Posted on: January 24, 2010 3:10 pm
 

2010 NFL MOCK DRAFT vol. 1

FIRST OF WHAT IM SURE WILL AMOUNT TO MANY...enjoy

ST. LOUIS - DT NDAMUKONG SUH, NEB

I haven’t heard one good reason why this won’t happen, so unless Suh bombs at the combine or something... you can skip the first few minutes of the draft.

 

DETROIT - FS ERIC BERRY, TENN

potential trade down given they need a lot and teams may or may not feel strongly about McCoy, Berry, Haden, or even Suh if for some reason the rams pass... if not, they take the best available, then player who will make the biggest impact and that’s definitely Mr. Berry

 

TAMPA BAY - OT RUSSELL OKUNG, OK ST

got the guy they think will be their QB, so they have to protect him... I don’t even know who Donald Penn is, but he's from Utah state and he's supposed to take care of freeman's posterior... yeah, about that....btw, passing up McCoy is hard to do here, but I gotta be different I suppose

 

SEATTLE(traded by redskins) - QB SAM BRADFORD, OU

back to back from the sooner state. I know Pete wants his guy in there to take charge of the offense, this way Sam gets a year or two behind Hasselbeck whereas if Pete waits for Barkley to come out, he'd likely be starter from the jump. Seattle jumps in front of DC to grab the QB... Pete just has to convince the front office this is a good idea...

 

KANSAS CITY - CB JOE HADEN, FLORIDA

in a div. who's top dog features one of the games top QBs, chiefs will need a shutdown corner. Brandon flowers really isn’t even a corner and Carr isn’t cuttin it.

 

WASHINGTON(from seattle) - OT ANTHONY DAVIS, RUTGERS

one of the 6 or 7 players comin outta the state of oklahoma that could go first round. impressive... Samuels is up in the air and even if he does come back, he's on and off injury problems still justify this pick. no jimmy claussen sorry...

 

TENNESSEE(trade w/ browns) – DT GERALD MCCOY, OU

here’s what I got…like to shake things up with a couple players higher or lower than what the experts think and I love doing Mock Drafts while incorporating projected trade. Holmgren is in Cleveland now he wants to build, he trades down to get extra picks. Titans DT just had offseason knee surgery and the middle wasn’t really too hot to begin with.

 

OAKLAND – DE/OLB DERRICK MORGAN, GA TECH

Best value on the board… could the raiders possibly take the best value left on the board? Crazier things have happened, I think…

 

BUFFALO BILLS – QB JIMMY CLAUSEN, ND

I would’ve never mocked this had Chan gailey not been hired by the bills…Chan is prone to wanting his own QB and also to making bad decisions so even though they could use an OL, WR, CB, S…etc and pick up a QB like Kafka later in the draft, it’s unlikely.

 

NEW YORK GIANTS(from DENVER via CHICAGO) – LB ROLANDO MCCLAIN, BAMA

When the defense fell apart I could only think one thing: Antonio pierce is nowhere to be found. McClain could either replace pierce now, replace him in a year, or they could slide either to the outside, most likely pierce since he began his career as an outside linebacker.

 

JACKSONVILLE – S TAYLOR MAYS, USC

Taylor could bring that edge back to the jags defense. Their pass defense struggled all year and their lack of heart and character cost them a couple more wins that would’ve earned them a playoff berth. Jack Del Rio has ties to USC and I know Mays is high on his draft board, he’d lose his mind to get a guy like Mays. Tebow? Keep dreaming…if staying in JAX comes at the expense of drafting him in the top 15, then I say everyone pack their bags for los Angeles, it’s not worth it.

 

MIAMI – LB BRANDON SPIKES, FLORIDA

Here’s one of my risk/reward picks. Channing Crowder is currently the QB of the Miami defense and while it would seem Sparano wants no part in messing up a defense that’s been solid for the past couple years, Crowder is best suited on the outside in my opinion. Bring a true MLB in to co-QB the defense and move Channing out to where he can make more plays.

 

SAN FRANCISCO – LB NAVORRO BOWMAN, PSU

Bowman could potential play any lb position in the 3-4, with the excepted of rush LB…but who knows right… I think bowman is a nice versatile LB for Singletary to depend on in pass coverage and when you have AZ lining up 5 wide, Seattle with a solid slot receiver and TE then an LB that can cover is a nice thing to have

 

WASHINGTON(from Seattle) – RB C.J. SPILLER, CLEMSON

 just to clarify I have Washington giving up their 1<sup>st</sup>, 2 twos, and a 4th for Seattle’s 2 firsts, a 4<sup>th</sup>, and a 5th…does Washington come out on the better end? Actually, I wouldn’t be so sure. Seattle gets their guy. You’d think I was crazy to have the skins give up a 1<sup>st</sup> on an RB when the skins have an RB that not only is pro bowl caliber but is Shanahan’s former draft pick, but portis has been injury prone for a while now, he doesn’t have explosion anymore, and heart is questionable at time. Spiller not only provides versatility for the offense but can finally release former FB Rock Cartwright of his KR duties…PLEASE!!!

 

DENVER(from NYG) – DT DAN WILLIAMS, TENN

Too high? Idk… all I know is this guys a plug in the middle who can also disrupt the QB. Exactly what Denver’s defense needed when their defense fell apart at key points throughout the season. Broncos D is one piece away from elite status, he could be the piece, then again so could Carlos Dunlap or Earl Thomas

 

CLEVELAND(from titans) – DE CARLOS DUNLAP, FLORIDA

Cleveland and holmgren trade down to maybe eye a WR, but when Dunlap flaps down the board to #16 they have no choice but to get a player who could play multiple positions  on Cleveland’s defense and become a star in the NFL.

