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  1. I have him in my next mock because it looks like Gaither will not be available, and I am not so sure about McNeil with his chronicle health issues.
  2. He was one of the name I had in mind when you and I had the discussion in reference to Mario Williams vs Abe, Ovie and Grimes debate.
  3. The Texans are currently $20 million over the salary cap, so deals will have to be restructured and cap casualties are likely to occur regardless of whether Williams returns. Because of the lack of cap flexibility, the Texans are not likely to use the franchise tag on Williams, which could cost them more than $16 million. http://www.profootballweekly.com/2012/01/22/what-will-texans-do-with-mario-williams
  4. You missing the point regardless of Grime signing Abe and Ovie count 11 million and Mario about 12 million. As far as FB there are other options FA draft.
  5. Abe 34 (8 million) and Ovie 32 (3 Million) both well past their prime versus a Super Mario 27 (12 Million) who is a beast! No brainer to me!
  6. Foster is there priority and they only have about 5 million available in cap space. Unless they cut have their team impossible for both to be signed.
  7. Why not franchise Lofton for one year 8.8 mil to buy time to make a long term decision and give Dent another year of experience before having to shell out big money?
  8. I will be happy with 40 sack for a season for the team, I don't care how many guys it takes to achieve that!
  9. This might be the year the Jaguars let Dirk Koetter be Dirk Koetter. When Koetter was hired as the Jaguars' offensive coordinator in 2007 after he was fired as Arizona State's head coach, he had the reputation for being a passing coach. "I'm absolutely more comfortable in the passing game, but one guy, one coach doesn't just dictate that," Koetter said. "That depends on the philosophy of your general manager, the philosophy of your head coach. How good is your defense? How good is your kicking game? How good is your quarterback? Can you protect the quarterback? There are a lot of things that go into whether you can run or pass the ball besides my preference." And he admits his preference is throwing the ball. "Absolutely," Koetter said. "That's my background. My background is in the passing game, but again, they don't pay you as a coach to go with your preference. They pay you to try to help the team win. It's the ultimate team game, and so there are things involved with whether you run or pass more, besides just what I like." The Jaguars were a running team in Koetter's first year, going 11-5 with the league's second-best running offense in terms of yardage, compared to 17th in passing. Running the ball made sense. The Jaguars had two talented running backs, Fred Taylor and Maurice Jones-Jones, running behind a solid line. By contrast, the Jaguars changed quarterbacks nine days before the season started when coach Jack Del Rio cut Byron Leftwich and handed the job to David Garrard. Garrard had a good season, throwing 18 touchdowns and three interceptions. He had two receivers, Reggie Williams and Matt Jones, who never lived up to their status as first-round picks, so the running game was the safe route. The past two years, as teams continued to stack the box to stop the running game, the running game ranked 18th and 10th. But the passing game didn't take advantage of the emphasis teams put on trying to stop the run. The passing game ranked 15th and 19th. Still, the Jaguars had the makings of an offense last year that had the potential to be explosive. What got overlooked was the fact that the Jaguars still managed to be 11th in the league in explosive plays — 16-yard passes and 12-yard runs — with a total of 120. Explosive plays are important because the 10 offenses that had more than 120 last year all had winning seasons, with an average of 11 wins. Seven qualified for the playoffs, and six teams were division champions. And teams that had two explosive plays in a drive scored touchdowns 53 percent of the time and field goals 23 percent of the time. Not surprisingly, the Jaguars want to build on the number of explosive plays they had last year. Del Rio, who said he wants the offense to be innovative, said, "I think what we're going to do is continue to develop our football team, continue to look to field an offense that can generate explosive plays and score points." Koetter said, "I hope we have an offense that's very explosive and scores a lot of points, doesn't turn it over, protects the quarterback." When asked how to get explosive plays, Koetter said some are from schemes, and some are from players making plays. "There are certain players that can make coaches look good. A play might be a dive up the middle, and Maurice breaks three tackles and gains over 12 yards, that's an explosive play. So you're trying to put players in position — trying to get Mike Thomas one-on-one in the flat, trying to get Mike Sims-Walker one-on-one, trying to get Marcedes [Lewis] isolated on a linebacker, trying to get Maurice isolated on a linebacker, get Zach Miller on a linebacker. Those are ways you try to create explosive situations in the pass game." Not that the Jaguars are going to throw all the time. Koetter noticed that they had 381 so-called running downs last season — first and second downs with one to six yards to go. They threw 191 times and passed 190. "So on run downs, our goal is to be balanced. Now, as the game unfolds, you're not going to have many runs on third-and-10. You're not going to have as many runs in the fourth quarter when you're down two touchdowns. On the flip side of that, if you're in the four-minute offense [protecting the lead], you're going to run it on every play at the end of the game. So we want to be balanced because we believe that's the hardest thing to defense and also because we have one of the best running backs in the league. But the bottom line is you have to move the chains and you have to score points," Koetter said. Del Rio isn't setting any parameters for the passing game. "I'm not trying to declare a ratio for our opponents or anything like that. When you have a great running back, you're always going to want to be able to work on the running game. But clearly, this time of year in shorts, it's a great opportunity to kind of spread your wings and look at some of the fresh thoughts that you have about the way you can get some of your players you have involved in the offense and in the running game specifically," Del Rio said. Koetter thinks the offense will be upgraded this year. To start with, he feels the line will do a better job of protecting Garrard than it did last year. "Last year, those two rookie tackles [Eugene Monroe and Eben Britton] were hanging on just to learn the vocabulary, just to learn what they're