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RE:NFL News - 8/8/2007 6:24:57 PM   
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[quote="Toby Stumbo"]Bucs, Broncos both seek grievance against Plummer By STEPHEN F. HOLDER, Times Staff Writer Published August 8, 2007 LAKE BUENA VISTA -- Looks like the Jake Plummer experiment is over. The Bucs, in tandem with the Broncos, have filed a grievance against the quarterback for the return of a prorated portion of his signing bonus based on a breach of contract. The move effectively ends any chance Plummer will play for the Bucs. Plummer, 32, was traded from Denver to Tampa Bay in March but said at the time he planned to retire from the NFL. However, the Bucs own his rights and contract and believe they have the right to recoup money paid to Plummer in a lump sum after he signed his contract because he did not fulfill the five-year commitment. The Bucs continued to hold out hope Plummer would report, with coach Jon Gruden traveling to the player's native Idaho to make a face-to-face appeal over the summer. But once the start of training camp came, the Bucs indicated they intended to take advantage of any remedies available to them. The teams are seeking a sum of about $7-million, but the matter will have to go through arbitration to be settled. That likely will take several months. The Broncos are believed to have joined forces with the Bucs to avoid questions as to whether the Bucs have a legal right to money originally paid by the Broncos. It's possible the teams have an agreement under which the Broncos would send their portion of any recouped money to Tampa Bay.[/quote] That is garbage Tampa, you weren't the team that paid him the signing bonus. The guy chose to retire, take it up with the Broncos and cancel the trade.
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RE:NFL News - 8/8/2007 7:05:01 PM   
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Yeah, I thought that was kind of lame for the Bucs to try to recoup money they didn't even pay to a guy. Makes Carl Pohlad look not so cheap eh?
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RE:NFL News - 8/9/2007 8:22:24 PM   
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I just watched the "NFL Yearbook" programs on ESPN about the BEngals and then the Skins...it was really interesting how they can make a crappy team sound all world! The Bengals were amazing in every game, but went 8-8 and missed the playoffs... And Washington looked like this team with a stellar defense nd this new and fabulous QB and incredible running game, but they went 6-10, right? or were they 5-11? NFL films is good as the mellodrama, that's for sure! I want to see the VIkings one, to see how awesome we relly were last year ;)
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RE:NFL News - 8/9/2007 8:25:22 PM   
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I'm guessing the run defense is highlighted :)
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RE:NFL News - 8/9/2007 10:12:56 PM   
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[quote="Toby Stumbo"]I'm guessing the run defense is highlighted :)[/quote] Sounds like a very fine guess to me... :beer:
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RE:NFL News - 8/10/2007 6:10:45 PM   
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Anyone see Brad Johnson last night? He looked the same, 3rd and long and throws a 3 yd pass. Maybe it was Childress.
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RE:NFL News - 8/10/2007 7:51:19 PM   
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[quote="Jim Frenette"]Anyone see Brad Johnson last night? He looked the same, 3rd and long and throws a 3 yd pass. Maybe it was Childress.[/quote] Jim, I was laughing about that, too...throwing ducks short and behind the WR...but that first series when he went 3 and out because he threw the 3 yd checkdown pass on 3rd and 6 made me SO GLAD he is gone...
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RE:NFL News - 8/10/2007 11:53:09 PM   
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I saw that Kenny Irons tore his ACL last night...I was interested in him, though he is more of the classic "injury prone" player...reinforced by that injury...sad to see good talent go to waste...
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RE:NFL News - 8/11/2007 1:15:10 AM   
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[quote="Chris Olson"]I saw that Kenny Irons tore his ACL last night...I was interested in him, though he is more of the classic "injury prone" player...reinforced by that injury...sad to see good talent go to waste...[/quote] Cincy sure has some bad luck with RB's. Perry and Irons both have immense talent. And then of course you had KiJana Carter back in the day.
