Posts Tagged ‘Junior Seau’

Unexpected (and expected) for Week 2: Cardinals are 2-0

When you are looking for the unexpected, it’s hard to imagine anybody who could have seen the Cardinals upset of the Patriots. In fact, take a look at our experts’ picks right here and nary a Cardinals pick in the bunch. (Although, check out one of the three people who nailed the St. Louis upset.)

My story: Retiring lineman Jacob Bell has some ideas for helping playing safety

I admit, I had barely heard of Jacob Bell before Tuesday. Now, I’ll always remember him. The veteran lineman became the first player to change his life following the death of legendary linebacker Junior Seau. Valuing his safety, Bell stepped away from the game. He officially retired, doing so because Seau’s apparent reality spurred him to do it. Bell is healthy now, but he doesn’t know what is around the corner. Bell wants to speak out about the realities of the game, and he did so in my article. “Everybody wants to make the money, but what are you really sacrificing?” Bell told me. “If they tell you we’re going to take your brain and whack it with a baseball bat, […]

Days later, tributes are still pouring in for fallen LB Junior Seau

It has been three days since legendary linebacker Junior Seau tragically took his own life. The 12-time Pro Bowl selection is still on the minds of many in the NFL.

Cover Two: Remembering Seau

Jason Smith and Elliot Harrison try to make sense of the Junior Seau tragedy, discuss the impact of Terrell Suggs‘ injury and the Saints’ players bounty punishments. Plus, the guys disagree on player ranked between 81 and 90 on “The Top 100: Players of 2012”.

Three and out: Alshon Jeffery is signed

It’s time for a look at the top fantasy storylines of the day.

Are the Redskins in running for Chargers WR Jackson?

The relationship between the Chargers and WR Vincent Jackson doesn’t seem like it will end well. Recent reports suggest that several teams are interested in acquiring Jackson.

Brady: ‘I don’t think I’ve ever influenced a call’

As the Dolphins prepared to take on the New England Patriots in an AFC East showdown on Sunday, outspoken Dolphins linebacker Joey Porter told NFL Network that he thinks officials use a different rule book for Pats QB Tom Brady.

Roundup: Jones says coach Phillips’ job is safe

The Dallas Cowboys (and their fans) had high expectations coming into the season. But the team’s inconsistent play has resulted in a 3-2 start, which has many pundits pondering the job security of coach Wade Phillips. According to The Dallas Morning News, owner Jerry Jones insisted this week that Phillips is not in danger of losing his job, and compared the Cowboys’ woes to those of one of Dallas’ division rivals during the 2007 season: “Two years ago the Giants were seemingly not in disarray, but they were in trouble,” Jones said. “It was also absolutely expected that something was going to happen with the coach, [Tom] Coughlin. … Well, that same year they won the Super Bowl. You’ve got […]

Roundup: Eagles’ Westbrook dealing with less carries

Eagles RB Brian Westbrook had just eight touches against the Buccaneers last week, a surprising scene to not only fantasy owners and Philadelphia fans alike but to Westbrook himself. Eagles coach Andy Reid has said that Westbook could split more carries with rookie RB LeSean McCoy in the future.

It’s official: Seau returning to Patriots

Veteran LB Junior Seau has agreed to a one-year contract with the Patriots. However, the move hasn’t been formally announced by the team because it hasn’t received the signed deal and it hasn’t made a roster move to clear space for Seau.

Patriots agree in principle with LB Seau

The Patriots and Junior Seau have agreed on the parameters of a deal, and all that would be required is for the team to execute the contract and have the veteran linebacker join the team.

Seau, Patriots haven’t talked since last week

Free-agent LB Junior Seau hasn’t been contacted by the Patriots since taking a physical for the team last week, a league source told NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora.

Smith, Rice headline 2010 Hall of Fame class

Bad news for some of the fringe players waiting on the Hall of Fame, like Cris Carter, Shannon Sharpe and Andre Reed. That wait could become even longer as Emmitt Smith and Jerry Rice will be taking two of the available spots in the 2010 Pro Football Hall of Fame class.

Seau shakes off late hit

About halfway through the fourth quarter of the Patriots’ 47-7 rout of the Arizona Cardinals, linebacker Junior Seau was taken to the ground by a fan who had jumped onto the field.

Fan tackles Seau on the sideline

Halfway through the fourth quarter, an apparently inebriated fan jumped out of the Gillette Stadium stands and actually tackled Patriots LB Junior Seau on the sideline. The fan was, of course, forcefully removed from the field while being pelted with snowballs from five other fans who were still left in the stands.

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