 

SAN FRANCISCO(from CAROLINA) – S EARL THOMAS, TEXAS

A mediocre offense goes defense with both 1<sup>st</sup> round picks? Well…yes

 

PITTSBURGH – RB JAHVID BEST, CAL

Can we all agree Parker is done? Can we also agree that Mendenhall has some injury issues? Can we agree the Steelers wait

Til later to address their glaring needs on the OL, DL, LB, and in the secondary to draft a RB? A lot of agreement is needed to make this possible but nonetheless, Best is a rare talent in the backfield and on the outside as a receiver.

 

ATLANTA – OG MIKE IUPATI, IDAHO

NFL ready….

 

HOUSTON – OT TRENT WILLIAMS, OU

Another piece of the puzzle for that offense.

 

CINCINNATI – QB TIM TEBOW, FLORIDA

Here’s the thing, the Bengals have a solid team the whole way around. There’s no glaring need other than at TE. But the Bengals have never had a good TE and Tebow could potential be a TE. What the Bengals need is something to shake things up and give them the edge they didn’t have this season. Tebow could throw, run, catch(?), block…possibly even tackle if need be. I can only imagine the possibilities.

 

 NEW ENGLAND – OT BRUCE CAMPBELL, MARYLAND

One of my fallers in the draft. Projected top 10, he slips a bit because he’s still a tad raw. The pats are experiencing a matt light that is losing a step and I think is better suited to play on the right side.

 

ST. LOUIS(from packers) – WR DEZ BRYANT, OK ST.

 with no WR off the board, which I’ll admit is unlikely at this point, St. Louis upgrades their pick at 33 to come snag a potential star WR.

 

PHILADELHIA – OT BRIAN BULAGA, IOWA

Everson griffen looks good right here. I just don’t know how bad they really need him. Depth on the OL I know they need. They definitely need help on defense but I’m not sure griffen is the ticket.

 

BALTIMORE – WR ARRELIOUS BENN, ILLINOIS

A little more size than Golden and certainly a higher touted talent throughout the years, the Ravens aren’t going to the Super Bowl until Flacco gets a legitimate target to throw too and getting Benn this late in the 1<sup>st</sup> round? Steal…

 

ARIZONA – DE JASON PIERRE PAUL, USF

Bert Berry’s eventual replacement. Jason is raw, of course, so he gets a year possibly two to sit behind Berry and learn from a guy who knows every trick in the book when it comes to playin DE.

 

DALLAS – OT CHARLES BROWN, USC

Time to think about Flozell’s replacement. Is Brown the guy? Well, we know Doug free isn’t.

 

SAN DIEGO – RB JONATHAN DWYER, GA TECH

A few needs here for San Diego, but can’t pass Dwyer up. They have to be able to run the ball more consistently.

 

NEW ORLEANS – OLB SEAN WEATHERSPOON, MIZZ

Say whatever you want about how head strong and fundamentally sound the Saints two OLBs are, but I don’t care…they need a guy there with some explosive talent…ding ding, we have a winner.

 

INDIANAPOLIS – DT BRIAN PRICE, UCLA

Indy is familiar with underrated players from UCLA(reggie miller). Golden Tate seems like a very attractive option here, but Peyton will throw to whoever is out there, they need to ensure stability on the defensive side of the ball and Price is the exact athletic powerhouse DT the Colts love.

 

NEW YORK JETS – DE/OLB SERGIO KINDLE, TEXAS

How does Sergio kindle fall this far? Idk…but hopefully something happens between now and the draft that justifies it lol. Anyway, where’s Vernon Gholston…is he selling insurance somewhere yet? Who knows? Anyway, Kindle, no matter what has too much talent to pass up at this position in the draft.

 

MINNESOTA – DT JARED ODRICK, PSU

With injuries and questions about Kevin and pat Williams throughout the season, Odrick provides insurance and an option for the future for the Vikes. Should be a solid special teamer in the mean time.

 

Posted on: April 27, 2009 3:18 pm
Edited on: April 27, 2009 3:32 pm
 

2009 NFL DRAFT GRADES: NFC

NFC EAST

DALLAS Cowboys: C+

Didn’t have a pick until the 3rd round, but they make the best of their Day 2 picks. Mike Mickens, DeAngelo Smith, and Robert Brewster I especcially like. Also, their 7th round picks could end up being great steals. Slighty above average.

NEW YORK Giants: B+

One of my favorite drafts. Travis Beckum, Hakeem Nicks, and Andre Brown could all have an instant impact on the Giant offense and William Beatty, Ramses Barden, and Sintim could be great for them in a few years. Clint Sintim should be a standout special teamer from day 1.

PHILADELPHIA Eagles: A-

Probably my favorite or next to favorite draft. And not JUST because they took someone from Arizona State in the 7th. Got steals with their first two picks. Getting Cornelius Ingram in the 5th was also robbery. Victor Harris should if nothing else be a great locker room presense which will be much needed with Brian Dawkins gone. Derek Gibson could be a standout receiver in 2-3 years.

WASHINGTON Redskins: C-

I struggled not to give them a D+ or lower. But I’ll give my squad the benefit of the doubt even though I shouldn’t. I love the first and last picks. Brian Orakpo and Marko Mitchell, I’ve seen a lot of and think they could be great for the Redskins…but we’ll see about the rest.


