Tuesday, March 21, 2006


OK, we know about the antics of these two guys, but Rosenhaus has done a good job exposing the greed of NFL organizations and fighting for players' rights. Of course, my hater side (which is 90%) was hoping to see TO's 2005 schizo routine result in some kind of punishment, like a reduced salary or difficulty getting to a good team, but there are always people like Al Davis and Jerry Jones out there willing to take on problem children, as long as they can help them WIN (which is what this whole "NFL thing" is about). TO landed his big contract - he'll be the highest paid receiver in the league, despite unleashing the flu that killed the Birds in 2005. I hate to say it, but TO deserves that money. TO is a game-changing WR with a skill set unlike any other WR in the NFL, and the market values a player of his caliber much more than the Birds recognized. In about 10 years, when crappy organizations like the Eagles are in ruins because good players won't be treated like fungible commodities, people will look back at Rosenhaus for getting this movement started - NFL players are treated like crap, compared to the revenue coming in and other professional sports.

The Birds are cheap, and they look stupid now. As for damage control, I'm stunned at the lack of improvements they've made this offseason. You'd think they'd retailiate in some way by maxing their cap money out and signing some star players to make this team better in the wake of last season. Not so much. What's exciting about this coming season? This organization has no commitment to winning, just a commitment to bilking players and fans out of their hard-earned money. I hope Philly fans tear the Linc apart piece by piece when the Cowboys get to the Super Bowl before we do again (for 9th time or whatever). Reid, Banner, and especially the cheap mofo Lurie all need to go.

From TO's new rap song - He sums it up (in an ignorant way, but still sums it up): "I got a brand new team, I am a Cowboy now, no more black and green, to the haters that said I'm not going to get my money, I'm laughing in your face, ha ha, that's funny."

Monday, March 13, 2006


Okay, back to work...

I guess so far, we re-signed DE Juqua Thomas, picked up LB Shawn Barber, and just signed DE Darren Howard a few hours ago. And let LeCharles Bentley slip through our grasp, altho from what I read we may not have had much of a finger hold on him in the first place. (And of course, tendered RFAs Hood, Dirk Johnson, Mikell and unsurprisingly, Reno).

It's good to get Howard, but he's obviously just a start. We need a real RB this year, not a mediocre one or a washed up vet to sign for another one of our beloved one-year deals. Big Red loves his OL and DL, so shouldn't we be making big moves for one of those? He can't seriously think that Truck Driver or Darwin or Hollis can be any better than barely average, can he? Any even if we get a good OL, we better at least try to bring Runyan back -- his presence changed around the entire line when he first came here. He needs to teach that to the others, at least.

Any thoughts?

Monday, March 06, 2006

Flock of Eagles