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The (Important) Transaction Post

The NFL has WAY too much going on right now, due to the long lockout. While teams are starting training camps as I type this, they are also cutting and adding new players to their rosters. It’s a madhouse in the NFL right now, with big names being shifted around to their new homes.

I could break down EVERY transaction done in the last few days, but that would take up too much time. Instead, I’ll break down for you the biggest names that have made moves (or stayed put), since free agency started.

Patriots acquire WR Chad Ochocinco from Bengals for 2012, 2013 late-round picks, also acquire DE/DT Albert Haynesworth from Redskins for 2013 5th-rounder – Biggest acquisitions to date. NE always has something up their sleeve.

Eagles sign QB Vince Young (1 year)

Dolphins acquire RB Reggie Bush from Saints for late-round pick

Cardinals acquire QB Kevin Kolb from Eagles for CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and 2nd-round pick

Texans sign CB Johnathan Joseph (5 years, $48.75 million; $23.5 million guaranteed)

Panthers acquire TE Greg Olsen from Bears for 3rd-round pick- Not feeling this move here

Bears sign WR Roy Williams (Cowboys)

Saints sign RB Darren Sproles (4 years, $14 million)

Texans sign SS Danieal Manning (4 years, $20 million; $9 million guaranteed)

Seahawks sign WR Sidney Rice (5 years, $41 million; $18 million guaranteed)

Redskins sign CB Josh Wilson (3 years, $13.5 million; $6 million guaranteed)

Vikings acquire QB Donovan McNabb from Redskins for 2012 6th-rounder, 2013 conditional 6th-rounder

Panthers re-sign RB DeAngelo Williams (5 years, $43 million; $21 million guaranteed)

Chargers re-sign S Eric Weddle (5 years, $40 million; $19 million guaranteed)

Jets re-sign WR Santonio Holmes (5 years, $50 million; $24 million guaranteed)

Titans sign QB Matt Hasselbeck (3 years, $21 million)

Cowboys re-sign OT Doug Free (4 years, $32 million; $17 million guaranteed)

Steelers re-sign CB Ike Taylor (4 years)

Jaguars sign LB Paul Posluszny (6 years, $42 million)

49ers re-signed QB Alex Smith (1 year, $5 million), release CB Nate Clements

Ravens re-sign OT/G Marshal Yanda (5 years, $32 million), release WR Derrick Mason, TE Todd Heap, RB Willis McGahee and NT Kelly Gregg

Seahawks sign QB Tarvaris Jackson (2 years, $8 million)


12 Plays Of Xmas- 2010 NFL Edition

‘Tis the season to be jolly! The regular season is almost over, but the NFL has given us tons and tons of plays that made the 2010 season a great one. If you saw my post from last year, then you know this post is a season in the making. Will it top last year’s list? Who knows, but I sure will try in the process.

Remember, you have to know the tune to “Twelve Days of Christmas” for this to be effective. If not, either you don’t celebrate Xmas (which is cool, everything isn’t for everybody), or you simply suck at musical life. Shout out to Pigskin Loving Lady and Ed The Sports Fan for their input Enjoy!

On The 12 Plays of Xmas, that football gave to me:

Stevie Johnson’s Blaming

Moss Burning Revis!

Andre Johnson’s fighting

9’s Shoulder’s Broken

Week 8, There’s a Benching

7’s Nose Is Broken

6 Vick Scores


4 INTs

3 Hillis Scores

2 Big Returns


Happy Holidays To Everyone!

Sitcho Azz Down, Terrell Owens!!!!!

More like STFU! I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of Terrell Owens and his mouth being in everyone else’s business this season. I haven’t told someone to sit their ass down in a minute, so this is the perfect time to do so.

The Bengals WR once again has found a way to be relevant in off-the-field NFL news, despite being on a team that’s 2-8. Just a week ago, Owens criticized Redskins QB Donovan McNabb after Washington was embarrassed by Philly on MNF, 59-28, asking how do you justify a $78 million contract with that type of performance. And now the insults just keep on rolling in.

Speaking to reporters this Tuesday, Owens came out and said that Jets WR Darrelle Revis is, “an average corner”. Revis will be playing opposite Owens during Thursday Night’s game, as the Bengals take on the Jets.


