Tags: Aaron Rodgers, American Football, Brett Favre, Brian Brohm, Chad Pennington, Football, Green Bay Packers, Kellen Clemens, New York Jets, NFL, NFL Trades, Sports
Brett Favre, a future First Ballot H.O.F’er has been dealt to the New York Jets for a 2009 conditional draft pick. Won’t it be weird seeing Favre in a different NFL uniform after he spent 16 years in green, yellow and white?
But, let’s make this less about the trading about Favre…but about the impact it has on both teams.
Impact on Jets: GOOD. If it wasn’t good, would they have traded for him? He helps make Thomas Jones a bigger threat on the ground and will probably make
Tags: Aaron Rodgers, American Football, Brett Favre, Chicago Bears, Football, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, New York Jets, NFC North, NFL, Sports, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Ted Thompson
The question now is, not whether or not he will be reinstated. But, whether or or not #4 will be wearing a green and yellow jersey or not. Tampa Bay and the Jets have permission to talk to Favre, but I’m sure the legend wants to go to an in-division contender such as the Vikes or the Bears.
Some even say that if Seattle [Matt Hasselbeck] or Philadelphia [Donovan McNabb] needed a ‘replacement’ then Favre would be sent there. Some say that Packers GM Ted Thompson will hold his ground along with Head Coach Mike McCarthy and play Aaron Rodgers. Which, in all likelihood, will cause a major uproar in the locker room. Because in any team sport, you always play the best player. You do not ever play a player that is not as good as someone else who isn’t playing.
Yes, Aaron Rodgers shouldn’t have to deal with the Favre Retirement merry-go-round each year. But, he has never started a pro game. He did, however show potential in the playoffs against the ‘Boys when Favre got hurt.
The thing with Favre is this. It’s hard for a future first ballot Hall of Famer to retire with his gas needle on 1/8.
Tags: American Football, eneffell, Football, I-Form, NFL, Sports
Sorry for the two week-plus absence. But, all that matters is that I’m back and ready to roll.
Tags: American Football, Brett Favre, Football, Green Bay Packers, NFL, Sports
Today, Brett Favre formally requested his release in a letter to the Packers. A friend of Favre’s says to “blame [Packers GM Ted] Thompson.” Thompson said in response to a text from Favre inquiring about a comeback ‘I’m on vacation. We’ll talk later.’
So, the obvious question arises – Will they A) Keep him, B) Trade him, or C) Release him, as he requested.
I think they shouldn’t release him, but rather trade him. Know, stop right there. I am not off my rocker. Aaron Rodgers needs to be the QB in Packer-land. After all he’s done for the Pack, the Packers need to do one last favor for Favre. Trade him to a team that just needs that signal caller to make a playoff push. So, who could he go to and how would it go down, and what would it take. I’ll give you a hint – lots of green, draft picks, and position players the Packers need. I examine two possible trades.
Tampa Bay Gets: Brett Favre QB
Green Bay Gets: Alex Smith TE, 4th-round Pick, 6th-round Pick, $1.75M
Minnesota Gets: Brett Favre QB
Green Bay Gets: Chester Taylor RB, $3M, 3rd-round Pick
Tags: American Football, C-USA, Chicago Bears, Conference USA, Football, Matt Forte, NFL, Sports, Tulane, Tulane Green Wave
I once thought that Matt Forte would be just one running back of three to make up the Bears ground attack. But, he is quickly becoming the L.T of the Bears organization. Because – in all likelihood – Turnover-saurus-Rex [Grossman] and the extremely shallow wideout corps will not make a Patriots-esque passing attack this year.
Forte is one of two very successful Conference USA running backs (Himself, Kevin Smith) that declared for the NFL Draft early this year that should be successful pro backs. Last year – his senior year – he was a semifinalist for the Doak Walker Award (for best running back) and had 2127 yards and 23 touchdowns on the ground.
And, since the release of Cedric Benson, he is the main man on the depth chart for Chicago. Not the Adrian Peterson and Garret Wolfe will get their slightly unfair share of carries while Matt Forte carries the load. Expect him to get a 1000+ yard season with 12+ touchdowns on the ground if he stays healthy.
Tags: American Football, Cadillac Williams, Carnell Williams, Football, Miami Dolphins, NFL, NFL Trades, Possible NFL Trades, Ronnie Brown, Sports, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Teammates in college, Ronnie Brown (left) and Carnell “Cadillac” Williams (right) have not obtained the success in the pros as they did when they were a 1-2 Punch at Auburn; despite the fact that they are not splitting carries in the pros.
Ronnie was the bruiser back; Cadillac was the fast, quick back. And even though Carnell won the 2005 AP NFL Rookie of the Year, he hasn’t had the same measure of success as he did in college when he was splitting carries with Ronnie at Auburn.
