Monday, April 30, 2007

Patriots Loading Musketts

If the offseason in New England tells us anything it is that the Pats are loading up the musketts and are going Colt hunting. Their moves to aquire Wes Welker, Kelly Washington and Donte Stallworth made it obvious they were going to be prepared for a shoot out this time around.

Overshadowing everything else in the NFL Draft this weekend the Pats stole Randy Moss from the Raiders for a 4th round pick. Forget the baggage, this is a steal. It's like if you buy a car for $200 and it runs for a month, you got your moneys worth.

The Patriots are in the running every year but have cemented their spot as Super Bowl favorite for 2007 on Sunday. Ironically, the Colts lost both of their starting CB's from the Super Bowl run in 2006.

In his first move of showing he will be on his best behavior for his new team, Moss put up no fight on the money front. Moss reportedly restructured his deal to a one-year contract worth around $3-$4 million. A major drop from the $9.7 million he was set to make this year and $11.25 million next year.

It will be interesting to see how Moss handles being part of a "team" as he has not done that yet in his career.

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Sunday, April 29, 2007

Randy Moss to the Patriots

Very Un-Patriot like move. Adam Schefter at The NFL Network reported that the Patriots are getting Randy Moss for a 4th round pick.

Randy Moss is on the verge of becoming a Patriot after New England agreed to send a fourth-round pick in Sunday's draft to Oakland for the mercurial and maddening wide receiver. Before the trade is completed, Moss must undergo a physical, which he arrived in New England on Sunday morning to take. Assuming Moss passes, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will be passing him the ball next season in one of the most dynamic and electric quarterback-wide receiver combinations that has ever played in the NFL.

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Mandatory Brady Quinn post

Ironic, Brady Quinn has become the talk of the draft because he wasn't a top pick. Had he went even at #9 to the Dolphins he wouldn't be the story today. Because he fell to the other side of round one, the Browns #1 pick, Joe Thomas, will be second on the headlines for the team.

After yesterday Brady Quinn likely wishes he had left a "Gone Fishing" sign on his door like his new teammate Thomas. It was actually a little uncomfortable to watch after a while. The media praised his composure as he fell past the Browns...then the Vikings...then came the #9 pick. You could see in this kids eyes that he KNEW he was going to Miami. He and Suzy Kolber were chatting before that like it was just formality to wait until the pick came up.

I wish I had a count of the dropped jaws when the Dolphins picked Ted Ginn. Quinn appeared like the sensitive kid who thought he was accepted into the "in" crowd only to be ignored when everyone leaves for the party. Despite the forced smile you could see that he was crushed. Each pick had his girlfriend seeing shopping sprees disappear before her eyes.

I don't look too far into the fact that he kept slipping after #9, that is a non-story in my eyes. Teams just did not need a QB. Once the trades started happening it was obvious that one of the teams at the top of the order would trade up sooner or later.

Another bit of irony. When the Commish allowed Brady and his family to get out of the greenroom and away from the cameras, ESPN continually pointed attention to it. Trying to sound sympathetic to his situation, they continually drew attention to the fact that his situation is "embarrassing." Showing the empty table, repeatedly saying he was in with the Commish to escape the cameras ("But he can't escape us talking about him....BAHAHAHAHA..."). They should have acknowledged it and then left it be if they were sympathetic. I found it classless that they continually brought it up. And who did Suzy Kolber have to kiss to get in there?

I said some time ago that I though that Brady Quinn would be the Matt Leinhart of this draft, dropping further than most thought. There was no guessing it would be that far, but as mentioned before, it's not a surprise after #9 given the teams needs at QB.

Strange, I became a Brady Quinn fan yesterday. I'm kind of ashamed to say that yesterday morning I wanted to see him fall. Media hype tends to turn me off. I have always pulled for the underdog and as the picks went by and they showed his face, the golden boy was becoming an underdog. I really wish that Quinn had the "I'm going to make them pay for passing on me" in him but I don't think he does.

