Guess which perpetually injured quarterback who has trouble throwing the ball more than 30 yards wants back on an NFL field? Chad Pennington of course! Even more shocking is that the Dolphins wouldn’t mind him back as an insurance option for Chad Henne, but they need to see if he can actually throw a 15 yard out route first. That’s right, they aren’t sure if he can hit a 15 yard out route because his arm/shoulder have been so shredded throughout his career. Isn’t that what you want in a backup quarterback?
Lets take a look at Chad’s injury history in his 9 seasons of pro football real quick:
- 2002 – Fracture/dislocation on his left (non-throwing) hand (missed 6 games)
- 2004 – Injured right rotator cuff (missed 4 games)
- Feb 2005 – Surgery to repair substantial tear in the right rotator cuff, as well as a large bone spur.
- Sept 2005 – Injured right rotator cuff.
- Oct 2005 – Surgery to repair his right rotator cuff.
- 2007 – High ankle sprain (missed 1 game); benched after 8 games.
- Sept 2009 – Injured right shoulder.
- Oct 2009 – Surgery to repair labrum tear and shoulder capsule.
Wow…ok. If this was baseball, this guy would only be tossing balls for a rec league softball team. A guy who never had much arm strength to begin with, coming off his 3rd shoulder surgery, who has only played in 16 games twice in his career, seriously wants to give it another go? I dont want to be the bearer of bad news but, c’mon, read the tea leaves Chad.
Pennington needs to listen to his body more than his heart. He may have the desire to play still, but his body has already told him he just shouldn’t do it.
From Miami Herald
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From The Washington Post
The greatest thing about the super bowl every year is not at all the game itself, no, its the money that can be made off the game by the silly ass prop bets that can be made. Lets look at some of the best and most random ones that are available to you, the silly gambler. (for those that don’t know, picking something +100 or +1000 is good value. If you take an event +1000, if you bet 100 dollars you would win 1000. If you take an event +5000, if you bet 100 dollars you win 5000. Move the decimal point as you want depending on your wager or the odds given to you. Now you know how to gamble).
What will team call for opening Coin Toss
First score of the game is a safety +5000
First O lineman to be called for a safety
Carl Nicks, Jahri Evans, Jeff Saturday, Jonathan Goodwin, Kyle DeVan, and Ryan Lilja all have the worst odds at +800
The first punt of the game will be:
Caught Clearly -275
Ball Hits Ground +200
Out of Bounds in Air +800
Blocked or Tipped +1500
The ultimate coin flip bet, Brees (or Manning) total pass yrds made will be end in an
Even Number -105 or Odd Number -105
Will both teams make a FG of 33+ yards in game
For the Buffalo Bills fans out there “First missed field goal in the game will be…”
Wide Left -120
Wide Right -110
What will happen for the 1st coaches challenge
Play overturned -115
Play stands -115
How long will it take Carrie Underwood to sing the National Anthem? Clock starts as soon as Underwood sings first Note and Stops when she sings her last note.
Over 1 Minute and 42 Seconds EVEN
Under 1 Minute and 42 Seconds -130
What will the Neilson TV Rating be?
Over 42.9 Nielsen Rating -165
Under 42.9 Nielson Rating +135
Anheuser-Busch / Budweiser 5/8
Go Daddy.com 8/1
Career Builder 8/1
Family First 12/1
Which sideline reporter will be on TV first after the opening kick off.
Solomon Wilcots -110
Steve Tasker -120
Total number of players to have passing attempt
Over 2½ players +230
Under 2½ players -260
Who will have more Total 1st downs vs Total points on Feb 5
NO Saints 1st downs -1 points -110
Antawn Jamison (Wash) +1 points -120
Morstead vs McAfee – Who will have shortest punt?
Thomas Morstead -110
Pat McAfee -120
Which quarter the most points willl be scored?
1st quarter +280
2nd quarter +150
3rd quarter +300
4th quarter +200
What Color will the Gatorade be that is dumped on the Head Coach of the Winning Super Bowl Team?
Lime Green 11/2
Who will the Super Bowl MVP of the Game thank first?
Does not Thank Anyone 9/2
How Many Times will CBS show Archie Manning on TV during the Game?
Over 4 times -155
Under 4 times +125
How Many Times will CBS show Kim Kardashian on TV during the Game?
Over 2.5 times -105
Under 2.5 times -125
How Many Times will CBS announcers fully mention Hurricane Katrina during the game
Over 2.5 times -140
Under 2.5 times +110
And finally, Which CBS Show will get the most Promo’s during the game?
Undercover Boss 10/19
CSI Miami 9/2
NCIS LA 12/1
Big Bang Theory 15/1
How I Met Your Mother 9/1
Two and a Half Men 14/1