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.
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Posted: Sunday, December 2nd, 2012 | NFL.com Staff Tags: 49ers, Adrian Peterson, Andrew Luck, Barry Sanders, Charlie Batch, Charlie Sheen, Greg McElroy, Legatron, Mark Sanchez, Mickey Rourke, NFL, Rams, Robert Downey Jr., Russell Wilson, 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.
Posted: Sunday, October 7th, 2012 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: Playbook, SUNDAY LOOKOUT, Drew Brees, Marshawn Lynch, MATCHUPS, NFL, NFL PREVIEW, Peyton Manning, Playbook, stats, SUNDAY LOOKOUT, Tom Brady
• 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
Posted: Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: New York Giants, NFL Playbook, Ahmad Bradshaw, Andre Brown, Eli Manning, football, Greg Schiano, Hakeem Nicks, New York Giants, NFL, NFL Playbook, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tom Coughlin
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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.
The NFL issued a release Thursday detailing its policies on league fines and discipline.
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.
The NFL has announced that Minnesota Vikings starting offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie has been suspended without pay for the team’s first four regular-season games of the 2008 season for violating the NFL Personal Conduct Policy. McKinnie, 28, was arrested after an incident outside of a Miami nightclub in February.