But T.O. didn’t stop there. When talking about the Richard Seymour-Ben Roethlisberger incident, Owens called Big Ben soft, saying that a hockey player would keep on ticking.


And in case you didn’t watch last Sunday’s Bills-Bengals game, Owens was seen jawing at CB Leodis McKelvin, whom he had beat twice (the Bengals were still in a comfortable lead).That was enough to spark anger amongst the Bills, who eventually defeated the Bengals, 49-31.

I’ve had enough of this buffoonery. But before I go in on this topic, let’s get this out of the way about Owens. Terrell Owens is a great WR and athlete overall. He’s having another good year to further pad his stats for a HOF bid when he retires. One can never question his dedication and passion for football.On the field, Owens is still a force to reckon with, without a doubt.

Now to the reality….. while you’re padding your stats, you’re on an underachieving team that sucks major ass right now. The Bengals were supposed to be making a Super Bowl run, instead they are one of the worst teams in the NFL with a 2-8 record. To put your mouth in other people’s business isn’t a good look right now.

Why do you care about McNabb so much, even after all these years? If I had to guess, McNabb could care less about what you do. Why is one grown man into another grown man’s pockets and/or business? Worry about what YOUR pockets will look like after this season, when you become a free agent.

As for the Revis comment, I understand it. They are the Bengals next opponent and he wants to get under their skin. But as for Roethlisberger, what did you want him to do, charge back at Seymour? Get up and slap him back? Maybe in hockey they keep on ticking, but football isn’t hockey. And with all of the rules implemented now, any kind of retaliation from Ben could have possibly led to an ejection also. Why take the risk, especially if you’re in the thick a playoff hunt, something the Bengals know NOTHING about? Did anyone call you soft when you were pretending to be a model during Fashion Week looking like this down the runway??

Okay… maybe they did. But we didn’t hear about it. That’s because folks minded their business! Instead of voicing your opinion on everything else going on, it’s time to voice your opinion on why your own team is now considered one of the worst in the league, even with the abundance of talent they possess. Worry about that!

Terrell Owens, please Sitcho Azz Down and STFU!

Week 10 Thoughts/Tuesday Roundup

Without a doubt, Week 10 of the NFL was probably one of the best weeks in football in a while. Hail Mary passes, record breaking games and unexpected wins flooded our headlines this past weekend.

As you know, I usually give my Ravens first dibs on my blog space. I love my guys in purple and black and they deserve my fandom, but that game was damn near 7 days ago. Good game, but they lost. And as of right now, someone else has earned the floor. His name??? Michael Vick.

Last night, Michael Vick played like he was out of his freaking mind last night, becoming the first player in NFL history with at least 300 yards passing, 50 yards rushing, four passing touchdowns and two rushing touchdowns in a game. In a day that Donovan McNabb should have had reason to have a great game (He just signed a $78 million contract extension), it was Vick who stole the show. It was a great sight to see, from the first play of scrimmage until the very end. Andy Reid should be thanking the football gods for saving his fat behind, because now he looks like a genius. Even though McNabb was traded in favor of Kolb, Vick has taken full control of this Eagles team and looks like a different QB than the one that played for the Falcons. And to add to the great night, Vick has this to say on Twitter this morning:

So, so true. Oh sweet redemption! Good for you, Vick!

OT: With McNabb’s astronomical contract extension, one has to wonder how much Vick is actually worth?? As of right now, he’s the better QB than McNabb and he will be a free agent this offseason. Philly has a lot to ponder in what to do, since they extended Kolb’s contract. But if they don’t want to pay him, there are tons of other teams that could use Vick’s services right now. And I don’t even want to think about how much Peyton Manning will receive, all thanks to McNabb’s new contract. But Vick and Manning deserve it. The jury is still out on McNabb on whether or not he was worthy of the contract.

I’m loving the way the Browns are playing right now. Granted, they lost to the Jets at the end of OT on Sunday, but they lost to a very good Jets team and held their own thru 5 quarters. No longer a pushover team, the Browns have a lot to build from, for the future.

Dear Buffalo: It’s about damn time! I bet you made a Soul Train line all the way through the tunnel after that game, too!

You should have. You earned that win weeks ago. Congrats to you.

