In NASCAR there are car wrecks that are so spectacular that the only thing left of the car is the inside roll cage that protects a driver.
With the New York Jets amazingly making the playoffs behind a rookie head coach and rookie quarterback expectations have been raised, especially with the additions of running back LaDainian Tomlinson and wide receiver Santonio Holmes.
Due to those expectations the Jets will be the National Football League’s version of one of those wrecks in 2010.
What Jets head coach Rex Ryan is forgetting is that good teams figure out defenses eventually no matter how good the talent due to tendencies of whoever is making the play calls.
Also, key player along the offensive line like guard Alan Faneca who will be 34 years old this December and offensive tackle Damien Woody who will be 33 in November are up there in football years and their bodies can start breaking down at anytime, which would result in significant time loss to injuries.
In the end, the Jets are all talk and no bite.
Good night and good luck.
The Saint Louis Rams were the lucky team to get the first overall pick in the 2010 National Football League Draft.
According to Rachel Nichols of ESPN, via ProFootballTalk.com, 10 teams have called the Rams about the first overall pick, but there were no specific offers and lets face it there never will be.
The problem is that the guaranteed money for the first overall pick has just gotten purely asinine as last years first overall pick Detroit Lions quarterback Matt Stafford signed a six year $72 million contract with $41.75 million guaranteed. That means the first overall pick this year could possibly receiver a contract over $80 million.
No winning teams like the New England Patriots or the Philadelphia Eagles are going to pay that kind of money to a rookie.
In the end, the Rams better hope that quarterback Sam Bradford works out or they will be stuck for many years to come.
It was reported Wednesday that the Pittsburgh Steelers are shopping quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to the teams that are in the top 10 of Thursday National Football League Draft. With the Buffalo Bills selecting ninth and needing a quarterback naturally they were of course one of the teams that got a phone call, which they denied.
Of course the Bills aren’t fooling anyone as of course they are interested as Bills head coach Chan Gailey himself stated they like to have the quarterback position settled before the Draft.
There was a conflicting report earlier in the day as ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted that the Bills said no to the Steelers about Roethlisberger.
What most likely happened is that when the Steelers called and general manager Buddy Nix asked what they are asking for in return for Roethlisberger, which was probably two first round draft picks, they replied no as the price was too high for a guy that is one incident away from a one year suspension.
If the price was right of course they would be interested in Roethlisberger who wouldn’t as the guy is a franchise quarterback.
What the Bills are doing is waiting for the price of Roethlisberger to come down to a more reasonable level like two second round draft picks as they have three quarterbacks that are all capable of starting for Gailey and doing a decent job as he has a reputation for building backup quarterbacks into franchise players.
In the end, the Bills are playing it right the only problem there could be is the Oakland Raiders as owner Al Davis is an absolute fool that over pays for players.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, via ProFootballTalk.com, the Pittsburgh Steelers are actively shopping quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to teams in the top 10 of Thursday’s National Football League Draft and apparently one is considering it.
No doubt that team is the Buffalo Bills.
As you may recall Bills head coach Chan Gailey stated that he wants the quarterback situation solved before the Draft.
Most likely the Bills are considering all the variables in trading for Roethlisberger.
At this point it depends on the compensation as one more screw up by Roethlisberger will result in a one year suspension.
In the end, even if it is for two first round picks they should go for it as every Bills fan is desperate for a ligitament quarterback.
With the National Football League Draft approaching audio clips from football teams have been making the rounds, which many NFL fans are listening to to figure out who their favorite team is taking.
One of the group of people that fans shouldn’t be listening to is the scouts.
Many fans don’t realize that even though a scout may gush over a certain player it doesn’t mean anything. The reason being they aren’t the people making the decision on who the team will pick.
The way a room operates is that scouts will give grades on players and they will shift around their board accordingly.
When their time comes up to pick they will look at what their needs are and who are the best players available.
Then the general manager and head coach, who are the decision makers usually, will go around the room and get their opinions on players available and who they would go with and which ever prospect has the most votes usually will be the pick.
In the end, what matter is the philosophies and priorities of the general manager and head coach.
According to ProFootballTalk.com, the Cleveland Browns are panicking due to the fact that at seventh overall there will be a drop off.
The reason being that contracts are so big in the top 10 are worried about picking a bust as it would set the franchise back years due to dead money.
The fact of the matter is that teams should be worried about if a player will excel in their system, which is whay New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick goes by.
In the end, the Browns need to shut up and work harder to find solid players as once they do that they won’t be in this position in the future.
Time and time again National Football League players and owners get in trouble when visiting a local watering hole.
It has me wondering when is the NFL going to ban bars and nightclubs all together.
The latest example comes coutsey of TMZ, via ProFootballTalk.com, who caught Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen going nuts in a Scottsdale, AR bar after another patron swore at his girlfriend.
When will players learn that they are targets in bars due to the fact that they make so much money.
In the end, this will continue to be a problem until the NFL bans them.
Recently I predicted that defensive tackle Dan Williams will be the pick for the Buffalo Bills at ninth overall in the upcoming National Football League Draft.
That looks to be dead on as Edgar Thompson of the Palm Beach post tweeted that fellow writer Brian Biggane, who is in Buffalo, has learned that the Bills front office plans to take Williams.
It makes sense as most likely the top three offensive lineman will be gone and the top two quarterback will be gone as well.
That means the best value for a position of need will be defensive tackle to fill the nose tackle position.
Williams would most likely play on first and second downs as fellow nose tackle Kyle Williams is exceptional at pass rushing and would come in on third down and second and long situations.
In the end, as much as people want a left tackle there Williams is the right pick.
There have been rumors for sometime now that Washington Redskins defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth would be traded.
With who the Redskins signed today a trade for Haynesworth is coming soon.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, via ProFootballTalk.com, the Redskins signed nose tackle Howard Green.
Green started for defensive coordinator Jim Haslett when he was New Orleans Saints head coach.
Green will be a stop gap until they draft a permanent replacement.
Haynesworth isn’t thrilled with the notion of playing nose tackle as he feels it wouldn’t be a good fit for him.
In the end, trading Haynesworth is the best thing to do for both parties.
Good night and good luck.
The Buffalo Bills have never been a big mover up or down in the National Football League Daft.
However, that may change this year as Yahoo Sports is reporting that the Bills are one of the teams calling around to move down in the Draft.
To be honest I am not surprised Bills general manager Buddy Nix believes in building through the Draft.
The Bills do have some good football players, but they are lacking depth.
That was apparent last year as they were not as good once their starters went down with injuries.
However, the Bills probably will be hard pressed to find a partner as this draft is supposedly deep and the amount of guaranteed money that someone would have to shell out at ninth overall is a lot.
Last year’s ninth overall picks was Green Bay Packers defensive lineman B.J. Raji who signed a five year $22.9 million contract with $17.7 million guaranteed.
In the end, unless there is a player that a team really wants they think won’t last until they pick the Bills will be stuck at ninth.