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SouthStndJunkie
09-12-2009, 11:56 PM
Week One will be blackout free

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/09/13/week-one-will-be-blackout-free/

Posted by Mike Florio on September 13, 2009 12:29 AM ET

On Friday, the Raiders received a 24-hour extension of the 72-hour deadline for selling all non-premium tickets to their Monday night home game against the Chargers.

On Saturday, they announced that the tickets had been sold.

And so every Week One game will be televised in the home teams' local markets.

The hot spots were Oakland, Arizona, Cincinnati, and Tampa. The first three received extensions in order to get the tickets sold.

Next week, potential blackouts loom in Detroit, Jacksonville, and San Diego.

SouthStndJunkie
09-13-2009, 11:50 PM
Isaac Bruce went over 15,000 career receiving yards today....only the 2nd player in NFL history to do so.

Jerry Rice is 1st all-time with 22,895 receiving yards.

Clockwork Orange
09-14-2009, 12:10 AM
Here's who we get next week.

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Release the hounds!

SouthStndJunkie
09-14-2009, 05:15 PM
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Reggie Hayward took a pay cut before the season and signed a new one-year contract filled with incentives.

He won't reach them.

Hayward broke his left leg Sunday at Indianapolis and will miss the rest of the season. One of five team captains, Hayward broke his fibula in a fourth-down pileup against the Colts. It was his second major injury in four years. He ruptured his Achilles tendon in the 2006 season opener.

SouthStndJunkie
09-16-2009, 12:59 PM
Ochocinco plans to do the Lambeau Leap

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/09/16/ochocinco-plans-to-do-the-lambeau-leap/

Posted by Mike Florio on September 16, 2009 12:26 PM ET

On Sunday, the Cincinnati Bengals will return to Lambeau Field for the first time since 1995. And since that was six years before Chad Ochocinco entered the NFL, it'll be his first chance to put on a show for the people of Wisconsin.

And he intends to make it a good one.

During a Tuesday conference call with Green Bay reporters, Ochocinco said that he plans to perform one of the routines usually reserved to Packers players who score touchdowns.

"[H]opefully I can Lambeau Leap," he said.

Asked whether he'd really do that, Ochocinco pointed out that he has done it in Cleveland, jumping into the Dawg Pound after scoring a touchdown.

"They embrace me," Ochocinco said. "I'm looking for the Cheeseheads to embrace Ocho also."

If by "embrace me" he means "pour a beer on me" or "angrily give me the finger," we agree.

Ochocinco also told reporters to inform linebacker Nick Barnett that "I'm coming for his head," and then in the next breath Ochocinco changed his tone, "[L]et the Packer Nation know that we're coming to town, and I'm looking forward to entertaining and bringing a little fun to the city and with no disrespect."

Yeah, no disrespect. Except for Barnett.

We've got a feeling that Barnett might like to make Chad remember one of his other visits to Cleveland -- one that Chad likely doesn't remember at all.

bronco militia
09-16-2009, 01:05 PM
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broncosteven
09-16-2009, 03:09 PM
Ochocinco plans to do the Lambeau Leap

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/09/16/ochocinco-plans-to-do-the-lambeau-leap/

Posted by Mike Florio on September 16, 2009 12:26 PM ET

On Sunday, the Cincinnati Bengals will return to Lambeau Field for the first time since 1995. And since that was six years before Chad Ochocinco entered the NFL, it'll be his first chance to put on a show for the people of Wisconsin.

And he intends to make it a good one.

During a Tuesday conference call with Green Bay reporters, Ochocinco said that he plans to perform one of the routines usually reserved to Packers players who score touchdowns.

"[H]opefully I can Lambeau Leap," he said.

Asked whether he'd really do that, Ochocinco pointed out that he has done it in Cleveland, jumping into the Dawg Pound after scoring a touchdown.

"They embrace me," Ochocinco said. "I'm looking for the Cheeseheads to embrace Ocho also."

If by "embrace me" he means "pour a beer on me" or "angrily give me the finger," we agree.

Ochocinco also told reporters to inform linebacker Nick Barnett that "I'm coming for his head," and then in the next breath Ochocinco changed his tone, "[L]et the Packer Nation know that we're coming to town, and I'm looking forward to entertaining and bringing a little fun to the city and with no disrespect."

Yeah, no disrespect. Except for Barnett.

We've got a feeling that Barnett might like to make Chad remember one of his other visits to Cleveland -- one that Chad likely doesn't remember at all.

If he does that it will be his 1st TD of the year!

mr007
09-16-2009, 03:18 PM
Well I freakin' hope so. I have him on both of my fantasy teams!

Beantown Bronco
09-17-2009, 01:24 PM
NOVI, Mich. (AP)óFormer Detroit Lions wide receiver Charles Rogers(notes) has been arrested on a drunken-driving charge.

Police say the 28-year-old Rogers was arrested Wednesday afternoon after he refused a Breathalyzer test. Results of a blood test are pending.

Rogers was arraigned Thursday on charges of operating while intoxicated and operating without a valid license. He was ordered held on $50,000 bond and didnít have an attorney on record with the court. A pretrial conference is set for Monday.

The second overall pick in the 2003 NFL Draft served a 30-day jail sentence, with credit for 15 days, earlier this year instead of staying in an intensive counseling program after violating probation in a domestic violence case.
__________________________________________________ _____________

Domestic violence
Probation violation
Drunk driving

Solid year for this loser.

Flex Gunmetal
09-17-2009, 02:40 PM
Charles Rogers cant stop ****ing up.

SouthStndJunkie
09-18-2009, 05:35 PM
Chargers running back LaDanian Tomlinson, who entered the season with a burning desire to prove that he has not become an injury-prone, over-the-hill tailback, is well on his way to becoming an injury-prone, over-the-hill tailback.

Tomlinson has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Ravens, due to an ankle injury suffered on Monday night against the Raiders.

watermock
09-18-2009, 06:21 PM
He matches up well with O.J. Simpson tho...

He was a hell of a back, 4.4 speed, and some power.

baja
09-18-2009, 06:37 PM
NOVI, Mich. (AP)óFormer Detroit Lions wide receiver Charles Rogers(notes) has been arrested on a drunken-driving charge.

Police say the 28-year-old Rogers was arrested Wednesday afternoon after he refused a Breathalyzer test. Results of a blood test are pending.

Rogers was arraigned Thursday on charges of operating while intoxicated and operating without a valid license. He was ordered held on $50,000 bond and didnít have an attorney on record with the court. A pretrial conference is set for Monday.

The second overall pick in the 2003 NFL Draft served a 30-day jail sentence, with credit for 15 days, earlier this year instead of staying in an intensive counseling program after violating probation in a domestic violence case.
__________________________________________________ _____________

Domestic violence
Probation violation
Drunk driving

Solid year for this loser.

Maybe NFL stands for;

<b>N</b>arcissistic

<b>F</b>ailures

<b>L</b>eague

gyldenlove
09-21-2009, 07:51 AM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/09/21/redskins-linebacker-tees-off-on-fans/

Another douchebag who thinks fans should be nice to him. You are an entertainer buddy, if you don't deliver entertainment you fail at your job, at least this dillweed can put NFL player on his resume next year when he drops it off at Subway.

SouthStndJunkie
09-21-2009, 10:22 AM
Hasselbeck has a broken rib

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/09/21/hasselback-has-a-broken-rib/

Posted by Mike Florio on September 21, 2009 11:52 AM ET

When Matt Hasselbeck collapsed like a misshapen Jenga tower while walking off the field on Sunday, it didn't look good.

And though there's no internal damage to the Seahawks starting quarterback, the new is still not good.

Hasselbeck has a broken rib, per Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Schefter says it's unknown whether Hasselbeck will be able to play on Sunday, when the 1-1 Seahawks host the 1-1 Bears.

The backups are Seneca Wallace and Mike Teel.

SouthStndJunkie
09-21-2009, 12:12 PM
Roscoe Parrish is on the trade block again

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/09/21/roscoe-parrish-is-on-the-trade-block-again/

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on September 21, 2009 2:40 PM ET

Drafted by the Mike Mularkey Bills in 2005, wide receiver Roscoe Parrish has had four different offensive coordinators during his tenure in Buffalo.

And none of them have known exactly what to do with him.

So with Parrish mostly riding the pine these days, the Bills have decided to see what they can get for him.

A league source tells PFT's Mike Florio that Parrish is on the trade block and he could be dealt as soon as the week.

Possible destinations include the Chiefs, Jaguars, and Redskins.

The Bills are rather short on the offensive line, but it seems more likely that Buffalo would be able to get a late-round draft pick in exchange for Parrish, who is under contract through 2011.

Parrish has no catches on the season as a wide receiver. He has one punt return for five yards.

Beantown Bronco
09-21-2009, 12:15 PM
Parrish has no catches on the season as a wide receiver. He has one punt return for five yards.

Nothing like putting a guy on the trade block when his value is literally at an all time low.

SouthStndJunkie
09-21-2009, 01:10 PM
Falcons lose first-rounder Jerry for the season

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/09/21/falcons-lose-first-rounder-jerry-for-the-season/

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on September 21, 2009 3:25 PM ET

Knowing they needed a lot of help, the Falcons front office used seven of their eight draft picks this year to shore up their defense.

On Monday, the team learned that they will be without the centerpiece of their class -- first-round defensive tackle Peria Jerry -- for the rest of the season.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Jerry underwent an MRI on his knee Monday, and clearly the results were not favorable.

Jerry came to the NFL with a reputation for being injury prone, and unfortunately has lived up to his rep. He started both games for Atlanta this season.

The Falcons could be vulnerable to the run after the loss. They face a team in Foxborough this Sunday that has been hesitant to try running the ball early in the year.

UPDATE: The team signed defensive tackle Vance Walker to the active roster.

SouthStndJunkie
09-22-2009, 08:30 AM
Gallery gone for 4-6 weeks

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/09/22/gallery-gone-for-4-6-weeks/

Posted by Mike Florio on September 22, 2009 8:36 AM ET

We pointed out on Sunday that Raiders guard Robert Gallery told reporters after the team's win over the Chiefs that he has a broken leg.

But Gallery won't miss the rest of the year. Instead, he'll be out for only 4-6 weeks after undergoing surgery to repair the injury.

Gallery, the second overall pick in the 2004 draft (taken before Philip Rivers and Ben Roethlisberger), has missed only six games in his five-plus year career

Beantown Bronco
09-22-2009, 09:06 AM
Highest drafted guard in history. :spit:

SouthStndJunkie
09-22-2009, 11:43 AM
NBC 5 and Blue-Star's own Newy Scruggs has reported that Marion Barber, who went down in the fourth quarter of Sunday night's loss to the Giants, will miss one to two weeks with a quadriceps injury.

This is a blow for the Cowboys, to be sure, but it could have certainly been worse. The play in question saw Barber come up lame on a run that might have resulted in a Cowboys touchdown otherwise; instead, Barber pulled up, hobbled for about five yards before crumpling to the turf at Cowboys Stadium.

Bronco Yoda
09-22-2009, 11:59 AM
Ex-NY Giant Burress gets 2 years in gun case
Associated Press


NEW YORK -- Former Super Bowl hero Plaxico Burress tearfully told his family goodbye as he was led away to prison Tuesday after being sentenced to two years on a weapons charge.

Burress was so soft-spoken during his apologetic courtroom address that onlookers could not understand him.

Burress, at the time a star receiver with the New York Giants, was at the Latin Quarter nightclub in Manhattan last November when a gun tucked into his waistband slipped down his leg and fired, wounding him in the thigh.

The gun was not licensed in New York or in New Jersey, where Burress lived. His license to carry a concealed weapon in Florida had expired in May 2008.

He had been indicted on two counts of weapons possession and one count of reckless endangerment, but under a plea deal reached Aug. 20, Burress agreed to a single, lesser charge of attempted criminal possession of a weapon.

No charges were filed against Giants linebacker Antonio Pierce, who was with Burress the night of the incident, drove him to the hospital and took the gun to his home in New Jersey before arranging to have it returned to Burress.

With time off for good behavior, Burress likely will serve 20 months. He could be released from prison as early as the spring of 2011 and will be monitored an additional two years after he is freed.

Burress hired a consultant to teach him how to use his time in prison productively.

The Giants released Burress in April, but the 32-year-old told ESPN he hopes to resume his NFL career when he completes his sentence.

"When I get out, I'll be 33, not 43," Burress said in an interview broadcast in August. "I'll still be able to run and catch. I'll still have the God-given ability to snag footballs; that's what I love to do. Of course, I want to play again."

Gil Brandt, an analyst on NFL Sirius Radio and the former head of player personnel for the Dallas Cowboys, said Burress won't be too old for a comeback when he's released from prison.

"First of all, Plaxico is a guy who keeps himself in pretty good shape," Brandt said. "Lots of times guys get heavy in the off-season. He is not a guy who has done that."

Burress is suspended by the NFL, but the league said he will be reinstated after he completes his prison sentence.

The star receiver played collegiately for Michigan State and in 2000 was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he built a reputation as one of the league's top deep threats. He signed as a free agent with the Giants before the 2005 season.

Burress' big moment with the Giants came when he caught the winning touchdown over the previously undefeated New England Patriots in the final minute of the 2008 Super Bowl.

His attorney, Benjamin Brafman, said previously that Burress was thinking of his family - including his wife and young son, Elijah - in taking the plea, but Brafman questioned the fairness of the recommended prison sentence.

"This was not an intentional criminal act," Brafman said the day of the plea. "In my judgment, a two-year prison sentence is a very severe punishment."

Before sentencing Tuesday, Brafman called Burress "a fundamentally decent man."

"This is a very real tragic case in many, many ways," Brafman said.

oubronco
09-22-2009, 01:03 PM
2 yrs in prison for shooting himself

Got to be #1 dumbass of the year

Bronco Yoda
09-22-2009, 01:07 PM
From now on when I hear 'insult to injury' Plax comes to mind...

SouthStndJunkie
09-23-2009, 11:49 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4497498

Ochocinco had it planned out

dbfan21
09-23-2009, 01:32 PM
NBC 5 and Blue-Star's own Newy Scruggs has reported that Marion Barber, who went down in the fourth quarter of Sunday night's loss to the Giants, will miss one to two weeks with a quadriceps injury.

This is a blow for the Cowboys, to be sure, but it could have certainly been worse. The play in question saw Barber come up lame on a run that might have resulted in a Cowboys touchdown otherwise; instead, Barber pulled up, hobbled for about five yards before crumpling to the turf at Cowboys Stadium.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/football/nfl/09/23/barber.ap/index.html

Not so fast...

IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Marion Barber walked out to the practice field in full gear and flashed a thumb's up.

His tight left thigh was feeling fine on Wednesday -- or, at least, good enough to give it a test run.

Barber strained his leg during a 35-yard run late in the fourth quarter of Dallas' loss to the New York Giants on Sunday night that might've been a 42-yard touchdown run had he not come up lame. He said it "felt like a bad cramp" and is hopeful of playing against Carolina on Monday night.

SouthStndJunkie
09-24-2009, 11:31 AM
Bernard Pollard finds a home

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/09/24/bernard-pollard-finds-a-home/

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on September 24, 2009 2:17 PM ET

The man who ended Tom Brady's season in 2008 will get to play football in 2009.

Former Chiefs safety Bernard Pollard signed with the Texans Thursday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Pollard was also incidentally responsible for injuring Darren McFadden last year, giving him turf toe when he caught him from behind on a long run in Week Two.

It's a little surprising Pollard stayed on the market so long considering his second round pedigree and experience as a starter in the league. Houston's secondary coach David Gibbs coached him in Kansas City, so the move makes a lot of sense for a team with a shaky back end.

Pollard will likely get put to work right away on special teams.

SouthStndJunkie
09-25-2009, 07:45 AM
$20 gas in Chicago

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/09/25/20-gas-in-chicago/

Posted by Mike Florio on September 25, 2009 5:34 AM ET

Your eyes are not deceiving you.

In Chicago, gas now costs $20.

Yes, it's true.

If a Bears player farts in the film room, the price is $20.

So says Bears defensive tackle Anthony Adams in a blog for the Chicago Tribune.

The farting fine is one of various penalties the players impose on each other.

But Adams, who weighs 307 pounds, is sufficiently nimble to avoid getting in trouble. "I don't get fines for farting," Adams writes. "I leave outside the meeting room and do my dirt." (The Tribune actually removed the "F" word and replaced it with "passing gas." What a bunch of pussies cowards.)

So who's the worst offender when it comes to farting?

"Mark Anderson might be the worst farter ever," Adams writes. "He takes these protein shakes, so he smells like little babies do."

So be advised, Chicagoans. If you're in a line behind Mark Anderson, it might be a good idea to pull the collar of your shirt up over your nose.

And if you're in a line behind Anthony Adams, be prepared to get out of the way.

SouthStndJunkie
09-25-2009, 06:39 PM
SAN DIEGO (AP)—LaDainian Tomlinson(notes) has been ruled out of the San Diego Chargers’ home game against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, the second straight game he’ll miss due to a sprained right ankle.

Tomlinson was hurt in a season-opening win at Oakland and missed last Sunday’s home-opening loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

“I don’t have a comment about it. It is what it is,” said Tomlinson, who added that he feels it’s getting better.

broncosteven
09-25-2009, 06:48 PM
$20 gas in Chicago

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/09/25/20-gas-in-chicago/

Posted by Mike Florio on September 25, 2009 5:34 AM ET

Your eyes are not deceiving you.

In Chicago, gas now costs $20.

Yes, it's true.

If a Bears player farts in the film room, the price is $20.

So says Bears defensive tackle Anthony Adams in a blog for the Chicago Tribune.

The farting fine is one of various penalties the players impose on each other.

But Adams, who weighs 307 pounds, is sufficiently nimble to avoid getting in trouble. "I don't get fines for farting," Adams writes. "I leave outside the meeting room and do my dirt." (The Tribune actually removed the "F" word and replaced it with "passing gas." What a bunch of pussies cowards.)

So who's the worst offender when it comes to farting?

"Mark Anderson might be the worst farter ever," Adams writes. "He takes these protein shakes, so he smells like little babies do."

So be advised, Chicagoans. If you're in a line behind Mark Anderson, it might be a good idea to pull the collar of your shirt up over your nose.

And if you're in a line behind Anthony Adams, be prepared to get out of the way.

We had a small server closet, about 18' x 20' next to the helpdesk. They kept mice/keyboards small stuff on a couple racks as space was a premium. This meant all the helpdesk ladies had the code to the room.

