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Powderaddict
08-18-2011, 01:06 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, 01:12 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, 01:16 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, 01:20 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, 01:30 PM
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Kaylore
08-18-2011, 01:32 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, 01:41 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, 01:51 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, 03:46 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, 06:38 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, 09:18 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, 09:26 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, 09:39 AM
I think the Bills draft Pryor with the 4th round p ick they got from Evans. 

That One Guy
08-19-2011, 09:40 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, 09:42 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, 11:18 AM
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, 12:06 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, 01:54 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, 10:54 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.

SouthStndJunkie
08-20-2011, 03:17 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.

DBroncos4life
08-20-2011, 03:23 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.

SouthStndJunkie
08-20-2011, 06:35 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, 07:07 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, 07:18 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.

SouthStndJunkie
08-22-2011, 07:27 PM
My boy Dane Sanzenbacher getting some love from Jon Gruden.

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

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

SouthStndJunkie
08-22-2011, 09:42 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, 09:52 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, 08:41 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, 08:45 AM
Dolphins picked up LJ....returns to Arrowhead Week 9?

ColoradoBuff
08-23-2011, 09:13 AM
Dolphins picked up LJ....returns to Arrowhead Week 9?

Pencil LJ in for 150 and 2 td's!

bronco militia
08-23-2011, 09:21 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, 09:48 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, 11:17 AM
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, 11:34 AM
Brodie Croyle to the Cardinals. :strong:

bowtown
08-23-2011, 02:33 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

SouthStndJunkie
08-23-2011, 03:52 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, 04:10 PM
Giants rookie DT Marvin Austin is expected to miss the 2011 season after suffering a torn left pectoral muscle.

Shananahan
08-23-2011, 04:16 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, 06:49 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, 07:14 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, 07:20 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, 07:49 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, 07:43 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, 03:39 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, 07:57 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, 07:58 AM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/08/25/anthony-becht-joins-the-chiefs/

Anthony Becht joins the Chiefs

alkemical
08-25-2011, 07:59 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, 09:01 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, 11:34 AM
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, 11:40 AM
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, 12:14 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.

SouthStndJunkie
08-25-2011, 05:40 PM
Nice TD run by Tim Hightower for the Redskins.

DivineLegion
08-25-2011, 05:47 PM
LOL Cam Cameron gets the offensive reigns for the Ravens and has their starting unit looking like ****.

WolfpackGuy
08-25-2011, 06:02 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, 06:12 PM
Ryan Kerrigan, the rookie OLB from Purdue, looks very good for the Redskins.

s0phr0syne
08-25-2011, 06:15 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, 06:21 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.

Bob's your Information Minister
08-25-2011, 07:47 PM
Where is John Beck's god now.

MORMONS LOL

Paul Finebaum PWNS!
08-25-2011, 08:07 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, 08:54 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, 09:08 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, 09:25 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
08-25-2011, 11:21 PM
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bowtown
08-26-2011, 03:55 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, 12:36 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, 03:37 PM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/08/26/titans-sign-kevin-curtis/

Titans sign Kevin Curtis

SouthStndJunkie
08-26-2011, 04:32 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, 04:33 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, 04:46 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, 06:14 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, 08:12 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, 11:05 AM
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, 12:38 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, 12:53 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, 01:03 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, 01:28 PM
I agree

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

cutthemdown
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.

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, 02:54 PM
Sign him

SouthStndJunkie
08-27-2011, 06:12 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, 07:48 PM
Patrick Peterson with a 34 Yard interception returned for a TD.

SouthStndJunkie
08-29-2011, 11:11 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.

SouthStndJunkie
08-29-2011, 11:51 AM
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, 09:01 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, 09:04 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, 09:26 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, 09:44 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, 10:13 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, 03:05 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, 05:49 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, 09:16 AM
The Chicago Bears announced they have reached a one-year agreement with former New England Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather.

