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 TFYDraft.com. TFYDraft.com 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

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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.

Quarterbacks

Combine
Full Name
School

Y
Jason Boltus
Hartwick

Y
Rhett Bomar
Sam Houston State

Y
Tom Brandstater
Fresno State

Y
Nathan Brown
Central Arkansas

Y
Hunter Cantwell
Louisville

Y
Rudy Carpenter
Arizona State

Y
Chase Daniel
Missouri

Y1
Nate Davis
Ball State

Y1
Josh Freeman
Kansas State

Y
Cullen Harper
Clemson

Y
Graham Harrell
Texas Tech

Y1
Chase Holbrook
New Mexico State

Y
Brian Hoyer
Michigan State

Y
Stephen McGee
Texas A&M

Y
Curtis Painter
Purdue

Y
Mike Reilly
Central Washington

Y1
Mark Sanchez
USC

Y1
Matt Stafford
Georgia

Y
Pat White
West Virginia

Y1
Drew Willy
Buffalo

Y
John Wilson-Parker
Alabama

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

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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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