News, Notes & Rumors for Week 3

News, Notes & Rumors for Week 3

News:

We heard from both NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti. Both took questions but neither got high grades for their answers. Bisciotti said it never occurred to him to ask for a copy of the elevator tape of Ray Rice hitting Janay. My question is how did he ever make enough money to buy an NFL franchise with that small a level of curiosity?

Lots more injuries this week.

Redskins lost CB DeAngelo Hall for the season with an Achilles inury.

Ravens lost TE Dennis Pitta for the season with a dislocated hip.

Chargers lost RB Danny Woodhead for the year with a broken Fibula.

Steelers lost LB Ryan Shazier with a sprained MCL and CB Ike Taylor with a broken arm.

Bucs lost QB Josh McCown to a thumb injury.

Vikes lost QB Matt Cassel to a broken foot and TE Kyle Rudolph to a sports hernia. Cassel has been put on IR.

On Monday the Panthers lost 2 running backs.

The Titans will start QB Charlie Whitehurst because of the injury to Jake Locker. That is the wrong choice. Whitehurst is a decent backup but 6th round pick Zach Mettenberger is the real deal. If Mett is healthy, he should be the starter. He lead the NFL in preseason yardage and completed 70% of his passes. Whitehurst has not thrown a regular season pass since 2011 and has a QB rating of just 64.6.

Notes:

Saints 20 Vikes 9 – The Saints are going to be fine. They are in a weak division and will make the playoffs. I will be very interested to see what Vikes QB Teddy Bridgewater can do. I projected him as the most NFL ready and wondered why the Vikes would not start him over Cassel.

Giants 30 Texans 17 – Giant fans should enjoy this win because there won’t be many the rest of the year. Both of these teams are frauds. The 2-0 record of the Texans was exposed by the G men.

Lions 19 Packers 7 – The Packers are wasting QB Aaron Rodgers by trying to protect him with “has- beens and never-wases.” The line can’t block for the run or the pass. Lions need to continue to keep a lid on penalties. Lots of talent in Detroit that has been wasted by bad coaching. We will see how the new staff does.

Pats 16 Raiders 9 – This was my only loss with 6 wins against the spread. Pats seem to play down to competition. The thought in NE has always been “We can turn it on for the playoffs.” But they have not won a Super Bowl in 10 years.

Falcons 56 Bucs 14 – This game said a lot more about how bad the Bucs are than how good the Falcons are. Neither team is going anywhere. The Falcon D is not NFL quality. The Bucs are a couple of good drafts away from contending for a playoff spot.

Cardinals 23 49ers 14 – I said last week that the issue of the 49er O line would come back to bite then in the posterior. It did against a good Cardinals team. QB Colin Kaepernick just can’t trust the O line to protect him. The run has disappeared from the playbook. The 49er D is not nearly as strong as it was last year. They are very likely not making the playoffs.

The Cards are winning despite a nerve issue for their starting QB

Ravens 23 Browns 21 – Check out my article about this game Browns: Better but not good enough. http://wp.me/p2d2Uz-2Ed on fryingpansports.com.

Rumors:

There are calls for NFL Commissioner Goodell to resign or at least fine himself a substantial amount of money. Since the league paid him 44 mil last year to be a deterrent to further missteps it would have to be very substantial. He loves his power and the owners will have to yank the emperors’ crown out of his hand.

Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti held a presser on Tuesday that did not go over well. ESPN OTL issued a report that Bisciotti and others in the organization tried to influence both the NFL and law enforcement to reduce the charges against Ray Rice. If it can be proven that Bisciotti was successful in influencing Goodell to issue a 2 game suspension, it could lead to both being out of the league.

Several teams are thinking about changing QBs.

The Dolphins are not that satisfied with QB Ryan Tannehill. The issue is not his turnovers but rather that he doesn’t make the plays that are available to him that win games. Too often Tannehill will check his first read and then watch the rush. His replacement would be long time backup Matt Moore.

The Jags are also not happy with starter Chad Henne. They drafted Blake Bortles in the first round (2nd pick overall) in 2014 and want to see if he can turn the team around. He won’t be able to and they risk burning him out.

The Jets are seriously thinking about benching QB Geno Smith in favor of Mike Vick. Smith looked bad in the Monday night game and has not progressed. In fact the team believes he has regressed. The coaching staff is on the hot seat and are looking at Vick to turn the team around. In my opinion the staff should be fired for not installing Vick as the starter day 1.

