Great Simmons Article--Chargers Ranked #1

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Kwak

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boltssbbound said:
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/060929

For my money, this guy is the best football writer going these days, and I'm not saying that just because he ranked the Bolts #1. He's funny, well-informed and insightful.
I did a double take for a sec and thought I read Simers. Almost blew my coffee all over my monitor. Simers would have to be on some really good drugs to write anything positive about the bolts.



Great read. :tup: Thanks!
 

MadMike

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My favorite Quotes:

28. San Fran, 1-2
One of the weirdest running subplots of the season: I'd take two backup RBs who barely play (San Diego's Michael Turner and San Fran's Michael Robinson) over two-thirds of the starting backs in the league right now. You figure it out.


By the way, Edge James has the same look on his face that David Caruso had in "Jade." What did I do? Is it too late to go back?


14. Carolina, 1-2
It's tough to get excited about a team that nearly blew a 17-point lead to a QB with a ruptured spleen.


(By the way, it's truly alarming when Terry Glenn is considered the sane receiver on a football team.)


Anyway, if the Patriots don't have what it takes this winter for a fourth Super Bowl appearance, I'm pulling hard for Cincy to make it to Miami. And why? Because the Bengals would be out in Miami for two weeks!!!! Hide the women, hide the children, hide the Maxim models ... here come the Bengals! That would be the single greatest week in ESPN history. ESPN should station Ed Werder and Shelley Smith 24/7 outside the Miami Dade County courthouse right now just to be safe. Seriously, what would feature more arrests, Super Bowl week with the Bengals or Season 1 of "Miami Vice?" I'm 18 levels beyond giddy about this.


I'd say it's more probable that Rivers becomes a good QB right away over Indy suddenly figuring out how to stop the run, or the Bengals not getting killed by off-the-field stuff, or the Eagles making it to Miami without anyone who can run for a first down when they need one.



Classic lines!
 

mapcap55

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9. Baltimore, 3-0
Back in the late '90s, STATS INC. released a terrific football annual that featured inventive stats and detailed synopsies/predictions for each team. It was ahead of its time, actually. But its best stat was "poor passes," the percentage of passes thrown by a QB that were completely, utterly uncatchable. (I vaguely remember somebody having a 26.5 percentage one season; it was either Tony Banks or Jake Plummer.) Anyway, McNair is good for eight to 10 uncatchable throws a game: one-hoppers, floaters, sailers, you name it. He looks terrible. Washed-up, even. It just hasn't manifested itself yet.

But it's coming. Oh, yes ... it's coming.

You have to believe me.

From a gambling standpoint, be very careful about trusting the 2006 Ravens.

And yes, I'm using short paragraphs to stress the urgency here.

Be careful.

Be very careful.

Very.

Careful.
I don't think this guy likes McSteve...
 

Kwak

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And this one.

Here's why I'm telling you this: I'm not sure what will end up being a more depressing DVD release -- "The Last Kiss," or the Raiders' 2006 team video. Probably depends on the number of Imogen Heap songs. But I really don't want you to see the "Last Kiss," and I really, really, REALLY don't want you to wager on the 2006 Raiders. Not ever.
 

glutton4Bolts

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That was a great read..... a nice change to see an ESPN writer than does not have his head up his ass. I think are rating is favorable for 2-0 against creampuffs.... but after this sunday, the rank will not be in doubt. Bolts by 10+
 

Trumpet_Man

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http://www.kffl.com/hotw

Chargers | Gregory signed to active roster
Sat, 30 Sep 2006 15:05:22 -0700

The San Diego Chargers have signed CB/S Steve Gregory to their active roster. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Chargers | Curry released
Sat, 30 Sep 2006 15:03:26 -0700

The San Diego Chargers have released CB Markus Curry.
 

mapcap55

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Trumpet_Man said:
http://www.kffl.com/hotw

Chargers | Gregory signed to active roster
Sat, 30 Sep 2006 15:05:22 -0700

The San Diego Chargers have signed CB/S Steve Gregory to their active roster. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Chargers | Curry released
Sat, 30 Sep 2006 15:03:26 -0700

The San Diego Chargers have released CB Markus Curry.

:bolt:
Steve Gregory Grade: 2.73
Position: CB
Class: Sr
School: Syracuse
Conference: Big East
Ht., Wt.: 5-10, 180
40 Time: 4.55
Grading System


BIO: Three-year starter who played receiver as a junior. Senior defensive totals included 60/2/3.

POSITIVES: Aggressive, hard-hitting defensive back who does well on special teams. Quick thinking, immediately picks up assignments and works well with safeties. Likes to mix it up and wraps up tackling. Plays within himself and gives effort.

NEGATIVES: Marginal cover skills. Gives up a lot of underneath receptions. Has average speed and gets beaten downfield.

ANALYSIS: A consistent yet unspectacular player, Gregory.s best shot is at dime back in zone. Should be a special teams ace.
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