Archive for December, 2008

AFC Wild Card Breakdown: Colts at Chargers

By Josh Satler – The nightcap on Wild Card Saturday features two teams that provided a classic in last year’s post season: the 12-4 Indianapolis Colts vs. the 8-8 San Diego Chargers. And both teams took drastically different paths to get here. The Colts, perennial playoff participants, shook off an uncharacteristic 3-4 start to […]

Countdown Daily 12/31: AFC Playoff Picture

NFC Wild Card Breakdown: Falcons at Cardinals

By Josh Satler – So we’ve finally come to the point in the season when things really begin to count: the playoffs. And to kick off our coverage, we’ll start with a game that has two unexpected visitors who decided to crash the party in the 9-7 Arizona Cardinals and 11-5 Atlanta Falcons. The […]

Steelers QB Roethlisberger Should Be Ready for First Playoff Game

The Steelers haven’t been saying much about the concussion suffered by QB Ben Roethlisberger last weekend vs the Browns, but the good news is today it appears there is no doubt that the Super Bowl winning QB is going to start the teams first playoff game next Sunday at home. The news came out in […]

Pioli and Ferentz to be the Browns Dream Team?

If your a Cleveland Browns fan the idea of landing Scott Pioli has to make you feel the owner gets “it”. While it is no secret that Browns owner Randy Lerner’s first choice to be his new GM and Team President is Scott Pioli, you may be suprised who Pioli wants to help him “save” […]

Shanahan Maybe Heading to the Chargers?!

Ah yes, the rumor mill is in full motion now that Mike Shanahan is a “free agent” on the coaching market. The first thought is the Jets, who need a coach with Eric Mangini being fired on Monday, and now that Bill Cowher has told them “no thanks,” they will need to make a splash […]

Cowher Not Going to the Jets; Spagnuolo Next on Their List

After going back and forth over the last 24 hours, the Jets can officially forget about even a meeting with former Steelers head coach Bill Cowher. “After reaching out to Coach Cowher’s representatives, we were informed tonight that he is not a candidate for the position,” Jets spokesman Bruce Speight said Tuesday night. There was […]

Players Reactaion to Shanahan Firing

Apparently the move to fire Mike Shanahan came from left field as some of his players were shocked to say the least when they heard the news. Rookie Fullback/Linebacker Spencer Larsen: “I’m very shocked, extremely shocked.”  “I don’t think any of us saw this coming.” Quarterback Jay Cutler: “I’m disappointed, I’m shocked, I’m not happy […]