News and Notes From NFL Week 4

andrewCorrespondent ISeptember 29, 2008

JaMarcus Russell may not be a solid NFL quarterback yet, but the guy sure is a moose – his arm is nothing short of spectacular. In that game against the Chargers, there was a play that won’t show up in any stat sheets, since it was nothing but an incomplete pass to Jonny Lee Higgins – but JaMarcus was being chased in the pocket, and Higgins was on a straight go-route. In trouble, the QB threw across his body with his momentum carrying him the wrong way and the ball went 60-70 yards, easily. Truly amazing sight.

Lane Kiffin has been on the hot seat for a while now, and now it looks like Scott Linehan of the Rams might be fired as soon as Monday. Did you know that the last time an NFL coach was fired this early in a season? It was 19 years ago, when Al Davis kicked Mike Shanahan to the curb when the Raiders started 1-3 in 1989.

This just in: Terrell Owens - Clubhouse Cancer… He’s Back!  That’s right T.O. is complaining - what a shock.

“There were some opportunities there, and there were some opportunities there where they were holding and the refs just didn’t call it. You can’t blame the refs; we just didn’t make the plays.

“Everybody recognized that I wasn’t really getting the ball in the first half,” Owens said. “I’m pretty sure everybody watching the game recognized it, people in the stands recognized it, I think my team recognized it. I didn’t quit. I kept fighting and trying to running my routes and trying to get open.”

When asked if the ball was thrown his way often enough, Owens said: “I would say no. I’m a competitor, and I want the ball.”

What was the horrible neglect that Owens suffered on Sunday? He was thrown the ball a whopping *18* times, of which he caught 7, scored a TD, and was given two rushing carries to top it off.

Hey, T.O. - wake up. Hell, BARRY BONDS thinks you’re a bad teammate. Knock it off, buddy.

Word out of Green Bay is that the team has already put in a call to retired QB Daunte Culpepper, since Aaron Rodgers may have separated his shoulder on Sunday.

No need to contact an agent, since Culpepper acts as his own agent, which may have contributed to his current situation. After all, he retired in a huff before the season, claiming that no team would sign him - conveniently ignoring the three different contract offers he had gotten; but since all of those were backup positions, he wasn’t interested.