I can't count the times I walked in there to restart a service or check a router a minute after some lady went in to **** their pants.

SouthStndJunkie
09-26-2009, 05:16 PM
No real surprise after he missed practice Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, but Browns running back Jamal Lewis didn't make the trip to Baltimore and will not play Sunday.

So Lewis now joins kicker Phil Dawson on the shelf as Cleveland tries to avoid 0-3. In place of Lewis, you can expect to see four-year veteran Jerome Harrison.

SouthStndJunkie
09-28-2009, 10:29 AM
So much for the Byron Leftwich era in Tampa. It's already over.

The Buccaneers will start start second-year pro Josh Johnson on Sunday at Washington. Rookie Josh Freeman will move up to No. 2 on the depth chart and Leftwich will be the third quarterback.

Rohirrim
09-28-2009, 10:34 AM
So much for the Byron Leftwich era in Tampa. It's already over.

The Buccaneers will start start second-year pro Josh Johnson on Sunday at Washington. Rookie Josh Freeman will move up to No. 2 on the depth chart and Leftwich will be the third quarterback.

They should just go with Freeman and run the wildcat.

broncosteven
09-28-2009, 11:29 AM
No real surprise after he missed practice Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, but Browns running back Jamal Lewis didn't make the trip to Baltimore and will not play Sunday.

So Lewis now joins kicker Phil Dawson on the shelf as Cleveland tries to avoid 0-3. In place of Lewis, you can expect to see four-year veteran Jerome Harrison.

It appears this didn't help much.

SouthStndJunkie
09-28-2009, 12:55 PM
Miami Dolphins quarterback Chad Pennington has been initially diagnosed with a torn capsule in his throwing shoulder and the Dolphins expect him to miss the rest of the season, sources familiar with the injury he suffered Sunday told ESPN Senior NFL Analyst Chris Mortensen.

Pennington will seek a second opinion from orthopedic specialist Dr. James Andrews, who has performed two shoulder surgeries on the quarterback.

SouthStndJunkie
09-28-2009, 12:57 PM
It appears this didn't help much.

The Browns are a very bad football team.

Mangini already looks to be a dud and there are rumors that he could be one and done.

The players look uninspired under Mangini....the players aren't buying what he is trying to sell them.

Old Dude
09-28-2009, 01:00 PM
I'm hearing that the natives are restless with Jim Zorn, but he's safe for at least one more week.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4509616

SouthStndJunkie
09-28-2009, 01:01 PM
I'm hearing that the natives are restless with Jim Zorn, but he's safe for at least one more week.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4509616

It's not a good thing when you are a coach and people start talking about your job in terms of it being on a week to week basis

SouthStndJunkie
09-28-2009, 03:37 PM
Terrell Owens failed to catch a pass for the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, ending the third-longest consecutive pass-catching streak in NFL history. Jerry Rice holds the record at 274, followed by Marvin Harrison at 190. Now Owens checks in at 185.

broncosteven
09-28-2009, 06:45 PM
The Browns are a very bad football team.

Mangini already looks to be a dud and there are rumors that he could be one and done.

The players look uninspired under Mangini....the players aren't buying what he is trying to sell them.

I lost any remaining respect for him when we played them. He was outwitted and was standing on the sidelines with his hat on crooked just chewing his gum.

THat is what I will remember about "Mangenius" when I hear his name.

SouthStndJunkie
09-28-2009, 07:50 PM
Gore out "approximately three weeks"

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/09/28/gore-out-approximately-three-weeks/

Posted by Mike Florio on September 28, 2009 10:10 PM ET

The San Francisco 49ers, eschewing the top-secret approach that plenty of teams apply to matters of injury and rehab, have announced that an MRI performed on running back Frank Gore reveals a "right ankle strain and a right hind foot sprain."

The team says that he'll be out approximately three weeks.

The 49ers also announced that tackle Joe Staley has a right quad contusion, and is day-to-day.

Also, safety Reggie Smith has a right groin strain, and he'll be re-evaluated in two weeks.

Though we appreciate the candor, we're confused by the team's willingness to go beyond that which the injury-reporting rules require. The Niners are compelled to say nothing until Wednesday, and then all that's required is whether and to what extent the players practiced.

Beantown Bronco
09-28-2009, 08:08 PM
Gore out "approximately three weeks"

shocker

SouthStndJunkie
09-29-2009, 12:55 PM
Eagles say goodbye to Jeff Garcia

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/09/29/eagles-say-goodbye-to-jeff-garcia/

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on September 29, 2009 3:43 PM ET

The Eagles have only so many roster spots for aging veterans from their 2006 division championship team.

With Jeremiah Trotter added Tuesday, the team announced Tuesday that they have let go of quarterback Jeff Garcia.

Garcia's acquisition made a splash in the news, but he was no longer useful with Donovan McNabb returning to health and Kevin Kolb playing so well. (Michael Vick will also be active on gamedays.)

Now 39, it's possible we have seen the last of Garcia in the NFL. He may have received a chance to play in Oakland this year, but asked for his release before the season, according to coach Tom Cable.

oubronco
09-29-2009, 01:38 PM
He will be getting a call from Choketown

Garcia Bronco
09-29-2009, 01:40 PM
shocker

Who was it arguning around here that he's never ever injured?

jhat01
09-29-2009, 02:01 PM
Eagles say goodbye to Jeff Garcia

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/09/29/eagles-say-goodbye-to-jeff-garcia/

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on September 29, 2009 3:43 PM ET

The Eagles have only so many roster spots for aging veterans from their 2006 division championship team.

With Jeremiah Trotter added Tuesday, the team announced Tuesday that they have let go of quarterback Jeff Garcia.

Garcia's acquisition made a splash in the news, but he was no longer useful with Donovan McNabb returning to health and Kevin Kolb playing so well. (Michael Vick will also be active on gamedays.)

Now 39, it's possible we have seen the last of Garcia in the NFL. He may have received a chance to play in Oakland this year, but asked for his release before the season, according to coach Tom Cable.

Carolina??? Maybe

SouthStndJunkie
09-30-2009, 08:23 AM
BEREA, Ohio -- Derek Anderson will start at quarterback for the Cleveland Browns on Sunday against Cincinnati.

Coach Eric Mangini has decided to go with Anderson, a Pro Bowler in 2007, over Brady Quinn, who opened the season as Cleveland's starter but was benched at halftime last Sunday in Baltimore.

oubronco
09-30-2009, 08:34 AM
Mangina's ship is sinking fast

SouthStndJunkie
10-03-2009, 12:00 AM
Garcia says he'd return to Oakland, as the starter

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/10/02/garcia-says-hed-return-to-oakland-as-the-starter/

Posted by Mike Florio on October 2, 2009 8:49 PM ET

Raiders coach Tom Cable hasn't ruled out bringing back quarterback Jeff Garcia. But if Garcia returns, he'll have a few conditions.

Well, one condition.

Garcia will want to start.

In an interview with Chris Myers and Steve Hartman of FOX Sports Radio (via SportsRadioInterviews.com), Garcia said that he is willing to give it another try. As long as Garcia plays and JaMarcus Russell stands on the sidelines.

"I just feel like it's an unfortunate situation when the entire work ethic and the entire goal of the team is really put upon one guy's shoulder who really isn't maybe ready for that situation or ready to take on that sort of responsibility," Garcia said. "And I'm not saying JaMarcus can never be that guy. It's just right now he's still young, he has a lot of growth that needs to take place within himself from a mental standpoint and a physical standpoint. Yeah, the guy's extremely talented. . . . When you put him on the field in a one-on-one workout session he'll make every throw for you, but when it comes down to making things happen in the heat of the battle and rallying the troops around you and making a case for the team, that's where maybe things aren't where they need to be.

"Right now that team is going through those growing pains. And I think I could have helped in a lot of ways had I still been there and had I had that opportunity to step on the field and lead the team and really show what it takes from a standpoint of leadership and work ethic and knowledge of the game. But the way things were working out and with the contract that I had signed, I didn't feel like it was the right situation for me to be there anymore."

Garcia also shared some observations regarding some of his former Oakland teammates not named Russell.

"It was to a point where I felt like guys who walked through those doors that just were there to collect a check and not really interested in putting everything that they had withing themselves on to the football field," Garcia said. "And that was the frustrating thing for me to see. There were a lot of good young guys in that locker room who really want to do whatever it takes to win, but unfortunately it's not everybody.

"In order to compete at this level in this game, everybody needs to be on board, everybody needs to be on the same page, everybody needs to really be accountable and be able to look at each other and have responsibility within themselves that they're going to bring the best that they can have to bring. . . . Not just on Sunday, but every single day during the work week and when you're not seeing that and maybe it's because how things have been for a number of years now out there and they just don't see the hope. . . . I was the guy who was trying to bring in a fresh outlook and a fresh new start. I was trying to really be that type of guy that could help motivate my teammates and help create a certain attitude, a certain mentality and it was just tough to break through to everybody and that's where I found it to be more discouraging than encouraging.

"And for me at this point of my career, being 39 years old, as much as it meant so much to me to return back home and be close to the family and friends and play for a team that I grew up watching as a kid. . . . To see the reality of the situation and realize what I may be up against staying here for the entire year. It hurt me, it broke my heart to do that to step up, but I just felt like it was something I really didn't want to put myself through anymore."

The reaction from any Raiders fan who read these words should match the directive given by George Steinbrenner after George Costanza told him off.

"Hire this man."

SouthStndJunkie
10-03-2009, 08:39 AM
http://readandreact.net/2009/10/02/eli-manning-tagged-the-visitors-locker-room-at-cowboys-stadium/

Eli Manning Tagged the Visitors’ Locker Room at Cowboys Stadium

SouthStndJunkie
10-03-2009, 08:40 AM
Eli Manning just got a lot cooler in my book....if that story is true.

SouthStndJunkie
10-03-2009, 03:02 PM
CLEVELAND -- Cleveland Browns rookie running back James Davis will miss the rest of the season with a shoulder injury.

The team placed Davis, a sixth-round pick from Clemson, on injured reserve on Saturday and signed running back Chris Jennings to the active roster from the practice squad.

Kaylore
10-03-2009, 03:19 PM
http://readandreact.net/2009/10/02/eli-manning-tagged-the-visitors-locker-room-at-cowboys-stadium/

Eli Manning Tagged the Visitorsí Locker Room at Cowboys Stadium

http://readandreact.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/manning_signature_cowboysstadium.jpg

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51QK%2BGQW6dL._SL500_AA280_.jpg

Looks real to me, so if it is fake it's probably photoshoped.

SouthStndJunkie
10-03-2009, 10:23 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/boston/nfl/news/story?id=4529613

Seau undergoes physical for Pats

SouthStndJunkie
10-04-2009, 06:18 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/Rich-Gannon-doesn-t-know-how-NFL-overtimes-work-?urn=nfl,193869

Rich Gannon doesn't know how NFL overtimes work either

SouthStndJunkie
10-04-2009, 06:21 PM
Props to Ricky Williams for going over 8,000 career rushing yards today.

Dude missed a lot of time for smoking pot and has still had a nice career.

WABronco
10-04-2009, 11:50 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSSnQrhUKpE&feature=player_embedded#

What an embarrassment, NFL.

uplink
10-06-2009, 08:45 PM
Skins bring in Sherman Lewis, former Offensive Cor. with Holmgren, to be team adviser to offense. DC Sports radio announcers suspect this is prelude to bringing in Holmgren as coach after the season.

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uplink
10-06-2009, 08:57 PM
Everyone was wondering where Crabtree was getting his advice from
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/10/06/here-comes-the-hammer/


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SouthStndJunkie
10-06-2009, 10:12 PM
Everyone was wondering where Crabtree was getting his advice from
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/10/06/here-comes-the-hammer/


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You have to be kidding me....

SouthStndJunkie
10-06-2009, 11:08 PM
BRISTOL, Conn. -- Brett Favre's matchup with his former team has attracted the largest cable television audience ever.

His Minnesota Vikings' 30-23 win over the Green Bay Packers on ESPN's "Monday Night Football" was watched by more than 21.8 million people. The previous record was more than 18.6 million viewers for last year's Monday night game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys.

ESPN also said Tuesday that the game drew the highest rating in the network's 30-year history. The 15.3 rating beat the 14.4 for a Bears-Vikings game on Dec. 6, 1987, during ESPN's first season of televising NFL games.

SouthStndJunkie
10-08-2009, 08:12 PM
Report: Fred Taylor could miss season

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/10/08/report-fred-taylor-could-miss-season/

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on October 8, 2009 7:58 PM ET

The news regarding Fred Taylor's ankle injury just went from bad to worse.

According to Christopher Gasper of the Boston Globe, Taylor is "facing the likelihood" of missing the season after undergoing surgery Thursday for "severe ligament damage in his right ankle."

Taylor reportedly has a "small chance" to return in the final month of the regular season depending on his recovery.

How the Patriots handle Taylor's status on the 53-man roster over the next few weeks will tell us if they are hopeful for a return. The veteran starter is valuable, but New England has a deep group of running backs and it could become difficult to hold his spot as the season wears on.

Kevin Faulk, Laurence Maroney, and Sammy Morris have all taken big snaps for the franchise, and fourth-stringer BenJarvus Green-Ellis started multiple games in 2008 with success.

s0phr0syne
10-12-2009, 11:15 AM
Bills lose two more LBs for the season: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jf3pWoRnKvReYlcUGZQbUsQaKD2wD9B9MEAG0

Commentary at Rotoworld discussing that perhaps they should start looking for a new Strength and Conditioning staff since they're annually one of the more injured teams.

You look at the situation for Green Bay across their OL, the Panthers and their DL situation, the Titans and their DB situation...etc etc.

We've gotten very lucky so far in the injuries that we've had not being horrible. Hope that trend continues!

delany
10-12-2009, 11:19 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4554026
If the allegations are true...wow.


BEREA, Ohio -- Cleveland Browns coach Eric Mangini said he's cooperating with the NFL in its investigation into rookie running back James Davis' mysterious season-ending shoulder injury.

On Sunday, ESPN.com reported that Davis was injured during a recent post-practice period for extra work when he was hit by a Browns linebacker. According to the report, witnesses said Davis was not wearing shoulder pads while the unidentified defender who hit him had them on.

League spokesman Greg Aiello said the league is aware of the alleged incident and has been looking into the matter.

"The review is ongoing," Aiello said in an e-mail response to The Associated Press.

Mangini confirmed Monday that he has had discussions with the league, and said that following his own research that he's "comfortable with where we are on it."

"I like James Davis a lot," Mangini said. "The last thing we want to do is ever put him in a position or anybody in a position where they could get hurt. I've talked to a lot of people involved in it and we're going to continue to work with the league on it."

Mangini did not deny the report, but repeated several times that he has been in touch with the league.

He said the post-practice period is open to all players to get in extra work, but that it's normally attended by rookies and younger players. He said the workouts are done in a controlled environment, supervised by coaches. Mangini said he occasionally watches.

Mangini noted that Patriots quarterback Tom Brady took part in similar sessions during his first season with New England.

Mangini said he would never condone a situation like the one being reported.

"We'd never do that," he said. "If something like that did happen, it shouldn't happen. Ever."

A sixth-round draft pick from Clemson, Davis was impressive in training camp and the exhibition season. He was hurt in the season opener against Minnesota and was placed on injured reserve on Oct. 3.

The ESPN report said the NFL Players Association may file a grievance, although Davis may hesitate for fear of losing his job. His base salary is $310,000 this season.

Browns linebacker D'Qwell Jackson did not see the incident, and thought it sounded implausible. He said players can be fined by Mangini for not wearing the proper pads at practice.

"That sounds crazy to me that something like that would be reported," Jackson said. "But I wasn't there. I don't know exactly what happened. That doesn't make any sense to me. That wouldn't be fair to him [Davis]."

Running back Jamal Lewis, who knows Davis well, avoided any specific questions about the incident.

"Actually, I don't really know none of that," said Lewis, who attended the same Atlanta high school as Davis. "I just know that he had hurt his shoulder in the first game. That's all I really know about."

Mangini confirmed that Davis will need surgery but would not say if an operation has been scheduled.

WABronco
10-13-2009, 12:33 AM
Of course it's true...Mangini is the biggest douche in the league.

uplink
10-13-2009, 06:20 AM
Where is Mangini getting this idea to fine so much, are the Browns hurting for money?

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uplink
10-13-2009, 06:22 AM
Seems T.O. will be dealt to a contender as he will be too much trouble on a loosing team. I think there is an ESPN article saying he might go to the Bears. I guess Baltimore is also an option.

SouthStndJunkie
10-13-2009, 11:23 AM
Seau rejoins Pats

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/10/13/seau-rejoins-pats/

Posted by Mike Florio on October 13, 2009 1:57 PM ET

It was reported last week that the Patriots would re-sign linebacker Junior Seau this week.

And, reportedly, they have.

Though the move has not been announced by the team, it has been announced by VERSUS, the cable channel that will be airing Seau's show, Sports Jobs With Junior Seau.

News of the news from VERSUS comes from Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald.

It will be Seau's 20th NFL season, and his fourth season.

Rohirrim
10-13-2009, 11:27 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4554026
If the allegations are true...wow.



Anybody else notice how Braylon Edwards suddenly rediscovered his skills once he dumped that Brownie uni? Ha!

SouthStndJunkie
10-14-2009, 01:53 PM
PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Aaron Smith will miss the rest of the season with a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder, an injury that significantly weakens what was the NFL's best defense the last two seasons.

SouthStndJunkie
10-16-2009, 08:34 AM
Jaworski disses Wildcat as a "gimmick"

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/10/16/jaworski-disses-wildcat-as-a-gimmick/

Posted by Josh Alper on October 16, 2009 10:46 AM ET

No matter how much success the Dolphins have with their Wildcat formation, there are always those who are quick to call the formation a gimmick that can't be used for a team that wins big.

Monday Night Football announcer Ron Jaworski is the latest to weigh in on the formation. Appearing on ESPN radio this morning, an interview helpfully passed along by old PFT friend Michael David Smith of FanHouse, Jaworski said that while the Dolphins run well out of the Wildcat it is still "a gimmick and a gadget" that won't ever help a team win a championship.

"Clearly, no one does it better than the Miami Dolphins, but I really believe that at the end of the season they're going to have to find a way to get some explosive plays out of the passing game," Jaworski said. "It was crystal clear in the Colts' game, they controlled the ball 45 minutes but when you run the football that well you're not going to score a lot of points."

