On Da Run - Fantasy Football Cafe 2014 Fantasy Football Cafe


Return to Football Talk

On Da Run

Moderator: Football Moderators

On Da Run

Postby slowkidz » Mon Mar 03, 2003 1:36 pm

Just noticed this on NFL.com....Looks like NY is trying to get a "leg up" on their competition....(sorry...had to do it! hehehe)East Rutherford, N.J. - The Giants announced today they have signed Brian Mitchell, who is second in total yards in NFL history and is one of the finest punt and kickoff returners to ever play in the league. Mitchell signed a multi-tear contract.

The 2003 season will be Mitchell's 14th in the NFL, and all of them have been spent in the NFC East. He played the last three seasons for the Philadelphia Eagles, after playing the first 10 years of his career for the Washington Redskins. He was a member of Washington's 1991 Super Bowl championship team.

Mitchell has gained 22,001 all-time combined net yards in his career, second in NFL history behind Oakland wide receiver Jerry Rice (22,248). Last season, he passed Hall of Famer Walter Payton to move into the position behind Rice. Mitchell holds league records with 12,897 kickoff return yards and 4,845 punt return yards (and, of course, 17,742 combined return yards). He also has 1,947 rushing yards, 2,298 receiving yards and 14 fumble return yards.

"Brian Mitchell adds a dimension to our team that we have really needed," general manager Ernie Accorsi said. "He is one of the great return men in the history of the National Football League, and is a threat to contend playing out of the backfield. After playing against him all these years, it's nice having him on our side."
Image
slowkidz
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Cafe WriterCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterEagle EyeInnovative MemberCafe MusketeerPick 3 Champion
Posts: 7286
Joined: 19 Aug 2002
Home Cafe: Football
Location: Beatin the Steers in C-bus!!

Postby fntsyrookie » Mon Mar 03, 2003 2:35 pm

I am thoroughly convinced that Brian Mitchell will be in the NFL forever. He will never retire. 60 years from now there will be news that the Bengals have signed the corpse of Mitchell to run back kicks for them. hehehe...Anyways if the old guy still has gas in the tank why not sign him? I guess its a good pick up for them, although I have no idea who was running back their punts/kicks.
Image
fntsyrookie
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
Innovative MemberPick 3 Weekly Winner
Posts: 2576
Joined: 8 Oct 2002
Home Cafe: Football

Postby Canadian Seahawk » Mon Mar 03, 2003 2:58 pm

I like it,,,,this should be considered good news for Giants fans.unlike Ike.
Image
Canadian Seahawk
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Mock(ing) DrafterInnovative MemberSweet 16 Survivor
Posts: 5422
Joined: 6 Feb 2003
Home Cafe: Football
Location: Toronto, Centre of the Universe.,,I'd love some M&Ms please homeless

Postby ScreamingWeasel » Mon Mar 03, 2003 3:38 pm

Good news for Giants fans.
An excellent pick-up.
Helps. But, still, not nearly enough.
The Giants are still a perrenial .650 or so team
until they bust a serious move on either offense
or defense. Pick one.
My 2 cents, anyway.
Image
ScreamingWeasel
Head Coach
Head Coach

User avatar
Cafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterLucky Ladders ChampionPick 3 Weekly Winner
Posts: 2073
Joined: 24 Jan 2003
Home Cafe: Football
Location: NashTN

Postby slowkidz » Mon Mar 03, 2003 3:46 pm

fntsyrookie wrote:I have no idea who was running back their punts/kicks.


rook...last i saw...Tiki and Ike were handling this job...i think when ike was injured they let tiki run with it....

(lol...just noticed what i said! hehehe) :-B
Image
slowkidz
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Cafe WriterCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterEagle EyeInnovative MemberCafe MusketeerPick 3 Champion
Posts: 7286
Joined: 19 Aug 2002
Home Cafe: Football
Location: Beatin the Steers in C-bus!!

Postby Slingblade » Mon Mar 03, 2003 4:21 pm

the giants are going to be the team to beat this season
Slingblade
General Manager
General Manager

Mock(ing) Drafter
Posts: 3174
Joined: 23 Sep 2002
Home Cafe: Football

Postby VIPER » Mon Mar 03, 2003 5:08 pm

I like the Giants. Their offense looked pretty good esp. toward

the end of the season. I think they could make it pretty far this

season.
Image
VIPER
Benedict Arnold
Benedict Arnold

User avatar
Cafe RankerMock(ing) Drafter
Posts: 1650
Joined: 15 Nov 2002
Home Cafe: Football
Location: Downfield, going ALL....THE....WAY!!!

Postby Homeless » Mon Mar 03, 2003 5:15 pm

This is good news for Tiki fans, yes he was doing some returns and I think they were lining him up to do a LOT more.

Good news assuming your league didnt count punt returns heh :-)
Homeless
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Cafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterEagle EyeInnovative MemberCafe MusketeerWeb SupporterPick 3 Weekly WinnerSweet 16 SurvivorCafe Blackjack Weekly Winner
Posts: 10011
Joined: 21 Aug 2002
Home Cafe: Football
Location: I could be anywhere! and so could my SILK scarf! M&M's anyone ?

Postby JayM09 » Mon Mar 03, 2003 7:35 pm

i agree with the rook

mitchell will probably keep playing into his 60's. lol :-D
JayM09
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
Mock(ing) DrafterCafe MusketeerPick 3 Weekly WinnerSweet 16 SurvivorLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 4413
Joined: 21 Sep 2002
Home Cafe: Football
Location: In the back

Postby SiouxCitySavages » Mon Mar 03, 2003 8:00 pm

Just what the Giants needed......They probably had the worst special teams in the league last year......They now have a quality player/leader to help improve that area.....The Giants are definitely in the running for the Bowl this season......Now, with Mitchell, it's gonna start lookin like the days of old when Dave Meggett returned for the G-Men....

Look at that little Meggett Run!!!!
Image
SiouxCitySavages
Offensive Coordinator
Offensive Coordinator

User avatar
Mock(ing) DrafterPick 3 Weekly WinnerLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 975
Joined: 21 Sep 2002
Home Cafe: Football
Location: Huntin Buffalo


Return to Football Talk

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Start & Sit Sleepers Rankings Leagues


Get Ready...
The 2014 NFL season kicks off in 18:52 hours
(and 43 days)
2014 NFL Schedule


  • Fantasy Football
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact