Thursday, July 10, 2008

NFL Scores - Walker's morning take: Should Ravens say no to Favre?

Walker's morning take: Should Ravens say no to Favre?

Posted by's James Walker

Here is a look at some of the interesting stories around the AFC North:
  • Peter Schmuck of the Baltimore Sun writes an intriguing column outlining why the Ravens should not consider quarterback Brett Favre if he becomes available. Two of the biggest reasons are cap room and rookie head coach John Harbaugh trying to start anew.
Walker's take: I commend Schmuck for presenting the other side in what's become a fast-growing fantasy in Baltimore. This column won't be popular with Ravens fans, but it is thoughtful and insightful.
  • The Cincinnati Bengals have yet to sign any of their 10 draft picks, with the report date for training camp looming on July 27.
Walker's take: A lot of teams (including Baltimore and the Cleveland Browns) haven't signed a majority of its picks. No need to hit the panic button just yet.
  • Browns quarterback Derek Anderson is having a good time running his football camp at his high-school alma mater in Oregon.
Walker's take: Anderson obviously knows how to stay busy. In addition to running a football camp, he's also training for this upcoming season, watching game film and playing a little golf. Walker's take: After one championship season in Baltimore, a strong case can be made that Dilfer is the best quarterback in Ravens history. Think about it.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

NFL Scores - Jordan's situation still not moving

Jordan's situation still not moving

Posted by's Bill Williamson

LaMont Jordan

One of the more interesting player situations in the league is LaMont Jordan's in Oakland. The team held him out of its minicamp in early June and he has been expected to be released because of a high salary and a surplus of running backs in the Oakland backfield.

Despite being held out of the minicamp, Jordan remains Oakland property a month later. Oakland wants to trade Jordan but the market may be small with Chicago, New Orleans and New England as potential suitors.

If the Raiders can't swing a trade for Jordan before training camp starts it will be interesting to see if he is allowed to practice during training camp. Jordan, who has been very professional during this time, will likely urge the team for his release if the situation isn't resolved by late this month.