Posts Tagged ‘Gil Brandt’

Welcome to Canton

The road to the Hall of Fame begins in Cleveland, where Hopkins International Airport is already overrun with autograph hounds.

Brandt: Don’t expect Bush to leave Saints

As we (hopefully) inch closer to the end of the lockout and the start of free agency, one player that a lot of fans have been asking about is actually still under contract: Reggie Bush.

Brandt on Favre: ‘QBs never want to retire’

Brett Favre hasn’t made any indication that he’s pondering a return for a 21st NFL season. Still, NFL.com senior analyst Gil Brandt remains confident the gunslinger might have one more comeback attempt in him.

First and 10: Happy birthday, Nnamdi (we’re sorry)

Wednesday is Nnamdi Asomugha’s 30th birthday. So why is NFL.com’s Bucky Brooks taking this opportunity to tell NFL teams they shouldn’t be so eager to sign the Raiders’ Pro Bowl cornerback?

Brandt: Favre might have itch, but who will scratch?

Almost time to fire up Favre Watch 2011? On one hand, says NFL.com’s Gil Brandt, yes. Then again, Brandt says, NFL teams might not be all that interested.

Brandt: No surprise if Asomugha back in Oakland

Many NFL observers believe it’s a foregone conclusion Nnamdi Asomugha won’t be back in Oakland. Not NFL.com senior analyst Gil Brandt, who believes the team’s owner is a wild card.

Brandt: Raiders want Nnamdi, but not at any price

There’s no shortage of opinions during this locked-out NFL offseason as to where Nnamdi Asomugha, the consensus top player available when free agency begins, will eventually land. Asomugha’s former team — the Raiders — are seldom part of that speculation.

Brandt: Ingram will be draft steal for Saints

As the evaluation process unfolding leading up to the 2011 NFL Draft, the stock of Alabama RB Mark Ingram was a consistent source of debate.

First and 10: Draftniks, get out your pencils

Admit it, you’re one of the thousands of NFL fans suffering from draft withdrawal. We understand. And we agree with you that it is never too early to talk about next year’s draft.

Analysts tab favorite picks of Day 3

In an unscientific straw poll conducted during the seventh round, we asked some NFL.com and NFL Network personalities for their favorite picks of Day 3 of the 2011 NFL Draft.

Lombardi: Patriots took ‘calculated risk’ in Cannon

It’s far too early to anoint anyone the steal of the 2011 NFL Draft. But if Marcus Cannon can bounce back from a reportedly treatable form of non-Hodgkins lymphoma — which he found out about last week and is expected to be mostly recovered from in several weeks — he could be that player.

Data Points: Top LBs rarely match hype

According to NFL.com analyst and legendary Dallas Cowboys personnel guru Gil Brandt, six linebackers have been drafted in the top 10 during the past decade with less-than-fantastic results … like having only one Pro Bowl appearance collectively.

Brandt: Bengals have quarterback in sight

The Bengals are looking for a quarterback, that much we know about the draft. But where do the Bengals make the move? Our Gil Brandt told readers on Monday during his NFL.com chat that the Bengals could be looking to move out of the No. 4 spot in the draft, and that the club has its eyes on quarterback down the draft board.

Draft Countdown: Crazy 8s

Eight is Enough. As bad as that ‘70s TV show was, it can’t be any worse than having to wait any longer for the start of the 2011 NFL Draft. And eight just happens to be the number of days until the draft begins.

Brandt: Martz looking at quarterbacks

Of course, some boisterous Bears fans are over QB Jay Cutler following his injury in the NFC Championship Game. But could the team actually be looking for his replacement?

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