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Response to American Football Discussion 2010-02-16 20:17:11 Reply

Sebastian Janikowski and the Oakland Raiders agreed on a $16 million, four-year deal Tuesday that is the richest contract for a kicker in NFL history, the team said. Janikowski will be guaranteed $9 million in the deal.

Janikowski is coming off the best season of his 10-year career. He made 26 of 29 field goals, with his only misses coning from 45, 57 and 66 yards. He made six kicks of at least 50 yards, including a 61-yarder that was the fourth longest in NFL history.

The focus now turns to defensive lineman Richard Seymour. Oakland traded a 2011 first-round pick to New England for Seymour before last season. He had four sacks, but two of the them came in the season opener. If Oakland cannot sign Seymour to a long-term deal by Feb. 25, the team is expected to use the franchise tag to keep him for next season. Seymour, a five-time Pro Bowler, would be guaranteed $12,398,000 with a franchise tag.


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Response to American Football Discussion 2010-02-17 17:06:11 Reply

At 2/16/10 08:05 AM, puddinN64 wrote: Sadly, Brett Favre isn't included in this game, even though he was with the Falcons when it released.

Hmm, maybe they had most of the game programmed before the draft and they didn't think to add him. Then again I no longer have my copy of the game and I don't currently have it on an emulator, so perhaps he was just listed as QB Falcons, like Randall was QB Eagles?

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Response to American Football Discussion 2010-02-18 12:04:11 Reply

At 2/17/10 05:06 PM, phileeguy wrote:
At 2/16/10 08:05 AM, puddinN64 wrote: Sadly, Brett Favre isn't included in this game, even though he was with the Falcons when it released.
Hmm, maybe they had most of the game programmed before the draft and they didn't think to add him. Then again I no longer have my copy of the game and I don't currently have it on an emulator, so perhaps he was just listed as QB Falcons, like Randall was QB Eagles?

Randall was only QB Eagles because he didn't want to give up the rights to his name & likeness being portrayed in video games. Brett wasn't even a starter at that point, so I doubt it.


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Response to American Football Discussion 2010-02-18 12:51:30 Reply

At 2/16/10 08:17 PM, Buddhist wrote: Sebastian Janikowski and the Oakland Raiders agreed on a $16 million, four-year deal Tuesday that is the richest contract for a kicker in NFL history, the team said. Janikowski will be guaranteed $9 million in the deal.

He kicked a 61 yard field goal in the rain this year. He has the potential to break the NFL record for longest, which is 63. I agree with keeping him. Lechler too. We've got the best kickers in the NFL for sure now. What sucks is that we hired Baltimores old QB coach who developed Flacco to, as Al Davis put it, "Develop Jamarcus into the QB we all want him to be." Gradkowski is 1 year older than Jamarcus and showed ten times the potential as a starter in one quarter than Jamarcus showed in the first nine games. Gradkowski threw 3 touchdowns in the 4th quarter to beat the Steelers last year in a tough game. We went 2 and 1 under him. I'd have to double check, but I'm fairly confident Jamarcus didn't throw 3 touchdowns all year. Despite double digit interceptions.

I don't know what Davis is talking about when he says we all want JR to be developed, because I sure as hell don't care anymore. The dude has 0 work ethic, and comes to games wearing diamond earrings. He's never going to amount to shit. Send him back to the butt fuck bayou in Louisiana that he came from. We've got Charlie Frye, J.P. Losman, and Bruce Gradkowski, all 3 guys who were drafted highly because of their potential as starting quarterbacks and didn't get the job done. Now they're all hungry and want that starting job. Gradkowski damn near broke both his knees vs the Redskins and still kept fighting. And Charlie Frye stepped in and threw 300 yards the next game when Gradkowski was out. The uncapped year ahead makes it perfect timing too. DUMP HIS FUCKING CONTRACT. We're good at QB.

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Response to American Football Discussion 2010-02-19 12:20:14 Reply

At 2/18/10 12:51 PM, michelinman wrote: We've got Charlie Frye, J.P. Losman, and Bruce Gradkowski, all 3 guys who were drafted highly because of their potential as starting quarterbacks and didn't get the job done.

