Kenny Britt's case was handed over to the prosecutor yesterday during a hearing in New Jersey. Britt was in attendance, and no bail was set.
Jim Wyatt talked to Mike Reinfeldt, who sounds like he's going to show up to the draft with a plastic-billed visor around his arm and a truck full of loaded dice. There's a popular sentiment that there will be fewer trades this draft because of the uncertainty of the value of next year's picks: if the rookie wage scale kicks in this year, then the question is mute, but if the scale kicks in next year then those picks have more value. In the end though I agree with Mikey that teams might be more willing than ever to trade picks, if for no other reason than the lack of free agency and trades will make teams stir-crazy. There are also a decent pack of teams who will want to jump back into the late first and late second rounds to get the second-tier QB they love. Either way this draft could be one of the most active and surprising in a long time.
Paul K chatted with Thorchak, who gave a tidbit about the new offense that both echos what we've been screaming for years, and the reason I've been giving in response: We'r going to use more screen passes to get CJ2K the ball, but we haven't been able to use them the past few years because Vince and Kerry were effin' terrible at throwing them.
Jason Cole previews his list of the top 10 best and worst games of 2011, and the Titans/Bengals tilt is the 3rd worst due to the collision of bad owners. I've defended Bud Adams a lot since the team got here, but as we enter the post-VY era Bud's resume as an owner over the last decade has taken a serious hit. That being said, I'll still give Adams props for acknowledging his mistakes and moving to turn the page instead of dragging it out just to satisfy his ego, which send the franchise in to a complete tailspin.
ESPN came up with a Power Ranking for CBs voted on by various contributors, and Cortland Finnegan came in 10th place. Two infuriating notes on this list: ANYONE who voted for DeAngelo Hall over Cort is a complete idiot (Hall is a terrible CB who is lucky that getting burned for a big play isn't a stat), and Paul K voting for Brent Grimes is a complete joke. We've seen Cort get treated differently by refs for his play, but this is a prime example of analysts knocking Cort for being 'dirty' or an unlikable player. Cort is a damned good CB whose occasional bad penalties shouldn't be overblown to the point it obscures that fact.
NFL teams need quarterbacks. In related news fire burns.
The NFL clearly had 9/11 in mind when it made the schedule, says the AP.
Paul K analyzes the Titans' 2011 schedule.
Bill Polian regularly gets the QB guru treatment, butmy question is does he deserve it? I mean Pey Pey fell right in his lap when the Colts clearly needed a QB, but outside of that his only picks since the end of the Reagan administration are Curtis Painter (6th rounder), Jim Sorgi (6th rounder), Kerry Collins (1st rounder) and Jerry Colquitt (6th rounder)... Not exactly the stuff of legends right there.
Wes Bunting tabs his 3rd day sleepers.
The Gang of Four > The Brady Six.
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