Archive for April, 2006

Houston Is Stupid (breaking news…)

Somebody fire Charley Casserly!! The Houston Texans G.M. has given Mario Williams a 6-year deal for 54 million dollars and passing on Heisman Trophy winner, running back Reggie Bush of USC.

Mario Williams is a very good player, but he’s a Texan and will go number one overall because is was cheaper to sign.

The GM of the Texas said, “This is a decision that took a lot of time to make, but at the end of the day we felt this was the best player for our football team, Both players, Reggie Bush and Mario Williams, are going to, I think, be great pros. We made the decision to go with defense.”

Reggie Bush will be a super pro. The Texans will regret this pick two times over since they will have past on Bush and former Longhorn quarterback, Vince Young.

Williams deal will guarantee him 26.5 million dollars.

Just when you thought the Houston Oilers broke more fans hearts….the Texans are trying to outdo them. All because they wanted to pinch pennies.

Can you say Sam Bowie in Houston?

Newy Scruggs
www.newdawg.com

3 for Cowboys at 18

If the Cowboys stay at #18 in the first round of the NFL draft look for these 3 guys to wear the star:

Manny Lawson—OLB N.C. State
Word is it may take Lawson some time to adjust to playing up. It did with DeMarcus Ware last year.

Chad Greenway–OLB Iowa
A tremendous playmaker and a guy who can play in coverage. I’d take Greenway over Lawson if I’m Bill Parcells.

Bobby Carpenter–LB Ohio State
Parcells coached his dad, Rob, in the 1980’s with the Giants. Bobby is a smart player and while A.J. Hawk got all the credit, he can play too.

Now if the Cowboys trade down, I still see them taking a linebacker. At that point think Thomas Howard of UTEP or DeMeco Ryans of Alabama. I would choose Ryans over Howard.

Newy Scruggs
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Newdawg’s Mock Draft 3

1. Houston Reggie Bush RB USC
Another Bush has landed in Texas. Heisman winner is worthy of going number 1.

2. New Orleans Mario Williams DE N.C. State
Top defensive end on the board. Must stop Pro Bowl QB’s Vick & Delhomme.

3. Tennessee Matt Leinart QB USC
O-Coordinator Norm Chow gets his prized pupil he helped win a Heisman.

4. N.Y. Jets D’Brickashaw Ferguson T Virginia
Probably the first to make the Pro Bowl of the 2006 class.

5. Green Bay A.J. Hawk LB Ohio State
Playmaker. The Packers don’t have many on defense right now.

6. San Francisco Vernon Davis TE Maryland
Niners QB Alex Smith needs a target over the middle.

7. Oakland Vince Young QB Texas
Young to Randy Moss….it could be scary.

8. Buffalo Broderick Bunkley DT Florida State
New coach Dick Jauron is a defensive guy.

9. Detroit Michael Huff CB Texas
Lions add the best defensive back in the draft.

10. Arizona Haloti Ngata DT Oregon
Cards gave up rushing 22 TD’s. Ngata plugs the hole.

11. St. Louis Jay Cutler QB Vanderbilt
Marc Bulger is injury prone. Cutler becomes the understudy.

12. Cleveland Ernie Sims LB Florida State
The Brownies need more help at the linebacker position besides Willie McGinest.

