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SouthStndJunkie
10-24-2008, 08:05 PM
Here is a thread I have thought about making for a while.

A thread to post non-Denver NFL tidbits and information without creating a new thread for each one.

SouthStndJunkie
10-24-2008, 08:05 PM
REPORT: PALMER LIKELY DONE FOR SEASON

Posted by Michael David Smith on October 24, 2008, 8:26 p.m. EDT

Chris Mortensen of ESPN is reporting that Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer is likely to miss the remainder of the season with an elbow injury.

Citing unnamed sources, Mortensen reports that the ulnar collateral ligament in Palmer’s throwing elbow is “frayed.”

However, the Bengals are apparently not planning to put Palmer on injured reserve just yet, leaving open the possibility that he could return if the elbow heals more quickly than thought. Realistically, though, it’s hard to believe an 0-7 team would risk the long-term health of its franchise quarterback by having him through an elbow injury.

At this point Palmer hasn’t decided whether to have Tommy John surgery. His injury is not believed to be as serious as the elbow injury suffered by Panthers quarterback Jake Delhomme last season.

Palmer suffered the injury on September 21 and has played in only one game since.

SouthStndJunkie
10-24-2008, 08:09 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3662248

Giants' Burress fined $45,000 for actions from Week 7 game

Having already incurred a $117,000 team fine earlier this month, Burress drew $45,000 in additional fines from the NFL for his actions during and after the Giants' 29-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Week 7.

Malcontent
10-24-2008, 08:29 PM
Thanks Junkman!! Handy info without having to go to espn....

theAPAOps5
10-24-2008, 08:31 PM
I was reading that Palmer was considering Tommy John surgery. If thats the case he has a long road back. Man he has been snake bitten with injuries.

SouthStndJunkie
10-24-2008, 10:59 PM
I was reading that Palmer was considering Tommy John surgery. If thats the case he has a long road back. Man he has been snake bitten with injuries.

The Bengals are screwed.

1st round pick LB Keith Rivers is out for the year as well.

One of my buds is a big Bengals fan and the was pretty optimistic a few months back.

Ryan Fitzpatrick is about as exciting as the flu to watch.

theAPAOps5
10-25-2008, 09:07 AM
The Bengals are screwed.

1st round pick LB Keith Rivers is out for the year as well.

One of my buds is a big Bengals fan and the was pretty optimistic a few months back.

Ryan Fitzpatrick is about as exciting as the flu to watch.

I actually saw that play where Hines Ward laid out Rivers. It was on while the SD game was without power. Man it was a nasty block, legal, but vicious. Rivers learned a rookie lesson the hard way. Keep your head up rookie.

Hogan11
10-25-2008, 01:39 PM
I hate the Bengals so I'm really enjoying their season from hell. I especially enjoy not seeing or hearing about Chad Johnson at all :thumbs:

BroncoMan4ever
10-25-2008, 02:09 PM
I hate the Bengals so I'm really enjoying their season from hell. I especially enjoy not seeing or hearing about Chad Johnson at all :thumbs:

Legally his name is now Chad Ocho Cinco. God he is such a douche.

Hogan11
10-25-2008, 02:29 PM
Legally his name is now Chad Ocho Cinco. God he is such a douche.

Well, whatever he calls himself, he's not on every pregame show or any commercials to speak of anymore....it's a blessing.

cabronco
10-25-2008, 02:36 PM
Well, whatever he calls himself, he's not on every pregame show or any commercials to speak of anymore....it's a blessing.

You can say that again.....talk about an attention whore.

Los Broncos
10-25-2008, 02:41 PM
Pacman went to rehab, I almost feel sorry for him at this point.

Sassy
10-25-2008, 05:34 PM
Pacman went to rehab, I almost feel sorry for him at this point.

Why??? He did it to himself.

oubronco
10-25-2008, 05:57 PM
any info on who will be back for sure next week ?

TonyR
10-25-2008, 06:33 PM
Ryan Fitzpatrick is about as exciting as the flu to watch.

He needs to play us so he can make himself a highlight vid...

Los Broncos
10-25-2008, 06:36 PM
Why??? He did it to himself.

I realize that, he just cant get straight it seems.

I never cheer for someone to fall flat on their face.

SouthStndJunkie
10-25-2008, 09:25 PM
I actually saw that play where Hines Ward laid out Rivers. It was on while the SD game was without power. Man it was a nasty block, legal, but vicious. Rivers learned a rookie lesson the hard way. Keep your head up rookie.

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SouthStndJunkie
10-25-2008, 09:28 PM
I thought it was a legal block for sure.

Good tough football.

It was nasty and opportunistic....but if Hines Ward were a Bronco, I would think he was the shiiit.

He plays the game with attitude and passion....an asset to any team.

Florida_Bronco
10-25-2008, 10:41 PM
Same type of hit Eddie Mac laid on Brian Williams in the Super Bowl. Linebacker chasing a player down the sideline and a receiver comes back and knocks the linebacker on his ass.

I thought it was bad ass when Eddie did it, and it's still bad ass when Hines does it.

jossjeff
10-26-2008, 05:31 AM
God Hines Ward is a nice player. We need about 15 guys like that in Oakland right about now........

Don Flamenco
10-26-2008, 08:03 AM
Just Heard on NFL Network that Vince Wilfork coul be disciplined by the league for a cheap shot on Cutler. This is probably why we were tryig to do the same to their quarterback on Monday night.

SouthStndJunkie
10-27-2008, 02:58 PM
KING GUARANTEES LIONS WON’T GO 0-16

Posted by Mike Florio on October 27, 2008, 11:42 a.m.

Peter King of Sports Illustrated said moments ago on The Dan Patrick Show that the 0-7 Lions won’t finish the season 0-16.

In fact, King guarantees it.

“They will play hard,” King said. “At some point, they’ll do enough good things to win a game.”

He points to December visits from the Vikings and Saints to windy Ford Field (yeah, we’re beating that one into the ground like the “Hello” voice) as possible sources of that elusive (to date) first win.

(We think that the best/only chance is the December 7 visit from Minnesota and its “keep it close and hope to get lucky late” approach to which we refer in these parts as “Chillyball.”)

King thinks that the Bengals have a better chance of leaving the donut in the “W” column through Week Seventeen. The ingredient are there: (1) no quarterback; (2) a coach who’s being tuned out; and (3) players who don’t care.

SouthStndJunkie
10-27-2008, 03:01 PM
I think Cincy could very easily go 0-16.....tough remaining schedule.

They may get a win in Week 17 when they play Kansas City in Cincinnati.

The Lions should pick up a win or two somewhere along the way....but there are no cream puffs left for them.

theAPAOps5
10-27-2008, 03:03 PM
I thought it was a legal block for sure.

Good tough football.

It was nasty and opportunistic....but if Hines Ward were a Bronco, I would think he was the shiiit.

He plays the game with attitude and passion....an asset to any team.

I totally agree it was legit and legal. Just viscious and how football should be played.

BroncoMan4ever
10-27-2008, 03:12 PM
Same type of hit Eddie Mac laid on Brian Williams in the Super Bowl. Linebacker chasing a player down the sideline and a receiver comes back and knocks the linebacker on his ass.

I thought it was bad ass when Eddie did it, and it's still bad ass when Hines does it.

i also loved when he taunted and pointed at him on the ground after he drilled him through the ground.

SouthStndJunkie
10-27-2008, 03:35 PM
Favre had 3 INTs on Sunday....he is one away from being the first QB in NFL history with 300 career INTs.

SouthStndJunkie
10-27-2008, 05:16 PM
BRAD ON A SHORT LEASH IN BIG D?

Posted by Mike Florio on October 27, 2008, 8:08 p.m.

As the Cowboys prepare for what could be their third and final game without starting quarterback Tony Romo, there’s news that replacement Brad Johnson might not be long for the job.

Per Ed Werder of ESPN, Johnson’s 122-yard passing performance against the Buccaneers could prompt the team to explore other options.

Including (gulp) giving Brooks Bollinger a try.

We were amazed a couple of weeks ago when the various sock puppets (we’re looking at you, four-letter network) were talking as if Johnson was a lot better than the guy who was in reality a turnover machine two years ago in Minnesota.

The dude is 40, and he plays like it. Period.

Bottom line? While it’s easy to blame the Cowboys for not having a better backup plan, there aren’t 32 good quarterbacks in the league right now. Though they’ve got one of them, not many (if any) have two.

Johnson “probably” will start this weekend against the Giants, and if he plays like he has the past two weeks the Cowboys “probably” will lose.

SouthStndJunkie
10-27-2008, 06:37 PM
CULPEPPER CANCELS VISIT WITH CHIEFS

Posted by Michael David Smith on October 27, 2008, 9:32 p.m.

Daunte Culpepper will not be a Kansas City Chief.

Culpepper had a visit scheduled for tomorrow, but Jay Glazer of Fox Sports is reporting that Culpepper told the Chiefs today that he isn’t going to make the trip to Kansas City because he has a better opportunity with another team. It’s not known which team Culpepper has an offer from.

Glazer also reports that Culpepper told teams last week that he wanted to sign a contract for more than just the rest of this season, and that he wanted a 2009 payment of $10 million or more.

Obviously, no team is going to give Culpepper that kind of money, and by the end of the week Culpepper apparently realized that and told the Chiefs he wouldn’t need that much. But now Culpepper won’t be playing for the Chiefs for any amount.

SouthStndJunkie
10-27-2008, 08:04 PM
ROY WILLIAMS POKES FUN AT TATUM

Posted by Mike Florio on October 27, 2008, 9:58 p.m.

Both players are gone. Neither is forgotten.

Former Lions receiver Roy Williams attended the team’s annual Halloween party on Monday night, according to Tom Kowalski of Mlive.com.

And Williams came dressed as former Lions running back Tatum Bell.

Bell famously swiped (allegedly) the bags of newly-signed Lions running back Rudi Johnson in early September, after Bell was cut to make a space for Rudi.

Details of the costume (e.g., luggage, bellhop cap, Rudi’s wallet) weren’t mentioned.

UPDATE: Williams, per Kowalski, was wearing a bellhop uniform and boxers over his pants that said “Rudi” on the front and “Johnson 32″ on the back.

SouthStndJunkie
10-29-2008, 10:25 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3670790

BEREA, Ohio -- Cleveland Browns receiver Joe Jurevicius will be out for the remainder of the 2008 season, a league source confirmed Wednesday.

Browns coach Romeo Crennel said during his weekly news conference that the team is preparing to make an announcement on Jurevicius soon, and the coach hinted that it was "generally not good."

The Browns have until the end of this week to take Jurevicius off the physically-unable-to-perform list or deactivate him for the season. Jurevicius had routine knee surgery in the offseason but contracted a staph infection that set back his timetable to return.

"It's 99 percent sure that he is done for the season," the source said.

SouthStndJunkie
10-29-2008, 10:26 AM
ARLEN SPECTER NOT DONE WITH THE NFL

Posted by Michael David Smith on October 29, 2008, 12:03 p.m.

U.S. Senator Arlen Specter hasn’t said much about Spygate recently, but that doesn’t mean he’s done with the NFL.

The New York Times reports that a group of Senators, led by Specter, sent Commissioner Roger Goodell a letter Tuesday criticizing the league for showing some games exclusively on NFL Network. According to the senators, the NFL should have seen that putting last season’s Week 17 Patriots-Giants game on free network TV was a success, and taken from that game the lesson that the NFL belongs on network television.

“We are disappointed that, rather than building on this success, the NFL will return to restricting games,” the letter read, according to the Times. “That the NFL would choose to have fewer viewers for select games again this year is an indication of its interest in moving toward a pay television model.”

Several cable companies have butted heads with the league over NFL Network. Comcast is one of those cable companies and has also been a major donor to Specter’s election campaigns.

This year’s first NFL Network game is Broncos at Browns on Thursday, November 6.

Broncos_OTM
10-29-2008, 10:34 AM
ARLEN SPECTER NOT DONE WITH THE NFL

Posted by Michael David Smith on October 29, 2008, 12:03 p.m.

U.S. Senator Arlen Specter hasn’t said much about Spygate recently, but that doesn’t mean he’s done with the NFL.

The New York Times reports that a group of Senators, led by Specter, sent Commissioner Roger Goodell a letter Tuesday criticizing the league for showing some games exclusively on NFL Network. According to the senators, the NFL should have seen that putting last season’s Week 17 Patriots-Giants game on free network TV was a success, and taken from that game the lesson that the NFL belongs on network television.

“We are disappointed that, rather than building on this success, the NFL will return to restricting games,” the letter read, according to the Times. “That the NFL would choose to have fewer viewers for select games again this year is an indication of its interest in moving toward a pay television model.”

Several cable companies have butted heads with the league over NFL Network. Comcast is one of those cable companies and has also been a major donor to Specter’s election campaigns.

This year’s first NFL Network game is Broncos at Browns on Thursday, November 6.

is the game only gonna be on NFL neetwork.. or will it be on locally too? if the NFL goes to a pay to watch leauge. i guess i am gonna be done as a fan cause i aint gonna pay to watch it.l

SouthStndJunkie
10-29-2008, 11:11 AM
I am assuming that it will be shown locally as well.

oubronco
10-29-2008, 01:05 PM
thanks Junkman good stuff

SouthStndJunkie
10-29-2008, 01:10 PM
thanks Junkman good stuff

Not a problem.

It seemed like we needed a thread for non-Bronco NFL news and rumors.

SouthStndJunkie
10-30-2008, 12:59 PM
COLTS’ MARLIN JACKSON OUT FOR SEASON

Posted by Michael David Smith on October 30, 2008, 1:46 p.m.

The Indianapolis Colts have an uphill climb ahead of them just to get to the postseason. And if they are going to the playoffs, they’re going without one of their defensive starters.

Adam Schefter of NFL Network is reporting that colts cornerback Marlin Jackson suffered a torn ACL and torn meniscus cartilage at Wednesday’s practice. He will need at least one knee surgery and is out for the season.

Jackson, a fourth-year player out of Michigan, started all seven games for the Colts this season and all 16 last season.

The Indianapolis Star reports that Tim Jennings is expected to replace Jackson in the starting lineup and that the Colts may re-sign cornerback Keiwan Ratliff to take Jackson’s spot on the roster.

SouthStndJunkie
10-31-2008, 11:05 AM
http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ap-seahawks-kerney&prov=ap&type=lgns

Kerney now out for ailing Seahawks

RENTON, Wash. (AP)—Pro Bowl defensive end Patrick Kerney is out indefinitely and getting a second look at what’s wrong with his surgically repaired shoulder. It’s the latest in an epidemic of injuries for the teetering Seattle Seahawks.

Coach Mike Holmgren said Friday morning on his radio show that Kerney is returning to Alabama to see Dr. James Andrews. Andrews is the surgeon who repaired torn labrum cartilage in Kerney’s left shoulder after last season. The Seahawks’ top pass rusher re-injured the shoulder in last weekend’s win at San Francisco.

Holmgren told KIRO he hoped to know when—or if—Kerney can play again this season by Tuesday. Darryl Tapp and rookie Lawrence Jackson will start at ends in Sunday’s game against Philadelphia

SouthStndJunkie
10-31-2008, 11:06 AM
Now there is a team that has been decimated by injuries this year.

Kaylore
10-31-2008, 11:09 AM
Now there is a team that has been decimated by injuries this year.

Makes not signing Kearney seem a little bit smarter.

SouthStndJunkie
10-31-2008, 11:52 AM
PACKERS SIGN AARON RODGERS TO LONG-TERM DEAL

Posted by Michael David Smith on October 31, 2008, 2:45 p.m.

The Green Bay Packers have announced that quarterback Aaron Rodgers has signed a long-term contract extension.

The extension locks Rodgers up through the 2014 season, General Manager Ted Thompson said in the team’s statement.

“As we talked about in the past, we try to be proactive in our discussions with our current players and we felt like this was an appropriate time to try to come to an agreement with Aaron,” Thompson said. “We feel like this is good for the organization and the players, and we will continue this approach as we move forward.”

The 24-year-old Rodgers was the Packers’ first-round draft pick in 2005. After spending three seasons as Brett Favre’s backup, he has started all seven games this season and has a 98.8 passer rating.

