Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Grading Time.

So it's time to grade the draft. I'm not going to grade everyone, just teams I thought made a significant impression either way.

Detroit Lions: B-. Everyone's giving them pretty good grades so far, but I'm not that impressed. $78 over six years with $41 million in guaranteed money. For one guy. And he hasn't even played a game yet. And they're the Lions. Also, from listening to ESPN radio for the last week, Quarterbacks taken in the first round have like a 30% success rate. So yeah, there's a 70% chance that you bet the farm on the wrong horse. They needed a Quarterback, but when the rest of their team is just horrible, someone's going to be the scapegoat in two or three years when they're back in the same place they're in now and I think that scapegoat is going to be the #1 pick with the $41 mill in guaranteed money. I do like how they used their Roy Williams picks on a Tight End and a Receiver, and then spent the rest of their picks mainly on defense, because, let's face it, they're terrible on both sides of the ball. I'm just not sold on the Stafford pick; I think a lot of the reason why Matt Ryan was so good in his first year was because they have a decent O-Line and then Michael Turner in the backfield. And their defense isn't too bad. And they just traded for Tony G. Stafford's not going to have all of that. Megatron helps, but the rest of the offense is bad and their defense is just terrible. With that said, I don't know who else they would pick; it was a lose-lose situation in my opinion.

Oakland Raiders: J-. Darrius Heyward-Bey? Darrius Heyward-Bey? DARRIUS. HEYWARD. BEY. Good Lord. Raiders are a debacle. Trade down and take him late in the first or early in the second. This is a terrible pick, especially when Crabtree and Maclin are sitting around waiting to shake hands with the Commissioner. They spent the majority of the rest of their picks on Defense, apparently they are going to stay with their plan of sticking with JaMarcus Russell. Mindbottling. I mean...Jesus.

Philadelphia Iggles: A. It pains me to say that the Iggles did a good job, but they did. It basically cost them a Sixth rounder to move up two spots to get the guy they wanted in Jeremy Maclin. Then they addressed some areas where they have holes due to free agency; Runningback and Tight End. Then it's a mix of defense and offensive line with another Wide Receiver. They have to be thanking the Radiers for being the Raiders and screwing up badly enough so that Maclin fell to them with the 19th pick.

New England Patriots: B+. When you've got 97 picks in the draft, it's kind of hard to make a misstep here. They've spent the last couple of years trading out of the first round (where they would have to spend a lot of money on a rookie) and into the later rounds (where they can pick up guys and develop them for cheap). They used most of their picks on defense, where they're looking a little creaky. They didn't have that big name guy because they didn't have a first rounder, but I'd rather have four second round picks than a late first and second round pick.

Tampa Bay: D+. So wait a minute here, you had Brian Griese, then you cut him, then you trade a sixth rounder to get him back, THEN you go out and draft a QB with your first round pick? Ok then. The problem is, the Bucs don't have a whole lot for him to throw to and their backfield is brittle to say the least. They acquired Kellen Winslow, but it's going to be his first year with Tampa, with a first year QB and a first year coach. So, how do you think this is going to end? I think it's going to end badly. One of the only positives is that at least the defense is still somewhat decent.

Cleveland Browns: B+. The Browns actually did a pretty good job here. They traded down and picked up a sixth rounder and got a guy that will bolster their offensive line, then they picked up a wide receiver with one of their Kellen Winslow picks, then they focus on Defense for most of the rest of the draft. Not bad. They know their weaknesses and are trying to address them, unlike last year's offseason where they just went out and spent money.

San Francisco 49ers: B. And that grade is mainly because of the Crabtree pick, which was due in part to the fact that the Raiders are completely inept. They didn't have a 2nd rounder and they spent their 3rd rounder on a Runningback. I know the NFL is becoming a two back league, but seriously, you've got Frank Gore back there, how about spending that pick on the defense? They spent a fifth round compensatory pick on a Quarterback to address the absolute mess there, but really, is that guy even going to make it to the practice squad? They didn't have a whole lot of picks because of trades, I understand that, but they really need defense and o-line help and they really didn't do anything to help themselves there.

