06
Jan
11

Thoughts of the Day: Jan. 5, 2011

So Bert Blyleven finally got voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.  If you don’t already know, I’m not a big baseball fan.  I am a sports fan so I at least try to know what’s going on.  There was a time, when I was a kid, when I did watch a fair amount of America’s pastime.   It was during this time when I watched Blyleven pitch for the Pirates.  That was a great team, and a lot of fun to watch.  Bert Blyleven was THE man on the mound!  Some of the other guys I remember about that team were Kent Tekulve, John Candelaria, Willie Stargell, Omar Moreno and Dave Parker.  Congratulations Bert!

This is going to be a very interesting NFL draft and it’s all based on what’s going to happen in the next few day or weeks with Jim Harbaugh. He pretty much has his pick of where he wants to coach.  I would think San Francisco is the front runner.  He already lives there and it appears they are willing to pay his asking price.  Harbaugh is a smart man and money isn’t an issue with him.  As much as he relishes a challenge, he also doesn’t want to start out too far in the hole with his new team.  It appears that there are 3 NFL teams in the running for his services, the 49ers, Denver and Miami.  With the exception of Denver and Tim Tebow, the other 2 teams are not that well endowed at the QB position.  Part of his negotiations may have to do with who the team plans on drafting in the first round.  Does Harbaugh want his Stanford QB under center for the NFL team he will be coaching?  The 49er’s draft 7th.  Denver drafts 2nd and Miami 15th.  Carolina has already publicly stated that if Andrew Luck declares himself eligible for the draft, they will pick him with their number one overall pick.  All that means is if another team REALLY wants Luck, they’re going to have to put together a sweet deal to get him.  Denver would probably have the best chance to move up.  Yes, they have Tebow, but he could be an attractive part of a trade package.  There are a lot of “if’s”, “and’s” and “but’s”.  That’s what will make things interesting.

Speaking of the draft, the Buffalo Bills will be drafting third overall, as of right now.  I believe they need a quarterback.  Ryan Fitspatrick did an admirable job, but there are 2 franchise defining quarterbacks which will probably be available and I think the Bills should get one.  All eyes are on Andrew Luck, and deservedly so.  Whoever drafts first will be selecting him.  Maybe the Bills make a move.  The cost will be heavy, even just flipping from 3 to 1.  Yes, I recognize the Bills have many needs, particularly on defense.  Presuming Denver stays at number 2, I think the Bills should stay at number 3 and take Cam Newton.  People!  He won the Heisman Trophy!  By a lot!! Don’t throw the fact the there have been other QB’s who have won the Heisman and busted in the NFL.  Those guys weren’t Can Newton.  He is the type of quarterback the Bills need.  The Buffalo offensive line is a patchwork.  He will have some targets to throw to in Steve Johnson and CJ Spiller coming out of the backfield, and if the line breaks down, he has the legs to get himself out of trouble.  If you read my previous post on the 2011 draft, I noted that the Bills have gotten themselves 2 first round draft picks several times the past few years.  Try to find a way to “settle” for Cam Newton and get yourself a stud defensive tackle and your well on your way.

For the love of God, Brett Favre! PLEASE! Retire for good this time! You were an awesome quarterback.  A definite first ballot Hall of Famer.  But you’re turning out to be a bit of a scumbag human being.  Take all your money and your Wrangler jeans and fade away into the Mississippi sunset. Kthxbye!

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