Good news for the Cubs and me last night in MLB play. I close and win my small three team par play....Lester great again. I know this will not happen, but if I was the Cubs manager, I would play Hendricks om Sunday as opposed to Saturday. The reason being is that the Cubs have a game to give and the prospect of beating Kershaw on Friday night is 50/50 AT BEST. I would take Hendricks at Home (now minus Kershaw) to win game 7 on Sunday night. It's not going to happen of course, but I just hate putting up my second best pitcher against the "K" man in this scenario. Anyway, I will probably take the Under 6 (my best guess at this point) on Saturday nights game....should be a classic if you like dominant pitching.
@dMo are you adding up Vernon Davis, niles paul, Matt jones, Chris Thompson, and fat robs receiving yards as well. As far as around 170-220 yards receiving for the entire receiver Corp that sounds pretty spot on.
Ravens send the Chargers their 1st and 3rd rd picks this yr and next
Dallas sends the Jest QB Romo for their 2nd rd pick
the Bears send Miami QB Cutler for their 2nd rd pick
Miami sends QB Tanneyhill to the 49ers for their 2nd rd pick
2010 NFL Free Agency: Star rating is out of five. Age listing as of Sept. 1, 2010.
Leigh Bodden, CB, Patriots. Age: 28. Re-signed with Patriots (5 years, $28.5 million; $10 million guaranteed)
What I wrote last year: "One of the top press corners in the NFL, Leigh Bodden struggled last year because Matt Millen foolishly decided that Bodden could play in a zone scheme. Chad Ochocinco recently called Bodden the top corner in the NFL." Well, Bodden just had an amazing season and should be awarded with a massive contract.
Tramon Williams (ERFA), CB, Packers. Age: 27. Re-signed with Packers (1 year, $3.1 million)
The Packers lost nothing when Al Harris went down because Tramon Williams was great toward the end of the season.
Richard Marshall (RFA), CB, Panthers. Age: 25. Re-signed with Panthers (1 year, $1.7 million)
Richard Marshall had a very good season for the Panthers and is only 25. He'll be retained for a high tender.
Dunta Robinson, CB, Texans. Age: 28. Signed with Falcons (6 years, $57 million; $25.5 million guaranteed)
Dunta Robinson is a solid No. 1 corner, but has an extensive injury history. Signing him to a long-term deal would be risky.
Carlos Rogers (RFA), CB, Redskins. Age: 29. Re-signed with Redskins (1 year, $1.5 million)
Carlos Rogers is a decent starting corner, but at one point was benched during the 2009 season.
Phillip Buchanon, CB, Lions. Age: 29. Signed with Redskins (1 year, $1.5 million)
Phillip Buchanon is a solid corner, but struggled last year. You can attribute that to Detroit's anemic pass rush. Buchanon is worth signing as a sound No. 2 corner.
A solid nickel and an effective kick-returner, Ellis Hobbs played in only eight games next year because of a neck injury.
Brent Grimes (ERFA), CB, Falcons. Age: 27. Re-signed with Falcons
Brent Grimes played well down the stretch, but I wouldn't feel comfortable with him starting 16 games.
Rod Hood, CB, Titans. Age: 28. Re-signed with Titans
Jeff Fisher made a big mistake playing Nick Harper over Rod Hood toward the end of the 2009 season. Philip Rivers torched Harper on Christmas. Hood, meanwhile, played well when he was given the chance to start.
Brian Williams, CB, Falcons. Age: 31. Re-signed with Falcons (1 year)
Brian Williams would be ranked a lot higher if he weren't coming off an ACL tear. At 31, that'll be tough to come back from.
Nate Jones, CB, Dolphins. Age: 28. Signed with Broncos (4 years, $13.6 million)
Played well as a nickel corner in 2009. Because no CBA has been reached, Nate Jones is one of the top unrestricted corners on the market.