Colt McCoy gets the boot and more in NFL Daily Digest.
NFL Daily Digest: June 6
Hankerson Returns: When the Washington Redskins plucked WR Leonard Hankerson out of Miami during the 2011 draft, the expectations were somewhat high.
A hip injury set him back but he’s just been cleared to return to all team activities. There is a possibility that the third-rounder can start opposite the newly signed Pierre Garcon.
Somebody get Santana Moss on line three, I think there has been a misunderstanding.
Coughlin Is A Go: After winning his second Super Bowl for the New York Giants, I don’t think there will be any scuttlebutt surrounding Tom Coughlin’s job security.
This is especially in light of the fact that the club reported today that they have extended his deal through 2014.
Coughlin will be 68 when the deal is up so don’t be surprised to hear various names tossed around as his potential successor over the next few years.
Poor Colt: Besides being a tad bit frail and having a loudmouth father that dogs your franchise in the national media, I’m not sure what Browns QB Colt McCoy has done wrong.
One thing that is clear is that he should get used to carrying a clip board as the Cleveland Plain Dealer suggested today that rookie Brandon Weeden could be named the starter before training camp opens up.
Weeden has apparently done well enough to become the apple of everyone’s eye while Colt continues to struggle with his confidence issues. Check for our feature story on Colt McCoy later this week.
Clarify Please: During a news conference today Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon stated that he is done drinking “for now.” When is now? When your contract is signed? After you win your first game? Your first season is done? After you retire? The team needs to treat Blackmon like an algebra problem and determine the value of “for now.”
Take The Money: As much as the Saints off-season has entertained us all, it’s time to get down to the nuts and bolts of playing football.
According to the fine folks at profootballtalk.com, the Saints have offered Drew Brees nearly $19 million a year to rejoin the team. The hang-up is that he wants $21 million dollars a year to get back in the saddle.
I’ve never been one to count another man’s money, but this feels like a pure vanity move to get more bread than Peyton and Tom Brady.
The highest paid at your position thing loses its luster when your team is having serious salary cap issues…amongst other things.
Bang Bang: There is no forgetting the sideline footage of Ravens QB Joe Flacco praising WR Torrie Smith for having the highest yards-per-catch average in the NFL.
In what appeared to be a moment of sincere leadership, Flacco got a smile out of the then rookie to follow that up with his grandstanding comment of “that’s because you have a gunslinger of a quarterback.”
The gunslinger will have to wait another year for a potential contract extension according to a report in the Baltimore Sun.
At the moment the Ravens are tied up with getting RB Ray Rice’s deal done.
Smoking Joe is in his contract year, so the odds are high that he’ll get franchised and go through the process that Rice is going through next off-season.