Saturday, February 28, 2009

Oh No, Not Winslow

Okay, I know Kellen Winslow is an excellent NFL tight end. I also know that he is high maintenance and is injured quite a bit. I guess I just don't understand the choice that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers made to take him on. Yeah sure, he's no T.O. Well, at least he isn't like that quite yet. Still., I can't seem to get his rookie season out of my head.

Speaking of hard to swallow moves, the Buccaneers also released Derrick Brooks. I still get that silly song in my head from that commercial he did a few years back. "Who's my favorite player? Mr. Derrick Brooks", sang ever so sarcastically by a group of unenthusiastic children. Another memory that comes to mind is the last game he played in that I was present for up in San Francisco. We were seated at one of the end zones and some 49ers fans from a few rows up started talking trash to him as he stretched. I remember thinking how ridiculous it was to tell him that he was a bad player and that he would certainly make the hall of fame someday. At any rate, seeing him in a uniform other than the Bucs will be difficult. I'm hoping he retires and goes in the booth.

Finally, I will also miss Warrick Dunn, Ike Hilliard, and Joey Galloway from the Bucs roster. Yes, I know Galloway has had a difficult time making catches in many situations and Dunn has been back and forth on the team.

What do you think about recent moves in the NFL?


Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

I was devastated when I heard about Brooks.

Apryl DeLancey said...

Yes, very hard to deal with!