There will be a conference call for the league’s Competition Committee to discuss the issue of the massive video screens in Dallas, according to a league source, after they were struck repeatedly by punters in warmups Friday night, and also during the preseason game between Dallas and Tennessee.
Archive for August, 2009
Posted: Monday, August 24th, 2009 | Jason La Canfora Tags: A.J. Trapasso, Aaron Rodgers, Brian Orakpo, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Dom Capers, Glen Coffee, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Jay Alford, Jerry Jones, Josh Cribbs, Martellus Bennett, Matt Hasselbeck, Mike Singletary, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, Osi Umenyiora, Rocky Bernard, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Tony Romo, Washington Redskins
Impressions and observations after another weekend of football.
Raiders coach Tom Cable selected JaMarcus Russell as the team’s starter on Sunday in what turned out to be an anticlimactic ending to a quarterback competition.
Week 2 of the preseason was important as there are many jobs hanging in the balance and, more importantly, there were individuals who needed to atone for their poor Week 1 performances.
Posted: Sunday, August 23rd, 2009 | Solomon Wilcots Tags: Alex Gibbs, Andre Johnson, Connor Barwin, Drew Brees, Dunta Robinson, Houston Texans, Jabari Greer, Malcom Jenkins, Mario Williams, Matt Schaub, Mike Bell, New Orleans Saints, Rod Harper, Steve Slaton
A few observations from the game between the Saints and Texans, including how Drew Brees is a bonafide candidate for league MVP and Mario Williams is ready to launch his career to a higher level.
Tampa Bay coach Raheem Morris had initially set a self-imposed deadline — following the team’s second preseason game — to pick a starting quarterback, but earlier today told the media he may put the decision off for another week. It turns out he has.
Tampa Bay Bucs head coach Raheem Morris isn’t quite ready to name a starting quarterback, and didn’t deny he could extend the competition for the starting spot through the team’s third preseason game.
Chase Daniel, an undrafted rookie quarterback, made his preseason debut for the Redskins tonight and was pretty impressive.
Posted: Saturday, August 22nd, 2009 | Jason La Canfora Tags: Albert Haynesworth, Andre Carter, Brian Orakpo, Charlie Batch, Chris Samuels, DeAngelo Hall, Fred Davis, Greg Blache, Jason Campbell, Jim Zorn, Ladell Betts, Malcolm Kelly, Mike Sellers, New England Patriots, Phillip Daniels, Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington Redskins
Redskins starting QB Jason Campbell had a troublesome outing against the Steelers, but the defense has looked great.
A week ago, I ended up missing 80 percent of the Redskins-Ravens game because of the return of Michael Vick. Tonight, I’m hoping to be able to watch much more of this game from the press box.
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger, who traveled with the team to Washington on Friday, is inactive for Saturday night’s preseason game against the Redskins.
According to league sources, Dolphins DBs Sean Smith and Jason Allen are sick and not expected to play Saturday night against the Panthers. However, sources close to the situation said they don’t believe either player has swine flu, as some reports have said.
Tarvaris Jackson replaced Brett Favre at quarterback on the Vikings’ third offensive drive against the Chiefs and was met with a smattering of boos.
Posted: Friday, August 21st, 2009 | Steve Wyche Tags: Adrian Peterson, Brad Childress, Brett Favre, Favre's debut, Jarrad Page, Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings, Naufahu Tahi, Percy Harvin, Tamba Hali
Brett Favre’s first series with the Vikings –- he started Friday’s preseason game against the visiting Chiefs –- ended after four plays.
Posted: Friday, August 21st, 2009 | Michael Fabiano Tags: Aaron Rodgers, Antonio Gates, Brett Favre, Calvin Johnson, Carson Palmer, Chris Johnson, Donovan McNabb, Drew Brees, Fred Taylor, Jerrious Norwood, John Carney, Joseph Addai, Kurt Warner, Matt Ryan, Michael Crabtree, Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers, Reggie Bush, Santana Moss, Steve Smith, Tom Brady, Tony Romo, Torry Holt, Vernon Davis
I think some quarterbacks are coming off the board way too soon in fantasy drafts. Want proof? Check out a recent draft I held with some friend and family from back on the east coast. You won’t believe who went first overall!