Archive for September 1st, 2008

Monday, September 1st, 2008

The Turk Commeth

Giants Rumors & NewsJets Rumors & News

The day that strikes fear in the hearts of both NFL rookies and veterans-cut down day- has come and gone, with neither local NFL team making any surprising moves.
The Giants will keep the majority of their Superbowl winning roster in tact. On the bubble veteran defensive backs Sam Madison and R.W. McQuarters made the team as did injury plagued wide receiver Sinorice Moss. Big Blue even retained five tailbacks, including nine-year pro Ruben Droughns, thought to be a prime candidate to lose his roster spot with the emergence of Georgia alum Danny Ware.  One notable cut was quarterback Andre Woodson, a sixth round pick out of Kentucky that was viewed as a long term prospect. With backup quarterback Anthony Wright on injured reserve, the Giants have only two quarterbacks currently on the active roster.

As for the Jets, the only notable veterans that did not make the roster was linebacker Matt Chatham and …

Mets-Brewers Series Preview

Mets Rumors & News

The Mets go to Milwaukee for a bratwurst and beer fest (and will try to squeeze in three games at Miller Park while they‘re there). They have a one game lead over Philadelphia in the standings. And reinforcements are on their way, as they called up nine players now that rosters can be expanded (Jon Niese, Bobby Parnell, Carlos Muniz, Al Reyes, Ricardo Rincon, Marlon Anderson, Argenis Reyes, Ramon Martinez and Gustavo Molina). The first game features an old-fashioned pitcher’s duel between Johan Santana and Ben Sheets. Niese will make his major league debut tomorrow. And the Mets will miss CC Sabathia, who may or may not have thrown a no-hitter yesterday. The Mets are 1-2 against Milwaukee this season.

The Brewers are making a bid for their first playoff appearance since 1982. After contending last year until they faded at the end, this season they have a commanding five-and-a-half-game lead in the wild card race. Milwaukee has only made the playoffs twice in their 40-year …

2008 AFC East Preview

Jets Rumors & News

AFC East Preview

What used to be the New England Patriots and the rest of the pack has quickly become a quietly competitive division.

Note: Teams listed in predicted order of finish

New England Patriots

The Patriots suffered some key losses in the off-season in CB Asante Samuel and WR Donte Stallworth that will hurt their great depth.  However, the Patriots will continue to find ways to win.

And with the help of a weak schedule where the Patriots play the AFc and NFC West teams, the Patriots could possibly go undefeated again in the regular season.

In the end though, expect the Patriots to clinch the #1 seed in the AFC forcing everyone once again to go through Foxboro if they expect to reach the Superbowl.

Predicted Record: 13-3

Playoffs: Yes

New York Jets

No team had a better off-season than the Jets where they traded and or signed a group of impact players.

Highlighting that group of players is QB Brett Favre who fills the Jets …

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