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The Bell Tolls for Mark Brunell. [Aug. 29th, 2009|07:30 pm]
[Special Music |Metallica - For Whom the Bell Tolls]

Pre-season games have one actual benefit - watching for individual failures.

New Orleans 45, Oakland 7 doesn't really mean anything ... well, maybe that the Oakland defense is in trouble on all strings. But what did strike my interest ... in the middle of a banner New Orleans offensive display ... one where almost everyone including Joey Harrington went off for big success ....

Mark Brunell racked up a line of 13 attempts, 4 completions, 30.8 completion rate, 86 passing yards, 0 TDs, 2 INTs, and a 15.7 QB rating.

First reaction ... yeah, that Mark Brunell. Still active ... if you can call it 'active' with a straight face.

I realize that Mark was once a better QB than Joey Harrington. Today, however, I'm not even sure that he's a better QB than his wife.

UPDATE: The Saints cut Harrington on September 5th. They kept Brunell! Unbelievable! Brunell doesn't register a pulse!


[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2009-08-31 06:47 pm (UTC)
I figured it was the ol' Brunell ... I just couldn't believe he had that bad of a game. Maybe the Saints staff knows better, like he had the flu or some really odd temporary injury, but whatever it was, he played like hell at the worst possible time.

Teams keep certain guys on staff well beyond their useful years, merely because they're 'character' guys, people who can be looked up to, people who present the lockers with a slice of humanity, et cetera ... if Brunell makes it, it'll be in part because of that dynamic. I don't know how much he makes, but it can't be too severe of a cap hit.
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