While Jaworski isn't wrong that teams need explosiveness in all phases of their offensive attack, his analysis of the Colts loss seems off base. The problem with the Dolphins in the Colts game was their inability to stop Peyton Manning from driving down the field and scoring points in a manner of seconds, not the fact that they held the ball for 45 minutes and wound up with 23 points.

Think back to Super Bowl XXV when pundits fell all over themselves to praise the ball control gameplan drawn up by Bill Parcells to help his Giants beat the Bills. The Giants held the ball for nearly 41 minutes and only scored 19 points, but they beat the Bills because their defense held the potent Bills offense to just 17 points before Scott Norwood missed wide right.

They didn't use the Wildcat, but isn't it just splitting hairs to argue that one offensive style is better than another one if it puts your team into position to win games?

Furthermore, on Monday night the Dolphins did make explosive plays in the passing game. Chad Henne hit Ted Ginn for a 53-yard touchdown pass against the excellent Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis, the kind of big play that may be more common now that Henne has taken over the reins from the more limited Chad Pennington.

The biggest problem with Jaworski's lament is that you could say the same thing about any team with one big strength coupled with mediocre or worse play in other phases of the game. Did the fact that the Saints missed the playoffs the last two seasons mean that you can't win with an explosive passing game? No, because as they've proven this season you need a good running game and strong defense as well.

The Wildcat can't be everything, but to say it can't be part of something seems quite silly given the evidence the Dolphins have provided over the last two seasons.

SouthStndJunkie
10-16-2009, 08:34 AM
I personally enjoy watching teams work out of the Wildcat.

Broncoman13
10-16-2009, 08:55 AM
I do too. And the way the Phins run it, and with Henne being able to utilize his arm to find Ginn down field, they could be very good... offensively. Didn't they start off 0-3 last year?

SouthStndJunkie
10-16-2009, 06:33 PM
Bucs send Gaines Adams to Chicago

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/10/16/bucs-send-gaines-adams-to-chicago/

Posted by Mike Florio on October 16, 2009 8:51 PM ET

The Gaines Adams experiment has ended in Tampa.

But it's beginning in Chicago.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Bucs have sent the fourth overall pick in the 2007 draft to Chicago for a 2010 draft pick. According to the Bears' official web site, it's a second-round selection.

Last month, Bucs coach Raheem Morris called out Adams, a defensive end, for his lack of production through two games of the 2009 season.

"He hasn't [put forth the production], and I think Gaines knows that," Morris said, per PewterReport.com. "Gaines is one of those guys that knows that he is judged on whether he touches the quarterback or not. Right now he is not getting production as far as not just touching the quarterback, the tackles, the sacks. He's not getting any of that. He is not playing up to par right now. He's holding himself accountable. We have to hold him accountable, and it is tough right now. He is not getting it done. There are no excuses. There are no explanations. Gaines is not getting it done right now."

Since then, Adams has registered one sack.

His role in Chicago remains to be seen. The starting defense ends are Adewale Ogunleye and Alex Brown. At best, Adams will enter the rotation, getting snaps when the starters need rest.

Meanwhile, the Bucs continue to be one of the few teams that will make deals at the trade deadline, even after the departure of G.M. Bruce Allen. Given that the Buccaneers have no realistic chance of turning it around in 2009, maybe there will be more deals made before Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. ET.

Bronco Yoda
10-16-2009, 09:54 PM
OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The NFL fined Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis $25,000 on Friday for two separate plays, including a helmet-to-helmet hit on Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d81373d25&template=with-video-with-comments&confirm=true

SouthStndJunkie
10-17-2009, 11:54 AM
"Nothing concrete" to Bowe rumors

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/10/17/nothing-concrete-to-bowe-rumors/

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on October 17, 2009 1:52 PM ET

The trade of Gaines Adams won't do anything to quiet down the trade rumors floating around the NFL, usually on talk radio stations.

One of the more far-fetched ones included the Ravens talking to Kansas City about Dwayne Bowe. We're not sure exactly where the rumors came from -- we saw it here first -- but the rumor included Baltimore sending a second- and fifth-round pick for Bowe.

Old PFT buddy Aaron Wilson confirms there is "nothing concrete" to the rumors.

While Ravens coach John Harbaugh wouldn't rule out a possible deal of some sort Friday, this one seems unlikely for a variety of reasons. Primary among them is that Dwayne Bowe is a relatively low-cost quality player on a Chiefs team that needs more of them. Since some tough love in the preseason, Bowe has responded with 15 catches for 181 yards and three touchdowns in four games.

That doesn't sound like much, but he's clearly the best receiver on the Chiefs. He's cut down on his drops and made a clutch touchdown grab on fourth-and-seven last week to force overtime against the Cowboys.

Bowe is one of the few top-shelf talents on the Chiefs roster; coaching him up seems like a far better option than trading him away.

Traveler
10-19-2009, 06:18 AM
What the heck happened to the Eagles yesterday?

The Faid played a great game, but Philly looked like they counted this one as an automatic win and decided not to show up.

SouthStndJunkie
10-20-2009, 05:35 PM
Browns lose best defender Jackson for season

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/10/20/browns-lost-best-defender-jackson-for-season/

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on October 20, 2009 5:43 PM ET

The Browns defense hasn't had much going for it the last few years, but they have had D'Qwell Jackson, a rock solid inside linebacker that racks up tackles.

Now they don't have him for the rest of 2009.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports the Browns placed Jackson on injured reserve Tuesday with a shoulder injury.

Jackson was third in the NFL in tackles with 59 and finished first in the league with 2008 with 154. Of course, playing on the Browns gives linebackers plenty of chances to pad numbers because teams are always running on them.

With Jackson out, don't expect that to change anytime soon.

SouthStndJunkie
10-20-2009, 05:37 PM
Redskins pick up Levi Jones

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/10/20/redskins-pick-up-levi-jones/

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on October 20, 2009 4:19 PM ET

The Redskins desperately need help at offensive tackle, so they picked up the biggest name available Tuesday.

The team announced that they signed Levi Jones, formerly of the Bengals.

Jones once had Pro Bowl-caliber talent and received a contract extension from Cincinnati with $16.3 million in 2006, but knee and back injuries slowly wore him down. He worked out for the Lions and Packers recently; both teams passed.

To clear roster room, the Redskins released two running backs: Anthony Alridge and Marcus Mason. They also signed running back Quinton Ganther, formerly of the Titans.

SouthStndJunkie
10-20-2009, 05:39 PM
Eagles acquire Will Witherspoon from Rams

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/10/20/eagles-acquire-will-witherspoon-from-rams/

Posted by Mike Florio on October 20, 2009 4:15 PM ET

Well, there's been at least one deadline deal.

According to Jay Glazer of FOX, the Eagles have acquired linebacker Will Witherspoon from the Rams for receiver Brandon Gibson and a 2010 draft pick.

Witherspoon spent his first four NFL seasons with the Panthers, and he has spent the last three-plus in St. Louis, appearing in every game.

On Monday, Eagles coach Andy Reid hinted at a possible trade, and speculation centered on the linebacker position, given the recent injury to Omar Gaither.

Witherspoon is signed through 2011. His current base salary is $2.5 million. Next year, it doubles to $5 million. In the final year of the deal, it remains at $5 million.

UPDATE: Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that it's a fifth-round pick.

SouthStndJunkie
10-23-2009, 04:03 PM
Report: Chris Samuels will retire

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/10/23/report-chris-samuels-will-retire/

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on October 23, 2009 5:51 PM ET

Redskins left tackle Chris Samuels won't return to help Washington's struggling offensive line this year or next.

Jason Reid of the Washington Post reports that Samuels will retire because of the neck injury he suffered two weeks ago.

Samuels was expected to visit a specialist this week, and clearly the news wasn't good. Washington's line was already struggling with Samuels, and both tackle spots will be weaned with Stephon Heyer permanently moving to the left side.

New addition Levi Jones could eventually work his way into the starting lineup.

Samuels was drafted third by the Redskins in 2000, and only missed eight starts before this season, with four of the missed games coming in 2008. He made the Pro Bowl six times.

HooptyHoops
10-23-2009, 04:39 PM
Report: Chris Samuels will retire

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/10/23/report-chris-samuels-will-retire/

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on October 23, 2009 5:51 PM ET

Redskins left tackle Chris Samuels won't return to help Washington's struggling offensive line this year or next.

Jason Reid of the Washington Post reports that Samuels will retire because of the neck injury he suffered two weeks ago.

Samuels was expected to visit a specialist this week, and clearly the news wasn't good. Washington's line was already struggling with Samuels, and both tackle spots will be weaned with Stephon Heyer permanently moving to the left side.

New addition Levi Jones could eventually work his way into the starting lineup.

Samuels was drafted third by the Redskins in 2000, and only missed eight starts before this season, with four of the missed games coming in 2008. He made the Pro Bowl six times.

Wow, maybe it was bad news, or maybe he lost the fire to play football(for th Redskins).

uplink
10-25-2009, 09:08 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/recap?gameId=291025034
The Niners' Michael Crabtree had five receptions in his NFL debut. Darrius Heyward-Bey, whom the Raiders drafted ahead of Crabtree, had two receptions in six games entering Sunday. <!-- end top part --> <!-- begin table --> <table class="left" cellspacing="0"> <caption> </caption> <tbody><tr class="io-columnHeaders"> <td>
</td> <td>Crabtree</td> <td> Heyward-Bey</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Targets</td> <td>6</td> <td>22</td> </tr> <tr class="io-evenRow"> <td>Rec.</td> <td>5</td> <td>2</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Catch pct.</td> <td>83.3</td> <td>9.1</td> </tr> <tr class="io-evenRow"> <td>Yards</td> <td>56</td> <td>36</td> </tr> </tbody></table> -- ESPN Stats and Information
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10-25-2009, 09:10 PM
Cutler: 11 tds 10 ints so far
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SouthStndJunkie
10-26-2009, 10:17 PM
Zorn: Cooley has broken ankle

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/10/27/zorn-cooley-has-broken-ankle/

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on October 27, 2009 12:19 AM ET

The nightmare season for Washington's offense just got a lot worse. X-rays on tight end Chris Cooley's ankle during Monday night's loss revealed a break.

"He's got a break in his ankle," coach Jim Zorn said after the game. "It's on the inner side of his tibia. I haven't seen the X-rays yet, but we're quite certain it's broke or fractured in some way. He'll be out for a while. I don't know that it's a season-ending injury yet. I can't say that."

Rick Maese of the Washington Post tweeted that Cooley is likely to miss the season, but that's not confirmed yet.

Second-year pro Fred Davis will likely take Cooley's spot on the field. Davis struggles to block, but caught seven passes for 78 yards and a score Monday, albeit mostly in garbage time.

UPDATE: NFL.com confirms Cooley will miss the season.

SouthStndJunkie
10-29-2009, 09:24 AM
Vince Young will start for the winless Tennessee Titans on Sunday when they face the Jacksonville Jaguars at LP Field, according to a report in The (Nashville) Tennessean.

SouthStndJunkie
10-29-2009, 12:07 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4605603

Browns fans to walk in late for game

BEREA, Ohio -- Tired of seeing their beloved Browns lose, some Cleveland fans are fighting back.

Hoping to make a statement to protest the NFL team's abysmal record -- this season and since the team returned in 1999 -- some Browns backers are encouraging fans to walk in late to the Nov. 16 home game against Baltimore.

Two longtime season-ticket holders came up with the idea after last Sunday's 31-3 loss to Green Bay.

They are hoping the temporarily empty seats for a nationally televised Monday night game will send a message to owner Randy Lerner that they want a better product on the field.

The Browns are 1-6 this season and 55-113 since 1999

broncosteven
10-29-2009, 12:28 PM
Zorn: Cooley has broken ankle

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/10/27/zorn-cooley-has-broken-ankle/

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on October 27, 2009 12:19 AM ET

The nightmare season for Washington's offense just got a lot worse. X-rays on tight end Chris Cooley's ankle during Monday night's loss revealed a break.

"He's got a break in his ankle," coach Jim Zorn said after the game. "It's on the inner side of his tibia. I haven't seen the X-rays yet, but we're quite certain it's broke or fractured in some way. He'll be out for a while. I don't know that it's a season-ending injury yet. I can't say that."

Rick Maese of the Washington Post tweeted that Cooley is likely to miss the season, but that's not confirmed yet.

Second-year pro Fred Davis will likely take Cooley's spot on the field. Davis struggles to block, but caught seven passes for 78 yards and a score Monday, albeit mostly in garbage time.

UPDATE: NFL.com confirms Cooley will miss the season.

That was sad to see, he seems like he loves to play football.

missingnumber7
10-29-2009, 01:03 PM
After suspension, Chiefs can't send L.J. home with pay

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/10/29/after-suspension-chiefs-cant-send-lj-home-with-pay/

Many of you have asked us whether, upon the conclusion of his two-week suspension, the Chiefs will tell running back Larry Johnson to take the rest of the year off, with pay.

The Chiefs might prefer to do that, but they can't.

The Eagles' decision to suspend receiver Terrell Owens without pay for four games in 2005 followed by a paid suspension for the balance of the year caused the NFLPA to slip through the owners' collective five hole a CBA term prohibiting such measures moving forward.

So, as of March 2006, a team can suspend a player without pay for up to four games at a time for conduct detrimental to the team. But a team cannot suspend a player with pay.

Of course, if the player agrees to go home with pay, it's not an issue. But since Johnson is a vested veteran, he'd get the balance of his $4.55 million salary if he's released. He'd then be able to climb aboard the bandwagon of a playoff contender with a record far better than 1-6, and he'd be able to collect a salary from his new team -- and to keep the full amount of his termination pay from the Chiefs.

As a result, look for the Chiefs to try to find a way to keep Johnson, but possibly to marginalize him. And if he chooses to be disruptive in the hopes of getting cut, they'll probably suspend him again.

At the end of the day, the Chiefs would at worst be required to pay Johnson if they lose the inevitable grievances. But if they cut him, they'll pay him, too. So why not come up with a way to pay him and keep him from getting to the playoffs -- and possibly winning a Super Bowl -- with a team that would be able to provide him with the kind of blocking that would allow Johnson to make good use of the remaining tread on his tires?

The possibility that Johnson decided to act up now in the hopes of getting cut will likely make the Chiefs even less inclined to give L.J. his way. The only question is whether and to what extent the Chiefs are willing to tolerate the distraction.

Since there's no concern that any distraction will keep them from qualifying for the postseason, look for the Chiefs to dig in their heels, if necessary.

SouthStndJunkie
10-29-2009, 01:14 PM
Saints lose fullback Evans for season

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/10/29/saints-lose-fullback-evans-for-season/

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on October 29, 2009 3:58 PM ET

The Saints have replaced one former Patriot fullback with another.

The team placed Heath Evans on injured reserve Thursday because of a torn ACL suffered Sunday against the Dolphins. Evans was doing a nice job as a blocker and occasional receiver. He'll be replaced by Kyle Eckel, a Navy product who has played with the Dolphins, Patriots, and Eagles.

New Orleans' third-ranked running attack should survive without Evans. Mike Bell has been running with abandon as the team's "closer," often resting in the first half and taking over for Pierre Thomas down the stretch.

The Saints proved last week they can come from behind, but the team's three-pronged running attack is set up to maintain leads better than Saints teams of the past.

oubronco
10-29-2009, 01:18 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4605603

Browns fans to walk in late for game

BEREA, Ohio -- Tired of seeing their beloved Browns lose, some Cleveland fans are fighting back.

Hoping to make a statement to protest the NFL team's abysmal record -- this season and since the team returned in 1999 -- some Browns backers are encouraging fans to walk in late to the Nov. 16 home game against Baltimore.

Two longtime season-ticket holders came up with the idea after last Sunday's 31-3 loss to Green Bay.

They are hoping the temporarily empty seats for a nationally televised Monday night game will send a message to owner Randy Lerner that they want a better product on the field.

The Browns are 1-6 this season and 55-113 since 1999

Damn thats bad the probably dream of Bernie Kosar

_Oro_
10-29-2009, 01:23 PM
Mike Bell has been running with abandon as the team's "closer," often resting in the first half and taking over for Pierre Thomas down the stretch.We always knew he could run hard. Nice to see him making it somewhere.

SouthStndJunkie
10-29-2009, 01:35 PM
Damn thats bad the probably dream of Bernie Kosar

Yep....sometimes when people b**** and moan about the last decade of Broncos football, I want to show them Exhibit A: The Cleveland Browns.

The franchise gets moved, no football for 3 years, then when they do come back, they suck ass to the tune of 55-113....that is about 5 wins a year on average.

It looks like we are headed in the right direction and that it was time to move on, but we have still been damn fortunate compared to franchises like Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Detroit.

cutthemdown
10-29-2009, 01:40 PM
We always knew he could run hard. Nice to see him making it somewhere.

sucks it didn't work here because the kid is a longtime Denver Broncos fan.

broncosteven
10-29-2009, 03:59 PM
Yep....sometimes when people b**** and moan about the last decade of Broncos football, I want to show them Exhibit A: The Cleveland Browns.

The franchise gets moved, no football for 3 years, then when they do come back, they suck ass to the tune of 55-113....that is about 5 wins a year on average.

It looks like we are headed in the right direction and that it was time to move on, but we have still been damn fortunate compared to franchises like Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Detroit.

This is why I was very pessimistic to start the season with a young 1st time HC.

Looks like we got the right guy while tampa and KFC didn't.

Go Broncos!

SouthStndJunkie
11-02-2009, 10:01 PM
Kubiak confirms that Daniels is done for the year

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/11/02/kubiak-confirms-that-daniels-is-done-for-the-year/

Posted by Mike Florio on November 2, 2009 8:21 PM ET

Adam Schefter of ESPN reported Sunday that Texans tight end Owen Daniels had torn an ACL in his knee.

Though the Texans initially tried to project a hint of optimism, they've now confirmed that, indeed, Daniels is done.

"O.D. tore his ACL," coach Gary Kubiak said Monday in comments distributed by the team. "I visited here with him about an hour ago, before he left. They're going to let the swelling go down over the course of the next 10-12 days and then schedule surgery, so surgery will probably be in about two weeks.

"Obviously, he's done for the season and [that's] a big blow to our football team. I just feel bad for him. Boy, he was having a tremendous season -- a special football season and we're going to miss him big time. He'll get well. He'll be back. He's a worker. He'll be back better than ever."

