For those who don't want CJ2K to get more notoriety, don't read this Sporting News article. Also, don't visit the Powerade website to catch CJ2K's first national commercial campaign. Also, move into the nearest cave for a while... even better if it has a rock inside large enough for you to fit snugly under. If you live in a part of the country that doesn't have many caves, here's a handy chart for you via South Park. Why go through all this trouble? Because it's the only way to avoid in unstoppable freight train of attention that will be heaped upon the best running back in the NFL once fall rolls around and non-psychos (like ourselves) start paying attention to football again.
Sometimes it's hard to stay upbeat in the doldrums of the summer as bad news tends to pile up, but here's some relief for you: Jim Wyatt covers the best players of the OTAs. The list includes names we need to see like Vince Young, Jevon Ringer, Sen'Derrick Marks and Jason McCourty.
Lavelle Hawkins has transitioned from locker room clown to fastidious practice worker. Being buried on the depth chart was a big knock to the Hawk's confidence, but this offseason he's shown the coaches that he can be serious, and that he can be trusted. This is excellent news for a guy who mostly screwed himself with mental lapses, and team with a suddenly worrisome star WR.
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As camps get ready to open you'll see more and more of the guys off of the street to fill holes created by injuries and compete with the more middling guys on their roster. In anticipation of that, here's a list (via PFW) of all street free agents who have a reasonable shot of making a roster.
Paul K ranks the safety tandems in the AFC South, and the once mighty Titans duo of Hope and Griffin have slid down to third. I can stomach them being ranked below the Colts, but there's no way in hell the Texans deserve to be higher than our guys. I know Griffin and hope had a bad year in 2009, but their absurdly good play in 2008 should still be enough to keep them in the mix at the top of the heap.
Bravo to Deadspin for showing even a vet like me how you really write a headline that pops.
Matt Bowen wonders if the Redskins will make a play for stud Chargers WR, and vocal malcontent, Vincent Jackson.
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