2012. What can we say? The Mayans were obviously wrong. Thank goodness because the NFL experienced quite a year of amazement from the Giants improbable Super Bowl win against the New England Patriots to this season’s comebacks of Peyton Manning and Adrian Peterson to the establishment of the 2012 rookie QB class of Andrew Luck, RG3 and Russell Wilson. So, relax and enjoy as our staff takes you back to the good, the bad, and the memorable of 2012. We present to you, dear reader, our 2012 NFL-ballooza. ————————————————————————————————————————————– 1. Top 10 2012 NFL Pop Culture Moments ————————————————————————————————————————————– Rex Ryan: Oscar Nominee? What was the biggest bit of acting from the Jets this season? Rex Ryan in the Adam Sandler […]
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Posted: Saturday, November 10th, 2012 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: Playbook Sunday Lookout, 49ers, Bears, Broncos, Buccaneers, Chargers, Cowboys, Eagles, Falcons, Jets, Lions, NFC matchups, NFL Playbook show, Panthers, Rams, Saints, Seahawks, SUNDAY LOOKOUT, Texans, Vikings
The Chargers defense has played a single high coverage 76% (104/170) of the opponents drop backs. They will also be forced to stack the box due to RB Doug Martin’s presence.
As we do every week, let’s take a swing around the NFL, looking at a bunch of random things… So, what’s been up? 1. The Jets play on Monday night, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to talk about what’s going on with them. Banged up, beat up and struggling, the Jets face a critical home game against the powerful Texans. And all eyes are on their quarterback situation. Rex Ryan said he’s sticking with starter Mark Sanchez, but for how long? When does Tim Tebow Time happen? At what point will Ryan said, “Screw it, let’s put Tim in?” Because, as people inside the building say, that’s what it’ll be. I mean, can’t you hear Rex saying that… […]
As we do every week, let’s take a swing around the NFL, looking at a bunch of random things … So, what’s been up? 1. I cued up my Game Pass yesterday and checked out the Jaguars/Saints game… and I almost couldn’t believe what I saw. Where in the world did this guy still called Blaine Gabbert come from? Last year, the former first-rounder was a mess. Just scared and shaky, looking unprepared and fidgety in the pocket with no recognition skills. I didn’t shy away from criticizing him, wondering if it was all a big mistake. Meanwhile, Jaguars fans pointed out what a similar disasterbacle Eli Manning was a rookie … and that turned out fine. Based on Friday […]
As we do every week, let’s take a swing around the NFL, looking at a bunch of random things … So, what’s been up? 1. I can’t help but think that the Steelers’ season will be dictated by two storylines, neither of which will make the Pittsburgh crazies very happy. One is, can QB Ben Roethlisberger stay healthy? He’s already been slowed by a gimpy ankle and, ho hum, he’s got a torn rotator cuff on his throwing shoulder. And from the way it sounded, his offensive line will be a work in progress. Starting two rookies is good for the future, scary for the present, even if the rookies are highly touted like David DeCastro and Mike Adams. And […]
We spent last night in Chicago, checking out the preseason debut of new Broncos QB Peyton Manning. The ex-Colts star played just 12 snaps, but to him, it meant so much more. Manning was serious last night, in game mode. Right up until he stopped his interview to show his appreciation. He missed an entire season, underwent several neck surgeries, changed teams… and has emerged. And he wanted to thank the people who made it happen. Manning led his team on a 50-yard drive yesterday before throwing an interception. He also converted a third-and-17. But we’ll have plenty of time to discuss all the football things. Last night at Soldier Field wasn’t about that. Last night was about Manning’s trek […]
Hello from Chicago, where we’re set to take in tonight’s Bears/Broncos preseason game. You can tell me they don’t count all you want (they don’t), but I’m still pretty psyched. Can’t go wrong with watching Broncos QB Peyton Manning’s return. So, what will you see tonight at Soldier Field? Well, as our buddy Albert Breer reported, essentially one or two series from Manning. If they score in 10 plays or whatever, he’ll be out. And if it’s time for the starting offensive line to come out, don’t expect Manning out there with the backups. Still, it’s the most football he’s played in a long, long time. That Wild Card loss to the Jets in 2010 was his last snap, an […]
Just got off the phone with Chicago Bears LB Lance Briggs, and I’m still laughing. The conversation was fun, with Briggs offering me some fashion advice right out of the gate. Considering he’s the NFL/New Era cap ambassador helping launch the new on-field product, he has some sway. We’ll get to all that in a day or so. But today, I’m pumped about getting to ask the seven-time Pro Bowl player about my favorite Sound FX moment of the year. Yeah, you know the one. It’s captured right here on this link. At the 1:25 mark, Broncos QB Tim Tebow inexplicably exclaims, “What up, Lance Briggs??” Then he tells Briggs he’s been waiting to play against him his whole life. […]
The Patriots have lost three straight playoff games since their run to Super Bowl XLII. NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi breaks down what the Pats have to do to stop the skid Saturday night against Tim Tebow and the Broncos.