November 15, 2014 |
Here are my picks to roll, and get rolled, in Week 11 of the 2014 season. Watch 'em roll Robert Griffin III, QB, Redskins vs. Buccaneers. Coming off his bye and a solid return in Week 9 against the Vikings, Griffin should be well-prepared for the vulnerable secondary heading to FedEx Field. Given the playmaking receivers at his disposal and a good running game to keep the Bucs guessing, RG3's ceiling is high. Frank Gore, RB, 49ers at Giants. This has been a frustrating year for Gore and his owners, but he turned in a solid performance in New Orleans last week.
August 27, 2014 |
WILL the new playoff system quiet the chaos or ramp up the acrimony? The conference-hopping is slowing down, but it hasn't stopped. A Clemson player is just happy to be alive. And Oregon wants to play so fast, it's now starting to recruit off its own basketball team. Put down those crab legs and put fresh batteries in the remote. Everything you want to know about college football is here: 1 Remember when Marcus Mariota was going to be the Eagles' next quarterback? He's still at Oregon, entering his junior season, and is a Heisman contender.
December 9, 2013 |
It's no surprise that a team with the NFL's highest-rated quarterback is still in contention for the playoffs with four weeks remaining in the regular season. As the Eagles play Detroit on Sunday trying to stay even with the Cowboys in the NFC East and force a final-week showdown for the division title, the emergence of Nick Foles is what makes their continued relevance seem easy to understand. What doesn't figure, however, despite the feel-good effects of four straight wins, is how a team ranked 31st in total defense could be in that same position.
December 6, 2013 |
THE EAGLES' defense keeps passing tests, but the tests keep getting harder. This week, the Birds stack their streak of not having allowed more than 21 points in a game, eight games in a row, up against the NFL's second-ranked offense, in the visiting Detroit Lions. The Eagles were lucky enough to also get to play the No. 1-ranked offense back on Sept. 29 at Denver, in a 52-20 loss that has to rank as the low point of the season thus far. Since then, coordinator Bill Davis' group has cut its average points per game allowed by 11.1, from 34.5 to 23.4.
December 6, 2013 |
Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, who was recruited by Chip Kelly and started for the Eagles coach, plans to return for his junior season at Oregon. Kelly did not consult Mariota, but he said he's happy for his former quarterback. "Take it from a guy who had a real tough time leaving there: I think it's a good decision," Kelly said. Mariota was expected to be among the top picks in May's NFL draft. He'll now be a top candidate in 2015. Kelly reiterated that Eugene, Ore., is a "special place.
November 20, 2013 |
Eleven weeks down and just two to go in most leagues before the fantasy postseason begins. Thankfully, the bye-week schedule wraps up next weekend and we can finally play without a stud or two tied behind our backs. It's also the time of season when every fantasy contender needs to reexamine his or her roster with an eye toward not only fielding the most explosive starting lineup possible but weathering the storm should a key member of your squad succumb to an ill-timed injury. Here's a look at free-agent players worth considering, and others who would look better in someone else's lineup.
October 4, 2013 |
WITH A quarter of the season in the books, let's take a look at what we know, what we don't know, and what we should have known after a month's worth of fantasy football. Reggie Bush was the best offseason acquisition. "That dude does special things out there every week," Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford said. Bush is coming off a 139-yard rushing effort that was the third-highest of his career, and has 11 catches on 17 targets in three games. As always, injuries are a concern with Bush, who missed Week 3 with a knee injury.
May 21, 2013 |
Kanye West has had an active couple of weeks, no matter how you slice it. His head, that is, which he dinged (dung?) when he walked into a stop sign during an evening perambulation with his pregnant amourette, Kim Kardashian . A paparazzo snapped a snap of the man-sign interaction, and Kanye ended up ranting in the street. Meantime, his Lamborghini got scraped up, awww, when Kim's gate closed a little too quickly on it as a repair guy delivered it after servicing. Meantime , Kanye has dropped his new album, Yeezus , with dark, twisted new tunes.
October 29, 2012
Gotta hand it to Rex Ryan: His team is 3-5, his players are showing an unsettling lack of grace, and through it all the Jets coach remains consistent. He'll give you straight talk no matter what the cost. After the Jets were absolutely humbled by the Dolphins - 30-9 at home, no less - Ryan was succinct: He said he was "blown away" by his team's performance. Quarterback Mark Sanchez's brutal day was a big reason for the embarrassing loss: He made mistakes throughout, missing open receivers at times and not taking care of the football.
October 10, 2012 |
The White House be darned! Onetime GOP veep candidate Sarah Palin will eschew politics in her next book, focusing instead on that higher art, cooking. "Our family is writing a book on fitness and self-discipline focusing on where we get our energy and balance as we still eat our beloved homemade comfort foods!" Palin, 48, said Tuesday in an e-mail to People mag. Calling the yet-to-be titled tome a "unique and motivating book," Palin made a solemn vow. "We promise you what we do works and allows a fulfilling quality of life and sustenance anyone can enjoy," she said.