Here’s a look at some of todays NFL news and rumors.
- San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis expressed interest in playing with Donovan McNabb next during his appearance on the T.Ocho Show (via Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee). “Oh man — I’d love to catch some passes from Donovan McNabb.” McNabb has been linked to 49ers because of his familiarity with the west coast offense and because he would give them the best chance of winning immediately.
- John McClain of the Houston Chronicle writes that the Houston Texans should really considering making a run at Nnamdi Asomugha this offseason. McClain points out that the Texans are willing to spend money and this seems like the best way to upgrade their terrible defense. He also suggests that they should consider Champ Bailey if he becomes available and they aren’t able to land Asomugha.
- John Glennon of the Tennessean tackles the idea of the Tennessee Titans drafting Cam Newton with the teams No. 8 overall pick. Glennon makes a good point in that Newton would require more time to develop into an NFL quarterback which is something that Jeff Fisher appears to be running out of. Titans owner Bud Adams mentioned that he wanted to see a quick turnaround so bringing in a veteran option would seem to make the most sense. Kyle Orton seems like a good fit but that would require a trade and draft picks which may force the team to look to the free agent market for an easier solution.
- Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay addressed the future of Jim Caldwell by saying that “Jim’s done a really good job.” “People forget he was on the field less than a year ago while we were hoisting the AFC championship trophy in front of our fans.” Caldwell’s game planning and management has come under some scrutiny recently after he called a timeout at the end of Saturdays game against the Jets that seemed to help the Jets more than it helped the Colts. Fans and writers alike aren’t likely to forget Caldwells poor decisions come next year which should put some added pressure on him to ensure that he is making the best calls possible.