HOT TAKE ALERT! Michael Vick needs to be signed by the Vikings, and it needed to happen yesterday. Vick is the only man who can save their season, and replace Teddy. Vick has expressed his desire to play one last season in the NFL, and what better way to do it than with a strong, young Minnesota team, with rising stars at the WR position, and the greatest ever, APAD running the ball like a madman, taking the pressure off Mike.
Michael Vick is hands down one of the most polarizing, and incredible athletes the NFL has ever seen. His arm strength, his speed, his lack of regard for his body, doing anything and everything to win football games, have all helped shape one of the greatest left-handed QB's in NFL history, and the greatest dual-threat QB ever. He did it better than Cunningham, he set the standard for Cam, and there will forever only be one Michael Vick. His arm strength could make you stop and say did I just see what I think I saw? Throwing the ball 70+ yards with absolute ease. Or his runs to the outside where he left a trail of falling defenders in his wake, with the patented pylon diving touchdown.
Mike Vick is 36 years old, with a long history of injuries, but I truly believe, he has one more solid NFL season in him, and I know for a fact he will be picked up at some point this season, and will see time on the field, it is just a matter of how much and how often. I think he would bring some life and spark to the Vikings and there is a good chance after week 1 or 2, even if Minnesota doesn't sign him now, he will be picked up by them as Shaun Hill struggles. Vick can still ball, and I think the Vikings give him a real opportunity to win games. Vick has turned himself into more of a game manager in his later years, stepping in successfully for Big Ben last season, as we saw a much more contained and controlled Vick, who did a better job of reading blitzes, staying in the pocket, and making the smart passes. His intangible skills have never been denied or questioned, he has simply at times, tried to do much more than he could, always looking for the homerun, either with a flick of his left wrist, or with his 4.33 40-time speed.
Whether we see him in pad's again this season is not up to me, but in the meantime, I will now be watching MV7 highlights for the rest of the day.
PS - I highly suggest all of you watch this documentary on Vick, that Bleacher Report did this summer, he has come a long way
Well, it is about time this bullshit of a case is over. I could have told you from day one that Charlie Shy was a complete con artist. This loser really made a documentary called "The Dark Side" and had the audacity to incriminate multiple great athletes from James Harrison to the Sheriff Peyton Manning about being their pharmacist and prescribing them PEDS. First of all, this guy just sounds like a creep from naming his movie after Star Wars idea. I love Star Wars don't get me wrong, but this guy has to be a virgin if hes that caught up with Darth Vader at his age. Secondly, Peyton Manning is probably the last man i would ever think to use performance enhancing drugs. Peyton is more of a alcohol guy obviously and has too much of a good person to have to stoop to that level.
What pisses me off about this whole entire thing is that even after Peyton got interviewed and had no ties to any PEDS, this idiot of a commissioner Roger Godell asks other athletes to get interviewed. James Harrison put it perfectly: "Roger Godell is the devil". I am really starting to believe he might be at this point with the bullshit he pulls each season. I understand he has to keep order of the league and be fair, but this joke of a rumor comes floating along and suddenly some of the NFLs best talent are now cheaters? That would get me heated, it was stupid of him and the rest of the idiots making decisions to even believe that middle school crock of shit. This is the official statement from the NFL regarding the case"The NFL found no credible evidence that Pittsburgh's James Harrison and Green Bay's Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers were provided with or used substances prohibited under the NFL-NFLPA Policy on Performance-Enhancing Substances following a comprehensive investigation into allegations made in a documentary by Al-Jazeera America". Well Charlie Sly, thanks for wasting Americas time we really appreciate you are the reason we cant have nice things. Your cry for attention was actually pathetic, and get ready for Peyton and the rest of the beasts you annoyed to sue the shit out of you. As for you Godell, for real man get your shit together.
The face you make when everybody knows you've been lying.
The NFL's best receiver has finally restructured his long-overdue rookie contract, and gets a pay increase. Antonio Brown has had nothing short of an amazing career thus far for the Steelers, doing just about everything possible at the wide receiver position. He is coming off a 136 catch, 1,800+ yard season, with 10 TD's, all that with playing several games without Big Ben, and no Le'Veon Bell run game to draw some of the defensive attention. AB is an absolute machine, and over the past 5 seasons has been a true workhorse. He catches for short-yardage, beats you with deep balls, and will make catches in traffic that make you wonder what you just saw.