Charlie Frye - 3rd-round pick, dumped by the Browns in favor of Derek Anderson
JP Losman - 1st-round pick, dumped by the Bills in favor of Trent Edwards, spent most of last season in a brand-new UFL
Bruce Gradkowski - 6th-round pick, dumped by the Bucs, Rams, Browns

Let's not deceive ourselves. We're by no means set at quarterback, and with JaMarcus on board we might as well give it one more year before we choose to dump him. It's not as though we'd be making the playoffs with anyone other than Russell under center anyway.


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Response to American Football Discussion 2010-02-21 15:07:08 Reply

At 2/18/10 12:04 PM, Buddhist wrote:
Randall was only QB Eagles because he didn't want to give up the rights to his name & likeness being portrayed in video games. Brett wasn't even a starter at that point, so I doubt it.

Yeah, I've done some extensive research and you are correct. Brett Favre is not in this game. It's a pity, though. It would have been fun to play as the NFL's old man when he was just a rookie.


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Response to American Football Discussion 2010-02-22 17:03:57 Reply

At 2/21/10 03:07 PM, puddinN64 wrote: Yeah, I've done some extensive research and you are correct. Brett Favre is not in this game. It's a pity, though. It would have been fun to play as the NFL's old man when he was just a rookie.

I only found that out recently because Kotaku had an article detailing how when video games first came out, prior the Players' Associations stepping in, various athletes refused to allow their likeness to be used in videogames and thus have never been shown in a game. It happens more in baseball than football, but Randall was a big name.


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Response to American Football Discussion 2010-02-26 13:17:06 Reply

At 2/25/10 10:29 PM, Idiot-Finder wrote: As the old saying goes, hindsight is fun.

Ha, that's great.

So, have we had a serious discussion about the NFL Cap yet? I'm really starting to get worried that there won't be football this year.


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Response to American Football Discussion 2010-03-01 18:11:38 Reply

So...I wonder how many more big-name players are going to get cut from their teams. LaDainian Tomlinson, Brian Westbrook, Thomas Jones, Jamal Lewis, Terrell Owens, Willie Parker, Darren Sproles, Antrel Rolle...


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Response to American Football Discussion 2010-03-03 19:14:32 Reply

I wouldn't mind if the Giants go after Sharper as long the deal is two years at max. Probably won't happen but who knows?


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Response to American Football Discussion 2010-03-05 22:37:13 Reply

Ravens just stole Anquan Boldin from underneath every other team. An elite, Pro-Bowl No.1 receiver and a 5th-round pick for third and fifth-round picks? Ridiculous.

That lineup is gonna be scary next year, especially if they bring back Derrick Mason, which seems likelier now. Flacco under center with Rice and prolly McClain in the backfield, then Boldin, Stallworth and Mason at wides with Heap at TE behind a great offensive line and an even better defensive front? Shiiiit.

Also, Bears picked up Julius Peppers for $91.5 million; Lions picked up Kyle Vanden Bosch for $26 million and Nate Burleson for $25 million; Falcons signed Dunta Robinson for six years; Dolphins released Gibril Wilson and Joey Porter.


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Response to American Football Discussion 2010-03-05 23:56:49 Reply

At 3/5/10 10:37 PM, Buddhist wrote: Ravens just stole Anquan Boldin from underneath every other team. An elite, Pro-Bowl No.1 receiver and a 5th-round pick for third and fifth-round picks? Ridiculous.

At least he won't be in the NFC let alone NFC East.

That lineup is gonna be scary next year, especially if they bring back Derrick Mason, which seems likelier now. Flacco under center with Rice and prolly McClain in the backfield, then Boldin, Stallworth and Mason at wides with Heap at TE behind a great offensive line and an even better defensive front? Shiiiit.

That can help Flacco a lot. Now the Ravens can hope Ed Reed can hold off what could be a premature retirement...

