NFL Trades: The Detroit Lions have acquired DT Corey Williams and a 2010 7th round pick from Cleveland in exchange for a 5th round pick in the 2010 NFL draft. The SD Chargers have traded Antonio Cromartie to the NY Jets for a 2011 draft pick.
Vote of Confidence: The Carolina Panthers have made it clear that Matt Moore will be their starting QB for the upcoming season.
NFL Notes: NYJ RB Thomas Jones has refused to restructure his contract and the Jets have reportedly decided to let him go as a free agent. In other news, new ‘Skins coach Mike Shanahan has reportedly committed to Clinton Portis as the team’s starting RB for the 2010/2011 NFL season. Lastly, the Arizona Cardinals have let it be known that WR Anquan Boldin can be had for the right price. – 2/27
Huh? ESPN’s Adam Schefter is confident than the St. Louis Rams will select QB Sam Bradford with the 1st pick in the 2010 NFL draft. A bit surprising considering that defense studs like Ndamukong Suh don’t come along all too often. Then again, hey, it’s the fricken Rams. – 2/25
Eagles Cut RB: The Philadelphia Eagles have cut RB Brian Westbrook. Many thought that he was going to retire but he is apparently interested in continuing his career. Expect “somebody” to pick him up and use him as a part time back. – 2/23
LT Released: As expected, the San Diego Chargers have released RB LaDainian Tomlinson. L.T. still wants to play and has stated that his focus now is to get on an NFL team that has a chance to win the Super Bowl. – 2/22
Browns Axe WR: The Cleveland Browns wasted no time in releasing WR Donte’ Stallworth one day after his one year suspension had ended. – 2/8
Saints Win! Congratulations to the New Orleans Saints who beat the Indianapolis Colts 31-17 to win Super Bowl 44 and be crowned World Champions. – 2/7
Super Bowl XLIV: Super Bowl 44 Pick – 2/7
Super Sunday Proposition Bets: Super Bowl 44 Props (Best picks at Bodog) – 2/7
Superbowl XLIV Prop Bets – Badger makes his picks on the best proposition bets offered at SportsInteraction. – February 7th
Super Bowl 44 Proposition Bets offered at BetOnline along with Badger’s predictions on each. – 2/7
Superbowl 44 Prop Bets – (The best propositions offered at Sportsbook.com ncluding Badger’s commentary and picks) – 2/7
Super Bowl XLIV Prop Bets (The best props to pick at BetUS) – 2/7
New to the Game? Superbowl Betting explained.
Houston Signs Coach Long Term: The Texans have extended the contract of HC Gary Kubiak for three years. The move is probably well deserved as Kubiak has turned the team around to what should be a playoff contending team next season. – 2/2
Freeney to Play? Word out of Indy is that Colts DE Dwight Freeney is expected to play despite having a torn ligament. OUCH! We can’t imagine he’ll be very effective and question this move. – 2/1
Bears Hire Mike Martz as New OC: This may be the best thing to happen
to the Chicago Bears in a long time. Martz and Cutler should be a match
made in heaven. The Bears fans have been put through 3 yards t yand a cloud
of dest for too long. Expect big things from the Bears offense next season. (or at least some excitement) –
All Star Game: Pro Bowl Preview and Pick – 1/31
Friday: The Arizona Cardinals have scheduled a press conference and are expected to announce the retirement of QB Kurt Warner. – 1/29
Sunday NFC Championship Game Preview and Picks:
Minnesota Vikings vs. New Orleans Saints – 1/24
Sunday AFC Championship Game Preview and Prediction:
New York Jets vs. Indianapolis Colts – 1/24
Contract Extension: The Dallas Cowboys extended the contract of “Son of Bum” for another 2 years. Now they just need a QB who doesn’t choke out in big games. – 1/21
NFL Notes: Cardinals QB Kurt Warner has been quoted as saying that football isn’t fun anymore which has which has some people thinking that the 39 year old may retire. Or, perhaps he enjoyed bagging groceries more? In other news, there’s rumors circling that Michael Vick may end up in Buffalo. TE Tony Gonzalez has confirmed that he plans on coming back for his 14th season. – 1/20
Retirement Announcement: Saints RB Deuce McAllister has hung’em up. – 1/19
The Right Man for the Job: The Buffalo Bills have hired Chan Gailey as their new head coach. In other coaching news, the SD Chargers have extended Norv Turner through the 2013 season.
Rest in Peace: Bears DE Gaines Adams died Sunday morning. The cause of death has been ruled a cardiac arrest due to an englarged heart. Adams is the all-time sack leader at Clemson University. – 1/18
Sunday AFC Divisional Playoffs Game Preview and Prediction:
New York Jets vs. San Diego Chargers – 1/17
Sunday NFC Divisional Playoff Preview and Pick:
Dallas Cowboys vs. Minnesota Vikings – 1/17
Saturday NFC Divisional Playoffs:
Arizona Cardinals vs. New Orleans Saints – 1/16
Saturday AFC Divisional Playoffs:
Baltimore Ravens vs. Indianapolis Colts – 1/16
QB on the Move? Rumors out of St. Louis are that the Rams are VERY interested in making a play on Michael Vick. Stay tuned for more details. – 1/15
It’s Official: The Seattle Seahawks have hired Pete Carroll as their new head coach. Did Mora even get a chance? The Hawks sucked because of injury problems, not coaching issues. In other coaching news, Raidas HC Tom Cable is expected to get the axe soon as well. – 1/11
Sunday AFC/NFC Wildcard Playoffs Previews and Picks:
Baltimore Ravens vs. New England Patriots
Green Bay Packers vs. Arizona Cardinals – 1/10
Saturday AFC and NFC Wildcard Game Previews and Picks:
New York Jets vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys – 1/9
Coaching Rumor: Word out of Seattle is that Mora is on his way out and USC Coach Pete Carroll will be taking over.
NFL Notes: The Browns Josh Cribbs is said to be demanding a trade. The Chiefs hired former Notre Dame HC Charlie Weis as their new offensive coordinator.
He’s Baaack! The Washington Redskins have hired Mike Shanahan as their new head coach. Look for the ‘Skins to become INSTANTLY competetive with this move as the tools are there to do it.
As Expected: The Washington Redskins fired Head Coach Jim Zorn.
Week 17 Sunday Night Football Game Preview and Pick: (1/3)
Cincinnati Bengals vs. New York Jets
And THAT is Why You Sit’em! Patriots WR Wes Welker was carted off the field today. A sad story as the Patriots really didn’t NEED to have their starters on the field for thsi game. The injury did NOT look good. His left knee buckled badly.
Week 17 Sunday NFL Football Previews and Picks: (1/3)
New York Giants vs. Minnesota Vikings
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Cleveland Browns
Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
San Francisco 49ers vs. St. Louis Rams
Indianapolis Colts vs. Buffalo Bills
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys
Green Bay Packers vs. Arizona Cardinals
Washington Redskins vs. San Diego Chargers
Baltimore Ravens vs. Oakland Raiders
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos
Tennessee Titans vs. Seattle Seahawks
Super Bowl XLIV Betting Odds – Can the NY Jets pull it off at 50-1?