Posted Friday January 04, 2013, About: Oregon AD will try to keep Kelly
Nice to see the usual assortment of comments from cynical folks about corrupt coach/team, and of course the "experts" who predict Chip Kelly will not succeed in the NFL. The fact is, every big time college football team has shady folks in the background (boosters, allumni, agents, fake agents, etc.) looking to exploit the kids and make a buck for themselves. Oregon is no exception. Those who pay attention know that New England Patriots have brought Kelly in to help with plays that Oregon runs and to learn the concepts. If Bill B is willing to listen and learn from this guy, it is obvious that he is worth a look at the pro level. My guess is Oregon will raise the ante and try to keep him, which makes sense.
Posted Friday January 04, 2013, About: Reid could score Belichick power in K.C.
It is easy to understand. A team that is stuck in a long term losing trend is because ownership does not get it. Therefore, they continue to do stupid things such as hire a newly fired coach and give them more power. Andy Reid may still be a good coach, but coach/GM combos rarely turn out well. Chiefs pick first this year, but RG III and Luck are not around, so Chiefs need to trade down and they can still pick a QB later on while stocking up on picks. We will find out in a few months what they do.
Posted Thursday January 03, 2013, About: Should the Steelers have fired Mike Tomlin?
In a word, "no" works for an answer. The head coach was not the problem in Pitt. Injuries, and yes, an aging team, are a problem. Pitt tends to keep coaches in place for stability and continuity. It works. See Oakland, KC, Buff, Clev for the wrong way to do it.
Posted Thursday January 03, 2013, About: Lovie gets an interview in Buffalo
Good for him, Buffalo sure needs help on defense. Chicago may have given up on him, but Bears never had a decent offensive line in my opinion. Get him in town, grab a good offensive coordinator, and get going.
Posted Thursday January 03, 2013, About: Rex likes Norv Turner for OC
I love it when folks who watch football vice work in football, miraculously "know" how good or bad a coach is. Opinions are like a holes, we all have one. Norv Turner is well thought of as an offensive coach amongst his peers. So while those of us on the outside might beg to differ, we really are not exeperts in this field, no matter how much we may like to think that is the case. The Jets may not be a great fit for Norv, as an offensive coach is only as good as his players to run the schemes drawn up are. When he was with Dallas, he had a dominant offensive line, and hall of fame QB, RB and WR to work with. In San Diego, for his first 3 years, they had a similar cast of talent, and the offense was very good. The problem was the defense and lacking in the 2 minute drill and time clock management-something Norv had trouble with. I look for him to land with a team set, or nearly set on offense, but just an opinion from a football fan. Oh, sory, I forgot to add: Jets suck!
Posted Friday November 30, 2012, About: Jets OL coach adds to chaos
Hey, rotation is a great idea for the entire Jets organization-rotate all of the team right out of football.
Posted Friday November 30, 2012, About: Jets LB Scott rips hometown crowd
Derty Ernie- Well put. Bart, we all thank you for reminding fans, who pay huge amounts of money to watch "the best athletes in the world", to not boo them or hurt their feelings, because, after all, we fans are, after all, not these great athletes, and therefore, should alway sing their praises and bow to their greatness. Perhaps he should pay some of his other elite friends who are athletes to attend games, but sorry Bart, they would boo your sorry butt as well. Add it to the list of reasons why it is hard to even watch these clowns at all anymore. Bart: Look up humility in the dictionary, and then take a marketing class and perhaps a few psychology classes, so perhaps you can understand why fans booed your team.
P.S. It appears that you are not one of the brightest minds in the world.
Posted Friday November 30, 2012, About: Matthews: Philly fans would love Kelly
The main problem in Philly is, outside of some pretty talented skill players on offense, is that the rest of the roster is a mixture of overpaid underachievers. Roster is going to have to be rebuilt. Chip Kelly type of offense requires very specific players, and as some already posted in here, NFL defenses likely eat up a small offensive line with plays run deep in the backfield. Oregon loses every game when their offensive line faces a strong defensive line with speed. Philly is in for some more lean years, no matter who they bring in. If they lure in a big name coach, they will have to pay them a ton of money and long term contract so the coach has time to rebuild the team with a GM who is on the same page. Good luck with that.....
Posted Wednesday November 28, 2012, About: Is there an Adderall problem?
America has become one big drug junkie. I read that there are enough prescriptions written each year for "depresssion" drugs to last EVERY person in the country 3 months. ADD is now, apparently something over half of our kids have now, or at least the drug companies peddling their stuff for sale have convinced idiot parents their screwed up kid needs drugs to live day to day. Sports is no different, they keep looking for stuff to make them bigger faster stronger and heal. Sad indeed.