San Diego Super Chargers: C. Kind of a disappointing draft. They went with an undersized Defensive End for their first pick, I guess that means they're probably not going to resign Merriman. Then it was Guard, Tackle, Guard, 3rd down back, corner, safety, receiver. Pretty boring.

N.Y. Jets: C. The reason why I'm giving them such a bad score is because they only had three picks and they've just completely mismanaged things for the last couple of years. They traded to rent Brett Favre for a year, then they traded up to get Dirty Sanchez. So, they're actually in a worse spot than they were two years ago when they had Chad Pennington, who went to the playoffs with Miami. The thing I keep hearing about Sanchez is that teams like his "intangibles". What the hell does that even mean? I think Sanchez does alright, and he could have a great season if that O-line holds up. Teams don't have a whole lot of tape on him, he could have a great first half and then start to fade. Their schedule kind of backs that up; in their first eight games, they have their two toughest games (against the Pats and the Titans) at home and they start off with Houston, play the Fins twice and play the Raiders. Their second half is pretty brutal. After their bye, it's Jacksonville, at New England, Carolina, at Buffalo, at Tampa, Atlanta, at Indy and then they finish at home against the Bengals. That is rough. They could start 5-3 and finish 6-10. And that might be tough on a dude that has gotten use to winning his whole life. And then there's the New York media, who just loves to pile on. Good luck, Mark.

That's about it.

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Beth said...

Nicely done T, although I was hoping to see your take on the Falcons draft. Local media seems to like it pretty well but are confused by them picking a Miami LB who apparently wasn't even a starter for Da U.

Steve said...

Both of these may be steve fast, but:

Awesome!

and

Fucked Up!

Beth said...

Actually, if I remember right I don't think either of those are stevefast.

Beth said...

Hey Steve, did you see Coach K on The Colbert Report the other night?

Poor dude was there to promote his book and he was clearly trying to be cool and funny, but I thought instead it was obvious he was just trying a bit too hard and never seemed comfortable.

Steve said...

na, I sure didn't.


Cool or funny has never been his strong points.

Ewing Sucks Donkey Dong said...

nice work t

Jugdish said...

That'll show'em!

Steve said...

""We, the workers have nothing to eat, we had to seek some sort of alternative food and I gave them an example," Reuters quoted Zoran Bulatovic. "It hurt like hell."

not a man i ever want to be in a bar fight with.

Jugdish said...

I wonder if it tasted like chicken.

Ewing Sucks Donkey Dong said...

celt/bull game crazy good

gordon/pierce

Ewing Sucks Donkey Dong said...

i like how marbury almost lost that game

Ewing Sucks Donkey Dong said...

this swine flu thing is so retarded

Blueshon said...

i like the grades

Blueshon said...

EP, has your wife freaked about the swine flu yet?

mine wants to put bgblue in quarantine until this whole pandemic passes.

Ewing Sucks Donkey Dong said...

"EP, has your wife freaked about the swine flu yet?

mine wants to put bgblue in quarantine until this whole pandemic passes."

she just called me, complaining she has a sore throat (cmep) and that she doesnt want to get the baby sick so maybe she should stay at her mothers

i said that's a great idea, then i joked that i'll build an incubation box on the balcony she can stay in like ET

she was not amused

Ewing Sucks Donkey Dong said...

woman are ridiculous

Ewing Sucks Donkey Dong said...

*women

Ewing Sucks Donkey Dong said...

i tolt her last night that it's all mental, that she doesnt have a sore throat

Blueshon said...

i keep joking that i'm going to start wearing a medical mask all over the place.

Jugdish said...

One of the guys in our unit is downin Mexico on vacation now. We are trying to get some fake orders to have him put in quarantine when he gets back.

Blueshon said...

Jug are you wearing your "highwater" pants today?