When he returns he'll be a restricted free agent, absent an unlikely (at this point) extension to the CBA. And the Texans likely will require Daniels to demonstrate his health before signing the fourth-year tight end to a long-term deal.

Kaylore
11-02-2009, 10:27 PM
Kubiak confirms that Daniels is done for the year

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/11/02/kubiak-confirms-that-daniels-is-done-for-the-year/

Posted by Mike Florio on November 2, 2009 8:21 PM ET

Adam Schefter of ESPN reported Sunday that Texans tight end Owen Daniels had torn an ACL in his knee.

Though the Texans initially tried to project a hint of optimism, they've now confirmed that, indeed, Daniels is done.

"O.D. tore his ACL," coach Gary Kubiak said Monday in comments distributed by the team. "I visited here with him about an hour ago, before he left. They're going to let the swelling go down over the course of the next 10-12 days and then schedule surgery, so surgery will probably be in about two weeks.

"Obviously, he's done for the season and [that's] a big blow to our football team. I just feel bad for him. Boy, he was having a tremendous season -- a special football season and we're going to miss him big time. He'll get well. He'll be back. He's a worker. He'll be back better than ever."

When he returns he'll be a restricted free agent, absent an unlikely (at this point) extension to the CBA. And the Texans likely will require Daniels to demonstrate his health before signing the fourth-year tight end to a long-term deal.
That's brutal.

SouthStndJunkie
11-03-2009, 06:57 PM
Seahawks part ways with Edgerrin James

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/11/03/seahawks-part-ways-with-edgerrin-james/

Posted by Mike Florio on November 3, 2009 5:15 PM ET

A league source tells us that the Seattle Seahawks have released running back Edgerrin James.

James, an 11-year veteran, spent seven years with the Colts before signing with the Cardinals as a free agent in 2006. He asked to be released after losing his starting job during the 2008 season, but the Cardinals kept him around. Ultimately, he was re-installed as the starter for the team's inspiring playoff run.

The Cardinals continued to squat on his rights through the draft, during which they picked Ohio State running back Beanie Wells with the 31st selection in round one.

James drew mild interest before landing in Seattle during the latter portion of August. He rushed for 125 yards on 46 carries, an average of only 2.7 yards per attempt.

Still, his performance was sufficient to pass Marcus Allen on the all-time rushing list. Currently, James is at No. 10, 33 yards behind Marshall Faulk.

Since the trading deadline has passed, James will be required to pass through waivers. He has a base salary of $1 million. If unclaimed, he'll be entitled to collect the balance of base pay ($529,000) as termination pay.

It remains to be seen whether James, a very strong candidate for induction into the Hall of Fame, lands with another team this year.

SouthStndJunkie
11-11-2009, 07:58 AM
Report: Davis looking to fire Cable with cause

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/11/11/report-davis-looking-to-fire-cable-with-cause/

Posted by Mike Florio on November 11, 2009 8:15 AM ET

In a column for Yahoo! Sports called "Direct Snap" (which apparently is the Internet version of the Wildcat formation), Jason Cole buries the lead.

All the way to the bottom of the column.

Cole reports that the Raiders are cooperating with the league's investigation regarding coach Tom Cable because owner Al Davis wants to fire Cable after the season "with cause." This would permit the Raiders to refrain from paying Cable beyond the current season.

Frankly, we think Davis already has enough ammunition to fire Cable "with cause." (And not just "'cause" he's a bad coach.) In an August meeting with four of his subordinate employees, one of them left the room with a broken jaw. In most American workplaces, the guy who laid hands on the guy who fractured his face gets fired "with cause," even if the injury was technically an accident and even if there were no criminal charges filed or pursued.

TonyR
11-11-2009, 08:34 AM
Report: Davis looking to fire Cable with cause


I'm sure candidates will be lining up to take that job...

oubronco
11-11-2009, 05:51 PM
<TABLE border=0 width=630><TBODY><TR><TD width="80%">Broncos | R. Harris, J. Barrett miss practice Wednesday
</TD><TD width="20%"></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>Wed, 11 Nov 2009 16:42:29 -0800

CBSSports.com (http://www.orangemane.com/link/273) reports Denver Broncos (http://www.orangemane.com/team/15/nfl) OT Ryan Harris (http://www.orangemane.com/player/16083/nfl) (toe) and S Josh Barrett (http://www.orangemane.com/player/18629/nfl) (leg) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Nov. 11.
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<TABLE border=0 width=630><TBODY><TR><TD width="80%">Broncos | Marshall misses practice Wednesday
</TD><TD width="20%"></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>Wed, 11 Nov 2009 16:42:12 -0800

CBSSports.com (http://www.orangemane.com/link/273) reports Denver Broncos (http://www.orangemane.com/team/15/nfl) WR Brandon Marshall (http://www.orangemane.com/player/13696/nfl) (undisclosed) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Nov. 11.

SouthStndJunkie
11-13-2009, 06:16 AM
Javon Walker wants out of Oakland

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/11/13/javon-walker-wants-out-of-oakland/

Posted by Mike Florio on November 13, 2009 9:03 AM ET

Receiver Javon Walker doesn't want to play for the Raiders any longer.

Hell, we'd forgotten that he still does.

Per Steve Corkran of the Oakland Tribune, Walker thinks he can still be a productive player.

He can't do it from the sidelines, however.

"[I]t's not that I can't play," Walker said earlier this week. "I can play. From everyone who sees me at practice, I still got it going on."

Walker hasn't played because the Raiders have opted to go younger at receiver. And coach Tom Cable seems to want to keep Walker around.

"If you get an injury here, an injury there, then he's the next guy," Cable said of Walker. "That has kind of been his role in this whole thing."

Last month, Walker said he'd accept a trade. He generally has been disregarded this year, perhaps because of that mystery operation in an undisclosed location.

Walker's desire to be dumped occurs after Walker accepted in late February a significantly reduced contract in order to stay with the team. If he'd merely said "no," his present wish would have been granted months ago.

But even if his wish is granted now, we're not sure anyone else will want him. He has had only two solid showings in eight NFL seasons, and he simply hasn't been the same since the night of Darrent Williams' murder.

bowtown
11-13-2009, 06:49 AM
Javon Walker wants out of Oakland

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/11/13/javon-walker-wants-out-of-oakland/

Posted by Mike Florio on November 13, 2009 9:03 AM ET

Receiver Javon Walker doesn't want to play for the Raiders any longer.

Hell, we'd forgotten that he still does.

Per Steve Corkran of the Oakland Tribune, Walker thinks he can still be a productive player.

He can't do it from the sidelines, however.

"[I]t's not that I can't play," Walker said earlier this week. "I can play. From everyone who sees me at practice, I still got it going on."

Walker hasn't played because the Raiders have opted to go younger at receiver. And coach Tom Cable seems to want to keep Walker around.

"If you get an injury here, an injury there, then he's the next guy," Cable said of Walker. "That has kind of been his role in this whole thing."

Last month, Walker said he'd accept a trade. He generally has been disregarded this year, perhaps because of that mystery operation in an undisclosed location.

Walker's desire to be dumped occurs after Walker accepted in late February a significantly reduced contract in order to stay with the team. If he'd merely said "no," his present wish would have been granted months ago.

But even if his wish is granted now, we're not sure anyone else will want him. He has had only two solid showings in eight NFL seasons, and he simply hasn't been the same since the night of Darrent Williams' murder.

Remind me again what they're paying their #5 WR?

SouthStndJunkie
11-13-2009, 07:06 AM
Remind me again what they're paying their #5 WR?

You mean the one that wanted to give his signing bonus back, just to see Al Davis refuse to do so and then talked him out of it?

Gort
11-13-2009, 07:13 AM
Oakland Raiders. where football careers go to die.

SouthStndJunkie
11-13-2009, 11:17 AM
Could Lechler break Baugh's record?

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/11/13/could-lechler-break-baughs-record/

Posted by Michael David Smith on November 13, 2009 1:49 PM ET
One of the NFL's oldest records is Sammy Baugh's single-season punting average of 51.40 yards per punt, set in 1940.

In seven decades since then, Shane Lechler has come the closest of any player to equaling Baugh's achievement, when he averaged 49.11 yards per punt in 2007. That's an impressive number, the second best in NFL history, but it's still more than two yards a boot behind Baugh.

This year, however, there's talk that Lechler might be ready to surpass Baugh's mark. The Associated Press is pointing out that Lechler currently averages 52.3 yards a punt, by far the best mark in the league and well ahead of Baugh's record pace.

However, as we've noted previously, punters routinely put up better numbers over the first half of the season than they do over the second half, as weather worsens and conditions become more difficult for punters. It would be tough for Lechler to continue to average 52.3 yards a punt for eight more games.

That doesn't mean Lechler won't break the record, just that Baugh's record won't go down easily.

It should also be noted that as great a punter as Baugh was, he didn't have as strong a leg as Lechler. Baugh's average was bolstered, however, by employing plenty of quick kicks, when he would take a snap at quarterback and then punt the ball from just a few yards behind the line of scrimmage. Those quick kicks usually got long rolls at the end, because opposing defenses wouldn't have a returner ready to catch them on the fly.

In any event, while it's tough to make much of a comparison between Lechler and Baugh, it will be interesting to see whether Lechler can keep up the pace and give Baugh a run for his money. At least, to the extent that watching the Oakland Raiders punt could ever be described as "interesting."

Rohirrim
11-13-2009, 11:35 AM
Javon better be careful what he says. Cable might kick his ass.

SouthStndJunkie
11-18-2009, 06:17 AM
Ronnie Brown could be out for the year

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/11/18/ronnie-brown-could-be-out-for-the-year/

Posted by Mike Florio on November 18, 2009 5:54 AM ET

The Dolphins publicly have acknowledged that running back Ronnie Brown will miss Thursday night's game against the Panthers due to a foot injury suffered on Sunday against the Buccaneers.

The Dolphins have not publicly acknowledged that the team fears Brown will miss the remainder of the season.

Per a league source, the current thinking is that Brown will not be able to play again this year. Of course, this could change based upon the advice of the specialist that Brown eventually sees and the success of rehab efforts.

The challenge for the Dolphins will be to decide whether to carry Brown on the roster in the hopes he can return, or to send him to injured reserve and create a roster spot.

Some Fins fans might be wondering why the Dolphins didn't make a run at running back Larry Johnson, due to Brown's injury. The fact that Miami V.P. of football operations Bill Parcells is the father-in-law of Chiefs G.M. Scott Pioli answers that question fairly conclusively.

azbroncfan
11-18-2009, 06:20 AM
Could Lechler break Baugh's record?

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/11/13/could-lechler-break-baughs-record/

Posted by Michael David Smith on November 13, 2009 1:49 PM ET
One of the NFL's oldest records is Sammy Baugh's single-season punting average of 51.40 yards per punt, set in 1940.

In seven decades since then, Shane Lechler has come the closest of any player to equaling Baugh's achievement, when he averaged 49.11 yards per punt in 2007. That's an impressive number, the second best in NFL history, but it's still more than two yards a boot behind Baugh.

This year, however, there's talk that Lechler might be ready to surpass Baugh's mark. The Associated Press is pointing out that Lechler currently averages 52.3 yards a punt, by far the best mark in the league and well ahead of Baugh's record pace.

However, as we've noted previously, punters routinely put up better numbers over the first half of the season than they do over the second half, as weather worsens and conditions become more difficult for punters. It would be tough for Lechler to continue to average 52.3 yards a punt for eight more games.

That doesn't mean Lechler won't break the record, just that Baugh's record won't go down easily.

It should also be noted that as great a punter as Baugh was, he didn't have as strong a leg as Lechler. Baugh's average was bolstered, however, by employing plenty of quick kicks, when he would take a snap at quarterback and then punt the ball from just a few yards behind the line of scrimmage. Those quick kicks usually got long rolls at the end, because opposing defenses wouldn't have a returner ready to catch them on the fly.

In any event, while it's tough to make much of a comparison between Lechler and Baugh, it will be interesting to see whether Lechler can keep up the pace and give Baugh a run for his money. At least, to the extent that watching the Oakland Raiders punt could ever be described as "interesting."


Too bad we couldn't scam Lechler from the Raiders. This guy has been one of the best punters of all time.

Flex Gunmetal
11-18-2009, 11:23 AM
Is Marshall still hurt from Orton hanging him up over the middle for 5 yds like a moron?
Didn't Ed Reed teach him anything?

broncosteven
11-18-2009, 01:47 PM
Could Lechler break Baugh's record?
...

It should also be noted that as great a punter as Baugh was, he didn't have as strong a leg as Lechler. Baugh's average was bolstered, however, by employing plenty of quick kicks, when he would take a snap at quarterback and then punt the ball from just a few yards behind the line of scrimmage. Those quick kicks usually got long rolls at the end, because opposing defenses wouldn't have a returner ready to catch them on the fly.
...."

I don't know why teams don't do a quick kick at least once a game especially vs teams with great returners or poor special teams.

Think about it 3rd and 20, 3rd and 12 on your own 45, quick kick and pin the D deep in their end.

Anyone remember Dainty returning a punt for a 90+ yard TD?

crush17
11-19-2009, 08:28 AM
Ronnie Brown out for season:

News: Ronnie Brown (http://dancemusicboard.football.cbssports.com/players/playerpage/407235)'s season is over for the Miami Dolphins. Miami's leading rusher was placed on injured reserve Wednesday because of what is believed to be a Lisfranc fracture in his right foot, according to the Miami Herald. It's his second season-ending injury in three years. Brown will visit a specialist in Charlotte and is with his teammates as they head there to take on the Panthers in Week 11. According to one of the Herald's sources, Brown's injury is "not anything major as far as career or long term." Brown rushed for 648 yards, caught for 98 yards and passed for 22 yards with nine total touchdowns (one passing) in 2009.

SouthStndJunkie
11-19-2009, 04:41 PM
The Minnesota Vikings reached a contract extension with Brad Childress that will keep the coach with the team through the 2013 season, a source told ESPN.com Thursday.

SouthStndJunkie
11-23-2009, 06:28 AM
Betts has torn ACL, MCL

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/11/23/betts-has-torn-acl-mcl/

Posted by Michael David Smith on November 23, 2009 9:20 AM ET

The Washington Redskins knew after Sunday's loss to the Dallas Cowboys that the news was bad about the knee injury suffered by running back Ladell Betts.

This morning it's been revealed that the news is really, really bad.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Betts has a torn ACL and MCL and will need surgery.

That type of injury doesn't just put him out for the season; it also calls into question whether he'll be ready for next season -- especially with a running back who's on the wrong side of 30.

Betts was starting in place of the injured Clinton Portis, who is expected to miss at least one more game. Rock Cartwright and Quinton Ganther carried the load for the Redskins after Betts went down, and the team may need to sign a running back this week.

SouthStndJunkie
11-23-2009, 10:55 PM
Pretty sweet dunk by Megatron after he scored:

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_Oro_
11-24-2009, 07:11 AM
Worst chest bump ever by Stafford.

ColoradoBuff
11-24-2009, 07:32 AM
Calvin Johnson is a BEAST!

SouthStndJunkie
11-24-2009, 08:24 PM
Chargers ink Runyan

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/11/24/chargers-ink-runyan/

Posted by Mike Florio on November 24, 2009 10:45 PM ET

Jon Runyan's political career will have to wait a little while longer.

The veteran right tackle, who had microfracture surgery in the offseason and who has worked his way back in to shape only to have no serious suitors, has signed with the Chargers.

Runyan will fill the roster spot created by the placement of starting right tackle Jeromey Clary on injured reserve, due to an ankle injury.

"We are very fortunate that a player of Jon's experience and ability was available at this time," G.M. A.J. Smith said in a team-issued release. "He is an outstanding competitor, and I have always admired the physical, nasty approach he brings to the field every game. He will be added to the mix and we will move forward."

But the Chargers will move forward with Runyan only for the balance of the season. Runyan says that he'll retire after the season, and then run for Congress.

"Yesterday, I received an offer to pursue my professional dream of winning a Super Bowl, and have decided to sign with the San Diego Chargers for the remainder of this season through the playoffs," Runyan said in a release of his own, via HuggingHaroldReynolds.com. "Win or lose, these will be my final games as an NFL player. Last night, I personally informed the Republican County Chairmen in NJ's 3rd Congressional District that after the season is over I plan to officially retire from football and pursue a campaign for the United States Congress. I want to thank all of the people who have been encouraging me to run next year and let them know that I look forward to a successful end to my career on the field, and a spirited campaign against Congressman Adler in 2010."

Runyan started every game at right tackle for the Eagles from 2000 through 2008.

In San Diego, Runyan joins a 7-3 team that has won five in a row, and that seems poised to make it back to the postseason and compete with the likes of the Colts, Patriots, and Steelers for a championship.

SouthStndJunkie
11-26-2009, 10:11 PM
I know Darrius Heyward-Bey scored a TD today....but it is apparent after watching Michael Crabtree for a few weeks that the Raiders were fools for taking Heyward-Bey over him.

SouthStndJunkie
11-27-2009, 02:39 PM
Amani Toomer: Kansas City didn't feel like pro football

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/11/27/amani-toomer-kansas-city-didnt-feel-like-pro-football/

Posted by Michael David Smith on November 27, 2009 5:11 PM ET

After spending 13 seasons with the New York Giants, Amani Toomer wasn't ready to retire this off-season. So in August he signed a one-year, minimum-salary contract with the Chiefs.

After less than a month in Kansas City, Toomer got cut. And now Toomer says he thinks he's done playing football, and he doesn't look back with fond memories of those last four weeks of his career with the Chiefs.

"I feel like it was a mistake going to Kansas City," Toomer said, per Alex Marvez of FoxSports.com. "I played 13 years in a great organization like the Giants. I was in a preseason game with Kansas City and it felt like it wasn't pro football to me. It kind of made it easy for me [to walk away]."

At the time he signed with the Chiefs, Toomer said, "If you look at the situation here, with a new coach, a great quarterback, it's just a good situation for me to be in, and I'm happy to be here."

It didn't take long for Toomer to realize that he wouldn't want to end his career on a bad team.

SouthStndJunkie
11-29-2009, 09:09 AM
Report: Weis already being contacted by NFL teams

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/11/29/report-weis-already-being-contacted-by-nfl-teams/

Posted by Mike Florio on November 29, 2009 11:00 AM ET

It's no secret that Notre Dame will be firing head coach Charlie Weis.

Now, it's no secret that he'll have multiple options at the NFL level.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Weis is telling people that he has been contacted by multiple NFL teams, presumably to serve in the position of offensive coordinator.

