“They’re still a couple pieces away from actually being a contender, them being in legitimate talks for playoffs and things like that,” Cruz said, via The Star-Ledger. “They’re still a few pieces away whether it be defensively or wherever they are missing some pieces. But I think they’ve definitely — they’ve got to be in the conversation. They’ve got a good team, they play good football, they hold the ball for a long time, and they really do some good things. So I definitely put them in that conversation, for sure.”
In the conversation, but not “in legitimate talks for playoffs.” It’s not an unfair statement, but it’s something that could come back to haunt Cruz, with five games left to go in the season and the division far from locked up.
BECAUSE YOU DON’T READ THE PAPER
* The Wizards finally get their first win of the season.
* Jason Reid says RGIII’s leadership qualities are rare for a rookie.
* John Feinstein on the Big East.
TWEET OF THE NIGHT
Extreme Cougar Wives is my new favorite show. SMH
— Chris Pontius (@ChrisPontius13) November 29, 2012
QUOTE OF THE NIGHT
Kevin Seraphin on the Wizards’ first win:
“It was like, finally. When you’ve got something on your shoulder for a long time, everybody now feel good. We have to keep going. We win but now we have to get second win, third win, and keep going.”
HIGHLIGHT OF THE NIGHT
Wizards highlights are happy highlights.
WHAT TO WATCH TODAY
Lots of college basketball. All TV/Radio listings here.
PSA OF THE DAY
GW Athletics & Recreation has paired up with the Global Women’s Institute to fight violence against women with this video.