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IS DAUNTE REALLY GOING TO PLAY AGAIN? - 8/11/2007 3:05:28 PM   
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NAPA, Calif. -- Watching Daunte Culpepper drop back, roll right or left and then fire a missile of a pass makes you wonder if the Raiders made the right choice in taking JaMarcus Russell. Observation deck A trimmed-down Warren Sapp is back to being a disruptive force. Check out what else John Clayton observed at Raiders camp. • Observation deck • Training camp index From the personnel standpoint, Russell to Oakland was a no-brainer. The league hasn't seen an arm like his since John Elway. Owner Al Davis loves to stretch the field with long passes, but quarterbacks taken first stretch the finances of a franchise. The cost of Russell is more than $30 million in guarantees. Russell is holding out, rejecting offers from the Raiders that he didn't like before the draft. Just imagine if the Raiders heeded Russell's suggestion to bypass him if the finances clouded their marriage on the field. The Raiders could have traded a sixth-rounder to Miami for Culpepper, drafted wide receiver Calvin Johnson and shipped Randy Moss to New England -- as they did -- for a fourth. Russell isn't signing anytime soon, and Culpepper is in a mad rush to learn coach Lane Kiffin's offense. At stake is a September that will either make or break the psyche of this team. The Raiders have home games against Detroit and Cleveland in September. Winning those games is paramount for -- at worst -- a 2-2 start and first-year credibility for Kiffin. Timing is everything, and time is working against the Raiders. Culpepper, who is working feverishly, has had only two weeks in this offense. Josh McCown likely will start the regular season behind center, but he was acquired on the second day of the draft. Russell will sign at some point, but his arrival will be too late for him to be in the 2007 equation. McCown and Culpepper are on one-year contracts, and if either one or both succeed, they could leave after the season. At some point Russell has to decide if he's willing to go back into the draft if the Raiders maintain their financial stance. For the moment, the story in Raiderland is Culpepper. Athletically, he shows flashes of his Vikings days. In drills, he looks good. The arm is sensational. Culpepper not only makes all the throws with velocity but also has the accuracy of a quarterback who once threw 39 touchdown passes in a season. The encouraging part is his rollouts. "I knew from the time I got injured it was going to be awhile before I was going to feel like I feel now," Culpepper said. "It's tough. It's behind me now. I've got a chance to rectify things and take everything step by step. I'm not going to take too many steps at one time." http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/trainingcamp07/columns/story?columnist=clayton_john&id=2968517
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RE:NFL News - 8/14/2007 1:05:48 AM   
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OH CRAP!!! We BLEW it! Todd Pinkston was just signed to the Redskins... we blew that opportunity... ;)
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RE:NFL News - 8/14/2007 1:51:50 PM   
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AP reports Tennessee Titans QB Vince Young is a bit of a perfectionist and hates losing. Admitting he did something wrong wasn't easy for the Titans quarterback, either. Young finally talked with reporters Monday about why HC Jeff Fisher benched him for the Titans' preseason opener, a 14-6 loss to Washington, after declining to speak immediately after Saturday night's game. "Broke the rules," Young said. "Can't play. Got to go by the rules." Before the next question could be asked, Young said, "Next question, man. Next question." Asked if he knew he had broken a team rule, Young added, "Next question." Fisher declined to say which rule Young broke in announcing before kickoff that he benched the quarterback. The 2006 Offensive Rookie of the Year will start against New England in the Titans' next exhibition. Young finally admitted he left the team hotel Friday night to sleep at home after being asked if he felt he had let his teammates down. "If I did, I apologize to my teammates, coaches, fans, to everybody. To me, I really feel like I'm not a bad guy, but I made a bad decision to try to go home and get some rest in my own bed and should've told coach. But I didn't. That's the consequences," Young said. The MADDEN CURSE begins. :smoke:
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RE:NFL News - 8/14/2007 4:38:32 PM   
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[quote="Chris Olson"]OH CRAP!!! We BLEW it! Todd Pinkston was just signed to the Redskins... we blew that opportunity... ;)[/quote] Thanks God! That was my worst fear last season.
