NFL Offseason Thread Part II: sponsored by Hughtavious Mingo and that cool, light and refreshing post-draft taste
So, we had a draft. Some stuff happened. Some players got got. Some players did not get got as early as they thought they might get got. The Jets drove me to despair and potentially into the talons of the Seattle Seahawks.
I'll start 'er rolling with some Jets based gossip.
Geno Smith is apparently a bit of a disinterested brat at times, rumours about him loving twitter a bit too much during visits. I think we got that when he threw a temper tantrum and threatened to leave the draft and then fired his agents. Clearly some maturity issues. Hope Rex whips him into shape, otherwise him and the New York spotlight is going to be a flammable collaboration.
In other, mindboggling news, is what on earth we're doing with our front seven. 2013: the Jets draft a 1 gap 4-3 DT (Richardson) in the first round so they can make him a 5 tech 3-4 DE and move last year's first rounder (Coples), a true 3-4 DE, to 3-4 OLB. Anyone else confused? Because I am. Why not just draft a player who fits in your system? It's not about skills as much as it's about size and shape and weight. Do not understand this at all.
Tim Tebow wants to play in New Orleans and learn behind Drew Brees. In other news, I want a lot of money for doing nothing too.
Daryl Washington, who was a force at ILB last year for the Cardinals, is in trouble with the police concerning an assault accusation from a woman, although it seems she herself has been done for assault before. He's already suspended four games, really needs to watch himself.
Colts pick and Bjoern Werner taught himself how to play by playing Madden. There's hope for you yet, joystick warrior, if you're a massive hulking german.
49ers rookie WR Quinton Patton turns up for training camp 7 days earlier, after paying for the flight to SF himself, gets sent home because otherwise he'd invalidate himself from actual training camp under the new CBA. That's dedication.
Man Mountain LT Bryant McKinnie re-ups with the Ravens rather than plumping for the Chargers or Dolphins. In other tackle related news, the Chiefs are looking to sign Branden Albert to a long-term deal, this is good news. Teams need to learn you need two quality tackles these days. Shockingly, Eric Winston is still unsigned. If I was the Dolphins, I'd be offering him the moon and stars.
Old man segment:
Reggie Wayne, at the ripe old age of 35, is planning a 1000 yard season.
Michael Vick apparently outran LeSean McCoy over a 40 yard dash in training camp. Ouch.