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pauldrulez 10-09-2008 06:53 PM

I have done my final blog for the week.

As a warning, it is my patriots-based one so apologies for that. But I would be grateful if you could give me my thoughts. It is long but it could have been much longer.

Thanks all.

I wont be on here for about 3 hours I think, dont worry this time I havent died ;)


RDSdaEAGLE 10-09-2008 06:56 PM

Paul, not wishing to make your signature any longer, but it might be worth sticking your blog URL on there too :D

Chester 10-09-2008 07:11 PM

Ask him to sign up and post on here.

saxoneagle 10-09-2008 07:18 PM


Originally posted by RDSdaEAGLE
Paul, not wishing to make your signature any longer, but it might be worth sticking your blog URL on there too :D
He could delete plenty of the crap in it, though :D

saxoneagle 10-09-2008 07:28 PM

I read it Paul. It is a decent summary and you make a reasonable case but the fact is that somewhere along the line Cassel is going to have to move the chains and go 80+ yards in 2 minutes with 1 timeout.

Can he do it? Maybe, no-one knows. The NE coaches might not even know but they have little choice now.

For NE this year, an appearance in the wild-card play-off matches would be a success. Anything else would be beyond dreaming.

I'm not knocking your enthusiasm, but you need to be realistic. Yes, I know the Pats did it before with Brady but when he was put in, how many Pats fans thought he'd take them all the way? You could've counted them on one hand, I promise you. Right now, the situation is the same, IMO.

A 9-7 season and a loss in Pittsburgh/Indy/Jax/SD in the wildcard play-off would not be a disaster. In fact, should we be fortunate enough to get Jax or maybe even the Bills, we might go one step further. But let's not get ahead of ourselves...

jazman 10-09-2008 08:21 PM

Some great questions already said here fellas for Jason Brisbane. Look forward to hearing his replies

pauldrulez 10-09-2008 10:16 PM

Done the sig for you all.

Saxon, everything you say is true, but as said we have a high-quality offense, if Cassel fails in the next two games, we then have the early bye week luckily. We then have the chance to examine O'Connell who has played since high school and was drafted in the 3rd round. It wouldnt surprise me to see Gutierrez getting worked out more and more since he is now in the Practice Squad.

It aint over until its over :D.

Also looking forward to the Brisbane replies, looking around sites for him, it looks like a quick rise to the top.

pauldrulez 10-09-2008 10:27 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The mother of Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young said he indicated he doesn't want to play football and is "hurting inside and out."

Felicia Young said in Wednesday editions of The Tennessean that her son is tired of all the negativity he's faced after being booed during a 17-10 win Sunday over Jacksonville. On Monday, Jeff Fisher sought police help to help find Young in what the Titans coach later said was a misunderstanding.

Vince Young revisited

In May, NFL.com Senior Columnist Thomas George sat down for a candid conversation with Vince Young, who said he had considered retirement after his rookie season.

"I really thought long and hard about it," Young said. "There was so much going on with my family. It was crazy being an NFL quarterback. It wasn't fun anymore. All of the fun was out of it. All of the excitement was gone. All I was doing was worrying about things." More "What would you think, if you were tired of being ridiculed and persecuted and talked about and not being treated very well, what would you do? What kind of decision would you make?" Felicia Young said. "He may not want to deal with it (all), but you have to get to that point before you make that decision first.

"But we're not talking about football right now. We're talking about what would make him happy, and that is the most important thing."

The phone number for Young's home is unlisted, and his agent, Major Adams, did not answer his cell phone on Wednesday morning. The Titans did not immediately return a message left by The Associated Press.

This isn't the first time that Young has talked of wanting to quit football. He told a NFL.com senior columnist Thomas George last spring that he thought of retiring after his rookie season, a statement he said later was taken out of context.

The No. 3 pick overall in the 2006 NFL Draft, Young won the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and followed up by helping the Titans reach the playoffs last season with a 10-6 record. He has been criticized for his passing struggles, with nine touchdowns and 17 interceptions in 2007.

His mental state has been in question since being booed Sunday after his second interception during the Jacksonville game. He didn't want to go back into the game until prodded by Fisher.

