Friday, April 24, 2009

Friday update

Here's what has been going on this week:

Falcons acquire TE Gonzalez

The Chiefs traded TE Tony Gonzalez (who wanted a trade last season) to the Atlanta Falcons for a 2010 2nd round pick. Not a bad deal since Gonzalez is getting up their in age.

Panthers sign QB Delhomme to a 5 year, $42.5 million extension

"It's all about being able to know that I can finish my career here in Carolina," Delhomme said. "That's what I've wanted, all I've ever wanted." Five years for a 34 year old QB is a long time.

People actually want QB Losman

Really?!? The Broncos and the Panthers have inquired about the Bills' back-up QB J.P. Losman. Apparently the Broncos are all about collecting QBs who can't play. But I guess Losman could back up Delhomme well enough in Carolina. Just keep handing the ball off J.P. Don't try to throw.

Colts save salary cap space with Wayne restructuring

WR Reggie Wayne agreed to a contract restructuring that would allow the Colts to save some salary cap space. Details haven't been released yet on how much it would save.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Lions need more than a new logo

The Detroit Lions revealed their new fiercer, tougher logo. I hope they don't think that is going to solve their problems. For one, it's still baby blue. A fierce, tough, baby blue lion. So scary! Secondly, it's still the same, sad, pathetic 0-16 team. Also, Detroit's economy is so bad that who can afford a $19.99 t-shirt with the new logo. So way to go Lions; another failure.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Happy Retirement Madden!!

Everyone's favourite commentator, John Madden, announced his retirement today after 30 seasons looking down on the field from the broadcast booth. I have to admit I was a little heartbroken when I heard the news. Everyone who knows me knows how much I love Maddenisms. But at 73, I don't blame him at all. He wants to spend more time with his family. So enjoy retirement, John!

And I leave you with this: "Hey, the offensive linemen are the biggest guys on the field, they're bigger than everybody else, and that's what makes them the biggest guys on the field.”

We'll miss you!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Colts 2009 schedule

Week 1 - vs. Jacksonville Jaguars - Well as long as the 2008 Jags show up and not a new and improved Jacksonville team, the Colts shouldn't have a problem with this one.

Week 2 - at Miami Dolphins - Good Monday Night Football matchup.

Week 3 - at Arizona Cardinals - I still maintain that their appearance in last season's Super Bowl was a fluke. But I guess we'll see how well Warner can connect with his receivers.

Week 4 - vs. Seattle Seahawks - Yeah this one's in the bag.

Week 5- at Tennessee Titans - This is a huge division match-up! I think that its outcome will be a big foreshadow for the remainder of the season.

Weel 6 - Bye - Rest up boys!

Week 7 - at St. Louis Rams - Once again, it's in the bag. Thank you NFC West.

Week 8 - vs. San Francisco 49ers - Read above.

Week 9 - vs. Houston Texans - Another big divisional game, I have this feeling Houston is going to have a good season.

Week 10 -vs. New England Patriots - Bring it on! With Brady back in the line-up, the Pats could be a huge threat again. It brings back the drama to this rivalry and makes for a great reason to sing, "I've been waiting all day for Sunday night."

Week 11 - at Baltimore Ravens - Another tough game and without homefield advantage. Hopefully the Ravens defense and their newly found offensive can be tamed by the Colts explosive offense.

Week 12 - at Houston Texans - Back to what I said about week 9, except in Houston.

Week 13 - vs. Tennessee Titans - Another one that makes me nervous.

Week 14 - vs. Denver Broncos - Dear Kyle Orton, Thanks for the win. Love, Leah

Week 15 - at Jacksonville Jaguars - We'll see how the Jags season plays out, this could be a big one for the Colts playoff hunt.

Week 16 - vs. New York Jets - I'm not worried.

Week 17 - at Buffalo Bills - I will be freezing cold cheering in the stands for this one. I think the Colts will make the playoffs before this game though so the starters probably will be on the bench.

With the exception of the mid-season madness starting with the Pats game, I'm feeling pretty confident this season.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Harrison signs new contract with Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed OLB James Harrison to a six-year $51.7 million deal. The new contract replaces the final year for Harrison's current contract and starts immediately. This is good news for the Steelers and any Steeler fans since Harrison is a key part of their ass kickin' defense.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Cutler to Chicago

The Broncos have traded QB Jay Cutler to the Chicago Bears. Apparently the Broncos are getting two first-round picks, a third-round pick, and QB Kyle Orton, while the Bears get Cutler and a fifth-round pick.

I guess the Broncos aren't too worried about winning this year. Orton? C'mon seriously?!

Although, on second thoughts, all they have to do is finish 8-8 in the amazingly talented AFC West to make the playoffs. So I guess Orton might be good enough to help the team finish .500.