Monday, December 31, 2007

Should Your Team Draft a RB?

The last 5 Rbs picked in the top 10 and their teams.

Adrian Peterson
2007 #7 overall Adrian Peterson. Pro Bowler and the Vikings are on the verge of a playoffs berth.

Reggie Bush
2006 #2 overall Reggie Bush. 10-6. NFC Title Game loss.

2005 #2 overall Ronnie Brown went 9-7 in '05

2005 #4 overall Cedric Benson - Superbowl Berth in 2007

2005 #5 overall Cadillac Williams- Won the NFC South in 05, with a 11-5 record...

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Pre Bowl Top 5 Mock

If the mock were to happen today, this is what I see happening...

#5 Overall- New England- James Laurinaitis, LB The Ohio State University

I'm tempted to put Mike Jenkins here because Asante Samuel is leaving, but Junior Seau and Teddy Bruschi are nearing the same ages as their jersey numbers.

James Laurinaitis

#4 Overall- Atlanta- Andre Woodson, QB Kentucky

No Brohm? Ryan?!! I don't think so. Woodson just has that "it" that the others dont have. And... Arthur Blank has to try to fill the dome with someone his largely African American fanbase can rally around. However, If the Falcons do pick Ryan and he wears #12 I will only refer to him as CHRIS CHANDLER for the rest of eternity!!!! Muahahaha!

Chris Chandler

#3 Overall- New York Jets- Darren McFadden, RB Arkansas

They have no franchise QB, yet they will take the flashy pick. The fans will be happy on draft day... because they will have a top 5 pick again next year. Run DMC is the best offensive player in the draft, but the Jets need more than a RB. They don't have the luxury of a defense like Minnesota to make this pick... but they will.

Mcfadden is gonna win hesimen

#2 Overall- St. Louis Rams- Glenn Dorsey, DT LSU

This pick adds youth on the line and allows Carriker to switch back to DE. A win-win.

LSU dorsey

#1 Overall- Miami Dolphins- Chris Long, DE UVA

The Tuna will be making the picks for his new team this year. The Dolphins run a 3-4 so Dorsey isn't the BEST pick even though he's a heck of a prospect. When Parcells ran 3-4 teams as a coach he always stocked up on DEs. I expect the Fins to be no different.

Chris Long

Monday, December 10, 2007

Tebow Wins Heisman

The most unpredictable Heisman race of all time got very predictable at the end. Tebow wins it. First sophomore ever to accomplish the Heisman.

Video from the Heisman show in case you missed it:

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Heisman Preview

The four finalists for this year's Heisman trophy have been announced. They are Hawaii QB Colt Brennan, Arkansas RB Darren McFadden, Missouri QB Chase Daniels, and Florida QB Tim Tebow.

The highlights:

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Colt Brennan has the monster numbers out of Hawaii's wide open system. He has the NCAA record for most TD passes.

Chase Daniels lead the underdog Missouri titles to the
#1 ranking in the country after a huge win over rival Kansas.

Darren McFadden also beat a highly ranked rival; when he led the Razorbacks to a overtime win over LSU.

Tim Tebow has the distinction of being the only man to have
20 TDs passing and rushing in the same year.

The underdog:

Missouri QB
Chase Daniels has rode Missouri's Cinderella season all the way to the Downtown Athletic Club. I'm sorry, this Saturday the clock will struck 12 for you. Missouri lost so much love after their loss to Oklahoma their not even playing in a bowl game!

The Favorite:

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Tim Tebow is a stat machine. Not only does he have 800 plus yards in the ground he is also the nation's third leading passer with a 68% completion rate. That combined with his 20-20 stats make it statistically impossible not to hand him the hardware.

The Dark Horse:

Colt Brennan. All he has done is set records and Quarterback the only
undefeated team in the land but he is still not feeling the love. Could it be Hawaii's wack schedule? (I couldn't help it!)

The Winner:

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As I've said before,
Tim Tebow will win the award. The year he's had makes everyone look like second placers in this one.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Missouri, West Virgina Lose

Last weekend was a crazy one for college football. Both #1 Missou and #2 WVU lost in their respective contests, thus taking them out the National Title Picture. And taking Missou completely out the BCS! What a crock!

