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23 Apr 2012

MMQB: Draft Buzz

Jacksonville wants out at No. 7, Michael Brockers visits lots of places, the Rams try to settle on a receiver at No. 6. Plus, you know, more Ryan Tannehill rumors.

Posted by: Rivers McCown on 23 Apr 2012

13 comments, Last at 28 Apr 2012, 8:51pm by LionInAZ


by Raiderjoe :: Mon, 04/23/2012 - 1:31pm

why would setatle want tannehill when just sign M. Flynn? Did not reaf P. king article yet. Maybe he expkaubs it there . Keep hearig this Tannehill to seattle talk but don't quite understand how it make sense. Team have decent backup for Flynn and also Charles Manson looking 3rd syringer. Why a need for a 4 th qb? Is Seattle looking to copy Jets and use multiple QBs regularly?

by Kal :: Mon, 04/23/2012 - 2:09pm

The scuttlebutt is that Seattle settled for Flynn knowing that they couldn't trade up for Tannehill, but when they went to Tannehill's pro day they were completely gaga about him. Carroll was reportedly giggling like a schoolgirl.

It would be irresponsible and stupid, but hey, that's Carroll and Schneider when it comes to dealing with their QB position. Remember, this was the front office duo that got rid of the most popular and successful QB in franchise history after first bringing in Whitehurst to 'compete' with Hass, and then settled on having TJax as their QB of the whenever. They've not done a great job with the position so far.

by moore2012 (not verified) :: Mon, 04/23/2012 - 2:30pm

sorry, usually im pretty good at this, but.....

by LionInAZ :: Sat, 04/28/2012 - 8:45pm

Hey, the gist was pretty clear to me!

by Raiderjoe :: Mon, 04/23/2012 - 2:33pm


Sorry hit wrong keyss

by Theo :: Mon, 04/23/2012 - 4:55pm

You don't say!

by are-tee :: Mon, 04/23/2012 - 2:55pm

" I think one thing about the release of the schedule last week that struck me was how quickly the NFL takes the upstart teams and makes them national teams. The 49ers, for instance, have a full complement of five primetime games ... "

Yeah, I would have thought it would take the NFL like three years after the 49ers went to the NFC championship game to realize they were good enough for prime time...

by Greg F (not verified) :: Wed, 04/25/2012 - 12:35pm

Giving upstart teams too many primetime games the year after they do really well is an issue. I remember in 2008 the Browns got a bunch of primetime games after their 10-6 season, only to return to playing like the Browns. Not that I expect the 49ers to suddenly suck, but it can happen.

by sundown (not verified) :: Wed, 04/25/2012 - 7:59pm

Fair point, but 10-6 is quite a bit removed from 13-3 and going to the NFC Championship game. He also thinks Detroit is getting too much exposure. Who would he have put in primetime in place of the 49ers and Lions? Would he rather have a random drawing determine it? As with many of PK's takes, he offers no solutions for his perceived problem.

by tuluse :: Wed, 04/25/2012 - 8:02pm

I wish they still had the rule where every team was guaranteed at least one prime time game a year. There's some teams I just never see these days.

by LionInAZ :: Sat, 04/28/2012 - 8:48pm

Did you *really* want to see any Colts game last year? Or any Jags game? Are you a Catholic who practices self-flagellation too?

by LionInAZ :: Sat, 04/28/2012 - 8:51pm

The Lions at least offer some exciting offense play, unlike the Browns.

by justanothersteve :: Mon, 04/23/2012 - 3:07pm

The link for King's comment 10m "Any adults here?" is, if true, pretty appalling behavior by some NJ state highway troopers. Only peripherally football-related, but interesting nonetheless.