Predictem NFL Archives: January 2011 Through August 2011

WTF? The Washington Redskins just don’t get it. John Beck is expected to be the starting QB, but REX GROSSMAN is said to be in the running for the job. I feel sorry for Skins fans. I know Grossman sucks, you know Grossman sucks, why can’t the Washington Brass figure this out? – 8/17

Fantasy Nightmare: Chargers Coach Norv Turner has said that the team will employ a 2-back system. Ryan Mathews and Mike Tolbert will share the load with Mathews seeing early down action and Tolbert getting short yardage and goalline action. – 8/8

Bungles Loving Dalton: Rumors out of Cinci are that rookie QB Andy Dalton is going to get the starting nod. – 8/8

Pryor Watch: The NFL supplemental draft will take place August 17th. QB Terrelle Pryor will be amongst the draftees. – 8/8

Ravens Sign RB: Baltimore has signed free agent RB Ricky Williams to a 2 year deal. He’ll back up Ray Rice giving the team a nice 1-2 punch. – 8/8

Texans Shore Up Defensive Backfield: Houston has signed CB Johnathan Joseph to a 5 year deal. This move kind of makes it look like Nnamdi Asomugha will be heading to the NYJ. – 7/28

Saints Sign WR: Reggie who? The N.O. Saints have signed jitterbug RB Darren Sproles to a 4 year deal. – 7/28

Eagles Nab Young: Philadelphia has signed QB Vince Young to a 1 year deal. – 7/28

Bears Trade TE: The Chicago Bears have traded TE Greg Olsen to the Carolina Panthers for a player and a draft pick to be named later. – 7/28

Kolb Finally Traded: The Philadelphia Eagles have traded QB Kevin Kolb to the Arizona Cardinals in exchange for CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and a 2012 second round draft pick. – 7/28

Thursday NFL Notes: The New England Patriots have traded 2 late draft picks (2012 and 2013) to the Cincinnati Bengals for WR Chad Ochocinco. The Titans have officially released QB Vince Young. The Bears are said to be interested in WR Roy Williams. – 7/28

Signings: The Steelers have signed former Badger RB John Clay. Atlanta has signed former WV RB Noel Devine. – 7/26

Big Name Cuts: The Dalls Cowboys have let RB Marion Barber go. – 7/26

Rumors: The Pittsburgh Steelers have stated that they have no interest in RB Tiki Barber. Rumors are that Seattle will NOT re-sign QB Matt Hasselbeck and that he may be headed to Tennessee. Cardinals QB Derek Anderson is expected to be released. Seattle is reportedly trying hard to sign WR Sidney Rice. Dallas is expected to release WR Roy Williams. It’s said that the Dolphins, Vikings and Cardinals are trying to acquire QB Kyle Orton. The Miami Dolphins are said to be hot for RB DeAngelo Williams is he doesn’t come to terms with Carolina. Bengals QB Carson Palmer is prepared to retire if he’s not traded. – 7/26

*************THE NFL LOCKOUT HAS ENDED!!!***************

Kolb Watch: The Eagles QB is likely headed to the Cardinals, however, Seattle is said to be making a strong push to land him. Seattle is also expected to sign ex-Vikings QB Tarvaris Jackson. – 7/25

Free Agency: The Washington Redskins are said to be in hot pursuit of WR Santonio Holmes. The Jets are expected to make a play on him as well, but word has it that Holmes is going to sign with whoever is going to pay him the most. Now there’s some heart! (LOL) – 7/25

Manning Watch: Colts brass claims that QB Peyton Manning will be ready by Week 1. – 7/21

Good News! It looks like there’s going to be an NFL season this year. Both sides are getting closer to agreeing to a deal. 7/15

QB Retires: Titans QB Kerry Collins has announced his retirement after 16 years in the NFL. – 7/7

Jags to Start Garrard: Despite all the buzz in Jacksonville about Blaine Gabbert, the Jaguars plan on starting QB David Garrard in Week 1.

T.O. Tears ACL: Free agent WR Terrell Owens will miss around 6 months as he recovers from a torn ACL that he got while working out. At 37, one has to wonder if we’ll see him on the field as an effective receiver ever again. – 6/27

Rumors: Word has it that the NY Jets are interested in WR’s Randy Moss and/or Plaxico Burress. – 5/16

Kolb Watch: All speculation of course, but the frontrunners now appear to be the Arizona Cardinals. – 5/10

Dolphins have “Fins(gers) Crossed: Miami is reportedly ready to make a play on disgruntled Bengals QB Carson Palmer should Cinci managmement make him available by granting his wish to be traded. – 5/10

Bon Voyage: Word is that the Seattle Seahawks are not expected to have QB Matt Hasselbeck back for the 2011 season. – 5/10

Kolb Watch: The latest rumor regarding the Eagles backup QB is that the Seattle Seahawks currently have the inside track on landing him via trade. – 5/1

Another Chance? 49ers HC Jim Harbaugh has stated that Alex Smith will likely be the team’s starting QB this season. – 5/1

