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RaiderNation
12-17-2009, 08:21 PM
Post any news or rumors about your team.

Malaka
12-17-2009, 09:30 PM
Big Changes in the Big Apple
General Manager Mike Tannenbaum and Coach Rex Ryan have both stated in a recent press conference that this off-season will be a huge one.

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NEW YORK -- Last year Rex Ryan made some brash predictions, although he brought some swagger to a Jets team without an identity, he has yet to live up to any of the smack he's been talking.

One thing is for certain, and it's that Sexy Rexy has made this Jets defense into arguably the best in the league. However, there is still work to be done all over this team.

Jets General Manager Mike Tannebaum recently held a press conference, in which he stated his intent this off-season was to turn the Jets into a Super Bowl Caliber team. With Mark Sanchez having another year of experience under his belt it is certainly possible many of the offensive woes will stop.

In other words, this is going to be a huge off-season.

Rumors have already been circulating that ex-Pro Bowl running back Thomas Jones is on the block, to make room for the future thunder and lightning tandem of Leon Washington and former 3rd round pick Shonn Greene of Iowa. Also long-time starter and stalwart defensive end Shaun Ellis has been mentioned in trade murmurs.

And last but not least, the team has made it public that they wish to deal former top 10 pick and All-World athlete Vernon Gholston.

Of Gholston Rex Ryan stated "He has all the talent in the world, but I just don't see the fire or swagger in his game, he just won't work out on MY defense, maybe he can find success elsewhere." Stunningly it seems the New York Jets organization has already given up on potential sack artist.

"... And were only beginning." said Mike Tannenbaum at the end of the press conference.

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BeerBaron
12-18-2009, 11:22 AM
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Lions Work Out Top Prospects

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Tennessee's Eric Berry was one of the 4 players worked out by the Lions today

As they currently hold the #3 overall pick in the 2010 NFL draft, the Detroit Lions have been extremely busy working out some of the draft's elite prospects to determine who they should pick when April rolls around.

Earlier today, the Lions held private workouts with four of the drafts top players: Nebraska DT Ndamukong Suh, Oklahoma DT Gerald McCoy, Oklahoma State OT Russell Okung, and Tennessee S Eric Berry.

The team seemed most impressed by the performances of Suh and Berry.

"Suh made a personal highlight reel out of his game vs. Texas, a team who is playing for the national championship" stated Detroit GM BeerBaron. "I'm not sure I've seen a college player as dominant as Suh in some time. He brings everything you could want physically, and really seems like he has the drive and desire to do well; something that can be lacking from a lot of top defensive tackles."

Baron also gave his opinion on S Eric Berry, calling him "a true playmaker" and "a real difference maker on defense."

Regardless of where the Lions go with this pick, one thing is sure; there is surely no lack of talent at the top of the draft.

scottyboy
12-18-2009, 11:37 AM
Giants eyeing DT via trade?

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more news to come

stephenson86
12-18-2009, 12:46 PM
Tennessee are looking to move up in the draft, willing to listen to any offers of people wanting to move down.

Nalej
12-18-2009, 12:47 PM
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AT wants out. We'll see if BB gives him what he wants

Todd Bertuzzi
12-18-2009, 04:11 PM
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Eagles shopping a pair of pro bowlers?

Rumors are surfacing out of Philadelphia that the Eagles are quietly shopping former pro bowler Shawn Andrews. Andrews, who was a first round pick of the Eagles back in '04 is extremely versatile and can play both tackle and guard. Due to the immergence of Winston Justice this past season, Andrews has become expendable. The Eagles are also reportedly open to hearing offers for running back Brian Westbrook. Westbrook sits second is both all time rushing yards and touchdowns in franchise history.

bored of education
12-18-2009, 08:57 PM
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The Chicago Sun Times have reported from an inside source from the Bears that Ron Turner has been let go. Their has been a successor named and due to the fact that inside source can be a douche bag he named 3 people as possible successors.

Johnathan Quinn was rumored but after his encounter with a transvestite professor at MidAmerica Nazarene University his name was quickly thrown out the window. So who are the three candidates?

