At this point, not many NFL teams or fans want Greg Hardy. Apparently, fans of the Indoor Football League’s Utah Screaming Eagles don’t want Hardy in the IFL as well. Fans were given an opportunity to vote whether they would want Hardy on the Screaming Eagles. Thursday morning the votes came back “no.” According to the team, 50.1 percent of the fans voted against Hardy. If the fans were in support of Hardy, he would have played on Friday.
The 28-year old Hardy is expected to play in the new Spring League.
Seahawks’ coach Pete Carroll talked about the possibility of moving star corner Richard Sherman today. Sherman, 28, is still one of the elite corners in the NFL. Either the Seahawks are tired of him, or maybe they feel he is on the decline.
Here is what Carroll had to say about Sherman at the league meetings:
“You’re either competing or you’re not. And so we’ve always had to be open for everything, every suggestion that comes along. “There have been some teams that have called, and so we’ve talked about it. But he’s extremely important to our football team.
“I don’t see anything happening at all. And I don’t see anything happening with any other players, just the banter that’s out there right now. But it has been talked about. He’s a great player and can impact another team. I can see why people would be interested in him.”
The Kansas City Chiefs were an Eric Fisher holding call away from possibly taking the Steelers to OT, and possibly going to the AFC Championship game last season. In 2016, the Chiefs were able to win the AFC West and get a home playoff game in the divisional round. Unfortunately, just like in 2015, they were not able to go any further. Chiefs’ CB Steve Nelson believes that his team is not that far away from a title. “I think everybody on our team has to just look in the mirror, and go deeper and find that inner, extra push that you have to give yourself man,” Nelson told goforitgantsports. “I think we’re real close man. I think we got a good chance. We have everybody to do it. We just gotta do it.”
Nelson, who started 15 games last season in KC, is looking to improve upon what he did in 2016. “Last year was really my first time playing. I was comfortable just breaking up the pass, not getting beat. I only gave up two touchdowns the whole year,” said Nelson.
“There was plenty of opportunities when I could have just went for the ball, but too nervous; thought I was going to miss it. Happy with knocking it down, so I think this year I might as well go for it all.”
Go for it all is what the Chiefs are looking to do in 2017!
There is some bad news floating around for everybody outside of New England. According to Patriots’ owner Bob Kraft, Tom Brady might play another six or seven years! You don’t believe me? Here is the quote:
“As recently as two, three days ago he assured me he would be willing six, seven more years,” Kraft said. “At the level he performed, there is no one that would be happier than I and our fan base.”
Six or seven years means Brady would be 46 or 47 when he retires. “Father Time” is undefeated. As great as Michael Jordan was throughout his career, even he lost to “Father Time.” At some point, the great times in New England have to end. Brady will be 40 by time the season starts. This thing could fall off the rails in 2017.
We might be able to take a team off the list in the Tony Romo sweepstakes. Broncos’ GM John Elway said today that the plan is for the Broncos to “stay the course” and go with Paxton Lynch or Trevor Siemian at the quarterback position next season.
Also, according to Elway, there has not been any talk about between him and the Cowboys about Romo.
Elway is at the league meetings in Phoenix, AZ.
Here is the quote via Denver Post writer Nicki Jhabvala’s Twitter feed:
Cleveland Browns’ OT Joe Thomas has chimed in on the Colin Kaepernick debate. Thomas went to Twitter to talk about Kaepernick. According to Thomas, teams in the NFL believe that Kaepernick is a backup, and Thomas believes that teams accept zero distractions from backup quarterbacks. What Thomas is saying is not wrong, but I don’t think Kaepernick would be that much of a distraction. He really was not much of a distraction with the 49ers last season. In fact, his teammates gave him the “Len Eshmont Award,” which is given to a 49er who shows “courage.” Also, reportedly Kaepernick will stand during the anthem next season.
The real issue what Kaepernick stood or sat down for last season. People were not ready to hear that message, and still are not ready. As I said in the past, Kaepernick will get a chance, but it may take time.
My thoughts re: @Kaepernick7? Teams don't currently view him as a starting QB, and NFL teams accept ZERO distractions from their backup QBs.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, CBS Sports might have some interest in Tony Romo. It was previously reported that FOX Sports had some interest in Romo. Now, CBS sports might be in pursuit. At this point, Romo is still a member of the Dallas Cowboys.
You wonder what the future might hold for Romo.
It's not just FOX in pursuit of Cowboys QB Tony Romo; it's also CBS making a strong push to add him to its team, per sources.
The Bears replaced one turnover prone quarterback for another. According to Ian Rapoport, the Bears are expected to sign Mark Sanchez. At this point, I would think Sanchez would probably be the backup to Mike Glennon, or at least compete for that backup role.
The #Bears are expected to sign former #Cowboys QB Mark Sanchez, source said. They are finalizing a deal. More depth to the QB room.
The return of Johnny Manziel could happen sooner than later. According to reports, Manziel had breakfast with Saints’ coach Sean Payton during Super Bowl week. Apparently, a return to football was talked about during this meeting. According to Manziel, he is living a sober life.
First, how could Manziel get a job before Colin Kaepernick? Secondly, I do think the Saints would be a good place for Manziel. He could learn under Drew Brees and Sean Payton. Finally, if Manziel does get a job before Kaepernick, the NFL has some serious explaining to do. Kaepernick has at least done something productive in the NFL. Plus, Kaepernick has stayed out of trouble. On the hand, Manziel has been a mess since coming into the league. Unfortunately for Kaepernick, he is being penalized for speaking up and speaking out. Sadly, he would have been better off getting arrested.
The hypocrisy is real!
Sources: #Saints coach Sean Payton & Johnny Manziel were spotted together Super Bowl week, at breakfast. They discussed a return to football