Archive for August, 2009

Mangini Needs to Make Quinn the Starting QB in Cleveland

Make no mistake about it in Cleveland – the quarterback job to start this season belongs to former number one pick Brady Quinn. That’s not to say that Eric Mangini might still not throw a total curve ball into the mix and decide to go with Derek Anderson as the starter opening day vs the […]

The Ripple Effect of the Signing of First Round Bengals Pick Andre Smith

Right now about the only person that is not excited to have first-round draft pick Andre Smith signed and at practice is his flabby stunt-double – Gus Parrish. In training camp, Parrish sat in Smith’s seat in the meeting rooms, took Smith’s reps in practice and played the role of him in the rookie talent-show, […]

Undersized Seahawks Rookie DE Reed Causing Big Problems for QB’s

The Seahawks 7th round draft choice out of Oregon, Nick Reed, has appeared to have beaten the odds and played his way onto Seattle’s 53-man roster. The “undersized” (6 foot 1, 247 pound) right defensive end is frustrating opposing offenses with numerous big plays and creating some good problems for Seattle’s defensive coaches. Despite setting […]

Steelers Starting RG Stapleton Out for the Season

Last week the Steelers were told that right guard Darnell Stapleton would be back and ready to go for the season. Let’s just say those plans have changed. Drastically. Monday the Steelers put their starting right guard from a season ago on the injured reserve list with a knee injury and along with that of […]

NFLPS: Monday Night Football Betting Preview

Even the most casual of NFL fans will probably have their TV tuned to ESPN tonight for the preseason clash between the Vikings and Texans, if for no other reason than to see the strange sight of quarterback Brett Favre wearing #4 in purple. Favre and his new teammates take another step towards the regular […]

Patriots Veteran Linebacker Bruschi to Announce Retirement Today

Patriots veteran linebacker Tedy Bruschi has reportedly had enough. After 13 seasons which included a comeback from a stroke, the heart and soul of the Pats is retiring today, as the team has announced a 10:45 press conference this morning to make the official announcement. Bruschi was a part of all three Super Bowl-winning Patriots […]

Lions Quarterback Battle Rolls On After 18-17 Win

If there was something I like about preseason, it would have to be the third preseason game. The Lions beat the Indianapolis Colts Saturday night 18-17 thanks in large part to consistent quarterback play from all three Lions QBs. Daunte Culpepper got the start going 7/12 for 67 yards including a touchdown pass to new […]

Chiefs QB Cassel Could Miss Season Opener w/ Knee Injury

The news for new Chiefs QB Matt Cassel could be bad, as reports say that he could miss the teams season opener after injuring his knee in Saturday’s preseason game against Seattle. Yahoo! is reporting that Cassel strained the medial collateral ligament in his right knee, an injury that could sideline him two-to-four weeks. With […]