WR Stabbed: Dolphins WR Brandon Marshall was stabbed with a kitchen knife “reportedly” by his wife during a domestic dispute. His injuries are not said to be life threatening and he will make a full recovery. – 4/23

More Draft Speculation: The latest rumor is that the Minnesota Vikings are considering taking Washington Huskies QB Jake Locker with the number 12 pick. – 4/11

Draft Speculation: The latest rumor is that QB Ryan Mallett is spiraling down many NFL team’s wish lists due to his persona. – 3/28

Is Tiki Barber Coming Out of Retirement? – The former NYG RB has stated his intentions to make a comeback. – 3/11

Notes of Interest: The Detroit Lions have released oft-injuried RB Kevin Smith. He is now an unrestricted free agent. The New Orleans Saints have re-signed RB Pierre Thomas to a 4 year contract. TE Jeremy Shockey has signed a 1-year deal with the Carolina Panthers. The GB Packers have re-signed LB A.J. Hawk to a 5 year deal. The Saints have re-signed K Garrett Hartley to a 5 year deal. – 3/3

Speculation: Many think that free agent safety Bob Sanders is going to sign with the NYJ. He’s meeting with team officials on March 3rd to discuss the possibility. – 3/2

Bears Extend Coach: Te Chicago Bears have extended the contract of head coach Lovie Smith for two years through the 2013 season. – 2/25

Titans Name Coach: Tennessee has promoted OL coach Mike Munchak to lead the team. – 2/7

Super Bowl XLV Game Preview and Pick to Cover the Point Spread:
Green Bay Packers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Pick (6:30PM EST) – 2/6

Super Bowl XLV Props – Badger breaks down some of the better offerings (proposition bets) at Bodog and gives his picks for each one.

Green Bay Packers Super Bowl Props – Badgers breaks down all the best Super Bowl XLV proposition wagers involving the Packers players.

Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl Props – Badger points out some of the more lucrative proposition wagers being offered at Bodog for Superbowl 45.

It’s Official: Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey will indeed miss SB 45. Backup C Doug Legursky get the nod Sunday. You better believe the Pack will be attacking that part of the Steeler OL. – 2/4

On the Block? Rumors are swirling that the Eagles are entertaining offers for QB Kevin Kolb. What a perfect fit for the Vikings. – 1/30

Titanic Move: The Tennessee Titans and HC Jeff Fisher have agreed to part ways. Fisher was with the team for 16 years. – 1/27

Long Time No See: Word on the street is that free agent WR Plaxico Burress will return to the field for the 2011 season. Burress is now 34 and it’s anybody’s guess how much he’s got left in the tank. – 1/27

AFC Championship Game Analysis and Pick:
New York Jets vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Pick (6:30PM EST) – 1/23

NFC Conference Championship Game Preview and Prediction:
Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears Pick (3PM EST) – 1/23

Sunday Divisional Playoffs Analysis and Predictions:
Seattle Seahawks vs. Chicago Bears Pick (1PM EST)
New York Jets vs. New England Patriots Pick (4:30PM EST) – 1/16

Saturday Divisional Playoffs Previews and Picks:
Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Pick (4:30PM EST)
Green Bay Packers vs. Atlanta Falcons Pick (8PM EST) – 1/15

Browns Fill Vacancy: The Cleveland Browns have hired Pat Shurmur as their new head coach. Shurur will employ the West Coast Offense. – 1/13

Broncos Name Coach: The Denver Broncos have named John Fox as their new coach. – 1/13

Jets Suffer Huge Blow: The NYJ have suffered a tremendous loss. OL Damien Woody has torn his achilles tendon which is a huge blow to the Jets run-game. – 1/13

Oops: The Raiders appear to have made a huge mistake. Stud CB Nnamdi Asomugha has become an unrestricted free agent due to some incentives in his contract that he failed to meet. It’s anybody’s guess as to where he’ll sign, but you better believe all 32 teams will be looking to make a play on the shut-down corner. – 1/10

Sunday Wildcard Game Analysis and Predictions:
Baltimore Ravens vs. Kansas City Chiefs Pick (1PM EST)
Green Bay Packers vs. Philadelphia Eagles Pick (4:30PM EST) – 1/9

Saturday Wildcard Game Previews and Picks:
New Orleans Saints vs. Seattle Seahawks Pick (4:30PM EST)
New York Jets vs. Indianapolis Colts Pick (8:20PM EST) – 1/8

You’re Fired! The Cleveland Browns have fired HC Eric Mangini after a dismal 5-11 season. There is speculation that Browns President Mike Holmgren may move into the position, despite Holmgren saying that he’s looking for a good coach to lead the team, not including him. In other coaching news, John Fox will not be returning to the Panthers next year. The Oakland Raiders will not be renewing the contract of Tom Cable. No replacement has been named yet. – 1/3

Interim Lable REMOVED: The Minnesota Vikings have given Leslie Frazier the head coaching job for the 2011 season. – 1/3

Sunday Week 17 NFL Football Analysis and Predictions:
Miami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots Pick (1PM EST)
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Houston Texans Pick (4PM EST)
New York Giants vs. Washington Redskins Pick – 1/2

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