Ramses Barden’s hopes to follow in his fellow wide receiver’s spikes.
Archive for September, 2012
Andy Dalton says he takes more of an active role in practice in his second season.
Can Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo have the best showing of the young season in Week 3?
Posted: Thursday, September 20th, 2012 | Ian Rapoport Tags: Cowboys,
It’s always interesting how a team will react to a lose. A close loss will often draw out the emotional response. An ugly, beat-down like they suffered in Seattle? Well, who knows? The Cowboys were even-keeled today, several days after licking their wounds. There wasn’t shock or anger or panic. Just a business-like sense of trying to figure out what went wrong. That comes from coach Jason Garrett, and the players are buying in. As with any Cowboys team — one that deals with so much media coverage either way — that’s key. Not listening to all the hoopla wanting to anoint them in Week 1 and crush them in Week 2. As DL Marcus Spears told me, they knew […]
Posted: Thursday, September 20th, 2012 | Ian Rapoport Tags:
Wes Welker has been part of a main storyline for the Patriots since the Super Bowl. The Patriots receiver was deemed their franchise player, then there were questions about whether he would sit out or make a stand. Well, he sat out some, talked about not feeling great about the way he was treated, then returned for mandatory mini-camp and signed his tag. The questions haven’t gone away. As you’ve probably read — the Boston Globe and Boston Herald have it well covered — Welker’s playing time is down while the snaps for Julian Edelman are up. Edelman even started on Sunday. Our own Albert Breer has a really good look at this situation, too, to lead off his picks […]
Danny Amendola is excited to be in and explosive offense under coordinator Brian Schottenheimer.
Coby Fleener probably will be forever overshadowed on the Indianapolis Colts by his current quarterback and fellow Stanford grad Andrew Luck.
The rookie tight end dashed out of the gate this season, catching six passes in Week 1.
Fleener told “NFL AM” Thursday morning that his early success is a product of his relationship with Luck.
Posted: Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 | Ian Rapoport Tags: Rap Sheet Rankings,
If there is one way to move on to the next week in the NFL, it’s to sit in front of a schedule, look at the slate of games, and start to make sense of it. That, to me, is how the following week begins. And then, I write it up in our weekly feature, the Rap Sheet Rankings. I rank ‘em 1-16 based on my interest in each game. This week’s top choice was easy. Any time the Ravens and Patriots play each other, it’s one you’ll want to be in front of a TV for. I gave you a little taste this morning with this post on Patriots nemesis Bernard Pollard. While he noted, “The Super Bowl’s not won […]
With the Patriots looming, Ravens S Bernard Pollard discusses his response when fans call him “The Brady Killer”
For years, major Patriots injuries have had one constant — Bernard Pollard was either involved or had a front-row seat for them. Think about it. When Tom Brady tore his ACL, it was Pollard with the Chiefs who slammed into his left knee. When Wes Welker tore his ACL, Pollard with the Texans was inches away from drilling him. And last year, when TE Rob Gronkowski suffered a brutal high-ankle sprain leading up to the Super Bowl, it was Pollard with the Ravens who brought him down (left). Three different teams for Pollard, three different injuries to Patriots. Yikes. It’s no wonder that he’s considered one of the all-time Patriots villains by fans. There are even T-Shirts honoring, um, his […]
Ray Lewis said the NFL lost one of its most influential people.
Ike Taylor dismisses the idea that age is affecting the Steelers’ defense
Jason Smith, Michael Fabiano and Elliot Harrison reflect on the life of the late Steve Sabol. Also, which player should be the hottest pick-up on the waiver wire?
Posted: Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: New York Giants, NFL Playbook, Ahmad Bradshaw, Andre Brown, Eli Manning, football, Greg Schiano, Hakeem Nicks, New York Giants, NFL, NFL Playbook, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tom Coughlin
While the controversy surrounding Greg Schiano and Tom Coughlin stole the headlines from New York’s 41-34 win over Tampa, it was a new approach from the Giants’ offense that sparked their epic comeback and enabled Eli Manning to throw for a career-high 510 yards.
Posted: Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, New England Patriots, San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers, Tennessee Titans
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 2. 1. Detroit Lions at San Francisco 49ers 2. Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars 3. Arizona Cardinals at New England Patriots 4.Tennessee Titans at San Diego Chargers 5. Denver Broncos at Atlanta Falcons Follow @NFL on Instagram.
Posted: Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Three and out, Aaron Hernandez, Arizona Cardinals, Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs, Kellen Winslow, Larry Fitzgerald, New England Patriots
The Patriots are looking for help at the tight end position after the injury to Aaron Hernandez, turning to Kellen Winslow. But Marcas Grant doesn’t expect Winslow to produce Hernandez-like numbers.