Archive for June, 2009

My advice for Ochocinco: Focus on football

Chad Ochocinco has become known more for drops, drama and distractions than anything else. I see more drama than I see production. It’s my job as an analyst to point these things out, but it’s not personal.

Don’t blame Bowlen for stupid moves

Brandon Marshall is still under contract to the Broncos, so I have to temper my disdain for the complete dismantling of an NFL franchise. A lot of people place the blame on the owner of the Denver Broncos, Pat Bowlen, and the reality is the ire is misguided. Bowlen is a businessman who did not become a billionaire because he knew some unique secret that revolutionized the NFL.

Ravens backfield could be fantasy headache … again

Ravens offensive coordinator Cam Cameron cleared the air on his team’s backfield situation. As Michael Fabiano writes, his explanation is certain to give fantasy owners headaches.

Losing Marshall would reflect poorly on McDaniels

With the team’s morale hovering at an all-time low, the Denver Broncos appear to be on the verge of losing another star on offense. The affects of trading WR Brandon Marshall could sink the Josh McDaniels administration before it makes its maiden voyage.

Roundup: Bucs to consider starting QB Freeman

The St. Petersburg Times is reporting that the Buccaneers are considering starting rookie QB Josh Freeman if he continues to progress in training camp.

McDaniels looks forward to having Marshall in camp

The Denver Post is reporting that the Broncos are going to continue speaking with WR Brandon Marshall, rebuking an earlier report that the Broncos were going to grant the embattled receiver’s trade request.

Technically, 49ers QB job is Hill’s to lose

On the San Francisco 49ers’ final day of offseason practices before training camp on Tuesday, head coach Mike Singletary said while he’s looking forward to the competition for the starting job, it’s technically Shaun Hill’s to lose and Alex Smith’s to win.

Fantasy spin: Broncos to trade WR Marshall?

Michael Fabiano talks about the fantasy implications of a possible trade involving Broncos wide receiver Brandon Marshall.

Commish must suspend Stallworth for one year

Donte Stallworth is doing what the knucklehead former Giant diva WR should have done: Admit his culpability, except his penance and move on with his life. By doing so, Donte has evaded the inferno of prison but I believe he should receive hell’s fire from Roger Goodell.

Roundup: Fourth team interested in Burress

The Chicago Sun Times is reporting that a fourth team has entered the bidding for troubled WR Plaxico Burress.

Belichick is the NFL’s ‘Zen Master’

Few can argue that Phil Jackson might be the best coach in the history of professional sports. Ten NBA world championships in the modern era speak for themselves. But upon closer examination, I find similarities between Jackson and New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick.

An act of mercy

Falcons owner Arthur Blank released QB Michael Vick last week in a simple act of mercy. Blank is true to his word when he says that he wants Vick back into the league.

Monday roundup: Favre to break silence on HBO

Brett Favre is scheduled to appear on the debut of HBO’s “Joe Buck Live,” Monday night. What will he say about his football future?

Bucs LB Ruud could skip start of mandatory minicamp

Buccaneers linebacker Barrett Ruud has not participated in any of the team’s voluntary workouts to date — a first in Ruud’s five-year career. The absence of Tampa Bay’s leading tackler from last season (137) has led to speculation that he may not show for the start of mandatory minicamp on Tuesday — a move that the St. Petersburgh Times reports — would cost Rudd a significant amount in fines.

Fantasy spin: Orton named starter in Denver

Kyle Orton has been named the starting quarterback in Denver. As Michael Fabiano writes, that announcement just adds to his sleeper value in fantasy leagues.

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