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jhns
08-11-2011, 12:10 PM
It's strange how you are so fond of quoting coaches to support your argument in this debate, but when debating Tebow-Orton you dismiss the notion that John Fox (a long-tenured, successful, well-respected head coach) might know better than you which QB gives the team the best chance to win.

That is because you haven't been reading my posts. You are also saying that Fox knows as much about QBs as the proven offensive guys that I named. You have to ignore his entire history to make that claim...

SouthStndJunkie
08-11-2011, 12:13 PM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/08/11/steelers-add-jerricho-cotchery/

Steelers add Jerricho Cotchery

BroncoInferno
08-11-2011, 12:15 PM
That is because you haven't been reading my posts. You are also saying that Fox knows as much about QBs as the proven offensive guys that I named. You have to ignore his entire history to make that claim...

What about Elway, who was himself a QB (perhaps the greatest of all-time)? Do you dismiss him as an authority on the position as well?

By the way, I'm in the "play Tebow now" camp, so I've got no issue there. Just wondering why you will use a "plea to authority" in one debate, but dismiss it in another.

TheReverend
08-11-2011, 12:16 PM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/08/11/steelers-add-jerricho-cotchery/

Steelers add Jerricho Cotchery

Feels like one of those "meh" signings that will just work out for Pittsburgh...

alkemical
08-11-2011, 12:17 PM
What about Elway, who was himself a QB (perhaps the greatest of all-time)? Do you dismiss him as an authority on the position as well?

By the way, I'm in the "play Tebow now" camp, so I've got no issue there. Just wondering why you will use a "plea to authority" in one debate, but dismiss it in another.

Insert Kanye Meme here

alkemical
08-11-2011, 12:18 PM
Feels like one of those "meh" signings that will just work out for Pittsburgh...

Bastards.

jhns
08-11-2011, 12:22 PM
What about Elway, who was himself a QB (perhaps the greatest of all-time)? Do you dismiss him as an authority on the position as well?

By the way, I'm in the "play Tebow now" camp, so I've got no issue there. Just wondering why you will use a "plea to authority" in one debate, but dismiss it in another.

I don't dismiss it. Again, it is obvious that you don't know my position. That is fine, I wouldn't expect you to read everything I post. Just don't pretend you do. I have said multiple times that I have no problem with the way they are handling the QB situation. I argue that Tebow should start because that is my opinion. Elway has said good things about Tebow and even had Orton on the trade block. It isn't like he has said Tebow sucks. Even if he did, he isn't at all proven in knowing other QBs... You see, you can say something and it will not be used as proof. I only use coaches opinions that have proven that they do their job well. You seem to be missing that point.

Anyways, no one on this staff has come out saying Orton is great. You are comparing those quotes vs who should start in the battle of the retards.

bronco militia
08-11-2011, 12:46 PM
Feels like one of those "meh" signings that will just work out for Pittsburgh...

yeah, no doubt

god damn it

TheReverend
08-11-2011, 01:16 PM
yeah, no doubt

god damn it

Of course he'd blow in a Denver uni lol

DENVERDUI55
08-11-2011, 04:55 PM
What about Elway, who was himself a QB (perhaps the greatest of all-time)? Do you dismiss him as an authority on the position as well?
To be honest great athletes usually don't do as well
as just an average guy because game came easy to them and they struggle to relate to players that aren't as skilled. Hope John doesn't fall into this trap.

dbfan21
08-11-2011, 08:31 PM
Hope Marshall has gotten or is getting the help he needs...


Brandon Marshall’s role in the public eye intensified when he was stabbed by his wife in the offseason (he denied that it happened) and, later, when he admitted that he suffers from Borderline Personality Disorder.

And while there was very little question that Marshall had been stabbed by somebody (it was only allegedly caused by his wife), Marshall made the excuse that his cuts had been caused when he slipped on a vase.

But now the South Florida Times has the intricate details of what police found when they were called to the Marshall household in April.

Police found a “large pool of blood” in the foyer of the house before discovering other blood trails throughout the residence. Marshall had been slashed on his wrists and his abdomen, while his wife, Michi-Nogami Marshall, had a bruise on her left check. And, maybe most disturbing, police found a 13-inch bloody knife next to a bloody magazine clip from a gun.

It is a rather unsettling scene -- that surely wasn’t the result of a broken vase -- but hopefully, activities like this are in the past for Marshall and his wife.


http://eye-on-football.blogs.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/22475988/31260910

That One Guy
08-11-2011, 10:48 PM
Hope Marshall has gotten or is getting the help he needs...


Brandon Marshall’s role in the public eye intensified when he was stabbed by his wife in the offseason (he denied that it happened) and, later, when he admitted that he suffers from Borderline Personality Disorder.

And while there was very little question that Marshall had been stabbed by somebody (it was only allegedly caused by his wife), Marshall made the excuse that his cuts had been caused when he slipped on a vase.

But now the South Florida Times has the intricate details of what police found when they were called to the Marshall household in April.

Police found a “large pool of blood” in the foyer of the house before discovering other blood trails throughout the residence. Marshall had been slashed on his wrists and his abdomen, while his wife, Michi-Nogami Marshall, had a bruise on her left check. And, maybe most disturbing, police found a 13-inch bloody knife next to a bloody magazine clip from a gun.

It is a rather unsettling scene -- that surely wasn’t the result of a broken vase -- but hopefully, activities like this are in the past for Marshall and his wife.


http://eye-on-football.blogs.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/22475988/31260910

If he ends up getting himself killed, I'll laugh out loud and feel not an ounce of remorse for it.

bowtown
08-11-2011, 10:52 PM
If he ends up getting himself killed, I'll laugh out loud and feel not an ounce of remorse for it.

http://images.media.nscdn.com/index.php?src=http://www.esreality.com/files/placeimages/2010/76895-grandpa-simpson.gif&size=400x1000

SouthStndJunkie
08-12-2011, 11:56 AM
The Buffalo Bills have traded receiver Lee Evans to the Baltimore Ravens, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Friday.

The Bills will get a fourth-round pick in the 2012 draft from Baltimore.

TheReverend
08-12-2011, 11:57 AM
The Buffalo Bills have traded receiver Lee Evans to the Baltimore Ravens, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Friday.

The Bills will get a fourth-round pick in the 2012 draft from Baltimore.

Damn.

Remember when Lee Evans looked special?

bendog
08-12-2011, 12:00 PM
god dammit, this is a tebow v. orton thread. No hijacking! God frowns on that.

dbfan21
08-12-2011, 12:24 PM
If he ends up getting himself killed, I'll laugh out loud and feel not an ounce of remorse for it.


That's a little harsh, dontcha think? He's a sick person who's finally trying to get help. If your friend was struggling with a mental illness and he got killed because it caused him to be violent, irrational, etc, would you laugh? I hope not.

Just because he's a rich football player, doesn't make him any less of a person. Right?

bronco610
08-12-2011, 12:44 PM
That's a little harsh, dontcha think? He's a sick person who's finally trying to get help. If your friend was struggling with a mental illness and he got killed because it caused him to be violent, irrational, etc, would you laugh? I hope not.

Just because he's a rich football player, doesn't make him any less of a person. Right?

If I had a "friend" that was violent and hit women I may shoot him myself.

jhns
08-12-2011, 01:32 PM
If I had a "friend" that was violent and hit women I may shoot him myself.

Hit women?

You girls are extreme drama queens. Marshall hasn't been in trouble for hitting women. His wife stabbed him in that story...

You want to know who has been in trouble for hitting women? Rod Smith.

broncosteven
08-12-2011, 01:34 PM
Damn.

Remember when Lee Evans looked special?

Lelie > Evans

DBroncos4life
08-12-2011, 01:48 PM
Damn.

Remember when Lee Evans looked special?

The last time the Bills had a 3000 yard passer in 06.

Tombstone RJ
08-13-2011, 02:49 PM
Anyone else watch the Skins/Steeler's game? Shanny looks like he's got Grossman dialed in...

_Oro_
08-14-2011, 12:55 PM
Hope Marshall has gotten or is getting the help he needs...


Brandon Marshall’s role in the public eye intensified when he was stabbed by his wife in the offseason (he denied that it happened) and, later, when he admitted that he suffers from Borderline Personality Disorder.

And while there was very little question that Marshall had been stabbed by somebody (it was only allegedly caused by his wife), Marshall made the excuse that his cuts had been caused when he slipped on a vase.

But now the South Florida Times has the intricate details of what police found when they were called to the Marshall household in April.

Police found a “large pool of blood” in the foyer of the house before discovering other blood trails throughout the residence. Marshall had been slashed on his wrists and his abdomen, while his wife, Michi-Nogami Marshall, had a bruise on her left check. And, maybe most disturbing, police found a 13-inch bloody knife next to a bloody magazine clip from a gun.

It is a rather unsettling scene -- that surely wasn’t the result of a broken vase -- but hopefully, activities like this are in the past for Marshall and his wife.


http://eye-on-football.blogs.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/22475988/31260910

I still remember all the QQ over McD shipping out Marshall. It's a sad sight to see, but I'm glad this stuff with Marshall is not happening here in Denver. I knew Marshall was off but I never thought it would be this bad with him.

bendog
08-14-2011, 02:15 PM
people were upset with getting two twos for BM? He was/is a really good wr, but his longevity factor was/is suspect.

bronco610
08-14-2011, 05:10 PM
Hit women?

You girls are extreme drama queens. Marshall hasn't been in trouble for hitting women. His wife stabbed him in that story...

You want to know who has been in trouble for hitting women? Rod Smith.

Okay, attacking a cab with the woman in it. Real bright. Also in a physical fight on the street with who he is suppose to marry. Yeah, thats normal.

SouthStndJunkie
08-15-2011, 11:56 AM
The Buffalo Bills are releasing former first-round pick Aaron Maybin after trying unsuccessfully to trade the linebacker, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Drafted 11th overall in 2009 out of Penn State for his pass-rushing abilities, Maybin has yet to register a sack in 26 career games. Last season he was credited with only six tackles and has just 24 in his two-year career.

bendog
08-15-2011, 12:33 PM
They passed on Orakpo for him, and the league gasped. McD took Moreno next, and the league is still rofltao

ward63
08-15-2011, 01:59 PM
The Buffalo Bills are releasing former first-round pick Aaron Maybin after trying unsuccessfully to trade the linebacker, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Drafted 11th overall in 2009 out of Penn State for his pass-rushing abilities, Maybin has yet to register a sack in 26 career games. Last season he was credited with only six tackles and has just 24 in his two-year career.