Schefter seems to think that Weis will be back in the NFL by next year. We still aren't ready to rule out Weis re-joining the Patriots for the stretch run.

As we've previously said, Weis can sit at home and feel sorry for himself. Or he can keep his sleeves rolled up and start the process of washing the bad taste out of this mouth.

The most obvious candidates are the Chiefs and the Patriots. Browns coach Eric Mangini might also be interested in hiring Weis to run the Cleveland offense, in the hopes of getting the most out of former Weis pupil Brady Quinn and, more importantly, securing for Mangini another year at the helm of the hapless Browns.

uplink
11-29-2009, 07:01 PM
Javon better be careful what he says. Cable might kick his ass.

hope Javon didn't or doesn't diss Cyndy Lauper

SouthStndJunkie
11-29-2009, 08:58 PM
Chris Johnson has 3 TD runs of 85+ yards this year....no other player in NFL history has had 3 in an entire career.

uplink
11-29-2009, 09:58 PM
Chris Johnson has 3 TD runs of 85+ yards this year....no other player in NFL history has had 3 in an entire career.

he has 18 rushes for over 20 yards so far! The next closest player to that is Peterson with 11. After that a 4-5 rushers have 7.

He averages 6.2 yards per rush. I guess Peterson, who has been named the best NFL player, is not even the best NFL RB.

SouthStndJunkie
11-30-2009, 10:20 PM
Terrell Owens only needs 9 more catches to become the 6th member of the 1000 reception club.

Tony Gonzalez only needs 23 more catches to become the 7th member of the 1000 reception club....and the first TE to do so.

SouthStndJunkie
11-30-2009, 10:30 PM
Tony Gonalez could end up with 1150 to 1200 career receptions.

That record (receptions by a TE) will not be broken for a long time.

SouthStndJunkie
11-30-2009, 10:33 PM
Jason Elam only needs 17 points to reach 2000 points for his career.

I know he has been struggling and the Falcons have been trying out some other kickers....I hope he is able to get to the 2000 point mark.

SouthStndJunkie
12-01-2009, 09:05 PM
2009 could be Reggie Bush's last year in New Orleans

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/12/01/2009-could-be-reggie-bushs-last-year-in-new-orleans/

Posted by Mike Florio on December 1, 2009 11:35 PM ET

The Saints steamrolled the Patriots on Monday night despite the absence of running back Reggie Bush, who has never come close to meeting expectations driven by his stellar college career at USC.

The team's performance without Bush could come in handy in the offseason, if/when the Saints are trying to persuade the locals that parting ways with the second overall pick in the 2006 draft is the right thing to do.

Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports says that the team likely won't bring Bush back next year, when his base salary rockets (per NFLPA records) from $2.585 million to $8 million.

He's simply not worth $8 million next year. He's probably not worth $2.585 million this year.

In 3.5 seasons, Bush has 1,827 rushing yards and 1,806 receiving yards. Not horrible numbers, but not nearly worth $8 million for one season.

So unless Bush is willing to accept a stiff pay cut, he'll be playing elsewhere next season. The real question is whether some other team will be willing to pay Bush more than the best offer the Saints would put on the table.

oubronco
12-02-2009, 06:01 AM
2009 could be Reggie Bush's last year in New Orleans

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/12/01/2009-could-be-reggie-bushs-last-year-in-new-orleans/

Posted by Mike Florio on December 1, 2009 11:35 PM ET

The Saints steamrolled the Patriots on Monday night despite the absence of running back Reggie Bush, who has never come close to meeting expectations driven by his stellar college career at USC.

The team's performance without Bush could come in handy in the offseason, if/when the Saints are trying to persuade the locals that parting ways with the second overall pick in the 2006 draft is the right thing to do.

Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports says that the team likely won't bring Bush back next year, when his base salary rockets (per NFLPA records) from $2.585 million to $8 million.

He's simply not worth $8 million next year. He's probably not worth $2.585 million this year.

In 3.5 seasons, Bush has 1,827 rushing yards and 1,806 receiving yards. Not horrible numbers, but not nearly worth $8 million for one season.

So unless Bush is willing to accept a stiff pay cut, he'll be playing elsewhere next season. The real question is whether some other team will be willing to pay Bush more than the best offer the Saints would put on the table.

and this is exactly what I expect to see from TeBlow

The Joker
12-02-2009, 06:07 AM
and this is exactly what I expect to see from TeBlow

Well that was random. :rofl:

Anyway, Bush will get cut an resigned somewhere else most likely. There'll be a team out there willing to give him a shot and pay him more than the Saints, who don't need him at all, are.

I still think he's a useful weapon to have on your team, even if he has been a monumental underachiever in New Orleans.

oubronco
12-02-2009, 06:19 AM
Well that was random. :rofl:

Anyway, Bush will get cut an resigned somewhere else most likely. There'll be a team out there willing to give him a shot and pay him more than the Saints, who don't need him at all, are.

I still think he's a useful weapon to have on your team, even if he has been a monumental underachiever in New Orleans.

He was soft in college and it shows in the pros

SouthStndJunkie
12-04-2009, 07:48 AM
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SouthStndJunkie
12-06-2009, 09:19 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4718965

NFL cutting $100M in revenue sharing

elsid13
12-06-2009, 09:23 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4718965

NFL cutting $100M in revenue sharing

That bigger story, it need it own thread.

SouthStndJunkie
12-08-2009, 03:38 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4725694

Portis considers future without football

ASHBURN, Va. -- The season is over for Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis. Now he's left to contemplate where he might play next -- and whether he will play again.

Portis was in a reflective mood Tuesday after the Redskins placed him on injured reserve. Doctors have yet to clear him from a concussion he suffered a month ago, and he sounded like a player with a very open-ended future.

SouthStndJunkie
12-09-2009, 08:54 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4728670

Hanson rejoins Raiders in new job

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Randy Hanson, who accused Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable of assault after a training camp scuffle, has returned to work in the team's personnel department.

SouthStndJunkie
12-09-2009, 08:54 PM
dysfunctional:

Adj

2. (esp of a family) characterized by a breakdown of normal or beneficial relationships between members of the group

SouthStndJunkie
12-10-2009, 01:30 PM
Suggs gets sued for $70 million

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/12/10/suggs-gets-sued-for-70-million/

Posted by Mike Florio on December 10, 2009 4:06 PM ET

Here's the latest development in the bizarre story that began with a restraining order being filed against Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs, followed by a claim that he struck and tried to pour bleach on the mother of his two small children.

Now, the woman has filed a $70 million lawsuit against Suggs, along with a separate action seeking custody of the kids.

Candace Williams, 26, claims in the lawsuit that Suggs struck her on November 3, and that he threatened to kill her. She also contends that the incident involving the pouring of bleach by Suggs occurred on November 29.

According to the Baltimore Sun, documents relating to the case include a comment from the judge who issued the restraining order that "visible lacerations" were present on Williams' chest.

Suggs was asked about the situation on Thursday at the team's facility, and he wisely opted not to talk about it. Other than to say he couldn't talk about it.

"I can't talk about all that right now," Suggs said, per the Sun. "You know I've always been fair. When I can address it, I will. I really have nothing to hide. As bad as I want to talk about it right now, I can't. When I'm able to do it, you guys can ask a million and one questions about it, and I would be glad to answer them for you. Right now, to be safe, I really can't answer any questions about it right now."

Suggs has not been charged with a crime, which makes discipline from the team or the league unlikely. Still, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello recently told the Sun that the league will "take a look at it as we would any such matter to try to understand the facts."

Rocket 7
12-10-2009, 08:31 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4732559

Robert Gallery done for the year

SouthStndJunkie
12-11-2009, 10:08 PM
http://blogs.mercurynews.com/kawakami/2009/12/10/jamarcus-russell-talks-its-my-3rd-year-and-i-have-a-lot-more-football-to-play/

JaMarcus Russell talks: “It’s my 3rd year and I have a lot more football to play”

Q: Do you look at guys like Alex Smith and Vince Young as paths to follow?

-RUSSELL: Umm, you can. I’m pretty sure that those things just aren’t happening. It was something to that, you look like now, guys are making plays. That’s the thing we were lacking.

We weren’t making plays. Now, a few plays have been made.

Q: What is he doing well?

-RUSSELL: Now it’s just all around. Guys are just making plays around him (Gradkowski).

In the Dallas game after you go out and win in Cincinnati there weren’t plays really made the whole game, you know what I mean.

Going into Pittsburgh, guys were making plays for him. That’s what a quarterback needs, his surrounding players. That’s what was going on.

Q: How would you grade yourself this season?

-RUSSELL: Uh, kind of hard because there was times where you try to get guys a chance to make plays and at the early part of the year, it wasn’t happening.

So the quarterback job, I say he looks for more help around from everybody because he can’t do it himself. It wasn’t so well, but at times it was. When we look at film, it don’t be as bad as it seems on the field always.

SouthStndJunkie
12-11-2009, 10:09 PM
Priceless....JaMarcus blames pretty much everyone but himself.

brncs_fan
12-11-2009, 10:21 PM
http://blogs.mercurynews.com/kawakami/2009/12/10/jamarcus-russell-talks-its-my-3rd-year-and-i-have-a-lot-more-football-to-play/

JaMarcus Russell talks: ďItís my 3rd year and I have a lot more football to playĒ

Q: Do you look at guys like Alex Smith and Vince Young as paths to follow?

-RUSSELL: Umm, you can. Iím pretty sure that those things just arenít happening. It was something to that, you look like now, guys are making plays. Thatís the thing we were lacking.

We werenít making plays. Now, a few plays have been made.

Q: What is he doing well?

-RUSSELL: Now itís just all around. Guys are just making plays around him (Gradkowski).

In the Dallas game after you go out and win in Cincinnati there werenít plays really made the whole game, you know what I mean.

Going into Pittsburgh, guys were making plays for him. Thatís what a quarterback needs, his surrounding players. Thatís what was going on.

Q: How would you grade yourself this season?

-RUSSELL: Uh, kind of hard because there was times where you try to get guys a chance to make plays and at the early part of the year, it wasnít happening.

So the quarterback job, I say he looks for more help around from everybody because he canít do it himself. It wasnít so well, but at times it was. When we look at film, it donít be as bad as it seems on the field always.

I don't understand a word that came out of his mouth. How could you interview this man and decide it was a good idea to draft him?

snowspot66
12-12-2009, 12:10 AM
I don't understand a word that came out of his mouth. How could you interview this man and decide it was a good idea to draft him?

He's barely able to make a coherent thought. It's horrible.

Kaylore
12-12-2009, 07:38 AM
http://blogs.mercurynews.com/kawakami/2009/12/10/jamarcus-russell-talks-its-my-3rd-year-and-i-have-a-lot-more-football-to-play/

JaMarcus Russell talks: ďItís my 3rd year and I have a lot more football to playĒ

Q: Do you look at guys like Alex Smith and Vince Young as paths to follow?

-RUSSELL: Umm, you can. Iím pretty sure that those things just arenít happening. It was something to that, you look like now, guys are making plays. Thatís the thing we were lacking.

We werenít making plays. Now, a few plays have been made.

Q: What is he doing well?

-RUSSELL: Now itís just all around. Guys are just making plays around him (Gradkowski).

In the Dallas game after you go out and win in Cincinnati there werenít plays really made the whole game, you know what I mean.

Going into Pittsburgh, guys were making plays for him. Thatís what a quarterback needs, his surrounding players. Thatís what was going on.

Q: How would you grade yourself this season?

-RUSSELL: Uh, kind of hard because there was times where you try to get guys a chance to make plays and at the early part of the year, it wasnít happening.

So the quarterback job, I say he looks for more help around from everybody because he canít do it himself. It wasnít so well, but at times it was. When we look at film, it donít be as bad as it seems on the field always.
This guy is a complete idiot and a pussy.

Los Broncos
12-12-2009, 08:28 AM
Priceless....JaMarcus blames pretty much everyone but himself.

Sounds like someone we know.

bowtown
12-12-2009, 08:32 AM
Sounds like someone we know.

Lex?

SouthStndJunkie
12-14-2009, 11:44 PM
Gruden a "rock star" at Raiders reunion

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/12/14/gruden-a-rock-star-at-raiders-reunion/

Posted by Mike Florio on December 14, 2009 8:52 PM ET

With the Oakland Raiders unlikely to host a Monday Night Football game that isn't hosted by ESPN's Night At The Roxbury "B" team, former Raiders coach Jon Gruden will be in the area only when the 49ers have a home game in prime time on the first work night of the week.

And so it was in Week 14, with the 49ers facing the Cardinals at Candlestick Park.

The game brought former Raiders coach Jon Gruden back to town, and so he attended a "crowded backroom Raider reunion" at a sports bar in San Leandro, according to Jerry McDonald of the Oakland Tribune.

Gruden reportedly "sprung" for the party ("the hot dogs are paid for, so don't f--king waste any of them"), which was attended by a "seemingly never-ending reception line of invited guests, many of whom are going to be glad their names won't be mentioned here."

"Look at him," a Raiders employee told McDonald. "He's still a rock star."

A crowd of Raiders fans developed at the bar as word of Gruden's presence leaked out. And as he headed for the bus, a "glut" of Raiders fans chanted, "Come back Jon!"

McDonald speculates that Gruden possibly could return as head coach, due to the fact that he has not publicly disparaged the team. ESPN on-air colleague Ron Jaworski told McDonald that he's never heard Gruden say a bad word about owner Al Davis.

But, as McDonald points out, Gruden was shipped to Tampa nearly eight years ago because he wanted more money and more power. He'll want even more of it when he returns to the NFL.

Especially since he's still a rock star.

Broncoman13
12-15-2009, 07:31 AM
Anybody hearing how bad Larry Fitzgerald's knee injury is? It didn't look good and I'm assuming the worst. Hopefully it will be a deal where he has a MCL sprain or something and can come back in time for week 17 and the playoffs... week 17 just to shake off the rust. Hopefully not an ACL.

oubronco
12-15-2009, 07:42 AM
Lex?

:rofl: :~ohyah!:

oubronco
12-15-2009, 07:43 AM
Heard on ESPN that Holmgren is talking to Cleveland brass possibly about coaching job

azbroncfan
12-15-2009, 08:31 AM
Anybody hearing how bad Larry Fitzgerald's knee injury is? It didn't look good and I'm assuming the worst. Hopefully it will be a deal where he has a MCL sprain or something and can come back in time for week 17 and the playoffs... week 17 just to shake off the rust. Hopefully not an ACL.

He came back and played in the game so I don't think it was too bad.

SouthStndJunkie
12-15-2009, 04:23 PM
Losman to sign with Raiders

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/12/15/losman-to-sign-with-raiders/

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on December 15, 2009 7:13 PM ET

J.P. Losman has found his way back into the NFL.

Mike Florio reports that Losman and the Oakland Raiders have agreed to a deal. It's believed to be a one-year deal. Losman was in Oakland to take a physical with the team.

We're told the team was heavily influenced by Losman's play in the UFL and his development under Jim Fassel.

Broncoman13
12-15-2009, 06:05 PM
He came back and played in the game so I don't think it was too bad.

Thanks for the update.... I feel asleep, lol ;D

SouthStndJunkie
12-17-2009, 06:01 AM
Report: Cerrato resigns

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/12/17/report-cerrato-resigns/

Posted by Mike Florio on December 17, 2009 8:16 AM ET

Mike Holmgren's dalliance with the Browns might not be prompting the Seahawks to crap or get off the crapper.

But it's apparently forcing another team to move quickly.

ESPN 980 in Washington is reporting that Redskins executive V.P. of football operations Vinny Cerrato has resigned.

Adding credibility to the report is the fact that Redskins owner Daniel Snyder owns the station.

The move, which apparently would have happened at the end of the season, likely means that owner Daniel Snyder wants to make a run at Holmgren.

We say this with full realization of the fact that Holmgren called out the Redskins in early November for stripping coach Jim Zorn -- a former Big Show assistant -- of play-calling duties.

"That bothered me a lot," Holmgren told ESPN Radio in Chicago at the time. "Jim Zorn is one of the nice people. I'm a nice guy, but I'm not that nice. Jim Zorn is really a nice man. What they did, I did not like it at all."

But if Snyder can pin the decision on Cerrato, and if Snyder is willing to allow Zorn to continue as coach under Holmgren's supervision, maybe this arrangement can work.

Another potential attraction for Holmgren could be the presence of Sherm Lewis, his long-time offensive coordinator in Green Bay.

With two prime-time games only six days apart, it makes no sense for the Redskins to make such a dramatic change only three games before the end of the season, unless it was done specifically to give the 'Skins a seat at the Big Show's table.

UPDATE: Here's a link to ESPN 980 confirming the news. The headline? "No Red Zone Tomorrow," which refers to Cerrato's weekly radio show on the network.

BroncoBuff
12-17-2009, 06:23 AM
Holmgren called out the Redskins in early November for stripping coach Jim Zorn of play-calling duties.

"That bothered me a lot," Holmgren told ESPN Radio in Chicago at the time. "Jim Zorn is one of the nice people. I'm a nice guy, but I'm not that nice. Jim Zorn is really a nice man. What they did, I did not like it at all."
Wtf is he talking, "nice""?

Let the nice guy call the plays, that's his philosophy?

SouthStndJunkie
12-17-2009, 06:47 AM
Report: Redskins chasing Bruce Allen

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/12/17/report-redskins-chasing-bruce-allen/

Posted by Mike Florio on December 17, 2009 9:17 AM ET

Wow.

On the same morning that executive V.P. of football operations Vinny Cerrato has resigned, triggering speculation that Mike Holmgren or Mike Shanahan could be taking the reins of the Redskins, Jay Glazer of FOX has dropped a bomb on us, baby.

Glazer reports that Redskins coaches were advised today that the teams is in talks with former Raiders and Buccaneers executive Bruce Allen.

Allen's father, George, was one of the most beloved coaches in franchise history not named "Joe Gibbs."

As Glazer points out, the Redskins would be required to satisfy the Rooney Rule when filling the top front-office position. In this case, either the Redskins already have quietly satisfied the requirement, or Allen would be hired for a position that does not presently require compliance with the Rooney Rule.

The arrival of Allen undoubtedly would trigger speculation that the next move would be to dump coach Jim Zorn and pursue Jon Gruden, who partnered with Allen both in Oakland and Tampa.

bowtown
12-17-2009, 07:04 AM
Report: Redskins chasing Bruce Allen

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/12/17/report-redskins-chasing-bruce-allen/

Posted by Mike Florio on December 17, 2009 9:17 AM ET

Wow.

