Thursday, August 11, 2011
First and ten questions
By First Take staff
1. The Eagles play the Ravens tonight. Philadelphia agreed to terms with former Giants receiver Steve Smith on a one-year deal. According to Adam Schefter, the Eagles expect Smith to contribute early on and not start the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list. Smith is rehabilitating from microfracture knee surgery. Is this the final piece for the Eagles to win the offseason?
2. The Patriots are in action tonight vs. Jacksonville. Albert Haynesworth and Chad Ochocinco both took significant pay cuts to come to the Patriots. Haynesworth was scheduled to earn $5.4 million this season; his base salary is now $1.5 million. Ochocinco was scheduled to earn $6 million; that was trimmed to $2.5 million including roster bonus. Are these acquisitions overhyped?
3. In the wake of Skip's comments about Chad Ochocinco yesterday, the Pats wide receiver took to Twitter to respond:
Chad: Skip shut up!I don't care what u or anyone else thinks.U haven't figured that out after all these years? Save ur oxygen!!!
Skip: I NEEDED oxygen after you announced your silly stunt yesterday. I'VE BEEN DEFENDING YOU! Made me look like a fool. Please, child
Chad: you've always hated so keep hating,I don't want u to defend me,u were given a platform to hate, continue 2 do so. Thank you.
Skip: So now you WANT me to "hate"? OK, you're a disgrace to the Patriot Way. Your self-promoting behind will be cut by Oct. Thank U!
Are you surprised that Ochocinco reacted this way?
4. Brad Childress ripped Randy Moss. Despite Moss' reputation for loafing and being a distraction, Childress felt Moss would be more mature with 12 seasons under his belt. He thought Moss would not be a distraction in the locker room. Were Childress' comments petty?
5. The Broncos face the Cowboys tonight. Kyle Orton will get the start and take 12 to 15 snaps. Tim Tebow will split the rest of the game with Brady Quinn. Is there more love or hate for Tim Tebow?
6. Broncos vs Cowboys tonight. What do you expect from Tony Romo this year?
7. Ravens vs Eagles tonight. How far will the Ravens go this year?
8. Tiger Woods is back in action today at the PGA Championship. By some projections, Woods won't qualify for the FedEx Cup playoffs if he doesn't finish in the top 15 of golf's final major. Will he?
9. The Chargers are ranked the fourth choice to win the Super Bowl on bodog.com. Are you surprised?
10. Eddie George, the Titans franchise's all-time leading rusher said now is the time for the Titans to step up and take care of running back Chris Johnson with a new contract. Whose side are you on -- Titans or Johnson?