13. Baltimore Winston Justice T USC
Leaky line needs some help. Especially if Steve McNair comes to town.

14. Philadelphia Nick Mangold C Ohio State
NFL.com boys did remind us how bad the Eagles wanted LeCharles Bentley.

15. Denver (from Atlanta) Laurence Maroney RB Minnesota
Understands how to run behind the zone blocking scheme.

16. Miami Jimmy Williams CB Virginia Tech
Fins are lucky to get the draft’s second best corner this low.

17. Minnesota Chad Greenway LB Iowa
Vikes forget the slow 40 time and look at the production on tape.

18. Dallas Manny Lawson LB N.C. State
The next Carl Banks lines up on the outside with DeMarcus Ware on the other side.

19. San Diego Jonathan Joseph CB South Carolina
Chargers must improve on the NFL’s 28th ranked pass D.

20. Kansas City Ty Hill CB Clemson
KC’s pass D is worse than San Diego’s….30th!

21. New England Bobby Carpenter LB Ohio State
Belichick knows his father, Rob, from their N.Y. Giants days.

22. San Francisco Kamerion Wimbley FSU
They lost Julian Peterson so they need help on D.

23. Tampa Bay Eric Winston T Miami
Must stop division sackmasters Julius Peppers, Mario Williams, and John Abraham.

24. Cincinnati Marcedes Lewis TE UCLA
Carson Palmer needs a safety net over the middle.

25. NY Giants Santonio Holmes WR Ohio State
Amani Toomer is done, enter Holmes.

26. Chicago Donte Whitner S Ohio State
Lovie Smith can’t believe his luck…sings Manning as a FA, now gets a safety.

27. Carolina LenDale White RB USC
The next Stephen Davis. DeShaun Foster & White form a great duo.

28. Jacksonville Mathias Kiwanuka DE Boston College
Marcellus Wiley should be a backup, not a starter.

29. NY Jets DeAngleo Williams RB Memphis
Ferguson and Williams give the Jets an A+ draft.

30. Indianapolis Joseph Addai RB LSU
Best running back left and they have to replace Edgerrin James.

31. Seattle Davin Joseph G Oklahoma
They need to replace All Pro guard Steve Hutchinson

32. Pittsburgh Jason Allen S/CB Tennessee
Can fill needs in the defensive backfield.

Newy Scruggs
www.newdawg.com

SMU Hires a Tar Heel

You should know I’m a Tar Heel basketball fan. So, I’m down with SMU hiring Matt Doherty as the new men’s basketball coach.

I still think Jimmy Tubbs got a raw deal and was forced out over some junk. I think Jim Copeland was as terrible A.D. and only good things can happen now that he’s on the way out.

Matt was a passionate player and coach. It’s a shame the Carolina job ended for him the way it did. Lots of fingers were pointed his way but I truly think Matt’s a better coach for it.

The Tar Heel family ate one of their own and no one should ever feel good about what happened. Roy Williams won a national title, so Carolina was right, Matt wasn’t the right guy.

Ray Felton, Sean May, and Rashad McCants were players Doherty brought to Chapel Hill. Those fellas won the national title in 2005 and became NBA first round draft picks.

That’s what Doherty can sell recruits. He can get them to the NBA. That is what guys want to hear.

The man’s resume is incredible. He won Dean Smith his first national title as a starter for Carolina 1982. Michael Jordan and James Worthy were his teammates.

He was an assistant at Kansas under Roy Williams for 7 years. He was a head coach at Notre Dame in 1999 before leaving for North Carolina.

Now SMU has to spend some money. They haven’t put any real cash into the program.

They also have to find a way to make it easier for player to get in. Sorry, folks in Conference USA, schools like Houston, UTEP, UAB, and Memphis can get anybody in. SMU can keep on trying to act like Harvard, but if you want to win, you have to be able to get kids in.

