New York Giants rookie Chad Jones career may be on the line after a early morning crash with two of his friends also in the car.
Obviously, Jones had to be drinking.
According to WWL-TV, via Pro Football Talk, Jones crashed his car into a street pole and suffered several fractures to his leg and various other injuries to his left leg as 7:15 in the morning.
People that are driving around at 7 am with friends obviously have been out partying and drinking. So, it will not be a surprise to me when toxicology reports come out that Jones was drinking.
Most likely Jones swerved to miss something and then subsequently lost control and hit the pole.
It is tragic to see a young man’s career end before he even had a chance.
In the end, it is just another reminder that it doesn’t matter who you are if you are not careful with your car bad things can happen.
The Jacksonville Jaguars has always been struggling with its attendance problems even when they had good football teams.
However, it looks like things are coming to a boil and it is do or die for the Jaguars long term future in Jacksonville.
According to CBSSports.com’s Mike Freeman, via Pro Football Talk, who previously worked for the Florida Times-Union covering the Jaguars, “NFL owners, I’m told, are agitated with the Jaguars’ situation more than ever and increasingly favor the team moving to Los Angeles, London or even Orlando (assuming there’s a new stadium built). My guess is that in two or three years the Jaguars will be moving to Los Angeles.”
Jaguars owner Wayne Weaver knows the pressure is on the Jaguars this year to sell season tickets to show his fellow owners that he is making progress with the fans.
In the end, with the possibility of the Jaguars moving grows by the day.
Everywhere I turn I get to read how terrible in 2011 the Buffalo Bills will be.
Well the media needs to shut up as nobody right now can predict how a team will do in 2010.
Last season many predicted the Tennessee Titans to get back to the playoffs, but they started off last year 0-6.
Also, many thought that the Atlanta Falcons behind second year quarterback Matt Ryan and running back Michael Turner, but injuries derailed their season.
Then there is the New Orleans Saints as in 2008 they went 8-8 so nobody was picking them for the playoffs let alone the Superbowl.
Every year there is a team that makes a dramatic turn around, which leads me to ask why can’t the Bills do that in 2010.
Yes, they have the same quarterbacks as last year, but Bills head coach Chan Gailey has a history of making average quarterbacks look like franchise quarterbacks.
When September is over and they are 1-3 or 0-4 then people can start looking to the 2011 National Football League Draft.
In the end, after all doesn’t everyone deserve a chance.
Former Buffalo Bills quarterback JP Losman signed with the Seattle Seahawks this offseason.
With Matt Hasselbeck in the twighlight of his career Losman’s second chance at being a starter may come soon.
Accordind to Dave Boling of the Tacoma New-Tribune, Losman looks more capable of being a staring quarterback than Charlie Whitehurst right now.
That is not surprising since Losman has two and a half years of starting before being screwed by head coach Dick Jauron.
Also, as history has shown the offense was so basic under Jauron that it became so predictable to the point where the defense knew what play the Bills were running prior to snap.
In the end, if Losman succeeds in Seattle many Bills fans will be kicking themselves a long time.
National Football commissioner Roger Goodell has made it clear that he would like to expand the NFL internationally.
According to Pro Football Talk, the NFL has taken another step in that direction.
On September 26th the Sunday Night game of the week between the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets will be aired on Telemundo in Los Angeles, New York, and Miami.
The reason that was given for this is to celebrate Spanish Heritage month.
However, that is load of crap as that is just a cover for their real reason being to gage the interest of the spanish speaking population.
Obviously, if there is a good deal of interest then a television deal would most likely be done with Telemundo to televise all the national games, which would snowball from there.
In the end, it will be interesting to see where the NFL is in 10 years.
The National Football League is in the midst of its slow news season, which is prevelant in the form of ridiculouse articles that you won’t see in the regular season.
So, I am not surprised another dumb story is making the rounds.
According to ESPN, via Pro Football Talk, Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris, on Monday’s organized team activities practice, went on a swear word latent tirade.
Um, I think it would be bigger news when a coach didn’t swear at practice at all as it is the head coaches job to get his players perfect their craft.