doing," Koetter said. "Now we have two of the most athletic tackles in the league, so in the offseason, we've studied different ways we could use those tackles in space, tackle pulling plays, tackle screen plays. I think you will see some different wrinkles to take advantage of what those two guys can do athletically." In the interior of the line, Koetter said Kynan Forney has worked his way into the rotation because Uche Nwaneri can play guard or center. But Koetter said it's too early to give up on veteran Brad Meester at center. "Everyone's in a hurry to replace Brad Meester because he's the oldest guy [33], but from where I sit, Brad Meester has had as good eight practices as any o-lineman would have right now. So I wouldn't bury Brad quite yet," Koetter said. At wide receiver, Sims-Walker and Thomas have been sidelined, but it's giving more chances for the other receivers. "It's great to see Jarett Dillard back out there, Nate Hughes, Clarence Denmark, Troy Williamson Tiquan Underwood, those guys are all getting a ton of reps," Koetter said. "We only have seven healthy wideouts right now out of 11 guys." But they have much more depth than last year after they dumped Williams, Jones and Jerry Porter. "If you think about it, a year ago going into the OTAs, we didn't have Torry [Holt], and we didn't have the draft picks. So only a couple of receivers were even here, let alone healthy. I think you will find that most of the top offenses, the quarterbacks and the key receivers get a chance to work together," Koetter said. And Garrard has to play better. "You guys have beat the David thing to death," Koetter said. "I think that's been well-documented. Dave says it himself. Dave has to play better, and then I say every time I talk to the media, we have to play better around Dave." Koetter will find out this season whether it all comes together, but he said he's not frustrated about the offense sputtering the past two years. He doesn't even agree it has sputtered. For him, the key is improving the 12-20 mark of the past two years. "Boy, I'll tell you, if we're sputtering, then the teams that are behind us, what's the word for them, because we're definitely not the worst," Koetter said. "Coaching comes down to at any level, you're frustrated if you don't win. My life doesn't revolve around where we're at in the statistical race. My life revolves around whether we win or lose. When you're not winning, it's frustrating for everybody." Read more at Jacksonville.com: http://jacksonville.com/sports/football/jaguars/2010-05-22/story/jaguars-offensive-coordinator-dirk-koetter-prefers-pass#ixzz1jXsmg8y8
  10. OT Jared Gaither, FS Reggie Nelson and OG Vernon Carney.
  11. Jan 1, 2012 - NFL reporter Jay Glazer is reporting that Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez has decided that he wants to play one more season in the NFL and signed a one-year contract extension worth $7 million on Saturday. http://atlanta.sbnation.com/atlanta-falcons/2012/1/1/2674303/tony-gonzalez-signs-one-year-contract-extension-with-falcons
  12. Matt Ryan named FedEx Air Player of the Week The NFL announced Friday that QB Matt Ryan has been named the FedEx Air Player of the Week for his performance in Atlanta’s 31-23 win over the Panthers. Ryan threw for 320 yards and tied a career-high with four touchdown passes in the Falcons’ Week 14 win. Congrats Matty now go win the Super Bowl!
  13. In Sunday night's loss to the Steelers, left tackle Brendan Albert needed to come out for one play. Gaither replaced him and immediately committed a costly false start penalty. Now the ex-Raven is out of a job
  14. For everyone who is comparing Hall and Owens you are comparing their #1 CB vs our #4 (NB) not exactly apples to apples. The question is would you take him over Grimes, Robinson or Hayden? Keeping in mind he has more ints than all of them too! Probably not! The think with Hall is he gets int but he gives up tds too!
  15. It's not a good time to be Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall. Rarely is an athlete so brutally honest in expressing how disappointed he is with his performance as Hall was following Sunday's 27-24 overtime loss to the Cowboys. "The way I'm playing right now, they need to go and cut me, because I'm definitely not worth what I'm getting," Hall said. "It's frustrating. "Hopefully they see something in me and bring me back next year. But the way things are going right now, I'm definitely not playing up to par." They need to cut him? Wow. That's taking self-criticism to another level. The source of Hall's dejection was a critical third-and-15 situation the Cowboys converted in overtime, when receiver Dez Bryant beat Hall for a 26-yard reception that set up Dallas' winning field goal. It also didn't help that Hall allowed Bryant to get behind him for a 22-yard touchdown on the Cowboys' opening drive. On a day the Redskins' offense actually showed some life, Hall couldn't believe the way the defense failed the team. "Anytime the offense puts points on the board like that, we've got to win the game. We've got to win the game. We've been ... complaining all week -- over the past couple weeks -- about them putting up 10 points, nine points, 12," Hall said. "And they come out and put up ... 24. And we don't win the game." At least Hall is man enough to admit he has nobody to blame but himself. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d8245059f/article/hall-says-redskins-should-cut-him-following-loss-to-cowboys?module=HP11_headline_stack Funny!!!!!!
  16. Remember when people thought Spoon was going to be a distraction because he talked too much!!!!!!
  17. Rams released LB Zac Diles. Diles was signed in July with the intention of being the Rams' starting weak-side linebacker, but apparently got outplayed by fellow free agent signing Ben Leber. Diles spent the previous four seasons in Houston, racking up 223 tackles, one sack and one interception. A physical run defender, he should be able to latch on somewhere else. http://www.nfl.com/player/zacdiles/2507245/profile
  18. How many points realistically did everyone expect to have against the Steelers? Just curious, outside of two lapses in judgement in the game I feel like both side of the ball played an outstanding game against a SB caliber team. What more could you want!
  19. I'm not sure if I can agree with the Camry reference. Last night we were able to put 16 pts in one half on a first string defense that had a shutout their previous two games. Not to mention two of our drives were 70 plus yds. Let's just keep things in prospective.
  20. Stop the press someone blew pass George Foster and Alex Barron? Nothing to see here fellas keep it moving...... Our next topic the towel boy just gave Drew Brees a towel!
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