Last year, both their seasons were cut short with injuries. Turns out they have much more in common than just being Top 5 Picks in ’05 – Brown went second overall, Williams went fifth – to Florida teams (Miami, Tampa Bay respectively) So, what would it take for them to join forces in the pros. Tampa Bay needs help at DE. Miami needs help at QB, and at RB depth. Miami supposedly wants to unload Jason Taylor. So, here’s what would have to go down for Ronnie Brown and Carnell Williams to rejoin forces in the pros.
Tampa Bay Gets: Jason Taylor DE, Ricky Williams RB, Josh McCown QB, 1st-round pick
Miami Gets: Carnell Williams RB, Jeff Garcia QB, 2nd-round pick
Even though this trade won’t happen, it makes sense. Miami unloads Taylor’s large contract, gets a good QB to mentor Henne, and has the greatest RB Duo in the NFL for years to come. Thus improving their record by at least three games.
Tampa Bay gets a great defensive end who is a Top 5 Defender, no doubt; gets a solid RB to pair with Earnest Graham; and gets a first round pick to replace Taylor next year, which will probably be a Top 10 Pick.
I love both players (Brown, Williams) but neither of them has surpassed their single-season high yardage record they had in college, even though they split carries in college. Does that make sense? I remember having a conversation with my dad when I was younger.
Me – “Hey dad, how come that player [Carnell Williams] is coming out of the game?”
My Dad – “Well, another running back [Ronnie Brown] is coming into the game…”
Me – “But why? I mean he [Carnell Willaims] just got a bunch of yards.”
My Dad – “Because that’s what the coach decided [Tommy Tuberville] he thinks it works.”
And it did. So, shouldn’t it work in the pros? I hope this trade happens.
Tags: American Football, Football, Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots, NFL, Peyton Manning, Sports, Tom Brady
Big surprise, an NFL blogger is blogging about the good ole’ Peyton Manning or Tom Brady debate. Yes, it’s getting old. But, they are both future Hall of Famers, and it has to be answered by an expert eventually, doesn’t it? (Did you get it?)
But in all seriousness – this needs to be settled once and for all. Because, it is getting old: I am becoming sick of it. I see constant re-runs of this on ESPN and NFL Network (they aren’t experts) So, without further ado…Manning versus Brady.
So, let’s start with the stats. Because, as the saying goes…”stats don’t lie”
Tom Brady’s Career Stats & Awards (8 Years Pro)
112 Games, 3642 Attempts, 2294 Completions, 63% Completion Percentage, 26730 Yards, 7.2 AVG, 197 TDs, 86 INTs, 92.9% QB Rating (EXCLUDING POSTSEASON)
4-time Pro Bowler (’01,’04-’05,’07)
2-time All-Pro (’05,’07)
3-time Super Bowl Champion (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX)
2-time Super Bowl MVP (XXXVI, XXXVIII)
AP NFL MVP (2007)
Sportsman of the Year (2005)
Peyton Manning’s Career Stats & Awards (10 Years Pro)
160 Games, 5405 Attempts, 3468 Completions, 64.2% Completion Percentage, 41626 Yds, 7.7 AVG, 306 TDs, 153 INTs, 94.7% QB Rating (EXCLUDING POSTSEASON)
8-time Pro Bowler (’99-’07)
6-time All-Pro (’99-’00,’03-’06)
AP NFL MVP (’03-’04)
1-time Super Bowl Champion (XLI)
1-time Super Bowl MVP (XLI)
Pro Bowl MVP (2005)
So, in terms of stats, even though he has two more years than Brady; Manning’s stat sheet blows off the page compared to Brady. So, it’s MANNING, 1 – BRADY, 0
Now, let us compare what the coaches think. ESPN’s NFL Blog Hashmarks has an article about an overhaul draft. In which all players could become available. 29 coaches were in the survey. 22 picked Brady over Manning (6)
So, it’s MANNING, 1 – BRADY, 1
Now, I am the decider. Who do I like better…Manning or Brady? Well. I don’t like either of them particularly – my favorite QB is Ben Roethlisberger – because both of them have undesirable (Manning) and desirable (Brady) off-the-field characteristics. Brady is the guy who could have sex with any woman he wanted to. And Manning talks with a slight lisp and seems sleepily retarded. But, I have to go Brady. He has won so much with so little. Three Super Bowl rings? Wowzers.
Tags: American Football, Baseball, Basketball, College Basketball, College Football, Football, MLB, NBA, NCAA Basketball, NCAA Football, NFL, Sports
I am going to start my fourth, yes fourth, sports blog. Not football, sports. Just generally about sports. I’m good at things other than football.
Opening August 1st.
Tags: American Football, EPSN, Football, Heimlech Maneuver, Kansas City Chiefs, NFL, San Diego Chargers, Sports, Tony Gonzalez
Reports surfaced that Tony Gonzalez saved a Calfornia man’s life. Go to the address to see the full story by ESPN. Note: I don’t claim to have wrote this story.