It is unlikely that Robert Griffin will get his QB job back any time soon. Kurt Cousins is a better fit for the Skins’ offense and seems to be more durable. The most valuable ability in the NFL is availability. No player does the team any good in the training room.

Don’t expect to see Vikes QB Matt Cassel any time soon despite his broken toes. Once the team sees Teddy Bridgewater play Cassel will be super glued to the bench. His 4 TO game in week 2 did not help his cause.

That is what I think. Tell us what you think by commenting here or tweeting me @NNRonDSN.

NOTE: Check out the live News, Notes and Rumors show on Monday, Thursday and Friday at 6 PM Eastern on http://www.justin.tv/papaburl or http://fryingpansports.com/radio-show/. On Samantha Bunten of NBC Sports, former NFL scout Kelron Sykes and I talk football with just a little Indians and Cavs thrown in. The archive is available on http://fryingpansports.com/radio-show/. Please join us.

Bill Smith is a former coach of several semi-pro teams, has officiated both football and basketball, done color on radio for college football and basketball and has scouted talent. He edits http://fryingpansports.com. He has also published several novels on http://www.eBooks-Library.com/Contemporary/ and a non-fiction work at http://www.merriam-press.com/. Follow him on twitter @NNRonDSN to get the schedule of Special News, Notes and Rumors broadcasts. You can hear the previous shows on http://fryingpansports.com/radio-show/ and the live show Mondays at 6 PM Eastern time on http://www.justin.tv/papaburl.

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Browns: Better but not good enough.

Browns: Better but not good enough.

The Browns played well against the Ravens but the game pointed out several areas that are not good enough to win games.

The sad part of the loss to the Ratbirds is that the Browns played well enough to win this game. But two special teams errors and breakdowns on both offense and defense late in the game prevented a win.

Offense:

QB Brian Hoyer was efficient and for the 3rd game this year did not throw an interception. He has the 2nd most consecutive throws without a pick. But there are issues. Hoyer missed a couple of open receivers either of which could have made the difference in the game. He is getting the ball out on time and sees the field even in the face of a rush. He was able to overcome penalties which is something that has not happened often since 99. Some have had issues with Hoyer’s arm strength but he has enough to throw the ball 40+ yards with accuracy as he did Sunday.

The running game was OK but I can not understand why Isaiah Crowell is not the primary running back for the Browns. He runs harder, has better vision, and makes better cuts to the hole. This is a coaching error that must be corrected.

The O line did a decent job blocking the run. But the line still struggles to pass protect. While the left side is usually solid, RT still is an issue.

The play calling was solid except in the 4th quarter. The last two possessions were poor calls. The Browns should have run on all three downs on both late game possessions to take time off the clock. Crowell should have been the back in at the time. He breaks tackles.

WR Andrew Hawkins deserves special mention. He is among the leaders in catches and had over 80 yards in receptions. His young running mate Taylor Gabriel only caught 2 passes but was also over 80 yards in receptions.

Defense?:

The preseason talk was about a D that would be top 10. Instead it ranks 31st overall. The D can’t even slow down the run let alone stop it. A perfect example was the 31 yard run by Ratbird RB Lorenzo Taliaferro early in the 2nd quarter. The D line had a game on where NT Ahtyba Rubin was supposed to slant to the RG spot. He never got there and the result was a long run. The run D is not getting off blocks, taking bad angles to the run, and is slow in recognizing the play. The front 7 failed to get much pressure on QB Joe Flacco.

The preseason chatter said the D would be blitzing from every direction and pressuring the QB often. We have seen very little pressure on the QB in the regular season.

The pass D has not been any better. All pro CB Joe Haden has not come close to his level of play in prior years. The 8th pick overall in 2014 draft, CB Justin Gilbert, has been targeted over and over successfully by the opponent. Gilbert either gives up a big play or causes a flag for a spot foul.

The D gave up nearly 5 yards per attempt rushing and 7 yards per pass attempt and had no sacks. It did get a pick and had an outstanding goal line stand early in the game.

