By: Robert Karpeles As the last few weeks of the NFL season come to an end, it’s important to keep in mind that the most exciting football hasn’t even been played yet. Yes, the best is still to come and with good games come even better storylines. You know, the one’s about the Jets sneaking in at the last second, quarterback controversies in San Francisco and the health of the quarterback in our nations’ capital. We live for football. But we also live for the great stories that stay with us after the games have been played. Here our nine things we hope for nine teams with playoff potential: Jets – Make the playoffs. Please, these guys just have to […]
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As we look ahead to an exciting Week 13 in the NFL, here are a few more enticing features from the week that was in case you missed them.
With Colin Kaepernick continuing his ascent as the San Francisco 49ers starting quarterback, we dug a little deeper and may have uncovered the secret to his success. No, it’s not his pet tortoise Sammy. It’s food. While he may not be Top Chef material just yet, it appears Kaepernick has quite the palette and has taken to Instagram to show it off. Here are some of his most recent edible conquests: ————————————————————————————————————————————– Chicken, Rice, and Green Beans Nothing too outside the ordinary here. Kaepernick is getting the essential proteins and carbs that all athletes need. Starting athletes, especially. ————————————————————————————————————————————– Fruit Salad Continuing the healthy trend, Kaepernick posted this assortment of fruits that he was consuming one afternoon. Recent reports from […]
After Ray Rice dubbed his now infamous 4th-and-29-play “Hey Diddle Diddle Ray Rice Up The Middle,” we thought it’d be fun to parody some other iconic nursery rhymes to tell the best stories of Week 12. Check out the list below:
It’s no surprise that Colin Kaepernick is the talk of the NFL on Tuesday. After all, when you carve up the league’s leading defense with 243 passing yards and a pair of touchdowns in your first-ever NFL start, you’re going to turn a few heads. But it begs the question … should you pick him up off the waiver wire? Undoubtedly, Kaepernick looked fantastic on Monday night. But Alex Smith has been pretty good all season long, completing 70 percent of his passes for 13 touchdowns and five interceptions. Therein lies the rub. Smith isn’t a fantasy monster (he ranks just 24th among QBs in 2012) but the Niners are winning with him under center. Jim Harbaugh might not hate your […]
Call off the search, we’ve found Vernon Davis! And it turns it, Colin Kaepernick knew where he was the entire time. Just when we were ready to write off Davis for good, he comes out with a monster performance against the Monsters of the Midway.
The San Francisco 49ers host the Chicago Bears in a highly anticipated matchup among two of the league’s best teams. Both teams are coming off of disappointing performances in their prior outing; San Francisco is coming off of a frustrating tie against St. Louis, and Chicago lost a sloppy 13-6 slugfest against Houston. With Alex Smith out, it becomes especially important that the 49ers gets their ground game on track to make things easier on second-year QB Colin Kaepernick as he makes his first NFL start. Behind Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter, the 49ers lead the NFL averaging 170.2 rushing yards per game on a staggering 5.61 yards per carry, and look to exploit a Bears defense that has had […]
Posted: Sunday, September 30th, 2012 | Adam Rank Tags: Unexpected (and expected), Andre Roberts, Brian Dawkins, Brian Hartline, Colin Kaepernick, Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs, Kevin Kolb, Los Angeles Raiders, Marcus Allen, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, New York Jets, San Francisco 49ers, Sean Payton, Thurman Thomas, Tom Brady
Well, this motivation poster clearly isn’t doing its job in New Orleans. You almost expect a new poster this week, maybe Sean Payton hanging from a branch with the inscription, “Hang in there, baby!”
Posted: Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 | Adam Rank Tags: Alex Smith, Ahmad Bradshaw, Colin Kaepernick, Davone Bess, Josh Johnson, Mario Manningham, Matt Flynn, Michael Bush, Michael Crabtree, Peyton Manning, Randy Moss, Reggie Bush
Happy Wednesday, everybody. Are you ready to do this thing? We’re talking Alex Smith.
Posted: Monday, March 19th, 2012 | Adam Rank Tags: Alex Smith, Colin Kaepernick, Gary Payton, Karl Malone, Kendrys Morales, Mario Manningham, Matt Moore, Michael Crabtree, Norv Turner, Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers, Randy Moss, robert meachem, San Diego Chargers, Vernon Davis, Vincent Jackson
Happy Monday everybody. Now that your NCAA tournament brackets are worthless, let’s turn your attention back to football.
Posted: Thursday, February 9th, 2012 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Three and out, Alex Smith, Andy Reid, Chicago Bears, Colin Kaepernick, Jay Cutler, Jim Harbaugh, Johnny Knox, Philadelphia Eagles, Plaxico Burress, San Francisco 49ers
Despite talk that the 49ers QB job was open, Jim Harbaugh indicated that Alex Smith had the complete support of the organization.
With several teams seemingly uncertain about their status behind center and the fact that six quarterbacks were drafted in the first 36 picks in April — including four in the first round — we could be getting ready to see something in Week 1 that we’ve never seen before.
Posted: Thursday, July 7th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: First and 10, Brett Favre, Colin Kaepernick, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Dan Marino, Indianapolis Colts, Jerry Rice, Jimmy Johnson, Joe Montana, John Elway, Nnamdi Asomugha, Plaxico Burress, Rich Eisen, Robert Mathis
When the NFL lockout ends, Super Bowl XLII hero Plaxico Burress can begin his search for a new team in earnest. In the meantime, he’ll make an appearance Thursday at the NFL Network and NFL.com offices to talk about his new ventures with the National Urban League and the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence.
NFL.com analyst Bucky Brooks got some feathers rattled recently in a column he wrote suggesting that Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers shouldn’t be crowned among the league’s elite quarterbacks (Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, Tom Brady) yet. Some of those emotions might get stirred up again as we broached the subject in the Cover Two podcast with Brooks and NFL.com senior writer Steve Wyche.
Posted: Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Data Points, Andy Dalton, Blaine Gabbert, Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers, Christian Ponder, Cincinnati Bengals, Colin Kaepernick, Jacksonville Jaguars, Jake Locker, Minnesota Vikings, San Francisco 49ers, Tennessee Titans
While coaches wait for the lockout to end, there understandably exists some anxiety regarding the learning and assimilation time incoming rookies are missing. In theory, all of these coaches and their respective organizations are in the same boat.