My beloved Seahawks have had quite a gaping hole at TE for a while now and he's already familiar with both our DB/Asst Head Coach/To Be Head Coach Jim Mora and our GM Tim Ruskell from their days in Atlanta, so Seattle might be a possibility.
Of course, he was hurt quite a bit last year (knee apparently), but that could have been him not wanting to rush back for Petrino. Could be interesting, and quite a shock to see them cut him rather than try to get something for him in a trade (depending on what his contract was like of course).
It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them. P. G. Wodehouse (1881 - 1975), The Man Upstairs (1914)
You wanted the best, you got... Out of Context Quote of the Week.
"Jesus Christ, he's got a fucking Sherman tank between the legs." (Cerebus)
Pat Yasinskas posits re: Panthers (myespn.go.com):
Originally posted by Pat YasinskasCrumpler was released as part of a seven-player purge by the Falcons on Friday and that makes him a free agent at a time when the Panthers could be looking for a pass-catching tight end. Carolina offensive coordinator Jeff Davidson made a lot of noise about getting the tight ends more involved in the passing game when he was hired before last season.
Hmm, play-making tight end signing with a team looking for playmakers at tight end and wanting to make plays with the tight end? It makes so much sense, it'll never happen.
Originally posted by Guru ZimCrumpler has been hurt the last two seasons, hasn't he? I think he might be a risk.
Ish. He's only missed a couple games but I think he was 'playing hurt' for most of the second half of last year.
Still, he picked up nigh on 500 yards last season (credit: ESPN) which ain't bad given all the Falcons troubles so he shouldn't have any trouble finding someone to take a chance on him. Probably a hefty contract with a cruddy team, or an incentive laden one with a playoff contender.
There's worse QBs than Leftwich starting in the league just now as well. Bit injury prone, but as a veteran influence who can come in and play when needed without killing you, he could do a job for someone like Minnesota.
If the aim was to ditch ageing guys they can easily replace I'd have thought Dunn would have made it. Or not made it depending how you look at it.
According to his agent, the Titans (tennessean.com) are one of eleven teams that have expressed interest in Crumpler.
The TE position is an area that the Titans need help in, as the position hasn't had solid play here since Frank Wycheck retired. Crumpler would be a good fit as long as they don't overpay for him ... which some team will.
mountinman44 & Guru - Thanks for the tips - E-Bay tix are priced in the scary range right now - I was really hoping that one of the two teams would have tanked by now so tix would be easy & cheap - doesn't matter, knowing my buddies, we will pick up seats...