The junior-varsity portion of the Giants' schedule is over and, to paraphrase former NFL coach
But New York isn't a threat to
That means it is a pick-your-poison game for new Giants defensive coordinator
This game, which I'm calling for SportsUSA Radio, looked like one of the marquee matchups before the start of the season. As expected, the game is noteworthy, but not because of hot starts from either team.
For New England, it is clear the offense isn't in sync, and
The Titans, meanwhile, have done a complete 180 since their 10-0 start a year ago. What makes their drop even more amazing is they have 20 of 22 starters back from last year, and one of the replacements,
Atlanta couldn't have played better last week as it dismantled
The Bears will need to protect surging quarterback
It feels weird writing this so early in the season, but this is a do-or-die game for the Chargers. They can't afford to fall three games down to the Broncos in the AFC West because this Denver squad does not look like a bunch that will fold down the stretch as it did last year.
The Chargers depth on the offensive and defensive line has been severely tested by injuries, and the backups have not held their end of the bargain. That's the biggest reason the Chargers are a disappointing 2-2. Their lack of balance on offense is startling. They should try to revive the ground attack since the Broncos have one of the best secondaries in the NFL.
Mail time ...
Every player with whom I have ever spoken with that played for Jauron, whether in Chicago or Buffalo, has the utmost respect for him. That respect stems from the way in which he treats his players, which is honestly and fairly. That said, this is a result-oriented business and even though Jauron is both well-liked and respected, the results clearly have not been there, with the exception of the
I don't think the loss of a playbook would be nearly as harmful as others do. NFL teams do exhaustive film study, and they already have a great feel for what plays a team runs and even what some of their code words are when they audible. You may be surprised to know that players typically turn in their playbooks at the end of the preseason. During the regular season, they get a separate game-plan book specific to each week's opponent.
Nobody has time to do much of anything. NFL halftimes, which last all of about 12 minutes, are so short that players pretty much only have time to use the restroom, grab a Gatorade and listen to their coach tell them one or two things they are going to focus on in the second half before taking the field. I've always thought the notion of halftime adjustments is overrated. In the NFL, those adjustments better be made on the fly from one series to the next, or else you are in big trouble.
Not at all. I think a lot of players actually like it, especially if they get to keep the jersey and helmet as a keepsake. The only concern is making sure you actually wear the throwback helmet a couple times in practice before the game so that you can make sure it fits right and to break it in.
Easily. Very smooth and professional in his weekly approach. I like him,
I highly doubt it. Jones, like the Redskins'