CLAYTON: ONLY A MATTER OF WEEKS UNTIL BECK
There was a short little blurb in the blog of ESPN's John Clayton yesterday about John Beck. Here's what Clayton writes:
It's interesting that Clayton tells us Beck underwent "a little bit of a mid-season slump in practices." I say that because no other media outlet has reported such a thing. And considering the media is only able to watch about a half hour of practice, it makes me wonder where Clayton got this info from. Perhaps it comes from a Dolphins source within the organization. Who knows? But what is good news is that Clayton says he has rebounded and done much better recently. And like I said in an earlier post, Clayton also thinks there's a chance Beck could see action on Sunday if Lemon struggles.
THOMAS TO PLAY BEYOND 2007
Because of all the times Zach Thomas has missed this season, many people have been speculating about his future. Will he retire after the season? Are the injuries, especially the concussions, too much of an issue for him to continue his brilliant career? Not according to Thomas, that's for sure. Here's what Thomas said Wednesday about this very issue:
This has been a hot topic this week especially, considering Thomas has not been cleared for contact yet and could miss yet another game. Why? He's currently suffering from migraines which may or may not be a result of the concussion he suffered earlier this season. Despite all this, Thomas made it perfectly clear that his career is not close to being over:
In my opinion, he's had a remarkable career and should be headed to Canton even if he doesn't return next season. However, he clearly still has the fire and in the end, it'll be up to Zach, his family, and his doctor to determine what's best for him, both presently and in the future.