Thursday, December 29, 2011
Posted by Tiger Hebert at 1:38 PM
Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on December 29, 2011, 10:31 AM EST
Former NFL head of officiating and current FOX analyst Mike Pereira was just getting started when he ripped Jon Gruden on Twitter during Monday night’s game.
With more time to think about Gruden’s failure to understand NFL rules, Pereira only got angrier.
“[Gruden] was a loudmouth as a coach who constantly disrespected officials and he is a blowhard in the broadcast booth who spouts off when he doesn’t know what he is talking about,” Pereira wrote in a column for FOXSports.com.
Posted by Tiger Hebert at 1:36 PM
Posted by Evan Silva on December 29, 2011, 8:04 AM EST
The Dolphins are banged up entering their season finale.
The Patriots’ tight ends have been dominant this season.
Offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer may be the “scapegoat” for the Jets’ regression.
Ravens DL coach Clarence Brooks discusses his position group.
Posted by Tiger Hebert at 9:59 AM
Posted by Josh Alper on December 28, 2011, 5:32 PM EST
Back in June, Cam Newton vowed not to “bring race into the game” and he’s doing his best to stick to that as his rookie season winds down.
In an interview with ESPN The Magazine, Newton was asked about the criticism he faced before being drafted first overall by the Panthers. At the time, Warren Moon, who advised Newton leading up to the draft, said that he felt that the critiques of Newton that called him phony or questioned his smile were “racially based.”
Posted by Tiger Hebert at 7:34 AM
Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on December 28, 2011, 9:51 PM EST
The question no longer seems to be whether Ben Roethlisberger will start for the Steelers on Sunday. The question is how much he will play.
There is nothing else to deduce after Roethlisberger went through a full practice Wednesday.
“He looked all right,” Hines Ward said via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “I don’t know if he really ran around or stuff like that. He looked good so, with a week [off], he’s feeling a little better, it definitley helped him.”
Posted by Tiger Hebert at 7:31 AM
Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on December 28, 2011, 8:14 PM EST
Saints coach Sean Payton knows exactly how tricky this week’s game against the Panthers could be. He was in almost the exact same scenario last year in Week 17 and it turned into a disaster.
New Orleans entered the final week of the 2010 season with a chance to win the NFC South and a bye. The Saints had a tough matchup against an up-and-coming division opponent — the Bucs.
The Saints needed to win that game, and hope that the Falcons lost to one of the worst teams in the NFL — the 2010 Panthers.
Posted by Tiger Hebert at 7:30 AM