Kyle Orton admits he wants to start and more in NFL Daily Digest
NFL Daily Digest June-7-2012
Mr. Rodgers Neighborhood: Of all the NFL’s problem children, former Detroit Lions wideout Charles Rodgers is amongst the most perplexing.
A little while back, we explored his situation that has now blown up in his face. The Michigan penal system is currently working out a variety of charges against him that include making a malicious phone call and conspiring to commit that crime March 5 and March 6 and possessing marijuana, possessing an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, and operating a motor vehicle on a suspended or revoked license.
It turns out that he didn’t show up for the hearing yesterday after calling the court to say that he did not have a ride there.
Long story simple, Rodgers now has a warrant out for his arrest. It takes a lot of tragedy for some people to “get it,” and then you have those people that just don’t taake the time to “get it.”
Ocho No-Go?: The rumors are flying out of New England that Chad Johnson is on his way out of the door. It’s ok to call him that now that he’s getting married and he won’t require his reality show bride to carry the Ochocinco moniker.
Anywhoo, there were a lot of stop-and-gos on Chad’s status today only for Adam Schefter to step up and sort it out.
The Patriots tried to trade him, it didn’t work out, they picked up a few other receivers that know the system and now Chad needs to find both a place that will host his wedding and a team that will help him pay for it.
Unlike his buddy Terrell Owens, Chad maintains a certain measure of goodwill amongst league circles so he probably will get a shot somewhere.
Tony Watch Your Back: Kyle Orton has always been a “solid” QB that dances on the cusp of greatness. When he decided to head southwest to Dallas to backup Tony Romo, more than a couple of people thought ‘there is no way this can work out.’
The words that fell out of his mouth today justify every bit of that skepticism.
“I feel like I’ve played good ball in this league, I feel I’ve got a lot of good ball left in me. I don’t see this as committing myself to be the backup. I’m just committing myself to be a part of the team.”
“Tony’s the man, you know? There ain’t no doubt about it,” Orton said. “He’s played great football. He’s a great quarterback. So I’m excited. It’s really the first time I’ve been around another veteran in my career. I’ve done a lot of learning with young guys in the room. I can still learn a lot about football, and hopefully I can help him out in any way I can.”
Translation: I wake up every day praying for Tony to trip over his golf clubs.
Yeah And…?: The Wade Davis is gay story would carry more weight if he actually had some stats that were worth talking about. There is no doubt that it’s hard to be an open homosexual man in any sporting environment, but Davis can’t really say that he didn’t prosper because of that culture. He just wasn’t very good.
A lot of people need to change their thinking about this topic but Davis is doing an awful lot of interviews right now. If he follows this up with a release date for a book or a DVD, this was not about awareness.
Good Luck: The Jaguars released DE Aaron Kampman today after he battled with injury-related problems. He was due to get $5 million in base salary and they opted out based on his knee issues. I don’t think I’ve ever talked this much about the Jaguars in a single month.