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NOTHING TO FEAR BUT ROB

It has become painfully apparent with every game played that our quarterback, Rob Johnson, lacks the one character trait that makes even the dumbest player great.

That one trait is the ability to hide one's fear from everyone around him. Whether this fear is the manifestation of personal doubt or a true acknowledgment of a lack of talent, Johnson always looks like he fears losing what football talent he possesses. And the fans look like they fear that he doesn't have any talent to fear losing.

Professional athletes have the uncanny ability to "smell" fear in a person. Once the "smell of fear" is in the air the likelihood of watching a football game is over. All we are left watching is a bunch of players running around as if they were in waist-deep water fleeing from a bunch of man-eating sharks. We need to keep fear from exciting the opponent into a feeding frenzy.

We need a fearless leader once again like Jim Kelly or Doug Flutie. Put fear where it belongs, back in the heart of the opponent.

MATTHEW POWENSKI
Buffalo

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