"Michael Vick is heeeeerrrrre! Everybody, gets, a carrrrr!"
Pay no mind to the fact that the Eagles have yet to franchise Michael Vick for the 2011 season. Until action is taken on that front, you’ll have to find your Michael Vick news elsewhere…
…like, on Oprah.
My Fox Philly broke the news this morning that Vick will appear on the Oprah Winfrey Show after speaking with Dr. Lee Cohen, a podiatrist for Unequal Technologies. Cohen will be a part of the taping in Chicago, to take place next Tuesday, February 22.
Unequal Technologies is “significant” because they were the first company to sign Vick to an endorsement deal since he was jailed for dogfighting in December 2007. Read the full article at Crossing Broad.
Kevin Kolb keeps talking, but is anything going to change?
With Michael Vick likely to be franchised by the Eagles some time this week, Kevin Kolb’s situation in Philly continues to look bleak.
He has made it clear that he wants to start in the NFL next season, whether it be with the Eagles or another team. Arizona was on the list of possible destinations long before Kolb’s name came out of Larry Fitzgerald’s mouth. But the news clearly hit the embattled quarterback’s ears and he did not hesitate to respond when talking with Howard Eskin and Ike Reese on WIP yesterday. Via PFT via Moving the Chains. Read full article.
"I'm going to be an Eagle.... WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?!"
The Philadelphia Eagles reportedly will sign defensive end Phillip Hunt to a three-year deal. Hunt currently plays for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League, and led the league with 16 sacks in 2010.
Playing his college ball in the University of Houston, Hunt went undrafted in 2009 and “took his talents” to the CFL. His recent success north of the border also caught the eyes of the Houston Texans and Minnesota Vikings, but it looks like he will land in Philadelphia for the 2011 season… if there is one.
It’s an interesting move by the Eagles, and it will likely be an affordable risk for a team undergoing a near-complete overhaul on the defensive side of the ball. If signed, Hunt will be under the tutelage of new defensive line coach Jim Washburn.
Washburn’s reputation as a d-line coach in his 12 years with the Tennessee Titans continues to follow him. If there’s anyone to learn from as Hunt makes his transition from the CFL to the NFL, it’s likely the experienced and respected Washburn.
Diamond in the rough? Probably not. But it seems worth the shot. An example to support that thesis would be the success story of 2010 Pro-Bowler Cameron Wake. Adam Caplan of FOX Sports elaborates:
Miami Dolphins second-year OLB Cameron Wake was a former two-time CFL player of the year. He finished third in the NFL this season with 14-1/2 sacks and was selected to the Pro Bowl.
You never know, folks.
"Alright, so we got nowhere? Super. Lunch next week? See ya then."
I feel badly for the Green Bay Packers.
The team that wins the Super Bowl typically gets the entire next week to be fully recognized for their accomplishments, and they deserve the praise they have so clearly earned.
But things are working out a little differently this year, as the vast majority of NFL fans have quickly turned their attention away from the result of the NFL’s 45th Super Bowl. Their focus… our focus, is all on the discussions that will hopefully lead to a collective bargaining agreement.
To elaborate, I’m speaking about the discussions that were held yesterday and were expected to continue today… except that today’s five-hour meeting has been canceled because no progress was made during the nine hours the two sides spent together yesterday. In fact, from what I’ve been reading all morning, this thing may even be in reverse. And that ain’t good.
We all want to see football next year. They players want to play and the fans want to watch. Two-thirds of the equation is already complete. The problem lies in the greedy contingent of ownership that spans the National Football League. View full article »