Posts Tagged ‘JaMarcus Russell’

Cincinnati Bengals :
*Signed FA (CB)Adam Jones/Cowboys
*Signed UFA (S)Gibril Wilson/Dolphins

Denver Broncos :
*Signed FA (OL)Maurice Williams/Lions

Kansas City Chiefs :
*Waived/Injured (WR)Chandler Williams

Oakland Raiders :
*Signed UFA (RB)Michael Bennett/Chargers
*Waived (QB)JaMarcus Russell

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* Today the Seahawks unexpectedly fired head coach, Jim Mora. They have wasted no time in their search for a replacement. The Seahawks reportedly have already interviewed USC head coach Pete Carroll, and it’s being said that the two sides are very close to an agreement. Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier is also being interviewed for the position.

* It’s being reported out of Detroit, that the Lions have no interest in bringing back (QB)Daunte Culpepper next season.

* Rams (DE)Leonard Little is set to become a free agent, and is pondering weather to retire, or play on. If he decides to hit the market, the Carolina Panthers will reportedly be interested.

* It’s looking more likely that 2010 will finally be the season in which the Cardinals trade (WR)Anquan Boldin. The have good depth at the position, and will probably still be able to receive at least a 2nd Round Draft Pick in exchange. The Ravens, and Dolphins likely will try to pull the trigger on a deal.

* It is still unknown weather the Raiders will let go of head coach Tom Cable. It is also unknown what if the Raiders will continue to start their “franchise” (QB)JaMarcus Russell. What is known is that the Raiders are in desperate need of a spark and it may come in the form of trade. The Eagles seem to have plenty at the quarterback position, and a new rumor suggests that the Raiders will create a spark by acquiring (QB)Michael Vick from the Eagles. It’s no surprise that the Eagles will be willing to part with Vick, and Vick wants the opportunity to be a starting quarterback in the NFL again. The Raiders don’t have anything to lose with this option, and if it were me, i’d cut my loses with JaMarcus Russell, trade for Michael Vick, and draft a quarterback to groom. JaMarcus Russell would benefit from this as well. He would be able to get a fresh start with a new team, and he definitely would get some interest around the league.

* Now that Jim Mora has been fired, the rumor of Mike Holmgren and the Cleveland Browns trying to trade for Seahawks (QB)Matt Hasselbeck seems much more likely to happen now that Mora is gone. The Seahawks will be looking to rebuild, and with 2 first round picks this year, they have a great opportunity to select and franchise QB this season, and still get something in return for Hasselbeck.

***LATE GAMES***

1ST QUARTER :
– Chargers (QB)Philip Rivers passes to (TE)Antonio Gates for TD
– Steelers (QB)Ben Roethlisberger passes to (WR)Mike Wallace for TD
– Ravens (QB)Joe Flacco passes to (TE)Todd Heap for TD
– Eagles (QB)Donovan McNabb passes to (WR)DeSean Jackson for TD
– Packers (QB)Aaron Rodgers passes to (WR)Greg Jennings for TD
– Ravens (QB)Joe Flacco passes to (TE)Todd Heap for TD
– Steelers (RB)Rashard Mendenhall rushes for TD

2ND QUARTER :
– Bengals (QB)Carson Palmer passes to (WR)Chad Ochocinco for TD
– Raiders (RB)Michael Bush rushes for TD
– Raiders (K)Sebastian Janikowski kicks 54 Yd. FG
– Bears (WR/KR)Earl Bennett 49 Yd. Punt Return for TD
– Chargers (QB)Philip Rivers passes to (WR)Vincent Jackson for TD
– Eagles (QB)Donovan McNabb rushes for TD
– Seahawks (QB)Matt Hasselbeck passes to (TE)John Carlson for TD
– Packers (QB)Aaron Rodgers rushes for TD
– Steelers (QB)Ben Roethlisberger passes to (RB)Mewelde Moore for TD

