Thursday, May 31, 2007

More NFL Jabber 5/31/07

No more boozing it up in the locker rooms or on the planes. Players now have to save it for in the car...where they have been so diligent about not drinking.

Looks like the UFL needs seven more rich guys to make a league. Mark Cuban is the only one reported to be on board so far and they are looking at 8 teams.

Cuban had some opinions he shared on his blog regarding the subject HERE.

Evander Holyfield took a break from his training to give a pep talk to the Texans.

"I thought it was great for him to take the time to stop by here and talk to our guys," coach Gary Kubiak said. "It's amazing looking in the faces of those young players and the intrigue and what he's accomplished.

"The thing that I got out of it is he talked about passion, he talked about commitment and he talked about being a good guy. Those are things we talk about all the time, but when somebody like that stops by here and echoes those remarks that is as powerful as it gets. I'm just very appreciative that he came by."

Yes, the Trent Green trade talk is still going. The Miami Herald reports that the Dolphins have adjusted their offer for Green to sweeten the deal a little bit.

Larry Zierlein is doing what we all do when we send porn to someone we didn't plan to in our contacts...tell them it was spam. Seriously though he is stepping up (if you get any from me though it was sent to me as spam).

"It was 100 percent unintentional,'' Zierlein said yesterday, speaking publicly for the first time about his embarrassing mistake. "I don't even know how to mass email, I don't know these machines very good -- just a 100 percent unintentional thing. I hit the wrong button."

Stud to be, Marshawn Lynch, is taking some reps returning kicks.

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NFL Jabber 5/31/07

From the sounds of it, The Law has more witnesses stepping forward confirming that Mike Vick's dogs are competing for more than Best in Show. That is the way they word it anyway.

Chad Johnson is going to be running for a good cause...against a horse.

Cincinnati Bengals all-pro wide receiver Chad Johnson will race a horse at River Downs in Cincinnati, Ohio on Belmont Stakes Day, June 9, as a fund-raiser for Feed the Children, an Oklahoma City-based charity that provides food, medicine, clothing, and other necessities to children around the world. The race, billed as "man vs. beast," will be held on the turf course, with Johnson starting at the sixteenth pole and the horse, Restore the Roar, starting at the eighth pole.

400 plus touches is not enough for Larry Johnson in a season. They want to use him more catching the ball in 2007 as well (41 catches in 2006).

"That's the next step in his development as a running back in this league: His ability to come out of the backfield running routes," Edwards said. "We need to get the ball to our backs a little more than we did last year."

Joey Porter got his fine from the court but it still waiting to hear from the NFL jacking of Levi.

The Cards could start chopping heads this week to make cap space room for the rookies.

Jake Delhomme is pleased with what he can see in the new Panthers offense.

Cecil Sapp is joining the Running Back rotation in Denver.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

NFL shaking in it's cleats...New League!

Remember the USFL? I may be dating myself, I am dating myself. For the kids out there, the USFL was a football league played here in these United States in the 80's. From 83-85 actually. Yes, they were separate from the NFL. Although you may have heard of some of the names...Herschel Walker. Pretty good player. Jim Kelly and Steve Young did alright when they came over to the NFL.

I guess you may have seen a lame attempt at Pro Football outside the NFL with the short lived XFL. Such a bad idea they started changing the rules mid-season like they were in the sandlot.

I don't count the Arena League as an attempt because they are a spinoff, not trying to be the NFL.

ANYWAY...According to Fox, we may have our very own version of the USFL for you kids in 2008.

Bill Hambrecht, a Wall Street businessman, and Tim Armstrong, a senior executive at Google, have decided to start up a rival football league, the United Football League, according to a report on the New York Times web site Wednesday.

For those worried that the UFL will lack name recognition, Hambrecht and Armstrong already have one owner lined up: Mark Cuban, the billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks.

That's right. Unlike the USFL that played games in spring and summer, it appears that the UFL is going to attempt to directly compete with the NFL, starting pre-season games in August of 2008.

They have their version of Donald Trump...Mark Cuban has signed on as an owner. Actually, Cuban is the only owner signed on as of now.

