No snarky comment here on this one. I actually buy this. I got married a little less than 2 years ago, and when I think back to my days pre-wifey to now, it’s an insane difference.
For you Cowboys, Giants, and Redskins fans: You know when you’re debating with an Eagles fan and you’re clearly getting smoked in any sort of debate, you can always just say, “Oh yeah, well the Eagles don’t have any Super Bowls?” I get the feeling that if Tashard Choice was trash talking to me I’d just keep coming back to this.
Rookie 7th round pick appears to not have “pop.”
Lol, I love these. This one follows the typical formula – Sweep the bad team in the division, split with the two good ones, beat all the bad teams handily except one (the wake-up call game), lose a heart-breaker to the great team (Pats), and in the end wind up with a completely unrealistic final record.
(Redskins, Eagles, and Giants news after the jump)…
4th round pick pick by the Steelers last year, went to the Niners, now on his third team to compete for a job.
For me, it’s all about Trent Williams, who had an up and down 2010. If Williams turns out to be what the Redskins hope he is when they drafted him 4th overall, they’ll be fine. If not, that entire left side (from LT-C) could be a weakness.
If Donte Stallworth makes this team over the rookies, it would have to be viewed as a major disappointment.
The Eagles are my team and obviously Michael Vick coming to the Eagles worked out in spectacular fashion, but I’d be furious about this if I were a Bengals or Bills fan, or really a fan of any team, frankly. This is the exact opposite of parity, and the commissioner shouldn’t have the power to act in this manner. Goodell is playing God, and I’m not cool with that.
After very limited action in the first preseason game, the Eagles are playing their starters for the first half. Not sure about the Steelers. Should be a great look at the the new parts tonight. National TV.
Interesting piece here. The crux is that had free agency taken place in March in a typical offseason, the Eagles would not have ended up with all the players they were able to sign. Worth a look.
Heard Kiwi on Francesca yesterday. Smart guy. I just don’t see him as a LB though. Opponents are going to rack their brains trying to figure out how they can get him in mismatches trying to cover their running backs in the passing game.
Mara said the Giants “tried to sign him to a long term deal – a huge deal that would’ve made him one of the highest-paid receivers in the league” last season. Smith has since denied this, but Mara said the receiver turned down what was reportedly a five-year, $35 million contract with $15 million in guaranteed money.
“(His agent) wanted to wait and test the waters of free agency,” Mara said. “And unfortunately he ended up getting hurt.”
Mara reiterated that Smith’s agent promised the Giants a chance to counter any offer, but they did not do that after he got his one-year, $4 million deal with $2 million in guarantees from the Eagles. He added the Giants likely wouldn’t have matched that anyway.
“They definitely paid more money than we were willing to pay,” Mara said.
Wow, a lot to digest there, but the most interesting nugget is to hear Mara basically say that Steve Smith was stupid for not taking a deal worth $7M/year, and even give specific numbers on what they say they offered. Not sure what good it does to go on record with that. If Smith contributes for the Eagles this season, the Giants are really going to look bad. Also, I’m not sure I buy that the Giants wouldn’t be willing to give Smith a $2 million deal – That’s either a lie, or the Giants are dumb. Take your pick.
(Smith and Co have denied they received that offer, and they continue to deny that they ever said they’d give the Giants an opportunity to match whatever offer they might find).
Tuck is probably the #2 guy on the team that they absolutely cannot lose, and “Achilles” is a taboo word. The Giants need to take their time getting him back into the mix.