3RD QUARTER :
– Ravens (QB)Joe Flacco passes to (WR)Demetrius Williams for TD
– Ravens (QB)Joe Flacco passes to (WR)Derrick Mason for TD
– Buccaneers (K)Connor Barth kicks 45 Yd. FG
– Chargers (QB)Philip Rivers passes to (WR)Vincent Jackson for TD
– Broncos (QB)Kyle Orton passes to (WR)Brandon Marshall for TD
– Buccaneers (QB)Josh Freeman passes to (RB)Carnell Williams for TD
– 49ers (QB)Alex Smith passes to (WR)Josh Morgan for TD
– Buccaneers (QB)Josh Freeman passes to (RB)Derrick Ward for TD
– Buccaneers (QB)Josh Freeman rushes for 2-Point Conversion

4TH QUARTER :
– Bengals (QB)Carson Palmer passes to (WR)Laveranues Coles for TD
– Bengals (QB)Carson Palmer rushes for 2-Point Conversion
– Eagles (RB)LeSean McCoy rushes for TD
– Packers (QB)Aaron Rodgers passes to (TE)Jermichael Finley for TD
– Packers (RB)Ryan Grant rushes for TD
– Raiders (QB)JaMarcus Russell passes to (WR)Chaz Schilens for TD
– Packers (QB)Aaron Rodgers passes to (WR)James Jones for TD
– Packers (QB)Aaron Rodgers passes to (RB)Brandon Jackson for 2-Point Conversion
– Steelers (QB)Ben Roethlisberger passes to (WR)Mike Wallace for TD

– Cardinals (QB)Kurt Warner passes to (WR)Larry Fitzgerald for a TD
– Cardinals (RB)Tim Hightower rushes for a TD
– Patriots (RB)Laurence Maroney rushes for a TD
– Raiders (QB)JaMarcus Russell passes to (TE)Zach Miller for a TD
– Patriots (QB)Tom Brady passes to (WR)Randy Moss for a TD
– Patriots (QB)Tom Brady passes to (WR)Randy Moss for a TD (again)
– Patriots (QB)Tom Brady passes to (RB)Kevin Faulk for a TD
– Jets (RB)Thomas Jones rushes for a TD
– Patriots (QB)Tom Brady passes to (WR)Wes Welker for a TD
– Patriots (QB)Tom Brady passes to (WR)Wes Welker for a TD (again)

I’ve never seen a more PATHETIC performance in my life by the Tennessee Titans…….pitiful and embarrassing…no NFL team should be that bad.

WHO’S HOT :

1) (QB)Tom Brady – New England Patriots (vs. Tennessee Titans)
Why : The Titans are ranked (#31/32) in pass defense, giving up an average of 287.6 yards per game. They have also given up 13 touchdowns to pass attempts this season which is second worse in the NFL, to the Lions 15. The Titans are an unbelievable (0-5) and have had so many problems against the pass due to the early season injuries to (CB)Cortland Finnegan, (CB)Nick Harper, and (S)Vincent Fuller. This week they went out and signed, now journeyman, (CB)Roderick Hood to shore up their unit a bit, that consists of rookies (CB)Ryan Mouton and (CB)Jason McCourty, as well as (CB)Cary Williams who has spent time on the Titans practice squad this season. Look for Brady to exploit them, and owners of (WR)Randy Moss and (WR)Wes Welker will benefit.

2) (RB)Rashard Mendenhall – Pittsburgh Steelers (vs. Cleveland Browns)
Why : The Browns rank dead last (#32/32) in run defense, giving up an average of 170.4 rushing yards per game. They also have given up 8 rushing touchdowns this season, which is second to worst in the league (the Texans have given up 9). There are early reports that (RB)Willie Parker may play in this one but I don’t think it will matter if he does, or doesn’t. Either way Mendenhall should have a big game. He has shown he can be the Steelers #1 back, and if he has a good showing this week, I don’t see how there is any looking back as far as Willie Parker is concerned.

3) (WR)Greg Jennings – Green Bay Packers (vs. Detroit Lions)
Why : The Lions rank (#27/32) in pass defense, giving up an average of 244.6 yards per game. They also have given up a league worst in passing touchdowns which is a whopping 15 total. The Lions can’t seem to decide if (CB)Anthony Henry or (CB)Phillip Buchanon will be their starter. They play musical chairs with those 2 constantly. No consistancy at all. Earlier this week the Lions placed (CB)Eric King on Injured Reserve and signed free agent (CB)DeMarcus Faggins to take his spot on the roster. None of these options will put a stop to a hungry Greg Jennings this week.

