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Skins Saved With Hesitation…

Posted in NFL with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 29, 2009 by sportsguru09

Reports came out yesterday that the Redskins, during this past weekend’s 2009 NFL Draft, were slow to the punch in making a move up the 4th or 5th spot to get overrated quarterback Mark Sanchez. To Skins fans, you guys better be glad you did. .washington_redskins_helmetSanchez will be a bust and you know, all of you, that Dan Snyder, slick and slimey Snyder, would’ve given up an arm, leg, and well…the whole army to get him and get rid of his previous investment Jason Campbell. Fortunately for Washington’s organization and future, the New York Jets traded away picks and backup players to steal Sanchez from the Browns at the 5th overall pick (though there weren’t many signs saying that Cleveland wanted or even worked out “Dirty Sanchez”).

Now, I’m not saying that Campbell or backup Colt Brennan will have better careers than Sanchez. To be honest, I don’t think many people will remember any of the 3 of them 10-15 years from now. But I disagree with Snyder’s ploy at giving up everything, as well as your team’s future, to get somebody who’s unproven and out of a system where EVERYONE is a winner. USC simply breeds NFL-ready starts at the WR, RB, OL,…well at every position and the job of quarterback might be the easiest on the team, especially in a weak Pac-10 Football Conference. Sanchez should win that many games and should be successful. For goodness sakes, he’s on the best team (on paper) and in the best overall football system under a great coach in the entire country. Winning behind center is so easy a caveman could do it…coltbrennan

What do you have to deal with now Skins fans? Well, your quarterback hates your front office, he’s not really that good, and you have the Pineapple Express Colt Brennan riding the pine….what doesn’t seem right about this?

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Be Afraid ‘Skins Fans, Be Very Afraid…

Posted in NFL with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 25, 2009 by sportsguru09

‘Skins fans, listen up. Today is draft day. Normally this means bad news for you guys. Why? Because your owner, Mr. Daniel Snyder, is a moron and a sellout. Is he smart? No. Does he know what he’s doing? No. WIll he give up the entire franchise for one player? Yes. spo_ft_washingtonredskins_1006Don’t be surprised if all this comes full force through today’s first round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Sitting in front of you is vulnerability in the name of Mark Sanchez. After only one workout and meeting between Sanchez and the Washington Redskins, Snyder became absolutely smitten with the unproven Sanchez and has already expressed the idea of shopping all their draft picks and Jason Campbell to go get him. What will this take? Well, they’ll be on the phone with Seattle with the #4 pick or with Jacksonville at #8 if “Dirty Sanchez” lasts that long. This spells disaster for Washington…

I have two strong feelings on this matter and potential bomb that Snyder may drop on his own organization:

1 – YOU HAVE COLT BRENNAN. The Pineapple Express is a good player, has lit it up in the preseason, and is a better passer than Jason Campbell. Why not give him a shot? What do you have to lose? Why pay Top 10 money when you haven’t given your All-College backup a chance. For goodness sakes, the guy will put fans in the seats and might just be productive. I mean, he threw for like 10 Million yards at Hawaii. Give the kid a shot….

2 – Mark “I’m Lucky I Played At USC” Sanchez, to me, is unproven. He played for the Trojans and Pete Carrol for cryin’ out loud. You put anyone in that system, like Graham Harrell or Sam Bradford, and they too when a bunch of games. Yes Sanchez won 19 games there, but THAT’S WHAT HE’S SUPPOSED TO DO. 2009draft_msanchez
Every year, USC, on paper, has the best team and most skilled recruits in the country. When you drop back to pass, have more than 5 seconds to throw, and have stud WRs on either side of you running down the field, it’s not hard to be successful. Shoot, I have a good arm. I could win 19 games at USC. Even more, the Pac-10 is a weak conference. Who does USC play? Cal? UCLA? Oregon? Come on now, it’s no SEC or Big 12. Simply put, Sanchez is overrated and I hope the Skins, for my own entertainment, give up everything to get him, end up as a bust, and finally give Brennan a shot.

