Discussion in 'NFL' started by xbay, Aug 2, 2010.
Redskin franchise is pathetic!!!
Cousins is more talented and way younger than Smith, so I agree they are just trying to save a little money. I hope Cousins goes elsewhere, has great success, while Alex Smith and the Redskins stay mediocre.
Cousins is the domino that everyone is waiting to fall. He's going to get $$$$, while QBs like Garappolo are curious to see his value before committing.
Eagles won! Couldn't be happier with the Super Bowl. It was a great game, a dominant performance by Philly's offense vs a Pats defense that never knew what hit them (and plenty of questionable calls, btw... Malcolm Butler not playing a single defensive down? Wtf??).
Amazing performance by Foles, btw. It's great leverage for him and the Eagles probably should listen to offers, because his stock is never going to get higher and Philly is Wentz's team. Could probably get a high pick for him and he could sign a huge extension somewhere else.
Great game! Was highly entertaining. Only 1 punt, hardly any penalties and teams flying up and down the field. Doug Peterson is a hell of an offensive mind... and I love how aggressive he is.
Yes, Foles was incredible last night.
I enjoyed that game very much.
Patriots lost...so happy about that!
I've just lost all the respect I had for Josh McDaniels. You don't back down from a head-coaching deal once you've agreed to terms. He basically used the Colts as leverage (and that's fine, just not once you've agreed to become their head coach) to get a better deal from New England. He even had several other coaches that would be part of his staff ready, two of them even signed with the Colts already (one of them the DC), four more now won't sign and have most of the openings in the league already covered.
I hope no team considers him ever again for a head coaching job. He's proven you can't trust him, and that's no way to lead a team.
I am pretty sure that Kraft talked him in to staying by making him by far the highest paid assistant in the league. I suspect they have promised him the head coaching job after Belicheck retires, which will be in the next couple of years when Brady goes.
I also heard a theory that it was payback from the Colts starting the deflate gate scandal...this one seems far fetched though to me.
There's that as well, but all I've heard is that Belichick doesn't plan to retire anytime soon. That might be the case, but McDaniels may have to wait ten more years for that to happen...
Seems like Bill promised him to expand his role so he's not only the OC and has a say in roster construction. And a much better deal from the Pats kind of sealed the deal.
But it's a sh*t move by McDaniels. You can do whatever is best for you during negotiations, but not once you've agreed and have made a promise to assistant coaches, particularly when two of them have already signed with Indy. That's as low as it can get, imho.
Nah, that's typical BS. Pretty sure he had doubts and changed his mind once the Pats came back with a huge offer and Belichick giving him more input in the roster decisions and the kind of team they want to have.
I agree with everything you said, except Belicheck coaching up to 10 more years...he is 65, don't see him coaching into his 70's
This is exactly what I would expect from anyone involved with the Patriots. They are cheating, scheming SOB's...all of them.
Man, I guess people don't change. Dude continues to be a total douchebag asshole. Perhaps I am overreacting but to me what he just did is career suicide outside of the Patriots organization. I feel terrible for those assistants coaches that left their other jobs or turned down other opportunities that are now signed with the Colts (and are in danger of being fired by the new coach) or are left jobless. And supposedly McDaniels did not even have the decency or courage to call these guys and let them know. They found out like the rest of us.
Good for his agent leaving him. Dude is such a prick. He will NEVER be a successful head coach. Hope Belichick leaves the Pats this offseason and they are stuck with that shithead.
Exactly spot on Bada...what a tool that guy is!
That was hyperbole. I also don't think he's going to be around 10 more years (but you never know, look at LeBeau with the Titans...), but certainly expect him to coach more than two. Could be 4, 6... nobody really knows. Guess the results and the roster will be a key to decide for how long he stays in coaching. If he has to rebuilt from scratch, he might just call it a career. If, somehow, they find a competent QB once Brady retires (and that's closer than Belichick's), he might stick around a bit longer.
If the Bucs sign him next year (and they seem to be in love with guys that have links with the Pats), that would be the final nail for me...
