Posts Tagged ‘Mario Williams’
Posted: Saturday, October 22nd, 2011 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: Playbook, Akeem Ayers, Andre Johnson, Arian Foster, Ben Tate, Chris Johnson, Cortland Finnegan, Houston Texans, James Casey, Joel Dreessen, Jurrell Casey, Mario Williams, Matt Hasselbeck, Matt Schaub, Nate Washington, Owen Daniels, Peyton Manning, Shaun Smith, Tennessee Titans, Wade Phillips
With the monotony of Indianapolis’ annual contention for the AFC South stifled by Peyton Manning’s injury, Houston and Tennessee will battle for the division lead Sunday as we approach the season’s midpoint.
Posted: Monday, October 10th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: First and 10, Adrian Peterson, Al Davis, Green Bay Packers, Mario Williams, New York Jets, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, Rex Ryan, Tim Tebow
The Jets owe the Eagles a debt of gratitude. If it wasn’t for that nightmare of a “Dream Team” in Philly, the spotlight would be a little hotter on that other green team with high pre-season expectations. The Jets are sinking fast after the Patriots handed them a third straight loss on Sunday, and three veteran wide receivers are denying reports that they’ve gone to coach Rex Ryan to complain about offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer.
Posted: Friday, September 9th, 2011 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: NFL Playbook, Anthony Castonzo, Antonio Gates, Donald Penn, Jason Witten, Josh Freeman, Kerry Collins, Kyle Vanden Bosch, Malcom Floyd, Mario Williams, Matt Ryan, Ovie Mughelli, Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers, Tony Romo, Vincent Jackson
At this late stage of the week, you have surely heard about every story line centered around quarterbacks, star skill players, loud talkers and frequent Tweeters. But there are 11 players on either side matching up on any given play. Below we list five matchups that, based on tape study, we are interested in seeing play out in Week 1
Posted: Wednesday, September 7th, 2011 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: Playbook, Andre Gurode, Antonio Brown, Atlanta Falcons, Billy Nagy, Brian Baldinger, Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Elvis Dumervil, Hines Ward, Houston Texans, James Sanders, Jerricho Cotchery, Joe Theisman, John Abraham, Kansas City Chiefs, Kirk Morrison, Kroy Biermann, Marcell Dareus, Mario Williams, Matt Cassel, Matt Millen, Mike Wallace, Nick Barnett, Pittsburgh Steelers, Ray Edwards, Ricky Stanzi, Robert Ayers, Shawne Merriman, Sterling Sharpe, Tyler Palko, Tyron Smith, Wade Phillips
Every Wednesday this season, the research staff at “Playbook” will be taking your questions through email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and on Twitter (@NFLN_Playbook, with #askplaybook hashtag), and answering them in this blog. Here is the first batch of questions we’ve selected.
Posted: Monday, April 25th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Data Points, Brian Orakpo, DeMarcus Ware, Mario Williams, Sebastian Janikowski, Tamba Hali, Terrell Suggs
With the 76th draft quickly approaching, there has been much speculation over where the value is in the draft. NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock foresees as many as nine defensive ends going in the first round.
Posted: Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 | Adam Rank Tags: Tom Zbikowski, Andre Johnson, Bob Papa, Brandon Jacobs, Calvin Johnson, Chad Ochocinco, DeMarcus Ware, Ed Reed, Jay Feely, Lennox Lewis, Mario Williams, Mark Gastineau, Oscar De La Hoya, Pernell Whitaker, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady
Ravens safety Tom Zbikowski improved to 2-0 after securing a first-round knockout of Richard Bryant on March 12. And Zbikowski has signed up for two more fights, too. So we turned to NFL Network’s Bob Papa — who in addition to be a top NFL analyst calls boxing for HBO and during the Summer Olympics — to get the scoop.
So how about it, just how legit is Zbikowksi?
