Bruins fan: Wow, huh, Simon Gagne has had a decent amount of ice team tonight but I haven’t really felt his impact in any major way.
Simon Gagne almost immediately scores a goal on the power play to win the game and series 4-3.
And that, dear reader, is the story of how I learned to shut the hell up during important games. — Whitney McIntosh
I thought Blaine Gabbert would be better than Cam Newton before the 2011 NFL Draft. I’m going to let this serve as my catharsis, because I’m ashamed of this one to this day. Before the 2011 draft, it was really unclear who the best quarterback was going to be. It was an honest-to-goodness crap shoot between Newton, Gabbert and Ryan Mallett.
That put some offseason pressure on Carroll, but the ant-frying lens of the offseason news cycle quickly moved on to another former Seahawk. Cassius Marsh spent just nine games with the Patriots last fall because being released, but even that was too much time for the pass-rushing defensive end. The now-49er took aim at his former franchise in an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle:
They asked me to do a bunch of stuff that I had never done: covering running backs and receivers and basically almost never rushing the passer, which is what I did in playing defensive line, Marsh told reporter Eric Branch. They don’t have fun there. There’s nothing fun about it. There’s nothing happy about it. I didn’t enjoy any of my time there, you know what I’m saying? It made me for the first time in my life think about not playing football because I hated it that much.
That brought an interesting question back into the NFL’s orbit.
For simplicity’s sake, let’s say you’re not getting the Patriots or the Seahawks for this rhetorical question — you’re just getting a randomly assembled roster of NFL talent led by either coach. So who would you prefer as your boss?