Newy Scruggs
www.newdawg.com

My Mock Draft 2

1. Houston Reggie Bush RB USC
Another Bush has landed in Texas. Heisman winner is worthy of going number 1.

2. New Orleans Mario Williams DE NC State
Top defensive end on the board. Must stop Pro Bowl QB’s Vick & Delhomme.

3. Tennessee Matt Leinart QB USC
O-Coordinator Norm Chow gets his prized pupil he helped win a Heisman.

4. NY Jets D’Brickashaw Ferguson T Virgina
Probably the first to make the Pro Bowl of the 2006 class.

5. Green Bay A.J. Hawk LB Ohio State
Playmaker. The Packers don’t have many on defense right now.

6. San Francisco Vernon Davis TE Maryland
Niners QB Alex Smith needs a target over the middle.

7. Oakland Vince Young QB Texas
Young to Randy Moss… it could be scary.

8. Buffalo Winston Justice T USC
The Bills QB situation is still influx, but at least they’ll have time to throw.

9. Detriot Michael Huff CB Texas
Lions add the best defensive back in the draft.

10. Arizona Haloti Ngata DT Oregon
Cards gave up rushing 22 TD’s. Ngata plugs the hole.

11. St. Louis Jay Cutler QB Vanderbilt
Marc Bulger is injury prone. Cutler becomes the understudy.

12. Cleveland Ernie Sims LB Florida State
The Brownies need more help at the linebacker position besides Willie McGinest

13. Baltimore Broderick Bunkley Florida State
LB Ray Lewis plays better when the big boys upfront let him roam free.

14. Philadelphia Santonio Holmes WR Ohio State
Andy Reid loves to throw… he needs another target.

15. Denver (from Atlanta) Chad Jackson WR Florida
Ashley Lelie has been a bust and Rod Smith needs some help.

16. Miami Jimmy Williams CB Virginia Tech
Fins are lucky to get the draft’s second best corner this low.

17. Minnesota Chad Greenway LB Iowa
Vikes forget to slow 40 time and look at the production on tape.

18. Dallas Manny Lawson LB NC State
The next Carl Banks lines up on the outside with DeMarcus Ware on the other side.

19. San Diego Jonathan Joseph CB South Carolina
Chargers must improve on the NFL’s 28th ranked pass D.

20. Kansas City Ty Hill CB Clemson
KC’s pass D is worse than San Diego’s…. 30th!

21. New England LenDale White RB USC
Surprise pick, but Corey Dillon was hurt last year and entering his 10th season.

22. Denver DeAngelo Williams RB Memphis
Williams will bring the run game back to Clinton Portis level… 1,500 yards.

23. Tampa Bay Eric Winston T Miami
Must stop division sackmasters Julius Peppers, Mario Williams, and John Abraham.

24. Cincinnati Marcedes Lewis TE UCLA
Carson Palmer needs a safety net over the middle.

25. NY Giants Bobby Carpenter LB Ohio State
His dad is Rob Carpenter, former Giants fullback.

26. Chicago Antonio Cromartie CB Floria State
The Monsters of the Midway need help in the defensive backfield.

27. Carolina Laurence Maroney RB Minnesota
DeShaun Foster gets hurt year in and year out, Maroney is insurance.

28. Jacksonville Kamerion Wimbley DE Florida State
Marcellus Wiley should be a backup, not a starter. Enter Wimbley.

29. NY Jets Ashton Youboty CB Ohio State
Ty Law replacement.

30. Indianapolis Joseph Addai RB LSU
Edgerrin James replacement… Peyton Manning hopes.

31. Seattle Davin Joseph NC State
Will take up blocks to free Steeler linebackers.

Newy Scruggs
www.newdawg.com

My Mock Draft Picks

1. Houston Reggie Bush RB USC

2. New Orleans Mario Williams DE N.C. State

3. Tennessee Matt Leinart QB USC

4. N.Y. Jets D’Brickasahw Ferguson T Virginia

5. Green Bay A.J. Hawk LB Ohio State

6. San Francisco Vernon Davis TE Maryland

7. Oakland Vince Young QB Texas

8. Buffalo Winston Justice T USC

9. Detroit Michael Huff CB Texas

10. Arizona Haloti Ngata DT Oregon

11. St. Louis Jay Cutler QB Vanderbilt

12. Clevleand Ernie Sims LB Florida State

13. Baltimore Kamerion Wimbley LB Florida State

14. Philadelphia Santonio Holmes WR Ohio State

15. Denver (from Atlanta) Chad Jackson WR Florida

16. Miami Jimmy Williams CB Virginia Tech

17. Minnesota Chad Greenway LB Iowa

18. Dallas Donte Whitner S Ohio State

19. San Diego Jonathan Joseph CB South Carolina

20. Kansas City Manny Lawson DE N.C. State

21. New England LenDale White RB USC

22. Denver DeAngelo Williams RB Memphis

23. Tampa Bay Broderick Bunkley DT Florida State

24. Cincinnati Marcedes Lewis TE UCLA

25. NY Giants Bobby Carpenter LB Ohio State

26. Chicago Ty Hill CB Clemson

27. Carolina Laurence Maroney RB Minnesota

28. Jacksonville DeMeco Ryans LB Jacksonville

29. NY Jets Nick Mangold C Ohio State

30. Indianapolis Joseph Addai RB LSU

31. Seattle Mathias Kiwanuka DE Boston College

32. Pittsburgh Sinorice Moss WR Miami

Newy Scruggs
www.newdawg.com

Mock NFL Draft Picks

I’m checking out ESPN.com. Draft guru, Mel Kiper, Jr. has the Cowboys taking the following players in rounds 1-4 in his mock draft.

1st round (18th pick) Jason Allen S/CB Tennessee

I’d hate that pick. Tennesse gave Cowboys fans Dwayne Goodrich in 2000. Allen, like Goodrich has a history of injuries. I’d rather see them take safety Donte Whitner of Ohio State, if they go the safety route.

2nd round (49th pick) Marcus McNeill T Auburn

I like this projection. First round talent that falls into the 2nd round is always good. That’s how the Cowboys got left tackel Flozell Adams in 1998.

3rd round (80th pick) Charlie Whitehurst QB Clemson

Now I’m ticked at Kiper. Whitehurst to Dallas!!!! Noooooooooo. That’s all they need, Whitehurst to go along with Tony Romo and Euro Drew Henson. No way Parcells is going to keep four quarterbacks on the roster.

Plus, on Kiper’s big board he would have the Cowboys passing on solid players like WR Brandon Marshall (C. Florida), TE Anthony Fasano (Notre Dame), DT Rod Wright (Texas), and T Guy Whimper (ECU).

4th round No pick.

It belongs to Philadelphia. Think of it like this. Would you rather have Chris Canty or the pick. You take Canty all day long. Last year they traded up to get him so this year they have to give up the pick.

Here are some other 1st Round mock draft picks for the Cowboys:

Sports Illustrated Donte Whitner Safety Ohio State
Star-Telegram Jason Allen Safety Tennessee
CBS Sportsline Jason Allen Safety Tennessee
NFLDraftScout.com Antonio Cromartie CB Florida St.
Scouts, Inc. Donte Whitner Safety Ohio State
Pro Football Talk Jason Allen Safety Ohio State
NFL Draft Countdown Donte Whitner Safety Ohio State
Ourlads Marcus McNeil Tackle Auburn
Draft King.com Santonio Holmes WR Ohio State
Condraft.com Jason Allen Safety Ohio State
MSNBC.com Mathias Kiwanuka DE Boston College
AsktheCommish DeMeco Ryans LB Alabama

2nd round
NFL Draft Countdown Sinorice Moss WR Miami
Scouts, Inc. Daryn Colledge T Boise State

3rd round
NFL Draft Countdown Charlie Whitehurst QB Clemson

Newy Scruggs
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