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03-29-2008, 12:12 PM
AP-Chicago to Hire Bill Lombardi
Chicago Sports Weekly
This week Chicago’s owner hired Bill Lombardi, former Ohio St head coach, to their head coaching position. “We think his great defensive mind will make Chicago’s defense one of the greatest ever!” Said Chicago owner William “The Fridge” Perry. Lombardi bring with him OC Pete Turner, and DC Jim Ryan.

Well just use the other thread for general discusion.

03-29-2008, 12:13 PM
Ok, I have some news.

Brian Rice will be the head coach of New York.

Andrew Carraway will be the coach of LA.

Other coaching news

03-29-2008, 02:54 PM
AP-Philadelphia Hires Coach Wells
Philadelphia Inquirer
"It was a tough decision," said Philly owner Sylvester Stallone, "But we decided on Gordon Wells. It may take rebuilding as Wells is more of a 3-4 guy, but we were impressed with his plan."

03-29-2008, 03:10 PM
Miami Signs Head Coach Amp Charizma

Saturday afternoon, Miami signed head coach Amp Charizma. Miami owner Del Rockmon said, "This is the guy we wanted. We feel we are a perfect match on every level. Looking forward to dominating the USFL." We contacted Amp and he told us, "I'm very exciting. I love the pieces we have here, and I'm going to build on it through the draft. This is going to be the start of a dynasty down here in Florida."


03-29-2008, 03:58 PM
Coaching Carousel Review:
Chicago Grizzleys- Bill Lombardi
NY- Nick Long
LA- Andrew Carraway
Philly Phantoms- Gordon Wells
Miami- Amp Charizma
Hawaii- Brian Rice
Houston- Thomas Beeline
New Orleans Jazz- Dan Plainview
Denver-Cameron Harris

03-29-2008, 03:58 PM
CPU Prospects List, copy it and double space it in word
Name Pos. Ht. Wt. 40 College Rating Age
Joe Marino QB 6'2" 232 4.90 Penn St 70-80 23
Johnny Namath QB 6'1" 198 4.87 Kentucky 65-75 21
Roger Fouts QB 6'2" 211 4.64 Army 65-73 26
Boomhauer QB 5'11" 220 4.83 Texas 63-70 23
Otto Vick QB 6'0" 205 4.55 Duke 55-65 22
Joe Jackson HB 5'8" 207 4.33 Grambling 67-74 22
OJ Payton HB 6'1" 225 4.58 Northwestern 65-70 23
Julian Washington HB 5'10" 204 4.40 Miami 60-70 23
Pablo Sanchez HB 5'7" 178 4.32 UTEP 59-68 20
Hank Hill HB 5'11" 210 4.63 Texas 55-60 22
Brown Taylor FB 6'0" 233 4.72 Tennessee 78-83 24
Tank Rogers FB 6'1" 245 4.70 Grambling 77-84 23
Forrestt Gump WR 6'1" 183 4.25 Alabama 60-71 22
Jan Itor WR 6'4" 187 4.18 Grambling 60-69 25
Jimmy Sanderson WR 6'0" 197 4.44 Miami 58-64 22
Rod Tidwell WR 5'10" 184 4.45 Arizona St 57-62 23
Ricky Bobby WR 6'1" 218 4.53 Florida Int 54-60 22
Clarke Kent TE 6'4" 245 4.73 Illinois 70-79 23
Gunther Scott TE 6'5" 267 4.87 Indiana 66-78 23
Cole Phillips TE 6'1" 253 4.79 Miami 65-77 22
Fred Palowaksi OT 6'6" 309 5.00 Georgia 72-77 22
Dillon Mayes OT 6'5" 316 5.28 Ohio St 69-78 22
Bryan McCarthy OT 6'5" 314 5.27 Wisconsin 66-70 23
Maurice Hunter OT 6'7" 349 5.44 Boston Coll. 65-70 22
Hannibal Mitchell OT 6'3" 291 4.88 E Michigan 58-64 24
Bill Dauterive OG 6'3" 300 5.15 Texas 74-83 22
Tim Jones OG 6'4" 322 5.23 Washington 72-81 22
Randy Hickey OG 6'2" 313 5.33 North Carolina 70-80 22
Danny Patterson OG 6'4" 298 5.02 Tulane 68-75 22
Erik Dirks OG 6'4" 307 5.09 Cal Poly 64-70 23
Taylor Moore C 6'0" 312 4.97 Tulsa 81-84 22
Alan Stone C 6'5" 296 5.11 Notre Dame 72-78 23
Jay Ferrell C 6'4" 312 5.08 Arizona 62-69 23
Deandre Townsend DE 6'8" 285 4.92 Miami 71-76 23
Dicky Doss DE 6'4" 252 4.66 Florida St 63-68 22
Keiland Groce DE 6'3" 279 4.93 Penn St 60-64 22
Will Ross DE 6'3" 272 4.89 Virginia Tech 55-59 23
Chris Turner DE 6'6" 237 4.53 Wyoming 53-57 24
Andre Krimm DT 6'3" 298 4.95 Texas St 72-77 25
Stanley Hudson DT 6'1" 309 5.18 U of Scranton 64-68 24
Larry James DT 6'0" 322 5.20 Ohio St 59-72 22
Antwan Stephenson DT 6'3" 302 4.93 West Virginia 57-63 23
Jason Blackwood DT 6'5" 303 5.04 Jackson St 54-62 22
Bobby Boucher LB 5'11" 223 4.65 SW Louisiana 77-80 22
Deuce McCormick LB 5'8" 230 4.69 Hampton 66-72 23
Terry Tynes LB 6'1" 238 4.75 Ohio 56-63 22
Brendan Tate LB 6'1" 254 4.85 Tennessee 53-60 22
Carl Allen LB 6'4" 248 4.83 Louisville 51-57 22
Galaga Jones CB 5'11" 189 4.38 Florida 82-90 23
Tom Jefferson CB 6'0" 193 4.52 BYU 58-68 23
Chris Turk CB 5'10" 211 4.56 Sacred Heart 55-61 22
Tim Wilson CB 6'2" 198 4.54 Penn St 54-63 23
Bobby Sampson CB 6'0" 203 4.50 Georgia Tech 51-58 22
Todd Quinlan FS 6'2" 205 4.57 Sacred Heart 63-68 22
Randy Samardzija FS 6'1" 202 4.63 Notre Dame 61-66 22
Charlie Wynn FS 6'1" 194 4.43 Clemson 53-58 22
Randle Washington SS 6'1" 229 4.30 Maryland 72-78 23
Anthony Harrell SS 6'2" 218 4.36 Navy 70-77 26
Rick Ross SS 5'11" 184 4.44 Virginia 49-52 22
Ted Nugget K 5'10" 208 4.93 Colorado 65-70 21
Bryan Badwell K 6'1" 185 4.95 Utah St 65-70 21
Shane Smith P 6'0" 191 4.67 Rhode Island 66-71 21
John Kalil P 6'3" 224 4.80 Hawaii 66-71 21

03-29-2008, 04:23 PM
Houston hires Beeline
The Houston Chronicle is reporting that Houston has hired Coach Thomas Beeline orginially from South Carolina. Apparently owner Warren Moon, loves his Tampa 2 defense. "The defense can help compensate for our lack of talent at CB." Moon said.

03-29-2008, 05:10 PM
This year's NCAA coverboy
Bill "Bojangles" Robinson

03-29-2008, 06:04 PM
I prestent to you, The Chicago Grizzleys
preview of players

03-29-2008, 06:44 PM
Seth Harris on preparing for the USFL combine, "I feel good. I have gained 10 pounds of muscle, and I predict I will be running in the 4.2s. If I am not the first defensive player or defensive back taken, I will be very dissapointed."

03-29-2008, 07:18 PM
Denver Hires Cameron Harris
The Denver Post
Denver owner John Elway has hired Cameron Harris to coaching job. Harris brings with him DC Jack Lambert who hopes to install the 3-4 defense. Woody Paige thinks this is a great hire.


03-29-2008, 08:29 PM
This year's NCAA coverboy
Bill "Bojangles" Robinson

It's great to be the coverboy of such a prestigious game, i know i have always played the NCAA / Madden series games when i was growing up and to actually be on the cover of one of these is truly an honor, of course i couldn't of done it with out my family, my coaches and my teammates

03-29-2008, 09:09 PM
USFFL Draft Hopeful a star in more than one sport

Jordan, left, leaving the so called fastest man in the world, Bryan Habana, in the dust

Upon returning from the USA Rugby Men's tour in Europe reporters caught up with Orrin Jordan, star Wing on the USA team and USFFL hopeful. "I had a great time in Europe. I'm not really thinking about football right now because I need to focus on Rugby right now". Jordan, who is world renowned for his speed and physicality on the rugby field, converts his skills to the football field. "It's a bit more running but Rugby is somewhat like American Football. You have to have the same mindset, physicality, and preparedness. I think I'm gonna keep doing this more so in the off season but I'm definitely gonna keep at this".

03-29-2008, 09:28 PM
Players Thoughts on New Coaches

Las Vegas:
CB Roscoe Williams: We really don't have a coach yet? Damn.

S Xavier Tippton: I like what I've been hearing bout Cam.

RB Salim Salaam: I would like to think this can work out. Supposedly Carraway's OC throws the ball a lot, and caters to his QB. I better be getting my carries. I think I've earned it.

WR Robinson Sheppard: As long as I'm catching the ball, I don't really care. I just hope this new guy knows what a talent Robinson is.

NT Manuel Molina: I hope we stay in the 3-4. I'm really comfortable there.

CB Ali Kweli: I've already met with Amp. I like that guy. I think he's gunna bring some championships down here.

OLB Tyson Booker: Good hire. I just want to get the season started though.

OLB Westley Jackson: I'm not so sure about the cover 2 defense. I liked what I was doing before. I guess I'm willing to learn though.

New Orleans:
WR Quincy Dobbs: Shouldn't we have a coach by now? Hell, is there anyone good left?

QB Melvin Maze: I'm hoping to get someone in here soon. I want to learn the playbook.

03-29-2008, 09:43 PM
Breaking news out of New Jersey:
Coach Brian Rice has reached an agreement with Hawaii. He said there was a mix up and false report in his alleged signing with New York. New York's Robinson Sheppard wasn't happy with the rumored signing worried he wouldn't get the ball enough.

In short, Brian Rice is the new head coach of Hawaii, bringing his staff with him.


03-29-2008, 09:51 PM
Reactions to the Rice switch....

Hawaii's WR Jamaar Jenkins: We got a good one here. I think with our offense, he will try and pass some more, so I'm not worried about that much. I know he is going to be a great leader, and command respect. He's going to be great.

New York WR Robinson Sheppard: What a no good little *****. I mean he's got an agreement with us, then he walks out? Then that cat tries and blame it on me? Don't blame me cause you can't handle NY. I can't wait till we play Hawaii. Can't wait to show that Rice guy what he's missin. Robinson Sheppard is going to have a ballgame. Better off without you Rice.

03-29-2008, 10:05 PM
Apparently Brian Rice has pulled a move used by Bobby Patreno, a rival coach.

03-31-2008, 08:47 PM
Commish has big decison to make
Whether or not to allow women in the league!

Dr. Gonzo
03-31-2008, 08:51 PM

03-31-2008, 09:00 PM
USFFL Star to be, voices his opinion on the Women matter


"I believe it's up to us as a new football league to start the standards of all football leagues. If the girl can punt let punt. If a girl can tackle let her play. If she can make plays let her play. I'm a thinking man and I delegated on this for a while. We live in a society today where Women are not only not discriminated against but one is running to be a candidate for presidency. Let's not live in the past and forge for the future. Let her play!.. and vote for Orrin Jordan as Defensive MVP GODDAMMIT!"

Dr. Gonzo
03-31-2008, 09:05 PM
"I delegated on this for a while." Classic.

03-31-2008, 09:07 PM
"Women should not be allowed in the USFFL."

Frances Guy, K/P

03-31-2008, 09:58 PM
Philadelphia has changed their team name!

In an effort to gain popularity in the city, the Philadelphia organization has agreed with the AHL Franchise to use the same name. The USFFL team based in Philadelphia will also be known as the Philadelphia Phantoms, and they will use the same colors.


04-01-2008, 04:30 PM
New Chicago Grizzleys head coach Bill Lombardi
BL: Hello everyone, first off I would like to say that it is and honor to be here and to be the new head coach of the Grizzleys. Now I will take questions.
Reporter #1: Frank Lima ESPNEWS, Mr. Lombardi what do you think you bring to Chicago?
BL: A great deffensive mind that can and will build the greatest D in the USFFL. I will also bring in a terrific O that will put points on the board and trick deffenses.
Reporter #2: Stacy Adams USFFL.com, who are really looking foward to coaching in Chicago and why?
BL: Nose Tackle Manuel Molina, the guy is an athletic freak who I think Ryan and I will have a lot of fun coaching.
Reporter #3: Larry Stewart ChicagoGrizzleys.com, Is there any player who you really want to draft, and why?
BL: Corner Back Seth Harris, the guy is easily the #1 DB in the draft and one of the best DB's I have ever seen. I think he would fit in great with the Grizzlys because I am a coach who thinks deffense first. That's all I have for today, see you all soon.

(^ Lombardi's staff, OC Pete Turner, top, and DC Jim Ryan, bottom.)

04-01-2008, 05:24 PM
Coach Daniel Plainview is hired by New Orleans
more details later

04-01-2008, 06:34 PM

Mike Tirico: Breaking news, Daniel Plainview former Arizona Cardinals coach has decided to come out of retirement and has reportedly signed a deal to become the New Orleans Jazz new Head Coach, more on this later




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04-02-2008, 12:39 AM
"New Orleans have the sickest Jerseys I've ever seen"

-Orrin Jordan, Beast

04-02-2008, 03:04 PM
I present to you, Greg the Grizzley. The Chicago Grizzleys new mascot

04-02-2008, 05:51 PM
The New Orleans Jazz have decided to let there fans choose the mascot

the choices are

Willy The 'Don't Stare Directly Into The Sun' Worm

Oinky The 'Run Around With Scissors' Pig

Jimmy The 'Don't Hold On To A Large Magnet While Someone Else Uses A Fan Nearby' Falcon

and last but most certainly not least

Happy The 'Don't Do Stuff That Might Irritate Your Inner Ear' Badger

04-02-2008, 07:47 PM
The New Orleans Jazz have decided to let there fans choose the mascot

the choices are

Willy The 'Don't Stare Directly Into The Sun' Worm

Oinky The 'Run Around With Scissors' Pig

Jimmy The 'Don't Hold On To A Large Magnet While Someone Else Uses A Fan Nearby' Falcon

and last but most certainly not least

Happy The 'Don't Do Stuff That Might Irritate Your Inner Ear' Badger
Jimmy the Falcon

04-03-2008, 04:59 PM
Nick Long signs with New York. more news later

04-06-2008, 05:26 PM
Important Annoucnement:

Due to lack of coaches the Las Vegas Gamblers will have a league-owned coaching staff

Basically I am the interim head coach of Vegas.

04-07-2008, 08:25 PM
Early Season Smack

Julio Stone is at it again. Star WR for the Miami Monarchs had something to say when reporters talked to him the other day. "I'm not going to talk about what the Monarchs are going to do, because you all ready know that. We have the championship locked up in my book. I just want to state a personal plan of mine. I'm going to beat every DB in my way. I'm going for every record you can. Receiving yards, TDs, catches, you name it. Kareem and I've been working real hard to make this a possibility. People wanna talk about Robinson Sheppard? He can't back himself up like I can. Sheppard can't handle what Julio Stone brings to the table. No one can."

04-08-2008, 12:55 AM
The New Orleans Jazz have decided to let there fans choose the mascot

the choices are

Willy The 'Don't Stare Directly Into The Sun' Worm

Oinky The 'Run Around With Scissors' Pig

Jimmy The 'Don't Hold On To A Large Magnet While Someone Else Uses A Fan Nearby' Falcon

and last but most certainly not least

Happy The 'Don't Do Stuff That Might Irritate Your Inner Ear' Badger

Sexual Harassment Panda

04-08-2008, 05:18 PM

No, not because she is a woman, but because she didnt attend college. League rules say all players must have been in college for three years before they can play. She will be available through Free Agency though.

04-08-2008, 05:23 PM

QB Jack Utah Harvard

QB Nate Strozier Ohio St

QB Joe Marino Penn St

HB Marcus Lucas Florida St

HB Red ButtkKiss Temple

HB Julian Washington Miami

FB Brown Taylor Tennessee

WR Rocky O'Callaghan Boston Coll

WR Kevin Malone Vanderbilt

WR Forrestt Gump Alabama

WR Jimmy Sanderson Miami

WR Ricky Bobby Florida Int

TE Alex MacDonald Miami

TE Cole Phillips Miami

OT Ronald Weasley Harvard

OT Jamaal Durant Hampton

OT Fred Palowaksi Georgia

OG Randy Hickey North Carolina

OG Danny Patterson Tulane

OG/OT Dillon Mayes Ohio St

C Alan Stone Notre Dame

C/OT Maurice Hunter Boston Coll

DE Jamaal Umenyiora Rutgers

DE Cory Thompson USF

DE DeAndre Townsend Miami

DE Dicky Doss Florida St

DT Joseph Resuac Miami

DT Stanley Hudson Scranton

DT Larry James Ohio St

LB Jimmy Thompson Penn St

LB Wayne Walker Florida St

LB Seth Hawkins Florida St

LB Samuel Carr The Citadel

LB Deuce McCormick Hampton

LB Brendan Tate Tennessee

CB Seth Harris Penn St

CB Bobby Sampson Georgia Tech

CB Tim Wilson Penn St

CB Chris Turk Sacred Heart

FS Desmond Sanders Rutgers

FS Randy Samardzija Notre Dame

SS Kenny Merriweather Miami

SS Randle Washington Maryland

K Shirley Anne Guy Maryland

P Benn Hart Penn St

KR Forrestt Gump

PR Desmond Sanders

04-08-2008, 05:25 PM

QB Crail Johnson Colorado

QB Cody Redman USC

QB Boomhauer Texas

HB Leopold Carmichael Stanford

HB Bill Robinson Memphis

HB Joe Jackson Grambling

FB Tank Rogers Grambling

WR Reggie Moss Texas

WR Jesus Sanchez New Mexico St

WR Jamaal Hicks USC

WR Rod Tidwell Arizona St

WR Jan Itor Grambling

TE Earl BuckApple Texas

TE Clarke Kent Illinois

OT Bryan McCarthy Wisconsin

OT Hannibal Mitchell E Michigan

OG Bill Dauterive Texas

OG Tim Jones Washington

OG Erik Dirks Cal Poly

C Taylor Moore Tulsa

C Jay Ferrell Arizona

DE Jared Jenkins San Diego St

DE Chris Turner Wyoming

DE Will Ross Virginia Tech

DT Calvin Cazayoux Auburn

DT Andre Krimm Texas St

DT Antwan Stephenson West VA

DT Jason Blackwood Jackson St

LB Chad Reed UTEP

LB Micah Clowe Wisconsin

LB Carl Allen Louisville

LB Bobby Boucher SW Louisiana

LB Terry Tynes Ohio

CB Quentin Pryor Wisconsin

CB Adrian Taylor Kansas St

CB Galaga Jones Florida

CB Tom Jefferson BYU

FS Orrin Jordan Oklahoma

FS/SS Anthony Harrell Navy

SS Ryan Minister Virginia Tech

SS Rick Ross Virginia

K Ted Nuggett Colorado

P John Kalil Hawaii

KR Jan Itor

KR Joe Jackson

PR Leopold Carmichael

04-08-2008, 05:47 PM
Coaches announced for Senior Bowl:

In the East...
Head Coach: Steve Spurrier
Off Coord: Al Saunders
Def Coord: Frank Beamer

And the West...
Head Coach: Pete Carroll
Off Coord: Norm Chow
Def Coord: Mike Singletary

Other Senior Bowl Info:




Beautiful Kansas City Missuori

East team practices to be held in Joplin, Missouri at Missouri Southern State University.

