Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Crazy NFL week

Well, the first big news was that Peyton Manning has decided to QB for the Denver Broncos with a five year, $96M deal.   It is a good fit and Denver fans should be excited.  With that defense, you are going to the play-offs.

Then John Elway wasted no time in getting rid of the QB he never wanted.  Today, the big news was that Tim Tebow had been traded to the J-E-T-S, Jets! Jets! Jets!
The Jets?
I am sure there is a worse fit for Tebow but I am having a hard time thinking of one.  You already have a divided locker room and a QB on the hot seat that was just given a three year extension.  Are the Jets really going to bench Sanchez and let Tebow light it up?  I doubt it.  

But now the news is reporting that Denver and the Jets can't agree on the bonus money pay back in his contract and Denver wants to recapture some of the money.  Um, really?  Have these teams never been involved in a trade before?  Either both sides have incompetent lawyers and personnel managers or this is a publicity stunt.  I can't believe any professional football team would announce a trade and then go "my bad, I forgot about that $5M."

And now the Jaguars are back in the mix.  For Tim's sake, I hope he lands there.  It is a much better fit and he will be immensely popular there. 

More big news.  Roger Goodell decided to drop the hammer on the Saints and has suspended Sean Payton for a year, essentially ended Gregg Williams career, suspended the GM for half the season and the assistant coach for 6 games.  AND fined them $500K and took away the next two years second round draft picks.
Overreact much commissioner?

Don't get me wrong, I absolutely do not condone the behavior and it needed to be punished.  However, this is going way overboard.  Roger is going to gut a team for stuff that is probably going on in every locker room.  Just like Redskin and Cowboy fans found out last week, Saints fans now know what it's like when Goodell decides to make an example out of your team.  

As Jackie Chiles said, it's outrageous, egregious, preposterous.

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