Beantown Bronco
10-31-2008, 11:59 AM
PACKERS SIGN AARON RODGERS TO LONG-TERM DEAL

Nice to see him get his money. He's certainly earned it with the way he's conducted himself....on and off the field.

SouthStndJunkie
11-01-2008, 04:12 PM
STEVEN JACKSON WILL PLAY SUNDAY

Posted by Michael David Smith on November 1, 2008, 6:55 p.m. EDT

If St. Louis Rams coach Jim Haslett makes a habit of reading running back Steven Jackson’s web site, he got some good news today.

As Adam Schefter of NFL Network points out, Jackson wrote on his web site today that he’s going to play tomorrow against the Cardinals.

“I want to let you all know that the leg is feeling good enough for me to go on Sunday,” Jackson wrote. “This is a big game for us against Arizona, and I’m going to give everything I’ve got to get us a win. So to be clear: I am playing. Be ready.”

Jackson sat out last weekend’s loss to the Patriots with a quadriceps injury. He is listed as questionable on the official injury report.

theAPAOps5
11-01-2008, 04:28 PM
Makes not signing Kearney seem a little bit smarter.

Yeah but its a year removed so it doesn't make it a totally smart move but hasn't he had injury issues in the past. In that term it seems smarter.

SouthStndJunkie
11-01-2008, 04:57 PM
BTW....thanks mods....leave a bunch of **** threads up on the main forum, but stick a relevant football thread (Texas/Texas Tech game thread) where nobody will see it all night.

It would be nice to talk about that game on a thread where people will see it, but very few people go the college football threads, as they are buried.

broncosteven
11-01-2008, 06:43 PM
BTW....thanks mods....leave a bunch of **** threads up on the main forum, but stick a relevant football thread (Texas/Texas Tech game thread) where nobody will see it all night.

It would be nice to talk about that game on a thread where people will see it, but very few people go the college football threads, as they are buried.

Where are the Highschool football threads? The Highschool in my town was rated # 6 in the Chicago poll this year.

SouthStndJunkie
11-01-2008, 07:09 PM
Where are the Highschool football threads? The Highschool in my town was rated # 6 in the Chicago poll this year.

That would be better than some of the other threads that are left up on the main page.

All I wanted was for the Texas/Texas Tech game thread to be left up until the game was over.

No big deal....I am over it.

yavoon
11-01-2008, 07:38 PM
That would be better than some of the other threads that are left up on the main page.

All I wanted was for the Texas/Texas Tech game thread to be left up until the game was over.

No big deal....I am over it.

hey we may not be able to discuss the action in a major football game, but at least we are aware of the suspicions that rothelisberger might be gay. so there's that.

SouthStndJunkie
11-01-2008, 07:47 PM
hey we may not be able to discuss the action in a major football game, but at least we are aware of the suspicions that rothelisberger might be gay. so there's that.

Right on.

SouthStndJunkie
11-02-2008, 06:19 PM
JIM KELLY WANTS TO BUY THE BILLS

Posted by Mike Florio on November 2, 2008, 7:28 p.m.

With the family of the only owner in Bills history already making it known that they won’t keep the team after Ralph Wilson (now 90 years old) passes on, Peter King of NBC reports that Buffalo Hall of Famer quarterback Jim Kelly is trying to put a group together that would buy the team.

It’s unclear whether Kelly’s group would purchase the franchise in the short term, or whether the deal would wait until Mr. Wilson is playing pinochle with former U.S. President Woodrow Wilson.

Kelly’s goal is to keep the team in Western New York permanently. Whether that means playing one or two (or four) games each year in Toronto remains to be seen.

SouthStndJunkie
11-02-2008, 06:21 PM
CHIEFS LOSE KOLBY SMITH

Posted by Mike Florio on November 2, 2008, 6:19 p.m.

The Kansas City Chiefs lost more than a football game on Sunday. They also lost running back Kolby Smith for the rest of the season, with a knee injury.

Smith had 10 carries for 46 yards and a touchdown against Tampa.

He started six games in 2007 as the replacement for Larry Johnson, who had a broken foot.

Jamaal Charles and Larry Johnson will carry the load for the Chiefs moving forward, if/when Johnson ever gets back on the field.

SouthStndJunkie
11-02-2008, 09:00 PM
HIGH ANKLE SPRAIN FOR ORTON

Posted by Mike Florio on November 2, 2008, 9:44 p.m.

Media reports suggest that Bears quarterback Kyle Orton will miss one month with a high ankle sprain.

Officially, the team is awaiting the results of a Monday MRI before making any comments about Orton’s condition.

If Orton misses a month, Rex Grossman will get the nod for upcoming games against the Titans, Packers, Rams and Vikings.

The only other quarterback on the roster is rookie Caleb Hanie.

The 5-3 Bears lead the NFC North by one game over the 4-4 Packers and 4-4 Vikings.

SouthStndJunkie
11-03-2008, 11:16 AM
CRENNEL: ANDERSON OUR QUARTERBACK “AS OF RIGHT NOW”

Posted by Michael David Smith on November 3, 2008, 1:50 p.m.

Is the Brady Quinn era approaching in Cleveland?

Browns coach Romeo Crennel said today that starting quarterback Derek Anderson is still his starter, but hinted that Anderson might not be his starter much longer. When asked if Anderson was still Crennel’s starting quarterback, Crennel said, “Yes, as of right now.”

Browns fans chanted Quinn’s name during yesterday’s 37-27 loss to the Ravens, in which Anderson completed 17 of 33 passes for 219 yards, with two touchdowns and one interception. Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs returned the interception for a touchdown to seal the game.

Quinn, a 2007 first-round draft pick, is expected to become the Browns’ starter some day. With the Browns falling to 3-5 yesterday, it could be some day soon.

SouthStndJunkie
11-03-2008, 11:16 AM
SCHAUB OUT A MONTH

Posted by Mike Florio on November 3, 2008, 1:38 p.m.

Jay Glazer of FOXSports.com reports that Texans quarterback Matt Schaub suffered a torn MCL on Sunday against the Vikings, and he’ll miss at least a month.

The MCL typically heals itself with rest; surgery is required only when there’s a complete tear.

Taking Schaub’s place will be Sage Rosenfels, one of the better backup quarterbacks in the league (notwithstanding that unfortunate John Elway imitation, which cost the Texans a win over the Colts).

Over the next four weeks, the Texans host the Ravens in the Ike makeup game, travel to Indy for a rematch with the Colts, head to Cleveland for a game against the Browns, and then return to Houston for a Monday nighter against Jacksonville.

Rosenfels completed 21 of 29 passes in the second half of Sunday’s loss to the Vikings, generating a passer rating of 103.2. His 92.8 rating for the season is actually higher than Schaub’s (91.0).

SouthStndJunkie
11-03-2008, 11:17 AM
Brady Quinn should be starting over Derek Anderson....who has sucked this year.

He has completed less than 50% of his passes on the year.

bronco militia
11-03-2008, 11:31 AM
Brady Quinn should be starting over Derek Anderson....who has sucked this year.

He has completed less than 50% of his passes on the year.

that will all change on thursday

SouthStndJunkie
11-03-2008, 11:41 AM
that will all change on thursday

You are probably right.

bronco militia
11-03-2008, 11:55 AM
You are probably right.

god I hope I'm wrong...

broncosteven
11-03-2008, 03:39 PM
Brady Quinn should be starting over Derek Anderson....who has sucked this year.

He has completed less than 50% of his passes on the year.

I find it funny that Duh Bear's fans and media all wanted to trade for Anderson and cut Orton.

Now Orton is having a great year and Anderson is on the bench. I give Orton props for sticking out the REXMAN years.

Mediator12
11-03-2008, 03:56 PM
Kris Jenkins absolutely manhandled BUF's interior OL yesterday. He had 2 sacks, 5 official pressures, and plastered Trent Edwards on both of his INT's yesterday. One was a pick six from the goal line and the other was in the endzone and underthrown to Hardy. This was while being double and occasionally Triple teamed. BUF also ran for a meager 30 yards on 17 carries in which 15 was when Jenkins was taking a breather.

All this is while playing a zero technique in a 3-4 defense. NT is not his primary position, but he has played at an all-pro level for the NYJ this year. Whoever was arguing this guy was done with me last year is severely mistaken.....

Oh yeah, I watched 3 games yesterday and the rest today. The Direct TV package with the 20+ minute replays are the best thing EVER!

fontaine
11-03-2008, 04:19 PM
Kris Jenkins absolutely manhandled BUF's interior OL yesterday. He had 2 sacks, 5 official pressures, and plastered Trent Edwards on both of his INT's yesterday. One was a pick six from the goal line and the other was in the endzone and underthrown to Hardy. This was while being double and occasionally Triple teamed. BUF also ran for a meager 30 yards on 17 carries in which 15 was when Jenkins was taking a breather.

All this is while playing a zero technique in a 3-4 defense. NT is not his primary position, but he has played at an all-pro level for the NYJ this year. Whoever was arguing this guy was done with me last year is severely mistaken.....

Oh yeah, I watched 3 games yesterday and the rest today. The Direct TV package with the 20+ minute replays are the best thing EVER!

Who needs an all pro stud DT we had Sam Adams err, Dan Wilkinson?

SouthStndJunkie
11-03-2008, 05:11 PM
INTRODUCING THE NEW DEION

Posted by Mike Florio on November 3, 2008, 8:01 p.m. EST

Ladies and gentlemen. Allow us to introduce to you . . . the new Deion Sanders.

And we don’t mean that in a good way.

Mike Jenkins of the Cowboys became this generation’s ”Tiptoe Matador” on Sunday, when the rookie waved a red cape at running back Derrick Ward of the Giants.

So Jenkins is pretty much a coward. The only other explanation is that Jenkins is playing in a high-stakes fantasy football league, and Ward is on Jenkins’ team.

We’re kidding about the last part. We hope.

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SouthStndJunkie
11-03-2008, 07:49 PM
NO TORN LIGAMENTS FOR ORTON

Posted by Michael David Smith on November 3, 2008, 10:00 p.m. EST

Bears quarterback Kyle Orton will likely miss a few games with a high ankle sprain, but the news out of Chicago today is better than many Bears fans feared as Orton was being carted off the field yesterday.

Bears coach Lovie Smith would not give any information about Orton other than to say he was still undergoing tests, but the Chicago Tribune reports that an MRI revealed no ligament tear. Orton was told he would miss three to four weeks.

With Orton out, Rex Grossman will start Sunday against the Titans, and probably the next couple of games, against the Jaguars and Saints. Orton might be ready to return November 30 against the Vikings.

Orton was off to a very good start this season, completing 61.9 percent of his passes, with 10 touchdowns and four interceptions. Grossman struggled in the second half yesterday, averaging just 3.1 yards a pass, but the Bears still managed a come-from-behind win against the Lions.

SouthStndJunkie
11-04-2008, 08:18 AM
ROETHLISBERGER IS DAY TO DAY

Posted by Michael David Smith on November 4, 2008, 10:59 a.m. EST

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had to leave last night’s game against the Redskins, but the early indications are that he’ll be ready to go Sunday against the Colts.

Adam Schefter of NFL Network reports that preliminary tests of Roethlisberger’s shoulder revealed he has a bruised AC joint, and he is expected to be day to day. Further testing will be done today and it’s still possible that a more serious injury to the shoulder will be discovered, but for now there does not appear to be any ligament damage.

This is the second time this season we’ve had reports on Roethlisberger’s AC joint. In September Roethlisberger gave a series of bizarre non-answers when asked about his shoulder, and Steelers coach Mike Tomlin took umbrage with NBC reporting that Roethlisberger’s AC joint sprain constituted a shoulder separation. As it turned out, Roethlisberger himself was the source of NBC’s report that his shoulder was separated.

For now, though, indications are that Roethlisberger’s shoulder will be OK.

SouthStndJunkie
11-04-2008, 08:20 AM
I would think about giving Big Ben a week to rest up and get healthy. He has taken a lot of hits this year and I thought Leftwich looked more than capable of being able to lead the team to victory next week.

bronco militia
11-04-2008, 08:20 AM
INTRODUCING THE NEW DEION

Posted by Mike Florio on November 3, 2008, 8:01 p.m. EST

Ladies and gentlemen. Allow us to introduce to you . . . the new Deion Sanders.

And we don’t mean that in a good way.

Mike Jenkins of the Cowboys became this generation’s ”Tiptoe Matador” on Sunday, when the rookie waved a red cape at running back Derrick Ward of the Giants.

So Jenkins is pretty much a coward. The only other explanation is that Jenkins is playing in a high-stakes fantasy football league, and Ward is on Jenkins’ team.

We’re kidding about the last part. We hope.

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bwhaha....TJ showed that play last night on count down

OLE!

SouthStndJunkie
11-04-2008, 10:57 AM
RAY-RAY WILL STICK AROUND

Posted by Mike Florio on November 4, 2008, 1:02 p.m.

Our friends at WNST in Baltimore report that the Ravens are close to reaching an agreement on a five-year contract extension with linebacker Ray Lewis.

Lewis, whose deal was due to expire at the end of the season, will reportedly receive guaranteed money in the amount of $16 million.

As an unnamed team official told Drew Forrester, on whose show we appear every Friday during the football season: “Ray’s going to be in Baltimore next year and for a while after that. . . it’s been discussed and reviewed and nothing has changed in our mind. Ray is going to be here and he’s going to finish his career in purple. We know the numbers, financially, and we’re going to make them work.”

Said another team employee: “Ray’s value to us is much higher than it would be with any other team in the league.”

Monday was the deadline for counting any 2008 salary increases against the 2008 salary cap number. But as pointed out recently on the NFLPA web site, teams and players may continue to work out contracts that take advantage of any remaining 2008 cap room. The only glitch is that any actual base salary increases for the current year must be prorated like a signing bonus.

Several years ago, Lewis was openly clamoring for a new contract. The team held firm in its refusal to re-do the deal.

Under his current deal, Lewis is receiving a base salary of $6.5 million.

Lewis is an original Raven, drafted in the first round of the team’s first draft in Baltimore. Also selected in that same round was left tackle Jonathan Ogden, who retired after the 2007 season. Both undoubtedly will land in Canton.

SouthStndJunkie
11-05-2008, 01:46 PM
GAME-TIME DECISION FOR ROETHLISBERGER?

Posted by Mike Florio on November 5, 2008, 4:07 p.m. EST

Our pal Tim Benz of WXDX in Pittsburgh tells us that Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had his right arm in a sling and his left thumb in a brace on Wednesday.

An MRI supposedly showed no additional significant damage to the shoulder, which originally was injured in Week One and became aggravated on Monday night.

Roethlisberger has torn ligaments in his non-throwing thumb, and he didn’t rule out the possibility of surgery after the season. He originally suffered the thumb injury during Week Eight, against the Giants.

Coach Mike Tomlin said that Roethlisberger’s availability for Sunday’s game against the Colts could come down to a game-time decision.

Benz also tells us that tight end Heath Miller was limping in a walking boot, and that “a ton of guys didn’t practice.”

Safety Troy Polamalu cut his thumb during practice.

oubronco
11-05-2008, 02:16 PM
INTRODUCING THE NEW DEION

Posted by Mike Florio on November 3, 2008, 8:01 p.m. EST

Ladies and gentlemen. Allow us to introduce to you . . . the new Deion Sanders.

And we don’t mean that in a good way.

Mike Jenkins of the Cowboys became this generation’s ”Tiptoe Matador” on Sunday, when the rookie waved a red cape at running back Derrick Ward of the Giants.

So Jenkins is pretty much a coward. The only other explanation is that Jenkins is playing in a high-stakes fantasy football league, and Ward is on Jenkins’ team.

We’re kidding about the last part. We hope.

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What a major P***Y

SouthStndJunkie
11-05-2008, 03:34 PM
HASSELBECK LIKELY TO RETURN NOVEMBER 16

Posted by Michael David Smith on November 5, 2008, 6:15 p.m.

Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck is expected to miss one more game because of a bulging disk in his back that is causing weakness in his leg, but he expects to return soon.

The current plan is for Hasslebeck to miss Sunday’s game at Miami — which would be the fifth straight game he’s missed — and then return November 16 against the Cardinals.

“The hope is that he practices as the scout-team quarterback,” Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren said of Hasselbeck, “and gets used to doing some stuff again this week, if possible. … Right now, that’s kind of my plan. He has to do some things this week, feel good about it.”

