Friday, February 15, 2008

Speculations for the offseason

Greetings and happy Friday. I've been a little bit quiet on the blog this week - after attending the Fantasy Sports Trade Association conference for two days earlier this week, I had a lot of catching up to do with my real world librarian job. And I've been working on an article that should be up on Sports Grumblings sometime soon, so it has been a bit of a busy week. But without further ado, here are some football links for the day:

  • I don't know about the rest of you, but when I read things like FFXtreme's breaking news that DeShaun Foster will likely be traded or released, I get a little thrill. I mean there's a backfield situation that has been more of a snoozefest than anything lately and I can't wait to see what's going to pan out. It's like fresh RB meat in a way. Will the Panthers try to get their hands on someone like Michael Turner perhaps? Or does this just skyrocket DeAngelo Williams' value? I love the speculation during the offseason. Read ESPN's McNabb, Shockey, Harrison among stars in limbo for more thoughts on who might get traded in the next few months.
  • Some Colts news - my husband isn't going to be happy to hear this - but it sounds like three big Colts names aren't likely to be ready to go by training camp. Harrison, Sanders and Freeney have all had surgery - what does this mean for the Colts 2008 season and is anyone out there actually excited about drafting Marvin Harrison now? As if the 2007 season wasn't enough of a deterrent...
  • NFL Stats' Belichick's Belichick led me to this great article about the Patriots' football scholar in residence, Ernie Adams. It's a little bit of a longer read, but it is excellent - and who doesn't have a few spare minutes on a Friday afternoon?
  • Check out SI's The calm before the storm for a mock NFL Draft.
All for now - I'll try to be online this afternoon if anyone has a strong desire to talk pre-Combine with me. Unlikely, I know. Have a good one!

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