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Plenty of people have a bucket list of things they want to accomplish and football players are no different. Jason Babin defensive lineman for the Philadelphia Eagles tells the Philadelphia Inquirer that he wants to travel to Spain and run with the bulls. To the question of why would one want to run with the bulls Babin had this to say;

“It’s kind of a rite of passage it’s a stamp. I guess in my brain I have a figurative ‘man card’ that’s got certain punches that need to be punched out.”

Babin also has answers to those who say it’s dangerous and he shouldn’t risk potential injury;

“Everyone thinks it’s dangerous and hazardous, but it’s not, if done correctly and soberly. Bulls can’t turn the corner on cobblestone, so as long as you’re on the inside you’re going to be all right, I broke the tape down like game film.”

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Now I’ve never wanted to run with the bulls, to damn dangerous in my opinion, however that’s what makes athletes different. Their thought process is not the same, and in some areas they’re more fearless, and that’s what allows them to be more successful in their field. So if he wants to do it then go ahead more power to ya. Hopefully he doesn’t get injured and if he’s studied tape of it like he would do Tony Romo then he should be fine. I mean he’s an eagle so I’m sure if he gets in trouble he can just fly away.

Nnamdi to the Eagles

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Nnamdi Asomugha has signed a 5 year $60 million contract with the Eagles. Teaming him up with Asante Samuel, and Dominique Rodgers- Cromartie, gives them one of the coldest secondaries in the league. If the Eagles keep all three, their nickel coverage would be stacked, add a guy specializing in stopping the run and they have a good chance at being nearly unbeatable. Barring Mike Vick getting hurt during the preseason, they may be my early superbowl pick.

Let the Signings Begin

A lot of activity has taken place during the first few days of free agency, so I need not bore you with a long monologue and I’ll just give you my opinion on the signings so far;

Matt Hasselbeck to the Tennessee Titans

Unlike most, I think this makes some sense. He steps in right away as the starter, and understands that he has a timeline to prove to the rest of the league that he can play. Yes, he may be keeping the seat warm for Jake Locker, but that doesn’t mean he won’t be motivated to prove the rest of the league wrong that he can still play. Just because Locker is 2nd in command doesn’t mean that once Hasselbecks’ contract is over he’s going to be handed the reins. Let’s not forget how long Aaron Rodgers sat behind Brett Favre.

Sydney Rice and Robert Gallery to the Seattle Seahawks

The Seahawks have be starving for a #1 receiver for a long time now, and if healthy can definitely catch 80 passes and rack up 1,000 yards. Only caveat, who is going to throw him the ball. Rumor has it Tarvaris Jackson will be heading to Seattle as well, which will generate some familiarity as well as their old offensive coordinator from the Vikings is on the staff as well. Robert Gallery won’t get any fan fare from the media, but he’s a decent lineman that has escaped the Alcatraz that is Oakland, and will definitely stabilize the offensive line.

Steve Breaston to the Kansas City Chiefs

Steve Breaston lining up opposite of Dwayne Bo, Jamaal Charles in the backfield and Dexter McCluster in the slot, is going to make the Chiefs a very dangerous team. Now the defense can’t shade coverage to one side and as long as the line can protect Matt Cassell the Chiefs will be very dangerous

Donovan McNabb traded to the Minnesota Vikings

The most disrespected player in the league is on the move for a second off season, and it only took a 6th round pick. McNabb is like the Hey Arnold character from that old Nickelodeon cartoon constantly undervalued. But with a great running back behind him two decent receivers he should be able to prove everyone wrong that has essentially buried him. However, the Vikings are going to need another receiver considering Percy Harvins’ migraine issues.

Kevin Kolb traded to Arizona Cardinals

It’s being rumored the Kevin Kolb is going to be traded to the Cardinals for a 2nd round pick, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and then the Cardinals are going to give Kolb a new contract with $30 million guaranteed. To me this is crazy, Kolb has a lot of potential but to give him all that money basically says you’re riding or dying with this go no matter what. AND, you’re trading away a vital piece of your secondary. I know they need a quarterback, but I wouldn’t do it.

Andy Reid should be a blackjack dealer, the way he be stealing players and picks from teams. Acquiring Cromartie sures up their weak secondary and takes pressure off of their safeties.

Brandon Stokley & Donte Stallworth to the Washington Redskins

These two signings have to be two of the dumbest so far. The Redskins have agreed to terms with Stallworth, Stokley and resigned Santana Moss, and all of these receivers do the same thing. Small, quick receivers that intimidate nobody. We shouldn’t expect anything different, but this is just dumb, it’s like pouring a glass of water in the ocean and thinking your replenishing it. I feel bad for Redskin fans; you have a team with all that money, and no clue what to do with it, so sad.

reVICKtion

In 2007 Michael Vick lost it all, home, sponsors and his freedom. But it has been said many timesthat America is a place of redemption  and second chances. Well Vick is starting to feel some of that love right now as Nike has re-signed him to an endorsement deal. This is great for him. For all the criticism and negativity he’s faced the last two years, I’m glad to see that he’s starting to put his life and career back together. And if a huge company like Nike is willing to give Vick another chance, why should we not at least give him the chance to earn our trust back? I know some will never forgive Vick for what he did, but I’m glad to see that some are still willing to give people a second chance. Since Vick has been home he’s done just about everything he could to right the wrongs of his past and now its looking like he’s slowly rebuilding some of the bridges he once burned. Maybe his past wont bite him so hard after all.

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