SouthStndJunkie
09-04-2011, 09:17 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, 12:12 PM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/09/06/report-jaguars-release-david-garrard/

Report: Jaguars release David Garrard

oubronco
09-06-2011, 12:16 PM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/09/06/report-jaguars-release-david-garrard/

Report: Jaguars release David Garrard

Wow

SouthStndJunkie
09-09-2011, 05:26 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, 12:57 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, 01:55 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, 06:46 PM
CB Benny Sapp Cut
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/09/13/99-yard-play-gets-benny-sapp-cut/

Miss I.
09-18-2011, 03:17 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, 07:12 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, 08:52 AM
Dominik Hixon out for a 2nd straight year with torn acl

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

maven
09-21-2011, 09:33 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, 09:34 AM
Dominik Hixon out for a 2nd straight year with torn acl

Probably done now.

SouthStndJunkie
09-22-2011, 02:22 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, 06:04 AM
http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=txnflinjuries

Super Mario out for the season, sucks for the Texans

TonyR
10-11-2011, 06:23 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, 09:03 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, 09:08 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, 02:31 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, 02:53 PM
hmmm. Wonder what Knowshow might have gotten.

Mediator12
10-18-2011, 05:49 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, 03:49 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, 12:36 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, 12:37 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, 11:58 AM
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, 07:27 AM
James Harrison + brain tumor > knowshow?

TonyR
10-21-2011, 07:35 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, 07:40 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, 08:08 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, 04:07 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, 04:14 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, 06:32 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, 06:41 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, 07:42 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, 08:37 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, 11:07 AM
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, 11:20 AM
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, 03:42 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, 07:58 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, 08:06 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, 08:32 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, 12:41 PM
http://i43.tinypic.com/9kw6yx.jpg

SouthStndJunkie
11-01-2011, 04:56 PM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/11/01/raiders-sign-t-j-houshmandzadeh/

Raiders sign T.J. Houshmandzadeh

oubronco
11-01-2011, 05:01 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, 11:38 AM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/11/08/patriots-cut-albert-haynesworth/

Patriots cut Albert Haynesworth

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

Patriots cut Albert Haynesworth

:rofl:

uplink
11-08-2011, 04:45 PM
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bendog
11-09-2011, 07:30 AM
Food stamps won't be enough.

Kaylore
11-09-2011, 07:51 AM
Still the best thread ever.

SouthStndJunkie
11-13-2011, 11:31 PM
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, 03:19 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, 07:48 AM
SF has good defense. Just saying.

Requiem
11-14-2011, 07:53 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, 11:19 AM
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, 12:03 PM
No comments about the Redskins' freefall? Does Snyder give Shanahan another year if they finish in last place?

Kaylore
11-14-2011, 12:05 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, 12:36 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, 02:10 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, 02:14 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, 02:15 PM
Matt Leinart should be able to step up and play decent in that offense.

bowtown
11-14-2011, 02:20 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, 02:39 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, 03:12 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, 04:03 PM
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DenverBroncosJM
11-14-2011, 04:11 PM
Heard Cassel is done for the season

SouthStndJunkie
11-14-2011, 04:59 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, 06:21 PM
Why is the trade deadline so flippin early in the season? Makes no sense.

That One Guy
11-14-2011, 06:26 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, 08:31 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, 08:42 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, 08:45 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, 08:50 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, 09:59 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, 12:01 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, 10:36 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, 10:39 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, 12:57 PM
http://kissingsuzykolber.uproxx.com/2011/11/the-packers-are-the-1-percent.html#more-41368

That One Guy
11-15-2011, 01:07 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, 12:13 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, 12:28 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, 08:04 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, 08:09 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, 08:16 PM
http://gifninja.com/animatedgifs/425666/pacmanpull.gif

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

That One Guy
11-20-2011, 08:21 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, 08:21 PM
http://gifninja.com/animatedgifs/425666/pacmanpull.gif

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, 08:22 PM
That is why a flat top is the best hair style ever!

Is that REALLY why? Tell the truth.

Gort
11-20-2011, 08:23 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!

broncosteven
11-20-2011, 08:24 PM
Is that REALLY why? Tell the truth.

Check out my Avatar and tell me that the Flat top is not cool.