Holmgren added that Hasselbeck has passed medical tests designed to determine whether he has gotten the strength back in his leg.

Holmgren said the Seahawks had other good news regarding injuries, as they are also getting closer to having wide receiver Deion Branch back, and defensive end Patrick Kerney is expected to return some time this season after successful shoulder surgery.

SouthStndJunkie
11-05-2008, 06:23 PM
JIM HARBAUGH TO THE RAIDERS?

Posted by Michael David Smith on November 5, 2008, 9:10 p.m. EST

Could we have two Harbaugh brothers as NFL head coaches?

Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News reports that it’s generally assumed that Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh, brother of Ravens coach John Harbaugh, is likely to get an offer to become the next head coach of the Oakland Raiders after the season is over.

Kawakami quotes an unnamed source as saying, “Everybody knows Al loves Harbaugh, but why would Harbaugh want that job? He could wait at Stanford a little longer and get a real job.”

But, according to Kawakami, Harbaugh loves Davis, too, and is one of the few coaches in football who might see working for Al Davis as desirable.

Kawakami, the reporter who had the infamous dust-up with a Raiders official earlier this season, also writes that interim head coach Tom Cable has no chance of being offered the job on a permanent basis after the season. Writes Kawakami, “Cable is so long gone that Al’s lieutenants don’t even have to bother to back-stab him.”

SouthStndJunkie
11-05-2008, 06:24 PM
Harbaugh would be stupid to take that job....as would any remotely qualified candidate.

SouthStndJunkie
11-06-2008, 01:48 PM
LOCAL TV BLACKOUT IN DETROIT

Posted by Michael David Smith on November 6, 2008, 4:22 p.m.

Detroit fans were so loyal to the Lions that the team’s first 50 games at Ford Field were sellouts, even though the Lions were the worst team in the league over those 50 games.

But the fans in Detroit are finally fed up.

The Lions’ 51st game at Ford Field — two weeks ago against the Redskins — failed to sell out, and now this Sunday’s home game against the Jaguars hasn’t sold out, either. So Sunday’s Jaguars-Lions game will be blacked out on local television in the Detroit area.

Under NFL rules, a game has to be sold out 72 hours before kickoff for the blackout to be lifted. Although the league has a fairly loose definition of “sold out” and is willing to give a 24-hour extension to teams that are close to a sellout, the Lions aren’t even close, with 6,000 tickets still available.

SouthStndJunkie
11-06-2008, 01:49 PM
RAIDERS ARE BLACKED OUT, TOO

Posted by Michael David Smith on November 6, 2008, 4:41 p.m.

The Lions aren’t the only team whose fans are fed up.

We’ve heard that the Oakland Raiders’ game Sunday against the Carolina Panthers will be blacked out on local television, making it two NFL games this weekend that the local fans can’t watch without buying a ticket.

Blackouts don’t become official until 72 hours before kickoff, but for this Sunday’s Raiders game, the writing has been on the wall for a while. Raiders CEO Amy Trask said Wednesday, “I don’t believe this game will be on TV.”

It’s a testament to the popularity of the NFL that even franchises that field as inferior a product as the Raiders and Lions put forth continue to sell out most of their games. And the Raiders say they expect to sell out their next two home games, against the Chiefs and Patriots. But sometimes the fans say enough is enough, and that’s what’s happening this weekend in Detroit and Oakland.

SouthStndJunkie
11-07-2008, 08:13 AM
NO WILLIE THIS WEEKEND

Posted by Mike Florio on November 7, 2008, 9:50 a.m.

Steelers running back Willie Parker, who returned to action on Monday night after missing several games with a knee injury, won’t play on Sunday against the Colts, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Parker injured his shoulder at Washington.

It happened at some point in the third quarter. “I’m not sure how,” Parker said.

Parker, who has rushed for 333 yards in four games, is expected to miss only one week. He’ll be replaced by Mewelde Moore.

Moore played well after Parker’s prior injury, followed by the loss of rookie Rashard Mendenhall for the season. Moore has 320 yards rushing and three touchdowns. He has started three games.

Beantown Bronco
11-07-2008, 01:12 PM
The Associated Press reports Jacksonville Jaguars WR Matt Jones fired back at Miami Dolphins LB Joey Porter Thursday, Nov. 6. Porter said Wednesday, Nov. 5, he didn't know how Jones could be caught with cocaine and still playing. Jones said, "I don't even know why he's even thinking about me. I mean, maybe he likes other men and sits up and thinks about stuff, so I don't know. ... Is Joey Porter the commissioner? Then why would I even worry about it?"

bronco militia
11-07-2008, 01:15 PM
The Associated Press reports Jacksonville Jaguars WR Matt Jones fired back at Miami Dolphins LB Joey Porter Thursday, Nov. 6. Porter said Wednesday, Nov. 5, he didn't know how Jones could be caught with cocaine and still playing. Jones said, "I don't even know why he's even thinking about me. I mean, maybe he likes other men and sits up and thinks about stuff, so I don't know. ... Is Joey Porter the commissioner? Then why would I even worry about it?"

ha ha...

SouthStndJunkie
11-08-2008, 07:10 PM
WITH JACKSON OUT, DARBY TO START FOR RAMS

Posted by Michael David Smith on November 8, 2008, 10:06 p.m. EST

Rams running back Steven Jackson is out for Sunday’s game against the Jets with a thigh injury, and Jackson’s two backups, Antonio Pittman and Travis Minor, are both injured, too.

So the Rams will turn to a player with all of two career carries to take Jackson’s place.

That player, Kenneth Darby, has been with the Rams for less than a month, having been signed off the Falcons’ practice squad on October 14.

“It’s a blessing,” Darby said. “This is an opportunity I’ve been waiting on, and I’m just going to take full advantage of it and do my best.”

Darby, who played his college ball at Alabama, played one game for the Buccaneers last year and had two carries for nine yards. The rest of his NFL career consists of two games and no touches this season with the Rams.

Minor is out with a concussion. Pittman might play sparingly with a hamstring injury. The Rams also expect to give some carries to Samkon Gado, who signed with St. Louis on Tuesday.

SouthStndJunkie
11-09-2008, 07:22 PM
With his 192 yard rushing effort against Green Bay, Adrian Peterson is the first back over 1,000 yards on the season....he has 1,015 yards on the year.

SouthStndJunkie
11-09-2008, 07:24 PM
G.M. MULLIGAN RULE COULD BE TESTED IN CLEVELAND

Posted by Mike Florio on November 9, 2008, 5:12 p.m.

It’s becoming almost a foregone conclusion that the Browns will part ways with coach Romeo Crennel, barring a dramatic turnaround by the 3-6 team.

But anything less than a playoff berth likely won’t be good enough to earn a fifth season on the job for Crennel, and even running the table might not get the Browns to January.

The bigger question, as we see it, is whether G.M. Phil Savage will get a chance to hire another head coach, or whether his accountability will include making the call on hiring Crennel.

Working against Savage, in our view, should be the manner in which he bungled the quarterback position after the 2007 season. As pointed out in our current item for SportingNews.com, Savage should have known that Derek Anderson’s unexpectedly strong performance for most of last season resulted from the absence of any pressure whatsoever to retain the job. No one expected Anderson to do anything other than hold a spot until Brady Quinn was ready; as a result, Anderson was able to play unburdened by the worries inherent to having something to lose.

Thus, Savage should have gotten what he could for Anderson in the offseason, and the Browns should have handed the job to Quinn.

Still, in most NFL cities the conventional approach is that the G.M. gets to hire two head coaches (or, in Detroit, three) before the G.M. assumes a spot on the hot seat. But Cleveland isn’t most cities, and with teams like the Dolphins and Falcons proving that the best way to improve a team is to work from the top down, owner Randy Lerner might decide to start from scratch, contract extension notwithstanding.

Especially if those former Browns players who have way too much influence over the operation of the team want to see both a new head coach and a new General Manager.

SouthStndJunkie
11-09-2008, 08:09 PM
ATLANTA -- New Orleans cornerback Mike McKenzie suffered a fractured right kneecap on Sunday, forcing him to contemplate another long rehabilitation less than one year after having reconstructive surgery on the same knee.

Tombstone RJ
11-09-2008, 10:23 PM
G.M. MULLIGAN RULE COULD BE TESTED IN CLEVELAND

Posted by Mike Florio on November 9, 2008, 5:12 p.m.

It’s becoming almost a foregone conclusion that the Browns will part ways with coach Romeo Crennel, barring a dramatic turnaround by the 3-6 team.

But anything less than a playoff berth likely won’t be good enough to earn a fifth season on the job for Crennel, and even running the table might not get the Browns to January.

The bigger question, as we see it, is whether G.M. Phil Savage will get a chance to hire another head coach, or whether his accountability will include making the call on hiring Crennel.

Working against Savage, in our view, should be the manner in which he bungled the quarterback position after the 2007 season. As pointed out in our current item for SportingNews.com, Savage should have known that Derek Anderson’s unexpectedly strong performance for most of last season resulted from the absence of any pressure whatsoever to retain the job. No one expected Anderson to do anything other than hold a spot until Brady Quinn was ready; as a result, Anderson was able to play unburdened by the worries inherent to having something to lose.

Thus, Savage should have gotten what he could for Anderson in the offseason, and the Browns should have handed the job to Quinn.

Still, in most NFL cities the conventional approach is that the G.M. gets to hire two head coaches (or, in Detroit, three) before the G.M. assumes a spot on the hot seat. But Cleveland isn’t most cities, and with teams like the Dolphins and Falcons proving that the best way to improve a team is to work from the top down, owner Randy Lerner might decide to start from scratch, contract extension notwithstanding.

Especially if those former Browns players who have way too much influence over the operation of the team want to see both a new head coach and a new General Manager.

I'd give Savage another shot. Cleveland does have talent, they just need to put it all together and Brady Quinn may be the key to turning the franchise around. I don't think it's Savage who makes the decision as to which QB to start, that should be Crennell's job.

SouthStndJunkie
11-09-2008, 10:50 PM
I'd give Savage another shot. Cleveland does have talent, they just need to put it all together and Brady Quinn may be the key to turning the franchise around. I don't think it's Savage who makes the decision as to which QB to start, that should be Crennell's job.

I agree....they would be dumb to get rid of Savage this quickly.

However....if the Browns lured Cowher to be their head coach, he would want considerable power and the final say in all decisions.

SouthStndJunkie
11-10-2008, 07:57 AM
SHOCKEY IS “HATED” BY SOME SAINTS

Posted by Mike Florio on November 10, 2008, 10:09 a.m.

In the wake of images of Saints quarterback Drew Brees giving the verbal business to tight end Jeremy Shockey during Sunday’s season-killing loss to the Falcons, we’re hearing that multiple players and coaches have privately been making it known that Shockey is not Mr. Popularity in the locker room.

As one source told us, Shockey already is “hated” by more than a few members of the organization.

The reasons relate to both on-field and off-field conduct. “Things in London, things in practice, things in games,” the source said.

Though we thought this eventually would happen in New Orleans, we didn’t think it would unfold so soon. Instead, we thought that Shockey would be on his best behavior for his first year with the team, in an effort to prove to the folks in New York that he wasn’t a problem.

Our guess is that Shockey might not get a chance to extend his stay in New Orleans by a second season. His salary is due to spike from $1.925 million to $3.025 million next year. Absent a steep reduction in his salary, Shockey might join DeAngelo Hall as players on whom second-round and fifth-round picks were wasted.

Meanwhile, the Giants are soaring at 8-1, and they’ll have a chance to get even better next year with two of the the Saints’ draft picks.

In fact, there’s still a chance that, in the end, the Giants instead will have New Orleans’ first-round pick, which currently is on track to be much higher in the round than anyone expected.

Thanks in no small part to Shockey.

SouthStndJunkie
11-10-2008, 07:58 AM
PATS LOSE THOMAS WITH BROKEN FOREARM

Posted by Mike Florio on November 10, 2008, 8:21 a.m.

In a season already marred by the Week One loss of quarterback Tom Brady and the subsequent season-ending injuries to players like running back Laurence Maroney and safety Rodney Harrison, the Patriots have lost another starter for the rest of the year.

Linebacker Adalius Thomas suffered a broken forearm on Sunday against the Bills. Per Michael Smith of ESPN.com, Thomas is expected to miss the rest of the year.

Thomas, a free-agent acquisition from the Ravens in 2007, has started every game this season, and is tied for the team lead with five sacks.

oubronco
11-10-2008, 08:18 AM
Like always good stuff Junkman

SouthStndJunkie
11-10-2008, 10:26 AM
CARSON PALMER OUT AT LEAST ONE MORE WEEK

Posted by Michael David Smith on November 10, 2008, 1:01 p.m. EST

Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said today that he doesn’t expect Carson Palmer to practice this week or play on Sunday.

That means Ryan Fitzpatrick will make his sixth start of the season against the Eagles.

Per Bengals.com, Palmer was scheduled last week to meet with doctors in Los Angeles during the bye week. Palmer has missed most of the season with an injured throwing elbow.

Although the Bengals have avoided saying Palmer is out for the season, it’s hard to see why they would bring him back late in the year to risk further injury after the Bengals have already been eliminated from playoff contention. Whether the Bengals say so or not, with each passing week it looks more like Fitzpatrick is their starter for the rest of 2008.

SouthStndJunkie
11-10-2008, 11:45 AM
NICK BARNETT DONE FOR SEASON

Posted by Josh Alper on November 10, 2008, 2:29 p.m. EST

The Packers will be without middle linebacker Nick Barnett for the rest of the season. He tore a ligament in his knee during yesterday’s 28-27 loss to the Vikings.

Coach Mike McCarthy confirmed Barnett’s injury during his Monday press conference. Surgery has not yet been scheduled to repair the tear. Barnett leads the team with 49 tackles this season.

Desmond Bishop replaced Barnett after he got hurt in the third quarter, and was partially responsible for a Gus Frerotte to Chester Taylor 47-yard touchdown on his first play. Brandon Chillar is another possible replacement, although he regularly plays outside.

SouthStndJunkie
11-10-2008, 12:45 PM
TIME TO END THANKSGIVING IN DETROIT TRADITION?

Posted by Michael David Smith on November 10, 2008, 3:40 p.m. EST

One of the NFL’s oldest traditions, dating to 1934, is having the Detroit Lions host a Thanksgiving game.

But the Lions have been the league’s worst team this decade, and that means Americans have been served some bad football alongside their turkey and stuffing.

So some in Detroit wonder whether the city could soon lose its status as one of the annual Thanksgiving hosts. Mike O’Hara of the Detroit News writes that the future of the game in Detroit is one of the major issues facing the Lions.

Lions owner William Clay Ford has long been adamant that the traditional Thanksgiving game must not be taken from his team, and there have even been suggestions that taking the game from Detroit could sour the league’s relationship with the Ford Motor Company, which is a major advertiser during NFL broadcasts.

But the bottom line is that the Lions stink, and having a bad team in one of the marquee games of the season is a bad way to do business. The Lions have failed to sell out their last two home games, making clear that the local fans don’t want to see this team. So why should the rest of the country?

SouthStndJunkie
11-10-2008, 12:46 PM
I think that the Lions should still host a Thanksgiving game every year.

Tradition is tradition.

oubronco
11-10-2008, 12:51 PM
they have a good point but like you said tradition is tradition

Beantown Bronco
11-10-2008, 12:57 PM
Old traditions die out and new traditions start every year it seems.....

There are now 3 games on Thanksgiving.
Thursday night games.
Opening weekend is completely different.
The flip flop between no weeks off and one week off between the Championship Games and the SB.

Like the article says....if their games are already getting blacked out locally because the locals don't care to see them, why subject everyone to it?

bronco militia
11-10-2008, 01:04 PM
holiday/thursday games suck...the lions should be forced to play more of them

ScottXray
11-10-2008, 01:07 PM
I hate Thanksgiving games, and Thursday games in general.

Only teams coming off byes should have to play Thursday games, as there just isn't enough time to get ready. First we had One thanksgiving game, then two, then three. And Thursday games for the last half of the season.

The preponderance of night games (Sunday night, Monday night, and now Thursday night games ) increases revenue to the league, but makes calling them showcase games rediculous. Add in a saturday night game and we'll have football 4 days a week.

