Published: September 28th, 2011 | Tags: First and 10, Bill Cowher, Bill Parcells, Cris Carter, Curtis Martin, Denarius Moore, Houston Texans, Jerome Bettis, Jerome Brown, Matt Hasselbeck, Miami Dolphins, New Orleans Saints, Nnamdi Asomugha, Paul Alexander, Philadelphia Eagles, Pro Football Hall of Fame, Reggie White
Will Bill Parcells and Bill Cowher — or their longtime running backs, Curtis Martin and Jerome Bettis — be taking their place in Canton next summer? Will 2012 finally be Cris Carter‘s year? What about great linemen like Will Shields, Dermontti Dawson, Chris Doleman and Charles Haley? Or former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue? Get an early clue when the Pro Football Hall of Fame releases the nominees for the Class of 2012 on Wednesday at 2 p.m. ET. Log onto NFL.com or tune into NFL Network for full coverage.
Here’s what else is on tap for Wednesday:
- If you like offense, don’t miss NFL Network’s replay of Sunday’s shootout between the Houston Texans and New Orleans Saints tonight at 8 p.m ET.
- The chorus of Miami Dolphins critical of their teammates’ practice habits grew a lot louder Monday and Tuesday, stoking the fire under coach Tony Sparano‘s hot seat.
- NFL Films goes inside the X’s and O’s to show fans how Oakland Raiders rookie wide receiver Denarius Moore is having such a big impact in the NFL.
- Dave Dameshek goes to town on Michael Vick for whining about late hits, Tom Brady for forgetting that he plays tackle football, Matthew Stafford for his TD celebrations and more in this week’s Shame Report.
- Is Nnamdi Asomugha a bust? The early returns for the Eagles’ high-priced secondary are not good, and NFL.com’s Bucky Brooks explains why in his weekly scouting notebook.
- The Philadelphia Eagles defense from 1987-92 was one of the best in NFL history, and at the heart of it were Reggie White and Jerome Brown, two players whose legacy you can remember in a special documentary on NFL Network Thursday at 10 p.m. ET.
- Some coaches play golf or go fishing, but Bengals offensive line coach Paul Alexander — a true Renaissance man — has a unique way of escaping from football.
- Titans quarterback Matt Hasselbeck has quietly posted better numbers than some QBs who were much more highly rated, and NFL.com fantasy editor Michael Fabiano says he should be a popular waiver wire target heading into Week 4.
- Come up with names for the week’s most exciting plays, and tweet your way into the NFL history books. We’ll pick our favorites, and let users pick the final winner each week.
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