Gort
11-20-2011, 08:24 PM
http://gifninja.com/animatedgifs/425666/pacmanpull.gif

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

i like it. maybe all these guys will stop having those predator-looking haircuts hanging out of their helmets now. i'd pull 'em down by the hair too. :)

NFLBRONCO
11-20-2011, 08:25 PM
always nice to see a manning screw up

cabronco
11-20-2011, 08:27 PM
Ahha thats kind of funny. Just a matter of time..

Kaylore
11-20-2011, 10:05 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
Yeah rough week.

Inkana7
11-20-2011, 10:19 PM
i like it. maybe all these guys will stop having those predator-looking haircuts hanging out of their helmets now. i'd pull 'em down by the hair too. :)

I first learned it was completely legal a few years ago when I think it was Larry Johnson who tackled Troy Polamalu by his hair after a turnover. It was pretty awesome.

SouthStndJunkie
11-21-2011, 01:50 AM
That looks like it really hurts.

If I were an offensive skill position player, there is no way I'd have hair like that.

You're begging to be taken down Lawrence Phillips style.

SouthStndJunkie
11-21-2011, 01:51 AM
I think it's funny that Pacman Jones is the one who did it.

Dude has been arrested so many times he was probably looking for the po po to come on the field and arrest him for assault and battery.

Somebody probably had to explain to him that it was a legal play and he was in no danger of having his probation revoked.

SouthStndJunkie
11-21-2011, 02:18 AM
I'd really like it if Denver drafted Michigan DT Mike Martin in the upcoming draft.

I'd take him Round 4 and look around like I stole something.

He's only around 6'2 and right around 300 pounds and his measurables aren't going to blow anyone away, but put on the tape and watch him play....especially this year after Greg Mattison worked with him.

I've heard some project him as a 4th/5th round prospect....but I could easily see his stock rising in the next few months, as he has been a disruptive force this year.

SouthStndJunkie
11-23-2011, 09:38 PM
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Fred Jackson will miss the rest of the year with a broken bone in his lower right leg, an injury that could derail Buffalo's once-promising season.

Chris
11-23-2011, 09:49 PM
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Fred Jackson will miss the rest of the year with a broken bone in his lower right leg, an injury that could derail Buffalo's once-promising season.

top 2 back this year. bye bye buffalo.

SouthStndJunkie
11-23-2011, 10:12 PM
If C.J. Spiller wants a chance to show his worth, now is his opportunity to show what he's got.

Bronx33
11-23-2011, 10:55 PM
KC acquired the pocket sloth ( news at 11)

SouthStndJunkie
11-24-2011, 12:02 PM
That was a nifty pick by Charles Woodson....his 6th INT on the year.

14th season at corner and he is as good as he ever was.

Hall of Fame stud....won a National Championship and a Heisman at Michigan. Won a Super Bowl, a NFL Defensive MVP, 53 career INTs, 12 defensive return TDs (11 on INTs - Rod Woodson has the all-time record with 12), 28 forced fumbles, and 15.5 career sacks.

Tombstone RJ
11-24-2011, 12:07 PM
That was a nifty pick by Charles Woodson....his 6th INT on the year.

14th season at corner and he is as good as he ever was.

Hall of Fame stud....won a National Championship and a Heisman at Michigan. Won a Super Bowl, a NFL Defensive MVP, 53 career INTs, 12 defensive return TDs (11 on INTs - Rod Woodson has the all-time record with 12), 28 forced fumbles, and 15.5 career sacks.

his only badge of failure was playing for the faid...

BMarsh615
11-30-2011, 10:25 AM
Patriots signed DB Nate Jones to take place of CB Phillip Adams

https://twitter.com/#!/RavensInsider

oubronco
11-30-2011, 03:46 PM
Patriots signed DB Nate Jones to take place of CB Phillip Adams

https://twitter.com/#!/RavensInsider

LOL Belicheat is slippin

SouthStndJunkie
12-04-2011, 08:23 PM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/12/04/fred-davis-trent-williams-leave-without-speaking-to-media/

Fred Davis, Trent Williams leave without speaking to media

Redskins tight end Fred Davis and tackle Trent Williams played their final games of the 2011 season in Sunday’s 34-19 loss to the Jets.

