Spurrier serves notice he’s for real
After one week of pro football, it’s Ball Coach 1 – NFL 0. The Washington Redskins’ “ball coach,” Steve Spurrier, upped his record in coaching debuts to 4-0 with a 31-23 victory over the Arizona Cardinals that highlighted a bizarre first weekend in the NFL.
Of all the wins and losses, none was more anticipated than Spurrier’s because it made two things clear. First, maybe The Ball Coach, as he calls himself, knows more about coaching than his critics want to believe. Second, maybe his Fun ‘N Gun offense is a bit more than his critics around the league want to think it is.
Certainly the latter was true Sunday as the Redskins piled up 442 total yards with oft-criticized quarterback Shane Matthews passing for 327 and three touchdowns, wide receiver Rod Gardner hauling in seven passes for 131 yards and a score and running back Stephen Davis bulling for 150 yards rushing.