Jerry Rice still loves the limelight. During an LA radio appearance, Rice told the listening audience that Norv Turner was not a very good head coach. Rice also told the listening crowd that Donald Rumsfeld had resigned.
"He could not motivate the players," Rice said. "He had no control."
The sentiment is appreciated, and let’s be honest, most people would agree with Rice. But, and here's the kicker, Rice only played four games under Turner’s reign of error in Oakland, before being shipped off to Seattle to become the NFL's version of Willie Mays. So doesn't it seem convenient that Rice would make these comments during a book tour?
Like maybe if Stephen Davis wanted to talk about how Turner lacks control, that’s one thing. Or if Albert Connell and Terry Robiskie had a couple of amusing anecdotes to share about Turner, that would seem relevant. But Rice kind of comes off like publicity hound with his remarks. Jeez, if Rice really wanted publicity this bad, he should have gone to Las Vegas during NBA All-Star weekend to be photographed in a seedy massage parlor.