Both players are facing four-game suspensions for violating the league’s drug policy, a suspension both knew was coming but wasn’t implemented until after the game because they weren’t given official notification before kickoff. It was a hot topic in the locker room after the game, although neither player shared their thoughts with the media.

Ryan O’Halloran of CSNWashington.com reports that Davis and Williams showered and dressed in the coaches room before being escorted out of the building by security. So we will have to wait to find out about their previous violations of the policy, as players are only suspended after multiple incidents, and what exactly possessed them to keep using banned drugs after they were given a free pass for testing positive during the 30-day grace period granted to players after the settlement of the lockout.

SouthStndJunkie
12-04-2011, 08:24 PM
That sucks for TE Fred Davis....he grew up and played his high school ball in Toledo before going to USC.

He was having a great year with 59 receptions for 796 yards and 3 TDs.

DBroncos4life
12-05-2011, 10:45 AM
So Brett Favre said he would listen to offers from the Bears!!

SouthStndJunkie
12-05-2011, 08:24 PM
MJD has close to 100 yards rushing on the night (97 rushing and 91 receiving) and passed LeSean McCoy for most rushing yards on the season.

MJD has 1,137 right now and LeSean McCoy has 1,134 yards.

SouthStndJunkie
12-06-2011, 02:58 PM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/12/06/jeff-garcia-claims-kellen-clemens-job/

Jeff Garcia claims Kellen Clemens’ job

SouthStndJunkie
12-06-2011, 03:02 PM
Jeff Garcia finds his way back in to the league at 41 years old.

DBroncos4life
12-06-2011, 03:06 PM
Jeff Garcia finds his way back in to the league at 41 years old.

I bet Jeff George is pissed.

Smilin Assassin
12-06-2011, 03:45 PM
The NFL has announced the four-game suspensions for Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis and left tackle Trent Williams for violating the league's substance abuse policy.


Seattle Seahawks rookie guard John Moffitt has also been suspended for four games without pay for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

The suspensions had been expected. A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Sunday that Davis and Williams were expecting to be penalized after failing multiple drug tests. The person spoke anonymously because of the confidential nature of the league's drug testing policy.

Moffitt will serve his suspension beginning immediately, even though he is currently on injured reserve and out for the season with a right knee injury.

The specifics of why Moffitt was suspended were not released.

Moffitt was Seattle's third-round pick in last April's draft out of Wisconsin and started the first nine games at right guard before suffering a pair of torn knee ligaments in Seattle's Week 10 win over Baltimore. He's one of three starting offensive linemen currently on injured reserve for the Seahawks, along with right tackle James Carpenter and left tackle Russell Okung.

oubronco
12-06-2011, 04:26 PM
Damn a pair of knee injuries in the same game

BMarsh615
12-11-2011, 11:07 AM
Correction on that Alphonso Smith tweet. He has two interceptions, including one pick-six. <s class="hash">#</s>Lions (https://twitter.com/#%21/search?q=%23Lions) <s class="hash">#</s>Vikings (https://twitter.com/#%21/search?q=%23Vikings)

https://twitter.com/#!/ProFootballWkly/status/145942140340539392

:cuss:

SouthStndJunkie
12-11-2011, 08:08 PM
Props to Jared Allen....with his 3 sacks today, that gives him 17.5 sacks on the year, and 100.5 sacks for his career.

SouthStndJunkie
12-11-2011, 08:09 PM
Rob Gronkowski is having the best all around year for a TE in NFL history.

6 more receptions for 160 yards and 2 TDs tonight.

71 receptions for 1088 yards and 15 TDs (plus 1 TD that was considered a rushing attempt).

Dude has played in 29 career games and has 26 TDs.

SouthStndJunkie
12-11-2011, 08:22 PM
DeMarco Murray has a fractured ankle.

vonqkilla
12-11-2011, 08:36 PM
Kubes!!!!