His contract still takes him through 2017, but increased his 2016 pay, from 6.25$ mil to 10.25$ mil. This new deal comes with a promise of a new deal in 2017, and $8.975 signing bonus. The Steelers got Brown easily and cheap for his first 6 seasons, as he was an absolute steal, truly a robbery of federal jail proportions, being picked in the 6th round, the 195th pick in the 2010 draft. The 28-year-old superstar will look to dominate again this year, as the Steelers looked poised to make a good run this season, and when AB is playing well, which is always, it is must watch football. Business is #Boomin for AB84, and I wish I had the first overall fantasy pick so I could draft him.
Teddy Bridgewaters season is over before it started. It has not been confirmed yet, but we all know the bad news will arrive soon enough. When your head coach says it doesn't look good, it's not good, especially when it comes to a knee injury it's either something small or huge there's no in between. This was supposed to be the year Teddy takes the next step and we get to see the QB he really is without being protected by the run game and underneath passing. Well, that's not going to happen anymore, but if you're a Vikings fan it's not time to panic. Bridgewater isn't anything special, lets be honest, so bring in a capable QB and let AD carry the offense like he has for the past decade. This certainly isn't an unfamiliar situation for the Vikings, they haven't had a good QB since Brett Farve had his magical season in Minnesota. Vikings defense and running game will still keep them as a potential wildcard winner, on the other hand though any hopes of winning a playoff game have vanished. Actually, even with Bridgewater they weren't going to win a playoff game, so I guess this injury doesn't really effect the team whatsoever. No excuses this year Vikings fans, you didn't lose anything special.
Very smart move by the Giants front office in bringing back a big blue veteran. After being cut by the team earlier this year, William Beatty signed a 1-year deal this afternoon for this upcoming season. The offensive line is notorious for never being outstanding for the Giants, and by the looks of the preseason I think history is set to repeat itself. Although by bringing back a vet like Beatty, it will bring another asset to the table who was once was a starter. Give it a week or two of Marshall Newhouse starting at right tackle and making every one of us fans depressed and I guarantee Beatty chants will begin. He has the potential to be an impact player, if injuries didn't derail his career the question of him starting for the Giants would not even be a thing. His contract has $1.1M guaranteed so we are not paying him a lot at all. To be honest, this is a pretty low risk-high reward acquisition. At his worst, he will get injured again and waste all of our hopes and time. At his best, Beatty will be a key clog in the offensive unit and help guide them towards the playoffs. Only time will tell if he'll do work, but all I need to say is ANYBODY ELSE BUT MARSHALL NEWHOUSE.
It seems that with a lot of depth at the corner position the Giants are going to fidget around with who plays where. Steve Spagnuolo was playing DRC (Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie) at the slot corner position at practice Monday. Eli Apple, showed that he could potentially be more of a shut down guy on the outside than DRC. He did a good job of covering Decker in the last preseason game so I'm confident in his ability. Our secondary should be a bunch of ball Hawks with guys like DRC, Janoris Jenkins, and Darian Thompson, so it's nice to have a guy that can just lock up and take a reciever out of the game. I'm excited to watch Apple prove that he was worth the 10th Overall pick in the draft, he's going to be tested a lot early so I hope he's ready.
Haha, but of course. Of course the Eagles need media attention. Thanks a lot, bro.
Look I understand the idea that athletes are supposed to be role models and they are encouraged to do good things in their communities. Kids look up to and emulate athletes. But there's a time and a place to take a stand and make a statement, and as an undrafted free agent out of an educational institution by the name of the University of the Incarnate Word (seriously, WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT HAHAHA), you should understand that there is another cut of 21 players to go before you make the final roster. And you're pretty close to solidifying your place off the roster by causing a media storm this close to the regular season.
Then when the social justice warrior gets cut, the Eagles look like bad guys, and they say the organization is racist. Yes I know this is an absolute worst case scenario that I just made up in my head, but that's what Eagles fans do.
In all honesty, I realize the stance that Colin Kaepernick and his disciples are taking is important and for a good reason. But is it worth disrespecting your flag and losing your multi million dollar contract or in the case of Tavarres, lose your shot at a contract? I guess that's not for me to decide. But, Eagles players, please don't do stupid things before the season and give me a flashback to the "Dream Team".
