Not since Jeff Feagles punted for the Eagles way back in the early 90's has a name made so much sense. Now, more than a decade later, Rams fullback
Joey Goodspeed is showing good speed in his first year as the lead blocker in the St. Louis ground attack...
Fellow fullback and receiving specialist Patrick Pass, on the other hand, isn't quite justifying his name with his play in New England. But Pass isn't
the only NFL player with a curiously contradictory name. Leonard Little is 6'3", 261-pound monster on the St. Louis defensive line. In Carolina, kick
returner Rod Smart aka "He Hate Me" has trouble expressing himself. Fellow Panther Brandon Short is 6'3" linebacker. In Atlanta, Peerless Price has
been downright average with just fifteen catches for the Falcons. And tight end Doug Jolley can't be too happy about catching only nine balls for no
scores in Oakland...
If football is a religion in New York, then Kurt Warner is its Lord and Savior. Mere months after the Passion culminated in St. Louis, the passion is
back in the Big Apple. Indeed, Warner's resurrection is sending shockwaves throughout the NFL. In leading the G-Men to an improbable 4-1 start, the
quarterback has healed a Toomer, steadied the cuts of a fumbling Barber and cured the "Cough" in the coaching staff. Just ask Amani Toomer himself,
whose recent vow of faith speaks to the heavenly heroism of Warner. "He's putting the ball into impossible places where only we can catch it,"
preached the wide-out. "He has lifted the confidence of the entire offense." Denied, betrayed and passioned in St. Louis, Warner's Giant rebirth is as
true as its prophecy...
For the love of initials, what in the Sam Hill in going on in the NFL? In Baltimore, rookie running back BJ Sams is leading the NFL in punt returns
with a 14.8 average and two touchdowns for the 3-2 Ravens. And in New England, rookie wide-out PK Sam has yet to catch a pass for the 4-0
A man named Johnson is leading the National Football League in receptions. No, no, not Kevin, Bryant, Keyshawn, Andre, or even Chad. His name is Eric.
For those of you who don't know him, Eric Johnson is a tight end. A really, really wide receiver, if you will. He was drafted by San Francisco in 2001
out of Yale. Yeah, he's an Ivy League boy. An Ivy League boy who's caught a whopping 41 passes for a mediocre 49er offense just five weeks into the
When I say "Go Fish," do you think of a children's card game or a Miami Dolphins cheer?
By George, Cowboy Eddie is averaging just 3.5 yards per carry for 2-2 Dallas. Not so good, huh? On the contrary! This is George's highest rushing
average since 2000, when he gained 3.7 yards per carry for the Tennessee Titans. And if you ask me, I'd say that Eddie is having an awfully solid year
by his standards. Because he's always been a terribly good back...