A message was sent to future prospects invited to the draft. Where do you want to be on draft day?

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Saturday, April 28, 2007

Peyton's Kid Cussing SNL episode re-run tonight

The Peyton Manning Saturday Night Live episode when he does a great job of ribbing his family and himself is on again this evening. The segment where Peyton is coaching some United Way kids in a very Un-Peyton has become an instant classic. Cussing the kids out and nailing them with the ball. Using kids to pick up chicks. For some reason it is just REALLY funny when a good guy acts bad.

If you missed it the first time around and don't want to take the 15 minutes to watch the start of the show tonight, you can watch the United Way skit HERE in our post from the original weekend it aired.

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NFL Jabber 4/28/07-Draft Day

The best move for the Lions could be to grab Calvin Johnson if he is there at #2 and look for teams to make offers that want him. Worst thing that could happen is they end up with the best player in the draft.

It's reported the 49'ers are close to a deal for Seahawks WR Darrell Jackson.

The Titans are kicking up the effort to snag Chargers RB Michael Turner today.

"On Friday the Titans and Chargers discussed scenarios including a swap of first-round picks today, with the Titans also giving up a fourth-round pick. The Titans are scheduled to pick 19th overall, the Chargers 30th.

But the Titans might have competition for Turner. ESPN reported an unidentified team offered San Diego a first-round pick in the 2008 draft, and that the Chargers thought it was an acceptable offer."

Unless that trade for Lance Briggs goes through, the Redskins are expected to stay where they are at #6, which is a pretty good spot to be in considering their needs.

The Cowboys seem content where they are but are in a good position to make a move up or down.

The Seahawks are looking at going "Best Player Available" today. "
How he plays on Saturdays, how he performs in big games, how he performs against higher-level competition, that is really what matters most," vice president of player personnel Ruston Webster said this week. "The guy's résumé is the film."

The trade talks of Kris Jenkins going from the Panthers to the Rams looks like it will come down to the wire if it happens on draft day.

The Lions are in a great position to stay where they are or move back. either way, they will get a player that can make an immediate impact.

Dolphins GM Randy Mueller will move up to get Brady Quinn or back if he is gone according to Armando Salguero of The Miami Herald.

The Vikings are picking at #7 for the fourth time in six years.

Because of the breakout season by Saints WR Marques Colston, the later rounds may be found more interesting for some people this weekend. Common headlines this year have included "Small School Sleepers."

The Texans are looking for immediate help and shouldn't have a problem getting it where they sit.

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Friday, April 27, 2007

NFL Jabber 4/28/07

ESPN has a big ass ad on it's NFL page trying to get you to pay for their NFL draft info at the "impulse buy" section of the checkout counter.

Jason La Canfora of The Washington Post reports that talks have resumed with the Bears and Redskins over LB Lance Briggs. Doesn't 50% translate to might or might not?

"While a deal was not a certainty, one source with knowledge of the situation said there was a "50-50" chance a trade would be completed before Washington makes its first selection in the NFL draft tomorrow. The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said it was possible the teams also would swap their first-round draft picks, with the Bears receiving Washington's sixth overall selection in return for Chicago's 31st pick."

Some mock drafts that we have seen have the Bengals taking Miami TE, Greg Olsen in the first round. How often do the Bengals use a TE? Marvin Lewis weighs in with a "might or might not" of his own leaving it as a 50% chance?

The Titans have many needs to fill this season. Given the current situation they can kill two birds with one stone by taking Ted Ginn Jr. if he is there for them. The fashion of the year is to have a stud returner. Ginn could provide them with that and help at WR where they lost players to free agency.

A year after the biggest day in his life, Reggie Bush returns to New York with the less stressful job of peddling Schutt Sports gear.
"It's definitely a year later," Bush said at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square, where he met with a handful of area high school football players and coaches to introduce a new line of gear for Schutt Sports. "(I'm) able to come to New York and in a sense enjoy this trip without the stress of all that outside stuff."