So far, the UFL has decided to put teams in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Mexico City. Cuban, unsurprisingly, is considering buying the team in Vegas, according to the report.

So this should be fun. I have to admit...I will watch this sure to be train wreck from the start. Of course it won't be the NFL. It won't have the talent or the officiating (maybe they can excel at that). They don't seem too worried about the talent level

..."(Former NFL coach) Bill Walsh used to tell me that the last 20 players cut from every team were almost interchangeable with the last 20 players to make the team," Hambrecht says.

Stay tuned...

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More NFL Jabber 5/30/07

Bucky Brooks at now gives us the 5 Defensive trends that are rising.

Apparently they couldn't keep the Tank fueled in Cook County lockup. It's reported that Tank Johnson spent $700 on junk food during his stay at Casa Cook.

Jerry Porter has decided that his fresh start does not have to include the number change from 84 to 81 after all. Not after learning it would cost him $210,00 in reimbursement to Reebok and the Raiders for the jerseys still hanging in a sporting goods store near you.

"Man, there's a couple of nice cars I'd like to get for that money," Porter said. "I could buy a nice vacation home, or at least go half on one with someone else."

In other Porter news...Joey Porter is shelling out $1000 for clocking Levi Jones. You may have heard about that...

Reggie Bush has joined former teammate Matt Leinhart in the tabloids. Kim Kardashian and Reggie have been linked and it's confirmed...they have been cozy!

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NFL Jabber 5/30/07

Cam Cameron and Randy Mueller are priding themselves with giving second chances...(Sorry Ricky, all the "Chance" cards are gone for you).

The Fins gave Cleo Lemon $1.3 Million.

.We know it is a version of sitting in a corner with a dunce hat on at the most but Braylon Edwards got to practice with the 3rd team for playing hooky.

Yep, Pete Prisco said it...J.P. Losman-Star QB.

Realfootball365 seems to think this may be Losman's year as well.

The Colts are feeling the turnover reality of the NFL. Only 11 remain from when Dungy took the team over.

The Panthers have kicked off minicamp.

The Texans are trying some new things at Free Saftey.

"They all have to improve at getting turnovers," defensive backs coach Jon Hoke said. "We have not been very good at that. With Glenn and C.C., you have two guys that are physical guys and can tackle and will hit people and those types of things. But they both understand we need to find ways to get our hands on the ball and create more turnovers."

Word is the union of Jeff Garcia and Jon Gruden has been in the works for a while according to Garcia's Daddy.

"This has been in the works for three years," said Garcia's father, Bob, a former junior-college football coach. "There was always something in the way. The money. The salary cap. This and that.

"Now Jeff has the opportunity he always wanted, to play for this coach. I can't wait. As far as I'm concerned, I say, 'It's about time.' "

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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

More NFL Jabber 5/29/07

Want to know what five offensive trends that will truly emerge in 2007? Go check out the article HERE.

Jeff Fisher is a bit ticked off at LenDale White for not showing up to work.
"Everybody else managed to make it back," Fisher said. "He didn't, so I don't know, I guess he had things that are more important to him than what we're doing. I would assume he would be back at some point today."

RealFootball365 is playing the "what if" game in comparing what could of been had Ricky Williams not been a bonehead in Miami against Ronnie Brown being the man.

Fans are invited to come watch the Saints minicamp practice this weekend at the Saints Training Facility (5800 Airline Drive, Metairie, La.)

Are the Cowboys "close" to where they want to be? I would think that where they want to be is defined Super Bowl. I would say getting over that playoff win hump should be the first target. There has not been won in ten years.

"I just think it's tough to say we're close when we haven't even played for a division championship," linebacker Bradie James said. "When we get to that point, then we'll be close. Until then, we need to get some playoff wins. It takes more than just making the playoffs."

Interesting, "redundant" rants from a Steelers fan perspective...

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NFL Jabber 5/29/07

The "Left" Conspiracy and Michael Vick from Pacifist Viking.

Joey Harrington and his wife love Atlanta. Who could be leaving those dog fight schedules in Mike Vick's locker?