Somebody tweeted Vic Lombardi saying that we should add him to our bust line

crush17
08-15-2011, 02:03 PM
That is a pile of suck right there...

TheReverend
08-15-2011, 02:09 PM
Somebody tweeted Vic Lombardi saying that we should add him to our bust line

lol that was the FIRST thing that came to my head. Can you imagine rotating in him and Harvey?

Hilarious!

TonyR
08-15-2011, 02:20 PM
lol that was the FIRST thing that came to my head. Can you imagine rotating in him and Harvey?


The Bears are competing with us for front seven busts signing Gholston and Okoye.

TheReverend
08-15-2011, 02:25 PM
The Bears are competing with us for front seven busts signing Gholston and Okoye.

Haha very true!

Gholston is very Harvey, but Okoye is a lesser Bunkley. Ha!

Playing next to Peppers and under Rod Marinelli, watch these guys blow it the eff up though lol.

DBroncos4life
08-15-2011, 02:38 PM
lol that was the FIRST thing that came to my head. Can you imagine rotating in him and Harvey?

Hilarious!

I wish we would have signed Antwan Odom instead of Harvey.

broncosteven
08-15-2011, 02:48 PM
Haha very true!

Gholston is very Harvey, but Okoye is a lesser Bunkley. Ha!

Playing next to Peppers and under Rod Marinelli, watch these guys blow it the eff up though lol.

Gholston looked Ok, no worse than Ayers.

I think they are thin at DT though, with Lovies system he needs guys to keep the LB's free on run downs and pressure on passing downs.

That said Pepper's will make a lot of guys look good, just like you said.

OBF1
08-15-2011, 03:23 PM
PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- In two short years, linebacker Aaron Maybin went from promising first-round draft pick to bust in Buffalo after the Bills waived him on Monday.

Having run out of second -- and third -- chances, Maybin's departure was announced in a one-sentence email issued by the Bills as they prepared to open their final week of training camp in suburban Rochester, and two days following a preseason-opening 10-3 loss at Chicago.



Maybin

Coach Chan Gailey was not available for comment and expected to discuss the decision to part with Maybin following the team's evening practice.

The move did not come as a surprise to anyone, especially after Gailey had already described Maybin's status as "tenuous" in January.

Selected 11th overall in the 2009 draft out of Penn State, Maybin never played up to his potential as a dominating pass-rusher. In two seasons with Buffalo, he failed to register a sack or even break into the team's starting lineup in 27 career games.

He appeared in only 11 games last season, with the low point coming during a midseason stretch when he was listed as an inactive for five straight games.

Maybin had become such a notable disappointment that Bills fans had begun to refer to him as "Maybe."

Maybin struggled keeping his weight up, which made it difficult for him to outmuscle opposing offensive linemen. He entered the NFL listed at 250 pounds, but had reported to camp last month listed at 228 pounds.

Another consistent knock against Maybin was his ineffectiveness against the run, something that also led to coaches limiting his playing time

Despite his on-field struggles, Maybin was mostly upbeat and jovial. He would often sing and joke with his teammates as he walked off the field following practice. And he often celebrated with a fist-pump whenever he made a sack in practice.

That enthusiasm never translated into making an impact in games, where he saw most of his time playing on special teams.

Maybin spent much of the first three weeks of training camp working with second stringers. He failed to register a tackle against the Bears on Saturday.

The Bills were second guessed immediately after selecting Maybin, who entered the draft after three years at college, and with less than one full year as a starter with the Nittany Lions. A redshirt freshman, Maybin did lead the Big Ten with 12 sacks in only 10 starts during in his junior and final season.

Maybin becomes the latest in a string of disappointing first-round picks drafted by the Bills this past decade. It's a group that includes offensive tackle Mike Williams, who was cut after only three seasons after being selected fourth overall in 2002. Other first-round picks who have failed to make an impact in Buffalo included quarterback J.P. Losman and defensive tackle John McCargo.

The Bills' inconsistent drafting is among the key reasons they've gone 11 straight years without making the playoffs. That's tied with Detroit with the NFL's longest active drought.

Buffalo has now lost three first-round draft picks since the start of training camp. Besides cutting Maybin, the Bills lost safety Donte Whitner (selected eighth overall in 2006) to free agency, and traded receiver Lee Evans (13th in 2004) in exchange for a fourth-round draft pick to Baltimore on Friday.

The Bills have four players they selected in the first round left on their roster, including rookie defensive lineman Marcell Dareus, this year's pick out of Alabama.

OBF1
08-15-2011, 03:25 PM
In two short years, linebacker Aaron Maybin went from promising first-round draft pick(roids/HGH) to bust in Buffalo after the Bills waived him on Monday..off the juice

Atleast merriman used juice in the NFL until he got caught.

TheReverend
08-15-2011, 03:28 PM
Gholston looked Ok, no worse than Ayers.

I think they are thin at DT though, with Lovies system he needs guys to keep the LB's free on run downs and pressure on passing downs.

That said Pepper's will make a lot of guys look good, just like you said.

Totally disagree. Lovie is REALLY, REALLY high on Henry Melton. Anthony Adams is a very solid NT. Mix in Paea, Okoye and that other Samoan guy for depth and I don't think it's a weakness at all.

...especially next to Peppers and Idonije

Bob's your Information Minister
08-15-2011, 09:55 PM
THIS is cool. The Ravens are going to let the Chiefs return kickoffs.

http://chiefsblog.kansascity.com/?q=node/1778

against the Chiefs this Friday night, Harbaugh said his kicker will "punch it down there because we are going to have to train our guys to cover kicks. We’re not going to go through the whole season kicking touchbacks. That would be foolish.

"Right now, they can know that they are going to get a chance to cover kicks in this game or return kicks in this game because we need to cover them. If we don’t decide to cover them, we are not going to have any kicks to cover. I wasn’t very impressed with it in the first week.”

The Joker
08-16-2011, 01:01 AM
Made this for a Bills fan friend of mine...

http://i.imgur.com/krkVu.png

TheReverend
08-16-2011, 11:03 AM
Made this for a Bills fan friend of mine...

http://i.imgur.com/krkVu.png

Haha, repped.

I picture Shanahan like this after drafting Kerrigan and making a double fan defense.

http://chan.catiewayne.com/m/src/131302732842.jpg

SouthStndJunkie
08-18-2011, 08:53 AM
The NFL declared former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor eligible for the supplemental draft Thursday but ruled that he will not be able to play in the first five games of the 2011 season after he signs a contract.

DENVERDUI55
08-18-2011, 09:09 AM
The NFL declared former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor eligible for the supplemental draft Thursday but ruled that he will not be able to play in the first five games of the 2011 season after he signs a contract.

Oakland Raider

Bob's your Information Minister
08-18-2011, 10:16 AM
Looks like you guys will have some competition for the AFC West cellar.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/08/18/raiders-run-of-injuries-is-becoming-a-problem/

Raiders run of injuries is becoming a problem

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on August 18, 2011, 11:45 AM EDT
Louis Murphy AP

Injuries are quietly starting to mount at Raiders camp.

Wide receiver Louis Murphy will miss at least the season opener after undergoing surgery this week on either an injured hamstring or his groin. Days before the surgery coach Hue Jackson swore that Murphy wasn’t even hurt.

Starting cornerback Chris Johnson also underwent an undisclosed surgery this week. Jackson said on Monday that Johnson was only missing practice this week because he was a veteran getting time off.

“Dang, I wish I would have known,” safety Michael Huff told Jerry McDonald of the Oakland Tribune. “Nobody tells me anything.”

The Raiders think Johnson could be back for the opener. If not, rookie third round pick DeMarcus Van Dyke could be starting.

The injury issues don’t end there. Safety Mike Mitchell hasn’t practiced in two weeks. Center Samson Satele was taken to the hospital Wednesday. Wideout Chaz Schilens is hurt once again. Wideout Jacoby Ford hasn’t returned yet from a broken hand.

There is an expectation in Oakland the team will build off last year’s impressive 8-8 record, but this team has a lot of questions. They removed a successful head coach and the offensive line is in huge transition. They also lost their best player (Nnamdi Asomugha) without remotely replacing him.

We know Yahoo’s Mike Silver thinks the Raiders are going to the AFC Championship, but a slide back to 5-11 irrelevance seems more likely.

TheReverend
08-18-2011, 10:18 AM
The NFL declared former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor eligible for the supplemental draft Thursday but ruled that he will not be able to play in the first five games of the 2011 season after he signs a contract.

Throw a 5th at him and make him Tebow's back-up

:)

oubronco
08-18-2011, 10:19 AM
Throw a 5th at him and make him Tebow's back-up

:)

He'll be a Miami Dolphin

TheReverend
08-18-2011, 10:31 AM
He'll be a Miami Dolphin

The Pat White scar might still be too fresh in their minds.

DENVERDUI55
08-18-2011, 11:04 AM
Looks like you guys will have some competition for the AFC West cellar.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/08/18/raiders-run-of-injuries-is-becoming-a-problem/

until KC can beat good teams you are right. They don't have the cellar schedule this year.

Pony Boy
08-18-2011, 11:16 AM
He'll be a Miami Dolphin

I'm thinking Bengals or Redskins

TheReverend
08-18-2011, 11:40 AM
I'm thinking Bengals or Redskins

Washington is a pretty solid possibility. Good thought. Repped.

SouthStndJunkie
08-18-2011, 01:06 PM
If I were a GM, I would think about drafting Terrelle Pryor in the 5th round and would use him as a gimmick/special package QB (think Brad Smith) and start working him in at WR.

Dude is 6'6 233 pounds and runs in the 4.3 range....his athletic ability is worth the risk of a 5th round pick.

I've seen Ohio State line him up as a WR and seen him go over a defensive back to score a TD.

Roll the dice with a 5th round pick....low risk/high reward potential.

SouthStndJunkie
08-18-2011, 01:06 PM
As for a guess to who drafts Terrelle Pryor, I'll say the Cleveland Browns in the 5th round.

Pony Boy
08-18-2011, 01:14 PM
If I were a GM, I would think about drafting Terrelle Pryor in the 5th round and would use him as a gimmick/special package QB (think Brad Smith) and start working him in at WR.

Dude is 6'6 233 pounds and runs in the 4.3 range....his athletic ability is worth the risk of a 5th round pick.

