Daily News: Recapping the day

– “Mike Williams frustrated with deal or caps lock”

  • Opinion: Now Mike Williams might be overreacting to the slow process of contract extensions. But if this is true, it would be surprising. Mike Williams could be a No.1 on receiver less teams (Oakland for an example) and should come cheap since he is a underrated player. But he is productive since entering the league. 

– Chip Kelly thinks it would be “unfair” to pick a QB too soon

  • Opinion: It is early but Michael Vick should win it. If he doesn’t i think Barkley will. Matt Barkley was considered the No. 1 player before the 2012 season. After a “okay” but disappointing season his stock dropped more then it should. Pre-Draft day I saw Barkley as a late 1st round choice. What about Nick Foles? He’s solid but I dont see a lot of upside. He shouldn’t win the job. 

– Eric Decker doesn’t think DUI arrests will affect team on field

  • Opinion: HEY! Is Eric Decker the only guy in Denver that has common sense? Seriously a DUI isn’t a huge deal. I mean really? The Cowboys (yes them) didn’t suffer when Josh Brent killed his teammate. So why would Peyton Manning’s team suffer from DUI? This is the intelligence of the media, people.

Report: Packers working on extension for Morgan Burnett

  • Opinion: This is why Green Bay has never lost more then 6 games in a season since 2008. Green Bay snatches their upcoming star players to cheap contracts before their break out season, so that they are under contact for much less then it should be. This why Green Bay wont age, because they have cheap up and coming players. Ted Thompson= Smartest in the business.

– Report: No contract talks for Cowboys, Sean Lee yet

  • Opinion: A little early, but I thought the Cowboys adored him. So why haven’t they even start contract talks yet? Man if u love the guy RESIGN HIM ya idouts. And Jerry Jones wonder why they lack talent. Jerry Jones is pretty much the new Al Davis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily News: Recapping the day

– “DeMarco Murray says he’s capable of a 2,000-yard season”

Opinion: Now this is absurd. DeMarco had to be on drugs when he said this. He has shown flashes but a 2,000 yard season? He is injury prone and unproductive recently. To say this, that is like Blaine Gabbert claiming he will throw 45 touchdown passes.

– “Bengals release Jamaal Anderson”

Opinion: Jamaal Anderson has been the definition of underachiever, as a top 10 pick he have been a 8 sack season artist per season but he had 7.5 for his WHOLE career. Its a surprise he’s lasted 6 seasons.

–  “Seahawks want to use Irvin at linebacker

Opinion: This makes total sense, I’m surprised they didn’t figure this out earlier. The Seahawks have so much depth at DE that Irvin would have been buried under the depth chart. Now he can start at OLB spot. His weight (248 currently) is perfect for the spot. Since he has a 4 game suspension, Malcolm Smith will most likely start those first dour games and then after the suspension is lifted, Bruce will reclaim the spot.

–  “Report: No contract talks expected for Bills, Jairus Byrd

Opinion: Well this is concerning, i mean yes its really early but Jarius Byrd is a top 5 safety and the pass defense will get worse then it ALREADY is.

– “Cruz’s deal breaks down to $15.6 million over two years, four one-year deals”

Opinion: Solid deal, Victor Cruz has shown that even without Hakeem Nicks he can be productive. Not a bargain, but a solid deal.

Articles to be postponed for upcoming Ray Lewis bio

Im sorry for not being updated on my blog for a while due to personal reasons but the 2012 Starting lineups will be postponed for further notice. Im currently working on a short biography on legendary middle linebacker Ray Lewis and expected “release” will be around the middle of Augest. But I will post articles on recent training camp news and what my opinion is.

Ranking the 2012 Starting Lineups: 3-4 Ends

 

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These rankings  are about players who was listed as the 1st string/starter in 2012, many players such as James Jones and Darren Sporles didn’t qualify due to ether the lack of starts or injures.

