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Outstanding article, Mr Brown. I'd say more, but you said it all.
2 years, 3 months ago on Robert Griffin III, the man, the myth, the legend, not black enough for ESPN's Rob Parker.
It's impossible to infer anything from Parker's comments except for anti-white racist bigotry. Seriously, what else can be inferred from his assertion that RG3 might well be black, but still not the type you'd want to hang with? That's as flatly racist as it gets, bar none, & there is no excuse for his continued employment at ESPN. If he had been a white man, making analogous comments about a white celebrity -- imagine, for example, a white reporter questioning whether or not Justin Bieber is "white enough" -- he'd be fired. ESPN, in the interests of consistencey, needs to fire Parker immediately.
With that in mind, his comments on RG3 were impossibly clownish. What, the fact that RG3 has a white girlfriend now makes his "true blackness" questionable? What sort of utter nonsense is that? Precisely who is the "everyone" Parker claims to have been raising this issue in the first place? So he managed to insult both black & white, yet remains employed? No wonder I never watch ESPN any more.
2 years, 3 months ago on Rob Parker suspended 30 days, "enhanced editorial oversight" for First Take
Can't believe Buffalo would take Mike Glennon over Matt Barkley. Can't believe Manti Teo would drop that low. Can't believe KC would keep that #1 pick if they're not going to get a QB.
Can't really take this seriously.
2 years, 3 months ago on NFP Mock Draft 2.0 | National Football Post
I agree with those who think Jarvis Jones is likely to go much higher than 29.
2 years, 3 months ago on NFP Mock Draft 1.0 | National Football Post
O, look everybody, it's Rat Boogers representing the Third Grade Brigade..
@Minnesota Jim I see no way an OG goes in the top 5. Just not worth that high a pick. A pass-rushing impact LB or DL is far more likely.
In fact, I'd say that if you think an OG should go in the top 5, it's YOU who knows little about football.
I don't see KC keeping that top pick, so I'd expect them to trade down. They need a QB in the worst way -- as do Arizona & Buffalo -- so I just can't see them staying pat & taking OL.
First off, if Tim Tebow was not an outspoken evangelical Christian, we'd no longer be hearing about him. His college glory days are past, & the playoff season in Denver was less about his QB abilities than it was about a defense that bailed him out time & time again. He's a good athlete & a great person, but a NFL quarterback he is not, & he likely never will be. But because he's an outspoken evangelical, he retains legions of deluded fans who think he can do no wrong, even though they've barely ever seen him do anything right. Legions of fans, however deluded, are a good market for newspaper copy, so Tebow gets talked about far more than he deserves to be.Secondly, as Dan Wetzel pointed out, the Jets knew they'd be getting this PR circus when they traded for Tebow, but they did it anyway without any real sense of what they were going to do with him. That's a loser strategy, & the blame for it starts with the front office. I have no sympathy whatsoever for the Jets as a team.Thirdly, I'll take Matt Bowen's word for it on Rex Ryan, but ........... all I've ever seen from Ryan is a blowhard in charge of an under-achieving team.
2 years, 4 months ago on Let's see if Rex can hold the Jets together | National Football Post
If there isn't any heat on those "special teams" in Detroit, then someone isn't doing their job. The Lions, as well as the Raiders, have a history of undisciplined, unmotivated, irresponsible players, & IMO that's just as much a coaching issue as it is a player issue. Danny Crossman needs to be feeling the heat, & so does every member of his kick return teams.
2 years, 5 months ago on Lions special teams coordinator: 'There's no heat' | National Football Post
I suppose the Cards could replace Kolb with Skelton, but that seems like a sidestep as opposed to an upgrade. I expect Arizona to be looking long & hard at a QB in next April's draft, as neither Kolb nor Skelton is getting it done. As for Tony Romo .... I'm sorry, I don't see him deserving such a lofty paycheck. Even when he's had better talent around him, he still showed inconsistency, too many turnovers, too many questionable decisions. If I were the Cowboys, I'd look to replace him.The Dolphins might be the best "bad" team in football ... they're only a couple playmakers away. I wouldn't want locker-room cancers like Ocho-Stinko, but they should definitely be in the market for better wideouts in the off-season.
Sorry to hear about Collins.
2 years, 5 months ago on NFP Friday Buzz | National Football Post
No, actually, what I've heard of the issues separating the real refs & the NFL is roughly $3 million in pension funding. I don't see anything unreasonable about that.
2 years, 6 months ago on NFL's explanation of sham in Seattle predictably weak | National Football Post
The NFL's response is not merely "weak," it's pathetic. You can't rationally support a "simultaneous reception" if you've acknowledged the offensive pass interference that wasn't callled. The OPI negates any catch, so there is no "simultaneous reception" to talk about.
Last night's game was the biggest fiasco in a season full of fiascos, all of which are caused by the NFL & its owners being too cheap to pay the real refs. If people can't or won't see that, I don't know what more to say.
My understanding is that Tate very clearly pushed off on a defender. If true, that's offensive pass interference. Is it true, or is it not?
2 years, 6 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/A-rough-night-for-the-NFL.html