I've seen Ohio State line him up as a WR and seen him go over a defensive back to score a TD.

Roll the dice with a 5th round pick....low risk/high reward potential.

They were talking about Tebow this morning on the NFL channel and the point was brought up that none of the top tier teams run a gimmick/special package.

Drunk Monkey
08-18-2011, 01:19 PM
Just reading up on the supplemental draft and found out we drafted Bobby Humphrey in 1989. We gave up a 1st to get him. That worked out well.

bronco militia
08-18-2011, 01:33 PM
Just reading up on the supplemental draft and found out we drafted Bobby Humphrey in 1989. We gave up a 1st to get him. That worked out well.

it worked well at the time, then 2 years later he held out and became a diva

Drunk Monkey
08-18-2011, 01:37 PM
it worked well at the time, then 2 years later he held out and became a diva

2 1000 yard seasons and 14 TD for a 1st equals bust to me. Not Jarvis Moss bad but still not good. To bad, that is around when I first started following the Broncos and really liked Humphrey. Oh well, that is back when RB were the diva players not WR's.

SouthStndJunkie
08-18-2011, 01:39 PM
Bobby Humphrey's career got derailed because of crack.

SouthStndJunkie
08-18-2011, 01:46 PM
Rushing for 1,100-1,200 yards back then was a bigger deal than it is today.

I remember collecting the 1,000 Yard Club cards for running backs and receivers when I was kid and thinking that was a big deal.

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bronco militia
08-18-2011, 01:46 PM
2 1000 yard seasons and 14 TD for a 1st equals bust to me. Not Jarvis Moss bad but still not good. To bad, that is around when I first started following the Broncos and really liked Humphrey. Oh well, that is back when RB were the diva players not WR's.


he helped the broncos get to another Superbowl. when I think of busts, I think Ted Gregory.(1988)

mehh whatever.

Powderaddict
08-18-2011, 02:06 PM
Bobby Humphrey was a very good, productive RB with the Broncos. He could have been great, it's a shame that drugs pretty much ruined his career.

WolfpackGuy
08-18-2011, 02:12 PM
Humphrey was decent in 1989 and 1990, then Gaston Green filled in admirably the year Bobby held out.

Hell, they got Sammie Smith in return for him.

LOL

As for Ted Gregory, read this to truly appreciate how bad a pick that was:

http://articles.nydailynews.com/1998-04-12/sports/18063018_1_nfl-sal-ciampi-sleep

BMarsh615
08-18-2011, 02:16 PM
Per @PatrickMoranBSD (http://twitter.com/PatrickMoranBSD), #Bills (https://twitter.com/#%21/search?q=%23Bills) OLB Shawne Merriman was caught coming across the Canadian border with steroids prior to training camp.

https://twitter.com/#!/ProFootballWkly/status/104285233813274624

Drunk Monkey
08-18-2011, 02:20 PM
Per @PatrickMoranBSD (http://twitter.com/PatrickMoranBSD), #Bills (https://twitter.com/#%21/search?q=%23Bills) OLB Shawne Merriman was caught coming across the Canadian border with steroids prior to training camp.

https://twitter.com/#!/ProFootballWkly/status/104285233813274624

If this is legit he is ****ed. Just breaks my heart.

SouthStndJunkie
08-18-2011, 02:30 PM
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Kaylore
08-18-2011, 02:32 PM
Per @PatrickMoranBSD (http://twitter.com/PatrickMoranBSD), #Bills (https://twitter.com/#%21/search?q=%23Bills) OLB Shawne Merriman was caught coming across the Canadian border with steroids prior to training camp.

https://twitter.com/#!/ProFootballWkly/status/104285233813274624

http://www.buffalosportsdaily.com/breaking-merriman-recently-busted-with-steroids/

According to a reliable source close to the situation, Buffalo Bills linebacker Shawne Merriman was busted for carrying steroids near the United States border late Thursday night, July 28 on the eve of Bills’ training camp.

According to the source, while trying to cross Canada back into the United States, Merriman was detained by United States Customs shortly after 2:00am. There, the source tells me steroids were found in his possession. He was not arrested and booked because from what I’m told, simply being in the possession of the substance is not technically illegal.

I’m certainly no legal analyst or NFL league rules expert, and I don’t know what, if any ramifications simply being caught in possession of a steroid substance will carry. I can’t and won’t speculate if Merriman has actually taken steroids anytime recently, but my source says he was caught with them in his possession.

I have to reiterate that doesn’t mean Merriman has taken steroids recently or done anything illegal.

Stay tuned for more details as they become available. Knowing the consequence of being wrong, I wouldn’t post if not fully confident in the accuracy of this report.

For the record, I’ve sat on this story for close to three weeks—and numerous mainstream media members I’ve confided in can attest to that.

ward63
08-18-2011, 02:41 PM
I hated Merriman as a Charger. As I do with basically all of them, but I was pulling for him in Buffalo. I hope that this isn't true. As for Pryor...I would take him in the 7th and do the WR thing.

Powderaddict
08-18-2011, 02:51 PM
Humphrey was decent in 1989 and 1990, then Gaston Green filled in admirably the year Bobby held out.

Hell, they got Sammie Smith in return for him.

LOL

As for Ted Gregory, read this to truly appreciate how bad a pick that was:

http://articles.nydailynews.com/1998-04-12/sports/18063018_1_nfl-sal-ciampi-sleep

Gaston Green. I couldn't stand that guy.

His runs usually looked like this:

1yd, 2 yd, -1 yd, 3 yd, 1 yd, 22 yd, 1 yd, -3 yd, 16 yd,... Oh look, a 4.5 avg!

He fall down breaking wind, let alone an arm tackle...

Play2win
08-18-2011, 04:46 PM
One time I saw the wind from an Olineman's arm hitting the ground be accredited with a tackle on Gaston Green...

BMarsh615
08-19-2011, 07:38 AM
Patrick Peterson remains a backup for now



When the Cardinals traded cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/4715/dominique-rodgers-cromartie) to Philly, the assumption was that No. 5 overall pick Patrick Peterson (http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/6481/patrick-peterson) would replace him in the starting lineup.
That should happen eventually, but it hasn’t happened yet. Peterson continues to run with the backups (http://www.azcentral.com/sports/cardinals/articles/2011/08/18/20110818arizona-cardinals-patrick-petersons-response-failure.html) behind second-year cornerback A.J. Jefferson (http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/6070/aj-jefferson) and Greg Toler (http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/5357/greg-toler).
The Cardinals are using Peterson as a kick returner, which could be a sign he won’t play every snap on defense early in the year. Coach Ken Whisenhunt usually favors veterans early in camp and it’s too early to say much of anything. But we just haven’t heard a lot about Peterson making an impact just yet.
“I expected Peterson to stand out more (http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcwest/post/_/id/43195/around-the-nfc-west-best-waiver-claim) as a cornerback early in camp,” ESPN.com’s Mike Sando writes.
That about sums it up. With safety Adrian Wilson (http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/2074/adrian-wilson) out indefinitely, the Cardinals need the young guys in their secondary to step up, with Peterson foremost among them.


http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/08/19/patrick-peterson-remains-a-backup-for-now/

Cito Pelon
08-19-2011, 10:18 AM
They were talking about Tebow this morning on the NFL channel and the point was brought up that none of the top tier teams run a gimmick/special package.

Philly may be adding to that. Jeez, Vick looked pretty shaky against Pitt last night.

That One Guy
08-19-2011, 10:26 AM
If I were a GM, I would think about drafting Terrelle Pryor in the 5th round and would use him as a gimmick/special package QB (think Brad Smith) and start working him in at WR.

Dude is 6'6 233 pounds and runs in the 4.3 range....his athletic ability is worth the risk of a 5th round pick.

I've seen Ohio State line him up as a WR and seen him go over a defensive back to score a TD.

Roll the dice with a 5th round pick....low risk/high reward potential.

A combination of the pending suspension and the very late draft could cause him some issues but from what I've heard (as I didn't watch any college football for the last few years), they seem to think he's a quality QB. Is that not the case? Or are you saying just WR for now? I know the other day there was something on ESPN saying he was better than Cam Newton.

DBroncos4life
08-19-2011, 10:39 AM
I think the Bills draft Pryor with the 4th round p ick they got from Evans. 

That One Guy
08-19-2011, 10:40 AM
I think the Bills draft Pryor with the 4th round p ick they got from Evans. 

WTF? You find a way to write in pencil on the Mane?

Weird.

That One Guy
08-19-2011, 10:42 AM
Humphrey was decent in 1989 and 1990, then Gaston Green filled in admirably the year Bobby held out.

Hell, they got Sammie Smith in return for him.

LOL

As for Ted Gregory, read this to truly appreciate how bad a pick that was:

http://articles.nydailynews.com/1998-04-12/sports/18063018_1_nfl-sal-ciampi-sleep

Good read but holy crap that was the most annoying writing ever. My only guess is it was transposed from something else and not corrected.

Shananahan
08-19-2011, 12:18 PM
http://www.buffalosportsdaily.com/breaking-merriman-recently-busted-with-steroids/
They must have edited this since your post, as I was gonna comment on the use of the word 'busted' followed with the emphasis of no wrongdoing having taken place.

I was gonna post the 'Get a brain, morans' pic and everything.

Old Dude
08-19-2011, 01:06 PM
The Burger King Mascot was waived this week. If the Panthers don't grab him first, we could have a real threat in the backfield.

DBroncos4life
08-19-2011, 02:54 PM
WTF? You find a way to write in pencil on the Mane?

Weird.

I clicked some random button on the laptop and this is what happened.

SouthStndJunkie
08-20-2011, 11:54 AM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/08/20/pryor-runs-a-fast-40/

Pryor runs a fast 40

Our source at the Terrelle Pryor Pro Day says that Pryor ran the 40-yard dash in 4.41 seconds.

That’s not too shabby for a guy who is six-foot-five and weighs 230-plus pounds.

Albert Breer of NFL Network reports that one scout timed Pryor at 4.38 seconds.

He’s running on FieldTurf. Some players run their Pro Day 40-yard-dashes on a track, which obviously leads to faster results.

TheReverend
08-20-2011, 11:57 AM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/08/20/pryor-runs-a-fast-40/

Pryor runs a fast 40

Our source at the Terrelle Pryor Pro Day says that Pryor ran the 40-yard dash in 4.41 seconds.

