NFL Jabber 10/18/07 The whole Chris Chambers trade.  First thing that comes to mind is the what I hate most about baseball.  Not getting off to a fast start so a team throws in the towel for prospects.  Not that I think the Dolphins have any kind of a chance this season.   I just don’t like the “We’ll get’em next year” attitude.  There are sixteen games in a regular season, I like to think they are all as competitive as possible.  I know it’s business but I don’t like it.  I’m sure many of the players are pissed off as well.  They can say how they will miss Chambers as a person and teammate but you won’t hear much about how it pisses them off that their team is pretty much throwing in the towel…yet.  The media is already digging at Jason Taylor and Joey Porter.  Wait until they lose a couple close games the D played well but the passing game sputtered even more.

Porter was asked if he would have come to the Dolphins as a free agent if he knew this was the direction they would be taking. He refused to go into ”would’ve, could’ve, all that kind of stuff,” but did say:

“There’s a whole lot of things I could’ve done if I knew we were going to be 0-6. That wasn’t my plan. I thought I was coming to a situation that was already a good situation and trying to win. My focus on that still hasn’t changed. We’re off to a bad start. We’re not in the position I thought we would be in. Nobody thought we would be in this position. But, this is the hand we’re dealt. How are you going to play it?”

Taylor said of the rather clear message that the short-term now gets trumped by long-term, “That’s not good news. That’s not something I like. But we also know what we are right now. We’re 0-6. We’re not a real good team right now. So I don’t like it. But you can use whatever word you want to call it. Retooling. Reloading. Whatever you want to call it. But it is what it is. We’re rebuilding.”

The image “” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors. The Big Show is pissed in Seattle.  I have to admit that I was annoyed by the delay with the fallen camera in the Saints-Seahawks game.  I’m sure I enjoy some of the shots the overhead provides without even thinking about it but I’m also sure that I enjoyed watching football before they used them and don’t need a delay for a malfunction in my busy starring at a box schedule.

Apparently the camera almost hit a couple of players.  On top of that, the TV cameras picked up a little more off Holmgren’s play card than he would have liked…like zooming in to where we could all read it at home.

“I don’t even know how they do that,” Holmgren said this week, sounding incredulous. “Was that the camera that almost hit Matt and killed him?

“There are not a lot of secrets. But those things they should probably tell you they’re going to try do that, or ask you. … I would rather they wouldn’t do that.” I was wondering when we would get some good “McNabb to Chicago” dish this season.  Apparently McNabb is saying he would rather be an Eagle. Remember in the preseason when there was a little tiff between Tatum Bell and Kevin Jones because Bell said it was going to be his job or something like that?  Fast forward to week 7.  Bell asks for a trade, denied, is now backup to the finally healthy Kevin Jones. Byron Leftwich has been named the Falcons starting QB for the remainder of the season. He likely isn’t going to play this weekend but Steven Jackson has returned to practice.  FINALLY!  I have some fantasy dynasty league teams that are dying with out him…and I guess the Rams are too.

On Wednesday, Linehan all but ruled Jackson out of Sunday’s game in Seattle. “It’s a real outside chance,” Linehan said, that Jackson plays against the Seahawks.

“He’s a great, prideful competitor,” Linehan added. “It’s been killing him not to be out there.”


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