Here are the starting 3-4 ends per team:

AFC: Mike DeVito, Muhammad Wilkerson (Jets), Haloti Ngata, Arthur Jones (Ravens), Ziggy Hood, Brett Kesiel (Steelers), JJ Watt, Antonio Smith (Texans), Cory Redding, Ricardo Matthews (Colts), Tyson Jackson, Ropati Pititioua (Chiefs), Corey Luiget, Kendell Reyes (Chargers)

NFC: Jason Hatcher, Marcus Spears (Cowboys), Jarvis Jenkins, Stephen Bowen (Redskins), Mike Neal, Ryan Pickett (Packers), Darnell Dockett, Calais Campbell (Cardinals), Ray McDonald, Justin Smith (49ers)

Rankings:

24. Ziggy Hood, Steelers

23. Marcus Spears, Cowboys

22. Ricardo Matthews, Colts

21. Ropati Pititoua, Chiefs

20. Jarvis Jenkins, Redskins

19. Tyson Jackson, Chiefs

18. Mike Neal, Packers

17. Darnell Dockett, Cardinals

16. Stephen Bowen, Redskins

15. Ryan Pickett, Packers

14. Mike DeVito, Jets

13. Cory Redding, Colts

12. Kendell Reyes, Chargers

11. Ray McDonald, 49ers

10. Antonio Smith, Texans

9. Brett Kesiel, Steelers

8. Arthur Jones, Ravens

7. Jason Hatcher, Cowboys

6. Justin Smith, 49ers

5. Calais Campbell, Cardinals

4. Corey Luiget, Chargers

3. Haloti Nagta, Ravens

2. Muhammad Wilkerson, Jets

1. JJ Watt, Texans

Ranking the 2012 Starting Lineups: Cornerbacks

These rankings  are about players who was listed as the 1st string/starter in 2012, many players such as James Jones and Darren Sporles didn’t qualify due to ether the lack of starts or injures.

Here is the starting cornerbacks per team:

AFC: Stephon Gilmore, Aaron Williams (Bills), Sean Smith, Nolan Carroll (Dolphins), Aqlib Talib, Alfonzo Dennard (Patriots), Antonio Cromartie, Kyle Wilson (Jets), Cary Williams, Corey Graham (Ravens), Leon Hall, Terrance Newman (Bengals), Joe Haden, Sheldon Brown (Browns), Ike Taylor, Kennan Lewis (Steelers), Jonathan Joseph, Kareem Jackson (Texans) Vontae Davis, Darius Butler (Colts), Derek Cox, Aaron Ross (Jaguars), Jason McCourtey, Alterran Verner (Titans) Champ Bailey, Chris Harris (Broncos), Brandon Flowers, Javiar Arenas (Chiefs), Michael Huff, Pat Lee (Raiders), Antonie Cason, Quintin Jammer (Chargers)

NFC: Brandon Carr, Morris Claiborne (Cowboys), Corey Webster, Prince Amukamara (Giants), Nnamdi Asomugha, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (Eagles), DeAngelo Hall, Josh Wilson (Redskins), Charles Tillman, Tim Jennings (Bears), Chris Houston, Jacob Lacey (Lions) Tramon Williams, Sam Shields (Packers), Antonie Winfield, A.J Jefferson (Vikings), Asante Samuel, Dunta Robinson (Falcons), Josh Norman, Captian Murreylein (Panthers), Jabar Greer, Patrick Robinson (Saints), Eric Wright, E.J Biggers (Buccaneers), Patrick Peterson, William Gay (Cardinals), Cortland Finnegan, Janoris Jenkins (Rams), Carlos Rogers, Tarrell Brown (49ers), Richard Sherman, Brandon Browner (Seahawks)

Rankings:

