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LeSean McCoy didn't see DeSean Jackson act out against Kelly

From: Redzone.com



LeSean McCoy says he never saw DeSean Jackson curse at Chip Kelly,
and McCoy indicated that there is no reason for Eagles players to be
happy Jackson is gone to the Washington Redskins, after having been
released by the Eagles, Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.



Some players have seemed diffident about the move. A CBS-3
story quoted anonymous current and former Eagles saying Jackson was
selfish and divisive, indicating they felt the team was better off
without him.




McCoy, speaking at the conclusion of a Saturday morning youth clinic
at Camden Catholic High, said: "It's a surprise for sure. Anybody that
tells you they're happy about it, I don't know how honest that would be.
It is a surprise. You've heard so much, you don't really know (what's
true). Not playing with him is definitely going to be different. Playing
against him is REALLY going to be different ... It's some big shoes to
fill. DeSean's by far one of the biggest playmakers in the game, and the
biggest deep threat there is in the game. Some big shoes to fill, for
sure.



Asked about the CBS-3 story that alleged Jackson had repeated conflicts
with Kelly and cursed the coach out in front of the team, McCoy said:
"I've never seen that. I've never seen the two of them get into it.
Coach Kelly, the good thing I'll say about him is, he's understanding.
If you have an issue or a problem, he seems to always work it out."




Despite his feelings for Jackson, McCoy seemed concerned that fans
would get the wrong picture of Kelly's ego from the dispute. (Of course,
one way to keep that from happening would be for Kelly to speak, which
he hasn't done since Jackson's release).




"He's honest. He likes hard work," McCoy said of Kelly, who went 10-6
in his first season coaching the team. "And he's respectful ... I think
people are getting the wrong picture -- 'oh, he's cut one of his best
players' -- I don't think it's that. I think it's just that was a
decision they made."

 



Sunday, March 9, 2014

Lions owner William Clay Ford dies at age 88

From: Redzone.com



Longtime Detroit Lions owner William Clay Ford has died, Kyle Meinke of Mlive reports. He was 88.


Further details have to yet be disclosed.




"It is with profound sadness that we mourn the loss of Mr. Ford and
extend our deepest sympathies to Mrs. Ford and to the entire Ford
family," Lions president Tom Lewand said in a statement released through
the team. "No owner loved his team more than Mr. Ford loved the Lions.




"Those of us who had the opportunity to work for Mr. Ford knew of his
unyielding passion for his family, the Lions and the city of Detroit.




"His leadership, integrity, kindness, humility and good humor were
matched only by his desire to bring a Super Bowl championship to the
Lions and to our community. Each of us in the organization will continue
to relentlessly pursue that goal in his honor."

 



Tuesday, February 11, 2014

STATEMENT BY THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS ON SENATOR MARIA CANTWELL’S (D-Wash.) LETTER TO THE NFL:

STATEMENT BY THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS

ON SENATOR MARIA CANTWELL’S (D-Wash.) LETTER TO THE NFL:

 “As the former Chair of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, Senator Cantwell should be aware that there are many challenges facing Native Americans, including an extremely cold winter with high energy bills, high unemployment, life threatening health problems, inadequate education and many other issues more pressing than the name of a football team which has received strong support from Native Americans.

 If the Senator wants us to change our team name, has she already told that to the team named ‘Redskins’ in Wellpinit, Wash., where the school’s population is more than 90 percent Native American? We hope Senator Cantwell has visited with those students in order to hear their thoughts. We hope Senator Cantwell is aware how upset the students in Port Townsend were when they were forced to change their name.

 In an ESPN report on Sept. 18, 2013, Tim Ames, the superintendent of Wellpinit schools stated, ‘I’ve talked to our students, our parents and our community about this and nobody finds any offense at all in it. Redskins is not an insult to our kids. ‘Wagon burners’ is an insult. ‘Prairie n—–s’ is an insult. Those are very upsetting to our kids. But ‘Redskins’ is an honorable name we wear with pride… In fact, I’d like to see somebody come up here and try to change it.’

 Finally, why did Senator Cantwell send her letter to the New York Times before she had the courtesy of sending it to the NFL? No one other than a politician does that. Surely, with all the issues Congress is supposed to work on such as the economy, jobs, war and health care, the Senator must have more important things to do.”

Sunday, December 29, 2013

NFL PICKS WEK SEVENTEEN 2013

Is the season over already? Anyway, I was 8-8 last week, John was 9-7. Our records are 98-136-7 and 113-120-7, which means I am 15 games behind with only 16 games to play.

Time for the Hail Mary's.

Here are this weeks' picks:

1.) Carolina Panthers (11-4) (-6) at Atlanta Falcons (4-11)

The Falcons probably left it all on the field last Monday night and the Panthers want a bye with a home game. But I'm desperate.

PREDICTION: FALCONS TO COVER

2.) Tennessee Titans (6-9) at home (-7) vs. Houston Texans (2-13)

Am I this desperate?

PREDICTION:TEXANS TO COVER

3.) Pittsburgh Steelers (7-8) at home (-7) vs. Cleveland Browns (4-11)

Hail Mary

PREDICTION: BROWNS TO COVER

4.) New York Giants (6-9) at home (-3.5) vs. Washington Redskins (3-12)

Hail To the Point Spread.