West team practices to be held in Pittsburgh, Kansas at Pittsburgh State University






04-08-2008, 06:23 PM
(AP) KANSAS CITY -- Florida Prospect Jones: Arrested

Florida CB Prospect Galaga Jones arrested upon landing in Kansas City International because of an altercation back in a local Gainsville strip club. Apparently after "making it rain" for several hours he smacked a stripper. This is not his first altercation at a strip club. Before his sophmore year he was involved in a shooting in a Vegas strip club and was almost kicked out of Florida, but the charges were dropped and Jones was only suspended for 2 games. USFL comissioner, Homer Simpson, is requesting all players send in anything about their criminal history before the league does their own investigating. Jones' trial will not be held until after the Senior Bowl and will be able to play, Commissioner Simpson has said he will recieve a short term suspension upon entering the league.

04-08-2008, 08:20 PM

Recent press statement by New Orleans Jazz Coach, Daniel Plainview


I am extremely disappointed with USFL Reporter Bernie Howard. You see I am a family man- I run a family business. This is my son and Offensive Coordinator, H.W. Plainview, & you see I think of my players like family and when only a mere 8 of them make his list I become an angry man. I have a competition in me. I want no one else to succeed. I hate most people. But these players are my family and to be held in such low regard is disrespectful, in the up coming season we are out to prove a point, not just to win games but to destroy this list and all the players on it.

04-08-2008, 08:40 PM
Gorden Wells face after seeing the Top 5 Lists.


Pure Shock. Disbelief.

"I guess people are underrating us already. Well one thing I'm glad about is while other teams have 10 good players and 30 bad players we have our 5 stars and the rest are hard working solid role players. We're a team."

*** Rumors also say that the team may be switching Team Names shortly. More to come on that later.

04-08-2008, 09:35 PM
According to Leopold Carmichael's agent, he has just reached an agreement to become the new face of Abercrombie & Fitch. His face and body will soon be filling the fantasies of women across the nation...


Get used to this beautiful man, America.

04-08-2008, 09:51 PM
Nate Strozier, former OSU QB on practicing in Joplin, MO:

"To be candid...this place is a dump."

04-08-2008, 10:04 PM
USFFL Star, Jordan, makes his decision clear

Presidential Candidate, Barack Obama(rt) and USFFL Draft Phenom, Orrin Jordan, sharing a laugh

Orrin Jordan was in attendance at the latest Obama campaign assembly. Not only was he there, he was the main attraction. Jordan spoke about 10 minutes about making the right decision and cracking a few jokes during his time at the podium. He was followed up by yet another Barack Obama crowd pleasing speech. Between the speeches and the hip crowd, it looked like the most turnout the campaign ever had. "Having Jordan here just bolstered the numbers and definitely brings a whole new crowd into the Obama campaign light." Said a Obama adviser.

04-08-2008, 10:41 PM
USFFL Star, Jordan, makes his decision clear

Presidential Candidate, Barack Obama(rt) and USFFL Draft Phenom, Orrin Jordan, sharing a laugh

Orrin Jordan was in attendance at the latest Obama campaign assembly. Not only was he there, he was the main attraction. Jordan spoke about 10 minutes about making the right decision and cracking a few jokes during his time at the podium. He was followed up by yet another Barack Obama crowd pleasing speech. Between the speeches and the hip crowd, it looked like the most turnout the campaign ever had. "Having Jordan here just bolstered the numbers and definitely brings a whole new crowd into the Obama campaign light." Said a Obama adviser.

Questions have begun flying around draft forums about Orrin Jordan's height after he appeared standing next to Presidential hopeful Barack Obama. Orrin, who was listed at 6'3" at Oklahoma, seemed to be dwarfed by the 6'1" Obama. Rumors now have Jordan to be possibly shorter than 5'8". Certainly a storyline to watch when the measurements start as the combine rolls around.

04-08-2008, 10:45 PM
"I see you have learned to work the Google on the internet machine."

-Orrin Jordan, FS 6'3"

04-09-2008, 09:51 AM
"Those racist bastards didn't kick me out of the draft because I didn't go to college. It's a conspiracy."

-Frances Guy

04-09-2008, 12:17 PM
Harvard Star Preps For Draft
Bob Ryan

Cambridge, MA - Former Army Ranger and Harvard star quarterback, Jack Utah, is no stranger to adversity, hard work, and uncertainty. Utah, the 26-year-old USFFL prospect, spent 2 years in Iraq before leading the Crimson to 4 consecutive winning seasons including one unbeaten season. Now he faces similar feelings, on a much different scale, while preparing to be drafted into the USFFL.

Harvard coach Tim Murphy said of Utah, "Jack is going to succeed at whatever Jack decides he wants to succeed at. Be it football, politics, stand up comedy...whatever. Jack is a world shaker and he always will be, I've never in my 20 years of coaching met a man like Jack, he commands respect and he gets it." Murphy hinted at what seems to be the biggest concern USFFL personnel directors have about Utah. Is this game his passion? One USFFL GM who requested anonymity said about Utah, "He's very low on our draft board because we don't think he's ever going to fully commit to our team or even this game. He's a renaissance man, and it's going to be very difficult for his head coach to keep him interested. But you can't question the guy’s talent. If Jack Utah ate, drank, and breathed the game of football and went to Miami or Ohio State, he would be the first overall pick in almost any draft, fact is he doesn't and he didn't." At times while leading Harvard, Utah seemed bored by his competition which led to taking foolish chances which occasionally paid off but more often didn't.

Recently I had the chance to talk to Utah about the scout's concerns and he responded by saying, "Football is a game that I love to play, I have always loved to play, and will always love to play. That doesn't mean that all I am is a football player." I went on to ask him why he wants to play professional football in the USFFL he responded, "I want to play in the USFFL because I want to test myself against the best. If I can play for 5 or 10 years and prove that I can play with the best and beat the best, I'll be satisfied."

Jack recently signed an endorsement deal with his former employers the Army to be the spokesman for the "Army Strong" campaign.

04-09-2008, 04:12 PM
Reggie Moss, has just signed a deal with Avon to get his own calone, body wash, deodorant, and after shave, it is called "Touchdown, by Reggie Moss". More news on this later.

04-09-2008, 06:29 PM
Reggie Moss, has just signed a deal with Avon to get his own calone, body wash, deodorant, and after shave, it is called "Touchdown, by Reggie Moss". More news on this later.

Says who???

04-09-2008, 07:19 PM
Says who???

Me, oh wait, don't we need a pm telling us we got a deal? If so, I will take that down. Sorry.

04-09-2008, 07:47 PM
Ryan Minister Speaks

"Ryan Minister got to do what is best for Ryan Minister."

Minister later said this was just a stunt to increase his popularity. He is also a phenom and projected as the top defensive player in the United States Football League draft by some draft niks, including Mel Kiper, also known as the father of the draft.

04-09-2008, 07:49 PM
Me, oh wait, don't we need a pm telling us we got a deal? If so, I will take that down. Sorry.
i'll be sending out PM's after i post the senior bowl practice

04-09-2008, 08:24 PM
Maybe it's the name..


Orrin Jordan participated in the Celebrity Basketball Game that's proceeds went to charity. USFFL Phenom and Top Ranked Defensive Player by all draft niks, including Kiper, Mayock, and Scott Wright, Orrin Jordan was apart of the West squad that took home the win. The biggest crowd that the game has ever drawn was in attendance to see a Jordan-esque game by the future hall of famer. The game raked in a record number in proceeds and will be given out equally amongst the charities the players represented.

04-10-2008, 09:34 PM
Rumor has it, former star Vanderbilt wide out, Kevin Malone, has agreed to a sponsorship offer with Verizon Wireless. Said Malone: "This is something you can expect a lot from me now that I'm out of college. People realize my marketability, and I'm gonna sell products." Malone's commercial with Verizon is expected to air sometime during the seniorbowl.

04-10-2008, 09:50 PM
Quick Interview with CB Adrian Taylor.

Rich Eisen: Adrian hows it going?
Taylor: Its going good Rich.
Eisen: Well we mostly had you one here to see what you think of the other DB's trash talk.
Taylor: I think it is really immature of them and making them look like idiots.
Eisen: Would you ever talk like that?
Taylor: No I prefer to let my actions speak for me.
Eisen: Thanks for joining us Adrian.
Taylor: Thanks for having me Rich.

04-10-2008, 09:58 PM
The Gatorade Touchdown Challenge!

$100,000 will be rewarded to the person who scores the first TD. If it is a passing touchdown then the money will be split between the QB and WR. The winners will also win a flat screen tv from LG


04-10-2008, 10:53 PM
Nike here with a quick reminder to all of those in the 2008 USFL Draft


04-10-2008, 11:13 PM

Tony Kornheiser: Welcome back to the program, now we're going to have 5 good minutes with USFFL prospect Jack Utah down at the Senior Bowl this week. Thanks for being on the show Jack, how you doing down in Missouri.

Jack Utah: Thanks for having me on, I'm doing well thanks.

Michael Wilbon: Jack, some folks have you listed as their top quarterback this year others say you're not on their draft board. How do you deal with that?

JU: To be honest I don't. I'm confident in my abilities and I know that the right team is going to pick me at the time they feel comfortable. It's all going to work itself out one way or the other.

TK: That's easy to say, but come on, it's gotta be tough being told you're going to be first overall pick by some and undrafted by others?

JU: It really isn't, I have faith that at least one coach or gm will have faith in me and go ahead and pick me. It doesn't matter too much to me if it's early or late in the draft, it's all about getting with a team that wants me and going to work.

MW: Jack, you spent four years in the Army before you played your first college game. What was your role in the Army and how did it prepare you for football?

JU: I was a Sergeant in the 75th Ranger Regiment and I can't really discuss particulars but I did do 4 years of active duty and I spent 2 of them in Iraq. As for how it prepared me for football, it made me mentally tough and able to process information so much faster.

TK: Are there any players that have impressed you in practice so far?

JU: Yah, there are a lot of guys that are doing a great job down here. Rocky O'Callaghan is a freak. He's so big, fast, and athletic.

MW: Last question Jack. Where do you want to go on draft day?

JU: Politically correct answer, any team that wants me. Honest answer, it would be awesome to go to Hawaii. I love it down there, but that doesn't mean that I'd be disapointed to go somewhere else.

TK: Wow, great candid answer. We don't see that very often. Thanks Jack and best of luck to you.

JU: Thanks guys, I appreciate it.

04-11-2008, 02:42 AM

SS: England's SkySports.com has had the chance to have a brief conversation with DT Joseph Resuac, welcome Joseph.

JR: Thanks for having me guys, great to be here with my English buddies.

SS: So how are things at Senior Bowl week J?

JR: Man you know what, it's so good to be around talented football players, there's been a fair bit of smack talk going on amongst the DB's as well, but we seem to be getting on well enough us guys in the trenches, in fact, myself, DeAndre Townsend, Stanley Hudson and Jamaal Umenyiora have just had us a little Madden tournament.

SS: You won right?

JR: Actually my boy Jamaal won, we imported the NCAA guys and had fantasy draft teams, and somehow Jamaal had a backfield of Brian Leonard and Ray Rice, when he started getting all sweaty and intense upon saying their names, I knew I was done.

SS:That's not creepy at all... anyway moving on, who's impressed you at the bowl this week?

JR: I may be on the defense but I like that Jack Utah guy, he's just got something about him you know? He's gonna be a star QB I think.

SS: Are you looking forward to getting out there?

JR: Looking forward? Man I'm itching to get out there guy, to be honest I've flown pretty low under the radar as I don't like to talk smack to create a buzz about me, I'm just gonna do what I do.

SS: Finally, come on Joe, who's looking to draft you?

JR: (laughs) Come on guy, we haven't even had the Senior Bowl yet, it takes time to sort these things out.

SS: Alright, can't blame a guy for trying.

04-11-2008, 11:20 PM
Los Angeles(AP) There has been reports that USSFL prospect Marcus Lucas, a Blood,has been shot in a war against the Crips. More to come as information is gathered

04-12-2008, 03:09 PM
A brief Q & A with Joseph Resuac on todays Senior Bowl practice, by Rich Eisen

RE: Hey Joseph, so how did you think practice went today Joe?

JR: Hey Rich, I thought it went OK, I got to showcase my speed and burst, which are obviously the best part of my game, and I don't think I disappointed.

RE: Some observers are saying you are too small to really be an effective DT, maybe even sliding out to DE as you aren't stout enough at the point of attack.

JR: You know man I've been hearing that since my frosh year at Miami, but I just use it all as motivation to be the best I can be, I've been busting my tail in the gym in the offseason and I have just hired a strength coach, I'm never going to knock out 40 something reps of 225 like a Larry Allen, but I can hold my own I think.

RE: Thanks for that JR, back to the studio, where Adam Schefter has a report regarding Jamaal Umenyiora, Ray Rice and a covert camera, stay tuned.

04-13-2008, 01:34 PM

Utah Prepares For Senior Bowl

http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/us/sp/cn/headshots/charles_robinson2.jpgCharles Robinson

Joplin, MO I recently got a chance to catch up with USFFL quarterback prospect Jack Utah after the East's last practice before tonights Senior Bowl.

Charles Robinson: Do you know if you'll be starting for the East team yet?

Jack Utah: No, we'll all get a chance to play regaurdless of who starts. You really can't go wrong if your coach, he's got three good quarterbacks to choose from.

CR: A knock on you is that you haven't had the chance to face top competition at Harvard. Are you at all nervous about going up against the best of the best tonight?

JU: No, not at all. I've been going up against the best of the best all week in practice. I had Joseph Resuac, Jamaal Umenyiora, and Seth Hawkins in my face. I had to find room to get balls around Samuel Carr, Desmond Sanders, and Kenny Marriweather all week. After playing with all the East guys, I'm pretty sure the game is going to feel like a day off.

CR: What does it mean to you to be sharing this experience with your Harvard teammate and fellow prospect Ronald Wesley

JU: Yah, Ronald's great. Having a familiar face around is always good. He's been great all week.

CR: Who do you think is going to win the $100,000 and big screen tonight?

JU: I'm hoping me, but I'm going to guess Julian Washington. He's pretty quick.

CR: How are you dealing with the nerves and pregame jitters?

JU: After this I'm going to go back to the Hotel and study a little more film. I'm taking the LSAT's tomorrow and I'm probably more nervous about that. Football is fun, tests are hard.

CR: Ok, thanks Jack. Go hit the books.

04-13-2008, 09:16 PM

Erin Andrews with the quick halftime interview with West RB Leopold Carmichael.

EA: Leopold, I think it was obvious to everybody that you were seeing no holes to run through with the way your offensive line was playing. Do you plan on making any adjustments if this continues?

LC: Well, the East defense is really making it tough for all of us out there, I'm not putting any blame on my guys up front. They're giving 100% and that's all you can ask from anybody. Hopefully we'll be able to discover some schemes to throw them off balance a little in the second half. Otherwise, I'll just have to keep trying my best to hopefully break a big play on a return or screen pass if they keep stacking against the run.

EA: Thanks a lot, Leopold. Good luck in the second half!

EA (off camera): Good God, he is a sexy man. I'm going to need some alone time after that interview.

04-14-2008, 03:26 AM
ESPN had a very brief chat at the half with Joseph Resuac

ESPN: Joe how's it going out there?

JR: Pretty good so far I think, only one tackle to my name but I feel I am helping to disrupt to O-Line and clog up some of the running lanes, and holding up at the point of attack well.

ESPN: You gonna grab us a sack or what?

JR: Hey, if I get a run at the QB, I'm gonna take it, but sometimes it's not all about that, if I can help out the D by running down runners or clogging running lanes, that's what I'll do.

ESPN: Thanks man, good luck in the second half

04-14-2008, 09:54 PM

Individual workouts work wonders for Jordan



We had the opportunity to catch up with Orrin Jordan, draftee of the USFFL, to conduct a rare interview with the usual quiet Jordan.

Scott Van Pelt:"Yo Orrin, How's it going?"

Orrin Jordan:"It's going good Scott. Just got off of the Senior Bowl final meeting and ready to get some R & R after a hard two weeks of practice"

SVP:"I heard you ran a 4.41 40 yard dash at your individual workout.."

Orrin Jordan:"Yeah suprisingly.. I was feeling really good today and luckily the head wind was down today to I strapped up and ran. We need an asterisk because is was laser timed! hahaha"

SVP:"I noticed you were working hard. Congratulations on the win and, essentially, the game sealing interception. How was playing in the all star game.. I heard you and Ryan Minister had a couple disagreements"

Orrin Jordan:"Playing with the West guys I got the best looks against the best of the best. I got to know a lot of guys I played in college and didn't play in college.. all in all everyone was pretty cool.."

SVP:"How about Minister?"

Orrin Jordan:"When you have a group of guys that essentially play the same position and are very decorated.. of course, egos are gonna crash head on and words will be exchanged but it's all out of fun of the game. Guys just like to blow a small disagreement between teammates into something it wasn't. But yeah, me and Minister patched things up before the game and agreed to give our all and leave our all on the field. He had one helluva game!

SVP:"Well Orrin, looks like out time is up.. thanks for taking the time out of your workout to talk to us.. But I gotta know OJ, do you think you're the best safety or defensive or just overall player in the draft?"

Orrin Jordan:"Seeeeee.. I'm not gonna touch on that one haha.. I will say that I am AMONGST some the best players in draft. Somewhere on the top I believe.."

SVP:"SMART MAN! Well good luck with rest of your way.."

Orrin Jordan:"Thanks Scott."

04-14-2008, 10:14 PM

Jim Rome's Radio Interview With Jack Utah

Jim Rome: Jack, what is up. Thanks for being on the show.

Jack Utah: Thanks for having me Jim.

JR: Do you think you played well enough in last nights Senior Bowl to erase doubts that evaluators may have about you?

JU: Probably not, people are always going to doubt you. It's a what have you done for me lately kind of world we live in. It's a fact of life, especially when you're talking about pro sports. It doesn't matter what you've done, all that matters is what you're going to do.

JR: Well I have a pretty good idea about what you're going to do..IE light it up like you did last night. But lets talk about what you have done and that's serve in the military. Talk alittle bit about your experince in the Army.

JU: I don't know if I lit it up exactly, I think I played ok but I missed a lot of passes. As for my time in the Army, I wouldn't trade it for anything. When you've gone where I've gone and seen what I've seen, you're priorities get straightened out.

JR: You were actually discharged because you were injured in an explosion, is that correct? What happened?

JU: I was discharged because the 4 years of active duty that I signed for were up. I was injured in an explosion but there are no residual effects other than a big scar on my leg. The mission that it happened on is still classified so I can't really talk about it.

JR: Do you agree with the war that we're fighting now, and how did it feel being an interloper in a civil war that our government started for oil?

JU: We're done talking.

