Yeah, he’s a Hall of Famer. He ought to a first ballot Hall of Famer. But the self rightous media that does the voting, and if you think I’m talking about you then I am talking about you, and you don’t think I’m talking about you I’m not talking about you … those people will keep him out. Just the same way kept Charles Haley out. You can’t look at Charles Haley’s resume and not say he’s a Hall of Fame player, but (he) treated some people like less than dog dung
I don’t think the comparison to Haley is apt. While Haley might have been a jerk to a lot of people, his behavior never hurt his team. However, when you think of the phrase “team cancer,” Owens is the poster child. An argument could rightfully be made that teams were better off without T.O. than with him. If I had a vote, he’s in, but I certainly wouldn’t blame anyone for leaving him off their ballot. Frankly, I think Jean-Jacques Taylor is the one being self-righteous here.
I agree that signing Kyle Kosier is priority, but no mention of Doug Free?
Packer fan angry that his favorite comic book heroes are now wearing Cowboys stuff.
Bowen, Hatcher and Spears all FA’s.
(Redskins, Eagles, and Giants news after the jump)…
Agree that expectations should be kept in check, but a large handful of these guys are going to get significant playing time.
I saw Rich going back and forth with some Redskins fans on twitter yesterday, and agree that the Panthers have little reason to give up Clausen for little compensation in a trade. However, regarding which QB is better (Beck or Clausen), Rich writes:
The only advantage I can see Clausen having is his age; he is six years younger than Beck.
I think it’s more than just age. Both QB’s were underwhelming in their small sample sizes to begin their careers. However, Beck has had 3 more years in the league than Clausen and could never get back onto the field on teams with bad QBs. Clausen has had far less time to improve his game than Beck.
Great read. Apparently, Mark Moseley won the 1982 MVP award. For those of you younger guys that don’t know who Mark Moseley is, he was a kicker. I actually looked it up to verify that he really won it, and sure enough…
Good job by Dan here. I’ve seen the “tank job” suggestions, too, which is ridiculous, and I was going to address it myself. Glad someone else did. Coaches have to worry about… you know… getting fired. Andrew Luck is a great prospect and all, but not so great if your replacement is drafting him first overall.
Obviously, Plax has at least some level of interest in playing for Philly. The question is whether the Eagles want him. Just for s’s and giggles, let’s review the pro’s and con’s once again.
Nice breakdown here by Brian on called running plays for Vick vs passing plays where Vick took off running.
The title would lead one to believe this is a list of FA RB’s the Eagles could look to bring in. It’s not. It’s actually more about the OL in the run game, and a very good read.
Reading twitter posts yesterday, you’d think the guy died. Sneakily good career, after looking like a disaster in the early going.
It’s hard to address this position not knowing whether or not Ahmad Bradshaw will return.
Agreed. Rich also assumes Brandon Jacobs is returning, and while I acknowledge that Jerry Reese has even said Jacobs is coming back, I’m not 100% sure.