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Chester 10-09-2008 12:38 AM

Merriman out for the year as well after finally coming to his senses and having surgery on his knee

pauldrulez 10-09-2008 12:41 AM

That would be confirmed after my blog, could have done a bit on these two ligaments as well.

Latvian Eagle 10-09-2008 12:56 AM

What on Earth is going on with Vince Young?!

Sort yo act out boi!!!

Latvian Eagle 10-09-2008 01:09 AM

Is Flacco the permanent starter for Baltimore too?

I was under the impression Troy Smith was going to be, but then he was ill at the weekend!? :confused:

pauldrulez 10-09-2008 01:11 AM

They havent confirmed it yet. They have said Flacco is Week 2 starter but as far as I know, the rest of the season is unconfirmed.

jlmatthews 10-09-2008 01:17 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by jazman


My sons adopted team, the Bears

What a good kid. You should reward him.

:p

How old is your son? I might be able to find a Bears T-shirt to send his way if he'd be interested.

jlmatthews 10-09-2008 01:22 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Latvian Eagle


I was under the impression Troy Smith was going to be, but then he was ill at the weekend!? :confused:

TS got some sort of illness over the offseason and lost like 30 pounds along with a lot of stamina. I'd say this was his only chance at an NFL starting job, too.

RDSdaEAGLE 10-09-2008 01:23 AM

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Originally posted by jlmatthews
TS got some sort of illness over the offseason and lost like 30 pounds along with a lot of stamina. I'd say this was his only chance at an NFL starting job, too.
Sounds like diabetes, which is the exact same illness that Cutler suffered from, with similar symptoms. Although the ESPN Football Daily podcast I listen to said it was a virus of some sort.

saxoneagle 10-09-2008 01:27 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by RDSdaEAGLE
Sounds like diabetes, which is the exact same illness that Cutler suffered from, with similar symptoms. Although the ESPN Football Daily podcast I listen to said it was a virus of some sort.
I'd heard it was viral, too.

Shame, cos I was there when he threw his first NFL TD against the Colts :D

Latvian Eagle 10-09-2008 01:39 AM

From the limited glimpses I saw of TS last season he actually looked like he had some decent ability. Obviously the fact he's only 6' is a disadvantage.

Hope he gets better soon! Both he and Flacco would be great competition for each other I think. Kyle Boller's days in the NFL are numbered I think!

jlmatthews 10-09-2008 01:54 AM

I have always felt like Boller is a capable QB in an incompetent offense. Ravens never have a good offense. They splash all their cash on the D.

I think Boller would be good in a West Coast style set up.

jazman 10-09-2008 10:13 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by jlmatthews
What a good kid. You should reward him.

:p

How old is your son? I might be able to find a Bears T-shirt to send his way if he'd be interested.

He's 10 fella. That would be cool, he'd be well chuffed. I have never minded the Bears to be fair ... so I didn't berate him that much ...

My sister is a Dolphins fan and so is my daughter :D :D To be fair, for my sister it was all about Marino. My daughter just wante dto get involved last season when I asked my son ... :p

Strathclyde Eagle 10-09-2008 10:29 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by RDSdaEAGLE
Sounds like diabetes, which is the exact same illness that Cutler suffered from, with similar symptoms. Although the ESPN Football Daily podcast I listen to said it was a virus of some sort.
Diabetes comes in many forms, as do viral illnesses.

To me this sounds like something more like Glandular Fever (which I'm only saying because I've had it and remember the symptoms).

elliott 10-09-2008 12:57 PM

Dolphins lose Donald Thomas (starting rookie RG) for the year and cut Boomer Grigsby.

jazman 10-09-2008 01:29 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Strathclyde Eagle
Diabetes comes in many forms, as do viral illnesses.

To me this sounds like something more like Glandular Fever (which I'm only saying because I've had it and remember the symptoms).

I agree. I suffered from that and it's quite awful. Missed six weeks of school because of it ...

saxoneagle 10-09-2008 01:36 PM

I had glandular fever as well, at college. Had about 4 weeks off lazing around doing sweet F.A... it was pretty enjoyable... especially as my parents were at work so my girlfriend would come round to look after me. Needless, to say, she caught it too :D

jazman 10-09-2008 01:38 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by saxoneagle
I had glandular fever as well, at college. Had about 4 weeks off lazing around doing sweet F.A... it was pretty enjoyable... especially as my parents were at work so my girlfriend would come round to look after me. Needless, to say, she caught it too :D
That's the thing though. It just looks like you're being lazy until the blood test come back ...

