Saturday, July 26, 2014

Commissioner Goodell sending a bad message to the players and public

"Breaking news: Baltimore Ravens' running back Ray Rice has been suspended for the first two games of the regular season," is what I read along the ticker at the bottom of the television screen on the NFL Network. Really, that's it? Just two games? NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's views on discipline are greatly distorted, in my opinion.

The message that the Commissioner is sending to the players, and to the public, is that smoking marijuana is a more serious crime than assault. That's certainly the message I'm receiving, considering that Cleveland Browns' wide receiver Josh Gordon is facing a potential one-year suspension for using marijuana while Ray Rice, who was caught on camera physically assaulting his wife, has been suspended a mere two games.

In no way am I justifying Gordon's usage of marijuana, the fact remains that it's illegal and he knew that he would be punished by the league if caught using it, and he should be disciplined. But, how can marijuana usage call for severer consequences than assault? Please, someone enlighten me as to where exactly the logic lies in Commissioner Goodell's reasoning, because I sure as hell can't see it.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Projected 53-Man Roster: Baltimore Ravens

Baltimore Ravens
LAST UPDATED: 10:05 AM July 26, 2014 
Quarterback (3)- Joe Flacco, Tyrod Taylor, Keith Wenning
Running Back (4)- Bernard Pierce, Justin Forsett, Lorenzo Taliaferro, Cierre Wood
Fullback (1)- Kyle Juszczyk
Wide Receiver (6)- Torrey Smith, Steve Smith, Jacoby Jones, Marlon Brown, Deonte Thompson, Kamar Aiken
Tight End (3)- Dennis Pitta, Owen Daniels, Crockett Gilmore
Offensive Center/Guard (5)- Jeremy Zuttah, Marshal Yanda, Kelechi Osmele, Gino Gradkowski, John Urschel
Offensive Tackle (3)- Eugene Monroe, Ricky Wagner, James Hurst
Nose Tackle (2)- Haloti Ngata, Terrence Cody
Defensive End (5)- Chris Canty, Timmy Jernigan, Brandon Williams, DeAngelo Tyson, Brent Urban
Linebacker (8)- Daryl Smith, C.J. Mosley, Terrell Suggs, Elvis Dumervil, Courtney Upshaw, Arthur Brown, Pernell McPhee, John Simon
Defensive Back (9)- Matt Elam, Terrence Brooks, Lardarius Webb, Jimmy Smith, Darian Stewart, Chykie Brown, Asa Jackson, Anthony Levine, Tramain Jacobs
Kicker (1)- Justin Tucker
Punter (1)- Sam Koch
Long Snapper (1)- Morgan Cox

Suspended- Ray Rice (first two games of reg. season), Will Hill (first six games of reg. season)
Injured Reserve- Aaron Ross

*Depth chart courtesy of Ourlads

Projected 53-Man Roster: Washington

LAST UPDATED: 6:33 PM July 27, 2014

Quarterback (3)- Robert Griffin III, Kirk Cousins, Colt McCoy
Running Back (4)- Alfred Morris, Roy Helu, Evan Royster, Lache Seastrunk
Fullback (1)- Darrel Young
Wide Receiver (6)- Pierre Garcon, DeSean Jackson, Andre Roberts, Ryan Grant, Leonard Hankerson, Aldrick Robinson
Tight End (3)- Jordan Reed, Logan Paulsen, Niles Paul
Offensive Center/Guard (5)- Kory Lichtensteiger, Shawn Lauvo, Chris Chester, Spencer Long, Mike McGlynn
Offensive Tackle (4)- Trent Williams, Tyler Polumbus, Morgan Moses, Tom Compton
Nose Tackle (2)- Barry Cofield, Chris Baker
Defensive End (5)- Jason Hatcher, Jarvis Jenkins, Kedric Golston, Stephen Bowen, Clifton Geathers
Linebacker (8)- Perry Riley, Keenan Robinson, Ryan Kerrigan, Brian Orakpo, Akeem Jordan, Trent Murphy, Rob Jackson, Adam Hayward
Defensive Back (9)- Ryan Clark, Brandon Meriweather, DeAngelo Hall, David Amerson, Tracy Porter, E.J. Biggers, Phillip Thomas, Bashaud Breeland, Bacarri Rambo
Kicker (1)- Zach Hocker
Punter (1)- Robert Malone
Long Snapper (1)- Nick Sundberg

*Depth chart courtesy of Ourlads

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Projected 53-Man Roster: Tennessee Titans

Tennessee Titans

Quarterback (3)- Jake Locker, Charlie Whitehurst, Zach Mettenberger
Running Back (4)- Bishop Sankey, Shonn Greene, Jackie Battle, Antonio Andrews
Wide Receiver (6)- Kendall Wright, Nate Washington, Justin Hunter, Dexter McCluster, Michael Preston, Marc Mariani
Tight End (4)- Delanie Walker, Craig Stevens, Taylor Thompson, Dorin Dickerson
Offensive Center/Guard (5)- Brian Schwenke, Andy Levitre, Chance Warmack, Chris Spencer, Gabe Ikard
Offensive Tackle (3)- Taylor Lewan, Michael Oher, Byron Stingily
Nose Tackle (2)- Jurrell Casey, Sammie Hill
Defensive End (4)- Ropati Pitoitua, Karl Klug, Mike Martin, DaQuan Jones
Linebacker (9)- Wesley Woodyard, Zach Brown, Akeem Ayers, Shaun Phillips, Derrick Morgan, Kamerion Wimbley, Colin McCarthy, Avery Williamson, Moise Fokou
Defensive Back (10)- Bernard Pollard, Michael Griffin, Jason McCourty, Blidi Wreh-Wilson, Coty Sensabaugh, Damion Stafford, Marqueston Huff, Tommie Campbell, Khalid Wooten, Marc Anthony
Kicker (1)- Travis Coons
Punter (1)- Brett Kern
Long Snapper (1)- Beau Brinkley