Mike Nolan's first draft class led the way in 2006.

Shawne Merriman "The Best?" Len Pastabelly thinks he is the guy to start a franchise with of all NFL players.

Cam Cameron wants to remind everyone that they used the #9 pick on a kick returned and not a WR as they await the arrival of Ted Ginn Jr.

"He's allowed to have playbooks and that kind of stuff," Cameron said. "He's coming here as a returner first. He'll need to do a lot of studying for that. And then a receiver and he'll learn. Like I said, we've been through this with other guys."

Chris Chambers is ready to get back at it this year after a bomb of a year in 2006.  
"There were so many things -- you just can't pinpoint one or two,'' Chambers said after a weekend workout at the Dolphins' practice facility. ``But there was no chemistry. Nothing really ever connected. I've had a pretty good career until this point. I know I'm not coming off my best season. But with some of these changes, I'm going to be able to get back to doing what I normally do.''

Kevin Walter seems to have the #2 WR job in Houston.

Randy Hill at Fox Sports has his list of impact rookies.

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Monday, May 28, 2007

Mike Vick, Cult Leader!

First of all, Happy Memorial Day to everyone! Be safe!

I did something this morning I have not done in sometime. Stranded at my Mother's house with no INTERNET, I watched Sports Center. In between talking up Danika Patrick and how she finished 8th in the Indy 500 (I don't even know if they said who won...) and Barry Bonds first HR since the start of May, the big story on ESPN was their "EXCLUSIVE" face blacked out interview with a dog fighting source.

I have not mentioned this Vick thing yet here in The Bloghouse. For one, people get plenty of it everywhere. For the other, I'm sick of talking and hearing about the idiots of the NFL. I guess I did mention when Clinton Portis opened his mouth and by the way, when I seen a snippet of video on ESPN this morning he did not appear to have the big evil belly laugh to go with what he said the way they made it appear in print. I did not see the whole bit though, he may have looked like Snidely Whiplash at some point.

Anyway...back to the babble. They had their black faced source and undercover cop on with a segment from "Outside the Lines." Here are some snippets from the interview with the source. When reading this use a deep, disguised, hard to understand voice in your head to get full effect...

"He's a pit bull fighter," the source said of Vick. "He's one of the ones that they call 'the big boys': that's who bets a large dollar. And they have the money to bet large money. As I'm talking about large money -- $30,000 to $40,000 -- even higher. He's one of the heavyweights."

"I've fought dogs, I pitted them, I bred them and I've done everything with them," said the source of his three decades in dog fighting. He then went on to describe the scene from that night seven years ago, as he took his 42-pound dog into the pit (the area dogs fight in) to face off against Vick's dog. He says Vick did not get into the pit but had a member of his entourage handle his dog while Vick placed bets with the 20 or so people in attendance.

"Then he started, you know, waving money," the source said. "He was betting with everybody … He said he got $5,000. He said he's betting on his animal."

The story did swing into talking about how there is a list of several NFL players that are suspected of being involved in dog fighting...long black cloaks and kool-aid from the way they make it sound. This is a good point in the story where they could have went with more of the culture in the south that deems the fighting acceptable but chose to make it sound as if NFL players thought the thing up.

On a side note...the source is an idiot...

"Dog fighting is a very private thing," answers the source, who said that Vick was still involved in dog fighting as recently as last year. "It's all Pit Bull Men. It's close knit: you got your little boys, then you got your heavyweight boys. It's a completely different class … And now [that] it's all over the media, and you have to keep it more private."

The source said he consented to our interview to change people's perceptions about dog fighting because they have "the wrong idea" about it and should see "just one" match for themselves before judging it. "They'll let this other thing go -- what is it called? UFC [Ultimate Fighting Championship]?" he asked. "That is every bit as bad -- you know, that's terrible. But then you have thousands of people that cheer, rah, rah, and they really love that. You see guys get their heads busted, you know, and they get their arms messed up, their legs twisted almost off. But then they fuss over this here, is wrong."

