Why is the NFL trying to ruin perhaps the greatest guilty pleasure in the entire off-season? Do you know how bad it is for my liver to make me drink that much over three days? Not to mention buying that much Whiskey in this economy... It's the Great Recession, Roger! A weekend I can handle, but this is just asking for someone to get hurt! I mean the only upshot is that it gives Daniel Snyder more time to give away the Redskins picks. From their press release:
The NFL Draft will kick off in primetime for the first time in 2010. The first round will be held on Thursday, April 22 at 7:30 PM ET. The second and third rounds are set for Friday, April 23 at 6:30 PM ET. Rounds 4-7 will be held on Saturday, April 24 at 10:00 AM ET.
Paul K wraps a bow on the season for the AFC South, which for the first time in a long time only put one team into the playoffs (which is crazy considering the worst record was Jacksonville's 7-9). Even though the postseason placements weren't there, you still have to count the AFC South as one of the most competitive divisions in the NFL on a yearly basis.
Follow us through the jump to see what Rod Hood has to say about his time as a Titan, and the possibility of coming back for 2010...
The Tennessean runs it's piece about how drastic the roster changes could be this off-season. The basic point remains that it's all still up in the air... lets just hope it doesn't become f'd up in th air /zing! (hat tip to the Daily Show for the zinger)
Terry McCormick talks with Rod Hood about his career, the 2009 season and the possibility of him returning to the Titans. At one point he makes the relatively valid claim that he was rusty in the last game, and that his tackling is better than we saw. I'd like Rod to stay on the list of possibles if the Titans can't find a solution in free agency. If the right guy is out there, I'd love to see them get a CB that can step-in on day one, then focus on the D-line and depth in the draft.
Somebody on some Seattle-based site made predictions, and now they take the innovative step to review and critique themselves. This kind of honesty and public accountability makes it almost certain this cat doesn't collect a primary pay check from a media outlet.
Speaking of the Redksins, new coach Mike Shanahan is getting advice from all over the place, but some of it you don't have to be a genius to deduce. the trick is following through:
Get Albert Haynesworth in shape. The Redskins spent loads of money to get the All-Pro defensive tackle from the Tennessee Titans, thinking he would be a terror in the middle of their defense. Haynesworth was good -- when he played. He was hurt four games and sat out too many plays because he was tired. I know this isn't nice to say, but Haynesworth looks fat to me. Football players are big, but does he have to be that big? Maybe Haynesworth would play more if he ate less.
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