March 3, 2009

More NFL madness

by Dan Bilicki In: Football

After a season with an absolutely atrocious receiving core, the Seattle Seahawks will make a leap this fall. Adding T.J. Houshmanzadeh immediately gives them a great route-running, possession receiving threat and when draft day rolls around, if you don’t think they’ll pair TJ with Michael Crabtree, well you don’t know football. Having those two gives them a great one-two punch and if Matt Hasselbeck can stay healthy, the Seahawks have a real chance of return to the top of their division.

Staying out in the NFC West, a rivalry might reach a new boiling point with Kurt Warner visiting San Francisco. Imagine Warner, who lead the Cardinals to their first ever Super Bowl, leaving for their rival. The part about this story I like best, though, is that Warner moving to the Bay makes all the sense in the world. Arizona would move on with the Matt Leinart era and San Francisco gets a legitimate pivot to potentially tutor a drafted QB. The Cardinals and their fans should know by now that making the Super Bowl was more about luck and timing than anything and realistically, don’t have a shot at doing it again next season — with Warner or Leinart.

Remember those things I said yesterday about the Redskins superb line with Haynesworth and Jason Taylor? Well scratch them, Taylor’s out. Apparently asking him to attend 75% of the team’s off-season work outs is too much for the six-time all-pro. Yes, that was it; a pay cut wasn’t even involved in this contract re-negotiation. Well, that means that the Redskins essentially traded a second-round pick to Miami for a season with Taylor last year. Good deal guys, I’m glad you’re in the Cowboys division.

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