The Chiefs are saying the trade rumors about Larry Johnson are untrue (but when Larry goes in the other room we can talk...).

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Thursday, April 26, 2007

More NFL Jabber 4/26/07

The Saints have locked up tagged DE Charles Grant.

The Colts have lost both of their starting CB's from the Super Bowl run. Nick Harper is a Titan and now Jason David is a Saint.

Browns GM Phil Savage is not scared of what the media calls "Damaged Goods" (AKA Adrian Peterson).

The Ravens could be looking for the guy that comes in at QB when they are done with Steve McNair. "

With Steve McNair projected to be the starter for the next two seasons, the Ravens are looking at developing one of the second-tier quarterbacks that includes Houston's Kevin Kolb, Stanford's Trent Edwards, Michigan State's Drew Stanton and Brigham Young's John Beck."

Daunte Culpepper is asking that the Dolphins let him know their intentions now.

''Since I am a player/agent and there are discussions about my career taking place, I expect to be included in those discussions sooner rather than later,'' he said in a statement e-mailed to The Miami Herald. 'As it pertains to being traded or released, I don't get to make that call so I will await the Dolphins' decision.

``I am sure that they will do what is in the best interest of the team. While those decisions are being made, I am continuing to do everything I can to prepare to play at the level of expectations of the Dolphins [if they keep me], the NFL fans, and most importantly myself. Until this week, it never entered my mind that I wouldn't be the starting quarterback of the Miami Dolphins this coming season.''

Trent Green's agent, Jim Steiner, wants to know where his guys stands as well. Steiner may be trying to bully the Chiefs into a trade with the Dolphins...

"If it goes past draft day, then I think eventually the Chiefs will be in a position where they have to release Trent Green," Steiner said. While that has been speculated in the media for weeks, Steiner's words amount to a threat to Kansas City president Carl Peterson.

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NFL Jabber 4/26/07

Vince Young can't do it alone although he makes it appear that way at times. This is the perfect time to start building around this franchise QB the Titans drafted last year.

"Superman can only climb so many buildings. He can't do it all,'' said Gil Brandt, former vice president of player personnel for the Dallas Cowboys. "Vince is certainly a great player. And if you are Vince, what do you do for an encore? Knowing Vince, I'm sure he wants to make last year look miniscule.

"But he's going to need some help. They've lost some key players in Tennessee, and they need to get some guys in place to make some plays for him. You can't count on him for everything.''

Although it may appear that it is time for the Eagles to begin looking at bringing in another young QB, they are not in a very good spot for it. With the 26th pick they may be reaching if they took one of the second tier QB's on Saturday.

The Saints draft is still in the hands of the Colts as they wait to see if Indy matches the offer sheet given to CB Jason David.

ESPN has an interesting article on the Best Drafts Ever.

Don Banks is trying to remind everyone (article titled " Damaged Goods") that Adrian Peterson broke his collar bone. Disguised as information (which everyone already knows) is likely being put out there so if he gets hurt in the NFL Banks has the "I told you so" card.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

NFL Jabber 4/25/07

For some reason our society loves to look back on those that have failed. Not a jab there, for some reason I'm one of those although I think of myself as someone who likes to see people succeed. It's like rubber necking at a car accident. You don't want to see anyone hurt but you can't help but look. Charles Robinson at Yahoo! Sports! Has outlined a list of the worst all-time first round picks for your rubber necking pleasure.

Jerry Jones has come to terms with the fact that sometimes you just have to move up in the draft.

"We do have our bases covered so if there were a player we could reach -- big if, big if -- that could come in and make the obvious impact, then that should be a consideration," Jones said Monday in a 60-minute session with the media.

The Colts took a hit in Free Agency this year. They have to wait until the end of the first round and have their work cut out for them fixing needs in the draft.

