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  • 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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    • 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.

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      • Originally posted by SouthStndJunkie View Post
        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.

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        • Originally posted by Orange_Beard View Post
          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?

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          • Originally posted by Beantown Bronco View Post
            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.

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            • Originally posted by broncosteven View Post
              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.

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              • 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.

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                • 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.

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                  • 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.

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                    • 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.

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                      • http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3713779

                        Cowboys CB Jones expected to return Dec. 7 against Steelers

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                        • Was a time Troupe was highly touted around here by some touters hereabouts.....

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                          • Originally posted by Paladin View Post
                            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.

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                            • Originally posted by SouthStndJunkie View Post
                              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.....

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                              • 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.

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