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The LSU Tigers and the Ohio State Bucks have snuck back into it and somehow the system "worked itself out". Les Miles vs. Ohio State. I find it interesting that a former Michigan man has the Michigan job on the table and Ohio State in his sights... it would be a very easy transition to coach the Wolverines after that game...

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...The Heisman will be given out this Friday.

In my opinion, here are the top 5 finalists.

Dennis Dixon, QB Oregon
Tim Tebow, QB Florida
Darren McFadden, RB Arkansas
Colt Brennan, QB Hawaii
Pat White, QB West Virgina

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I believe
Tim Tebow's gazillion rushing yards should win it for him easily, but Darren McFadden is the best player in the country.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

2007 Denver Broncos: A Year in Review

I've held my tongue on this season too far, so Ill let it all out in this one thread. In case you're not familiar with me, I am an unbiased, realist. I see the Broncos for exactly who they are. I don't sugar coat anything. If thats what you want, stop reading.

If you want a real opinion of the Broncos continue....

First and foremost let's break down the front office. The roster itself.

The last few drafts were successes for the most part. We don't have as many players still on our roster from those drafts as other teams, but the players that stuck have been pretty good. Darrent Williams, Jay Cutler, Tony Scheffler, Brandon Marshall, etc.

My major problem is the lack of major offensive talent drafted in the first few rounds. When you draft a QB #11 overall, you better damn well invest in some other positions to help him. Mainly running back and receiver. I am embarrassed that Marshawn Lynch or Laurence Maroney aren't Broncos.

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And that leads me to the roster. I wont talk about Javon as he was injured when we got him, but seriously... Travis Henry had 2 strikes when we acquired him. His inability to avoid the sticky stuff has left us throwing undrafted rookie after rookie into the starting lineup with our #11 overall QB.

Without Javon or Rod for the foreseeable future, our WR corps scare no one. Marshall is the master at running sideline to sideline for no yards, and Glenn Martinez is a little bit better than Charlie Adams was. I like the Stokely pickup though, however we need a younger player behind him developing.

On defense, things are better. Shannahan and crew finally drafted D Line and boy did they almost blow it. Jarvis Moss was the worst pick in the first round this side of Brady Quinn. If you remember from my dream draft I called for Anthony Spencer, but Tim Crowder appeases me. Elvin Dumervil is our diamond in the rough on defense IMO.

As far as the linebackers and corners go, I have nothing pretty to say. Our linebackers are all lost in pass defense which explains how every TE has a field day against the Broncos. We really need to move on from Ian Gold. I don't care how fast he runs. He misses too many plays. The corners have been horrid. Champ Bailey gets a pass for playing injured most of the year. Dre Bly isn't worth the paper his checks are printed on, and Foxworth is... Foxworth. The only bright spot in our secondary is Abdullah.

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The Broncos this year simply aren't very good. A team that's used to overachieving with minimal talent has finally been bit by it's questionable signings, age, and neglectful drafts. We should have started the season 0-5 if it weren't for the football Gods. The last few games give me hope for the future though as I see this team maturing. Jay Cutler is making it easier and easier to bash Jake Plummer every snap. Brandon Marshall is growing into a top flight WR in our very eyes. Tony Scheffler has found his dedication to stay on the field (and not get deactivated by Shannahan). Jason Elam has become the best clutch kicker in the game again.

So what lies ahead? First and foremost. Personnel. Bates needs to bring in "his" players and make his scheme work or get out of town. Shannahan needs to mass draft on offense and give Jay more help. The offensive line needs to get younger and healthier either through draft or Free Agency.

Every year I hop on a players bandwagon for this team and this year its no different. Barring Tatum Bell doesn't come back to Denver this offseason, I look to a running back to cure the Broncos woes....

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Darren McFadden.

The man who simply tears though SEC defenses at will with blazing sub 4.4 speed and amazing cutbacks, he can easily be this team's Adrian Peterson. The Broncos have suffered too long, swallow the pride and bring a top flight RB into town Mike. Trade whatever, whoever you have to. Just get McFadden on this team. Ask Norv Turner and Herm Edwards how does an offense of Cutler-McFadden-Marshall look for the next 7-10 years? It looks very damn scary.