Archive for April, 2010

Rookies say, ‘thank you sir, may I have another?’

Former Lions QB Joey Harrington once told me that the best advice he ever received in football came from Barry Sanders who said, prior to his first rookie minicamp, “Find a good place to get doughnuts.”

Such is life for NFL rookies.

Roundup: Jinxes don’t matter to Brees

Saints QB Drew Brees is unmoved by the Madden cover curse. Does he know what he is doing?

Breaking down Tebow’s throwing motion

In case you haven’t seen enough of Tim Tebow‘s new throwing motion, Rod Woodson, Warren Sapp and Michael Lombardi break it down here from every possible angle and also explain what was wrong with his old style.

Roundup: Russell among the all-time draft busts

With JaMarcus Russell’s release from the Raiders seemingly imminent, it might be time to count him among the all-time busts in NFL history.

Hall of Fame announces photo contest winners

NFL.com’s Ben Liebenberg was among the prominent editors and photographers who helped select the best in action and feature photography during the 2009 season.

Davis will make final call on Russell

NFL Network insider Michael Lombardi reports that while the sentiment in Oakland is to release QB JaMarcus Russell, the only man in the organization is in position to make that call is owner Al Davis.

Goodell: New draft format likely here to stay

Commissioner Roger Goodell sat down with NFL Network host Rich Eisen for an exclusive interview on Wednesday’s NFL Total Access.

Russell’s release to come this week?

NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora considers JaMarcus Russell‘s release by the Raiders a matter of when, not if. And the when could come before this weekend’s minicamp in Alameda, Calif.

Tebow’s jersey the top seller among rookies

Rookie QB Tim Tebow is already moving tickets in Jacksonville. Not bad for a guy picked by the Broncos.

Now comes word that Tebow is also moving merchandise, too.

Roundup: Cutler not anxious to add T.O.

Bears QB Jay Cutler was asked about Terrell Owens possibly joining the Bears during this past weekend’s Fan Expo, and the quarterback did not really take to the idea

Raiders’ Asomugha expects competitive QB situation

Nnamdi Asomugha was good enough to give us some of his time for a chat. I’ll let you read the full transcript, but first I wanted to give you Asomugha’s thoughts on the Raiders’ acquisition of QB Jason Campbell, who told NFL Network over the weekend that he expects to be the starter in Oakland.

Undrafted Sicko changes mind, agrees with Cowboys

Free-agent tight end Scott Sicko had a change of heart and agreed to terms with the Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday, according to a league source.

Greatest rookie season of all-time belongs to …

Total Access counted down the Top 10 rookie seasons of all-time and they came to the only conclusion possible — Eric Dickerson of your Los Angeles Rams in 1983 (the second overall selection that year).

Bradford the rookie QB most likely to start

St. Louis QB Sam Bradford will wear No. 8 in honor of Cowboys Hall of Fame QB Troy Aikman. And like Aikman, Bradford is the most likely rookie quarterback to be starting in Week 1, according to NFL Network’s Charlie Casserly and Michael Lombardi.

Lombardi: Chargers could look to deal Merriman

NFL Network analyst Michael Lombardi, appearing on Monday’s Total Access, told Fran Charles that the Chargers could be interested in dealing LB Shawne Merriman.

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