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Apparently Joe Horn signed with Atlanta as well...I just saw it on Sportscenter

Wow shocking. Saints-Falcons is not to the level of Redskins-Cowboys or Raiders-Chiefs but I know there is hatred there.

Yeah, I saw that he signed with the Falcons and thought, "Say it ain't so, Joe." :cry:

The rivalry is probably one of the reasons Horn went to Atlanta. I've been following this on the New Orleans newspaper's website and apparently his leaving the Saints wasn't about money. He probably wants to play in Atlanta so as to have 2 chances a year to show the Saints they made a mistake.

I like, admire, and respect Joe and what he did for New Orleans on and off the field. In that spirit, I wish him all the best...14 games a year that is. :P

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Willis McGahee to the Ravens for a third and a seventh rounder this year, and a third rounder next year.

And I don't think Peterson will fall at all, I think they'll probably ship out Droughns and go to 2 back system everyone seems to like now.

I will like this deal IF they can get an ok RB to fill his void, thru Free Agency or the draft.

And Ravens fans, in 2010 or so look for him to tell a reporter that the Ravens should move to Toronto.

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Willis McGahee to the Ravens for a third and a seventh rounder this year, and a third rounder next year.

And I don't think Peterson will fall at all, I think they'll probably ship out Droughns and go to 2 back system everyone seems to like now.

I will like this deal IF they can get an ok RB to fill his void, thru Free Agency or the draft.

And Ravens fans, in 2010 or so look for him to tell a reporter that the Ravens should move to Toronto.

Sigh. I'm mostly pissed because I just bought my brother a McGahee Bills jersey for Christmas because I assumed he would be there for at least a couple more years. Bummer.

Anyway, I think three picks -- two high ones -- is good value, especially considering McGahee's had just one good year. Maybe things will be different behind a good line in Baltimore, but somehow, I think the Bills just may come out ahead on this one.

Now who do they get in return? Anthony Thomas won't start next year. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Dominic Rhodes or perhaps a stud in the draft. Although, I'd much rather Buffalo draft for defense than skills position, but what do I know.

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Randy McMichael signed by the Rams! That's a good move for the Rams who haven't had a top tight end for a long time. They also signed backup running back Travis Minor.

Bethel Johnson signed by the Eagles, Jay Feely signed by the Dolphins, LB Danny Clark signed by the Texans.

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I'm so excited to have McMichael.

That probably means Dominique Byrd (drafted, maybe 3rd round, out of USC last year is through with the Rams after being involved in a bar fight (he hit a guy with a bottle...) and just getting picked up for a DUI a few days ago in LA. But we also drafted Joe Klopfenstein last year, and a guy named Aaron Walker outplayed them both last year, so that's fine.

The Rams are gonna have one of the most efficient offensives in the league next year...

QB: Bulger

RB: Jackson, Minor

WR: Holt, Bruce, Bennett

TE: McMichael, Klopfenstein, Walker

If our young O-Line comes together, that's quite an offense.

The Rams also signed Todd Johnson, a backup safety from the Bears who got a lot of playing time due to injuries last year. He's also a pretty darn good special teams player (something the Rams need very much).

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Broncos signed Patrick Ramsey for a backup QB. Busy, busy off-season for Denver.

Seems like the Broncos have signed, or have been interested in, everybody.

Does Cleveland signing Jamal Lewis mean they're going to draft Brady Quinn assuming the Lions take Joe Thomas?

Accually, I think this means that Tampa Bay's chances of landing CJ just got even slimmer. Now we have three franchises who are notorious at making bone headed decisions ahead of us :wacko: Tampa needs a reciever WAY more than any of the three before them, but fact also is that the three before them give the possibility of selecting anybody. This added bit of uncertanty is gonna freak me out till draft day. I say that now we really need to look further into trading Plummer's rights along with the #4 to Oakland for the #1. That is the only way I see us landing Johnson come draft day.

Plummers rights and #4 for the #1? I know Al Davis is senile but noone is that dumb to make that trade.

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If our young D-Line comes together, that's quite an offense.

Please tell me that's a typo.

Anywho...Back to the whole Joe Horn signing, this signing is good for us for 2 reasons:

1) Joe Horn is automatically the best reciever on the Atlanta Falcons.

2) STICK IT TO THE SAINTS, BABY, YEAH!!! :P

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Willis McGahee to the Ravens for a third and a seventh rounder this year, and a third rounder next year.

And I don't think Peterson will fall at all, I think they'll probably ship out Droughns and go to 2 back system everyone seems to like now.

