It’s Monday! Ye….Yuck!
Here are some news and notes from around the NFL for you to peruse and snicker at while you enjoy that pastry and lovely cup of coffee!
First off, Jim Irsay was a tweeting fool on Saturday and Sunday. See …
You can check out the whole Tweet log here … The Colts owner was a wee bit pumped! And by a wee bit, I mean a whole lot!
The seemingly braggish tweets led many to wonder who exactly Jim and the Colts were targeting. One thing is for sure, it’s probably not Victor Cruz. I, for one, am certainly looking forward to finding out what the big catch is for Indy. Do you have any thoughts on who it could be? Comment below!
In other NFL news:
* Our favorite Twitter troll, Mike Florio from ProFootballTalk.com had some jaw-dropping news to tell the Dallas Morning News sports blog about Tony Romo. The blogger was asked why Romo’s contract hasn’t been extended this off-season. “Because he royally sucked and, again, couldn’t get the Cowboys to the playoffs” wasn’t the answer … the correct answer mind you … given.
Per Troll-io: “Next year, if he becomes a franchise quarterback if they use the franchise tag, they will have to tender him a 1-year deal in the amount of $21.6 million. If you’re the agent for Tony Romo, you say ok we’ll do a long-term deal, but we have to use these numbers. $16.8 million this year, $20.16 million next year and then the following year it goes up another 20 percent to $24 or 25 million. You’re looking at at least $60 million over three years if they want to lock Tony Romo up.”
… $60 million over three years for Romo? My goodness. I’m speechless.
Seriously. Is Romo really worth that much money? Be honest!
* St. Louis media outlets reported late Sunday evening free agent Offensive Lineman Jake Long signed a four-year deal with the Rams for $36 million. Here’s a tweet from 101 ESPN in St. Louis. Here’s a post on NFL.com from Albert Breer regarding the signing. For more on the Rams signing Long, please check out The Pigskin Arch!
* Several rules changes could be made this week at the NFL Annual Meeting in Arizona this week. One such proposed change would make it illegal for a runner to lead with the crown of his helmet when outside of the tackle box. The rule comes under the safety umbrella of trying to keep all players from initiating contact with the helmet — a practice already outlawed for defenders.
Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte? Not happy about it. Nope. Not at all.
The awesome folks at NFL Memes did this…
Enjoy your Monday!
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