Special teams:

The special teams cost the Browns the game. There was a high snap on the first field goal attempt that contributed to the kick bouncing off the left upright. A major leak in kick protection caused the 2nd FG attempt to be blocked. Either of those kicks would have forced the Ratbirds to score a TD to tie the game. Bad special teams play has haunted the Browns for years, several of which were under current position coach Chris Tabor. This is not the first time I have criticized Tabor and I am sure it will not be the last. But when the snap has cost the team an extra point in the last game and a FG in this game, it MUST be addressed. Nothing seems to change under Tabor.

Coaching:

There have been a number of 12 men on the field on defense. While the 4-4-4 D is effective, it is also illegal. The coaching staff has to get it together and get the right 11 guys on the field for each play.

The play calling late in the game was questionable. Not only was the wrong RB in the game but the attempt to pass on 2 of the 3 downs was inexcusable. Run the ball and punt if you have to but get as much time off the clock as possible.

The Bottom line:

The Browns are better than last year. But to win those close games in the AFC North, you have to win the 4th quarter. They have not yet figured out how to do that yet. The win over the Saints was a very positive step. But this is the Nasty North. To win here you have to run the rock and play solid run D. So far that has not happened. They managed to lose two games where they had the lead with 10 seconds left. There are no moral victories in the NFL. The Browns are better but not good enough.

That is what I think. Tell us what you think by commenting here or tweeting me @NNRonDSN.

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Bill Smith is a former coach of several semi-pro teams, has officiated both football and basketball, done color on radio for college football and basketball and has scouted talent. He edits http://fryingpansports.com. He has also published several novels on http://www.eBooks-Library.com/Contemporary/ and a non-fiction work at http://www.merriam-press.com/. Follow him on twitter @NNRonDSN to get the schedule of Special News, Notes and Rumors broadcasts. You can hear the previous shows on http://fryingpansports.com/radio-show/ and the live show Mondays at 6 PM Eastern time on http://www.justin.tv/papaburl.

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Goodell: Some men are a little more Equal than others.

Goodell: Some men are a little more Equal than others.

An owner of an NFL team died and went to heaven. There was a long line to get through the Pearly Gates. He went to Saint Peter and complained.

“I am a very important person. I can’t be waiting here in line to get in.”

“I am sorry sir, but you have to understand that here in Heaven, everyone is equal.”

When the owner got in it was time for lunch. Again there was a long line. Just as the he was ready to get his tray some guy in a suit with an NFL pin on his lapel jumped in front of him grabbed a tray and got his lunch. The owner was furious and complained to St. Peter.

“Well you have to forgive him. That is God and he thinks he is the NFL Commissioner.”

When a player or an owner for that matter makes a huge mistake, Commissioner Roger Goodell is more than ready to hand out suspensions and fines. What we saw on Friday was an admission that Goodell blew the suspension of Ray Rice and blew it badly.

That is not the biggest issue with which the NFL and the fans have to deal. It is claimed by ESPN Outside the Lines that even though the Raven management knew what had taken place, they virtually begged Goodell to go easy on Rice. The original two game suspension was the result.

Only now that the excrement has hit the fan, do we see everyone doing the butt cover dance. During his Q&A Friday, Goodell threw his security unit, the secretarial pool, and his legal team under the bus in an attempt to save his own job. There are many questions that need to be asked and answered. I am certain that former FBI director Robert S. Mueller will get to the bottom of who knew what and when they knew it.

Here are a few of my fearless predictions:

  1. Mueller will find that Goodell knew exactly what happened in the elevator whether or not he saw the video PRIOR to the 2 game announcement. That will be the end of the Goodell rule. The NFL owners can not stand the storm of advertisers that will want to bolt if that is the case.

  2. Mueller will also find that the top management of the Ravens knew exactly what happened. That will result in a compete house cleaning of the top management of the team. The new NFL Commish will fine and suspend the Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti.

  3. The Commissioner will never again have the power to judge the appeals of suspensions. That is too much power for any single person.

  4. Ray Rice will be suspended for whatever time the new committee decides a first violation of domestic abuse should be but then will not get a new job in the NFL. If he causes the Commish and management of his former team to be fired, he will be seen by NFL owners and staff as radio active.

That is what I think. Tell us what you think by commenting here or tweeting me @NNRonDSN.

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Bill Smith is a former coach of several semi-pro teams, has officiated both football and basketball, done color on radio for college football and basketball and has scouted talent. He edits http://fryingpansports.com. He has also published several novels on http://www.eBooks-Library.com/Contemporary/ and a non-fiction work at http://www.merriam-press.com/. Follow him on twitter @NNRonDSN to get the schedule of Special News, Notes and Rumors broadcasts. You can hear the previous shows on http://fryingpansports.com/radio-show/ and the live show Mondays at 6 PM Eastern time on http://www.justin.tv/papaburl.