On the same morning that executive V.P. of football operations Vinny Cerrato has resigned, triggering speculation that Mike Holmgren or Mike Shanahan could be taking the reins of the Redskins, Jay Glazer of FOX has dropped a bomb on us, baby.

Glazer reports that Redskins coaches were advised today that the teams is in talks with former Raiders and Buccaneers executive Bruce Allen.

Allen's father, George, was one of the most beloved coaches in franchise history not named "Joe Gibbs."

As Glazer points out, the Redskins would be required to satisfy the Rooney Rule when filling the top front-office position. In this case, either the Redskins already have quietly satisfied the requirement, or Allen would be hired for a position that does not presently require compliance with the Rooney Rule.

The arrival of Allen undoubtedly would trigger speculation that the next move would be to dump coach Jim Zorn and pursue Jon Gruden, who partnered with Allen both in Oakland and Tampa.

Gruden is not going back to coaching next year. He just re-upped his contract with ESPN and all you have to do is watch one monday night game to realize how much he enjoys being in the booth as opposed to on the field. I would put money on Gruden not returning to football next year, probably the year after, and very possibly ever.

missingnumber7
12-17-2009, 07:17 AM
Did I miss it or were there any suspensions from the brawl at the end of the Giants/Eagles game?

worm
12-17-2009, 12:39 PM
Anybody growing up as a kid in Colorado in the mid 70s remembers BroncoMania. It is the reason I am as passionate about this team as I am. Even as a very young kid you understood how special it was. I believe a team can only experience that type of magic once. After that the innocence is gone. Even SB 32 wasn't the same in terms of pure mania.

Living in New Orleans now and having gone through Katrina. This City is experiencing a very similar kind of mania with the Saints. Only different. The Saints are this City and this City is the Saints. Very hard to describe unless you are here.

Read one guys view on it from ESPN. A long read....but if you like football magic, hope, faith and a love affair with a City and a Team...it is worth the time.

Saints the soul of America's city
NEW ORLEANS -- The soul of New Orleans is in a trumpet and a low-ceilinged bar. It's in the free red beans in the back. It's in the art hanging near the food that has two dogs howling at a New Orleans Saints moon. It's in the voice of Kermit Ruffins, two hours into his standing Thursday night gig at a packed club hidden in the neighborhood behind the French Quarter, the place weathered and peeling like the side of a workingman's boat.

He plays a song he wrote, "All I Want for Christmas Is the Saints in the Super Bowl," and the crowd dances and sings all the words. When he takes a break, he calls me in closer. There's something he wants to show me. He undoes his thin black tie, and the top two buttons, then pulls both his collared shirt and T-shirt down just enough so I can see. I notice the top point first, and slowly, the entire tattoo comes into view, a month old, enormous, covering his entire chest. I start laughing, and so does he. A symbol of the city adorned with a symbol of the city. Kermit Ruffins has gotten an enormous fleur-de-lis, the Saints' helmet logo, tattooed on his chest.

"Only in New Orleans," he says, winking. "I'm killing 'em when I take off my shirt at the beach. Especially at the Super Bowl."

Hello, madness

These are strange and beautiful days in New Orleans, and they must be seen to be believed. I've visited the city dozens of times since I was a boy, lived and worked there for a spell and last week, when I went down to experience the mania over the Saints' undefeated season firsthand, I found myself not sure whether every street was a dream. Some moments made me laugh, and others were so full of a desperate love that I had tears in my eyes.

Where do you even begin? Maybe you describe the couture shops that have replaced the latest fashions on the storefront mannequins with Saints T-shirts? Maybe you tell how vampire novelist and native New Orleanian Anne Rice, never much of a football fan and now living on the West Coast, recently ordered a Drew Brees jersey with "Anne" on the back. Maybe you use numbers: 84 percent of the televisions in town were tuned to the recent Monday night game against the Patriots. Maybe you use bizarre trends, such as an NOPD cop telling me the 911 calls almost stop when the Saints play and there's been only one murder during a game this year.

I like this best, here, at a Christmas party for children at one of the columned and terraced battleships on tree-lined St. Charles Avenue. Everyone calls the home The Wedding Cake House, and it's owned by a prominent local attorney whose family is close to Rita Benson LeBlanc, the owner and executive vice president of the football franchise. The kids are all crowded around Santa Claus Ö until the arrival of Gumbo, the beloved St. Bernard-costumed mascot of the Saints. The kids flock to Gumbo, and there are screams and hugs and photos and, in the madness, a few of the adults look over to see Santa, totally alone and ignored, trying to figure out what to do.

Eventually, they said, he just left.

These are strange and beautiful days, and there is something being created right now, something that goes well beyond the success of a football team. One night, three of us roll through the streets of downtown New Orleans. LeBlanc is driving her dark Mercedes. In the back seat is the head of the federal government's Gulf Coast Rebuilding team. They are talking about the Saints' perfect season and the things athletic success can realistically mean to a town. We pass reopened hotels and fixed houses, the blue tarps that doubled for roofs for the past four years gone. We pass throngs of tourists who have returned, and local restaurants that are packed, and out there in the night, implicit in everything that is of this place, there is a defiant beating heart.

Yes, there is something happening in New Orleans, a strange and beautiful story not so much about a town that still needs distraction from a hurricane but about a professional sports team changing the nature of the relationship between franchise and fan. "It's the entire city," LeBlanc says as we drive. "Everybody feels it. It's not because we're selling it. Faith or fate, whatever you believe in, you cannot watch this football team and not have faith."

the rest of the long article is here....

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/columns/story?page=hotread14/Saints

SouthStndJunkie
12-18-2009, 04:18 PM
Lawrence Phillips gets 31 years

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/12/18/lawrence-phillips-gets-31-years/

Posted by Mike Florio on December 18, 2009 6:13 PM ET

Former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips, one of the biggest top-ten first-round busts of all time, has been sentenced to more than 31 years in prison for attacking his girlfriend, and for driving his car into three teens, according to the Associated Press.

The incidents occurred in 2005.

The Rams made Phillips the sixth overall pick in the 1996 draft, eight spots before Eddie George was selected by the Titans.

The quick collapse of Phillips' career makes the franchise's ability to win a Super Bowl only three years later even more amazing.

SouthStndJunkie
12-18-2009, 07:54 PM
Report: Lovie Smith is safe

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/12/18/report-lovie-smith-is-safe/

Posted by Mike Florio on December 18, 2009 10:15 PM ET

Despite a 5-8 record and a third straight season of missed playoffs in a year of expectations much higher than that, Bears coach Lovie Smith will return in 2010, according to John Mullin of CSN Chicago. (Thanks for the tip, BlogdownChicagoBears.com.)

Citing "two highly placed individuals within the organization," Mullin explains that there will not be a change at the top of the organization, due in part to concerns regarding a work stoppage in 2011.

Mullin also explains that the team will likely be making no announcements in this regard, and that the proof will flow from the fact that Smith isn't fired when the season ends.

The report says nothing about the status of offensive coordinator Ron Turner. If he isn't fired, we recommend buying stock in any companies that sell pitchforks and/or torches in the greater Chicago area.

oubronco
12-18-2009, 08:41 PM
Lawrence Phillips gets 31 years

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/12/18/lawrence-phillips-gets-31-years/

Posted by Mike Florio on December 18, 2009 6:13 PM ET

Former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips, one of the biggest top-ten first-round busts of all time, has been sentenced to more than 31 years in prison for attacking his girlfriend, and for driving his car into three teens, according to the Associated Press.

The incidents occurred in 2005.

The Rams made Phillips the sixth overall pick in the 1996 draft, eight spots before Eddie George was selected by the Titans.

The quick collapse of Phillips' career makes the franchise's ability to win a Super Bowl only three years later even more amazing.

What a fuggin Douche

SouthStndJunkie
12-19-2009, 11:01 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/news/story?id=4756753

The Ravens and Philadelphia Eagles both moved back the start time of their Sunday home games from 1 p.m. ET to 4:15 p.m. ET, in order to give their cities time to deal with snow removal.

The Eagles are hosting the San Francisco 49ers, who arrived in Philadelphia Friday night.

The storm, a classic Nor'easter moving up the Atlantic coast, was expected to dump a foot of snow or more from the mid-Atlantic states to New England through early Sunday morning. It pushed back or postponed college sports events and complicated travel plans for teams and fans alike.

SouthStndJunkie
12-19-2009, 11:11 AM
Going to be a fun Sunday of watching football with all these potential snow games.

SouthStndJunkie
12-19-2009, 09:48 PM
Peyton Manning is only 33 years old and he will go over 50,000 yards passing for his career next week.

SouthStndJunkie
12-20-2009, 10:27 PM
Childress tried to take Favre out in third quarter

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/12/21/childress-tried-to-take-favre-out-in-third-quarter/

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on December 21, 2009 12:21 AM ET

As we prepare to head home after this long football Sunday, we'll leave you with one aftershock from Minnesota's embarrassing blowout loss to the Panthers.

Vikings coach Brad Childress attempted to take Brett Favre out of Sunday's game in the third quarter. When the Vikings were leading 7-6. Huh?

As anyone who watched the game knows, Favre stayed in throughout. And according to the Vikings beat writers, Favre was "not a happy camper" when he spoke about the development.

Childress did appear to successfully bench two other veterans: left tackle Bryant McKinnie and cornerback Antoine Winfield.

We have a feeling our bossman Mr. Florio will have a few thoughts on this development in the morning.

SouthStndJunkie
12-21-2009, 03:49 PM
Mike Holmgren joins the Browns

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/12/21/mike-holmgren-joins-the-browns/

Posted by Mike Florio on December 21, 2009 6:30 PM ET

Former Packers and Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren was expected to give the Browns an answer on Monday regarding whether he'd accept an employment off from the team.

He has given them an answer.

And the answer is yes.

Holmgren has agreed to become President of the team. Mike Keenan, who previously occupied that role, will become the team's CFO.

"We are pleased to announce that Mike Holmgren has agreed to join the Cleveland Browns," owner Randy Lerner in a statement released by the team. "We will spend the rest of the week finalizing the details of the agreement and will make a formal announcement next week, at which time we will make him available to the media."

We're not sure what Lerner envisions by way of a "formal announcement" next week, given that the news of Holmgren's arrival has been, you know, formally announced by the team.

Maybe there will be a party, complete with confetti and cake and a special appearance by Eric the Clown.

Which, of course, that might be the current head coach's trade name come 2010.

SouthStndJunkie
12-22-2009, 02:47 PM
Chiefs drop Mark Bradley

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/12/22/chiefs-drop-mark-bradley/

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on December 22, 2009 5:43 PM ET

More than half the league is 12 days away from the offseason, so teams are begin to prepare their rosters for the future.

And the Chiefs have decided their future doesn't include wide receiver Mark Bradley.

Kansas City dumped the former second-round pick of the Bears Tuesday, and signed wideout Quinten Lawrence. Bradley revived his career last year late in the season, but continually struggled with mental mistakes in 2009. He was fourth on the team with 320 receiving yards.

The Chiefs also placed tight end Brad Cottam on injured reserve. Cottam suffered a cracked cervical vertebra, according to the team. No spinal cord damage was discovered.

broncosteven
12-22-2009, 08:28 PM
Chiefs drop Mark Bradley

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/12/22/chiefs-drop-mark-bradley/

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on December 22, 2009 5:43 PM ET

More than half the league is 12 days away from the offseason, so teams are begin to prepare their rosters for the future.

And the Chiefs have decided their future doesn't include wide receiver Mark Bradley.

Kansas City dumped the former second-round pick of the Bears Tuesday, and signed wideout Quinten Lawrence. Bradley revived his career last year late in the season, but continually struggled with mental mistakes in 2009. He was fourth on the team with 320 receiving yards.

The Chiefs also placed tight end Brad Cottam on injured reserve. Cottam suffered a cracked cervical vertebra, according to the team. No spinal cord damage was discovered.

That is not the 1st drop by KFC this year.

SouthStndJunkie
01-02-2010, 01:31 AM
With the No. 1 seed in the NFC all sewn up, the New Orleans Saints will rest Pro Bowl quarterback Drew Brees and will start Mark Brunell in Sunday's regular season finale against the Carolina Panthers, according to a report in the Times-Picayune on Friday.

That's a blast from the past....Mark Brunell.

Carbon date him for age verification.

Archer81
01-02-2010, 01:37 AM
With the No. 1 seed in the NFC all sewn up, the New Orleans Saints will rest Pro Bowl quarterback Drew Brees and will start Mark Brunell in Sunday's regular season finale against the Carolina Panthers, according to a report in the Times-Picayune on Friday.

That's a blast from the past....Mark Brunell.

Carbon date him for age verification.


He and Methusala went to school together.

True story.

:Broncos:

uplink
01-02-2010, 08:10 AM
Chiefs drop Mark Bradley

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/12/22/chiefs-drop-mark-bradley/

And the Chiefs have decided their future doesn't include wide receiver Mark Bradley.

Kansas City dumped the former second-round pick of the Bears Tuesday, and signed wideout Quinten Lawrence. Bradley revived his career last year late in the season, but continually struggled with mental mistakes in 2009. He was fourth on the team with 320 receiving yards..

The Bears should pick him up again. His penchant for dropping passing wouldn't be a problem since Jay throws to the other team 50% of the time anyway.

bowtown
01-04-2010, 07:26 PM
Houston Texans: John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports there are four candidates for the offensive coordinator position: Titans offensive line coach Mike Munchak, Broncos offensive line coach Rick Dennison, Falcons quarterbacks coach Bill Musgrave and former Chiefs offensive coordinator Chan Gailey.

http://www.footballscoop.com/?cat=24

SouthStndJunkie
01-05-2010, 01:53 PM
NFL Stats for the 2009 Season:

Passing Leaders:

10 QBs with over 4,000 yards and 4 with 30+ TDs passing

Passing Yards:

1: Matt Schaub 4770 yards
2: Peyton Manning 4500 yards
3: Tony Romo 4483 yards
4: Aaron Rodgers 4434 yards
5: Tom Brady 4398 yards
6: Drew Brees 4388 yards
7: Ben Roethlisberger 4328 yards
8: Philip Rivers 4254 yards
9: Brett Favre 4202 yards
10: Eli Manning 4021 yards

Passing TDs:

1: Drew Brees 34 TDs
2: Brett Favre 33 TDs
Peyton Manning 33 TDs
4: Aaron Rodgers 30 TDs
5: Matt Schaub 29 TDs
6: Tom Brady 28 TDs
Philip Rivers 28 TDs
8: Jay Cutler 27 TDs
Eli Manning 27 TDs
10: Kurt Warner 26 TDs
Tony Romo 26 TDs
Ben Roethlisberger 26 TDs

SouthStndJunkie
01-05-2010, 02:04 PM
Running Backs

15 RBs with 1000+ yards rushing. 7 with 1200+ yards rushing. 12 RBs with 10+ rushing TDs on the year.

Rushing Yards:

1: Chris Johnson 2006 yards
2: Steven Jackson 1416 yards
3: Thomas Jones 1402 yards
4: Maurice Jones-Drew 1391 yards
5: Adrian Peterson 1383 yards
6: Ray Rice 1339 yards
7: Ryan Grant 1253 yards
8: Cedric Benson 1251 yards
9: Jonathan Stewart 1133 yards
10: Ricky Williams 1121 yards
11: Frank Gore 1120 yards
Jamaal Charles 1120 yards
13: DeAngelo Williams 1117 yards
14: Rashard Mendenhall 1108 yards
15: Fred Jackson 1062 yards


Rushing TDs:

1: Adrian Peterson 18 TDs
2: Maurice Jones-Drew 15 TDs
3: Thomas Jones 14 TDs
Chris Johnson 14 TDs
5: LaDainian Tomlinson 12 TDs
Willis McGahee 12 TDs
7: Ricky Williams 11 TDs
Ryan Grant 11 TDs
9: Michael Turner 10 TDs
Frank Gore 10 TDs
Joseph Addai 10 TDs
Jonathan Stewart 10 TDs

bowtown
01-05-2010, 02:09 PM
INTs

1: Jay Cutler 26
2: Mark Sanchez 20
2: Matthew Stafford 20
3: Jake Delhomme 18
3: Josh Freeman 18
4: Matt Hasselbeck 17
5: Matt Cassel 16
5: Peyton Manning 16
6: Jason Campbell 15
6: Matt Schaub 15

SouthStndJunkie
01-05-2010, 02:19 PM
Receiving Leaders:

23 players with 1000+ yards receiving. 8 players with 1200+ yards receiving. 6 players with 100+ receptions. 9 players with 10+ TD recpetions.

Receiving Yards:

1: Andre Johnson 1569 yards
2: Wes Welker 1348 yards
3: Miles Austin 1320 yards
4: Sidney Rice 1312 yards
5: Randy Moss 1264 yards
Reggie Wayne 1264 yards
7: Santonio Holmes 1248 yards
8: Steve Smith (NYG) 1220 yards
9: Hines Ward 1167 yards
Vincent Jackson 1167 yards
DeSean Jackson 1167 yards
12: Antonio Gates 1157 yards
13: Roddy White 1153 yards
14: Brandon Marshall 1120 yards
15: Greg Jennings 1113 yards
16: Dallas Clark 1106 yards
17: Larry Fitzgerald 1092 yards
18: Marques Colston 1074 yards
19: Donald Driver 1061 yards
20: Chad Ochocinco 1047 yards
21: Jason Witten 1030 yards
22: Derrick Mason 1028 yards
23: Anquan Boldin 1024 yards

Receptions:

1: Wes Welker 123 receptions
2: Steve Smith (NYG) 107 receptions
3: Brandon Marshall 101 receptions
Andre Johnson 101 receptions
5: Reggie Wayne 100 receptions
Dallas Clark 100 receptions
7: Larry Fitzgerald 97 receptions
8: Hines Ward 95 receptions
9: Jason Witten 94 receptions
10: Roddy White 85 receptions

Receiving TDs:

1: Randy Moss 13 TDs
Larry Fitzgerald 13 TDs
Vernon Davis 13 TDs
4: Visanthe Shiancoe 11 TDs
Roddy White 11 TDs
Miles Ausin 11 TDs
7: Brandon Marshall 10 TDs
Reggie Wayne 10 TDs
Dallas Clark 10 TDs

oubronco
01-05-2010, 02:26 PM
NFL Stats for the 2009 Season:

Passing Leaders:

10 QBs with over 4,000 yards and 4 with 30+ TDs passing

Passing Yards:

1: Matt Schaub 4770 yards
2: Peyton Manning 4500 yards
3: Tony Romo 4483 yards
4: Aaron Rodgers 4434 yards
5: Tom Brady 4398 yards
6: Drew Brees 4388 yards
7: Ben Roethlisberger 4328 yards
8: Philip Rivers 4254 yards
9: Brett Favre 4202 yards
10: Eli Manning 4021 yards

Passing TDs:

1: Drew Brees 34 TDs
2: Brett Favre 33 TDs
Peyton Manning 33 TDs
4: Aaron Rodgers 30 TDs
5: Matt Schaub 29 TDs
6: Tom Brady 28 TDs
Philip Rivers 28 TDs
8: Jay Cutler 27 TDs
Eli Manning 27 TDs
10: Kurt Warner 26 TDs
Tony Romo 26 TDs
Ben Roethlisberger 26 TDs

Where's Orton

SouthStndJunkie
01-05-2010, 02:29 PM
Defensive Leaders:

13 players with 10+ sacks. 11 players with 6+ INTs.