NFC NORTH

CHICAGO Bears: B-

Very similar in so many ways with the Cowboys’ draft. But I actually like the Bears draft slightly more than the Cowboys’ because I think the Bears instantly improved their team with this draft. Juaquin Iglesias, William Moore, and Marcus Freeman could all contribute a lot right away.

DETROIT Lions: C+

Little above average for me. I should rate them below average because their biggest need in my opinion: Offensive line, wasn’t even addressed in this draft. I don’t like where the took Brandon Pettigrew and I think they were some other guys there at 20, that they will wish they had selected. Louis Delmas pick was a decent one, but the rest is just alright for me. We’ll see…

GREEN BAY Packers: B

I’m sold on this draft. like it a lot. They got everything they needed with great value. LOVE the Jamon Meredith and Brandon Underwood picks…

MINNESOTA Vikings: C

I wanted to grade them lower, but I’m fan of Loadholt and Jasper Brinkley, so average it is. Could end being a good draft when it’s all said and done though.


NFC SOUTH

ATLANTA Falcons: C+

Like their first two picks a lot. I don’t think Sidbury fits the 4-3 defense in the NFL, so I don’t know about that pick. This is a draft that will take a couple years before we see results, since Peria Jerry will most likely be the only one getting significant minutes this year.

CAROLINA PANTHER: B-

I lot just about every pick for the Panthers, the only reason I minus their B, is because Tony Fiammetta is probably the only player that gives them instant results. But down the line, this should be a great draft.

NEW ORLEANS Saints: D+

As much as I love the pick of Malcolm Jenkins, the other three picks I only see being special teamers and they needed help otherwise. Jenkins saves them from a D or lower.

TAMPA BAY Buccaneers: C

Freeman could be good, but I think he went too high. They could’ve traded back got more picks and still grabbed Freeman…I think. I love their later round picks though. Roy Miller, Kyle Moore, Xavier Fulton, all good players. Also, Sammie Stroughter could be the biggest steal in this draft.


NFC WEST

ARIZONA Cardinals: B

With this draft I think the Cardinals will reverse the super bowl runner-up funk most teams run into. Beanie should solidify the backfield and give them a three-headed monster. And their later round picks sould even make a big impact immediately( Rashad Johnson, Herman Johnson, Cody Brown, and even Trevor Canfield).

SAN FRANCISCO 49ers: B+

One of my favorite drafts. Their first five picks should be money and everyone but Nate Davis will make instant impacts on special teams, offense, and/or defense. The best thing about their draft is the fact that they got EXCELLENT value out of all of their picks. Watch out for DT Ricky Jean-Francois out of LSU. Could be the biggest(literally and figuratively) steal of this draft.

ST. LOUIS Rams: B-

Very solid draft. Gotta love Jason Smith and James Laurinaitis. Big fan of Brooks Foster, who was overshadowed by two other UNC WRs, but could be the best of all three of them. Great value on Chris Ogbonnaya.

SEATTLE Seahawks: B-

They could’ve grabbed another OT in the later rounds, I think, but other than that I hav no problems with any of their picks. Big fan of Mike Teel, I think he could be a pro bowl QB after Matthew Hassellbeck hangs it up. Cant go wrong with Aaron Curry or Max Unger.
Posted on: April 25, 2009 2:55 am
 

FINAL NFL Mock Draft - 1st and 2nd Rounds

Here it goes, the final edition of my much hated NFL Mock Draft series....

ENJOY!

1. DETROIT Lions - QB MATTHEW STAFFORD, Georgia: They just broke the news. Lions sign Stafford to a 6 year 78 million dollar deal.

2. ST. LOUIS Rams - OT JASON SMITH, Baylor: The Concensus.

3. KANSAS CITY Chiefs - OT EUGENE MONROE, Virgina: Three out of the last four year a VA Cavalier has gone in top 5. Second year in a row the Chiefs take a Cav.(Branden Albert)

4. SEATTLE Seahawks - DT B.J. RAJI, Boston College: why not?

5. CLEVELAND Browns - LB AARON CURRY, Wake Forest: Eric Mangini is hoping Curry can develop into a decent pass rusher.

6. CINCINNATI Bengals - OT ANDRE SMITH, Alabama: I'm hearing the Bengal really want Andre.

7. OAKLAND Raiders - WR JEREMY MACLIN, Missouri: Deep threat/returner over whatever Crabtree is.

8. NEW YORK Jets(trade with Jacksonville) - QB MARK SANCHEZ, Southern Cal: Jets "missed" on Matt Leinart, now they go get another USC QB.

9. GREEN BAY Packers - DE TYSON JACKSON, LSU: They're making the switch to 3-4 this season and Jackson will fit the 3-4 very nicely.

10. SAN FRANCISCO 49ers - WR MICHAEL CRABTREE, Texas Tech: Will get to learn from a great WR, Issac Bruce.

11. BUFFALO Bills - DE/OLB BRIAN ORAKPO, Texas: No reason why he should fall this far, but the Bills desperately need a pass rush and they aren't complaining if he falls to them. Look out for them taking a tackle here.

12. DENVER Broncos - CB/FS MALCOLM JENKINS, Ohio State: Jenkins could play both corner and safety. They're depth a corner is thin.

13. WASHINGTON Redskins - OT MICHAEL OHER, Ole Miss: Exactly what they need. I can only hope Oher will fall to the Redskins!