He also edits http://fryingpanpolitics.org/.

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News, Notes & Rumors for 09-17-2014

News, Notes & Rumors for 09 17 2014

Radisson Hotels suspend support for Vikes

News:

The Radisson Hotel chain has suspended sponsorship of the Vikings. This is what the new Viking banner looks like.

Week 2 was disastrous for a lot of teams suffering significant injuries.

Redskins lost QB Robert Griffin for a number of weeks with a dislocated ankle. They also lost WR DeSean Jackson with a shoulder sprain.

Chiefs lost RB Jamaal Charles with a high ankle sprain and S Eric Berry with a low ankle sprain.

Chargers lost RB Ryan Mathews for a month with an MCL sprain.

Saints RB Mark Ingram with a broken hand for a month.

Bengals WR A.J. Green is dealing with a toe injury.

49ers lost TE Vernon Davis with an ankle injury and Vance McDonald with a knee injury.

The Bears lost CB Charles Tillman for the year with a torn tricep.

Bucs DT Gerald McCoy broke his hand.

Bears lost CB Charles Tillman with a triceps injury.

Jags lost TE Marcedes Lewis with a ankle injury.

Jets lost WR Eric Decker.

2-0 teams

Bills – Not making the playoffs.

Bengals – Playing better than I thought and should make the playoffs.

Texans – Amazing what a last place schedule will do for a team. No playoffs.

Broncos – Will continue to win as long as Payton Manning is healthy.

Eagles – Best team in a terrible division. Playoffs.

Panthers – Falcons have fallen & Saints 0-2. Panthers could make the playoffs.

Cardinals – With the 49ers struggling they may make the playoffs.

0-2 teams

Colts – Two tough losses but in an easy division. Playoffs.

Jaguars – When Hell freezes over.

Raiders – See comment above.

Chiefs – Are not as good as 13 and got a harder schedule. No playoffs.

Giants – Dead. No chance for the playoffs.

Saints – Will make the playoffs but not go far. Needed home field in NFC.

Bucs – Better but a couple of years away from playoffs.

Notes:

Bears 28 49ers 20 – The 49ers paid the price for not protecting QB Kaepernick. The O died in the 4th quarter under the blitz of the Bears. Meanwhile the SF D was giving up points in bunches. The losses by SF in both suspensions, injuries and free agents have reduced the power of the team D. They are now at risk for missing the playoffs.

Packers 31 Jets 24 – Only the Jets could score a TD to tie the game when the bench called a TO. The Pack is not the team they have been in the past. The D has never been outstanding but now is leaking badly. The pass defense is a sieve and may end up costing the team a shot at the playoffs. The O should be better with a running game but the O line is still bad. Pack should make the playoffs unless QB Aaron Rodgers goes down.

Cowboys 26 Titans 10 – Even the Boys D can handle an offense that is playing the wrong QB. Zach Mettenberger is the better QB but the team is starting Jake Locker. Both teams are 1-1 but neither is going anywhere this year.

Panthers 24 Lions 7 – The great O of the Lions disappeared under the rush of the Panthers. I am not a Cam Newton fan but against a bad D backfield he looked OK. Carolina may make the playoffs but does not have the O to go far. Detroit is at best a middle of the pack team.

Redskins 41 Jags 10 – The injury to Robert Griffin may actually help the Skins make the playoffs. QB Kirk Cousins is a better pocket passer than RG3. The Jags are in for a long season.

Bengals 24 Falcons 10 – The Bengals are close to being the best team in the AFC North. Their D is outstanding and as long as QB Andy Dalton doesn’t try to do too much they should get into the playoffs. The Falcons suffer from a really bad D which is the only team without a sack in the league. Despite the powerful O, they are doomed.

Browns 26 Saints 24 – Good win by the Browns. To see my detailed discussion of this game check out my analysis “Great win but Browns have a lot of work to do.” Read more at http://fryingpansports.com/#7JeDkshYhp4S5ChI.99

Rumors:

Raiders may want to fire HC Dennis Allen but team owner Mark Davis is cheap and won’t want to spend money on 2 coaches. The team has a week 5 bye so someone on the coaching staff could be promoted then.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has said that the Boys are going to the playoffs. That is not going to happen any time soon. If they don’t he would like to get a better HC but no one that has any NFL credibility will take the job as long as he is the GM.