The Bengals are sad…………………………………………….. That’s all I got!

Was anyone else in awe- and shock- like I was when Tom Brady picked the great Steelers defense apart, piece by piece, on Sunday night? I picked the Pats to win the game, but never did I think they would win like that. Brady had 30 completions, 350 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INTs, 0 sacks and a passer rating of 117.9. It’s no secret that Brady knows how to win in Heinz Field, winning 4 out of 5 at Heinz Field, but to embarrass a very good team, in similar fashion that Cleveland did to them just the week before, was poetic. This is why you love the NFL. Good teams know how to redeem themselves against a quality opponent.

Can someone explain to me how the Titans allowed the Dolphins to beat them with NO QB’s?? NONE? Did I miss something? Out goes Henne and Pennington, in comes the wildcat. Seven plays, 49 yards and that’s before the 3rd string QB came in.The Titans were hurting on the QB side as well, as Kerry Collins left the game with a calf injury. But Tennessee has Chris Johnson, Randy Moss and Kenny Britt. How they allowed themselves to lose to a team that went through a series of wildcats is a mystery to me.

XP: Chad Pennington, PLEASE retire! Now is the time, please and thanks.

Signed, The NFL and their fans…..

The Cowboys saw… the Cowboys came… and the Cowboys conquered.. in the Meadowlands. Congrats to Dallas and their win over the NY Giants after their controversial firing of Wade Phillips. They played with a purpose and looked good on all sides of the ball, the first complete game I’ve seen of Dallas all season. I just have one question though…. am I the only one that wonders if Jason Garrett set Wade Phillips up??? Just me?? Okay…………………………..

How petty is Todd Haley for not shaking Josh McDaniels hand? Very petty, but I have to say, I love it. The Broncos-Chiefs rivalry was on life support until the Broncos shellacked the Chiefs, 49-29.

“The Snub” handshake situation makes this even more interesting, and now the AFC West rivalries have some life again. Haley wouldn’t say what was said during their postgame chat, and he later apologized for not shaking his hand (he says his emotions got in his way), but Haley knows damn gooden well he’s not sorry. Don’t be petty AND fake. Be real in your underwear and leave it at that.

By-the-way, welcome back  Chiefs and Texans:

Jake Plummer: The Handball Champion?!?!

Remember Jake “The Snake” Plummer?? Of course you do. He hasn’t been that long removed from the NFL. A 2nd round draft pick in 1997 from the Arizona Cardinals, Plummer was first known for leading the team to an upset playoff victory over the Cowboys in 1998, the first playoff win for the franchise since 1947.

Plummer then left Arizona in 2003, and signed with the Denver Broncos as a free agent, giving the team some stability at QB (for the first time since the retirement of John Elway). Plummer led the Broncos to the playoffs for 3 consecutive seasons but was beaten by the Colts twice and the Steelers once. In 2006, things started to get ugly as Plummer was benched midway through the season for then-1st round draft pick Jay Cutler. Who could forget the bird-flipping incident in which Plummer waved his middle finger at a fan? That was the last year of Plummer’s tenure in Denver.

Plummer was then traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2007 offseason but never reported. He retired shortly after and never looked back.

So what is Jake “The Snake” doing now??? Competing in handball competitions across the country.

Plummer is so good, that he won the Idaho State Handball Championship doubles title last April. Plummer’s dream is to compete for a doubles title at the U.S. Open of Handball with his older brother Eric.

When asked about football, Plummer doesn’t seem to say much. But when asked about his former coach, Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan, Plummer had a LOT to say:

“I think Shanahan is still searching for John Elway. Somehow, someway, he thinks there’s going to be another guy like John Elway.

“He coached a team to almost perfection [with Elway] so he wanted that again, he wanted that every time we went out there. It’s just not realistic.”

“Regardless of how well I thought I was playing or how well the majority of fans across the country thought I was playing, it was never good enough for him. And that kind of gets frustrating.

“It just seemed like every game I could have completed these four more passes or these five more shots here and it would have been perfect. And that just wasn’t my personality… But Shanahan wanted perfection and he wore a lot of us down there.”

Maybe Plummer should have called Donovan McNabb with the heads up.

