Published: April 7th, 2010 | Tags: New Orleans Saints, Denver Broncos, San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders, Donovan McNabb, Jay Cutler, Detroit Lions, Philip Rivers, Martin Mayhew, Jamal Williams, Rob Sims, Dante Wesley, Shawn Michaels, Bret Hart, Jack Nicklaus
Rivalries are good for the NFL. And the league is filled with great rivalries, be it the Cowboys vs. Steelers, Bears vs. Packers or the Raiders vs. anybody.
The Chargers and Broncos appeared headed to join the list of great rivalries, highlighted by a pair of young quarterbacks Jay Cutler and Philip Rivers, whose jawing in 2008 looked similar to a professional wrestling feud. An NFL version of Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart, if you will.
That budding rivalry was cut short when Cutler was traded to the Bears last year, but new Broncos DT Jamal Williams wants to put that rivalry back in the limelight.
Williams told the Denver Post that he was looking forward to getting in his shots at his former quarterback.
“We text each other. We’re an hour ahead here, so I wake up and text him and say, ‘I’m an hour better than you young man. You don’t have that red jersey on during practice now,’” Williams said.
Other news making its way Around the Web on a Wednesday:
- A Lions GM that deserves praise? Not so far fetched, according to MLive.com. Lions GM Martin Mayhew deserves credit for making moves to obtain left guard Rob Sims and special teamer Dante Wesley.
- The Raiders missed out on QB Donovan McNabb. Though the Oakland Tribune reports that the Raiders were not really players for the embattled quarterback, anyway. Where do the Raiders go from here?
- Saints QB Drew Brees is enjoying life as a Super Bowl winner, along with all of the perks. One of those perks? Teaming up with Jack Nicklaus in a charity golf event, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.