*Depth chart courtesy of Ourlads

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Projected 53-Man Roster: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
LAST UPDATED: 10:03 AM July 26, 2014  

Quarterback (2)- Josh McCown, Mike Glennon
Running Back (4)- Doug Martin, Charles Sims, Bobby Rainey, Mike James
Fullback (1)- Jorvorskie Lane
Wide Receiver (6)- Vincent Jackson, Mike Evans, Chris Owusu, Louis Murphy, Robert Herron, David Gettis
Tight End (4)- Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Brandon Myers, Tim Wright, Luck Stocker
Offensive Center/Guard (5)- Evan Dietrich-Smith, Patrick Omameh, Jamon Meredith, Oniel Cousins, Kadeem Edwards
Offensive Tackle (3)- Anthony Collins, Demar Dotson, Kevin Pamphile
Defensive Tackle (3)- Gerald McCoy, Akeem Spence, Clinton McDonald
Defensive End (5)- Michael Johnson, Adrian Clayborn, William Gholston, Da'Quan Bowers, Steven Means
Linebacker (7)- Mason Foster, Lavonte David, Dane Fletcher, Jonathan Casillas, Brandon Magee, Nate Askew, Ka'Lial Glaud
Defensive Back (10)- Mark Barron, Dashon Goldson, Alterraun Verner, Johnthan Banks, Leonard Johnson, Major Wright, Mike Jenkins, Keith Tandy, Rashaan Melvin, Quinton Pointer
Kicker (1)- Connor Barth
Punter (1)- Michael Koenen
Long Snapper (1)- Jeremy Cain

*Depth chart courtesy of Ourlads

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Projected 53-Man Roster: St. Louis Rams

St. Louis Rams

Quarterback (3)- Sam Bradford, Shaun Hill, Garrett Gilbert
Running Back (4)- Zac Stacy, Tre Mason, Benny Cunningham, Isaiah Pead
Wide Receiver (6)- Austin Pettis, Chris Givens, Tavon Austin, Kenny Britt, Brian Quick, Emory Blake
Tight End (3)- Jared Cook, Lance Kendricks, Cory Harkey
Offensive Center/Guard (5)- Scott Wells, Roger Saffold, Greg Robinson, Barrett Jones, Davin Joseph
Offensive Tackle (3)- Jake Long, Joe Barksdale, Mike Person
Defensive Tackle (4)- Michael Brockers, Aaron Donald, Kendall Langford, Alex Carrington
Defensive End (5)- Robert Quinn, Chris Long, William Hayes, Eugene Sims, Michael Sam
Linebacker (7)- James Laurinaitis, Alec Ogletree, Jo-Lonn Dunbar, Ray Ray Armstrong, Daren Bates, Phillip Steward, Aaron Hill
Defensive Back (10)- T.J. McDonald, Rodney McCleod, Janoris Jenkins, Trumaine Johnson, Lamarcus Joyner, Mo Alexander, Matt Daniels, E.J. Gaines, Brandon McGee, Marcus Roberson
Kicker (1)- Greg Zuerlein
Punter (1)- Johnny Hekker
Long Snapper (1)- Jake McQuaide

Suspended- Stedman Bailey (first four games of reg. season)

*Depth chart courtesy of Ourlads

Friday, July 18, 2014

Projected 53-Man Roster: Seattle Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks
LAST UPDATED: 12:11 PM July 29, 2014

Quarterback (3)- Russell Wilson, Tarvaris Jackson, Terrelle Pryor
Running Back (3)- Marshawn Lynch, Christine Michael, Robert Turbin
Fullback (2)- Derrick Coleman, Spencer Ware
Wide Receiver (6)- Percy Harvin, Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse, Paul Richardson, Ricardo Lockette, Kevin Norwood
Tight End (3)- Zach Miller, Luke Wilson, Anthony McCoy
Offensive Center/Guard (4)- Max Unger, James Carpenter, J.R. Sweezy, Alvin Bailey
Offensive Tackle (4)- Russell Okung, Eric Winston, Justin Britt, Michael Bowie
Defensive Tackle (5)- Brandon Mebane, Tony McDaniel, Kevin Williams, Jordan Hill, Jimmy Staten
Defensive End (5)- Michael Bennett, Cliff Avril, Cassius Marsh, Greg Scruggs, Jackson Jeffcoat
Linebacker (6)- Bobby Wagner, Bruce Irvin, Malcolm Smith, K.J. Wright, Kevin Pierre-Louis, Korey Toomer
Defensive Back (9)- Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor, Richard Sherman, Byron Maxwell, Jeremy Lane, Phillip Adams, Tharold Simon, Terrell Thomas, Dion Bailey
Kicker (1)- Steven Hauschka
Punter (1)- Jon Ryan
Long Snapper (1)- Clint Gresham

*Depth chart courtesy of Ourlads