Sacks:

1: Elvis Dumervil 17 sacks
2: Jared Allen 14.5 sacks
3: Dwight Freeney 13.5 sacks
LaMarr Woodley 13.5 sacks
5: Will Smith 13.0 sacks
6: Trent Cole 12.5 sacks
7: Andre Carter 11.0 sacks
DeMarcus Ware 11.0 sacks
Brian Orakpo 11.0 sacks
10: Julius Peppers 10.5 sacks
11: Aaron Schobel 10.0 sacks
James Harrison 10.0 sacks
Clay Matthews 10.0 sacks

INTs:

1: Charles Woodson 9 INTs
Darren Sharper 9 INTs
Asante Samuel 9 INTs
Jairus Byrd 9 INTs
5: Nick Collins 6 INTs
Jonathan Joseph 6 INTs
Darrelle Revis 6 INTs
Leon Hall 6 INTs
Brent Grimes 6 INTs
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie 6 INTs
Zack Bowman 6 INTs

SouthStndJunkie
01-05-2010, 02:29 PM
Where's Orton

Kyle Orton is 11th overall with 3802 passing yards.

oubronco
01-05-2010, 02:30 PM
Kyle Orton is 11th overall with 3802 passing yards.

and #1 in Popps heart

SouthStndJunkie
01-05-2010, 04:00 PM
JaMarcus missed team meeting, but not Vegas

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/01/05/jamarcus-missed-team-meeting-but-not-vegas/

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on January 5, 2010 4:56 PM ET

Jamarcus Russell and Richard Seymour were the only two Raiders to miss the team's year-end meeting Monday.

Since coach Tom Cable gave Russell a hall pass, saying he was excused for "personal reasons," we weren't even sure the news was postworthy. Now it is.

Going on a tip from a commenter, Oakland Tribune columnist Cam Inman dialed the Palms in Las Vegas to see if Russell was checked in. He was. (Tip to JaMarcus: Use the name "Ron Mexico" next time.)

Russell is free to do anything he wants in his free time. Maybe he even had a legitimate excuse to miss the meeting, then book it to Vegas.

But considering his disastrous season, not to mention his compensation, we'd think Russell would make damn sure he completed his obligations to his team and show up for the meeting like everyone else before hitting the slot machines.

We would say this should be the last straw for Russell in Oakland, but let's be real. The man covering for him Monday, Tom Cable, is a lot less likely to be a Raider in 2010.

bowtown
01-05-2010, 04:10 PM
http://broncotalk.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/jamarcus.jpg

Please bitch, where else would I go?

Lev Vyvanse
01-05-2010, 04:21 PM
http://broncotalk.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/jamarcus.jpg

Please b****, where else would I go?



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oubronco
01-06-2010, 12:27 PM
The Broncos got their offseason going signing four players off their practice squad to “futures” contracts.
Linebacker Braxton Kelley, running back Lance Ball, tight end Marquez Branson, and guard Mitch Erickson were all signed. They can now participate in the team’s offseason programs, including the Broncos’ conditioning programs.

Caveat Lector
01-06-2010, 08:35 PM
Josh Cribbs has formally requested a trade from the Browns...

http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d8158f951&template=with-video-with-comments&confirm=true

Holmgren must have rocks in his head. Seriously, offering your best player $1.4 mil a year? What are we paying Paxton?

I'd be giving him $3mil+, and we no longer have to worry about having a revolving door in the kick returning slot. Would a 3rd be enough to get him across?

_Oro_
01-06-2010, 08:37 PM
I love Cribbs and If Bowlen needs me too I'm willing to pitch in on getting him here.

bowtown
01-07-2010, 06:35 AM
I love Cribbs and If Bowlen needs me too I'm willing to pitch in on getting him here.

Ewww

SouthStndJunkie
01-07-2010, 12:23 PM
Mangini to return in Cleveland

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/01/07/mangini-to-return-in-cleveland/

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on January 7, 2010 3:10 PM ET

Eric Mangini's career as Browns coach will not end on a four game winning streak.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Mangini will return in 2010.

Holmgren was reportedly looking for a defensive coach, and he's keeping the one that is already in the building.

The full staff was told they will return. More on this story shortly.

SouthStndJunkie
01-07-2010, 12:24 PM
Josh Cribbs has formally requested a trade from the Browns...

http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d8158f951&template=with-video-with-comments&confirm=true

Holmgren must have rocks in his head. Seriously, offering your best player $1.4 mil a year? What are we paying Paxton?

I'd be giving him $3mil+, and we no longer have to worry about having a revolving door in the kick returning slot. Would a 3rd be enough to get him across?

Josh Cribbs deserves way more than that offer by the Browns....he is the heart and soul of that team.

He dominates one of the three units (special teams) and contributes quite a bit on offense.

Cribbs had 1994 return yards and 4 return TDs, he ran for 381 yards and a TD and caught 20 passes for 135 yards and another TD.

That's 2510 all purpose yards....and he is a stud tackling machine on special teams as a gunner. He runs the Wild Cat offense for the Browns....and lines up in the backfield and in the slot formation from time to time.

broncosteven
01-07-2010, 12:27 PM
Josh Cribbs deserves way more than that offer by the Browns....he is the heart and soul of that team.

He dominates one of the three units (special teams) and contributes quite a bit on offense.

Cribbs had 1994 return yards and 4 return TDs, he ran for 381 yards and a TD and caught 20 passes for 135 yards and another TD.

That's 2510 all purpose yards....and he is a stud tackling machine on special teams as a gunner. He runs the Wild Cat offense for the Browns....and lines up in the backfield and in the slot formation from time to time.

Trade Marshall for Cribs.

We get a ST threat, better than Hester, and a guy who can make a few catches. Even run WC if that is what they want to do.

Make this happen McD and I will start to believe there is hope.

oubronco
01-08-2010, 10:04 AM
Randy Moss misses practice

this would be funny if they were without Moss and Welker with Brady having cracked ribs

bowtown
01-08-2010, 10:15 AM
Trade Marshall for Cribs.

We get a ST threat, better than Hester, and a guy who can make a few catches. Even run WC if that is what they want to do.

Make this happen McD and I will start to believe there is hope.

I'd be all for Cribbs and Cleveland's 2nd for Marshall.

SouthStndJunkie
01-08-2010, 10:53 AM
Seattle Seahawks coach Jim Mora has been fired after one season, a source told ESPN.com's John Clayton.

Mora attended a meeting Friday morning with management, at which time he was told Seattle did not win enough games to save his job, the source said. The Seahawks finished 5-11.

Rohirrim
01-08-2010, 10:54 AM
Seattle Seahawks coach Jim Mora has been fired after one season, a source told ESPN.com's John Clayton.

Mora attended a meeting Friday morning with management, at which time he was told Seattle did not win enough games to save his job, the source said. The Seahawks finished 5-11.

Now what? Coach XP? Or perhaps, coach Vista?

SouthStndJunkie
01-08-2010, 10:44 PM
Report: Boldin "virtually certain" to miss game

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/01/08/report-boldin-virtually-certain-to-miss-game/

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on January 8, 2010 9:08 PM ET

When a player is listed as probable on the injury report, he's officially "virtually certain" to play that week.

Cardinals receiver Anquan Boldin is listed as questionable, but NFL Network's Jason LaCanfora reports Boldin is "virtually certain" not to play against the Packers.

Boldin has a sprained MCL and a high ankle sprain. The ankle is believed to be a bigger problem. ESPN called Boldin's chances for playing "very bleak" earlier Friday.

If Boldin is out, Steve Breaston will start. He's hasn't produced of late, but the Packers cornerback crew is thin after Charles Woodson.

Woodson (shoulder) was one of six Packers listed as probable. The other five: Brandon Chillar (back), Chad Clifton (knee), Korey Hall (elbow), Johnny Jolly (foot), Mike Montgomery (ankle), and Ryan Pickett (hamstring).

Packers safety Derrick Martin is doubtful with an ankle injury.

For the Cardinals, Boldin is joined by five teammates all listed as questionable. Calais Campbell (thumb), Deuce Lutui (back), Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (knee, toe), Antrel Rolle (thigh), and Brian St. Pierre (back) are officially 50-50, but they are all expected to play.

Adrian Wilson isn't buying DRC's injury, "He's got a little cut on his knee. It's not all it's cracked up to be. He thought he blew his knee out; he got a little cut."

Boldin's injuries, however, appear very real.

SouthStndJunkie
01-09-2010, 08:07 AM
Peyton Manning wins fourth MVP award

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/01/09/peyton-manning-wins-fourth-mvp-award/

Posted by Michael David Smith on January 9, 2010 9:02 AM ET

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning has won his record-setting fourth NFL Most Valuable Player award.

Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star reports that Manning finished first in MVP voting by the 50-member Associated Press panel that chooses the award.

Manning also won the award in 2003 (sharing it with Steve McNair), 2004, and 2008. Brett Favre is the only other player to win the award three times. Five players -- Jim Brown, Joe Montana, Johnny Unitas, Kurt Warner and Steve Young -- have won it twice.

Manning had a career-high 68.8 percent completion rate, with 4,500 passing yards and 33 touchdowns.

SouthStndJunkie
01-09-2010, 08:08 AM
I would have voted Peyton Manning for MVP as well....with Brett Favre a close second.

SouthStndJunkie
01-09-2010, 08:56 AM
Fisher in the mix for USC job

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/01/09/fisher-in-the-mix-for-usc-job/

Posted by Michael David Smith on January 9, 2010 11:50 AM ET

Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams said this week that Jeff Fisher would remain the team's head coach. But now that Pete Carroll appears set to vacate the job at Fisher's alma mater, USC, things could be changing.

We noted when Adams said Fisher would stay that Adams might actually be hoping someone comes along and offers to take Fisher away without Adams having to pay off the remainder of Fisher's contract. Could the Trojans be that "someone"?

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that USC athletic director Mike Garrett tried to hire Fisher before he hired Carroll in 2001, and that Garrett could turn to Fisher again now.

Schefter also reports that Adams might be receptive to letting Fisher go.

Fisher's children are grown, and he may be looking for new opportunities. The USC opening may be the right opportunity to make the league's longest-tenured head coach head elsewhere.

SouthStndJunkie
01-10-2010, 09:57 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/playoffs/2009/news/story?id=4813241

Sources: Warner likely to retire

SouthStndJunkie
01-12-2010, 07:37 AM
NEW YORK -- Green Bay cornerback Charles Woodson has won The Associated Press 2009 NFL Defensive Player of the Year award.

The versatile Woodson tied for the league lead with nine interceptions, returning three for touchdowns, and was a key to the Packers' turnaround on defense.

His role in Green Bay's performance -- second in the league in overall defense, first in interceptions (30), takeaways (40) and turnover margin (plus-24) -- earned Woodson 28 votes from a nationwide panel of 50 sportswriters and broadcasters who cover the NFL.

He doubled the number of votes for New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis in becoming the first Green Bay winner since Reggie White in 1998 and just the second Packer in the 36-year history of the award.

SouthStndJunkie
01-12-2010, 07:37 AM
Good for Charles Woodson....I was rooting for him to win the award.

bowtown
01-12-2010, 07:42 AM
Meh, I thought Revis deserved it more.

SouthStndJunkie
01-12-2010, 07:50 AM
Meh, I thought Revis deserved it more.

Charles Woodson: 9 INTs for 179 return yards and 3 TDs. 4 forced fumbles, and 2 sacks. 9 tackles for losses and 18 passes defended.

Darrelle Revis: 6 INTs for 121 return yards and 1 TD. 0 forced fumbles and 0 sacks. 0 tackles for losses and 31 passes defended.

oubronco
01-12-2010, 07:51 AM
Woodson had a great year but he didn't do so good against Arizona

SouthStndJunkie
01-12-2010, 07:57 AM
Woodson had a great year but he didn't do so good against Arizona

He gave up some plays for sure, but he also had a sweet tip and a forced fumble on Larry Fitzgerald....but I agree that Fitz got the better of him in that game.

oubronco
01-12-2010, 07:59 AM
that hit where he made Fitz fumble was awesome I wish we had playmakers like that

SouthStndJunkie
01-12-2010, 08:01 AM
I am a little biased....Charles Woodson grew up and played high school ball here in NW Ohio and then played for my Michigan Wolverines. He was an incredible running back in high school

I was glad to see him leave the Raiders....it sucked watching him play for them for years.

oubronco
01-12-2010, 08:07 AM
It would suck watching any player you liked play for the Raiders which is why I don't see Seymour wanting to play there next year

missingnumber7
01-12-2010, 08:26 AM
It would suck watching any player you liked play for the Raiders which is why I don't see Seymour wanting to play there next year

I fail to see why ANY player would want to play there next year, or any year until Al leaves this world.

azbroncfan
01-12-2010, 08:51 AM
Meh, I thought Revis deserved it more.

Really? Woodson had a great year as good as Champs a couple years ago and had a ton of huge INT's at crutial times.

Tombstone RJ
01-12-2010, 08:56 AM
I can't believe what a mistake Seattle is making by hiring Pete Carroll as their new HC. They groom Mora Jr. for the job, give him one year and then fire him, and hire Pete Carrol to take over?

You'd think Seattle would give Mora Jr. one more year. After all, they did GROOM the guy as Holmgren's hand picked replacement...

How does Seattle get away with hiring Petey? Where's the Rooney rule? Where's the Rooney rule when the promoted Mora Jr. and where's the Rooney rule when they 86 Mora Jr. and grab Petey?

I don't get it. This is why Seattle sucks.

azbroncfan
01-12-2010, 09:00 AM
I can't believe what a mistake Seattle is making by hiring Pete Carroll as their new HC. They groom Mora Jr. for the job, give him one year and then fire him, and hire Pete Carrol to take over?

You'd think Seattle would give Mora Jr. one more year. After all, they did GROOM the guy as Holmgren's hand picked replacement...

How does Seattle get away with hiring Petey? Where's the Rooney rule? Where's the Rooney rule when the promoted Mora Jr. and where's the Rooney rule when they 86 Mora Jr. and grab Petey?

I don't get it. This is why Seattle sucks.

The Rooney rule is garbage anyway. Who is to tell an owner of a coorporation/company who they can hire or have to interview. I would call up AL Sharpton or Jesse Jackson everytime just to fill the requirement. People bitched for it now they bitch that it is hurting candidates.

gyldenlove
01-12-2010, 09:06 AM
I can't believe what a mistake Seattle is making by hiring Pete Carroll as their new HC. They groom Mora Jr. for the job, give him one year and then fire him, and hire Pete Carrol to take over?

You'd think Seattle would give Mora Jr. one more year. After all, they did GROOM the guy as Holmgren's hand picked replacement...

How does Seattle get away with hiring Petey? Where's the Rooney rule? Where's the Rooney rule when the promoted Mora Jr. and where's the Rooney rule when they 86 Mora Jr. and grab Petey?

I don't get it. This is why Seattle sucks.

The Rooney rule is the biggest piece of fluff ever, here is how it goes down:

Owner: We need to comply with the Rooney rule or the league will take a huge bite out of my ass.
Lackey #1: That is true, but we want Pete Carroll and he is not a minority candidate.
Lackey #2: Hey, the guy who mops the floors is black or something, isn't his name Jesus? Jesus wasn't American so he must be a minority candidate.
Owner: Great, hey you go get the mop guy.

Minutes pass....

Mop guy: Hello, Mr Blank (I am not talking about the Falcons ownership here, I am just using Blank in place of the real name of the owner of Seattle)
Owner: Hello erhmm....
Mop Guy: Jones sir, Michael Jones.
Owner: (whispering) That doesn't sound black to me, but it will have to do.
Owner: So, Michael, how do you see yourself contributing to this organization?
Mop guy: Well, I keep the floors clean and I empty the trash bins and make sure the windows and doors are locked.
Owner: Excellent, well have a good day and continue mopping those floors.

Mop guy leaves.

Owner: Well, that is that taken care of, call the league and say we interviewed an inhouse minority candidate to comply with the Rooney rule.

Tombstone RJ
01-12-2010, 09:34 AM
I think Carroll is going to fail miserably in Seattle

missingnumber7
01-12-2010, 10:16 AM
I think Carroll is going to fail miserably in Seattle

As will USC and Carroll will have very full pockets.

DivineLegion
01-12-2010, 10:18 AM
5 Mil a year and lots of holes on both sides of the ball. At least he has a young talented Linebacking core to play with.

SouthStndJunkie
01-13-2010, 08:12 AM
Chris Johnson wins Offensive Player of the Year

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/01/13/chris-johnson-wins-offensive-player-of-the-year/

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on January 13, 2010 10:45 AM ET

Chris Johnson didn't get a MVP vote, but he will take home some hardware.

Johnson was named the NFL's Offensive Player of the Year Wednesday. Johnson earned 38 1/2 votes, while Drew Brees finished a distant second with nine votes. Peyton Manning got 1 1/2 votes, and Philip Rivers earned one.

(So Manning was far more valuable than Brees, but not a better offensive player?)

"I kind of realize what I did and I feel like I had a dream season," Johnson told the Associated Press. "I didn't even get one vote at all [for MVP]. Like the season I had, it seemed like, 'What more do they want me to do?' That just felt like rookie of the year; it's a quarterback thing I guess."