Maybe I'm an old fart....but I don't like the changes....
Unless the Broncos are playing I never watch them anymore.

SouthStndJunkie
11-10-2008, 01:10 PM
holiday/thursday games suck...the lions should be forced to play more of them

Exactly....

The Lions are the perfect Thanksgiving team....you eat a bunch of food and then you don't mind falling asleep in the chair because it's the Lions.

When the Broncos play on the holidays I get all worked up and pissed off. With the Lions, you eat, laugh at them, and fall asleep by the middle of the 3rd quarter.

SouthStndJunkie
11-10-2008, 04:11 PM
JETS SIGN TY LAW

Posted by Michael David Smith on November 10, 2008, 6:07 p.m.

Just in time for Thursday night’s Jets-Patriots clash, a player familiar to both teams has returned to the NFL.

Adam Schefter of NFL Network is reporting that free-agent cornerback Ty Law reached agreement on a one-year contract with the Jets today and is expected to play Thursday night against the Patriots.

“This is going to be different playing Thursday night against the Patriots, matching up against my former team and the players I’m used to practicing against,” Law told Schefter. “I know they’re going to throw at me, but I welcome the challenge – bring it. I got the tricks for you.”

Per Schefter, Law will play some cornerback and some safety. Having played for Jets coach Eric Mangini before, it shouldn’t take him long to get acclimated.

Law played for the Patriots from 1995 to 2004. He then spent 2005 with the Jets, and 2006 and 2007 with the Chiefs. Although he started every game from 2005 to 2007, he has been out of the NFL since the end of the 2007 season.

uplink
11-10-2008, 06:58 PM
I'm rooting for the cardinals, amazing they have won only two playoff games in their 88 years of existence.

SouthStndJunkie
11-10-2008, 07:00 PM
I'm rooting for the cardinals, amazing they have won only two playoff games in their 88 years of existence.

Wow....I did not realize that.

SouthStndJunkie
11-10-2008, 09:15 PM
Vernon Davis should tell Singletary and Martz to get off the field after those last few play calls.

I can't believe they ran the ball twice from the 2 at the end of the game.

Kid A
11-10-2008, 09:19 PM
Seriously. They were at the 2 with 40 seconds, 1st and goal. That gives them time to call a pass play, and then still have at least 20 seconds left to run three more attempts if they don't score.

Instead, they just let the clock go down to 20 seconds for god knows why. Then they run it. Twice. From the three. They were lucky to get two plays at all. They almost lost the entire clock on the first run. Unbelievable. I'm all for establishing a running attitude, but not when it lowers your odds of winning. Just plain stupid. I would be pissed if I was a 49ers fan right now.

SouthStndJunkie
11-10-2008, 09:22 PM
That looked like Marty Ball at it's finest.

SouthStndJunkie
11-10-2008, 09:28 PM
Singletary looks crushed in the post game press conference.

uplink
11-10-2008, 09:29 PM
Wow....I did not realize that.

Since 1947 the cardinals have only been in the playoffs 5 times and have one playoff game win (with Plummer beat Dallas).

Broncos_OTM
11-10-2008, 09:30 PM
I think that the Lions should still host a Thanksgiving game every year.

Tradition is tradition.

i aggree it aint turkey day with out the lions and cowboys

SouthStndJunkie
11-11-2008, 07:12 PM
SINGLETARY, MARTZ COMPLAIN ABOUT BAD INFORMATION

Posted by Mike Florio on November 11, 2008, 9:15 p.m. EST

A day after one of the more bizarre finishes to a Monday night game that we’ve ever seen, with the Niners attempting to win the game via a dive from beyond the two yard line, coach Mike Singletary and offensive coordinator Mike Martz are blaming the outcome on the quality of the information they received from game officials before the last play of the game was called.

Said Singletary on Tuesday: “It was very difficult getting the information that we needed. I was on the field constantly talking to a couple of the officials about where the ball would be spotted [and] how much time we needed to get back on the clock. I thought we needed 12 seconds to be back on the clock. They gave us four and then the ball was moved as I left those two guys going back to the sideline. They moved the ball back to the two-and-a-half yard-line, or something like that.

“Meanwhile, Mike Martz gets the information that the ball will be — the clock will start on the whistle, rather than the snap because, to me that is the rule. It should be that the ball – the clock starts on the snap of the ball and not on the whistle. It was – what I was trying to do was just get the information, which we were not getting clearly, and if we were, it was not the correct information. That was the most frustrating thing about the last minute.”

The biggest problem with the information, or lack thereof? Martz thought that the Niners were getting the ball on the half-yard line, which prompted him to call for an inside run by backup running back Michael Robinson.

Said Martz, who insisted that the ball was placed a yard farther from the goal line than it actually was: “We did not know the ball was going to be on the three-and-a-half [yard line], obviously, or we would have never called that play. We thought that we were going to be given back time on the clock. We thought the ball was going to be somewhere around the one-yard line. The play made two yards, so it’s a moot point whether it was on the one [yard line] or the one-half [yard line]. It doesn’t matter. He would have scored. If it’s on the three-and-a-half, obviously, we don’t do that play. . . .

“I still didn’t know until this morning,” Martz added. “I left the stadium thinking we didn’t make it because we were from the one-and-a-half or the one-yard line. I left the stadium thinking that the ball was still, we just – I couldn’t believe that we couldn’t punch it in from the one-yard line. I was upset with that. I didn’t know it was on the three – I couldn’t see from where I was. It happened so fast, half the guys up here didn’t know. We didn’t know. You look at the tape and it’s on the three-and-a-half [yard line] or three-yard line, wherever it is.”

Martz said that former Niners coach Mike Nolan even called on Tuesday to chine in regarding the situation. “He said, ‘Hey, you got victimized by the replay,’ which is basically what happened,” Martz said. “I guess there’s really nobody to blame other than, it was just a real lack of communication there that probably wasn’t very good.”

So what does Singletary intend to do to make his displeasure known to the league? Well, nothing.“

I’ve been told that I should probably go ahead and call the league, but it’s the last thing I want to do right now,” Singletary said. “I don’t need to hear that, ‘Well that’s on us.’ I don’t really need to hear that. In my mind, because they’re not going to change anything, the game’s still gone. So in my mind, I’m going to let it go.”

Still, the obvious thing to do with four ticks on the clock would have been to spike the ball and then regroup for the next play. If there was any doubt (and apparently there was plenty) about where the ball would be spotted or what the next/last play should be, the solution was simple.Kill the clock.

So we don’t want to hear pissing and moaning about information or the lack thereof. The big scoreboard in the stadium shows :04. The clock starts on the referee’s signal. And so Hill calls for the snap at that moment and takes a step back and slams the ball into the ground.

Four seconds is more time than you think. Count out four seconds right now. It’s enough time for a professional athlete to recognize that the referree has called for the clock to start, to then call for the ball to be snapped, and to then spike the ball into the ground.

As to the notion that Martz didn’t know the ball was going to be placed outside the one yard line, what the hell was he doing while the prior play was being reviewed? Surely, one or more of the cast of thousands whom the team’s front office employs was in position to let Martz know that the ball was beyond the two when Frank Gore’s knee had struck the ground.

So the message from Singletary and Martz is simple: “We’re just going to let it go. After we blame the whole thing on someone else.”

Frankly, if the 49ers keep these guys around after the 2008 season, they deserve to continue to suck.

SouthStndJunkie
11-12-2008, 11:26 AM
CHIEFS SIGN BABIN

Posted by Mike Florio on November 12, 2008, 1:52 p.m. EST

The Kansas City Chiefs have announced the acquisition of defensive end Jason Babin.

He was a first-round pick of the Texans in 2004. After starting every game as a rookie, he fell out of favor in Houston, and he was gone after his third season.

He played two games with the Seahawks in 2007, and two more in 2008.

SouthStndJunkie
11-12-2008, 11:28 AM
BENGALS FANS BUY BILLBOARDS TO ATTACK OWNERSHIP

Posted by Josh Alper on November 12, 2008, 2:10 p.m. EST

A group of Bengals fans have rented space on four billboards around Cincinnati to plead with the team to make changes to the managerial structure. One of them reads “Dear Bengals, Hire a general manager. Love, your fans.”

The billboard buyers are trying to raise funds to keep the messages up via a website called WhoDeyRevolution.com. They hope to raise $4,500 and are taking donations through the site. It’s the second phase of what they’re calling “Project Mayhem,” whose two stated goals are disrupting the natural order of Mike Brown’s Bengals and reducing Mike Brown’s profits. The first phase was calling the team’s “jerk line,” designed for reporting unruly behavior at Bengal games, and reporting Brown as a jerk.

As you can tell from the billboard, it is Brown’s refusal to bring other voices into the decision-making process they find particularly galling. “18 seasons of Mike Brown making football decisions have led the Bengals to a record of 98-183, the worst winning percentage of all professional sports teams over that stretch,” they write. “Einstein’s famous quote “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results” should be framed and put above the door to Mike Brown’s office.”

SouthStndJunkie
11-12-2008, 04:28 PM
WARREN SAPP CALLS KEYSHAWN JOHNSON “A BITCH”

Posted by Michael David Smith on November 12, 2008, 7:11 p.m.

On this week’s installment of Showtime’s Inside the NFL, Warren Sapp uses some rather colorful language to describe his former teammate, Keyshawn Johnson.

Sapp was asked during the show’s “Ask Warren Anything” segment whether he would watch Johnson’s reality show about interior design.

Per NFL.com, Sapp answered, “Me, watch Keyshawn on an interior decorating show? Keyshawn, I knew you were a bitch. And thanks for making it all clear.”

Wow.

Sapp and Johnson were Tampa Bay Buccaneers teammates from 2000 to 2003. This is far from the first time Sapp has criticized Johnson; he has previously referred to him as a “malcontent” and has assessed Keyshawn’s skills as a wide receiver by saying, “Keyshawn said, ‘Give me the damn ball,’ and he averaged 8 yards a catch. That’s not even a first down! . . . I watched him work. I watched him come out of the huddle and go the wrong way.”

But Sapp hasn’t previously used such colorful language to describe Johnson. At least not publicly.

Sapp also addressed the reports that he’s making a pain of himself on Dancing With The Stars.

“I’ll tell you what,” Sapp said. “I have to be honest about the diva thing. I am a little eccentric at times. I like cold water and in California they like it room temperature. And as a 300-pound man I needed a little cold water. So they gave me a big cooler and they put “Warren’s Water,” so I guess that’s where they get that from. If a big fella needing cold water is being a diva, then diva I am.”

But apparently Sapp thinks it’s better to be a diva than a bitch.

Beantown Bronco
11-13-2008, 06:25 AM
“I’ll tell you what,” Sapp said. “I have to be honest about the diva thing. I am a little eccentric at times. I like cold water and in California they like it room temperature.

Is that true? If so, that's just odd IMO.

Kaylore
11-13-2008, 07:38 AM
Is that true? If so, that's just odd IMO.

Yeah I'm not a room temperature water fan either. I wonder if they just handed them those water bottles you can get at Cosco unrefrigerated and he wanted to have his chilled. I would probably prefer it that way too...

Beantown Bronco
11-13-2008, 08:28 AM
Yeah I'm not a room temperature water fan either. I wonder if they just handed them those water bottles you can get at Cosco unrefrigerated and he wanted to have his chilled. I would probably prefer it that way too...

I'm kind of a freak about my drinks. I need them ice cold. Can hardly drink milk without ice in it.

SouthStndJunkie
11-13-2008, 11:39 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3699040

Romo ready to return, doesn't expect problems from broken pinkie

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3699382

Hawks QB Hasselbeck returns to practice, waits on clearance for Sunday

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3698466

Roethlisberger gets the message, resumes midweek practice

SouthStndJunkie
11-13-2008, 11:41 AM
LAWYERS SUE PACMAN

Posted by Mike Florio on November 13, 2008, 1:18 p.m. EST

Gone (for now) but hardly forgotten, suspended Cowboys cornerback Pacman Jones has yet another legal challenge.

He’s being sued by his lawyers.

Per TMZ.com, Pacman allegedly owes $23,000 in legal fees. Though TMZ doesn’t name the lawyer(s) who have sued Pacman, one of them likely is Manny Arora, who severed his agent relationship with Jones several weeks ago.

UPDATE: The fine folks at TMZ.com tell us that the lawyers suing Jones are located in Las Vegas, the site of one of Pacman’s various legal entanglements.

SouthStndJunkie
11-13-2008, 12:36 PM
ASHBURN, Va. -- Clinton Portis' sprained knee showed no improvement Thursday, and the Washington Redskins running back appears unlikely to play in Sunday night's game against the Dallas Cowboys.

SouthStndJunkie
11-13-2008, 01:41 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3700760

Steven Jackson doesn't practice, status vs. Niners 'questionable to doubtful'

SouthStndJunkie
11-13-2008, 09:31 PM
UNVEILING THE BONG-AND-COKE PHOTO

Posted by Mike Florio on November 13, 2008, 8:45 p.m.

We never dreamed that there would be such an uproar regarding the story of an NFL player who had an image of himself land on a family member’s Facebook page. The player in question doesn’t have a high degree of name recognition, and we badly underestimated the degree of curiousity it would create.

We were concerned initially about posting the photo and identifying the player because our information was based only on our source, and because it wasn’t obvious that the player was who we were told he was. We have since obtained information from two more sources, so we’re now confident that we can post the photo without fear of getting the NFLPA treatment in a court of law.

But we post the photo and identify the player with this disclaimer — the picture appeared on the Facebook page of his younger sister, and she has since claimed that she Photoshopped it. (An if it’s truly Photoshopped, then we should fire Taco Bill and hire her.)

We’re also told that the player is not in trouble with his team. (That said, another source said that the picture was taken down only after the team became aware of it.)

The player in question is Eagles cornerback Jack Ikegwuonu, a 2008 fourth-round draft pick who tore an ACL in January and who has been shelved for his rookie year. He was regarded as a potential first-round selection before being injured, even with pending criminal charges arising from the theft of an Xbox (the old kind, not a 360). He reached a plea deal in the days leading up to the draft, but the arrangement cratered when his brother, also charged in the incident, refused to accept it.

Here’s the photo. He’s the guy on the right with his hand over his mouth, Photoshopped or otherwise. (And as several readers have pointed out, the powder apparently are crushed up pills — most likely aspirin — and not cocaine. We’ll defer to Matt Jones of the Jags for a final ruling.)


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oubronco
11-14-2008, 06:15 AM
photo shopped my asss what a idiot

SouthStndJunkie
11-16-2008, 05:19 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3706260

In letter to Davis, Fassel says he wants to coach Raiders

SouthStndJunkie
11-16-2008, 06:25 PM
Kurt Warner threw for 395 yards today.

He has 3,155 yards on the year.

He is on pace for 5,048 yards this year.

He has to be considered an MVP candidate....the Cards are 7-3.

MechanicalBull
11-16-2008, 06:37 PM
Kurt Warner threw for 395 yards today.

He has 3,155 yards on the year.

He is on pace for 5,048 yards this year.

He has to be considered an MVP candidate....the Cards are 7-3.

Tenn is 10-0 but the Cards might actually be the first team to clinch a division. San Fran is in second place with a 3-7 record.

broncogary
11-16-2008, 06:39 PM
Kurt Warner threw for 395 yards today.

He has 3,155 yards on the year.

He is on pace for 5,048 yards this year.

He has to be considered an MVP candidate....the Cards are 7-3.

Yep. He's looking like the Warner of old again. I'd have to say he's the best QB in the NFL right now.

SouthStndJunkie
11-16-2008, 08:40 PM
MCNABB DIDN’T KNOW THERE WERE TIES

Posted by Mike Florio on November 16, 2008, 8:26 p.m. EST

Holy crap.

Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb said after Sunday’s ties with the Bengals that he didn’t know an NFL game could end in a tie.

Holy crap.

He thought there would be a second overtime period if the first one ended in a tie.

Holy crap.

Even the most casual NFL fan realizes that games can end in a tie. Don’t they?

Here are Donovan’s comments.

Did we say holy crap?

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SouthStndJunkie
11-17-2008, 10:43 AM
GRAHAM COULD BE DONE FOR THE YEAR

Posted by Mike Florio on November 17, 2008, 1:19 p.m.

