Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Schaub in, Carr out

A little late to report, but I'd still like to write about it.

Trading for Matt Schaub seems to have made sense for all parties involved.

Atlanta gets to move forward with Vick, and some extra draft picks. I really am liking Atlanta's chances for next year. They haven't really lost anyone, and they gained a good receiver in Joe Horn. Plus this is a make it or break it year with Vick. They are giving him more control over the offense. If he blows it now, basically, he isn't as good as he is supposed to be.

This is also good news for the Texans. They don't have to waste another first round draft pick on a quarterback, and they got someone who is already ready to play. Carr will find somewhere to be the backup on, maybe start again after an injury.

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Thursday, March 15, 2007

Joe Horn- A Perfect Fit in ATL

The Atlanta Falcons signing of Joe Horn has been surprisingly quiet. There was about a half of a day report and thats it.

That shocked me, when there is tons of articles on players that I haven't heard of, or useless lineman that are overpaid and can't play their position.

Joe Horn has proven he can play. He is a proven receiver with energy and seemingly, heart.

I believe Joe Horn is a perfect fit in Atlanta. When he was signed there I wasn't too sure.

However then I thought...

Michael Vick has PROVEN he CAN throw.

Norwood and Dunn CAN run, and they make a great combo.

We all know Alge Crumpler is as good as most receivers, he's PROVEN he CAN catch.

So what has been the hold-up on the Falcons?

Easy answer, the receivers. The dropped balls, the questionable plays, seem to point to the receiving core. Even though Horn is aging, he still can catch and I think he will find fit with the Atlanta new offense.

I'm rooting for Joe Horn, how about you?

Thursday, March 08, 2007

NFL Breaking News, McGahee to the Ravens

Today Willis McGahee was trading to the Baltimore Ravens for three draft choices. Two of the picks will be in this year's draft and another one next year. ESPN.com reported the Bills received a third- and seventh-round pick in April's draft, along with a third-round pick in 2008.

While I thought the Ravens were losing a good back in Jamal Lewis, they are getting a great back in McGahee.

"We're getting a dynamic back who has the potential to diversify our running game," Ravens coach Brian Billick said. "We've studied him, and he brings the same passion and preparation that is common to Miami players, like our Ray Lewis and Ed Reed. Getting a player as good as Willis is another example of how Ozzie and his department size up the market and use our resources well."

The Bills may now be in the market for Chris Brown or Dominic Rhodes. Don't count out Corey Dillon who is still a free agent, he might fit in for a year stint with the Bills.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Free Agency Begins

The first few days of free agency have been brutal. Over the next few posts I will try to catch up with all of the news.

Drew Bledsoe was released by the Dallas Cowboys with the invitation to come back. His salary should be significantly less as he will be slotted for the backup quarter back position.

Another veteran was cut by the New Orleans Saints, Joe Horn. When he was first cut it was reported he could come back, but that looks unlikely now as Horn said he felt like he didn't fit in the Saints plans. As the Saints proved last year, they have many young WR's that can get the job done.

Speaking of wide receiver cuts, the San Francisco parted ways with Antonio Bryant, the year after giving him a nice 4 year contract. McCardell was also cut by the San Diego Chargers. The veteran receiver just wasn't a major part of the offense. His high salary would of been a waste as he would most likely fit in as the 2nd or 3rd receiver in the San Diego offense. He still has a few more years to be able to make an impact for a team.

Joining the long list of cut veterans are Joey Porter, Corey Dillon, and Brandon Stokley. Pittsburgh must of felt Porter wasn't worth his due 1 million bonus, and 4 million salary next season. The Corey Dillon release adds huge value to Maroney's stock next season, especially for fantasy football. Corey Dillon looks like he can fit into a teams rbbc, and possibly emerge as the main back. Brandon Stokley was just injured too much last year to hold any value, and collect his bonus.

It's not all bad however, many players actually resigned with their respected teams.

Bryant Young resigned with the 49ers, probably for the last time as he is getting up there in age. He is the last player of the 49ers Super Bowl victory a decade ago.

Fred Taylor, finally making it through a season, resigned with the Jags. It's a nice dynamic between Taylor and Jones-Drew that will be intact for the next few years.

Lorenzo Neal, the best fullback in the game today, resigned with the Chargers, making him the highest paid at his position. I know it, LT knows it, and the Chargers know it. The running game just wouldn't be the same without Neal leading the way. Much deserved pay raise.

In a move that just makes me embarrassed to be a 49er fan, they signed Nate Clements to an 8 year deal for 80 million. Being one of the most desired players in free agency, isn't saying much. His deal is ridiculous. He had a total of 3 interceptions last year and under 75 total tackles.

In the last pieces of news for now, London Fletcher signed a 5 year 25 mil contract with the Washington Redskins, and Najeh Davenport resigned with the Steelers, apparently pleased to share time with Willie Parker.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Early Super Bowl Picks, Vegas Style

Some family went to Las Vegas over the past weekend, and of course wasted their money. Not on the slots or anything like that, but by placing bets that the Green Bay Packers will win the NFC Championship and the Super Bowl next year.

Green Bay is currently paying out 175$ if you place a 5$ bet that they will win the super bowl. If you bet they will win the NFC championship, a 5$ bet will get you 75$ dollars.

Not all of the money went to waste though, as they did bet on the Chargers to win. A 10$ bet will cash out at 60$.

I figured I may as well waste their money too. If you are gonna bet this early, you might as well go for a long shot. My first thought was my San Francisco 49ers, but that would just be like throwing away 5$, similar to betting on the Packers. After a few seconds, I decided to place my 5$ bet with the Tennessee Titans. If they win the Super Bowl on my 5$ bet, I will receive 125$.

You have to figure the Tennessee Titans are the most favored long shot. Not only did they get their season together at the end of last year, but they will have an estimated 36 million dollars to spend this off season, under the cap. If they can assemble the right team, they can definitely make a run behind quarter back Vince Young.

Who are you putting your 5 bucks on?

Thursday, March 01, 2007

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