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RE:NFL News - 8/15/2007 6:45:12 PM   
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Shockey pissed over latest practical joke August 15, 2007 -- ALBANY - Be forewarned. Whoever nailed Jeremy Shockey with the latest training-camp prank is going to live to regret picking this particular target. After lunch yesterday, Shockey went to sign some autographs and revealed a very purple left hand, stained with dye after he stuck it inside his glove, not knowing that it had been booby-trapped with the unwashable substance that banks use to mark money. It will take days for Shockey to remove the deep purple stain, and undoubtedly much less time to identify the culprit. Unsmiling, the temperamental tight end clearly did not appreciate the gag and vowed revenge. "Dead man walking," he warned. The usual suspect whenever foul play hits camp is guard Rich Seubert, who has a long and storied prankster history. But Seubert steadfastly proclaimed his innocence, as he's Shockey's suite mate and knows better than to pick on him. Seubert's targets usually are unsuspecting rookies. "Everyone thinks it's me," said Seubert, who offered "a cash reward" to anyone who revealed the mastermind behind the purple hand. "I think it was the ballboys. They're all getting dumped in the cold tub." Poor baby :lol:
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RE:NFL News - 8/15/2007 8:07:34 PM   
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[quote="Toby Stumbo"]Shockey pissed over latest practical joke August 15, 2007 -- ALBANY - Be forewarned. Whoever nailed Jeremy Shockey with the latest training-camp prank is going to live to regret picking this particular target. After lunch yesterday, Shockey went to sign some autographs and revealed a very purple left hand, stained with dye after he stuck it inside his glove, not knowing that it had been booby-trapped with the unwashable substance that banks use to mark money. It will take days for Shockey to remove the deep purple stain, and undoubtedly much less time to identify the culprit. Unsmiling, the temperamental tight end clearly did not appreciate the gag and vowed revenge. "Dead man walking," he warned. The usual suspect whenever foul play hits camp is guard Rich Seubert, who has a long and storied prankster history. But Seubert steadfastly proclaimed his innocence, as he's Shockey's suite mate and knows better than to pick on him. Seubert's targets usually are unsuspecting rookies. "Everyone thinks it's me," said Seubert, who offered "a cash reward" to anyone who revealed the mastermind behind the purple hand. "I think it was the ballboys. They're all getting dumped in the cold tub." Poor baby :lol:[/quote] Yea, lucky he wasn't called a faggot.
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RE:NFL News - 8/15/2007 8:09:13 PM   
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A bundle of sticks?
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RE:NFL News - 8/15/2007 8:17:43 PM   
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-- Harrington Received Death Threats as a Lion -- Wed Aug 15, 2007 ESPN reports Atlanta Falcons QB Joey Harrington said he received death threats while he was starting for the Detroit Lions. :shock:
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RE:NFL News - 8/15/2007 8:22:15 PM   
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-- Mike Williams Credits Martz for Growth -- Wed Aug 15, 2007 The Detroit Free Pess reports Oakland Raiders WR Mike Williams, a former Lions first round draft pick, credited Lions OC Mike Martz with taking him out of a "young punk" phase. "Regardless of how bad it was for me or how negative it was for me, I appreciate every second being around Coach Martz," Williams told the Sacramento Bee. "All I think about when I'm on the field is what would Coach Martz say about this, or how I did that." Martz, huh? I thought his growth had more to do with cheeseburgers. :lol:
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RE:NFL News - 8/15/2007 9:03:35 PM   
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[quote="Duane Sampson"]-- Harrington Received Death Threats as a Lion -- Wed Aug 15, 2007 ESPN reports Atlanta Falcons QB Joey Harrington said he received death threats while he was starting for the Detroit Lions. :shock:[/quote] I would bring in his WR's for questioning.
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RE:NFL News - 8/16/2007 12:14:57 AM   
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[quote="Jeff Jesser"][quote="Duane Sampson"]-- Harrington Received Death Threats as a Lion -- Wed Aug 15, 2007 ESPN reports Atlanta Falcons QB Joey Harrington said he received death threats while he was starting for the Detroit Lions. :shock:[/quote] I would bring in his WR's for questioning.[/quote] Now that's funny. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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RE:NFL News - 8/17/2007 3:17:16 AM   
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[quote="Duane Sampson"]-- Harrington Received Death Threats as a Lion -- Wed Aug 15, 2007 ESPN reports Atlanta Falcons QB Joey Harrington said he received death threats while he was starting for the Detroit Lions. :shock:[/quote] If I recall correctly, didn't Daunte get death threats from a couple of morons when he played in Minnesota?
