MEL KIPER JR. SAYS LOGAN THOMAS is “a little rough around the edges” but likes his draft potential. “[W]hen you look at the talent, he’s more talented than any quarterback that’s going to be in this draft. You take any quarterback — I don’t care who it is — he’s more talented.” Kiper adds: “He’s the kind of guy who needs a quarterback coach, needs to work on some things.”
Add it all up, and I think Thomas should go — provided he wants to. Put another way: I don’t think Thomas should stay if he only wants to stay to improve his draft stock. NFL people don’t care much about your production. Once the tape measures come out, somebody will fall in love with him and take him in the first round.
I’VE BEEN NOTICING A LOT OF DADS IN THE NEWS LATELY. You had Larry Fitzgerald’s pops ripping the Cardinals for quitting against Seattle. Now you have Robert Griffin II saying he thinks Robert Griffin III will be ready to play this week. Going back to last year, Colby Rasmus’ dad chirped so much that the Cardinals had to trade the kid to the Blue Jays. At some point, you’ve got to let your boy speak for himself.
SO THE WHOLE BOUNTY THING WAS JUST A HUGE WASTE OF TIME. Suspensions vacated. That’s probably enough on that topic, but if you want to read more, here you go.
THERE’S A LOT OF HAND-WRINGING ABOUT THE LAKERS losing again last night to fall to 9-13. Seems this happens every year with them and the Yankees. There are 60 games left; no chance the Lakers fail to straighten things out and make the playoffs, so put that in the “waste of time” file next to the bounty stuff.
WORKING ON MY ANNUAL BOWL GUIDE where I pick all the games against the spread. Have to take Rutgers and the 2 1/2 points against the Hokies in the Russell Athletic Bowl. Tech covered against Florida State, Duke and Bowling Green this season. That’s it. I don’t know how you can play them as a favorite in this spot. Agree or disagree?
HERE’S A NEW ONE: Raptors center Amir Johnson draws a one-game suspension for throwing his mouthpiece at a ref. On the plus side, this story confirms the Toronto Raptors still exist.
KEVIN YOUKILIS IN PINSTRIPES. Yet another one-year contract for the Yankees, who are trying to get under the luxury tax next year. I don’t think Youk is worth $12 million anymore, but if you’re only tied to him for one year and need somebody to fill in for an injured A-Rod, you can live with it.
AND FINALLY, THANKS TO KRISTIN BOWSER for including one of my tweets in “The 10 Most Sarcastic Tweets About Big East Basketball’s Impending Implosion.” I’m honored.
NAME THAT TUNE
If you think I’m controlling
Then why do you follow me around
If you’re not co-dependent
Then why do you let others drag you down
I don’t know why you’re messed up
I don’t know why your whole life is a chore
Just do me a favor
And check your baggage at the door