PREDICTION: REDSKINS

5.) Cincinnati Bengals (10-5) at home (-6.5) vs. Baltimore Ravens (8-7) 

lots of points.

PREDICTION: The opposite of John's pick.

6.) Indianapolis Colts (10-5) at home (-10.5) vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (4-11)

HMMMMMM

PREDICTION: The opposite of John's pick

7.) Miami Dolphins (8-7) at home (-6.5) vs. New York Jets (7-8)

John always picks the Jets, sooooooooooo....

PREDICTION: DOLPHINS

8.) Minnesota Vikings (4-10-1) at home (-2.5) vs. Detroit Lions (7-8)

Both coaches will be out of work tomorrow.

PREDICTION: The opposite of John's pick

9.) Green Bay Packers (7-7-1) (-3) at Chicago Bears (8-7)

Is Destiny Calling?

PREDICTION: BEARS TO COVER

10.) New England Patriots (11-4) at home (-8) vs. Buffalo Bills (6-9)

Running game keeps it close.

PREDICTION: BILLS TO COVER

11.) New Orleans Saints (10-5) at home vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-11)

Greg Schiano to Penn State?

PREDICTION: BUCCANEERS

12.) Denver Broncos (12-3) (-11) at Oakland Raiders (4-11)

I feel really good about this pick. Honest.

PREDICTION: RAIDERS TO COVER

13.) San Francisco 49ers (11-4) (-1) at Arizona Cardinals (10-5)

The Cardinals deserve the playoffs.

PREDICTION: The opposite of John's pick.

14.) San Diego Chargers (8-7) at home (-9) vs. Kansas City Chiefs (11-4)

Andy Reid is resting his guys.

PREDICTION: The opposite of John's pick.

15.) Seattle Seahawks (12-3) at home (-12.5) vs. St. Louis Rams (7-8)

You know it.

Prediction: The opposite of John's pick

16.) Philadelphia Eagles (9-6) (-7) at Dallas Cowboys (8-7)

Nick Foles vs. Kyle Orton. Who knew?  The absence of Sean Lee makes covering TE's Brent Celek, Zack Ertz almost impossible. Then there are screen plays to Shady. Nuff said.

PREDICTION: EAGLES                               

          

Sunday, December 22, 2013

NFL PICKS, WEEK SIXTEEN 2013

I was 7-8-1 last week. John was 6-9-1, Now I'm only fourteen games in the hole with two weeks to play. Our records are 90-128-7 & 104-113-7 for the season.'

Here are this weeks' picks:

1.) Miami Dolphins (8-6) (-2) at Buffalo Bills (5-9)

Forget the weather, Miami is playing inspired.

PREDICTION: DOLPHINS

2.) Carolina Panthers (10-4) at home (-3.5) vs. New Orleans (10-4)

It will be raining.

PREDICTION: PANTHERS

3.) Dallas Cowboys (7-7) (-3) at Washington Redskins (3-11)

I was watching "JAWS" on TCM yesterday and it dawned on me that Cowboys fans are like Robert Shaw. They keep waiting for the shark. BUT, the COWBOYS ARE THE SHARK!!!! The Cowboys will choke in dramatic fashion but will wait until next week before breaking their fans' hearts.

PREDICTION: COWBOYS

4.) St. Louis Rams (6-8) at home (-4) vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-10)

The Rams are playing at a level many expected all season.

PREDICTION: RAMS

5.) New York Jets (6-8) at home (-1) vs. Cleveland Browns (4-10)

Geno Smith sucks and Rex Ryan should not lose his job because he sucks.

PREDICTION: BROWNS

6.) Kansas City Chiefs (11-3) at home (-7) vs. Indianapolis Colts (9-5)

Chiefs are on a roll.

PREDICTION: CHIEFS

7.) Cincinnati Bengals (9-5) at home (-9) vs. Minnesota Vikings (4-9-1)

Hmmmm. The Bengals have not lost at home.

PREDICTION: BENGALS

8.) Denver Broncos (11-3) at home (-10.5) vs. Houston Texans (2-12)

hmmmmm

PREDICTION: BRONCOS

9.) Tennessee Titans (5-9) (-4) at Jacksonville Jaguars (4-10)

MJD is expected to play.

PREDICTION: JAGUARS

10.) Seattle Seahawks (12-2) at home (-12.5) vs, Arizona Cardinals (9-5)

Possible trap, but unlikely loss.

PREDICTION: SEAHAWKS.

11.) Detroit Lions (7-7) at home (-10) vs. New York Giants (5-9)

What a craptastic game this will be. 

PREDICTION: LIONS

12.) San Diego Chargers (7-7) at home (-10.5) vs, Oakland Raiders (4-10)

Dennis Allen's job is on the line.

PREDICTION: CHARGERS

13.) Green Bay Packers (7-6-1) at home (-1) vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (6-8)

Big Ben is on a roll.

PREDICTION: STEELERS

14.) Baltimore Ravens (8-6) at home (-1) vs, New England Patriots (10-4) 

Ravens find a way.

PREDICTION: RAVENS

15.) Philadelphia Eagles (8-6) at home (-3) vs, Chicago Bears (8-6)

Shady, Shady and more Shady.       

PREDICTION: EAGLES

16.) San Francisco 49ers (10-4) at home (-14) vs. Atlanta Falcons (4-10)

49ers are playing their best.

PREDICTION: 49ERS   
                      
      
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