I started this series on no-win situations with WR Roy Williams, who finds himself in the middle of the soap opera in Dallas. Now I’m adding Kyle Orton to the list. It’s easy to say, if they produce at an incredibly high level there won’t be a problem. Well, we have a problem, because in both situations Pro Bowl play is the bar.
Archive for August, 2009
Posted: Monday, August 31st, 2009 | Michael Fabiano Tags: Adrian Peterson, DeAngelo Williams, Drew Brees, frank gore, Jonathan Stewart, LaDainain Tomlinson, Larry Fitzgerald, Matt Forte, Maurice Jones-Drew, Michael Turner, Steven Jackson, Tom Brady
Why is DeAngelo Williams falling in fantasy drafts? This guy is a star in the making and worth a top-five pick in every standard scoring system.
Veteran free agent safety Lawyer Milloy turned down an offer from the safety-needy Lions Monday after the parties could not agree on contract terms, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
Folks from IHOP were at NFL headquarters Monday morning to debut their new NFL-themed menu items, part of a new partnership between the NFL and IHOP.
If I am the rookie head coach of the Chiefs, I’m taking over the playcalling. It’s one of Todd Haley’s strengths.
Posted: Monday, August 31st, 2009 | Jason La Canfora Tags: Aaron Rodgers, Albert Haynesworth, Baltimore, Ben Roethlisberger, Brady Quinn, Byron Leftwich, Cam Cameron, Chase Daniel, Chicago, Cleveland, Colt Brennan, Daunte Culpepper, Derek Anderson, Detroit, Green Bay, Jason Campbell, Jay Cutler, Joe Flacco, Luke McCown, Mark Sanchez, Matthew Stafford, New England, New York Giants, New York Jets, Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay, Tom Brady, Washington
Having had a chance to see a fair bit of the all-important preseason Week 3 games out there, here are a few things that caught my attention.
Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi will announce his retirement Monday morning, a league source confirmed to NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora.
Speaking to some people around the league about the Patriots surprising decision to cut Kevin O’Connell just a year after making a third-round pick, and they believe the team could end up dealing him before actually losing him on waivers.
The Patriots opting to cut young quarterback Kevin O’Connell on Sunday caught many by surprise, but New England is one of several teams looking at veteran options at the position.
Andre Smith’s holdout is finally over, ending a month-long standoff for the sixth overall draft pick. The team announced Smith’s signing shortly before he was to take the field for his first practice with the Bengals.
Bengals rookie offensive tackle Andre Smith is in Cincinnati, where his agent, Alvin Keels, is meeting with Bengals management to iron out a contract that could get the sixth overall draft pick on the field for Sunday’s practice, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.
The Cincinnati Bengals and their first-round draft pick, Alabama offensive tackle Andre Smith, have moved closer to finalizing a contract, a source with knowledge of the situation said.
With Byron Leftwich now named the starting QB, as expected, if the Bucs can’t find a deal for Luke McCown, look for them to open the season with four passers, according to a team source.
Byron Leftwich has been named Tampa Bay’s starting quarterback, winning the job over Luke McCown, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Buccaneers coach Raheem Morris notified both players of his anticipated decision Saturday morning.
Posted: Friday, August 28th, 2009 | Michael Fabiano Tags: Ahmad Bradshaw, Antonio Bryant, Brandon Jacobs, Brandon Marshall, Cadillac Williams, Carson Palmer, Chad Ochocinco, Chaz Schilens, Chris Henry, Drew Brees, Earnest Graham, Eddie Royal. Derrick Ward, Glen Coffee, James Davis, Leon Washington, Michael Crabtree, Nate Washington, Ray Rice, Rex Ryan, Terrell Owens, Tim Hightower, Tom Brady, Troy Williamson, Willis McGahee
Here’s a look at my preseason fantasy risers and fallers. If you’re not ranking Chad Ochocinco ahead of Brandon Marshall now, you’re missing something!