Tebow to the Jets

ESPN has reported that Tim Tebow (plus a seventh round pick) has been traded to the Jets for a fourth and sixth rounder. As I mentioned in my mock draft, this was a trade that was expected to happen, it seemed to just be a matter of time before the details were hashed out.

The fun part about this is that my two least favorite quarterbacks are now in the same division together, and in that same division, the Bills have been putting together one of the best defensive lines in the league. I might write more on this later, but figured I would just put this up in the meantime.

Jets/Revis Agree To Deal

The Jets and Darrell Revis fianlly agree to a new deal which is worth $46 million over 4 years… the article I wrote for Colts Chronicle doesn’t focus on that however, but instead focuses on just how good Revis is. It’s incredibly interesting and I highly recommend taking a look at it:

http://www.coltschronicle.com/2010/09/jetsrevis-agree-to-new-deal.html/

Friday 5 – Playoffs? Playoffs?!

For today’s Friday 5, I’m going to kill two birds with one stone.  I’m going to give you our playoff predictions in Friday 5 format.  I’ll be going round by round, plus a special bonus prediction for the Pro Bowl!  It’s not the Friday 4, after all.

First, I’ll give you Weller’s official playoff prediction:

“Colts win.”

Thanks, Weller.  Now that we have that out of the way, I’ll provide a tiny bit more detail (and Weller, you should stop reading now.)

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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

Shaun Ellis Ends a Snowball Fight

Just saw this on Sportscenter…loved it. The climax is about 34 seconds in.

This was after Ellis’ Jets lost to the Seahawks on Sunday. Now, I don’t know if he can or will be fined and/or suspended for this, but I don’t think he should be. The fan that was hit with the snow boulder seems to be enjoying it. Honestly, I would have enjoyed it to. My question is this: Since the Jets lost the game, does this make his snow throwing out of anger from the loss, therefore making it not quite as funny? Or, is this just a joke from a guy who likes to keep everything in perspective and likes to have fun?

I don’t know Shaun Ellis personally, obviously, but I’d like to think it was a joke. Either way, it’s hilarious. I hope he doesn’t get punished for it.

Update: The NFL fined Ellis $10,000 for the stunt. Ellis claimed it was all in fun. He should know better than to have fun in the NFL.

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