Linky – Sept 8, 2011 – Yep, the Eagles are more than $8 million under the cap

Is this the face of the toughest QB in the bigs?

With Clint Sintim, Jonathan Goff out, Giants need rookie Greg Jones to step up – Ralph Vacchiano, NY Daily News

When Deon Grant returned for his first practice with the Giants in early August, one of the first things he noticed was a rookie linebacker who was yelling at his teammates and flying toward the ball. Grant reacted like any veteran would.

He asked a teammate “Who is this guy?”

Eli Manning set to take brother Peyton’s spot atop active streak list – Zach Berman, Star Ledger

He’s got that slumped shoulder, hangdog, “aw shucks” look to him, but 103 straight games speaks for itself as far as toughness goes.

Jerry Reese doing more with less as Giants fill holes left by Steve Smith, Kevin Boss, and others – Ebenezer Samuel, NY Daily News

All the injuries aside, Jerry Reese had a brutally bad offseason.  The bottom line is that this team is noticeably less talented than it was a year ago.

Justin Tuck: Giants have Redskins’ number – Mike Jones, The Insider

New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck believes his team has the Redskins’ number, and that facing Rex Grossman, whom the Giants played against in the 2010 finale, should only help.

“We just have your number right now,” Tuck told Redskins beat writers during a conference call Wednesday when broached with the subject of the Giants’ 9-1 record against the Redskins in their last 10 meetings. “I hope that continues, but I definitely see the Redskins as a team on the rise and you can see they’re hungry to get back to the prominence of old-time Redskins football. Hopefully we can continue to do that, but right now I feel like we have [their number] kinda like how Philly has ours.”

Cowboys, Redskins, and Eagles news after the jump…

The Blowhard Bowl

Cowboys top Forbes survey as most valuable NFL franchise – NY Daily News

All 4 NFCE teams are in the top seven:

1. Dallas Cowboys: $1.85B

2. Washington Redskins: $1.55B

3. New England Patriots: $1.4B

4. New York Giants: $1.3B

5. New York Jets: $1.22B

6. Houston Texans: $1.2B

7. Philadelphia Eagles: $1.16B

8. Chicago Bears: $1.09B

9. Green Bay Packers: $1.08B

10. Baltimore Ravens: $1.08B

11. Indianapolis Colts: $1.05B

12. Denver Broncos: $1.04B

13. Pittsburgh Steelers: $1.01B

14. Miami Dolphins: $1.01B

15. Carolina Panthers: $1.0B

16. Seattle Seahawks: $997M

17. San Francisco 49ers: $990M

18. Kansas City Chiefs: $986M

19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: $981M

20. Cleveland Browns: $997M

21. New Orleans Saints: $965M

22. Tennessee Titans: $964M

23. San Diego Chargers: $920M

24. Arizona Cardinals: $901M

25. Cincinnati Bengals: $875M

26. Detroit Lions: $844M

27. Atlanta Falcons: $814M

28. Minnesota Vikings: $796M

29. Buffalo Bills: $792M

30. St. Louis Rams: $775M

31. Oakland Raiders: $761M

32. Jacksonville Jaguars: $725M

Rex Ryan makes note about Cowboys young OL – CBS

Jets coach Rex Ryan said the Cowboys are in trouble going against his defense with three first-year starters in the offensive line.

“Well against our defense I’d be nervous. There’s no question,” Ryan said.

Ryan said he expects the Cowboys to counter their youth with a short passing game.

“It’s no great surprise we’re expecting more screens when you have three new starters on the offensive line, shorter passing game and all that,” Ryan said. “I don’t mind saying what we expect. I think it’s pretty obvious.”

Waiver claim by Jets inspires cat and mouse game with Cowboys – CBS

The Jets claimed former Dallas S Andrew Sendejo on waivers Sunday, one day after he was cut loose by the Cowboys. Coach Rex Ryan admitted Monday that Sendejo would be questioned for any information he could provide.

Former Redskins head coach Steve Spurrier isn’t a fan of Tony Romo’s beard, backwards hat –


Dallas Cowboys: 7 reasons the Cowboys are a lock to beat the New York Jets – B/R

Four of the seven reasons are just players’ names, like “Mark Sanchez,” or Dez Bryant.”  Also, no Cowboys optimism piece would be complete without a “Rob Ryan is aggressive” mention.

