Posts Tagged ‘Joe Thomas’

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.

‘Strictly Business’ for the Browns

Heading into Week 8, the Browns own the league’s fourth-ranked defense, and linebackers Scott Fujita and Chris Gocong are leading the way in pimping a new mantra to go along with their stout play.

First and 10: Big win, big loss

The New York Giants should have been all smiles after throttling the Chicago Bears, 41-13, on Monday night, but the mood around Big Blue was glum after the team lost cornerback Terrell Thomas for the season with a torn ACL.

First and 10: Top 100 draws anger from within

Dave Dameshek will try to be objective despite his Steelers bias, because he is outraged – outraged! – that Ben Roethlisberger showed up Sunday night on NFL Network’s “The Top 100 Players of 2011″ at No. 41. That’s way too low, Dameshek says, and he makes his case in this short bonus podcast.

Draft Countdown: Thrills start in three days

Three…more…days.

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?

A few minutes with … Gerald McCoy

Gerald McCoy of the Buccaneers recently stopped by the NFL Network studios in Los Angeles, so we spent a few minutes catching up on what’s happened since his last visit a year ago.

Pro Bowlers hit the South Beach nightlife

Warren Moon and Tony Gonzalez hosted the Pro Bowl Players Party last night in South Beach, and it was a good time had by all.

Browns, Cribbs having “very positive” dialogue

The Browns and Josh Cribbs have had “very positive” dialogue about extending the Pro Bowl performer’s contract, one of his agents, J.R. Rickert, told the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

No doubting who’s in charge with Browns

Pat Kirwan got a real good feel for the Browns after his visit on Wednesday.

My top 20 NFL players

Pick your top 20 current players, regardless of position, as I did. It’s more difficult than you think. There’s one caveat — these aren’t ranked in order — but here’s a look at my top 20 as they popped into my head.

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