64. Pat Lee, Raiders

63. Jacob Lacey, Lions

62. Eric Wright, Buccaneers

61. Aaron Williams, Bills

60. Aaron Ross, Jaguars

59. Nolan Carroll, Dolphins

58. Quintin Jammer, Chargers

57. William Gay, Cardinals

56. A.J Jefferson, Vikings

55. Josh Norman, Panthers

54. Patrick Robinson, Saints

53. Javiar Arenas, Chiefs

52. E.J Biggers, Buccaneers

51. Captain Murreylein, Panthers

50. Alterran Verner, Titans

49. Nnamdi Asomugha, Eagles

48. Kyle Wilson, Jets

47. Antonie Cason, Chargers

46. Darius Butler, Colts

45. DeAngelo Hall, Redskins

44. Morris Claiborne, Cowboys

43. Josh Wilson, Redskins

42. Sheldon Brown, Browns

41. Cary Williams, Ravens

40. Carlos Rogers, 49ers

39. Corey Webster, Giants

38. Corey Graham, Ravens

37. Jason McCourtey, Titans

36. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Eagles

35. Michael Huff, Raiders

34. Alfonzo Dennard, Patriots

33. Stephon Gilmore, Bills

32. Jabar Greer, Saints

31. Prince Amukamara, Giants

30. Derek Cox, Jaguars

29. Dunta Robinson, Falcons

28. Janoris Jenkins, Rams

27. Sean Smith, Dolphins

26. Chris Harris, Broncos

25. Tarrell Brown, 49ers

24. Kennan Lewis, Steelers

23. Terrance Newman, Bengals

22. Sam Shields, Packers

21. Vontae Davis, Colts

20. Kareem Jackson, Texans

19. Chris Houston, Lions

18. Tramon Williams, Packers

17. Brandon Carr, Cowboys

16. Antonie Winfield, Vikings

15. Aqlib Talib, Patriots

14. Brandon Browner, Seahawks

13. Tim Jennings, Bears

12. Ike Taylor, Steelers

11. Asante Samuel, Falcons

10. Leon Hall, Bengals

9. Cortland Finnegan, Rams

8. Brandon Flowers, Chiefs

7. Patrick Peterson, Cardinals

6. Antonio Cromartie, Jets

5. Jonathan Joseph, Texans

4. Joe Haden, Browns

3. Champ Bailey, Broncos

2. Charles Tillman, Bears

1. Richard Sherman, Seahawks

Ranking the 2012 Starting Lineups: Strong Safties

These rankings  are about players who was listed as the 1st string/starter in 2012, many players such as James Jones and Darren Sporles didn’t qualify due to ether the lack of starts or injures.

Here is the starting strong safety per team:

AFC: George Wilson (Bills), Reshad Jones (Dolphins), Steve Gregory (Patriots), Yerimah Bell (Jets), Bernard Polland (Ravens), Chris Crocker (Bengals), TJ Ward (Browns), Troy Polamalu (Steelers), Daniel Manning (Texans), Tom Zbikowski (Colts), Dawan Landry (Jaguars), Jordan Babineaux (Titians), Mike Adams (Broncos), Eric Berry (Chiefs), Atari Bigby (Chargers), Tyvon Branch (Raiders)

NFC: Danny McCray (Cowboys), Stevie Brown (Giants), Nate Allen (Eagles), Reed Doughtry (Redskins), Major Wright (Bears), Erik Coleman (Lions), Charles Woodson (Packers), Jamarca Sanford (Vikings), William Moore (Falcons), Charles Godfrey (Panthers), Roman Harper (Saints), Mark Barron (Buccaneers), Adrian Wilson (Cardinals), Quintin Mikell (Rams), Donte Whitner (49ers), Kam Chancellor (Seahawks)

Rankings:

32. Jordan Babineaux, Titans

31. Erik Coleman, Lions

30. Nate Allen, Eagles

29. Danny McCray, Cowboys

28. Atari Bigby, Chargers

27. Reed Doughtry, Redskins

26. Chris Crocker, Bengals

25. Tom Zbikowski, Colts

24. Roman Harper, Saints

23. Steve Gregory, Patriots

22. Jamarca Sanford, Vikings

21. Stevie Brown, Giants

20. Major Wright, Bears

19. Yerimah Bell, Jets

18. Charles Godfrey, Panthers

17. Dawan Landry, Jaguars

16. Mike Adams, Broncos

15. Daniel Manning, Texans

14. Quintin Mikell, Rams

13. Charles Woodson, Packers

12. George Wilson, Bills

11. Mark Barron, Buccaneers

10. Adrian Wilson, Cardinals

9. Eric Berry, Cardinals

8. T.J Ward, Browns

7. Bernard Polland, Ravens

6. William Moore, Falcons

5. Tyvon Branch, Raiders

4. Troy Polamalu, Steelers

3. Reshad Jones, Dolphins

2. Kam Chancellor, Seahawks

1. Donte Whitner, 49ers

Desmond Bishop’s departure: What it means

What it means for Green Bay: The Packers, in attempt to clear the salary cap, decided that Desmond Bishop was the easiest player to let go. The Packers have proven to be invested in Brad Jones and AJ Hawk (what a surprise) as their starters.

