Archive for January, 2009

Ditka, cheerleaders stop by radio row

Hall of Fame tight end Mike Ditka could probably suit up and play on Sunday, even with a slight limp. At least he looks menacing enough to play. Dressed in all black, Ditka carries a presence with him wherever he goes.

Rice on Gruden: “I’m cool with him”

Sure, Simeon Rice called Jon Gruden a scumbag. But he didn’t mean anything bad by it.

Johnson: ‘You want to win rings’

It’s surprising, at least to me, at how many people who are here for Super Bowl week and not the Super Bowl.

Tomlinson, Chargers working towards perestroika

The frosty relationship between running back LaDainian Tomlinson and the Chargers’ organization continues to linger, but could there be a warming of the relationship on the horizon?

Navigating through radio row

If you’re Matt Ryan or any of the other celebs trying to make your way through or around radio row, there’s an art form to making it through successfully.

Raye will interview for 49ers’ OC job

Jimmy Raye is interviewing for the 49ers’ offensive coordinator position. Raye was the offensive coordinator for the Los Angeles Rams in 1983 and 1984 and helped mold young running back Eric Dickerson, who set an NFL record with 2,105 rushing yards in 1984.

Panthers’ Williams ready for next season

DeAngelo Williams is here in Tampa, but he’s not going to the Super Bowl. He says the sting is still on from the Panthers’ loss to the Cardinals in the second round of the playoffs.

Decision on Favre looming

Once the Super Bowl is played, the focus will shift from the Steelers and Cardinals to Brett Favre and the Jets.

Radio Row is where things get decided

Things you just need to know: Adrian Peterson has the best handshake in the NFL.

Brady’s fantasy stock on the rise for 2009

The Boston Globe reported today that a “medical source” familiar with Tom Brady’s case said the Patriots’ star QB is on pace in his rehabilitation from reconstructive knee surgery. The source also says that Brady is now dropping back and throwing passes.

A warning about this blog …

After sitting next to NFL Network’s Scott Hanson for a few minutes, it occurred to me that our Super Bowl blog should be preceded with this disclaimer.

Cardinals’ James making most of first Super Bowl

Cardinals running back Edgerrin James is playing in his first Super Bowl and he wants to make sure he does things big.

Spinning at full speed

Day three of Super Bowl week is underway, and everything is gaining momentum.

Connecting the dots between Pioli, Haley

Many believe that Scott Pioli and Todd Haley could wind up together in Kansas City again, but it remains speculation.

Jackson gets second interview with 49ers

San Francisco’s offensive coordinator search has moved slower than its head coaching search, but the 49ers could be zeroing in on a candidate. Ravens quarterback coach Hue Jackson is back in San Francisco today, interviewing for the 49ers offensive coordinator job for the second time.

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