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Tweeting Terrell Stirs It Up Again…

Posted in NFL with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 26, 2009 by sportsguru09

That’s right, Terrell won’t shut up. In yet another tale in T.O.’s post-Dallas saga, Owens recently bashed Jason Garret and Tony Romo on his Twitter, yes Twitter, page. Bills Owens FootballWow, what else has this world come to? T.O. tweets…yikes. Between him and Mark Cuban, you might as well take “censorship” out of the dictionary as it will likely no longer apply. Anyways, in a Twitter post last week, one of Owens’ fans had mentioned how upset he was that Mr. Get Ya Popcorn Ready was cut by Big D. In response, Owens posted the following:

“neither ws i, blame the OC & romo!! but i’m happy 2 b where i am but i miss the other guys tht were & r true teammates!!”

Not only can Owens tweet, but he can write in such broken english no one can actually understand what he’s saying! If you’re going to be critical of someone else, at least put it in a professional forum, not some Facebook knock-off application. Give me a break, I’m tired of Twitter-sparked controversy. Get a life people…and by life I mean everything except Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, etc. This isn’t fantasy world (though most of us would like it to be, trust me).

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The Good, The Bad, and The Downright Ugly…

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

The 2009 NFL Draft was this past weekend and oh was it entertaining.2009-nfl-draft-props Typical teams struggled to make smart decisions, the usual teams were solid, and there were many trades and pick moves put into place to make the ’09 draft one of the most memorable in recent history.

Read below for a little analysis and my awards for best and worst draft choices…

THE VERY GOOD

1. The Philadelphia Eagles

Well Deshean Jackson, your Eagles got a stud WR gift-wrapped to play alongside you in Philly. The fact that Jeremy Maclin fell to Philly here was ridiculous and never should have happened (all Al Davis’ fault in Oakland). And Donovan McNabb, are you satisfied with your weapons now? O, and in case you didn’t notice, Westbrook’s new backup and future successor LeShean McCoy out of Pitt is completely legit. I saw him beat up on Navy in Annapolis this past fall all by himself. Not many people know him, but they will very soon when he takes over for an aging Westbrook. Great pickup Philly…

2. Indianapolis Colts

The Colts, how I hate you so. You efficiently filled your running back whole and got a speedy, athletic, and very talented Donald Brown out of UConn. This was a steal and excited what the Colts needed after giving up Dominic Rhodes in the offseason. indianapolis_coltsWe all know Addai can’t stay healthy and when he actually does play, he’s not that efficient behind Manning, Wayne, and company. They’re pass happy and will look a lot to Brown out of the backfield. Later in the draft, the Colts also boosted both sides of their line and added depth. A solid draft all the way around for the ‘Shoe.

3. Jacksonville Jaguars

As a Jags fan, I was ecstatic to watch Jack Del Rio and company go to work in Jax’s war room. Not only did they get two big Offensive Linemen that will surely keep Mojo Drew alive longer, they added three sure-handed blazing fast wide receivers. Though most haven’t heard of them, don’t be suprised if Garrard throws the ball much more successfully next year without dealing with thugs who had no hands like he’s been used to over the past couple of seasons. Many questioned their pass on Michael Crabtree, but if this organization is going to be centered around MoJo, shouldn’t you do the best to protect him?

4. Arizona Cardinals

Well, Edge is out Mr. Meaty Beanie Wells is in. With a huge hole to fill in the backfield behind Kurt Warner, the Cards got their man of their future to bruise defenses and push the line in the redzone. Though many figured that ‘Zona would trade away Anquan Boldin on draft day, the Cardinals made a bigger offensive statement by providing solidity to their run game and NOT trading Boldin. The Bears and others offered, but none matched Arizona’s trade expectations. Overall, the draft was a success for Ken Wisenhunt’s bunch. Keep Boldin, pick up a few strong pass rushers, and add a bruiser for your franchise running back.

THE VERY BAD

1. Dallas Cowboys

Did these guys even participate in this year’s draft? Oh yea, they passed in Round 1 and added 12 special teamers on Day 2? Come on Jerry Jones, you know better.dallas_cowboys You might as well have traded those guys or picks for help in next year’s draft. Not one person is recognizable from your draft and you added no help to help your now T.O.-less receiver core (that features an overrated Roy Williams) in the early rounds. What a waste…good luck scoring points this year…

2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

You got your man in Josh Freeman and then what? You completely disappeared from the draft.

