NFL Notes – Week 6

Adam “Pacman” Jones is really on the verge of some major trouble.  The police recently confirmed he was involved in a fight at a Dallas hotel with his Cowboys assigned security guard.  No charges are being filed, no arrests were made.  Very close call for Jones.  He has to know that if his name goes on one police report, his NFL career is immediately over.  If this kid wants to keep playing football, this is not the way to do it.

Al Davis could be getting himself and the Raiders in trouble for his recent public claim of tampering by the New England Patriots.  Davis said the Pats tampered and brought Moss in for an early workout before trading for him back in April 2007.  The NFL said they may give a large fine and potentiall dock one or more draft picks.  Basically, the league is saying Davis needs to shut his mouth and file his grievences properly and in a timely manner.

Jets safety Eric Smith will be serving a one game suspension after losing his appeal over the hit on Anquan Boldin.  Yesterday afternoon on Sirius NFL Radio, Smith stated his claim and said he was going to knock the ball loose and prevent a TD, and was looking to hit Boldin right in the chest.  The corner hit Boldin from behind, which basically knocked the receiver into the helmet-helmet collision.  If you watch the video below, you can see that Boldin clearly was hit from behind and it does indeed look like Smith was going in for a chest high hit.  However, the severity of the injury and the fact that Smith looks like he was leading with his helmet is probably what the NFL is going on.  It’s legal to hit a defenseless player (IE – receiver in the air), but helmet to helmet while defenseless is going to get you a fine.

In other news, my fantasy team is down to only 2 players I drafted.  Clinton Portis and Braylon Edwards.  I just traded Tomlinson and Earnest Graham for Eli Manning, Greg Jennings and Santonio Homles.  Got my 2nd win with all three new starters in the lineup last week.  Hopefully things are looking up.

Kiffin gone – Davis still nuts

There’s two sides to every story and this case is no different.  There’s Al Davis’ side, and then the rest of the world.

Seriously though, it’s not too hard to argue that there were some questionable things said by the Raiders’ boss man today.  All the public lies he referred to and the open desire to be fired aren’t very easy to be found by the outsider.  The new coach definitely seems like the “yes” man that Davis works best with.  That doesn’t really matter though, as we all knew this was coming.  Al Davis isn’t going to change and isn’t going to leave his post as long as he’s still breathing.  So we may as well just enjoy the theatrics, including the possible lawsuit over the refusal to pay Kiffin’s contract.  Hopefully Kiffin takes the high road and has a good talk with the commishioner about how to properly react.  It’s best if he just tries to get his money and moves on.  Let the next poor sap come in.  Forget the Raiders ever happened.

Raiders Trade for Hall – Give him $70m

So now the Raiders are going to have Asomugha, Hall, Routt, Washington in the corner spot.  That’s like $35 million a year in defensive backs!  Are they going to make a trade or start playing a Dime base defense?