Ricky Williams wants to come back to the NFL and has talked with Dolphins coach Nick Saban.
Has anybody asked Ronnie Brown, the number two pick in the NFL Draft, what he thinks about that? Don't expect Brown to miss any playing time with the Dolphins. Instead start fueling the Ricky Williams to the Raiders theories. Get the number 34 jerseys ready for sale.
That leads to an interesting question for Raiders fans. Which jersey do you want to buy?
If you're the pot smoking, dread-lock wearing, lets flee to Bali-type of fan, you will purchase the Ricky Williams jersey.
If you're the don't listen to authority, let's get a posse and run over a meter maid-type of fan, you will purchase the Randy Moss jersey.
There is still this little business about Williams failed drug test last season, but that's only a minor inconvenience for the Raiders. It's not like he's Onterrio Smith. Williams would only be expected to miss four games of the season.
Then again, the Raiders fans always seem to think that the team wins the Super Bowl in September.
BIG NFL TRADE
Trades in the NFL outside of the draft are so scarce that any NFL dealing seems to be big news. Even when one of those names involved is a punter.
Todd Sauerbrun is not your ordinary punter. The position has to be the loneliest on the field. Seriously, does the punter even want to win the game? But Sauerbrun has taken his insecurity to a level unrivaled by the ordinary punter.
Sauerbrun reached national status when he tried to start a fight with reputed NFL tough guys--the Gramatica brothers. Then he got popped for a DUI. Then he complained about his contract.
That all paled in comparison to the revelation that Sauerbrun was prescribed steroids prior to the Super Bowl in 2004. Sauerbrun not only opted for "the cream," but reportedly obtained syringes and the injectable steroid stanozolol.
Sauerbrun might only be a punter, but his penchant for stupidity has reached at least the tight end, possibly running back, level.