Archive for September, 2012

Fantasy football: Santonio Holmes’ value misleading

Should fantasy football owners buy into New York Jets wideout Santonio Holmes’ Week 3 performance moving ahead?

Upon further review: The Top 9 things we learned after the referee lockout

So, the refs are back. Yay. The NFL and the referees union struck an eight-year deal last night, which you can read about right here. Reaction has been pouring in all morning, both from Twitter and online. Finally, we can stop discussing lockouts for a while. Commissioner Roger Goodell chimed in here. Now that it’s over, let’s begin the process of looking back. Most importantly, what did we learn from this surprisingly lengthy labor issue? Well… 1. As much as it seemed we ridicule the referees, we really like them deep down: That was obvious. It was a case of absence making the heart grow fonder. Who knew anyone missed the same refs who they boo constantly on Sundays? Who realized how […]

Bears CB Tillman says he doesn’t expect rusty refs

Charles Tillman said he expect the veteran referees to hit the ground running.

NFL fantasy football: Alfred Morris still top back

Has the injury to Washington Redskins running back Roy Helu cemented Alfred Morris’ status atop the depth chart?

How the Tampa Bay Bucs expect a trade-style acquisition on the defensive line soon…

The Tampa Bay Bucs were dealt a harsh blow last Sunday, and I don’t just mean the loss to the Cowboys. Disruptive defensive lineman Adrian Clayborn, a former first-round pick, went down for the season with a knee injury. He tore his MCL, partially tore his ACL, and will almost certainly need surgery. For a Bucs D-line that has stopped the run better than anyone, it stings. And that’s especially true because they haven’t been quite as effective pressuring quarterbacks. Clayborn has no sacks this year, but he’s definitely tough to block, generating a lot of attention. How will the Bucs defense make up for this loss? Well, temporarily, they signed DE Jeff Charleston. But for the long term, they […]

Rap Sheet Rankings: The Week 4 Edition

Well, it’s that time again. The replacement referees generated plenty of discussion this week, and that continues today. The fallout from Monday night, the negotiations, all that… but it’s time to turn the page. Let’s focus our attention on Week 4, which begins tomorrow night with the Ravens and Browns on NFL Network. A pretty solid slate of games, but there was no doubt which was No. 1. When the Giants and Eagles play in one of the NFL’s most fun feuds, it’s worth watching. What else? Which games should capture your attention Sunday? Glad you asked. Just posted on NFL.com, here is the Week 4 version of the Rap Sheet Rankings, games 1-15.

Mario Williams says Bills must pressure Tom Brady

Mario Williams discusses facing Tom Brady in a Week 4 showdown.

NFL Fantasy LIVE podcast (9/25/12)

Jason Smith, Michael Fabiano and Elliot Harrison react to Week 3 in the NFL, covering all angles. Who shined? Who failed to show up? In the second hour, NFL Network analyst and former Green Bay Packers defensive back Darren Sharper joins the crew to discuss Monday night’s Hail Mary controversy between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks.

Best of Week 3 in Instagram

During each week of the season we will collect and curate the best Instagram photos from our NFL photographers. Here are our picks for Week 3. 1. Detroit Lions at Tennessee Titans 2. St. Louis Rams at Chicago Bears 3. New York Jets at Miami Dolphins 4. Cincinnati Bengals at Washington Redskins 5. Atlanta Falcons at San Diego Chargers Follow @NFL on Instagram.

What else did we learn about the Seahawks-Packers game?

There is a lot to say about the outcome of the “Monday Night Football” game. Most of it has to do with the refs. People have been asking my opinion all day, and it can be summed up like this: This whole thing kinda sucks. That’s … kinda all I got. With the refs and their union talking for the fourth straight day, maybe something will work itself out. Hopefully. Would be tough to go through another week like this. So, plenty more to say, but with the NFL’s statement, one thing is clear: The game is over. We’ll still talk about it — on NFL.com we now have more than 25 (and growing) headlines, videos or links directly or […]

NFL fantasy football: Forte likely to miss Week 4

Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte could miss another game; Pierre Garcon’s status remains unknown; Ryan Mathews could see some of his carries limited.

Monday Nightmare: Aaron Rodgers fails to deliver

The term “Monday Nightmare” might take a different connotation after the controversial ending to the “Monday Night Football” game. But let’s deal with the fantasy impact of what happened on Monday night.

Ravens WR Jones says Browns will play like a ‘pregnant possum’ on TNF

Jacoby Jones says the Browns will be ready to battle on TNF.

Fantasy football: Mike Vick proving high-risk value

Is Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick proving to be a riskier fantasy football play than expected?

Why Eagles coach Andy Reid said something that makes him the scariest kind of coach

The Eagles lost yesterday to the Cardinals, turning the ball over three times. They are now second-to-last in turnover margin, despite being 2-1. And, as I mentioned in this week’s Rap Sheet Rundown, they need more from QB Michael Vick. The extent they are willing to go to get Vick to pull himself together and play smarter is staggering. It is something I would not have predicted. And it tells you all you need to know about coach Andy Reid this year. Reid told reporters earlier today that, while he supports Vick, he wasn’t ready to rule out a possible competition with rookie Nick Foles. “We’ll evaluate it as we go,” Reid said. Forgive yourself if you gave a WHAT?! […]

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