December 28, 2008 in Sports

Coach Faulk ‘a sight to see’

From wire services
 

The prospect of former teammate Marshall Faulk becoming an NFL head coach, as some have speculated recently, brought a broad smile to wide receiver Torry Holt’s face.

“That would be a sight to see … a sight to see,” said Holt, who is winding up his 10th season with the Rams. “I think if that was to happen, a lot of guys on that team and a lot of people in that organization would be in for a rude awakening. I think they would be totally shocked with his level of intensity and the pressure he puts on you to be excellent every day.

“It’d be a challenge. But I think it’d be a good thing.”

Still, Holt doesn’t foresee Faulk, who has been working as an analyst for NFL Network, in such a position.

“I personally don’t think he’ll be a head coach. But I could see him being in a GM position or (team) president or something like that,” Holt said. “That probably would suit him more than being in some khakis and a blue shirt with a headset on. I don’t think that’d be a good look.”

Bills rookie WR Hardy goes on IR

Buffalo put rookie receiver James Hardy on injured reserve Saturday, ending his season.

Hardy tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during Buffalo’s 31-27 loss to the New York Jets two weeks ago.

Running back Bruce Hall came off the practice squad to fill Hardy’s roster spot.

Ex-Pat accused of raping child

Former New England Patriots player and high school football coach Danny Villa surrendered to police in his native Arizona on Saturday, one day after a court in Massachusetts issued a warrant for his arrest on charges that he raped a child.

Walpole Police Chief Richard Stillman said Villa surrendered to authorities in Tucson and his attorney has indicated that Villa would not fight extradition. He faces three counts of rape of a child over 14 and three counts of enticing a minor, he said.

Villa, 44, had been working as a football coach at Walpole High School. He resigned Tuesday, hours after the school superintendent confronted him over allegations of criminal misconduct filed by a parent.


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