Archive for December, 2010

Penn is ‘super shocked’ Bucs snubbed for Pro Bowl

Four teams did not send a representative to the Pro Bowl – Buffalo, Cincinnati, Seattle and Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers (9-6) were the only team with a winning record — and still alive for the playoffs — left without a player in the Pro Bowl.

Buccaneers LT Donald Penn feels that is just wrong.

Pick Six: Greatest divisional rivalries

Some rivalries come and go, but bitter divisional rivalries always continue to fester.

TA on Tap: Concern over the Eagles?

There will be a heavy dose of Eagles talk as Rod Woodson is joined by host Paul Burmeister, analyst Torry Holt and reporter Kara Henderson on “NFL Total Access.”

Lombardi: 49ers are going to hire Baalke

NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi, reported to have interviewed for the 49ers’ GM position, said the job is going to in-house candidate Trent Baalke.

Jed York: ‘I’m as frustrated as the fans’

49ers fans, CEO Jed York says he’s as frustrated with eight consecutive non-winning seasons as you are.

Packers’ Rodgers was biggest Pro Bowl snub

The Pro Bowl snub that caught my eye was Packers QB Aaron Rodgers.

Playbook picks: Forecasting NFC playoff teams

Sterling Sharpe is boldly going where no analyst has gone before. Well, not exactly, but he is going out on a limb and making quite the prediction for Week 17.

The Morning After: On Any Given … Tuesday

Eagles fans, you probably woke up wondering why you waited an extra 48 hours to watch what transpired at the Linc Tuesday night. There are probably support groups for what ails you.

Updated Week 17 playoff scenarios

Well, Week 16 is finally over, so here is one more updated look at the playoff scenarios heading into Week 17:

Vick failing to meet expectations in first half

Eagles QB Michael Vick has led many fantasy teams to a championship because of his stellar play, but he is apparently trying to give it all back. Vick could easily have four interceptions right now, but thankfully the Vikings cannot hold on to the ball.

Pro Bowl rosters, by the numbers

Now that the 2011 Pro Bowl rosters have been announced, here’s a breakdown of the AFC and NFC rosters.

Holt: Woodley tops Pro Bowl snubs on defense

If LaMarr Woodley’s lucky, the Steelers will be playing in the Super Bowl, which would make this Pro Bowl snub nonsense a moot point.

Davis: CJ2K tops Pro Bowl snubs on offense

Shades of Martin Scorsese (“Goodfellas”) losing to Kevin Costner (“Dances with Wolves”) for Oscar for Best Director, above is a breakdown of the offensive snubs for the 2010 Pro Bowl — per Torry Holt and Charles Davis.

2011 Pro Bowl rosters announced

The latest step in Michael Vick’s resurgence is a start in the 2011 Pro Bowl.

Falcons, Saints trending toward third meeting

Ignoring the NFC playoff seedings for now, I believe the Falcons and Saints are trending toward a third meeting this season, one that will decide who goes to Super Bowl XLV.

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