Archive for January, 2012

Watch: McGahee wired for sound

In case you missed it, Broncos RB Willis McGahee was mic’d up during Wednesday’s practice.

Miller wins battle with a Marlin

Even if Von Miller doesn’t see much field time come Sunday, he most likely already recorded his greatest accomplishment of the week when he reeled in a 250-pound blue Marlin during a deep-sea fishing trip Tuesday.

Lewis: ‘Everybody wants that one thing’

After 16 seasons in the NFL, Ray Lewis is at peace with his status — as what many consider the best ever at linebacker, and as a regular visitor to Honolulu as a runner-up.

Three and out: Charles in charge for Chiefs

Even coming off an reconstructive ACL operation, Jamaal Charles will still be highly coveted in fantasy drafts next season.

Playbook: Studying improved QBs

With the season coming to a close, the crew at Playbook has taken to the film to find players who made marked improvements on the field. In our first look back to 2011, we analyze a trio of quarterbacks.

Countdown to the Super Bowl: 9 days

We’re just nine days from the Super Bowl. Single digits, everybody! Are you excited yet?

Ware: Eli playing like a Manning

Cowboys LB DeMarcus Ware says the key for the Giants is having a quarterback with the last name Manning.

And now … a calf-roping lesson from Jared Allen

In case you’ve never seen a defensive end teach another defensive end wearing a ski mask how to rope a calf …

Rivers: Chargers not far off

Philip Rivers took some time out of Pro Bowl preparations to sit down with NFL Network’s Fran Charles and Marshall Faulk to talk about what the Chargers need to do next season to be a better team.

Watch: The Jared Allen Experience

Yesterday we brought you Jared Allen‘s strategy for taking things slow during Pro Bowl week, but don’t miss him wired for sound and a hlemet-cam during Wednesday’s Pro Bowl practice.

Pro Bowl newbies on high alert for rookie hazing

With Peyton Maning not around to break in the newest Pro Bowlers, the practical joking has taken a backseat to sun tanning and paddle boarding …for now.

Scam Newton? NFC might or might not have a secret weapon

Cam Newton and his teammates were having a little fun at the NFC’s Thursday practice, first sending out the rookie QB to return an Andy Lee punt, then lining the Panthers wide to catch a deep pass from Aaron Rodgers.

Hawaii’s ‘soul surfer’ has a thing for Tebow

Bethany Hamilton, best known for her work as a professional surfer in the wake of a shark attack that took her entire left arm, told a crowd of Pro Bowlers and their families that she has a little crush on, you guessed it, Tim Tebow.

Players who made good Senior Bowl week impressions

Here’s a list of players who made good first impressions with me after watching them practice up close all week at the Senior Bowl.

Pro Bowl QBs always in search of the next ring

With a handful of past Super Bowl winners in Hawaii,’s Jeff Darlington caught up with a few quarterbacks to talk about their quest for the next one.

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