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NFL Tidbits & Rumors - 1/25/10

Posted on: January 25, 2010 4:24 pm
Edited on: January 25, 2010 8:26 pm
 

- According to Fox's Jay Glazer, Brett Favre's Vikings teammates think he will retire. But, as we've all learned the past several years, what Brett Favre says he's going to do and what he winds up doing are two different things. He's changed his mind from month-to-month, so personally, I'll assume nothing until September comes next year, and Favre is not out on the field. Word is the Vikings are willing to give Favre more than the $13 Million he was due next season in his contract if it convinces him to come back.

- Rumor out of Oakland is that Tom Cable is interested in an Offensive Line position with another team. I guess one sure sign of a poorly run franchise is when your head coach would rather take a demotion just to leave the team.

- Word out of Chicago is that despite the loss of DE Gaines Adams, the Bears intend to let 33 year-old DE Adewale Ogunleye test the free agency market in the offseason.

- CFL kicker Sandro DeAngelis had a recent tryout with the Dallas Cowboys. I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm still trying to figure out why they released Nick Folk in favor of Shaun Suisham. Isn't that kinda like releasing Ben Roethlisberger for Derek Anderson?

- Word out of Cleveland is that suspended WR Donte Stallworth will not be brought back to the Cleveland Browns next year when his suspension is up. Not a difficult decision there.

- Word out of Dallas is that their biggest draft needs are O-line, kicker, and safety. They do not consider WR a pressing need.

- Jets CB Lito Sheppard was benched for the AFC Championship game, adding to speculation that he will not be back with the Jets next season. Another Jets player that may not be back is Thomas Jones. He's due a roster bonus of $3 million on March 1st. That's a lot of money for a 32 year old RB. Plus, the emergence of rookie RB Shonn Greene makes Jones expendable.

- Rams assistant O-line coach Art Valero has interviewed with the Seattle Seahawks for the same position.

- According to a Phoenix radio station, Bills head coach Chan Galiey intends to hire Cardinals running backs coach Curtis Modkins as his Offensive Coordinator.

- Expect the Cowboys to sign WR Miles Austin to a long term deal this offseason. Austin is currently a restricted free agent.

- Word out of Cleveland is DT Shaun Rogers may be on his way out of town. The Browns brought Rogers in last year to improve their run defense. Ironically, in the 11 games Rogers played in, the Browns running defense (159 ypg) was dramatically worse that it was the five games without him (111 ypg) at the end of the season.

Some tidbits of my own:

- Rex Ryan's confidence and coaching style is to be commended. His big mouth, however, is not. Don't go holding press conferences bragging that you're better than the Colts before you even play them in the AFC Championship game. You're dealing with Peyton Manning - arguably the best QB of all time. When you make claims like that; then give up 24 unanswered points to that same team, you wind up looking stupid. Rex - you've got a bright future and so do the Jets, but tone down the self-shoulder-patting and win guarantees.

- The hit on Brett Favre was NOT a late hit or an intentional hit to the knee. It was incidental contact. The defender's job is to take down the QB. Brett Favre got taken down - end of story. Get over it. The last thing we need is the referees giving preferential treatment to TWO QB's instead of just one.

- The best team DID win the NFC Championship game. The Vikings lost the game - period. When you win the game, you are the better team by definition, so enough crap about ".....the best team isn't going to the Superbowl, blah blah, blah......." The Champions are the champions - end of story. If the Vikings were the better team, then they wouldn't have had six turnovers. They had a great season, but let's give credit where credit is due - to the Saints defense.

- Drew Brees versus Peyton Manning - do Superbowls get any better than that?

- What's the deal with those helicopters Brees was throwing yesterday? Better get that fixed and fast.

- I don't understand the hate of Reggie Bush by Saints fans. All the guy does is make plays and score TDs. Sure, he makes mistakes, but he makes up for them by getting in the end zone. Without that TD by Bush late in the game, the Saints lose. What's the problem? I don't get it.

- Why is Donald Brown NOT the starting RB for the Colts? He's more explosive, faster, younger, has better vision and awareness, and is more powerful than Joseph Addai. You rank 32rd in rushing, guys. What do you lose by making the change?

- Brett Favre was a warrior in the NFC Championship game. He had a helluva game. Still, I'm confused that the game was not put more in Adrian Peterson's hands. Where would that offense have been without him in '08? Why did the game HAVE to be put on Favre's shoulders? To feed his ego? To make Favre happy? Didn't Adrian Peterson almost hit 2,000 yards last season in just 14 games? What am I missing here? Someone explain it to me.......Anyone.


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Since: Nov 23, 2008
Posted on: February 1, 2010 12:41 pm
 

NFL Tidbits & Rumors - 1/25/10

- Brett Favre was a warrior in the NFC Championship game. He had a helluva game. Still, I'm confused that the game was not put more in 's hands. Where would that offense have been without him in '08? Why did the game HAVE to be put on Favre's shoulders? To feed his ego? To make Favre happy? Didn't Adrian Peterson almost hit 2,000 yards last season in just 14 games? What am I missing here? Someone explain it to me.......Anyone. Simple buddy,
   You had your beer goggles on during his several fumbles.. How can you put the game in the hands of the guy with butter fingers? I mean it's true in the end there was apparent equality in losing the ball between Petereson and Farve, but point the finger at the guy with the reputation of dropping the ball... give credit to the veteran who might through some INT's but has a habit of winning for the last 15 years..

assistant O-line coach Art Valero has interviewed with the Seattle for the same position. Note to Seattle.... DO NOT steal coaches from the one team in the division with a worse record then you... That SABOTAGE!!

- Rumor out of Oakland is that Tom Cable is interested in an Offensive Line position with another team. I guess one sure sign of a poorly run franchise is when your head coach would rather take a demotion just to leave the team.
Note to Seattle again.. this might be a better choice.. we need some toughness in the locker room.. and at least with Cable we know asses will get beat if the directions are not followed... where is Mark Mangino when you need him.

- CFL kicker Sandro DeAngelis had a recent tryout with the Dallas . I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm still trying to figure out why they released Nick Folk in favor of . Isn't that kinda like releasing for ?
Well, It's a better move then swapping Anthony Henry and John Kitna.. Hey look at the brightside.. even with John Kitna backing up the Cowboys can stomp Minnesota on Madden 10 with the farve less vikings... wow thats putting tits on a boar


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