SouthStndJunkie
12-11-2011, 09:06 PM
Yep....props to Gary Kubiak on a 10-3 record and securing a playoff spot.

The Texans were smart to stick with Kubes, as he was in the process of building the foundation of a very good team the last few years.

That One Guy
12-11-2011, 09:07 PM
Yep....props to Gary Kubiak on a 10-3 record and securing a playoff spot.

The Texans were smart to stick with Kubes, as he was in the process of building the foundation of a very good team the last few years.

And it sucks for them that Schaub went out but it could be convenient that he stayed around long enough to set them up for taking the division but left enough games for Yates to get his feet under him. He may not be the next Peyton Manning but it doesn't sound like he's Blaine Gabbert either.

That One Guy
12-11-2011, 09:08 PM
By the way, how about Dallas' kicker getting iced two weeks in a row? LOL

Last week he missed the 2nd and this week it was blocked. That's the kind of head games that can ruin a guy.

That One Guy
12-11-2011, 09:38 PM
Just saw this on Yahoo about Yates' family getting ****ty seats for the game in Cincy. That's terrible but hilarious.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/These-are-the-best-sets-we-could-get-for-TJ-Yate?urn=nfl-wp13639

Agamemnon
12-11-2011, 09:42 PM
Yates is proving to be quite a bit better than people expected. Probably helps to have great QB development people there in Houston.

Agamemnon
12-11-2011, 09:47 PM
Props to Jared Allen....with his 3 sacks today, that gives him 17.5 sacks on the year, and 100.5 sacks for his career.

It's so hilarious to me that the Chiefs let that guy go. 57.5 sacks in four years since leaving the Chiefs. Hilarious!

That One Guy
12-11-2011, 09:56 PM
It's so hilarious to me that the Chiefs let that guy go. 57.5 sacks in four years since leaving the Chiefs. Hilarious!

It was no secret what they had. Unfortunately for them, he had a few bad years there with the booze. He's always been a tremendous player but you can't blame them for not wanting to invest their future in a guy that can't choose between booze and car keys.

Agamemnon
12-11-2011, 10:07 PM
It was no secret what they had. Unfortunately for them, he had a few bad years there with the booze. He's always been a tremendous player but you can't blame them for not wanting to invest their future in a guy that can't choose between booze and car keys.

Doesn't change the fact that KC giving the guy up is really freaking hilarious...

SouthStndJunkie
12-12-2011, 02:30 PM
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP)—Packers coach Mike McCarthy says wide receiver Greg Jennings will miss two to three weeks with a knee sprain but is expected back for the playoffs.

SouthStndJunkie
12-12-2011, 09:53 PM
Undrafted rookie WR Doug Baldwin from Stanford is kicking some ass for Seattle.

He blocked a punt tonight and also snagged 7 passes for 93 yards and a TD.

45 receptions for 718 yards and 3 TDs on the year.

I didn't really have him on my radar in the last draft, despite him having a solid season in 2010 at Stanford.

SouthStndJunkie
12-12-2011, 10:55 PM
Dan Marino's single season record of 5,084 passing yards, set in 1984, is almost sure to go down this year.

I know it's a different league, with different rules, but it's still interesting to see a record that has stood for 27 years ready to be erased.

5,084 yards in 16 games is 317.75 yards passing per game.

There are 4 QBs who can challenge that this year.

All 4 QBs have 3 games left to play, if they stay healthy.

Drew Brees has 4,368 yards passing....336 yard per game. On pace for 5,376 yard passing. To beat Dan Marino's record, Brees will only have to average 239 yards passing per game (717 yards/3 games).

Tom Brady isn't far behind. Brady has 4,273 yards passing....329 yards per game. On pace for 5,260 yards. To beat Dan Marino's record, Brady will only have to average 271 yards passing per game (813 yards/3 games).

The other 2 QBs who have a shot are:

Aaron Rodgers with 4,125 yards....but I think they will sit him for a few quarters down the stretch if they have their games in hand.

Eli Manning is slightly under Dan Marino's pace, with 4,105 yards (316 yards per game). He may have a shot, but either Drew Brees or Tom Brady will probably hold the record at the end of the year.