Bucs coach Jon Gruden said Monday that the ankle injury suffered on Sunday by running back Earnest Graham potentially might knock him out of action for the rest of the year.

“Earnest Graham’s ankle looks to be a serious injury,” Gruden said, “and his status for the rest of the season is very much in question right now.”

Graham’s loss could be Cadillac Williams’ gain. The 2005 top-five pick didn’t play on Sunday in his first active game since tearing a patellar tendon in September 2007. If Graham is done for the year, a real need for Williams would arise.

“We brought Cadillac up with the understanding he was ready to go,” Gruden said.

Orange_Beard
11-17-2008, 10:50 AM
MCNABB DIDN’T KNOW THERE WERE TIES

Posted by Mike Florio on November 16, 2008, 8:26 p.m. EST

Holy crap.

Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb said after Sunday’s ties with the Bengals that he didn’t know an NFL game could end in a tie.

Holy crap.

He thought there would be a second overtime period if the first one ended in a tie.

Holy crap.

Even the most casual NFL fan realizes that games can end in a tie. Don’t they?

Here are Donovan’s comments.

Did we say holy crap?



Sorry, but I have no idea why this is a big deal. Who cares.

Beantown Bronco
11-17-2008, 11:21 AM
Sorry, but I have no idea why this is a big deal. Who cares.

If time is winding down and your QB doesn't go for a risky TD at the last second of OT because he thinks he can get a fresh set of downs during a second OT, then it's a pretty big deal, don't you think?

broncosteven
11-17-2008, 11:49 AM
If time is winding down and your QB doesn't go for a risky TD at the last second of OT because he thinks he can get a fresh set of downs during a second OT, then it's a pretty big deal, don't you think?

He also thought the Super Bowl quarters were 20 minutes instead of the normal 15 min quarters.

SouthStndJunkie
11-17-2008, 01:50 PM
He also thought the Super Bowl quarters were 20 minutes instead of the normal 15 min quarters.

He would have been puking until he dry heaved in the Super Bowl had he been right.

SouthStndJunkie
11-17-2008, 04:23 PM
RAIDERS WHACK TROUPE

Posted by Mike Florio on November 17, 2008, 7:14 p.m.

The Oakland Raiders have released tight end Ben Troupe, a league source tells us.

Last month, the Raiders placed Troupe on injured reserve with a foot injury.

A player may be released from injured reserve if the player is healthy, but the player also can file a grievance as to the question of whether he truly is healthy.

Troupe will become an unrestricted free agent if he clears waivers.

He was a second-round pick of the Titans in 2004, and he signed with the Raiders during the offseason.

SouthStndJunkie
11-18-2008, 11:40 AM
NO STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO JACOBS’ KNEE

Posted by Mike Florio on November 18, 2008, 9:44 a.m.

An MRI conducted Monday on the knee of Giants running back Brandon Jacobs revealed no structural damage, according to Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star-Ledger.

“Nothing serious,” a source told Garafalo. “Just swollen and sore.”

Jacobs tweaked the knee during Sunday’s win over the Ravens.

The Giants face the Cardinals on Sunday.

It’s an opportunity for Arizona to prove that they’re not simply beating up on the bad-to-mediocre teams. And it’s another opportunity for the Giants to show that there’s a huge gap between them and the other supposedly “good” teams.

SouthStndJunkie
11-19-2008, 10:25 AM
JARED ALLEN FINED $25,000, NOT SUSPENDED

Posted by Michael David Smith on November 19, 2008, 1:18 p.m. EST

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen has incurred another costly fine for an illegal hit on a quarterback. But he has avoided a suspension.

Sean Jensen of the Pioneer Press reports that the NFL will fine Allen $25,000 but will not suspend him after his meeting this week with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Allen’s latest transgression was a helmet-to-helmet hit on Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. He had previously received a $50,000 fine for two low hits on Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub.

SouthStndJunkie
11-19-2008, 12:46 PM
JAMES ASKED CARDS TO CUT HIM

Posted by Mike Florio on November 19, 2008, 3:20 p.m.

Though he’s apparently committed not to creating a distraction for the 7-3 Cardinals by publicly complaining about his current status with the team, we’re told that running back Edgerrin James asked the team to release him in the wake of his recent benching.

To little surprise, the team declined.

If he had been cut, he would have been exposed to the waivers system, and could have been claimed by teams like the Lions or the Bengals.

James started the first seven games of the 2008 season, but then didn’t play at all in a 34-13 win over the Rams. He played in the past two games, both wins, but started neither of them.

In a 29-24 win over the 49ers, James had two carries for four yards; during Sunday’s 26-20 victory over the Seahawks, James ran one time, for one yard.

James currently is being paid a base salary of $5 million, and he’s slated to earn a base salary of $5 million in 2009, the final year of his contract with the team. Barring a catastrophic injury to new starter Tim Hightower, it’s highly unlikely that the Cardinals would bring James back, at any salary.

The problem is that James joined the team in the final season of the Dennis Green era. New coach Ken Whisenhunt decided in the middle of the season to go in a different direction; undoubtedly, Whisenhunt’s strategy will result in James being released in the offseason.

That said, it makes sense for the Cardinals to keep him around. If Hightower or backup J.J. Arrington get hurt down the stretch, the Cardinals will need James to be ready to play.

James currently is ranked 13th on the all-time NFL rushing list, with 11,992 yards. He’s within striking distance of Thurman Thomas (12,074), Franco Harris (12,120), Marcus Allen (12,243), Jim Brown (12,312), and Tony Dorsett (12,739).

Each of those players already have been enshrined in the Hall of Fame.

Though James’ per-carry average has dipped below 4.0 yards during his time in Arizona, he rushed for 1,159 yards in 2006 (his first season with the team), and 1,222 yards a year ago.

SouthStndJunkie
11-19-2008, 03:27 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3713779

Cowboys CB Jones expected to return Dec. 7 against Steelers

Paladin
11-19-2008, 03:43 PM
Was a time Troupe was highly touted around here by some touters hereabouts.....

SouthStndJunkie
11-19-2008, 04:26 PM
Was a time Troupe was highly touted around here by some touters hereabouts.....

When he was at Florida, I thought he was going to be an excellent receiving tight end on the pro level.

PRBronco
11-19-2008, 04:35 PM
JARED ALLEN FINED $25,000, NOT SUSPENDED

Posted by Michael David Smith on November 19, 2008, 1:18 p.m. EST

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen has incurred another costly fine for an illegal hit on a quarterback. But he has avoided a suspension.

Sean Jensen of the Pioneer Press reports that the NFL will fine Allen $25,000 but will not suspend him after his meeting this week with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Allen’s latest transgression was a helmet-to-helmet hit on Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. He had previously received a $50,000 fine for two low hits on Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub.

Man i'm glad we don't play that dirty ****er this year.*

*unless.....

Circle Orange
11-19-2008, 08:56 PM
Bengals beat Steelers.

Locally, I'm tired of Steeler hype. They get more mileage out of 'history', 'tradition' and 'jerseys' than any team I've seen. two weeks later the local media is still going on about how 'great' their defense is. Last time I checked, this is DC, not Pittsburgh. And oh yeah, the limp wristed commissioner reinstated Pac man for like, the eleven millionth time. :clown:

SouthStndJunkie
11-20-2008, 07:43 AM
PITTSBURGH -- The Cincinnati Bengals have deactivated receiver Chad Ocho Cinco for Thursday night's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers for violation of a team rule. The Bengals would not elaborate further on why Ocho Cinco was deactivated. The team said there will be no comment until after the game. The Steelers (7-3) will host the Bengals (1-8-1) at 8:15 p.m. ET at Heinz Field.

SouthStndJunkie
11-20-2008, 11:29 AM
TURNER NOT IN TROUBLE

Posted by Mike Florio on November 20, 2008, 2:20 p.m. EST

Less than two years after the San Diego Chargers jettisoned the man who had taken the team to a 14-2 record, the organization says that his successor won’t be suffering a similar fate.

Yet.

Or, maybe, ever.

G.M. A.J. Smith made it clear on Wednesday that coach Norv Turner isn’t in trouble.

“He’s coming back,” Smith said.

Team president Dean Spanos agrees. “I’m committed to [Turner],” Spanos said. “I believe in him. It’s ridiculous to think he’s not going to be back.”

Yeah, almost as ridiculous as it would have been to predict Marty Schottenheimer’s ouster in February, after all the then-hot candidates had been spoken for.

“I think it’s foolish,” Smith said regarding the suggestion of a possible coaching change. (Yeah, almost as foolish as . . . hell, you get the picture.) “It’s not even been discussed. There are lots of things we’re going to discuss. But we hired a coach I believe in, someone I can work with. We’re in this for the long haul.”

The key is the “someone I can work with” thing. Schottenheimer and Smith were the NFL equivalent of cobra and mongoose. Eventually, Spanos had to clunk their heads together and tell them to play nice, or else.

When the “or else” finally came, it was Marty who got the pink slip. And Smith hired a guy who was so happy to get another shot at being a head coach that he’ll never try to undermine the boss.

It might be great for achieving in-house harmony. Whether it translates into a Super Bowl appearance remains to be seen. Barring an unexpected turnaround, the answer for Year Two of Norv is “no.”

oubronco
11-20-2008, 11:37 AM
49ers | Martz fined $20,000
Thu, 20 Nov 2008 11:19:43 -0800
ESPN.com (http://www.kffl.com/link/9) reports San Francisco 49ers (http://www.kffl.com/team/32/nfl) offensive coordinator Mike Martz (http://www.kffl.com/player/1983/nfl) has been fined $20,000 for publicly blaming the game officials for the ending of the team's Week 10 loss.

oubronco
11-20-2008, 11:38 AM
Jets | Favre still undecided on future
Thu, 20 Nov 2008 09:26:10 -0800
Erik Boland, of Newsday.com, reports New York Jets (http://www.kffl.com/team/27/nfl) QB Brett Favre (http://www.kffl.com/player/764/nfl) does not know whether he will be back with the Jets (http://www.kffl.com/team/27/nfl) next season, instead choosing to keep focused on this week's game against the Tennessee Titans (http://www.kffl.com/team/36/nfl). "I have people - friends, family - who ask me all the time about next year," he said. "The answer I give them, which is the honest answer, is I really don't know. To be totally honest with you, I really don't care. What I care about is trying to beat Tennessee." Favre was asked for a two-year commitment from Jets (http://www.kffl.com/team/27/nfl) general manager Mike Tannenbaum (http://www.kffl.com/player/19669/nfl) when he was acquired in the offseason, but Favre would only commit to one season.

Imagine that they should've known he would do this to them

oubronco
11-20-2008, 11:39 AM
Packers | Driver's dad reportedly beaten by Houston police
Wed, 19 Nov 2008 20:58:50 -0800
The Associated Press reports the family of Green Bay Packers (http://www.kffl.com/team/17/nfl) WR Donald Driver (http://www.kffl.com/player/783/nfl) claims Driver's father, Marvin Driver Jr., was beaten by police in Houston, causing him to be hospitalized. The family issued a statement saying Driver was stopped for outstanding traffic warrants and was to be taken to jail, but was beaten before getting there. He can communicate through notes and has described "the torture he went through…," according to the family. Houston police issued a statement saying after the arrest, Marvin Driver Jr. was placed in the back of a patrol unit, and when he got to jail he was unresponsive and paramedics were called.

TonyR
11-20-2008, 11:42 AM
http://www.profootballtalk.com/2008/11/20/turner-not-in-trouble/

Less than two years after the San Diego Chargers jettisoned the man who had taken the team to a 14-2 record, the organization says that his successor won’t be suffering a similar fate.

Yet.

Or, maybe, ever.

G.M. A.J. Smith made it clear on Wednesday that coach Norv Turner isn’t in trouble.

“He’s coming back,” Smith said.

Team president Dean Spanos agrees. “I’m committed to [Turner],” Spanos said. “I believe in him. It’s ridiculous to think he’s not going to be back.”

Yeah, almost as ridiculous as it would have been to predict Marty Schottenheimer’s ouster in February, after all the then-hot candidates had been spoken for.

“I think it’s foolish,” Smith said regarding the suggestion of a possible coaching change. (Yeah, almost as foolish as . . . hell, you get the picture.) “It’s not even been discussed. There are lots of things we’re going to discuss. But we hired a coach I believe in, someone I can work with. We’re in this for the long haul.”

The key is the “someone I can work with” thing. Schottenheimer and Smith were the NFL equivalent of cobra and mongoose. Eventually, Spanos had to clunk their heads together and tell them to play nice, or else.

When the “or else” finally came, it was Marty who got the pink slip. And Smith hired a guy who was so happy to get another shot at being a head coach that he’ll never try to undermine the boss.

It might be great for achieving in-house harmony. Whether it translates into a Super Bowl appearance remains to be seen. Barring an unexpected turnaround, the answer for Year Two of Norv is “no.”

I really, really hope Norv is back. If this team gets a good coach that would be big trouble.

SouthStndJunkie
11-20-2008, 11:44 AM
Yep....keep Norv around.

oubronco
11-20-2008, 11:45 AM
And Marv.......And Greasy Al

SouthStndJunkie
11-20-2008, 12:25 PM
FELIX JONES DONE FOR THE YEAR

Posted by Mike Florio on November 20, 2008, 3:19 p.m. EST

With the Dallas Cowboys trying to salvage their playoff run, they’ll have to do it without rookie running back Felix Jones

The team has announced that Jones, a first-round pick in the 2008 draft, is out for the year.

Jones, per the team, injured a big toe while rehabbing a hamstring injury suffered last month against the Cardinals. He has been placed on injured reserve, and he will have surgery to repair a ligament in the toe.

The Cowboys have missed the home-run threat that Jones brought to the offense. He rushed for 266 yards on 30 carries, which equates to an average of 8.9 yards per carry.

SouthStndJunkie
11-20-2008, 02:29 PM
SOURCE: BROWNS PURSUING COWHER

Posted by Mike Florio on November 20, 2008, 5:00 p.m.

A source with knowledge of the situation tells us that the Browns have approached former Steelers coach Bill Cowher regarding the possibility of becoming the next coach in Cleveland.

Per the source, the Browns are willing to give Cowher a contract worth $8 million to $9 million per year.

Presumably, Cowher’s arrival would occur only if G.M. Phil Savage were fired or significantly marginalized. (Maybe Savage can go work for the Bills — or if all else fails he can root for them.) Cowher would want final say over personnel, and Cowher would want to install one or more of his former Steelers colleagues into key positions.

Likely candidates, if they can finagle a path out of Pittsburgh, would be director of football operations Kevin Colbert and/or director of business operations Omar Khan.

Cowher played for the Browns (i.e., Ravens) from 1980 through 1982, and he served as special teams coach in 1985 and 1986. He was moved to defensive backs coach in 1987, and he remained in that position through 1988.

SouthStndJunkie
11-20-2008, 02:29 PM
Good....keep him from going to Kansas City.

Inkana7
11-20-2008, 03:05 PM
Cowher in Cleveland would be so amazingly awesome. Steelers fans would implode from confusion. My girlfriend's mom is a psychopathic Pittsburgh fan and is practically in love with the Chin. Her reaction to that would be absolutely priceless.

SouthStndJunkie
11-20-2008, 03:09 PM
Cowher in Cleveland would be so amazingly awesome. Steelers fans would implode from confusion. My girlfriend's mom is a psychopathic Pittsburgh fan and is practically in love with the Chin. Her reaction to that would be absolutely priceless.

I agree....Pittsburgh fans would crap their pants if Cowher went to the Browns.

Kaylore
11-20-2008, 03:24 PM
Good....keep him from going to Kansas City.

Or San Diego. I always thought he'd want to go to a 3-4 team. San Diego looks like a Cowher team...well they did when it still had Schotty's fingerprints on it. Figured his protege' would step in. Now they're a bunch of manginas.

SouthStndJunkie
11-20-2008, 04:28 PM
Or San Diego. I always thought he'd want to go to a 3-4 team. San Diego looks like a Cowher team...well they did when it still had Schotty's fingerprints on it. Figured his protege' would step in. Now they're a bunch of manginas.

I doubt he would go to SD....Cowher has pretty deep ties to Marty and with the way Marty was let go, I can't see Cowher going there.

