I haven’t done one of these in a while. Apologies for that. Turns out that when you take a week off from work to attend training camps, you actually have less time to write. Who’da thought that? Beat writers, that’s who. Anyway, my training camp visits are done, so I’ll have more time to post updates here.
Someone once said, “Don’t confuse activity with productivity” and for me that saying applies to the Redskins’ offseason, including all their movement in the draft.
I don’t think Lombardi took a very close look at what the Redskins did in the draft. By moving back 6 spots from 10 to 16, they were able to pick up an extra 3, 4, 6, and 7. I’d most certainly call that “productivity,” not just “activity.”
I’ll have my full FA review on the Skins later today, by the way.
In addition to John Beck, Keim reviews Jarvis Jenkins, receiver depth, the running game and injuries.
Chester should be an immediate significant upgrade over Rabach. More on Chester here today.
Hmmm… I missed this signing somehow.
I like the signing too, but from my time in camp so far, VY is far behind Mike Kafka at this point.
It’s funny. If Jason Avant were a rookie and was having the camp he’s having, people would be projecting him as the next Jerry Rice. But he’s Jason Avant, so we kind of already know what he is, and thus people don’t get as fired up about the circus catches and overall consistency out of Avant, but he’s killing it this year so far. Cooper was the star of camp last year, not as much this year.
Exciting and scary for Eagles fans at the same time. Great new nickname for Kelce in Bowen’s piece as well.
He’s bring Drew Rosenhaus with him. Ruh roh. Should be an interesting day out there today.
Don’t rush it, Mike. That’s your brain, not sprained knee. There are more important things than football.
I heard a bunch of the crazy rumors while attending camp, one crazier than the next.
Tough break for the kid. Even when he’s healthy, it’s probably unlikely that he’ll be able to get any meaningful playing time when he’s ready to go, as he’ll be playing catchup the rest of the season.
I think Ed may have it right when he says that losing Smith would be a “morale blow” more than anything. The Giants need to be careful about paying Smith big money, and I don’t think they will. Microfracture surgery is a bitch.
Apparently, Al Davis was impressed by the smackdown the Giants gave them a few years back and is now collecting Giants.
4 year, $16 million. No-brainer.
Sorry. There’s no defending Osi.
– Agree with 1.
– Agree with 2.
– Calling Nnamdi Asomugha only “marginally better” than Mike Jenkins and Terence Newman is beyond laughable in number 3. Blogging the Boys is the best Cowboys site out there, but… wow.
– Sort of agree with number 4.
– Number 5 is ridiculous in its assertion that Cullen Jenkins got a huge payday because he played for the champs last year. In reality, Jenkins essentially signed a 1-year deal worth $4 million. “Nice mental discipline” not signing a guy that has more career sacks than the “3 bullies” combined? Yeah, OK.
– Agree with 6.
Comment section got a little heated in this one.
I’ll have my Cowboys’ free agency review up tomorrow, I think.
Cowlishaw: Cowboys’ success hinges on… Oh, who cares?
Only posting a link here because I find it funny that you have to pay to read Tim Cowlishaw.