Riding the tight end like he’s a small horse is frowned upon in this establishment.
“I guess those were the biscuits,” Gronkowski said Sunday. “I guess he wasn’t making any more, so he made up for it. But I still want those biscuits.”
However, the second-year passer’s inability to stay healthy or take the reins in one of the league’s saddest quarterback races (non-Browns division) is not a good sign.
He’ll miss Sunday’s game thanks to an ankle sprain, but his latest turn at the top of the Denver depth chart wasn’t especially encouraging. In 18 dropbacks against the Raiders, he gained just 38 net yards (41 passing, 20 rushing, -23 on sacks) and tossed an interception for a 38.4 passer rating. 14 straight incompletions would have netted him a 39.4.
For the seniors, the New Mexico Bowl is one last opportunity to go out a winner.
“Ryan, (running back) Tony (Pittman), they’re my best friends,” Litton said following the loss. “When I first came in, I was the fourth-string. I was a freshman who people really didn’t expect much from. I stuck with them. I came in and studied film with these guys and lifted with them. They believed in me.
Carolina outshot the Kings 34-21, yet despite putting on the pressure could not find the net for the opening two periods.
The Kings struggled early, too, before Toffoli and Kopitar teamed up twice in less than three minutes in the second.
But the Kings’ offense stalled at that point and the Hurricanes mounted a comeback.