Jugdish said...

Not yet...water is receding like tem's hairline now.


wadr

Blueshon said...

did you come to work in a canoe?

Beth said...

"woman are ridiculous"

Oh come on EP, it's that 99% that give the rest of us (the sane ones) a bad reputation.

Blueshon said...

beth knows

Blueshon said...

she's spent a lot of quality time with some crazy women

Beth said...

Not like your average guy is exactly the poster boy for sanity.

Beth said...

Interesting. If you do a search about men being crazy you find this picture. If you do a search about women being crazy you find this picture.

I prefer the female one. :-)

Ewing Sucks Donkey Dong said...

yummy

Steve said...

Maybe that's clean water, beth.

Maybe those guys are super smart, not crazy.

Beth said...

Look at those guys, do they really look super smart to you?

Steve said...

na, they look like Darwin should have taken them for a ride long ago

Ewing Sucks Donkey Dong said...

my new name please

isiah thompson said...

EP - your new name after paying freak is :

The Realest Beer Drinker ®


pic

Ewing Sucks Donkey Dong said...

freak do this and advise if it worksthanks and regards

Ewing Sucks Donkey Dong said...

aren't i dont with freak?

freak am i done
it was a week

Ewing Sucks Donkey Dong said...

going downtown be back later

Jugdish said...

did you come to work in a canoe?


no, but this rain is ruining my week!

Jugdish said...

going downtown be back later



don't forget the bait!

spaceman spiff said...

dont watch hockey but, new jersey devils, thats gotta sting the nostrils. game 4 debacle too

Blueshon said...

mavs look tough

Blueshon said...

i'm going to guess some muffs now.

spaceman spiff said...

hope denver-mavs goes 7

Meiz said...

"mavs look tough"


Spurs look old

Jugdish said...

tem is busy today trying to adopt this girl

JFreak said...

"aren't i dont with freak?

freak am i done
it was a week"

gotta finish out today.

JFreak said...

"freak do this and advise if it works

thanks and regards"

I've been banned from Adsense.

JFreak said...

Spiff, why does scioscia hate napoli?

Jugdish said...

I didn't know this about Edge...very sad:

He recently experienced a personal tragedy with the death of his longtime girlfriend, and mother of his four children, of leukemia at age 30.

spaceman spiff said...

"Spiff, why does scioscia hate napoli?"

i think you axed this a year or 2 ago as well. dont know why he hates him but he likes mathis D too much, napoli destroys mathis at the plate as you said, it's stupid

spaceman spiff said...

its not like napoli is awful behind the plate

JFreak said...

Yes, I vaguely remember asking the same thing at the beginning of last year.

It's still stupifying.

Jugdish said...

Brett Favre will be the Vikings quarterback. After being released by the Jets yesterday, this is what the media darling said: "At this time, I am retired and have no intention of returning to football." At this time = Favre will be throwing interceptions come Week 1.

spaceman spiff said...

"at this time"

jeebus chris, he's gonna leave that door open forever

Jugdish said...

He will sign with the Wizards shortly

isiah thompson said...

I didn't know this about Edge...very sad:


jugfast

isiah thompson said...

"woman are ridiculous"

fmz was "researching" pig flu online this weekend, taking notes. (ns)

zeke: "wft are you doing"

fmz: "researching this swine flu"

zeke: "why?"

fmz: "I deal with a lot of mexicans"

ns

Meiz said...

That's ridiculous

isiah thompson said...

nice post T

Jugdish said...

Obama prefers that we call the swine flu the "dirty animal epidemic".

spaceman spiff said...

"fmz was "researching" pig flu online this weekend, taking notes. (ns)"

because of swine flu, fmspiff currently not eating mexican food of any kind, no produce from mexico, reading stuff online as well

Jugdish said...

swine soccer

Jugdish said...

High school competitions being cancelled in TX due to pig sickenss...just heard that on the news.