Jim Harbaugh is the favorite for those in Chicago to be named the Offensive Coordinator. The other two candidates are University of Miami's offensive coordintor Mark Whipple and current Quarterbacks coach from the Steelers, Ken Anderson. Both have interesting resumes, the one reason why Anderson is in the mix is that each time he has coached a Qb their completion percentage went up 9% and their INTs decreased 24%.

A press conference will be held at noon Chicago time.

Caddy
12-18-2009, 09:34 PM
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Tampa Hire Cowher, Demote Morris


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have announced the hiring of former Super Bowl winning coach Bill Cowher. Cowher joins the organisation after spending several seasons in retirement.

"I can't wait to get back out onto the field and do what I love," Cowher said.

"We have an amazing group of players who I am really looking forward to working with. Josh Freeman reminds me a lot of Big Ben and guys like Talib, Joseph and Ruud have me thinking we can become contenders here in Tampa Bay really soon.

Following a 1-15 season Raheem Morris was removed from his post, however the organisation has decided to keep him on as defensive coordinator.

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scottyboy
12-19-2009, 11:45 AM
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Giants welcome in their new safety Rhodes

The New York Giants completed a 3 team trade with their stadium mates and doormat of their division today. THe Giants made no swaps with the Redskins however, yet dealt just with the Jets ultimately, giving them DE Mathias Kiwanuka and recieving the Jets 2nd round pick and safety Kerry Rhodes. Rhodes, a 27 year old safety and 1 time Pro Bowler, had fallen out of favor with the Jets and their coaching staff. THe Giants, who've been plagued by injuries and lack of depth at the safety position. Bringing in Rhodes to team up with Kenny Phillips and moving Michael Johnson to the 3rd safety for blitzing and 3rd down purposes sures up the Giants secondary. Also, with the deal, the Giants bring in a 2nd rounder, giving them 2 2nd rounders, and 4 total picks in the first 3 rounds.

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Rumor has it the Giants are also looking for a new defensive coordinator after firing the Bill Sheridan. And they're searching in house and out.

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bored of education
12-19-2009, 01:49 PM
In recent news the Bears have made some HUGE Changes!!!!!!

Jerry Angelo has been let go as General Manager and a Director of Football Operations aka Football Czar has been hired. A legend in football Chicago and a god in general in football lore. This hire is coming in to make the Bears what they have been and its time for this large of a changes after many years of mediocrity.

The Chicago Bears are pleased to announce the new President of Football Operations:

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Mike Ditka.

Ditka will be following up with a Press conference before they make their draft pick.

RaiderNation
12-19-2009, 01:59 PM
Raiders Welcome DT Gerald McCoy to the Silver and Black
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The Raiders went into this draft hoping that one DT would fall to them at 7. Well it didnt happen, but they wanted McCoy so bad, they decided to trade there 4th round pick to get the right to DT Gerald McCoy. McCoy is one of the best DT prospects of the decade according to some scouts. At 6'4 297lbs he is a ideal UT in a 4-3 and will replace the over payed Tommy Kelly. McCoy compares to future hall of famer Warren Sapp and Pro Bowler Tommie Harris. Now it will be interesting what the silver and black will do in the 2nd...

Bengals78
12-19-2009, 02:01 PM
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According to sources, the Cincinnati Bengals have let Offensive Coordinator Bob Bratkowski go and have hired current Ravens QB coach Hue Jackson in as his replacement. Jackson served as WR coach for the Bengals from 2004-06.

Nalej
12-19-2009, 02:05 PM
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Foxboro- Familiar faces back on the New England sidelines as Charlie Weis and Romeo Crennel are the once old and now new offensive and defensive coordinators, respectively.
Charlie Weis was recently let go by the Fighting Irish and Romeo had taken the year off after being let go as the Cleveland Browns head coach.

