Tuesday, January 25, 2011

On the Pistons, Rich Rod and Cutler...

The Pistons have won a couple games, and there will be those who will point to it as a big turnaround because Richard Hamilton isn't playing.
Nothing could be further from the truth. The Pistons have had a couple younger players who have helped lately. Greg Monroe has played much better. Austin Daye had a terrific game against the Magic Monday.
That's good news. It's not good news when the coach doesn't confront the player, but sends the security guard to talk to him instead. As such, the Pistons recent success has been build on a house of cards. Could collapse at anytime.
Game with Denver Wednesday will be surreal. Pistons should have the edge because Denver plays tonight in Washington. Pistons are off.

Random Thoughts

- Rich Rodriguez should have better than normal insight on recruiting because he has been so involved in this particular class. I'll be interested in what he has to say about it. I don't view it the same as, say, Matt Millen analyzing the Michigan-Michigan State game. That is reprehensible.

- It seems odd how NFL players, current and former, just turned on Jay Cutler, essentially questioning his manhood. For his part, at least his coach and teammates have had his back. But there is little doubt this will follow him the rest of his career - unless he does something on the opposite end of the spectrum to change the perception. It's like everything he accomplished this season has just been thrown down the drain. Amazing.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sometimes it is what it is. The hostile reaction means that Cutler obviously is not well-regarded around the league. Who knows why?


6:30 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The worm turns rather quickly - just a few columns ago you were questioning whether U-M would ever regain its recruiting edge. Now it looks like it will pull together a better class than MSU. Not bad.

12:23 PM 
Blogger Pat Caputo said...

I agree. I mean I can't see that type of reaction to most players under the same circumstances.

12:40 PM 
Blogger Pat Caputo said...

Good point. Last rating I saw had the classes about even. Tells you Michigan can do with somebody in there who understands how to use its considerable resources and tradition.

12:41 PM 

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