Archive for May, 2007



Another shot at Tuna

Published: May 29th, 2007
By NFL_Czar's Blog

New Cowboys coach Wade Phillips has returned former first-round pick Bobby Carpenter to inside linebacker, his position at Ohio State. There is no question that the rookie Carpenter struggled as an outside pass rusher last season.

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Quiet week for Bucs

Published: May 29th, 2007
By Bucs Beat | tampabay.com - St. Petersburg Times and tbt*

It'll be a little quiet this week as the Bucs take a break from the offseason grind. They won't conduct any full-squad workouts until a week from today, June 5.

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Arthur Blank Is Nervous

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

It is not beyond the realm of possibility that Michael Vick goes down hard for this dog-fighting scandal. If the Falcons are forced to be without Vick either because of a suspension or just because the team doesn't want to take the PR hit of having another animal abuser on their team (let's not forget Jonathan Babineaux has animal abuse charges pending), Arthur Blank may see no option to releasing or trading Vick and taking a monster cap hit in the process. Such a cap hit would surely cripple the Falcons for the next few years as they lose players they can't afford to keep to free agency and have no cap space to get decent replacements (remind you of anyone?) And who would be blamed for this cap mess? The Teflon GM himself, Rich McKay, who not only gave Vick the $130 million contract with the enormous cap implications but also engineered the Matt Schaub trade which leaves team with Joey Harrington in case times get tough. Both those moves by themselves didn't look so bad. Vick certainly brings people to the games and Schaub hasn't really proven anything in the league to this point. But in order for both those moves to work, Vick had to keep his nose clean. And McKay will have to explain to Blank why he didn't have the foresight to see that Michael Vick + a boatload of cash = Police investigations.

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The Local Media Listens

Published: May 28th, 2007
By Bucstats.com weblog

Ski does the follow-up I should have done and uncovers a writer that paid some attention to the open practice last week. As Ski says, Stephen Holder's first paragraph seems to hint that he keeps his eye on the Buccaneers blogosphere (I promise not to use that term again.)

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