NFL News Wire Rundown, 7/9

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NFL News Wire Rundown, 7/9

I was scanning YouTube today and found a great clip that I had never seen before.  

Dave Dameshek, an ESPN radio personality in Los Angeles, with guests Jimmy Kimmel, Jeff Ross, (Cousin) Sal Iacono, and Bill Simmons. During the course of watching this, I realized a couple things. 

1. Bill Simmons is not very funny when surrounded by real, funny people. and... 

2. Making fun of people is even funnier and more successful at entertaining people than I originally thought.

This makes me very depressed. First off, the fact that a decently funny at best sports writer is ESPN's golden boy really makes me wonder how another sports media company can't compete with the WWL.

Secondly, and a whole lot more relevant to what I'm getting at, if people love when others are made fun of in a comedic manner, why do I have approximately 12 readers here? Am I really not that funny?

This turned my depression into happiness and joy. I'm just like Bill Simmons! Except with about 12 million fewer readers.

This made me depressed again. It also made me realize that this pathetic excuse for an introduction has made me bipolar and made you very, very bored. Moving on...

 

Legedu Naanee: Do I Need to Say Anything Other Than His Name?

Chargers WR Legedu Naanee is expected to see his role increased this season.

He caught everything thrown his way during OTAs and impressed the coaching staff with his grasp of the playbook. Now that Eric Parker has nary a role, Naanee has a chance to unseat Craig Davis as the team's third receiver. Dynasty leaguers should keep an eye on his progress this summer.

No wonder San Diego is just fine with trading Eric Parker or letting him walk. They have a replacement named Legedu! This guy is obviously going to jump boring old Craig Davis on the depth chart.

The only successful Craig I know is this dude who has a famous online list. How many unsuccessful Legedu's do you know?

Dynasty leaguers, definitely keep an eye on Naanee. 

 

Dilfer Out for Four Months

Free agent QB Trent Dilfer suffered an Achilles tendon injury recently while playing basketball.

Dilfer, whose season ended early last year following a serious concussion, tore his right Achilles tendon back in 2002. He was recently forced to drop out of the American Century Championship golf tournament and won't be able to golf for four months.

When time frames are measured in terms of golf rather than football, it's probably time to call it a career and start lining up as one of the better analysts around.

Well this just sucks. I drafted him in my fantasy golf league. 

 

Rodgers Refrains from Bashing the Media That Is Bashing Him

Aaron Rodgers says he isn't letting talk of Brett Favre coming out of retirement affect his preparation.

"I’ve been up in the mountains hanging out with my family, so I’ve been pretty immune to any media reports out there," Rodgers said. "The media has a job to do, so they’re reporting the information they get. But other than that, I’m not really going to speculate on any rumors that are out there."

So Aaron tells fans to shut up when they say that Favre is coming back, that Rodgers stinks, and that Favre is way better. But when the media does it, he says it's their job?

Aaron, you want the fans to love you, not the newspaper writers. Also, how is that preparation coming really? You're just chilling in the mountains? Make sure that those Favre rumors don't affect your hiking skills.

 

SJax Is Fully Healthy and Fully Motivated

Steven Jackson says he is "100 percent" healthy after nursing minor groin and ankle injuries during OTA season.

We wouldn't even know if he practiced in seven-on-sevens because Rams reporters took the spring off. Jackson, who's in a contract year, says he's "looking to...lengthen my career with St. Louis. Hopefully, I’ll retire as a Ram." There shouldn't be a more motivated running back in the league this season.

Because he's pushed by the hope of lengthening his career, he's the most motivated running back in the league this season? I agree. Those guys who want MVP awards and Super Bowl trophies don't have anything to play for.

 

Jordan Not Wanted in Detroit

LaMont Jordan recently paid the Lions a visit, according to his agent.

Oakland has given Jordan permission to seek a trade and held him out of June camps. However, the agent says he's had little contact with Detroit since the visit, indicating the team may not have been impressed. Jordan will turn 30 this season and has dealt with chronic back problems.

Don't worry, Lamont. The last big name that the Lions avoided became Chief of Governors and was known for his wisdom.

 

Dilfer Retires

Trent Dilfer announced his retirement from football.  Dilfer says he planned to retire before injuring his Achilles playing basketball recently. He had a reputation as a "game manager" but he played excellent football throughout Baltimore's Super Bowl run in 2000.

Dilfer finished his career with a 113:129 TD to INT ratio. He was the No. 6 overall pick in 1994 and threw 21 touchdowns in back-to-back years in 1997 and 1998, but ultimately had a journeyman career. Dilfer will likely move onto an analyst role and excel at it.

Well this just gets worse and worse, doesn't it? I took him in the first round, too. 

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