The more the Trogans talk, the more lesson plans we can prepare. Matt Leinart speaks of his demotion from starting QB for the Arizona Cardinals. Our interpretation appended:
"I'm disappointed. I've done everything... that they've asked me to and more."
I no longer associate with Paris Hilton. (Then again, I don't much associate with my baby mama and my son.) They haven't published photos of me with multiple young women in a while.
"I've worked hard and been a leader."
So much so that I've completely lost the locker room to journeyman Derek Anderson.
"I have high expectations for myself."
Delusional ones, in fact. I am the greatest and I am entitled to start.
"It hasn't gone the way we've wanted in the preseason."
I've quarterbacked the team to a lousy start.
"That's the case sometimes when you have a lot of new players."
It's all their fault. Don't go blaming me.
"I don't know how we judge performance when you have 13 pass attempts to the other guy's 40."
They tried me out and I did poorly, so they pulled me. They tried Derek out and he did well, so he got to play even more. Tain't fair!
"I'm not going to sit here and complain and point the finger."
Well actually I am. You saw how I just blamed my teammates.
"Ultimately, I have to let my play do the talking."
But since my play wasn't satisfactory, I'm turning to talking today.
"I'm going to continue to be a leader on this team."
Even though I'd lost my guys even before badmouthing them today. I am a leader just like Chip Diller in Animal House.
"All I can do is really focus on just me."
Which I learned at SC -- you know, stay eligible through ballroom dancing, impregnate a fellow student-athlete and not stick around when our son was born, hang out with Paris, etc. etc.
"... I still plan on starting opening week."
And I still believe that we would have won the BCS without Reggie Bush. And that Senora Ross is one tough grader.
"It seems like every preseason there is something I'm trying to get through."
Which wouldn't have anything at all to do with the offseason distractions I'm famous for.
He doesn't know if the problem is he and his coach don't mesh.
I mean, with Coach Carroll, I was really comfortable. No academics, buy the best players at unprecedented expense, continue to play criminal colleagues; it was all pretty simple. I don't understand a coach who doesn't have a motto like "Always Cheat."
And no comment on rumors he might be traded.
As another failed Trogan pro, I would of course love to play for the Seattle SCeahawks and their coach with the highly successful pro coaching record. (As compared to Kiffin's.)