Edenbridge Eagle In Exile 10-09-2008 02:10 PM

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Originally posted by jazman
Well here goes, the view of week one from a UK NFL fan starting to find his feet again after a number of years absent viewing. To be honest, being a family man, it is difficult to feed the habit as much as I would like. Football being my first love followed by Cricket and then F1 and WRC. Then comes NFL, a poor relation in recent years in my mind. A sport that you all know by now I followed when the C4 coverage started in the early 90s over here. I chose the Cowboys. My old man chose the 49ers. The supporting began and we couldn't have chose two better teams in those days.

My return to NFL supporting was the first game of last season. I was hooked again. A season that promised to be something for the Cowboys, but ended up with Romo hooked up with one of the Simpsons and the team losing out to the Giants in the play offs. Close season, I turned my attention to checking out the Cowboys and what had been going on in years I'd missed out on. I had known from watching last season that the badly dubbed 'Americas Team' held the same kind of egos and star players now as they did with the likes of Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith and Michael Irvine.

So now we come on to this season. With the new (amazing) billion dollar stadium well on it's way to completion, the aim of Jerry Jones is to have the Lombardi Trophy on show when the Cowboys move there next season. And to be fair, not a lot had to be done to the team from last season. A few tidy additions here and there by the likes of Zak Thomas, Felix Jones and Adam 'Pacman' Jones to name but a few but with the latter being the biggest gamble.

The season opener started with the Giants hosting the Redskins on Thursday night. I caught glimpses of the game but not enough. In all honesty, after last season the Redskins looked like they may step up from play off losers last time around but in this match the Giants always looked in control and continuing where they left off.

The weekends matches were what it was all about. The coverage started here at 6pm, which I stress again, is a difficult time for me to just sit down with a beer and some snacks to watch until the early hours. But I kept in touch with the goings on. And there was a lot to take in. I'm not going to cover all the games here, only the ones that made me sit up and take notice. I'll start with my beloved Cowboys. A season that promises so much got off to the ideal start. I tuned into the game with the Cowboys in full control. One of the later games of the day, and from what I saw of the match, Felix Jones is going to be a star and will only compliment his RB partner in Marion Jones. What got me about Jones though wasn't just his normal position, it was that on the defence where his position extremely well. Watch out for him. Romo did what he does best while his pillow talking pal TO is the man when he has a smile on his face. Cleveland were no match. The Phillies will be a whole new ball game next week at the Texas Stadium and probably our first big test in divisional rivalry.

My sons adopted team, the Bears, shocked the Colts and could be one to watch as the season progresses. The Titans (one of teams I've taken a liking to for some reason) saw off the Jags while the Phillies ravaged a very poor Rams side. The Chargers lost out to the Panthers in an exciting match while the Pats will have to show what they are now made of without Brady even though they beat the Chiefs. I was hoping that last years Dolphins could turn things around and start with a win but that just wasn't to be with Favre throwing the usual bombs on his Jets offence to take the plaudits. A mention here for my old mans team the 49ers. What has happened to them? They could be fighting it out with the Rams this season for the number 1 draft pick for next. The Steelers and the Bills hit the +30s over the Texans and the Seahawks.

The Monday night match ups were intriguing. Was the Viking Peterson going to start after his knee injury in pre-season? Well he did, and didn't look all that worried about it from the little of the match I saw, however, Green Bay and Aaron Rogers saw them off while in the other match Detroit top scored over a struggling Raiders side.

Well, there it is as I saw and read it. Pick holes at will, but I admit my knowledge is no-where near you guys. This is simply a view from an 'amateur fan' which lacks stats but I hope you will agree shows some passion and a willing to learn more as the season continues to make up for it. Now back to Madden 08 .. :p

Could you please refer to my beloved team as the Eagles and not the Phillies Thanks EEIE (the Phillies are the neighbouring baseball team in Philly! :clown: )

PS I hate the Cowgirls and all that America's team b*****ks.................There I feel better now!!!!

PPS Am I the only one on here that supports the team with the same nickname as our beloved football team ?

:confused:


PPPS Anyone with an interest in google search "the 700 Level" :eek:

jazman 10-09-2008 02:21 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Edenbridge Eagle In Exile
Could you please refer to my beloved team as the Eagles and not the Phillies Thanks EEIE (the Phillies are the neighbouring baseball team in Philly! :clown: )

PS I hate the Cowgirls and all that America's team b*****ks.................There I feel better now!!!!


As soon as you stop calling my team the Cowgirls ... ;)

That's what I said. Ludicrous nametag which the Press invented as far as I know ... maybe someone can correct me if thats not the case.

saxoneagle 10-09-2008 02:30 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles are the NFL equivalent of Millwall. :D


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