04-16-2008, 08:37 PM
Leopold Carmichael's agent has released a statement saying that the injury he sustained during the Senior Bowl was not a serious one and he was only taken out of the game as a precaution. Mr. Carmichael plans to participate in all drills at the combine.

It has also been rumored that Carmichael could be a threat to break multiple combine records for agility drills and could possibly run a sub 4.3 40 yard dash.

04-16-2008, 09:45 PM
The agent for Penn State offensive tackle Atlas Dane has released more information on why his client did not participate in the senior bowl:

"Atlas takes his potential football career very seriously and was excited to participate in this year's senior bowl. Unfortunately, his grandfather took ill shortly before the practices started and Atlas wanted to be with him. His grandfather passed away the night before the game peacefully in his sleep and Atlas has attended all of his funeral services. Atlas believes that his family comes first and now that this family tragedy has passed, he will resume all pre-draft activities. He plans to fully participate in the combine."

04-17-2008, 06:04 PM
Jared Jenkins Interview


Jared Jenkins leapt up draft boards this year after a senior campaign when he registered double digit sacks and led San Diego State to the Poinsettia Bowl. Jenkins' stock improved even further this week, after an impressive showing at the Combine. With the 2008 NFL Draft quickly approaching Jared was kind enough to take a few minutes out of his very busy schedule to talk with Scott Wright.

Scott Wright: It seems like when people talk about you as a prospect one of the first things they always bring up is your speed. Do you feel like you really put yourself in the spotlight after the combine?

Jared Jenkins: I can't believe how much more attention I've been getting since the Combine. I mean, I was hoping to run somewhere in the 4.5s anyway but obviously I was ecstatic with my 40-time and my performance as a whole.

Scott Wright: There has been some talk that you might have to change position in the pros?

Jared Jenkins: Yeah, people have asked me if I would be prepared to move to linebacker at the next level. To be honest I feel that end is definitely my strongest position but I'll do whatever it takes to make an impact on the field and if that means chaning position, so be it.

Scott Wright: Do you think you’re better suited for 4-3 or 3-4 scheme?

Jared Jenkins: Well I've been playing in a 4-3 for the past four years and I've had success in that scheme but I feel like my skillset would translate well into a 3-4.

Scott Wright: What would you say is your greatest strength as a football player and what area do you need to work on?

Jared Jenkins: I’m an aggressive player, I feel like I've got a good burst and I've got the ability to get to the quarterback. The things I need to work on are just learning the pro game, adapting to the nature of the game, adapting to film study. Stuff like that.

Scott Wright: What current USSFL defensive end do you most admire and who do you think you compare favorably to?

Jared Jenkins: In my opinion Rashad Simpson is the best in the best in the league, he's just so explosive. I'd like to think we've got some things in common but I've got a long way to go before I reach his level.

Scott Wright: What is your greatest football moment to date?

Jared Jenkins: Definitely the Poinsettia Bowl this year, it was just the culminating of four years worth of hard work.

Scott Wright: Who is the best player you have faced during your career?

Jared Jenkins: Oh, that’s tough one. I went up against Ronald Weasley last year when we played Harvard. He was an impressive player, just a physically impsoing guy.

Scott Wright: What current pro are you most looking forward to going up against in the USSFL?

Jared Jenkins: You always wanna play against the best guys and for me that's Jamaal Brewster without doubt.

Scott Wright: At what point did you realize that you might have a future in football beyond college?

Jared Jenkins: Probably not until this year, when I started getting to the quarterback on a more consistent basis but obviously it's always been my dream to play at the next level.

Scott Wright: When you get your first professional paycheck what is the first thing you will buy?

Jared Jenkins: Oh I don't know, probably a house. I haven't really thought about that.

Scott Wright: Do you have any goals in mind when it comes to the NFL Draft (i.e. Round 1, Top 2 Rounds, etc.)?

Jared Jenkins: Obviously I'd like to go as high as possible but there's no point getting worked up about something you have no control over.

Scott Wright: Is there one or two teams in particular that you’ve noticed paying more attention to you than others?

Jared Jenkins: I don’t really know because it’s such an up and down thing and then of course on Draft Day everything changes. I’m just excited to be surprised with where I go.

Scott Wright: Is there one team that you think you would fit in well with?

Jared Jenkins: Again it's tough to say, I think I'd fit in well anywhere. People have been asking me about the possibility of New York and Denver and that's fine by me.

Thanks for the time and good luck in a couple of weeks!

04-19-2008, 02:24 PM
OT Atlas Dane 6'5 325 PSU

Penn State offensive tackle prospect Atlas Dane recently sat down with NFLDC's own Scott Wright for a pre-draft interview:

SW: You and your brothers have an interesting story behind your names, care to explain?

AD: Well our parents were both majors in Greek mythology and philosophy in college and actually met in Greece while doing research there. They decided to name each of us after figures in Greek mythology; Atlas, Helios, Argos and Ares.

SW: You played every offensive line position at Penn State except center. In which are you the most comfortable and where have teams told you that they would like to play you?

AD: Left Tackle is where I am most comfortable playing. I have the most experience there and was named first team All Big Ten in both of my years at that spot. The teams I've talked to so far have definitively wanted me as a tackle, but are mixed over which side I should play at first. I'd be more than willing to play either as long as I was helping my team.

SW: You have a history of wrestling and competitive weightlifting in your background. How have these sports aided you in your football development?

AD: Well the wrestling has taught me how to use my hands effectively and how to keep my center of gravity low. The weightlifting has really helped me to bulk up and is good evidence of my work ethic.

SW: What would you say is your greatest strength as a football player and in what area do you need the most work?

AD: I would say my greatest strengths are my physical strength, my intensity, and my work ethic. I could use a little work on refining my technique and my footwork.

SW: What current NFL offensive lineman do you most admire and who do you think you compare favorably to?

AD: I like to watch some of the great pass blockers work like Orlando Pace or Joe Thomas. I feel like I compare favorably to some of the bigger, run blocking tackles like Jon Runyan or John Tait. I like comparisons to those guys but I feel like in the end, I could end up being a better pass protector.

SW: Who is the best player you have faced during your career?

AD: I went up against Jared Jenkins in a few combine drills and let me tell you, that boy is fast. If I could get my hands on him, we were in good shape but there were a few times that I thought he was teleporting around me. Watch out for him in the future.

SW: Is there one younger player at Penn State that you see developing into a star, either at the college or pro level?

AD: I wouldn't forgive myself if I didn't mention my brother Helios. He played RT on the other side of me as a true sophomore last year and will likely take over for me at LT this year. My third brother Argos has committed to PSU as well and could see some action as a true freshman at guard or center. They were wrestlers like me and have bright futures.

SW: Who was your favorite college or pro team growing up? Did you have a favorite player?

AD: My favorite college team was Penn State and I feel blessed to have been able to play there. As for the pros...I never really had a favorite. I grew up in Steelers country but rooted more for certain players than certain teams.

SW: When you get your first professional paycheck what is the first thing you will buy?

AD: Hmm...I haven't really thought about it. Probably a new truck because my old one is dying on me, haha. Maybe a Nissan Titan, those things look nice.

SW: What’s the most embarrassing song on your iPod?

AD: Oh man...I have a few death metal songs on there that always get me made fun of. Il Nino and 3 Inches of Blood are a few examples.

SW: Do you have any goals in mind when it comes to the NFL Draft (i.e. Top 10, Round 1, etc.)?

AD: I just want to be drafted as high as possible to a team who I can help turn into a contender.

SW: Is there one or two teams in particular that you’ve noticed paying more attention to you than others? Is there a certain team that you think you would fit in well with?

AD: Not especially. I think I've talked to reps from every team so far and I can't really get a good read on what any of them think. Like I said before, I just want to be drafted by a team where I can start and make into a contender.

SW: Thanks and good luck!

04-19-2008, 03:33 PM

Mayock On Dlinemen:

Rich Eisen: So Mike, who do you think is the best Dlineman this year?

MM: Its gotta be Joseph Resuac from Miami. An absolute animal in the trenches. Causes problems even when he isnt the one making the play.

RE: And who is underated and overated?

MM: Jared Jenkins is becoming a bit overated because of his stellar 40. He is still very raw technique wise and may have been a one year wonder. Calvin Cazyoux maybe the most underated. He has been overshadowed by Resuac. In any other draft class Calvin may have been the best DT.

RE: Any good projects?

MM: Jenkins is a bit of project. He has all the raw skills, just needs work on his technique. Chris Turner from Wyoming is another one. At only 237 pounds he is very light for a DE, but if he could put up weight and maintain his speed he could be a great pass rusher.

RE: Thanks Mike.

04-19-2008, 03:50 PM
NY coach Nick Long has been arrested and banned from the USFFL.

04-19-2008, 03:53 PM
I can just make redman a CPU guy and i can take controll of NY for the first year

04-19-2008, 04:01 PM
Interview with Reggie Moss at the combine
Reporter #1: What do you think were your best results at the combine today?
RM: My 4.2 forty was probly my best score. It even supprised me a little, I mean I knew I was fast but dayum a 4.2 is just scary.
Reporter #2: Are you happy with your 11 reps?
RM: Yea, I thought I would get higher but I think it'll be better at Texas' pro day.
Reporter #3: Now that you have finnished the combine where do you see your self get drafted? What team in what round?
RM: I really want to go to Chicago, I think they really need a star WR. I think I will go in round 1. Well I gotta run, my wife is at home waiting for me.

04-19-2008, 04:02 PM
I can just make redman a CPU guy and i can take controll of NY for the first year

that works.

04-19-2008, 04:05 PM
New York (AP) -- Long Leaves for College
NY Coach Nick Long was arrested after selling cocaine but has been hired to coach a D3 school

04-19-2008, 05:11 PM
McShay's mid-combine mock draft:

New York: Joesph Resuac DT Miami
Houston: Nate Strozier QB Ohio St
New Orelans: Jack Utah QB Harvard
Hawaii: Chad Reed OLB UTEP
Philadelphia: Alex MacDonald TE Miami
Chicago: Bill Robinson HB Memphis
Las Vegas: Calvin Cazyoux DT Auburn
Denver: Jared Jenkins DE San Diego St
Miami: Jimmy Thompson LB Penn St
Los Angeles: Reggie Moss WR Texas

04-19-2008, 05:27 PM
McShay's mid-combine mock draft:

New York: Joesph Resuac DT Miami
Houston: Nate Strozier QB Ohio St
New Orelans: Jack Utah QB Harvard
Hawaii: Chad Reed OLB UTEP
Philadelphia: Alex MacDonald TE Miami
Chicago: Bill Robinson HB Memphis
Las Vegas: Calvin Cazyoux DT Auburn
Denver: Jared Jenkins DE San Diego St
Miami: Jimmy Thompson LB Penn St
Los Angeles: Reggie Moss WR Texas

I see an issue with this.

New York (AP) -- Long Leaves for College
NY Coach Nick Long was arrested after selling cocaine but has been hired to coach a D3 school

And to his players. Bastard.

Since this is the news thread, these are Ryan Minister's comments.

04-19-2008, 06:14 PM
Crail Johnson sits down with ESPN's Rachel Nichols

Rachel Nichols = Red

Crail Johnson = Black

RN: Thank you for taking time to do this interview

CJ: It's my pleasure

RN: 1st off you played in the Senior Bowl last week, how was it pratcing with the other draft hopefuls and the coaches?

CJ: Working with Norm Chow was an experience of a lifetime, he's created three Heisman trophy quarterbacks and 2 Superbowl winning quarterbacks (Jim McMahon, Steve Young, Ty Detmer, Carson Palmer, & Matt Leinart) He thought me a lot during the time we spent and really helped me with my throwing and precision. I also thought the Runningbacks and wide Receivers did a fantastic job and it made practice go smoothly

RN: How do you feel about your performance in the game?

CJ: Well our team won in a exciting close game I have to give credit to the West players who made it happen, I thought Jamaal Hick improved his stock the most and did a great job for our offense and had a great game. As far as my personal performance, It was good i completed 10 out of 13 passes and didn't throw an interception.

RN: You just finished your combine yesterday what's your thoughts on how you did?

CJ: I did good, for quarterbacks i think that 40 and bench times don't really show on how good A quarterback is, The throwing drills really show who the top quarterbacks are, I did well with my throwing was very nervous and just stayled calm and went threw all my progressions and did a great job

RN: I know that the draft is coming up but is there a certain team you want to be drafted by?

CJ: I just want to play football, and as for a certain team, I don't really have a preference, I would be happy to play on any team, It could be a High Market Team with a lot of fans like Los Angeles or New York, or even a Low Market team like Denver or New Orleans. It doesn't make a difference to me

RN: Thank you so much for taking the time and doing this interview Mr. Johnson, and good luck with th draft

CJ: Please call me Crail and the pleasure was all mine, hopefully I'll talk to you soon.

Crail Johnson

04-19-2008, 06:22 PM

Paul Bermeister - Welcome back to Path to the Draft here on NFL Network. Today we are sitting down with Penn State's Star Linebacker Jimmy Thompson in studio to hear his thoughts on the upcoming USFFL Draft.


Bermeister - Welcome to the program Jimmy
Thompson - Thanks for having me
PB - You are projected by some people to go in the first round of the upcoming draft, how do you feel about that
JT - It's an honor, but you really can't read too much into that, the teams could be thinking a totally different thing for all we know.
PB - What have you learned from being in one of the best college Linebacking cores in history, with Dan Connor, Sean Lee, and yourself, and the year before, when Paul Posluszny was there, and what was the experience like?
JT - It was a great experience, and we all learned a lot together, not only the LBs but the dynamic duo at corner with Seth Harris and Justin King was also unstoppable.
PB - What was it like winning the BCS Championship?
JT - I enjoyed it while I could, and I'll forever be able to remember what a great team we were and what a great season we had.
PB - What current USFFL LBs do you most compare yourself to?
JT - I think I compare very favorably to Fabian White from New Orleans, we are both fairly light, athletic and great playmakers, the only difference is though I think I can bulk up and get stronger and I plan to play in the AFFL at around the 240 range.
PB - What position do you plan to play once you play in the league?
JT - Honestly that is completely up to the team, ideally I would want to play WILL Linebacker, but I could also fit right in at MIKE and SAM. These are all 4-3 schemes, if a 3-4 team decides to draft me I think I could even play inside linebacker in that scheme.
PB - Who was the hardest player you went up against at the senior bowl, both practice and the game.
JT - Well in practice I was going against other east guys, and I think the hardest guy I went up against then was Red Butkiss, he was very hard to bring down, as for the game I'd say Leopald Carmichael, I'm not a big fan of pretty boys but you can't deny the guy has speed.
PB - Finally heres your chance to sell yourself to the coaches and GMs out there who might draft you, what do you have to say to them.
JT - Well I'd just like to tell all you guys that I am a great player with a great work ethic. I come from a hard working family and will treat everyone in the organization with respect and dignity. I am constantly working during the season and the off season to better myself as a player and I will make a great leader for your team. I have never been in any legal trouble so you don't have to worry about baby sitting me. Heck I never even had detention in school my whole life. Haha.
PB - Good stuff, I wish you the best of luck in the draft.
JT - Thanks Paul I appreciate it.

04-19-2008, 07:11 PM

Scott Wright: What is your accurate height, weight and forty time?

Bill "Bojangles" Robinson: 6'1 223, 4.46

Scott Wright: It’s always interesting to hear how talented players such as yourself seemingly slip through the cracks coming out of high school. Tell me about how you wound up at Memphis rather than a big time program.

Bill "Bojangles" Robinson: I went to four different high schools and I only played my last two years of high school ball, we only went a combined 12-8 and i guess scouts just didn't notice me.

Scott Wright: Obviously a big question mark with you is going to be the level of competition you played against, even though you have been very productive. How do you answer critics who might say you were just a big fish in a small pond?

Bill "Bojangles" Robinson: I would tell them to place me in a big pond and see that I am still a big fish. But for real though, I think i have preformed well agianst bigger name opponents, 217 yards and 3 TDs agianst Tennessee in the Outback Bowl helped really launch my name and then following it up with a good senior bowl shows that i can compete with the big boys.

Scott Wright: What would you say is your greatest strength as a football player and what area do you need to work on?

Bill "Bojangles" Robinson: I would say the area i need to work on most is my speed, im an inside runner but it doesn't hurt to go the distance on a few plays as for my stregth its gotta be my stregth...pun intended, i am an everydown type of back and I most certainly can wear down a defense.

Scott Wright: What current NFL runningback do you most admire and who do you think you compare favorably to?

Bill "Bojangles" Robinson: Maybe a Larry Johnson or a Steven Jackson, but really I am my own player and I have my own style

Scott Wright: What is your greatest football moment to date?

Bill "Bojangles" Robinson: Has to be the Outback Bowl, it was just the culmination of all mine and my teammates hard work.

Scott Wright: Who is the best player you have faced during your career?

Bill "Bojangles" Robinson: Probally Wayne Walker, he got me pretty good at the senior bowl, but i got right back up and got a 1st down the next play

Scott Wright: Is there one younger player at Memphis that you see developing into a star, either at the college or pro level?

Bill "Bojangles" Robinson: My replacement and cousin LaMarcus Robinson, he is so fast it's amazing, I guess Memphis is becoming a RB factory.

Scott Wright: Who was your favorite college or pro team growing up? Did you have a favorite player?

Bill "Bojangles" Robinson: The Houston Oilers, Earl Campbell was my hero, he has actually been mentoring me over the last few years and I think it's starting to show on the field.

Scott Wright: What current pro are you most looking forward to going up against in the NFL?

Bill "Bojangles" Robinson: Anyone, bring them all on, I guarentee that at the end of the game they will be gasping for air with there hands on there hips trying not to be run over.

Scott Wright: At what point did you realize that you might have a future in football beyond college?

Bill "Bojangles" Robinson: It really didn't cross my mind until about midway through my last year at Memphis, I could very well of made a good living as a Imagineer but I guess thats just my fallback plan now

Scott Wright: What do you plan to do once your playing career is over?

Bill "Bojangles" Robinson: I think I would to help children in some way, maybe be a coach or a teacher, Bojangles loves the kids.

Scott Wright: When you get your first professional paycheck what is the first thing you will buy?

Bill "Bojangles" Robinson: I know it's the cliche but I'm going to but my mom and dad a new house, they have been in the same house for 23 years and they deserve it.

Scott Wright: Do you have any goals in mind when it comes to the NFL Draft (i.e. Round 1, Top 3 Rounds, etc.)?

Bill "Bojangles" Robinson: Not really, I can't control what a team thinks of me, all i can do is go out there and do my best and hopefully i land in a place where I can be used to my full potential

Scott Wright: Thanks for taking the time to answer some questions and good luck!

04-19-2008, 07:26 PM


Saturday, April 19, 2008 Posted 6:52 PM EDT

ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- CNN has learned from a reliable source who has requested anonymity that Jack Utah, former Army Ranger sergeant and current USFFL quarterback prospect was involved in the 2003 raid and subsequent fire fight which resulted in the deaths of Uday and Qusay Hussein.

Our source, a former soldier who also claimed to be involved, requested anonymity because the mission is as of this date still classified. The source described the fighting as "intense" and said that there were moments that seemed like "all hell had broken loose". Our source tells us that Utah led his Ranger team charged with the task of infiltrating the palace after the Republican Guard troops outside the palace had been sufficiently neutralized. The source spoke of how at the first opportunity Utah's and two other ranger teams infiltrated the palace and came out several minutes later with the bullet ridden corpses of the Hussein brothers.

