Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Chicago Bears Have Had It; Tank Johnson Released

Just two short weeks after Tank Johnson said "One day I want to be the face of the league for guys who have come through adversity, came through it and ultimately became the Man of the Year in the NFL. That would be a tremendous ending to the story." He finds himself in trouble again.

This time the problem is DUI. Police in Phoenix found Tank Johnson driving 40mph in a 25 mph zone. His official arrest was for "DUI Impaired to the Slightest Degree" and he was soon released.

I am happy to see Chicago step up and take action after the ridiculous suspension. After the charges and jail time, Tank should have to sit out the entire season, and I hope no one signs him until next year.

Friday, June 22, 2007

NFL Roundup June 22nd 2007

Adam "Pacman" Jones surrendered today to face charges in a strip club melee that preceded a triple shooting. He was released on $20,000 bail. It will be interesting to see if these problems lead to a full years suspension.

Brian Finneran will miss another season after injuring his knee in rehabilitation last month. Finneran had his second reconstructive surgery in two years. This doesn't sound good for the 31 year old receiver.

Rookie receiver Dwayne Jarrett was in a car accident on June 20th. Jarrett's car was rear-ended, and was said to be lucky after no serious injuries were found.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Pacman Jones Drops Suspension Appeal

Adam "PacMan" Jones dropped his suspension appeal and will serve the one year suspension given by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Just as Tank Johnson has his "good behavior" deal, Pacman could have the suspension reduced to 10 games if he meets all the restrictions set.

If Pacman Jones misses the entire season, the suspension will cost him his entire salary of 1,292,500$. He will be missing out on a lot of strip clubs this upcoming season.

Keenan McCardell Wasn't Liked in San Diego

According to a story by CBS Sportsline's Pete Prisco, Cam Cameron didn't like McCardell.

I spent many a game, wondering why they weren't throwing the ball to McCardell. He reminds me of a great possession receiver. He plays like the Jerry Rices and Tim Browns of the game. It's third and 10, and these are the guys you throw the ball to. They know how to get open, they know how to catch the ball, hang on to it, and get the yards they need.

McCardell said "I bit my tongue. I've never really talked about it, but it was a bad situation. It was just a difference in philosophy with a coach. To be honest, I think it cost us a chance to go to the Super Bowl. It was our Super Bowl. That never should have happened."

I wouldn't go that far as to say not getting him the ball cost them the game they got spanked in, but I think the games they lost through out the season, may have been different if McCardell was involved.

Should Miami Dolphins receivers be worried? No, I think they have enough to worry about, like who is going to throw them the ball.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Tank Johnson Given an Eight Game Suspension

Tank Johnson has finally been suspended by Commissioner Roger Goodell. Frankly, he got lucky as hell! This is pretty ridiculous suspension compared to what Pacman Jones got. An entire season for 0 convictions, while Tank Johnson violated parol, associated with drug dealers etc, and had several unregistered guns.

Tank Johnson's suspension only includes the first 8 games of the regular season. He can participate in mini camp and preseason, and may even has his suspension cut to only 6 games on good behavior. Unless he really messes up, he will only serve a six game suspension.

The argument could be made that he has paid his dues, spending 45 days in jail. It will definitely be interesting what kind of suspension Goodell may give Vick for his off the field problems.

Johnson finished the day referring to the commissioner as "a fair man". After that decision, I would too if I were the tank. Tank Johnson also said

"One day I want to be the face of the league for guys who have come through adversity, came through it and ultimately became the Man of the Year in the NFL. That would be a tremendous ending to the story."
Good luck, I don't see that happening.