Since this nation was founded under God,
more than 200 years ago,
We have been the bastion of freedom,
the light that keeps the free world aglow.
We do not covet the possessions of others;
We are blessed with the bounty we share.
We have rushed to help other nations;
War is just not our nature,
We won't start but we will end the fight.
If we are involved,
We shall be resolved,
To protect what we know is right.
We have been challenged by a cowardly foe,
Who strikes and then hides from our view.
With one voice we say,
"We have no choice today,
There is only one thing to do."
Everyone is saying the same thing and praying,
That we end these senseless moments we are living.
As our fathers did before,
We shall win this unwanted war,
And our children will enjoy the future we'll be giving.
Source have reported that Matt Leinart will not be signed by the Seattle Seahawks and his coach at USC, Pete Carroll.
This is certainly very interesting news. The Seahawks seemed to be one of the teams that would be interested in signing Leinart, who was cut yesterday by the team that drafted him, the Arizona Cardinals. The Seahawks appear to be satisfied with their quarterback situation with the veteran Matt Hasselback and the young Charlie Whitehurst, who Seattle swapped second round picks and gave San Diego a third round pick in next year's draft as well as signing him to a 2 year $10 million contract.
The Seahawks also already have quite a bit of money tied up into Hasselback and Whitehurst as well and they also feel that Whitehurst is their quarterback of the future, despite Whitehurst showing inconsistency this preseason and the Seahawks brass do not want to complicate that situation by bringing in another young quarterback who could compete with Whitehurst to be their QB of the future. And quite frankly I can't blame them.
As it seems that Leinart will not be pursued by the Seahawks, could he end up in Houston?
The Houston Chronicle reported today that the Texans could possibly sign the former Heisman Trophy winner. The Texans only have Matt Schaub and Dan Orlovsky on their roster at quarterback as fellow USC alum John David Booty was cut yesterday by the team. Orlovsky has not been very good in the limited playing opportunities he has had in the NFL and Leinart would be an upgrade at the backup position. And plus he would not be thrust into a starting spot unless injury hits Schaub and he could sit and learn from one of the better quarterbacks in the NFL.
However, I still believe the best fit for Leinart is in Buffalo, where he would be the starter. The Bills should be seriously looking at Leinart because any team looking to have a starting quarterback that is named Trent Edwards, Ryan Fitzpatrick or Brian Brohm is in serious need of an upgrade, which Leinart would be.
As the New York Jets' 2010 approaches, Darrelle Revis still has yet to report to the team while remaining in his holdout (Another reason why nobody listens to Tim Cowlishaw).
And Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum says that the Jets are "moving forward" without him.
"Darrelle's not here and we've planned accordingly," Tannenbaum said. "We feel good about our depth at corner. We have six guys that we think can hold up and that's who were going to be moving forward with. . . .
"Organizationally, we have to move forward. We're playing Baltimore in a little over a week and that's what we're prepared to do. We feel good about the roster we have and we feel good about our coaching staff."
So if Revis does not play for the Jets, their defense takes an obvious step back. Having a shut down corner makes the defense so much better. It makes the pass rush better and it allows the other cornerback to get lots of interception opportunities.
Now with Revis out, Antonio Cromartie becomes the top cornerback on the roster. If Cromarties plays like he did in 2007 (in which he set a Chargers franchise record with 10 interceptions) then the Jets will be fine. But he has not played at that level the last two years and has not proved during the offseason he can take Revis's spot without a concern. And Jets first round draft pick Kyle Wilson, who was considered to be one of the top corners in the draft and considered to be an excellent selection by the Jets by lots of people including myself, has not looked great in the preseason either.
Without Darrelle Revis, the Jets defense will not be nearly as great this season as it was last season and will put even more pressure on second year quarterback Mark Sanchez and the rest of the offense for the J-E-T-S.
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