Archive for March, 2007



The Jon Gruden Lovefest

Published: March 29th, 2007
By Bucstats.com weblog

Ira Kauffman must have run into the Percocet-and-Heineken-infused Jon Gruden for this interview because he just absolutely loves everybody.

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Saying the right things

Published: March 28th, 2007
By NFL_Czar's Blog

Wisconsin offensive tackle Joe Thomas has told the NFL that he plans to go fishing with his father on Draft Day and won't be coming to the festivities in New York City. Thomas, a former tight end in high school, made himself into the draft's best left tackle.

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Detroit has a dilemma

Published: March 28th, 2007
By NFL_Czar's Blog

We have bounced around a lot of scenarios for the Raiders, but what if Al Davis simply picks LSU quarterback JaMarcus Russell and leaves Georgia Tech receiver Calvin Johnson on the board for the Lions. Detroit really can't trade that pick with Cleveland, Tampa Bay or Arizona. None of those teams would be willing to give up anything extra for Johnson, knowing full well that Millen will never draft another receiver that high in the draft.

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Kiffin sounds off on his Raiders

Published: March 27th, 2007
By NFL_Czar's Blog

At Tuesday morning's AFC coaches' breakfast at the lush Arizona Biltmore, it was standing room only around 31-year-old Lane Kiffin's table. The Raiders' fifth different head coach since 2001 handled the nationwide reporters pretty well. He never got flustered, and even admitted that he snuck into the Raiders' Alameda facility for his final interview with owner Al Davis "through a back door, so no one would see me. Kind of like the CIA."

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