And thanks to the f*cking McDaniels fiasco, Frank Reich joins the Colts as their new HC. Reich is exactly the guy I wanted (well, one of them, but at least one that was available) to take over and become the Bucs coach once we f*ck up again next year and inevitably fire Koetter. I think it's a great hire for Indy. Now they just need to add more playmakers to that roster, particularly on defense.
Well, the Rams were expected to be one of the main suitors for Malcolm Butler's services, but they've just traded for Marcus Peters in a deal that has the Chiefs receiving an undisclosed amount of draft picks. Peters is going to add another big time caliber CB to the team on a much cheaper deal than Butler would (at least for now), and it sure looks like he's going to be Trumaine Johnson's replacement. Guess money has been the real issue here, as this opens cap room they can use to sign Aaron Donald to an extension and keep Sammy Watkins and Lamarcus Joyner.
New rush of trades before free agency... Michael Bennett joins the Eagles, apparently after he wasn't a particularly great locker room presence last year (Bada will know more for sure, but that's what's been said so far), and Aquib Talib joins the LA Rams, after they god rid of Robert Quinn (to Miami) and Alec Ogletree (NY Giants).
NY had a big hole at ILB, and they haven't cared for many years (since Antonio Pierce, at least). But their new GM built the defense around a strong ILB in Carolina and is trying to fix the issue there. Not sure Ogletree is the answer, tho, but he certainly improves the position.
Talib is a headcase, but a very talented one. He clears cap space for Denver (and they already have his replacement in their roster) and joins a very talented Rams secondary. They keep Joyner and have added Talib and Peters. It's starting to really look like a Wade Phillips defense. Not sure trading Robert Quinn was a great idea, but they needed to recoup some of the picks they send in those deals.
Plenty of moves in the NFL yesterday:
- Sherman and Lane cut by Seattle. Sherman says he's going to sign with a contender (so I guess that takes the Bucs out of the picture, no matter how much they're willing to offer him). He's not even sure he won't be back with Seattle, albeit under a more manageable contract. Go figure...
- Browns get Tyrod Taylor from Buffalo for a third round pick. They also traded Kizer to Green Bay for CB Damarious Randall. And finally traded a 4th and 7th round picks to Miami for Jarvis Landry. It's going to be an interesting season for the Browns, that's for sure... I really like Taylor and Landry, although they probably gave up too soon on Kizer. Considering the number and quality of picks they still have, the Browns are set for a huge offseason that might change the look of the worst franchise in football. After trading for Taylor, I feel pretty confident they're taking Barkley #1 overall and taking a QB to develop with their #4 pick, which is the safest route.
- Torrey Smith traded to Carolina for CB Daryl Worley. Minor deal that allows both teams to fill a need.
Free agency started slowly, but it's quickly becoming what it was supposed to be:
- Allen Robinson is going to be a Bear, 3 years, $42 million contract. Great signing for a team that really needed help on their WR corps. And this practically ensures the Jags are taking a WR early in the draft.
- Talking about the Jags, Andrew Norwell, widely expected to sign with the Giants and the best offensive linemen in free agency, is going to sign with the Jags. 5 years, $66.5 million. Only thing surprising here is where the f*ck do the Jags get the money to sign big free agent after big free agent every single year... Great addition to a team that's already a contender. They just need some more help on their receiving corps. Oh, and to be sure which Bortles will show up next year...
- Star Lotulelei will sign a 5-year deal with the Bills. Interesting choice, as the Bills are revamping their whole offense this offseason. No word on the details of the contract yet.
- Sammy Watkins is leaving LA for KC. 3 year, $48 million with 30 guaranteed. It's a big deal for a guy like Sammy who hasn't been particularly reliable just yet... LB Anthony Hitchens is also signing with KC, no details on the contract yet.
Kirk Cousins joins the Vikings. 3 years, $84 million... FULLY guaranteed. That makes it a historic deal. And a lot of cash for a QB that I'm not sure he's in the top 5 at his position...
Paul Richardson joins the Redskins. Five years, $40 million with 20 guaranteed.
And Trey Burton will sign with the Bears, four years, $32 million. Lots of upside. They're quietly improving Trubisky's options in the passing game, exactly what they should do.
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