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Rodney will be on Colin Cowherd's show at 12:10 today.
Rodney's really getting out there, I'm glad for him! Thanks for the heads up on the show; unfortunately I won't be able to listen but I hope someone posts a synopsis after
Fixed your post for you.
Ditto on the not able to catch it part, though.
Thanks ct,even better!
I wont be able to listen either, but I think Colin keeps podcasts up for each segment on the espn radio website so you can stream it online later.
Thanks for the heads up.
Cowherd said something about his coming back and Rodney said something like 'if I come back'. When pressed as to which way he was leaning, Rodney said "may come back".
Rodney reminds me of the old man in Holy Grail "I'm not dead!" lol
YouTube - Monty Python-Bring out your dead!
He was asked about Brady's injury and said it was not his place to say, but went on to comment about Tom's character and work ethic. Also talked a little bit about Cassel. BB geting a vote for coach of the year came up and he said BB did a great job with all the injuries, as well as bringing Cassel along. About half the interview was in regards to predictions and analysis of this weekend's games; was very complimentary of Ed Reed and the Ravens.
Interesting. If I remember correctly in the past, Harrison was always confident he was coming back. He's had a lot of injuries over the last couple of years...I wonder if he's getting ready to call it quits. He's always stated he wanted to be a ref one day. He might also have a career in broadcasting as well.
Cowherd intros Rodney and goes straight into first question:
Cowherd: 1 vote for Belichick for Coach of the Year, "we agreed, we think it's amazing what he did, do you think it's the best job ever by Belichick?"
Rodney: "I think he did a tremendous job, probably one of the best coaching jobs ever. I mean if you look at what happened to the team, the team was decimated by injuries, you lost your starting SS, starting QB, starting LB, as well as your starting RB and could go 11-5 in a touch AFCE division, I mean, pretty remarkable what he's done with a QB that never started an NFL game, let alone never played."
C: "How good do you believe Matt Cassel is Rodney? There is some dispute that much of it is Belichick's genius, how good is he do you think?"
R: "Well, players play and coaches coach and I tell you one thing, Matt Cassel he's making those decision, he's making those throws, it's not like Belichick is out there on the field. So you can put a player in the position to have success, but it's up to the player to go out there and execute those plays and Matt Cassel did a terrific job of doing that."
C: 'Is the AFC better than the NFC?'
R: "I'm not going to necessarily say that it's better. I mean because the Giants, they actually won the Super Bowl last year so, they have a good argument to say maybe the NFC is the best. It's just very competitive and both sides of the conferences you have guys who are extremely athletic, guys who are very competitive and just the best players in the world, so you have the best players in the world going against the best players in the world, somethings going to happen. But I'm going to be anxious to see who's going to take that trophy home this year."
C: Titans and Ravens?
C: Steelers and Chargers?
R: Steelers by a FG.
C: Eagles and Giants?
C: 'McNabb benched, how much does that play into it?'
R: "It plays a lot into it, because guys are very competitive, guys have egos, and guys have a lot of pride. You know when you bench a starter, a guy that's making 10, 12, 13 million dollars a year he get's pissed off, if I can say that [laughter] he gets pissed off, he gets truly upset, and you know, for a guy who gets benched he looks deep within yourself and you try to figure out exactly where did things go wrong, and I think Donovan had some late night talks with himself and he figured out exactly what he had to do. He had the fire back up in him, and the guys playing inspired football right now."
C: "It really is remarkable how he and Andy Reid are literally playing for their jobs right now." Cardinals and Panthers?
C: "You know, when you go back and, you look at this entire season, and from Matt Cassel, Tom Brady's rehab, it's just been one thing after another. What is it like to live in that? We see it from the outside Rodney, what's it like to be a Patriot getting ready for another year going into the offseason?"
R: "Well, first of all I don't know if I'm coming back, but the good thing that the Patriots have that a lot of teams really don't have the luxury of, is the fact that they have two great QBs. They're going to have two great Qbs at their disposal. So, Tom Brady, he's going to have to rehab, he's going to have to just take his time and rehab and not try to rush back. Tom is a fighter, he's a tremendous person, he's very competitive, so Tom will be back at the helm whenever he's healthy, but at the same time, you got a young guy in Matt Cassel as a security blanket, I don't think you can go wrong. So if Tom's not ready, you have Matt Cassel. If Tom's ready then you see what happens with Tom's performance, but I think the Patriots, they're young overall, they've gotten younger, they have a lot of talent, and even missing a bunch of guys they still had a chance to go 11-5 and still almost win the division. Seeing from 2003-2007 they won five consecutive AFCE division titles I don't think that's too bad."
C: "Is Brady's rehab going pretty well? You hear differing reports. How well's it going?"
R: "It's probably pretty wrong for me to try to comment on that, but I know one thing, all you can control is your effort and your attitude, and Brady has a great attitude, and he has tremendous effort, so he'll work his way back and he'll be fine eventually."
C: "Rodney Harrison, who may or may not come back, are you leaning one way or the other?"
R: "I'm leaning towards the 'may.' [laughter]
C: "Alright, so you 'may' come back. Good luck to you!"
Thanks, Box - Awesome.
i hate to look too much into things, and it pains me to type these words--but rodney's comments (or lack thereof) doesn't make me feel too confident about brady's schedule. if you read between the lines and how he answered the question, it looks like he very well could be somewhat behind. just one man's opinion, so take it easy on me. i know we all want the best, but i'm starting to think it's quite possible that we'll all be walking on eggshells until mid-summer. it also raises the question once again-- that maybe they very well indeed, may keep matt cassel another year after all.
GREAT summary,thanks! Rodney picks the Ravens (I was curious who he'd pick lol) and the Steelers by a FG.AND he picks the Giants to GO DOWN
Interesting take on.
Rodney's really got some excellent commentary all around!
That way lies the hyperbolic chamber. I'll pass.
LMAO seriously. I'm gonna EDIT now,as we speak.
What the hell did he say to indicate anything was wrong? He made the most generic statement he could!
Amazing how people can conjure up these conclusions from nothing!
The Pats' record with Harrison in the line-up has been absolutely sick--he's been a huge part of their success.
Having said that, I wonder if it wouldn't be better for the Pats if he didn't come back. He has such a strong presence/personality, I think in some ways he might restrict the emergence of other leaders in the secondary.
If he'd been so noncommittal on ONE of Brady or himself, I'd be more worried than I am seeing that he was on BOTH subjets.
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