Monday, December 31, 2012
Quick rant. This is the reason why the NCAA must do something.
Ever since the freshman Johnny Manziel won the Heisman trophy he has been everywhere. David Letterman, courtside at NBA games, etc. But what he hasn't done is made any money.
Simple. Because he isn't allowed too. NCAA rules say that no player can profit from his image or athletic status. That is because they are "amateurs." Considering that every school sells jerseys with the numbers of current players, and cut the players in none of that cheese nor any of the gate or TV revenue it is a joke. Texas A&M lucked up. They have 3 more years to milk Johnny Football for every penny.
The only way he'll cash out is if he escapes a college career uninjured, makes an NFL team, and gets a big contract plus endorsements. Until then I guess in street terms A&M is going to pimp him for what he's worth.
Friday, November 23, 2012
There is a lot of speculation going on right now regarding who will be the first player picked in the 2013 NFL Draft. There are a whole lot of scenarios and each one could end up in a different player picked at the #1 position. Let's take a look...
Right now the four worst teams in the NFL are the Chiefs, Jaguars, Browns, and Panthers. Depending on who beats who and how the schedule works out one of those four teams will get the pick. Let's take a look at who may be the selection depending on which team ends up #1.
- If the Chiefs get the #1 pick- they should draft a Quarterback. Either Geno Smith or Matt Barkley, whoever they like more.
- If the Jaguars get the #1 pick- they should draft a Quarterback, but will likely draft the best player available instead. This not only includes Smith and Barkley as options, but brings Manti Teo, Jarvis Jones, and Luke Joeckel into play as serious options as well.
- If the Browns get the #1 pick- they should draft the best overall player. This means they would select either linebacker- Manti Teo or Jarvis Jones.
- If the Panthers get the #1 pick- they should draft the best defensive player. This would make Teo and Jones options but also defensive tackle Star Lotuleli.
Friday, November 9, 2012
The Panthers are a team that sadly I have to see play every Sunday. How can a team with Cam Newton at QB be *this* bad?
The struggle is real but it is simple actually. Carolina's problems boil down to two things:
(1) An inconsistent offense with no featured running game
(2) Inability to stop the run.
Though Carolina is improving on defense you have to say this teams main issues are defensive.
With no further adieu here are the Panthers 2013 NFL Draft needs:
(1) Defensive tackle
(3) Wide Reciever
Monday, October 22, 2012
- Browns- MATT BARKLEY, QB, USC
- Panthers- STAR LOTULELEI, DT, UTAH
- Jaguars- GENO SMITH, QB, WEST VIRGINIA
- Chiefs- JARVIS JONES, OLB, GEORGIA
- Saints- BARKEVIOUS MINGO, DE, L.S.U.
- Raiders- TYLER BRAY, QB, TENNESSEE
- Buccaneers- JOHNATHAN HANKINS, DT, OHIO ST.
- Lions- DEE MILLINER, CB, ALABAMA
- Bills- JUSTIN HUNTER, WR, TENNESSEE
- Bengals- MANTI TE'O, ILB, NOTRE DAME
- Jets- SAM MONTGOMERY, OLB, L.S.U.
- Rams- ERIC REID, S, L.S.U.
- Titans- CHANCE WARMACK, OG, ALABAMA
- Rams (from Washington)- LUKE JOECKEL, OT, TEXAS A&M
- Cowboys- KAWANN SHORT, DT, PURDUE
- Broncos- JOHNTHAN BANKS, CB, MISSISSIPPI ST.
- Colts- KEENAN ALLEN, WR, CALIFORNIA
- Dolphins- ROBERT WOODS, WR, USC
- Eagles- D.J. FLUKER, OT, ALABAMA
- Steelers- KENNY VACCARO, S, TEXAS
- Chargers- TYLER EIFERT, TE, NOTRE DAME
- Cardinals- TYLER WILSON, QB, ARKANSAS
- Packers- LE'VEON BELL, RB, MICHIGAN ST.
- Bengals (from New England- MARCUS LATTIMORE, RB, SOUTH CAROLINA
- Seahawks- RICK WAGNER, OT, WISCONSIN
- Ravens- T.J. MCDONALD, S, USC
- Vikings- COREY LEMONIER, OLB, AUBURN
- Giants- DAVID AMERSON, CB, NORTH CAROLINA ST.
- 49ers- BARRETT JONES, C, ALABAMA
- Bears- JACKSON JEFFCOAT, DE, TEXAS
- Texans- TAYLOR LEWAN, OT, MICHIGAN
- Falcons- MICHAEL BUCHANAN, DE, ILLINOIS
Posted by D at 10:09 AM
Thursday, September 20, 2012
I was incredibly and deeply saddened to learn about the passing of NFL Films President Steve Sabol.
Not just because he produced awesome footage but because he was one of the reasons I became a real fan of the NFL.
If it weren't for the NFL Yearbook series I have no idea how I would have ever been able to learn so much about the league's history as a young fan.
I always admired the quality of Sabols work not only as a fan but as an artist as well. NFL Films under Sabol was truly that. Art.
RIP to a legend of the game.