Steven mentions that his sister Hayley was giving the coach a Rod Carew in the parking lot. Rod Carew was a Major League Baseball player for the Minnesota Twins and California Angels in the 1970s and 1980s. In addition to being the only major leaguer to ever be born in a train, he was one of the most prolific hitters of his generation. It should be noted that Steve is using R"od Carew" as rhyming slang for "screw".
Just saw this tonight and John, my reaction was the same as yours: I was expecting some sort of mystery surrounding the crash, as the ads make it seem like it was sabotage or something. Regardless, Denzel is awesome as always. That is all.