"They shouldn't be really upset, OK?" he said. "Because it's only just an animal. It's just a dog that is raised up. He's put out there, you know, and he's chained up, OK. And the time he gets a certain age, this dog is going to want to fight. It is bred in him, OK? He knows what he is and he's going to fight. Just take him off the leash, let him go."

Small difference there...these guys choose to get in the cage. I'll repeat the same thing that Mixed Martial Arts backers are trying to get through thick skulls everywhere..."It's safer than boxing."

Anyway, back to the babble... I thought the Falcons response was a little comical.

Falcons spokesman Reggie Roberts responded via e-mail, "Michael was drafted by the Falcons in 2001. The allegations regarding him are still under investigation, and until we have facts related to the investigation, we are unable to respond further."

I think this is funny because the first thing stated is when Vick was drafted. Why? Because the video that is supposed to be out there that has Vick betting on dogs is from 2000. They want to get it out there ASAP that he was not a Falcon at the time. That is a little funny...isn't it?

Bottom line is Vick is no better than these other guys that are being suspended and I hope he gets his. Goodell has shown that you don't get grandfathered in to his new policy because the guys getting the spanking now had messed up before (and some after...idiots) the policy was in place. I back U.S. Rep. Tom Lantos (D-Calif.) on his stance with Vick in his letter to Goodell.

"The level of cruelty involved in exploiting animals to the point that 60 malnourished and injured dogs were removed from Mr. Vick's property is mind boggling," Lantos said."I will view anything less than the strongest repudiation of Mr. Vick's involvement as tacit support for this atrocious activity."

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Sunday, May 27, 2007

NFL Jabber 5/27/07

The locals in Dallas are wondering if Matt Baker is the next Tony Romo.

The Saints have many options to replace Joe Horn...not hard to have a guy stand on the sideline in street clothes.

81-year old woman pleads guilty to trying to extort Bart Starr...(yep, he is still alive).

Zack Thmoas thinks this will be the year we find out if Saban's first draft class is worth anything.

Jarrett Payton, son of Walter Payton, will not go down without a fight. He is heading to Canada to play.

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Saturday, May 26, 2007

NFL Jabber 5/26/07

Kenton County Attorney Garry Edmondson is now declining comment on Chris Henry. I think calling him a "lowlife" earlier this week may have been enough said.

Edmondson said he has "nothing else to say about the case, and don't call anyone else in this office, because they're not talking either."

Asked which one of his former teammates should try Mixed Martial Arts as well, former NFL WR, Johnie Morton says Priest Holmes.

So Tank Johnson doesn't have to worry about getting his spanking this weekend since the Commish office is closed. A suspension is expected...stay tuned.

Everyone knows that Michael Bush MIGHT be a steal where he was drafted. We likely won't know until next season. For now Bush is happy to be where he is at.

"I was a little disappointed by the draft, but that's OK," Bush said after a recent team practice he watched from the sideline. "Oakland's my home. Now I just come out here and show the guys that they missed out on something good. Right now, I'm just glad to be in this situation."

Long time Saint, Fred McAfee has taken a job as the teams babysitter.

One year NFL Vet, Marques Colston, is playing mentor to rookie WR Rober Meachum.

Daunte Culpepper has given a glowing endorsement for the Dolphins telling Trent Green, ''it's not going to be a cakewalk'' for him or anyone else that goes to the Dolphins.

With all the names that the Niners brought in this year, Darrell Jackson is looked at as the key.

The Niners are saying they will take the heat on the new stadium proposal.

Adrian Peterson has done well impressing Brad Childress in workouts.

"He's done a great job, particularly in drills, with all the pass stuff," Childress said. "The run stuff comes very easy to him as well as you would think, but you get drilled with the nuances of the pass game."

Starting to think Mike Ditka doesn't care for Gene Upshaw.

"They're the people who are irresponsible," Ditka said of Upshaw and his fellow union leaders. "Nobody is less deserving of his position because he has no comprehension of what it means to give back to the game. He's a fraud."

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Friday, May 25, 2007

NFL Jabber 5/25/07

Pete Prisco wants to remind everyone that Mario Williams is going to be a stud.

