2009 Fan Voices

Byron Leftwich is on his way back to Florida, this time to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Over the weekend, Leftwich agreed to a two-year contract with the Bucs, with the idea that he will have the opportunity to compete for the starting job in Tampa. Considering that his competition is Luke McCown, Josh Johnson and Brian Griese, it’s a competition he may very well win. [...] Continue reading → | , , ,
With the Steelers reportedly on the verge of re-signing OLB James Harrison to a long-term extension the team will now be able to turn its attention to extending the contracts of starters with one year remaining on their deals. There are 11 players on this list: (In alphabetical order they are) Ryan Clark, FS; Willie Colon, RT; Larry Foote, ILB; Casey Hampton, NT; Justin Hartwig, C; Brett Keisel, DE; Heath Miller, TE; Willie Parker, RB; Jeff Reed, K; Max Starks, OT; Hines Ward, WR. In part the team will establish [...] Continue reading → | , ,
By Isaac Barrow As you may and should know, the NFL Draft is in 13 days. NFL GMs are going crazy trying to figure out who "the guy" is. Some teams will be finding their future quarterback. Some will be addressing the running back, wide receiver or cornerback need. All in all, this calls for an exciting draft. Of course, the contending teams are in the 20's of the draft and the mediocre (Bills) to awful teams (Lions) have top 15 picks. The Baltimore Ravens have the 26th overall pick and it looks as if they will be addressing the wide receiver need. However, it looks as if the receivers the Ravens are targeting will be off the board [...] Continue reading → | , , , , , , , , , ,
The Dallas Cowboy fan base has taken a lot of abuse over the past decade. The evolution of the internet and blogs just adds more ways for the Cowboy fans to be told how they have not had a playoff win in over a decade. After a 9-7 season and a loss to the Seahawks, Jerry Jones wanted to get this team over the top. He "fired" Bill Parcells (Parcells retired but I'm not sure if he was tired), hired Wade Phillips, and gave Tony Romo a chance to prove himself. After a miraculous 13-3 season, the Cowboys lost to the Super Bowl [...] Continue reading → | , , ,
By: Dan Parzych When looking back at some of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history, most of them have had that star receiver to throw to that made their lives a little bit easier. Steve Young had Jerry Rice. Peyton Manning had Marvin Harrison. Even Troy Aikman had Michael Irvin to help the Cowboys win three straight Super Bowls in the 90's. For most of his career, Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb has played without that star wide receiver. Him and Terrell Owens had the potential to be one of the best dynamic duos in NFL history after they connected for 20 touchdowns in 21 games from 2004-2005. Unfortunately, the Eagles released Owens halfway through the 2005 season after he became too much of a headache for the Joe Banner and the rest of the franchise to [...] Continue reading → | , , ,
By: Jake Perper Many of the Rex Grossman supporters have to wonder where he will play next season. Grossman appeared in three games last season, starting one and coming in relief for the injured Kyle Orton twice. Grossman completed 20 of 37 passes for 173 yards,one touchdown and one interception. In two games in relief for Kyle Orton, Grossman completed 12 of 25 passes for 84 yards, one touchdown and one interception. To be honest I was a big Grossman supporter for a long time and I thought last season he should have started over Kyle Orton. Clearly Kyle Orton was the right choice, but Grossman could have success somewhere on another team. The teams that would consider bringing Grossman in [...] Continue reading → | , , , ,
Dan Snyder isn't a patient owner. He wants big results and he wants them right away. Unfortunately, Snyder's blueprint isn't one many teams would want to follow. Since Snyder took over the Washington Redskins in 1998, he has brought in a variety of big name players. Most of these players were huge busts either because they were past their primes or didn't fit the system. And the results with these teams tell the whole story. Just three play-off appearances in 11 years and just two play-off wins. Throw in five coaches (not counting interim Terry Robiskie) and Snyder hasn't really made the 'Skins a picture of stability. Draft picks are few and far between, and so is production from overpaid stars. On and off the field the 'Skins are a bumbling, stumbling mess. Still Snyder [...] Continue reading → | , , ,
by DEAN HOLDEN Chances are, you've seen a mock draft in the months since the Super Bowl. In fact, I'm willing to bet you've seen a few dozen of them, and I'd also wager that Matthew Stafford, the quarterback out of Georgia with the rocket arm and the naturally curly hair, features prominently at the top of most of those mocks, to the Detroit Lions This is a problem. Stafford to the Lions is a mistake in waiting. That has nothing to do with Stafford himself and everything to do with the Lions themselves.  Stafford has done nothing but ease concerns with an sharp mind, strong arm, and nearly flawless workouts. However, the Detroit Lions drafting Matthew Stafford first overall - or any quarterback - is a recipe to ruin the kid and set the team back another three years in [...] Continue reading → | , , ,
By Isaac Barrow The draft is fast approaching. In fact, in just 15 days, NFL GM's will line up and make their selections. The Ravens have some flexibility in this year's draft. They could draft a wide receiver, tight end, center, right tackle, linebacker and center in this year's draft. The draft is a very hectic situation, to say the least. GM's are tearing their hair out to figure out who is the most ideal option for their football team. The Ravens may have the most confusing position in the draft. A team like the Lions would benefit from just about anything, while a pretty good [...] Continue reading → | , , , , ,
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