Finally the NFL regular season is here! Fred Taylor is in town; Tom Brady is healthy again and Bill Belichick is still rockin’ his hoodie on the sidelines. If the New England Patriots (meaning Tom Brady) can stay healthy this season, they’ll have no problem repeating the success they had in 2007 when they went undefeated during the regular season.
Here’s a short position-by-position breakdown for the Patriots this season: More »
I don’t know about anyone else, but this fan is pretty confident in the Steelers chances this year. With Mike Tomlin in his third season as head coach, things just seem to be continuing in the positive direction for Pittsburgh. That being said let me highlight some positives and negatives of the 2009 Pittsburgh Steelers.
With Ben Roethlisberger at the helm, the Steelers passing attack is a sight to behold. Hines Ward and Santonio Holmes make easy targets for Big Ben who is blessed with a combination of size, arm-strength, footwork and leadership. Even Limus Sweed has shown promise in the preseason. This year’s three running backs, Parker, Mendenhall and Moore are continuing the Steelers tradition of being a run heavy team. Roethlisberger does have the tendency to hang on to the ball too long which leads to unnecessary turnovers and too much time spent on the ground, but the pros definitely outweigh the cons with Ben.
Coming into the 2009 season, the biggest concern for the Dallas Cowboys is at the wide receiver position. Plain and simple. There’s only one question even close in importance right now: why the heck did Jerry Jones put that video board so low? But we’ll discuss that some other time.
With the loss of Terrell Owens, the Cowboys now face a wide receiving crew with limited experience. There’s no proven number one receiver on the team, and tight end Jason Witten is the only one with solid rapport out on the field with quarterback Tony Romo.
But while Witten may be Romo’s biggest target, literally and figuratively, he’s not a deep-ball threat. When the Cowboys are coming down the stretch run, will there be a receiver that will step up and make the big plays downfield that Owens did last year? If there’s going to be one, it needs to be Roy Williams.
Jerry Jones acquired Williams last season from the atrocity that was the Detroit Lions, and he hasn’t exactly taken off an become an “elite” player yet. He had an OK season last year, but is already done for the preseason this year with a shoulder injury. He should be back for the season opener at Tampa Bay in a few weeks. If the Cowboys are going to get back to the playoffs this year, Williams has to come to grips with the fact that he is the man this year. He’s the one that has to make the big plays. More »
Moments ago, the Eagles made their final decisions on the roster, and after evaluating their moves, I have to say I am very pleased and (thankfully) not surprised by any maddening and ridiculous decisions. In this post, you’ll find a complete rundown of the players on their way out, and details on each one’s individual tenures as an Eagle.
Before going in-depth with the news, take a look at the list of the moves made: More »
The third preseason game is upon us Cowboy fans, as Tony Romo and company host the San Francisco 49ers.
Actually, you can pretty much mark this down as the final preseason game, as this is usually the one where the starters play the most. You’ll see Romo, Barber, and Witten a lot tonight, as they’ll likely play into the third quarter, which will sort of give us a better feel of where the Cowboys stand heading into the season opener in a few weeks against the Bucs.
Given the nature of preseason games, it’s hard to offer up a prediction as to who will win, or know exactly who will play how long. But here’s a couple of things to look for tonight at the house that Jones (not Pacman) built. More »
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