Zack Martin is now the NFL’s highest paid guard after the Cowboys signed him to a 6-year contract extension.
The NFL is a copycat league. But Bucs Nation believes teams should be embracing originality and creativity instead.
If Earl Thomas’ holdout costs him games, expect Bradley McDougald to fill his spot at free safety for the Seahawks.
Meanwhile, over in Atlanta, cornerback Desmond Trufant is making plans to improve his playmaking ability. Can Trufant mold himself into a turnover machine? He won’t have Julio Jones to go up against during mandatory minicamp, as the star receiver continues his hold out, but Falcons fans are hoping Trufant can improve upon his lacking interceptions and pair up with Robert Alford to create a dynamic cornerback group.
That’s what we’re reading into today during OTAs and mandatory minicamp. And while NFL news is going to slow down soon enough, we’ll eat it all up this week! Ya know, stuff like new Raiders players in their full uniforms for the first time! We bet you couldn’t wait to see that.
Let’s imagine the alternate universe where Peyton Manning picked the Titans over the Broncos.
Terrell Owens announced Thursday he would be snubbing the Pro Football Hall of Fame of his presence at the induction ceremony this year after being snubbed the past two years.
OK, he didn’t say it exactly like that, but he would have been justified. It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anybody that he’s not attending — after not even finishing in the top 10 in voting last year, Owens tweeted that the Hall was a total joke and it didn’t mean anything for him to get in anymore.
The snub was silly. Owens had a 15-year career with nine seasons of 1,000 or more yards receiving. He finished eighth in NFL history with 1,078 receptions, second in receiving yards with 15,934, third in touchdowns among wide receivers with 153, and with six Pro Bowl and five First-Team All Pro honors. He’s one of the best receivers of all time.
The consensus by Hall of Fame voters was that he had the numbers, but was a bad teammate. Being a bad teammate is really code for not liking the way he enjoyed his own success with antics like standing on the Dallas Cowboys’ star, stuffing his face with popcorn from a fan, shaking pom poms from a cheerleader, and pulling a permanent marker out of his sock and signing a football. Bad teammates don’t play in Super Bowls on a broken leg and still reel in nine catches for 122 yards, however.