Friday, September 02, 2005

Freddie still has plenty to say

Some typical quotes from the "People's Champ" in today's Kansas City Star, upon learning of his imminent release from the Chiefs:

“Don’t count me out. It’s a long, 16-game season. All I have is a meniscus tear. It’s more of a nuisance than anything. I’m having the operation so the Chiefs won’t wonder whether the meniscus is going to give out.”

Of course, the Chiefs wanted ex-Eagle receiver Freddie Mitchell to get that surgery when the injury occurred early in training camp, but that doesn't faze Freddie:

“I want to play for the Chiefs so badly I’m going to get the operation ... right now,” said Mitchell, proving he didn’t lose his flair for self-promotion with Thursday’s news. “My dream is to come back to the Chiefs and put the championship belt on at Arrowhead Stadium."

Mitchell, released by the Eagles after the Super Bowl, where he was held without a catch in the Eagles' 24-21 loss to the Patriots, got in hot water with the Birds when he said in an ESPN interview, "Tell Rodney Harrison I've got something for him."

FredEx was blanked after making seven catches in two NFC playoff games. Harrison, of course, had two interceptions in Jacksonville.