After the Pro Bowl injury to his elbow, Drew Brees is back at work.
“I had to go into rehab mode again for about eight weeks,” said Brees, who spent all of last season rehabilitating from major surgery on his throwing shoulder. “That’s frustrating. It’s another offseason where you have to do some rehab. I guess that’s kind of the business we’re in. I came out of it stronger.”

One of the most dominant headline subjects of the offseason has been quiet for some time. For now Lance Briggs is still a Bear.
"To me, Lance's situation is that he's a part of our ball club and I assume Lance Briggs, No. 55, will be out there the first game," coach Lovie Smith added. "Once he has to be here, he'll be a part of it. That's how I'm looking at Lance Briggs."

Meanwhile, the Bucs are the latest team tied to trade talk rumors with the Bears for Briggs.

Rumor has it that the Chiefs are talking to teams about a possible trade for Larry Johnson.

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Monday, April 23, 2007

Peterson could make 1/2 of scary duo

Last season the Saints had no choice but to take Reggie Bush when he fell to the #2 spot the night before the draft. Bush made the perfect sidekick to Deuce McAllister in the new Saints offense. The pairing worked perfectly because Bush did not take away from the bread and butter running of Deuce. He was used more to spell McAllister, decoy, and in the passing game.

This season a team that seems to have their #1 running back could face a decision if Adrian Peterson falls to them. Peterson is a different type of RB but teams are leaning more toward the running back by committee approach. Peterson has been projected to go anywhere from 3# to the Browns all the way to #12 with the Bills. The reason for the big gap is that many of those teams appear to be set, or at least manageable at the RB position. Let's have a look at what kind of pairings could develop if someone did pull the trigger. (No, I'm not always addressing teams needs, I'm talking about if it were to happen.)

With the glaring needs in other positions it won't happen. Beyond the other needs, the signing of Dominic Rhoads and the current starter LaMont Jordan would make it too crowded.

It could have happened here but the Lions went out and got T.J. Duckett and Tatum Bell to carry the rock while Kevin Jones is recovering.

Easily the first place it could happen. Don't let the Jamal Lewis signing fool you. He is not the long term, or possibly even the short term answer. It may be the perfect situation for Peterson to share the load with Lewis in his first season. Many rookie RB's run out of gas toward the end of their first season.

This would be a long shot since the Bucs have Caddy Williams on the squad and he was picked just two years ago. Granted, he had somewhat of a bomb of a season last year but two top 5 RB's in three drafts isn't likely. It could make for a nice pairing though.

The Edge would not be happy but this is a tasty scenerio as well. James is getting older but thinks he is going to play forever so it wouldn't make for a pretty locker room. If they got past that though you could have another reason to think this will be the breakout year for the Cards offense.

Another crowded backfield. The Skins like Ladell Betts but could move him on draft day if they wanted to make room for Peterson. Don't think it will happen but Peterson and Portis would make a nice pairing.

This is actually another projected spot for Peterson to fall. Chester Taylor had a decent season but he isn't the home run hitting franchise back that Peterson will be. The Vikings have not had THE guy since Robert Smith retired.

Jerious Norwood had a decent rookie campaign last season. Peterson coming to Atlanta would give them the significant threat at the position though. They say they want to pound the ball and this could do it.

Like the Bucs, you don't take two RB's in the top 10 in three years. Pairing Peterson with Ronnie Brown could be interesting. Ricky Williams coming back could make for a crowded backfield but trading him away could make room for Peterson. Longest shot since the raiders in my eyes.

Another landing spot for Peterson on many mock drafts. Like the Browns, the Texans went out and got an RB in free agency in Ahman Green. Call me crazy but I think that Kubiak guy has been know to use more than one RB in Denver. I would love to see this be the place for Peterson to fall and that is because I want to see the Texans succeed.

Frank Gore came out like a warrior last season. Not a logical choice at all but what a scary duo it would make .

No team needs Peterson more than the Bills. McGahee is gone and Anthony Thomas has not been the answer since his rookie season. The Bills would be blessed if Peterson somehow fell this far.

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NFL Jabber 4/23/07

The Colts class is taking their field trip to the white house today.

