Tag: offensive lineman

A Couple of Random Thoughts for Sunday

Larry Allen became the latest Dallas Cowboy to be inducted into the Hall of Fame last night. Larry Allen was quiet but fierce on the football field. Whenever I think of Larry Allen, I also think of Erik Williams. Erik Williams played right tackle. He was strong. He had quick feet. He was fierce. For a couple years in the early 1990s there was no offensive lineman who was better. He was clearly on his way to the Hall of Fame. He was about to sign a huge contract when stupidity raised its ugly head. He was driving drunk, lost control

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Wild Card disaster, part 1

I would like to take a couple of moments to break down Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos. I predicted that Denver would lose and lose badly to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Wow, was I wrong! I thought that Pittsburgh would have no trouble moving the ball with their high-powered offense. Wrong. Pittsburgh could not protect Big Ben, who was moving in the pocket as effectively as my 80-year-old mother. Over the last 30 or 40 years, there’ve been only a few football players who have really transformed the game. Lawrence Taylor is an excellent example of someone who changed the game

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Sad ending to a sad season – Cowboys go down in flames

It has taken me awhile to be able to talk about the Dallas Cowboys and their complete and total failure this year. In a must-win game against the division rival Philadelphia Eagles, you shouldn’t need a game plan. You play this team twice a year. As a matter of fact, the Philadelphia Eagles have used the same formula for victory for over 15 years. 15 years ago the dynamic quarterback was Randall Cunningham. Now it’s Donovan McNabb. Both quarterbacks are streaky and they’re surrounded by average receivers. The engine that runs the Eagles is their defense. Punts are victories and turnovers are self-inflicted stab wounds. It’s that

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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