Archive for June, 2011
Posted: Tuesday, June 21st, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: First and 10, Adam Rank Steve Wyche, Antonio Gates, Bucky Brooks, Chris Cooley, DeMarcus Ware, Jason La Canfora, LeSean McCoy, Maurice Jones-Drew, Osi Umenyiora, Philip Rivers, Roddy White, Steve Smith, The Top 100 Players of 2011, Tiki Barber, Troy Polamalu
Antonio Gates is already one of the best offensive tight ends in the history of the league, but did the players get it wrong by ranking him ahead of the man responsible for getting him the ball?
Posted: Monday, June 20th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Data Points, Andre Johnson, Atlanta Falcons, Larry Fitzgerald, Roddy White
Logic would dictate that Larry Fitzgerald and Andre Johnson are the top two wideouts in the NFL, but perhaps Roddy White belongs in that discussion.
Posted: Monday, June 20th, 2011 | Michael Fabiano Tags: Chris Johnson, Daniel Thomas, Javon Ringer, Percy Harvin, Three and out
If Chris Johnson holds out of training camp, fantasy owners who draft him would be wise to grab Javon Ringer late on draft day.
Posted: Monday, June 20th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: First and 10, Chad Pennington, James Harrison, LeSean McCoy, Maurice Jones-Drew, Osi Umenyiora, Pat Kirwan, Patrick Willis, Torry Holt, Warren Sapp
We’re getting into crunch time on NFL Network’s “The Top 100: Players of 2011” list, with players 30-21 revealed on Sunday night.
Posted: Sunday, June 19th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Top 100 of 2011, Arian Foster
In the weeks before Arian Foster was revealed as the No. 25 player on NFL Network’s “The Top 100: Players of 2011” list, the Houston Texans running back tweeted that he didn’t want to be on the list, instead insisting his offensive line deserved the recognition.
Posted: Sunday, June 19th, 2011 | davedameshek Tags: The Dave Dameshek Football Program,
[audio http://traffic.libsyn.com/dameshek/top_100_reaction_30-21.mp3 ] Dave and Rank go through numbers 31-to-21 on the Top 100 list, including: whether Phil Rivers belongs so far ahead of draft classmates Ben Roethlisberger and Eli Manning; why Arian Foster is so low; and Roddy White vs. Calvin Johnson. Subscribe to the Dave Dameshek Football Program on iTunes.
Posted: Friday, June 17th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Data Points, DeMarcus Ware, Dwight Freeney, James Harrison, Jared Allen, Julius Peppers
NFL.com senior analyst Pat Kirwan ranked his top pass rushers Wednesday, with Jared Allen, Dwight Freeney, James Harrison, Julius Peppers, and DeMarcus Ware bringing in the top grades. But how did the Vikings, Colts, Steelers, Bears, and Cowboys — the teams those great players belong to — fare in team sacks?
Posted: Friday, June 17th, 2011 | Michael Fabiano Tags: Carson Palmer, Jake Locker, Kenny Britt, Kyle Orton, Larry Fitzgerald, Matt Hasselbeck, Three and out
If Carson Palmer is in fact traded, I’d love to see him land in Miami — for fantasy purposes, of course.
Posted: Friday, June 17th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Terrelle Pryor, Bucky Brooks, Ohio State, supplemental draft
As a former NFL scout, NFL.com senior analyst Bucky Brooks is a good person to ask about the pro potential of former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor. And during Brooks’ live chat Thursday on NFL.com, a fan asked him about the idea of the fleet-footed Pryor moving to running back in the NFL.
Posted: Friday, June 17th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: First and 10, Albert Haynesworth, Cris Collinsworth, Dave Dameshek, Green Bay Packers, Green Lantern, Hines Ward, JaMarcus Russell, Jermichael Finley, Kyle Chandler, LeSean McCoy, Osi Umenyiora, Rich Eisen, Tony Romo
The ring’s the thing Friday. While the NFL champion Green Bay Packers received their Super Bowl rings Thursday in a private ceremony, the big ring news today is the release of the new movie Green Lantern.
Posted: Thursday, June 16th, 2011 | Adam Rank Tags: LeSean McCoy, Osi Umenyiora
LeSean McCoy might be an evil genius. The Eagles running back, responding to a story about Osi Umenyiora wanting a new deal, tweeted that the Giants DE is ‘soft, overrated and the third best lineman on New York’s defensive line.’ Is it a plot?
Posted: Thursday, June 16th, 2011 | davedameshek Tags: The Dave Dameshek Football Program,
[audio http://traffic.libsyn.com/dameshek/June_16_2011.mp3 ] Dave lambasts Adam Rank for his Pick Six list of the NFL players he’d most like to see win a Super Bowl and offers some better alternatives; the fellas debate if the Heat would’ve made the most hated champion in sports history; Dave and Rank choose which of the five teams being talked about for a move to L.A. would make the most sense; and Dave tells a winning tale about his brush with a beer-filled Stanley Cup. Oh, it’s sweet. Subscribe to the Dave Dameshek Football Program on iTunes
Posted: Thursday, June 16th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Data Points, Indianapolis Colts
Some of you chimed in on yesterday’s Data Points on “10-Play Drives,” lamenting that the chart did not include how many of those drives resulted in touchdowns.
Posted: Thursday, June 16th, 2011 | Michael Fabiano Tags: Cedric Benson, Daniel Thomas, LeSean McCoy, Three and out
Daniel Thomas is considered fantasy’s top rookie, but that could change if the Dolphins add a veteran this summer.
Posted: Thursday, June 16th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: First and 10, Albert Haynesworth, Dave Dameshek, Hines Ward, Jamaal Charles, Mike Mayock, Plaxico Burress, Rich Eisen, Terrelle Pryor, Washington Redskins
Thursday is podcast day at the Culver City, Calif., offices of NFL.com and NFL Network. Both Rich Eisen and Dave Dameshek will tape their latest podcasts today –- but there is even more significance this week.