Monday, January 8, 2007

Michael Vick is now Bobby Petrino's problem

Bobby Petrino, as you may have heard, has taken the Atlanta Falcons head coaching jorb. Petrino, who just last week lead the University of Louisville to an Orange Bowl victory, inherits proven coach-killer Mike Vick. If Petrino doesn't make Vick into a consistent, effective winner, no one ever will. And if he can't turn Ron Mexico into a productive quarterback, in the interests of his own job security, he needs to at least learn how to manage Falcon owner Arthur Blank's lofty expectations for Vick.

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Many Louisville fans are justifiably pissed about Petrino jumping ship after signing a ten-year contract in 2006. I will leave it to the always excellent Card Chronicle to make the case against Petrino. However, I resigned myself to this inevitable fate quite some time ago. I'm just glad to get a BCS bowl win before it happened.

After his first season at Louisville, Petrino was caught secretly meeting with Auburn. After his second season (2004), Petrino signed a contract extension and then shamelessly interviewed with LSU a week later. Petrino's word was proven to be worthless early on. Only a wide-eyed naif didn't see Petrino's hasty exit coming sooner rather than later. If there is one small silver-lining, it's that now there is absolutely no chance Louisville will waste a scholarship on Petrino's midget son.

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Atlanta is expected to have a press conference at 2 p.m. today formally introducing Petrino. Early speculation is that Louisville will go after Tulsa's Steve Kragthorpe.

Ash knows: the chances of Brian Brohm returning to Louisville for his
senior season are jack and shit-- and jack just left town.

13 comments:

becky said...

Ron Mexico wants to show you his boomstick.

Undead Zombie Horde said...

"First you wanna kill me. Then you wanna kiss me. Blow"

Monday Morning Punter said...

Gimme some sugar, baby.

Undead Zombie Horde said...

Peter King douchebaggery alert!

In today's si.com "MMQB Ten Things I Think I Think" he spells MegaDeth as Megadeath.

ahh..."Factoid of the Week That May Interest Only Me", but....DICK!

highonLowe said...

As former zookeeper of Louisville's partial qualifiers, Petrino should feel right at home with the Falkens.

Captain Caveman said...

Shop smart. Shop S-Mart.

Wes said...

Honestly, I don't see where fans have a leg to stand on when they complain about a coach not honoring his contract. Would management hesitate to terminate the coach mid-contract if they felt like he wasn't getting the job done? Of course not. Why should management have the right to end contracts, but not the coach?

I guess what I'm saying is that contracts are pretty much worthless lip-service these days.

Dickens Cider said...

Hail to the king, baby.

fallex said...

UL gave Petrino a "no buy-out" clause if he bolted to the NFL, so can you blame him? Also the F-Birds are giving him almost 3x what Mora was making.

Good. Bad. I'm the guy with the gun.

The Polit Burro said...

If the pharmaceutical industry can't stop Ron Mexico, who thinks that Petrino will have any more luck?

In honor of both Army of Darkness and Ron Mexico, here's a relevant quote from AoD:

Keep your damn filthy bones outta my mouth.

Mike said...

Ash knows: the chances of Brian Brohm returning to Louisville for his senior season are jack and shit-- and jack just left town.

With Petrino's midget son, no less.

Undead Zombie Horde said...

Ash knows: the chances of Brian Brohm returning to Louisville for his senior season are jack and shit-- and jack just left town.

Isnt the "other" junior Simms QB committed to L'ville? Not anymore, I bet.

The Hater said...

As a Falcons fan (we do exist) I greet this announcement with the same apathy and disinterest that I reserved for Mora's announcement as Head Coach. Maybe in 2 or 3 years we can hire Cowher and I can hate on his stupid chin.