Archive for July, 2012

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says he finally had a “great visit” with WR Dez Bryant

For the past couple days, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones had avoided talking to Dez Bryant. The WR had been arrested, and Jones told a radio station that he was “too pissed” to do so. All that stems, of course, from Bryant’s arrest for allegedly hitting his mother. Well, that has changed. Perhaps this situation is quieting down for Dallas. Jones acknowledged that his “disappointment” with Bryant was why he hadn’t talked with him. “That’s one of the main reasons,” Jones said. “You know as a daddy sometimes, you’re not supposed to spank when you’re mad. I wanted to get the information, like I said the other day, but I also wanted to get my mind right so we could really […]

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said, WHAT? Some context…

Just a quick thought before we head out to practice… Yesterday, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones raised more than a few eyebrows for some comments he made during the pep rally before the team’s first practice. (Yes, there was a pep rally, complete with cheerleaders.) It was loud, the band was playing, the fans were cheering, and Jones was amped. Jones told the screaming masses to “come to Cowboys Stadium and watch us beat the Giants’ ass.” Crowd went nuts, reporters (like this one) reached for Twitter. Cue pandemonium. It led to some reaction today, specifically from the Cowboys peeps and Giants fans, who are going nuts. Coach Jason Garrett wisely sidestepped the remarks, saying, “Jerry Jones owns this football team and […]

Cowboys QB Tony Romo takes pride in saying the player he was in 2009 was ‘laughable’

This is a little bit of a TiVo delay here, as the Dallas Cowboys just finished their walk-through this morning in Oxnard, Calif. And there were people who spoke after practice today, including CB Brandon Carr and RB DeMarco Murray, who are noteworthy. But I wanted to bring it back to last night for a minute. About 8 p.m. central time (late), QB Tony Romo talked to reporters, and I know his comments got missed by some. So, before we go forward, let’s review. And what I was struck by was Romo’s assessment of his past play. He became the starter in 2006, leading the team to a 6-4 record. And of course, by 2009, he was a star, going […]

NFL fantasy football: Chad Johnson on top?

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chad Johnson is making the most out of his new surroundings, but is he worth the risk in fantasy football leagues?

Green Bay Packers focus on improved scoring, not rushing

Everyone is worried about how much the Green Bay Packers will be able to run the ball this season, except those people in charge of the offense.

Asked about improving the Packers run game on “NFL Total Access” earlier this month, Aaron Rodgers responded, “Do we need to?”

London Fletcher: RG3 comparable to Cam Newton, Michael Vick

Michael Vick is on record supporting comparisons between himself and Robert Griffin III. RG3’s Washington Redskins teammate, London Fletcher, agrees with that assessment and adds one more player to the evaluation.

Notes, quotes and other random stuff from the Cowboys first day of training camp…

I spent three years watching the Patriots begin training camp… and it was nothing like how the Cowboys do it. Out here in Oxnard, Calif., was an opening ceremony featuring three(!) skydivers, a marching band, and cheerleaders. Owner Jerry Jones asked fans to help him kick the Giants butt, and Oxnard Mayor Dr. Thomas E. Holden was on hand. So were 5,266 fans. What else happened today? A quick run-through… after you watch my hit from NFL Network’s Total Access. – First, three players failed the Cowboys conditioning test, including RB Felix Jones. Just an inexcusable thing. Jones missed mini-camp with a shoulder injury, and coach Jason Garrett was essentially asked if that made it OK. “We would anticipate all of […]

Madden NFL 13: Eli Manning is better than Peyton Manning

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning caused a stir prior to last season when he told the world he was an elite quarterback. Eli, of course, proved his doubters wrong when he was selected as MVP of Super Bowl XLVI — the second of his NFL career.

Recapping this trip: The San Diego edition

After a quick one-day stop in San Diego, we made the three-hour drive to Oxnard, Calif., to watch the Cowboys practice for a few days. It wasn’t a bad drive, especially considering we stopped and grabbed In-N-Out burger on the way.

What happened in San Diego? Let’s go…

NFL fantasy football: Brandon Lloyd in prime position

Can New England Patriots wideout Brandon Lloyd rekindle the chemistry Tom Brady and Randy Moss once shared in Foxborough?

Cam Newton: Carolina Panthers back Ryan Kalil ‘110 percent’

Cam Newton is the latest Carolina Panther to back up Ryan Kalil‘s Super Bowl guarantee. The quarterback says the team is doing their part and giving the center “110 percent.”

Rex Ryan ‘excited’ about New York Jets, Tim Tebow

Rex Ryan told “NFL AM” he is “excited” about Tim Tebow and reiterates that he is the best defensive coach in the NFL.

San Diego Chargers are pretty unanimous in support of Norv Turner, says Philip Rivers

I’m spending the day in San Diego, as glorious a training camp setting as you could possibly imagine. What an awesome place. We went live on NFL Network with their practice and taped a bunch of one-on-one interviews. Of course, one topic was the return of Turner, who at one point last year looked like a goner. Instead, a 4-1 run to end the season gave him (at least) one more season.

Nine really random things and whatever else is going on around the NFL…

With training camp in full swing, we’re flying around the country to bring you all sorts of interesting (and non-interesting) stuff. Let’s pause this Sunday morning to embrace routine with our nine really random things. So, what’s been up? 1. NFL Training Camp is only a few days old, but already something fantastic has happened. I’ll say right now, we’ll be hard-pressed to find something better during the entire months of July and August. What was it? Tim Tebow ran shirtless in the rain. Our friend Bob Glauber of Newsday captured it brilliantly, showing the world the most highly publicized backup in history playing for the skins team. It rained at Jets camp, Tebow needed to go inside and he […]

Recapping this trip: The Santa Clara/San Jose/San Francisco edition

Another day, another new city. We spent the last two nights in San Jose, which is right by Santa Clara, which is actually where the 49ers play despite being still called the San Francisco 49ers. Got all that? Me too. Anyway, now we’re in San Diego, preparing for tomorrow’s live practice that’ll be shown on NFL Network. I can’t lie, I’m excited for that. The Chargers are one of those teams that I’d imagine are fun to watch work out, mainly because of the talent and athleticism they’ve always shown. So, should be fun. But before we do that…. Here is one of my hits from 49ers camp yesterday on NFL Network. Some highlights of the trip to 49ers practice? […]

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