Joey Bosa gets the last laugh that he's waited months for. In what seemed like a situation the Chargers couldn't lose, they did. Why doesn't that surprise me in the slightest, oh yeah because the franchise has never won when it comes to anything of importance. Joey Bosa, had literally no leverage aside from the fact he's a good football player. The Chargers still couldn't capitalize, gave into his terms, and gave him a $17 million dollar signing bonus. The largest in team history for a rookie or veteran, pretty fucking sad. I don't even feel bad for the San Diego fans, I understand the people that run your team are morons, but you live on vacation all year round. Therefore, people from San Diego aren't ever allowed to complain about anything in life, Djack logic. They shouldn't be mad anyway, they just signed a hell of a player from what we've seen at Ohio State. I'm happy for Bosa because I like to see the players get paid, they deserve every penny since they're basically shortening their lives by playing. Chargers take another huge L, well actually make that two huge. L's, one in the financial department, and one in the integrity department.
As most of you know, JJ Watt, basically owns the defensive player of the year award. He's won the award 3 out of the last 4 years. Since year one, he has clearly proven that he's going to be in the running for the award every year he plays. With that being said, he's got to remain healthy if he wants to do that. He's already off to bad start in that department, I doubt he will actually miss the first game, but he's coming off multiple surgeries from his body basically being torn apart last season. All props to him, this guy played with torn muscles and ligaments all throughout his body for the majority of last season and still found a way dominated every offensive line put in front of him. Keep in mind the wear and tear of playing through that, it's going to affect him in the long run. With all that being said he's obviously still the clear cut favorite to win the award. That doesn't mean there isn't going to be several other people coming for JJ's throne. Here's who they are...
I'd honestly be genuinely scared to see this guy lineup across from me. God bless those O-line men's souls that have to block this behemoth. My guess is there won't be much blocking since you can't really block a juggernaut like him. He doesn't get all the coverage that some of these others guys do since he plays for the shitty Rams. Their in LA now so that might start to change and I expect big things from Donald in his third season in the league. I see this Rams D-line being one of the best in the league, Donald will be the most important factor behind it, and he will be in the discussion of this debate all year long.
If you don't know the honey badger, you don't know football. He was the leagues biggest defensive playmaker last year before his season was derailed by an ACL tear. Now, if you know Tyrann Mathieu, you know this injury will not affect his future play. Mathieu just has a knack for creating havoc for offenses and has the ability to change the momentum of a ball game in a split second. He's a turnover creating machine and will definitely be coming for that throne. Muk is convinced Mathieu will capture the elusive award this year.
How could we not mention the reigning Super Bowl MVP. Anyone that watched this year's Super Bowl doesn't need an explanation to as why he might win it. We all know what he can do if he can stay healthy or out of trouble all year, but that seems to be a struggle for my man Miller lite. If he can stay on the field for 16 games though... I'm nervous about Michael Strahan losing the single season sack record. It'll be nearly impossible to deny him the award if he does that.
The commander in chief of one of the most elite defenses in the league is always a threat to win. Luke Kuechly, is the only player to win one of these awards besides JJ of course. So he's already proven he can get the job done. My guess is, Luke ain't too happy about that Super Bowl loss, I expect his play this season to reflect that.
This guy is your winner. Khalil Mack, will dethrone JJ Watt, and become every little kids new icon. He was All Pro at two different positions last year, I didn't even know that was possible. This guy is so good at both positions that they were like, actually take home two trophies. This year he'll will be taking home those two and a third one that says, Defensive Player of the Year. This is one bad bad man, every quarterback he faces will be living in a nightmare that on that given Sunday. I think Mack might be a long shot with all these other great candidates, but i believe his play will do the convincing.
It has just been released that Tony Romo has a broken bone in his back. What a disaster for Romo and the Cowboys. It is being said that he will be out at least 6-10 weeks. As a Cowboys fan I love Romo but I'm thinking this might be a blessing in disguise. They will most likely give the starting role to rookie Dak Prescott, who's been lighting it up this preseason. Hopefully he'll continue to play well and lead the cowboys to a positive record until Romo comes back. The Cowboys will see what the possible QB of the future can do for at least the early part of the season. As for Romo, the time of this latest injury is truly devastating.