Congrats to Plummer, not only for his Handball achievements, but for being able to leave football and not regretting his decision. Not all players can say they left the game with peace of mind, but Plummer looks to be happy with being a Handball star.

The NFL Twilight Zone

I was talking to my good friend and fellow Gridiron Gal Chels about the NFL recently, and we both agreed that the NFL has been a whirlwind of news since the day it kicked off, nearly 2 months ago. New rule changes, roster changes and just about any other kind of change imaginable has swarmed headlines non-stop. Let’s take a look at the top stories that’s led us to the Twilight Zone- NFL Style.

Dallas Cowboys Stinking Up The Joint

Someone give the Dallas Cowboys the heads up that their 2010 Super Bowl run started 8.5 weeks ago. Apparently, they didn’t get the memo. This was the year that a Super Bowl team was going to have home field advantage, as Super Bowl XLV will be played at the new Cowboys Stadium this year. Well, the Cowboys are a dismal 1-6 and currently LAST in the ultra-competitive NFC East. Wade Phillips and Jason Garrett are officially on lame duck status, Tony Romo is hurt and has since been replaced by Jon Kitna (who had 4 INTs last Sunday against the Jags) and the unofficial leader on this team is rookie Dez Bryant, not a veteran player. To say the Dallas Cowboys’ 2010 season is bizarre is being nice. They are a mess, and it doesn’t look too good for them for the rest of the season.

The Randy Moss Chronicles

First, Bill Belichick sends the future Hall-Of-Famer on his merry little way to Minnesota, in exchange for a 3rd round draft pick. Many folks thought the Patriots were crazy for letting him go, but New England hasn’t missed a beat since Moss has been gone, winning every game since the trade. Moss then goes to the Vikings does what he does best…. plays when he feels like it. Moss must not have been “feeling like” playing when he returned to New England, giving up on a couple key plays as the Patriots defeated the Vikings, 28-18. What happens next is very strange. Moss’s postgame press conference became a bit of a Patriots love fest, while telling the Vikings media he was going to ask and answer his own questions.

Well, Brad Childress wasn’t a big fan of the Belichick/Patriots love fest and sent Moss his walking papers, as he was officially waived yesterday. Someone explain this to me. Childress lets Moss go without a healthy Sidney Rice and a migraine-laden Percy Harvin?! What part of the game is this? That being said, is it the teams Moss played on, or is it simply Moss that’s the issue? You be the judge.

“Baby Brett” Put On Blast

Another headline, another Viking. Brett Favre allegedly likes to send pictures of his manhood, all while leaving simping messages on voice mails on his down time during the season. We all know the allegations about Favre and his “contact” with Jenn Sterger. But I think this is more ironic because I would expect to hear about this from a 20-something year-old Favre, not a 41-year old grandpa Favre. This is a guy that is a lock for the Hall Of Fame, but a lot of folks would be lying if they said they don’t look at Favre differently. I know I do, Favre needs to sit his old azz down somewhere.

McNabb Gets Benched…. AGAIN!!!!

Oh, Donovan…………when it rains, it pours. Let’s go back to 2008, when McNabb was benched by then-Eagles coach Andy Reid for Kevin Kolb at halftime during the Ravens game. Kolb came in and did NOTHING against the Ravens, as Ed Reed intercepted the ball for a record-breaking 108-yard interception for a TD.

Well, history has a way of repeating itself. At the end of the Redskins- Lions game, McNabb was benched AGAIN, this time by Mike Shanahan and for, wait for it………………………………… Rex Grossman. So how was Grossman filling in for McNabb? Let’s see, a fumble that led to a TD for the Lions, to seal their win over the Redskins. Afterward, fans heard every excuse about his benching, from Grossman knowing the 2-minute drill a little better than McNabb, to McNabb being out-of-shape. To make matters worse, the Redskins have brought in JaMarcus Russell for a try-out while Terrell Owens has added his 2 cents to the McNabb bash fest

This is by far, one of the most bizarre events in the league right now. But what’s more bizarre is McNabb’s silence in both situations. If I’m McNabb, I’m taking the gloves off right now. He took the high road in Philly when he was benched and later traded, but for Deja vu to occur 2 years later is enough. It’s time to start speaking up for yourself, Donovan. Put people in their place when it comes to how you play the game. Otherwise, you look real sheepish right now, like you have no fight in you. Basically, you look like a PUNK. And people will only do what you allow.