Stranger things have happened though.

bpc
11-20-2008, 04:43 PM
I'm loving the fact that Denver most likely will continue winning the AFC west because of the stupidity of other franchises. We need Al Davis, King Carl and Norv to stay in their positions for as long as possible.

I love being a Broncos fan in this wacked out division.

SouthStndJunkie
11-20-2008, 05:58 PM
SEAHAWKS PLACE KERNEY ON IR

Posted by Josh Alper on November 20, 2008, 7:51 p.m. EST

In an unsurprising development, the Seattle Seahawks placed defensive end Patrick Kerney on injured reserve yesterday. Kerney, the team’s sack leader with five, hasn’t played since Week 8’s victory against the 49ers because of a shoulder injury.

Kerney had exploratory surgery two weeks ago to see if he’d reinjured the labrum he hurt in last year’s playoffs. He hadn’t but neither treatment nor rehab was helping him recover and the decision was made to shut him down for the rest of the season. In addition to the five sacks, Kerney had 21 tackles and two forced fumbles this season.

Kerney has three years left on the six-year contract he signed as a free agent in 2007. The Seahawks claimed undrafted rookie defensive end Brandon Miller off waivers from Atlanta yesterday. Lawrence Jackson and Darryl Tapp have been starting in Kerney’s absence.

Sassy
11-20-2008, 08:21 PM
Dang...Troy with his second INT on the last play of the game in a week. Can we get him :devil:

SouthStndJunkie
11-21-2008, 06:49 PM
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- New York Jets rookie quarterback Erik Ainge was suspended four games by the NFL on Friday for violating the league's policy on steroids and related substances.

SouthStndJunkie
11-23-2008, 12:29 AM
A BIZARRE STORY FROM THE BAYOU

Posted by Mike Florio on November 22, 2008, 10:03 p.m.

Here’s one from a reliable source that, frankly, is too weird to be fabricated.

Saints owner Tom Benson owns various car dealerships. We’re told that, each year, he brings a mini-fleet of new cars to the team facility in the hopes of getting some of his employees to make a purchase.

As we hear it, the players don’t really appreciate the sales pitch, due in part to the perception that they aren’t offered much of a deal.

This year, some of them made it known.

On Saturday, when players arrived at the facility to continue preparations for Monday night’s home game against the Packers, more than one of the cars was coated in a certain byproduct of the human digestive system.

So much for that new car smell.

It’s believed that two or more players were responsible for the mess, but we’ve yet to confirm the names of the suspects.

Dagmar
11-23-2008, 12:34 AM
Wtf!!

SouthStndJunkie
11-23-2008, 05:49 PM
Adam "Pacman" Jones may finally be down to his last chance.

Sources told ESPN's Chris Mortensen on Sunday that the Cowboys defensive back must strictly adhere to the terms of his reinstatement and any missteps will lead to a lifetime ban from the NFL.

SouthStndJunkie
11-23-2008, 06:05 PM
Matt Cassel throws for 415 yards today, Kurt Warner had 351 yards, and Tony Romo and Chad Pennington both threw for 341 yards today.

CP runs for 143 yards today, Matt Forte runs for 132 yards, and Michael Turner had 117 yards and 4 TDs.

Terrell Owens with 213 yards receiving, Steve Smith had 168 yards receiving, and Isaac Bruce and Randy Moss each had 125 yards. Moss also had 3 TDs.

SouthStndJunkie
11-23-2008, 06:37 PM
Ravens safety Ed Reed set a new NFL record for longest interception return today against the Eagles, picking off a Kevin Kolb pass eight yards deep in his own end zone and taking it to the house for a 108-yard touchdown.

The previous record holder? None other than Ed Reed, with a 106-yard return against the Browns in 2004.

Reed also intercepted Donovan McNabb in the first half and returned that one 43 yards. He now has 1,063 interception return yards in his career, putting him within 420 of Rod Woodson’s NFL record.

SouthStndJunkie
11-24-2008, 10:07 AM
MCNABB STILL THE EAGLES’ STARTER

Posted by Michael David Smith on November 24, 2008, 12:01 p.m.

Donovan McNabb will remain the Philadelphia Eagles’ starting quarterback, coach Andy Reid said today.

At his Monday press conference, Reid announced that McNabb — not Kevin Kolb — will start against the Cardinals on Thanksgiving. Reid benched McNabb for Kolb at halftime of the Eagles’ loss to the Ravens on Sunday.

Reid called the way the offense has been playing, with nine turnovers in the last two games, “absolutely ridiculous.” But he said he will stick with McNabb as the starter.

“Donovan McNabb will be our starting quarterback for the Arizona game on Thursday,” Reid said. “Sometimes you have to take a step back to step forward in a positive way and Donovan will do that. This has nothing to do with Kolb’s performance or Donovan’s performance. I think it was the right thing to do. I would not change my decision on what I did yesterday.”

Added Reid, “As much as we all want to dwell on this game, it’s not going to happen. We’re going to learn from it and move on.”

Asked if McNabb would be the starter for the rest of the season, Reid said, “Yeah, as I sit here right now he’s my quarterback. I’m telling you, he’s the starting quarterback. If I thought different then I’d start the other guy.”

SouthStndJunkie
11-24-2008, 10:44 AM
DOLPHINS’ CAMARILLO DONE FOR SEASON

Posted by Michael David Smith on November 24, 2008, 1:33 p.m. EST

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Greg Camarillo will miss the rest of the season after suffering a knee injury in the Dolphins’ loss to the Patriots Sunday.

“He’s done,” Dolphins coach Tony Sparano said.

Camarillo leads the Dolphins with 55 catches and 613 receiving yards this season. He signed a three-year, $6 million contract extension this year.

Camarillo has started all 11 games this year. Davone Bess, Brandon London and Ernest Wilford will compete for his spot in the starting lineup.

Beantown Bronco
11-24-2008, 10:46 AM
DOLPHINS’ CAMARILLO DONE FOR SEASON

About a month too late.

SouthStndJunkie
11-24-2008, 11:42 AM
PRO BOWL ON THE MOVE?

Posted by Michael David Smith on November 24, 2008, 2:23 p.m. EST

The NFL wants to make the Pro Bowl relevant, and it has a surprising way of doing it: Move it to the week before the Super Bowl.

Peter King of SI.com reports that this will probably be the last season that the Pro Bowl is played the week after the Super Bowl.

Per King, the league likely will announce the moving of the game to the weekend before the Super Bowl, either on Saturday, Sunday, or Monday night, and make the Pro Bowl part of the week of hype leading up to the Super Bowl. The Pro Bowl will also most likely be played in the same stadium as the Super Bowl most years, instead of in Honolulu.

That means that the 2010 Pro Bowl will be played on either January 30, January 31 or February 1 at Dolphins Stadium. It also means that no players from the two teams in the Super Bowl will play in the Pro Bowl, which means less star power for the league’s all-star game.

The Joker
11-24-2008, 11:47 AM
PRO BOWL ON THE MOVE?

Posted by Michael David Smith on November 24, 2008, 2:23 p.m. EST

The NFL wants to make the Pro Bowl relevant, and it has a surprising way of doing it: Move it to the week before the Super Bowl.

Peter King of SI.com reports that this will probably be the last season that the Pro Bowl is played the week after the Super Bowl.

Per King, the league likely will announce the moving of the game to the weekend before the Super Bowl, either on Saturday, Sunday, or Monday night, and make the Pro Bowl part of the week of hype leading up to the Super Bowl. The Pro Bowl will also most likely be played in the same stadium as the Super Bowl most years, instead of in Honolulu.

That means that the 2010 Pro Bowl will be played on either January 30, January 31 or February 1 at Dolphins Stadium. It also means that no players from the two teams in the Super Bowl will play in the Pro Bowl, which means less star power for the league’s all-star game.

I actually quite like this idea.

Pro-Bowl just seems so pointless the week after the SB, it'd be a nice little bye week stop gap.

SouthStndJunkie
11-24-2008, 12:05 PM
LIONS GET EXTENSION TO SELL OUT FORD FIELD FOR THANKSGIVING

Posted by Josh Alper on November 24, 2008, 2:56 p.m. EST

There are less than 1,000 tickets available for Thursday’s annual Thanksgiving Day game in Detroit and the NFL is giving the team an extension to sell them so they can avoid a blackout.

Normally, a game must be sold out 72 hours before kickoff for the local television blackout to be lifted. The Lions will have until Tuesday to sell the remaining seats. According to Tom Kowalski of MLive.com, every time the Lions have been granted an extension, they avoided the blackout. If an 0-11 Lions team and a flailing local economy can’t do the trick, there probably won’t be anything that could kill that streak.

The Lions play the 10-1 Titans at 12:30 PM on Thursday.

Beantown Bronco
11-24-2008, 12:16 PM
LIONS GET EXTENSION TO SELL OUT FORD FIELD FOR THANKSGIVING

This begs the question once again......if the locals don't want to see the Lions play, why force them on the whole country?

broncosteven
11-24-2008, 06:57 PM
A BIZARRE STORY FROM THE BAYOU

Posted by Mike Florio on November 22, 2008, 10:03 p.m.

Here’s one from a reliable source that, frankly, is too weird to be fabricated.

Saints owner Tom Benson owns various car dealerships. We’re told that, each year, he brings a mini-fleet of new cars to the team facility in the hopes of getting some of his employees to make a purchase.

As we hear it, the players don’t really appreciate the sales pitch, due in part to the perception that they aren’t offered much of a deal.

This year, some of them made it known.

On Saturday, when players arrived at the facility to continue preparations for Monday night’s home game against the Packers, more than one of the cars was coated in a certain byproduct of the human digestive system.

So much for that new car smell.

It’s believed that two or more players were responsible for the mess, but we’ve yet to confirm the names of the suspects.


I didn't know Naje Davenport plays for Saints!

broncosteven
11-24-2008, 06:58 PM
DOLPHINS’ CAMARILLO DONE FOR SEASON

Posted by Michael David Smith on November 24, 2008, 1:33 p.m. EST

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Greg Camarillo will miss the rest of the season after suffering a knee injury in the Dolphins’ loss to the Patriots Sunday.

“He’s done,” Dolphins coach Tony Sparano said.

Camarillo leads the Dolphins with 55 catches and 613 receiving yards this season. He signed a three-year, $6 million contract extension this year.

Camarillo has started all 11 games this year. Davone Bess, Brandon London and Ernest Wilford will compete for his spot in the starting lineup.


That is a shame, I really liked the 2 games I saw him play.

SouthStndJunkie
11-24-2008, 07:06 PM
Just a little something to pay attention to the last several weeks of the season.

Both Drew Brees and Kurt Warner are on pace to surpass Dan Marino's single season passing yardage mark of 5,084 yards.

Brees is on pace for 5,200 yards.

Warner is on pace for 5,100 yards.

SouthStndJunkie
11-24-2008, 07:10 PM
At the half:

NO 24

GB 21

Great game.

SouthStndJunkie
11-24-2008, 07:11 PM
It is great to see WR Lance Moore kicking ass for the Saints.

He is one of the all-time great Toledo Rockets and I am hoping he gets 1000+ yards this year.

broncosteven
11-24-2008, 07:16 PM
It is great to see WR Lance Moore kicking ass for the Saints.

He is one of the all-time great Toledo Rockets and I am hoping he gets 1000+ yards this year.

Didn't NIU own Toledo the year Turner was there?

My wife went to NIU, That is all the NIU smack I have.

SouthStndJunkie
11-24-2008, 07:36 PM
Didn't NIU own Toledo the year Turner was there?

My wife went to NIU, That is all the NIU smack I have.

Nope....Toledo beat them 38-24 in 2000, 41-20 in 2001, 33-30 in 2002 and 49-30 in 2003.

Those were Turner's 4 years at NIU.

SouthStndJunkie
11-24-2008, 07:51 PM
Sweet....Deuce McAllister gets a rushing TD to set the all-time Saints TD mark in what could be his final game as a Saint.

Meck77
11-24-2008, 07:52 PM
Packers are falling apart. Another INT by Rodgers. NO-38 GB 21

Why would this be Deuce's last game mid season? I missed that discussion.

SouthStndJunkie
11-24-2008, 07:54 PM
Packers are falling apart. Another INT by Rodgers. NO-38 GB 21

Why would this be Deuce's last game mid season? I missed that discussion.

Because he may be facing a 4 game suspension and it may be his last year with the Saints.

The suspension may not happen though, as it is over a substance that is banned, but was put in some over the counter product in which the ingredients were not listed.

broncosteven
11-24-2008, 07:57 PM
Packers are falling apart. Another INT by Rodgers. NO-38 GB 21



Packers should Fire their coach, they are 5-5 looking at falling to 5-6. They ran off Brent Fargvere, no one in their FO should have a job if I were posting on a Packer board.

Meck77
11-24-2008, 08:00 PM
Thanks SSJ. Wow Brees is on fire. This is turning into an arena game.

SouthStndJunkie
11-24-2008, 08:00 PM
Brees to Colston....70 yd TD.

The 2nd 70 yd TD pass of the night for Brees.

45-21 Saints.

SouthStndJunkie
11-24-2008, 08:02 PM
Brees has 323 yards and 4 TDs and we are still in the 3rd quarter.

He may just crush Marino's single season passing yardage record.

Meck77
11-24-2008, 08:16 PM
Good job refs. Man that was a mean hit and unbelievable effort to hold onto the ball.

bpc
11-24-2008, 08:18 PM
Phew, had Brees as my fantasy QB and I was down by 20pts going into this game.

SouthStndJunkie
11-24-2008, 08:19 PM
Rodgers to Martin....TD.

Going for 2....Rodgers to Martin again.

45-29 Saints.

SouthStndJunkie
11-24-2008, 08:27 PM
Pierre Thomas with the TD run.

ha ha....going for 2....no good.

51-29 Saints.

SouthStndJunkie
11-24-2008, 08:35 PM
Aaron Rodgers with his 3rd trINT of the game.

SouthStndJunkie
11-24-2008, 08:40 PM
Mike Bell getting a few carries for New Orleans.

SouthStndJunkie
11-24-2008, 08:53 PM
New Orleans wins to go to 6-5.

Packers fall to 5-6....Packer fan notices that the Jets are 8-3 under Favre.

SouthStndJunkie
11-25-2008, 11:48 AM
AHMAN GREEN TO IR

Posted by Michael David Smith on November 25, 2008, 2:10 p.m.

It may be the end of the line for Ahman Green.

The Houston Texans are expected to place Green on injured reserve today, the Houston Chronicle is reporting. That definitely ends his season, probably ends his time with the Texans and might end his career.

The most recent injury for Green was a knee sprain suffered Sunday against the Browns. He has also been limited by groin and hamstring injuries in his two seasons with the Texans.

Green had 74 carries for 294 yards and three touchdowns this season and 70 carries for 260 yards and two touchdowns last season. For that, the Texans paid him more than $11 million.

Although Sunday’s knee injury in and of itself isn’t career-threatening, Green will turn 32 in February, and 32-year-old running backs coming off back-to-back seasons of less than 300 yards aren’t exactly hot commodities in the free agent market. Green might be done.

SouthStndJunkie
11-25-2008, 09:49 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3727363

Sources: Broken finger to end season for Browns' Quinn

SouthStndJunkie
11-25-2008, 10:16 PM
The Lions have avoided their first non-sellout of a Thanksgiving Day game in more than a decade, which means the game against Tennessee at 12:30 p.m. Thursday will be broadcast in local television markets on CBS (Channel 62 in Detroit).

SouthStndJunkie
11-25-2008, 10:24 PM
Anyone else see the fight between Patriots left tackle Matt Light and Dolphins linebacker Channning Crowder on Sunday?

I will be interested to see the fines and or suspensions that result from this.

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SouthStndJunkie
11-26-2008, 09:13 AM
LIGHT, CROWDER FINED

Posted by Mike Florio on November 26, 2008, 10:34 a.m. EST

Patriots offensive tackle Matt Light and Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder won’t be suspended for their fight during Sunday’s game in Miami.

But they will be fined, $15,000 each.

Per Adam Schefter of NFL Network, the league opted to impose fines and not suspensions for the incident, which resulted in both players being ejected.

bpc
11-26-2008, 10:51 AM
Light should be suspended for at least a game.

And he fights like a bitch.

SouthStndJunkie
11-26-2008, 11:12 AM
Light should be suspended for at least a game.

