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Blurb Tweet on ESPN – Video!

Hey folks – as promised, we’ve got audio/video of the Blurb tweet and Schlereth’s response (and a Golic response in one as well).

And then, I promise, that’s the end of that. I’ll keep the video rolling only in my own house.

One long linked video with both clips  are right below. Once again, tremendous thanks to the awesome Paty for the clips.

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ESPN Name Drops the Thundering Blurb!

So for those of you who follow me on twitter, you probably know I had a twitter question mentioned on NFL Live yesterday. Unfortunately I was not near a TV when it happened and didn’t get a chance to record it later.

Luckily, super-awesome Twitter follower Paty had it and hooked me up with a still and a pair of videos.

So I’ve got video of Mark Schlereth’s response but won’t be able to do anything with it until I get home tonight. Until then, here’s the tweet as it appeared on the show.

Blurb has hit the big time!

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Blurb TV – NFL Fines & ‘Devastating’ Hits

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The Thundering Blurb Football Show – 10/18

Very brief write-up today. Normally I do these right after the show, not the next morning at work, but the internet is down at the home office, so I could not do so, And at work – well there just isn’t quite enough time for a proper recap.

First things first, you can listen to the episode here - and I apologize for the sound quality. No internet means no skype, which means it was a cell phone show.

Here’s hoping this all gets worked out before the weekend.

Brief recap: We went over some injury notes, talked DET/NYG & NYJ/DEN, touched on some Pass Interference & Collision (head to head and otherwise), the BCS and the Big East.

I didn’t get a chance to talk much about it, in part because not having the internet meant lacking the correct info, but by now you must have heard about Rutgers DT Eric LeGrand who was injured during the Rutgers/Navy game Saturday.

LeGrand is paralyzed from the nexk down, which sort of brings home the whole ‘head to head’ and severe hit discussion going on right now. It’s a terrible situation and Rutgers has set up a website so folk can send get-well wishes to LeGrand.

Of course, my thoughts and prayers go out to Eric and his family.

As always, I thank you for listening.

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Blurb TV – Cromartie & the NY Jets’ Defensive Scheme

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The Thundering Blurb Show – 10/11

You can't see the UFO parked on Soldier Field, but it's there.

Howdy from the Windy City (which is more foggy then windy this morning).

I’m in Chicago for some non-football business but the NFL and College football keeps keeping on and so do we.

Which was almost more then I can say for the Jets-Vikes who were delayed 45 minutes due to lighting. We were on time – check out the show here. You can also subscibe via itunes and never miss an episode.

A brief synopsis for the morning before I head off for breakfast and some work.

  • I touch on the M*A*S*H unit status of the Packers. It could be worse, but it could be much better. (Fantasy Alert: Andrew Quarless will fill in for Jermichael Finley & Donald Lee. Not a lock cause he can’t block, but could be someone to watch for an emergency fill in)
  • Colt McCoy could be the Browns starter. Dear Lord….
  • Ohio State is far and away the #1 in the AP poll. But in the ‘mock BCS poll’ Boise would be. We’ll know Sunday but come on….
  • Pitt losing to the Irish wasn’t awful but it continues to hurt the Big East on the big stage, but West Virginia snuck back into the Top 25. Also, Tino Sunseri is just not ready for prime time. Of course, neither are the Panthers as a team this year.
  • Alex Smith remains starter in San Fran. But how long? And have the SF fans clamoring for David Carr seen him? If he comes in, assume Troy Smith isn’t far behind.

All that and more NFL news and notes as well as a ton of discussion on the Monday Night game, when it finally got started. Wasn’t pretty, that’s for sure.

Thanks for listening and reading.

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The Thundering Blurb Show – 10/4

Our streak of technical glitch free shows screeched to a halt about 45 minutes in when Skype dumped me not once but twice at the end of the show and I ended up finishing via cell phone.

So we can reset the count to zero but we got through it. You can always subscribe to the show on the Itunes feed as well.

Aside from that, I covered a ton of ground tonight.

First we talk abut what I think is the inevitable implosion of Jay Cutler. He was hammered behind that offensive line and while really he needs to get the ball out quicker, but he’s not getting protection. Are we shocked? I’m not. The oline was poor already and Martz doesn’t protect his QBs. It’s that easy.

The offensive line is also partially responsible for Matt Forte’s woes on the ground but I’m still not a fan. I think he’s an average back who had his career year in his first year.

How much longer before Cutler loses his temper? Odds are….very soon.

I also talk a little about what I was hearing on Denver Sports Radio this morning – are Broncos fans really unhappy with Kyle Orton? What more does Captain Neckbeard have to do for you?

I touch on the Jets (shocker) and how well the team has been playing, but mostly talk about how despite a big game against the Bills, I don’t think Shonn Greene is poised to rip off a ton more like it. It’s not that he runs badly – it’s a combination of play selection which sends him into the defense and not enough carries.

Oh, and Tomlinson is looking very, very good.

After that I segue into some news including Steve Smith’s ankle, LeSean McCoy’s ribs, Ahmad Bradshaw’s ankle, Mike Vick’s ribs…. I sense a theme.

Also Max Hall’s potential starting gig, Pierre Thomas’ injury, Sidney Rice’s rehab woes and Arian Foster’s great attitude post benching.

