NFL hot stove: Sunny days in Chicago, sanity in Oakland, news
It's been all draft, all the time here for the last couple of months, but now we are ready to return to what's happening at the big kids' table. Frankly, it's getting weird out there in NFL Land.
This is according to Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz. The Mad Genius of Offense (1999-2004) is talking up his new charges in Chicago like they're the Greatest Show on Turf all over again. Martz's assessment of Ms. Congeniality,
The team did nothing to upgrade their offensive line, undoubtedly a weak link on an otherwise young and promising offensive unit. Cutler will have to run for his life again, and the odds of him throwing 20-plus interceptions once more are high. Then there's the wide receivers ... For all their potential, they're one of the least experienced WR corps in the league. Their alleged "big dog" is a guy that Martz is talking up as "an elite wide receiver,"
I've got a theory that Al Davis died a few months ago and his ghost from the AFL years is actually running the franchise, rockin' that proper pompadour. It's the only way to describe the outbreak of sanity in Oakland's offseason moves.
They had a great draft, avoiding workout warriors early in favor of solid players at positions of need. There was a deal that almost made up for giving up a 2011 first rounder for
The hits are continuing during OTAs, with word that
Considering McFadden's ineffectiveness and inability to stay healthy, Bush could wind up getting more than his fair share of carries. It might be worth your while to burn a mid-round pick on Bush, because his potential meter is tacking toward red. Don't be surprised if he puts up RB2 numbers and helps win many fantasy leagues this year.
Back in 2008,
The way the league and the Players Association portray it, HGH just isn't a problem, so why test for it? Of course, anyone with a pair of eyeballs can see some of these jacked-up freaks not getting popped for traditional steroids and figure out that something fishy is going on. Well, until we get some indictments, this is one case where "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" will continue.