Well, now Johnson has something. Even if we're not entirely sure what the award signifies.

It seems to be for best offensive player that was stuck on a bad team. Or the guy with the best stats other than the MVP. Or basically a way to give more players a taste of postseason honors.

Whatever the reason, it's hard to argue that "Every Coach's Dream" doesn't deserve all the acclaim coming his ways. No player has ever gained more yards from scrimmage in a season.

TonyR
01-13-2010, 10:14 AM
In the probably unlikely event that Garrard were to become available, would you be interested? Do you think Josh McD would?


Weaver gives very lukewarm endorsement to Garrard
Posted by Mike Florio on January 13, 2010 12:10 PM ET

On the same day that Jaguars owner Wayne Weaver opted to keep coach Jack Del Rio around for at least another year, Weaver seemed to suggest that the starting quarterback will continue to be David Garrard.

We think.

"I think David Garrard can win for us," Weaver said. "We have to do some things differently there, in terms of preparation."

It's hardly the kind of glowing endorsement that suggests Garrard is the guy over the long haul. Heck, he might not even be the guy come September 2010.

Especially if Tim Tebow is available when the Jags pick in round one.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/01/13/weaver-gives-very-lukewarm-endorsement-to-garrard/

SouthStndJunkie
01-14-2010, 10:28 AM
League proposes immediate changes to rookie pay

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/01/14/league-proposes-immediate-changes-to-rookie-pay/

Posted by Mike Florio on January 14, 2010 1:16 PM ET

In December 2008, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told ESPN's Chris Mortensen that the current system for changing rookie pay would not change until 2011.

Apparently, there's been a calendar malfunction at 280 Park Avenue.

Liz Mullen of SportsBusiness Journal reports that the league has proposed the implementation of a rookie wage scale for the April 2010 draft. She also reports that the NFLPA has responded with a proposal that would change the structure of the rookie deals beginning in 2010, too.

The league's proposal, per Mullen, would pay players a fixed amount based on draft slot, with a "significant" portion of the savings being distributed to retired players. The NFLPA responded Tuesday with a proposed three-year limit on rookie contracts, along with a two-year extension to the current labor deal and a commitment by the owners to match the payment to the retired players arising from the contribution flowing from the savings in rookie pay.

It's safe to assume that the league won't agree to an extension of the labor contract merely in order to cap rookie pay. The owners are poised and motivated to attempt to make major changes to the system for paying all players, and there's a sense on the management side of the table that the players are on the ropes. A request to hit the pause button for two years will do little to alter that perception.

The league apparently would like to work out a new system for paying rookies separate and apart from the broader labor deal. The union surely would prefer to resolve all issues at once.

The situation has little relevance to players currently trying to decide whether to give up any remaining college eligibility, since a change in 2010 will affect them regardless of whether they come out now or later.

But given the chance that the slowly-falling stone door won't hit the floor before April, some players might decide to try to slide under it by leaving school now.

SouthStndJunkie
01-14-2010, 01:54 PM
Patriots fire defensive coordinator

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/01/14/patriots-fire-defensive-coordinator/

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on January 14, 2010 4:37 PM ET

The ugly end to New England's season has cost defensive coordinator Dean Pees his job.

Shalise Manza Young broke the news on Twitter that Pees, 60, was fired Thursday.

Pees kept a very low profile as the team's defensive coordinator, although he was recently in the news for being hospitalized for shortness of breath during New England's Week Seventeen loss.

A former head coach at Kent State, Pees was with New England for six seasons, including the last four as defensive coordinator. He also coached under Nick Saban at Michigan State.

The Patriots came in fifth in scoring defense this year, but came up small in big games. Pees' defensive squads in New England didn't finish worse than eighth in scoring defense in his four seasons.

ESPN's Michael Smith suggested on Twitter that linebackers coach Matt Patricia will be a leading candidate to replace Pees. The Patriots traditionally promote from within.

SouthStndJunkie
01-19-2010, 09:35 AM
The Buffalo Bills have hired former Dallas Cowboys and Georgia Tech coach Chan Gailey as their new coach, a team source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

azbroncfan
01-19-2010, 12:09 PM
The Buffalo Bills have hired former Dallas Cowboys and Georgia Tech coach Chan Gailey as their new coach, a team source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

The Bills love retread Coaches like Shanny liked retread DL.

Rohirrim
01-19-2010, 12:15 PM
The Buffalo Bills have hired former Dallas Cowboys and Georgia Tech coach Chan Gailey as their new coach, a team source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

I'm sure this inspires the Bills' faithful. :rofl:

oubronco
01-21-2010, 06:05 PM
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WABronco
01-21-2010, 07:57 PM
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^ROFL

SouthStndJunkie
01-27-2010, 12:44 PM
Vick will have "many suitors"

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/01/27/vick-will-have-many-suitors/

Posted by Mike Florio on January 27, 2010 3:34 PM ET

The Eagles are widely expected to trade quarterback Mike Vick before the fifth day of the 2010 league year, at which time he earns a $1.5 million roster bonus. And with the Eagles spending much of the latter portion of the season showcasing Vick, the unofficial auction likely will be starting soon.

Making a trade even more likely is the fact that Vick wants to be the starter, and he won't be the starter in Philly -- unless the Eagles trade both Donovan McNabb and Kevin Kolb.

So where will he go? According to Jason La Canfora of NFL.com, Vick will have "many suitors."

Per La Canfora, teams to watch include the Bills, Rams, Panthers, Raiders, and Jaguars.

Making Vick even more attractive is the fact that the top unrestricted free agent quarterback likely will be Daunte Culpepper.

So as the NFL's hot stove begins to warm up, Vick is one of the first guy's whose future will be decided sooner rather than later.

bowtown
01-27-2010, 01:32 PM
Vick will have "many suitors"

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/01/27/vick-will-have-many-suitors/

Posted by Mike Florio on January 27, 2010 3:34 PM ET

The Eagles are widely expected to trade quarterback Mike Vick before the fifth day of the 2010 league year, at which time he earns a $1.5 million roster bonus. And with the Eagles spending much of the latter portion of the season showcasing Vick, the unofficial auction likely will be starting soon.

Making a trade even more likely is the fact that Vick wants to be the starter, and he won't be the starter in Philly -- unless the Eagles trade both Donovan McNabb and Kevin Kolb.

So where will he go? According to Jason La Canfora of NFL.com, Vick will have "many suitors."

Per La Canfora, teams to watch include the Bills, Rams, Panthers, Raiders, and Jaguars.

Making Vick even more attractive is the fact that the top unrestricted free agent quarterback likely will be Daunte Culpepper.

So as the NFL's hot stove begins to warm up, Vick is one of the first guy's whose future will be decided sooner rather than later.

I think it would be most appropriate for him to go to Cleveland and have to play in the Dog Pound.

Play2win
01-27-2010, 01:34 PM
I think it would be most appropriate for him to go to Cleveland and have to play in the Dog Pound.

haha! would they throw dog biscuits at their own player?!?

SouthStndJunkie
01-29-2010, 02:15 PM
Desperate Bears interviewing Martz

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/01/29/desperate-bears-interviewing-martz/

Posted by Evan Silva on January 29, 2010 3:59 PM ET

Having exhausted plans A through F, the Bears retreated Friday in their bid to find an offensive coordinator not named Mike Martz. Martz is interviewing for the job today, according to Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun Times.

Jensen makes note of two potential road blocks, one of which PFT grand poobah Mike Florio already covered a few days ago. The other is that Martz has a decidedly pass-heavy history. He'll have to run the ball in Chicago.

Yet another is Martz's in-season criticism of Bears QB Jay Cutler.

"He just doesn't get it," Martz said in September. "He just doesn't understand that he represents a great head coach and the rest of the players on that team. Somebody needs to talk to him."

The Bears are desperate for someone, anyone, to coordinate their offense. Two strong personalities such as Cutler and Martz would seem likely to clash, but the fit makes sense on paper because of Martz's ties to head coach Lovie Smith.

Just don't be surprised when Martz benches Cutler for Caleb Hanie.

bombay
01-29-2010, 03:13 PM
^ ^ ^

According my friend back there, it looks like Martz will probably be the Bears new OC.

oubronco
01-29-2010, 03:32 PM
who the hell is Caleb Hanie

bombay
01-29-2010, 03:40 PM
Former Colorado State QB, and apparently the next Kurt Warner.

(do I need to put a smiley?)

azbroncfan
01-29-2010, 03:59 PM
Desperate Bears interviewing Martz

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/01/29/desperate-bears-interviewing-martz/

Posted by Evan Silva on January 29, 2010 3:59 PM ET

Having exhausted plans A through F, the Bears retreated Friday in their bid to find an offensive coordinator not named Mike Martz. Martz is interviewing for the job today, according to Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun Times.

Jensen makes note of two potential road blocks, one of which PFT grand poobah Mike Florio already covered a few days ago. The other is that Martz has a decidedly pass-heavy history. He'll have to run the ball in Chicago.

Yet another is Martz's in-season criticism of Bears QB Jay Cutler.

"He just doesn't get it," Martz said in September. "He just doesn't understand that he represents a great head coach and the rest of the players on that team. Somebody needs to talk to him."

The Bears are desperate for someone, anyone, to coordinate their offense. Two strong personalities such as Cutler and Martz would seem likely to clash, but the fit makes sense on paper because of Martz's ties to head coach Lovie Smith.

Just don't be surprised when Martz benches Cutler for Caleb Hanie.

I hope he goes there.

SouthStndJunkie
01-30-2010, 05:31 PM
Martz seeks out Cutler in Nashville

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/01/30/martz-seeks-out-cutler-in-nashville/

Posted by Evan Silva on January 30, 2010 8:15 PM ET
Neil Hayes of the Chicago Sun Times reports that Bears offensive coordinator candidate Mike Martz traveled to Nashville on Saturday to meet with QB Jay Cutler. Martz interviewed for the job on Friday.

Cutler met with the rest of Chicago's offensive coordinator targets at Halas Hall. Seeking Cutler out in his hometown indicates that Martz is eager, if not desperate, to reunite with Bears head coach Lovie Smith.

Meanwhile, Hayes reports that Vikings quarterbacks coach Kevin Rogers remains "very much in the picture" for the Bears. Rogers is a proponent of the West Coast offense that Cutler has played in throughout his career. He would have to learn different terminology under Martz.

Hayes says the race appears to be coming down to two horses, with Hue Jackson, Jeremy Bates, and a host of others having turned down Chicago.

broncosteven
01-30-2010, 06:14 PM
Martz seeks out Cutler in Nashville

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/01/30/martz-seeks-out-cutler-in-nashville/

Posted by Evan Silva on January 30, 2010 8:15 PM ET
Neil Hayes of the Chicago Sun Times reports that Bears offensive coordinator candidate Mike Martz traveled to Nashville on Saturday to meet with QB Jay Cutler. Martz interviewed for the job on Friday.

Cutler met with the rest of Chicago's offensive coordinator targets at Halas Hall. Seeking Cutler out in his hometown indicates that Martz is eager, if not desperate, to reunite with Bears head coach Lovie Smith.

Meanwhile, Hayes reports that Vikings quarterbacks coach Kevin Rogers remains "very much in the picture" for the Bears. Rogers is a proponent of the West Coast offense that Cutler has played in throughout his career. He would have to learn different terminology under Martz.

Hayes says the race appears to be coming down to two horses, with Hue Jackson, Jeremy Bates, and a host of others having turned down Chicago.

Martz could be the best thing to happen to Cutler...if he listens to him.

SouthStndJunkie
01-31-2010, 01:55 AM
The Baltimore Ravens announced on Saturday they have hired ex-Redskins coach Jim Zorn as their quarterbacks coach.

Bronco CB40
01-31-2010, 02:34 AM
Martz + Cutler = Don Coryell on steroids.

BroncoBuff
01-31-2010, 02:46 AM
The Bears offense needs a run threat to keep the pass rush honest.

Therefore they don't have the pass protection for a Martz scheme. Sure, it's the same Orlando Pace Martz knows loves, but now it's a different decade.

SouthStndJunkie
02-01-2010, 09:10 PM
Texans close to extension for Kubiak

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/02/01/texans-close-to-extension-for-kubiak/

Posted by Evan Silva on February 1, 2010 9:43 PM ET

Texans owner Bob McNair indicated late Monday that the team is close to signing head coach Gary Kubiak to a contract extension.

Kubiak has one year remaining on the five-year, $10 million deal he signed in 2006. McNair said most of Kubiak's assistants have already been or are close to being signed through 2012.

"We're in the process of working on Gary's extension," McNair said. "And I think probably by next week, we'll have his finalized. His will run at least one year longer than [2012], maybe more."

Kubiak's Texans didn't make the playoffs in 2009, but won their last four games to finish 9-7.

"I think Gary's done a good job," McNair continued. "We have a great foundation in place. I think continuity's extremely important in building a strong team. It can impact free agency."

Kubiak is 31-33 in four seasons, with no postseason appearances. The Texans' offense ranked No. 4 overall in 2009 and 13th in total defense.

SouthStndJunkie
02-01-2010, 09:15 PM
Smart move by Houston....Kubiak has a lot of the pieces in place and deserves a chance to see it through.

Their continuity will pay off in the long run.

SouthStndJunkie
02-02-2010, 02:33 PM
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Broncos_OTM
02-02-2010, 02:57 PM
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SouthStndJunkie
02-02-2010, 02:59 PM
i like farve always have. I dont like alot of his drama.

Brett probably beat his hammy and ankle with a hammer after the game so he could take pics of it and post them and say it happened during the game.

Cool Breeze
02-02-2010, 04:08 PM
Kubiak agrees to new three-year deal to coach Texans



By JOHN McCLAIN
Copyright 2010 Houston Chronicle

Feb. 2, 2010, 3:56PM<FORM style="DISPLAY: none" id=houston_texans_hearst_GetWidgetForm> </FORM>Coach Gary Kubiak has agreed to a new three-year contract that begins this year and runs through 2012.


Rather than sign an extension through 2013, including an option year, Kubiak agreed to a deal that allows the last year of his original 5-year, $10-million contract to be torn up, meaning the new contract will kick in as soon as he signs it.
Kubiak wanted his contract to expire after the 2012 season — the same as his assistant coaches.
"I'm real excited about it," Kubiak said. "Bob (McNair) has always been very good to me. I respect him a great deal. I'm glad he's got the confidence in me to finish what we started when we came here. We've got a great opportunity to have something real special."
Kubiak's news coaches have been signing three-year contracts that expire after the 2012 season. His returning coaches got two-year extensions.
"I want to be on the same path as them," he said. "I think that's important. It shows we're all in this together."

SouthStndJunkie
02-05-2010, 12:01 PM
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte' Stallworth will be reinstated from his suspension for killing a pedestrian while driving drunk.

At his annual Super Bowl-week news conference Friday, Goodell said Stallworth's suspension will be lifted after the Super Bowl on Sunday.

Beantown Bronco
02-05-2010, 12:28 PM
Smart move by Houston....Kubiak has a lot of the pieces in place and deserves a chance to see it through.

Their continuity will pay off in the long run.

Only if they switch divisions.

bowtown
02-05-2010, 02:06 PM
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte' Stallworth will be reinstated from his suspension for killing a pedestrian while driving drunk.

At his annual Super Bowl-week news conference Friday, Goodell said Stallworth's suspension will be lifted after the Super Bowl on Sunday.

He could break off 2k pedestrians in our system.

oubronco
02-05-2010, 03:57 PM
<CITE class=source sizset="7" sizcache="0">Patriots won't fill D-coordinator post</CITE>
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New England Patriots (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=nwe) coach Bill Belichick does not plan to name a defensive coordinator in 2010 and instead will be more involved on defense and share the workload with his assistants, according to the team's official website.
"Titles are fine, nothing wrong with them," Belichick said on Patriots.com, "but the most important thing is each person's role, that we do everything we can to help the players succeed -- everyone collectively getting the job done."
The Patriots and Dean Pees, who served as defensive coordinator the last four seasons, parted ways in January.
The Patriots have since hired former Patriot Corwin Brown (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=416) to work with the defense. Brown will coach defensive backs along with last year's defensive backs coach, Josh Boyer. The rest of the defensive staff has remained intact.
"Corwin Brown is one of the high-class people in football," Belichick said on Patriots.com. "He was a tough, smart leader who was great to coach and those are the traits he brings to our staff. He has stepped in well with Josh Boyer, [linebackers coach] Matt Patricia, [defensive line coach] Pepper Johnson (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=7171), [coaching assistant] Pat Grahamand myself, and as a group we are committed to putting a competitive defense on the field. This is the best course for us to move forward in 2010."
While there will be no official coordinator, some of those duties will still have to be split up among the defensive coaches.
Every offensive coach except for Shane Waldron (tight ends) is returning. The Patriots have yet to name a tight ends coach.
The Patriots have not named an offensive coordinator. If they do, it would almost certainly be quarterbacks coach Bill O'Brien, who handled much of the play-calling duties in 2009 when the team went without an official coordinator. Belichick's comments Friday positioned O'Brien as the leader of the offensive staff.
"Bill O'Brien has demonstrated excellent leadership and organizational skills in our offense," Belichick said on Patriots.com. "He is a sharp and passionate coach."
The rest of the offensive staff for 2010 will include assistant head coach/offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia, running backs coach Ivan Fears, receivers coach Chad O'Shea and coaching assistant Brian Ferentz. It is possible that Ferentz could be promoted to tight ends coach.
"It is a good mix on that side of the ball, with Bill working with some extremely experienced coaches in Dante Scarnecchia and Ivan Fears, who have been here my entire time in New England, and some more recent additions to the staff in Chad O'Shea and Brian Ferentz," Belichick said on Patriots.com.

Special teams coach Scott O'Brien and coaching assistant Brian Flores also return.

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SouthStndJunkie
02-11-2010, 09:14 PM
Bengals make Matt Jones an offer, too

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/02/11/bengals-make-matt-jones-an-offer-too/

Posted by Mike Florio on February 11, 2010 9:27 PM ET

After a full football season during which no one was interested in giving receiver Matt Jones a job, he now has not one but two suitors.

According to Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Bengals have officially made a contract offer to Jones.

The Titans also have an offer on the table for the four-year veteran who was out of football in 2009.

Reedy reports that the Bengals' offer is believed to be slightly more than the league minimum of $630,000.

Reedy reports that the Bengals also are expected to be interested in receiver Donte' Stallworth, who was cut by the Browns on Monday and who worked out for the Dolphins Lions on Wednesday.