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Sports musings March 31, 2007

Posted by jaxxduece in Sports.
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Couple things happened recently and I just wanted to put my two cents in:

First off, the Schaub deal. Atlanta traded Matt Schaub to the Texans for two 2nd round draft picks. I dont think either team is really going to benefit from this deal.  The Texans believe for some reason that David Carr was the problem when he wasnt really even a factor in their misery. True, he is not very good, but then again, the whole isnt very good. The defense is coming together, slowly albeit, but they are a team that is building towards the future. Schaub could turn out to be very good, but in the offense, especially with that horrid O-line, doesnt really stand a chance. Atlanta signed Redman, who played for Petrino, to back up Vick. Vick is in the waning years of his career, and tends to take a lot of hits when he is scampering all over the field. And nothing against Vick, but if Schaub had the chance to start there full time, Atlanta might have even become a factor in the playoff race. Texans will need those two picks to develop and Atlanta will need a decent backup.

Second, Jaws coming to MNF. Hellz ya!! I am a big fan of Ron Jaworski: the man just knows his stuff. I am glad ESPN ditched Thiesman over Kornhieser.  Tony is very knowledgeable and even has a personality, which is very rare in sports broadcasting nowadays. Tirico is a good play-by-play man, and hard to imagine Jaws and Korn-hole not clicking. MNF just got better.

Third, the NFL making instant replay permanent. I am very wishy-washy on instant replay. It does seem to help on key situations, but I think it takes some of the human element out the game. The refs still make bad calls, that cant be overturned, and even with replay, they tend to make the wrong call. Maybe if they invest more money in the equipment, which they are supposed to do, the it will get better. Only time will tell.

Fourth, Briggs-Chicago-Washington. First off, Briggs is being a damn baby. Deal with the tag, every other player does. Its a part of the game, and the NFLPA agreed to it, so should you. Secondly, no way will Chicago send Briggs to Washington even if the deal is super sweet. Most teams dont even want to move up in the draft, due to money concerns and/or lack of talent in the first round. Also, it would empower future players who have a gripe. Just don’t see it happening. I guess it will be up to Briggs on what happens next.

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