That’s not too shabby for a guy who is six-foot-five and weighs 230-plus pounds.

Albert Breer of NFL Network reports that one scout timed Pryor at 4.38 seconds.

He’s running on FieldTurf. Some players run their Pro Day 40-yard-dashes on a track, which obviously leads to faster results.

Bump my fifth to a 4th

SouthStndJunkie
08-20-2011, 04:17 PM
http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/6880558/17-nfl-teams-evaluate-terrelle-pryor-says-appeal-suspensions

GREENSBURG, Pa. -- Terrelle Pryor worked out for 17 NFL teams Saturday and said afterward he wouldn't appeal his five-week suspension at the start of the NFL season.

With the former Ohio State quarterback trying to prove he should be taken in Monday's supplemental draft, spectators included Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin and director of football operations Kevin Colbert and Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay.

Pryor, appearing in top shape, worked out at a high school stadium near his hometown of Jeannette, Pa. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.36 seconds and threw an array of passes.

TheReverend
08-20-2011, 04:21 PM
4.36?

****.

He might go 3rd... and that's factoring in character concerns and ? on how to play him.

Figuring this one out is enigmatic for sure.

Who's the got the balls to coach him up and looking for a QB heir in a few years?

DBroncos4life
08-20-2011, 04:23 PM
4.36?

****.

He might go 3rd... and that's factoring in character concerns and ? on how to play him.

Figuring this one out is enigmatic for sure.

Who's the got the balls to coach him up and looking for a QB heir in a few years?

He just watched a few Tebow games and poof he got faster.

TheReverend
08-20-2011, 04:24 PM
He just watched a few Tebow games and poof he got faster.

:rofl:

SouthStndJunkie
08-20-2011, 07:35 PM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/08/20/larry-fitzgerald-gets-50-million-guarantee-from-cardinals/

Larry Fitzgerald gets $50 million guarantee from Cardinals

dbfan21
08-20-2011, 08:07 PM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/08/20/larry-fitzgerald-gets-50-million-guarantee-from-cardinals/

Larry Fitzgerald gets $50 million guarantee from Cardinals

wow. well, if they lost him, the team would be set back big time. good move by AZ.

SouthStndJunkie
08-22-2011, 08:18 PM
The Cleveland Browns have reached an agreement with Pro Bowl offensive tackle Joe Thomas on a seven-year, $84 million extension with roughly $44 million guaranteed, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

TheReverend
08-22-2011, 08:26 PM
The Cleveland Browns have reached an agreement with Pro Bowl offensive tackle Joe Thomas on a seven-year, $84 million extension with roughly $44 million guaranteed, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Jesus Christ.

Maybe it's a good thing Clady has been a lot worse since 08.

SouthStndJunkie
08-22-2011, 08:27 PM
My boy Dane Sanzenbacher getting some love from Jon Gruden.

TheReverend
08-22-2011, 08:28 PM
My boy Dane Sanzenbacher getting some love from Jon Gruden.

He's looked pretty sharp tonight too.

I was initially frustrated that he tried making a move instead of getting out of bounds in the 2 min drill, but with >10s left and all 3 TOs, it was a heady play for a rookie.

TheReverend
08-22-2011, 08:28 PM
Now if only Roy could catch a football and Hester could stay on his feet lol

SouthStndJunkie
08-22-2011, 09:06 PM
Rookie LB Mark Herzlich with a nice INT.

SouthStndJunkie
08-22-2011, 09:09 PM
Rookie RB Da'Rel Scott with a 97 Yard TD run for the Giants.

SouthStndJunkie
08-22-2011, 10:42 PM
The 49ers have traded safety Taylor Mays to the Bengals for an undisclosed draft pick, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported.

SouthStndJunkie
08-22-2011, 10:52 PM
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New York Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas will likely miss the entire season after tearing the ACL in his right knee in Monday night's 41-13 win over the Chicago Bears.

crush17
08-23-2011, 09:41 AM
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New York Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas will likely miss the entire season after tearing the ACL in his right knee in Monday night's 41-13 win over the Chicago Bears.

That one looked nasty. Feel so bad for the kid...

Bob's your Information Minister
08-23-2011, 09:45 AM
Dolphins picked up LJ....returns to Arrowhead Week 9?

ColoradoBuff
08-23-2011, 10:13 AM
Dolphins picked up LJ....returns to Arrowhead Week 9?

Pencil LJ in for 150 and 2 td's!

bronco militia
08-23-2011, 10:21 AM
Dolphins picked up LJ....returns to Arrowhead Week 9?

I would predict that LJ doesn't make the Dolphins final roster.

bowtown
08-23-2011, 10:48 AM
I would predict that LJ doesn't make the Dolphins final roster.

He'll make a great mentor for Marshall.

SouthStndJunkie
08-23-2011, 12:17 PM
Dolphins picked up LJ....returns to Arrowhead Week 9?

The Dolphins should have re-signed Ricky Williams.

Bob's your Information Minister
08-23-2011, 12:34 PM
Brodie Croyle to the Cardinals. :strong:

TheReverend
08-23-2011, 03:25 PM
Btw, last night:

AdamSchefter (http://twitter.com/#%21/AdamSchefter) Adam Schefter



49ers traded S Taylor Mays to Bengals for an undisclosed draft pick.

bowtown
08-23-2011, 03:33 PM
Btw, last night:

AdamSchefter (http://twitter.com/#%21/AdamSchefter) Adam Schefter



49ers traded S Taylor Mays to Bengals for an undisclosed draft pick.

http://orangemane.com/BB/showpost.php?p=3264104&postcount=2842

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_n6rW0rrKK84/TLupW1rrvSI/AAAAAAAAAEc/zBOAmRcD1pA/s1600/bert.JPG

TheReverend
08-23-2011, 03:33 PM
http://orangemane.com/BB/showpost.php?p=3264104&postcount=2842

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_n6rW0rrKK84/TLupW1rrvSI/AAAAAAAAAEc/zBOAmRcD1pA/s1600/bert.JPG

Well eff me sideways.

SouthStndJunkie
08-23-2011, 04:52 PM
Former Minnesota Vikings left tackle Bryant McKinnie has reached agreement with the Baltimore Ravens on a two-year deal, the team announced Tuesday.

The deal can be worth up to $7.5 million and includes a $1 million signing bonus, a source familiar with the deal told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

SouthStndJunkie
08-23-2011, 05:10 PM
Giants rookie DT Marvin Austin is expected to miss the 2011 season after suffering a torn left pectoral muscle.

TheReverend
08-23-2011, 05:15 PM
Giants rookie DT Marvin Austin is expected to miss the 2011 season after suffering a torn left pectoral muscle.

Whoa............ I didn't even see him go down O_o

Shananahan
08-23-2011, 05:16 PM
Giants rookie DT Marvin Austin is expected to miss the 2011 season after suffering a torn left pectoral muscle.
Yikes. That'll be two whole years without playing any football and an injury to overcome. Outlook not so good.

bendog
08-24-2011, 07:49 AM
Even Bill Billicheat disses Tebow.

Given my druthers, I'd eliminate it completely -- I don't think you'd see a lot of kicks missed from the 15 or 20, either. It saves time, it speeds the game along, and the guy in the end-zone seats with the John 3:16 sign doesn't get time to prepare for his close-uphttp://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/Bill-Belichick-wants-the-extra-point-to-die?urn=nfl-wp5693

s0phr0syne
08-24-2011, 08:14 AM
Even Bill Billicheat disses Tebow.

Given my druthers, I'd eliminate it completely -- I don't think you'd see a lot of kicks missed from the 15 or 20, either. It saves time, it speeds the game along, and the guy in the end-zone seats with the John 3:16 sign doesn't get time to prepare for his close-uphttp://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/Bill-Belichick-wants-the-extra-point-to-die?urn=nfl-wp5693


The part you pasted is by the blogger MJD, not Belichick.:twokisses

But good find nonetheless--I always enjoy some Belichick commentary.

s0phr0syne
08-24-2011, 08:20 AM
Rotoworld blurb: Steve Slaton (hamstring) remains sidelined at Texans camp.

Slaton has been watching for more than a week now as Ben Tate surges ahead of him on the depth chart. As the fourth running back behind Arian Foster, Tate and Derrick Ward, Slaton is firmly on the roster bubble. He could be a nice pickup for a team like the Cardinals that is in search of a third-down back.



If he's cut, I'd love to see Denver put a claim in for him. I think it's an upgrade over Lance Ball and would give the Broncos speed element that has been lacking from the backfield for the past 3 seasons.

bowtown
08-24-2011, 08:49 AM
Rotoworld blurb:


If he's cut, I'd love to see Denver put a claim in for him. I think it's an upgrade over Lance Ball and would give the Broncos speed element that has been lacking from the backfield for the past 3 seasons.

The Broncos already have plety of RBs that can ride a stationary bike.

SouthStndJunkie
08-24-2011, 08:43 PM
The Bills have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with LB Kirk Morrison, according to a league source.

Morrison has started all but one game in his six seasons. Drafted in the third round in 2005 by Oakland, he spent five seasons with the Raiders and last year with the Jaguars.

dbfan21
08-25-2011, 04:39 AM
The Bills have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with LB Kirk Morrison, according to a league source.

Morrison has started all but one game in his six seasons. Drafted in the third round in 2005 by Oakland, he spent five seasons with the Raiders and last year with the Jaguars.

I always thought Morrison played well for the Raiders. I wonder why he didn't stick with Jax...

SouthStndJunkie
08-25-2011, 08:57 AM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/08/25/chiefs-lose-free-agent-pickup-siler-for-the-season/

Chiefs lose free agent pickup Siler for the season

SouthStndJunkie
08-25-2011, 08:58 AM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/08/25/anthony-becht-joins-the-chiefs/

Anthony Becht joins the Chiefs

alkemical
08-25-2011, 08:59 AM
You should just do your own twitter feed. Throw some pr0n reviews in for #twitterafterdark - I think you'd do ok.

"This week, for my lock as hard as a cock pick - the denver tebows...."

SouthStndJunkie
08-25-2011, 10:01 AM
http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/6894818/carolina-panthers-jerry-richardson-cam-newton-no-tats-piercings

Cam Newton told to be tattoo and piercing free

SouthStndJunkie
08-25-2011, 12:34 PM
I know Chris Johnson has 2 years left on his deal, but I can see why he wants to get paid.

Another 2 years of 300+ carries and he will have 1500-1700 carries and another 200-250 touches via receptions.