"It's something that goes with the territory,'' coach Tony Dungy said. "We're looking forward to getting the treatment champions get, but more than anything we're honored to be representing the National Football League and the city of Indianapolis at the White House.
"I'm looking forward to many of our guys probably seeing the White House for the first time. I've been there a couple of times, but it's going to be a thrill for all of us.''

Could residents of New Orleans still use some socks for their kids? The Ex-Mrs. Strahan could have boxed up and shipped off the baby clothes but instead had a massive yard sale in front of her mansion. Football fans were disappointed to find no giants gear. What kind of fuming Ex doesn't try to twist the knife on the guy she hates?

Ted Ginn Jr. has turned alot of heads with teams looking for this years Devin Hester in the return game. The Jaguars are the latest to take notice.

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Sunday, April 22, 2007

NFL Jabber 4/22/07

With no picks in the 2nd, 3rd,or 4th round, we could see the Redskins trading down. Jason La Canfora of The Washington Post thinks that a trade up for Calvin Johnson could swing as well.

Character is likely going to be a big part of this years draft given the actions of the new sheriff in town.

"We've always had the information," said an NFL team scout, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. "It's a matter now of the weight we give it; do you accept or decline a guy because of his background?"

Greg Olsen would love to be taken by the Jets next weekend.
"That would be unbelievable," Olsen told the Daily News. "You couldn't ask for anything better than that. My family would have to drive only 20 minutes to see my home games."

The Saints could have to wait until Friday to plan a direct draft strategy. They are waiting on the Colts to match or not on CB Jason David.

Four NFL related guys land on the 100 Unsexiest Men list of The Phoenix, Michael David Smith posted at The Fanhouse...

"The Phoenix has revealed its annual list of the 100 Unsexiest Men, and four guys from the NFL world made the cut: Colts quarterback Peyton Manning, Titans cornerback Pacman Jones, Patriots coach Bill Belichick and Monday Night Football commentator Tony Kornheiser."

Buying Disability Insurance is the new "In" thing to do on campus.

Not much going on in Denver. Headlines of Punter Todd Sauerbrun have dominated the Rocky Mountain News.

Rumors of Marshawn Lynch's back problems doesn't scare the Packers.

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Friday, April 20, 2007

NFL Jabber 4/20/07

Picture this...Your tired on defense, it's the 4th quarter. The Rams decide to spell Steven Jackson a little comes a fresh Ricky Williams for you to slow down. If Scott Linehan got his way that may just be what teams face this season.

"I would have to look into it a little bit more,'' Linehan said during a pre-draft news conference with St. Louis reporters. ``But based on how he played and the kind of person he was to be around, I would certainly consider it, and I'd fight for him.''
Rams Coach, Scott Linehan, thinks that Ted Ginn Jr. can make the defense better in St. Louis.
"I promise you, if a player like Ted Ginn or any other player creates field position, or changes the scoreboard and makes it a 14-point lead for the Rams, our run defense is going to get a lot better," he said. "Because the team we're playing is going to be throwing. To me that's a logical way of looking at it."

Causing speculation, the Chiefs are interviewing RB prospects for next weeks draft.

The Saints can blow their draft options wide open if the Colts don't match the offer sheet given to CB Jason David.

The Saints added another LB via free agency this week as well, sighing Trev Faulk.

With no teams beating down his door, Corey Dillon is looking at retirement again.

Mel Kiper thinks the Falcons could make the move of the draft by going to #2 to get Calvin Johnson. "The Atlanta Falcons have an option," Kiper said.
"They are eighth. Do they move up to No. 2 to try to get Calvin Johnson? If Atlanta could get him, it would be one of the coups of the draft."

"Michael Vick on third down, he's errant with his throws or he has throws dropped," Kiper said. "Either way, it's a drive-killer. ... If they had Calvin Johnson, a big target with the hands and the skill level, all of sudden that would help out that offense dramatically for [coach] Bobby Petrino."