Blueshon said...

i hope the nuggets/mavs goes 7 games as well

i like watching basketball

Blueshon said...

plus i don't want any hope that they could be competitive against the lakers.

Ewing Sucks Donkey Dong said...

wow so i'm not the only one with a dumb lady

spaceman spiff said...

all ladies are dum, so no

Meiz said...

Lets sporcle, motherfuckers.

Jugdish said...

I wonder if this swine flu can be solved with more bailout money.

Jugdish said...

good job kod

Jugdish said...

hopefully Al Qaida or the Taliban has some job openings for these people

spaceman spiff said...

46/59 sporcle

Jugdish said...

I choose not to sporcle

Meiz said...

"46/59 sporcle"


I'm impressed

spaceman spiff said...

i got the whole right side and then threw in names

Ewing Sucks Donkey Dong said...

for real though, brad miller was acting a bit cunty

spaceman spiff said...

had no idea druckenmiller actually was a first rounder

Jugdish said...

Some lady here in Houston yesterday drove right into about 8 feet of water.

you might think something is wrong when the water level is up near the top of a stop sign.

JFreak said...

Got 43 right.

Got everything from '98 til now.

isiah thompson said...

57/59


SUCK IT HATERZ!

Meiz said...

me & bossman teamed up and got all but 1 Royal Rumble winner

Ewing Sucks Donkey Dong said...

38/59

isiah thompson said...

I'm nazi'd on sporcle

Ewing Sucks Donkey Dong said...

weed

Meiz said...

"38/59"


That's right about where I was.

Ewing Sucks Donkey Dong said...

santana gave up 2 runs
somthing is not right

Steve said...

You dirty little bastard

spaceman spiff said...

he;s facing josh joshson, he;s scurred

spaceman spiff said...

wright is consistent right now

JFreak said...

Consistently awful!

Steve said...

Remember when Bird Flu broke out and people where slaughtering chickens.

I wonder if the same thing will happen this time. I would think killing 30-40 pigs is much more expensive than killing 30-40 chickens.

Keith S said...

Some paparazzi axed Paris Hilton if she was worried about swine flu and her response was "I don't eat that"

Jugdish said...

I chose to sporcle...its addicting

Keith S said...

blockt on sporcle

Keith S said...

The news stories about this "Allegiance of Heroes" are hilarity

Ewing Sucks Donkey Dong said...

"I wonder if the same thing will happen this time. I would think killing 30-40 pigs is much more expensive than killing 30-40 chickens."

linked already, my blizog

Keith S said...

My dog is turning into mize right about now

Keith S said...

"wright is consistent right now"

Consistently swallowing taint hairs

Ewing Sucks Donkey Dong said...

100 days
100 days
100 days
100 days
swine flu
swine flu
swine flu
swine flu

wft

Keith S said...

I can't wait for the 200 days stories


s

Keith S said...

U.S. swine flu cases grow to 91




That's like 1% of the population

Steve said...

I tried to do a search to see how many people in the US where currently infected with regular flu, couldn't find anything.

Bet your ass it's a hell of a lot more 91.

Keith S said...

"Bet your ass it's a hell of a lot more 91."

Think so, doc?

Keith S said...

"swine flu
swine flu
swine flu
swine flu

wft"


Your first 4 links on your blog are about it. You're an enabler.

Ewing Sucks Donkey Dong said...

client just now, he called me

client : so i have a day trading call

me: yes

client : well, i dont want to pay it

me: unfortunately you don't have a choice

client : we don't want to be subject to any nyse rules or regulations

me: i'm sorry i dont follow

client : nevermind, i'll call back


wft

Ewing Sucks Donkey Dong said...

"Your first 4 links on your blog are about it. You're an enabler."

i know but it's a subjective view, it's not end of the world shit

Keith S said...

"i know but it's a subjective view"

Ah ok. I didn't read them

Jugdish said...

thanks for the update

Ewing Sucks Donkey Dong said...

and it's just a flu

a fucking flu, regualar flu just a different type

this is why i dont get flu vaccinations, they vaccinate you with the year's before virus

it's dumb

all a flu is anyway is a pissed off cold

Steve said...

found it, kinda. around 500 cases daily.

that's funny.

