Archive for July, 2009

Gridiron Gab 2009 AFC West Preview

San Diego Chargers The Chargers are an explosive offensive unit who has proven they can score against anyone. I am concerned that they will have to move the ball in the air more this year than ever before. L.T. is showing signs of a breakdown and I think the end is near. But even with […]

Bengals D Looking to Bring the Heat in 2009

There’s a pervasive assumption going around that the Bengals defense will be as good or better than they were last year. This is based primarily on the fact that they’re young which is supported by another assumption that young players naturally improve as they age. If this is to happen, the Bengals must develop a […]

2009 Gridiron Gab Team Previews: New Orleans Saints

If a man in a New Orleans Saints shirt ever passed a man wearing a Phoenix Suns hat on a street somewhere, you can be the two would briefly lock eyes and exchange looks of empathy. For, the man in the Suns hat knows what the man in the Saints shirt is going through. The […]

Jets RB Washington On the Field After All at Camp

Despite thinking otherwise, Jets running back Leon Washington has reported to the team and was on the field for the first practice of training camp. Washington must have come in the back door, as he was a no-show when the rest of the team checked into the players’ dormitory Thursday because of a contract dispute. […]

Rams and Number Two Overall Pick Smith Come to Terms

The Rams inked their 1st rounder and 2nd overall selection Jason Smith yesterday.  He signed a $62 million contract with $33 million in guaranteed money. He will not miss any of the full squad training camp which starts this morning.  He was near Rams Park yesterday to sign the contract, so he was able to […]

Favre Looks to November

In the latest episode of “As the Favre Turns,” our hero has turned down an offer to come out of retirement yet again to play for the Minnesota Vikings. From his comments, it is obvious that this was no easy decision for him. He acknowledges that Minnesota is the best fit available to him and […]

Vikings Denial in Vick Makes Total Sense

The post below this one chronicles adamant denial after adamant denial from the Vikings Brass as to their alleged interest in quarterback (and felon) Michael Vick.  The denials are not a shocker for two reasons. First, they probably don’t have any interest in Michael Vick.  Training Camp starts in like 20 seconds or something, so […]

Fantasy Football Breakdown 2009: AFC Running Backs

AFC East: Buffalo Bills: Marshawn Lynch – 250 car. 1036 yds. 4.1 avg. 8 TDs Fred Jackson – 130 car. 571 yds. 4.4 avg. 3 TDs It will be up to Jackson and newcomer, Dominic Rhodes, to hold down the running duties until Lynch finishes serving his three game suspension. Lynch should be undervalued in […]