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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Tired of "Lions can't take WR" talk

The story begins. Charles Rogers...27 career TD's at MSU, even had 270 yards in one game. Picked second overall, had 243 yards and three TD's in five games as a rookie before breaking his collarbone in 2003 and then again in the first game of 2004. Turned out to be a pot head.

Roy Williams has not turned out to be a bad deal at all. Taken at #7 in 2004.

This is where the Lions went wrong...Mike Williams came in after a year off from football because he tried to enter the NFL too soon the previous year and lost his eligibility in the process. This was The Lions fault for taking the guy. Nobody gives Mel Kiper Jr. crap for having him #1 on his BIG BOARD for that draft. The snowjob that ESPN and Mel Kiper do on the public every year is for another day...

Calvin Johnson is a monster. Charles Rogers is no Calvin Johnson. Mike Williams is no Calvin Johnson. We don't have to go into his college career, I have taken a look at that HERE.

I'm tired of hearing that the Lions cannot take the guy that is supposed to be the best player in the draft because he lines up at WR. The Charles Rogers incident was four years ago. I don't believe that they did any wrong in taking him given his career at MSU and you could have never predicted his injuries. If they were aware of his love for the weed, that is another story.

Mike Williams was a bad draft pick by the Lions. Williams was a bust and that happens. What do you do when something is busted? Fix it. That's what they tried to do when drafting it didn't work, try again.

The Lions are gun shy now at that position because they are heckled in the media and by fans. They made a joke out of themselves but nobody would be laughing at the Johnson pick. Not for any foreseeable reason. The guy is said to have great character and can play the game a little too. He is considered the best player in the draft and had a good visit in Detroit. But they can't take him because they made a bad pick in 2003 and again in 2005...

Despite my little ramble I don't think Johnson is the BEST pick for Detroit. They need help in too many other places, like a franchise QB. It just gets under my skin when I hear that the Detroit Lions CANNOT take Johnson because of those past picks. Okay..I'm done, can't wait for the draft!
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NFL Jabber 4/19/07

JaMarcus Russell and Brady Quinn have made stops to see the Lions.

The Plain Dealer
has the inside scoop on the Browns draft! Headlines read "Player will be picked." Really? I guess the headlines in L.A. could be "Player won't be picked."

Ahmad Brooks may get his chance to fill the MLB spot for the Bengals. Brooks is a good example that if you get your act straight for a long enough time, your other teammates will screw up and take the focus off you.

"I'm going to take it on," Brooks said after a workout Wednesday. "I'm glad the opportunity is there for me. I want to live up to the expectations."

Rumors about Dallas trading away Julius Jones are starting up again...
"Anything Dallas does regarding Julius Jones has nothing to do with salary-cap space. They have plenty of cap room to do whatever they want. They don't think he's an elite runner. They're likely going to ship him off on draft day."
-- Dallas Morning News

NBC Sports
has a cool poll up.

Updated: Apr.18, 2007, 5:08 pm EDT Everyone's an expert on who their team should draft, right? Tell us your opinion. For each NFL team, we've chosen three guys who should be available at their spot in the first round and who would fit a team need. Vote for who you'd want your team to pick.(Note: The Patriots own two first-round picks: No. 24 is from Seattle and No. 28 is their own. To vote for who New England should pick at No. 24 in Seattle's spot, go to the NFC West section.)

A good example of lack of things happening in the NFL right now, has a top story about kickers and punters.

So does The Rocky Mountain News...and The St. Louis Post-Dispatch...

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

If I could watch one game a week Part II

Ahhh, the NFL schedule release. The time when we football fans can visualize the upcoming season...almost touch that it's real. So as the mandatory move of anyone who puts sports print on the net I'm going to go through and list my "must see" games. If I could watch one game per week (that is not just my team) these would be the games at this point. If I had to set my DVR now, this would be the list...