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RE:NFL News - 8/17/2007 6:31:16 PM   
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First Down, 2 Minutes Left, Down by 6 By Chris Steuber NFL Analyst, Scout.com Posted Aug 16, 2007 Your team is down by six points, it's first down and you've only got two minutes left in the game. What current eleven offensive players would you want out on the field with the game on the line? Here are Chris Steuber's selections from across the NFL. QB - Tom Brady, New England Patriots Is there anyone better in a clutch situation than Brady? He's the ultimate team leader and a guy that you feel comfortable with in crunch-time. Brady commands respect in the huddle and can lead a team down the field better than any field general in the game today. With three Super Bowl victories already in hand, Brady is a threat to add another one to his jewelry box every year that he plays. There isn't another quarterback in the league that I'd feel more comfortable with in this situation. RB - LaDainian Tomlinson, San Diego Chargers If you have a weapon in the backfield as dominant as LaDainian Tomlinson, you'd better hand him the ball if you want to win. Tomlinson is the ultimate weapon. He can hurt you by running, receiving, or even throwing the ball. The Chargers' offense revolves around the play of L.T. and he excels when times are tough. Usually, with only two minutes on the clock, a team is looking to throw the ball. But when you have a player of Tomlinson's talent, running the ball isn't far-fetched. FB - Mack Strong, Seattle Seahawks With only two minutes on the clock, I need a guy who will give up his body and block anything in front of him. Seattle's Mack Strong has been going strong for 14-years and has been one of the most effective fullbacks in the NFL. In a situation like this, you need a fullback who can protect the quarterback, lead the way for a running back, and be productive as a receiver out of the backfield. Strong possesses all those attributes and is a player guys look up to in the huddle. WR - Torry Holt, St. Louis Rams When your nickname is "Big Game" you better be clutch in this situation. Torry Holt is, in my mind, the best receiver in the NFL. He does everything right -- runs great routes, has great hands, displays great speed, leads on the field, and is a threat to score at any time. When you have Holt on the field, you know that he's going to find a way to get open and get you the yards you need to be in position to score the winning touchdown. WR - Terrell Owens, Dallas Cowboys For all of his antics and flamboyant displays, you can't deny Terrell Owens' talent. He has the tendency to drop a ball or two, but when times get tough, there isn't another receiver you want on the field with the game on the line. T.O. has the ability to turn a five-yard out route into a 50-yard touchdown. Deceptively quick, he can overpower any defensive back in the league. Give him the ball, because he will stand by the words he preaches, "Get your popcorn ready, because it's going to be a show." TE - Tony Gonzalez, Kansas City Chiefs Possibly the best tight end to ever play the game, Tony Gonzalez can do it all on the football field. If you need an automatic first down, look for Gonzalez over the middle. If you need someone to stay in tight and provide extra protection to complete a 20-yard slant, he's your man. If you want a tight end to stretch the field and put you in position to win a game, look no further than No. 88. In a crucial situation, there isn't anyone better than Gonzalez. LT - Walter Jones, Seattle Seahawks The man that's led the way for Chris Warren, Ricky Watters, and Shaun Alexander, Jones has been a mainstay on the Seahawks offensive line since he's been in the league. Entering his 11th season, the seven-time Pro-Bowler is a player you'd want protecting your quarterback and blocking for your lead back in any situation. LG - Steve Hutchinson, Minnesota Vikings Hutchinson is one of the best interior linemen in the league and is very aggressive against the opposition. He's a player that does all the dirty work and clears the way for a running back, and he does an outstanding job of protecting the quarterback. He's a fierce competitor up front and a player you want on the field when times are tough. C - Matt Birk, Minnesota Vikings With two minutes left on the clock, you need an intelligent leader to anchor your offensive line; a guy who understands everyone's assignment and can make crucial calls down the stretch. Former Harvard standout Matt Birk is steady and a reliable center who can make a difference down the stretch. RG - Shawn Andrews, Philadelphia Eagles In 2006, Andrews emerged as one of the league's brightest young stars along the offensive line. He was named to his first Pro Bowl (in 2006) and looks to continue his dominant play upfront in 2007. With his ability to control the opposition, Andrews is a vital part of a team's offensive attack. RT - Jon Runyan, Philadelphia Eagles A player that never gets any recognition because he's one of the most hated players in the league, rugged tackle Jon Runyan is a true warrior that takes on all comers. One of the nastiest players on the field, Runyan isn't afraid to mix it up with the opposition. Since 1997, going back to his days with the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans, Runyan hasn't missed a game. When the game's on the line, a team needs a player who is durable, dependable, and puts the team first. That guy is Runyan. The former publisher of NFLDraftPro.com, Chris Steuber has provided his analysis of the NFL and NFL Draft prospects on the web and on the radio since 1999. He's also covered the NFL Draft for the Eagles' official website, PhiladelphiaEagles.com.
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RE:NFL News - 8/20/2007 2:34:56 PM   
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Ravens' Antwan Barnes' cheapshot on the punter in case ya missed it. [youtube]http://youtube.com/watch?v=W2_hQ7HaXQw[/youtube]
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RE:NFL News - 8/20/2007 3:36:30 PM   
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I'm not surprised by that video. Watching the Ravens/Giants game last night I saw several instances where Ravens players were acting like complete thugs out there - late hits, cheap shots, piling on after the whistle... Their coaching staff must teach a thug mentality. Classy.
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RE:NFL News - 8/20/2007 5:31:55 PM   
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If that doesn't draw a fine, you know someone got a nice payoff.
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