Last night's podcast seemed to go well even though we were unable to have John Oehser on. Funny little side note: John called me right after the show to tell me he was unable to call in at all. So, the person who was trying to call at 8:10pm was NOT John Oehser. Special thanks to shake n bake and Elwood for calling in and offering opinions on air. You can listen to last night's podcast after the jump.
- ESPN's Paul Kuharsky lets us know that Jaguars QB David Garrard has a pathological fear of Dwight Freeney... sort of.
- Colts DE and sometime DT Raheem Brock apparently owes child support money to his ex-wife. There seems to be a disagreement between the former married couple, and lawyers might get involved.
- Speaking of Brock, this might be him on Twitter. He likes the defense for the 2009 Colts.
- Rookie DT Terrance Taylor says the hardest running back he has ever had to tackle was his own one-time Michigan teammate, Mike Hart. Hart is now Taylor's teammate once again.
- Tim Jennings tells John Oehser that he expects big things from himself in 2009. He also says injuries really set him back in 2006 and 2007.
- Pat Pulpit lists Peyton Manning as one of the most over-rated players in football. Just FYI: Peyton Manning was last year's NFL MVP. Just sayin'.
- Pats Pulpit also names five players from other teams they'd want to see on the Patriots. Colts players Gary Brackett and Dallas Clark made the list. Some Pats fans in the comments also picked Reggie Wayne.
- Pro Football Weekly talks a little Ryan Lilja.
- ColtPower lists the top five plays from 2008. The biggest, in my opinion, was the Rosenchoppa play at Houston last October.
Finally,I hope people do not take my comments about Steve McNair the player and use them to suggest I think Steve McNair was some sort of scumbag. While his personal life seemed rather sketchy, and his reputation for laziness as a player prevented him from becoming a Hall of Famer, I personally do not think Steve McNair was some kind of "bad guy." Nor do I think he was a "bad" football player. He was a flawed football player, just as he was likely a flawed husband. But that doesn't take away anything from the countless hours of charity work he did, or the fact that, for many Titans fans, he put their team on the map.
If I could liken McNair to another player, I'd say he is very similar to Jim Harbaugh. Like McNair for Titans fans, Harbaugh helped put the Colts on the map. He helped create a new generation of Colts fans just as McNair helped create a fanbase in Tennessee. For a short period of time (Harbaugh, 1995-1997; McNair 2001-2003) they were considered elite QBs. However, for the rest of their careers, they were pretty much average. That doesn't take away from their impacts on their local communities and on the teams they played for.
Listen to last night's podcast below for more on the late-Steve McNair.