Published: June 18th, 2010 | Tags: Andre Johnson, Barry Sanders, Braylon Edwards, Brian Schottenheimer, Calvin Johnson, Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Dorin Dickerson, Houston Texans, Jake Delhomme, Jericho Cotchery, New York Jets, Sam Bradford, San Francisco 49ers, Santonio Holmes, St. Louis Rams, Taylor Mays
Sitting here on a Friday afternoon wondering what kind of celebration Barry Sanders would have had if he had ever scored a goal in soccer. My guess is that he would just turn around and run back to midfield. With his shirt on.
While we ponder that, and other burning questions, here are some news and notes making their way Around the Web on a Friday.
- Calvin Johnson is one of the most intriguing players in the league. Is he the breakout star who had a monster season in 2008, or the injury-plagued receiver from 2009? MLive.com suggests that Johnson must impose his will on opposing defenses. If you have followed my fantasy thoughts, you will know that I believe that he could be a great receiver this season.
- The Jets have a trio of receivers who have at one time notched 1,000 receiving yards in a season, leaving offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer to believe that he has three No. 1 wideouts. Schottenheimer reasons that Jericho Cotchery, Braylon Edwards and Santonio Holmes are interchangeable, and they can play anywhere on the field. Cotchery has been practicing in the slot, but as he says, Schottenheimer always likes to throw a wrench in there (via the Star-Ledger).
- Rams QB Sam Bradford told Fox Sports Midwest that he has pretty much absorbed most of the team’s playbook. That is not very surprising because the playbook is really just three plays — Steven Jackson right, Steven Jackson left and Steven Jackson up the middle.
- The Canton Repository is 99 percent sure that Jake Delhomme will be the Browns’ starting quarterback. Browns fans are 99 percent sure that their team is doomed this season.
- The Texans are trying to mold the versatile Dorin Dickerson into a wide receiver, according to the Houston Chronicle. Dickerson’s first task? Do everything that Andre Johnson does.
- 49ers safety Taylor Mays is now working out with the first team, according to CSNBayArea.com. Mays had been previously playing with the third team.