Everybody’s dogging Gus Frerotte lately. Brad Childress. The fans. Pam Oliver. Gus’s own wife. Yes, Gus is getting it from his old lady too. All that trying to roll out like Jeff Garcia and being splattered instead of throwing the ball away is apparently taking its toll Mrs. Frerotte’s nerves. As Gus told reporters:
My wife said, “Why don’t you throw it away? I don’t like seeing that.”
Well, if Gus knows what’s good for him, he’ll listen to his wife. And the fans. And Brad Childress. Everyone but Pam Oliver who we know is a pathological liar who’s only out for headlines. I know we have a suspect offensive line but that’s no excuse for a guy who can’t move to suddenly have delusions of Steve Youngness. Gus should know his job: Drop back, look deep, check down if there’s nothing deep, throw ball into stands if there’s no check-down. Maybe Mrs. Frerotte could help him out by leaving little notes around the house – attaching them to the fridge so Gus will see them when he goes for his applesauce. While she’s at it, maybe she could convince Gus to start coloring his beard. The gray hair thing is distinguished but the salt-and-pepper beard? Just creepy.