Archive for September, 2011

First and 10: ‘A Football Life,’ Part 2

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick has been called a genius at game-planning, but just watch him struggle to change the clock on his car’s dashboard.

Fitzpatrick: Bills have bonded over underdog status

Ryan Fitzpatrick can sense the newfound optimism in Buffalo, and says the Bills have bonded over their status as underdogs.

Fantasy Live Podcast: The QB Shuffle

The “Fantasy LIVE” crew takes a look at some of the quarterback changes around the league and how they will affect fantasy owners.

Titans made decision easy for Hasselbeck

Sometimes it’s nice just to be wanted. Just ask Matt Hasselbeck.

Pondering McNabb’s job security in Minnesota

From Michael Lombardi’s perspective, Donovan McNabb has plenty of job security in Minnesota.

Bills’ Fitzpatrick reminds Warner of … himself

NFL Network analyst Kurt Warner says he sees a little of himself in Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Week 3 Playbook picks: Hail to the Redskins

The momentum of a previous week’s stirring comeback and opening at home in front of a raucous Monday Night Football crowd aren’t enough to convince our experts that the Cowboys will hand the Redskins their first loss of the year.

‘Playbook’ mailbag: Best strategy is blitzing Brady

It’s time for the “Playbook” mailbag. Are the Texans primed to take the AFC South? How can the Eagles better protect Michael Vick? Is it the best strategy to blitz Tom Brady? Get the answers from the “Playbook” crew.

Texans’ Foster misses practice; Tate might start

Yet again Arian Foster owners need to keep tabs on whether the running back will see action this week.

Vick right where Eagles expect him to be in recovery

Michael Vick took part in a morning walk-through with the Eagles Wednesday morning, clearly a positive step in his recovery from the concussion he suffered Sunday night.

Warner: Temper expectations for Jags’ Gabbert

While Blaine Gabbert will become the third rookie quarterback to be handed the reigns this season — joining Cam Newton and Andy Dalton — NFL Network analyst Kurt Warner says the early success of those quarterbacks shouldn’t raise the expectations in Jacksonville.

Three and out: Broncos’ Lloyd expected to play

Brandon Lloyd is expecting to play in Week 3 for Denver, which could affect Eric Decker’s value.

Davis: Fitzpatrick’s guts, not smarts, leads Bills

NFL Network analyst Charles Davis says Ryan Fitzpatrick’s gritty-gutty style not only epitomizes Bills, but that tough, nothing-to-lose approach is part of what has led to their recent success.

Picking the top 12 fantasy QBs

With so many quarterbacks posting big numbers this season, Jason Smith wonders who are the top 12 to target?

Data Points: Not so awesome without Asomugha

With all the big passing numbers that have been produced through the first two weeks of the 2011 season, it’s difficult to get a gauge on which teams are going to thrive in pass defense.

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