4) (TE)Jeff King – Carolina Panthers (@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
Why : The Buccaneers rank (#21/32) in pass defense, giving up an average of 227.2 yards per game. They also have given up 12 passing touchdowns on the year, which is third worst in the league. I can say that this pick is a risky one, but it seems to me that Jeff King is becoming someone (QB)Jake Delhomme can rely on more and more with each passing week.

5) (WR)Donnie Avery – St. Louis Rams (@ Jacksonville Jaguars)
Why : My sleeper pick this week is going up against a Jaguars pass defense that ranks (#30/32) in the league, giving up an average of 273 yards per game this season, as well as, 11 touchdowns. (QB)Marc Bulger will be returning as the Rams starter, and looked really good in his short return last week. Donnie Avery will be the Rams #1 receiving option this week, and look for Avery to show this week, that last year was no fluke. This kid has talent!

WHO’S NOT :

1) (QB)Matt Cassel – Kansas City Chiefs (@ Washington Redskins)
Why : The Redskins rank (#3/32) in pass defense, giving up an average of 171.2 yards per game with 5 touchdowns allowed. The Redskins have a lot of drama going on with their team right now. Questions have come up about firing Jim Zorn, the players are blaming upper management, and players are blaming other players due to their lackluster performance so far. Despite all of that, I think the Chiefs offensive line will not be able to hold up the pass rush of the Redskins, which will force Cassel to make bad decisions.

2) (RB)Julius Jones – Seattle Seahawks (vs. Arizona Cardinals)
Why : The Cardinals rank first (#1/32) in rushing defense, giving up only an average of 71 yards per game, and a total of 2 rushing TD’s this season. The weird thing about this is the Cardinals rank dead last (#32/32) in pass defense giving up an average of 303 yards per game. Look for (QB)Matt Hasselbeck to stick to the passing game. The numbers say it all!

3) (WR)Terrell Owens – Buffalo Bills (@ New York Jets)
Why : The Jets rank (#8/32) in pass defense, giving up an average of 194.4 yards per game, with 3 passing touchdowns allowed. Don’t let these numbers fool you though. They should be a lot better because they have been without (CB)Lito Sheppard, and (CB)Donald Strickland. Both are expected to be back this week, and after the beating they took last week by the Dolphins offense, head coach Rex Ryan will not let that happen again. Terrell Owens has been practically non-existant this season, and I don’t expect him to be any more visable this week. I expect the Jets to be on shut-down mode, and they won’t take Terrell Owens’s bad season lightly what-so-ever.

4) (TE)Zach Miller – Oakland Raiders (vs. Philadelphia Eagles)
Why : The Eagles rank (#4/32) in pass defense, giving up an average of 171.5 yards per game with 7 touchdowns allowed. 7 touchdowns may seem like alot but it falls in line with the top 3 passing defenses. The Giants (#1) have allowed 4 TD passes, the Panthers (#2) have allowed 6 TD passes, and the Redskins (#3) have allowed 5 TD passes. Then you have to factor in the terrible performance from Raiders (QB)JaMarcus Russell this season and that is why the talented Zach Miller falls under the Who’s Not catagory this week. Zach Miller has so much damn talent, and it’s a shame it’s getting wasted away with such a poor QB. The Raiders need to get a new QB under center for the rest of the season, even if it’s their #2 (QB)Bruce Gradkowski. Maybe JaMarcus Russell just needs a change of scenery to help his cause, because as long as Al Davis is alive……the Raiders will be a terribly run franchise.

5) (RB)DeAngelo Williams – Carolina Panthers (@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
Why : My “beware” pick of the week is going up against the Buccaneers who rank (#28/32) in the league in run defense, giving up an average of 152.6 yards per game this season. Now, that is a pretty bad ranking for the Buccaneers, and you would think because of those numbers, “I’m starting DeAngelo Williams this week”. DeAngelo hasn’t put up huge numbers yet this season. Then again, he didn’t really get “hot” until the last half of the season last year. The Buccaneers have only given up a total of 3 rushing touchdowns this season, despite their lowly ranking. Another reason I say beware, is because (RB)Jonathan Stewart has been sneeking in some of those goal-line carries. So if you have a more viable option this week at RB, start him instead.