Shawne Merriman’s departure from the Bills opens a door for Kyle Moore and Jarron Gilbert. The Dolphins cut FB Ryan Mahaffey after he slipped behind Jorvorskie Lane on the depth chart. Looking at Patriots RB Shane Vereen’s night as the team’s starting tailback. P T.J. Conley doesn’t expect the Jets to bring in competition for…
Yahoo!’s Jason Cole reports that as long as Matt Flynn and Russell Wilson don’t get sidelined with injury after Friday’s third preseason game, he hears that the Seahawks will trade QB Tarvaris Jackson on Saturday. The four teams he mentions on his Twitter are the Packers, Chargers, Vikings and Dolphins.
Green Bay back-ups Graham Harrell and B.J. Coleman have struggled at times, but I think have shown enough potential that they would do fine if called on. Then again, the Packers won a lot of games last year by outscoring their opponents. They may want a QB who has a lot of NFL experience. The Packers haven’t had a vet back-up who had more than 1 game of starting experience since Doug Pederson in 2004.
The Chargers’ only back-up who is assured a roster spot, Charlie Whitehurst, has been relatively unimpressive in real-game action (1-3 with the Seahawks), compared to Tarvaris (17-17 with the Vikings and Seahawks).
The Vikings seem to be interested in a #2 vet/#3 developmental back-up plan behind Christian Ponder. McLeod Bethel-Thompson would be that #3 and Tarvaris would push Rosenfels and Webb for that #2, unless they believe Webb has more potential than Bethel-Thompson.
The Dolphins may feel like parting ways with David Garrard and going with a less injury-prone guy, though that would be surprising, as Garrard was their #1 before his injury. Given the low-round draft pick investment Tarvaris would probably be (a 6th rounder I’m guessing), maybe they just want to let him and Matt Moore duke it out for one spot.
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Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh continues to insist that his Thanksgiving stomp of Packers offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith has been misunderstood and overanalyzed. A lengthy profile of Suh in GQ addresses the stomp from the viewpoint of both Suh and his immediate family, and they all seem to agree that Suh did nothing wrong and…
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 [...]
Packers running back James Starks isn’t ready to return to the field. But he might be by the time the regular season starts. Starks will take a couple of weeks to return from his turf toe injury, Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy said today. That almost certainly means he won’t play in the preseason, but [...]
On Saturday, it appeared the wait for Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings’ return from a concussion was coming to an end. As the Packers hoped, that wait ended Sunday. Tom Silverstein and Ty Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel report that Jennings was on the field when the Packers started practicing, the first time that he’s [...]
S Delano Howell is making a bid for more playing time with the Bills. Dolphins coach Joe Philbin deemed T Jonathan Martin’s play not “God awful” against the Panthers. Five Olympic medalists will be honored at the Patriots’ game on Monday night. RB Shonn Greene is frustrated with the Jets offense continually shooting itself in…
A guy who was born to be a quarterback also may know a thing or two about coaching. In Brett Favre’s debut as offensive coordinator at Oak Grove High School in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Favre’s team pulled off a 64-6 win over Sumrall. Coach Nevil Barr told the Hattiesburg American that a gadget play installed by [...]
Brett Favre won his first game as offensive coordinator for Oak Grove High School of Hattiesburg, Mississippi last night, unleashing his troops for a 64-6 stomping of Sumrall, their unsuspecting opponents.
(Photo: Ryan Moore via Deadspin.com)
As you can tell from the photo above, Favre seems to be settling into his role as a coach quite nicely, tearing into an official after a blown call like he’s been doing it for years. And based on the lopsided score, it seems that the 3-time NFL MVP’s offensive game plan for the Warriors did the trick too. With the win, Favre continued his personal streak of debut victories, having won his first starts with the Packers, Jets and Vikings as a player.
ESPN’s Ed Werder visited with Favre and spoke with the ole’ gunslinger about the challenges of his new position. To his credit, Favre genuinely seems to not want to be a distraction to his players, and is trying to be “just one of the guys”. And of course, Favre is bringing his trademark child-like enthusiasm for the game, which must be a blast for these high school kids to be around.
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If nothing else, we shouldn’t have to hear any more speculation as to whether or not Favre is coming back to play in the NFL (knock on wood). And that’s just a win for everyone.
The Jets are still thinking about the day that the defense had 99 problems and the ability to tackle Victor Cruz wasn’t one. Dolphins WR Roberto Wallace, despite starting on Friday night, lived up to his “Ankle Weights” nickname when trying to get separation. Bills WR Donald Jones may have gotten some separation from T.J.…
Packers linebacker Desmond Bishop suffered a torn hamstring eight nights ago in the team’s preseason opener at San Diego. On Friday, Bishop underwent surgery to repair the injury. Coach Mike McCarthy told the media, via the Green Bay Press Gazette, that the procedure has been performed, by team physician Dr. Pat McKenzie. McCarthy said no [...]