It's time, Danny.

Rainstorm forces Redskins to practice offsite – Christopher Mudd, Redskins Mothership

…to a gymnasium.  Lol.  2nd most valuable franchise in the league… No practice bubble.

If Landry can’t play spotlight is on Gomes – Rich Tandler, Real Redskins

Gomes is a player that caught my eye in the preseason games.  Kept seeing him around the ball.

Landry out for opener – John Keim Washington Examiner

Aaaaand later in the day, it was confirmed he’ll be out.

John Beck’s natural reaction? He’s pissed, of course.

“I knew a decision was going to have to be made,” Beck said, according to Rick Maese of the Washington Post, in his first comments since Grossman was named starter. “One of us was going to be the guy and the other one was going to be pissed. I was the guy that was pissed. But I’m not going to let that disturb me. I don’t want that to hold me back from anything.”

Now, Beck will likely run the scout team in practice and wait for his opportunity. He didn’t perform well enough in preseason and knows that.

“How can I improve when I’m not getting the reps? I have to find ways,” Beck said. “I got to find time after practice, I have to come in on the off days like I’ve always done and continually improve, so that if something does happen, I can be ready for it.”


Familiar faces await Birds in opener against Rams – Dave Zangaro, CSN

Quintin Mikell, Danny Amendola, Brandon Gibson, AJ Feeley, Al Harris, and of course, head coach Steve Spagnuolo.

Second-guessing Andy Reid – Jeff McLane

Interesting read here. Jeff lists some games where Andy “goofed.” Allow me to add the Raiders game of a couple years ago to that list, for messing up the timeout calls near the 2-minute warning, and not running the ball against one of the worst run defenses in the NFL.

Two scouts’ takes on the Eagles – Pual Domowitch,

Aside from “Scout 1” sounding like every basic commenter on yardbarker about Michael Vick needing to stay healthy and this weird perception that he shit the bed at the end of the season last year, this is a great read.

Eagles still $8 million under the cap, sorry rest of NFL – Jason Brewer, BGN

Title pretty much sums it up.

Any Braves fans here?  If so, SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEP.  Is it cold down there?


  1. The Legend says:

    How the hell is Houston a more valuable franchise then the Eagles or at #6?

  2. plektor says:

    I love how cocky you are, makes it even better to hate you 🙂

    1. Dream Team, baby. 8)

      1. One.Cool.Customer says:

        Or my personal favorite: “You can’t design a defense to stop me.”

  3. Tracer Bullet says:

    1) What fool thinks a 10-6 doesn’t need to improve?

    2) This “In 2007, we didn’t think the free agent market had a lot of quality in it,” he (Reese) said. “Why go out and spend on free agents that are not the quality you’re looking for?” is some bad goddamn journalism. That may have been true in 2007, but it was obviously not true in 2011 and the reporter should have jumped all over it.

    3) Why is the Daily News allowing Reese to pretend that this was a strategy and not the result of 1) no money and 2) messing up the negotiations with Boss and Smith? This story is just awful from top to bottom.

  4. CarverM says:

    We just don’t agree on any teams Jimmy. But, Phillies vs. Braves in the NLCS is going to be a hell of a good series.

    1. Ha, looking forward to it.

  5. Jalarsen1 says:

    Jimmy, did you read the post on BTB “Cowboys Near Unanimous Pick Against Jets”

    I found this SO funny on so many levels. First of all, it’s admittedly cowboy fans picking the week’s games, so I get that they like the Cowboys. But to take that obvious ‘homerism’ and then make a front page title out of it was awesome!

    “Breaking News: Almost All Cowboy Fans Think The Cowboys Will Win” (Oh, and we tried hard to be objective on the other games)

    Of course 3 of the 8 picked the Rams over the Eagles!?!?! Really!?!?! Objectively, the Cowboys have a better chance of beating the Jets on the road for their 9-11 game than the Eagles have of beating the Jets?

    1. Jalarsen1 says:

      Rams, last word of that comment should be “Rams” not Jets

      1. Rick says:

        Jimmy, Nobody was actually able to read your linky yesterday. We were too busy looking at the picture of Erin Andrews.

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