Around The NFL: RG3 Jerseys, Urlacher Rips Fans, Fake Punt Regret
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By Danny Cox
One day after the NFL turned into “RoutCity,” there are some interesting things happening around the league. A rookie has seen his jersey sales take off like never before. One player rips on the fans of his own team because they showed a lack of respect. A head coach regrets going one step too far in a blow out win.
And in a sad note, the late son of an NFL head coach has another ugly fact revealed about his life.
Steroids found in the room of Garrett Reid
It has now been revealed that Garrett Reid, the oldest son of Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid, had steroids in his room on the day he died from a heroin overdose. Investigators said that anabolic steroids were found in Reid’s room during Eagles’ training camp back on Aug. 5, 2012, when he passed away.
At the time of his death, Garrett Reid was helping the team’s strength and conditioning coach, but there was no proof that the steroids were given to any Eagles’ players. As of now, investigators could not figure out if the steroids were being used by Reid or whether he was distributing them to anyone.
RG3‘s jerseys are selling better than any jersey has in the past six years
Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III has seen his number 10 jersey sell more than any other player in a single season. This is ever since the NFL started keeping track of jersey sales six years ago.
Exact numbers were not provided by the league, but it has been revealed that RG3 overtook Brett Favre, who held the record for most jerseys sold in a season twice (2008, 2009). Let it be known that this record held by RG3 is even more impressive because there are still three and a half months to go in the NFL’s fiscal year.
Brian Urlacher is sick of the booing by the Chicago Bears’ fans
The Bears star linebacker knows that his team has really begun struggling as the season goes on, but he still wants support. Brian Urlacher is completely shocked and stunned by the way the fans at Soldier Field reacted during the team’s 21-13 loss to the Green Bay Packers this Sunday.
“Our crowd was pretty good today for the most part,” Urlacher said Sunday during his weekly segment on Fox Chicago. “They were loud for a minute there. The boos were really loud, which is always nice. The only team in our division to get booed at home is us. It’s unbelievable to me.”
Currently, the Bears are in danger of missing the playoffs for the fifth time in the past six seasons. Coach Lovie Smith is also on the hot seat with his job being in major jeopardy.
Pete Carroll regrets Seahawks’ fake punt during rout of Bills
The Seattle Seahawks routed the Buffalo Bills this past weekend, and had a 47-17 lead with less than 13 minutes to go in the fourth quarter. On a fourth-and-four at Buffalo’s 43-yard line, the Seahawks pulled a fake punt and got a gain of 29 yards on a run by fullback Michael Robinson.
“I feel bad about this,” Pete Carroll said after the Seahawks’ 50-17 thrashing of the Bills in Toronto. “It was part of our game plan. It was something I could have called off and didn’t.”
While Carroll thinks it “looked bad” for Seattle to pull the fake punt, no one on Buffalo’s sideline said a word about it. There is always that age old adage that says if you don’t want a team to keep moving forward or scoring, then stop them.
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Danny Cox knows a little something about the NFL, whether it means letting you know what penalty will come from the flag just thrown on the field or quickly spouting off who the Chicago Bears drafted in the first round of the 1987 draft (Jim Harbaugh). He plans on bringing you the best news, previews, recaps, and anything else that may come along with the exciting world of the National Football League. His work can be found on Examiner.com.