The Falcons believe that last year was a singular occurrence due to injuries. But the lack of defensive pass rush and inability to convert 3rd down on O is killing them. HC Mike Smith is a very good coach but may be fired if the team doesn’t live up to what I consider unrealistic expectations.

Tons of rumors about the new drug policy have finally become fact. While the reports have been that the NFLPA player reps approved the policy, my sources tell me that is not the case. What I hear is that the reps approved the NFLPA negotiating staff to work out the details. We will report on the details when they become available.

That is what I think. Tell us what you think by commenting here or tweeting me @NNRonDSN.

NOTE: Check out the live News, Notes and Rumors show on Monday, Thursday and Friday at 6 PM Eastern on http://www.justin.tv/papaburl or http://fryingpansports.com/radio-show/. On Samantha Bunten of NBC Sports, former NFL scout Kelron Sykes and I talk football with just a little Indians and Cavs thrown in. The archive is available on http://fryingpansports.com/radio-show/. Please join us.

Bill Smith is a former coach of several semi-pro teams, has officiated both football and basketball, done color on radio for college football and basketball and has scouted talent. He edits http://fryingpansports.com. He has also published several novels on http://www.eBooks-Library.com/Contemporary/ and a non-fiction work at http://www.merriam-press.com/. Follow him on twitter @NNRonDSN to get the schedule of Special News, Notes and Rumors broadcasts. You can hear the previous shows on http://fryingpansports.com/radio-show/ and the live show Mondays at 6 PM Eastern time on http://www.justin.tv/papaburl.

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The Vikings and Panthers may have given their suspended players a gift.

The Vikings and Panthers may have given their suspended players a gift.

Both the Vikings and Panthers suspended their players involved in spouse or child abuse for last weeks game. Now both teams have declared their active for the week 3 games.

But here is the rub. By suspending RB Adrian Peterson and DE Greg Hardy the teams have taken action against them for their off field issues. Now the NFLPA can claim that because the two were suspended for a game, any additional suspension would be double jeopardy which is prohibited in the Collective Bargaining Agreement. That could prohibit the team or league from taking any additional action against the two players on the same issue.

So far the NFLPA has not shown a great deal of guts in challenging the league on suspensions. It will be interesting to see how these latest issues turn out. I suspect that the NFLPA will back off again. But time will tell.

That is what I think. Tell us what you think by commenting here or tweeting me @NNRonDSN.

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Great win but Browns have a lot of work to do.

Great win but Browns have a lot of work to do.

Clearly the Browns played a great game to get the win against the Saints. This was the first home opening win in a long time. The final drive by Brian Hoyer reminded me of the Cardiac Kids era. Hoyer drove the Browns from the 4 to a winning field goal. In the recent past the gaggle of quarterbacks the Browns have started would have thrown a pick or taken a bad sack to end the game.

Hoyer was outstanding. He was 24 of 40 for 204 yards and 1 TD with no picks. There were more than a few drops as well. But Hoyer hung in and showed he has outstanding vision to see the field. But a QB can not do that without some good catches on the other end. The much maligned WR group did well overall. There were some critical drops but the band of no-names came through when it counted. Miles Austin made 3 critical catches in the final drive. TE Gary Barnage was solid both blocking and catching. He had a key catch on the final drive on a 4th down that kept the Browns hopes alive.

The running game was OK but needs work. The backs are both rookies with a lot of talent but need to get more experience. Both backs need a little more help from the O line.

The O line gave up only 1 sack but Hoyer was under a lot more pressure than he should have been. The right side of the line is below average. Most of the pressure on Hoyer came from his right side. The O line did not generate the holes to get the running game going that are required for future wins.

The D still struggles to get off the field on 3rd down. While it scored a TD, it needs to prevent teams from converting more than 50% of the third down attempts. The D allowed a late 1st half drive for a score. When a team scores like that they usually win the game. Late in the half or the game, the D has to play better.

The front 7 played very well early but wore down as the game progressed. They got 2 sacks on a QB that is hard to get because of his quick release. But in the 2nd half the pressure was not there. The team had a couple of guys out but that will happen. In addition the front 7 gave up 6.4 yards per rushing attempt. That is not acceptable particularly against a team that struggles to run the ball. The biggest issue is the edge run. The Browns have struggled to stop that since they returned in 1999. ILB Karlos Dansby played particularly well.