And he fights like a b****.

I agree....I am surprised that he was not suspended for at least a game.

SouthStndJunkie
11-26-2008, 09:28 PM
CRENNEL ASSUMES HE’LL BE BACK, AS SAVAGE THROWS HIM UNDER THE BUS

Posted by Mike Florio on November 26, 2008, 10:19 p.m.

Browns coach Romeo Crennel on Wednesday named Brady Quinn the team’s starting quarterback for 2009.

Of course, the guy who ends up coaching the Browns in 2009 might not appreciate that.

We’re kidding, sort of. But for the same reason that it’s too early to presume that someone else will be coaching the Browns next season, it’s also too early for Crennel to assume he’ll be back.

Unless, of course, he’s trying to get fired. If so, he’s doing a far better job in that regard than he’s done coaching the team.

G.M. Phil Savage apparently would agree. Savage shifted blame for the team’s lackluster 2008 performance to Crennel during Savage’s most recent weekly radio appearance.

”Hey, my responsibility is the 53-man roster, and then it’s Romeo and the rest of the coaching staff’s decision how to utilize the 45 players that are dressed on Sunday,” Savage said. “Who starts. Who plays. When they’re gonna play. How they’re gonna be utilized.

”If I’m going to get involved in those decisions, then I may as well put a headset on and double my salary.”

It’s a common theme for all too many dysfunctional NFL franchises. When the coaching staff and the front office have different standards of accountability, they’ll naturally look to blame each other when things go bad.

And so, as we’ve previously explained on numerous occasions, the coach and the G.M. should be joined at the hip. Both should stay, or both should go.

In the Browns’ case, both should go.

Inkana7
11-27-2008, 09:27 AM
I agree....I am surprised that he was not suspended for at least a game.

Why? He's a pat.

SouthStndJunkie
11-27-2008, 12:43 PM
HANSON TIES NFL RECORD FOR 50-YARD FIELD GOALS

Posted by Michael David Smith on November 27, 2008, 2:19 p.m. EST

If nothing else, Lions fans can be thankful for kicker Jason Hanson.

When Hanson booted a 53-yard field goal today against the Titans, it was the 40th field goal of 50 or more yards in his career. That ties Morten Anderson’s record for most 50-plus-yard field goals in NFL history.

Hanson, who has played his entire career with the Lions, needed just 74 attempts from 50 or more yards to get to the record. Anderson had 84 attempts of 50 or more yards in a career that included stints with the Saints, Falcons, Chiefs, Vikings and Giants.

Sassy
11-27-2008, 12:57 PM
They really need to put good teams on Thanksgiving Day....UGH. That game sucked.

SouthStndJunkie
11-28-2008, 09:45 AM
AARON GLENN OUT FOR SEASON

Posted by Michael David Smith on November 28, 2008, 12:09 p.m.

Saints cornerback Aaron Glenn, who has been struggling since suffering an ankle injury during the team’s Week 2 loss to the Redskins, has been placed on injured reserve.

A lot of fans had probably forgotten that Glenn, 15-year veteran, even played for the Saints. But he signed with New Orleans before the season and actually started the Redskins game.

The 36-year-old Glenn is a three-time Pro Bowler who was once among the league’s top cornerbacks, but he turns 37 before the 2009 season and may have played his last NFL game.

The Saints called up defensive end Josh Savage from the practice squad to fill the roster spot that became available when they put Glenn on IR.

oubronco
11-28-2008, 11:22 AM
Rams | Jackson optimistic about playing in Week 13
Fri, 28 Nov 2008 09:08:33 -0800
The Associated Press reports St. Louis Rams (http://www.kffl.com/team/34/nfl) RB Steven Jackson (http://www.kffl.com/player/9270/nfl) (quadriceps) said he is optimistic about playing in the team's Week 13 game. Head coach Jim Haslett (http://www.kffl.com/player/1974/nfl), however, is still being cautious. Haslett says the coaching staff needs some time to decide if Jackson is ready. Even if Jackson is able to return, it remains unclear how much work he will get in the game.

SouthStndJunkie
11-28-2008, 02:15 PM
IRVING, Texas -- MRI tests on injured Dallas linebacker DeMarcus Ware and running back Marion Barber revealed no significant damage a day after both were injured in the Cowboys' Thanksgiving Day win over Seattle.

An MRI exam on Ware's hyperextended left knee showed no ligament damage Friday. An MRI exam on Barber's right pinkie toe, which was dislocated, revealed no fracture.

oubronco
11-28-2008, 03:29 PM
Broncos | C. Bailey questionable for Week 13
Fri, 28 Nov 2008 15:21:39 -0800
Denver Broncos (http://www.kffl.com/team/15/nfl) CB Champ Bailey (http://www.kffl.com/player/1900/nfl) (groin) participated in practice Friday, Nov. 28. He is listed as questionable for the team's Week 13 game and will be a game-time decision.

oubronco
11-28-2008, 03:30 PM
Broncos | Webster questionable for Week 13
Fri, 28 Nov 2008 15:21:53 -0800
Denver Broncos (http://www.kffl.com/team/15/nfl) LB Nate Webster (http://www.kffl.com/player/1807/nfl) (knee) participated in practice Friday, Nov. 28. He is listed as questionable for the team's Week 13 game, and he may be able to play. He said he will definitely be ready for Week 14.

oubronco
11-28-2008, 03:30 PM
Broncos | Williams doubtful for Week 13
Fri, 28 Nov 2008 15:29:35 -0800
Denver Broncos (http://www.kffl.com/team/15/nfl) LB D.J. Williams (http://www.kffl.com/player/9721/nfl) (knee) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 28. He is listed as doubtful for the team's Week 13 game.

oubronco
11-28-2008, 03:31 PM
Broncos | Royal questionable for Week 13
Fri, 28 Nov 2008 15:24:09 -0800
Denver Broncos (http://www.kffl.com/team/15/nfl) WR Eddie Royal (http://www.kffl.com/player/18418/nfl) (toe) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 28. He is listed as questionable for the team's Week 13 game. Royal was reluctant to speak about his chances of playing this week.

oubronco
11-28-2008, 03:33 PM
Broncos | Young questionable for Week 13
Fri, 28 Nov 2008 15:30:06 -0800
Denver Broncos (http://www.kffl.com/team/15/nfl) RB Selvin Young (http://www.kffl.com/player/16482/nfl) (groin) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 28. He is listed as questionable for the team's Week 13 game and probably will not play.

SouthStndJunkie
11-28-2008, 03:37 PM
oubronco is closing in on 2000 posts.

oubronco
11-28-2008, 03:41 PM
Broncos | McCree out for Week 13
Fri, 28 Nov 2008 15:32:40 -0800
Denver Broncos (http://www.kffl.com/team/15/nfl) FS Marlon McCree (http://www.kffl.com/player/929/nfl) (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 28. He has been ruled out of the team's Week 13 game.

oubronco
11-28-2008, 03:41 PM
oubronco is closing in on 2000 posts.

Hey I didn't even notice damn I spend too much time on here ROFL!

oubronco
11-28-2008, 04:29 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=3731656 (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=3731656)

Tennessee (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/clubhouse?teamId=2633) has reached an agreement with former Oakland Raiders (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=oak) coach Lane Kiffin to take over as the Volunteers' next coach, with an announcement planned for Monday, barring any snags, according to multiple sources.
Kiffin, 33, will be making his college head coaching debut in succeeding Phillip Fulmer, who will coach his last game for the Vols on Saturday.

Tennessee athletic director Mike Hamilton denied reports on Wednesday that Kiffin had been offered a contract. But Kiffin has been at the forefront of the Vols' search for some time.

Part of the holdup is that Tennessee didn't want to do anything officially this week that would take away from Fulmer's final game Saturday against Kentucky. Fulmer was fired by Hamilton on Nov. 2 and allowed to finish out the season. He's been at Tennessee as a player, assistant coach and head coach for 35 years.

The university has dubbed Saturday's game "Phillip Fulmer Appreciation Day" at Neyland Stadium in celebration of his 17-year tenure.


Kiffin was 5-15 in a year and a half with the Oakland Raiders before being fired earlier this season by team owner Al Davis.
Kiffin, the youngest head coach in NFL history when he was hired by the Raiders, earned $2 million per year in Oakland. His salary at Tennessee is expected to exceed that.

One of the big draws with Kiffin was the staff that he'll potentially be able to put together. He's talked with his father, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=tam) defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, about joining him at Tennessee. The elder Kiffin is considered one of the foremost defensive minds in football.

Kiffin also has talked to former Mississippi head coach Ed Orgeron about joining his staff in Knoxville. Orgeron currently is an assistant on Sean Payton's New Orleans Saints staff and coached with Kiffin at USC earlier this decade.

Kiffin will become only the fifth head coach at Tennessee in the last 45 years. He had stints as offensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator at USC and shared play-calling duties with quarterbacks coach Steve Sarkisian during his two-year run as offensive coordinator with the Trojans in 2005 and 2006.

SouthStndJunkie
11-28-2008, 05:57 PM
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress will miss Sunday's game against Washington with a sore right hamstring.

SouthStndJunkie
11-28-2008, 06:00 PM
Kiffin is not a bad hire....especially if his Dad, Monte Kiffin, is the defensive coordinator.

oubronco
11-28-2008, 06:48 PM
Kiffin is not a bad hire....especially if his Dad, Monte Kiffin, is the defensive coordinator.

how would you like to have Monte Kiffin in Denver?

SouthStndJunkie
11-29-2008, 08:33 AM
BURRESS SHOOTS HIMSELF IN THE LEG, ACCIDENTALLY

Posted by Mike Florio on November 29, 2008, 11:05 a.m. EST

Multiple sources tell us that Giants receiver Plaxico Burress has shot himself in the leg.

Apparently, Burress was carrying a loaded gun. And the gun went off.

The incident happened on Friday night/Saturday morning. His condition currently isn’t known.

Jay Glazer of FOXSports.com also is reporting this one, and he’ll soon have a story up with additional details.

Though at this point the player’s health and well being is the primary concern, what the hell was he doing with a loaded gun?

It also remains to be seen whether he faces charges for carrying the loaded gun, and whether he ultimately encounters scrutiny from the league for violating the Personal Conduct Policy.

UPDATE: Glazer reports that Burress spent the night in the hospital, and that his injuries are not life threatening. Per Glazer, the team is still gathering information regarding the incident.

SouthStndJunkie
11-29-2008, 08:35 AM
how would you like to have Monte Kiffin in Denver?

That would be fine with me....but it will not happen.

Whatever we do, we need to stick with and not keep changing up schemes out of panic.

Sassy
11-29-2008, 04:47 PM
UGH...NFL Network just said Big Ben has had 2 TD's and 8 INTS in the last few games and has been sacked 32 times...I think they said 8 games.

Bronx33
11-29-2008, 04:53 PM
BURRESS SHOOTS HIMSELF IN THE LEG, ACCIDENTALLY

Posted by Mike Florio on November 29, 2008, 11:05 a.m. EST

Multiple sources tell us that Giants receiver Plaxico Burress has shot himself in the leg.

Apparently, Burress was carrying a loaded gun. And the gun went off.

The incident happened on Friday night/Saturday morning. His condition currently isn’t known.

Jay Glazer of FOXSports.com also is reporting this one, and he’ll soon have a story up with additional details.

Though at this point the player’s health and well being is the primary concern, what the hell was he doing with a loaded gun?

It also remains to be seen whether he faces charges for carrying the loaded gun, and whether he ultimately encounters scrutiny from the league for violating the Personal Conduct Policy.

UPDATE: Glazer reports that Burress spent the night in the hospital, and that his injuries are not life threatening. Per Glazer, the team is still gathering information regarding the incident.



The NFL has concluded that burress is a dumbass.

Bronx33
11-29-2008, 04:55 PM
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress will miss Sunday's game against Washington with a sore right hamstring.




Maybe shooting himself in the hamstring was part of the rehab process?

SouthStndJunkie
11-30-2008, 06:01 PM
Just several days after losing Brady Quinn to a broken finger, Cleveland also lost Derek Anderson to a left MCL injury in the waning moments of Sunday's 10-6 defeat to the Indianapolis Colts. The recovery time for MCL injuries is usually 3-4 weeks, which likely means Anderson is out for the remainder of the 2008 season.

SouthStndJunkie
12-01-2008, 10:28 AM
PATS AND BUCS WILL PLAY IN LONDON

Posted by Mike Florio on December 1, 2008, 1:01 p.m. EST

The New England Patriots and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will play a regular-season game at London’s Wembley Stadium on October 25, 2009, the NFL announced on Monday.

The Bucs will be the home team, which means that the cannons at Raymond James Stadium will be firing for only seven regular-season games in 2009.

(The fact that Tampa is hosting the Super Bowl this year might make the pill go down a bit more easily.)

It will mark the second straight sacrifice of a home game by an NFC South team. Earlier this year, the Saints gave up a home game to host the Chargers in London. The move was questioned in some circles (as in, right here) because of the fact that the citizens of New Orleans had lost all eight home games only three years ago.

“Over the past two years, we have seen first-hand the excitement that exists for our sport in the UK,” Commissioner Roger Goodell said of next year’s game. “The games have helped us to deepen our connection with our UK fans as well as create new ones. We are looking forward to another outstanding game in 2009.”

Said Patriots owner Robert Kraft: “We are proud to be selected by the NFL to be featured in next year’s international game. We have had a lot of memorable moments in recent years. I am sure our trip to the United Kingdom next year will prove to be an unforgettable experience for our players and coaches, as well as the many fans that will travel to the game. I think it is fitting that New England’s first game to be played outside of North America will be in England. I know that the UK is home to some of our most passionate Patriots fans and we look forward to the experience.”

There ultimately could be a significant layer of intrigue when these two teams square off; Tampa quarterback Jeff Garcia is in the final year of his contract with the team, and the cap-rich Bucs might enter the offseason bidding for current Patriots quarterback Matt Cassel.

SouthStndJunkie
12-01-2008, 04:21 PM
WINSLOW OUT FOR SUNDAY, ANDERSON OUT FOR THE YEAR

Posted by Mike Florio on December 1, 2008, 4:40 p.m.

The Cleveland Browns have announced that tight end Kellen Winslow will miss Sunday’s game at Tennessee with a high ankle sprain. He’ll wear a walking boot for up to a week.

The team said nothing about Winslow’s availability beyond the upcoming game.

The Browns also have announced the quarterback Derek Anderson has a torn MCL, and that he is expected to recover within four-to-six weeks. Since only four games remain in the 2008 regular season, we think it’s safe to assume that Anderson won’t be back in uniform this season.

And given that the team owes him a $5 million roster bonus in March, chances are that Anderson won’t be back in a Browns uniform ever.

SouthStndJunkie
12-01-2008, 04:22 PM
BROWN THINKS LEWIS WILL CORRECT BENGALS’ PROBLEMS

Posted by Michael David Smith on December 1, 2008, 5:12 p.m.

After the Bengals lost on Sunday to fall to 1-10-1, coach Marvin Lewis promised that the fans won’t be subjected to such a horrid season again next year.

But will Lewis be around to fulfill that promise, or will he be fired after his worst season as a head coach? Bengals owner Mike Brown said today that he believes Lewis is the right man to turn the team around.

“I thought that was a good statement,” Brown said, per Bengals.com. “No one down here is happy with what has happened and we all want to correct it badly. That was an indication he plans on correcting it.”

Brown didn’t want to characterize his comments as a vote of confidence, but he had nothing but positive things to say about Lewis, who still has two years left on his contract.

“In many ways he’s done an incredibly good job,” Brown said of Lewis. “Our players still try hard and that’s hard to come by when you go through all the losing this team has gone through.”

Brown also said he has no plans to hire a general manager, he thinks quarterback Carson Palmer will come back strong from his elbow injury and he expects wide receiver Chad Ocho Cinco to stay with the Bengals for the duration of his contract, and he defends the Bengals’ decision to tolerate trouble-makers like wide receiver Chris Henry by comparing him to Giants receiver Plaxico Burress.

“If you’ve got further concerns on that kind of thing,” Brown said of issues with problem players, “you’ll have to call the New York Giants who have an 11-1 record and their guy, who has taken the role over of NFL bad guy.”

