Apparently, Jamie Dukes thinks that Jeremy Maclin’s performances in the playoffs the last two years were all in “garbage time.” Maclin had 3 catches for 73 yards in the Eagles’ playoff loss to GB last year – That game went down to the last possession, so there was no garbage time in that game. Against the Cowboys the previous year, he had 7 catches for 146 yards and a TD. 78 of those yards and his TD came in the first half.
Stop making shit up to support a half-baked argument, Dukes. NFL Network could be great. No, NFL Network should be great. But I can’t even estimate how many times I’ve changed the channel to something like “Two and a Half Men” because of some of the horrible work that NFL Network does. For all the greatness that guys like Mike Mayock bring to the table at NFLN, idiots like Jamie Dukes tear it right down.
Makes sad 🙁
The Cards think he can be their QB for the next decade, but don’t want to give up a lot to get him. That’s like a diabetic saying they’d really like to have some insulin, but only if it’s on clearance.
Internet scouting at its finest.
Pros and cons of Plax with the Eagles here.
Sounds like he could be looking at missing the first quarter of the season, at a minimum.
Tommy talks about a radio interview he heard down by him in NC in which the Panthers were fired up about McDermott’s complex schemes. He also talks Ike Taylor / Nnamdi Asomugha, and gives his thoughts on the Eagles potentially pursuing LB Stephen Tullock.
(Giants, Cowboys, and Redskins news after the jump)…
Think of the possibilities with the “NY” at the end of Posluszny’s name!
PP is going to get paid. He’s 26 and had 151 tackles in 14 games last season. He has improved every season in the league thus far, at least statistically (I know, internet scouting). However, the Giants, as has been mentioned here several times already, are not in good shape salary cap wise, and have a large handful of their own players to get under contract. As good a fit as Posluszny may be, he’s a pipe dream, and frankly, I really don’t feel like learning how to spell his name without looking.
My swagger’s back on 1,000, so, I’m definitely that player. I’ve put a lot of time in this offseason and last offseason rehabbing and training to get back to that player I’ve been over the past 10 years.
I was going to agree that Bullock was probably a goner in NJ, but with this new information from Bullock that his swagger is “Back on 1,000,” I may have to reconsider.
Within Dan’s post, he notes ESPN’s Bill Williamson’s thoughts on Bradshaw:
Bradshaw, a 25-year-old spark plug, does it all. He’s a very physical ball carrier. He lacks Benson’s bulk and ability to wear down a defense, but Bradshaw is an exceptional short-yardage runner who inflicts plenty of punishment. He is an extremely competitive runner and a handful to get to the ground. But that is just a part of what he brings. He is also very effective outside the tackles and shows excellent elusiveness in space.
I can buy all of that, minus the part where he’s inflicting punishment. Let’s calm it down a little there. Obviously, the Giants need to re-sign Bradshaw. It’ll be interesting to see what other teams around the league think of him.
Ed has to post these. A blog without free agent target thoughts prior to free agency would not be a very exciting blog. But, it comes down once again to the same theme (and apologies for sounding like a broken record) that the Giants are handcuffed by their high payroll and multitude of their own guys that they have to re-sign.
I guess ‘yes men’ means ‘entourage?’
Fan post from the Cowboys’ SB Nation site. Good read with visuals, but Coty… brother… don’t start your piece with “Hello everyone.”
As for all of the talk about the Cowboys cutting Roy Williams to save room under the salary cap, a lot of media members need to check Roy’s contract before starting rampant speculation about his future. Roy will count about $9 million against the cap if he returns next season. That is a big number to accept but consider the alternative. If Roy is cut, he will count $12.9 against the cap due to the acceleration of his signing bonus. It is hard to imagine the Cowboys paying an extra $3.9 million in cap money to unload a player. How can you justify $12.9 million is dead money against the cap when you know the cap is going to be a challenge this season? With the Cowboys expected to struggle to get under the new salary cap, the last thing they will do is waste nearly $4 million in cap space. The salary cap will save Roy Williams.
It’s a fair point, and Roy Williams is probably going to stick, but if I’m Jerry Jones, I just cut bait. The dead money hurts, no question, but that cap hit is coming at some point, whether it’s this year, or next year, or the year after that. Roy Williams stinks. I’m sorry, but that’s my semi-professional analysis – He stinks. So what happens next year? You realize once again that the cap hit is worse than the salary, so you keep this unproductive player around… again? Just get it over with. The mistake was already made – don’t compound it.
LOL, really? Apparently Jason La Confora, Steve Wyche, Pat Kirwan, Elliot Harrison, Adam Rank, and Bucky Brooks spent an entire season in the Cowboys’ locker room. Just shut up, guys. You’re all talking out your asses, and you know it.
EDIT: Apologies to Kirwan and Harrison, who mentioned real needs, instead of nonsensical “leadership” talk.
Don’t be so sure about that Nick. Olshansky is scheduled to make over $3.3 million this season, and he stunk last season. He’s very much in danger of losing his job.
The “he” Keim is referring to is Haynesworth, of course, and I happen to agree 100% with him. There’s no way in hell they can pretend that they’re bringing him back. Although… Spite and ego are powerful things.
Wow, Atogwe never made a Pro Bowl? How is that possible? He had some HUGE years in St. Louis. Hang on… Now I have to go look it up…
2007 – 8 picks, 75 tackles
2008 – 85 tackles, 5 picks and 6 forced fumbles.
I guess it was because he played for the Rams. I’d have to see who made it ahead of him.
Deadspin gives departed Redskins COO Dave Donovan the business.
Kevin defends Dave Donovan.
I wouldn’t pay too much attention to Howard Eskin, Skins fans.