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Aaron Hernandez back in the news

Today, 07:25 PM

Report: Aaron Hernandez investigated for threatening to kill jail guard



When it comes to his various legal challenges, former Patriots right end Aaron Hernandez keeps adding new ones instead of resolving old ones.

According to TMZ, Hernandez is being investigated for allegedly threatening to shoot and kill a guard at the Bristol County Jail.  The threat allegedly was made in late 2013.

Hernandez has been imprisoned without bail since June 2013 for allegedly killing Odin Lloyd.

Per the report, investigators have met with another inmate to discuss the allegations.  The inmate was reportedly asked whether he heard Hernandez threaten to “kill the guard and shoot his family” once Hernandez is out of jail, or if Hernandez ever made noises similar to the sound of a machine gun at the guard.

The inmate said Hernandez never threatened the guard.  Which of course means the inmate now won’t have to worry about being shot by Hernandez when Hernandez gets out of jail.

If, of course, Hernandez ever gets out of jail.


But I'm sure he's innocent.  He's been such a model prisoner and all :unsure:


I wonder if this guy's lawyer gets headaches from all the facepalming he does.


As the saying goes, you can't fix stupid.

Number One Receiver vs Two Tight End Sets

13 April 2014 - 09:09 AM

Joe person speculates...


The Panthers have begun to replenish the wideout position, but the tight ends and running backs figure to be featured prominently in 2014 – as they were in Mike Shula’s first season as offensive coordinator.

Shula is said to want to use more “12” personnel this year – one back, two tight ends and two receivers.

Fourth-year quarterback Cam Newton seems most comfortable running two-tight end sets. During his rookie season, when he passed for 4,051 yards to break Peyton Manning’s rookie record (since broken by Andrew Luck), Newton had the luxury of throwing to two pass-catching tight ends in Olsen and Jeremy Shockey.

The past two seasons Olsen hasn’t had a wing man.

But the Panthers added a potential No. 2 tight end last week when they signed Ed Dickson, who caught 54 passes three seasons ago in Baltimore. They previously re-signed fullback/tight end Richie Brockel and acquired blocking tight end Mike McNeill.

And then there’s the tight end/basketball forward/bodybuilder whom Newton calls ‘Swole Bones’ – Brandon Williams, the former Oregon tight end and small-college basketball player who remains something of a project.

But all that tight end inventory and well-paid running back depth won’t matter much if the Panthers don’t have wideouts consistently catching passes and stretching the field vertically – as Williams noted on his NFL Network appearance.



Charlotte Observer: Pressure is on Olsen, Williams


It's pretty much universally accepted that the Panthers will use at least one high draft pick on a wide receiver.  Some have suggested that this is where the Panthers might "double dip" as they did at defensive tackle last season.


But what if the team believes one highly picked receiver is enough given the dual threats they now believe they have at TE?


Or suppose for a moment that one of the top three picks is actually not a wide receiver, but a top pass catching tight end instead?


Could this be part of the theory behind why the team downplays the need for a 'number one' type receiver?


Is it possible that after a high early pick on a receiver or a tight end, the team will focus on other positions like O-Line and secondary?


So the big question then: Do you believe that going back to having dual passing threats at TE with Olsen and Ed Dickson /B Williams / Draft Pick will allow Newton to return to his earlier form as a more prolific passer? 


Do you believe it enough that you think waiting till the later rounds for a receiver (in a deep receiver draft) is acceptable?

Well, here's one for the "weird" file...

12 April 2014 - 02:34 PM

Ex-NFL player charged with attempting to murder NFL hopeful :blink:



Former NFL player Brandon Winey has been arrested and charged with attempted second degree murder in the Friday shooting of former LSU linebacker Tahj Jones.

The New Orleans Times Picayune reports that police say the 36-year-old Winey got into a fight with Jones and then pulled a gun late on Friday night.

“Winey produced a handgun and shot Jones in the abdomen,” police said.

Panthers meeting with...a center from USC

12 April 2014 - 01:17 PM

Marcus Martin (link)


Played center for Southern Cal...


Considered one of the best available at his position...


Rated as a 2nd to 3rd round prospect...


This all sounds vaguely familiar :unsure:


USC's Marcus Martin meets with Panthers, Saints, Eagles









(yes, he can play guard)

This week in 'bad ideas'...

12 April 2014 - 10:37 AM

NFL AM asked for people to "caption this" photo of Tiger Woods and Tony Romo.




PFT quoted the caption offered by retired Redskins linebacker London Fletcher suggesting that Woods is thinking "Why is he taking all this time just to choke?" :lol:

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