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March 21, 2014

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 8 comments

USA Today reports that the Raiders have "landed" Matt Schaub in a trade with Houston.

Perhaps "obtained" would be a better word choice.

posted by beaverboard at 12:28 PM on March 21

THE University of Dayton

posted by ursus_comiter at 01:00 PM on March 21

Perhaps "obtained" would be a better word choice.

I like "scavenged" myself.

Though to be fair, he would only still only be the second-worst QB on the Raiders right now, and I could see him out-performing Matt McGloin easily. I don't think he can match Darren McFadden's strong performance, however.

posted by Bonkers at 03:39 PM on March 21

In other QB news, Jets dump Butt Fumble, sign Mutt Rumble.

posted by beaverboard at 08:06 PM on March 21

Like. Like. Like. Where's the damn button?

posted by rcade at 09:04 PM on March 21

Perhaps "obtained" would be a better word choice.

Wound up with, like musical chairs gone wrong. Meanwhile, can someone explain why anyone would use up $10.5 million of cap space on DeSean Jackson? Maybe college coaches will make it in the NFL, but one place they need to adjust to is playing their cards closer to the vest. You might as well cut him now Chip.

posted by yerfatma at 10:28 PM on March 21

Good god, every match this weekend in the South region will have an "upset" team (even counting #9 Pitt) in it. The West and East look downright predictable with only those every-damn-year 12 seeds getting past the first game.

posted by Etrigan at 12:18 AM on March 22

Meanwhile, can someone explain why anyone would use up $10.5 million of cap space on DeSean Jackson? Maybe college coaches will make it in the NFL, but one place they need to adjust to is playing their cards closer to the vest. You might as well cut him now Chip.

There's no downside - maybe you drum up a trade for a late round pick, maybe you don't. There are two teams who are desperate for playmakers (Raiders and Jets) who also have a ton of cap space - perhaps one of them blinks because they think the other will.

It's not like the Eagles are actively speaking about their attempts to trade him either - there are "NFL sources" and sources close to the player talking about it.

posted by dfleming at 09:50 AM on March 22

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