Monday, October 20, 2008

White Cassel: Not a burger story; or is it?

Lendale White is still physically larger than he needs to be, and his jersey still grips tightly around the burger patties in the middle, but the big guy can still rumble. USC’s all time leader in rushing touchdowns (52) has taken his end zone sniffing to the NFL. His Tennessee Titans are 6-0, and Lendale has 8 touchdowns in the six games played. 3 of those scores came on Sunday, including an 80 yard burst through the middle of Kansas City’s defense. He finished the game with 149 yards on 17 carries. As he was the thunder to Reggie Bush’s lightning as a Trojan, he maintains that role as a tandem with rookie running back Chris Johnson. White and Johnson combined for 317 rushing yards against the woeful Chiefs.

On Monday night, quarterback Matt Cassel passed for 3 touchdowns, as the Patriots rolled the Denver Broncos 41-7. Cassel was sacked 6 times in the game, an indication that he still holds the ball too long, trying to make something out of nothing. But if you’re keeping score, season stats and comparison look something like this:

Matt Cassel- 6 tds, 4 ints
Carson Palmer- 3 tds, 4 ints
Matt Leinart- 0 tds, 0 ints
J.D. Booty- 0 tds, 0 ints

Patience is a virtue.

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