Monday, October 06, 2008

How Concerned Should We Be About Joe?

Bob Flounders has a column where he talks about the status of Joe's health.  The article leads me to believe that Joe's knee hurts.  It hurts a lot. 

Joe coached the entire Purdue game from the coaches box and led the Lions to a 20-6 win over Purdue.  Obviously Joe is in pain but what impact will this have on the team the rest of the year?  Joe had this to say about his knee:

"Sometimes I feel great, sometimes I don't," Paterno added.

"So I wasn't sure if I was going to be on the field or coach upstairs."

This is the way it is going to be for the rest of the year.  Joe may be upstairs or he may be on the field getting in Big Red's face.  Regardless, there won't be much of an impact on the way PSU plays.  Bradley and the Staff are more than prepared to lead the team during the game and Joe actually wears a head set when he is in the booth which allows him to be more tuned in to exactly what is going on with the staff.  If anything, this could allow Penn State to take full advantage of Paterno's limitless knowledge of the game of football.

Of course, there will be detractors saying that this is another reason Joe should step down.  More blogs saying that Joe is a decrepit old man, which, by the way, is the least creative insult anyone has ever come up with about Joepa.  As a Penn State fan, you need not believe this drivel for one second.  Do yo instantly lose all knowledge if your knee hurts?  Will the players be playing less-hard if Joe isn't on the field?  Of course not.


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