Stupid 49ers…

I love the 49ers and all… but it was a really stupid move in their part for going behind the Bears’ backs in trying to contact Lance Briggs during through out the 2007 season. Honestly, what were they thinking?!
Because of their disregard for the rules, they now have give up their fifth-round pick this year. I know some of you might not think much of a 5th round pick, but with the 49ers still uncertain in many positions (like QB, OL, WR, and DL) they kind of need all the opportunities they can get.  I just hope the 49ers will be smarter now in the future when it comes to adding on to their team.

Are The Raiders The Bay Area Team To Beat

It’s official, the Raiders will be getting shutdown cornerback Deangelo Hall. The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to trade D-Hall for the Raiders’ secondround pick. This has been another good and expensive move from Al Davis, as Hall is expected to make $70 million in seven years.

With this transaction, I don’t know how I feel how about the 49ers. The Raiders are starting to look like a dangerous team, as they have future superstar QB, two good WRs in Javon Walker and Ronald Curry, two decent RBs in Justin Fargas and Dominic Rhodes, and now three corners in Fabian Washington, Nnamdi Asomugha, and now D-Hall. I’m just worried that the red and gold is fading once more. Plus Mike Nolan didn’t sound too confident in this interview.

Why The Panthers’ Receivers Just Got Scarier…

Congratulations to D.J. Hackett, and damn you Carolina! San Francisco sure could’ve used an underrated player like the former Seahawk. But overall, this is a good pick for Carolina. They’re getting an experienced receiver that can catch the ball, and run good routes, and a player that can study (it is pretty much safe to assume this since it’s not easy to learn Mike Holmgren’s version of the West Coast Offense). Hackett compliments the  team well as we can expect him to take pressure off Steve Smith. I’m thinking they might just be the NFL’s next best WR tandem– under Harrison & Wayne, or Ocho Cinco & Houshmanzadeh. That is if Delhomme can stay healthy.

My Thoughts On Larry Fitzgerald Resigning

Yesterday, I found out that the Cardinals’ WR, Larry Fitz, had resigned/ restructured his contract. Pretty much, his four-year contract, which is set to end in 4 years, has been reported to be worth $40 million, including a $15 million signing bonus and a $5 million option bonus payable next year. The Cardinals receiver is set to make  $17 million in 2008, including signing bonus and his salary of $2 million.

When I first heard this, I thought, “good for AZ, for keeping one of their star players happy, and for keeping a receiver of Fitzgerald’s caliber for their future star QB, Matt Leinart. But then, I started thinking, “is Fitzgerald really worth that much?” I mean sure he’s consistently good, and he is often a sure bet in fantasy football, but I still feel he hasn’t exactly proven himself yet. I’ve seen him catch the balls, score the tds, beat some of the best cornerbacks… But I haven’t seen him make an impact on the team. I haven’t seen him turn AZ into a winning/ playoff caliber team. I haven’t seen him act as a leader either. And to me, it’s the “intangible factors” like that, that make a player worth that much.  Just my opinion… No NFC West bias, here…

The Trend of 2 Brothers In 1 Team Continues…

The Denver Broncos will now have two Baileys in their team: Champ and Boss. he two will be the fourth pair of brothers to play for the Broncos and will join Dave and Doug Widell (1990-92) along with Eldon and William Danenhauer (1960) as the third set to play for the franchise at the same time. Let’s just hope he can be his own man and make a name for himself just like his older brother Champ. I can’t wait to see Philip Rivers get torn up by them Bailey boys.

Let’s Not Forget Warren Sapp Everyone

With Brett Favre retiring being the big news in the football world, it seems like another great player is being forgotten. Coincidentally, word about Warren Sapp‘s retirement was made official the same day as Favre’s. Sapp’s 13-year NFL career is now officially over.Although many people might not like Sapp, I’ve always respected him as he was able to be such an impact player in the position of DT. Sapp has had one hell-of-a career having made seven Pro Bowls, winning the 1999 AP Defensive Player of the Year award, and winning a Super Bowl title after the 2002 season. We’ll miss seeing you #99.

Farewell Favre

Although I hated you whenever you beat my 49ers, I’ve always respected your play and respect for the game. Good luck…

A Tribute To Brett Favre…