I guess I wouldn't mind seeing Drew Brees own the record....he was very close in 2008 with 5,069 yards and would then have 2 seasons with over 5,000 yards passing.

Agamemnon
12-12-2011, 10:57 PM
Dan Marino's single season record of 5,084 passing yards, set in 1984, is almost sure to go down this year.

I know it's a different league, with different rules, but it's still interesting to see a record that has stood for 27 years ready to be erased.

5,084 yards in 16 games is 317.75 yards passing per game.

There are 4 QBs who can challenge that this year.

All 4 QBs have 3 games left to play, if they stay healthy.

Drew Brees has 4,368 yards passing....336 yard per game. On pace for 5,376 yard passing. To beat Dan Marino's record, Brees will only have to average 239 yards passing per game (717 yards/3 games).

Tom Brady isn't far behind. Brady has 4,273 yards passing....329 yards per game. On pace for 5,260 yards. To beat Dan Marino's record, Brady will only have to average 271 yards passing per game (813 yards/3 games).

The other 2 QBs who have a shot are:

Aaron Rodgers with 4,125 yards....but I think they will sit him for a few quarters down the stretch if they have their games in hand.

Eli Manning is slightly under Dan Marino's pace, with 4,105 yards (316 yards per game). He may have a shot, but either Drew Brees or Tom Brady will probably hold the record at the end of the year.

I guess I wouldn't mind seeing Drew Brees own the record....he was very close in 2008 with 5,069 yards and would then have 2 seasons with over 5,000 yards passing.

I miss the days of balanced offense...

SouthStndJunkie
12-12-2011, 11:11 PM
I miss the days of balanced offense...

The league is cyclical....eventually running will become more in vogue again....look at Denver.

A good running game eats up clock and gives your defense a rest....teams will shift back and run more eventually, despite the league's desire for wide open air-it-out, score happy results every week.

A lot of the WR screens that teams use may as well be running plays.

Agamemnon
12-13-2011, 12:31 AM
A lot of the WR screens that teams use may as well be running plays.

Every Bronco fan who suffered through McDaniels knows that statement is completely false.

Shotgun Willie
12-13-2011, 05:47 AM
The league is cyclical....eventually running will become more in vogue again....look at Denver.

I'm sure teams are looking at the Broncos leading the league in 3 and outs and scoring less than 3/4 of the offenses in the league and saying to themselves, yup let's do what they're doing on offense.

SouthStndJunkie
12-13-2011, 06:02 AM
So....you don't think running the ball is an effective way to win games?

Denver's style is unorthodox for sure, but when you can run the ball you keep your defense rested and the other team's offense off the field.

I probably shouldn't have used Denver as an example....but it's a copy cat league and running the ball a lot and controlling the clock will make a big comeback sooner or later.

TonyR
12-13-2011, 06:30 AM
Yep....props to Gary Kubiak on a 10-3 record and securing a playoff spot.

The Texans were smart to stick with Kubes, as he was in the process of building the foundation of a very good team the last few years.

Great job by Kubiak this year but for some reason people keep under playing the impact Wade Phillips has had on that team this year.

Shotgun Willie
12-13-2011, 06:55 AM
So....you don't think running the ball is an effective way to win games?

I most certainly do. It was the "look at Denver" that I had a problem with there. That's all.

Denver's style is unorthodox for sure, but when you can run the ball you keep your defense rested and the other team's offense off the field.


This is a myth that for some reason continues to spread. Running the ball in and of itself does not in any way guarantee any more rest for your defense than passing the ball does. Regardless of systems/coaches/QBs over the last year, our defense has been out there between 64-66 plays per game.

TonyR
12-13-2011, 07:09 AM
Running the ball in and of itself does not in any way guarantee any more rest for your defense than passing the ball does.

Agree. I think first downs are the key much more than "running the ball". And of course scoring doesn't hurt, either...

SouthStndJunkie
12-13-2011, 09:04 AM
The NFL has suspended Steelers linebacker James Harrison one game for his helmet-to-face hit on Browns quarterback Colt McCoy. The league announced the decision this morning, moments after it was reported by Adam Schefter of ESPN.

