Archive for January, 2014

Julian Edelman unsure of return to Patriots

In today’s Three and Out: Julian Edelman could force the Patriots to make some tough choices; Michael Vick says he’ll be a Week 1 starter next season.

Former scout: C.J. Spiller ‘can’t be a workhorse back’

In today’s Three and Out: Is C.J. Spiller suited to be a workhorse back? Jordan Reed earns rave reviews from his new offensive coordinator.

Matt Forte expects to be a workhorse in 2014

In today’s Three and Out: Matt Forte is ready to continue his workhorse role; Gary Kubiak is optimistic about Baltimore’s run game … and FGs worth four points?

A Football Life: Jerry Rice’s amazing streak

With “A Football Life” looking at Jerry Rice’s amazing career, Marcas Grant looks at the streak that solidified Rice as both a real and fantasy Hall of Famer.

Cowboys add another play-caller to the mix

Cowboys hire Linehan to call plays: Never being a group to shy away from out-of-the-box ideas, the Dallas Cowboys have hired former Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan to call plays. But there’s a twist — the Cowboys are also retaining Bill Callahan to be the team’s offensive coordinator. Linehan spent the past five seasons leading the Lions’ offense and turned them into a top 10 outfit over the past three campaigns. While life in Detroit has centered on the passing game, Linehan has had some success running the football in the past. In 2002-03, his Minnesota Vikings were in the top five in rushing yards. The biggest issue could be a divergence of opinion among the team’s braintrust in how to operate […]

Chris Johnson knee surgery worth watching

Johnson to have surgery: Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson will reportedly undergo surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee. It was the same injury Johnson played a bulk of the season with, likely contributing to a season in which he ran for just 1,077 yards — the second-lowest total of his career. It’s with that production and now a knee surgery that the speedy running back heads into free agency. Since he is adamant against taking a pay cut, it’s hard to imagine Johnson returning to Tennessee next season. However, it could be interesting to see how many teams have an interest in the veteran and what role he would potentially fit into. Amendola could be cut: Speculation is […]

Pettine: Brian Hoyer is a ‘winner’

In today’s Three and Out: Pettine praises Hoyer, David Wilson expresses optimism and Adrian Peterson has successful surgery.

Pettine has work to do as new Browns coach

Mike Pettine is certain to help get the Cleveland Browns defense to the next level. But his bigger task will be transforming the offense.

Jay Gruden says he’ll let RGIII ‘be himself’

In today’s Three and Out: Jay Gruden won’t corral RGIII while the Giants want to take the leash off the offense; and are the Jaguars not counting on Justin Blackmon for 2014?

Teams interested in Mark Sanchez, says coach

In today’s Three and Out: Could Mark Sanchez find another starting job? Is it time to think twice about Danny Amendola?

LeGarrette Blount could confound Pats RB situation

In today’s Three and Out: LeGarrette Blount wants to come back to New England while other players could be looking for new homes.

Harvin ruled out for NFC title game

Still on the shelf: Percy Harvin is still dealing with concussion symptoms — among other ailments — and has been ruled out for Sunday’s NFC Championship Game. Harvin didn’t practice even once this past week because he didn’t pass concussion protocol. The only chance we’d possibly have of seeing Harvin again would be in the Super Bowl if Seattle makes it that far. For this week, fill your roster with others from the Playoff Challenge Roster. Bess case: Davone Bess was arrested for assaulting a police officer Friday morning at the Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Airport. Bess hAs been making the news for all the wrong reasons lately, and there’s a fairly good chance he won’t be with the Browns in […]

Good news or bad news for Doug Martin?

Run, baby: New Bucs OC Jeff Tedford likes to spread the wealth in the backfield, as he made no secret of his plans to use multiple running backs in Tampa Bay’s gameplans in an effort to keep personnel fresh. The Bucs don’t really have a franchise quarterback, so Tedford is probably wanting to implement a running game to compensate for that. It’s too early to tell if Doug Martin’s fantasy value will take a hit, although Mike James likely played well enough at times in 2013 to earn himself some carries this coming year. Moving on: More reports continue to emerge that suggest RB Chris Johnson won’t be with the Titans next season. He’s looking for a mega deal that […]

Megatron undergoing some major repairs

Tune up: So, yo know how Megatron had offseason knee surgery? Turns out that wasn’t all he had worked on. Calvin Johnson is also recovering from a finger operation, which may explain some of the inexplicable drops he had late in the season which he’d usually grab in his sleep. Both the finger and knee operations were done to correct issues which go back well before this season. He has missed just six games in his seven-year career, so he may have been running a couple quarts low for some time now. Heaven help opposing secondaries if he comes out even stronger and more fit than usual. Back in action? Kenbrell Thompkins has been officially diagnosed with a concussion, which […]

Mike Zimmer has work to build Vikings fantasy viability

New Vikings coach Mike Zimmer will have a tall task ahead of him in order to boost the overall fantasy appeal of the Minnesota Vikings.

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