Also, Bears picked up Julius Peppers for $91.5 million;

Good for them, now if Urlacher can stop getting hurt.

I really hope the Giants get Sharper as long the deal is two years at best.


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Response to American Football Discussion 2010-03-06 11:30:12 Reply

At 3/6/10 02:07 AM, Molotov wrote: Bad Ben

For some reason I smell gold...digging.


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Response to American Football Discussion 2010-03-08 15:00:30 Reply

At 3/6/10 11:30 AM, Idiot-Finder wrote:
At 3/6/10 02:07 AM, Molotov wrote: Bad Ben
For some reason I smell gold...digging.

All i smell is pussy wanting

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Response to American Football Discussion 2010-03-08 15:29:55 Reply

At 3/5/10 11:56 PM, Idiot-Finder wrote:
At 3/5/10 10:37 PM, Buddhist wrote: Ravens just stole Anquan Boldin from underneath every other team. An elite, Pro-Bowl No.1 receiver and a 5th-round pick for third and fifth-round picks? Ridiculous.
At least he won't be in the NFC let alone NFC East.

Yeah, I'm surprised he didn't sign with the Giants who, after the Plaxico incident, have been in need of a good WR. Steve Smith played great, but Hixon seems to have hands like bricks sometimes, and Nicks played good for a rookie, but I don't know if in the next years he'll progress or regress.

I'm also surprised Snyder didn't pick him up with the way he likes to throw money around. Maybe Shanahan kiboshed that. As for Dallas and Philly, well Philly doesn't need a WR like the other teams do, and I don't know if Jerry can convince his creditors that spending more money right now is wise with his ass in hock for that stadium.

Also, Bears picked up Julius Peppers for $91.5 million;
Good for them, now if Urlacher can stop getting hurt.

Well, that's the rub isn't it? Those two together have some serious front 7 pressure. But if Brian gets sidelined again and Peppers plays 100% on only the downs he feels that he should... well let's just say that Bears fans would be hoping Cutler doesn't lead the league in INTs for 2 straight years.

I really hope the Giants get Sharper as long the deal is two years at best.

I hope they dont ;) Actually, I'd love the same deal if he signed with the Birds. They need help in their secondary desperately.

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Is it too much to ask for your franchise QB to just think every once in a while before he acts off the field? He had a previous sexual assault charge, then he crashed his bike without a helmet or license, and now another sexual assault/rape dealy. He's closing in on Pac-man Jones territory.

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Response to American Football Discussion 2010-03-08 19:54:12 Reply

At 3/8/10 03:29 PM, phileeguy wrote: ) Actually, I'd love the same deal if he signed with the Birds. They need help in their secondary desperately.

Especially since he might have at least one All-Pro caliber year left which can help for short term.


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Response to American Football Discussion 2010-03-09 21:51:59 Reply

Raiders released WR Javon Walker and DE Greg Ellis.

Walker caught 15 passes for 196 yards and one touchdown in two injury-plagued seasons in Oakland after signing a $55 million free-agent contract with an $11 million signing bonus before the 2008 season. Walker restructured the deal last year and will be paid $2.6 million this season despite his release.

At least we're gaining some semblance of sense...although our FA tenders would dictate otherwise. Now if we just give Louis Murphy and Chaz Schillens time as our two main WRs, sit, trade or release Heyward-Bey, and don't draft Dez Bryant (which seems like a dangerously high possibility) and we'll be on the right track.

Also, in other news:

- Eagles traded WR Reggie Brown to the Bucs for a sixth-round pick
- Seahawks traded QB Seneca Wallace to the Browns for a 2011 draft pick
- Bears released RB Kevin Jones
- Chiefs signed RB Thomas Jones to a two-year, $5 million deal to split carries with Jamaal Charles
- Panthers released FB Brad Hoover
- Broncos signed former Chargers NT Jamaal Williams to a three-year deal


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Response to American Football Discussion 2010-03-10 00:18:52 Reply

At 3/9/10 09:51 PM, Buddhist wrote: - Eagles traded WR Reggie Brown to the Bucs for a sixth-round pick

This move surprised me. Not that they got rid of Reggie Brown, but they got a 6th round pick for him.

