BMW appears "motivated" (that would be a new one) to succeed in his last chance with the Titans. Funny enough, Jeff fisher has the same problems with him that Rod Marinelli did: Late to meetings, out of shape, overweight, and has trouble catching passes. But he has such great potential...
Amazingly, the other half of Millen's Double First Round Flame-out (burn-out?) Burger was in the news again as well. He's trying to make it in the CFL. Something tells me he thinks some money may be needed if the arbitrator rules against him. If he ever makes a ruling, that is. I just can't fathom what is taking so *!$(@# long. Its been a year and a half since both sides provided final evidence. Best case scenario -- he rules for the Lions and they are actually able to recover some of the money. Even if it is only $1 or $2 million, it would hit next year's cap as a credit, and every bit helps.
Lions picked up another tight end -- it appears Campbell is still recovering from his injury at this time; I sure hope he gets healthy, put with the Pearson situation muddying the waters, I can't blame them for stockpiling players to compete at TE -- a position they obviously intend to use more this season. (possibly even taking advantage of the GAPING HOLES over the middle of the field created when teams double covered CJ and Roy last season...)
Marinelli is hoping for another good off season. He is also hoping that it doesn't wear off half-way through the season like a great Mocha-caramel Cappuccino wears off about halfway through the workday and you crash. Something tells me his off seasons are like training for a marathon. they crapped out halfway through last year, but they will keep going further and further into the season at full speed until they can actually go deep into the playoffs. The big question for Marinelli will be if he can get them "conditioned" enough to continue showing progress before it is too late? I'm confident that he will.
Boise State researchers have designed a machine that will allow the NFL to research what causes turf toe, and other injuries related to playing on turf, and see if it is really "safer", "more dangerous", or "about the same, but in different ways" than grass. Sounds interesting, but who knows how long/if ever we in the public will see the results of those studies.
Sounds like the scouting department should hire Gerald Alexander's Mom -- I'm sure she could help them out, and would certainly be passionate about getting good help for son. She'd also get to show up at campus' in one sweet ride!
And Mercedes must be the car of choice for Detroit Lions players to buy mom, as that is what Ernie Sims is getting his mom for Mother's Day as well. The Lions should hire her too -- as a strength and speed conditioning coach. I'm sure that having to beat Ernie's mom in a footrace to start for the Detroit Deuce would motivate the D players into adding some speed. What do you think? I can picture it now as Dizon ribs Lenon: "Yo Paris -- you got a girly name, and you can't even beat Ernie's momma in the 40. Ha Ha Ha! -- Looks like I'll be starting at MLB this week leadfoot!"