What it means for Desmond Bishop: His injury from last preseason must have not healed 100%. But he is young, he is only 28 and was very productive before his injury.

What I think: I think that the Packers made a quick decision and it could haunt them later. Desmond Bishop before injury was considered by many as the NFL’s most underrated player. However his injury was bad enough for the Packers to let him go. Desmond Bishop AT LEAST would be a solid starter for any team, if healthy anyway. Reasonable fits would be Buffalo, N.Y Jets, Cincinnati, Denver, Kansas City, Tennessee, NY Giants, Minnesota, Atlanta and Tampa Bay

Ranking the 2012 Starting Lineups: Free Safeties

 

These rankings  are about players who was listed as the 1st string/starter in 2012, many players such as James Jones and Darren Sporles didn’t qualify due to ether the lack of starts or injures.

 Here is the starting free safeties per team:

AFC: Jarius Byrd (Bills), Chris Clemons (Dolphins), LaRon Landry (Jets), Devin McCourtey (Patriots), Ed Reed (Ravens), Reggie Nelson (Bengals), Usama Young (Browns), Ryan Clark (Steelers), Grover Quinn (Texans), Antoine Bethia (Colts), Dwight Lowery (Jaguars), Michael Griffin (Titians), Rahim Moore (Broncos), Abram Elam (Chiefs), Matt Gionardo (Raiders), Eric Weddle (Chargers)

NFC: Gerald Sensbaugh (Cowboys), Antrel Rolle (Giants), Kurt Coleman (Eagles), Madieu Williams (Redskins), Chris Conte (Bears), Louis Delmas (Lions), Morgan Burnett (Packers), Harrison Smith (Vikings), Thomas DeCoud (Falcons), Hauriki Nakamura (Panthers), Malcolm Jenkins (Saints), Ronde Barber (Buccaneers), Kerry Rhodes (Cardinals), Craig Dahl (Rams), Dashon Goldson (49ers), Earl Thomas (Seahawks)

Rankings:

32. Michael Griffin, Titans

31. Hauriki Nakamura, Panthers

30. Kurt Coleman, Eagles

29. Craig Dahl, Rams

28. Madieu Williams, Redskins

27. Chris Conte, Bears

26. Matt Gionardo, Raiders

25. Abram Elam, Chiefs

24. Malcolm Jenkins, Saints

23. Usama Young, Browns

22. Antrel Rolle, Giants

21. Chris Clemons, Dolphins

20. Dwight Lowery, Jaguars

19. Louis Delmas, Lions

18. Gerald Sensbaugh, Cowboys

17. Grover Quinn, Texans

16. Rahim Moore, Broncos

15. Reggie Nelson, Bengals

14. Ronde Barber, Buccaneers

13. Kerry Rhodes, Cardinals

12. Antoine Bethia, Colts

11. Harrison Smith, Vikings

10. Devin McCourtey, Patriots

9. Ryan Clark, Steelers

8. Morgan Burnett, Packers

7. Thomas DeCoud, Falcons

6. LaRon Landry, Jets

5. Dashon Goldson, 49ers

4. Ed Reed, Ravens

3. Jarius Byrd, Bills

2. Earl Thomas, Seahawks

1. Eric Weddle, Chargers

 

Ranking the 2012 Starting Lineups: Quarterbacks

These rankings  are about players who was listed as the 1st string/starter in 2012, many players such as James Jones and Darren Sporles didn’t qualify due to ether the lack of starts or injures.