Posted: Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 | Solomon Wilcots Tags: Aaron Schobel, Buffalo Bills, Houston Texans, Mario Williams
Defensive end Aaron Schobel, on the street after nine seasons with the Buffalo Bills, is a no-nonsense Texas boy who plays the game with a high motor and intensity. With plenty left in the tank, he will give you all he’s got on Sundays, and that’s plenty. But he needs to be in a 4-3 scheme.
Posted: Thursday, January 28th, 2010 | Simon Samano Tags: 2010 Pro Bowl, Mario Williams, Roger Goodell
The NFL is ready for the Community Blitz in South Florida.
Posted: Sunday, October 25th, 2009 | Jason La Canfora Tags: Houston Texans, Mario Williams, Michael Crabtree, San Francisco 49ers, Shaun Hill
Michael Crabtree started against the Texans, as the 49ers opened in a three-receiver set. The 49ers attempted to go to Crabtree on their first play from scrimmage, but Texans DE Mario Williams sacked QB Shaun Hill.
Posted: Friday, October 9th, 2009 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Darnell Dockett, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Houston Texans, Mario Williams, Steve Breaston, Week 5 injury report
Three key defensive players are questionable for Sunday’s game between the Cardinals and Texans.
Posted: Thursday, October 8th, 2009 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Aaron Ross, Calvin Johnson, Cedric Benson, D'Qwell Jackson, Derrick Mason, Donte Whitner, Eli Manning, Felix Jones, Fred Taylor, Jamal Lewis, Jared Gaither, Kevin Boss, Lofa Tatupu, Mario Williams, Matt Hasselbeck, Matthew Stafford, Paul Posluszny, Rey Maualuga, Roy Williams, Week 5 injuries
The Thursday injury report has been released and includes some notable players — Bengals RB Cedric Benson, Texans DE Mario Williams and Cowboys WR Roy Williams among them — sitting out for the second day in a row.
Posted: Wednesday, September 16th, 2009 | Jamie Dukes Tags: Byron Leftwich, D'Brickashaw Ferguson, DeMarcus Ware, Donald Penn, Flozell Adams, Gaines Adams, Jake Long, John Abraham, Mario Williams, Mark Sanchez, Richard Seymour, Tully Banta-Cain
Every week we will highlight the great performances that didn’t make NFL Total Access. These are the guys who do the grunt work.
Posted: Sunday, August 23rd, 2009 | Solomon Wilcots Tags: Alex Gibbs, Andre Johnson, Connor Barwin, Drew Brees, Dunta Robinson, Houston Texans, Jabari Greer, Malcom Jenkins, Mario Williams, Matt Schaub, Mike Bell, New Orleans Saints, Rod Harper, Steve Slaton
A few observations from the game between the Saints and Texans, including how Drew Brees is a bonafide candidate for league MVP and Mario Williams is ready to launch his career to a higher level.
Posted: Friday, June 26th, 2009 | Jamie Dukes Tags: Bill Belichick, Jamie Dukes, Mario Williams, Michael Vick, Mike Tomlin, Peyton Manning, Shawne Merriman, Tom Brady
I’m glad you enjoy the players-only sessions we have on NFL Network. I enjoy being a part of it. Warren, Deion, Marshall and “Mooch” offer great insight, and I’m just there (LOL). This week’s installment asked this question: “If you had to start a franchise, who would you choose?” Deion chose Mike Tomlin, Warren chose Mario Williams, Marshall chose Shawne Merriman and I chose Michael Vick.
Posted: Wednesday, December 17th, 2008 | Adam Rank Tags: Houston Texans, Mario Williams
Texans defensive end Mario Williams does not have a draft story to rival that of Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb. Williams wasn’t booed off the draft stage when he was selected ahead of Reggie Bush and Vince Young — only because there weren’t many fans in attendance. But Williams did receive his fair share of criticism in the weeks following his selection by the Texans fans. But now he has the last laugh as he was selected to his first Pro Bowl.