Drew Brees, New Orleans quarterback who said he is going to play until he is 45, went skeet shooting with footballs and frisbees. It’s highly likely that he was “randomly” drug tested after doing this little bit of showboating.
Arizona Cardinals o7.5 (-150) u7.5 (+120): If the Cardinals didn’t play in a division with the 49ers and Seahawks, eight wins would seem like a slam-dunk. Take the under and hope they take a step back instead of forward.
Atlanta Falcons o8.5 (even) u8.5 (-130): The Falcons weren’t themselves last year, so getting to nine wins seems like a reasonable goal. Even odds on the over make it a better bet.
Baltimore Ravens o8.5 (-115) u8.5 (-115): This is kind of the most confusing bet on the board, but it comes down to which Ravens team you think will show up. Their arrest-filled offseason has the under looking better and better.
Buffalo Bills o6.5 (-170) u6.5 (+140): It would be nice to think the Bills are going to be better this season but until they do actually have a decent season, it’s probably smarter to take the under and the nice payout.
Carolina Panthers o8 (even) u8 (-130): The third-best team in the NFC last season should be right back there again. Nine wins and the over seem reasonable and the even money isn’t bad.
Chicago Bears o8.5 (-170) u8.5 (+140): The Bears certainly don’t stink, but the overall quality of the division makes taking the over tough. Go under and take the larger payout.
Cincinnati Bengals o9 (-120) u9 (-110): Another tough call that comes down to somewhat of a coin flip. The Browns and Ravens should both be better this year, but Cincy still should be able to win 10 games.
Cleveland Browns o6.5 (-150) u6.5 (+120): The Browns will be better, but they are still the Browns. Bet on Johnny Football starting the season on the bench while the losses mount and go under.
Dallas Cowboys o7.5 (+130) u7.5 (-160): If the Cowboys don’t make the playoffs this year, heads will roll in Big D. Eight wins seems totally doable for a team that should finally get over the hump.
Denver Broncos o11.5 (+105) u11.5 (-135): Already the best team in the AFC, the Broncos got better. Denver should win at least 12 games in what could be one of Peyton Manning’s final years.
Detroit Lions o8.5 (-115) u8.5 (-115): The Lions can score points in bunches and their defense should be okay. They seem like a team that will improve this season, so nine wins looks about right.
Green Bay Packers o10.5 (-115) u10.5 (-115): After an injury-riddled season last year, the Pack will be back. Eleven wins for this star-studded team is not unrealistic in the slightest.
Houston Texans o7.5 (-145) u7.5 (+115): The Texans will be better with a new coach and a strengthened defense, but they still don’t have a quarterback. Go under and trust Ryan Fitzpatrick to be his old self.
Indianapolis Colts o9.5 (-130) u9.5 (even): The Colts will have a healthy Reggie Wayne and Andrew Luck will be even more experienced this year. The over of 10 wins looks too attainable to pass up.
Jacksonville Jaguars o4.5 (-185) u4.5 (+150): The increased payout if the Jags only get four wins or less seems like one of the better bets on the board.
Kansas City Chiefs o8.5 (+120) u8.5 (-150): The Chiefs look primed to backslide after a great first year on the sidelines for Andy Reid in Kansas City. Eight wins seems slightly low, but nine seems high.
Miami Dolphins o7.5 (even) u7.5 (-130): Miami is still a ways away from getting it together. Go under and watch the Fins fall apart by Week 10.
Minnesota Vikings o6 (-130) u6 (even): The Vikings are in a tough division and it’s unclear how the team will play with a new coach. Take the under to the bank.
New England Patriots o10.5 (-210) u10.5 (+170): Well the payout isn’t great, but the Pats addition of Darrelle Revis makes anything short of 12 wins a complete disappointment. Eleven victories this year seems very attainable.
New Orleans Saints o9.5 (-210) u9.5 (+170): The Saints always seem to be in the mix, unless they are having a “bountygate” situation, and ten wins seems like a solid bet.
New York Giants o8 (-130) u8 (even): The Giants were putrid last year and their division is always tough. It’s probably a coin-flip, but the under seems like a better bet.
New York Jets o7 (-160) u7 (+130): The Jets aren’t good, but beating up on the Dolphins and Bills should get them at least three wins. They are good enough to get an additional five on their own.
Oakland Raiders o4.5 (-225) u4.5 (+180): MJD isn’t enough to help raise the Raiders out of the AFC East basement. Take the under as they are still a couple years away from competing.
Philadelphia Eagles o9 (-130) u9 (even): The Eagles are another team that might come crashing back to Earth next year. If you believe in Nick Foles, take the over. If not, go under.
Pittsburgh Steelers o8.5 (-165) u8.5 (+135): The Steelers are playing in a division that should be better all-around. They’ll be lucky to get back to eight wins, let alone nine.