Good luck today Washington, you’ll need it…

Washington Redskins 2009 NFL Schedule Analysis…

Posted in NFL with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 16, 2009 by sportsguru09

Washington Redskins 2009 Regular Season NFL Schedule

Sunday, Sept. 13 @ New York Giants
Sunday, Sept. 20 St. Louis Rams
Sunday, Sept. 27 @ Detroit Lions
Sunday, Oct. 4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Sunday, Oct. 11 @ Carolina Panthers
Sunday, Oct. 18 Kansas City Chiefswashington-redskins-helmet-logo
Monday, Oct. 26 Philadelphia Eagles
Sunday, Nov. 1 BYE — —
Sunday, Nov. 8 @ Atlanta Falcons
Sunday, Nov. 15 Denver Broncos
Sunday, Nov. 22 @ Dallas Cowboys
Sunday, Nov. 29 @ Philadelphia Eagles
Sunday, Dec. 6 New Orleans Saints
Sunday, Dec. 13 @ Oakland Raiders
Monday, Dec. 21 New York Giants
Sunday, Dec. 27 Dallas Cowboys
Sunday, Jan. 3 @ San Diego Chargers

With a quick look, the Skins have gotten a cake first half of the season (relatively speaking compared to the 2nd half) against the Bucs, Lions, Rams, and Chiefs. Unfortunately for Dan Snyder, his team won’t be happy for long, having to play Atlanta, Dallas, Philly, and San Diego all on the road during the last two months of the 2009 season. The road looks rocky for Washington to sneak into the playoffs this year, especially in the brutal NFC East. This may finally be the year where Jason Campbell proves that he in fact CANNOT lead this team and the Skins finally pull the trigger and let everyone’s favorite sideline stud Colt Brennan take a shot in some games. Why not? The kid only threw for a million yards at Hawaii and was been impressive in each of his preseason appearances in 2008. Clearly, Brennan’s got skill….and the ladies love him…

Toughest Home Game for Washington to Win Outside of the NFC East: New Orleans Saints in Week 13 (Dec. 6th)

Toughest Away Game for Washington to Win Outside of the NFC East: At the Carolina Panthers in Week 5 (Oct. 11th)

The Game Likely to Destroy Washington’s Playoff Push: A letdown against the Oakland Raiders in California Week 14 (Dec. 13th)

The Game Washington will surprise people and win: Sunday, Nov. 8th in Atlanta against Matt Ryan’s Falcons…this has upset special written all over it

Win/Loss Prediction: In 2009, Washington will finish 6-10 and miss the playoffs…sorry Skins fans…but look on the bright side, at least Colt may see some PT

2009 Washington Redskins NFL Schedule…

Posted in NFL with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 14, 2009 by sportsguru09

Washington Redskins 2009 Regular Season NFL Schedule

Sunday, Sept. 13 @ New York Giants
Sunday, Sept. 20 St. Louis Rams
Sunday, Sept. 27 @ Detroit Lions
Sunday, Oct. 4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Sunday, Oct. 11 @ Carolina Pantherswashingtonredskins
Sunday, Oct. 18 Kansas City Chiefs
Monday, Oct. 26 Philadelphia Eagles
Sunday, Nov. 1 BYE — —
Sunday, Nov. 8 @ Atlanta Falcons
Sunday, Nov. 15 Denver Broncos
Sunday, Nov. 22 @ Dallas Cowboys
Sunday, Nov. 29 @ Philadelphia Eagles
Sunday, Dec. 6 New Orleans Saints
Sunday, Dec. 13 @ Oakland Raiders
Monday, Dec. 21 New York Giants
Sunday, Dec. 27 Dallas Cowboys
Sunday, Jan. 3 @ San Diego Chargers

Let’s Take A Ride On The Cutler Carousel…

Posted in NFL with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 2, 2009 by sportsguru09

Spinning….spinning….spinning…..dizzy yet?!? Well, I think the people of Denver and the rest of us NFL fans are. Jay Cutler, JUST PICK SOMEBODY! If Cutler comes out and says that he wants to play somewhere, HE’LL GET WHATEVER HE WANTS! cutlerWhy? Because though he’s a crying baby, he still has an absolute rifle for an arm and is 13-1 when his defense gives up 21 points or less. That’s not too much to ask now is it defense? He’ll be a winner (and a pain in the locker room) if he goes to anyone who faintly knows how to defend an opponent.

As of now, everyone on earth is speculating as to what will happen with Cutler and which team will give up some assets to get him. Let’s play out a couple of scenarios…starting with my Jaguars, of course…

If Washington makes a play for Cutler…

Daniel Snyder will do it, don’t test him. Though he should already be starting Colt Brennan, the Skins will finally relieve themselves of Jason Campbell and their first round draft pick for their “new” franchise quarterback. How many times have we heard that? Shuler, Rypien, Frerotte, geez. This would just be great for the media…and Snyder’s reputation.

