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NFL Tidbits & Rumors - 2/26/10

Posted on: February 26, 2010 2:59 pm
Edited on: March 1, 2010 10:05 am

- ESPN analyst Adam Shefter believes that after pro days are done, the Rams will look to take QB Sam Bradford with the #1 overall pick in April. I think they should consider it. Shefter has a good point. While the "experts" unanymously think that DT Ndamukong Suh is the best player in the draft, the fact remains that the Rams need a QB more. Marc Bulger is 34 and hasn't exactly been carrying this team on his back. His back-ups are even worse than him. As for the Michael Vick rumors, Vick is 30 years old himself. He might sell tickets, but he is not the long term answer. Suh is a stud, but unless they switch him to OT or G, he can't help that anemic offense.


- Tim Tebow will be at the Palm Beach Autographs at the Avenues Mall from 1-5 pm on March 6th. However, if you actually want his autograph, it will cost you $160.00. Though the proceeds do go to Tebow's charitable organization, $160.00 is still a steep price to pay for a QB who hasn't even joined the NFL yet.


- Word has been that NFL scouts were concerned about Rhodes Scholar and former Florida State SS Myron Rolle's commitment to football. Rolle answered those questions recently in an interview, stating that he is committed to football and would like to play the game for at least ten years before retiring and going to medical school.


- SS Eric Berry has been the most talked-about safety to come out of the draft in quite a while. He's drawing the inevitable comparisons to Ed Reed. But, because he is a safety, some analysts don't see him being drafted too high. I saw a mock draft recently that had Berry falling to the Jaguars at #11.


- I just don't understand the Carolina Panthers. They're undecided whether or not to sign QB Matt Moore to a long term deal, and they apparently have no plans to add a QB this offseason via the draft or otherwise. Not a single mock draft I've seen has the Panthers drafting a QB in round 1. So, what do they do when Moore's contract is up? Go back to Jake Delhomme? Huh? I guess I just don't get it.


- Former Central Michigan QB Dan LeFevour had a chance to shine at the combine and up his draft status. Sam Bradford, Colt McCoy, Jimmy Clausen, and Tim Tebow will ALL be spectators at the combine. With none of these QB's throwing at the combine, it was a chance for LeFevour to improve his draft stock. Instead, he's not throwing either. I don't get it. If this is going to become a yearly trend, why don't they just stop inviting QB's to the combine all together? None of them want to throw there anymore, so what's the point?


- WR Randy Moss does not expect to be a member of the New England Patriots beyond this coming season. At a recent charity event, he passed a comment which indicated that the Patriots are cheap with their wallets. He cited the "nature of the business" as the reason for his comment.


- Word out of Chicago is that the Bears are interested in draft prospect OT Sam Young from Norte Dame. Young figures to be an early second day draft pick.


- And the winner of the moron of the week award goes to........... Dolphins CB Will Allen. He approached a posted road closed sign in his Lamborghini while he was drunker than Parys Hilton. Instead of simply taking the detour road, he asked police officers at the site if he could go through the closed road. He was promptly arrested for DUI shortly after.


- Former pro bowl DE Osi Umenyiora recently met with the Giants to discuss his future with the team. He is apparently undecided whether or not he wants to remain with the team. Upset with his demotion last season to spot duty, I guess he doesn't feel that his inability to stop the run, pressure the QB, and his half-assed efforts were good enough reasons to bench him. The consensus is that he feels he should just be handed the starting job because of his past accomplishments; never mind earning it. I guess someone forgot to tell Osi that this is a what-have-you-done-for-me-lately sport.  And, stop with the injury excuses.  Previous injuries do not account for poor effort. 


- The Titans have finally reached out to OLB Keith Bulluck about remaining with the team. They are in discussions, but have not finalized a deal yet. He is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent.


- The Cardinals signed head coach Ken Whisenhunt to a four year contract extension. This not only makes Whisenhunt one of the highest paid coaches in the league; it also makes him the first coach since the team's move to Arizona to be awarded a second contract. He took this once-laughable franchise and made them Superbowl contenders. Smart move by the Cardinals to extend this guy. This time, they got it right.


- Word is Mike Holmgren plans to meet with the agent of QB Derek Anderson to discuss the QB's future. The consensus is he will be released if he does not agree to restructure his contract.


- Word out of Indianapolis is that the Colts would very much like to keep MLB Gary Brackett around. They're just not willing to place the franchise tag on him to do it. Either they will work out a long-term contract, or Brackett will hit the free agency market in March.


- Antonio Bryant is going to be released from the Buccaneers in a conscious effort by Raheem Morris and the team to get younger.


- Word out of Detroit is the Lions are open to trading away their #2 pick to move down and collect more draft picks. The consensus is that they want to rebuild the team through the draft and they figure to earn two more draft picks by moving down. A smart strategy, considering how free agency has worked out for them lately.


- According to the Washington post, there is word about a possible deal that could sent Redskins QB Jason Campbell to the Bills for FS Donte Whitner and a draft pick.


- The consensus out of New York is that the Jets will release RB Thomas Jones if he does not agree to take a substantial pay cut to remain with the team.



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