Posts Tagged ‘Jim Brown’

Ponder’s time as starter winding down?

Cassel closer to starting?: Lezlie Frazier recently said he hopes Christian Ponder plays on Sunday against the Steelers, but I don’t know how broken up the coaching staff would be if they were forced to go with Matt Cassel. Ponder has more INTs (5) this year than TD passes (2), and he has yet to crack 240 passing yards in a game. In other words, he’s been operating at about a C- level all year long.  If Ponder plays well in London, he’ll be given a moratorium. If not, Cassel will likely start after the bye. Jim Brown endorses Richardson trade: The Browns made a huge trade splash by recently sending Trent Richardson to the Colts, and former NFL great […]

Comparing 2012 NFL rookies to their contemporaries

The 2012 season is just days away from kicking off and this looks like an exciting season with a lot of big-name rookies expected to make a huge impact. But you can’t talk about those rookies without the inevitable comparisons. Here’s a look at some of the top rookies and how they compare to their contemporaries.

Data Points: Peterson’s September success

After he gained gained 98 rush yards on 16 carries against San Diego last week, Vikings RB Adrian Peterson now has rushed for 1,650 yards in 15 career games in the month of September. Peterson averages 110.0 rush yards per game in the month, which is the second-highest average in September in NFL history (minimum 10 games), behind only Hall of Famer Jim Brown. And when you consider the other names on this list, September success is impressive indeed.

Draft Countdown: Tark was a perfect 10

Ten. It’s more than Bo Derek in 1979. It’s even more than Pearl Jam’s best album. Right now, 10 is how many days we have left on the Path to Primetime. You might be wondering what that number means in the lexicon of the NFL draft.

Pick Six: Players we’d actually like to return

Tiki Barber wants to make a return to the NFL. And after a quick check of the calendar, yep, it is still only March 8.

Pick Six: NFL players-turned-actors

While Dave Dameshek’s NFL.com column this week contained a list of the top athletes-turned-actors, here is the more “official” list of NFL players who have turned that trick.

Week 13 notable nuggets

A look at some of the notable statistics and performances from Week 13.

Noteworthy nuggets from Week 4

With an assist from George Li on the NFL Network research desk, here’s a look at some of the most notable numbers and best performances to come out of Week 4.

Brown takes high road on losing front-office title

Jim Brown is keeping a low profile and keeping his cool after being stripped of his “executive advisor” title with the Cleveland Browns.

Packers WR Jennings will appear in ‘Criminal Minds’

NFL players are no strangers to making the leap over to a film or television career. A transition that sometimes appears as seamless as a well-run pass route.

Old school meets new school with Brown at draft

What a special moment it was for Hall of Famer Jim Brown to be on hand inside Radio City Music Hall on Friday night to announce the Cleveland Browns’ second-round selection.

NFL legends to announce picks for former teams

As part of the continuing celebration of the NFL draft’s 75th anniversary, some of the teams’ picks on Friday will be announced by a legend from that franchise.

NFL legends having a ball at the draft

With their newest draft experience complete, the NFL’s Hall of Famers just couldn’t help but marvel how far the league has come.

75th NFL Draft: ‘The Grand Crossroads of Hope’

NFL Network spent three months to produce a special introductory video, “The Grand Crossroads of Hope,” to open the 75th NFL Draft on Thursday night.

Browns’ Cribbs, Dolphins’ Williams set league records

Jerome Harrison, Josh Cribbs, Chris Johnson and Ricky Williams reached milestones in Week 15.

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