Daily Archives: December 17, 2012

The Crimson Tide and Twitter

Alabama offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio posted the above Tweet, hoping the world doesn’t end Dec. 21, as some say the Mayan calendar predicts.

As it happens, I agree with him 100 percent.

Here are some other posts on Twitter from Crimson Tide players recently:

HaHa Clinton-Dix (@HaHa_CD6): Practice Tomorrow and I’ve never been this excited about it… #RoadTo15

Barrett Jones (@BarrettAJones), while watching San Francisco beat New England on Sunday: “That gostkowski field goal may seem meaningless to most, but it just gave me a one point victory and put me in my fantasy championship.”

Amari Cooper (@amari_coop2), apparently watching a replay of his game-winning touchdown catch and celebration against Georgia: “Naw I don’t dance all I do is stay two steps ahead.”

Nick Perry (@NIckPerry_27), who may not be a big fan of “Rudolph the Red-nose Reindeer” these days: “Mom and this Christmas music gots to go!!!!”

Kenny Bell (@TheKennyBell7), looking for a buddy this past Sunday: “I wanna play monopoly r some board games n chill on this rainy day but Dnt have nobody to play with.”

Browns coach talks with Trent about criticism of game plan

Trent Richardson salutes fans after scoring on a 1-yard touchdown run against Washington. (AP photo by Tony Dejak)

Trent Richardson salutes fans after scoring Sunday. (AP photo by Tony Dejak)

The Plain Dealer does an excellent job of covering the Cleveland Browns, and they’re all over former Alabama star Trent Richardson‘s comments after Sunday’s loss to Washington.

Richardson appeared to criticize the play-calling after running the ball only twice in the second half and finishing with only 28 yards on 11 carries. He scored on two of his runs.

“I explained to him that after a game he will be asked questions,” Browns head coach Pat Shurmur told The Plain Dealer. “I asked him what he meant by what he said. I said it’s very important that when we’re all in a state of being disappointed that we lost that we keep our focus on, No. 1, regrouping and getting ready to play the next game.”

This is the Sunday quote from Richardson that began the controversy: “I think we’ve just got a game plan, and the game plan we had at the beginning of the game, I think we should’ve stuck with it. But we didn’t stick with the game plan, and we tried to do some other stuff, and the outcome came in a different way.”

Jumbotron video of Rashad Johnson’s touchdown against Detroit

Arizona safety Rashad Johnson returns an interception for a touchdown as he gets a block from Sam Acho (94) against the Detroit Lions on Sunday. (AP photo by Ross D. Franklin)

Arizona safety Rashad Johnson returns an interception for a touchdown as he gets a block from Sam Acho (94) against Detroit on Sunday. (AP photo by Ross D. Franklin)

Former Alabama safety Rashad Johnson scored his first NFL touchdown Sunday when he returned an interception 53 yards for a score against Detroit.

We have video shot by a fan, who captured the video of the replay on the stadium jumbotron. It’s the best we can find, but it does include Johnson on the sidelines receiving congratulations from his team.

Below that, we have video of one of his two collegiate touchdowns, which came in the 27-21 overtime win at LSU in 2008.

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