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More at Zennie62.com | Follow me on Twitter! | Get my widget! | Visit YouTube | Visit UShow.com I love Coach Chris Brown’s blog called Smart Football because it’s the best place to learn what the the most effective and cutting-edge schemes are and how they work: Urban Meyer’s spread, Mike Leach’s Airraid offense at Texas Tech, and the “Jet” concept, to name some of them.   The Airraid Offense of Texas Tech Most of the new plays and formations are at the college level and there’s a buzz...

Al Davis Did What?By Nick Haswell-Football Reporters Online Al Davis and the Oakland Raiders just traded their 2011 First Round Draft Pick to the New England Patriots for Future Hall of Fame Defensive End Richard Seymour. This is just the latest transaction by the Raiders that proves the insanity of Owner Al Davis. It’s almost hard to imagine that the Raiders were participants in Super Bowl XXXVII, just 7 seasons ago. Since the morning of that game, where All-Pro Center Barrett Robbins went AWOL before the game, the Raiders have become...

More at Zennie62.com | Follow me on Twitter! | Get my widget! | Visit YouTube | Visit UShow.com When I learned the Oakland Raiders hired John Marshall to be the defensive coordinator, I held out hope that he would repair the Silver and Black run defense, which was 24th in the 32-team league against the run in 2008. In preseason so far, the Raiders have given up 5.1 yards per rush, and made 49ers rookie runner Glen Coffee look better than he may really be. That’s too much already. The objective is to be at or below 3 yards...

From NFLMedia.comUnrestricted Free Agency Period Ends; 86 Re-sign, 128 Switch Teams08/04/2009FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE8/4/09 UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENCY PERIOD ENDS;86 RE-SIGN, 128 SWITCH TEAMS Eighty-six unrestrictedfree agents re-signed with their old teams this year during the free-agencysigning period, while 128 signed with new teams, the National Football Leagueannounced today. The five-month UFAsigning period, under terms of the NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement betweenthe league and players, ended July 27. The Denver Broncos...

More at Zennie62.com | Follow me on Twitter! | Get my widget! | Visit YouTube | Visit UShow.com This morning I ran a poll asking you what you thought Michael Vick should be allowed to do. Thus far, the poll has attracted 998 voters and 1,777 views. Of the voters, 43.99 percent say Vick should be allowed to play in the NFL, 38.33 percent don’t want him to play in the league, 9.21 percent want him to play after a one-year suspension, 4.40 percent favor Vick as a special counselor to NFL rookies, and 4 percent want to see him...

“Q” for Quintessential – Remembering Steve McNair By Michael – Louis Ingram BASN/FRO PHILADELPHIA (BASN): News out of Nashville, Tennessee report that on or about 1:30 P.M. on July 4, 2009, former National Football League MVP and three-time Pro Bowl quarterback Steve McNair was shot several times and killed in a downtown condominium. A female, who as of this writing has yet to be identified, was also shot and killed. McNair, born in Mount Olive, Mississippi, set passing records at Alcorn State and won the Walter Payton Award for...

News Flash: Steve McNair shot dead. Special Radio show tomorrow at 12 Noon Eastern on Blog talk radio’s weekend Sports Rap with Black Athlete’s Tony McClean Listen to Tony Mcclean on Blog Talk Radio ...

2009 NFL UNRESTRICTED & RESTRICTED FREE-AGENT SIGNINGS AS OF 5/21/09(Based on official notification to NFL office)1) 125 UNRESTRICTED free agents have signed with a NEW team: TEAMPLAYERFORMER TEAMDATE REPORTEDArizona CardinalsCB Bryant McFaddenPittsburgh3/11 RB Jason WrightCleveland3/18Atlanta FalconsLB Mike PetersonJacksonville3/11 C Brett RombergSt. Louis3/10Baltimore RavensC Matt BirkMinnesota3/5 CB Chris CarrTennessee3/18 CB Dominique FoxworthAtlanta2/27 TE L.J. SmithPhiladelphia3/20Buffalo BillsQB Ryan FitzpatrickCincinnati2/28 C...

More at Zennie62.com | Follow me on Twitter! | Get my widget! Michael Vick, you’ve spent two years in the slammer for running a business that revolved around dog-fighting and harming our furry friends. Now, you’re confined to your home and reportedly a $10-per-hour construction job. Think you’re going to be forgiven? Ha! Michael, you’re going into a harsh United States of America, with far less religious people than there used to be. Think I’m kidding; just check out the Pew study that reports more...

At this stage in history, 73 is considered young by some. It’s at that age Congressman Jack Kemp passed away on Saturday. Of all Republicans, Representative Kemp is one I held in great respect. He wasn’t the kind of conservative that demonized liberals. He was a gentleman and a football player that representated the best of the NFL. This thing we call cancer — which felled Kemp — must be beated at all costs. It’s all I read about of late, someone’s death due to cancer. ...

