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fordfixer
05-31-2009, 03:50 PM
Friday, May 29, 2009
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A recent Sports Illustrated poll listed the Rooney family No. 1 among owners in the NFL.

Given the team's history of winning, the way players are treated and other factors, it's hard to argue that.

I thought it was interesting, however, that Daniel Snyder, the owner of the Washington Redskins, was ranked third from the bottom.

Fans like to go crazy every offseason when the Redskins go on yet another of their spending binge that have become commonplace under Snyder.

But for all the spending, the Redskins have been mediocre since Snyder bought the team in 1999. It also causes Snyder to squeeze every single penny out of fans in Washington, who aren't receiving a lot of bang for their buck.

Heck, SI ranked Cincinnati owner Mike Brown ahead of Snyder. That ought to tell you something.

An interesting note from OTAs this week: Left tackle Max Starks missed a day of practice earlier this week. His replacement was not Tony Hills, Jason Capizzi or any of the other young guys.

According to Jim Wexell of SteelCityInsider.com, Trai Essex replaced Starks at left tackle.

Now that may not be an outright indictment of any of the young guys - Hills in particular - but it does give some insight into where the team thinks those players are at this point.

It's hard to believe there are just two weeks of OTAs remaining before the Steelers break for a month. After that, it will be off to training camp.

I caught up with Dennis Dixon this week and he said that although the coaching staff has not approached him about running any wildcat-type plays, he's open to the idea.

Dixon said those type of plays wouldn't be a stretch for him to run because he did many of those things in college.

Dixon is completely healed from the knee injury that ended his senior season at Oregon and I would look for the coaching staff to at least try some wildcat stuff with him at some point.
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proudpittsburgher
06-02-2009, 09:58 AM
I wouldn't necessarily disagree with Snyder being rankedf so low. Simply spending money without regard for clubhouse chemistry doesn't make you a good owner. It just means you are willing to spend money. Put some brains behind those dollars spent, and you'll get higher on the list.

RuthlessBurgher
06-02-2009, 10:14 AM
It would be interesting to see them come out with Ben at QB with the Tank at FB and FWP at HB in an I-formation on one play, then the next play, come out with Dixon in the shotgun flanked by Mendenhall on one side and Moore on the other to run the wildcat.

papillon
06-02-2009, 10:37 AM
It would be interesting to see them come out with Ben at QB with the Tank at FB and FWP at HB in an I-formation on one play, then the next play, come out with Dixon in the shotgun flanked by Mendenhall on one side and Moore on the other to run the wildcat.

Umm, what does this have to do with the Rooney family? :P :moon

Pappy

RuthlessBurgher
06-02-2009, 11:14 AM
It would be interesting to see them come out with Ben at QB with the Tank at FB and FWP at HB in an I-formation on one play, then the next play, come out with Dixon in the shotgun flanked by Mendenhall on one side and Moore on the other to run the wildcat.

Umm, what does this have to do with the Rooney family? :P :moon

Pappy


Friday, May 29, 2009
Random notes

http://nflfromthesidelines.blogspot.com%20...%20notes.htm l

A recent Sports Illustrated poll listed the Rooney family No. 1 among owners in the NFL.

Given the team's history of winning, the way players are treated and other factors, it's hard to argue that.

I thought it was interesting, however, that Daniel Snyder, the owner of the Washington Redskins, was ranked third from the bottom.

Fans like to go crazy every offseason when the Redskins go on yet another of their spending binge that have become commonplace under Snyder.

But for all the spending, the Redskins have been mediocre since Snyder bought the team in 1999. It also causes Snyder to squeeze every single penny out of fans in Washington, who aren't receiving a lot of bang for their buck.

Heck, SI ranked Cincinnati owner Mike Brown ahead of Snyder. That ought to tell you something.

An interesting note from OTAs this week: Left tackle Max Starks missed a day of practice earlier this week. His replacement was not Tony Hills, Jason Capizzi or any of the other young guys.

According to Jim Wexell of SteelCityInsider.com, Trai Essex replaced Starks at left tackle.

Now that may not be an outright indictment of any of the young guys - Hills in particular - but it does give some insight into where the team thinks those players are at this point.

It's hard to believe there are just two weeks of OTAs remaining before the Steelers break for a month. After that, it will be off to training camp.

I caught up with Dennis Dixon this week and he said that although the coaching staff has not approached him about running any wildcat-type plays, he's open to the idea.

Dixon said those type of plays wouldn't be a stretch for him to run because he did many of those things in college.

Dixon is completely healed from the knee injury that ended his senior season at Oregon and I would look for the coaching staff to at least try some wildcat stuff with him at some point.

:moon :P