That is close to 2000 touches.

Most running backs have a short shelf life....he wants to get paid before he gets put through the grinder....and the Titans won't have any problem putting him through the grinder with the current 2 year deal.

On the flip side, I can see where the Titans are coming from.

Almost every time a back gets PAID it rarely works out....RB is a tough position to pay franchise money to because of their short shelf life.

I hope they can find a happy medium, as I enjoy watching him tote the rock.

DrFate
08-25-2011, 12:40 PM
Almost every time a back gets PAID it rarely works out....RB is a tough position to pay franchise money to because of their short shelf life.

They should offer him 2 years around $20 mil. He's a running back. Fair or not, they tend to hit a wall. Long term is crazy

DENVERDUI55
08-25-2011, 01:14 PM
They should offer him 2 years around $20 mil. He's a running back. Fair or not, they tend to hit a wall. Long term is crazy

They have offered 10 nil a year he wants Fitzgerald money around 12 nil a year. I'd tell him to pound sand he has no leverage. He hasn't signed big deal yet so doesn't have cash to offset fines. He is being greedy as hell and Tennessee already will make him highest paid.

TheReverend
08-25-2011, 06:20 PM
Jarvis Jenkins just went down in the Skins/Ravens game and not lookin good :/

SouthStndJunkie
08-25-2011, 06:40 PM
Nice TD run by Tim Hightower for the Redskins.

DivineLegion
08-25-2011, 06:47 PM
LOL Cam Cameron gets the offensive reigns for the Ravens and has their starting unit looking like ****.

WolfpackGuy
08-25-2011, 07:02 PM
Brian Baldinger during the Beagles - Browns after a nice gainer by Hillis: "The Broncos lost a lot of talent in a short period of time."

Ya think?

SouthStndJunkie
08-25-2011, 07:12 PM
Ryan Kerrigan, the rookie OLB from Purdue, looks very good for the Redskins.

s0phr0syne
08-25-2011, 07:15 PM
I don't know how I neglected to realize this last year, but there's some irony in the fact that Shanny now has to coach DeAngie Hall in DC after burning him out of Oakland

DivineLegion
08-25-2011, 07:21 PM
I don't know how I neglected to realize this last year, but there's some irony in the fact that Shanny now has to coach DeAngie Hall in DC after burning him out of Oakland

The sideline shot of DeAngelo and Bob Slowick high fiving after the interception made me throw up a little in my mouth.

TheReverend
08-25-2011, 08:06 PM
Nice TD run by Tim Hightower for the Redskins.

Sucks seeing that one cut and off to the races score when all we've had lately is dance behind the LOS and go down at first contact :(

TheReverend
08-25-2011, 08:09 PM
Grossman locked this up tonight, imo

Bob's your Information Minister
08-25-2011, 08:47 PM
Where is John Beck's god now.

MORMONS LOL

Paul Finebaum PWNS!
08-25-2011, 09:07 PM
Where is John Beck's god now.

MORMONS LOL

I would take Grossman over Cassel. Shanahan's QB has taken a team to the Super Bowl. Your ass grabbing homo QB hasn't.

montrose
08-25-2011, 09:54 PM
I know Cam Newton's not looking pretty, but he's showing enough - I just get the feeling Carolina's going to be so far ahead of Denver in about 3 years as they're getting their guy experience while Denver's either sits the bench or isn't even on the team.

SoCalBronco
08-25-2011, 10:08 PM
Matt Bosher has won the Falcons punting job and also kickoff duties.

He'll soon be known as the NFL's best tackling punter/kicker....just as he was in college.

:thumbsup:

strafen
08-25-2011, 10:25 PM
I know Cam Newton's not looking pretty, but he's showing enough - I just get the feeling Carolina's going to be so far ahead of Denver in about 3 years as they're getting their guy experience while Denver's either sits the bench or isn't even on the team.

They're letting the guy play the game the way he knows how to play it.
They're not trying to make him into something he's not

Bob's your Information Minister
08-26-2011, 12:21 AM
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bowtown
08-26-2011, 04:55 AM
Matt Bosher has won the Falcons punting job and also kickoff duties.

He'll soon be known as the NFL's best tackling punter/kicker....just as he was in college.

:thumbsup:

Locked up.

BMarsh615
08-26-2011, 01:36 PM
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Sources: Eagles' Harris to have back surgery

Eagles offensive lineman Ryan Harris, who at one point earlier this month was the Eagles’ projected starting right tackle, will undergo back surgery, likely within the next week, two league sources told CSN’s Derrick Gunn Friday.

http://www.csnphilly.com/08/26/11/Sources-Eagles-Harris-to-have-back-surge/news_eagles.html?blockID=554726&feedID=692

SouthStndJunkie
08-26-2011, 04:37 PM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/08/26/titans-sign-kevin-curtis/

Titans sign Kevin Curtis

SouthStndJunkie
08-26-2011, 05:32 PM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/08/26/browns-eric-steinbach-brandon-jackson-could-miss-season/

Browns’ Eric Steinbach, Brandon Jackson could miss season

SouthStndJunkie
08-26-2011, 05:33 PM
Citing three sources familiar with the situation, Yahoo! Sports’ Jason Cole reports that Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib “can expect” a four-game NFL suspension in connection with his alleged role in a March 21 shooting.

Talib, a Pro Bowl-caliber talent entering his fourth NFL season, met with commissioner Roger Goodell in New York this week to discuss the incident and impending disciplinary action.

Tombstone RJ
08-26-2011, 05:46 PM
I know Cam Newton's not looking pretty, but he's showing enough - I just get the feeling Carolina's going to be so far ahead of Denver in about 3 years as they're getting their guy experience while Denver's either sits the bench or isn't even on the team.

It's funny how the media says "the Panther's just have to be patient and design an offense around his current strengths (which is not passing from the pocket) and the rest will come with time... blah, blah, blah"

Whatever. I bet he's outta the league in 4 years.

broncosteven
08-26-2011, 07:14 PM
It's funny how the media says "the Panther's just have to be patient and design an offense around his current strengths (which is not passing from the pocket) and the rest will come with time... blah, blah, blah"

Whatever. I bet he's outta the league in 4 years.

I don't see a difference between Newton and Vince Young...wait I do. Young had a better team around him his 1st year and they won a lot of close games late. I don't think Newton is going to be playing late in the 4th Quarter, down less than a TD with a chance to win late in many games this year.

SouthStndJunkie
08-26-2011, 09:12 PM
Sweet TD toss by Graham Harrell on 4th down for the Packers....and a 2 point conversion to tie the game up with 35 seconds left in the 4th quarter.

SouthStndJunkie
08-27-2011, 12:05 PM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/08/27/ten-more-well-known-veterans-looking-for-work/

Ten more well known veterans looking for work

Shananahan
08-27-2011, 01:38 PM
I'm kinda surprised Darren Sharper isn't signed or even getting looks. Then again, I've always wondered why the guy has jumped around so much while constantly playing well. Every time he's been a FA in the past I've wanted Denver to bring him in. He'd be a good mentor for Moore, in theory.

oubronco
08-27-2011, 01:53 PM
Pat Williams (http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/5595/patrick-williams), defensive tackle: One-half of the Williams Wall is one of the most surprising guys still available.

Eldorado
08-27-2011, 02:03 PM
Pat Williams (http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/5595/patrick-williams), defensive tackle: One-half of the Williams Wall is one of the most surprising guys still available.

Disappointed dude. There should be a butt in everyone of your your posts.

oubronco
08-27-2011, 02:28 PM
I agree

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-wbPpXIZP1U4/TjlzFH0jTGI/AAAAAAAAAGs/GmI4s5-KQjE/s1600/RateMyButt.png

cutthemdown
08-27-2011, 02:53 PM
Pat Williams (http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/5595/patrick-williams), defensive tackle: One-half of the Williams Wall is one of the most surprising guys still available.

I thought it was because he mentioned he might be retiring? Teams don't like signing players they feel may have already packed it in but looking for one more payday. Who knows though I am just guessing.

bowtown
08-27-2011, 03:54 PM
Sign him

SouthStndJunkie
08-27-2011, 07:12 PM
My boy Antonio Brown (WR Steelers) looks great.

2 long TDs tonight....I had him scouted out when he was at Central Michigan.

SouthStndJunkie
08-27-2011, 08:48 PM
Patrick Peterson with a 34 Yard interception returned for a TD.

SouthStndJunkie
08-29-2011, 12:11 PM
LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears have told Chester Taylor that the running back is no longer in their plans, ESPNChicago.com has confirmed through an NFL source.

The team also Monday announced it has released Vernon Gholston.

SouthStndJunkie
08-29-2011, 12:51 PM
The Bengals have improved their shaky cornerback depth by acquiring cornerback Kelly Jennings from the Seahawks.

Defensive tackle Clinton McDonald was sent to the Seahawks in exchange for Jennings, the Bengals announced. McDonald has played in eight career games.

SouthStndJunkie
09-01-2011, 10:01 AM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/09/01/fred-taylor-will-retire-a-jaguar-on-friday/

Fred Taylor will retire a Jaguar on Friday

Kaylore
09-01-2011, 10:04 AM
LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears have told Chester Taylor that the running back is no longer in their plans, ESPNChicago.com has confirmed through an NFL source.

The team also Monday announced it has released Vernon Gholston.

Vernon Gholston. I remember I was so scared the Patriots were going to draft this guy and use him to wreak havoc all over the field. Now I wish they did. What a fool I was. He is completely worthless. Prototypical gym rat that looks like tarzan and plays like stupid Jane.

Cito Pelon
09-01-2011, 10:26 AM
Patrick Peterson with a 34 Yard interception returned for a TD.

Man, I thought you guys were BS'ing about Whisenhunt being hard on rookies, but:

http://www.azcentral.com/sports/cardinals/articles/2011/08/30/20110830arizona-cardinals-patrick-peterson-respect.html


For now, the Cardinals rookie cornerback has to share a locker with veteran defensive back Michael Adams.

Adams has a nameplate. Peterson? His name and number are scribbled on a piece of masking tape.

"I know, I know," Peterson said, shaking his head. "It's all good, though. I'll have respect sooner or later."

"Yeah, I'm going to remember that, trust me," Peterson said. "But like I said, it's all good. I've got to earn my respect."

