This Didn’t Get Enough Attention

Scott Fujita is a good person.

I ran across an article the other day while I was at work that I felt deserved more attention than it got.  Lost amid the scandalous behavior of Ben Roethlistberger and the big NASCAR wreck fiasco was the story about what former New Orleans Saints linebacker Scott Fujita did with his Super Bowl Bonus.

Next year will be Fujita’s 9th year in the NFL and he will be playing for his fourth team.  He’s never made a Pro Bowl or been named an All-Pro.  He was drafted in the 5th round of 2002 NFL draft out of the University of California.  In fact, the highest accolade he has received up to this point was being named Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 in 2000-2001.  All in all, Fujita is a solid, yet unspectacular player.  But this post isn’t about his on-field contributions.

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Big NFL News

I’m going to hit on this real quick with some bullet points.

  • Cleveland Browns wide receiver Braylon Edwards was traded to the New York Jets for Jason Trusnik, a great special teams player, Chansi Stuckey, the wide receiver that won the starting spot opposite Jerricho Cotchery after Laveranues Coles left and a couple of draft picks.
  • The San Francisco 49ers have finally agreed to a deal with rookie wide receiver Michael Crabtree. I don’t know the amount the contract is worth yet, but it will be a six-year deal that can be reduced to five years if Crabtree meets certain performance requirements.
  • In quarterback news, Donovan McNabb of the Philadelphia Eagles was cleared to play and should start on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
  • In opposite quarterback news, the New York Giants Eli Manning did not participate in practice and instead got treatment on his injured foot, which has been diagnosed as plantar fasciitis. His status for this weeks game against the Oakland Raiders is still up in the air. If he can’t go, David Carr will start in his place.
  • Also, the St. Louis Blues owner Dave Checketts and talk radio host Rush Limbaugh have teamed up and made a bid to buy the St. Louis Rams, something I’m sure Bryan will want to touch more on later.

Fantasy Football

I know that to some (okay, most) of you out there the fact that I’m writing a post in mid-June about fantasy football may seem ridiculous and Bryan would agree with you. But to me, simply having just finished a fantasy draft, knowing that fantasy leagues all over the country are beginning to be organized and the simple fact that I have a fantasy team already means that the actual NFL season is less than three months away. The excitement that this induces cannot be captured by any word (or set of words) currently in existence in any human language, but I wouldn’t necessarily rule out Shyriiwook. Wow, I’m a nerd. Anyway, the point is that the NFL season is rapidly approaching and so I signed up for an early fantasy league. Continue reading

Update on NFL Coaching Searches

As of this minute there are five NFL Head Coaching vacancies. The Detroit Lions, St. Louis Rams, Cleveland Browns, New York Jets, and Denver Broncos are all beginning their search for new leaders. Let’s take a quick look at who the candidates are for each team. Continue reading

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