We'll see if the big time winning that occured while they were in New England last time occurs again this time

RaiderNation
12-19-2009, 02:13 PM
Chucky is Back!!!
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Many thought after signing a deal to be a brodcaster for Mondy Night Football, that Jon Gruden would done coaching in the NFL for some time, well that has changed as he is welcomed back to the Raiders. The Raiders have signed him to a 4 year deal in hopes he can bring them back to the way they were earlier this decade. Former coach Tom Cable has been demoted to Offensive Line Coach.

redbills
12-19-2009, 02:19 PM
Brett Favre to become Bills OC

YEAH!!!!!!

bored of education
12-19-2009, 05:11 PM
The Chicago Bears have announced the new coaching staff under the DITKA regime:
Head Coach: Mike Shanahan
Offensive Coordinator: Jeff Jagodinzski
QB Specialist/Assistant Head Coach: Ron Jaworski
Defensive Coordinator: Nick Holt

marshallb
12-19-2009, 05:47 PM
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Cromartie Gone
San Diego-- Antonio Cromartie has been traded. Cromartie, a 25 year old former all pro cornerback, had been rumored to be on the trading block and has been acquired by the Baltimore Ravens. The terms of the deal are as follows: San Diego receives: Baltimore’s first round pick, #20 and Baltimore’s third round pick, #81; Baltimore receives Cromartie and San Diego’s first round pick, #29. San Diego’s co-GM marshallb had this to say Cromartie, “We loved having Antonio [Cromartie] around, but we felt like it was time for us to go our separate ways. We wish him luck in Baltimore.” marshallb also said this about the deal, “We were glad we could pick up the extra pick and also move up in the first as much as we did. The earlier pick hopefully will allow us to grab our target and the third rounder will give us more flexibility and options.”
When asked about what the team’s plans are to fill Cromartie’s spot, marshallb had this to say: “We are very confident in the guys we have. We feel as though Antoine Cason can step into that spot very seamlessly.” Neither Cromartie nor Chargers’ co-GM ncst8fan83 could be reached for comment.

More to come on the draft, including info on the upcoming pick, as there are only a few picks between now and the newly acquired first round pick.

DiG
12-19-2009, 10:57 PM
Bruce Allen Bolsters Offense Early

Bruce Allens first draft as Washington Redskins GM has focused primarily on the offensive side of the football. The Redskins obtained an additional 4th round selection early in the draft in a trade with the Raiders which swapped first round picks. With the 7th overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, the Redskins selected CJ Spiller, RB, Clemson.

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"We are really excited about selecting CJ with our first pick. He offers great versatility in the run game, pass game, and return game." said Allen. "CJ is a legitimate playmaker and is a threat to score anywhere on the field."

The Redskins kept busy in the first round trading safety, Laron Landry to the NY Jets along with their 2nd round selection to move up into the late first round where they selected Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma.

"Rebuilding the offensive line is a top priority this offseason. Trent has excelled tremendously with the Sooners and we know that we are adding a great player with this selection. He is a very strong at the point of attack and has impressive recognition at such a young age."

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When asked how the qb situation would play out for the Redskins since they decided to pass on drafting qb Sam Bradford, Allen replied, "As a RFA, Jason will be here with the team again in 2010. We considered Sam with our early first round pick but we werent confident with his injuries but we are confident as an organization that we have a bright young player in Colt Brennan that has put in an incredible amount of effort and work this offseason and is ready to compete to prove that he belongs. Adding players like CJ and Trent that can contribute early to this offense will only help Colt in his progression."

marshallb
12-19-2009, 11:27 PM
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Newest Charger
San Diego-- Terrence Cody is the newest addition to the San Diego Chargers. Cody is a 6’5” 365 pound behemoth of a man. Cody was a 2 year starter at the University of Alabama, and before that he went to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. “Mount” Cody was a two time consensus All-American and two time First Team All-SEC player at DT. In both of his seasons at Alabama, the Crimson Tide lead the SEC in rush defense.
The Chargers were able to take Cody because of the trade that sent Antonio Cromartie to the Baltimore Ravens. When reached for comment, co-GM marshallb said, “We didn’t think we had a chance at Cody if we had stayed at 29. There were several teams that picked between the spots that would have taken him had he been available. Mount Cody was our target all along and we are ecstatic to have gotten him. We hope that he can further develop and learn from Jamal.”
When asked about how this would affect current Chargers’ NT Jamal Williams, marshallb replied, “They’ll both rotate in there. With big boys like they are, you have to have several of them, because they can’t just play every down like the little guys on the outside. Jamal will still play as much as usual, we’ll just have another guy to rotate in for him and if something would happen to Jamal again, we’d have some relief. It’s also not out of the realm of possibility that both will be on the field at the same time occasionally, but that’s for Norv and the rest of the coaching staff to figure out, and I trust that they’ll use them properly.”
Cody and his agent couldn’t be immediately reached for comment. Co-GM ncst8fan83 was also unavailable, but we were told that he will be available at a later time.
As for what to expect for the rest of the draft, this was all we could get out of marshallb: “There is plenty left to be done. We’ve been contacting and been contacted by other teams, and we still have 3 picks in the next 2 rounds.”

