Posts Tagged ‘NFL’

The Rewind: NFL players who should host SNL, Top NFL TV cameos, Guy Fieri, and NFL Horoscopes for week 14

As we gear up for week 14, here’s a rundown of the great content we put out in anticipation of what should be a wild week of football.

NFL week 14 Horoscopes: J.J. Watt key to slowing Tom Brady

As the NFL regular season comes to a close, we looked to the stars to see what was on the horizon for every NFL team. Here are your Week 14 NFL Horoscopes:

EXTRA: Guy Fieri, Steve Mariucci and Marcel Reece talk football

Steve Mariucci recently spent some time learning to cook with Oakland Raiders fullback Marcel Reece, and celebrity chef/Oakland Raiders fan, Guy Fieri. In between recipes, the guys talked a little football, and how Reece and Fieri came to be friends.

Top 5 ways to enjoy the NFL Playoffs (if your team stinks)

So your team’s season is over. Whether you’re bitter that your team didn’t live up to its potential (Eagles, Chargers), or you saw this coming back in August (Chiefs, Raiders), here’s a list of ways for you to make the most of what’s left of the NFL season, even with your team on its way out.

NFL royalty baby names for Prince William and Kate

In honor of Prince William and Kate announcing that Kate’s pregnancy, we decided to compile a list of NFL players whose names have a “royal” affiliation. Click the image above to view the complete gallery.

The Unexpected (and expected) for week 13: Return of the Tie?

It’s week 13 and the playoff picture is becoming clearer, as the Falcons, Patriots, Texans, and Broncos all clinched a playoff appearance. What isn’t becoming clearer is the quarterback situation in New York. Or how in the world Adrian Peterson healed from his ACL surgery so quickly and continues to ravage opposing defenses. I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s get to the Unexpected (and expected) from week 13.

PLAYBOOK’S SUNDAY LOOKOUT

ATL/WAS
• WAS 2 RUSH ATTACKS
o COLLEGE STYLE – ZONE READ
o STRAIGHT ZONE
• ATL IS LIGHTER YET FASTER FRONT
o DOUBLE TEAMS AT POINT OF ATTACK CRUCIAL
• ATL WILL BE CHALLENGED BY MAN TO MAN COVERAGE
• WAS DC JIM HASLETT ONE OF THE BEST ON CAPITIALIZING ON DEFICIENCIES
• ATL OFFENSE LAST WEEK v. CAR
o 7 SACKS ALLOWED
o 12 QB HITS
• ATL WANTS TO PUSH BALL DOWNFIELD WITH SPEED

Injuries open door for Brown, Giants’ epic comeback

While the controversy surrounding Greg Schiano and Tom Coughlin stole the headlines from New York’s 41-34 win over Tampa, it was a new approach from the Giants’ offense that sparked their epic comeback and enabled Eli Manning to throw for a career-high 510 yards.

Recapping this trip: The New York City to San Francisco edition

Well, this was a pretty wild leg of my 2012 Training Camp experience. And we’re only getting warmed up. From Charlotte on Wednesday to New York City to cover the NFL’s Total Wellness initiative on Thursday to San Francisco for 49ers practice today at around 2:30 p.m. Pacific. Whew. Want a quick recap of how we got here? Here we go… – I’d never been to the league office in New York, and I came away really impressed. I can’t be alone in that. It’s all football. An obscenely and awesomely large TV (right) showing NFL Network, a beautiful Super Bowl ring display with every ring, even a nice NFL shield on the conference table. It was new and sparkling. I even […]

Understanding what you are watching when WR Randy Moss practices…

Randy Moss has a reputation for being a player who doesn’t go hard in practice. I’m not sure why this is. Maybe there were times when he didn’t finish drills, but I watched him for two training camps and that wasn’t the case. Teammates say he works. In particular, what the veteran receiver does is make catches. Some ridiculous catches. I remember when Moss posterized Jets CB Darrelle Revis in 2010 with the sickest catch I’ve ever seen in person — a one-handed touchdown. And Patriots coach Bill Belichick shrugged. “We’ve seen that play in practice probably a dozen times,” Belichick said two years ago. He’s right. In training camp (the practices open to the media), Moss impresses. I’ve seen […]

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, […]

One reason rookies may have bigger roles in 2012 than ever before…

The draft was not even a week old, and Bears WR Alshon Jeffery already had his rookie contract finished. That day, his agent Eugene Parker told me he didn’t understand why more teams didn’t follow suit. Soon, they would. Thanks to the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, rookie deals are getting done at record pace. The Seahawks are done with theirs. The Chargers signed three today. By the time I type this, another will probably get done. Players are paid from a smaller pool with a different structure from before, and haggling over first contracts is mostly old news. It’s basically a rookie wage scale, with strict rules. Agents will be trying to get the most guaranteed money they can for […]

So… hello. Ready to get this thing going?

Hello? Is this thing on? Cool. That means we’re live. So, hello. Welcome to The Rap Sheet, my new blog over here at NFL.com. Sure, you might recognize it from other places like here and here. And that’s kind of an indication for what it’ll be like. But not exactly. Here at my new place, we’ll spend less time with rapid-fire news and nonstop flow of information. I mean, there will be some of that (who doesn’t love breaking news), but we already have that covered at NFL.com. What you’ll read here on a daily basis is, well, everything. And anything. And a bunch of random stuff.  

NFL releases details on fines, discipline

The NFL issued a release Thursday detailing its policies on league fines and discipline.

NFL, other sports leagues aim to limit Delaware betting

The three other major pro sports leagues, as well as the NCAA, joined the NFL today in filing a complaint in federal court to try to prevent the state of Delaware from moving forward with single-game sports betting.

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