Losing Jermichael Finley is devastating for the Packers. The Packers use Finley all over the field, and he doesn’t need to catch a lot of passes to have an impact on the game.
I don’t know why so many teams missed on Arian Foster, but it’s time to start taking him seriously.
One player I’m very intrigued by right now is Ryan Torain in Washington.
Posted: Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 | Brian Baldinger | Tags: Aaron Ross, Brandon Eldridge, Brian Baldinger, Dallas Clark, Deon Grant, Indianapolis Colts, Mike Mayock, New York Giants, Perry Fewell, Peyton Manning
Peyton Manning doesn’t go through many weeks of the NFL season without being applauded for his game day heroics. The latest reason to applaud Manning is his display of selflessness.
Offensively, the Saints are still great without Reggie Bush. Just not as feared.
Without a doubt, the loss of Kris Jenkins is devastating for the Jets. But the Jets played 10 regular season games, and two playoff games, without him last season and still finished as the No. 1-ranked defense in football by a large margin.
Posted: Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 | Brian Baldinger | Tags: Aaron Rodgers, Antonio Gates, Brandyn Dombrowski, Brian Baldinger, Donald Lee, Green Bay Packers, Jermichael Finley, Joe Theismann, Legedu Naanee, Malcolm Floyd, Marcus McNeill, Michael Lombardi, Norv Turner, Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers, Vincent Jackson
The idea during a recent film session was to concentrate on young, ascending quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers and Philip Rivers. While they didn’t disappoint, some important keys jumped out about the offenses of the Packers and Chargers.
Posted: Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 | Brian Baldinger | Tags: Philadelphia Eagles, DeSean Jackson, Brian Baldinger, Jared Allen, Kevin Kolb, Michael Vick, Kevin Williams, Antonio Dixon, Mike Patterson, Brodrick Bunkley, Riley Cooper, Trevor Laws, Daniel Te'o-Nesheim
Taking another look at Eagles QB Kevin Kolb on film, he’s very natural and smooth in some areas but needs to work on the patience required to be a pocket passer in the NFL.
Posted: Thursday, August 19th, 2010 | Brian Baldinger | Tags: Alex Barron, Anthony Spencer, Barry Church, Bradie James, Brian Baldinger, Bryan McCann, Dallas Cowboys, DeMarcus Ware, Doug Free, Flozell Adams, Jerry Jones, Keith Brooking, Kyle Kosier, Leonard Davis, Marc Colombo, Phil Costa, Robert Brewster, Sean Lee, Tony Romo, Wade Phillips
The season will crumble for the Dallas Cowboys if they can’t protect QB Tony Romo and open holes for the running game.
Posted: Monday, August 16th, 2010 | Brian Baldinger | Tags: Atlanta Falcons, Brian Baldinger, Charlie Weis, Dexter McCluster, Harvey Dahl, Jamaal Charles, John Abraham, Kansas City Chiefs, Kroy Biermann, Michael Turner
The Falcons desperately need someone opposite John Abraham, and I see Kroy Biermann as that guy.
Posted: Thursday, August 12th, 2010 | Brian Baldinger | Tags: 2010 Training Camps, Alan Faneca, Bart Scott, Brandon Moore, Brian Baldinger, Brian Schottenheimer, D'Brickashaw Ferguson, Darrelle Revis, David Harris, Dwight Lowery, Kyle Wilson, LaDainian Tomlinson, Mark Sanchez, Marty Schottenheimer, Matt Slauson, Matthew Mulligan, New York Jets, Nick Mangold, Rex Ryan, Santonio Holmes, Shonn Greene, Vladimir Ducasse
I can understand the love affair between Rex Ryan and his players, but he is not affraid to work them hard.
Posted: Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 | Brian Baldinger | Tags: 2010 Training Camps, Aaron Ross, Ahmad Bradshaw, Antrel Rolle, Brandon Jacobs, Brian Baldinger, Corey Webster, Deon Grant, Eli Manning, Jeff Feagles, Jonathan Goff, Keith Bulluck, Kenny Phillips, Mario Manningham, Matt Dodge, New York Giants, Pat Flaherty, Perry Fewelll, Ramses Barden, Steve Smith, Terrell Thomas, Tom Coughlin
A year ago at this time, the only thing you heard about the New York Giants was that they had no wide receivers. Now it’s the least of the worries for the Giants.
Posted: Thursday, August 5th, 2010 | Brian Baldinger | Tags: 2010 Training Camps, Anquan Boldin, Baltimore Ravens, Ben Grubbs, Brian Baldinger, Chris Chester, Donte' Stallworth, Ed Dickson, Haloti Ngata, Jared Gaither, Joe Flacco, John Harbaugh, Marc Bulger, Michael Oher, Ozzie Newsome, Ray Lewis, Ray Rice, Terrell Suggs, Todd Heap, Warren Sapp
The Ravens look like an elite team. Offenisvely, this is the best Ravens team in recent memory.
Andy Reid runs the most physical training camp in the entire NFL, and it’s the right approach for a young Eagles team.
Terrell Owens in the Bengals offense makes a lot of sense. The Bengals are now one of the few teams in the league that can now go into a spread formation and present a formidable trio of receivers that will pose problems for defenses.