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  1. Apr 15, 2009 #41 of 199
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    Just heard that, Definately a good deal for the Jags. MJD is a top 3 back in the league. I will never forget that block he put on Shawn Merriman that knocked him on his butt:lol:
     
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    due to the jewish holiday the week 4 jets game was moved from 4:15 to 1:00....1st time since week 7 1984 jets & giants are starting a game at the same time.
     
  4. Apr 20, 2009 #44 of 199
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    The league's official site will host another live chat session with Commissioner Roger Goodell this Wednesday,4/22/09,from 2-3PM EDT.
    Questions can be submitted at the following link.

    http://chat.nfl.com/front/index/213
     
  5. Apr 21, 2009 #45 of 199
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    From nfl.com & AP:
    In other football related news,former Chicago Bears defensive lineman William "The Refrigerator" Perry was admitted to an Aiken,S.C. hospital over a week ago in serious condition.
    He was dealing with complications from Guillain-Barre Syndrome,a chronic inflammation disorder of the peripheral nerves.
    Guillain-Barre Syndrome is a rare condition that occurs when immune-system cells mistakenly attack nerve cells that support the muscles.Symptoms include weakness or tingling in the legs,which may spread to the upper body.
    In the most severe cases,GBS can lead to paralysis and death.

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d80fe76fd&template=without-video-with-comments&confirm=true

    NOTE:One section of that article states that Perry is in serious condition,while another section of the same article claims that his condition has improved,and he's doing fine.
     
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    We're getting closer and closer to the Detroit Lions picking. A team that can't protect the pass or the rush. What a shame if they blow it again. Remember...Trent Dilfer won the super bowl. Picking a QB with Curry sitting there would be horrible.
     
  7. Apr 22, 2009 #47 of 199
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    Ahhhh the draft, I can't wait!!!!
     
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    2009 NFL Draft on NFL Network
    50+ Hours of Coverage with 25 Hours in HD

    NFL Network offers fans exclusive war room access and more than 50 hours of programming over the next two weeks in anticipation of the 2009 NFL Draft April 25-26 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The programming lineup culminates with live pick-by-pick coverage in high-definition kicked off by a live five-hour NFL Total Access pre-Draft show Saturday, April 25 at 11:00 AM ET, followed by the NFL Draft at 4:00 PM ET. Sprint is the presenting sponsor of NFL Network’s 2009 NFL Draft coverage.

    This year’s team facility coverage is highlighted by NFL Network’s Steve Wyche and Brian Baldinger being granted exclusive access into the inner workings of the St. Louis Rams and San Francisco 49ers draft, respectively.

    Day one Draft access from each team facility includes live reports from inside the Rams war room during NFL Network’s day one pre-Draft and Draft coverage, a pre-Draft tour of the 49ers war room, live look-ins of the Rams war room during Draft and interviews with 49ers head coach Mike Singletary and Rams General Manager Billy Devaney following each teams’ first-round selection.

    NFL Network’s 50+ hours of NFL Draft programming in the next two weeks includes:

    ■74th NFL Draft from Radio City Music Hall: April 25 at 4:00 PM ET & April 26 at 10:00 AM ET
    ■Five-hour pre-Draft show: Day 1 – April 25 at 11:00 AM ET
    ■One-hour pre-Draft show: Day 2 – April 26 at 9:00 AM ET
    ■Two, one-hour Draft recap shows: Immediately following draft coverage April 25 & 26
    ■Path to the Draft: 12 episodes, including extended one-hour editions April 20-28 at 6:00 PM ET, plus encore showings
    ■NFL Total Access: Special editions during Draft week at 7:00 PM ET
    ■Encores of Draft-themed NFL’s Top 10 episodes
    ■NFL Total Access: Special two-hour draft recap April 27 at 7:00 PM ET

    NFL Network’s in-depth coverage of the 2009 Draft features prospect and draftee profiles, breaking news and analysis from NFL Network’s reporters stationed at team facilities around the league.

    Following his NFL Network analyst debut at the 2009 Scouting Combine that garnered rave reviews, former Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden returns to the set, bringing his enthusiasm and knowledge of the Draft process to NFL Network’s team of analysts. Gruden joins draft expert Mike Mayock, college football analyst Charles Davis, former Ravens head coach Brian Billick, former NFL General Manager Charley Casserly and Emmy-nominated analyst Steve Mariucci in New York. Hosted by Rich Eisen, NFL Network’s coverage from Radio City also features former first-round picks – Marshall Faulk and Deion Sanders, plus the insightful Jamie Dukes offering player’s perspectives.

