (Canada, dude!), to the 49ers and having to deal with T.O., to the Browns (no explanation needed), to the Lions (again, no explanation necessary), to the Eagles, where he took over for Donovan McGimpy in November 2006 and took the Eagles to a division championship and the playoffs, only to find that they didn't want him back (because they don't really want to win), then finally to the Bucs, where he enjoyed a couple of good years under Gruden, Jeff Garcia has never really stuck. And now, jobless again.
For some reason that I can't quite explain, I'm a Jeff Garcia apologist. I feel bad for the guy. He seems like a hard worker. I mean anyone who doesn't break into the NFL until they're almost 30 has my respect. It's hard enough to play QB in the league UNDER the age of 30, let alone having the majority of your professional career happen as your body is "breaking down."
So where will Jeff Garcia be next season? My guess? Minnesota. Think about it.
Either way, my hat goes off to you, Jeff. And honestly, if you don't come back next year, hanging out with your hot ass wife shouldn't be too terrible of a way to spend your new-found free time. Nahmeen?
Jeff Garcia. Field. General.
Links. Here they are for your viewing pleasure...
This mock draft has the Steelers taking Alex Mack, C, California in the 1st round and Phil Loadholt, OT, Oklahoma in the 2nd round. But how's this for credibility? The description of Loadholt reads - "A physical right tackle who will create some movement up front in the Steelers’ power-run scheme." Power run scheme, that's rich! [National Football Post]
Good article about Hines and Troy using their own blood to heal themselves quicker [NY Times]
Silverback's agent to meet with the Steelers at the combine [Trib]
Keith Butler tells the Cards no dice on the D-Coordinator job, Tomlin's staff stays intact... [Post-Gazette]
If anyone needs a $16 million Defensive Tackle, DeWayne Robertson's recently become available [ESPN]
Is Knowshon Moreno the new LT? Well, one thing's for sure - they both have weird ass first names [Scout.com]
One of the Patriots is scheduled to testify at the Barry Bonds hearing? That's rather interesting... [Associated Press]
Dejuan Blair put it down last night! [SI.com]
Lori's adventures in poetry [HFSS]
Fake Headlines Department reporting in - Carbolic Smoke Ball tells us that the Dept. of Defense has hired Godfather of the Zone Blitz, Dick LeBeau. In reality, probably not a bad idea. Lebau doesn't mess around [Carbolic Smoke Ball]
HHR contends to ask A-Rod the REAL burning questions [HHR]
This is just WRONG [FAIL Blog]
Rainn Wilson (aka Dwight Schrute) wrote a column on CNN.com. A serious one. Yeah, I know! [CNN.com]
Follow Doug on Twitter! [Twitter]
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