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Posted 5 Mar 2014As I was awatching NFLN this morning they were talkin about the kicking changes. This got me thinking about what other plays are throw away plays and what could we do to change it. Here are some random thoughts.
I like the proposed 43 yard extra point. Cuurently after a TD I will go to the kitchen or bathroom or whatever. This would keep me in my chair much like a 3 point try. I also thought having a tiered system would be cool. Lets say a 15 yard is 1 point a 40 is 2 points and anything over 50 is 3. Might be to much for some fans to understand the complexities and depth of the situation though.
Also doing away with taking a knee could be interesting. If you do not get the ball back to the line of scrimage the clock will stop. I understand there is an element of increased injury but this is another worthless play that is dead time.
Posted 20 Feb 2014http://www.nfl.com/n...-class-ive-seen
QuoteINDIANAPOLIS -- Steelers GM Kevin Colbert thinks this year's draft class is the deepest he's seen, but it's also the most immature class he's evaluated in his 30 years in the profession.
"Experience has told us that a lot of these younger players aren't ready for this," Colbert said Thursday at the NFL Scouting Combine. "It's a huge leap. I don't think a lot of them understand that until they actually get on a playing field and see the increase in the quality of play."
He's hinted before that this year's class is heavy with players unready for the NFL, but this was strongest critique yet of the group.
"We have to be prepared for more player development-type programs or maybe enhancing your player development so as to get the most out of these younger players."
With a record number of underclassmen declaring for this year's draft, it won't be a surprise to hear other personnel executives share similar views during the week in Indy.
Many of the underclassmen, including Jadeveon Clowney and Johnny Manziel, are among the highest-rated prospects available this year, and the juniors and redshirt sophomores that declared will be getting a particularly close look from teams at the combine. Given their shorter careers, there's less game tape available to evaluate than there is for seniors, and that means more work during the draft process for general managers to find out just what they're getting in a younger prospect.
Posted 20 Feb 2014
Quote-- Former New York Jets coach Eric Mangini is back in the coaching ranks.
Mangini, who spent last season as an offensive consultant for the San Francisco 49ers, will coach their tight ends in 2014, the team announced Thursday at the NFL scouting combine.
Only a few years ago, Mangini was deemed one of the top young coaches in the NFL. He did a terrific job with the Jets in 2006 (remember his "Man-genius" cameo on "The Sopranos" series?), but it fell apart in 2007 and 2008 and he was fired by owner Woody Johnson. Mangini ended up behind the camera, of all places, working as an ESPN studio analyst, but it's obvious he still has the coaching bug.
Some might say he's re-starting at the bottom, and maybe he is, but he's only 43 and still has a passion for the job. There's nothing wrong with that.
Posted 18 Feb 2014
QuoteVeteran safety Kerry Rhodes hopes to play in the NFL if he can find the right opportunity, and doesn't believe rumors about his sexuality -- which he has always maintained were not true -- derailed his opportunity to play in the NFL last season.
"I don't think I was blacklisted," Rhodes said during a phone interview Tuesday. "Especially with the NFL I don't think they would do that ... to me it was a product of me wanting to do other things and not finding the right opportunity."
As the NFL is about to welcome the first openly gay player in Michael Sam, who will enter the NFL draft this season, many assume Rhodes had not been offered a job after a former associate told a number of websites that Rhodes was gay. Some speculated that Rhodes wouldn't feel comfortable coming out, but Rhodes said that has never been the case.
"I emphatically said no once and that's all I need to say and people who know me know that's definitely not the case," Rhodes said. "To me I'm definitely not and I can't control but people think, so I move on."
The Arizona Cardinals offered Rhodes a contract at the end of the 2012 season, when Rhodes was name the No. 4 safety in the league by Pro Football Focus. He turned that offer down, and poured his energy into a production company, acting in a comedy series "Good Cop, Bike Cop" and rolling out some children's fitness initiatives with his foundation.
Rhodes thinks money, more than rumors, might have hampered his signing with a team, since he wasn't going to take a deal that he wasn't comfortable with.
"Every option for me is open, I haven't retired," said Rhodes, who was drafted by the New York Jets in 2005. "It's about me staying ready to go, I would probably have to take a deal right now, but if an opportunity that's good for them and also good for me I would entertain it and want to come back and play. I still love football and it's still a part of me. That's not closed. But I'm not going to go into a situation where it's not beneficial to myself. Because with the things I'm doing now I feel pretty comfortable and confident. It's just what works best. But definitely haven't closed that door yet."
Cardinals kicker Jay Feely, who played with Rhodes in New York and Arizona, said Rhodes got tarnished with the tag that he didn't play hard, which Feely said is not the case. In his book, Jets coach Rex Ryan called Rhodes "Hollywood," which alluded to his interest in acting and friendships with celebrities.
"I always found him to be a really good teammate," Feely said. "On the field, he's as good as any safety in the NFL."
Feely was surprised that Rhodes didn't get picked up by another team.
Rhodes has always been someone with interests outside of football. Right now that includes his production company, which is working on a documentary about former NBA player Antoine Walker, and a program called Now Let's Get Fit to combat obesity. For Rhodes, having those outside interests has been important in a sport that rewards uniformity.
"Sometimes you have to fit it, instead of people being themselves you have to fit in," Rhodes said. "I try to tell all the young guys, come in and be yourself you want to be accepted you want to come in, but you also want to lose your identity... It's a tough balance but it's something you have to maintain."
In part, it's why he wanted to take on a comedy role, to test himself during the first season away from the game since he was a kid.
"I'm never going to live life scared," Rhodes said.
Rhodes said watching games last season and seeing some teams struggle at the safety position gave him the feeling that he should keep his options open.
"I'm staying in shape, that hasn't changed," Rhodes said. "That's a big thing to me it's not just about me doing it for myself but also staying ready just in case I do get that call."
He's been able to give some thought to Sam's arrival in the NFL, a place where many thought a player would come out of the closet long before. Rhodes said he thinks Sam will have to prove himself, just like every rookie does, in order to be accepted.
"Not just him being Michael Sam the gay player, with his sexuality being at the forefront," Rhodes said. "But accepting him as him as a man and as a player."
Sam's teammates may face more scrutiny, but Rhodes doesn't expect that the locker room will need to change to accommodate the first openly gay player.
"I don't think the locker room will change," Rhodes said. "I think they will be more cognizant of it, it's such a big deal right now. I think they'll try to police it a little more but I don't think the locker room will change. Every locker room has a different dynamic."
As for Rhodes, he keeps an eye on the NFL and will remain ready to go, if the right opportunity is there. And if not, he is a person with other interests and abilities, and trusts that in whatever direction his life goes,it will be the right one.
"Knowing and staying true to myself, knowing my beliefs and the people around me knowing my beliefs, that's what's important to me," Rhodes said.
Posted 15 Jan 2014These are some tough games to pick. We could easily make an argument either way but here it goes.
1) San Fran over Seattle 31-24. This is more of a gut feeling. I know the 12 man can be a factor but I believe the media may have overstated what it brings. Seattle's O has been struggling the past month of so and the 49ers seem to be coming on strong.
2) Patriots over Bronco's. 42-38. This one hurts but I am taking the underdog. I just dont know if I trust Manning. Hopefully I am wrong but we will see.
Maybe if Brady can win one more so he can retire this year.
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