I will like this deal IF they can get an ok RB to fill his void, thru Free Agency or the draft.

And Ravens fans, in 2010 or so look for him to tell a reporter that the Ravens should move to Toronto.

This trade really makes no sense to me, not because of the trade itself, but the timing of the trade. Why would the Bills, as a team who had a really promising season last year and who have the potential to make the playoffs next year, trade their starting running back? I get rebuilding, hell, my team has had YEARS of it :wacko: but why whould they pack it up by trading their starter for two thirds and a seventh when they have so much potential for next year? Am I overrating the Bills or something?

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Woah woah woah...I must've missed that one.

WTF is Buffalo thinking? I mean, if you're gonna trade Willis McGahee, at least make it a blockbuster, somewhat. Or at least for a 1st-3rd. But a freakin 3rd and 7th? Dumb dumb trade, someone should call the po-pos on Baltimore because they just jacked Buffalo.

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If our young D-Line comes together, that's quite an offense.

Please tell me that's a typo.

Anywho...Back to the whole Joe Horn signing, this signing is good for us for 2 reasons:

1) Joe Horn is automatically the best reciever on the Atlanta Falcons.

2) STICK IT TO THE SAINTS, BABY, YEAH!!! :P

Oh dear. Let me go fix that...

A big typo indeed...

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I'm kinda not liking the Bengals moves, or lack there of. They keep saying that they are trying to "rebuild" from within. Well they've let Eric Steinbach go, Brian Simmons is gone, Kelley Washington is gone, Tory James is gone, Kevin Kaesviharn is likely gone, and we might as well say goodbye to Deltha O'Neal.

With Simmons now gone, we should trade our 18th overall pick down a few slots(7 or 8) and pick up a third rounder also, then take Paul Posluszny. As for the top picks, I think the Raiders will pick Calvin Johnson, and take a chance and draft Troy Smith in the second round. The Lions draft Joe Thomas. and then the Browns draft Brady Quinn and then the Bucs get scrwed BIGTIME.

Now I'm not saying this is what should happen, just my gut feeling

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Plummers rights and #4 for the #1? I know Al Davis is senile but noone is that dumb to make that trade.

<Paul Tagliabue Voice> There has been a trade. Washington sends their 1999 1st round pick to New Orleans for their 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th round picks, as well as their 2000 1st and 3rd round picks. And with the fifth selection, New Orleans selects Ricky Williams from the University of Texas. </Paul Tagliabue Voice>

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I'm very happy with the moves that the Patriots made so far this offseason. I think another great season is achieveable.

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I'm so excited to have McMichael.

That probably means Dominique Byrd (drafted, maybe 3rd round, out of USC last year is through with the Rams after being involved in a bar fight (he hit a guy with a bottle...) and just getting picked up for a DUI a few days ago in LA. But we also drafted Joe Klopfenstein last year, and a guy named Aaron Walker outplayed them both last year, so that's fine.

The Rams are gonna have one of the most efficient offensives in the league next year...

QB: Bulger

RB: Jackson, Minor

WR: Holt, Bruce, Bennett

TE: McMichael, Klopfenstein, Walker

If our young O-Line comes together, that's quite an offense.

The Rams also signed Todd Johnson, a backup safety from the Bears who got a lot of playing time due to injuries last year. He's also a pretty darn good special teams player (something the Rams need very much).

Better yet...Curtis is still available. (Yeah I know, pipe dream...but I'd hate to think I virtually wasted 75 bucks too)

I think you hit it on the nose as well with the line part...only thing is I doubt they'll ever come together when I still question Incognito's sanity and Mr. Barron remains a human wasteland. Hope they got a spatula for Bulger (or a lot of 2-3 step drops in the package this year).

Now...will the draft picks actually pan out this year?

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Willis McGahee to the Ravens for a third and a seventh rounder this year, and a third rounder next year.

And I don't think Peterson will fall at all, I think they'll probably ship out Droughns and go to 2 back system everyone seems to like now.

I will like this deal IF they can get an ok RB to fill his void, thru Free Agency or the draft.

And Ravens fans, in 2010 or so look for him to tell a reporter that the Ravens should move to Toronto.

This trade really makes no sense to me, not because of the trade itself, but the timing of the trade. Why would the Bills, as a team who had a really promising season last year and who have the potential to make the playoffs next year, trade their starting running back? I get rebuilding, hell, my team has had YEARS of it :wacko: but why whould they pack it up by trading their starter for two thirds and a seventh when they have so much potential for next year? Am I overrating the Bills or something?

