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Could this group of guys be any more cohesive? Great work by Cavs PR to turn the Heineken commercial into this hilarious-yet-telling commercial.
Could be a big day for the Scarlet and Gray: “It looks like Malcolm Jenkins and Beanie Wells are going to battle it out for the first Buckeye taken. Jenkins ran a disappointing 4.55 at Indy, but improved to a 4.48-4.51 when the scouts came to Columbus. After the combine, teams and scouts weren’t quite sure where he would fit into an NFL roster, either at corner or safety. This is the time period Vontae Davis jumped ahead of Jenkins in most mock drafts, but after teams reviewed game film and learned more about Malcolm’s character, they know he will be a playmaker regardless of position.” [Corey/Eleven Warriors]
Wishful thinking? “Let’s say the team finished 9-7 and just missed out on the playoffs. In assuming this, we will also have to throw out the assorted, late-season injuries as well as slightly modify Braylon Edwards’ 2008 performance. Let’s say the team performed well enough for all the major players to retain their jobs, including Anderson/Quinn, Edwards, Wimbley, and of course, Savage, Crennel, Chudzinski and Tucker. However, to spice things up, let’s still give Cleveland the #5 pick. So, in entering the 2009 draft, how would G.M. Phil Savage look to improve the team?” [Cleveland Browns Reboot]
Not so fast, Braylon: “The wildcard would be the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Without an extension to the CBA, there will be no salary cap in 2010. And without a salary cap in 2010, a player with fewer than six years of service won’t be an unrestricted free agent next March. So Edwards, who is entering his fifth NFL season, would be a restricted free agent. And the team that holds his rights will be able to retain his rights for 110 percent of his 2009 cap number, which as we understand it is in the range of $5 million. That’s far lower than the franchise number for receivers, which likely will exceed $10 million.” [Mike Florio/Sporting News]
Slider goes down to whatever Kansas City’s mascot is in a rendition of Mortal Kombat [More Hardball]
And just to make sure you check it out, Rock put up some very solid work on Mike Brown receiving this year’s Coach of the Year awards. Do give it a look. [RockKing/WFNY]