Part I

Week 5

Chicago making the trip to Green Bay on a Sunday Night. You have the whole, "Might be Brett Favre's last trip to Chicago," thing. Bottom line is these teams hate each other and that makes great football for me. I love rivalry and this one goes way back. I'm sure The Pack would love nothing more but to knock the Bears down a notch on national TV.

Week 6

Cincinnati at Kansas City looks like the game for me this week. Six weeks into the season these two teams could be defining their playoff chances. If nothing else we can see Damon Huard exposed for the back-up QB that he is (if he hasn't been already) against a Cincy D.

Week 7

Monday Night, Colts go to Jacksonville. No matter how their season is going the Jags always play the Colts tough. Look at the spanking they put on the Colts last season, 44-17 (which was also the lat Jags win). YES...the Jags vanilla offense put up 44 points on the team that would go on to win the Super Bowl. It appears that the Colts are the only team the Jags fully prepare for anymore so I look forward to this one.

Week 8

HATE! Pittsburgh in Cincinnati. My cousin and his wife had to run for their lives out of a sports bar after Palmer went down with that leg thing in the playoffs in 2005. Another patron stated before fists started flying, "Look what you did to our Quarterback." Despite how ignorant the guy was to think my 5'1" cousin played for the Steelers, it was my cousins fault too for wearing a Steeler jersey into a Cincy Sports Bar after the playoff game. As I said before, I LOVE a good rivalry!

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NFL Jabber 4/18/07

Joe Thomas is going to be skipping the Draft Day invite to New York. Instead he will continue a family tradition fishing with his father on Lake Michigan that lands on that weekend.

Smokescreen a rising in Baltimore... Ozzie Newsome hinted that the Ravens could take a QB late in the first round.

The Pats continue to add free agents. This weeks edition has then signing CB Tory James.

"I think Tory was really impressed with how in-depth Coach Belichick went, expressing how he visualized using him and the feel he had for his game, his techniques, and his strengths," said Mark Bartelstein, James's agent.

Brady Quinn has made his stop in Oakland.'s Don Banks lists his top five players in the draft to make an immediate impact in 2007. Marshawn Lynch tops his list. has a cool rundown of the history of the draft being televised. The annual show that almost never was...

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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

NFL Jabber 4/17/07

Virginia Tech alum, Michael Vick and DeAngelo Hall shared thoughts on the VA. Tech shootings yesterday.

Just to show how little is going on in the NFL, headlines for the Bengals are fronted by Chris Henry paying $30 to get his drivers license back.

Let the curse talk begin...Vince Young will grace the cover of Madden this year.

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Monday, April 16, 2007

NFL Jabber 4/16/07

Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch goes out on a limb today and says that either Brady Quinn or JaMarcus Russell will be the first QB taken. Seriously! Is this guy nuts? Is he not aware of University of Dubuque Jr. Jermar Jackson? I'll go out on a limb and say that Joe Thomas will be one of the first O-Linemen taken...see, I could work for the Post-Dispatch.

The Chiefs are in a position they have not been in for 14 years...looking for a Guard on the right side. Will Shields is hanging them up.

Talks are STILL dragging on regarding a trade for Trent Green to the Dolphins. Guys he is getting older everyday...

Cedric Griffen was arrested for not bringing enough candy for the whole class (or something like that) at the "Spin" club in Minneapolis early this morning...

What would have been if the Eagles would have called tails and picked Akli Smith instead of Donavan McNabb? Michael David Smith takes a look at that gem of a QB class in 1999.

The Washington Post continues to take up valuable web space with a Ravens section that has been updated twice since March 10th.

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Sunday, April 15, 2007

Fantasy Football-The Movie

This is a little dated but funny nonetheless. Anyone that has played the game for sometime should get some chuckles out of thee videos...

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Some Top Draft Prospect Interview Video

Less than two weeks out from the NFL draft. Yahoo! Sports has some interviews with the top guys that you can view here. Clicky the linky's.
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Brady Quinn dismisses criticism Top prospect: JaMarcus Russel Top prospect: Calvin Johnson

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NFL Jabber 4/15/07

Saints fans can be grateful that Marques Colston realized he had to work to make the team. Who knows what would have happened had he had the sense of entitlement that some players have. This guy is one that I want on my team.

