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Niners reward Willis with 5-year extension

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So the benchmark has been set. Beason and others (including the media) had talked about Willis as a comparable player when it came to getting an extension done, and it seems that 5 years and $50 million will be the jumping off point.

Upside prospects who are starting to scratch the surface WR David Gettis, Carolina...

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Upside prospects who are starting to scratch the surface WR David Gettis, Carolina Panthers Gettis possesses a rare first step for a receiver with his size and length, and when I first saw tape of him last summer, I thought, if this guy ever puts it all together, he could end up being a legit starting-caliber wideout in the NFL. I still feel the same way, but I’m still waiting for him to put it together. To Gettis’ credit, I think he’s improved as a route runner since his junior year, but he needs to work on his overall focus because he has a tendency to put the ball on the ground. However, the size/speed aspect is definitely there for him to separate on all levels of the field at the next level. He just needs time. http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Day-three-draftees-worth-watching.html Wes Bunting, National Football Post

Panthers Picks Officially Announced

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The Panthers will select at #48, #78, #112, #175, #202, #204, #223, and #249. The first two picks will come on Friday, day 2 of the draft, while the remaining picks will come Saturday on day three.

if the season started today, we would be down. We don't have a potential third string quarterback...

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if the season started today, we would be down. We don't have a potential third string quarterback or a bona fide backup quarterback. We don't have a guy we're considering for Moose's spot. There's a lot of areas we're missing.

http://blogs.charlotte.com/panthers/2010/03/smith-losing-teammates-sad-news.html --Steve Smith, on his level of comfort with the team's direction

Anderson agrees to terms with Cardinals

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I doubt the team really had any interest in him and I didn't think much of him, but if you thought Derek Anderson was a reasonable pickup as a backup or potential competitor to Moore. Instead, he'll battle with Matt Leinart to become the new leader of the Cardinals aerial attack.

Czar: Watch for trade market to warm up

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Hey TO fans...think he's worth $5 million? That's what he's demanding at minimum. I somehow don't think that's a reasonable deal for an aging, slow receiver with poor hands.

Week in Preview: Bad News for Vick

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The eyes in the sky don't lie: "He can’t throw. A guy could be open 20 yards downfield and he’ll throw it 25. He never could throw, but he was fast before. It’s not like he’s slow now but he doesn’t stick out" --An NFL scout who watched each of Michael Vick's snaps last year. So to anybody who still believes Vick can be a contributing quarterback in Carolina or anywhere else, give it up.

Delhomme's Panther Parachute Explained

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This article from the National Football Post does a good job breaking down the payment schedule for Jake Delhomme's remaining owed money from the Panthers (about which there's been much consternation.) However, here's the meat of the proceedings: he will be paid his $4.16 million in guaranteed salary for this year on schedule, then receive the remaining $8.515 million in guarantees scheduled for the '11 and '12 seasons on March 1 of next year. That money will be adjusted for inflation based on the change between April 23, 2009 (when Delhomme's extension was signed) and February 1 of next year.

matt hasselbeck told me that mike holmgren is a "great" evaluator of qb talent.

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matt hasselbeck told me that mike holmgren is a "great" evaluator of qb talent.

http://twitter.com/SI_JimTrotter/status/10526204541 --Jim Trotter, SI.com So what does that say about Jake Delhomme?

Should the Redskins pursue Julius Peppers?

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So it's interesting to see that not even fans are fooled anymore by the Peppers aura. In this poll, run on the Washington Post website, 53% of respondents say they don't want Washington to go after our boy. Not scientific, to be sure, but count me intrigued.

The Panthers didn't sign any qualifying players, so they will receive a comp pick for each...

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The Panthers didn't sign any qualifying players, so they will receive a comp pick for each qualifying player lost. They should get a fifth or sixth for Geoff Hangartner and a sixth or seventh for Frank Omiyale. There is a small chance that Mark Jones also will qualify. If so, the Panthers would get a seventh for him.

http://adamjt13.blogspot.com/2009/12/early-comp-pick-projections-for-2010_21.html --AdamJT13, compensatory pick predictor extraordinaire Although the NFL has never released the formula for awarding compensatory picks (it's known to include the length and amount of contracts awarded to FAs as well as playing time and postseason honors), this guy has been predicting and nailing the results for years. In his most recent edition, he got 26 of the 32 picks exactly right and was off by just one round on two more. So he knows what he's doing. I will note, though, that Jones is unlikely to net us a pick, because he played in just three games for the Titans before hitting IR.