Posted Monday November 26, 2012, About: Chargers' locker room distraught
Looka- She probably has 10 fools already paying her money and telling each one they are the only one.
Posted Monday November 26, 2012, About: Chargers' locker room distraught
Paying for pre-season tickets is like going to a strip club-nothing to show for money spent.
Posted Monday November 26, 2012, About: Chargers' locker room distraught
Good to see crazy man Riggins still having fun after all these years.
Posted Monday November 26, 2012, About: Chargers' locker room distraught
Holmgren is a good call, but that still leaves the GM slot to fill.
Posted Monday November 26, 2012, About: Chargers' locker room distraught
Fireman Ed was just looking for a way out and not have to pay to watch such a bad team. Cowboy fans should follow suit until crazy old Jerry goes away.
Posted Monday November 26, 2012, About: Chargers' locker room distraught
Sanchez is not a white hispanic, his family came from Mexico, but agree, more like JokeMarcus Russell.
Posted Monday November 26, 2012, About: Chargers' locker room distraught
Looka- Sanchez is hispanic, don't add him to the list of bust white QB's in the league, but agree, he is not the sharpest tool in the shed.
Posted Monday November 26, 2012, About: Chargers' locker room distraught
I am glad to hear that the Charger players are now equal with the coaching and GM positions, which is baffled. I grew up in the bay area, so still a die hard Raider fan, which is very hard to say publicly any more. I have lived in San Diego since the early 80's, and was a season ticket holder when Marty was head coach and for the first two years of Norv. We watched a team throw away a roster full of talent and promise. They lost to NE from sheer stupidity, and to the Jets because their kicker missed a clutch game winner. They transitioned from a running team with LT, to a passing team full of weapons. LT kept geting hurt at playoff time, which is why the transition. They lost a monster at nose tackle, and a juiced up LB in Merriman. They then got old and injured on the offensive line, and got rid of the receivers who made Rivers look good. They reached in the draft for a RB who fumbles and gets hurt and is not that productive when able to play, and brought in an old LB and kept Jammer at DB. They also signed up a chronically injured offensive lineman, paid him big bucks, and then, predictably, he is hurt all this year. I could go on, but this ought to tell you why we are no longer season ticket holders. The GM is a fool, and Norv is a good offensive coach who rode the Emmit Smith, Irvin, Aikman and dominant Dallas offensive line for way too many years now, being praised for his genius. Stick a fork in them, they are done.
Posted Monday November 26, 2012, About: Peterson in Frazier's doghouse
Down 18 and going for it on 4th down is not a bad idea, rather an attempt to get some momentum in a game where they had none. AP reminds me a bit of TO, he works hard, is a maniac on the field, but it appears he is also high maintenance. His run in with the police late night and now coming in via a cab late to a game is not something a professional does. He needs to control his testosterone and find a way to be a good example at all times, not just in rehab. If he is to be "the man", then he has to take on the responsibilities that come with it. A team game requires all to follow the rules or it causes friction within. Hopefully this minor issue will resolve itself and AP will regroup to help a team that can still make the playoffs.
Posted Thursday November 15, 2012, About: Blame more than Norv in San Diego
Chargers are in bad shape at several key positions, from offensive and defensive lines, to wide receivers, and RB. That said, Norv is not the guy. Chargers have the worst 2 minute offense, with maybe the Raiders the exception, in football, and that falls on coaching. Time clock problems also remain an issue. This was a team only 2 years ago that was dangerous, and that is now all in the past. Unlike other teams with talent, the Chargers did not reload. Of course AJ will tell anyone listening that the roster is loaded with talent. Those of us watching know that a full revamp is in order, starting with AJ being shown the door.
Posted Friday November 02, 2012, About: Chiefs not just bad ... but historically bad
You folks back east hang in there, it will take a few days to get services back. Our thoughts, and to help out, donations, are with you. We know New Yorkers are not famous for being patient, and it must be terribly frustrating, but a lot of folks are working hard to help.
Posted Friday November 02, 2012, About: Chiefs not just bad ... but historically bad
cliff- Agree, Raiders are at best .500 team this year at best probably. Palmer is not the long term answer at QB, the defense needs help, and they have no depth, so it will be 2-3 years before they may be a contender again-and that would be with very good drafts and free agent picks. As you say, the Chiefs seem to keep getting worse, so it is obvious to anyone watching that the ownership needs to get it together. The team who contend each year have one thing in common: ownership that stays out of the way after they hire competent GM's and VP's, then allows them to hire the head coach, and then lets all of them do their work while staying out of the way until they prove to be the wrong choice, and making change if needed. Exhibit A of not making needed changes is Spanos in San Diego.
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