Archive for September, 2010

Chatter around Del Rio’s future continues

The chatter around the future of Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio has only picked up this week after back to back 25-point losses.

Even if active, Rice is a gamble this week

Even if Ray Rice is able to play this weekend, he’s a definite risk in fantasy leagues.

Best is a risk for owners in Week 4

Jahvid Best missed practice on Thursday, so fantasy owners need to prepare for a worst-case scenario.

Worried about Vick taking a step back? Don’t be

Eagles QB Michael Vick has easily been the biggest fantasy storyline during the first three weeks of the 2010 fantasy season. Either Vick has saved you from a horrific draft which netted you Brett Favre, Matthew Stafford and Eric Hipple.

Glazer: Seeing vintage Tomlinson

Jay Glazer was in the “Around the League” chair on “NFL Total Access” on Wednesday, taking a look at how the Jets’ offseason acquisitions are paying off and at the Cincinnati Bengals’ offensive struggles.

Boldin: Polamalu’s instincts are ‘second to none’

Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin joined “Around The League” host Paul Burmeister on Wednesday to chat about the rivalry with the Steelers, the AFC North and facing Troy Polamalu.

T.O.: There’s no sense of panic over offense

As long as the wins keep coming, Terrell Owens says he has no reason to gripe.

Brees dons knee brace, but only due to soreness

Drew Brees has a sore left knee that required a brace during practice on Wednesday, but Saints coach Sean Payton says the development is no “situation” to speak of.

McGahee says Rice will play on Sunday

Ravens RB Ray Rice did not practice this on Wednesday, which raise the concern level of fantasy enthusiasts everywhere. Rice has an extensive bruise on his knee, but did walk around the locker room without a limp.

Playbook picks: Steelers to go 4-0 without Big Ben

Four of the NFL’s better rivalries take place this weekend, and Playbook analysts Sterling Sharpe, Joe Theismann and Brian Baldinger are largely in agreement with their predictions.

Are the 49ers going for the spread offense?

Can the 49ers offense thrive under new offensive coordinator Michael Johnson? Our 49ers Blog Blitzer Eric Melendez might have summed it up best when he observed that the offense has no choice but to get better.

Vick hopes McNabb gets standing ovation

In Philadelphia and Washington D.C. on Wednesday, Michael Vick and Donovan McNabb seperately talked about what type of reaction the former Eagles quarterback will receive at Lincoln Financial Field.

Is Palmer even a spot-starter at this point?

Every year we have been waiting for the return of Carson Palmer. Which has been running a similar course as to waiting for this Michael Imperioli cop show to really hit with the networks. Because Palmer — much like Imperioli — is somebody that you cannot help rooting for. And besides, I watched him back in the day.

Mayock: Expect Vick to maintain high level

Playbook analyst Mike Mayock has watched the tape, and expects Michael Vick to continue his high level of play.

Del Rio’s message: Jags need to ‘let loose and play’

Jack Del Rio says what the Jaguars really need is a spark. Any type of spark. He believes the rest will follow.

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