Blog note: I’m going to try to get back to doing a Linky post every morning during the offseason, starting today. Just like last offseason, we’ll start with the division (er, SB) champs on the front page with the others after the jump, and take turns from there.
The good news…No more Power rankings, or power polls, or whatever you want to call them for the next 5 months or so. The bad news… Everyone with a keyboard, a basic knowledge of some college players, and a few minutes of free time will be putting together a mock draft.
On a side note, the Eagles and Cowboys were the highest-rated non-playoff teams. WOOOOOOOO!
The way the Giants banded together, cared for each other and accepted Coughlin’s nurturing affection had to affect the way this team held together when, after 14 games, it was 7-7 and should have been on the verge of coming apart.
“Nurturing affection?” Did he breast feed Brandon Jacobs and Osi Umenyiora?
For Giants fans living in the NYC area, the parade is today, in case you’re living under a rock and this is the first you’ve read about it. Hey, wait a second… The last time the Giants had a parade, the Phillies had one 9 months later. Giants, you just conceived a Philly World Series Championship to be born in October.
We should be more like (fill in the team that just won the title, in this case the Giants) section:
Eagles, Cowboys, and Redskins after the jump…
About this series: Over the next two months, philly.com’s Sheil Kapadia will be chatting weekly with Boston College linebacker Luke Kuechly and chronicling his preparation for April’s NFL draft on his blog, Moving the Chains (www.philly.com/mtc).
Kuechly could be an obvious target for the Eagles. Great idea by Sheil.
And so it begins again.
In case you missed it, the Eagles signed backup OT D.J. Jones off waivers from the Ravens. Tommy wonders about the futures of King Dunlap and Winston Justice in Philly.
Bradie James and Keith Brooking are done. The Cowboys drafted Bruce Carter last year, but he couldn’t find his way onto the field (43 snaps the entire season), despite the fact the Brooking and James were terrible. In fairness, Carter was coming off a torn ACL in college and wasn’t expected to produce immediately, but ILB could still be a target for the Cowboys.
Raf talks to Wes Bunting of the National Football Post.
I’m going to need a little more than “healthy Miles Austin” to convince me of that.
Insert some kind of “You know it’s bad when even the crack heads are getting after you” joke here.
So, while Flynn could end up in Washington, we still believe Seattle is his most likely destination, followed by Miami. Washington looks like a distant third. Of course, it all depends on how the dominos fall.
Agree. I don’t really see Flynn in D.C.
The Redskins and other NFL teams start the first offseason under the new CBA and there are a few peculiarities that the players and coaches will have to get used to.
For example, players will be able to go to Redskins Park and talk to the coaches. But, according to the new rules, they will not be able to talk about football.
No, there is no lockout in effect but the CBA prohibits players and coaches from talking to each other about football until the voluntary offseason workout program starts on the third Monday in April. The players can’t be coached, they can’t talk about tackling technique or what will be added to the playbook. Maybe they could chat about Sunday’s Super Bowl but even that might cross the line.
He should. When he was healthy, the Redskins fed him. He had 18.8 touches per game before he got hurt, in previous seasons, he averaged 10.9 in ’10, 12.9 in ’09, and 11.1 in ’08. Of course, he’ll have the whole pesky ACL recovery to overcome.