 Here is the starting quarterback per team:    

AFC: Ryan Fitzpatrick (Bills), Ryan Tannehill (Dolphins), Mark Sanchez (Jets), Tom Brady (Patriots), Joe Flacco (Ravens), Andy Dalton (Bengals), Brandon Weeden (Browns), Ben Roethlisberger (Steelers), Matt Schaub (Texans), Andrew Luck (Colts), Chad Henne (Jaguars), Jake Locker (Titians), Peyton Manning (Broncos), Brady Quinn (Chiefs), Carson Palmer (Raiders), Philip Rivers (Chargers)     

NFC: Tony Romo (Cowboys), Eli Manning (Giants), Michael Vick (Eagles) Robert Griffin III (Redskins), Jay Cutler (Bears), Matthew Stafford (Lions), Aaron Rodgers (Packers), Christian Ponder (Vikings), Matt Ryan (Falcons), Cam Newton (Panthers), Drew Brees (Saints), Josh Freeman (Buccaneers), Kevin Kolb (Cardinals), Sam Bradford (Rams), Colin Kaepernick (49ers), Russell Wilson (Seahawks)                              

Rankings:

32. Brady Quinn, Chiefs

31. Mark Sanchez, Jets

30. Jake Locker, Titans

29. Brandon Weeden, Browns

28. Chad Henne, Jaguars

27. Kevin Kolb, Cardinals

26. Michael Vick, Eagles

25. Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins

24. Christian Ponder, Vikings

23. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bills

22. Carson Palmer, Raiders

21. Sam Bradford, Rams

20. Josh Freeman, Buccaneers

19. Jay Cutler, Bears

18. Andy Dalton, Bengals

17. Matthew Stafford, Lions

16. Philip Rivers, Chargers

15. Matt Schaub, Texans

14. Tony Romo, Cowboys

13. Andrew Luck, Colts

12. Russell Wilson, Seahawks

11. Colin Kaepernick, 49ers

10. Cam Newton, Panthers

9. Eli Manning, Giants

8. Robert Griffin III, Redskins

7. Joe Flacco, Ravens

6. Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers

5. Matt Ryan, Falcons

4. Drew Brees, Saints

3. Peyton Manning, Broncos

2. Tom Brady, Patriots

1. Aaron Rodgers, Packers

                               

 

Opinion: 9 NFL people everyone loves but currently shouldn’t.

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We all have favorite superstars, Aaron Rodgers, Adrian Peterson, Calvin Johnson and Clay Matthews are amongst them. However some NFL “stars” in my Opinion shouldn’t be valued so highly.

Trent Richardson, RB, Cleveland Browns: Yes indeed I put Richardson on this list, not because of his play but all the attention around him. Being the 3rd pick of the draft (I think drafting a RB in the top 10 is foolish, as previous Super Bowl winning teams like NY Giants and Green Bay were amongst the last in rushing during their glory year) means you HAVE to be a top 10 player during day 1 if your a RB. But Richardson COULD be, but is  he currently? Not yet anyway. Ranking him (according to NFL players/fans) above proven players like Matthew Stafford, Steve Smith, Cameron Wake and Logan Mankins, is absurd to me. Yes I know he played with broken ribs and faced 8 man fronts, but fellow rookies Alfred Morris and Doug Martin outperformed him. I dont see why everyone likes a player that has more potential then a player who ALREADY reached it.

D.J Hayden, CB, Oakland Raiders: It might be unfair to judge a player who hasn’t played a NFL snap yet but I criticize his draft status. For a player who ALMOST died and struggles with injuries didn’t deserve the attention. During the pre draft weekend, I didn’t hear about him until draft week. Then all the sudden people were raving for him as the NO.1 CORNER in the draft. Wait…huh? I never heard of the guy before and then the Raiders (McKenzie what did Thompson teach you?) “snagged” him at No.12 overall. In my research not only was he rated as a 6th rd pick by most scouts but he is from……..Houston. Yeah the same Houston that was QB Draft Bust Factory (Andre Ware, David Klinger). Also I had at LEAST 10 cornerbacks above him (Rhodes,Trufant,Wreh-Wilson,Banks,Webb,Poyer,Amerson, Slay, Gratz and Anthony) higher. If he is a bust, I called it. Then again who knows…..

