No Terence Newman, no Orlando Scandrick, a banged up Mike Jenkins, Alan Ball starting at corner, and now possibly no Dez Bryant? I’m changing my pick to the Niners.
Ware is going to have a monster year. Then again, Ware always has monster years.
America’s Team… just not during the National Anthem.
Dude, just be thankful you’re still in the league.
15 years ago, this would have been the matchup of the season. Now… not so much.
(Redskins, Eagles, and Giants news after the jump)…
I’m not a big fan of talking about fantasy football, but I am in two leagues (both CBS), and was shocked to see that Fred Davis is only owned in 23% of leagues. People just don’t know how good this guy is. Pick him up. I vouch for him.
Sounds about right.
Kerrigan’s in a great spot, working with veterans like Orakpo and London Fletcher and the strong support system the Redskins’ defense offers. His big play made him a big star right away in his first NFL game. But it was just one play in just one game, and Kerrigan’s smart enough to know the hard work is just beginning.
He did it on just 8 snaps, too.
This is in reference to Reed Doughty getting lit up last week. And Rich is right – You can’t just hide one of your safeties in the box the entire day. With LaRon Landry likely being held out again this week, Doughty is going to have hold up against the likes Larry Fitzgerald at some point.
He gets a favorable matchup this week too against Tyson Clabo.
Last Sunday, when the Eagles revealed their list of players who would not dress in the opener against the Rams, three of seven names stood out: guard Danny Watkins, safety Jaiquawn Jarrett, and cornerback Curtis Marsh.
They are, in order, the Eagles’ first-, second- and third-round draft picks of 2011. For various reasons they weren’t ready to suit up for their first professional game.
Of all 32 NFL teams, the Eagles and New York Giants were the only ones to not have a player selected in the first three rounds active in the opener. Two of the Giants’ first three picks, however, were injured: Cornerback Prince Amukamara has a broken foot and defensive tackle Marvin Austin was lost for the season because of a torn pectoral muscle.
Watch Brian Rolle put Rams center Jason Brown on his ass. Looks a little bit like a guy in DC that also wears #59.
I never understand when people see a RB vs a LB as a “matchup,” particularly when a back like Michael Turner basically isn’t a threat in the slightest in the passing game. I’m pretty sure Casey Matthews won’t be the only Eagle trying to tackle Michael Turner when the Falcons hand the ball off to him.
I don’t remember the Phillips hit, but the Rolle fine in a no-brainer.
It was just one drop, and one that cost the Giants a first down (I think), but the bottom line is that when you’re trying to get playing time, you simply get mess up when you get a chance.
For starters, I don’t think anyone in the NFL would say that the Eagles pass rush is better than the New York Giants and if Justin Tuck plays it’s no contest.
(Raising hand)… Uh, OK, so I’m not in the NFL, but I’ll take the Eagles’ pass rush over the Giants’ right now, even with Tuck. If Osi comes back and plays well, then we’ll talk.
Also, I’ll give Craig the benefit of the doubt and call it a typo, but Cadillac Williams doesn’t play for the Eagles.
Pretty much what the title says.
Despite a huge running back and a powerful offensive line, the short-yardage game has been a problem for the Giants for the last several years. It’s why they took the job from Jacobs last year and gave it to Bradshaw in the first place. Despite Jacobs’ size, one yard sometimes seemed like a mile.
That’s because, as guard Chris Snee said, a short-yardage run “is not just two big meatheads pushing against each other, seeing who can win the battle.” Just putting in the big guy and letting him run forward seems like a simple idea, but picking up a third-and-1 or fourth-and-inches isn’t really as simple as that.