Archive for December, 2009

Colts issue explanation for ending of radio show

As The Great Debate rages in Indianapolis and throughout Colts Nation, Colts fans are stark-raving mad.

Week 17 preview

Well, this is it folks. The final week of the regular season. No more Thursday or Monday games. Just 16 Sunday kickoffs, some with everything on the line and some, well not so much. But overall, this looks like a heck of a week. There are legit reasons to follow almost every contest. We have nearly all of the playoff picture locked in, and precious little in terms of division title battles, but plenty of intrigue and more than enough teams still jockeying for position.

Belichick: ‘Whoever plays, plays’

True to form, Patriots coach Bill Belichick isn’t revealing anything about how much his key players will play in Week 17 against the Texans.

Sprint Can’t-Miss Plays: Week 16

Watch and then vote for your chance to win one of 17 trips to Super Bowl XLIV!

Record viewership for NFL Network games

NFL Network wrapped up its fourth season of Thursday Night Football with a record 5.5 million cable viewers tuning in on average — up 49 percent from last year (3.7 million viewers).

Help wanted: Bills compiling new list of candidates

I spoke with someone with intimate knowledge of the situation in Buffalo who says that despite firing coach Dick Jauron weeks ago, the Bills have really not even begun their latest coaching search.

Reed will try to make return for Ravens

Ravens safety Ed Reed, who has been out four games with a hip/groin problem, will to try to play Sunday at Oakland barring any setbacks, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

Why should we believe Kubiak now?

Texans coach and fantasy pooh-bah Gary Kubiak is going to tweak his running back rotation. Well, of course he is. The guy buried Steve Slaton after a promising rookie career, what could he possibly do for an encore? Bring back Earl Campbell for a game?

Tomlin: ‘Door not closed’ on Polamalu

Maybe the stars are aligning over Pittsburgh. The Steelers still have a chance to make the playoffs, and star safety Troy Polamalu appears to be making some progress in his return from a knee injury.

Samuels likely to decide on future in February

Chris Samuels, the Redskins’ perennial Pro Bowl left tackle who has placed on injured reserve early in the season due to a career-threatening neck injury, had originally planned to make a decision about whether or not he would try to continue his playing career around the end of the season.

It would be stunning if Browns kept Mangini

The more I dig around into the situation in Cleveland, the more convinced I am that Eric Mangini‘s first season with the Browns will be his last. In fact, at this point, I would be stunned if he came back for 2010. Totally stunned.

Carolina situation not ideal for Fox

The report from The Charlotte Observer about the Panthers wanting coach John Fox to stay for the remaining year on his contract is not surprising, but it’s also not a true resolution to the lingering uncertainty about the future of the organization.

Pro Bowl rosters to be unveiled on NFL Network

The NFL Network will reveal the best of the best on Tuesday, Dec. 29 when the 2010 Pro Bowl rosters are announced on the NFL Total Access Pro Bowl Selection Show primetime special at 7 p.m. ET.

Ryan bothered by perception game was handed to Jets

Jets coach Rex Ryan admitted Monday he’s bothered by the perception that the Colts handed their Week 16 game to the Jets by resting QB Peyton Manning and other key players.

Vikings’ Pat Williams, Bears’ Hester inactive

The Vikings will be without a key component of their fourth-ranked run defense Monday night, as DT Pat Williams was deactivated prior to the game against the Bears. Bears WR Devin Hester will miss his third straight game due to a lingering calf injury.

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