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Daily Slop: Orakpo & Manley Have A Comparison; Bill Parcells QB Drafting Rule

NFL executes lobbying blitz on Capitol Hill
The NFL has dished out nearly $5.5 million to a cadre of D.C. firms since Roger Goodell became commissioner late in 2006, tripling its lobbying expenses over the previous four years.

Why the Redskins Should Draft a Lineman, But of Course They Won’t | Fatpickled
The Redskins haven't drafted a true DE before the 7th round during the Dan Snyder era (2000-2010).

Quarterback Drafting Rules: The Parcells Principle - Daily Norseman
SBN blog applies the Parcells' rule for drafting QBs against the 2011 class. Locker fails this one too. Gone fishin’ with Revis, Orakpo, Megatron (Video)
Cooley interviews the 3-some on fishing.

A Similarity Between Brian Orakpo And Dexter Manley (pictures)
The holding...

Redskins Insider - Jim Zorn firing not as surprising as the reasons behind it
It does surprise me that Flacco took the firing so hard.

David Akers of Philadelphia Eagles reveals daughter battling cancer - ESPN
Akers' wife, Erika, told the newspaper that she could tell from her seat in the stands at Lincoln Financial Field that her husband's mind wasn't solely on the game against the Packers.

Source: Philadelphia Eagles to tag Michael Vick, listen to Kevin Kolb offers - ESPN
The Philadelphia Eagles will make it official next month and place its franchise tag on quarterback Michael Vick, a league source confirmed this week.