Mailbag and Other Detroit Sports Questions From The Weekend

The first item today is from twitter, strange, yet fascinating question.

 

 

I’m not sure why anybody would care about Bobby Higginson, but the nearest I can tell is he is rumored to own his own Limousine company.  This is completely unsubstantiated but it’s all I got.  Higgy is likely hiding out hiding from his bitter baseball career, the poor guy spent his whole career on losing teams, it’s no wonder he just wants to disappear.  He was a fan favorite in Detroit and parlayed that into a nice career when there was NOBODY else on the roster that Tiger fans gave a damn about.  Sadly, following his retirement the Tigers became contenders.

 

 

Hey, 3G, do you care to elaborate on “leadership issues” surrounding Michigan QB Brandon Peters? – Jeff in Pinkney.  

Jeff, I don’t have a ton of updated information, but I can reiterate what I’ve been told since fall camp started.  Peters lack presence in the huddle and isn’t the vocal leader that Jim Harbaugh would like to have under center.  He doesn’t command the huddle and isn’t exhibiting the “swagger” necessary to lead the offense.  This isn’t a death blow for Peters, but it certainly has allowed true freshman Dylan McCaffrey to close the gap between the two young signal callers.  My sources tell me that Peters plays as well or better than Speight and O’Korn but he has yet to earn Harbaugh’s trust as a leader of the offense.  Frankly if you extrapolate this to its logical conclusion, it isn’t a stretch to see Peters wash out and leave the program, there are plenty of other talented QB’s in the pipeline and with Speight slated to return in 2018 it could be McCaffrey’s show in 2019 if Peters doesn’t make inroads.

I’m also hearing rumbling that Peters isn’t grasping the playbook as the coaches had expected, but at this point with O’Korn they are running out of belief he will ever make a read and connect on a big play.  A loss to PSU might start the Peters era, or not.

Gregg, Is the NFL fixed?  Did you see the ridiculous call in the Jet’s game Sunday?-JT in Royal Oak.

Yes, I did see the call and no, I the NFL isn’t fixed.  The only league that is fixed is the NBA, the NFL doesn’t need to fix the games to get people to watch.  As for the call, please, the only reason anybody cares is because it happened to a New York team.  I don’t see the national sports media whining and crying  over the multiple times Detroit has been completely screwed over by NFL officials, of course not everyone is into football, for practicing sports, people choose other sport as tennis and boxing, since there are many Boxing Gear Onlineshop for getting all the equipment required.  Nobody said a word, NOT ONCE, when the Lions were having rule changes made in their honor.  I’m glad the Jets got screwed, I hope it happens to the Giants next.