Monday, March 2, 2015

NFL MARCH 2015 OFF-SEASON SCHEDULE 03.02.2015

NFL MARCH 2015 OFF-SEASON SCHEDULE

03.02.2015

With so much interest iin today's activity from Texans and NFL fans and observers, we decided to lay out the NFL's schedule for March.

We will offer the scheduled activity for future months in order of calendar.

– March 2: Prior to 3 p.m., deadline for clubs to designate franchise or transition players.

– March 7: NFL Regional Combine takes place at Halas Hall in Lake Forest, Ill.

– March 7-10: Clubs are permitted to contact and enter into contract negotiations with the certified agents of players who will become unrestricted free agents upon the expiration of their 2014 contracts at 3 p.m. on March 10. However, a contract can’t be executed with a new club until 3 p.m. on March 10.

– March 10: The 2015 league year begins. Prior to 3 p.m., clubs must exercise options for 2015 on all players who have option clauses in their 2014 contracts.

— Prior to 3 p.m., clubs must submit qualifying offers to their restricted free agents with expiring contracts and to whom they desire to retain a right of first refusal/compensation.

— Prior to 3 p.m., clubs must submit a minimum salary tender to retain exclusive negotiating rights to their players with expiring 2014 contracts and who have fewer than three accrued seasons of free agency credit.

— Top-51 begins, whereby the offseason salary cap only accounts for the club’s top-51 salaries.

— All clubs must be under the 2015 salary cap prior to 3 p.m.

— All 2014 player contracts expire at 3 p.m.

— The 2015 league year and free agency period begin at 3 p.m.

— Trading period for 2015 begins at 3 p.m., after expiration of all 2014 contracts.

– March 22-25: NFL annual meeting in Phoenix.

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Sunday, March 1, 2015

NFL CLINICS WOULD HELP MEDIA - CRAIG SHELTON - 3/1/2015




NFL CLINICS WOULD HELP MEDIA
Written by: Craig Shelton
Date posted: 3/1/2015


It's my belief that the Houston sports market is undereducated in terms of football knowledge in comparison to the importance of football both locally and statewide. It's my opinion that most of the blame for this should be placed primarily on the sports-talk radio hosts themselves. I believe the same applies for all other formats of sports media including TV, print, and Internet.

As it is consistent within the standard business operations hierarchy of any business, the people responsible for the programming and on-air talent bare a huge responsibility in what you and I are forced to listen to on the radio and watch on TV. 

RECALIBRATING THE MARKET

What reasonable measures can be implemented to begin addressing the situation?

Programmers have done a poor job in creating an incentive based, competitive learning environmental culture infrastructure, institutionally. Programmers failed to do so, and failed to do so industry-wide.

There are resources available that would improve the situation overnight via football camps and coaching clinics. There's no logical reason for media institutions not to be vested in educating via training programs their staffs to better authenticate their product. 

In the same manner, institutions contract First-Aid and CPR training, as well as Work Place Violence and Sensitivity Training, they could sponsor Football Training Clinics to educate guys like Rich Lord, Matt ThomasAdam Clanton, John Lopez, and others. 

Local sports talkers (l. to r.) Matt Thomas, Rich Lord, and Adam Clanton 

Houston's sports-talk media in particular has too many lazy guys eating up prime real estate on air who have very little reliable content to offer listeners regarding the thing they listen to sports-talk radio for the most. That's football. 

It's been proven over time  that football reigns superior in Houston, Texas. It's been proven over time that most guys will not put in the work necessary to have a higher grade of knowledge than their average-Joe listeners. Therefore, it's up to their institutions to put into place measures that create an effective learning environment for their own largely lazy and entitled staffs. 

When people are given the structure to learn competitively, generally speaking, they seek even more knowledge.

Educate your staffs and maybe then people employed to TALK SPORTS will no longer take to the airways voicing their disinterest in talking about the NFL Combine and the NFL Draft, when it's clearly their jobs to do so.

Craig Shelton
#HSO - #HMW
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Thursday, February 26, 2015

WE NEED ANOTHER BUSH IN TEXAS BY CRAIG SHELTON




WE NEED ANOTHER BUSH IN TEXAS
Written by: Craig Shelton
02.26.2015

For my money Reggie Bush was never fully used in the correct manner once he got to the NFL. Teams never accepted Bush for what he really is. So what is Reggie Bush?

Reggie Bush has wide recurve hands, speed and agility, all wrapped up in a midsized running back's frame.

Reggie Bush is a natural in the return game who has the immeasurable instinctive attributes of being an elite open field playmaker. He's a 'space guy.'
Give Reggie Bush the ball in space and he makes plays.

HOW DOES BUSH HELP TEXANS?

Unless you can convince yourself anyone who's likely to make the Texans 2015 roster as a 4th or 5th WR will be a better more versatile player than Reggie Bush, there's no need to debate.  The Texans should sign Bush.

Signing Bush could save the Texans at least one roster spot because of his versatility. Bush helps you if signed as a WR because he helps you at WR, special teams and running back.

With Reggie Bush on the roster the Texans have much more roster flexibility on game day and adds much needed speed and play making ability to the offense.

Reggie Bush is a WR, not a full time between the tacklkes RB.

Bush is Percy Harvin, nothing more and the great thing is, nothing less. The same guy.

Last I checked, Harvin did pretty good in Super Bowl 48.

Craig Shelton


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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

JOSH INNES (WIP) BOSS ANDY BLOOM CRUSHES A BLOGGER ON AIR BY LM



JOSH INNES (WIP) BOSS ANDY BLOOM CRUSHES A BLOGGER ON AIR 
Written By: LM


I was listening to Josh Innes on 94.1 WIP in Philadelphia with Tony Bruno.  Josh and Bruno welcomed Crossing Broad (Blogger).  Apparently,  Crossing Broad did not like that Josh compared them to another blog and Josh wanted Crossing broad to be self aware.  In other words, Josh wanted Crossing Roads to admit they do things for web hits.

Overall, I thought both sides had fair points.  I didn't since any beef between until, the subject of Josh being Andy Bloom's (PD/Operations Manager) boy.  At this point it was still fairly cordial until Andy Bloom got on the air and completely obliterated the blogger from Crossing Broad


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Andy Bloom vs Kyle

I don't give a shit of who was right or wrong but I do know it was damn good radio.  

As a blogger, who constantly go at local sports media,  if a Program Director came at me that way, I would probably respect them.  

Hell, it's nice to see "men" in radio instead of acting like females.  However, I really wonder if Andy Bloom would discipline any of his employees (hosts) if they did the same thing to a sports celebrity.



SETH PAYNE DERRICK ROSE IS SOFT BY LM





Wednesday Morning,  Sports Radio 610 Mad Radio Host Seth Payne called Derrick Rose soft in comparison to other players.

Apparently, Seth took some heat via text or twitter because he later addressed the people who did not like his take.

Below is the audio


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Derrick Rose Soft