Utah recently participated in the USFFL combine where he further improved his stock in the upcoming draft. He has been reluctant to speak to the media in detail about his experiences in Iraq. Several draft experts think that Utah has done enough to be a first round selection in the USFFL draft.

Correspondents Marsha White, David Worthy, and Barbara Montfort, contributed to this report.

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04-19-2008, 07:40 PM
I can just make redman a CPU guy and i can take controll of NY for the first year

That would be two teams for you.. I'm sure someone can step up and be the coach. It doesn't take a lot of time out of your way at all.

04-19-2008, 09:38 PM
AUSTIN -- Reggie Moss will be at the Texas Pro Day along with teammates Boomhauer, Hank Hill and Bill Dautrieve.

04-19-2008, 09:52 PM

Yuengling, America's oldest brewery and product of Pennsylvania, has announced today a $250,000 deal to hire Penn State Offensive Tackle and soon to be USFL draftee Atlas Dane as a spokesperson.

Yuengling spokepeople have stated that he is the perfect football player for their newest advertising campaign. "We like Dane's aggressive style of play and off the field dedication to his sport." stated one Yuengling rep. "Dane also proudly hails from the same state where our beer has been brewed since 1829"

Atlas is projected to be one of the top offensive lineman available in this years draft.

04-19-2008, 10:36 PM
Scott Wright's Player Comparisons (QBs)

Jack Utah - Donovan McNabb
Nate Strozier - Daunte Culpepper (But a bit faster)
Cody Redman - Jamarcus Russell
Crail Johnson - Brady Quinn
Joe Marino - Kurt Warner
Johnny Namath - Rex Grossman
Roger Fouts - Aaron Brooks
Boomhauer - Kyle Orton
Otto Vick - Marcus Vick

04-19-2008, 10:39 PM
I'm not sure Jeff Garcia could run a 4.5 with a jet pack on his back. He also as a weak arm.

That is just a comparison I did not like. But Scott Wright is smart, too. So, okay.

And I demand a Chris Redman comparison for Cody Redman.

04-20-2008, 08:42 AM

NFL Network's Mike Mayock interviews Joseph Resuac on Total Access:

MM: Hey Big Joe, thanks for dropping by.

JR: No problem Mike.

MM: First thing I would like to ask you about is your Senior Bowl experience, what was the best thing bout the week?

JR: The best thing? Ah man that's tough as I loved the whole experience, but I'd probably have to say just playing football again for the first time in months, and of course getting that half sack.

MM: What did you make of he guys there, anyone impress you?

JR: You know what Mike, there were a whole bunch of good guys there, but I personally feel like Jamaal Umenyiora is a guy who is flying under the radar, he ran a decent 40 and put up decent combine numbers, but on the field the man plays hard for 60 minutes, I'd love to play next to him in the USFFL.

MM: Senior Bowl can make or break a lot of guys and mess up their draft stock, what do you think it did for yours?

JR: I'm not sure it had that much effect to be honest, I felt I did well in the drills during the week, and whilst the numbers I put up in the game may not have been stellar, I felt like I contributed to others successes, I just wish we could have won.

MM: Is there a current or former professional football player you think you compare well to?

JR: Well, you are the film guy Mike so I would kind of like to hear what you think, but I've heard comparisons to Warren Sapp, especially coming out of Miami, and Tommie Harris, and I guess that I can see them, however I just try to be my own man.

MM: I'd go along with that, so what's your biggest strength and biggest weakness?

JR: I think that the Combine will have showed what I can and can't do, my speed for a 300 pounder I think is very good, and I am extremely explosive. Weaknesses... a lot of people would probably say my run stuffing, but it's something I am working at, to get stronger at the point of attack, and I think 36 reps on the bench proves that I'm in the gym working on it.

MM: I was just about to get onto that combine performance, it seems to have turned a lot of heads, in fact I believe one mock has you going number 1 overall.

JR: Number 1, really? Wow that would be some honour, but honestly, there are so many good guys here, and I can't control where I go, so I am just going to keep working hard and trying to impress, get ready for any visits to teams.

MM: Finally, I hope you don't mind me breaking this story, but you are representing yourself rather than hiring an agent, why is that?

JR: I think I can handle my own business, I've got a smart head on my shoulders, and most of all, I don't need any more distractions. I want to control my destiny.

MM: Nice answer, thanks again Joe

04-20-2008, 08:55 AM
Jamaal has some character concerns?

In a recent interview, Jamaal Umenyiora was quoted saying he only wants to go to Hawaii. This undersized DE who may be a tweener DE/OLB in the pros says he wants to follow his coach Brian Rice. Jamaal is clean as a whistle when it comes to character, so this comes as a surprise when he said
"I"ll play hard no matter were I go, I just think it'd be best for everyone if i went to Hawaii. I'm not saying I'll 'slack off' if I go elsewhere, I just think I may not be as effective or motivated".

04-20-2008, 11:19 AM
Adrian Taylor says he will play anywhere.
In a press release Taylor said that he will play anywhere but would like to play for a team that will allow him to use his playmaking skills. He also said that if a team uses him wrongly it wont turn out well.

04-20-2008, 04:24 PM
In a recent interview, Stanford RB Leopold Carmichael attempted to answer critics who believe he won't be able to consistently run the ball in the USFL.

"Yes, I hear that a lot. 'He's too small, he won't be able to run inside and won't be able to outrun everybody at the next level.' My answer to that is that I know I won't be able to outrun everybody, and I won't try. I challenge these critics to actually look at my game film. You will see that a majority of my carries in college came on inside runs. No, I won't be bulldozing through anybody, but I am still very effective on the inside. I feel I have good vision and patience, and I've been told that I am a very slippery runner. Look at Brian Westbrook. He is making a living running on the inside with his vision and elusiveness... I've been doing the same thing for the last two years, and I can continue that in the future."

Carmichael had 8 carries for 32 yards in this year's Senior Bowl despite having very little running room. He also added a reception for 12 yards. We did not get a chance to see his punt returning abilities, which many consider to be his best asset, as the East squad did a good job of punting out of bounds so that he wasn't able to touch the ball.

04-21-2008, 03:13 PM
German Efficiency to the Gamblers Offense
by William Kent, Special Contributer, Las Vegas Sun

Dr. Igor van Hammond. Professor in German military history, avid cigar enthusiast and new Gamblers Offensive Coordinator

If you were to enter the Vegas Gamblers practice facility right now, you would likely find players working out, scouts evaluating potential draftees and most of the coaches reviewing game film or leading the players through drills. However, if you were to enter room 132-A, you might find yourself suddenly having a flashback to high school history class.

No, it's not the room itself. Room 132-A has about 30 desk chairs arranged in 6 rows of 5 with a small podium off to the side and a big white dry erase board in front. Nay, it's not the room but what goes on within its walls.

At any given time during the day, you might find yourself lucky enough to happen in on one of Dr. Igor van Hammond's lectures. A few hours of hearing about the success of the German Blitzkrieg during WW2 is just part of a normal business day for the Gambler's Offense.

van Hammond has the look down for an old German professor. He calmly strokes his bushy white beard, adjusts his thick glasses and speaks with a German accent. He occasionally takes a puff from his big cigar, even though the building is technically smoke free, but no one seems willing to ask him to stop.

And what does all of this have to do with coaching the Gambler's offense? Well in van Hammond's own, German accented words: "Evreyting!"

With another puff on his cigar and a quick adjustment to his glasses, Dr. van Hammond gave us the cliffnotes version of what he has been preaching to his players since being hired in Vegas.

The professor began: "I hauv spent countless hours carefully trannslating ze tactiks utilized by ze Germans during blitzkriegs during in ze secand vorld vor into offensive footbol strategies. First, we force ze enemy defense to spread out with deep passes to our receivers in ze same vay zat ze German Luftwaffe was used in ze vorld vor. Zen, with ze oppozing defense spread out and on its heels, ve pound holes in zem using our lineman like ze Germans used their armour. Our big lineman can be uzed in ze same vey in which the German Panzer units vere utilized. After ze spread out, and now battered, enemy defense has been exhausted, ve move in our infantry to take and hold the field in ze form of our running and short passing game. Eet is all very, very simple."

Veteran QB Toby Williams gave his thoughts on his new coordinator's offensive philosophy. "I love it, haha. When broken down to its most basic level, I can really see the similarities between the two things. It basically boils down to say that everyone has a job to do and when one person succeeds, it will open the door for every other aspect of the game as well."

Dr. van Hammond has nearly 50 years of experience playing and coaching the game of football. He also found time early in his life to earn a doctorate in German Military History and has professed as several different colleges between coaching stints. van Hammond met then Pitt head coach Rick Bennett while serving as head of the History department at the university. Bennett was so impressed with the old professor's knowledge and philosophy that he hired him on to coach the offense and has brought him along to the USFL.

04-22-2008, 05:41 PM
Mock by Mel Kiper Jr.

New York: DT Joesph Resuac
Houston: OT Atlas Dane
New Orelans: QB Jack Utah
Hawaii: LB Chad Reed
Philadelphia: FS Ryan Minister
Chicago: CB Seth Harris
Las Vegas: DT Calvin Cazyoux
Denver: DE Jamaal Umenyoria
Miami: Jimmy Thompson LB Penn St
Los Angeles:CB Quentin Pryor

04-22-2008, 06:03 PM
Mock by Mel Kiper Jr.

New York: DT Joesph Resuac
Houston: OT Atlas Dane
New Orelans: QB Jack Utah
Hawaii: LB Chad Reed
Philadelphia: FS Ryan Minister
Chicago: CB Seth Harris
Las Vegas: DT Calvin Cazyoux
Denver: DE Jamaal Umenyoria
Miami: Jimmy Thompson LB Penn St
Los Angeles:CB Quentin Pryor

Thats what's up. Minister is a bit low, but it's alright. Gotta play for a good franchise like Philadelphia.

Also, it should say
Philadelphia: PHENOM Ryan Minister

04-22-2008, 06:03 PM
Malone To Work Out At Proday

Vanderbilt wide receiver, Kevin Malone will work out at Vanderbilt's proday this week. Said Malone on the decision: "I was very disappointed in my 40 time, I know I'm better than that. I'd been running better than a 4.5 during training, and I definitely play faster than that. I think my time has really hurt me in the eyes of some scouts. I haven't seen myself going in the first in many mocks and I plan to show I'm deserving of that at my proday." Malone's official 40 yard dash time was a 4.54, running only faster than Jamaal Hicks (4.69) and Ricky Bobby (4.72). Speed was considered to be one of Malone's strengths, so running well at his proday could be essential to his stock.

04-22-2008, 06:07 PM
Seth Harris speaks after his combine:

"I think I had a good workout. I still need to improve but I think my 40 time and strength helped me. I hope to be the first DB taken and in the top 5."

04-22-2008, 06:18 PM
This weekend, Scott Van Pelt took some time to talk with potential first round pick, Nate Strozier...

Van Pelt: Where do you expect to go in the upcoming draft?

Stozier: #1

Van Pelt: Really? Have teams expressed their desire to draft you that highly?

Strozier: To be honest, teams are playing pretty close to the vest, but I know I'm the best player in the draft and I will prove that on the field.

Van Pelt: In a recent Mock Draft done by our very own Todd McShay, you went #2 overall to Houston. How would you feel about that?

Strozier: Scott, I'm going to be frank with you...A lot players come on ESPN saying how they just want an opportunity to play...That's horse ****...I'm going to be honest, that would piss me off...I don't like Beeline's style of play, and that draft choice wouldn't please me and, in the long run, it wouldn't please Houston if you know what I mean.

Van Pelt: Then where would you prefer to go?

Strozier: I would love to play in Miami or Los Angeles, they both have great coaches and great teams...I also would like to play in Las Vegas...The coach down there is pretty talented as well...But all in all, I just want to win.

Van Pelt: Some scouts seem to doubt your ability to make as a QB at the next level...Any comments?

Strozier: I'll let my play on the field show these 'scouts'...After all, scouts are just people who couldn't hack it in the League.

Van Pelt: Thank you Nate and good luck.

Strozier: Thank you

Tampa 2 4 life
04-22-2008, 06:25 PM
Thomas Beeline:

"Nate Strozier was not in consideration for the #2 pick."

04-22-2008, 06:33 PM
New York Eyes Resuac; Moss

New York's Coach/GM Joe Namath said this week that he has been thoroughly impressed with DT Joseph Resuac and WR Reggie Moss. "Resuac is probably the best player around and he fills a need, but Moss is such a game changer!" he then went on to ask a female reporter for a kiss. Scotch seemed heavy in his breath, but he certainly knows what hes doing.

04-22-2008, 07:26 PM
Vick Carruci's 1 Round Mock Draft

1-New York: Joseph Resuac, DT
Namath has stated that he's interested in Resuac and this quick DT would fit well in New York's 4-3.
2-Houston: Jack Utah, QB
Houston is in need of a Franchise QB so they go with the most complete signal-caller in this year's draft.
3-New Orelans: Desmond Sanders, CB
A strong senior bowl week helped out Sanders, but speed is everything with a corner and Sanders owes his 40 time for the #3 pick. His stock is on the rise.
4-Hawaii: Jamaal Umenyiora, DE
Hawaii Head Coach, Brian Rice, wants Umenyiora and Umenyiora wants to go to Hawaii, the fact that he fills a need is just a bonus.
5-Philadelphia: Atlas Dane, OT
Philly needs help on the O-line and after Dane drops to 5, this is a no-brainer.
6-Chicago: Reggie Moss, WR
Moss to Chicago is a virtual lock at this point. Chicago needs a receiver, Moss was the Heisman winner, and Lombardi reportedly loves the kid. Moss is great value here, but drops due to concerns about his intelligence.
7-Las Vegas: Jarad Jenkins
Jenkins' stock is soaring and Vegas has few needs outside of DE. A great pickup for the Gamblers.
8-Denver: Nate Strozier, QB
The Avalanche will be looking for a QB at pick 8 and Strozier has tremendous potential.
9-Miami: Chad Reed, OLB
Miami has some major holes at the linebacker position. Chad Reed is beginning to seperate himself from the pack, and could sneak into the first.
10-Los Angeles: Crail Johnson, QB
The 3rd QB goes off the board as LA picks up Johnson, who they hope can immediately come in and lead the team.

04-22-2008, 07:28 PM
Nate Strozier on the new mock draft sending him to Denver:

"Umm, no thanks."

04-22-2008, 07:41 PM
"I Love Reggie Moss" - Chicago head coach Bill Lombardi.

04-22-2008, 07:54 PM

From NBC studios in NEW YORK! It's Late Night With Conan O'Brien


Quarterback Jack Utah

Richard Dean Anderson

And Musical Guest...

Neil Diamond

Conan O'Brien: Our next guest is the former quarterback for my alma mater. Future USFL quarterback, Jack Utah. Good to have you here Jack, we'll just jump right in. As a former war hero and future professional athlete, how intimidated are you by me?

Jack Utah: Very

CO'B I knew it...well Jack, Mel Kiper has you as his number one quarterback in the upcoming draft, how does that feel.

JU: I've learned to take that kind of talk with a grain of salt in this process. A month ago they were talking about moving me to reciever or safety, maybe I was a late round developmental prospect...but through it all I've just focused on playing the game that I've been playing since I was 10. The other stuff just falls into place.

CO'B: Now if I was a professional athlete, I would be tempted to talk a lot of trash. By the end of the game my opponents would want to hit me with a pick axe. Do you ever feel that temptation.

JU: Definitely, I try to keep it good natured for the most part, but some guys just crawl under your skin and you make it your priority to show them up.

CO'B: I heard a story about another quarterback available in the draft that has basically refused to play for some teams. How do you feel about that?

JU: I understand it, it's him trying to control his own destiny. It's stressful not knowing where you're going to be.

CO'B: Are there any teams that you wouldn't play for?

JU: No, whoever takes me is who I'll be playing for. Hopefully for a long time.

CO'B: Jack, it's been good talking to you. Come back again sometime.

JU: Thanks Conan.

04-22-2008, 09:52 PM
Hawaii's superstars all locked up!

Brian Rice worked his magic, showing compassion, reality, and using his down to earth personality to painlessly lock up all 4 of his star players to long term deals while keeping the Volcanoes cap in good shape for the draft. the numbers:

QB Melvin Maze: 5 years, $32.5 million

WR: Jamaar Jenkins: 4 years, $30 million

OC: Braxton Underwood: 4 years, $15 million

LT: Jamaal Brewster: 7 years, $70 million

04-22-2008, 10:02 PM
The Vegas Gamblers have announced today that they have resigned CB Roscoe Williams, 97 overall rating, to a 5 year 42.5 million dollar deal. Darryl Diggs, a DE with a 95 overall rating, just signed a matching deal to that of Williams

Also signing a deal was veteran LG Ryan Mashburn. He agreed to a 3 year, 8 million dollar deal to stay in Vegas where he has played his entire career.

04-22-2008, 10:20 PM
Marcus Lucas has decided to rerun his 40. After the shooting in which he was involved, which was a week before the combine, he was hampered and couldn't go 100 percent. Therefore hew will be running his 40 tomorrow and his time will be much better.

04-22-2008, 10:24 PM
LA signs their star players to long term deals

Salim Salaam (99)- RB- 6 years/60 million

Fernando Cancel (93)- LT- 5 years/35 million

Buck Taylor (94)- LG- 4 years/25 million

Nat Jones (92)- CB- 5 years/30 million

04-22-2008, 10:32 PM
Well, the Vegas Gamblers have successfully gotten each of their star players under contract.

CB Roscoe Williams (97) - 5 year, 42.5 million (8.5 a year)
DE Darryl Diggs (95) - 5 year, 42.5 million (8.5 a year)
LG Ryan Mashburn (91) - 3 year, 8 million (2.6 a year)
RB Rico Washington (94) - 4 year, 28 million (7 a year)

04-22-2008, 10:50 PM
Kiper 3 round mock

Round 1:
1-New York: Joseph Resuac DT Miami
Best DT ive seen in 20 years.

2-Houston: Jack Utah QB Harvard
Great all round passer, leader and runner.

3-New Orleans: Nate Strozier QB Ohio St
A reach, but has big potentil. Wrong can hold down the fort for a year.

4-Hawaii: Leopold Carmichael HB Stanford
Kubiak will be 30 this year, and while Carmichael isnt the best RB, he fits the scheme very well.

5-Philadelphia: Reggie Moss WR Texas
Carmichael is fairly one-dimensional, and Brooks is on the down slope of his career. Add in a lack of depth and Moss is the pick here. He is a dynamic playmaker.

6-Chicago: Red ButtKiss HB Temple
Tough runner to spark the Chicago rushing attack.

7-Las Vegas: Jamal Umenyiora DE Rutgers
Best DE in the draft despite Jenkin's monster combine.

8-Denver: Orrin Jordan S Oklahoma
Cant miss prospect here.

9-Miami: Ronald Weasley OT Harvard
Would play OG or OT depending on what team does where team plays Bryant/Smith.

10-Los Angeles: Rocky O'Callaghan WR Boston Coll
With the top 3 QB's gone, they gamble with Rocky. This deep threat would add another element to their offense.

Round 2:
11-Los Angeles: Cody Redman QB USC
Somewhat of a local, better than what they have. Big arm makes him a better fit for LA's attack better than Crail.

12-Miami: Micah Clowe LB Wisconsin
Instincts give him the edge.

13-Denver: Crail Johnson QB Colorado
Local QB gets the edge here.

14-Las Vegas: Calvin Cazyoux DT Auburn
Best Dlinemen available here.

