• We’ve reached the point in this lockout where the daily news comes from notes columns that also discuss the return of left fielder Logan Morrison. But the nuggets must but unearthed wherever they are, and buried near the bottom of his stray thoughts Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald writes that the Dolphins don’t want to give up a first round pick for Kevin Kolb.
  • If teams like the Cardinals are looking for a Kolb trade template, they should jump into their NFL time machine to the offseason of 2007. Aside from finding the usual Favre waffling after they reach their destination, they’ll also see what the Texans had to give Atlanta to acquire Matt Schaub.
  • Wade Phillips has been inconsistent at best as a head coach, but the dude can run a defense. So when he says that being around the Texans right now reminds him of being in San Diego circa 2004, that’s bad news for the rest of the AFC South.
  • Steelers Lounge thinks that despite Alan Faneca‘s place in the history of the franchise, and his eventual spot in the Hall of Fame, the Steelers made the right decision when they chose to let him walk in 2007.
  • The Falcoholic knows that Atlanta is likely going to sign a defensive end whenever free agency finally begins this offseason. What they don’t know is exactly what that will mean for the young and emerging Kroy Biermann.
  • It takes more than a lockout to stop the Packers’ annual tailgate tour across Upper Michigan and Wisconsin.
  • In a column profiling Redskins quarterback John Beck–who will compete for the starting job with Rex Grossman (yikes)–Mikes Jones of the Washington Post recalls a quote from Mike Shanahan regarding Beck following last month’s draft. Shanahan said that when Beck entered the draft in 2007, he thought the former BYU star was that draft’s best pivot. This is the part where we remind you that the 2007 quarterback class was led by JaMarcus Russell and Brady Quinn.

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