14. NEW ORLEANS Saints - CB VONTAE DAVIS, Illinois: SI's Peter King has Davis slipping to Pittsburgh at number 32...no way that happens!

15. HOUSTON Texans - OLB BRIAN CUSHING, Southern Cal: Have to improve their defense.

16. SAN DIEGO Chargers - LB REY MAUALUGA, Southern Cal: They could go RB or if Tyson Jackson slips, that'll be the pick, but I have Rey here because it just feels right...yeah!

17. JACKSONVILLE Jaguars(trade with Jets) - RB CHRIS "BEANIE" WELLS, OSU: A lot of options for them in this scenerio, but ultimately they get MJD's compliment.

18. DENVER BRONCOS - DT PERIA JERRY, Ole Miss: They must fix that run defense if they want any chance this season.

19. CINCINNATI BENGALS(trade with Tampa Bay) - RB KNOWSHON MORENO, Georgia: They trade back into the first round and jump ahead of Philly and Detroit so they can get a franchise RB. Will team well with Cedric Benson.

20. NEW YORK Giants(trade with Detroit) - WR DARRIUS HEYWARD-BEY, Maryland: They have two 2nd rounders, two 3rds,  and two 5ths. They trade up to get what might be the best WR in this draft.

21. PHILADELPHIA Eagles - DE/OLB AARON MAYBIN, Penn State: Could play DE or later down the line maybe OLB for them.

22. MINNESOTA Vikings - CB DARIUS BUTLER, UConn: I think they can get a legit WR in the second, but they won't find a Darius Butler in the 2nd or later...

23. NEW ENGLAND Patriots - DE ROBERT AYERS, Tennessee: Yeah...whateva

24. ATLANTA Falcons - DE Michael Johnson, Georgia Tech: Maybe a bit of a surprise. But ATL gets a hometown guy who has time to sit and learn behind John Abraham. We know Johnson has the talent...

25. MIAMI Dolphins - DE/OLB EVERETTE BROWN, Florida State: Should be the eventual replacement for Joey Porter whenever he moves on.

26. BALTIMORE Ravens - WR HAKEEM NICKS, North Carolina: I really wanted to pull Eben Britton off the board here, but Nicks is the better value and he may be NFL ready right now.

27. INDIANAPOLIS Colts - DT EVANDER HOOD, Missouri: I don't want to make Hood the pick here, but I may as well...

28. BUFFALO BILLS - TE BRANDON PETTIGREW, Oklahoma State: An obvious need for the Bills.

29. DETROIT LIONS(trade with Giants) - OT EBEN BRITTON, Arizona: They get the OL they desperately need. Will be Stafford's best friend.

30. TENNESSEE Titans - WR PERCY HARVIN, Florida: drug test and all, I just can't see him falling out of the first round. Has top 10 talent after all...

31. ARIZONA Cardinals - RB LESEAN MCCOY, Pittsburgh: McCoy gets the nod because of his good hands coming out of the backfield.

32. PITTSBURGH Steelers - DE/OLB/TE CONNOR BARWIN, Cincinnati: I couldn't decide between OL or CB, so I went neutral. Barwin fits the Steeler mold.

SECOND ROUND COMING IN THE AFTERNOON(4/25).

Posted on: April 21, 2009 3:51 pm
 

2009-2010 NFL Pre-Draft PROJECTIONS


2009-2010 NFL SEASON PROJECTIONS

 

AFC East
Team                       Record Division AFC
New England Patriots    9-7     4-2     7-5
Buffalo Bills                 8-8     3-3     6-6
Miami Dolphins            7-9     3-3      -
New York Jets             4-12    2-4       -

AFC North
Team                       Record Division AFC
*Pittsburgh Steelers    11-5     4-2    7-5
+Baltimore Ravens      10-6     4-2    8-4
Cincinnati Bengals        8-8     3-3     6-6
Cleveland Browns        4-12     1-5      -

AFC South
Team                       Record Division AFC
*Jacksonville Jaguars  10-6      4-2    8-4
+Houston Texans        9-7       3-3    7-5
Indianapolis Colts        9-7       3-3    7-5
Tennessee Titans        8-8       2-4    6-6

AFC West
Team                       Record Division AFC
San Diego Chargers    10-6      5-1     8-4
Kansas City Chiefs       7-9      4-2     7-5
Oakland Raiders         5-11      2-4      -
Denver Broncos           5-11      1-5      -



NFC East
Team                         Record Division NFC
*New York Giants           11-5     4-2    8-4
+Washington Redskins   11-5     2-4    7-5
+Philadelphia Eagles      10-6     3-3    7-5
Dallas Cowboys              9-7      3-3    7-5

NFC North
Team                         Record Division NFC
*Minnesota Vikings        11-5     3-3    8-4
Green Bay Packers          8-8      4-2    7-5
Chicago Bears                8-8      3-3    7-5
Detroit Lions                  5-11     2-4     -

NFC South
Team                         Record Division NFC
Carolina Panthers          10-6    4-2     8-4
New Orleans Saints          9-7     3-3    7-5
Atlanta Falcons               9-7     3-3     6-6
Tampa Bay Buccaneers    8-8     2-4      -

NFC West
Team                         Record Division NFC
Arizona Cardinals           10-6     4-2    8-4
Seattle Seahawks            7-9     3-3      -
San Francisco 49ers        5-11     3-3     -
St. Louis Rams               5-11    2-4      -

NOTE: Asterisk indicates Playoff Team with a First Round Bye. Plus sign indicates Wild Card Playoff Team.

 

NFL Regular Season MVP - RB Adrian Peterson, Min: Gets to run on teams such as the Rams, Niners, Seahawks, Cardinals, Browns, Bengals, Packers(twice), Lions(twice), and Falcons. Al nine of those teams ranked in the bottom half in at least one defensive rushing category. Niners and Cards being the two best rush defenses out of these teams and they were 13th and 16th in yards per game, but still allowing over 100 rush yds per game and over 10 rush tds on the season.

NFL Defensive MVP - DE Mario Williams, Houston Texans

NFL Coach of the Year - Jack Del Rio, Jaguars: Jacksonville wins a tough AFC South division.

NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year - RB Donald Brown

NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year - LB Brian Cushing

NFL Comback Player of the Year - WR Torry Holt, Jaguars

NFL PLAYOFFS



AFC WILD CARD PLAYOFFS

San Diego Chargers defeat Houston Texans
New England Patriots defeat Baltimore Ravens

NFC WILD CARD PLAYOFFS

Philadelphia Eagles over Arizona Cardinals
Washington Redskins over Carolina Panthers


AFC DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS

New England Patriots defeat Pittsburgh Steelers
San Diego Chargers defeat Jacksonville Jaguars

NFC DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS

New York Giants over Philadelphia Eagles
Minnesota Vikings over Washington Redskins


AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

San Diego Chargers get revenge over New England Patriots (No more "Lights Out" on the Bolt!)

NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

New York Giants defeat Minnesota Vikings


<big>SUPER BOWL XLIV (February 7, 2010 from Miami Gardens, Florida)</big>

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS 24
NEW YORK GIANTS 23

SB MVP - TE Antonio Gates 7 rec, 125yds, 2tds

Posted on: April 16, 2009 10:59 pm
Edited on: April 16, 2009 11:21 pm
 

How the Yanks bought loss in New Stadium Opener

I'm sure you could imagine one reason why the Yankees bought a loss today(CC Sabathia), but that's surprisingly not the main reason.

The Main Reason(s)?

The treatment of their own fans and citizens.


ESPN's Emmy nominated Investigative Sports Journalism show, E:60, reported last season that not only were the Yankees "stealing" money "under the table" from New York tax payers to fund unexpected costs of the New Stadium construction but they were destroying a popular Inner City Park where kids are able to get away from New York street life to build part of their stadium attractions.

One Yankee representative asked to respond to the local outrage said, and I'm paraphrasing: There's two other parks in the area the kids can go to.

These two other parks the guy was refering to are miles away from the neighborhood spoken of and the kids would have to cross busy streets and dangerous neighborhoods to get to the other parks.

Also, in addition to the mistreatment of the local neighborhoods and New York taxpayers(IMO), they also made the "mistake" of having 1000 seats be in an area of "obstructed view". So, congratulations loyal Yanks fans, you just shelled out a major chunk of your paycheck to watch a poll an a wall for 3 hours.

I've also heard the New Stadium, even without the unessecarily large JumboTron in Center Field(seen below), is way too extravagant and it almost takes the mystique out of Yankee Stadium. Couldn't confirm that, but it's what I've heard...Having a big glaring luxurious stadium souped up with everything imaginable in the middle of one of the poorest neighborhoods in the country isn't a good situation in my opinion. Having said that though, the locals probably feel it's a good thing to have...takes their mind off the economic struggles maybe. Still though, I've heard it's too extravagant.

Finally, having David Wells, along with Yogi and the legends, take part in the pre-game pitches was a bad decision. You're asking to lose when you let a guy throw out a pregame pitch, who has openly criticized your team and your team's owner. Stupid and he shouldnt be up there with the Legends...

Now to the actual Baseball Reason:


CC Sabathia - When you give a guy a record contract that totals more than some teams cost and then you schedule your New Stadium opener against his former team and have him start that game...You are asking to lose!!

Period.

Now, having said that, they took Sabathia out too soon. Maybe you're thinking the season is far more important than just this one game, no matter how big it is, so save CC's arm...BUT...let him pitch till he wants to come out. It's the first game in the new stadium, he's pitching against his old team. Let him go longer than that...

That's all I got.

Yankees: 5-5 so far this season. Here's to them not making the playoffs...

 

Posted on: April 14, 2009 8:04 pm
 

Sources: BRAYLON EDWARDS TO THE GIANTS

Reports are coming out that the Browns will in fact trade WR Braylon Edwards to the Giants before the NFL Draft on April 25, 2009.

Full Story:

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=jc-giantspursueedwards041409&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

Posted on: March 11, 2009 9:31 pm
Edited on: March 12, 2009 1:43 pm
 

2009 NFL MOCK DRAFT: 1st and 2nd Round

This will be the last mock draft I'll do before my final "draft" which I'll probably mock up a day or two before the draft. With this one I starting mocking the first two rounds instead of just the first round.

FIRST ROUND

1. DETROIT Lions - OT EUGENE MONROE, VIRGINIA: Gotta fix the interior before you address the skill positions. They'll still have an opportunity at 20 to get a QB. Plus, the have some guys to look at in the 2nd and 3rd. Also, next year they'll have McCoy and Bradford coming out in the draft

2. ST. LOUIS Rams - OT JASON SMITH, BAYLOR: They just released Orlando Pace and they'll need to find his replacement.

3. KANSAS CITY Chiefs - OLB AARON CURRY, WAKE FOREST: This as close to a sure thing as there is in this draft. The hope is that Curry will help the pass rush, run defense, and pass defense.