15-Chicago: Kevin Malone WR Vanderbilt
Tough WR and instant starter in CHI.

16-Philadelphia: Seth Hawkins LB FSU
Rough and hardnosed player goes to blue-collar team.

17-Hawaii: Sam Carr LB The Citadel
A bit of a reach, but this small school prospect is probably an instant starter in Hawaii.

18-New Orleans: Ryan Minister SS Virginia Tech
Huge potential and a steal this late.

19-Houston: Desmond Sanders CB Rutgers
Houston needs a playmaker in the secondary.

20-New York: Wayne Walker LB FSU
Chad Ellis has been a disappointment at LB.

Round 3:
21-New York: Cory Thompson DE South Fla.
Gives the team the versatility to one day go to 3-4, but could be a good 43 DE or even DT.

22-Houston: Alex MacDonald TE Miami
Would give young QB another target.

23-New Orleans: Bobby Boucher LB SW Lousisiana
A gamble, but they dont have much at MLB.

24-Hawaii: Jesus Sanchez WR New Mexico St
Hawaii's motto "You can never have a enough WR's"

25-Philadelphia: Bill Dautrieve OG Texas
A tough OG, and a solid player.

26-Chicago: Kenny Merriweather S Miami
Offensive needs forced them to miss out on the top 2 Safties, but Merriweather isnt too far behind Jordan and Minister.

27-Las Vegas: Jan Itor WR Grambling
A deep threat and a KR.

28-Denver: Galaga Jones CB Florida
At 36, Reynolds needs a futre replacement.

29-Miami: Quentin Pryor CB Wisconsin
They lack a good nickel. Pryor is a steal here.

30-Los Angeles: Earl BuckApple TE Texas
They dont have a whole lot of needs, but the offense could use some more weapons.

Round 4:
31-Los Angeles
34-Las Vegas
38-New Orleans
40-New York

Round 5:
41-New York
43-New Orleans
47-Las Vegas
50-Los Angeles

Round 6:
51-Los Angeles
54-Las Vegas
58-New Orleans
60-New York

Round 7:
61-New York
63-New Orleans
67-Las Vegas
70-Los Angeles

Round 8:
71-Los Angeles
74-Las Vegas
78-New Orleans
80-New York

04-23-2008, 07:20 AM
Miami Inks Stars

Early this morning, Miami was proud to announce that all of their stars will be coming back on long-term deals.

WR Julio Stone (99) signed the biggest deal in USFL history. Stone is the undisputed best WR in the game. He locked up to a 10 year deal that will pay him 105 million.

QB Kareem King (93) was the 2nd player that Miami resigned. The ultimate duel threat QB signed a 6 year deal worth 42 million.

DE Rashard Simpson (97) locked up with the Monarchs after news of fellow pass-rusher Darryl Diggs contract was released. Simpson is regarded as the best pass rusher in the league. Rashard Simpson signed a 5 year deal that will pay him 45 million.

CB Ali Kweli (95) signed a deal early in the morning that makes Miami's process complete. The shut-down young corner back signed a 5 year deal that will pay him 37.5 millon.

Coach Amp Charizma commented on the deals for us.

"Julio's the best in the game. Hands down. And he's getting paid like it. He deserves every penny. We want him to be a Monarch for life."

"Kareem is a great QB. With his athletic ability, he's going to open this offense wide open. King's going to do big things."

"Rashad is the best pass rusher in the league. I know Ramon (De Aza, DC for the Monarchs) is going to have him attacking the QB non-stop. He's going to be unstoppable."

"Ali Kweli is a rare breed. He's a young corner who has figured it out. He's absolutely shutdown out there. No team is going to throw his way."

Tampa 2 4 life
04-23-2008, 02:03 PM
Houston Signs Studs!

The Signed Players and Their Contracts:

Alonzo Hunter - 10 years, $90 Million

Westley Jackson - 4 years, $26 Million

Jared Noka - 3 Years, 16.5 Million

Tommy Odom - 5 years, $45 Million

04-23-2008, 02:11 PM
New Orleans Jazz swing deals with star players.

The New Orleans Jazz have extended the contracts of 4 key players today, including captains Dez Dunbar & Albert Haywood.

Albert Haywood C - 6 Years 48 Million

Quincy Dobbs WR - 6 years 42 Million

Dez Dunbar DE - 4 Years 32 Million

Fabian White OLB - 4 Years 30 Million

04-23-2008, 04:44 PM
Chicago resigns stars
Cap space(before signings): 46,750,000

David Pine QB - 5 year 35mil(7 mil a year)
Byron Getts III TE - 8 year 56mil(7 mil a year)
Seymour Jennings DE - 4 year 28mil(7 a year)
Manuel Molina NT - 7 year 64.75mil(9.5 mil a year)
Gene Keller P - 2 year 4mil(2 mil a year)
bold = captain

Cap space(after signings): 13,850,000

04-23-2008, 04:58 PM
P/K contracts work the same as other players regardless of rating, so therefore their contract lengths are based on age

04-23-2008, 05:11 PM
Announcement from the Vegas Gambler's media communications department:

Come check out our teams official website! The entire offense is now posted with the defense on its way!

The coaching staff and examples of the teams uniform are also available, so make sure to come check us out!

The web address is as follows:

04-23-2008, 05:33 PM
A press release by Joseph Resuac, who will be representing himself in the upcoming USFFL Draft:

"Whenever the interview process commences I will be available for interviews or just preliminary talks with all teams, at this point I have no preferred destinations and will listen intently to any presentations made to myself at this time."

04-23-2008, 06:06 PM
The Denver Post reports that the Denver Avalanche have agreed to four players: they are RB Orlando Millstone, TE Darius Snipes, MLB Keith Karney and SS Xavier Tippton.

Millstone, 26, gets a 6 year contract worth roughly about 39 million.
Snipes, 24, gets a 5 year contract worth 32.5 million.
Karney, 30, gets 3 years worth 15 million.
Tippton, 25, gets a record deal of 8 years worth 64 million dollars.

Denver coach Cameron Harris reports on Tipptons deal, "Tippton is the best saftey in the league and I felt he needed to be payed like one. I want him to be an Avalanche for life."

Harris also speculated that they dont know what they are going to do with this up coming Mays draft. He was quoted saying, " I think we have the luxery of going BPA. We have needs, but we are going to take this one step at a time. We are going to go through all the interview process to see what guy would be best for our team, regardless of position."

04-23-2008, 10:58 PM
The Vegas Gamblers have unveiled their brand new football stadium!

See it in its full glory via their web page here:

04-24-2008, 02:40 PM
I present to you the new Chicago Grizzleys stadium
Outside view

Press Boxs
Grizzley Field

04-24-2008, 02:44 PM
The New Orleans Jazz will play there 1st full season at Tiger Stadium also known as Death Valley while there new stadium is being built. Death Valley is known for its large crowds and rabid fans considered one of the scariest places to play at on the road.


04-24-2008, 04:38 PM
Chicago resigns stars
Cap space(before signings): 46,750,000

David Pine QB - 5 year 35mil(5 mil a year)

Cap space(after signings): 15,850,000

thats 7mil a year, unless you ment 7years

04-24-2008, 04:50 PM
thats 7mil a year, unless you ment 7years

oh yea, I will fix that.

04-24-2008, 04:56 PM
GM Joe Namath handed out big time money to many players.

Miles Houston: 6yrs 60mil
Robinson Sheppard: 8yrs 104mil
Adam Bell: 4yrs 28mil
Sharod Cash: 6yrs 60mil

04-24-2008, 05:21 PM
USFL Reporter Bernie Howard on the Contracts

I've heard some rumblings around the league about the contracts that were recently given out. Here they are:

Salim Upset?
Star runningback Salim Salaam was not happy with how negotiations went. Someone in the LA front-office told me, "It (the contract) was a struggle. Salim thought he was helping out LA by only taking 10 million a season, after he won them a championship and is one of the best players in the league."

Where in the world is Philly?
Every team has locked up their players, except for Philly. The superstars and other players are getting angry, and something needs to happen there. Could we be seeing a coaching change?

Seymour out of Chicago?
Word on the street is, DE Seymour Jennings wasn't happy with how negotiations took place. Someone close to Jennings said, "He didn't feel appreciated. They didn't give him the respect he deserved. He signed that contract because he loves the town and the fans. He is going to just deal with the coach. Maybe." We have heard that he might demand a trade and a fat contract.

Robinson Sheppard Catches Owner Asleep?
Someone is going to have to explain this to me. I understand that he attracts a crowd and all, but the guy is a headcase. He's a damn good player, but he's going to be making the most in the league. He signed a 8 year deal worth 104 million which will pay him 13 million anually. That is 2.5 more then Julio Stone who everyone will agree is the better player.

What will a lazy man do with 9 million?
Houston NT Tommy Odom is known around the league for being dominate at times. He is also known for taking numerous plays off a game. One scout told me, "He's going to be a force for half the game, and asleep for the other half. I'd be nervous to see how he reacts getting a big contract." He got that big contract. He signed a 5 year deal worth 45 million.

04-24-2008, 08:01 PM
Today the Chicago Grizzleys cut Demarcus Dietrich CB, Jamal Tyree WR, and Jason Goff DT to save 2.5mil in cap space.

04-24-2008, 08:58 PM
Chicago Signs FA
Name: Wendell Stein
Age: 25
Rating: 84
Position: C
College: Oregon St.
Strengths: Good bulk and intelligence. Good leverage and hand placement. Intangibles.
Weaknesses: Lacks great physical tools. Isn’t overly powerful. Has trouble recovering.

5 year worth deal 10 mil

04-24-2008, 09:20 PM
New York signs:

Name: Jason Powell
Age: 30
Rating: 82
Height/Weight: 6’4/312
Position: DT
College: Texas Tech
Strengths: Stout at the point of attack. Decent mobility and range. Good motor.
Weaknesses: Not a big-time play maker. Not quick or explosive.

04-24-2008, 09:25 PM
New York cuts dissapointment Vince Jacobs (74) DT from LSU
Former high pick, never lived up to potential.

04-24-2008, 09:31 PM
NY signs Trey Blackmon

Name: Trey Blackman
Age: 25
Rating: 80
Height/Weight: 5’8/192
Position: RB/KR
College: Alabama
Strengths: Great return man. Shifty and elusive. Weight room legend. Great athlete.
Weaknesses: Certainly cannot handle many carries. Has fumbling problems as well.

Joe Namath: This is probably my last signing. He's a real flashy player and fits well in our RB by comittee system

Tampa 2 4 life
04-24-2008, 09:46 PM
Houston Signs:
Name: Jonathan Wilson
Age: 29
Rating: 84
Height/Weight: 6’1/207
Position: CB
College: Iowa
Strengths: Good in run support. Fluid hips. Good body control.
Weaknesses: Doesn’t have great ball skills. Bites on head fakes.

To a 4 year, $8 million deal

Houston Cuts Anthony Hill

04-24-2008, 10:16 PM
NY sings another:
Name: Jeremy Larson
Age: 27
Rating: 85
Height/Weight: 6’2/240
Position: MLB
College: Texas
Strengths: Good range and pursuit. Smart with good awareness, and productive.
Weaknesses: Has some trouble shedding blockers. Not a great blitzer

04-24-2008, 10:31 PM
Prospect News:

Vanderbilt Pro Day:
Kevin Malone WR 4.45, 4.43, 4.46(Hand timer)

Charges against CB Galaga Jones were dropped. Commish says he got lucky this time.

04-24-2008, 10:42 PM
Vegas Gamblers sign DT Jumaane Kweku to Richest Deal in USFL History!

The monstrous, disruptive DT from LSU has signed a 7 year, 101.5 million dollar deal to play in Las Vegas.

Originally from Nigeria, Kweku expects to jump right into the starting lineup for the Gamblers and hopefully make a huge impact right away.

Neither Kweku nor the Gamblers were available for comment at this time, but expect an update on the teams official site soon. Also, check back to the USFL news thread for a full press conference once its scheduled

04-24-2008, 10:44 PM
New Orleans has signed FA defensive tackle, Rod Jamison to a contract

and with this signing we would like to announce a trade between New York and New Orleans

New York gets
#3 Overall Pick
DT Eddie Robins

New Orleans gets
#1 Overall Pick

04-24-2008, 11:21 PM
Breaking News

We have recieved breaking news here at the Denver Post. The Denver Avalanche have traded their second round pick, 13th overall, to the Las Vegas Gamblers for QB Casey Cox, 25. This move is uppon commish permission but it will give the Avalance the good, young quarterback they needed. They have also announced that they have released QB Gregory Shaw.

With this move, what will the Avalance do? Cameron Harris answers that question:

" I really have no idea. I think the addition of Cox gives us some flexible help and will be able to go BPA in part of our mission to win the championship. We no longer have a need at QB, which everyone knows was our biggest need. I will not give out any leaked information, but there are three guys we are targeting for our first pick that we believe will help us a lot."

04-24-2008, 11:33 PM
Current order as of April 28 1:06 AM Est

Round 1:
1-New Orleans (f/NY)
3-New York (f/NO)
7-Las Vegas
10-Los Angeles

Round 2:
11-Los Angeles
13-Las Vegas (f/DEN)
14-Las Vegas
18-New Orleans
20-New York

Round 3:
21-New York
23-New Orleans
27-Las Vegas
30-Chicago (f/LA)

Round 4:
31-Los Angeles
34-Las Vegas
38-New Orleans
40-New York

Round 5:
41-New York
43-New Orleans
47-Las Vegas
50-Los Angeles

Round 6:
51-Los Angeles
54-Las Vegas
58-New Orleans
60-New York

Round 7:
61-New York
63-New Orleans
67-Las Vegas
70-Los Angeles

Round 8:
71-Los Angeles
74-Las Vegas
78-New Orleans
80-New York

04-24-2008, 11:42 PM
Jordan runs record time at private workout


If you haven't heard already, there's good reason. At a private workout, where the media was locked out of, USFFL Phenom Orrin Jordan ran a record time in the hundred beating the previous record holder for that venue, Justin Gatlin. Jordan's official time was 9.76. Gatlin clocked in at 9.79, not too long ago. When the media was finally let in, Jordan was already taking pictures next to his time on the big clock.

"I just ran", Jordan said,"I felt really good coming out of the blocks and my transitions from stage to stage were the smoothest I've ever had".

"That boy fast as hell!" said Jordan's trainer Gritt Montgomery.

One thing is for sure, Orrin Jordan will something special to watch in coming years for the new upstart league, USFFL.

04-25-2008, 12:03 AM
Gambler's Press Conference on the Signing of Jumaane Kweku and the trade of QB Casey Cox

Head Coach Rick Bennett speaking:

Welcome everyone. As most of you know, our team has made several player moves in the past 24 hours.

First, we decided to make a big FA splash by signing DT Jumaane Kweku to a 7 year, 101.5 Million dollar a deal. The deal will pay him 14.5 Million dollars a year, the richest so far in USFL history.

We felt that Jumaane was well worth it. He is still young, only 25 years old, so he has comparatively little wear and tear on his body compared to other defensive tackles. Jumaane will fit perfectly into our defensive system and will slot in immediately as a starting DT next to the wise old veteran Frank Stein. We feel that this pair will give us a huge boost in terms of our run defense. Jumaane will also make for a nasty one-two punch with our stud DE Daryyl Diggs in terms of our pass rush.

As for the trade of Casey Cox, I feel that both teams made out well in the deal. Cox is a good player and we were sad to see him leave. There was no denying that he had a huge arm and could launch passes like no other. He was a former mid round pick who showed some flashes of brilliance. Unfortunately, he seems to have as many awful games as he had great ones. Our offense needs consistancy out of the QB position and Cox simply wasn't a good fit. I do however believe he has a bright future in Denver.

Thank you for your time everyone, I hope this helped to clear up some of the events of the past day.

04-25-2008, 06:13 AM
commisoner approval rating time!

Thru pm, send me a rating 1-5, 5 being the best, 1 worst. One suggestion of something i could do better, and one suggestion for the game/league.

04-25-2008, 10:41 AM
rumor has it, Hawaii is looking to move UP in the draft, most likely using their 2nd and 3rd rounders to move to the 1st. They've had their eye on 2 players that they would really like to get. No names, but I'm willing to bet, they're both on D.

04-25-2008, 11:07 AM
Rumor has it that the Chicago Grizzleys are looking to trade Seymour Jennings and are listening to all offers. More news to come as this story develops.

04-25-2008, 12:48 PM

Reports that the Denver Avalanche have signed free agent Antwon Lawson, OLB. Lawson, 25, was signed for 6 years worth 66 million dollars. Although the Avalanche already have a nice starter on both sides at OLB, they thought Lawson was too good to let them get away from them and would only get better as his career took off. Cameron Harris had this to say, " Lawson brings that young, dynamic pass rusher that will help us right away. We have two dynamic pass rushers and I think our defense will really be feared this year. I am excited to see what Lawson can do."

04-25-2008, 01:04 PM
Free Agency Update From Bernie Howard

DT Jumaane Kweku signed a deal that will pay him 14.5 million anunally. That's a lot of money, but league sources say it might be worth it. "Combing Kweku with Diggs is going to make for an awesome Vegas line. They had a lot of cap room, and went all out for the guy they wanted.

DT Rod Jamison signed with the Jazz. This deal went under the radar, but I think they got a good player. When on the field, he's a real presence in the pass rush.

OLB Antwon Lawson locked up for 6 years 66 mil. This will make him the highest paid pass rusher in the league. A scout told me, "Antwon is a great pass rusher. He's going to put up big sack numbers and that is huge. I don't agree with him getting paid more then Diggs and Simpson though.

CB Talib Shakur is still on the market as of right now. He's a top 3 corner in the league in my book, so this doesn't make much sense. I doubt he will be out there for long as the rumor is he is close to a deal. Same goes for Marlon Hill. Elite player, who hasn't seen many offers and might sign cheaper then he should.

No one values the offense? My inside sources tell me that the offers for 94 rated LT Scott Raymond and 95 rated LG Dusty Wallace have not been coming in as expected. Also the offense as a whole is getting much less offers then the defense.

04-25-2008, 01:22 PM
More moves from the Denver Avalanche football team occured when they signed OL Jeff Kirkland, 26. Kirkland has the ability to play tackle and guard but will start at RG for the season. The Avalanche are beefing up their power run game and improving their offense. What happens next for the Avalanche? Who knows.

04-25-2008, 02:01 PM
New Orleans Jazz swing another deal.

Star CB Talib Shakur has signed a 5 year deal worth 45 million dollars in total


04-25-2008, 02:08 PM
Miami Locks Up OLB Marlon Hill

Miami made their first move on the free agent front today, and it was a big one. The Monarchs signed star OLB Marlon Hill (95) to a 7 year deal worth 49 million dollars. Marlon has a reputation around the league for being the best SLB in the game. Possibly even the best OLB. Hill said in his press confrence "I'm a southern boy, and I'm happy to stay down here. Miami is a great team to play for, and I hope I can contribute to a championship."

04-25-2008, 03:46 PM
Deal fell through.

Tampa 2 4 life
04-25-2008, 03:54 PM
Houston Signs...

Name: Dusty Wallace
Age: 28
Rating: 95
Height/Weight: 6’3/324
Position: OG
College: Utah
Strengths: Fierce competitor. One of the strongest guys in the league. Balanced blocker.
Weaknesses: Late hits garner him a lot of fines. Struggles in space.

Jerry Young has been cut.