RaiderNation
12-20-2009, 09:41 PM
Raiders Draft 2 Linemen with Their First 2 Picks?
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Sure it wasnt a big surprise when the Silver and Black traded for the rights to DT Gerald McCoy, but drafting another linemen isnt the way the Raiders usually do things. Well dont you worry, because they just picked up a mammoth to help the oline. Mike Iupati at 6'6 330lbs is a big guy, but is also a great athlete. He has shown his athleticism pulling as a guard and handling speed rushers at OT. Iupati will likely compete for the RG and RT job in training camp.

YAYareaRB
12-21-2009, 03:30 PM
49ers Bolster Offensive line on Day One

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With the addition of Offensive Lineman Anthony Davis and Vladimir Ducasse, the 49ers struggling Offensive Line gets a little more stronger. Anthony Davis portrayed his dominance all season long helping the Scarlet Knights to 9-4 record while Ducasse bullied his way to the top of the guard rankings although the minutemen finished with a disappointing 5-6 record.

"We like both of them. They're beasts. They allow us to shop around some guys. I wanted to get guys that could surely start from day one." comment from GM - Yohan Riley.

The 49ers also added another pass rusher to their defense in the terror from TCU, Jerry Hughes.

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Jerry's efforts on defense helped the undefeated Horned Frogs to a BCS bowl berth. All the while Hughes has been giving tackles fits for two seasons, he's definitely caught the eye of 49ers head coach Mike Singletary.

"You wanna talk about coaching winners? He's a guy that reminds me a lot of the old school linebackers. Tough as nails and just gets the job done. We like his pass rushing moves that he throws at people. He's just an explosive and exciting player."

RaiderNation
12-22-2009, 04:13 PM
From Baylor to the Bay
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The Raiders ended up with two 3rd round picks, and used them both on senior prospects. They first drafted CB Trevard Lindley from Kentucky. At 6' 180lbs he is expected to compete with Chris Johnson for the starting job opposite of Nnamdi Asomugha. With the 88th pick, the silver and black decided to sure up the oline again with J.D. Walton. Walton is considered by some as the #1 senior center prospect. He should be able to out play Satele and Morris to start at center

Hines
12-22-2009, 04:22 PM
STEELERS GET DEFENSIVE


Pittsburgh, PA- With a young offensive filled with explosive potential, the Pittsburgh Steelers decided to solidfy their aging and talented defense in the 2010 NFL Draft.

With their first pick, the Steelers drafted a very talented safety, Taylor Mays, from USC. Mays was a four year starter who played primary as a centerfielder for the Trojans. He has excellent size, great speed, and can really hit. He lacks true ball skills, but can bring down some picks. Management and coaches are excited for a future tandem of Mays and former Trojan, Troy Polamalu.

When Polamalu went down from injury, the corners really seemed to get hurt the most. They also let go a underrated corner in Bryant McFadden thinking last year's nickle back, William ***, can take over the starting job. That hasn't worked out as planned. *** has been victimized the whole season and has misssed a lot of tackles. Coaches want to move him back inside where he was used effectively. They drafted two young corners in last year's draft, but decided to grab a very solid one in round two of the draft.

Donovan Warren is a corner who came out after his Junior season is still a work in progress. He is a very good man to man corner who is improving his ball skills and tackling ability. Had a rough junior season because the scheme had him playing off the ball. Steelers believe he could join starter Ike Taylor in the lineup sometime in the near future.

To improve their depth and pass rush, the Steelers drafted Eric Norwood from South Carolina. A short and compact rush backer, Norwood is a prototypical linebacker for the Steelers. He is very aggressive, strong, and can get after the quarterback. Norwood will come off the bench early and give LaMarr Woodley and James Harrison breaks. Coaches also think he could play MLB in their scheme as well.