Panthers’ future lies within Moore

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The Carolina Panthers tender quarterback Matt Moore to the first and third round level.

That is a clear sign that the Panthers believe Moore is the future of the franchise.

Moore in his last four games this past season was 65 of 106 for 829 yards passing with eight touchdowns and no interceptions.

Locking up Moore is the smart thing to do as he looks like he has a future in the National Football League.

Once they lockup Moore long term the question then will be what to do with quarterback Jake Delhomme.

Delhomme probably feels he can still be a starter some where and will most likely request his release.

As talented as Moore is he also needs more weapons as wide receiver Steve Smith is not enough.

In the end it is time for the Panthers to get some skill players.

Good night and good luck.

Who will get contracts?

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With the deadline for restricted free agent tenders being Thursday teams are going crazy tendering the player that they want to keep around.

The question is who of those will get long term contracts.

The problem with locking players up long term is due to the possibility of no football in 2011.

Teams this year must be creative on how they distribute money over the course of the contracts.

It is possible that there will be several players on teams that will not get a deal at all and will have to play under their tender.

In the end its going to be a long offseason for front office officials

Give Ochocinco some credit

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On Monday it was announced that Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco will be apart of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.

As much of a pain in the butt he can be you at least got to give him credit for getting approval from the coaching staff.

According to the Bengals website, via ProFootballTalk.com, Ochocinco went to head coach Marvin Lewis for approval to do the show.

Miami Dolphins outside linebacker Jason Taylor went on the show without anybody’s approval.

What will be interesting about the show is not just gonna be what he will come up with in his dance routine, but also his comments to the judges presiding over the show when they give their opinions on how he did.

In the end Ochocinco could elevate his status to infamy on Dancing with the Stars.

Hiring of Martz already bad

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The Chicago Bears hired Mike Martz to be the offensive coordinator after getting turned down multiple times by other offensive coordinator candidates.

Already, hiring Martz was a bad idea.

According to Peggy Kusinski of NBC Chicago, via ProFootballtalk.com, Bears tight end Greg Olsen is not happy that Martz was hired and has quietly sent his agent Drew Rosenhaus in to “trade mode.”

For Martz and all his smarts not to come up with a system that can utilize Olsen’s talents is just absolutely stupid.
Olsen caught 60 passes for 612 yards receiving with eight touchdowns.

Losing Olsen wouldn’t be a problem if he wasn’t their best weapon on offense.

In the end this is what happens when you hire someone of the likes of Martz.

Another former Bill takes over as position coach

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Last year the Indianapolis Colts promoted former Buffalo Bills quarterback Frank Reich to quarterbacks coach as his predecessor Jim Caldwell was promoted to head coach.

Now, another former Buffalo Bills player has been promoted to a position coach.

According to Tom Dienhart of Rivals.com, the Colts have hired former Kansas State coach Ron Prince to be the assistant offensive line coach.

The reason being that Colts longtime offensive line coach Howard Mudd is retiring and last years assistant offensive line coach, and former Bills tight end, Pete Metzelaars is taking over for Mudd.

In the end what it says that not only was the group of Bills that went to four straight Superbowls extremely talented they were also extremely smart and knowledgeable of the game of football.

Mitchell moving inside as expected

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Many members of the Buffalo media expected Buffalo Bills linebacker Kawika Mitchell to move to inside linebacker when it was announced that head coach Chan Gailey is switching the defense from a 4-3 to a 3-4 formation.

That is now confirmed with Gailey’s comments in the Buffalo News.

According to the report, Gailey stated that he is thinking about putting Mitchell at middle linebacker next to Paul Posluszny.

That is the obvious thing to do as he has played middle linebacker with the Kansas City Chiefs and a little bit last year with the Bills before getting injured.

Also, Mitchell has the ideal size at 6 foot 1 and 253 pounds.

That means the starting linebackers are set with Aaron Maybin and Aaron Schobel, if he comes back or it will be Chris Kelsay, at outside linebacker with Mitchell and Posluszny at the middle linebacker spots.

That leaves the interior three defensive linemen to be solved.

Most likely we will see Marcus Stroud at the nose tackle position with Kyle Williams and Spencer Johnson playing defensive ends.

Another option at defensive end is Chris Ellis who has the size being 6 foot 4 and 261 pounds.

In the end any which way as long as the Bills starters on defense stay healthy they should be in the top 15 in 2010.