Perhaps if Huard shocked the world with an incredible run in 2001, the Patriots would’ve traded Bledsoe to — oh I don’t know — the Bills, maybe? But nope, New England sticks with the veteran passer it gave a 10-year, $103 million extension to prior to the 2001 season.
And that’s fine. He’s no GOAT, but Bledsoe is a Pro Bowler in his return, but not quite enough to get the Patriots over the hump and into the playoffs.
The Steelers placed Shazier on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list, which means he won’t count against the team’s 90-man limit for the offseason roster.
He made a surprise appearance at the NFL Draft, when he walked for the first time in public since his injury. His fiancee, Michelle, walked with Shazier to help him to the podium. There, Shazier announced the Steelers’ first-round pick, safety Terrell Edmunds out of Virginia Tech:
A dramatic week got even more so the next day, when a tornado hit his parents’ home, but everyone is OK.
It’s easy to find mistakes and things that could be done differently in low-scoring games. But for the Titans, it was the officials’ brain fart that proved costly in a 2009 playoff loss to the Ravens.
With the score tied 10-10 in the fourth quarter and Baltimore facing a third down in their own territory, Joe Flacco found Todd Heap for a crucial 23-yard gain. It set up a 43-yard field goal for Matt Stover that sent the Ravens on to the AFC Championship.
But that Flacco pass should’ve never happened. The play clock was clearly at zero and the officials inexplicably didn’t call a delay of game. Tennessee made other mistakes, but Music City Miracles wrote about the penalty that wasn’t:
It wasn’t THE reason the Titans lost the game, but it was certainly a contributing factor. Of course the fumbles deep in Ravens’ territory by LenDale White and Alge Crumpler didn’t help things.