Kenny Britt, WR Tennessee Titans: People who think Kenny Britt is a good player must not watch football. Britt has more arrests and injuries then ACTUAL production. Supports of Britt will point out his injury, mainly his 2011 injury. This is partially true but he still played 14 games, and was outproduced less known players like Lance Moore, Mike Williams and Donnie Avey for that matter. Sure he has Locker as his QB but Jeremy Kerley had more production with MARK SANCHEZ as his QB. There is no more excuses for Britt, he has to man up and produce LIKE HE SHOULD.

Dion Jordan, DE/LB, Miami Dolphins: Like Hayden it is a bit unfair since Jordan hasn’t had a down yet, but again I criticize his draft status. Trading up to the No.3 spot for a situational pass rusher doesn’t make sense. Also Dion Jordan wasn’t THAT productive ether, as he recorded 5 sacks in his last year….WOW 5 sacks. I’m just saying you can find pass rushers off the street (Cameron Wake, Chris Clemons were street guys) At the No.3 spot you pick an great player ALL ROUND, not just on 3rd downs. He MIGHT pile up sacks like Aldon Smith but isn’t a complete player.

Darren Sporles, RB/RS, New Orleans Saints: I might get slammed with comments but I said it, Darren Sporles is overrated. Why? Because some writers (Matt Miller from Bleacher Report is an example) thinks Sporles is a top 15 running back. That makes NO SENSE for a guy who is an 3rd STRING RB (behind Mark Ingram and Pierre Thomas). I don’t care how fast, clever or versatile back his if he cant get past 3rd string.

Percy Harvin, WR/RS, Seattle Seahawks: I’ll get slammed for this also but yup Percy Harvin is overrated to me. For a guy who gets about 10 million a year for a guy who struggles with injures (migraines also), isn’t a team player and hasn’t surpassed 1000 yards yet. I think Harvin is a top 10 WR TALENT WISE but didn’t deserve 10 million a year for what he COULD be. To under the radar guys like Eric Decker, that’s kinda ridiculous.

Leodis McKelvin, CB/RS, Buffalo Bills: Notice all the return specialists on this list? Leodis earns 5 million for being a good SPECIAL TEAMER. He also struggles in coverage when he ACTUALLY plays. Oh and did you know that he was the first defensive back selected in the 2008 draft? Yeah a guy selected 9th overall SHOULD be a pro bowl DB, but McKelvin is a mediocre NICKELBACk. Then again this is the Bills we are talking about.

Antonio Brown, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers: This might seem harsh especially the fact that Antonio Brown was a 6th rd pick and one of the guys you root for. However the diehard Steelers and his teammates overvalue him. In 2011 he was named MVP for his 1100 receiving yards, but now there is two points that stick out: 1)Yes he produced yardage but he scored….21 points, thats not much even for slot guys and 2) When you feature players like Ben Roethlisberger, Mike Wallace and Troy Polamalu, Brown is more valuable? Because thats what MVP stands for: Most Valuable Player and Brown was not at a level then. Despite having his yardage decreased by 400 in 2012, the Steeler nation is expecting him to produce Mike Wallace numbers? C’mon man I think Chad Johnson is smarter then that.

Tom Coughlin, Head Coach, New York Giants: This might surprise some, yes Coughlin is indeed overrated. Why? Because he is given a LOT of talent to work with but cant get the best of his players. All of Tom Coughlin’s teams, even the Super Bowl Champion teams have one thing in common: INCONSISTENT, INCONSISTENT and INCONSISTENT. One week the Giants look like a powerhouse and the next week look like a high school team. It’s a worse case then Rex Grossman with Chicago. Even in Jacksonville he was given A LOT of talent but couldn’t do one thing good coach’s can: Get their players to play 100% every game. Every team Coughlin’s coached usually features undisciplined diva’s (Brandon Jacobs, Jeremy Shockey, David Diehl and Osi Umenyora to name a few),  erratic play and stupid STUPID penalties or turnovers. Basically when THEY have to play (or when they feel like it) they live up to their talent like their championship runs or they just look silly and uninspired. Coughlin is a players coach who is charge for the team’s play and provide leadership, which he obliviously has not done. The Championship teams were caused by GM Jerry Reese not Coughlin. In my opinion at least Mike Ditka had energy. Yes he has two rings for “coaching” SB teams,  which the players won for him. (When they feel like playing anyway.)