  More at Zennie62.com | Follow me on Twitter! YouTube, MySpace, Metacafe, Blip.tv, Sclipo and Viddler Yep, you read this right.  According to AdAge.com Atlanta Falcons former quarterback Michael Vick is reportedly “in talks” to be a spokesperson for PETA.  He’s ready to do a series of ads for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals when he’s released from jail later in May.  Vick wants to clean-up his image as a dog-killer and reenter society with the problems stemming from his dog fighting...

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The Fix Is In? A BASN/FRO EXCLUSIVE By Michael – Louis Ingram BASN/FRO Bernie Parrish, it seems, has been playing defense all his life. From his playing days with the Cleveland Browns, he saw the future in understanding the need to look out for himself and his fellow players down the road. Parrish would be instrumental in helping to set up the first Players’ Union back in the 1960s – the same one that would morph into the NFLPA and Players, Inc. today. “I got interested in it after I was voted player rep for the Browns in 1960,”...

Hot Stove Football #2: Oh Plaxico oh Plaxico… and why did the NY Jets think they needed Jay Cutler? By Dr. Bill Chachkes-Managing Partner-Football Reporters Online The Ny Jets never seem to be happy with what they already have. If they feel that Kellen Clemens will never run the Jets Offense on a regular basis, try trading him for the extra draft pick.Then people will take you seriously when you say you need a QB. Until then, people only see the Jets as further behind the Giants in PSL sales.I’m not so sure they were ever seriously...

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Hot Stove NFL talk 3/19/09-By Dr. Bill Chachkes Football Reporters Online The Giants have made some really good free agency moves so far. It’s clear that Mr. Mara and Mr. Tisch told Mr. Reese to spend some of that PSL money on players. DT’s Bernard, Canty, and LB Boley are all good pick ups. Hopefully there is enough left over to get some more offensive skill players. I’m not in a rush to see a running back signed so quickly, even though Derek Ward signed with Tampa a few weeks ago (5 years, 17 million dollars). I would...

From NFLMedia.com2/20/09 2009 FRANCHISE PLAYERS ArizonaKarlos DansbyLB AtlantaMichael KoenenP BaltimoreTerrell SuggsLB CarolinaJulius PeppersDE CincinnatiShayne GrahamK HoustonDunta RobinsonDB New EnglandMatt CasselQB New York GiantsBrandon JacobsRB PittsburghMax StarksT San DiegoDarren SprolesRB St. LouisOshiomogho AtogweDB SeattleLeroy HillLB Tampa BayAntonio BryantWR TennesseeBo ScaifeTE ...

Dear NFLPA Executive Committee Members and Player Representatives: As you know, a class action suit was filed against the NFLPA and a jury returned a verdict for the plaintiff class of retired NFL players who had signed a “Retired Player Group License Agreement”. It should be noted that the acting Director of the NFLPA, Richard Berthelson was a key witness for the NFLPA, but despite his testimony, the jury found that the NFLPA had breached its fiduciary responsibility and their duty to market retired players and compensate...

Photo Via Picapp Eric Mangini Hired as Head Coach Of the Browns The Mangenius has a new home-He will be the Coach of the Cleveland Browns, according to various wire service reports this evening(1/7). The Ink isn’t even dry on his contract yet (If he even signed it) and his Wikipedia page has already been updated! What a country we live in eh? Speaking of people interested in NFL Head Coaching Jobs, the Jets have indirectly caused the firing of Boston College’s Head Man, Jeff Jagodzinski. BC’s AD Gene DeFlippo warned...

2008 NFL Season Review01/02/2009FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE1/2/09WOW, WAS ’08 GREAT! Scoring at a 43-year high…teams turning things around and making the playoffs…rookie first-round quarterbacks starting from Week 1 under rookie head coaches and them all going to the playoffs…Tennessee’s streak…the Giants calmly going about their business…DREW BREES putting on a weekly aerial show…rookie running backs taking over offenses…the solid NFC South…dominating, shut-down defenses…and it all coming down to Week 17 with half the...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE STATEMENT FROM ERIC MANGINI: Former New York Jets Head Coach I appreciate the opportunity that Woody and Mike gave me for the past three years as the head coach of the New York Jets. The organization has terrific people and I wish the Jets nothing but success. The time and effort invested by the coaches and players was tremendous and I value that beyond words. We worked hard to achieve two winning seasons out of the past three. I regret that we could not reach our goals for this year. I will always appreciate the...

JETS NEED A COACH THAT FITSby TJ Rosenthal-Football Reporters Online Woody Johnson and GM Mike Tannenbaum have both expressed their desire for a coach that would better fit the direction of the franchise from this day forward. Most Jet fans agree with this assessment. So, after 48 years of dreary football, Jan 12 1969 aside, I’ve compiled a list of people that truly fit the franchise as it exists today: A team with a 39 year old interception happy quarterback in limbo, a top 5 draft pick who had one more tackle than the kicker this...