How will teams handle rookie contracts

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ProFootballTalk.com brought up a point on restricted and unrestricted free agents that got me thinking.

How the heck will teams handle this year and next year’s rookie contracts?

The reason being that they are going to be a problem is thanks to the looming lockout in 2011.

That means teams will want to pay rookies very little as possible to minimize expenses when there will be no revenue except for the arrangements the National Football League made with television networks for 2011 if there is a lockout.

That means there will be more holdouts for a greater length of time due to the lockout.

In the end things are only going to get uglier from here on out.

Good night and good luck

NFL needs fulltime referees

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Many fans and members of the media have been calling for the National Football League to make their referees full-time.

The need for full-time is greater now more than ever.

According to the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, via ProFootballtalk.com, Paul King, who was a rookie NFL umpire this past season, is quoted as saying working in the NFL is like a full-time job.

A referee has to do film study as well before and after a game just as much as a football player.

That begs the question of why the heck aren’t these guys full-time?

Simply, the NFL is worried about the amount of money they would have to pay in order to retain some of the current referee’s and attract future ones.

In the end its time for the NFL to make referee’s full-time as they are making too many mistakes.

Will Detroit take the obvious choice?

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Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and Oklahoma defensive tackle Gerald McCoy are thought of to be the two top prospects April’s National Football League Draft.

With Suh thought to be going first that means McCoy should go number two, but will he?

The Detroit Lions hold the second pick overall, which means you never know who they will pick.

To their defense though the last two drafts they have taken the obvious top prospects in wide receiver Calvin Johnson and quarterback Matt Stafford.

The Lions do have a history of taking offensive players in the first round.

Last decade saw the Lions in the first round take four wide receivers, three offensive tackles, two quarterbacks, one tight end, and one linebacker.

However, McCoy is thought of to be a sure fire bet to be a star in the NFL.

In the end they have to be foolish not to take McCoy.

Another tormented soul

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We all knew how the death of former Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams affected Oakland Raiders wide receiver Javon Walker when he was with the Broncos at the time.

Aparently, it has also affected Broncos wide receiver Bramdon Marshall.

According to Mike Klis of the Denver Post, via ProFootballTalk.com, Marshall wants to leave due to the Williams murder and due to head coach Josh McDaniels, or anything else.

According to the report, Marshall feels guilty over the death due to the fact that he got into an altercation at the club that the three were at celebrating New Years Day.

Most likely Mrashall thinks that the bullets that killed Williams were for him.

Is it possible?

Yes, as the person on trial for Williams murder is Willie Clark who if I remember correctly was apart of a gang.

What Marshall needs do is remind himself is that its okay as it was meant to be and that Williams is in a better place playing football again.

In the end hopefully Marshall will one day get the help he needs.