Browns or Jags for me, would probably go with the former due to what is an awful schedule.
Week 1: Sunday, Sept. 9, Philadelphia, 1:00 PM
Week 2: Sunday, Sept. 16, at Cincinnati, 1:00 PM
Week 3: Sunday, Sept. 23, Buffalo, 1:00 PM
Week 4: Thursday, Sept. 27 at Baltimore, 8:20 PM
Week 5: Sunday, Oct. 7, at NY Giants, 1:00 PM
Week 6: Sunday, Oct. 14, Cincinnati, 1:00 PM
Week 7: Sunday, Oct. 21, at Indianapolis, 1:00 PM
Week 8: Sunday, Oct. 28, San Diego, 1:00 PM
Week 9: Sunday, Nov. 4, Baltimore, 1:00 PM
Week 10: BYE
Week 11: Sunday, Nov. 18, at Dallas, 1:00 PM
Week 12: Sunday, Nov. 25, Pittsburgh, 1:00 PM
Week 13: Sunday, Dec. 2, at Oakland, 4:15 PM
Week 14: Sunday, Dec. 9, Kansas City, 1:00 PM
Week 15: Sunday, Dec. 16, Washington, 1:00 PM
Week 16: Sunday, Dec. 23, at Denver, 4:05 PM
Week 17: Sunday, Dec. 30, at Pittsburgh, 1:00 PM
They'll be lucky to get 2/3 wins out of that schedule imo.
Did you watch them this season? They're record didn't sum up their season at all, they lost an awful lot of very close games and mostly due to Donovan McNabb sucking and teething problems for Christian Ponder. Add that they lost about half their starters on Defense to injury which left a completely decimated secondary. They have also just had a (consensus) very good draft.
Best case scenario is that Ponder shows all the good glimpses from last year consistently and they snatch a wildcard spot. Worst case scenario is he shows all the bad parts from last year consistently and they're in for a new QB next April. Either way they'll win 5 games minimum. The team is fine outside of QB. Favourable schedule also
Biggest disappointment in this draft will be Maurice Claiborne. When your own coach trades down rather than draft you, things aren't looking good.
Worth the risk for a potential shutdown corner, but if he has the adjustment issues that everyone is predicting then it will be a big blow to that defence.
The Ravens sign UDFA Kent State defensive tackle Ishmaa’ily Kitchen. He is a a 6-foot-1, 334-pound nose tackle.
What an apt name. The Fridge, The Freezer, now The Kitchen
As a Cowboys fan but also pointing out the reality of the situation , you are absolutely wrong , Mo Claiborne by most peoples reckoning on the consensus board , is the No 3 prospect. Only the two quarterbacks were ahead of him . The Browns were desperate for a runner to take pressure off theis future QB Weedon, the Vikes needed picks and also need a Left Tackle slightly more than a Corner and the Jags had to have Blackmon. That is why he slipped to 6 , which in itself was value for Dallas, that we had only to give a 2nd rd pick to the Rams is brilliant business to go up 8 spots
As to Claiborne not being picked by his own coach the Bucs traded to 7 for Barron . Is anyone actually saying that Barron is the stronger prospect , maybe in Tampa but not anywhere else. This is a reach by Schiano. Walther said it very well unless a prospect is Ed Reed or Eric Berry you dont draft one in the top ten . Barron is a classic thumper who struggles in coverage, Ed Reed loves coverage , and plays like an auxiliary corner who is as likely to intercept as a corner. Barron isnt this so i think there is little between him and Harrison Smith who is a reach at 29 . Claiborne is a shutdown guy.... on his second contract he will have to get Brandon Carr money , Barron will be getting Safety , a difference of 5 mill a year at least ....btw the Rams great pick of Janoris Jenkins is going to put egg on Bengal and Patriot faces ...great corner
Would have liked Claibourne at the Bucs and was a little dissapointed we missed out. But we have to look at the bigger picture here, that trade enabled us to jump back into the first round to take Martin and also enabled us to move up from 3rd round to take L David, one of these two was tipped to go to us in the 2nd and becasue of trade in 1st round we were able to get both.
Great piece of business in my opinion, obtaining 3 starters in need positions.
Although i still am a fan of Claibourne but was very happy the way it panned out.
Dan Di Lella has been offered a tryout for the Jets. Pity that he went undrafted when rumours had someone drafting him in the 7th or taking him as a UDFA.
Still its a shot for the guy who had no football future only 3 months ago. Hope he makes it to a roster or practise squad this year. (Hopefully not the Jets as no-one ould wish that circus on a rookie)
Matt Simms signed with the Titans. Hopefully he can make it as a back-up QB.
You sure? Think he is having tryout with the Jets this week
Here is a full list of UDFAs to this point. Patriots have been very quiet. Seems like they are happy with their lot. Eagles have been quieter than most too.
Hmm seemingly your right. Bad report on another Giants forum so.
Dan Persa is a good pickup for the Bucs. Was a good player at Northwestern.
There was no way Claibourne was the no 3 prospect. He was at best no.5 on most boards, and a lot of people had Blackmon ahead of him. The Vikings, Bucs and Rams all couldve done with a corner yet all passed on him.
The clear consensus board after the college season was finished was 1. Luck 2. Kalil 3. Griffin 4. Richardson 5. Blackmon 6. Claibourne.
Griffin moved up a spot after people say how much teams were prepared to pay for him, and Blackmon's stock fell a bit
Im not sure just shy of the draft that was the consensus , i would think Claiborne was slightly ahead of Kalil if not a tie with the large investment being made in Ponder meant that the larger investment had to be made in the Offensive Line
Certainly i heard very little argument saying Blackmon was the bigger talent.