4. SEATTLE Seahawks - DT B.J. RAJI, BOSTON COLLEGE: They let Rocky Bernard get away and their run defense was bad enough with him on the team. They have to find a good DT in this draft an Raji is a good one.

5. CLEVELAND Browns - DE/OLB BRIAN ORAKPO, TEXAS: With Willie McGinest half way out the door, Mangini will need his 3-4 rush LB.

6. CINCINNATI Bengals - WR MICHAEL CRABTREE, TEXAS TECH: They probably have a bigger need at OT, but Crabtree may be a once in a decade type player. He'll do fine filling T.J. Houshmandzadeh's shoes.

7. OAKLAND Raiders - OL ANDRE SMITH, ALABAMA: Al Davis loves controversial players and coach Tom Cable is a former OL coach. makes too much sense.

8. JACKSONVILLE Jaguars - OT MICHAEL OHER, OLE MISS: Gotta beef up the O-line.

9. GREEN BAY Packers - RB KNOWSHON MORENO, GEORGIA: Maybe a surprise, but GB's offense lacks explosiveness and Aaron Rodgers' will need some weapons to develop as a QB in the NFL. Do they have bigger needs? yes. But they take value over need as they should.

10. SAN FRANCISCO 49ers - CB/FS MALCOLM JENKINS, OHIO STATE: I always thought they would look for QB here, if they could, but with the restructuring of Alex Smith's contract and some of the talk I hear out of SF, I'm thinkin they give Smith and Shaun Hill one more season to prove what they have.

11. BUFFALO Bills - QB MATTHEW STAFFORD, GEORGIA: J.P. Losman is all but gone and who knows how Trent Edwards will play this season.

12. DENVER Broncos - CB VONTAE DAVIS, ILLINOIS: They let Dre Bly go and they really didn't have much depth in the secondary when Bly was there.

13. WASHINGTON Redskins - DE EVERETTE BROWN, FLORIDA STATE: Brian Cushing is also worth a look with this pick. Assuming Orakpo and the four top OTs are gone, it would be between Brown and Cushing. Or a trade down.

14. NEW ORLEANS Saints - OLB BRIAN CUSHING, USC: A new DC, re-signed Jonathan Vilma, brought in Jabari Greer...it's obvious where the focus is this offseason: Defense.

15. HOUSTON Texans - WR JEREMY MACLIN, MISSOURI: Yet another weapon for Matt Schaub and that Texan offense. If Shaub can't get it done with Steve Slaton, Andre Johnson, Maclin, Owen Daniels, and Kevin Walter then the Texans will finally know he's not the guy.

16. SAN DIEGO Chargers - DE TYSON JACKSON, LSU: They let Igor Olshansky leave and I can't think of any better rplacement for him than Mr. Jackson.

17. NEW YORK Jets - QB MARK SANCHEZ, USC: They passed on Matt Leinart a couple years ago, now another SC QB falls right into their lap.

18. CHICAGO Bears - WR HAKEEM NICKS, UNC: They need a WR with reliable hands who runs good routes and that is Hakeem Nicks. Heyward-Bey may be the favorite, but Nicks fits this team way better.

19. TAMPA BAY Buccaneers - DT PERIA JERRY, OLE MISS: Tampa's run defense was beyond horrible at the end of last season. With Michael Turner, Jonathan Stewart, DeAngelo Williams, and Reggie Bush in their division, it's an absolute must that their run defense be top notch.

20. DETROIT LIONS(from Cowboys) - LB REY MAUALUGA, USC: Greg Schwartz would love nothing more than to get a guy like Rey to run his defense.

21. PHILADELPHIA Eagles - WR DARRIUS HEYWARD-BEY, MARYLAND: Gotta give Donovan McNabb some weapons.

22. MINNESOTA Vikings - WR KENNY BRITT, RUTGERS: They have their deep threat, now here's their red zone target.

23. NEW ENGLAND Patriots - DE/OLB AARON MAYBIN, PENN ST: A 3-4 rush LB that Belichick will have fun with.  

24. ATLANTA Falcons - DE Michael Johnson, GEORGIA TECH: An instant fan favorite at a position thry need. The guy is athletically a top 10 pick, but there are some concerns. He had an amazing pro day and combine.

25. MIAMI Dolphins - LB JAMES LAURINAITIS, OHIO STATE: Sure, not the best combine workout ever, but this guy fits the Parcells profile. I think he can play multiple positions in the 3-4, eventually.

26. BALTIMORE Ravens - WR PERCY HARVIN, FLORIDA: They would have a hard time passing on this kind of talent if he falls to 26.

27. INDIANAPOLIS Colts - DT EVANDER HOOD, MISSOURI: Gotta get some bulk in the middle of the defense.

28. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES(from Carolina) - TE BRANDON PETTIGREW, OKLAHOMA ST: Eben Britton and Chris "Beanie" Wells are a possiblity here too, but there are guys like those two that they can draft later. Such as OTs Okung and Beatty and RBs P.J. Hill, Shonn Greene, and Rashad Jennings.

29. NEW YORK Giants - CB DARIUS BUTLER, UCONN: Can never have enough depth in the secondary and with all the first round WR's off the board, this may be the best guy available.