The D backfield played pretty well. The one guy that kept the Saints in the game was TE Jimmy Graham. One guy can not cover Graham. The defense needed to have a LB and CB or safety on him at all times. The team should have known that Graham is the red zone target and covered him better.

The TD return by FS Tashaun Gipson was outstanding. It almost made up for allowing the score by the Saints at the end of the first half. QB Drew Brees completed 27 of 40. But the defense had just enough stops to keep the game close.

Then there is the special teams. The bad snap on the extra point nearly cost the team the win. That is not acceptable but is not new. We have seen that way too often. The kickoff and punt coverage teams were much better this week. The return teams did nothing. It is time that someone beside Travis Benjamin return kicks. He still seems to be favoring the leg he hurt last year.

The Bottom line: This was exactly the kind of game that the Browns would lose in the past. The difference this time was Hoyer. Rather than folding in the last drive, he took the team on his back and led them to a win. The play calling was better. The O line held up in the last drive pretty well. All and all, it is nice to have a win to talk about. The fan base deserves it.

That is what I think. Tell us what you think by commenting here or tweeting me @NNRonDSN.

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Bill Smith is a former coach of several semi-pro teams, has officiated both football and basketball, done color on radio for college football and basketball and has scouted talent. He edits http://fryingpansports.com. He has also published several novels on http://www.eBooks-Library.com/Contemporary/ and a non-fiction work at http://www.merriam-press.com/. Follow him on twitter @NNRonDSN to get the schedule of Special News, Notes and Rumors broadcasts. You can hear the previous shows on http://fryingpansports.com/radio-show/ and the live show Mondays at 6 PM Eastern time on http://www.justin.tv/papaburl.

He also edits http://fryingpanpolitics.org/.

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Things to remember on 9-11

Things to remember on 9 11

The anniversary of the worst attack in the history of the US is the time to remember not only those that died in the attacks but also those that volunteered to defend us all that have died since.

Also remember the service of all of those that have been part of the war on terror and have come back. We owe them our thanks and a smooth transition back into civilian life.

I have written a book From Unemployment to Wealth which I am offering free to any veteran that needs a good job or is looking to improve their lives and those of their families.

No man or woman that volunteered to fight for our nation should ever face unemployment or under-employment. We owe our veterans so much. As a result, I am offering an E-book I wrote for free to any veteran that requests it. There are no strings attached. I offer it because I want to honor their service to our nation.

From Unemployment to Wealth gives anyone the tools to find a sales job, get it, and succeed at it. Sales jobs are by far the most requested and highest paying positions. Average outside sales people can earn 100K or more a year. The book covers all kinds of sales jobs and the critical techniques to make the reader successful in them.

I have spent my career teaching sales people how to be effective and efficient. As a consultant I have worked for companies as large as Allied Van Lines and IBM to the smallest family owned retail store. I have included over 100 unique techniques that I have developed over the last 40 years as a consultant. I have also taught salesmanship at the college level.

Please give my email [email protected] to any veteran you know that is struggling to make a living. Also please retweet my tweets about this offer. I am trying to help as many veterans as I can.

I have given copies of the E-book to the Wounded Warriors, Ohio National Guard, VFW, and other organizations that have contact with returning veterans. If you are part of a group that helps veterans returning to civilian life, please contact me to get your organization involved.

Thanks for your help and thanks to all of you that have served our nation. God bless American and our troops.

That is what I think. Tell us what you think by commenting here or tweeting me @NNRonDSN.

Bill Smith is a former coach of several semi-pro teams, has officiated both football and basketball, done color on radio for college football and basketball and has scouted talent. He edits http://fryingpansports.com. He has also published several novels on http://www.eBooks-Library.com/Contemporary/ and a non-fiction work at http://www.merriam-press.com/. Follow him on twitter @NNRonDSN to get the schedule of Special News, Notes and Rumors broadcasts. You can hear the previous shows on http://fryingpansports.com/radio-show/ and the live show Mondays at 6 PM Eastern time on http://www.justin.tv/papaburl.

He also edits http://fryingpanpolitics.org/.

To keep up with the News, Notes & Rumors podcasts, follow me on twitter @NNRonDSN.

 

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