    Day one of NFL Network’s draft coverage also features the following debates, discussions and highlights:

    ■The 2009 NFL Draft Class, According to Mayock:
    Recognized widely as one of the best in the business, draft expert Mike Mayock gives viewers a true introduction to the 256 draft picks with an unmatched knowledge of their talents and abilities and the team to which they are best suited.

    As the only draft expert with both college and NFL playing experience, Mayock is often called upon by NFL front office executives and coaches for his opinion on players that he has observed and studied throughout their college careers via game film, as well as in person at the Senior Bowl, Scouting Combine and Pro Days.

    ■Pass or Play? It’s Not Easy Being No. 1:
    Should Detroit ‘check’ on the first pick? The NFL Network crew discusses and debates the Lions dilemma holding the number one pick, the high costs for a franchise making the wrong choice and how being at the top can feel more like a curse than a blessing.

    ■‘Dreamers’ Take First Steps Into Reality:
    Commissioner Roger Goodell’s announcement of the first pick in the 2009 NFL Draft marks the realization of a dream shared among all NFL hopefuls who have visualized Draft weekend countless times. These feelings and emotions serve as the inspiration behind NFL Network’s coverage open featuring hip-hop artist K’Naan and his single “Dreamer.”

    K’Naan, a native of Somalia who immigrated to the United States during the Somali Civil War, joined NFL hopefuls Darius Butler (CB), Vontae Davis (CB), Darrius Heyward-Bey (WR), B.J. Raji (DT) and Knowshon Moreno (RB) on a two-day shoot at various locations in New York City to capture the energy of the city that plays primary role of where NFL dreams are realized.

    Day two of NFL Network’s draft coverage begins with a one-hour NFL Total Access pre-Draft show Sunday, April 26 at 9:00 AM ET. Peppered throughout Sunday’s coverage will be interviews with general managers and head coaches as well as debates between media personalities from various NFL markets regarding their team’s performance on Saturday.

    NFL Network’s Roster of Talent Covering the Draft:

    DAY ONE:

    Radio City Music Hall Main Set:
    ■Rich Eisen (Host)
    ■Marshall Faulk (Analyst)
    ■Jon Gruden (Former NFL Head Coach)
    ■Steve Mariucci (Analyst)
    ■Mike Mayock (Draft Expert)

    Radio City Music Hall “Team Needs” Set:
    ■Brian Billick (Former NFL Head Coach)
    ■Charles Davis (Analyst)
    ■Jamie Dukes (Analyst)

    On the Floor/Floating:
    ■Charley Casserly (Former NFL General Manager)
    ■Deion Sanders (Analyst – Draftee Interviewer)

    Los Angeles:
    ■Fran Charles (Host)
    ■Mike Lombardi (Analyst)
    ■Tom Waddle (Analyst)

    Reporters at Team Facilities:
    ■Brian Baldinger (San Francisco 49ers)
    ■Michelle Beisner (Dallas Cowboys)
    ■Paul Burmeister (Denver Broncos)
    ■Alex Flanagan (San Diego Chargers)
    ■Scott Hanson (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
    ■Kara Henderson (New York Jets)
    ■Derrin Horton (Philadelphia Eagles)
    ■Randy Moss (Kansas City Chiefs)
    ■Solomon Wilcots (Detroit Lions)
    ■Steve Wyche (St. Louis Rams)

    DAY TWO:

    Radio City Music Hall:
    ■Charley Casserly (Former NFL General Manager)
    ■Charles Davis (Analyst)
    ■Jamie Dukes (Analyst)
    ■Rich Eisen (Host)
    ■Marshall Faulk (Analyst)
    ■Jon Gruden (Former NFL Head Coach)
    ■Mike Mayock (Draft Expert)

    Los Angeles:
    ■Fran Charles (Host)
    ■Mike Lombardi (Analyst)
    ■Tom Waddle (Analyst)

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    2009 NFL Draft on ESPN
    30th NFL Draft Telecast - First Time in HD

    Chris Berman, Mel Kiper, Jr., and a team of hosts, analysts and reporters will be a part of ESPN’s 30th consecutive year of televising the NFL Draft (April 25-26) from Radio City Music Hall in New York. The 16 hours of planned live coverage on ESPN and ESPN2 over two days will be supplemented by Draft-related content on multiple ESPN platforms throughout the weekend, including ESPN Radio, ESPNEWS and ESPN.com.