He sprained the medial collateral ligament in his left knee four plays later and could be out for up to four weeks. Fisher said Tuesday night he is only ruling Young out for Sunday's game at Cincinnati.

Titans add QB Simms

With Young out, the Titans signed former Bucs QB Chris Simms on Wednesday.

Chris Simms, QB
Tennessee Titans

Career stats:
G/GS: 19/15
TD/INT: 12/17
Yards: 3,087
Comp. pct.: 59.1

Young didn't go to the team's offices Monday and postponed his MRI exam until Tuesday. He met with a psychologist at his home Monday along with Fisher and another team official.

Four hours of uncertainty followed Monday night when Young left his home without his phone, prompting someone at his home to call Fisher. He called police to help find the quarterback and had a meeting late Monday night with Young and police crisis negotiators at the team's headquarters.

Young later drove home.

Felicia Young said her son needs some space.

"It is hard, all he is going through right now. He's hurting inside and out," she told the newspaper.

"But he will be fine if people are prayerful and help my baby boy out. He is a young man. He just needs a lot of love and support."

saxoneagle 10-09-2008 11:08 PM

Good luck Vince - you'll be fine and come back stronger.

pauldrulez 10-09-2008 11:11 PM

That must have been some booing in all honesty. I hope he is fine and recovers, its just a game. Some people take it too far. Hopefully Vince will find help and it sounds like his mother is a good influence on him and can turn his career and his life back on track.

RDSdaEAGLE 10-09-2008 11:12 PM

Lot's of pressure on young player's shoulders. I feel for him - money is great but it's not the answer to everything.

RDSdaEAGLE 10-09-2008 11:42 PM

Just spoke to Jason - top bloke.

He's a fan of the Bronco's - so it'll leave him a bit torn this weekend when the Chargers play them :D

pauldrulez 10-09-2008 11:44 PM

Did you mention us :D

RDSdaEAGLE 10-09-2008 11:50 PM


Originally posted by pauldrulez
Did you mention us :D
Nah - I only had 10 minutes with him - hopefully get the chance to talk to him again in the next few days though.

Oh, and he's a QPR fan - but he doesn't really like soccer much.

jlmatthews 11-09-2008 12:00 AM

Rob, Paul and Ben -- Loving the blogs. Keep it up!

saxoneagle 11-09-2008 12:02 AM


Originally posted by RDSdaEAGLE
Just spoke to Jason - top bloke.

He's a fan of the Bronco's - so it'll leave him a bit torn this weekend when the Chargers play them :D

Ah, Denver... my future home town. I'll probably be a regular at Mile High once I'm there. Will get me away from the whinging missus at least one day a week...

Strathclyde Eagle 11-09-2008 08:30 AM

Good news for Nookiebear and Saxoneagle. The Jets and Saints are picked to win in the Metro's Tipster column. :clown:

They've made it a "tasty treble" with San Diego to win in Denver. Not so tasty if you include two road teams in it if you ask me. The Metro Tipster might be worse than Purewinners.

pauldrulez 11-09-2008 08:38 AM

Purewinners was a legend on here. The worlds worst tipster.

And Chargers who lost last week to beat a team that destroyed the Raiders who appear to be competing with the Rams for last.

pauldrulez 11-09-2008 08:42 AM

Good blogs Rob, hadnt read them before. :D

1/8th of all Starting QBs are now down and out, with all the other injuries, was it rustyness or just bad luck this time round.

Griese starting for the Bucs ahead of Garcia this week

Benzhiyi 11-09-2008 09:48 AM


Originally posted by pauldrulez
Purewinners was a legend on here. The worlds worst tipster.

And Chargers who lost last week to beat a team that destroyed the Raiders who appear to be competing with the Rams for last.

Hey, don't knock the Broncos. Yeah, the Raiders were awful, but Denver looked really dangerous on both sides of the ball. Their D-line brought pressure from everywhere, their committee of running backs (Young, Hall, Pittman) all played well, Eddie Royal looks a hell of a talent and Jay Cutler placed nearly every pass inch perfectly. And they'll have Brandon Marshall back this Sunday.

They could be a real dark horse this season.

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