Archive for May, 2011

First and 10: Strike a pose on ‘Total Access’

Who says the NFL and the NFLPA don’t get along? The NFLPA is holding its annual Rookie Premiere event in Los Angeles on Friday, with recent draft picks from all 32 teams on hand – mainly to have photos taken for football cards. The NFLPA has been kind enough to allow NFL Network and cameras into the event,

Data Points: Who is the worst team of the 2000s?

Surprise, surprise, the Bills and Lions didn’t make the playoffs during the decade. In fact, the last playoff appearance for each franchise was back in 1999.

Looking into the price tag for Kyle Orton

Depending on who you believe, Kyle Orton is either in front of the line to be the Denver Broncos starting quarterback, or on the trading block. Or maybe even both.

Wyche: Bucs could make run at Asomugha

It’s not a stretch to think that every team welcome the addition of CB Nnamdi Asomugha in free agency. As one of the NFL’s few elite cornerbacks, who happens to be in his prime, Asomugha is the gem of a free agent market that only builds in anticipation during the locked-out offseason.

DDFP: The toughest NFL names, the most overrated players, and Harrison Ford vs. Robert De Niro

Episode 2 of the Dave Dameshek Football Program is a real hoot. The gang discusses the NBA playoffs, the most overrated players in the NFL, and who has the best movie career. Will you give it a listen?

Peak performance: Warriors conquer Kilimanjaro

An NFL contingent, along with a group from the Wounded Warrior Project, reached Uhuru Peak, the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, on Wednesday. Former Titans coach Jeff Fisher and former players Tedy Bruschi and Chad Lewis began the climb — intended to raise awareness for Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors — on May 13.

Three and out: New home for Ochocinco?

Bengals WR Chad Ochocinco could be on the move this offseason, but his fantasy value isn’t likely to increase.

First and 10: Dubious drop, classic comeback

What if Bills receiver Stevie Johnson didn’t drop that should-have-been game-winning TD pass in overtime against the Steelers last season? Perhaps Pittsburgh wouldn’t have won the AFC North and advanced to the Super Bowl.

Data Points: Who is the team of the 2000s?

With Pittsburgh losing to Green Bay in Super Bowl XLV — No. 19 in our list of the top 20 games of 2010 — it only creates more debate whether to rank the Steelers as the best team this millennium.

Kolb, Palmer are best QB options for teams in need

If you’re putting a board together of all the quarterbacks thought to be available in free agency or via a trade this offseason, I think the first person every team is looking at is Kevin Kolb.

Warner: Romo is an elite quarterback

NFL Network analyst and Super Bowl MVP Kurt Warner believes Tony Romo is among the NFL’s elite at his position.

A few minutes with … Marcedes Lewis

Jaguars Pro Bowl TE Marcedes Lewis took time out during a visit to the NFL Network studios to talk about his offseason training, what it will take for the Jaguars to win their division and why he’s the best tight end in football.

Suh is one of a kind and will only get better

I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a player come from the college game to the pro game and appear like there was no adjustment the way Ndamukong Suh did as a rookie last season.

Possible destinations for Burress

With plenty of time for speculation, what are the possible landing spots for Plaxico Burress?

Three and out: Stafford could be a fantasy star

If Lions QB Matthew Stafford can stay healthy, he’s going to be a major breakout candidate in fantasy leagues.

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