Would someone please just trade for Trent Green already?!? His agent won't return the Fins calls.

Face value (like that will stay the same by noon today) for a 2011 Super Bowl ticket is $900.

Roman Harper is ready to comeback in New Orleans. Can you "comeback" when you barely started?

Big Ben wants the no huddle...and it appears they are going to give it to him.

"I like the way he wants to run the no-huddle," Roethlisberger said. "Last year, we talked and talked and talked about doing it and never did it. We did it in the preseason against coach [Mike] Tomlin and Minnesota -- we marched down the field and I was done for the rest of the game. It was great. And then we never saw it.

"I like that he wants to do that and I truly believe this year that we will do it."

The Dolphins have signed Lorenzo Booker.

Sean Payton has put a smackdown on the rumors that Will Smith is bitching about his contract.

Marvin Lewis is saying he is sorry for basically accusing the Cincy cops of chasing Bengals.

"Yesterday, I gave a radio interview and made some comments that did not illustrate the high regard I have for the Cincinnati Police Department. I apologize that what I said did not reflect my true feelings," Lewis said.

The Cards are happy with the turnout for camp. Edge James had some family bidness to tend to.

The Colts are looking to stick with a two back system...if they can figure out who the 2 back will be.

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Thursday, May 24, 2007

NFL Jabber 5/24/07

A small Seattle soda company has beaten out Coke to be served at Seahawk games.

The Saints discovered one draft pick in a bar having beers.

Drew Rosenhaus wants to remind everyone that Kris Jenkins may be available in a trade.

"I don't have any insight on it, but what I've heard is he's definitely still on the market and for the right price, they would trade him," Rosenhaus said before speaking at a Charlotte Touchdown Club luncheon. "So it'll be interesting to see what happens."

Chad Greenway is ready to go for the Vikings this season.
"It's great to be back out here just running around and playing again," Greenway said Wednesday. "These first two (days) have really actually been pretty good considering I've been out for eight months."

I could not find the article they are using as a source but KFFL reports that Cory Dillion has not yet filed his retirement papers.

NFL | Dillon has not filed papers yet

Karen Guregian, of the
Boston Globe, reports unrestricted free-agent RB Corey Dillon (Patriots) has not filed his retirement papers with the league yet. Dillon's agent said he is leaning toward retirement, but would like to wait until summer to make a decision.

Braylon Edwards has made it to workout with the Browns.

Mike Ditka is not impressed with the NFL's effort to help retirees.

"I say this honestly, I don't know if 'a committee to explore' is going to cut it," Ditka said.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

NFL Jabber 5/23/07

 Justin Gage knows he didn't make a very good first impression as a Titan.

"Very sluggish, very slow,'' is how Gage described his early days as a Titan. "It was more trying to get the plays down and thinking more than reacting and playing.''

This could be the breakout year for Jags TE, Marcedes Lewis.

The Redskins are apologizing for the mouth of Clinton Portis.

"The Washington Redskins, as an organization, obviously would never condone anything related to animal cruelty," the team's statement said. "The team takes the recent comments of Clinton Portis very seriously and apologizes to everyone that was offended."

An Arizona killer left this world with the last words..."Go Raiders."

Drew Brees feels the Saints are in better shpae this year at WR than last.

"We have a great group of receivers," said Brees, who was in no way hindered by his recovery from a dislocated, non-throwing (left) elbow injury he sustained in the Pro Bowl on Feb. 9 in Honolulu. "You're already seeing where it's going to piece together. We've got so many good guys. I'm excited about our options. We knew what we could accomplish based on last year, but I feel we could get so much better.

"We've been throwing together for the last four weeks. We've been doing our quarterback/receiver/tight end/running back throwing sessions twice a week for the last four weeks. So we've had some of that time together. Obviously, that hasn't been with any defense. You get it to where it's second nature and guys know the route depths and they know when the ball is coming out of my hand. So when you get out there, forget that there's a defense there, we're just going to play catch."

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

NFL Jabber 5/22/07

Steelers line coach Larry Zierlein accidentally sent porn to...