McGahee is in his last year under contract, the Bills fear he and his agent (Rosenhaus) do not want to sign with Buffalo. He has had injury problems, He had a down year last year, and is a dirtball. He has 4 illigimate kids all with different mothers, and also has said the Bills should move to Toronto. So I believe this is a good deal. Earlier I thought they would only get one 3rd rounder but two looks pretty good to me now.

Also the Bills are close to singing Chris Brown or Dominic Rhodes and may possibly re-sign "A-Train" Thomas so they will have an OK running back this year.

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Plummers rights and #4 for the #1? I know Al Davis is senile but noone is that dumb to make that trade.

<Paul Tagliabue Voice> There has been a trade. Washington sends their 1999 1st round pick to New Orleans for their 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th round picks, as well as their 2000 1st and 3rd round picks. And with the fifth selection, New Orleans selects Ricky Williams from the University of Texas. </Paul Tagliabue Voice>

I heard that before Fred, that New Orleans sent all their picks to Washington so that they could get the no. 1 overall pick to draft Ricky Williams. But Jesus, did Tagliabue really say all that? I don't remember. Either way, I think that pretty much NO player would be worth giving up all your picks for.

-E.A.R.

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Plummers rights and #4 for the #1? I know Al Davis is senile but noone is that dumb to make that trade.

<Paul Tagliabue Voice> There has been a trade. Washington sends their 1999 1st round pick to New Orleans for their 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th round picks, as well as their 2000 1st and 3rd round picks. And with the fifth selection, New Orleans selects Ricky Williams from the University of Texas. </Paul Tagliabue Voice>

Good Point :D

BUT. The trade bucfan suggested would mean Jake Plummer is worth the 12th overall pick. (look up a draft pick trade chart). Is anyone dumb enough to think that?

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Plummers rights and #4 for the #1? I know Al Davis is senile but noone is that dumb to make that trade.

<Paul Tagliabue Voice> There has been a trade. Washington sends their 1999 1st round pick to New Orleans for their 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th round picks, as well as their 2000 1st and 3rd round picks. And with the fifth selection, New Orleans selects Ricky Williams from the University of Texas. </Paul Tagliabue Voice>

Good Point :D

BUT. The trade bucfan suggested would mean Jake Plummer is worth the 12th overall pick. (look up a draft pick trade chart). Is anyone dumb enough to think that?

I really cant understand what the issue would be with that. Oakland makes that kinda move they get the vet presence they want at QB plus possibly a big back in Adrian Peterson. Its not like the bucs have the 20th pick or anyhting. And even so, if they make that deal and dont want a running back, both Quinn and JaMarcus Russel could still be on the board and then could sit behind Plummer for a year or two and develop instead of being tossed into the game immidately.

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If our young D-Line comes together, that's quite an offense.

Please tell me that's a typo.

Anywho...Back to the whole Joe Horn signing, this signing is good for us for 2 reasons:

1) Joe Horn is automatically the best reciever on the Atlanta Falcons.

2) STICK IT TO THE SAINTS, BABY, YEAH!!! :P

Yeah, you got us on this one. And remember the last time this happened? That other traitorous turncoat b**tard (just kidding actually, I understand it's business), Morten Andersen, kicked the game winning FG in his first game against the Saints. :cursing:

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I heard that before Fred, that New Orleans sent all their picks to Washington so that they could get the no. 1 overall pick to draft Ricky Williams. But Jesus, did Tagliabue really say all that? I don't remember. Either way, I think that pretty much NO player would be worth giving up all your picks for.

-E.A.R.

It wasn't verbatim, but it's close enough to get the point across that dumber things have gone down in the NFL than people remember.

As dumb as it was, it wasn't as though it was a one-sided trade or anything in the end. Ricky WIlliams wasn't bad for the Saints, and when he was traded off they already had Deuce McAllister, and the Redskins promptly squandered their picks like they always do. As for the pick itself, it wasn't the worst one in the end. Tim Couch? Akili Smith? David Boston?

Yeah, you got us on this one. And remember the last time this happened? That other traitorous turncoat b**tard (just kidding actually, I understand it's business), Morten Andersen, kicked the game winning FG in his first game against the Saints. :cursing:

How could you forget Bobby Hebert? First game against the Saints, a thrilling comeback win for the Falcons on national TV. That alone was worth 3 weeks of making fun of Saints fans after that one! :)

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