Bobcats owner-to-be Jordan takes hands-on approach

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So MJ apparently showed up at practice for the third time since he's been an owner of the team (that I'm aware of, and since it's been made a big deal of by reporters every time, I'm assuming that's all.) Maybe this is a sign of good things to come, maybe not. It's clearly not a new era of accountability in Bobbieland; Jordan refused to talk to reporters at all. But beyond all that, here's the part I was most amused by: Gerald Henderson not only beat him in one, but two games of H-O-R-S-E! One wonders whether Stephen Graham could beat Jordan in a single game of O-X.

"If he's going for the big money, Peppers never signs with the Patriots, If it's about winning and...

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"If he's going for the big money, Peppers never signs with the Patriots, If it's about winning and he's willing to take less to play in New England, maybe he ends up there. But he doesn't sound like the type who's willing to take the discount. And really, can you go to New England and know you're going to win these days? It's not the given it was maybe three or four years ago, when Randy Moss went there. It's been five years since they've won a Super Bowl.''

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/don_banks/02/19/snap-judgments/index.html?xid=si_nfl --A "league source," as told to Gene banks of Sports Illustrated

Free agent prize peppered with potential pitfalls

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Well, we've already seen one of Peppers' former competitors (Ross Tucker) call him out for his lack of competitiveness and effort. Now the Boston Globe has done an article detailing similar claims with even more quotes from former teammates as well as scouts, one of whom suggests that signing Peppers to a big-money deal could "end up costing some personnel guy his job." The same scout fears that "if you pay this guy, I don’t think you’ll see a double-digit sack [season] again the rest of his career." Interesting commentary for a player worshiped here by people who have been fans of his for years, some since even high school.

SI.com sources: Drew Gooden is negotiating a buyout with Wizards. If bought out, Gooden plans on...

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SI.com sources: Drew Gooden is negotiating a buyout with Wizards. If bought out, Gooden plans on returning to Dallas after 30 days.

http://twitter.com/ChrisMannixSI/status/9208580114 --Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix

The Ultimate Guide to NFL Defense

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This is a great guide to get into the details of some of the minutiae described on here about some very Panther-related defensive stuff. i.e.: Why Nick Hayden can play at a DT spot and still be "out of position," why Thomas Davis' numbers exploded this year with the influx of Tampa Two philosophies, and why the system demands so much out of the DBs in run support.

Gammons on The Big Show: Sox were ’scared to death’ of Bay’s knees

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So what happened with Jason Bay and the Red Sox? They wanted him, but they were scared to death of his knees. I never got the impression from either side, from his agents or his club, that the shoulder was that big of a deal. But they were really afraid of both knees and that’s why they dropped the offer from four years to two years. Somebody said to me, "Gee, there was only one team that went after him the Mets." I said, "Yeah, you don’t think that the Angels have requested MRIs? You don’t think the Mariners have requested? They weren’t in on him either." The Mets were the only team in on Jason, which is unfortunate because he played his heart out for that team. He’s a great guy but there were serious physical concerns that were there, and Dr. Gill thought it was a tremendous risk to giving him a four-year contract without any questions. John Lackey went with [a contract with conditions] and JD Drew went with it. LOLMets.

The more people I talk to about new Panthers WRs coach Tyke Tolbert, the more it sounds like he's a...

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The more people I talk to about new Panthers WRs coach Tyke Tolbert, the more it sounds like he's a good fit here. Young, good energy guy.

http://twitter.com/daringantt/status/8087692442 --Darin Gantt, via Twitter

"You've got to look at what he had to work with. It seemed like we were bringing new guys in each...

