Feelings and “doing the right thing for a player” rarely exists in the NFL, and it certainly doesn’t exist… at all… with Mike Shanahan. The only way the Redskins can trade McNabb is if the Redskins are able to work out a trade with a team, and then that team is able to get McNabb to agree to re-do his deal. The odds of that happening are slim-to-none.
As it stands, there isn’t a team in the NFL that’s going to trade for McNabb’s awful contract, which gives McNabb what we refer to as “negative trade value,” meaning that is you had the chance to get him for free (at his current contract), you’d be better off without him. Will that stop Shanahan from holding onto McNabb until the bitter end before they have to cut him or take on his contract by September? Probably not. But if he does cut bait, the reason will not be that they’re looking out for McNabb’s best interests – It will be a move strictly to avoid more distractions. But even then, Shanhan doesn’t exactly shy away from those either.
For all the love Rick has for Donny Mac, there’s no such love for Big Al. Rick is in the “cut off your own nose to spite your face” camp.
Redskins fans, please, for your own sanity, don’t even look.
I actually don’t hate it for the Redskins.
I agree. Portis will be a hell of a role player for some team this season.
160,000 people on the waiting list, huh?
(Eagles, Giants, and Cowboys news after the jump)…
Sheil breaks down the percentages of how often the Eagles line up in 0-1, 2, 3, and 4-5 WR sets. He makes the point that Jason Avant should probably be considered a starter.
Sort of a “no $^&*” sort of statement with the Birds’ glaring hole at RCB, although Mark does take a thorough look at the CB.
Jonathan throws some ice-cold water on Philly fans’ FA expectations.
Awesome. I’ll be there again this season. Still no word back from the Giants, Redskins, and Cowboys on whether they’ll credential me for their camps as well.
Not sure what Graham is hearing from the media that’s been inaccurate. I haven’t read much in the way of Brandon Graham bashing. I don’t listen to much Philly sports radio, so maybe it was there? Whatever the case, fans/media don’t like it when 1st round picks get injured and could be gone for the season. That’s just a reality, unfair as it may be.
Rookie BGN front page writer with a nice first post.
There has to be universal hatred among fans of every team for Drew Rosenhaus.
As part of Brady vs. the NFL, Umenyiora argues that the lockout is causing irreparable harm to players like himself because he is not able to negotiate a new contract with the Giants. Umenyiora — who has two years remaining on the six-year, $41 million contract extension he signed in 2005 — says that Giants general manager Jerry Reese told him in 2008 that if the defensive end was playing at a high level two years later, he would reward Umenyiora with a contract that would pay him like a top-five defensive end or trade him to a team that would do so.
“He wants that money or to be traded to a team that will give him that money,” Paolantonio said. “Barring that, he wants to be a free agent. He is sticking to that.”
Paolantonio reports that the plaintiffs in the antitrust lawsuit against the league want their situations resolved “before they sign off on the deal.”
“They all want to be taken care of,” Paolantonio said. “If (Umenyiora) doesn’t get it (a raise), he doesn’t sign off on the deal. If he doesn’t sign off on the deal, we have no deal league-wide. So there is going to be some kind of deal to make Osi happy.”
Wait… So a selfish crybaby like Osi Umenyiora essentially has the power to hold up a new CBA based his singular contract situation? Is that what I just read? This can’t be right, can it? If I had to list the 10 players in the NFL I wouldn’t want potentially affecting the future of the NFL, Osi would be right behind Pacman Jones, who would probably be demanding that stripper poles be added to every NFL locker room. But seriously, Osi… Don’t be the most hated man in America.
Well, Eagles RB LeSean McCoy was right along along. Osi Umenyiora IS the 3rd best DE on the Giants roster according to a new report out by Pro Football Focus
Ha, good one Andrew.
Apparently they liked my Giants old OL piece. Then, once a site like FO links to you, various Giants blogs linked to it as well and called me an idiot in their comment sections here, here, here, and here.
The Giants ranked as the 8th most valuable sports franchise in the world. Curious comment from John here:
The list contained almost the entire NFC East, with the exception of (you guessed it) the Philadelphia Eagles.
John, just FYI, the Eagles came in at 11th, with $1.12 billion. So congrats on that extra $60 million. Maybe the Giants can use it to make their crybaby DE happy.
Dallas Cowboys sign Nnamdi Asomugha: Asomugha could go on a LeBron James-like tour of the NFL, but he won’t have a lot of time to weigh his options. Of all the teams with a need at cornerback, the Asomugha race could come down to the Cowboys and Texans. No one needs help in the secondary more than Houston, but if all things are equal, Jerry Jones could woo Asomugha with all the extras that come with being a Cowboy. There’s a lot more glamour in Dallas than in Houston, and the Cowboys defense could be very good under new coordinator Rob Ryan.
Some of the other teams reportedly interested in Asomugha could be scared off by his price tag. Teams like the Jets and Ravens are already spending a lot of money at cornerback. The Patriots could certainly use Asomugha, but they don’t pay a lot for that position. The Lions also have to covet Asomugha, but he may not be convinced Detroit is ready to become a playoff team.
When I first saw a link to this, my first thought was, “This has to be Yardbarker or something.” I clicked anyway, and found that it was Sports freaking Illustrated. Seriously, SI? The Cowboys, who are currently 8 figures over the salary cap, are going to sign likely by far and away the most expensive free agent on the market?
Gil is pretty bearish on the Cowboys.
Fun read. Lars goes with Quintin Mikell, Brian Orakpo, and Justin Tuck. From the Cowboys’ perspective, I can’t disagree with Tuck and Orakpo, but I can think of numerous other players I’d rather poach from the Eagles. I think Asante Samuel would be at the top of my list.
Is there no end to the disaster that was the Cowboys’ 2009 draft class?