Archive for May, 2011

First and 10: Ward adds to NFL’s ‘Dancing’ rep

Congratulations to Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Hines Wardyour newest “Dancing With the Stars” champion. Unbelievably, that makes not one but two players who can boast a DWTS trophy and a Super Bowl MVP trophy on their mantel.

Kubiak thankful for Andre Johnson’s connections

Texans coach Gary Kubiak doesn’t seem at all bothered that Andre Johnson has reportedly lobbied free agent Nnamdi Asomugha to join him in Houston.

Anointed or not, McCoy is best option for Browns

Even if Mike Holmgren is hesitant to do so, I have no problem anointing Colt McCoy as the Browns’ starting quarterback for next season. Of course, we know it’s not my decision.

Kirwan: Patriots should look at Edwards

The New England Patriots are thought to be one of the teams interested in what is expected to be a deep group of veteran receivers available when the free-agent market eventually opens.Pat Kirwan has an idea of which receiver they should target.

Brandt: Raiders want Nnamdi, but not at any price

There’s no shortage of opinions during this locked-out NFL offseason as to where Nnamdi Asomugha, the consensus top player available when free agency begins, will eventually land. Asomugha’s former team — the Raiders — are seldom part of that speculation.

Three and out: Brown won’t deal Palmer

Bengals owner MIke Brown won’t trade Carson Palmer, leaving the value of several of the team’s top fantasy wideouts in a state of decline.

Newton getting head start on entertainment career

He said he wanted to be an “icon and entertainer,” so it comes as no surprise that Cam Newton took to the microphone when he had an opportunity over the weekend at the NFL Players Rookie Photo Shoot in Los Angeles. What’s a little surprising was the song the Panthers’ No. 1 draft pick chose to cover: Justin Bieber‘s “Baby.” Entertaining, sure. Iconic, debatable. Judge for yourself.

First and 10: Questions for Kubiak

Now that Texans coach Gary Kubiak has agreed to be in studio Tuesday for “NFL Total Access” on NFL Network, he must be thrilled about star WR Andre Johnson‘s recent comments about trying to recruit free-agent CB Nnamdi Asomugha.

Data Points: Vikings’ Allen among most consistent

If you’re looking for consistency in a pass rusher, Jared Allen is your man.

Sapp: It’s ‘not even close,’ Reed is NFL’s best safety

Who should be rated higher among the two players widely considered the best safeties in the NFL?

A few minutes with … Cameron Wake

Dolphins LB Cameron Wake dropped by the NFL Network studios Monday and took a few minutes to share who he believes is the NFL’s best player, his take on criticism of QB Chad Henne and why he doesn’t engage in trash talk with Jets coach Rex Ryan.

Dukes: Moss could help Jets as vertical threat

It remains to be seen what type of market will exist for Moss, or how quickly it would develop in what looks to be a deep field of veteran, free agent receivers. NFL Network’s Jamie Dukes says the Jets should take interest in Moss if don’t bring back Braylon Edwards.

Dukes: Bengals’ Brown can’t go against precedent

To the surprise of few, Bengals owner Mike Brown refuses to back off his stance that he won’t trade QB Carson Palmer. Brown hasn’t wavered since Palmer’s request to be traded, and few expect him to do so.

Is Collins the best option for Titans?

Until Jake Locker is deemed ready to start by the Titans, there are all sorts of ideas as to who will be the next starting quarterback in Tennessee. It could be Rusty Smith, the only other quarterback currently on the roster. It could, and mostly likely will be, a veteran in the free-agent market.

Revis vs. Asomugha: Who’s really the best?

What — if any — separation exists between Nnamdi Asomugha and Darrelle Revis as the NFL’s best cornerback?

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