San Diego Chargers o8.5 (-110) u8.5 (-120): The Chargers always seem to compete and their division has the potential to be weak except for Denver. The over is the way to go.
San Francisco 49ers o10.5 (-120) u10.5 (-110): It’s basically a choice between the 49ers and the Seahawks. Pick the over for whichever team you think will win the division.
Seattle Seahawks o11 (-120) u11 (-110): It’s basically a choice between the 49ers and the Seahawks. Pick the over for whichever team you think will win the division.
St Louis Rams o7.5 (-165) u7.5 (+135): Similar to the Cardinals, it just seems like it will be really tough for the Rams to win eight games while playing in the NFC West. The increased payout on the under is the kicker.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers o7 (-155) u7 (+125): Six win or fewer for the Bucs seems like a realistic, and lucrative, number. Go for it.
Tennessee Titans o7 (-115) u7 (-115): Seven wins actually seems like the perfect number for the Titans, so this one has a great chance to end up as a push no matter which side you choose.
Washington Redskins o7.5 (-135) u7.5 (+105): Things were a mess in Washington last year and the team will almost certainly be better – their offense is too good. Eight wins is the least they should be able to accomplish.
All odds numbers are from Sportsbook as of 7/28.
After three consistent years with the Dallas Cowboys, Pro Bowl offensive lineman Tyron Smith has reportedly agreed to terms on a huge deal with the team. The left tackle’s extension is allegedly for eight years and $98 million, locking him up for the foreseeable future.
#Cowboys LT TyronS Smith is getting a $10M signing bonus and has $40M guaranteed on his 8-year, $98M deal, per source.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 30, 2014
David Helman of DallasCowboys.com provides contract details:
Terms of the Smith deal: 8 years, $97.6 mill. $40M guaranteed. $10M signing bonus. $109M overall when combined w/ his remaining two years.
— David Helman (@HelmanDC) July 30, 2014
Coach Jason Garrett commented about the huge signing.
“We talk about building a program and building a football team and he was the first player that we took three years ago in that draft,” coach Jason Garrett said. “He’s just been everything we’ve wanted to build this program and this team around. He was really a young player, who we put in really on minute one of day one and he’s everything that we thought he would be, both physically, intangibly and just as a person. His work ethic is fantastic. His mental and physical toughness are as good as I’ve been around. He just continues to grow and develop as a player. Technically he’s getting better. He’s getting bigger and stronger. And he’s just tough, competitive. He’s what you want on your football team at a really, really important position.”
While offensive linemen are often overlooked, Smith has been sensational throughout his young career. The 2011 first-round pick has blocked Tony Romo’s blind side at left tackle for the last two seasons and was the NFL’s seventh-best offensive tackle in 2013, according to ProFootballFocus.
Smith does not turn 24 until December and will be able to hit free agency again by the time he is 32.
John Abraham had been missing from Arizona Cardinals training camp, and we finally have the answer why. It was revealed that the former pro bowl line backer was absent due to a recent DUI.
The details are out of the alleged DUI, and besides the fact that he failed the alphabet, he was also passed out at the wheel :
The Arizona Cardinals linebacker was popped on June 29th in Dekalb County … when cops say they saw a vehicle stopped in the middle of the road with Abraham asleep at the wheel.
Cops say, “He appeared confused and rambled while speaking.”
Then there’s this … “Abraham stated he was coming from the Pink Pony, a strip club and bar” — and told the cops he only had two drinks while inside.
A pre-July 4th night gone wrong? Well, this happened on June 29th. Celebrating something on Saturday night? Well he was picked up by the boys in blue at 4 pm, so that’s an absurd night.
Abraham, 36, was a significant part of a powerful Arizona defense last year, and was chosen for the Pro Bowl at outside linebacker after registering 11.5 sacks. The Cardinals are a playoff contender in the NFC this season, but they’ll need the defense to be as good because nobody trusts QB Carson Palmer. But Abraham’s backups – Lorenzo Alexander and Alex Okafor – combined or just five tackles and no sacks last season.
Peyton Manning isn’t letting last seasons Super Bowl loss affect his mind set coming into this years training camp, as the MVP quarterback put on his dancing shoes during practice.
Manning, who hasn’t played for the Tennessee Volunteers since 1998, still enjoys listening to “Rocky Top” and showed moves to the team to the enjoyment of everybody.
Receiver Wes Welker even joined in on the fun as Manning kept going.
Justin Blackmon, the Jacksonville Jaguars star wide receiver, was arrested Wednesday nigh for possession of marijuana. Already ith a league suspension and two DUI’s already under his belt, the future looks bleak for this talented pass catcher.
TMZ Sports has obtained the arrest video of the former Oklahoma State star — in which he warned the officer, “This is gonna be a big deal.”
REALLY, smoking it in your car, now thats just plain stupid.