Ndamukong Suh likes to punish QBs. The bigger the name, the better. In an profile by GQ, the Detroit Lions defensive tackle talks about dishing out punishment to some of the NFL's top stars.
With all the talk about the importance of the Packers’ defense improving in 2012, it’s easy to forget that there’s a fairly significant flaw on the offensive side of the ball. The Packers finished with the third best offense in the NFL last season, no thanks to their sixth-worst running game. The Green Bay passing…
With the news James Starks will miss a couple of weeks with a turf toe injury, there’s a chance for Cedric Benson to go from unemployment to starting for one of the league’s top teams. For Benson, however, starting Thursday night against Cincinnati is as far as he’s willing to look. “I don’t want to put [...]
After last night’s dismal outing by Graham Harrell, it’s reasonable to suggest the Packers might want to look elsewhere for a backup quarterback. But their starter said that might be a mistake. Harrell was an ugly 12-of-24 for 100 yards with two interceptions (26.4 rating) in a loss to the Browns. The third-year quarterback was…
Given the amount of injuries already impacting their roster, the Packers would probably be happy with any result from Thursday night’s game against the Browns as long as it doesn’t include any more players in need of medical attention. From that standpoint, the work done by the team’s starting offense was flawless. No new additions [...]
After spending most of the morning scrutinizing the contents of the 2012 Rookies & Stars Football Quality Control cases, here’s how I can best sum up the venerable product that has been rejuvenated by new twists, throwback nuances and nods to past parallels: It feels like a refreshingly different Rookies & Stars experience.
And that’s a good thing for a product that turns 15 years old this season.
Panini America’s fourth product of the 2012 NFL collecting season will be live in hobby shops everywhere next week, but thanks to NFL Brand Manager Aik Tongtharadol, we get an exhaustive first glimpse at the product today.
From the 1998-era True Blue parallels to Longevity parallels that are broken down by card stock (sequential #’s 1-49 are on Double Rainbow, sequential #’s 50-249 are on Metallized) to the still-fascinating Slideshow insert, there seems to be a little something for everyone in 2012 Rookies & Stars Football — and quite a lot for rookie collectors, including a bold new RC design.
Take a look for yourself in the following gallery — and be sure to share your thoughts when you’re done.
Bright and early tomorrow morning, Panini America officials will begin packing out perennial pigskin favorite 2012 Rookies & Stars Football, the company’s fourth NFL-licensed trading card product of the 2012 season following on the heels of promising precursors Prestige, Score and Elite.
This weekend, in an effort to ready collectors for Rookies & Stars’ release, The Knight’s Lance is previewing a few sweet inserts from the product, beginning with yesterday’s glimpse at the 30-card Greatest Hits, an in-your-face tribute to some of the game’s top defenders with impactful two-photo fronts. Today, we deliver the first look at Statistical Standouts.
In addition to honoring the greatest numbers generators from the 2011 season, Statistical Standouts is not a bad insert set to have around come fantasy draft time. After perusing the eye-popping statistical feats featured on these cards, you’ll see exactly what we mean.
Enjoy this sneak peek and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance tomorrow for a complete glorious recap of the Quality Control process for 2012 Rookies & Stars Football. I know, we can’t wait either.
The Packers first-team offense didn’t look too good on Thursday night against the Chargers. They turned the ball over twice, gained 32 yards on 14 plays and generally looked sloppy. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers finished with a 0.0 passer rating and took a big shot from Chargers linebacker Melvin Ingram, but he wasn’t concerned about the [...]
The first quarter of the Packers-Chargers game featured five turnovers. One was an interception resulting from intense pressure applied on quarterback Aaron Rodgers by rookie linebacker Melvin Ingram. Ingram, the 18th overall pick in the draft, also applied a fairly solid hit to Rodgers on what turned out to be the reigning league MVP’s final [...]
A day after the funeral for the son of Eagles coach Andy Reid, the teams QB, Michael Vick, says that he’s dedicating his season to the memory of Garrett Reid. – Philly.com
The Vikings have plenty of injured players in camp, and coach Leslie Frazier has decided not to push them to try to be ready for the preseason game on Friday against the 49ers. At his post-walk through press conference, Frazier read a list of players who won’t be making the trip to San Francisco. – CBS Sports
St.Louis second-round wide receiver Brian Quick is starting to come on after a slow start in camp. He’s been solid two days in a row and made a really impressive grab as he skied for the ball and a touchdown in the back left corner of the end zone late in practice. – STLRams.com
The Packers are going to give Graham Harrell a shot as Aaron Rodgers‘ primary backup this season. Harrell figures to get plenty of playing time in the Packers’ preseason opener at San Diego on Thursday night. – Associated Press
Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas spoke to the media for the first time since “aggravating” his surgically repaired right anterior cruciate ligament, Thomas said Tuesday he might need anywhere from three to eight weeks before he is ready to get back on the field. – CBS Sports
After a 15-1 season that ended in a divisional-round loss to the Giants, the Packers have high expectations for 2012. And that’s fine with quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Because Rodgers thinks the Packers actually will be improved. “We’re going to be a better team this year,” Rodgers told reporters on Monday, via Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com. [...]