In light of the NFL season getting underway, the huss and buss of negotiations, rumors, and money transactions are taking place. Some of these dealings aren’t worth the breathe used to talk about them. On the other hand there are some issues going on that need to and needed to be addressed. Question is, are they worth it ? For some teams and players yes, for some no. Here are a couple that I’m keeping close watch on now and during the season.
I’m gonna get it out the way. Brad Childress made his annual high school recruiting trip down to the crooked letter to check on Baby Brett. Attending a 7 on 7 camp, I’m sure Brett was throwing in, Childress is no doubt wanting an answer or even already knows the answer. Wait, how old is Brett again ? How long has he played ? Why does daddy need to make a trip down to do a check up ? I find this whole Farve issue continuing to get more disgusting the longer it goes on. Can’t wait till the TV series comes out. If there are any directors out there here are some good names. Befuddled Brett, Banking on Brett, or The Puzzle. If I were a Vikings player, let alone one of the other quarterbacks, I’d be pissed. The entire organization is waiting on him. Selfish. Does he not understand he is toying with people’s livelihood ? Uh hello ! Dude, just make a decision get into to camp at some point and play football. That’s what you said you “love” to do isn’t it ? Well do it. The longer he waits the more turmoil the team is in. And what if he says no. Sure, there is a back up plan but the entire dynamics of the offense changes. Especially with Tarvaris Jackson and Sage “Helicopter” Rosenfels. TheVikings need and deserve a decision now.
I read an article stating the Rams need to take a stand against Tom Condon and the negotiating tactics he’s using to get a deal for QB Sam Bradford. Basically saying instead of paying him a large sum of money that most number 1 picks have gotten, be firm because they are only obligated to offer him the minimum $ 320,000. Word ? The NFL is trying to break the cycle of how players are paid. The formula is extremely backwards. Money is being fronted on potential as opposed to how well they play. This has been a topic that has gone nowhere but in circles for years. But can the Rams really make a stand ? I understand the business side of it, and organizations want to spend as little as possible and still make the player feel he has been taken care of. However, I think even with an uncapped year, a possible lock out, there is no way they can shun Bradford or the fans of St. Louis. It will definitely looks as though they are not serious about winning. It’s almost a slap in the face to the fans and the team. They need a franchise QB in St. Louis so they better suck it up and pay him. If not, people will turn their backs on them, and not take them seriously. Unfortunately thats the situation they are in.
Bob Sanders is a very good player. Nope I’m not saying it, he’s not a great player. Great players are around. Not missing 13-14 games a year because of injuries. Now there are reports he may not be able to play again. Indy of course just says his rehab is slow. How slow could it be ? He hasn’t played since week 16 ! It’s time to cut ties with Sanders. And even though he took a pay cut, he has not played up to what his contract was worth. As far as the reports, I’ve done years of research on injuries and how different ailments heal. His injuries happen to often and they do not seem to heal in the correct manner. Based off of what I know the report could have some validity to it. The Colts still went to the Super Bowl without him, I just wonder what they are holding on to.
The Tennessee Titans and Chris Johnson have worked out a deal for the upcoming year until one is done long term. NFL Player of the year, the teams most productive offensive player, the main scoring presence, I say he is do. It’s said they are talking through some issues and it will get done. Sounds good, but considering the economic status, don’t be shocked if the team pulls something fishy. Just look at how the Texans are doing Owen Daniels ! Talk about no loyalty, wow ! The Titans will not find another guy like Johnson, they know that. Right now the negotiations seem to be going in a positive manner. let’s see if they stay that way.