A few interesting things of note on this Tuesday.
- Seahawks backup quarterback, Seneca Wallace was traded to Cleveland for a late round pick in the 2011 draft today. I don’t think this is a big deal but I wasn’t a big Wallace fan. He did have some exciting plays from time to time, but I didn’t think he had much of a future here. The big question now is who becomes the Seahawks backup? Will they go to the draft and pick someone or will they pick up a veteran? Here’s my choice. They sign Derek Anderson who was just released, with that signing they’d have improved on the backup quarterback spot. Then, I’d draft Tim Tebow with the 40th overall pick. I don’t know how well Tebow’s skills will translate to the NFL but I think he will fit in somewhere. The last step to this plan? Lose a lot this season and then pick Jake Locker next year, obviously.
- Husky running back, Curtis Shaw, has decided to transfer to a smaller school in search of playing time. While Shaw’s blazing speed was always intriguing, he never turned into a strong player for the Huskies. He was buried pretty far down on the depth chart and now will get an opportunity. Does this hurt the Huskies? Maybe a little bit. Depth is what makes good football programs and losing someone with speed is never favorable. With that being said, I don’t think Shaw would’ve seen the field much and some attrition is needed to fit in this large freshman class. I hope Curtis has success at whatever school he ends up at, I always liked the guy for some reason.
- I was watching Uconn in their Big East tournament game today. They lost by 20 to St. Johns. Coaches generally want players that will imitate their character and attitude, this backfired on Uconn today. Jim Calhoun had some of the worst body language I’ve ever seen from a coach in that game. As soon as St. Johns got up by a little Calhoun started pouting, discouraging, and not coaching his team. I know it’s been a tough year for Connecticut but if I didn’t like Calhoun before I definitely do now. Say what you will about Romar’s on the court coaching ability but Romar coaches, encourages, and believes in his players for all 40 minutes of the game. That is usually reflective in the way the Dawgs play. They may not make shots and might get burnt on defense but they generally play hard for 40 minutes, just like Romar coaches.
- The Jose Lopez-third base experiment has gone down hill. He made two bad plays yesterday and another today. I imagine they’ll keep giving it a chance, which is fine by me, but he needs to show more improvement than this.
- Quincy got robbed. Enough said.