Monday, December 19, 2011
Posted by Tiger Hebert at 12:07 PM
Posted by Michael David Smith on December 19, 2011, 11:06 AM EST
Panthers tight end Jeremy Shockey says that when “The Star-Spangled Banner” played before Sunday’s game against the Texans, he looked across the field at the opposing sideline and didn’t like what he saw.
According to Shockey, several players on the Texans didn’t display proper reverence for America while the national anthem was played.
“I was pretty upset when they weren’t showing respect to America during the national anthem,” Shockey said, via theHouston Chronicle. “There were about 10 players who didn’t put their arms across their chest. This is America. They should at least give respect to America. I haven’t seen it anywhere else in the NFL, but I don’t know how you forget to do something like that.”
Posted by Tiger Hebert at 11:28 AM
Posted by Michael David Smith on December 19, 2011, 7:59 AM EST
Ndamukong Suh blocked Sebastian Janikowski’s 65-yard field goal attempt on the final play of the Lions’ 28-27 win over the Raiders on Sunday, and afterward he talked about the two-game suspension that had kept him away from the team since his infamous Thanksgiving stomp.
“I wanted to address this,” Suh said, via the Detroit Free Press. “It’s something that I’ve dealt with and am trying to move forward with. I have apologized about it, obviously on my Facebook page, but also after the game. I made a mistake. The biggest thing for me is that I’ve dealt with and am moving past it, and happy to be back on the field with my team. The biggest thing for me is just wanting to sincerely move forward from it.”
Posted by Tiger Hebert at 9:14 AM
Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on December 18, 2011, 8:56 PM EST
Patriots defensive end Andre Carter was carted off the field Sunday. The early word on his injury is not promising.
Josina Anderson of ESPN.com talked to Carter’s agent Carl Poston, who clearly hasn’t been briefed on the Patriots’ injury policy.
“It looks like Andre has a quad-related injury that will require surgery,” Poston said.
Losing Carter would be a very difficult injury for the Patriots defense to deal with. He has been their best pass rusher this year, and there really isn’t another player that is close.
Posted by Tiger Hebert at 7:11 AM
Posted by Michael David Smith on December 19, 2011, 7:04 AM EST
Before Sunday night’s thrashing in San Diego, Baltimore looked like as good a bet as anyone to emerge as the AFC’s Super Bowl team. But the Ravens sure didn’t look like a championship team on Sunday night.
“Championship teams don’t take a step back,” Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs said afterward, via CSNBaltimore.com. “It’s a reality check. You don’t show up to play in a big game like this, you get your ass whipped.”
The Ravens are now half a game behind the Steelers, who play the 49ers tonight, in the AFC North. That means Baltimore has gone from having a good chance at winning home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs to now having a good chance at a wild card. That’s the difference between needing to win twice at home to get to the Super Bowl and needing to win three times on the road to get to the Super Bowl.
Posted by Tiger Hebert at 7:09 AM