SouthStndJunkie
12-15-2011, 07:13 PM
USC offensive tackle Matt Kalil has decided to forego his senior season and seek entry into the 2012 NFL draft, sources have told ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen.

Kalil, a projected top-five pick, informed Trojans coach Lane Kiffin, other staff members and teammates of his decision to turn pro. Kalil has received numerous All-American honors this year.

Drunk Monkey
12-15-2011, 07:49 PM
USC offensive tackle Matt Kalil has decided to forego his senior season and seek entry into the 2012 NFL draft, sources have told ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen.

Kalil, a projected top-five pick, informed Trojans coach Lane Kiffin, other staff members and teammates of his decision to turn pro. Kalil has received numerous All-American honors this year.

Interesting, I think I heard that if either Kalil or Barkley goes pro the other will follow.

SouthStndJunkie
12-19-2011, 10:57 PM
With 70 yards rushing Sunday against the Patriots, Broncos running back Willis McGahee​ is now within 10 yards of reaching 1,000 yards for the season and the fourth time in his career.

Tatum Bell​ is the last Bronco to gain 1,000, rushing for 1,025 yards in 2006.

SouthStndJunkie
12-19-2011, 10:58 PM
It's weird to think it's been 5 years since Denver has had a 1,000 yard rusher, as it used to be an annual occurrence.

SouthStndJunkie
12-28-2011, 09:15 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Mike Munchak says he is not heading to Penn State as coach.

The Titans coach says Wednesday he's flattered to be mentioned for his alma mater, but insists he loves what he's doing in Tennessee.

SouthStndJunkie
01-01-2012, 10:49 AM
Tony Gonzalez will not be retiring just yet.

Jay Glazer of FOX reports that the Falcons tight end finalized a one-year, $7 million extension with Atlanta on Saturday. He’ll be back for his 16th NFL season.

SouthStndJunkie
01-01-2012, 12:27 PM
Jared Allen with 3.5 sacks today to give him 22 sacks on the year.

Michael Strahan owns the record with 22.5 sacks....so Allen has another quarter to try and get one more sack and the record.

DENVERDUI55
01-01-2012, 12:58 PM
Jared Allen with 3.5 sacks today to give him 22 sacks on the year.

Michael Strahan owns the record with 22.5 sacks....so Allen has another quarter to try and get one more sack and the record.

They should call a naked boot and let him get record like strahan.

SouthStndJunkie
01-02-2012, 12:35 AM
The St. Louis Rams will fire both coach Steve Spagnuolo and general manager Billy Devaney, according to a team source.

Kaylore
01-02-2012, 12:43 AM
The St. Louis Rams will fire both coach Steve Spagnuolo and general manager Billy Devaney, according to a team source.

I remember Spags was the popular choice the year we hired McDaniels. The Rams have been the worst team in football for about half a decade. That's on ownership.

Broncoman13
01-02-2012, 01:14 AM
I remember Spags was the popular choice the year we hired McDaniels. The Rams have been the worst team in football for about half a decade. That's on ownership.

Yep, I remember wanting him as well. I think it would have worked out a lot better for him in Denver... for us as well. We'd have a douchebag for a QB, but he would be a player and our offense wouldn't suck bawls.

Also remember that Raheem Morris (Rahim Moore, lol) was a part of that "HC Class", not sure if he will keep his job in TB. Schwartz was part of that class as well, no? Looks like he could be the only that survives as a HC beyond this year.

Gonna have a lot of moves again this year. St. Louis, San Diego, Tampa Bay, Kansas City, Miami, Jacksonville... and possibly Dallas and Philly.

We need an OC in a bad way, any of those teams offer a good OC? Norv Turner would work, Haley would work, that's about it.

bendog
01-03-2012, 01:47 PM
Given the way Reggie Bush mailed it in with the Saints on several occassions, despite having a big paycheck, I'm surprised he had as good a year as he did with the Sushi. Sproles did much better job, and didn't demand the Diva time, but still, I will admit I didn't think Bush was up to it, and I was wrong. I'm still happy with the Saints roster though.

broncosteven
01-03-2012, 04:13 PM
...

