Marshall got lucky this time

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Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall was stabbed Friday by his girlfriend.

Considering that Marshall should fully recover in time for the start of the regular season, boy did he get lucky this time. One of the wounds was to Marshall’s abdomen and those can be fatal in the right spot.

The troubling thing is that this isn’t just a one time thing as Marshall has had trouble with his girlfriend for a while. One could say that the death of former teammate Darrent Williams is the cause for all this as it was Marshall and his cousin that got into it with a couple of gang members in a club while celebrating the New Year holiday.

Marshall clearly is in need of mental help as there are some long lingering mental issues that haven’t been resolved.

In the end, if Marshall doesn’t get help sooner or later he could meet his maker a lot sooner than he wants to.

Could Brad’s NFL Draft nightmare come true?

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The National Football League Draft is coming up Thursday and one of the reports that has been out there for a while is that the Buffalo Bills covet Auburn quarterback Cam Newton. There is one person that is not fond of that idea and that is WECK’s host/program director Brad Riter.

The thing is could Brad’s worst NFL Draft nightmare come true?

That is a distinct possibility as WGR 550 is reporting that former Saint Louis Rams and Carolina Panthers executive, who works for 101ESPN in Saint Louis, stated in a video podcast on 101Sports.com that the Panthers will pass on the quarterbacks, because they are in desperate need of defensive lineman.

Brad cited as his reasoning that Newton needs to learn all the little details that some college quarterbacks have already been exposed to in pro-style offenses. He is right in that regard as in ESPN’s “QB Camp” Newton revealed that plays at AuburnĀ  just had a number before it and no play call to it.

Yes, Newton would be a project that would take two or three years to get ready before he ever starts, but it is not impossible. Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid has molded quarterback Mike Vick into one best quarterbacks in the NFL right now and with the Bills having another great quarterback teacher in Chan Gailey Newton would do fine if drafted.

In the end, if Gailey cannot get Newton to be a star in the NFL nobody ever will.

 

Give them some credit

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Many Buffalo Sabres fans are happy Saturday after the Sabres beat the Philadelphia Flyers in overtime.

Considering what happened last night you got to give them some credit.

The Sabres lost forward Jason Pominville for the game, and possibly even longer, along with defenseman Jordan Leopold. Fortunately, Leopold returned late in the second period, but the Flyers were back in the game at that time.

Pominville’s loss took a lot of steam out of them and a lot of times when a team loses a key player they fall apart. However, the Sabres gathered themselves for the third and eventually pulled it off.

In the end, with the way their playing you got to like their chances against anyone in the National Hockey League.