Archive for August, 2009

NFL is looking into Dallas video screens

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.

Observations from a weekend of football

Impressions and observations after another weekend of football.

Cable selects Russell as starter for Raiders

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.

Redemption for some QBs, condemnation for others

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.

A few observations after Saints down Texans

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.

Morris, Bucs will wait to name starting QB

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.

Morris could extend Bucs QB competition

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.

Redskins receive nice outing from Daniel

Chase Daniel, an undrafted rookie quarterback, made his preseason debut for the Redskins tonight and was pretty impressive.

First-half observations from Washington

Redskins starting QB Jason Campbell had a troublesome outing against the Steelers, but the defense has looked great.

Watching Redskins-Steelers tonight

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.

Roethlisberger’s ankle OK, but he’ll rest vs. Redskins

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger, who traveled with the team to Washington on Friday, is inactive for Saturday night’s preseason game against the Redskins.

Two Dolphins players sick, being tested for swine flu

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.

Jackson booed by Vikings fans after replacing Favre

Tarvaris Jackson replaced Brett Favre at quarterback on the Vikings’ third offensive drive against the Chiefs and was met with a smattering of boos.

Favre’s first series is a brief one

Brett Favre’s first series with the Vikings –- he started Friday’s preseason game against the visiting Chiefs –- ended after four plays.

Quarterbacks still overvalued in fantasy drafts

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!

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