Thursday, January 04, 2007

Blogging the NFL – Wild Card Weekend

First things first if you haven’t already done so head on over to the forum and get signed up for the NFL Play-Offs Picks Contest – Now on to business.

I already chimed in on Nick Saban leaving the Miami Dolphins for the head coaching job at Alabama but let me just add this. He got a sweet deal! Eight years with a guaranteed $30 million dollars. You won’t find that anywhere in the NFL.

Vince Young runs away with AP Offensive Rookie of the Year

It wasn’t even close! Young collected 23 of 50 possible first place votes from a panel of NFL writers and broadcasters. This is where I get to admit that I was wrong. I didn’t see any way Vince Young was going to be able to do the same things in the NFL that he did in college. See there, I was wrong.

And the List Goes On

It seems like everyone wants to coach the Arizona Cardinals. The short list is a who’s who of NFL coordinators and assistants. Tennessee offensive coordinator Norm Chow, Houston assistant head coach Mike Sherman, Chicago defensive coordinator Ron Rivera, Indianapolis assistant head coach/quarterbacks coach Jim Caldwell, Pittsburgh offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt and Steelers assistant head coach/offensive line coach Russ Grimm are all speculated to be candidates.

Is there anyone left for the Atlanta and Miami jobs?

One guy who isn’t going anywhere is Tony Dungy who was rumored to be the leading candidate for the head coaching job at the University of Minnesota. Talk about comparing apples to oranges. No man in his right mind would walk away from the Colts to take over the Gophers. Who do they think he is, Nick Saban?

What do you think, Giants lose to Philly on Sunday and Tom Coughlin gets fired on Monday?

Motives in Williams’ Murder

There are several rumors surrounding the tragic murder of Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams who was shot to death after leaving a Denver night Monday morning. The shooting could have been the result of trash talking over the team's season-ending defeat, an attempt to steal Williams' jewelry or the flashing of gang signs, according to witnesses, family members and team sources.

At least 14 bullets were fired into the side of the stretch Hummer carrying Williams and others, including WR Javon Walker.

Wild-Card Weekend Winners
Kansas City/Indianapolis - Colts
Dallas/Seattle – Cowboys
NY Jets/New England – Patriots
NY Giants/Philadelphia – Eagles