Sometimes a player or two gets lazy during a practice and that is usually when the coaches let them fly.
In the end, really my fellow journalist get a life and find something else to report.
The Buffalo Bills are in their final week of organized team activities which will end with a minicamp.
For the quarterbacks it means a one last chance to impress before head coach Chan Gailey ranks the quarterbacks.
Gailey announced last week that he will rank the quarterback that way to get one prepared for the regular season even though the competition is still open.
The reality is though the person that is ranked first will most likely be the starter on opening day.
The announcement is a good thing not only for Bills fans, but properly evaluating the quarterbacks as the announcement has added pressure that would only usually come via a game.
Obviously, many are hoping that quarterback Brian Brohm will win the job as they are sick of quarterback Trent Edwards.
Brohm’s skill set would fit what Gailey likes to do as he likes tall wide receivers and Brohm’s touch on fade routes is superb above.
In the end, the light at the end of the tunnel is finally getting brighter.
All National Football League fans knows of the elephant in the corner, which is the labor problems between the NFL and NFLPA.
With what happened yesterday things are only getting uglier.
Yesterday Special Master Stephen Burbank ruled against the NFL in a dispute against the NFLPA as two people signed contracts with the Miami Dolphins took bonus money and then just quit.
according to Pro Football Talk, the NFL reponded with this on their website NFLLabor.com, “The CBA was never intended to allow players who violate their contracts, commit crimes, or quit on their teams to keep bonus money paid to them in good faith by the clubs, whether it’s $7,000 or much more,” NFL general counsel Jeff Pash said. “This is money that should be available to rookies and veterans who actually perform, but the union has continually sought rulings that allow players who breach their contracts to take the money and run. The illogical and unintended consequences of these rulings are one of the many reasons why the current CBA needs to be changed. We are committed to addressing this issue in our negotiations with the NFLPA and reaching a CBA that prevents these kinds of results in the future.”
It is clear that everyone in the NFL is sick and tired of a bad deal that everyone from fans to former NFL commissioner Paul Taglibue to take in order to preserve peace.
Even if owners lose the dispute over television contracts there is still a good possibility of a lockout as owners will figure a way to pay the bills with loan deferrements and loans.
After all billionaires didn’t become billionaires by giving up, but rather with resourceful thinking and strategic planning.
In the end, things are only going to get worst before they get better.
Former San Francisco 49ers running back Roger Craig told AOL’s Fanhouse, via Pro Football Talk, that the 49ers are poised to annihilate the NFC West this year.
Asa crazy as the prediction sounds Craig could actually be right.
Last year the 49ers recorded an 8-8 season, but five of those losses were four points or less, which means like Craig said, “They should have beaten Minnesota (Week 3; 27-24 loss; Brett Favre led his 40th game-winning comeback drive), they should have beaten the Colts (Week 8; 18-14 loss; Joseph Addai threw a game-winning touchdown pass to Reggie Wayne), they should have beaten the Texans (Week 7; 24-21 loss; backup quarterback Alex Smith intercepted by Texans free safety Eugene Williams with 36 seconds remaining), they should have beaten Seattle (Week 13; 20-17 loss; Smith passed for 310 yards and two touchdowns, Seahawks kicked the game-winning field goal).
The 49ers did go out and add wide receiver Tedd Ginn Jr. and with the emergence of quarterback Alex Smith as a legitimate starter should at least pave the way to a division championship.
In the end, the only thing that could possibly get in the 49ers way of returning to the playoffs is the Arizona Cardinals if quarterback Matt Leinart emerges as a legitimate starter as well.
Four teams have lost organized team activities practice due to players blowing the whistle on coaches.
However, many are starting to believe that there will be consequences from the coaches of those teams.
According to Pro Football Talk, many insiders believe that the intensity of many training camps will increase this year due to the loss of practices to show the players who is in charge in the form of a lot of two a day practices.
The other reason for the increase is to make up for lost time.
In the end, sometimes it is best to just keep your mouth shut and for National Football League players that is one of those situations.