Archive for February, 2009

Blood is thicker than anything!

February 11, 2009

The current economy is falling apart right now. I have applied to many different places even going as low as to apply for McDonalds. Nothing, not even one interview yet and 35 applications later. I guess that is what happens when the United States economy is in a Recession, we have not reached a depression, but give it time. So I have needed help with bills and payments lately and thankfully I have a few relatives that have been so kind to help. I believe this is great and shows how family sticks together in tough times. I think that with being twenty-four years old that I need to figure out what is next. Plan a would be to go back to Vanguard to finish a year left for my liberal studies degree. Plan B is to go to join the Coast Guard. Plan C, join the Fresno Police Academy. Lets see what happens.

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TOP 5 NFL ROOKIE SLEEPERS 2008

February 11, 2009

My top 5 sleepers:

1. Colt Brennan QB Redskins- Although the Redskins did really good, when will they let him take over for Campbell, who has been decent, but has not got the Redskins to any playoffs?

2. Jamaal Charles RB Chiefs, he will be next in line behind Larry Johnson who is said to be going elsewhere. I think that the Chiefs now are going to make a push to the playoffs and maybe even a Superbowl by 2014.

3. Tashard Choice RB Cowboys, I think that being 3rd string almost all of 2008 season made my hopes for him slime, however look how well he did in the last 3 games he played and ran for 88, 91, 90 yards, and only 56 yards  in the lost to the Eagles. Sure, the big hitter is Barber, but who will be next, Jones or Choice? I think that Jones will be the number 2.

4. TOSS UP: Limas Sweed WR Steelers and Jermichael Finley TE Packers: First Finley played the last two games and had 6 Receptions, 74 yards, and a Touchdown! Plus with Green Bay losing Bubba Franks to the Jets for the 2008 season someone has to take his spot.  Limas Sweed has big potential. Steelers are in need of a Wide Receiver. Holmes and Ward are doing great, but a strong third…that has to go to Sweed. He had 6 Receptions and 64 yards! Granted the Steelers have Nate Washington, but Sweed looks to be the key.

5. To top the 5 it will be Antonie Cason CB Chargers: The reason for this one is just a simple gut! He had 74 Tackles…1 forced fumble…2 Interceptions. Seeing that Chargers defense struggled. Look for this guy to go far.

Current Players that might be Free Agents

February 11, 2009

Ok here we go first off I think that losing alot of these players may hurt, but may be the thing that the cowboys need to actually have a chance of going to the Superbowl or at least make some good shots.

At the end of each player will be a KEEP HIM or LET HIM GO!

OFFENSE

1. Brooks Bollinger/Brad Johnson QB- Bollinger as I remember watching him and saying better than Johnson, but we really need a better back up quarterback, Bollinger went 9 for 16 for 63 yards with a Touchdown and a Interception. Johnson as I remember lost to the Rams…wow. Johnson went 17 for 34 for 234 yards 1 touchdown and 3 interceptions. I hope and predick that cowboys pick up either Byron Leftwich or J.T. O’Sullivan. The real great backup would be David Carr.

LET HIM GO

2. Terrell Owens WR- There has been so much offseason blurr about the Famous TO. I personally think that it is best to let him go. 3 reasons why! 1. He is so much off the field drama that the team does not need. 2. Dropped so many catches last year and only recorded a low since 3 years with Dallas with 69 Receptions 1052 Yards 10 Touchdowns and 38 First downs. Lets for one second compare Owens with Witten. Witten had 82 Receptions 952 Yards, just 100 yards under Owens with 4 touchdowns. Not to mention that players like Miles Austin and Patrick Crayton I believe need a chance to shine!

LET HIM GO

3. Sam Hurd WR- Since he joined the team in 2006, Hurd has 19 receptions 314 Yard and 1 Touchdown. 2008 Rookie Tight End Martellus Bennett had 20 Receptions 283 Yards and 4 Touchdowns. Enough said,

LET HIM GO

4. Tony Curtis/Rodney Hannah TE- Honestly with Jason Witten and Martellus Bennett, I think that those two are great weapons for Tony Romo and I think that the cowboys should let them go and try to pick up another Tight End in the 2009 Draft.

LET THEM GO

DEFENSE

5.Chris Canty DE- Not much to say about Canty. He has recorded 10 sacks since his rookie year in 2005 and has 1 forced fumble. As bad as it sucks to let him go because of the great rookie cards of his, but he really averages 3 sacks a year. I think that he it is for sure.

LET HIM GO

6.Tank Johnson DT- Is he worth letting go? I would say yes because it has nothing to do about what kind of numbers you put  up, but as a team player especially if Dallas wishes to go to a superbowl, we need the best and the most team attitudes we can get. He had 3 sacks and 1 forced fumble in the past 2 years with the Cowboys.

LET HIM GO

7. Kevin Burnett LB-Burnett has 4 sacks, 4 Forces fumbles, and 1 interception for 39 yards and a Touchdown back in 2006. I think that Burnett, Ware,Spencer, James, and if Ellis stays then we have a solid group of linebackes.

KEEP HIM

8. Zach Thomas LB- Not much that needs to be said but that 94 Tackles and no Interceptions and only one sack? I would say that it all depends on Ellis. If Ellis leaves who has been a cowboys since 1998 and offers wisdom and strength, then Thomas is key to keep. However, I think that we have to wave the fact he was not productive this past season and some other players will probably do better.

9. Carlos Polk LB-With only 1 forced fumble and 8 tackles, Polk did not get much playing time. If you were the coach would you give him playing time when there is Spencer and Ware out on the field. I wouldnt.

LET HIM GO

10. Keith Davis S- David only had 3 forced fumbles during his time with the cowboys. Yeah is used on special teams as times, but I think that Roy Williams deserves to stay rather than Davis.

LET HIM GO

11. Roy Williams S- I think that Williams is the key position where Dallas needs to focus on. If they let Williams go that leaves Walkins, Davis, and Brown. All these players do not mean nothing compared to Williams. There was talk that if Williams go they would move Ken Hamlin to S instead of FS. Hmmm I say keep Williams. He has been productive, 6.5 Sacks 9 Forces fumbles 19 Interceptions for 307 yards with 3 defensive touchdown. Yeah Williams was injured and did not play during the 2008 season. I say let him stay and extend a contract for 2 years. By then we can figure out to pick someone else up.

KEEP HIM

I used the following sites for information:

For Dallas Team Roster and news

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/teams/roster?team=dal

For Free Agents from the 2008 season was found at

http://www.footballsfuture.com/freeagents.html