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Again this week, I thought I’d skip the bullet points and just send you the email I sent to Scott the night before the podcast. Wherever we end up is based on this email and the conversation that ensues. We ended up talking about concussions in football, Tribe attendance and any number of other topics including some from my Sunday night email below.
I’d love to spend some time talking about a packed pre-season game in a dome with cheerleaders and their fans wearing irrelevant jerseys. Because they’ve been so good for so long, save one bad year, even their dead jerseys aren’t embarrassing. Dwight Freeney is gone but they still wear his jersey. Jeff Saturday is retired, but he was well represented. Peyton Manning, of course. Edgerrin James. Meanwhile I saw a Tim Couch jersey on the way in. Took a photo for evidence as if anyone would question it. As for the game itself…
Brandon Weeden stares down receivers. He’s going to get Jordan Cameron murdered this season. I’d love to know your thoughts from TV. I feel like I missed a lot from being live.
Josh Cribbs cut by the Raiders. Is this the end for Mr. Cribbs? Now that he’s not on the Browns anymore it makes it easier to be sympathetic toward him. Just a perfect example of how brutal the NFL is when it spits out 30 year olds, even if they have made a nice amount of money first.
It isn’t Cleveland related, but Mark Sanchez and the Jets have been a favorite topic of mine for years now. I’m guessing you’re close enough to that team (geographically) that you might have a take or two about Rex Ryan and all that went down this weekend. I can’t help but get some interest out of the fact that Sanchez was the Browns’ slotted pick and now MoMass threatens Braylon Edwards’ roster spot in NYJ-land. Love that team for all the wrong reasons. I know it’s unbecoming to pump yourself up by dragging others down, but it’s sports.
Indians 1.5 back of the wild card as I type this. A’s headed to Detroit. Indians have ATL, DET, BAL and NYM. I’m still disappointed that they didn’t do more at the deadline than Zep-Chin-Ski, and I didn’t get to watch a ton of live action this weekend, but I’m really focused on the Tribe anyway. I go back and forth between loving it and feeling salty that they haven’t addressed enough needs. I think it might be me and not them at this point. And then I don’t think it’s my fault at all. I’m pretty schizophrenic about my feelings for the Tribe.
That’s all I’m thinking of right now, but driving 6 hours to Indy on Friday and 6 hours back on Sunday with two kids is a pretty good reason why I might have missed a big topic.
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After the self-described slap in the face Brandon Weeden and the Browns offense took at the hands of the Indianapolis Colts, Weeden described himself as a creature of habit. He is dying for the chance to play against the Chicago Bears 2nd and 3rd string defenders come Thursday night. Weeden must feel like tearing it up against the back ups will give him the boost he needs to start...
The Oakland Raiders have reportedly cut former Browns return man Josh Cribbs according to Jerry McDonald of the Oakland Tribune.
Cribbs terminated as vested veteran. Simply never recovered from knee injury.
— Jerry McDonald (@Jerrymcd) August 25, 2013
Cribbs signed with the Raiders this past off season after he and new Browns management could not come to terms on a new deal. The...
The NFL is a brutal sports league. Not just in the sense that players being able to hit and tackle each other at will, and resulting to some horrific injuries. No, it’s the most brutal league because of roster cuts too. Dreams are made on the days after the draft when undrafted free agents are snapped up. They are then crushed like a bug in August when teams start trimming...
The Oakland Raiders completed their roster transactions in order to trim down the roster to 75 players by today, August 27th, as determined by the NFL. The Silver & Black had already cut 10 players on Sunday, in a list that included return specialist Josh Cribbs. No players have been released to reach the day’s mandatory number, as running back […]
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It might be a wrap for his career.
Raiders release WR Josh Cribbs. Got $225k of 1-yr, $1.25M contract. Was due $865k in base salary w/$160k in per game rost. bonuses in '13
— Brian McIntyre (@brian_mcintyre) August 25, 2013
Mark Sanchez entered Saturday nights preseason game in the fourth quarter and was sacked three times before exiting with a shoulder injury.
Sanchez had been competing with Geno Smith for the starting quarterback job of the Jets.
Mark Sanchez had XRays. He will also be undergoing a MRI, I'm told. #nyj
— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) August 25, 2013
Smith may be named the quarterback...
The Raiders knew it was going to be a gamble bringing in Josh Cribbs after knee surgery. And on Sunday the team conceded it was a gamble that wasn’t going to pay off. Like any wager placed on the Raiders to win the Super Bowl.
Cribbs was among the first 10 players the Raiders asked to turn in their iPad playbooks on Sunday as they try to pare down the roster to the 75 player limit...
It didn’t look good.
The Jets are having all type of problems with their quarterbacks.
As fans still debate whether Rex Ryan's move to put Sanchez in the Giants game in the fourth quarter, his injury and its severity, are starting to come to light.
According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, Sanchez sustained a bruised right shoulder joint in Saturday's game.
While the injury does not appear season-ending or even a 'half season off' deal...
The New York Jets entered Saturday night’s preseason game against the New York Giants with a big question mark surrounding the quarterback position.
They left it with far worse.
In addition to a less-than-impressive three-interception effort from rookie Geno Smith fifth-year veteran Mark Sanchez left the game with a right shoulder injury after being inexplicably inserted into...
Ugh, I’m making the lead paragraph about Mark Sanchez. I know, blech. I might as well have talked about Bob Dole here, it would’ve been just as exciting. But the reality is, despite him not getting drafted even in 2QB leagues, Sanchez was set to be the starting quarterback for the Jets this year. You see, Rex Ryan got this tattoo and…well, tattoos are forever. Well...
Fairly soon, it’s going to be quicker to list the people who haven’t weighed in on Sanchezgate than those who have.
New York Daily News columnist Mike Lupica became the latest to pipe up on Tuesday, responding to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie‘s harsh words about Jets beat writer Manish Mehta in a radio interview on Monday. Mehta, Lupica’s colleague at the Daily News, was...
N.Y. Jets coach Rex Ryan needs to be fired.
No really, fired. This is not reaction trolling. I'd actually really fire him before Week 1 if I were Jets general manager John Idzik.
Playing veteran quarterback Mark Sanchez in Saturday's fourth quarter, behind a second-string offensive line, after their only other viable option, Geno Smith, had absolutely proven himself not...
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