To a 5 year deal, Worth $35 Million

04-25-2008, 04:00 PM

The Los Angeles Rampage has announced today the signing of Carson James, the top Tight End free agent, as well as Jason Anderson, one of the top Kickers in free agency. Terms were disclosed.

04-25-2008, 04:03 PM
The Hawaii Volcanoes ink stud FB!

The Hawaii Volcanoes have agreed to terms with star FB Quentin Jones. Jones, a Florida State product, just gives this great offense another toy to catch, run and be an excellent blocker down field.

The deal is believed to be 5 years worth $17.5 million

They also relase their old FB who's name I accidentally deleted and didn't write down, but he was a 71, so I save $500k

04-25-2008, 04:13 PM
More LA Rampage News

Carson James was signed for a 4 yr/26 million dollar deal

The Jason Anderson deal has not been finalized, and it appears LA might still be after Zach Carton

LA is in serious talks about acquiring Seymour Jennings from Chicago

LA has about 19 million in cap space

04-25-2008, 04:16 PM
Name: Johnny Oliver
Age: 28
Rating: 82
Height/Weight: 6’3/265
Position: DE
College: Boston College
Strengths: Very tough and physical. Plays through injuries, and can make plays.
Weaknesses: Not a great athlete. Has some trouble shedding blocks.

The Hawaii Volcanoes ink DE Johnny Oliver. Oliver is a nice player that fits the Volcanoes D and gives them many options come draft day and via trades.

they are working on filling out release papers for Jeff Lowe

04-25-2008, 04:21 PM
LA Signs Carton

The Los Angeles Rampage has announced that they have signed top Kicker, Zach Carton to a 5 year/25 million deal

This leaves LA with about 16 million in cap space

04-25-2008, 04:29 PM
More LA News

-LA signs FB Craig Bishop to a 3 year/12 million

-LA releases K Hunting Bear

04-25-2008, 04:46 PM
Busy Day in Honolulu:

The Volcanoes made a splash today, bringing in their third FA today. Safety Jermaine Falls, the 26 year old from Michigan.(87 overall)

rumor has it, Jacob Groves 77 (27) may be getting his walking papers.

04-25-2008, 04:47 PM
Miami Signs More:

K Jason Anderson (89)

RT Terrance Foster (87)

And Cuts:

OT Dale Wilson (73)

K Timmy Thomas (74)

04-25-2008, 04:48 PM
LA Signs CB

-Greg Davis- 2 years/4 million

LA Cuts

Greg Willis, FB

LA has about 11 million in cap space

04-25-2008, 05:02 PM
New Orleans signs another

A deal with 29 year old TE Brett Lewis was finalized this morning, rumours have it that veteran TE Jeremy Jones(81) is being shopped around to teams the Jazz are looking for a late round pick in the deal.

04-25-2008, 05:41 PM
Chicago inks star
Today the Grizzleys signed DE/OLB Curtis Long to a 6 year deal worth 84 mil.
Long in his days at OSU

But their day did not end their, they also cut Traveres Lancaster C, Angelo Lehman OLB, Antonio Carter TE, and Howard Johnson RB.

04-25-2008, 05:42 PM
Los Angeles Rampage News

The Los Angeles Rampage acquired Seymour Jennings (95) from Chicago for Ray Donovan and a 3rd round pick

04-25-2008, 05:43 PM

Jazz | Utah works out for team
Fri, 25 Apr 2008 17:37:08 -0700

Carl Campbell of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that the New Orleans Jazz brought in quarterback Jack Utah
for a full workout and are considering drafting him with the first overall pick in the 2008 USFL Draft.

04-25-2008, 05:47 PM
New Orleans Jazz cut ties with veteran TE Jeremy Jones, after shopping him around the jazz discovered that there was no interest what so ever in acquire the 8 year veteran and decided to cut him freeing up 2 million dollars in cap space

04-25-2008, 05:59 PM
Los Angeles Rampage News

The Los Angeles Rampage acquired Seymour Jennings (95) from Chicago for Ray Donovan and a 3rd round pick

My god, what a rip-off.

04-25-2008, 06:00 PM
My god, what a rip-off.

i needed to save cap space. Also, I signed long and now with that extra 3rd I can draft a younger and cheapper DE.

04-25-2008, 06:03 PM
i needed to save cap space. Also, I signed long and now with that extra 3rd I can draft a younger and cheapper DE.

You traded a 95 rated player for an 80 DE and a 3rd rounder. How good of talent do you expect to find in round 3?

04-25-2008, 06:03 PM
LA Recap

-Signed Carson James to 4 yr/26 mill deal

-Signed Zach Caron to 5 year/25 mill deal

-Signed Craig Bishop to 3 yr/12 million

-Signed Greg Brown to 2 yr/4 million deal

-Released Hunting Bear, Greg Willis freeing up 3 million in cap space

-Traded for Seymour Jennings for Ray Donovan and a 3rd

LA has about 10.5 million in free cap space

04-25-2008, 06:04 PM
terrible trade buy the Chicago GM

04-25-2008, 06:04 PM
Current Jazz Moves

Starting Cap : 47,500,000

Albert Haywood C - 6 Years - 48 Million - 8 Million Per Year
Quincy Dobbs WR - 6 years - 42 Million - 7 Million Per Year
Dez Dunbar DE - 4 Years - 32 Million - 8 Million Per Year
Fabian White OLB - 4 Years - 30 Million - 7.5 Million Per Year
Talib Shakur CB - 5 Years - 45 Million - 9 Million Per Year
Rod Jamison DT - 1 Year - 2 Million - 2 Million Per Year
Brett Lewis - 1 Year - 2 Million - 2 Million Per Year

Total Additions: 43.5 Million

Eddie Robbins DT - 2 Million Per Year
Jeremy Jones TE - 2 Million Per Year

Total Subtractions: 4 Million

Current Cap Number: 87 Million

04-25-2008, 06:05 PM
Current Jazz Moves

Starting Cap : 47,500,000

Albert Haywood C - 6 Years - 48 Million
Quincy Dobbs WR - 6 years - 42 Million
Dez Dunbar DE - 4 Years - 32 Million
Fabian White OLB - 4 Years - 30 Million
Talib Shakur CB - 5 Years - 45 Million
Rod Jamison DT - 1 Year - 2 Million
Brett Lewis - 1 Year - 2 Million

Eddie Robbins DT - 2 Million Per Year
Jeremy Jones TE - 2 Million Per Year

Current Cap Number: 87 Million

how did you make 40mil????

04-25-2008, 06:05 PM
FYI, neko raised the cap by 10 million dollars per USFL depth chart thread

04-25-2008, 06:05 PM
FYI, neko raised the cap by 10 million dollars per USFL draft thread

oh, awesome.

04-25-2008, 06:06 PM
So, that's 18 million in cap space for NO.


04-25-2008, 06:06 PM
FYI, neko raised the cap by 10 million dollars per USFL draft thread

Yeah, it was raised from 95 to 105.

04-26-2008, 12:16 AM
A few notes from various sources on the Gamblers:

The Vegas Gambler's have announced that they currently have 22.9 Million in cap room still available after signing DT Jumaane Kweku recently and trading QB Casey Cox.

Word is that the Gamblers were in the lead for FA DE Johnny Oliver but apparently lost out to Hawaii at some point during the day. Head Coach Rick Bennett was not sure of the details but is quoted as saying that he was "disappointed" but that "it's not a huge deal."

The Gambler's coaching staff has also stated that they are looking at some players who could be cut if needed to sign all of the drafted rookies after the draft a few weeks from now. While nothing is certain yet, a few possibilities include: HB Reginald Gore (70), WR Mike Driver (73), OT Jack Austin (68), K Josh Douglas (72), DE Dean Klecko (74), DT Aaron McHale (68), SS Shawn Allison (70)

04-26-2008, 12:50 PM
Miami Monarchs

WR Julio Stone (10 years, 105 mil)
QB Kareem King (6 years, 42 mil)
DE Rashard Simpson (5 years, 45 mil)
CB Ali Kweli (5 years, 37.5 mil)
OLB Marlon Hill (7 years, 49 mil)
K Jason Anderson (2mil)
RT Terrance Foster: (2mil)
OG Roy Smith (2 mil)

DT Calvin Cazayoux: 5 years 20 mil
OT Ronald Weasley 5 years 12.5 mil
CB Quentin Pryor 5 years 10 mil

Dale Wilson (500k)
Timmy Thomas (500k)
Frank Teevee (250k)

Cap Room: 9.25 mil

04-26-2008, 01:52 PM
Steven Mascherano has been hired as the new coach of the Philapelphia Freedom and he's immediately been wheeling and dealing, playing catch up in the offseason.

Superstar Resignings:
SS Butler signs a 4 year / 24 mil contract
OLB Booker signs a 7 year / 59.5 mil contract
DT Coles signs a 7 year / 63 mil contract
QB Freeman signs a 5 year / 50 mil contract

FA Signings:
Philadelphia is delighted to announce 3 FA signings and will now unveil them to the team.

WR Nayman has signed for 2mil per year as has K Geoff. In the big splash for the Freedom, franchise LT Raymond has been signed a 6 year / 42 mil contract.

Cap situation:
This leaves the Freedom with 15mil of cap room, a couple of cuts may come shortly, but for now the Freedom have reasonable space to manouevre as is.

Cap Situation Update:
With the announcement of the cuts by the Freedom and the increase in the salary cap, the Freedom now has 22.25m in cap space.

04-26-2008, 01:58 PM
Miami Monarchs sign LG Roy Smith (85). The Miami Monarchs follow up this move by cut Frank Teevee (65).

04-28-2008, 12:11 AM
LA Signs Carton

The Los Angeles Rampage has announced that they have signed top Kicker, Zach Carton to a 5 year/25 million deal

This leaves LA with about 16 million in cap space

90+ kickers are treated like 80+ kickers. so he automatically makes 2 mil a year.

LA Signs CB

-Greg Davis- 2 years/4 million

Greg Davis' contract years are dependent upon his age.

04-28-2008, 05:29 AM
Philadelphia looking to trade in the first?

Sources within the Freedom camp have indicated to ESPN that Steven Mascherano is actively shopping his first rounder and is willing to listen to any offers to trade down or use the pick in a deal to acquire a player

04-28-2008, 06:04 AM
Philadelphia cuts CB Nick Peoples (64) and K Little Foot (80), this frees up 2.25mil in cap space, leaving Philly with 17.25m in cap space. Peoples frees up 250k and Little Foot 2m

04-28-2008, 08:09 PM
Pro Days:
Adrian Taylor 4.40, 4.40, 4.38

Nate Strozier worked out with Kirk Herbstreit and Troy Smith to help improve his mechanics. He als ran a 4.65.

Jack Utah ran a 4.47 and a 4.51 at his pro day.

04-28-2008, 08:14 PM
Adrian Taylor says that his 4.38 40 time is about where he usually runs and is glad he showed his speed off to the scouts at his pro day. He also said that he will be happy wherever he is picked tomorrow as long as the defense is an aggressive one that allows him to gamble for INT's.

04-28-2008, 08:17 PM
Kevin Malone ran a 4.42 and 4.43

Reggie Moss ran a 4.19 using a hand timer.

04-28-2008, 08:21 PM
Superstar Resignings:
David Pine QB - 5 year 35mil(7 mil a year)
Byron Getts III TE - 8 year 56mil(7 mil a year)
Seymour Jennings DE - 4 year 28mil(7 a year)
Manuel Molina NT - 7 year 64.75mil(9.5 mil a year)
Gene Keller P - 2 year 4mil(2 mil a year)

FA Signings:
DE/OLB Curtis Long to a 6 year deal worth 84 mil
C Wendell Stein to a 5 year worth deal 10 mil

traded Seymour Jennings (95) to LA for Ray Donovan and a 3rd round pick

Rookie signings:
Reggie Moss(85) to a 6 year deal worth $24million, and Leopold Carmichael(83) to a 5 year deal worth 15million. Kenny Meriweather(82) 4 Years 12 Million +500k per year for making the Pro Bowl +1 Mil bonus for winning the championsip.

Practice Squad signings:
Dicky Doss DE (66), Brendan Tate LB (57), and Chris Turk CB(57)

Cap situation:
I have $16,350,000 in cap space

04-29-2008, 09:28 AM
LIVE at the Radio City Music Hall, where the 2008 USFFL Draft is being held

Kiper: The first overall pick is a guy that I like from Harvard, QB Jack Utah. He has all the intangibles and can make all the throws. One of the safest picks in the draft if you ask me.

Mort: Well Mel, I agree with on this one but lets get talking about the next pick. Everyone thinks Houston should go defense and pick the best defensive player available.. Who is that to you?

Kipe: It's this kid coming out of Oklahoma, Orrin Jordan..

Houston fans erupt in cheers, cheering OOOOO JAYYY OOOOO JAYYY OOOO JAYY OOOO JAYYY

..He can run, Hit, and play the pass. He'll pick you baby boys' pass off and return it to you before supper time. He's like a wildman, flying all over the field. He hits like an absolute truck! Excellent ball skills, best in the draft. Has return man value as well.

Mort: I also think they should pick him up. Best value at the time. I said it before and I'll say it again, Orrin Jordan is the most pro ready player in the draft. He has ALL PRO written all over him.

04-29-2008, 11:16 AM

Jazz Take Utah With Number 1

Reporter: Are you happy to be in New Orleans Jack?

Jack Utah: Very happy. We've got a good thing going down here in New Orleans. This offense is going to be a lot of fun to play in. I'm very happy they moved up to get me.

R: Do you foresee any problem with your contract. Will you hold out?

JU: No, absolutely not. The deal is pretty much done. We just have to sign it.

R: What are the terms of the deal.

JU: I can tell you it's a six year contract.

R: Who are you most looking forward to play with? And What's it going to be like playing under a demanding coach like Daniel Plainview.

JU: Everybody. I'm pretty lucky to be playing under Coach Plainview. He's got a tradition of success, and I hope to help carry on that tradition. The running back Darren McKenzie, the recievers Quincy Dobbs and Tom White are all so fast and explosive. It will be a lot of fun.

R: What number are you going to wear?

JU: I don't care. Whichever one they give me. I wore "4" at Harvard, maybe I'll take that.

R: Are you the starter?

JU: I think that is the plan, but I've still got to earn it. I'm flying down to New Orleans right after the draft to sign the deal and get to work. Basically they told me the job is mine to lose.

R: Congratulations Jack. Can't wait to see you on Sundays.

04-29-2008, 11:29 AM
Crail Johnson Prepares for USFL Draft


ESPN's Michael Smith: The USFL Draft starts today where do you think you will go?

Crail Johnson: I don't care where I'm going or to who, It's a big mystery to me and my family, I talked with a couple of GM and coaches but no promises on where I will be drafted.

MS: Would you call it a disappointing draft if you don't get selected in the 1st two rounds?

CJ: Not at all, money isn't an issue with me, I just want to play football for a team as soon as possible, and if it means being a back-up for a couple of years, I'm fine with that, it will only make me train harder and work better until I'm the starting quarterback.

MS: Is there any team you wanted to get drafted by more than anywhere else?

CJ: Personally, I don't care to where i get drafted I'll play anywhere, but I'd like to be local to my home In Los Angeles or in Colorado, I would like to be close so my family could watch me, but if that's not the case It doesn't really matter.

MS: Thanks for your time and good luck.

CJ: Thank you.

04-29-2008, 12:07 PM
New Orleans Jazz Sign #1 Overall pick Jack Utah to 6 Year Deal


New Orleans Jazz, Head Coach, Daniel Plainview, announced today that they have reached an agreement on a deal with #1 overall pick, Jack Utah. "We are very very happy that things worked out off us this off-season and we were able to move into position to secure this man." The deal is reportedly for 6 years - 42 Million and includes incentives for reaching the playoffs, making the probowl, reaching the championship, & winning a championship which could max it out at 56 Million.

04-29-2008, 05:01 PM
USA Today
Minister to Miami?

Ryan Minister, the phenom out of Virginia Tech., reportedly wants to head to Miami.

"I just believe that the most opportunity for me as a player would come in Miami. With Coach Charizma, Coach De Aza, Ali Kweli, me, Julio Stone, and some others down there we could make some real noise. Repeat, I want to be in Miami."

Stay tuned.

04-29-2008, 05:02 PM
At his final pro day, CB Seth Harris ran a 4.35 and 4.36

04-29-2008, 05:08 PM
Trouble in Houston?

(AP)- Just a week ago, Nate Strozier, quarterback phenom from Ohio State, stated that he did wish to play for Houston. Strozier said this to local Houston media, " Look, I've got no problem with Houston or the franchise, but if they plan on running the ball 40 times a game and misuing my skill set, they better consider trading me. I've got a big arm and I want to use it." When asked about contract negotitions, Stozier stated, " I haven't talked to the Houston Front Office yet, but I'm looking to get paid."

04-29-2008, 05:09 PM
Joseph Resuac, cautiously optimistic?

Upon hearing he had been drafted to the NY Franchise, Joseph Resuac was delighted, however ESPN has learned he is a little concerned about his coaches proclamation he may be used in more 3-4 looks.

"I understand the coaches thinking in utilizing my athleticism, but I have never been anything but a UT, I'm willing to learn, but the results may not be what the coaches expect. Being a UT is my bread and butter."

04-29-2008, 05:17 PM

New Orleans Jazz HC, Daniel Plainview, announced today that he is handing over play calling of the offense to his son HW Plainview. When asked why he decided to make the change Mr. Plainview responded with this "Here, if you have a milkshake, and I have a milkshake, and I have a straw. There it is, that's a straw, you see? You watching?. And my straw reaches acroooooooss the room, and starts to drink your milkshake... I... drink... your... milkshake!
[sucking sound] I drink it up!" From what we can tell it sounds like Daniel feels that his son has a better feel for this team and that opening up the play book would benefit them immensely.

-Sal Paolantonio, ESPNhttp://espn.go.com/i/columnists/paolantonio_sal_m.jpg

04-29-2008, 05:35 PM
Minister Wonders

Phenom defensive back Ryan Minister from Virginia Tech. wonders how newly appointed New Orleans offensive coordinator HW Plainview will call plays and interact with his players and the rest of the coaching staff, considering HW Plainview is deaf from an explosion that took away his hearing when he was young.

04-29-2008, 05:42 PM
90+ kickers are treated like 80+ kickers. so he automatically makes 2 mil a year.

I just looked at this.. and it's not really fair. Two teams talked to Carton before LA, and the only reason he chose LA was for the cash.

04-29-2008, 06:18 PM
Minister Speaks

DB Ryan Minister from Virginia Tech. is open to trade possibilities that would send him from Denver to Miami. Minister had this to say:

"Denver really is not a bad place. Coach Harris seems like a good guy, and the team wanted me despite my wishes to go a pick lower to Miami. I like the defensive scheme. But Xavier Tippton is a poor mans version of me and overall I think the opportunity in Miami is much better. If they could work out a trade I woud love it."

04-29-2008, 07:07 PM
After receiving approval from the commissioner, the following trade has been agreed.
Denver gets:
Philly 3rd, Philly 5th, MLB Desmond Dawes 74

Philly gets:
MLB Brady Pearl 82

04-29-2008, 07:11 PM
Bill "Bojangles" Robinson Conference Call

Interviewer: Hey Bill how you doing?

BR: I'm doing fine

Interviewer: Has it been a hard day for you?

BR: Not really just having a BBQ with my family, trying to have as little stress as possible

Interviewer: Did the Gamblers have any prior contact with you?