30. TENNESSEE Titans - LB CLAY MATTHEWS, USC: His uncle is a Titans hall of famer and they have a need at LB. Jeff Fisher has a lot of flexibility with this pick though. Could take a lot of things here.

31. ARIZONA Cardinals - DE ROBERT AYERS, TENNESSEE: Bertrand Berry is likely gone and Antonio Smith is gone. So that leaves them with Calais Campbell and Travis LaBoy. Ayers would be a great fit in that defense.

32. PITTSBURGH Steelers - CB ALPHONSO SMITH, WAKE FOREST: Bryant McFadden is in Arizona now, so they are left with William Gay and old man Deshea Townsend. It's a must that get a CB who can start in this league.

SECOND ROUND

  1. DETROIT LIONS - DT RON BRACE, BOSTON COLLEGE
  2. NEW ENGLAND(from Chiefs) - OLB/TE/DE CONNOR BARWIN, CINCINNATI
  3. ST. LOUIS - LB CLINT SINTIM, VIRGINIA
  4. CLEVELAND - S LOUIS DELMAS, WESTERN MICHIGAN
  5. SEATTLE - OG DUKE ROBINSON, OKLAHOMA
  6. CINCINNATI - RB DONALD BROWN, UCONN
  7. JACKSONVILLE - SS PATRICK CHUNG, OREGON
  8. OAKLAND - QB/WR PATRICK WHITE, WEST VIRGINIA
  9. GREEN BAY - DE/OLB LARRY ENGLISH, NIU
  10. BUFFALO - RB CHRIS "BEANIE" WELLS, OHIO STATE
  11. N.Y. GIANTS(trade with 49ers) - WR BRIAN ROBISKIE, OHIO STATE 
  12. MIAMI(from Redskins) - CB/FS SEAN SMITH, UTAH
  13. SAN FRANCISCO(from Giants via Saints) - RB LESEAN MCCOY, PITTSBURGH
  14. HOUSTON - OLB MARCUS FREEMAN, OHIO STATE
  15. NEW ENGLAND(from Chargers) - CB D.J. MOORE, VANDERBILT
  16. DENVER - DE/OLB LAWRENCE SIDBURY, RICHMOND
  17. CHICAGO - S WILLIAM MOORE, MISSOURI
  18. CLEVELAND(from Buccaneers) - DT FILI MOALA, USC
  19. DALLAS - OT WILLIAM BEATTY, UCONN
  20. N.Y. JETS - RB ANDRE BROWN, NORTH CAROLINA STATE
  21. PHILADELPHIA - OT JAMON MEREDITH, SOUTH CAROLINA
  22. MINNESOTA - C ALEX MACK, CAL
  23. ATLANTA - TE JARED COOK, SOUTH CAROLINA
  24. MIAMI - OG HERMAN JOHNSON, LSU
  25. BALTIMORE - C MAX UNGER, OREGON
  26. NEW ENGLAND - DE JARRON GILBERT, SAN JOSE STATE
  27. CAROLINA - QB JOSH FREEMAN, KANSAS STATE
  28. N.Y. GIANTS - OG KRAIG URBIK, WISCONSIN
  29. INDIANAPOLIS - WR JUAQUIN IGLESIAS, OKLAHOMA
  30. TENNESSEE - WR LOUIS MURPHY, FLORIDA
  31. ARIZONA - RB CEDRIC PEERMAN, VIRGINIA
  32. PITTSBURGH - DE PAUL KRUGER, UTAH
Posted on: February 25, 2009 2:47 pm
Edited on: February 25, 2009 2:50 pm
 

2009 NFL MOCK DRAFT: Post-Combine


Is it just me or is this draft a little weak. Unless you want an offensive tackle, you are probably hoping the 2010 draft is here already. The two “safe” picks, Curry and Crabtree, aren’t going to be great players. At best they’ll have 2-3 pro bowls and play 10 years. Just my opinion, but this draft is a bit weak. Especially at the top. The middle of the draft is pretty solid though.

1. DETROIT Lions – OT EUGENE MONROE, VIRGINIA: I’ll say it again. This would make three of the last four years a Cavalier goes in the top 5. I think it’s much smarter for them to get their elite OL here, then hope maybe sanchez slips to 20, or they can trad up with the 20. If nothing else, then get Freeman or Davis in the second.

2. ST. LOUIS Rams – OT JASON SMITH, BAYLOR: Crab, Stafford, Sanchez, Curry are all possibilities also, but I think the biggest need is on the o-line.

3. KANSAS CITY Chiefs – OLB AARON CURRY, WAKE FOREST: I didn’t really believe the hype until monday rolled around. Still don’t think he’s top five, but he’s getting so much buzz right now, it’ll probably happen. I don’t think he’s any better than Jerod Mayo and he didn’t go top 5.

4. SEATTLE Seahawks – WR MICHAEL CRABTREE, TEXAS TECH: The injury shouldn’t make any difference.

5. CLEVELAND Browns – DE/OLB BRIAN ORAKPO, TEXAS: Mangini picked Vernon Gholston last year with the Jets and even though that didn’t work out exactly like they wanted, the Browns need a consistent playmaker on the front 7.

6. CINCINNATI Bengals – DT B.J. RAJI, BOSTON COLLEGE: I thought about Moreno, Jenkins, Oher, or Everette Brown but I think Marvin Lewis knows his teams needs to get better up front on defense and with John Thornton likely leaving, they have a hole there.