They didn't even give PP his own locker, a shared locker with a piece of masking tape with his name and number on it. Hell, that's a brand new billion dollar stadium, right? Sounds like they're going out of their way to humiliate PP.

Cito Pelon
09-01-2011, 10:44 AM
Vernon Gholston. I remember I was so scared the Patriots were going to draft this guy and use him to wreak havoc all over the field. Now I wish they did. What a fool I was. He is completely worthless. Prototypical gym rat that looks like tarzan and plays like stupid Jane.

Shoot, I was so dumb about Gholston I was worried the Raiders would draft him at 4th overall.

SouthStndJunkie
09-01-2011, 11:13 AM
Holdout running back Chris Johnson and the Tennessee Titans agreed to a four-year, $53 million extension with $30 million guaranteed on Thursday, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

SouthStndJunkie
09-03-2011, 04:05 PM
Looks like Jim Tressel took a gig with the Colts.

If Terrelle Pryor was suspended for the first 5 games, the same should hold true of Jim Tressel.

I don't think the NFL should have suspended Pryor in the first place, but you have to keep things equal.

Agamemnon
09-03-2011, 06:49 PM
Looks like Jim Tressel took a gig with the Colts.

If Terrelle Pryor was suspended for the first 5 games, the same should hold true of Jim Tressel.

I don't think the NFL should have suspended Pryor in the first place, but you have to keep things equal.

If anything a coach should be treated more harshly...

SouthStndJunkie
09-04-2011, 10:16 AM
The Chicago Bears announced they have reached a one-year agreement with former New England Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather.

SouthStndJunkie
09-04-2011, 10:17 AM
Perennial Pro Bowl guard Brian Waters and the Patriots reached an agreement that will give New England the help it has been seeking at right guard.

SouthStndJunkie
09-06-2011, 01:12 PM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/09/06/report-jaguars-release-david-garrard/

Report: Jaguars release David Garrard

oubronco
09-06-2011, 01:16 PM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/09/06/report-jaguars-release-david-garrard/

Report: Jaguars release David Garrard

Wow

TheReverend
09-06-2011, 01:21 PM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/09/06/report-jaguars-release-david-garrard/

Report: Jaguars release David Garrard

GF gone-be-pissed

SouthStndJunkie
09-09-2011, 06:26 PM
New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston will be out approximately four weeks because of a broken collarbone, according to a report on FOXSports.com.

SouthStndJunkie
09-10-2011, 01:57 PM
Adrian Peterson has agreed to a new long-term contract extension with the Minnesota Vikings.

The deal is for seven years, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Peterson was in the final year of his rookie contract.

SouthStndJunkie
09-12-2011, 02:55 PM
Panthers middle linebacker Jon Beason will have season-ending surgery this week to repair a torn Achilles, Panthers coach Ron Rivera announced this afternoon.

uplink
09-13-2011, 07:46 PM
CB Benny Sapp Cut
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/09/13/99-yard-play-gets-benny-sapp-cut/

Miss I.
09-18-2011, 04:17 AM
The other game I am interested in the outcome is the Atlanta vs Eagles game. The only reason though is I am hoping for the Falcons sake they kick the crap out of the Eagles for the obvious reason that Vick is at the helm. I think it would be really tough for them if their former QB comes in and kicks them around their own field.

But I found some reference on NFL.com (http://www.nfl.com/videos/auto/09000d5d82251e16/Irvin-Vick-was-MJ-of-Atlanta)
comparing Michael Vick to Michael Jordan in terms of popularity in Atlanta. It's a pretty bad comparison in my opinion, even if you leave out the dog killing thing, MJ has won championships while Vicky has not. Additionally, MJ's popularity crosses so many more lines than does Vicky's does. So I think it's one of the poorest comparisons Irvin could postulate. I know he was trying to say how popular Vick was in Atlanta, but I don't believe there is anyway he is or was as popular as Jordan.

Anyway, Go Falcons.

BroncoBuff
09-20-2011, 08:12 PM
Mark Sanchez just changed his Facebook status back to "In a Relationship."

Jets finally gave in and re-signed Scotty McKnight to their practice squad.

bfoflcommish
09-21-2011, 09:52 AM
Dominik Hixon out for a 2nd straight year with torn acl

bendog
09-21-2011, 10:10 AM
The question with Dirty Sanchez is whether the woman he's in a relationship with is of legal age.

maven
09-21-2011, 10:33 AM
Mark Sanchez just changed his Facebook status back to "In a Relationship."


I guess his g/f finally graduated high school. Good for Mark!

8')

maven
09-21-2011, 10:34 AM
Dominik Hixon out for a 2nd straight year with torn acl

Probably done now.

SouthStndJunkie
09-22-2011, 03:22 PM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/09/22/cedric-benson-gets-three-game-suspension/

Cedric Benson gets three-game suspension

Drunk Monkey
10-11-2011, 07:04 AM
http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=txnflinjuries

Super Mario out for the season, sucks for the Texans

TonyR
10-11-2011, 07:23 AM
They hate Asomugha in Philly right now. They're making him one of the fall guys for the overall bad performance of their defense. He's been very mediocre in their scheme, has been beat a few times, and isn't tackling well. Eagles fans are wishing they'd have spent the $60 million on the LB position instead.

SouthStndJunkie
10-11-2011, 10:03 PM
Only days after he reportedly was benched for running his mouth, receiver Derrick Mason has been shipped to the Texans, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

Per McClain, the Jets traded Mason to the Texans for a conditional draft choice.

schaaf
10-11-2011, 10:08 PM
Only days after he reportedly was benched for running his mouth, receiver Derrick Mason has been shipped to the Texans, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

Per McClain, the Jets traded Mason to the Texans for a conditional draft choice.

Wow if they went by that model they would have to trade everyone on their team

SouthStndJunkie
10-18-2011, 03:31 PM
The Eagles traded running back Ronnie Brown to the Detroit Lions for running back Jerome Harrison and a seventh-round 2013 draft pick.

bendog
10-18-2011, 03:53 PM
hmmm. Wonder what Knowshow might have gotten.

Mediator12
10-18-2011, 06:49 PM
They hate Asomugha in Philly right now. They're making him one of the fall guys for the overall bad performance of their defense. He's been very mediocre in their scheme, has been beat a few times, and isn't tackling well. Eagles fans are wishing they'd have spent the $60 million on the LB position instead.

PHI has totally F'd with there Defensive scheme since Jimmy Johnson passed. Losing Stewart Bradley has really hurt their MIKE position too. PHI is a lot better talent wise than their record indicates, and defensive coaching is the primary reason IMHO.

The new DC, Juan Castillo, is playing way too much zone BS with Asomugha right now. Really not optimizing a player like him is KILLING their defense IMHO, not Asomugha getting beat playing deep zone crossing routes. Andy Reid letting Castillo be the new DC might be his downfall there in PHI.

DENVERDUI55
10-19-2011, 04:49 PM
Med I think Bradley was s one hit wonder. He has been bad in az this year. May be their scheme.

SouthStndJunkie
10-20-2011, 01:36 AM
PHI has totally F'd with there Defensive scheme since Jimmy Johnson passed. Losing Stewart Bradley has really hurt their MIKE position too. PHI is a lot better talent wise than their record indicates, and defensive coaching is the primary reason IMHO.

The new DC, Juan Castillo, is playing way too much zone BS with Asomugha right now. Really not optimizing a player like him is KILLING their defense IMHO, not Asomugha getting beat playing deep zone crossing routes. Andy Reid letting Castillo be the new DC might be his downfall there in PHI.

I agree...Juan Castillo coached their offensive line for the last 13 years and then they moved him over to be the DC....made no sense to me at the time.

I think Castillo wanted to move to the defensive side of the ball, but why not let him cut his teeth as a position coach on defense for a few years?

SouthStndJunkie
10-20-2011, 01:37 AM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/09/22/cedric-benson-gets-three-game-suspension/

Cedric Benson gets three-game suspension

Looks like this has been reduced to a one game suspension.

Simple Jake
10-20-2011, 12:58 PM
The Eagles traded running back Ronnie Brown to the Detroit Lions for running back Jerome Harrison and a seventh-round 2013 draft pick.

Not sure if this has been posted somewhere.. apparently the trade didn't go through because Harrison failed his physical.. apparently during the physical it was discovered that Harrison had a brain tumor.. this trade possibly saved his life.. crazy stuff

bendog
10-21-2011, 08:27 AM
James Harrison + brain tumor > knowshow?

TonyR
10-21-2011, 08:35 AM
PHI is a lot better talent wise than their record indicates...

They played a lot better in D.C. last week beating the Skins. Will be interesting to see if they keep it up against Dallas next week and turn things around. I still think this team can possibly win 9-10 games.

Kaylore
10-21-2011, 08:40 AM
Spending a bunch on free agents never works. You can sign a few, but every year one team (usually the Redskins) goes and blows their load on all the "best" free agents and every year that team ends up sucking.

DENVERDUI55
10-21-2011, 09:08 AM
Not sure if this has been posted somewhere.. apparently the trade didn't go through because Harrison failed his physical.. apparently during the physical it was discovered that Harrison had a brain tumor.. this trade possibly saved his life.. crazy stuff
Same thing happened with Kevin Curtis a couple years ago. Eagles were trading him to Vikings and the Viking medical staff found cancer tumor that saved his life.

BroncoBuff
10-23-2011, 05:07 PM
Six sacks in six games for Von Miller is damned impressive.

Stupid Jared Allen racked up two more today, now 11.5 on the season ... all-time record pace.

BroncoBuff
10-23-2011, 05:14 PM
Vikings turned the offense over to Ponder today.

If he starts eight games, and Gabbert also manages eightvor more, here's a funny fact: Of the 15 QBs drafted in the first round the past 6 years, only 3 failed to start the majority of their team's games their rookie year: Tim Tebow, Jay cutler and Brady Quinn.

TonyR
10-26-2011, 07:32 AM
His record on acquiring players was always suspect, even before Snyder gave him control of the roster. One of the biggest criticisms of Shanahan from football people is that he didn’t listen enough to his scouts, that he relied too much on highlight tapes, picking a player’s 10 best plays and saying he would coach him to that level. This has served him well at times. His worst critics say he has often overcome bad personnel decisions with good coaching. He has made players better. And once his run-blocking schemes took hold in Denver the Broncos trampled over AFC West defenses.