BR: I had a really good conversation with the runningback's coach at the combine and told me they were interested

Interviewer: There OC Dr. Igor van Hammond has said that one thing he always liked about you is that you play with a chip on your shoulder, because people haven't thought that highly of you, can you talk about that?

BR: Well I mean just that I came out of highschool in a similar situation but i had a dream that i was gonna play pro football , you know just forget about there expectations and make my own expectations and I'm just glad and fortunate to have this opportunity regardless

Interviewer: How do you see yourself as a back and do you feel the speed thing is overblown?

BR: Ya, I definitely think it is, i don't think in anyway that 40 is a reflection of the type of back that I am, you really can't define me and put it into a work out, I'm gonna make plays, I'm gonna practice hard, work hard and I'm gonna help my team win. What ever it takes. If it's long yards, short yards, blocking, catching the ball what ever it takes, I'm gonna help our team win.

Interviewer: What are some of the reason that you broke out this season as opposed to others?

BR: Well I have to thank God 1st of all, for blessing me with these talents, but it was a whole team effort everyone did there part coaches to the players to the training staff everyone should get credit.

Interviewer: Thanks for your time

BR: No, Thank You

04-29-2008, 07:17 PM
Malone: "I've Got No Idea."

When asked by a reporter the other day where Malone expected to go Malone replied, "I've got no idea. I've had such little contact with teams it's insane. I definitely feel I have the talent to go #1 overall, but with lack of contact I've had I have no feel for where I'll be taken." Through the first 15 picks of the USFFL Draft two receivers, Heisman winner Reggie Moss and converted quarterback Rocky O'Callaghan, have been selected. "It's nice to know where you might be playing, where you might be living, but I don't have that luxury. I've just got to wait." The Vanderbilt standout receiver hopes he doesn't have to wait much longer.

04-29-2008, 07:32 PM
Minister Speaks...Again

DB Ryan Minister has slightly altered his stance on where he will play next year. Minister had this to say.

"I want to play in Miami. I really do. But it has never been my thing to be a pain, and I plan to stay that way. The people here in Denver wanted me enough to take me in round one, I have got to be greatful. And they want to build around me. So, if they can work out a deal then I am all for it. I encourage it. But I can not sit out when a team has genuine intentions."

04-29-2008, 07:45 PM

Gamblers Take Atlas Dane in Round 2

Welcome to the USFL Network's coverage of the USFL draft. We are lucky enough to be joined via phone with recent Gambler selection Atlas Dane.

Network: Hello and welcome to the program Atlas.

AD: My pleasure.

Network: Well Atlas, what were you doing when you heard the news?

AD: I was just chilling at my house with my family and a few close friends. Coach Bennett called my cell and we had a nice little talk. I wasn't expecting it to be the Gamblers because they had just used both of their selections in the 2nd round but he told me they were about to complete a trade with Philly to select me.

Network: Looking forward to playing in Vegas?

AD: Oh yeah. I had a good long talk with Dr. Hammond at the combine and he runs a real smooth program on their offense. He likes his lineman to be tough and I feel that is my best attribute. They have some really good players on their offensive line already and I hope to contribute in some way.

Network: Do you think you will play LT there or do you think you'll start somewhere else on the line?

AD: Well, no one has told me yet where they plan to play me there. I would like to stay where i had the most experience in college and that was at LT. I think it would be great to play next to a possible future hall of famer in Ryan Mashburn. Hes spent his entire career in Vegas and I feel like there is a lot I could learn from him, whether I'm starting or not.

Network: As I'm sure you've heard, the stink around Ryan Minister not wanting to play in Denver has been the hot topic of this draft. I was wondering what your thoughts were on that situation?

AD: Well, personally, I think the guy needs to shut up and play. Be happy that you were drafted in the first round to play professional football. It's every kids dream to do that. I think he needs to go into Denver, play his best football, and if he shows that hes good enough, he can do whatever he wants with the rest of his career. I was a captain at PSU and i know that when we had players get out of line, we captains stepped up to get the guys head on straight before coach Paterno had to deal with it. If i were his future teammate in Denver, I would not be happy with the way this is guy is acting.

Network: Very interesting Atlas. Well, we wish you luck with the Gamblers and as always, thanks for the input.

AD: No problem. My pleasure.

04-29-2008, 08:56 PM

Leopold Carmichael holds a press conference after being selected in the 2nd round by the Chicago Grizzleys.

LC: I just want to start this off by saying it is truly an honor to be selected by a great team such as the Chicago Grizzleys. I want to thank them for making my dream of playing in the USFL a reality. They can expect me to give nothing less than full effort, all of the time.

Question 1: Hi, Leopold. I have a two part question. Had Chicago shown any interest in you before the draft, and also, are you happy with being selected in the second round?

LC: I had a couple conversations with the Chicago staff during the Senior Bowl week, but I was certainly pleasantly surprised when my phone rang. As far as being a second round selection, obviously everybody wants to be drafted as high as possible, but I think it's more important to go to a team that you fit well with. I'm just ecstatic that a great team like the Grizzleys put its faith in me by drafting me.

Question 2: Leopold, what role do you envision yourself playing for the Grizzleys in the upcoming season?

LC: Right now I am fully ready to do anything the coaching staff asks of me. I haven't had any conversations with them yet about what their plans exactly are for me, but I am prepared to work as hard as I can to make it on the field, whether that means returning punts or kicks, being a change of pace back, slot receiver, or full-time running back. I look forward to helping out in any way I can.

Question 3: What do you think about Chicago's 1st Round selection, Reggie Moss? How do you see the two of you improving the offense?

LC: Reggie is a playmaker, I don't think anyone would disagree with that. He is certainly an exciting player and I'm eager to get on the field with him. As far as how we can work together, we both have good speed and quickness and I think that we are each capable of making big plays with the ball in our hands. Hopefully having the two of us on the field at the same time will force opposing defenses to stay honest and not focus on either of us.

Question 4: Have you had any contract negotiations yet and do you expect to have to hold out to get the contract you want?

LC: I have not had any contract discussions yet, but I want to get on the field as soon as possible. Holding out is the last thing that is on my mind. I just want to play football.

Moderator: Thank you for your time. Congratulations, again, on being drafted and welcome to the Chicago Grizzleys.

LC: Thank you.

04-29-2008, 09:02 PM
Bojangles on Dancing With The Stars?


There are rumors going around Hollywood that USFL rookie RB has been invited to be on the next season of Dancing With The Stars. Most people believe this is due to the spread of a video of him tap dancing in highschool that has leaked on to youtube.


When asked about these rumors Robinson said, "Nah, there is no truth to that, I am 100% committed to football right now, I only did the dance in the 1st place to try getting into some girls panties."

04-29-2008, 09:26 PM
Press Conference with LB Micah Clowe

Reporter: Hello Micah, thanks for being here.

Micah Clowe: Thanks for having me.

Reporter: So, how'd you spend your draft day?

MC: I spent most of the day with my family, girlfriend, and friends. There were probably about 30 people there including me, so nothing too small or big. Had a nice lunch on the grill in the backyard. It's a relaxing place.

Reporter: Micah, how does it feel to be drafted by the Hawaii Volcanoes?

MC: It's great. I mean, who wouldn't want to play for Hawaii? Great location, great team, great coach, and great players. I could not have asked for anything better. It makes me feel even better that they traded up to select me.

Reporter: Did you know that Hawaii was looking at you in the 1st round?

MC: Honestly, no I didn't, it actually kind of came as a shock to me. I didn't feel that my combine numbers were overly impressive, so I thought I might slip some but luckily that wasn't the case.

Reporter: What about your new teammates, Jamal Umenyiora and Desmond Sanders? Any talks with them yet?

MC: Haha, no, I haven't got in touch with them yet. I can't wait to meet them though, two Rutgers boys, should be great people and players.

Reporter: There have been new rumors spreading around that you could possibly switch to MLB. What do you think about shifting to MLB and do you think you could succeed there?

MC: I will play wherever they want me to play. If the coach thinks that I would make a better MLB, who the hell am I to disagree with him. I definitely think I have the tools to succeed there. I happened to play at that position for a couple games with the Badgers, so it wouldn't be a completely new position to me. With a little help and training from the coach and LB coach, I think I should be fine.

Reporter: Micah, do you think you will start from Day One?

MC: I'm hoping I can. If I move to MLB, looking at Hawaii's roster there really isn't an elite LB there. I'm hoping I can win the spot and training camp where I can show the coaches that I'm game no matter what.

Reporter: Any contract talks yet? Do you play to hold out if you can't get the money you want?

MC: I'll take whatever they give me. Obviously I'm not going to take anything dirt cheap, but I will never hold out. Never. I'm making sure that my agent makes this deal go by smoothly.

MC: Alright guys, thanks for all your questions, but I have to go. See you all later.

04-29-2008, 09:47 PM
Press conference with Denver Avalanche Cameron Harris adressing the first day of the draft:

I think we did very well. We are building our defense to be the best in the league. I really like Ryan Minister and am confident he becomes the dominate player I envision. There are concerns that he will play lousy and he wants to get traded, but I adressed him and he says he will play his heart out and go from there. I think he will stay as we are going to build something nice. I will be using Minister everywhere, saftey, corner, linebacker. He will blitz, cover, play center field, knock the snot out of people, and pretty much be a ball hawk. We already have a great saftey but with the addition of Minister, he makes our defense even more scary.

Seth Harris is what I call a raw talent. He has all the talent in the world, but still very, very raw. I like what he brings as he is a great physical, ball hawk who I think could even take some snaps at reciever. He will start out the season as our starting corner, number two corner that is. He will also be our return specialist as he was one of the best in the draft. I love this kids potential and I think he will end up being a steal.

I have big plans for the rest of the draft and I think we are heading in the right direction for this team to shine. We have a great defense, and a solid offensive line with a great tight end, and a stud running back. We have a young, inexpierenced quarterback but I have no doubt in my mind he will be a star.

We have seven more picks left and I wont be suprised if we come out winners. I want all the Avalanche fans to know that I am doing my best to bring a championship to the city of Denver.

04-29-2008, 09:59 PM
Short Mid-Draft Interview with Hawaii Head Coach Brian Rice:

-Brian, can you please tell us and explain your first 3 selections thus far?

BR- Well, we knew Jamaal wanted to come play for Hawaii, and I coached him back at Rutgers, so I know his talent level, skill set, and max potential. Great guy as well as talent, and after recruiting him and coaching him for 4 years, I am very confident he can easily make the switch to OLB.

Micah is an incredibly hard worker. He had great numbers in a very tough conference and has always been a great leader. Just my kind of player. You look at his weaknesses, and they're all speed and measureable issues, but we KNOW he will overcome those with his smart play, leadership, dedication and all around talent. He's got the instincts and cover skills to easily play indside at MLB.

Desmond Sanders was an interesting pick. He's a guy who originally was high on our board, but rose and fell quite a bit leading up to the draft. Come draft day, he wasn't really our highest ranked DB, but I feel he can live up to his potential in Hawaii. It may be criticized, but we feel it was the right pick. It really came down to his versatility as he could be our #2 or 3 CB, or move to safety and play FS(moving our current safety to SS). He's easily our best return man and has those duties on lock down right now.

-One more quick question Brian: Why did you trade up for Micah Clowe?

BR- well obviously for my previously statements of his talents and dedication, but we also felt he was the best LB on the board, and in the draft. We wanted to insure we got him. Sure, we miss our 4th rounder, but we get a 4th rounder back in the Chang deal, so that really worked out well for us. We feel it was a very even deal, but we also had an extra 4th to play with.

Its all about The U
04-29-2008, 10:09 PM

Trey Wingo: Trey Wingo here with USFL Rookie Kenny Meriweather, how are you doing?

Kenny Meriweather: Good, I expected to go earlier but I can't change the opinions of coaches or scouts

TW: What number will you be wearing this upcoming season?

KM: I think I'm going to where #25 for the 25 times I was passed up before Chicago got the steal of the draft.

TW: Do you think you will be a starter from day one?

KM: That isn't up to me, but I do intend to give it my all and show everyone what they are missing out on.

TW: Thanks for your time Kenny

KM: No, Thank You.

04-29-2008, 10:30 PM
Vegas Coach Rick Bennett had a short interview with the guys of the USFL Network at the end of day 1 of the draft:

Network: Next, we welcome the man who masterminded the team that had the most picks on day 1. Via Gamblers cam, here is Rick Bennett. How are you doing Rick?

RB: Great guys how are you?

Network: We're doing fine Rick. We've been having a great time watching your team make all of those picks. Four picks in the first two rounds coach, what was your philosophy in getting the guys you got?

RB: Well guys, its a pleasure to be on. Now, it has been my philosophy that you build outward from the trenches and we devoted 3 of those 4 picks to that direction. I felt that we already had some great players on both of our lines headed into this draft but we could use an infusion of some youth and athleticism on both sides.

Network: You made Jared Jenkins your top pick, what did you see in him that you liked so much?

RB: Well, he is a tremendous athlete as evidenced by his great combine numbers. We were truly impressed by those. Then, when you look at the game tape, small school or not, this guy was the real deal. He was straight up dominating every opposing tackle he faced. You can look at some of his bowl game performances to see how he fared against better collegiate talent also. He and his fairly weak SDSU went into the bowl game his senior year and he flat out leveled a strong pac-10 team in ASU. He was unstoppable that day. We feel like adding him to to guys like Darryl Diggs and Jumaane Kweku would give us a terrifying pass rush to bring down our opponents and let me tell ya, theres nothing an offensive coach hates more than his plays being broken up in the backfield before they ever even get started whether its via a tackle for loss or sack. We also think we might experiment with standing Jared up to be a 43 SAM linebacker. That way we can get our best defensive players all on the field at once and still have him move up to DE on passing downs or in a rotation.

Network: Very interesting. Shortly thereafter, you took a pair of players right back to back in RB "Bojangles" Robinson and DL Cory Thompson. What made those guys stand out to you?

RB: Well we felt that Thompson could be a very versatile player in our defense. We had already upgraded DT through FA with Kweku and then added a pass rush specialist in Jenkins in the first round, but we felt like we could still use more. Look at some of the successful teams of recent years, they have all had powerful defensive lines and had good enough depth that they could always sub in fresh guys. We feel like Thompson can be a good base end in our 43 package and then move inside to UT on passing downs so that we can get as much speed on the field as possible for those pass rush situations. And Robinson was a back that made a good impression on us on tape. Pop in any recording of one of his games and you see a back that runs with top notch intensity and even gets a kick out of bowling defenders over. He runs with a of power and is a guy who really seems to enjoy playing the game of football. We hope to get he and Rico Washington on the field together to play a "Thunder and Lightning" role that has been so successful for so many teams in recent memory.

Network: Very interesting coach. Now you also traded back into the 2nd round with Philly to grab Penn State OT Atlas Dane. What impressed you about him that made you trade back up to get him?

RB: Well we feel like Dane has the potential to be a franchise LT in this league. He is an overpoweringly strong run blocker and Dr. van Hammond, our offensive coordinator, loves that in his lineman. He seems to take very well to coaching and our staff's strong ties to Joe Paterno at Penn State told us that he has a great personality and football IQ. Joe Pa himself even went as far to say that Atlas is the best offensive lineman he has ever coached. That is a pretty strong endorsement if you ask me.

Network: Very nice. Well good luck with the rest of your draft coach and good luck next season!

RB: Thank you guys.

04-29-2008, 11:57 PM
Atlas Dane becomes first USFL Rookie to sign post Day 1 of the draft

Penn State OT Atlas Dane, a 2nd round draft pick of the Vegas Gamblers, has signed a 5 year 12 million dollar deal. The deal will pay him 2.4 million dollars per season.

Said Head Coach Rick Bennett of the deal: "Well, the USFL has a rookie floor of 2 million dollars for 2nd round picks. So, we set that as the base of the entire round and counted up from there adding 100k for every slot up. Atlas was the 16th pick and round 2 ended with pick 20 so we added 400k to the 2 million dollar rookie floor."

This deal could set the salary structure for all drafts picks in the end.

Danes 2.4 million dollar charge for next season leaves Vegas with 25.5 million remaining in cap room

04-30-2008, 07:56 AM
With the drafting of CB Seth Harris, the Denver Avalanche have released CB Jay Herman, 76 overall.

04-30-2008, 08:14 AM
3rd round draft pick Samuel Jamison Carr speaks with PhillyFreedomPhans.com

PHP.com => Mr. Carr how does it feel to be a member of the freedom?

Carr => It's amazing. I've been quiet just working out and doing my thing, I can't wait to get in there and bust some skulls for the Freedom

PHP.com => There's a MLB starting over you right now on the depth chart, how do you feel about that?

Carr => It's motivating. I know that sounds weird. But it's motivating to have someone above you and know you have to work for the job. I knew coming from The Citadel I woudl have to earn the spot. So that's what I'm doing. I'm going to earn that starting spot. and if I lose out due to the other guy having more experience. that's fine. I'll just be the super backup at all 3 spots.

PHP.com => All 3 spots? we thought you were just a Will.

Carr => Oh no. I've played Sam my freshman and sophomore year and then junior year moved to the mike and have never felt more comfortable. I also have the ability to be a Will in the 4-3 due to my cover ability. but hey, I got to run. I want that spot so I'm gonna go work on it some more.

PHP.com => Thanks for your time


04-30-2008, 09:56 AM
Rookie USFFL Football 2009 Screen shots released

Philly Freedom 1st Round pick Orrin Jordan in his new uniform

Screen shots of the new USFFL Football 2009 game of the 1st round picks has been released. There are plenty of new features to the game to get excited about. The game is set to release in August of 08.

04-30-2008, 10:41 AM
(AP) - The 1st round pick of the Las Vegas Gamblers, defensive end Jared Jenkins from San Diego State was introduced to the press and members of the team's coaching staff outside the Coliseum this morning.

Jenkins in action for the Aztecs last season.

How does it feel to be the newest member of the Las Vegas Gamblers?
I really can't describe it, I'm speechless! I'm still buzzing right now... I mean, this is my dream come true and it still hasn't sunk in yet.

Were you shocked to be selected in the first round?
A few teams showed some interest in me and I heard about being a possible first round pick but I was still shocked when it happened.

Have you met Coach Bennett yet? What were you first impressions?
Not in person. We had a chat over the phone, he seems like a cool, relaxed guy and I'm looking forward to playing for him

What will it be like playing with Daryl Diggs?
I can't wait. I'm gonna be playing on the same line as Daryl (Diggs) and Jumaane (Kwecku), they are two of the best players in the league. There's so much that you can learn from those guys, hopefully I'll be able to get a few sacks this season with all the attention those guys will need.

Have you had an opportunity to meet the other Gambler rookies?
I hear that they're arriving here later this afternoon. I'm really excited by the aggression Coach Bennett showed in the draft, he's got a real vision for this team. Cory Thompson is a guy, I'm looking forward to meeting - hopefully me he'll be starting next to me; he looked great at the Senior Bowl. Atlas Dane is a class act as well, but I hope he wishes he got drafted somewhere else once he has to face me in practice.

What are your first impressions of Las Vegas?
Wow, just wow! It's got everything, I mean it's the entertainment capital of the world and thats what this team is gonna provide - entertainment. I haven't had a chance to look for a place yet but the Gamblers' facilities are second to none and of course, its one of the closer franchises to my hometown.