Ewing Sucks Donkey Dong said...

some guy said this was the same thing as the bird flu

Ewing Sucks Donkey Dong said...

betcha before this "outbreak" a shitload of people already had this at some point

Keith S said...

Does swine flu cause choking? I bet the Mess had it before

Meiz said...

"Does swine flu cause choking? I bet the Mess had it before"


Hi oooooooooo!

Ewing Sucks Donkey Dong said...

asshole

Jugdish said...

"Your first 4 links on your blog are about it. You're an enabler."



El Padswinefludrino

isiah thompson said...

NY Rangers kept alive the Caput Mundi tradition of choking in game 7.

Knicks/Rockets
Beltran
etc

Keith S said...

Caput Mundi is overrated

isiah thompson said...

Rangers were up 3-1 also.

3-1

Keith S said...

You know what's not overrated? Peanut Butter M&Ms

Jugdish said...

My dog is turning into mize right about now



Mize Flu?

Keith S said...

"Mize Flu?"

Getting his balls cut off

isiah thompson said...

My dog is turning into mize right about now


it tried to have sex with another male dog that's his friend?

Keith S said...

"it tried to have sex with another male dog that's his friend?"

No, I would take him out Old Yeller style if he did that

Jugdish said...

My dog is turning into mize right about now

he doesn't have anywhere to go?

Steve said...

Feminist, old ladies and gay guys are calling Mss Australia to thin.
I disagree

Jugdish said...

My dog is turning into mize right about now



he buries his bones in the basement of his mom's doghouse?

isiah thompson said...

My dog is turning into mize right about now


your dog complains about everything?

your house falls apart when he's not there?

Ewing Sucks Donkey Dong said...

the kid going for the 5th conceck no hitter got rocked

Jugdish said...

My dog is turning into mize right about now



it has multiple dog personalities?

isiah thompson said...

your dog has a 19" tv?

Jugdish said...

My dog is turning into mize right about now



give it a keef sanchez

Beth said...

"Feminist, old ladies and gay guys are calling Mss Australia to thin."

Sure, looking at the pic you linked she doesn't look too thin. But check out the pic in this article. She's sickly looking here. No way she's digesting what she "eats".

Jugdish said...

jeebus

Jugdish said...

steve likes em boney...preferably with an adam's apple

Ewing Sucks Donkey Dong said...

bitch needs a burger

Ewing Sucks Donkey Dong said...

hahahahahahahaaaa

isiah thompson said...

someone get that girl some #3

Ewing Sucks Donkey Dong said...

"My dog is turning into mize right about now"

he has acquired a derrick turnbow bobble head?

spaceman spiff said...

"She's sickly looking here. No way she's digesting what she "eats"."

green isnt your color beff


S

spaceman spiff said...

"My dog is turning into mize right about now"

he does 2 things a day?

Steve said...

yea, that pic is kinda gross.

she should move to america to fatten up. i have an extra room in my apt, i wouldn't even charge her rent.

spaceman spiff said...

"My dog is turning into mize right about now"

he says he was gonna do something but then passed?

isiah thompson said...

your dog has a shitting problem?

condolences

isiah thompson said...

your dog only eats half of what's in his bowl?

spaceman spiff said...

"My dog is turning into mize right about now"

he thought he was gonna marry someone then got dumped? and now has NOWHERE TO GO?

spaceman spiff said...

"My dog is turning into mize right about now"

he wants to fuck prince?

Beth said...

The "my dog is turning into mize right about now" jokes are hilarity. Even mize will have to admit that.

Steve said...

Don't freak out cause it's from the "Middle East Times" but this is an interesting article on the Taliban, Al-Qaida and their link to opium.

Long read though.

isiah thompson said...

your dog knows George Karl?

suite

Meiz said...

