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Friday, June 15, 2012
For people like myself that like to scout and analyze game footage, this is the biggest piece of news that has come out in a long time. Looks like I will be shelling out $70. Anyone care to donate to my "film fund"? - Tiger
Posted by Mike Florio on June 15, 2012, 4:32 PM EDT
The NFL’s effort to grow the proverbial pie finally has invaded the Holy Grail of football footage.
Starting in 2012, the online NFL’s Game Rewind feature will include access to the mysterious and secretive “All-22″ coaches film.
Spotted by the folks at Deadspin, it’s anonchalantly-added wrinkle to the one-penny-less-than-$70 package. Anyone who buys Game Rewind will be able to view, among other things, “Coaches Film for every play in 2012.”
Posted by Tiger Hebert at 10:20 PM
Posted by Josh Alper on June 15, 2012, 1:55 PM EDT
Brian Banks wasn’t the only player attending Seahawks minicamp in hopes of landing a contract with the team.
As reported earlier this week, wide receiver Antonio Bryant was also in Seattle this week. He took part in all three days of minicamp and practiced throughout, which is a good sign about the state of his knee after two years away from the game because of injury. Bryant was pleased about that, but the state of the rest of him was a bit of a problem.
Posted by Tiger Hebert at 2:36 PM
Posted by Michael David Smith on June 15, 2012, 12:30 PM EDT
In November, Tim Tebow led the Denver Broncos to an overtime victory over the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. On Sunday, Tebow will be back at Qualcomm for a different purpose.
Tebow is the special guest at a special Father’s Day service hosted at Qualcomm by the Shadow Mountain Community Church. The message of the sermon will be “Encouraging Men to Live, Love & Lead.”
The event will likely draw tens of thousands, and the church said that once Tebow’s presence had been secured, they knew they’d need to find a much bigger facility than their own building. Qualcomm was the logical choice.
“If there’s anybody in our country today who illustrates what it means to live with passion and break the mold, and to rise above what everybody says are your limitations, it’s Tim Tebow,” Shadow Mountain spokesman David St. John told theNorth County Times. “He did that as a quarterback in Florida, he did that in the NFL with the Denver Broncos, and I certainly wouldn’t want to be in the camp that bets against him as he continues his career with the Jets. There are a lot of folks who will be sitting in the bleachers on Sunday who have been given the same kind of message — either, ‘You’re not talented enough’ or ‘You’re not capable of leading.’”
Mark Sanchez has heard those criticisms. Maybe he should listen to what Tebow has to say.
Posted by Tiger Hebert at 12:37 PM
Posted by Michael David Smith on June 15, 2012, 6:22 AM EDT
Last year, left tackle Bryant McKinnieshowed up out of shape to the Vikings’ training camp and was released. This year, McKinnie showed up out of shape to the Ravens’ minicamp. Does that mean his job is in jeopardy?
That’s a question being asked at the conclusion of the Ravens’ minicamp, with Mike Prestonwriting in the Baltimore Sun that he wonders if McKinnie will even be a Raven when training camp opens.
Posted by Tiger Hebert at 8:00 AM
Posted by Mike Florio on June 15, 2012, 7:45 AM EDT
Maybe NFL owners aren’t are ruthless as they seem.
With the labor deal giving the Steelers the ability on June 15 to remove receiver Mike Wallace’s $2.7 million restricted free agency tender and replace it with an offer of $577,500 for one year of football, the Steelers by all signs and indications won’t do it.
The Steelers apparently hope not to further inflame the situation by squeezing more than $2 million out of the player’s pockets. But the player already has inflamed the situation by consistently refusing to show up and sign the $2.7 million offer — and the Steelers have exacerbated it by not giving him what he wants on a long-term deal.
Posted by Tiger Hebert at 7:58 AM
Posted by Darin Gantt on June 15, 2012, 7:35 AM EDT
Any time a player is hauled off the field on a cart, there’s cause for concern. But apparently, Ravens guard Jah Reid is OK after suffering a calf strain in the final practice of minicamp.
The former third-round pick is competing for a starting job at left guard, as they try to replace free agent departure Ben Grubbs. But he can also play right tackle, as he did when conditioning issues kept left tackle Bryant McKinnie off the field and Michael Oher shifted to the blind side.
Posted by Tiger Hebert at 7:55 AM
Posted by Darin Gantt on June 15, 2012, 7:18 AM EDT
The Panthers didn’t have much in the way of pass rush beyond Charles Johnson last summer.
They had even less when Greg Hardy wrecked his motorcycle before training camp. He didn’t break any bones, but had cuts over the left side of his body, which kept him from doing much in the preseason. But he said he’s sticking to four wheels from now on (buying a “a really, really, really big truck”), and is in better shape to contribute, up from 280 to 299 pounds.
Posted by Tiger Hebert at 7:54 AM
Posted by Mike Florio on June 14, 2012, 10:49 PM EDT
On the final day of offseason workouts, plenty of teams have mimicked the Man who made this marble on which mankind meanders.
There will be no similar rest for the Lions.
Coach Jim Schwartz opted against substitutingthe final day of minicamp practice with an outing.
“We had no sporting clays today or no amusement parks or water parks,” Schwartz said Thursday, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “Work day of minicamp.”
Posted by Tiger Hebert at 7:51 AM