With the obvious exception of Ray Rice’s breakout performance against Cleveland, the rookie RB result of the weekend had to be Arizona’s Tim Hightower (above, 109 yards, 22 carries, one TD) who for one day at least, made head coach Ken Whisenhunt look like a genius after benching Edgerrin James.  The displaced 30 year old former Colt, however, wasn’t quite blown away by what Hightower accomplished against St. Louis. From the Arizona Republic’s Kent Somers :

“Man, it’s been brewing for a while,” said James, who has expressed frustration over the past two weeks at his diminishing role. “I’m supportive of Tim and happy for him.”

That doesn’t mean James thinks the move was justified.

“I don’t fit the ‘yes-man’ mold,” he said, “so it’s going to always come down on me. I’m not going to be a yes man. They can sit me down for the rest of the year, it don’t matter. I’ll come out, go to work. I expected him (Tim) to have a big day. We knew we should have a big day running the ball, regardless of who was in there.”

Is Jay Cutler a socialist?  After watching the Broncos QB throw 3 INT’s against Miami in what turned into Denver’s 3rd consecutive loss, the Fanhouse’s Josh Alper figures, “he likes to share his wealth with others”. Bronco Madness.com, however, prefers to focus on a far more troubling situation in the Mile High City : whether or not Mike Shannahan used Denver’s bye week to have his hair dyed.