Finally, what are your expectations for the upcoming season?
I hope to be starting from week one and I expect to be part of one of the most feared defenses in football. The depth chart is loaded with talent and young guys too, hopefully we can all grow together as a team and go as far as possible and that's becoming World Champions!

04-30-2008, 04:39 PM
Kiper's 1st Round Anaylsis

Round 1:
1-New Orleans (f/NY) - Jack Utah QB Harvard (84)--A good pick, should lead the team for years to come. A
2-Houston - Nate Strozier QB Ohio State (80)-- A gamble and a bit of a project, but has great potential. A bit of reach, but a good pick. B
3-New York (f/NO) - Joseph Resuac DT/DE Miami (87)--Arguably the most talented player in the draft. Resuac should do well in the 3-4. A+
4-Hawaii - Jamaal Umenyiora DE THE Rutgers University(82) A reach, but they just traded away Ron Chang. B-
5-Philadelphia - Orrin Jordan S Oklahoma (87)--Right up there with Resuac in talent. A+
6-Chicago - Reggie Moss WR Texas (85)--A dynamic playmaker to spark their offense. A
7-Las Vegas - Jared Jenkins DE San Diego State (80)--A reach and a project. It may take a couple years to get what they paid for. C+
8-Denver - Ryan Minister S Virginia Tech (85)--Has the biggest potential in the draft. May have to play FS this year which isnt is usual spot. A-
9-Miami - Calvin Cazayoux DT Auburn (81)--A minor reach but a good player. B
10-Hawaii(f/LA) - Micah Clowe LB Wisconsin (82)--Fills a big need. A-

04-30-2008, 07:11 PM
Galaga Jones Speaks Out About Character Concerns

Eh man, iz like diz. I had ta sell stuff to make moneyzz to make it rains for my family man. And ya know man thats like a legit reason na mean? And den like i got ankshus befo games so i hadz to do sum tin to com myself down. And den i got inta fights cuz they be pickn on my bros.

04-30-2008, 07:15 PM
"Minister Speaks...Again"

"What did he just say?

He then said this later.

"Honestly, I'm the best player in this draft. Denver is going to use me right, or at least I think so. I am the top player in the nation. Noone has my mix of intelligence, athleticism, and physical attributes. I'm also done with the Miami talk until at least next year. I got to see how things turn out here before I bich about it."

And then.

"You can't woop me. You think you can woop me son? Try it. Ya know what? I'll give you a free shot. Then I'll tie my hands behind my back. And I'll still woop that ass."

"Bicht, you can't woop me."

04-30-2008, 07:23 PM
Mel Kiper's top Offensive Skill Player Prospects for '09!

Name: Dylan DelliSanti
Position: QB
College: Maryland
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 214
40: 4.70-4.80
Class: Sr
From: Alexandria, VA

Strengths: Very accurate. Good enough deep ball. Great mobility. Great leader. Good footwork. Great improviser. Durable. Can thread the needle. Hardworker on the field and in the film room. Student of the game.

Weaknesses: Unorthodox throwing mechanics. Despite smarts, is a gunslinger and can be very reckless when game is coming down to the wire. Small.

Freshmen: 3747yds 40 TD’s 17INT’s 66%
Sophomore: 3605yds 29TD’s 9INT’s 69%
Junior: 4009yds 38TD’s 18INT’s 60%

Bio: Highly productive and a winner. This year his coach has installed the Run N Shoot due to having many good WR’s and not many RB’s. It will pump his numbers, but we have already seen his great production. Will have to prove that despite height he can be a good pro QB. Will probably break NCAA TD pass record.

Name: Xavier Tyson
Position: HB
College: Arizona
Height: 6’0”
Weight: 192
40: 4.25-4.35
Class: Sr
From: Yuma, AZ

Strengths: Very elusive. Great vision. Great receiver out of the backfield. Blazing fast. Doesn’t fumble often. Good juke moves. Great return man.

Weaknesses: Not very powerful. Skinny frame. Poor in pass protection. Injury prone. Hasn’t ever played a complete season. Not a good inside runner.

Freshmen: 1124yds 8tds; 47rec 466yds 2tds; 1kr (10 out of 12 games)
Sophomore: 909yds 10tds; 44rec 505yds 2tds; 1kr 1pr (9 out of 13 games)
Junior: 1504yds 13tds; 54rec 558yds 3tds; 2kr (10 out of 13 games)

Bio: Arizona is 21-8 with him, 3-6 without him. Considered the Reggie Bush of Arizona. A dynamic playmaker who lacks durability, but is good when healthy. Many scouts don’t believe he will have a long career, but he’ll be great in the short time that he plays. Has been nicknamed “X”.

Name: Gerald Carter
Position: HB
College: Ohio St
Height: 6-1
Weight: 243
40: 4.50-4.60
Class: Jr(Rs)
From: Detroit, MI

Strengths: Powerful. Drags the pile. Doesn’t go down without a fight. Doesn’t fumble very often. Good hands. Good blocker. Durable. Can carry the load. Hits the hole quickly. Good vision. Makes good cuts. Has experience as a return man. Great stiff arm.

Weaknesses: Has been caught from behind. Some work ethic issues. Doesn’t always run low to the ground and has exposed himself to big hits, but has never been hurt as a result. Not very elusive.

Freshmen: 1305yds 14tds; 37rec 346yds 2tds
Sophomore: 1513yds 17tds; 18rec 174yds 1td

Bio: A great workhorse and goaline back. Carter has been a talked about since his freshman year of high school when he rushed for 2000 yards. Was going to go to Michigan but an injury his senior caused them to drop the offer and rivals dropped him from #1 prospect to a 3-star player. Ohio St gave him their last scholarship and he has played well ever since.

Name: Moe Jackson
Position: WR/TE
College: Maryland
Height: 6-7
Weight: 242
40: 4.50-4.80
Class: Sr(Rs)
From: College Park, MD

Strengths: Incredible size. Great hands and can make the tough catch. Great vertical leap. Wont get jammed at the line. Will break tackles and gets good YAC. Incredibly strong for a WR. Good blocker. Hard worker. Tough. Will go across the middle. Experience at DE, LB, S and TE. Typically durable.

Weaknesses: Will sometimes struggle to get separation. Refuses to play TE. Some character concerns. Route running needs some work, but is okay. Got hurt last year before the first game last year and had to have a med red.

Freshmen: JUCO
Sophmore: 81rec 1354yds 16tds
Junior: 85rec 1293 13tds
Senior: Medical Redshirt

Bio: Was the top WR coming out of HS, but very poor grades and character concerns sent him to JUCO. After that he went to Maryland and became freshman QB Dylan DelliSanti’s fave target. Was shot in the leg before the first game and at to get a medical redshirt this past year. Its unclear how well he has recovered, but when healthy is a great target.

Name: Corey Keller
Position: WR
College: Mississippi St
Height: 5-11
Weight: 208
40: 4.30-4.35
Class: Sr(Rs)
From: Florence, SC

Strengths: Very fast. Excellent route runner. Good hands. Knows how to setup defenders. Does a good job of getting YAC using good vision. Excellent return man. Smart. Hard worker. Team leader. Good build. Some experience as a CB. Plays in just about every phase of the game from Offense to defense to returning to other special teams duties.

Weaknesses: Lack of production until this past year. Cant job very high. Not very tough. Unwillingly to go across the middle. Will sometimes loss confidence. Struggles to break off jams from bigger CB’s. Not very big, with short arms. Durability issues.

Freshmen: 20rec 395yds 1td; 1KR 1PR
Sophomore: 38rec 562yds 2td; 3KR 1PR
Junior: 52rec 905yds 7td; 1KR 2PR

04-30-2008, 07:33 PM
Minister...X 2?

Reports have surfaced about a possible cloning of phenom Ryan Minister. When asked about it, Minister had this to say:

"Yeah, I've had some people talk to me about it. I'm a beast, obviously. That has something to do with it. The military wants a clone army of me. Not so sure about that. I dunno. Comes down to the cash. I need me some money, cuz I'm one of a kind right now and I like it like that."

04-30-2008, 07:39 PM
Chik Fil A to Revoke Minister's Sponsership Deal?

Chik Fil A doesnt like the message Minister is sending and may want to revoke their deal with him. If that happens Minister will have to pay back all the money given to him by Chik Fil A.

04-30-2008, 07:49 PM
Minister Speaks...Again

I don't see it happening. They love me. I love them. We both don't like fat kids unless they eat Chick Fil A. We want a healthy America that loves Chick Fil A. I love Chick Fil A, they love me. We do what it do. Also, how many sponsors have clone offers?

04-30-2008, 08:06 PM
Where is kipers round three anaylsis

04-30-2008, 08:12 PM
Cameron Harris speaks on his out spoken 1st round pick Ryan Minister:

"Thats just Ryan being Ryan. He really is a good kid, he just is a little out spoken then most. I would like him to tame it down a little bit, but as long as he dont cross the line, or get into trouble outside of the field. I like vocal leaders but there is a point where you have to stop. I would like him to stop right now there before he says the wrong thing. I do not take dissrespectful behavior and troubled players on my team."

04-30-2008, 08:21 PM
Minister Speaks...Again

Phenom defensive back and player Ryan Minister, newly drafted to the Denver team of the USFL, commented on his new coaches comments.

"I'm cool. No trouble with the law or nothing. No steroids. No problems with people. No strip clubs. Just some sponsor things, cloning, and confidence in me and my abilities as a player."

04-30-2008, 10:17 PM
Wednesday, April 30, 2008 Sports

Jazz Make Utah First Overall
By Michael Brick
Jack Utah was beaming with pride moments after being selected first overall in yesterday's USFL draft by the New Orleans Jazz. I got the chance to speak to Jack tonight about his future, his past, and his thoughts on the draft class and process.

Q: It's been more than a day since you were made the top pick. Has it all sunk in yet, have you been able to put it in perspective.
A: It's a great honor to be taken first, but as far as putting it in perspective, I know that it's more a case of a team that wanted me was in a position to move up to get me than me being that much better than anyone else. It's definitely not going to go to my head.

Q: What did you do to celebrate last night?
A: Not much, I had a few speaking engagements around the city yesterday, so doing that and the whole draft experience, I was pretty exhausted.

Q: Obviously joining the Army out of high school and walking on to the Harvard team has worked out for you, but would you do anything differently if you had to do it over again.
A: No, playing professional football for the New Orleans Jazz with a degree from Harvard and a honorable discharge, DSC, and Silver Star from the Army...it's all a dream come true. Wouldn't change it for the world.

Q: What's the first thing that you're going to buy when you get your signing bonus?
A: Usually people say a house or a car, but I've always wanted to own a restaurant. A high class restaurant, we're not talking a burger joint or something, five star, classy. I've been looking into it for awhile.

Q: Almost everyone in you're draft class and around the league has been asked to comment on the antics of "phenom" safety Ryan Minister. What do you think of him?
A: As a player he's adequate I suppose. I played against him at the Senior Bowl a few months ago and he didn't really impress anybody too much. If he played half as good as he talked he'd be in the hall of fame already. I had some guys kind of like him in my unit in Iraq, they're all dead. Ryan Minister is a dime a dozen. The other guy, Jordan, is the one that I was more worried about playing against.

There you have it. Special Forces to Ivy League to first overall pick, Jack Utah's colorful journey is far from complete.

05-01-2008, 12:21 AM
All Smiles from the Jordan camp


Here we are live with the post 1st round press conference with Orrin Jordan. The Philadelphia Freedom 1st round pick

John Ratliff, Philly Enquirer: "Hey Orrin, Congratulations on getting picked by the freedom. What do you think you can bring to this team?"

Orrin Jordan: "Well I think other than my skills that got me here, I can bring some young leadership and positive vibes into the locker room. Everyone knows of my abilities on the field and what I bring to the table. I believe this defense is gonna be tops in the league. We're doing good things!"

Paul Taylor, Pennsylvania Herald: "What number are you gonna wear in the pros?"

Orrin Jordan: "Shoot, I'm not really worried about numbers. Whatever number is available I guess"

Jared Gates, ESPN Magazine: "What are looking forward to the most in the USFFL?"

Orrin Jordan: "I'm looking to get all the butterflies out my stomach.."

The room erupts in laughter as Orrin smiles again. It dies down

Orrin Jordan: "Really, to you all the truth, I'm looking to get some quality experience in my first year. I'm looking forward to testing my mettle against the world's best. Not only guys like Julio Stone, Jack Utah, and everyone drafted in this class, but guys already in the league. I'm looking forward to showing the football world what I got."

Jordan's agent signals the end of the press conference. He and Orrin walk out the side door

05-01-2008, 04:41 PM
Breaking news out of Denver is that the Denver Avalanche third round pick, Seth Harris has signed a deal. It is for 5 years worth 15 million dollars. Harris comments, "It is not about the money to me. The money is nice, but I just want to get this out of the way and start getting ready for the season."

The Avanlance currently have 9 million dollars left in cap space. There is speculation they could release some players to get even more room under the cap.

05-01-2008, 04:51 PM
Denver Avalanche head coach, Cameron Harris talks about his newest players:

We keep improving in all asspects in this draft. With our second pick in the third round, we selected Wayne Walker from Florida State. Walker is a strong, fast, agressive type of linebacker we were really interested in. With the loss of Pearl, we expect Walker to come in right away and start. He will have a good mentor in Keith Karney and I think he will shine.

In the fourth round, we selected guard/tackle Tim Jones from Washington. He was a guard in college, but I think he has the size, strength and athletic ability to move to the outside for our team. He will start on the bench right now at RT, but could start in some time. He really makes our team stronger upfront and I think that is a strong point for our team. I really like this player.

We have some more moves in mind for the draft which we think we will select quality men and football players. We are excited to have the oppertunity to coach these guys up and have us win a championship.

05-01-2008, 04:54 PM
More signings from Denver:

Fourth round pick, Tim Jones, has agreed to a 3 year, 3 million dollar contract.

Third round pick, Wayne Walker, has agreed to a 4 year, 12 million dollar contract.

They have also released backup offensive lineman, Jeremy Woods, 76 overall.

This leaves Denver with 7 million left under the cap.

05-01-2008, 05:36 PM

05-01-2008, 05:38 PM
Once you have signed all of your rookies send me a summary via pm

05-01-2008, 06:19 PM
Frank Stein to Retire After Season

Frank Stein, DT for Las Vegas, has said he will retire after the upcoming season. The future HOFer has played for 13 years and has been an All-Pro 7 times. Coming out of a college he was considered a project with great measurables. His combine measurements were 6'6 and 324 pounds. He would run a 5 flat and put up 40 reps on the bench. Despite the "project label" his first year he was an All-Pro and provided an instant impact. Unfortunetly, Stein has never been on a championship team. He hopes this year even if he is a backup the team will win a championship.

05-01-2008, 06:26 PM
Vegas Coach Rick Bennett Reacts to Stein Retirement

(TV station picks up mid-press conference)

Yes, he came to the staff early this morning to announce his plans. We hope that we can deliver on his hope of winning a championship. Its added incentive to do so. Frank was a great player and we plan to still keep him heavily involved in the defense. We've brought in some rookies and a FA along the defensive line and we feel that in his final year, he can teach those younger players a few things about playing the game as great as he did.

As of right now, hes still our starting DT and we will use him in whatever capacity gives us the best chance of winning. He is like a coach on the field and we hope to get one more great year out of him, thats for sure.

05-01-2008, 06:31 PM
Other Retirement Rumors:
Injury Prone OG Mike McCray for NY
40-year old future HOF CB Colin Dupree for Houston
SS Kevin Wahlroos for New Orleans
TE Braylon Montogmery for Denver

05-01-2008, 07:09 PM
Malone Excited to Play for New York

2nd round draft pick Kevin Malone says he's looking forward to playing in the "Big Apple". "I'm really happy that New York took me. I think the big city is a great fit for me, and I can't wait to play for coach Namath." The Vanderbilt receiver was taken #20 overall and is expected to be the team's #3 wideout this season. Said Malone of his situation with the team, "Obviously my goal is to move up. I don't plan on being a backup for very long." The next step in the process for Malone will be to sign a contract. "I haven't really spoken with the team since I was drafted, but it's early in the process and I don't have any concerns."

05-01-2008, 07:51 PM
3 more cuts for Denver

The Denver Avalanche have released three players from their active roster. Fullback Devlon Harris, 76 overall, tight end Braylon Montgomery, 74 overall, and defensive end, Brandon Wayne, 68 overall.

Harris seams expendable after the drafting of Tank Rogers and no use of a fullback in the Avalanche scheme. Retire rumors were floating around Montgomery so they just gave him his unconditional release.

The Avalance have gotten 5 million in cap space with these moves to make their cap number 12 million under.

05-01-2008, 07:57 PM
The New Orleans Jazz have agreed to contracts with our 3rd and 4th round picks:

Red Buttkiss RB Temple (80)
3 Years - 9 Million with a 2 year 6 million team option


Earl BuckApple TE Texas (80)
4 Years - 5 Million

05-01-2008, 08:01 PM
Red Buttkiss is proud to be part of the New Orleans Jazz.


05-01-2008, 08:20 PM
from now on everyone must also PM me any cuts

05-01-2008, 08:25 PM
I'm excited of the oppurtunity the Volcanoes gave me. I know I didn't do as well at the combine that I know I could of but I'm ready to run some catch some and win a championship

05-01-2008, 08:51 PM
Jamaal Umenyiora, has just finalized his deal in Hawaii. Jamaal, the #4 overal pick, took a fairly large paycut to play this year. He wanted a long term deal, and took a big one of 7 years, 28. mil. Making 4 mil a year

05-01-2008, 08:56 PM
Volcanoes ink other 1st rounder!

Stud LB Micah Clowe has also reached an agreement with Hawaii management. Clowe, the stand out LB from Wisconsin, will slide inside to play MLB for Hawaii. The deal is 5 years, 22 mil, with 4.4 a year

05-01-2008, 09:00 PM
Once you have signed all of your rookies send me a summary via pm
just reminding everyone

05-01-2008, 09:28 PM
Hawaii finishes off a very busy night buy inking another draft choice. DB/RS Desmond Sanders has inked a 5 year deal believed to be worth 15.5 mil. He will immediately be instered as the starting KR and PR, and may see more time, as Hawaii appears to be shopping their current #2 and #3 CB's for future draft picks

05-01-2008, 09:42 PM
The New Orleans Jazz current cap number is 98.5 Million

05-02-2008, 11:36 AM
Gamblers Ink First Rounder!

The Vegas Gamblers are proud to announce that they have signed first round DE Jared Jenkins to a 5 year, 17.5 Million dollar deal that will pay him 3.5 million annually.

Coach Bennett had the following comments: "Everything seemed to go smoothly for both sides. I feel like both sides came away with a deal that they can each be happy about."

After this deal, the Gamblers should still have 22 Million in cap space available.

05-02-2008, 04:51 PM
Adrian Taylor has released a statement regarding his signing. "I haven't even been contacted yet. Im not real sure they even want to sign me."

05-02-2008, 04:59 PM
Steven Mascherano has issued a brief statement for the draftees of the Freedom. Once all of the draft choices have been decided upon for our franchise, I will contact you to negotiate contracts, please do not worry.

Tampa 2 4 life
05-02-2008, 06:09 PM
Houston has officially inked Adrien Taylor to a 2 year, $5 million contract.

05-02-2008, 08:37 PM
Miami Signs People

1st Round Pick Calvin Cazayoux: 5 years and 20 mil

2nd round pick Ronald Weasley: 5 years 12.5 mil

3rd Round Pick Quentin Pryor: 5 years 10 mil