Are the Washington Redskins in a panic mode or is this trade yesterday for the better of the franchise. Granted Robert Griffin is a very talented and intelligent player and can be explosive running the football combined with talent throwing the football. BUT, the Redskins gave up a lot. A First and Second rounder this year going to the St. Louis Rams to move up to the second position in the draft, plus a First rounder in the 2013 and 2014 NFL draft. Can I remind the football fans out there what Coach Mike Ditka did a decade ago, trading the entire Saints draft to get the opportunity to draft U. of Texas RB Ricky Williams. What did Ricky Williams do for the Saints? Basically very little and I really do not think Ricky Williams had the sense of urgency to play football. The Washington Redskins have averaged 6.6 wins a season in the last 20 years. Redskin owner Daniel Snyder has been hiring and firing coaches on a regular basis. On the flip side, a talented quarterback is a major part of the puzzle to develop a franchise. Baylor's Robert Griffin is talented, but I think the Redskins gave up too much. Just my opinion, If I was the Redskin brass, I would have traded my 2012 #1 selection to the Green Bay Packers for talented back-up QB Matt Flynn, who is ready to play immediately. Very interesting stuff. Stay tuned.
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Lots of talk flying around nationwide media circles, the NFL Network, and especially the Indianapolis sports media about what is up with Peyton Manning. Manning will go down as one of the top QB's of all time. It is very difficult to say who the best quarterback is and will be in NFL history, but certainly Peyton Manning name is mentioned around these circles. Manning wants to continue his career and probably not with the Indy Colts. It looks like the Colts are going to draft Andrew Luck with the first choice in late April's draft. But could they make a analytical change and draft Baylor's QB Robert Griffin. I doubt it but stay tuned. Getting back to Peyton Manning, I think the guy should retire. He has had 4 neck surgeries in the past 2 years with 3 operations on his neck in 2011. Manning is cleared to play football but this is not elbow surgery in his non-throwing arm. Peyton Manning loves the game of football but in my opinion, he should continue in the game in another capacity. He is very close to 36 years old. He is well spoken, has excellent football IQ, and has the potential to be another Jim Harbaugh(not as a player)but as a coach. Manning is going to the Hall of Fame and he has nothing left to prove. It is not worth it to potentially injure his neck again with some violent hit. His football future is on the sideline in a coaching capacity or up in the booth expounding on the game.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
I took a short break for a while and a lot has happened. What a stellar career Wide Out Hines Ward has had. He has more receptions that both Lynn Swann and John Stallworth combined and all of us know that Swann and Stallworth are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Hines Ward gave the Pittsburgh Steelers 14 real good years. The question I have is? Does Hines Ward still have gas left in his tank? Is another NFL team going to claim him and give Ward ample opportunity to compete for a starting position. Lynn Swann had 5462 yards receiving and Stallworth had amassed a total of 8723 yards. Hines Ward has over 12000 yards receiving and 85 touchdowns. Ward still can play plus he has the ability to block but he has lost some of the quickness he possessed. He has stated over and over again that he wants to continue playing but in my humble opinion, I think Hines Ward should retire. He has what it takes to become a commentator for the NFL Network. He also has the potential to become a football coach. Imagine if he was an assistant at his alma mater U of Georgia and came into a recruits house for a home visit. I think he could coach receivers in time at the NFL level. Hines Ward has great knowledge of the game and he needs to implement this knowledge to the game of football in some capacity. Good luck Hines Ward and thanks for a great career in Pittsburgh.