" multiple high-level team employees and their secretaries throughout the NFL, including commissioner Roger Goodell."

Dallas gets the big win.
"The 2011 Super Bowl will be played at the Dallas Cowboys' new stadium in Arlington, Texas, where more than 100,000 fans will be able to watch the NFL's showpiece game."

T.J. Duckett is practicing breaking off the big run.

A.J. Nicholson learned you can only break the law in Cincy and keep your job if your a starter.

Braylon Edwards missed the first minicamp.

"Braylon was not here today,'' said coach Romeo Crennel. "He contacted us early this morning and said he wasn't going to be here. He should be here (Wednesday). This is a voluntary camp. They don't have to be here.

"I would like them to be here and I told all of them today I would like them to be here, but it's voluntary and he doesn't have to be here.''

Yep, Trent green is still a Chief. He isn't liking it much either.

“I’m still holding out hope that the deal gets done,” Green said. “I’m still banking on what they said back in March, that they’d get the trade done.”

Green was with the Chiefs for the start of organized team activities (OTAs) on Tuesday, splitting reps with Damon Huard, Brodie Croyle and Casey Printers. But he reiterated that he has no plans to be with the team this fall.

“I don’t anticipate (being a Chief),” Green said. “But I still have a responsibility to get ready to play, wherever that is. It’s my job as a professional football player. It doesn’t do me any good to go to Arizona or Florida or California, wherever all those workout facilities are, and spend time doing what you can do right here.

“I have guys that I’ve had a relationship with for six years. Guys I’m used to throwing with and an offense that’s somewhat similar to what we’ve done the last six years and is similar to what they do in Miami. There are a lot of reasons to be here.”

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Monday, May 21, 2007

NFL Jabber 5/21/07

Drew Brees continues with his good deeds in New Orleans. Brees and some teammates took 31 New Orleans area kids on a fishing trip that began with a limo ride.

"Most kids have not really been able to have that experience," said Brees, who came up with the idea for "Brees on the Seas" back when he was with the San Diego Chargers. "Especially when you're talking about Children's Hospital. Some of them might be terminally ill with cancer, and it might be their only opportunity to do this.

"Sometimes the best treatment is just to get them out here and put a smile on their face. Sometimes that's the best therapy, to get them away from the treatments and the medicine and the doctors. Give them a place where they can just relax and forget about that for a while and just catch fish."

The Titans are expecting Ben Troupe to step it up this year.

Anthony Brown at Hog Heavan writes that Clinton Portis does not see a problem with dog fighting.

Kenton Keith is in the running to replace Dominic Rhodes as half of the Indy backfield with Joseph Addai. has Power Rankings of sites Power Rankings listed. Top dog? 1. Walter's Football Site

Jamar Williams continues to benefit from Lance Briggs not showing up to work.
“I think it went real well,” Williams said following Sunday’s practice. “I felt better than ever out here. I feel like I’m knowing what to expect and able to make more plays.”

Quincy Carter could not manage to make it through a AF2 season without being suspended.

Indy, North Texas, and Arizona have 15 minutes each to state their case Tuesday in their bid for the 2011 Super Bowl.

Marlin Jackson and Kelvin Hayden are the new CB due in Indy. The Colts lost both starters in free agency.

19 year-old rookie, Amobi Okoye, is impressing the Texans already.

Vernand Morency is stepping up in the race for starting RB in Green Bay.

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Sunday, May 20, 2007

NFL Jabber 5/20/07

The Ravens LB Bart Scott does not seem to be a fan of the new Commish.

"Is he his own government?" Scott asked. "He can succeed the court of law?"

Sean Payton is happy with the no-name guys the Saints got in the draft.

“Both of those players have been encouraging,( Usama Young, a third-round pick from Kent State, and David Jones, a fifth-round pick from Wingate)” Payton said of the cornerbacks. “When you watched Usama early in these practices, you could see that he’s someone who’s confident. He’s been pretty sudden with his breaks on the ball, he’s in good shape, and his stature (6-foot, 194 pounds) is something that’s impressive when you see him.

“In David’s case, he’s someone who’s been fluid. He’s got good foot speed.

