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DTLB58
01-02-2006, 10:33 AM
Tice Gets 42 Minutes To Enjoy a Win

That's right, 42 minutes. That's how long after the rout of the Bears that Tice got to relish the victory before Vikings owner Zygi Wilf issued a press release announcing the coach was fired. ROFL

I have two thoughts pertaining to the mania surrounding the first pick of the 2006 draft.

1. In the last 30 years, only four players who were picked first overall in the draft -- Troy Aikman (1989), Russell Maryland (1991), Drew Bledsoe (1993) and Orlando Pace (1997) -- were starters in a Super Bowl with the team that picked them. That's not many. It indicates what I've always thought: The first pick of the draft is given far too much importance in the football world.

Offensive Player of the Week

Kansas City RB Larry Johnson. Speaking of incredible streaks by a back, here are Johnson's rushing totals in the last nine games: 107, 132, 211, 119, 140, 143, 167, 131 and, against the Bengals in the finale, 201. Amazing! The guy started nine games and almost won the rushing title! He got 1,750 yards, and spent half the season as a relief pitcher!

Coach of the Week

Kansas City coach Dick Vermeil, whom I'm sure could think of no better way to get his 126th, and final, career win than a 37-3 rout of the AFC North champion Bengals. The NFL will miss Vermeil, who will now tend to his vineyard and his grandchildren, not necessarily in that order. He's as good a guy for the game, and for the media, as I've covered in 21 years on the beat.

It's not age,'' said Dick Vermeil. "It's just time." That's really putting it well.

Pacman Jones. What a baby. What an immature little doofus

I think the Bears will be pretty happy with the All-Pro team I submitted to the Associated Press this morning. Here goes:

Offense

WR -- Hines Ward, Pittsburgh; (tie) Steve Smith, Carolina, and Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona. TE -- Antonio Gates, San Diego. T -- Walter Jones, Seattle; Willie Anderson, Cincinnati. G -- Randy Thomas, Washington; Brian Waters, Kansas City. C -- Shaun O'Hara, New York Giants. QB -- (tie) Tom Brady, New England; Peyton Manning, Indianapolis. RB -- Shaun Alexander, Seattle; Tiki Barber, New York Giants. FB -- Kyle Johnson, Denver.

Defense

DE -- Osi Umenyiora, New York Giants; Robert Mathis, Indianapolis. DT -- Jamal Williams, San Diego; Rod Coleman, Atlanta. OLB -- Lance Briggs, Chicago; Shawne Merriman, San Diego. ILB -- Larry Foote, Pittsburgh; Brian Urlacher, Chicago. CB -- Ronde Barber, Tampa Bay; Charles Tillman, Chicago. SS -- Troy Polamalu, Pittsburgh. FS -- Bob Sanders, Indianapolis.

Specialists

K -- Neil Rackers, Arizona. P -- Brian Moorman, Buffalo. Ret. -- Jerome Mathis, Houston.

Honors

MVP -- Tom Brady, New England. Coach -- Lovie Smith, Chicago. Offensive Player -- Shaun Alexander, RB, Seattle. Defensive Player -- Lance Briggs, OLB, Chicago. Offensive Rookie -- Logan Mankins, G, New England. Defensive Rookie -- (tie) Lofa Tatupu, LB, Seattle; Shawne Merriman, LB, San Diego. Comeback Player -- Tedy Bruschi, LB, New England.

If you want to read the entire article http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=Au86PO.NYZCnxazfUjHDEdlDubYF?slug=cnnsi-sixseasonending&prov=cnnsi&type=lgns

Deberg_1990
01-02-2006, 10:46 AM
I enjoyed this little nugget when he was ranting on Carl Peterson's ridiculous idea to expand the playoffs:

" I like Carl Peterson, but if he wants his team to make the playoffs, I'd advise him to tell his defense to tackle better"


Right on Peter!!

DTLB58
01-02-2006, 10:54 AM
I enjoyed this little nugget when he was ranting on Carl Peterson's ridiculous idea to expand the playoffs:

" I like Carl Peterson, but if he wants his team to make the playoffs, I'd advise him to tell his defense to tackle better"


Right on Peter!!

Yes, That idea he brought up about the playoff change makes him and the entire Chiefs franchise look stupid and is incredibly embarrasing!

HolmeZz
01-02-2006, 11:32 AM
We were in his 'Fine Fifteen' last week and then he dropped us out after we slaughtered Cincy. In his top 15: teams like San Diego, Dallas, and Minnesota.

DTLB58
01-02-2006, 11:54 AM
We were in his 'Fine Fifteen' last week and then he dropped us out after we slaughtered Cincy. In his top 15: teams like San Diego, Dallas, and Minnesota.

Yea I kinda thought that was strange myself. :shake:

KILLER_CLOWN
01-02-2006, 11:56 AM
Asshat > The Lamb King.

O where O where art thou Martz now?

unlurking
01-02-2006, 12:11 PM
Yes, That idea he brought up about the playoff change makes him and the entire Chiefs franchise look stupid and is incredibly embarrasing!
As I understand it, CP has been wanting this change for a decade, much like DV has wanted to increase the active roster for what seems like aeons.