March 16, 2009

AFC North Headline Of The Day...

Playing around on the internet is fun. I do it. You do it. And if we do it too much, it could make us blind (PS - this is probably not true).

So in that sense, I guess it's kind of like masturbation.

But as fun as it is to screw around on these here interwebs, some days that just doesn't play well with my schedule. Like pretty much everyday of my life, but today especially.

So here's your headline followed by a list of something. Hopefully this will suffice.

What am I saying, hopefully?

This will HAVE to suffice.


So Denver, let's take a step back for a second and look at the state of your football team.

Last season, you really defecated all over your sheets when it mattered most - letting the Chargers pound you like Michael Vick in a maximum security prison in a game that could have sent you to the playoffs, had you won.

But it wasn't like we couldn't have seen that coming. I mean, it's pretty tough to go anywhere when your defense gives up 28 points per GAME (only Seattle, Detroit and KC gave up more, by the way). Frankly, I think you're lucky to have even won eight games with THAT black eye on your resume.

Maybe if you played in a conference that didn't feature two of the biggest jokes in the NFL (three if you count Philip Rivers), you might have even gone 4-12.

Not important. What happened, happened.

As a result - or maybe it was a long time coming, I can't tell because I don't care - you fired legendary, Super Bowl winning Coach, Mike Shanahan.

Then, you hired the highly-fellated, but largely unproven (at least as a Head Coach) Josh McDaniels out from underneath the Empire and Dark Lord Belichick.

Now, conversely, one of the only guys I saw in a Broncos uniform last season who gave a shit wants out.

All things considered, I'd say say the Broncos have about as good of a shot at making lemonade out of these lemons as I do of one day growing anything you could accurately describe as facial hair.

Check it out, though. In just three short seasons, Cutler has already thoroughly proven everyone right who compared him to Brett Favre. Even when it comes to communicating with the front office...ish.

Now, as Steelers fans, I suppose all we can do is wait and see if all the Brady Quinn/Shaun Rogers to Denver rumors come true.

Whatever.

I'm done here.

Read these links or something...

Kunitz = Good decision. [PSaMP]

Steelers bringing in Moon and PSU alum, AQ Shipley [Trib]

You probably don't need to read this whole post to answer the question it poses, but you probably should anyway. It's pretty damn awesome [BTSC]

Torry Holt released by the Rams. Pick his ass up [Post-Gazette]

Trai Essex visited the Titans on Friday [Nashville City Paper]

You tell me how Mr. Rooney ISN'T going to be the next Ambassador to Ireland [KDKA]

The Boston Herald does something involving a look at the 32 teams in free agency. But the real value here lies in the comments. "Masshole" is not just a clever name, you know (Challenge - Figure out what they are even talking about) [Boston Herald]

Joey Galloway's grey beard signs with the Pats. Of course it does [ESPN]

And speaking of players there was a slim chance the Steelers might sign, Chris Carr signs with the Ravens [ESPN]

I said (in so many words) I wasn't going to rip on the Browns today, and so I won't [Associated Press]

Browns also talking to Bears' Tackle, John St. Clair [Chicago Tribune]

I've seen this before and I don't think anything good ever comes of it [FAIL Blog]

Obama fingers. I'd make the obvious joke, but I'm sure you can handle that on your own [Kiss 96.1]

Too bad this guy got pinched for selling happy pills at McDonald's. I could really go for some right now [9-to-Fried]

Apparently 27 is when old age begins. Great, now I know why I've already got white hairs. Thanks, science [Daily Mail]

I'm on this Blip.fm nonsense now. You can now listen to random songs that pop into my head in like a fifth place [Blip.fm]

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In other news, send me some friggin' links!

/anger and stress levels are pushing maximum density today

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12 comments:

Grumpy said...

I wouldn't mind Holt in Black & Gold. Until Sweed proves he can do it. Or can't.

Get Fresh Designs said...

Let's give Sweed a chance, he got very little playing time last season, and I think if he gets more time with the 1st team offense he'll do great. If not, they can surely pick someone up during the season.

I'm still in disbelief that Denver would even do something like that to Cutler, he may be making a bigger issue out of it, but can't blame the guy, I'd be pissed too. Like he's not performing at his position.

domski43 said...

get fresh - i agree with you on both points. Although sweed had some drops (one big drop), he was wide open, which is a positive as he moves forward. He was an awesome receiver @ Texas and has the ability to catch the ball or he wouldnt have been drafted (or a receiver for that matter).

Jay Cutler has every right to be upset. Like Cotter said, he carried the whole team. Not only did the Broncos have a terrible defense, but they had ZERO running game. They had to pick people up off the street towards the end of the year after their first 10 running backs ended up on the IR.

go pens

tecmo said...

i'll echo that...

go pens

Cotter said...

Can't really talk now but I'll throw out a "go pens."

tecmo said...

I'll scream it.

GO PENS!

Noah said...

I'll continue the GO PENS! 5th seed man! A far cry from what we were before!

If Cutler were to go, who would want him? Every team has a great QB that would lead their team to victory, especially the Lions, Chiefs (Cassell will flop), Vikings, Jets, Raiders, Seattle, 49ers, and Bears....

Cotter said...

My dream would be that he goes to the Eagles.

Imagine that situation...

domski43 said...

the eagles would be a good fit for cutler. plus they have 356 draft picks this year to work a trade.

just cant imagine mcnabb in a broncos jersey. I do know that mcnabb would love to throw to brandon marshall and co.

og snep!

Cotter said...

I don't need to talk logistics.

I'd just laugh my ass off.

That's all I meant.

Vern said...

You can sign another WR without giving up on Sweed. However, I don't think it's Holt...he's 3 years younger than TO. He won't come cheap.

I think the guy to get is Matt Jones.

Cotter said...

Dude, that's the last thing Jeff Reed needs is a coke head hanging around. The guy does have a rockin' mustache, though.