We need an OC in a bad way, any of those teams offer a good OC? Norv Turner would work, Haley would work, that's about it.

Is Norv going to want to call Fox's run oriented O?

I would love to see him here if we had a legit passing QB and Fox was cool chucking the ball around.

Agamemnon
01-03-2012, 04:23 PM
I remember Spags was the popular choice the year we hired McDaniels. The Rams have been the worst team in football for about half a decade. That's on ownership.

He was looking promising until they brought in McD. Bad, bad move...

SouthStndJunkie
01-03-2012, 11:08 PM
A few end of the season notes:

3 QBs went over the 5,000 yard passing mark.

2 broke Dan Marino's record. Drew Brees- 5,476 yards, Tom Brady - 5,235 yards, and Matthew Stafford quietly threw for 5,038 yards.

Props to Stafford on a great season....5,038 passing yards with 41 TDs and 16 INTs. I knew he would be a great QB....if he could stay healthy.

MJD led the league with 1,606 rushing yards. Dude is a little beast. 6 years in the league and MJD has 74 TDs (rushing, receiving, and returns).

Willis McGahee ended up 8th in the NFL with 1,199 yards.

2 WRs hit the 100 reception mark: Wes Welker with 122 and Roddy White with 100.

3rd was TE Jimmy Graham, who had 99 receptions with New Orleans.

That said, Rob Gronkowski had the best year ever at the TE position: 90 receptions for 1,327 yards and 18 TDs (17 receiving and 1 rushing).

Calvin Johnson probably had the best all around year at the WR position in 2011 with 96 receptions for 1,681 yards and 16 TDs.

San Francisco kicker David Akers set the all-time single season FG mark with 44 FGs in a season and ended up with 166 points on the year.

What a versatile weapon Darren Sproles is for New Orleans....87 carries for 603 yards rushing (6.3 yards per carry) and 2 TDs. 86 receptions for 710 yards and 7 TDs through the air. 294 punt return yards and a TD. 1,089 kickoff return yards. That is a total of 2,696 all-purpose yards and 10 total TDs.

3 players had 7 INTs to lead the league: Charles Woodson, Eric Weddle, and Kyle Arrington.

Charles Woodson has had an incredible 6 years with Green Bay:

6 years with the Pack: 37 INTs (over 6 a year on average). 14 forced fumbles, 10 sacks, and 10 TDs.

Jared Allen came within .5 sacks of the single season sack record. Allen ended up with 22 sacks on the year. DeMarcus Ware had another dominating season with 19.5 sacks, and Jason Babin continued to resurrect his career with 18.0 sacks. Jason Pierre-Paul is proving worthy of being a 1st round pick by notching 16.5 sacks for the Giants.

It was rookie Aldon Smith of San Francisco who made a run at the rookie sack record....not Von Miller. Smith came up .5 sacks shy of the record, but still racked up 14.0 sacks on the year.

Shotgun Willie
01-04-2012, 06:33 AM
Willis McGahee ended up 8th in the NFL with 1,199 yards.

How bad would that suck if he had some bonus or escalator built into his contract if he got 1,200 yds?

SouthStndJunkie
01-05-2012, 10:19 PM
The Oakland Raiders will hire Green Bay Packers director of football operations Reggie McKenzie as their next general manager, according to a league source.

SouthStndJunkie
01-05-2012, 10:25 PM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/01/05/chargers-promote-pagano-to-defensive-coordinator-job/

Chargers promote Pagano to defensive coordinator job

Archedamian
01-06-2012, 09:28 AM
Cutler partially responsible for Mike Martz being fired?

http://www.csnchicago.com/xfinity/Did-Cutler-factor-in-the-departure-of-Ma?blockID=625454&feedID=661

ColoradoBuff
01-06-2012, 09:45 AM
Tice named OC of the Bears

http://www.chicagobears.com/news/NewsStory.asp?story_id=8549