A little late, but don’t be surprised because dear lord it was St. Patrick’s Day weekend and it had the “when in Rome” effect on me. Nevertheless, enjoy!
With NFL free agency coming faster than The Catholic Church picking a Pope, we can now get all aboard the speculation train. In light of that here is a run down of cap space for each team as well as the top 50 free agents per NFL Trade Rumors.
Sean and Brandon discuss Ohio State football recruiting, Urban Meyer calling out the Big10 and who is the best quarterback in the NFL?
Since the Jags have decided to make the smart moves of firing a horrid head coach, firing a general manager in name only and NOT signing Tim Tebow, they did what any franchise would do that needs to amp it’s fan base. Changed it’s logo. So naturally because this is the internet and because the Jaguars suck still, let’s make fun of it via comparison to the old logo.
The Ravens are the crowned champions and a lot of 49er fans are distraught (including my roommate). Since the Superbowl is over now, we have one last vestige to look forward to as pro football fans. The NFL Draft. So let us get the run down on where each team has ended the season… from best to worst.
The Baltimore Ravens have won Superbowl 47 and did it with exactly the opposite style that the Ravens generally have been. They did it offensively. Joe Flacco played out of his mind and is now alongside Joe Montana as the only quarterbacks to ever throw 11 TDs with 0 INTs. Joe Flacco played out of his mind all playoffs and is he getting credit? Kind of. He got the MVP trophy, but everyone keeps wanting to babble on about Ray Lewis this Ray Lewis that. I’m not doubting that Lewis brings an energy to his team, nor do I doubt his skill level or ability, but to say this guy is not just one of, but is THE best linebacker of all time is an absolute joke and travesty.
So here it is… my choice for who will win this years sports spectacle. There are many stories to run with this year and I don’t give a single s–t about any of them. I care about football and the gridiron that it is played on. It doesn’t matter what Ray Lewis has done in his career this coming Sunday, nor do I care which Harbaugh boy wins it all and I especially don’t care about whatever crap that talk about involving Colin Kaepernick and his upbringing. I might care about something involving Ed Reed’s beard and anger toward everything that is wide receiver based… that seems mildly interesting.
This game will hopefully be what it should, a decent scoring slug fest where 2 great defenses collide against 2 hot handed quarterbacks. Flacco vs Kaepernick is a hell of a lot more interesting than I expected it to be. Flacco, who is duller than a 1920’s dildo against Kaepernick, a young quarterback who has successfully integrated a solid pistol style offense and is being what everyone thought Mike Vick was in 2006 but with a more accurate arm. So who? Which team am I taking? Well…
If there is one thing I have extreme disdain for it is spiders, but also for apologists. Manning and the Broncos went down to the Ravens 38-35 and ever since then all I hear is how Tebow would have won that game. I cannot scoff and laugh enough at that statement. One radio personality last night I was listening to even had the balls to call Manning the successor to Tebow… this is getting to be too much.
If you have kept up with me you know I think that Tebow’s skill set is useful and intriguing, but he is NOT a quarterback in the NFL. No matter how much you want it he cannot defeat a legitimate top 5 team which, in the playoffs you have to do at least twice. Many of the passes Manning made last night were passes that Tebow couldn’t even make with no defense on the field. How is it Manning’s fault what happened? Cause he threw an interception at a bad time, true i’ll give you that, but how did Champ Bailey play? How was the entire secondary for the Broncos? What about their pass rush? My point is this game was a defensive fail, not something Tebow could fix with his inaccurate passing and reliance on running.
Black Monday has come to pass and The Browns, again, fired a head coach. The problem is they keep getting the unknown or the overrated head coach. They, under Lerner, never really took a chance on someone fresh that could do something big. Their biggest splash was Eric Mangini fresh from his firing from the Jets after an abysmal season that ended with a miss at a playoff run and an injured Brett Favre who would end up in Minnesota.
I keep hearing how Kelly should go the the Eagles and they fit his style and the Browns don’t. I find this funny considering they keep pointing out the lack of talent to fit Kelly’s style in Cleveland… yet it doesn’t exist in Philly either. Yes, McCoy is speedy, but Foles has no connection with Jackson nor Maclin. I believe that Josh Gordon is close to the speed that Jackson has and Maclin is injury prone. The Browns should pull the trigger, here’s why.
Black Monday has come and several coaches and GM’s are no long employed.