- Seahawks traded QB Seneca Wallace to the Browns for a 2011 draft pick
- Bears released RB Kevin Jones

Wouldn't surprise me if they make a move for one of the newly available RBs. Then again...

- Chiefs signed RB Thomas Jones to a two-year, $5 million deal to split carries with Jamaal Charles

...then again I figured the bears would've maybe attempted to bring back Jones into the fold after a few years away. I'm sure it wouldn't have taken long for him to re-adjust to the offense that he should still remember fairly well. Then again, after blowing their wad on Peppers maybe the front office decided that was enough on the big spending. We shall see.

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Response to American Football Discussion 2010-03-10 23:21:43 Reply

Na, the Bears signed Chester Taylor from Minny on the same day they signed Peppers. Taylor's supposed to play split backs with Forte and help him not suck as much.

As for Brown, I guess because it's the Bucs they managed to get a 6th-rounder, but yeah I'm a little surprised too given that I don't recall him playing at all last season. Maybe a caught pass here and there.


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Response to American Football Discussion 2010-03-14 15:00:18 Reply

Giants and Jets to flip coin for stadium opening game.

Them's the breaks for a city that wishes to have 2 NFL franchises and just 1 facility to house them both. Could be worse though, you could be L.A. and plain not have a team at all.

Still, it's a shame the NFC East and AFC East don't play each other this year. When you've got a stadium that holds 85,000+ you've got plenty of seats for both fanbases to make some noise. I mean, imagine the idea of one side the stadium clad in red and blue and the opposite in green and white. It would look so cool, and I'd force the Jets bench to have their backs to Giants fans and vice-versa for more of a noise factor.

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Response to American Football Discussion 2010-03-14 22:14:24 Reply

Hm, Broncos traded their fullback for Brady Quinn. You never know he might be pretty decent on a team with decent wide receivers and offensive line. I remember watching one game where his receivers dropped about 5 or 6 passes in a row.


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Response to American Football Discussion 2010-03-15 12:48:10 Reply

At 3/14/10 10:14 PM, Fro wrote: Hm, Broncos traded their fullback for Brady Quinn. You never know he might be pretty decent on a team with decent wide receivers and offensive line. I remember watching one game where his receivers dropped about 5 or 6 passes in a row.

He'll be Chris Simms' replacement as backup. I highly doubt he gets to start, although if Orton blows it, you can bet on Quinn starting by midseason.

Peyton Hillis will make a great FB and a solid change-of-pace back for the Browns, who need to get Jerome Harrison and Chris Jennings more reps and more safety behind the line anyway.

Now to see if Delhomme is the starter and Wallace is the backup, or if another QB comes into the fold post-draft.

Also, Raiders picked up MLB Kamerion Wimbley from the Browns for a 3rd-rounder we got from the Pats in last season's Derrick Burgess deal.


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Response to American Football Discussion 2010-03-15 17:20:29 Reply

At 3/15/10 12:48 PM, Buddhist wrote:
At 3/14/10 10:14 PM, Fro wrote: Hm, Broncos traded their fullback for Brady Quinn. You never know he might be pretty decent on a team with decent wide receivers and offensive line. I remember watching one game where his receivers dropped about 5 or 6 passes in a row.
He'll be Chris Simms' replacement as backup. I highly doubt he gets to start, although if Orton blows it, you can bet on Quinn starting by midseason.

Sure will be Chris Simms' replacement as they just cut him from the team. In the long run it can really only help the team out. In my opinion both of the quarterbacks are about equal in talent so if they are going to be fighting for the starting job their both going to be improving and striving to be the best that they can be.

Peyton Hillis will make a great FB and a solid change-of-pace back for the Browns, who need to get Jerome Harrison and Chris Jennings more reps and more safety behind the line anyway.

