Vikings should focus in on Derek Anderson

First of all, let me say if Brett Favre winds up signing with the Vikings this year it will be a bad idea. I don’t think the guy can play anymore, quite frankly. He had a shoulder/arm injury last year, but who’s to say his arm will ever again be up to par? It certainly wasn’t last year. Favre looked old in 2008, and severely limited. The Jet offense was grounded, and pretty bad with Favre under center.

I had an argument on the radio last summer with a host about Favre, the Packers, and Aaron Rodgers. The host’s contention was that the Packers were crazy to walk away from Favre, whereas I said it was a good idea. Sure, the Packers didn’t make the playoffs, but I didn’t have the luxury of having that information at hand then. My main point was that, if the Packers kept Favre one more year they were banking more so on 2008, whereas if they committed to Rodgers in 2008 they were banking on the next 3-5 years at least. I’d rather have 3-5 cracks at a title than just one more. Besides, Rodgers was and is better than Favre, anyway. […]

Eagles should look at Derrick Ward

Free agency is a few weeks away, but some rumors are already starting to heat up – like RB Edgerrin James getting released by the Cardinals and signing with the Bucs. For the record, while he’s a nice guy to have around, there’s no upside in that move for Tampa Bay. They’d still need a QB, a WR, maybe a TE, and maybe a RB. At least their line is good.

There’s one potential free agency situation has intrigued me since late in the season, when I came to the conclusion that Eagle RB Brian Westbrook’s days of truly being a workhorse should be over. The guy just can’t handle the workload he’s received the last few years. He and the team have done a terrific job managing his various injuries, mainly his chronic knee issues. But he’s no longer able to practice like a normal player, and I feel he’s been hanging on by a thread the last two years.

A somewhat easy fix for the team would be to simply give Correll Buckhalter more carries. But despite his looking very solid, they didn’t do that in 2008, and they really never have done that. He’s […]

2009 Combine Invites

For those interested in the NFL Combine, here’s a list of this year’s invites, courtesy of our friends at will be covering the combine live in Indianapolis, and you can save 35% off their premium service by ordering from us here:

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NFL Combine Invitations: Quarterbacks

The following is the list of quarterbacks  invited to this months combine.  The updated list includes juniors and additional seniors.  Notations are made on the names of those who did not receive invitations.


Full Name

Jason Boltus

Rhett Bomar
Sam Houston State

Tom Brandstater
Fresno State

Nathan Brown
Central Arkansas

Hunter Cantwell

Rudy Carpenter
Arizona State

Chase Daniel

Nate Davis
Ball State

Josh Freeman
Kansas State

Cullen Harper

Graham Harrell
Texas Tech

Chase Holbrook
New Mexico State

Brian Hoyer
Michigan State

Stephen McGee
Texas A&M

Curtis Painter

Mike Reilly
Central Washington

Mark Sanchez

Matt Stafford

Pat White
West Virginia

Drew Willy

John Wilson-Parker

Y1= New Invitation From Last Month

21 Invitations/4 Underclassmen

Notably Missing: David Johnson/Tulsa, Chris Pizzotti/Harvard, Brian Johnson/Utah, Willie Tuitama/Arizona,

NFL Combine Invitations: Running Backs/Fullbacks

The following is the list of running backs and fullbacks  invited to this months combine.  The updated list includes juniors and additional seniors.  Notations are made on the names of those who did not […]

2008’s Lesson Learned

I’m still trying to catch up with a ton of things just getting back from the Super Bowl late Monday night, but I’ll be starting to blog 2-3 times a week going forward, so if you’d like feel free to hook up the RSS feed for the blog so you can quickly see if I’ve made a new post.

One thing I’d like to do this year and re-post some of my whole articles to the blog, this way those who want to comment or chime in can. First up, here’s my annual “Lessons Learned” article posted on the site today.

2008’s Lessons Learned
Published, 2/4/09

I recently started perusing a certain social networking site, and while I’ve been catching up with long-lost friends and acquaintances from high school and years gone by, one thing is clear to me: I’m old.

It’s true. I was in my mid-20s when I started this site, and it’s been a 15-year expedition that has seen its share of ups and downs. From proclaiming Isaac Bruce the next Jerry Rice in the summer of ’95 to an embarrassingly bad ranking of Kevin Jones in ’05, one that I’ll never truly […]

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