If Cleveland makes a play for Cutler…

Cleveland, say goodbye to Brady Quinn. Quinn and the Browns’ 1st Round pick will be trade material for Cutler. The NFL’s pretty boy finally gets a starting nod and Derek Anderson officially becomes a backup or gets an outright cut by the Browns. Cleveland, can you exist with Cutler AND Lebron James?

If Detroit makes a play for Cutler…

Matt Stafford, welcome to Denver. In order for the cubs (they’re certainly not good enough to actually be called Lions) to get Cutler, they’ll likely swap him for their #1 draft pick. If so, Stafford flies to Colorado instead of Michigan after Draft day.

Now, there’s word that Denver wants TWO FIRST ROUNDERS for Cutler?!?!?!? Are you kidding me? He’s good, but not that good. But you know what this means…Daniel Snyder will be the only owner stupid enough to give up that much to go get him. washington_redskins-783I’m sorry Redskins fans, but unfortunately your “boss in the booth” has this reputation and just simply isn’t that bright. Be honest…all he is cash and he’s ready and willing to throw it around…whether it makes sense or not. If Snyder has any inklin he can give up his franchise to go get Denver’s QB, he’ll do it without thinking twice…until he realizes in two years that it hasn’t worked out and that he sacrificied the organization to do so. Sound familiar Mr. Snyder?

Where the carousel will stop, nobody knows…for now. But isn’t it fun to speculate on ridiculous scenarios? I think so. Why? Because no one’s ballsiest enough to actually do it in the National Football League

Give QBs the “Red Jersey” then….

Posted in NFL with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 25, 2009 by sportsguru09

The “Tom Brady Rule?!?!” Come on NFL…you might as well put Pampers on these guys. Quarterbacks are real people too you know! Yes, they’re considered more “delicate” than all the other NFL position players, but with these bogus set of protection rules, you might as well have a Mississippi count to come and Two-Hand-Touch the quarterback instead of tackle him. Goodness knows, we wouldn’t want anything to happen to our precious quarterbacks…and by precious quarterbacks I mean delicate flowers (pansies perhaps ?!?!?). Instead of babying them, tell the guys behind center to grow some hutzvah and take a hit like a man . Why? BECAUSE EVERYBODY ELSE ON THE FIELD DOES!

Yesterday, the NFL enacted (among four others) a new rule that will penalize defensive players for tackling the quarterback from the ground. In other words, if a pass rusher gets knocked to the group, he cannot “lunge” at the quarterback from that position. He basically hast to get back up and then tackle the QB.

Courtesy of gridironextreme.com

Courtesy of gridironextreme.com

Does anyone else think that this rule is way over the top? I mean, come on now. If Tom Brady, NFL’s American Idol and Playboy, wouldnt’ve been the one to get his knee torn to shreds, do you think the NFL would’ve cared? Heck no. If Jason Campbell or David Garrard or even Kerry Collins would’ve dealt with the same thing and been sidelined for the entire 2008 season, the NFL wouldn’t have even blinked an eye. That’s the sad part….popularity bias. Because everything is about money these days, the NFL can’t stand to be without their primetime players and moneymakers on the field. No superstars? That means no extra generated profit from tickets sold simply to see those megastars and not the home team. Sooner or later, any eye contact with or gestures made at the QB, including glaring or barking, will be penalized. It’s turning into PowderPuff out there…

Furthermore, is the NFL really trying to take everything away from the game nowadays? First Touchdown celebrations now tackling the quarterback…come on NFL, you’re losing entertainment value! Who didn’t enjoy Joe Horn, Chad Johnson, and T.O.’s antics in the end zone after a long TD catch?

Courtesy of giantsfootballblog.com

Courtesy of giantsfootballblog.com

If you didn’t, you either are lying or have absolutely no sense of humor. Sharpees, Pom-Poms, 40 Yard Dashes, and Cell Phones? Ridiculously entertaining and none in which mocked the opponent. What’s wrong with that? Nothing in my book; it’s just good ‘ole fashioned fun on the gridiron. If the NFL is trying to turn people and players off, they’re doing a good job. What’s next? No contact on the defensive or offensive line? No plays longer than 40 yards allowed? No overtime, only ties? All insane and unnecessary, but unfortunately not out of the realm of possibility apparently for the NFL Rules Committee. In the words of the Sandlot’s Great Hambino, Hey NFL Rules Committee: “You’re killin’ me smalls!”