“Both of these corners did some good things.”

That Patriots look to have their museum open by the fall of 2008.

Panther Jordan Gross will be reporting for the local media on American Idol this week. Now that has tough guy written all over it!

Lions backup QB, Dan Orlovsky, still has the illusion he can be the QB in Detroit.

The Kansas City Chiefs Blog appears to have a spam problem they are not aware of (I hope they are not printing this on purpous anyway).
"qzxtmbguzm cartoon networebony girlsbald pussyolsen twins nakedgang bangcock suckershomemade sex videosinuyasha hentiafree lesbian movieher first lesbian sexcartoon pornthe best squirthomemade sex toys"

Julius Jones questions his former coaches ability on BET.
Jones told BET, "No disrespect to coach Parcells, but you can't really tell a running back where to run, or he's going to be out there looking like a robot. That's what I was doing last year."

Reggie Wayne is shaking off the rust.

Packers WR, Robert Ferguson thinks his job may be in jepordy.

"This is definitely a pivotal point in my career," Ferguson said. "I'd be näive not to say that. Everything that's happened the last three or four years with those drafted wideouts, it points toward somebody getting replaced. Who that is, you know, I feel like it's me.

"I feel like my back is against the wall. And I feel great. I haven't played a full year in three years so I'm as fresh as ever. I feel like a free-agent rookie coming in here, just eager to learn, ready to get on the field."

The Bears are thinking they may move Danieal Manning from Safety to Corner.

Danieal is a versatile athlete,” said coach Lovie Smith. “He can do a lot of things, and right now as much as anything, in the offseason you want to take a look at players at different positions.

“He could easily be our most skilled defensive back, so we just want to look at him at a couple of different spots and go from there.”

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Saturday, May 19, 2007

NFL getting greedy with video and audio

The NFL is going to limit how much video and audio media sites may use. In their on going efforts to make people have to pay for everything about the game they are once again pissing me off. rumor has it you will owe royalties by 2009 if you think about the NFL...and at that time you may only think about the NFL for 25 seconds.
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NFL limits Web media


The National Football League this week announced a new policy intended to govern the ability of media Web sites to offer audio and video content.

The NFL action is a reflection of the changes in technology and news gathering, and is a direct consequence of the popularity of a sport in which fans are looking for new ways to follow their respective teams.

According to the new policy, credentialed Web sites can use up to 45 seconds per day of audio and/or video of interviews or press conferences involving NFL employees, including players and coaches, as well as practice footage. The policy states that the audio or video cannot be used live and may be archived for 24 hours.

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NFL Jabber 5/19/07

Lovie Smith placed Jamar Williams in the place of Lance Briggs on Friday. Mike Brown also returned.

McNabb wants everyone to know he is more than the Eagles QB...maybe in case he isn't the Eagles QB soon?

"A lot of people might just look at me as the quarterback of the team; they kind of just leave it at that," McNabb said after showing off his novice golf swing for the benefit of TV cameras. "They have to understand, I'm more than just a quarterback. I'm a father, a husband, a caring person that loves kids and is willing to do whatever I can do to help the next man out."

Keyshawn is in no hurry to make a move but calls his visit with the Titans a "good one."

"I am looking at my options just like they are looking at theirs. At the end of the day, it was a good visit with the coaches," Johnson said.

"Now I guess they'll meet as a staff and determine whether or not it's a fit, and I'll work with my people and start working out some things.

"I don't have any timetable (for signing), to be honest with you. I don't have any rush on my part. I'll see what happens, and we'll see how things progress. But it's still early in the game for me."

Meanwhile, Johnson said yesterday that he is interested in a job with the Raiders.

Broncos TE, Tony Scheffler broke his foot running a route in camp.

Daunte Culpepper practiced yesterday but Coach Cameron declines looking to far into it.

"Until a guy is 100 percent, it is not fair to evaluate him," Cameron said. "That's the approach. Keep it simple. When the guy is 100 percent, evaluate him and then go from there."

Curtis Martin has not announced retirement but is suing his insurance co. because he is "totally disabled."

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