Fuck you guys.

Jugdish said...

your dogs mechanic was state champion jiffy lube guy?

isiah thompson said...

one thing lost in all this - keef, there is a mobil dog neutering van that rides around your neighborhood?

please advice

isiah thompson said...

your dog refuses to go 2 lawns over to get the ball if you over-throw it?

Jugdish said...

its kind of like the bang bus, but with slightly different results

Meiz said...

Gallardo's mowing 'em down today

isiah thompson said...

your dog refuses to have sex and is content to hump legs and then act like he doesn't even care?

Ewing Sucks Donkey Dong said...

your dog knows doug melvin and some umpire?

Ewing Sucks Donkey Dong said...

your dog doesnt have any plates?

Meiz said...

I don't like this neon colored patent leather loafers trend. Ladies, it looks dumb. Stop it.

isiah thompson said...

your dog is middle management?

Jugdish said...

your dog doesn't like those neon colored patent leather loafers trend?

isiah thompson said...

your dog doesn't like those neon colored patent leather loafers trend?


hilarity

isiah thompson said...

your dog hates stoopid female dogs?

Ewing Sucks Donkey Dong said...

your dog hates middle aged woman who wear juicy suits?

Ewing Sucks Donkey Dong said...

your dog hates rich jewish bitches?

Meiz said...

Juicy is fucking lame

isiah thompson said...

your dog is having computer problems?

Jugdish said...

your dog could beat ep in a game of one on one?

Ewing Sucks Donkey Dong said...

"your dog could beat ep in a game of one on one?"

so your dog thinks.....

Ewing Sucks Donkey Dong said...

your dog's diet is cigarettes, vodka and cheap beef?

isiah thompson said...

your dog likes 7$ steaks?

Ewing Sucks Donkey Dong said...

your dog is rocking a Mullin jersey?

Jugdish said...

your dog rode the pine in hs basketball, although he was obviously the best player on the team

Jugdish said...

your dog can throw a football over them mountains?

spaceman spiff said...

your dog wears glasses?

JFreak said...

"your dog didn't make* his hs basketball team, although he was obviously the best player in the school"

*fixed

spaceman spiff said...

your dog is obese?

spaceman spiff said...

your dog cuts his own hair?

Jugdish said...

your dog shit in his pants at the fair once?

spaceman spiff said...

your dog is scared shitless by the sight of blood, yet thought he should try boxing or crime scene cleanup?

spaceman spiff said...

your dog hopelessly thinks he's gonna get a raise/promotion soon?

spaceman spiff said...

your dog seems like he would be a decent golf coach, yet stays at his dead end job?

spaceman spiff said...

yovanni winning the game by his damn self, home run

Ewing Sucks Donkey Dong said...

your dog wants to be a bullpen catcher?

Ewing Sucks Donkey Dong said...

your dog doesnt think it's an angry person at all?

Meiz said...

"your dog could beat ep in a game of one on one?"


The dog is taller, it would have no problem posting EP up

isiah thompson said...

your dog is in love with Bomani Jones?

Meiz said...

"yovanni winning the game by his damn self, home run"



He's greedy like that. So rude.

Ewing Sucks Donkey Dong said...

"The dog is taller, it would have no problem posting EP up"

stop it

isiah thompson said...

your dog said you could use all the "Mane and Tail" you'd like but don't even think about touching The Verticoli?

Jugdish said...

your dog is not too impressed by Vegas.

Ewing Sucks Donkey Dong said...

bring in frankie for the 5 out save jerry

do it

Ewing Sucks Donkey Dong said...

nevermind

nice hold putz

Ewing Sucks Donkey Dong said...

fucking mick jerkoff

Ewing Sucks Donkey Dong said...

lost the win for johan

Ewing Sucks Donkey Dong said...

i hate rooting for this team

Steve said...

Fox News thinks we should stop shaking hands to prevent swine flu.

Jugdish said...

Howard suspended one game

Jugdish said...

bolder

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