I love when QBs who obviously love the game and want to keep playing do so. Obviously Brady has been able to. Now we get to see what happens with guys like Rivers, Ben, Brees. And I really respect it when a former starter embraces the role of a backup/mentor (e.g. Matt Hasselbeck). Then there's Alex Smith (props there OFC). Imagine if Theissmann had tried and made a comeback (and that was when QBs weren't protected by all the new QB protection rules)!
Its my understanding that the biggest problem with NYJ IS the owner.Finally, on coaching vacancies & candidates. there's some talk out there, but one intrigues me and that's the Jets HC job. One of the names being linked to that job is Jason Garrett. That's right, the failure from Dallas. The main reason I think this is an intriguing fit, one that I'd like to see happen, is I'd like to see what Jason can do outside the micromanaging, overbearing control of owner Jerry Jones. Jason played a good "yes man" role in Dallas. I would like to see what he can do when turned loose and allowed to build a team with his own imprint. Not sure how meddling Jets owner Chris Johnson is, or how smart GM Joe Douglas is though.
EDIT: After messing up the first version of this post, fixed it.
And also, IF Jason gets the job, I hope he does well. (Proving Jerry's nuts.)
It seems the Knicks have the same problem...........NY not having much luck lately with their sports teams. But Houston might be taking over the mantle with the Rockets and Texans bonfire !Its my understanding that the biggest problem with NYJ IS the owner.
Jones is nuts!
Dolan is always going to be a problem. The Jets need to clean house completely,radical changes, entire front office,new GM and coaches..but saying New York has problems maybe a little premature w Brooklyn really trying to put a competitive team on the floorIt seems the Knicks have the same problem...........NY not having much luck lately with their sports teams. But Houston might be taking over the mantle with the Rockets and Texans bonfire !
Hindsight is a great tool when evaluating healthy talent. Carson got injured, Penny got injured. Clowney is potential retirement level injured. You do what you can on draft day. Not having a long term plan for the OL suggests drafting running backs at high $$$$ is a way to burn cash. Now Russell feels the Seahawks definitely need his input on the OC selection. This is where the team should be more careful, regardless of what Russell likes about his skills and team boosterism. They're in weird territory with Wilson's contract, Carroll's interest in how long he'll coach, Bobby Wagner....As long as Scheider is in command an adult is in the room, hopefully.Back to Seattle wanting to run the ball... on The Herd, Joy Taylor made a good point of comparing the Hawks to the Browns, who also want to run the ball. The difference being the Browns actually have a good OL, oh and BTW, also have two good RBs (Chubb and Hunt); compared to the Hawks Sketchy OL, RBs Carson (who's good but oft injured) & Penny (bust-ish) & Hyde (also injured). Note: when SEA drafted Penny (in the FIRST ROUND), Chubb was still on the board. Makes ya think SEA scouting needs an upgrade as well , even though they've drafted better in lower rounds.
Good cap/record grid!The power structures in pro football have been in places for decades. But players now rightly want to have a say in how their teams are runwww.theguardian.com
Ravens game was an arm wrestle in the first half but then the Ravens started making mistakes. Two dropped balls, one would have been a TD and the other one possibly, one overthrow to a wide open receiver by Jackson's back up. Lamar threw a pick into the end zone. Neither team looked good on offense and the Bills got some breaks. Much more impressed with GB. Rams had some injury worries including Donald but Rodgers is playing two levels above Goff at the moment and the GB defense was also good. Unless the Bucs or Saints do something special tomorrow I'm finally convinced that GB will win the NFC. Their defense and run game has improved on last season and the offense looks more controlled with the form Rodgers is in.GB looked better than LAR, but that was the gimme game of the playoffs.
BAL never looked like themselves. Maybe that was because of BUF, or maybe they over thought the playoffs. BUF D had a good scheme. For what its worth, BUF O didn't really look like themselves either.