He was actually one of my favorite players. He's very universal. He could easily be a 1,000 yard running back if he was used like that and he's also a pretty good fullback. If it wasn't for those darn injuries I would be a bit upset about this trade, but he's gotten hurt every year so far now.

Now to see if Delhomme is the starter and Wallace is the backup, or if another QB comes into the fold post-draft.

This will be pretty interesting. They may need a scrambler in Wallace because their protection tends to break down frequently and quickly. Delhomme on the other hand is on the down side of his career in my opinion.

If they aren't going to draft a quarterback it would seem that Delhomme would be the starter this year and Wallace would be for the future.


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Response to American Football Discussion 2010-03-16 15:25:41 Reply

The thing that pissed me off is that with the money Jake is getting from the Panthers this year, he's set to make ~$20 million. Twenty million, for a guy who is average at best when it comes to taking snaps under center. Fuck man.

As for Orton v. Quinn, Orton is the better overall QB at this point. More polished, more accurate, better rapport with his receivers, but a weaker arm. If Quinn can develop a good relationship with Broncos receivers (specifically Eddie Royal and/or Tony Scheffler, since Baby T.O. is on the way out) and improve his accuracy behind a better OL (which should be fairly plausible as you get more time to make a decision), I think his prospects are fairly good in Denver, and I've never been a Quinn fan whatsoever, dating back to his Notre Dame/Charlie Weis butt-buddy days.

Chris Simms just sucks. He's always been pretty ehh, even back in Jersey in HS. He got by because of his last name, but the upside he had was raped when he ruptured his spleen a couple years back.

I honestly think Seneca Wallace would make a superb Wildcat QB and a good decoy/receiver as well. He's a pretty good QB and a deec scrambler, but his height kind of hinders his field vision which ultimately hurts his throws.


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Response to American Football Discussion 2010-03-17 15:17:12 Reply

Recently Craig Carton attempts to rile up some Giant fans by claiming they're second class after the Jets finally made it to the playoffs for once.

With that said, who the heck is Craig Carton? Whoever he is, he should sponser some Grade F eggs if you know what I mean.


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Response to American Football Discussion 2010-03-17 20:13:39 Reply

Chad "Ochocinco" (Johnson) to get his own dating show on VH1.

Damn, I hate being from Cincinnati.

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Response to American Football Discussion 2010-03-18 08:48:10 Reply

Willie Parker is visiting the Rams. Not big news, but just wanted to throw it out there.

They are talking about changing the overtime rules so both teams get a chance. Only for the playoffs though. The idea is that during the regular season games they want the games to end sooner and to prevent injuries, but during the playoffs they want to give a fair chance to each team. It will be interesting to see where it goes from there.


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Response to American Football Discussion 2010-03-21 14:10:47 Reply

At 3/18/10 08:48 AM, Fro wrote: They are talking about changing the overtime rules so both teams get a chance. Only for the playoffs though. The idea is that during the regular season games they want the games to end sooner and to prevent injuries, but during the playoffs they want to give a fair chance to each team. It will be interesting to see where it goes from there.

Yeah, I think I'm on the fence on this issue. I kind of like the way it is now, what with the possibility of it ending suddenly and surprisingly still in play. And to those who would argue that their team may not get a chance on offense, well if your team was better then they should've pinned them deep on the kick with special teams, or stopped them on defense, or even you know won the game before overtime. Offense is just 1/3 of a team.

But I do see how this is an issue, with a decided majority of wins going to the team that wins the coin-toss at the start of OT. Frankly, I say just get rid of the FG kicker option in OT come playoff time.

As for the rule being different in the Post-season and remaining the same during the regular season, I like that. Understandably being a contact sport, they would like to end it quick to remove the possibility of injury, and yet come playoff time have it be more of "who wants it more?" As a hockey fan, it looks to me that perhaps they're taking a page from the NHL on this one as in the regular season their OT is just 5 minutes long, with 1 less skater a side followed by a shoot-out if necessary. And their playoff OT is basically just the extension of the game, 5 skaters a side until someone wins with a goal.