Eight weeks in, and already the NFL is in a Twilight Zone….. who knows what will happen next!

NFL Week 8 Recap

Usually I start with some commentary about my Ravens. They’re my team so I give them the floor before everyone else. That’s what fans do, show their own team some love. But I can’t this week, because my boys were on a bye. And let me tell you, it felt GREAT to have a stress free football day. No cursing at the TV, no double doses of Prevacid because my stomach is in knots, no highs and lows for 3.5 hours. It was a great feeling to watch games and not feel like this:

Just football without any worries. As much as a bye week is needed for my nerves, I missed seeing my guys in action this week. I’m glad they’ll be back this Sunday. I actually enjoy cursing at them. It’s therapeutic. And if you’re wondering if I’m too emotionally vested in this, then you could say that I may be. But hey, who isn’t?!

Poor Randy Moss…. How are you one of the greatest WRs in the history of the league, yet, you get put on waivers after only 4 games with the Vikings?? Where is the love for Randy, y’all? I guess that’s a stupid question, considering Terrell Owens has gotten the same treatment over the years. While people question Moss’s personality traits and dedication on the football field, I simply blame his hairstyle for his demise on his teams.

I mean, who still wears crazy cornrow braids in 2010? You’re a grown man Randy.. cut your hair and I guarantee you people will treat you different. I don’t know who’s worse between Moss and Allen Iverson. And they both wonder why folks don’t want to be bothered…. Psssssshhhh!

On another note: What the hell is Brad Childress doing? He doesn’t have many healthy WRs on his team, yet you let Moss go? You could have at LEAST waited until Sidney Rice was back fully. Word on the street is, he lost control of his team and was looking to gain it back with this surprise move, to show that no one is exempt. Oh…….. okay!  I’m not sure this was the way to do it, though. Childress is officially on Firing Watch, now.

Damn…. The Bengals look like the Bungles again, except they have way too much talent for that kind of buffoonery. Stay strong, WhoDey Nation.

I seriously want Buffalo to win a game. They play their heart out every week, and come up short. KC wasn’t even trying that hard and they STILL won the game.  The agony of defeat can slowly eat away at you. This isn’t the 2008 Lions, they were a BAD team. This Buffalo team isn’t a bad team. They have just had every bad bounce you can imagine. Looking at the schedule, the Bengals may be the team that they get their 1st win from, and that’s in 3 weeks. My heart goes out to those guys. I’m rooting for you.

The Cowboys…… man, do I REALLY have to discuss this…… I mean, everyone else has. Lemme just shake my head at y’all.

Mike Shanahan… you keep coming up with reasons (*cough*EXCUSES*cough) as to why you put Rex Grossman in during the final minutes of the Lions game. Make up your mind, is Grossman a better suit to run the 2-minute offense or is McNabb really out of shape? And did you even talk to McNabb about this in advance? Whoever thinks Sexy Rexy is better fitted than McNabb to bring his team to a comeback victory is smoking something that I want NO parts of.

Can someone explain to me how the Jets were shut out? ZERO points… I still think the Jets are top contenders, but I have to say, their stock just went down a bit. NO points, though?! Not a good look……….

My boo Philip Rivers finally got a win!! And here’s an interesting stat: He has 2,649 passing yards. The most thru 8 games in NFL history. Now if only the Chargers can convert those yards to wins………….

I’m extremely happy for Troy Smith. All he wanted to do since being drafted by the Ravens in 2007 was get a chance to start. Well, he did and he took full advantage. Smith ran for a TD and threw for a TD, as the 49ers defeated the Broncos, 24-16, in London this past Sunday. I’m happy to see him do well in his 1st opportunity.

The Tampa Bay Bucs are 5-2. Guess it’s time to give them their props.

Sidenote: 2010 Panthers = 2009 Buccaneers.

Shout out to all of the fans that dressed up for Halloween while going to the game. I saw some good costumes, from the broke down Brett Favre to the blind referees at the Saints game. But ummm…….. this costume takes the cake.

Peyton Manning can turn water into wine. I’ve seen it with my own eyes.