7. OAKLAND Raiders – DE EVERETTE BROWN, FLORIDA ST: With Namdi Asomugha locking down opposing WRs, they need a guy that can get to the QB to take advantage of that coverage.

8. JACKSONVILLE Jaguars – OT MICHAEL OHER, OLE MISS: yeah…

9. GREEN BAY Packers – CB VONTAE DAVIS, ILLINOIS: Charles Woodson and Al Harris aren’t getting an younger. Davis is the exact type of CB the PAckers love. Strong, physical corner thats best in man coverage.

10. SAN FRANCISCO 49ers – QB MARK SANCHEZ, USC: Taking the first QB off the board at #10 is more of a I want to be different thing than what might actually happen. However, I do believe that neither top QB in this years class are worth a top 10 pick.

11. BUFFALO Bills – CB/FS MALCOLM JENKINS, OHIO STATE: They have a need at CB and FS, so which ever they decide he is, it’ll work out either way.

12. DENVER Broncos – RB KNOWSHON MORENO, GEORGIA: I’m not confident about this pick. I think they might pick a defensive player who fits the new 3-4 they’ll be running. But they don’t have much inthe backfield. Shanahan was in love with rookie Ryan Torain, but this new coaching staff probably isn’t. Don’t surprised if it’s Aaron Maybin or Vontae Davis here.

13. WASHINGTON Redskins – OL ANDRE SMITH, ALABAMA: Nine years after they picked a tackle from Alabama, they go for the encore. Chris Samuels will obviously still be the LT, which is perfect because Smith is still rusty blocking elite pass rushers. Put him ont he right side or even kick him inside to guard. Smith should be a steal at 13. Smith’s off the field problems become a great thing for the Skins as Smith slips out of the top 10.

14. NEW ORLEANS Saints – OLB BRIAN CUSHING, USC: The new DC Gregg Williams will turn this defense around and Cushing is a good start.

15. HOUSTON Texans – DE TYSON JACKSON, LSU: Will be a fan favorite and the perfect compliment to Mario Williams.

16. SAN DIEGO Chargers – LB REY MAUALUGA, USC: Just makes too much sense…

17. NEW YORK JETS – QB MATTHEW STAFFORD, GEORGIA: You ask why would Stafford fall this far and I ask why not. It always makes draft day more interesting when a “top 5” guy falls and has to wait hours to hear his name. Then you get the awkward faces and the sweating. The acting like it doesnt btoher you when it really does…I’ll be rooting for this to happen.

18. CHICAGO Bears – WR JEREMY MACLIN, MISSOURI: would be a great day for Bears fans if Maclin falls to them. They let go of Marty Booker, Brandon Lloyd is a free agent, so that leaves Rashied Davis and Devin Hester as the top 2. Even if they pick up a WR in free
agency, they’ll still need a WR.

19. TAMPA BAY Buccaneers – DT PERIA JERRY, OLE MISS: They have to fix the run defense and with Monte Kiffin’s departure, they need to have the best personnel possible to make up for the great coaching they’ll be missing.

20. DETROIT LIONS(from Cowboys) – OLB CLAY MATTHEWS, USC: So many things they need that I dont know where to go. They’ll probably look to trade down or up depending on what happens before this pick, but for now I’ll say that new coach Jim Schwartz will go with the nephew of one of his former players: Bruce Matthews.

21. PHILADELPHIA Eagles – OT EBEN BRITTON, ARIZONA: It’s just like the Eagles to pick a wildkitten…

22. MINNESOTA Vikings – WR KENNY BRITT, RUTGERS: They definetly need a WR and Britt is the prototypical WR for the west coast offense. Plus, Britt would add a red zone threat that the Vikings haven’t had since Carter and Moss left.

23. NEW ENGLAND Patriots – LB JAMES LAURINAITIS, OHIO STATE: I dont have anything to say about this terrible team…

24. ATLANTA Falcons – DE Michael Johnson, GEORGIA TECH: Abraham is getting up there in age and Johnson will certainly be a fan favorite. If anyone can get him to work and motivate him, it’s Mike Smith. Pettigrew or Evander Hood would be good right here too.

25. MIAMI Dolphins – DE/OLB AARON MAYBIN, PENN STATE: Eventual replacement for Joey Porter…hopefully

26. BALTIMORE Ravens – WR PERCY HARVIN, FLORIDA: A legitimate playmaker for Flacco to grown with.

27. INDIANAPOLIS Colts – WR DARRIUS HEYWARD-BEY, MARYLAND: Hakeem Nicks might compliment Reggie Wayne better, but it’s hard to pass up this kind of talent.

28. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES(from Panthers) – RB CHRIS WELLS, OHIO STATE: I’ll jump on the Eagles-taking-Beanie bandwagon, even though I don’t think Beanie warrants a first round pick.

29. NEW YORK Giants – OLB MARCUS FREEMAN, OHIO STATE: EVery year a surprise guy sneaks into the end of the first round. Here’s 2009’s version.

30. TENNESSEE Titans – C ALEX MACK, CAL: They have to start thinking about replacing Kevin Mawae when he retires. Mack gets to study behind one of the best centers to ever do it.

31. ARIZONA Cardinals – CB DARIUS BUTLER, UCONN: They’ll have a decision to make with this pick. There’s a lot of options here.

32. PITTSBURGH Steelers – OG DUKE ROBINSON, OKLAHOMA: They’ll probably look ILB or DL here, but their running game suffered last year, largely because of their blocking. Duke is a great run blocker.

 

 

 
 
 
 
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