Jonathan Joseph – Good Target or Not?

Posted: June 27th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | Tags: | 28 Comments »

For my SB Nation Philly column I took a look at Jo-Jo and whether he’s a good fit for the Eagles.  I also talked about the free agent futures of Donovan McNabb and Brian Westbrook.  Where the heck will they end up?

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So Michael Vick came in at 20th on the Top 100 players list as compiled by the NFL Network.  Interesting.  I haven’t really followed the list too closely because I’m confused as to what it is exactly supposed to be.  For the 2010 season?  2011?  Career?  The voting seems to be all over the place.

I’d love the NFL Network to do something like this with scouts and GMs voting.  That would be must-see TV.

Back in 1995 the thought of a network solely dedicated to the NFL would have been a fantasy.  The problem is their coverage is based on the 1995 world.  The stories they cover and shows they put on are geared toward casual fans that are obsessed by celebrity.  With the internet we can read about the things the NFLN covers.

They should do a lot more with reviewing game tape and the technical side of things.  That could be their niche.  That’s the kind of thing other networks and websites can’t do.

I do love the fact they show preseason games.  For those of us who live out of market, preseason games used to be the ultimate challenge.  You’d drive from sports bar to sports bar trying to find someone showing it.  That was a torturous experience.

NFLN also gave us Mike Mayock.  For that, I’m eternally grateful.

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Terrell Owens tore his ACL and won’t be football ready until November.  That might be the best thing that could have happened to him.  He can now shop his services to whatever contender loses a receiver or needs a boost on offense.  I’m not sure just how much of a market there would have been for him if fully healthy.  TO can still play, but he’s not so good anymore that teams are willing to put up with the nonsense.

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The NFL is reportedly shopping a Thursday Night package.  This is supposed to be 8 games.  They want a full 16 game schedule in the future.  I’m not a big fan of this.  Thursday night is for college football.  The NFL already has all day Sunday plus Monday night.  Late in the year when CFB is over the NFL adds some Thursday and Saturday games.  I like that.  I’d rather not have 8 or 16 of them.

I’m sure plenty of you will disagree.  Those who don’t follow college games would love more NFL action.

What do you guys think?  Is a full set of Thursday night games a good thing?  Is there any worry with over-saturation?