Was 2009 a Fluke for Sidney Rice?

July 18, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Despite finishing fourth in the league with 1,312 receiving yards and tied for 16th with eight receiving TDs, I’m a little nervous about Sidney Rice. Even after the 10 catches for 184 yards and four TDs in playoff games against Dallas and New Orleans. After all, he is dealing with a hip injury that will limit him in training camp. Injuries have plagued Rice in the past, and one would hope that he would have been fully recovered by now.
The injury prevented him from participating in Larry Fitzgerald’s offseason program. One could argue that his participation in that program last year was second only to Brett Farve’s arrival in explaining Rice’s breakout year. He’s busy rehabbing his hip, but will his absence cause his production to suffer?
Favre will return barring a reversal for the ages, which helps. However, they were not on the same page in the interception that cost the Vikings a chance to return to the Super Bo...

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