"I was working out a little bit. . . . Obviously, not as much as I should have been," said Colston, who admits he was in poor physical shape when he arrived for his first minicamp in New Orleans, two weeks after being selected with the 252nd pick in the draft. "When I survived the first rookie minicamp, I realized something had to change. I had to come back in much better shape," said Colston, who indeed made an incredible transformation over the summer.

Anquan Boldin would like to take some of the rushing attempts for the Cardinals this season.
"I don't have to throw the ball, just put me in the backfield a couple of times and let me run it, I'll be OK," Boldin said with a smile.

Reports are that the Bengals are looking into the Bucs Tim Rattey for the backup QB job.

Mike O'Hare at is calling for the head of Mike Williams.

At 33, Olindo Mare reminds John Carney how old he is.
“I’ve got a lot of respect for John,” said Mare, who will turn 34, nine years younger than Carney, before training camp. “He’s one of the best. He’s one of the guys that all us young guys, compared to John, I guess, want to be. Who doesn’t want to do what John has done in this league?”

There is a debate starting already less than a week into Drew Bledsoe's retirement...Hall of Fame? Playing a long time and racking up numbers are not enough unless your Dan Marino. Despite one Super Bowl appearance (not counting the Super Bowl on the bench)in an embarrassing loss to Green Bay, many are going to say Bledsoe didn't do enough in his career. Adam Schien of NFL Radio and is one of those guys.

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Saturday, April 14, 2007

Pacman Suspended from Bloghouse-Last Words

Browsing the headlines this morning I was thinking to myself that I was not going to comment on Pacman Jones anymore because I'm just plain sick of it.

I lied to myself. I will comment one more time and then Pacman will be suspended from the Bloghouse for the duration of his NFL Suspension.

It's no news that this guy seems to have a sense of entitlement. This guy has been in trouble since before he even took the field for the Titans. He has continued to put himself in situations to make himself look like a "bad" guy. He has done it over and over again and I have no doubt that he will continue to do so. There is no way this guy completes his suspension without another run in with the law. I'm not saying he is a "bad" person, I'm saying that he is who he is. If he continues to make the decisions that he does, he will continue to get the same results.

Now lets get into that illusion that his employers owe him anything. If I as a Family Therapist show up for work everyday and excel at what I do, it does not negate if off the clock I'm laying face down drunk on the sidewalk or getting in a fight in a bar. I'm expected to present myself in the community in a respectful manor. Now, I can make a choice to do this or not do this. In making that choice I'm making the decision to put my job in the hands of those I represent. I can't show up for work and have a great day and then streak down the street and expect that I will have a job.

"I think it was a little bit harsh," Jones said.

Of course you do, you don't think your doing anything wrong.

Bottom line, if you don't want to be a poster boy Pacman, don't draw attention to yourself. I understand that what is considered normal behavior for one is not considered normal behavior for the next, people define it in different ways. You have to make the choice if your going to conform to the expectations of your employer and want to keep that job. You have chose not to, fine, look for another job that will find your behavior acceptable.

Now get out of my office and don't come back until you have served your suspension!
clipped from

Pacman says NFL is making him a poster boy

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Titans cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones said Friday night he will appeal his season-long suspension and thinks NFL commissioner Roger Goodell made him the league's poster boy for disciplining players.

"I think it was a little bit harsh," Jones said. "I expected the suspension, but for a whole year for a guy that hadn't been charged with nothing? I really didn't agree with it. But for the most part, I'm taking it like a man. I'm going to appeal it. We'll see what the future brings."

Asked if he was being used as an example with the severe punishment, Jones agreed.

"Clearly -- you know, for a guy that hadn't been charged -- I'm clearly made to be the poster boy," Jones said.

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