    Berman and Kiper, working their 29th and 26th NFL Drafts for ESPN, respectively, will team with analysts Keyshawn Johnson and Steve Young on the main set from Radio City on Day 1. NFL Live host Trey Wingo and first-year analyst Herm Edwards, as well as NFL insider Chris Mortensen, will report from additional set locations in the hall, while reporter Erin Andrews will conduct green room and post-pick interviews with the prospects invited to the Draft. Also, ESPN Scouts Inc. director of college scouting Todd McShay will be a major contributor to the coverage from ESPN’s Bristol, Conn., studios.

    SportsCenter Special: On the Clock at 11 a.m. ET on Saturday, April 25, will kickoff ESPN’s comprehensive coverage. The five-hour pre-Draft line-up will include Monday Night Football’s Mike Tirico hosting with Suzy Kolber and analysts Cris Carter, Trent Dilfer, Tom Jackson and Ron Jaworski, College GameDay’s Kirk Herbstreit, McShay, and correspondent Michael Smith in Bristol.

    The focus will shift to Berman and the crew in Radio City in the 3 p.m. hour before the NFL Draft telecast officially begins at 4 p.m. ESPN’s Day 1 coverage will switch to ESPN2 at 9 p.m. through the conclusion of round 2.

    ESPN will televise all eight hours on Day 2 (Sunday, April 26, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.) with Wingo hosting from Radio City with Edwards, Jaworski, Kiper and Mortensen. Kolber will co-host from Bristol and be joined by Carter, Dilfer, Jackson, McShay, and Smith.

    What’s New in 2009:

    Draft telecast will be presented in high definition for the first time (ESPN HD and ESPN2 HD);
    Redesigned compression format will present information along the bottom of the screen and on the right-side HD bar (no graphics on left-side HD bar), offering a true 16x9 presentation;
    McShay will use a perceptive pixel touch screen (aka “the McBoard”) to react to picks and to identify best available players and player movement scenarios;
    McShay and Kiper discussion segments will be part of coverage both days;
    Former NFL head coach Herm Edwards will offer analysis both days in his first draft for ESPN;
    ESPN Axis technology will highlight players’ abilities and how their skills will translate to the NFL;
    EA Virtual Playbook segments with Jackson will identify NFL teams’ personnel needs and how draftees will fill specific needs in the pros;
    Five-hour SportsCenter Special (Sat., Apr. 25, 11 a.m.) before Draft telecast kicks off at 4 p.m.
    As part of its extensive NFL Draft coverage, ESPN will dispatch reporters throughout the weekend to team sites across the country for all the latest updates and reactions, including: Pedro Gomez (at Arizona), Rachel Nichols (Detroit), Wendi Nix (New England), Sal Paolantonio (N.Y. Jets-Day 1/Philadelphia-Day 2) and Ed Werder (Denver). Also, ESPN’s Los Angeles-based correspondent Shelley Smith will be with USC quarterback and projected first-round pick Mark Sanchez, who will be with his family in Southern California on draft day. Sanchez is one of many draftees whom ESPN will be tracking and speaking with beyond Radio City during the telecast.

    ESPN NFL Draft TV schedule (Apr. 25-26):

    Sat., Apr. 25:
    11 a.m. ET SportsCenter Special: On the Clock (ESPN)
    1 p.m. SportsCenter Special: On the Clock (ESPN2)
    3:30 p.m. SportsCenter Special: On the Clock (ESPN/simulcast ESPN2)
    4 p.m. 2009 NFL Draft (ESPN)
    9 p.m. 2009 NFL Draft (ESPN2)

    Sun., Apr. 26:
    10 a.m. 2009 NFL Draft - Day 2 (ESPN)

    ESPNEWS:
    ESPNEWS will supplement its traditional multisport news coverage on Saturday, April 25 with eight hours (8 a.m. - 4 p.m.) of “On the Clock” team-by-team draft previews, analyzing one NFL division per hour -- 10 minutes per team concluding with the Detroit Lions. Mike Hill will host the first four hours with McShay and director of NFL scouting Jeremy Green of ESPN Scouts Inc., NFL analyst Qadry Ismail and Palmer. Kevin Connors will host from noon – 4 p.m. with Green, NFL analyst Marcellus Wiley and college football analyst Brock Huard.

    When the Draft telecast begins on ESPN at 4 p.m., ESPNEWS will provide expanded coverage -- along with highlights, news and information from other sports events of the day -- with host Suzy Kolber and analysts Carter, Dilfer, Jackson and college football analyst Jesse Palmer providing analysis and reactions to picks for the first two hours. From 6 p.m. to midnight, hosts Rece Davis, Jonathan Coachman and J.W. Stewart will be joined by Eric Allen, Pat Forde, James Hasty and Huard for interviews with coaches, general managers and draftees, as well as updates and analysis through the second round.

