The NFL is close…I feel like I bought the house, I had the inspection, I tested for lead paint, I passed the carbon monoxide test…I’m just waiting for the closing date and there might be one or two phone calls from my real estate agent – but this baby is done! What I love that is going to happen come Monday – as this thing gets signed today or tomorrow…Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are going to be unbelievable!! Teams are going to have 48 hours to 72 hours to sign free agents because here’s what’s happening. Every team now is mandated to spend a minimum of 90% of the estimated $120 million dollar salary cap this year…and that’s now in cash expenditures as oppose to previous salary cap gimics. So everybody is going to have money to spend – except for like the Cowboys and Steelers, everybody is going to have big money to spend….and your going to HAVE TO spend it.
So now – even with the cheap teams that are poorly run, like the Bengals and the Raiders, they have to spend it! That’s like giving your teenage daughter a Nordstrom’s card – saying there is an $80,000 dollar limit on it and that she has to spend it all in 2 hours. Remember this equation for the coming week: Bad judgment + Lots of free spending = Comedy ensues immediately!! It’s going to be comedy!! Your going to see the Bengals overspend on somebody, your going to see 2 teams get into a bidding war over an overrated quarterback. Instead of the bucket list, let’s just call it the “stupid list”
The Redskins are going to be at the top of the “stupid list” I guarantee you!! They are going to spend way too much on Santonio Holmes, the Bengals…there’s got to be somebody out there with an arrest warrant to pursue…so the Bengals are on the stupid list. The Raiders? They’re own by the lady Evel Knievel – you know they’ll be stupid. The Redskins, Bengals and Raiders are going ridiculous. Now Drew Rosenhaus said that in this 3 or 4 day period, it’s going to be like nothing you’ve ever seen “we’re just getting ready to do about 6 months’ worth of work in 3 or 4 days – its absolutely crazy because your taking the entire off-season, undrafted free agents, rookie negotiations, unrestricted free agents, veteran extensions, trades and are trying to condense it into a few day periods, right before training camp! This is absolutely nuts!!’
I had a buddy text me Thursday he said “Andrew, the Redskin’s owner Dan Synder is like the 400 pound dude waiting outside the “All You Can Eat Lobster” Saturday…camping out on Thursday!” You know the Redskins, the Bengals and the Raiders …hilarity will ensue!! Arizona has got $37 million – they’ve got to spend a lot of it. Carolina has got to spend $20 million yet could spend up to $47 million and they’ve got 2 days to do it! Sal Paolantonio said it’s going to be wild! “ this is understating it – it will be unprecedented in the history of American professional sports. That’s a period…no exclamation points, no italics needed, no hyperbole added”
The one guy I’d absolutely sign – and it appears to be virtually a done deal…Kevin Kolb to the Arizona Cardinals. According to Sal Paolantonio, he’s already looking at Arizona real estate – he did not say that lightly or jokingly. There are also reports that Andy Reid has already agreed to trade Kevin Kolb for a star player and not a draft pick. So the Kevin Kolb to Arizona – there are several teams that are looking for a QB. Miami, maybe Tenessee, Seattle, San Francisco, maybe and absolutely Arizona. Sal also said this and I’m just SMH I’m shaking my head! The Seahawks and Pete Carroll are said to be interested in Tavaris Jackson…ARE YOU KIDDING ME?? Pete Carroll knows better than anybody that when he was at USC, the one thing USC did better than anybody was that they had tremendous QB play – Carson Palmer, Matt Leinart, John David Booty, Mark Sanchez….NFL, NFL, NFL and NFL.
He had better college QB’s then some of his NFL counterparts. He made a huge trade when he got to Seattle to get Charlie Whitehurst and now he wants Tavaris Jackson? It’s like Flavor Flay and Jose Canseco on surreal life. Do you want anymore B- actors? Why not just get Eric Estrada! Charlie Whitehurst and Tavaris Jackson? What in the world is going on with the Seachickens!! You wonder why Seattle fans are bitter about sports, and I spoke to a couple while out west recently – that’s their hometown. Everybody in the league is like “this Kevin Kolb guy can play” Seattle? “We want the guy who Minnesota dislikes so much; they’re going to start Christian Ponder – who is considered to be the most overvalued QB drafted in a decade…wow!!! It’s going to be wild…it is going to be incredibly wild!! The Redskins, the Bengals, the Raiders…get ready for it!