After the break, we come back to talk some Top 25 College Football rankings and I talk a little bit about TCU and it’s rumored offer (or potential offer) to join the Big East. I get into this a lot more on Kevin McGuire’s podcast ‘The College Football Examiner’ but I talk a little about it here as well.

Somewhere in the above segment I get Skyped and it’s a bit choppy – happens about the time I start talking Pitt-Notre Dame. Might be a sign, I don’t know.

I wrap things up with a tad more NFL news.

Thanks for listening and reading. Next week I will be broadcasting from Chicago. Cross your fingers I don’t get Skyped there too.

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The Thundering Blurb Football Show – 9/27

Tonight’s show welcomed Melissa Jacobs of to the program at the halfway mark.

While you’re listening to me babble to start the program, be sure to check the site out and follow her on twitter as well.

Before Melissa comes by, I cover my thoughts on the dismal state of the Big East. It’s been a rough September for the conference and ended the same way – marquee matchups for West Virginia, Cincinnati and Rutgers all could have won some prestige for the conference. At least West Virginia and Cincy both held their own.

Pitt fell apart against the Miami Hurricanes. It was brutal and it will be reflected in my Big East rankings debuting this week over at

We go over some news and notes and segue into Melissa’s appearence.

Amongst other things we hit:

We hit up a few more topics and then wrap the show up with what Melissa has planned, which includes player interviews and more articles.

Thanks to my guest for coming by and to you for stopping by.

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Around the NFL – Vick/Kolb, Vincent Jackson, Braylon Edwards

Hey folks, been a while since I last did a plain old, normal blog post but felt like with so much going on around the league the last day or so, I should pontificate.

To Vick or not to Vick?

Well, Andy Reid made his bed and he’ll lie in it – messy as it is. I’m not saying it’s a bad decision, if he thinks he will win more games with Vick than Kolb. Remember, Kolb looked pretty brutal in the preseason as well as that one half of concussion-free football in Week 1.

Vick looks better than he ever did – we’ll see if he fares as well against a defense preparing for him.

But can Reid go back to Kolb if Vick flops? I’m not saying I want him to flop, I think a success story for Vick could be something special. But if he does flop – what will the locker room think? What does it think now?

And I wouldn’t have batted an eye if we were in Week 5. Or even Week 3, if Kolb had choked for two weeks straight? But now?

If you were in ‘win-now’ mode either you keep McNabb or start Vick from the get-go.

Michael David Smith (writer on put it best when he said:

Lesson NFL players will take from Kolb-Vick switch: “If I get a concussion, no way I leave the game and let my backup take my job”

You have to wonder if guys who normally wanted to get back in there will hide a bad hit even more.

Rumor has it that the Cleveland Browns called the Eagles about Kolb and were turned away.


The AJ Smith/Vincent Jackson staring contest is now officially ridiculous. By the time you read this maybe a trade has happened but you know what?

I wouldn’t be a damn bit shocked if it hasn’t.

The Rams have reportedly dropped out, The Vikings allegedly have a deal in place with VJack, but won’t toss a 3rd round pick in with a 2nd they already offered.

What’s Smith doing? Does he think Jackson will get with the program if he shoves being a Charger down his throat? When does this become less about ego and more about getting something for a player who will not happily play on your team again?

Smith never blinks but I think this time he’s over his head. I could be wrong.

Sidenote: Is a team willing to put two picks on a guy one bad decision away from a year long suspension?

Speaking of bad decisions….

Braylon Edwards is a dumbass

Sorry, he is. Especially when there are programs designed to pick a player up and get him home safe AND I”ve heard some of those programs have a second guy show up to drive your car home.

But Bomani Jones put it perfectly on The Morning Jones today.

What was your plan Braylon? You knew you were getting tipsy tonight so…. you drove? Did you think ahead to 5am and what shape you might be in? (Let’s not point out that practice after a 5am return home….. yeah not pleasant I imagine)

At what point were you thinking at all?

I mean, you just had one of your better games as a Jet in a huge win on a team you want a big contract from…. and you Plaxico yourself?

The next good decision Edwards makes could very well be his first.

On the flip side, I’m wondering what exactly is the source of the ’suspend him’ crowd in the media.

Listen, I think drunk driving is pretty stupid and we can all thank whatever God you worship nobody was hurt here and we didn’t have another Donte Stallworth incident.

I’m not sure that it’s instantaneously suspension-worthy. Other players have had a DUI (or DWI if you’re in another part of the country) and I never heard a call for their heads.

Why this reaction and why Braylon? (is it the Beard? It is rather intimidating.)

I don’t have an answer for that, maybe you do. If so, leave it in the comments. But honestly more than Edwards making a dumb choice (yet again), the media reaction in NYC has been almost as harsh as the traffic.

And if you’ve listened to the show at all since I moved here, you know how bad I think that is.

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Brian Bassett of Breaks Down the Jets/Pats

Was wandering around the internet, reading up on the upcoming football action when I headed over to The Jets Blog as I often do – being a fan of good content and of things Jets.

Lo and behold, editor Brian Basset had embedded a video of him breaking down the Jets upcoming game against the New England Patriots.

Should I have written ‘dreaded’ or ‘hated’? Can you be a Jets fan minus rhetoric?

Here it is – sadly Bri is only on the phone. But luckily the host dressed up for the occasion!

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