But the same hubris led him to believe he could do better than what Andy Reid accomplished for a decade in Philadelphia in disguising McNabb’s stubbornness and passive-aggressive leadership. He figured with a few adjustments McNabb could be a three- or four-year bridge to that next great quarterback. This, of course, was a disaster. McNabb did not adapt to change. He struggled to run Shanahan’s offense, bouncing passes and failing to find the best receiving targets. Before the end of the first season he was banished to the bench and ultimately traded to Minnesota where he has already blown up less than two months into the season.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=lc-carpenter_mike_shanahan_redskins_qbs_donovan_mcnab b102511

Shanny should have stuck with Jason Campbell. The Skins are done. I wonder how many more years Snyder gives him?

DENVERDUI55
10-26-2011, 07:41 AM
Six sacks in six games for Von Miller is damned impressive.

Stupid Jared Allen racked up two more today, now 11.5 on the season ... all-time record pace.

I'm glad he left KC. He is a HOF so far in his career. What did they use their picks on for him anyways I can't remember.

Shananahan
10-26-2011, 08:42 AM
Shanny should have stuck with Jason Campbell. The Skins are done. I wonder how many more years Snyder gives him?
It will be interesting to see what happens if the Skins walk away with one of the top guys not named Andrew Luck. Barkley looks like a player Shanny could have some fun with.

Tombstone RJ
10-26-2011, 09:37 AM
His record on acquiring players was always suspect, even before Snyder gave him control of the roster. One of the biggest criticisms of Shanahan from football people is that he didn’t listen enough to his scouts, that he relied too much on highlight tapes, picking a player’s 10 best plays and saying he would coach him to that level. This has served him well at times. His worst critics say he has often overcome bad personnel decisions with good coaching. He has made players better. And once his run-blocking schemes took hold in Denver the Broncos trampled over AFC West defenses.

But the same hubris led him to believe he could do better than what Andy Reid accomplished for a decade in Philadelphia in disguising McNabb’s stubbornness and passive-aggressive leadership. He figured with a few adjustments McNabb could be a three- or four-year bridge to that next great quarterback. This, of course, was a disaster. McNabb did not adapt to change. He struggled to run Shanahan’s offense, bouncing passes and failing to find the best receiving targets. Before the end of the first season he was banished to the bench and ultimately traded to Minnesota where he has already blown up less than two months into the season.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=lc-carpenter_mike_shanahan_redskins_qbs_donovan_mcnab b102511

Shanny should have stuck with Jason Campbell. The Skins are done. I wonder how many more years Snyder gives him?

I could have sworn the skins had a guy by the name of Bruce Allen. I mean, Shanny's not making all the personel decisions too, right? I'm sure Shanny and Allen discuss players but if the Skins are stupid enough to elevate Shanny's authority over Allen then they get what they deserve.

bronco militia
10-26-2011, 12:07 PM
Shawne Merriman’s contract gets worse
Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on October 26, 2011, 11:25 AM EDT
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The Bills have paid linebacker Shawne Merriman $6.95 million over the last season and a half for one sack and nine tackles in five games.

Amazingly, Merriman’s contract appears to get worse for the Bills.

According to a January article by Tim Graham (formerly of ESPN.com), Merriman is guaranteed another $3 million in 2012. We’ve seen it written that the Bills had some injury protection for that money, but that no longer appears to be true.

Graham wrote that Merriman’s 2012 money was guaranteed the moment he was cleared to practice this year. In essence, his new Achilles injury is viewed as different problem than his old Achilles injury. So the Bills are on the hook for it.

Merriman is due $4 million in base salary in 2012 and a $1 million roster bonus next March. We can’t imagine the Bills will give him another chance, so they will basically have to pay him $3 million to go away.

Claiming and then signing Merriman never made any sense. I’ve heard from Bills fans that they had to take a roll of the dice to get some talent. That’s insane. The Bills have done so many things right in the Gailey/Nix era, but there is no defending the Merriman contract.

It was a terrible bet the moment the contract was signed. Merriman missed 30 games between 2008-2010, including 13 last year. He has 4 sacks since 2007. He was never going to make big money on the open market. Guaranteed base salaries are for star players; Merriman was not in that kind of bargaining position.

If the Bills wanted to take a risk on Merriman, they could have waited for him to be a free agent and given him something like a 1-year, $3 million contract. That’s more money than far more productive linebackers got after the lockout.

Instead, the Bills will wind up paying almost $10 million to Merriman for one sack. That apparently includes $3 million next year, when he may no longer even be in the NFL.

TonyR
10-26-2011, 12:20 PM
Shanny's not making all the personel decisions too, right?

I agree, he probably shouldn't shoulder all of the blame. But right or wrong coaches are often the ultimate fall guys. It will be interesting to watch this play out. This team has 6-10 or 7-9, and a last place NFC East finish, written all over it.

TonyR
10-27-2011, 04:42 PM
A little more than a week after requesting a trade, safety Chris Harris has been released by the Chicago Bears.
...
The 29-year-old Harris was a second-team All-Pro last season...

http://espn.go.com/chicago/nfl/story/_/id/7155185/chicago-bears-release-chris-harris

bendog
10-28-2011, 08:58 AM
All underachieving team of first half 2011

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/don_banks/10/27/all.underachieving.team/index.html?sct=nfl_t11_a1

couple of former broncos here. and I think Brandon Lloyd deserved at least mention, but his current stats are about average for his career.

bronco militia
10-28-2011, 09:06 AM
All underachieving team of first half 2011

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/don_banks/10/27/all.underachieving.team/index.html?sct=nfl_t11_a1

couple of former broncos here. and I think Brandon Lloyd deserved at least mention, but his current stats are about average for his career.




Coaches
• Head coach -- Andy Reid, Philadelphia: The head man on the "Dream Team'' hasn't done his finest work meshing all his new toys. Starting with the Juan Castillo promotion to defensive coordinator, it's been a shaky effort for Reid in Philly.
Dishonorable mention: Steve Spagnuolo, St. Louis

• Offensive coordinator -- Josh McDaniels, St. Louis: It was supposed to be the beginning of a beautiful friendship/working relationship between him and second-year Rams quarterback Sam Bradford. But the Rams are 0-6, and Bradford has clearly regressed.
Dishonorable mention: Brian Schottenheimer, New York Jets

• Defensive coordinator -- Larry Coyer, Indianapolis: The Colts are winless and allowing a league-worst 32.1 points per game, topped off by that 62-point surrender at New Orleans on Sunday night. Need I say more?
Dishonorable mention: Ken Flajole, St. Louis

LOL


Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/don_banks/10/27/all.underachieving.team/index.html#ixzz1c5ak4smw

bendog
10-28-2011, 09:32 AM
I wouldn't mind seeing this guy next year

http://www.mensfitness.com/sports/athletes/brandon-jacobs-people-can-say-what-the-hell-they-want-to-say

Bob's your Information Minister
10-30-2011, 01:41 PM
http://i43.tinypic.com/9kw6yx.jpg

SouthStndJunkie
11-01-2011, 05:56 PM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/11/01/raiders-sign-t-j-houshmandzadeh/

Raiders sign T.J. Houshmandzadeh

oubronco
11-01-2011, 06:01 PM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/11/01/raiders-sign-t-j-houshmandzadeh/

Raiders sign T.J. Houshmandzadeh

Yea heard Palmer was pushing to get him so he could play in the slot

SouthStndJunkie
11-08-2011, 12:38 PM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/11/08/patriots-cut-albert-haynesworth/

Patriots cut Albert Haynesworth

Tombstone RJ
11-08-2011, 01:08 PM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/11/08/patriots-cut-albert-haynesworth/

Patriots cut Albert Haynesworth

:rofl:

uplink
11-08-2011, 05:45 PM
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bendog
11-09-2011, 08:30 AM
Food stamps won't be enough.

Kaylore
11-09-2011, 08:51 AM
Still the best thread ever.

SouthStndJunkie
11-14-2011, 12:31 AM
I think Hines Ward is about done....too many young talented WRs in Pittsburgh and he has bad knees and a dented melon.

He has 981 career receptions for 11,970 yards and 85 TDs.

He is due $4 million dollars next year and there is no way the Steelers will pay that.

It would be a shame to see him bounce around with another team....like him or hate him, he is a Steeler and they should be the only team he plays for....kind of like Rod Smith for the Broncos.

If I were him, I'd hit the 1,000 reception and 12,000 receiving yards marks and retire a Steeler at the end of the year.

He is 35 years old and played 14 years of hard nosed football.

cutthemdown
11-14-2011, 04:19 AM
I think Hines Ward is about done....too many young talented WRs in Pittsburgh and he has bad knees and a dented melon.

He has 981 career receptions for 11,970 yards and 85 TDs.

He is due $4 million dollars next year and there is no way the Steelers will pay that.

It would be a shame to see him bounce around with another team....like him or hate him, he is a Steeler and they should be the only team he plays for....kind of like Rod Smith for the Broncos.

If I were him, I'd hit the 1,000 reception and 12,000 receiving yards marks and retire a Steeler at the end of the year.

He is 35 years old and played 14 years of hard nosed football.


I agree his career either over, or he bounces for one yr, then it's over.

bendog
11-14-2011, 08:48 AM
SF has good defense. Just saying.

Requiem
11-14-2011, 08:53 AM
I think Hines Ward is about done....too many young talented WRs in Pittsburgh and he has bad knees and a dented melon.

He has 981 career receptions for 11,970 yards and 85 TDs.

He is due $4 million dollars next year and there is no way the Steelers will pay that.

It would be a shame to see him bounce around with another team....like him or hate him, he is a Steeler and they should be the only team he plays for....kind of like Rod Smith for the Broncos.

If I were him, I'd hit the 1,000 reception and 12,000 receiving yards marks and retire a Steeler at the end of the year.

He is 35 years old and played 14 years of hard nosed football.

Agreed 100%. Much respect for Hines Ward. :-*

SouthStndJunkie
11-14-2011, 12:19 PM
I have no issues at all with Hines Ward and how he plays the game.

He plays a position that usually takes all the punishment and he was a rare breed of WR that liked to dish it back out.

I would loved to have had him in Denver all these years.

Our team could use some attitude like that.

TonyR
11-14-2011, 01:03 PM
No comments about the Redskins' freefall? Does Snyder give Shanahan another year if they finish in last place?

Kaylore
11-14-2011, 01:05 PM
No comments about the Redskins' freefall? Does Snyder give Shanahan another year if they finish in last place?