THE DOWNRIGHT UGLY

1. The Oakland Raiders

The most shocking yet stupid pick in the 2009 NFL Draft officially belongs to your Al Davis. Heyward-Bay before Crabtree and Maclin? Are you kidding me?!? What the *&^%*^*?!?!?!?!? No wonder your organization’s been in the toilet for years now, YOU GUYS ARE IDIOTS! nfl_oakland_raiders_1Jamarcus Russell now weighs like 350+ lbs. and was just given a speedy WR with no hands and no proven ability to be able to break away and play one-on-one. Looks like D-Mac Darren McFadden will see a lot of touches this year….otherwise, they have NO shot to win games. They’re lucky their division is downright awful. Welcome to the bottom of the Toilet Bowl Oakland…

2. The Denver Broncos

Another RB?!?!? Josh McDaniels, you’re killing me. First you get rid of a franchise quarterback for who? Oh yea, that bum from the windy city Kyle Orton (with draft picks). Next, with like 39 running backs already on your roster and 3 more picked up in the 2009 Free Agency period, you draft Knowshown Moreno? I mean, I know the Georgia boy can play but come on now, don’t you think you should work on improving quite possibly the worst defense in the NFL? Your secondary is terrible and aging and you guys rarely sack the quarterback. Even better, there were a few quality RBs you could have taken later in the draft. This pick definitely should have gone elsewhere. As we know it, McDaniels continues to dig his own grave deeper and deeper after every decision he makes…poor guy…he’ll be out in the streets in no time…

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A Little Luck and Some Early Draft Shockers…

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

Derrius Hayward-Bey over Crabtree and Jeremy Maclin at Number 7? Knowshon Moreno in an already Running Back-heavy Broncos offense? Wow, both are huge Draft surprises. Oakland continues to stun us and Josh McDaniels is just digging himself a bigger whole in Denver? Did he not forget that his defense last year was one of the worst ever?!?!nfl_draft_0651211

In lighter news, the Redskins saved face with Sanchez going to NY (via trade) with the #5 pick (from Cleveland Browns) and were able to steal Brian Orakpo, out of Texas, to help their pass rush next year alongside Albert Haynesworth. For my guys, the Jacksonville Jaguars, they addressed one of their two biggest needs, Offensive Line. The Jags took Eugene Monroe, OT out of the University of Virginia. MoJo Drew will be pumped he finally has some blocking.

More updates to come…

Madden’s Next Video Game Cover Boys?!?!…

Posted in Random with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 24, 2009 by sportsguru09

And the Madden 2010 Video Game Cover Boys are………………………LARRY FITZGERALD, Wide Receiver and Mega-Star of the reigning NFC Champions, the Arizona Cardinals and TROY POLAMALU of the Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers. Fitzgerald and Polamalu will replace Brett Favre from the 2009 Edition. This is the first time ever that Madden cover will be split between two NFL superstars. Fitzgerald is an eletric wide receiver who made a major name for himself in the NFL playoffs and Super Bowl last year. madden-coverPolamalu is a ball hawking cornerback who is known for heavy hitting and intensity on the football field. For all you true Madden gamers out there, the Madden curse, however, does still exist. What does it mean? Well, typically either the cover boy gets hurt and is out for the season or is a complete fantasy football bust. For Arizona and Pittsburgh’s sake, they better pray that this isn’t true for the 2009-2010 season….well, maybe Pittsburgh being that I am a die hard Jacksonville Jaguars fan…

THE OFFICIAL MADDEN 2009 RELEASE DATE IS AUG. 14TH, 2009

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Jags Sign Torry Holt…Finally, A WR…

Posted in NFL with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 21, 2009 by sportsguru09

Courtesy of the Associated Press

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) –The Jacksonville Jaguars addressed their biggest need Monday night, agreeing to a three-year conract with veteran receiver Torry Holt.

The deal lessens the need for Jacksonville to get a receiver early in this weekend’s NFL draft and gives the franchise its biggest weapon at the position since Jimmy Smith retired in 2006.

The Jaguars still might select a receiver with the No. 8 pick, especially since Holt will be 33 years old this summer and has been slowed by knee problems in recent years. Texas Tech’s Michael Crabtree and Missouri’s Jeremy Maclin are expected to be top-10 picks.jacksonvillejaguars3

Jacksonville has been searching for a No. 1 receiver since Smith’s retirement. The team selected Reggie Williams (2004) and Matt Jones (2005) in the first round in consecutive years, but parted ways with the troubled receivers this offseason. The Jaguars chose not to re-sign Williams after five disappointing seasons and released Jones after he violated a plea agreement stemming from a drug charge.

Jacksonville also got rid of Jerry Porter in February. The Jags paid Porter $11 million last season, but he finished with 11 catches and got blamed for chemistry issues in the locker room.

Without those three, the team’s top returning receivers were Dennis Northcutt, Mike Walker and Troy Williamson.RAMS CARDINALS

Northcutt has never shown he could be a go-to receiver. Walker hasn’t been fully healthy during his two years in the league. And Williamson, a former first-round pick, played sparingly last season after getting trading to Jacksonville following three miserable years in Minnesota.

Holt certainly boosts the Jaguars’ wideout position. The seven-time Pro Bowler ranks 11th on the NFL’s career list with 869 receptions. He caught 64 passes for 796 yards and three touchdowns for St. Louis last season. The Rams released him in March days before he was due a $1.25 million roster bonus.

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