Post by Mighty Jack on Apr 22, 2010 4:49:48 GMT -5
Well the draft starts tomorrow so we might as well start up a new thread for the upcoming season.
I know, I know, the draft has become an overblown monstrosity. And if we indulged in it to much it can be a colossal waste of time (how many of these picks actually make it?)
BUT, if you keep it in perspective the draft is a fun distraction for most of us. When I was in Tennessee my friends and I would get together for a draft party - it was nice to see them, talk about the team, play some pool, catch up as well as speculate on the draft. We aren't stupid, we know this wont make or break our team, but it's fun to discuss.
It is a bummer that the NFL is stretching this over so many days. It was better when we hung out for the first round on the weekend morning/afternoon. Thursday night doesn't work out for everyone. Still, we are enjoying the debates (who do we take?)
So I'm hoping the Titans can plug up some defensive holes (a DB/S) - The Pack, I have no clue.
I do hope for my sisters sake that the Lions actually find a first rounder who can have an impact.
Let the speculation begin!
Edit: and yeah, before anyone post about Baseball being the only thing on their minds. That's fine, but I don't do Baseball, so indulge me
Post by Mighty Jack on Apr 23, 2010 0:15:10 GMT -5
Phew, what a mighty wind. Was that the NFL draft or the Oscars? All that nonsense aside, while it's a crapshoot wether any of these guys will turn into gold for their teams - at first glance my teams did well I thought.
At the top are the Seahawks: Walter Jones is going to retire so getting an OT was essential (and that they got the top ranked one was pretty sweet), plus they grabbed LB Earl Thomas. Great first round Seattle... now the guys just have to produce.
And for Tackle Bryan Bulaga to fall to the Packers at #23 was a dream come true.
The Titans got a solid value pick. They needed a DE and they should have found themselves a solid one -better run stopper than sacker- in Derrick Morgan, who will fit their 4-3 scheme.
Edit: Well I don't know what the hell I'm talking about half the time... but I have my eye on CB Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, or WR/Return man Jacoby Ford. For the Titans in the next round (they have 2 third round picks) - but if the Pack or Hawks took 'em that would be fine too.
Post by Mighty Jack on Apr 24, 2010 2:21:53 GMT -5
^Poor guy, at least the Steelers made a good pick that got cheers at the end. Had their been boos I could just hear the kid thinking (In high Joel-like voice) "This blows! Can I take back this wish and make another?"
I didn't catch all of rounds 2 or any of 3. But I was doing some reading tonight, The Seahawks only had 1 pick but made it count. So far they've done great.
The Titans got some value picks, but got no DB help. I'm hoping we get Anash in the 4th.
And after a steal in round 1, the Pack made a strange choice in Neal in the 2nd, then a potentially good one with the safety.
Oh, is it baseball season now? I hadn't noticed...
The Draft is probably over, but I heard thr Browns might get Colt McCoy. I don't know if the Browns need another rookie quarterback (they'd probably just trade him in the future) but "Colt McCoy" is the best name for a QB since Bart Starr.
1. Joel- Do you (or a fellow CT writer) really listen to Howard 100? If so, the next movie that CT riffs on, AND features a little person, please throw out an "Eric The Midget" reference...
Bix Dugan-- Yes, actually I do, and in “The Oozing Skull” there is a reference to “Eric the Midget”, but I guess you didn’t catch it. I sort of got my Dorro voice from listening to Fred Norris
Post by Mighty Jack on Apr 25, 2010 11:56:33 GMT -5
Very cool name, but he should be playing with a western themed team, like the Cowboys... or at the very least.... The Colts.
Well Seattle had a brilliant 3 days. The Titans were mixed. That trade they made with the Hawks was a bonehead move (Here Seattle, have a free RB and all we want in retun is to swap draft postions, so we can take a guy would would have likely been there at our regular spot anyway! GGRRRR).
Plus the Cowboys got my guy Anash (I hate Dallas so that makes it worse)
So that was a nice diversion. Now the NFL will likely be quiet until training camp. See y'all then.
Post by davelinajolie on May 24, 2010 7:06:37 GMT -5
I have to admit at first I was a bit miffed that my Ravens didn't draft a CB, but at the end of the day their evaluation of the players available to them where they picked clearly indicated they didn't think any of them was worth as much as the players they ended up getting. I'm just a fan, Oz and his scouts are the people in the know.
Love the Boldin trade. So psyched about seeing that guy in Purple and Black.
"So I say UK is dead. That's why you're sticking with FISH & POTATO even if the World War Three has happened." - Gezol
Post by Mighty Jack on Aug 13, 2010 5:22:17 GMT -5
Are you ready for some football?
GAH! I'm not sure I am.
Pre-season starts. Of interest for getting a first look at your rookies. My 3 fav teams: Seahawks play the Titans, and the Packers go against the Brownies (not my team) - I don't know if I'll get to watch any. I think the Titans first rounder is nursing an injury anyway, but I'd like to see what Pete Carol does with Seattle.
I don't have cable so I missed the Ryan's profanity in Hard Knocks. Hope the Jets sign Revis, hate to see one of the best players in the NFL not in uniform.
Curious also about how McNabb does, though I;m not a skins fan.
Sorry, but nothing is more pointless and obnoxious in sports than NFL preseason. Except maybe the entire NBA season. Or the NFL Draft.
As far as I'm concerned, the NFL season doesn't start until after the World Series. Every year, I get more and more frustrated that the sports spotlight shifts away from pennant races (right when they're getting exciting) and onto meaningless NFL games. And every year I complain about it.
Maybe I feel this way because I love baseball so much. But I probably feel this way because the Broncos always start out 5-1 or 6-0 only to collapse and miss the playoffs. I refuse to get excited about my team when they'll only disappoint me again. And I just refuse to get excited about the NFL until at least October.
Post by Skyroniter on Aug 14, 2010 20:26:16 GMT -5
I make it a point to be sure not to watch a minute of preseason NFL.
As a long time Eagles fan I have mixed feelings about McNabb leaving. He's an excellent quarterback but they never quite could make it all the way with him. Unfortunately his level of play diminished when playoff time rolled around. But in his defense there were many years that the offense talent around him was mediocre at best.
I hope he has a good season but that the Eagles have a better one.
Post by Mighty Jack on Aug 14, 2010 21:37:22 GMT -5
I like to watch the rookies and free agents, just to get a taste of what they can do. And it's fun to gab with my pals back at Nashville and compare notes (I miss going to training camp, seeing the players practice in person and bumping into friends).
Right now I'm at my brothers, having a BBQ and watching the game on his gigantic HD TV.
Titans and Hawks look pretty sloppy as is to be expected, but at the least the Titans had a solid first drive (resulting in a TD) The Titans have taken out Young and CJ after 2 series, I want to see how their you DBs look. For the Hawks I want to see that Charlie Whithurst kid (His father played for the Packers)
Speaking of the Pack, Rodgers looked good, 12 of 13.
Post by Dave Walker on Sept 7, 2010 17:04:29 GMT -5
I'm curious to see how the AFC East shakes out this year. As a Pats fan, I have a preference, but I could see it going to any of the three teams (sorry Bills, despite my affection for the fans I met when I went to the Ralph). That said, I think the Jets are overrating themselves. They're good, but I don't believe that they are that good.
I'm looking forward to improvement from various downtrodden teams including the Lions, Chiefs and, believe it or not, the Raiders. Sorry Browns fans but I have no faith in Mangina and believe Holmgren kept him around just for appearance after the late season win streak. Same to you, Rams fans, but I like what Bradford and company could be, just not this year.
I have no predictions at this point, but I do expect to post them and be wrong in the future.