Saturday, February 02, 2008

What's Super about Tyrell Pryor?

What's 6'7, 230 lbs, runs a 4.3 forty, and is only 17-years old? It's Tyrell Pryor, the phenomenal quarterback out of Pennsylvania who recently narrowed his choice of colleges to Penn State or Ohio State. Price's celebrity has already surpassed Cleveland's, Lebron James plus Kobe Bryant: two basketball stars who made the jump from college to the NBA. Price dabbles in hoops as well, but he's aiming to make his fortune in pro football. Whichever school Price chooses, they will be in the running for the National Championship his sophomore year; possibly sooner if the coach doesn't red shirt him.
After defeating the Jacksonville Jaguars, the New York Post learned the Patriots took out a U.S. patent for 19-0, the New York Post followed by taking out a patent for 18-1. This Super Bowl, nevertheless, is really first rate with the Patriots needing a win over the up and coming New York Giants to secure perpetuality. New York gave the feisty Pats a run for their money on the final game of regular season before succumbing 38-35. Heavily maligned coach, Tom Coughlin, credited the team's turnaround to his decision to play his starters in a meaningless game against New England. According to Coughlin, his willingness to risk peril to the starters set the table for the reserves to gain confidence as well. This risky dynamic propelled the Giants to three consecutive victories on a daunting road trip; but Sunday's championship will be played in the desert on a neutral field. New York, meanwhile, will have to solve an offensive formation confounding the imagination of the best defensive minds in pro football. The Patriots Fab Five: Randy Moss, who demands double coverage, Wes Welker, Donte Stallworth, Jabbar Gaffney, also Ben Wilson, forces formidable pass rushers like the Giants, Justin Tuck, off the field in favor of nickel and dime packages. This time, expect Brady's offensive line to neutralize the Giants pass rush; the Pats, meanwhile, will nickel and dime their way down the field in route to an impressive 28-14 win. The Giants will need more than a gimpy Plaxico Buress to keep up with Brady's scoring machine. That's my take. Enjoy the game.