"Rodrick Williams Jr.'s 10-month old, 2-foot-long savannah monitor named "Kill" gets the RB some strange looks when they go for walks together."
As two major individual NFL records were pursued late this season, one broken and the other almost so, lost in the shuffle yesterday was New England shattering the record for first downs in a season at 444. [ESPN]
Yes, a lesser-known record (previously held by the 2011 Saints at 416, before that it was the 2004 Chiefs at 398), but one of the more meaningful statistics on offense, to my mind.
Click above for a great article from Wojo in today's Detroit News. The article has several insights into what most of us already recognized as a good relationship (they're roommates, fergodsakes) between competitive friends. It's a really nice read on the eve of Denard Robinson's Michigan swan song.
I was especially impressed by Gardner's thoughts on his transition to being U-M's main man under center for the latter part of the season:
"It sucks the way it happened, something I'd never wish for," Gardner said of Robinson's injury. "It might have been pretty hard on him, but he didn't show it. He didn't sweat anything, and he helped me a lot. That's the thing I really commend him for. Now I'm definitely prepared for it. There's enough pressure at Michigan, so to put added pressure on myself would be insane."
Go Blue, and beat the Gamecocks! And all the best to the senior class!
Per Mike Farrell in this video: LINK
He also says he's not even sure who is contending with Michigan right now. I haven't done more than exchange one word texts with Derrick pretty much since his official visit, but it shouldn't be a surprise they're leading.
Hope everyone has a safe and happy New Year.
More completely one-sided highlights.