    On Day 2, draft-related content on ESPNEWS kicks off at 1 p.m. with Ismail and Allen and will continue throughout the day. ESPNEWS will highlight the NFL Draft winners and losers on Monday, April 27 at noon.

    ESPNEWS “On the Clock” Team-by-Team Divisional Previews:

    AFC East: Dolphins (8 a.m.), Patriots (8:15), Jets (8:30), Bills (8:45)
    NFC East: Giants (9 a.m.), Eagles (9:15), Cowboys (9:30), Redskins (9:45)
    AFC South: Titans (10 a.m.), Colts (10:15), Texans (10:30), Jaguars (10:45)
    NFC South: Panthers (11 a.m.), Falcons (11:15), Buccaneers (11:30), Saints (11:45)
    AFC West: Chargers (12 p.m.), Broncos (12:15), Raiders (12:30), Chiefs (12:45)
    NFC West: Cardinals (1 p.m.), 49ers (1:15), Seahawks (1:30), Rams (1:45)
    AFC North: Steelers (2 p.m.), Ravens (2:15), Bengals (2:30), Browns (2:45)
    NFC North: Vikings (3 p.m.), Bears (3:15), Packers (3:30), Lions (3:45)

    ESPN Radio:
    ESPN Radio’s Freddie Coleman and ESPN.com senior NFL writer John Clayton will host ESPN Radio’s NFL Draft Day 1 coverage from Radio City Music Hall, joined by Ryen Rusillo from the network’s Bristol, Conn., studios. Day 1 coverage begins at 3 p.m. and will continue through the second round of the draft including interviews with top players and other newsmakers. Jon Stashower will host the ESPN Radio Draft Preview Show from 1-3 p.m. ET on Saturday.

    ESPN’s 2009 NFL Draft Lineup:

    ESPN – Day 1:

    Radio City Music Hall in New York City –

    Set #1: Chris Berman, Keyshawn Johnson, Mel Kiper Jr. and Steve Young
    Set #2: Trey Wingo and Herm Edwards
    Stage set: Chris Mortensen
    Reporter: Erin Andrews
    Bristol, Conn. –

    Perceptive Pixel touch screen: Todd McShay
    SportsCenter Special: On the Clock (11 a.m. – 4 p.m.): Mike Tirico, Suzy Kolber, Cris Carter, Trent Dilfer, Kirk Herbstreit, Tom Jackson, Ron Jaworski, McShay and Michael Smith
    NFL Team Sites –

    Reporters Pedro Gomez (at Arizona), Rachel Nichols (Detroit), Wendi Nix (New England), Sal Paolantonio (N.Y. Jets/Philadelphia-Day 2) and Ed Werder (Denver)

    ESPN – Day 2:

    Radio City Music Hall: Wingo, Edwards, Jaworski, Kiper, and Mortensen
    Bristol: Kolber, Carter, Dilfer, Jackson, McShay, and Smith
    ESPN Radio:

    Freddie Coleman and John Clayton will host Day 1 coverage from Radio City Music Hall; Ryen Rusillo will also join from Bristol. Jon Stashower will host the ESPN Radio Draft Preview Show
    ESPNEWS:

    Mike Hill and Kevin Connors will host “On the Clock” previews with McShay, Jeremy Green, Brock Huard, Qadry Ismail, Jesse Palmer and Marcellus Wiley beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Apr. 25
    Suzy Kolber will host expanded draft coverage with Carter, Dilfer, Jackson and Palmer (4-6 p.m.)
    Draft-related segments featuring Rece Davis, Jonathan Coachman, J.W. Stewart, Eric Allen, Pat Forde, James Hasty and Huard will continue Saturday until midnight through the second round
     
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    It just boggles my mind that there's this much hype and coverage over kids who haven't been paid a dollar or played a professional down yet. And I *like* football!
     
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    dave29

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    You have to *love* football:)
     
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    5 hours of pre-draft talk... Way too much. Most teams are going to take 15 min to pick or longer(Vikes). Thats about as much time as the SuperBowl.
     
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    Oh I think they have been paid - maybe not with a w2 but paid just the same :)
     
  13. Apr 23, 2009 #53 of 199
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    The time limit is 10 minutes now;)
     
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    Time Limits by Round

    • Round 1 - 10 minutes
    • Round 2 - 7 minutes
    • Round 3 - 5 minutes
    • Round 4 - 5 minutes
    • Round 5 - 5 minutes
    • Round 6 - 5 minutes
    • Round 7 - 5 minutes
     
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    The Lions were supposedly to sign their number one pick in advance of the draft. Anyone hear who this is?
     
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    Yeah, insane.
     
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