“Everybody says he’s inaccurate. He’s not – he throws a great ball! It’s a low-percentage offense. There’s never anybody open underneath, and he’s got no protection. You can see it if you look closely enough. People are stupid.Perhaps things like punctuating his comments with things like "people are stupid" is why he doesn't work for a team now, but that's beside the point. On the Redskins official blog, Matt Terl pulls up Favre's and Locker's college stats and he does find a remarkable resemblance between them. You should read the whole article to see where Razzano is coming from and what players he has been right (and wrong) about. But Redskins fans should find the comments on Locker the most interesting. Here is how the article finishes up:
Watching Locker roll to his right and release the ball just before an oncoming pass rusher arrived, Razzano exclaimed, “Look, he puts his shoulder into it. Look! It’s just like Favre. If people can’t see that …” I could almost feel the Excitement Meter shaking with seismic abandon. Razzano paused the tape and continued: “My first exposure to Locker, watching a game on TV, I did not like what I saw. He threw errant passes and wasn’t very accurate. But then I saw the tape and realized it’s not him. He had more drops [by receivers] than anyone in the Pac-10, and he was running for his life – his line was probably the worst in the conference. And he still made plays with the game on the line. The guy’s a winner.” Razzano hit play on the remote and paced around the room as Locker faked a handoff, rolled to his left and threw a touchdown pass to a receiver in the middle of the end zone. “Look at him here,” Razzano said, “throwing against the grain …”
We will promptly seek a stay from Judge Nelson pending an expedited appeal to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. We believe that federal law bars injunctions in labor disputes. We are confident that the Eighth Circuit will agree. But we also believe that this dispute will inevitably end with a collective bargaining agreement, which would be in the best interests of players, clubs and fans. We can reach a fair agreement only if we continue negotiations toward that goal.There are reports that players' agents are attempting to determine whether or not they can report to team facilities as early as tomorrow. Some players have workout bonuses, some of them in the high six figures, at stake. If they can't work out at the facility, they can't collect on them. John Keim said via Twitter that Lorenzo Alexander informed hin via text that he would report to Redskins Park tomorrow morning. If a stay is not granted, free agency could begin soon, within days. It is possible that trades for players could be allowed during the draft. Under a lockout, free agency is frozen and player trades are not allowed. Trades of draft picks will be allowed regardless of the status of the lockout. Stay tuned for further details.