Editorial comments concerning the greatest sport on the planet. American style tackle football!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Updated Mock -October 25th 2008

With a slightly better guage of the college prospects and a better idea of the draft order I have updated my 2009 mock draft.

1. Detroit Lions- Matt Stafford-QB-Georgia
2. Cincinnati Bengals- Chris Wells-RB-Ohio State
3. Kansas City Chiefs-Tim Tebow-QB-Florida
4. Oakland Raiders-Michael Crabtree-WR-Texas
5. St Louis Rams-Eugene Monroe-T-Virginia
6. Seattle Seahawks-Jeremy Macklin-WR-Missouri
7. San Francisco 49ers-Rey Maualuga-LB-USC
8. Houston Texans-Michael Oher-OT-Mississippi
9. Cleveland Browns-Malcolm Jenkins-CB-Ohio State
10. Detroit Lions-James Laurinaitis-LB-Ohio State
11. Minnesota Vikings-Michael Johnson-DE-Georgia Tech
12. Chicago Bears-Vonte Davis-CB-Illinois
13. Green Bay Packers-Knowshon Moreno-RB-Georgia
14. Baltimore Ravens-Aaron Curry-LB-Wake Forest
15. Miami Dolphins- William Monroe-S-Missouri
16. Philadelphia Eagles-Ciron Black-OT-LSU
17. Jacksonville Jaguars-Darius Heyward-Bey-WR-Maryland
18. San Diego Chargers-Duke Robinson-OG-Oklahoma
19. New Orleans Saints-Tyson Jackson-DE-LSU
20. Denver Broncos-Greg Hardy-DE-Ole Miss
21. Atlanta Falcons-Peria Jerry-DT-Ole Miss
22. Arizona Cardinals-Myron Rolle-S-Florida State
23. Philadelphia Eagles-Brandon Pettigrew-TE-Oklahoma State
24. Pittsburgh Steelers-Phil Landolt-OT-Oklahoma
25. Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Percy Harvin-WR-Florida
26. Buffalo Bills-Jermaine Gresham-TE-Oklahoma
27. Washington Redskins-Andre Smith-OT-Alabama
28. Indianapolis Colts-Jamon Merideth-OT-South Carolina
29. New England Patriots-Alphonso Smith-CB-Wake Forest
30. New York Jets-Brian Cushing-LB-USC
31. Tennesee Titans-Jeremy Maclin-WR-Missouri
32. New York Giants-Travis Beckam-TE-Wisconsin

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Week 7 Thoughts

1. The Dallas Cowboys are in a downward spiral. This is what happens when you have owners who think they are a good GM. Jerry Jones trading a 1st,3rd and 6th round picks for Roy Williams is one of the more idiotic trades you'll ever see. While Roy Williams is a good receiver this Dallas team is not one good receiver away from winning the Superbowl. At this point the cowpokes will be lucky to make the playoffs. Thinking that Pacman Jones would change his ways also smacks of the arrogances that epitimizes Jerry Jones. With Romo out and tough opponents in the 2nd half of the season there could be a total meltdown in Dallas. It should be fun to watch unless you are a Cowboys fans.

2. Kellen Winslow was suspended for critizing his coaches for not having visited him during his stary at the hospital for a staph infection. Don't you just love the pampered pro athlete of today? In the real world a 3 day stay in the hospital for a minor inflictions will typically not get you visitors from your employer. But I guess if you whole life you've been the " star " of the show you have different expectations.

3. Mike Nolan was fired as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers. Mostly because the drafting of Alex Smith number one overall did not pan out. But I believe that pick was the GM's call. How come the head coach always has to take the fall?

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Week 6 Thoughts

Surprise, surpise, Pacman Jones is in trouble again. Why any coach or owner would expect this individual to change is beyond me. My guess is that Adam " Pacman " Jones will be packing his bags for good before too long.

The interim coaches were 1-1 this weekend. Were it not for a fluke play before halftime in the Skins-Rams game then the interim coaches would be a whopping 0-2! Why owners think firing a coach in mid-season will improve the team is a great mystery. Too bad the owners can't fire themselves.

The NFC East has been humbled after this weekend. They all lost, except the Eagles. The bloom is certainly off the rose in Dallas as Tony Romo is going to be out for 4 weeks. I guess Dallas will have to find their running game again. Trading a 1st, 3rd, and 6th for Roy Williams is a bit perplexing. This trade reminds me of when the Cowpokes rebuilt their team by trading Herschel Walker for a boat load of draft picks except this time it is the othe way around. These types of trades usually end up hurting the team that lost the player more than it helps the team that aquired the player. We'll see...... that's why they play the games

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Week 5 Thoughts

When you spend Saturday and Sundays either at the sports fields with your kids or watching football on TV you would never know there was an economic meltdown. So thank God for football! Tis a great diversion from current events and the nonsense that is this election season. I was at the Eagle Redskin game this weekend at Lincoln Financial field and all I saw was 65000 people eating and drinking and having a good time. Certainly not like anything you see in those old black and white photos of the great depression. Now onto some football thoughts.

Reggie Bush was not worthy of being the top pick in the draft. He's too much of a gaget player. I think the Saints had much more in mind than a punt returner when they drafted the former Heisman trophy winner.

Once again the receivers are looking for pass interference calls when they don't catch the football. Is there a flag for being a whiny wide receiver?

The Washington Redskins are just ruining the media's little lovefest for the Eagles and the Cowboys. At 4-1 and with all their road games over their next three opponants are a combined 1-11.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Al Davis

The Autumn wind used to be an Oakland Raider. Now it's just the laughing-stock that the Oakland Raider franchise has become thanks to " owner " Al Davis. The press conference that Al Davis conducted yesterday was embarrassing at so many levels. For Al Davis to air all the dirty laundry between himself and former coach Lane Kiffin was tedious and ticky tack. The bottom line is that Al Davis is the guy who has had 6 different coaches in the last 5 years. At some point does he not look into the mirror and see what the problem is? If Lane Kiffin is at any fault, it is that he accepted the job in the first place. I don't fault Tom Crable for accepting the position of interim coach. What else is Crable to do at this point? But what happens next year? Who in their right mind would accept a head coaching position or any position with the Raider franchise? The fallout from Al Davis' press conference is untold. It could be a decade before we see this NFL franchise restored.