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.
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Part of what makes the Ravens-Steelers rivalry one of the best in football — other than the games, of course — is the amount of talk that goes on between players, mostly through the media. And with no football to talk about, we’ll take whatever material we can get.
Posted: Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Data Points, Baltimore Ravens, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jagues, Joe Flacco, Michael Oher, New England Patriots, Ozzie Newsome, Pittsburgh Steelers, Terrell Suggs
If you watched the NFL Draft, and we know you did, then you’ve surely heard the mantra that drafting well leads to team success. The club most often mentioned as a sterling example is the New England Patriots.
Posted: Monday, April 25th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Draft Countdown, 2011 NFL Draft, Andre Johnson, Barry Sanders, Blaine Gabbert, Bobby Layne, Bronko Nagurski, Cam Newton, Dick Butkus, Joe Flacco, Joe Thomas, Josh Freeman, Larry Fitzgerald, Mark Sanchez, Matt Ryan, Matt Stafford, Mel Kiper, Merlin Olsen, Mike Mayock, Sam Bradford
If you’re a draftnik, and if you think Mike Mayock and Mel Kiper are like Axl and Slash, then you know what’s in three days. The path to prime time is getting short, as draft weekend starts Thursday.
So if the NFL draft is just three days away, then what are some good draft 3s?
Yesterday we took a look at the strength of schedule for every NFC team, noting that the Panthers had one heck of a hard road to getting back to viability. Today, it’s another one of 2010’s lousy teams that shows up as having a tough task, as we look at the AFC strength of schedule.
As one of the more fun-loving players in the NFL, you never know what Ravens OLB Terrell Suggs will say in an interview. We got a chance to sit down with him during a visit to NFL Network studios Friday and talked about a number of things, including the new Arizona State uniforms, his teammate Tom Zbikowski’s boxing career, and his rival Hines Ward’s performance on “Dancing with the Stars.”
Recently, Joe Flacco, Tony Romo, and Carson Palmer have all drawn criticism from analysts, fans, and the rest of the hard-to-please masses that follow the NFL. Surprisingly, even with the draft coming up, all three names have been mentioned prominently in the media lately, and not necessarily in glowing terms.
Posted: Thursday, March 24th, 2011 | Adam Rank Tags: Peyton Manning, Brad Johnson, Eli Manning, Jay Cutler, Joe Flacco, Joe Montana, Johnny Unitas, Mark Rypien, Mark Sanchez, Matthew Stafford, Tony Romo, Trent Dilfer
Quarterbacks are continually on the hot seat. Which is about as an obvious statement as saying that the Duke basketball team is rather polarizing. But which quarterbacks are on the hottest seats? How about Peyton Manning?
Cowboys QB Tony Romo could be an absolute steal in fantasy drafts next season. Find out why…
Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald was impressed with both the Steelers and Packers, and you should be, too. Here are some stats to amaze your friends with at your playoff viewing party on Sunday.
The NFL Network research desk has sent along some postgame stats from the Ravens’ 30-7 win over the Chiefs. Some good numbers to chew on here, but Chiefs’ fans, you’re not going to like what you read.
A few halftime thoughts as the Chiefs and Ravens hit halftime at Arrowhead Stadium.
Posted: Sunday, January 9th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Mark Sanchez, Ben Roethlisberger, Drew Brees, Indianapolis Colts, Joe Flacco, New Orleans Saints, New York Jets, Pete Carroll, Peyton Manning, Rex Ryan, Seattle Seahawks
This is the first time in the Super Bowl era that both defending conference champions lost in the opening round of the playoffs. This is the ninth time in the Super Bowl era that both defending conference champions failed to reach the second round of the playoffs (either failed to reach playoffs or lost in opening round).
Veteran receiver Anquan Boldin has had his moments since being traded to the Ravens before the season began. According to NFL.com analyst Pat Kirwan, the best maybe yet to come. Kirwan broke down Sunday’s Ravens-Chiefs playoff game in a live chat on Friday, and predicted that Boldin will play a key role in the game.
Posted: Monday, January 3rd, 2011 | Adam Rank Tags: Michael Vick, Andy Reid, Arian Foster, Beanie Wells, Billy Ray Cyrus, Brad Childress, Brandon Lloyd, Brandon Marshall, Craig Ellenport, Derek Anderson, Gary Kubiak, Gil Brandt, Jahvid Best, James Buckley Jr., Jim Gigliotti, Joe Flacco, Joe McKnight, Kevin Boothe, Kevin Kolb, Kyle Orton, LaDainian Tomlinson, Larry Fitzgerald, Matt Forte, Michael Fabiano, Miley Cyrus, Nick Bakay, Richard Todd, Ryan Mathews, Santana Moss, Shonn Greene, Steve Buscemi, Steve Young, Todd Haley
The 2010 fantasy season is over, and what a strange year it was. Here is a quick look back, and some thoughts for the future.