For the owner of a team with the second-worst record in the league, Brown sounds like he feels pretty content with his team as it is.

Orange_Beard
12-02-2008, 06:20 AM
Just several days after losing Brady Quinn to a broken finger, Cleveland also lost Derek Anderson to a left MCL injury in the waning moments of Sunday's 10-6 defeat to the Indianapolis Colts. The recovery time for MCL injuries is usually 3-4 weeks, which likely means Anderson is out for the remainder of the 2008 season.

That really looked painful.

SouthStndJunkie
12-02-2008, 10:55 AM
RUMORS FLY OF MORA TO HUSKIES

Posted by Mike Florio on December 2, 2008, 12:26 p.m. EST

Two years ago, then-Falcons coach Jim Mora sealed his fate in Atlanta by saying in a radio interview that he’d bolt the Falcons (as Bobby Petrino would do a year later) if Mora had the opportunity to become the head coach at the University of Washington, his alma mater.

Mora was later fired by the Falcons, apparently due in part to his surprisingly candid display of disloyalty to his employer.

And so he landed as an assistant coach with the Seahawks. With head coach Mike Holmgren deciding to make 2008 his final year with the team, the Seahawks entered into an agreement earlier this year that will make Mora the head coach after Holmgren goes. (An exception to the Rooney Rule permits such arrangements, even though we think that such arrangements circumvent the spirit of the rule.)

But now the Washington job is open, and rumors are flying that Mora is getting the job.

We won’t be surprised if it happens. Mora had clear his feelings for the position in 2006, and with the struggles of the 2-10 Seahawks and his membership on the current coaching staff, there’s a chance that Mora would instantly be on the hot seat from Day One on the job.

SouthStndJunkie
12-02-2008, 04:35 PM
BROWNS SIGN BRUCE GRADKOWSKI

Posted by Michael David Smith on December 2, 2008, 6:08 p.m.

The Cleveland Browns have lost two quarterbacks for the season in the last couple of weeks, so now they’re adding one to the roster.

Cleveland has signed free agent quarterback Bruce Gradkowski.

The 25-year-old Gradkowski started 11 games as a Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie in 2006, throwing for nine touchdowns and nine interceptions. But he played only in mop-up duty in 2007 and has been out of football this season.

Ken Dorsey will start for the Browns at quarterback on Sunday at Tennessee.

SouthStndJunkie
12-02-2008, 08:34 PM
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Before trying out his Christmas gift, Plaxico ponders his mother’s warning: “You’ll shoot your thigh out.”

SouthStndJunkie
12-03-2008, 01:02 PM
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP)—Jaguars cornerback Rashean Mathis will miss the rest of the season after injuring his right knee.

Mathis, who leads the team with four interceptions, sprained the medial collateral ligament in his knee Monday night at Houston and will likely go on injured reserve.

jonny1
12-03-2008, 01:20 PM
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Before trying out his Christmas gift, Plaxico ponders his mother’s warning: “You’ll shoot your thigh out.”

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

SouthStndJunkie
12-03-2008, 06:01 PM
RAIDERS FUME ABOUT 3D DISS

Posted by Mike Florio on December 3, 2008, 8:50 p.m.

OK, so tomorrow night the NFL will broadcast for the first time a live game in 3D. The technology is incredible; we saw it earlier this year in the U2 concert film, and we believe it will unlock a new revenue stream for the NFL as folks in cities with five-figure season-ticket waiting lists host fans of the home team at $30 a pop to watch the game in life-like fashion at the local cineplex.

Originally, the league planned to show the Raiders at Chargers game in 3D at only three locations — San Diego, Los Angeles, and New York.

The selected locales made sense; the company that created the technology is located in L.A., the league office is located in New York, and the game is being played in San Diego.

As we hear it, however, the Raiders felt a bit left out, since a screening of the game in the Bay Area would have been a great way for the organization to engender goodwill with current local sponsors, potential local sponsors, and folks who plunk down big money each year for luxury suites at home games.

Actually, it would have made even more sense for the 3D version of the game to be shown in Oakland instead of San Diego, since the actual version of the game will be played in San Diego, and the folks whom the Chargers could be schmoozing at the theater will be at, you know, the football stadium.

But then, seemingly out of the blue, another team got in on the 3D action, with the Patriots announcing that the event also will be shown at the Emerald City the Krafts have constructed in the vicinity of Gillette Stadium.

We’re told that this specific development sent blood pressures in Oakland soaring.

And we can see their point. How do the Raiders get shut out completely from demonstrating the new technology via a game involving their team while the Patriots — who have no direct or indirect stake in the outcome — secure a valuable marketing tool?

We know that the Raiders are kind of a mess right now, but we fear that the league office might have dropped the ball on this one.

Besides, who wouldn’t have loved to have seen a picture of Raiders owner Al Davis wearing those big 3D glasses?

Los Broncos
12-03-2008, 06:06 PM
Burress will be a Raider, book it.

5 Reasons Plaxico “I shot the sheriff” Burress went to a New York City nightclub on Friday armed with a fully-loaded gun.

1) To protect himself against Philadelphia Eagles fans who fight so much that they have a court under the stadium just to handle the number of game-day arrests.
2) He wanted to make sure there would be no illegal contact when doing dance moves in the middle of the club.
3) Because groupies love NFL players with guns and Super Bowl Rings?
4) Because he is tired of being mistaken for Eli Manning all the time?
5) He wanted to make sure he could get enough signatures on a petition for Tom Coughlin to call more plays for him when he’s on the field.

Rock Chalk
12-03-2008, 06:12 PM
Just saw on ESPN News an dmaybe its been reported already but a Judge has blocked the suspensions of Kevin and Pat williams for the Vikings.,

Inkana7
12-03-2008, 07:16 PM
-- The NFL Network guaranteed the purchase of enough tickets to lift the television blackout for the Chargers' home game against Oakland on Thursday night. According to a release by the Chargers, the NFL Network will donate most of the unsold tickets to local military personnel and to soldiers recovering at Balboa Navy Hospital.
The Chargers have had trouble selling tickets all season. It is no surprise they had to be bailed out this week. The Chargers are 4-8, have lost five of their past six games and are close to being eliminated in the AFC West.

fontaine
12-04-2008, 09:02 AM
http://www.tennessean.com/article/20081204/SPORTS01/812040336/1027

Young skips practice with injury to thumb
By Jim Wyatt • THE TENNESSEAN • December 4, 2008
Titans backup quarterback Vince Young did not practice Wednesday and could be sidelined a few more days because of an infection in the cuticle of his right thumb.

Coach Jeff Fisher said the team's medical staff treated the infection, which surfaced after Thursday's game at Detroit, with an antibiotic but it didn't work.


Chris Simms worked as the No. 2 quarterback behind Kerry Collins in practice, although Fisher said he expected Young to be available for Sunday's game against Cleveland.

"We are just going to back him down from throwing for the next few days," Fisher said. "I don't see any problems at this point with him being able to play in the game.''

Young saw his first action since the season opener in last week's game at Detroit, coming off the bench in the fourth quarter of a 47-10 win.

SouthStndJunkie
12-04-2008, 11:01 AM
HASSELBECK CALLS BIG BEN A GIRL, IN JEST

Posted by Mike Florio on December 4, 2008, 1:33 p.m.

As part of the NFL’s “Play 60″ program aimed at encouraging kids to get off their overgrown rear ends and sweat out the Little Debbies to engage in at least an hour of physical activity per day, Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck was one of a dozen NFL players who went to school on Tuesday with a student.

At one point, Hasselbeck was asked by a young girl, “Do you think girls should be allowed to play in the NFL?” one girl asked.

“Girls can play in the NFL. Ben Roethlisberger plays for the Steelers, right?” Hasselbeck said.

Hasselbeck then said that he was joking.

Good luck convincing Steelers fans of that.

Matt? If you’re ever at a restaurant in Pittsburgh, don’t order a hamburger. Or, really, anything else. Unless you like saliva.

Rock Chalk
12-04-2008, 11:11 AM
Big Ben is a big girl :)

Master___Pain
12-04-2008, 11:16 AM
-- The NFL Network guaranteed the purchase of enough tickets to lift the television blackout for the Chargers' home game against Oakland on Thursday night. According to a release by the Chargers, the NFL Network will donate most of the unsold tickets to local military personnel and to soldiers recovering at Balboa Navy Hospital.
The Chargers have had trouble selling tickets all season. It is no surprise they had to be bailed out this week. The Chargers are 4-8, have lost five of their past six games and are close to being eliminated in the AFC West.

That's pathetic. They can't sell out against arguably their biggest rival.

SouthStndJunkie
12-04-2008, 04:37 PM
JETS’ SHAUN ELLIS CHARGED WITH POT POSSESSION

Posted by Michael David Smith on December 4, 2008, 7:21 p.m.

Jets defensive lineman Shaun Ellis was charged with possession of marijuana, driving without insurance and speeding after a traffic stop over the weekend, the Daily Record is reporting.

“I apologize to my family, the fans and the organization,” Ellis said in a statement printed by the Daily Record. “As a captain, I set a poor example for my teammates as well as all NFL players. Although this is a pending legal matter, I understand that I have to be responsible for my actions.”

The Jets said they were aware of the incident but would not say whether he has been disciplined.

Ellis has started all 12 games this year and has seven sacks.

Tombstone RJ
12-04-2008, 07:06 PM
HASSELBECK CALLS BIG BEN A GIRL, IN JEST

Posted by Mike Florio on December 4, 2008, 1:33 p.m.

As part of the NFL’s “Play 60″ program aimed at encouraging kids to get off their overgrown rear ends and sweat out the Little Debbies to engage in at least an hour of physical activity per day, Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck was one of a dozen NFL players who went to school on Tuesday with a student.

At one point, Hasselbeck was asked by a young girl, “Do you think girls should be allowed to play in the NFL?” one girl asked.

“Girls can play in the NFL. Ben Roethlisberger plays for the Steelers, right?” Hasselbeck said.

Hasselbeck then said that he was joking.

Good luck convincing Steelers fans of that.

Matt? If you’re ever at a restaurant in Pittsburgh, don’t order a hamburger. Or, really, anything else. Unless you like saliva.

Right On!

Bronx33
12-04-2008, 07:17 PM
HASSELBECK CALLS BIG BEN A GIRL, IN JEST

Posted by Mike Florio on December 4, 2008, 1:33 p.m.

As part of the NFL’s “Play 60″ program aimed at encouraging kids to get off their overgrown rear ends and sweat out the Little Debbies to engage in at least an hour of physical activity per day, Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck was one of a dozen NFL players who went to school on Tuesday with a student.

At one point, Hasselbeck was asked by a young girl, “Do you think girls should be allowed to play in the NFL?” one girl asked.

“Girls can play in the NFL. Ben Roethlisberger plays for the Steelers, right?” Hasselbeck said.

Hasselbeck then said that he was joking.

Good luck convincing Steelers fans of that.

Matt? If you’re ever at a restaurant in Pittsburgh, don’t order a hamburger. Or, really, anything else. Unless you like saliva.


He might as well bring a sack lunch he won't be able to eat anywhere in pittsburgh.

SouthStndJunkie
12-04-2008, 07:21 PM
JUNIOR SEAU HEADING BACK TO NEW ENGLAND

Posted by Michael David Smith on December 4, 2008, 6:36 p.m.

Junior Seau’s NFL career might not be over just yet.

Mike Reiss of the Boston Globe reports that Seau is en route to New England, and the Patriots are considering signing him. Jim Trotter of Sports Illustrated reports that Seau has kept himself in tremendous shape and would be ready to go.

Seau, who will turn 40 next month, played all 16 games for the Patriots last season. Although he has been out of football since the Super Bowl, he hasn’t shut the door on returning.

Seau played 13 seasons for the Chargers, three for the Dolphins and two for the Patriots. He’ll be a Hall of Famer just as soon as he’s eligible, but his Hall of Fame eligibility may be close to getting pushed back another year.

theAPAOps5
12-04-2008, 08:01 PM
Thank GOD for HGH right Seau?

SouthStndJunkie
12-05-2008, 10:34 AM
BARBER A GAME-TIME DECISION FOR COWBOYS

Posted by Josh Alper on December 5, 2008, 1:03 p.m.

Cowboys running back Marion Barber has had a week to recover from the dislocated pinkie toe he suffered on Thanksgiving, but he isn’t a sure bet to play this weekend. Barber hasn’t practiced this week and his status for Sunday’s game with the Steelers won’t be known until just before kickoff.

“We were assuming that Marion would play, but it’s a little more doubtful right now, so we’ll see [today],” coach Wade Phillips said.

The Cowboys are trying to find a shoe that would allow Barber the most comfort. Rookie Tashard Choice, who has 147 yards this season, is the only other running back on the roster. While he’s good for a rousing pregame speech, the Cowboys may opt to promote Alonzo Coleman from the practice squad as insurance for the lightly used backup.

In better injury news for the ‘Boys, DeMarcus Ware practiced with a brace on his hyperextended left knee and seemed set to return to the field on Sunday.

Flex Gunmetal
12-05-2008, 10:38 AM
JETS’ SHAUN ELLIS CHARGED WITH POT POSSESSION

Posted by Michael David Smith on December 4, 2008, 7:21 p.m.

Jets defensive lineman Shaun Ellis was charged with possession of marijuana, driving without insurance and speeding after a traffic stop over the weekend, the Daily Record is reporting.

“I apologize to my family, the fans and the organization,” Ellis said in a statement printed by the Daily Record. “As a captain, I set a poor example for my teammates as well as all NFL players. Although this is a pending legal matter, I understand that I have to be responsible for my actions.”

The Jets said they were aware of the incident but would not say whether he has been disciplined.

Ellis has started all 12 games this year and has seven sacks.
How does an NFL player not have insurance? Seriously.

Beantown Bronco
12-05-2008, 10:45 AM
How does an NFL player not have insurance? Seriously.

probably just didn't have his proof of insurance on him. I don't know anyone who actually carries that in their car and the police use it as an easy "upcharge" on top of whatever ticket they write. You can always appeal and get it removed if you go to the judge, but they play the odds that you won't bother to take time out of your day to contest the ticket....unless, of course, you get bagged with drugs like this idiot.

GoHAM
12-05-2008, 02:53 PM
probably just didn't have his proof of insurance on him. I don't know anyone who actually carries that in their car and the police use it as an easy "upcharge" on top of whatever ticket they write. You can always appeal and get it removed if you go to the judge, but they play the odds that you won't bother to take time out of your day to contest the ticket....unless, of course, you get bagged with drugs like this idiot.

I don't know anyone who legitimately has insurance who doesn't keep it in their car. That's why the insurance comapanies give you three or four of the cards, and one of them clearly states "Keep this card in your vehicle".

Flex Gunmetal
12-05-2008, 03:26 PM
I don't know anyone who legitimately has insurance who doesn't keep it in their car. That's why the insurance comapanies give you three or four of the cards, and one of them clearly states "Keep this card in your vehicle".

Ya. I thought no proof and no insurance were different.

SouthStndJunkie
12-05-2008, 06:25 PM
probably just didn't have his proof of insurance on him. I don't know anyone who actually carries that in their car and the police use it as an easy "upcharge" on top of whatever ticket they write. You can always appeal and get it removed if you go to the judge, but they play the odds that you won't bother to take time out of your day to contest the ticket....unless, of course, you get bagged with drugs like this idiot.

I have never not had mine in my car. It's not that hard to put it in your glove compartment and leave it there. Pay all that money for insurance....bet your ass I am going to keep proof of it in my car.

Sassy
12-05-2008, 06:34 PM
I have never not had mine in my car. It's not that hard to put it in your glove compartment and leave it there. Pay all that money for insurance....bet your ass I am going to keep proof of it in my car.

Same here!

Florida_Bronco
12-05-2008, 07:23 PM
I have never not had mine in my car. It's not that hard to put it in your glove compartment and leave it there. Pay all that money for insurance....bet your ass I am going to keep proof of it in my car.

Oddly enough, the only time I didn't have mine in my car, the cop didn't care.

Guess that "Support Law Enforcement" license plate got me a favor. !Booya!

SouthStndJunkie
12-06-2008, 01:20 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ap-burressnight&prov=ap&type=lgns

‘Take me to a hospital:’ NFL star’s night out

In-depth article that explains exactly what went down with Plaxico Burress.