NFL 2009

What usually happens when a player goes on injured reserve? History shows us that these players disappear from the public eye. Kiwanuka broke his leg 3 seasons a go...where did he go? Shockey broke his leg 3 years ago...where did he go? Aaron Ross had been on injured reserve for roughly 10 weeks with a mysterious injury...where did he go? Osi Umenyiora blew out his knee last year...where did he go? You get my point? Over the last 2 weeks there is a certain person who has been very visual on the sidelines and he has made his presence felt amongst his teammates. That someone is Antonio Pierce. I'm not sure what this guy has left in the tank for next season, but [...] Continue reading → | , , , ,
You've probably seen the Pro Football Hall of Fame commercials for the JC Penny Van Heusen Fan's Choice program. It's a new initiative that has fans going online to vote for the 2010 Hall of Fame inductees. The vote is unofficial; the idea is to give fans a formal platform to put in their two cents. You can check it out here. What’s interesting is that one of the Pro Football Hall of Famers who has teamed up with JC Penny Van Heusen to help spread the word is former Giants linebacker Harry Carson [...] Continue reading → | , , , ,
If you're a college football fan, this is the greatest time of year. For the next four weeks, your sport will offer a slate of 33 different consolation games, all disguised as significant NCAA showdowns, thanks to corporate sponsors and one catchy word: Bowl. Who isn't looking forward to seeing Marshall face Ohio in the Little Caesars Bowl? Or how about Bowling Green vs. Idaho in the Roady's Humanitarian Bowl? In short, the joke that is college football is funniest this time of year. In the NFL, playoff races are heating up. The league is boiling down to 12 teams who will all enter the mid-January tournament [...] Continue reading → | , , , ,
Despite the fact that the title of the article could receive a, "NO DUH!" response, that does take away to its truth. Miles Austin is the explosive wide receiver that Terrell Owens was, except he doesn't drop any easy passes, and actually doesn't talk to the media. He was a free agent pickup from Monmouth College that sat behind on the bench and learned from the best on how to be the best. He learned well. In just seven starts, he has 824 yards receiving with eight touchdowns. Those are the statistics of a truly elite receiver in the NFL. Granted, it is only his first [...] Continue reading → | , , ,
Look, I'm not going to sit here and type away about how the Packers cheated, or how the refs were clearly against the Cowboys, and go boo hoo all over the screen. I'm giving the Packers credit. That defense they prepared was amazing. I'm more angry at the lack of execution by Dallas, who should have trampled over the Packers. However, I will say that they were lucky that this wasn't a playoff game because the league screwed this one up. I knew Dallas had lost when the fumble was ruled recovered by Clay Matthews. It was a horrible call, but I can forgive the referees, they are human, but what I cannot forgive is the insertion of an unfair and idiotic rule that effectively ended the Cowboys hopes of coming back. Any reasonable and unbiased fan with a basic knowledge of football [...] Continue reading → | , , , , ,
After the Dallas Cowboys won the Falcons game, my good friend and fellow NFL fan voice, Dan Parzych, messaged me this: "I must say....that was one impressive victory for your Boys today. I'd say big, BIG statement game." This was a big statement game yes, but did it surprise me? No, it did not. The Dallas Cowboys were under a lot of pressure. They were a 4-2 team that looked like it was hanging on by the skin of their teeth instead of the dominant team that they were in 2007 or the team that looked great at times in [...] Continue reading → | , , , , ,
The media icon that is the NFL seemed to go from a league with players playing to win and get the prize inside every box (the Super Bowl) to a league that's been loaded with player conduct problems, divas, and players just in it for the money. On Aug. 8, 2006, Roger Goodell was selected to succeed retiring commissioner Paul Tagliabue, voted on by 31 NFL GMs (Oakland abstained from all voting). Goodell officially became the acting commissioner on [...] Continue reading → | , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
The Jets picked up a familiar face Tuesday after the devastating injury to Leon Washington. That familiar face is Justin Miller. Some might remember him, some might not, but here is a memory refresher for all of you. Justin Miller was a cornerback out of Clemson,  drafted in the 2nd round by the Jets in 2005. Justin Miller made an impact instantly in the special teams, racking  up 1,577 yards with a 26.3 yard average as a kick returner. In his second year Justin Miller was one of the most feared kick returners in the league, averaging 30.1 yards with 2 touchdowns. He even made the pro bowl as the AFC's kick returner. Early in the 2007 season, Justin Miller was placed on IR with a season ending knee injury. That gave Mr. Leon Washington his oppurtunity as a kick returner, he [...] Continue reading → | , ,
The Dallas Cowboys have really come off to a slow start this year. If you could cut out some of their mistakes, they would be 5-0 instead of 3-2. However, we cannot change the past, but we can learn from it. What did Dallas learn from its past? First off, they signed Allen Rossum, the 49ers punt and kick returner, to help improve plays on special teams. With Patrick Crayton muffing punts, and Terence Newman being injury-prone, the Cowboys needed a genuine return man to help in that third part of the game. Helpful additions are only part of the equation. Dallas needs to be able to correct the flaws it makes with [...] Continue reading → | , , , , , ,
The Dallas Cowboys used to have three running backs that, I felt, were capable of starting on other NFL teams and could take 20+ carries a game. However, Felix Jones is looking to be injury prone, which is heartbreaking, considering he could have won the Offensive Rookie of the Year last year and the lack of him on the field is easily noticed. The Cowboys, without him. had to rely on Marion Barber, who was still nursing a quad injury, and Tashard Choice at Invesco Field at Mile High in Denver. The lack of a third running back to help with the oxygen [...] Continue reading → | , , , , , ,
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