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"You've got to look at what he had to work with. It seemed like we were bringing new guys in each and every week. Then with the injuries we had, the backups are playing bigger roles on offense and defense, and we never had the same group. With that, I mean, Danny was teaching things over and over and over, because he never knew who he was going to have. It can be frustrating, because so many guys are coming through. You want to try to do it by yourself, but you can't. That's not how it works."

http://www.heraldonline.com/247/story/1873283.html --Dante Wesley, on Danny Crossman

"DeAngelo Williams (1,117 yards) sat out Carolina's final two games with a sprained ankle, while...

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"DeAngelo Williams (1,117 yards) sat out Carolina's final two games with a sprained ankle, while Jonathan Stewart (1,133 yards) finished a strong sophomore season with three straight 100-plus yard rushing performances and the team rushing lead. Williams and Stewart became the first teammates since the AFL-NFL merger to each rush for over 1,100 yards." --CNNSI.com's Record-Breaking NFL Moments of 2009 slideshow ( http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/1001/nfl.record-breaking.moments.2009.season/content.1.html?eref=sircrc )

New development to coaching carousel and to Buffalo's coaching search: Being told that Bill Cowher...

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New development to coaching carousel and to Buffalo's coaching search: Being told that Bill Cowher not likely to coach in 2010.

http://twitter.com/Adam_Schefter/status/7373032226 --Adam Schefter, via Twitter
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The Buffalo Game Examined: Blame It All on Jake?

n the since-closed "What-If" thread, at least one poster (James The Aussie) suggested that the loss in the game against the Bills should be "hung on Jake wholly."  Another poster, Flowing Willow,...

The coaches get paid a lot of money to make decisions like [who will start at quarterback next...

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The coaches get paid a lot of money to make decisions like [who will start at quarterback next season], and I respect anything that they're going to do.

http://www.heraldonline.com/247/story/1840119.html --Matt Moore All I want for Christmas is for CSR's posters to gain some perspective like Matty.

Larry Brown could be gone after this season: He's close to the end of his career and he misses his...

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Larry Brown could be gone after this season: He's close to the end of his career and he misses his family terribly, back in Philadelphia. I don't know that he wants to spend what time he has left in coaching presiding over a franchise treading water.

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/bobcats/story/1156965.html --Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer (P.S.: He's as much of a Brown fluffer as any of you on here, so this isn't wishful thinking on his part.
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How High Can DeAngelo and J-Stew Climb Among the Most Productive Pairs of NFL RB Teammates Ever?

In DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart, we all know we have a pair of the best backs in the league.  However, they could cement their '09 performance as one of the more dominant single-season...

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Whoah Up There, "Lunatic Fringe"

So apparently I'm not just some batshit crazy person who's the only person in the world that thinks Moore might not be a 15-year starter in the League and Delhomme won't ever be good enough to take...

Utah Jazz Likely to Call Up Dontell Jefferson

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After the Jazz's trade of Eric Maynor to the Thunder, it seems that former Bobcat Dontell Jefferson--who was playing well in the D-League: 19-6A-5R-1.5S as the starting PG for the 7-5 Utah Flash--will get the callup to replace Maynor on the roster. This was a natural fit, as the Flash have been closely related to the Jazz for several years, sharing staff connections, practice space, and even some ticket deals. Tough, that the Bobcats can't afford to take on the loss to have a similar closely linked D-League franchise and have to ship their players off into a far-flung corner of the country if they want them developed and have to make the same trip to scout half the games of NBDL players with some knowledge of their system (if they run any of it at all without a Bobcats assignee on the team--the Celtics basically define how the team is run because of their closer proximity and heavier investment in them.)

Q: I don't know how much tape you have watched right now - it is early in the week - of the Giants...

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Q: I don't know how much tape you have watched right now - it is early in the week - of the Giants corners. What do you see from Terrell Thomas? Steve Smith: Who? Q: Terrell Thomas. A: What is his number? Q: 24.

http://www.giants.com/news/transcripts/story.asp?story_id=43869 LOL...Smitty continues to deny opposing DBs any respect.
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DOB on Glaus as a 3B

Me: How good was that report on Glaus' health, exactly? Is he an option as Chipper insurance? DOB: Yes, he is. Played 3B for Cardinals some in September, made some dificult throws, etc. And is...

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