- One side says New England offered Tom Brady a deal for $58 million over three years, and the other side says there’s no offer. Both sides agree there has been progress; so, we’ll wait until something is official.
- On the subject of New England, Randy Moss is apparently upset about the Patriots not offering him a new contract. Maybe he’s not aware they are working on a contract for Tom Brady. Let’s see, Brady-Moss, or Moss-Brady. The last I knew “B” comes before “M,” especially when “B” has three Super Bowl rings.
- The Redskins and the Titans are talking about a trade, for malcontent Albert Haynesworth. Haynesworth was a Titan, and the Titans said they’d take him back, but Washington is asking too much. If Washington can shift some of the salary burden, if would free up money to replace him.
- Dallas Cowboy rookie Dez Bryant’s ankle has healed enough to play, says Coach Wade Philips. Last week Bryant tweeted he would play against Miami, but didn’t. After Phillips said Bryant would play, he added, “He can tweet that, or whatever.”
- Talk is floating around about Matt Leinart being a bust. He came out of college with good credentials, but hasn’t lived up to them. In college, he came back for his senior year, played in a pro-style offense, and won the Heisman. Then, in the pros’s he had Kurt Warner to watch and learn from, until Warner retired. Nevertheless, he still is not playing to his potential.
- The new positioning by the NFL officials is already drawing some heat. The league experimented with it during pre-season games to see how it worked. The Indianapolis Colts like to play a hurry up no huddle offense, and the extra time it takes for officials to get set gives opponents time to set up, and substitutes in. In addition, officials often are not ready, and get in the way of running a quick play. The official’s must agree with Manning, because they are going to set up 12 yards behind the line, instead of 15, which will speed things up. Besides, when a four-time National Football League MVP speaks people listen.
- Bill Parcells is taking a step back from his workload. He has been “executive vice president of football operations,” Jeff Ireland had the title general manager, but Parcells was in control, and everybody knew it. His new title is “daily consultant,” and Ireland will take “full control over all aspects and decisions regarding the Miami Dolphins.” Parcells is 69, and evidently ready to slow down.
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