The media is curiously silent on this as well. Shanahan seems to be grasping at straws. He's got Turner and some of his old players and they still can't get a run game going. Compare that to the Texans have the second best rushing attack in the league. Kubiak did so much for Shanahan.

bendog
11-14-2011, 01:36 PM
I didn't want to get into it with anyone here. Shanny's shanny, and he's working for the most impatient owner in the game, and possibly the slimiest. Shanny always brought in the best players he could regardless of cost and regardless of how that might impact the team the next year. Even when he drafted Lambchop, BM, Kuper, Shiftler and Doom, he still traded a pick for Javon Walker after dumping Lelie. If you're rebuilding, you dont' trade a two for a wr with a bad knee and even worse attitutde. I'm not gonna bother with another post-mortem here. He's the best coach Den has ever seen, and I don't think Fox will change that, though I think Fox is a perfect fit for this job right now.

I just don't see him as having the patience to sit a schaub or somebody and develop them, or suffer the pains of a first/second year starter unless a guy like Lambchop can somehow fall to him.

He'd still might be a good fit in a place like Harbaugh got where there was young talent, but the staff was incompetent. Chicago might fit. And that's not because of Cutler the individual but just that he's a talented player, and the team has some talent on both sides. Det's coach doesn't seem up to the chore. Thank God SD didn't hire him until their front office got rid of talent.

That One Guy
11-14-2011, 03:10 PM
PFT is reporting that Schaub is out for multiple weeks with a foot injury and Schefter is apparently hearing it's a Lisfranc injury. That sucks for Kubes. He has one of the best teams in the AFC this year when healthy and he's built it right in a team that can run the ball but can also take to the air when necessary. Luckily they have a bye then Jax so two weeks to get it figured out.

If there was ever a time for Leinart to succeed, this is probably his best chance.

SouthStndJunkie
11-14-2011, 03:14 PM
PFT is reporting that Schaub is out for multiple weeks with a foot injury and Schefter is apparently hearing it's a Lisfranc injury. That sucks for Kubes. He has one of the best teams in the AFC this year when healthy and he's built it right in a team that can run the ball but can also take to the air when necessary. Luckily they have a bye then Jax so two weeks to get it figured out.

If there was ever a time for Leinart to succeed, this is probably his best chance.

That sucks....I root for the Texans to do well because of Kubiak.

SouthStndJunkie
11-14-2011, 03:15 PM
Matt Leinart should be able to step up and play decent in that offense.

bowtown
11-14-2011, 03:20 PM
The media is curiously silent on this as well. Shanahan seems to be grasping at straws. He's got Turner and some of his old players and they still can't get a run game going. Compare that to the Texans have the second best rushing attack in the league. Kubiak did so much for Shanahan.

That's not really fair. Kubiak has had far more time in Houston, and some truly horrible seasons, to install that system and get his guys. I think Kubiak always brought great teaching and communication skills to the table but Shanahan was the mentor. And it's not like the Skins have been completely unable to run this season. When Hightower was healthy, they had some pretty good games. I think Shanahan just needs a QB and a little more time. We'll see though.

Kaylore
11-14-2011, 03:39 PM
That's not really fair. Kubiak has had far more time in Houston, and some truly horrible seasons, to install that system and get his guys. I think Kubiak always brought great teaching and communication skills to the table but Shanahan was the mentor. And it's not like the Skins have been completely unable to run this season. When Hightower was healthy, they had some pretty good games. I think Shanahan just needs a QB and a little more time. We'll see though.

That's fair. They're gonna need to draft/sign someone for sure.

edog24
11-14-2011, 04:12 PM
Schaub done for season, as is my fantasy team without him. Can we trade Orton for Tate somehow?

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/7235059/source-matt-schaub-houston-texans-season-lisfranc-injury

SouthStndJunkie
11-14-2011, 05:03 PM
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DenverBroncosJM
11-14-2011, 05:11 PM
Heard Cassel is done for the season

SouthStndJunkie
11-14-2011, 05:59 PM
Lots of season ending injuries this week:

Matt Cassel, QB, Kansas City
Matt Schaub, QB, Houston
Knowshon Moreno, RB, Denver
Rashean Mathis, CB, Jacksonville
Leonard Hankerson, WR, Washington
Eric Wood, C, Buffalo
Al Harris, CB, St. Louis
Michael Hoomanawanui, TE, St. Louis
Ebon Britton, OT, Jacksonville
Leon Hall, CB, Cincinnati
George Johnson, DE, Tampa Bay
John Moffitt, OG, Seattle

Goobzilla
11-14-2011, 07:21 PM
Why is the trade deadline so flippin early in the season? Makes no sense.

That One Guy
11-14-2011, 07:26 PM
Why is the trade deadline so flippin early in the season? Makes no sense.

They don't want the wholesale house cleaning that other sports have. Those fans may not even recognize the roster from one season to the next.

maven
11-14-2011, 09:31 PM
Schaub done for season, as is my fantasy team without him. Can we trade Orton for Tate somehow?

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/7235059/source-matt-schaub-houston-texans-season-lisfranc-injury

Talk about tough luck for Kubes.

That One Guy
11-14-2011, 09:42 PM
Talk about tough luck for Kubes.

I think Leinart holds up for 'em. That division is still his. I think they're the AFC version of SF and if Alex Smith can do it in SF, Leinart can be acceptable in Houston.

bowtown
11-14-2011, 09:45 PM
I think Leinart holds up for 'em. That division is still his. I think they're the AFC version of SF and if Alex Smith can do it in SF, Leinart can be acceptable in Houston.

If they fold with Leinart and miss the playoffs, does Kubiak get another free pass or does he get the ax?

That One Guy
11-14-2011, 09:50 PM
If they fold with Leinart and miss the playoffs, does Kubiak get another free pass or does he get the ax?

They're already two games up on Tenn so if they fold entirely, I think it'd be reasonable to axe him. He'd have thrown away too much talent. I just can't see them not winning the division so finally making the playoffs will be enough considering their QB went down for the year.

Just look at their win over the Bucs. Shaub was 11/15 for 242 but 158 yds of that came on two plays and both were big run after the catch plays. Take those away and he's 9/13 for 84 yds. That was good enough to destroy TB. If he can't eek out a few more wins and back into the playoffs with that, he deserves to lose his job. I just don't see it happening.

Broncoman13
11-14-2011, 10:59 PM
If they fold with Leinart and miss the playoffs, does Kubiak get another free pass or does he get the ax?

Mario Williams Season ending injury, Arian Foster banged up hammy for first few games, AJ out several weeks and now Schaub... I think he willow get the injury excuse and return.

SouthStndJunkie
11-15-2011, 01:01 AM
I think Houston will continue to win games with Matt Leinart at the helm....at least enough games to win the division.

TonyR
11-15-2011, 11:36 AM
Houston's success has perhaps been more about their defense (1st in ypg, 2nd in ppg) than offense (8th in ypg, 5th in ppg). So maybe they'll survive.

bendog
11-15-2011, 11:39 AM
Houston's success has perhaps been more about their defense (1st in ypg, 2nd in ppg) than offense (8th in ypg, 5th in ppg). So maybe they'll survive.

yeah, it's funny about that. For years Kubes was in arguably the toughest division in the NFL

bendog
11-15-2011, 01:57 PM
http://kissingsuzykolber.uproxx.com/2011/11/the-packers-are-the-1-percent.html#more-41368

That One Guy
11-15-2011, 02:07 PM
http://kissingsuzykolber.uproxx.com/2011/11/the-packers-are-the-1-percent.html#more-41368

LOL

Excellent.

I loved this in the comments:

JaysonAych

I can just picture Gruden watching Brad Johnson throw the ball away after getting out of the pocket, thinking to himself, “How the **** do we keep getting away with these? There hasn’t been a grounding call yet this season! This is awesome!”

That One Guy
11-16-2011, 01:13 PM
Supposedly Kolb was telling his team what the plays were during the AZ-Philly game. If they really didn't update their signals, we should all come together to give Andy Reid one big, collective facepalm.

From the PFT article:

“During the two-minute drill, you almost feel guilty,” Kolb said. “Mike’s sitting there giving the signals, and I’m standing there on our sidelines, screaming at our corners, ‘Hey it’s a go ball, hey he’s running a screen, hey he’s running a slant.’”

bendog
11-16-2011, 01:28 PM
Hey, give Andy Reid a break here. I really think it's unreasonable to think that Vick could learn a new set of signals. I mean he'd be so hopelessly confused mixing up the old ones with the new ones nobody would know what he'd think he was running out there.

SouthStndJunkie
11-20-2011, 09:04 PM
I've got to give Tony Gonzalez his props.

He is now 2nd all time in career receptions....which is insane for a tight end.

1119 career receptions for 13,024 receiving yards and 95 TDs.

Dude is 35 years old and has 50 receptions for 561 yards and 7 TDs this year.

He's only missed 2 games his entire career.

Impressive....but Shannon Sharpe has 3 rings and Gonzo hasn't even come close to sniffing one.

broncosteven
11-20-2011, 09:09 PM
I've got to give Tony Gonzalez his props.

He is now 2nd all time in career receptions....which is insane for a tight end.

1119 career receptions for 13,024 receiving yards and 95 TDs.

Dude is 35 years old and has 50 receptions for 561 yards and 7 TDs this year.

He's only missed 2 games his entire career.

Impressive....but Shannon Sharpe has 3 rings and Gonzo hasn't even come close to sniffing one.

At least he got out of KFC and has a chance to win.

Bronx33
11-20-2011, 09:16 PM
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I knew it would be used as a handle at some point

That One Guy
11-20-2011, 09:21 PM
http://gifninja.com/animatedgifs/425666/pacmanpull.gif

I knew it would be used as a handle at some point

I saw that. At first they thought it was a horse collar because he threw him down so hard. He would've had a TD if not for the hair.

broncosteven
11-20-2011, 09:21 PM
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I knew it would be used as a handle at some point

That is why a flat top is the best hair style ever!

That One Guy
11-20-2011, 09:22 PM
That is why a flat top is the best hair style ever!

Is that REALLY why? Tell the truth.

Gort
11-20-2011, 09:23 PM
Hey, give Andy Reid a break here. I really think it's unreasonable to think that Vick could learn a new set of signals. I mean he'd be so hopelessly confused mixing up the old ones with the new ones nobody would know what he'd think he was running out there.

maybe not Vick, but Ron Mexico could do it and he'd spread the Herp to all the skanks in the process!