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As the St Louis Rams' record continues to slide following a heartening 3-2 start to the season, Sam Bradford's progression on the "elite quarterback growth curve" is receiving increasing scrutiny. Whether he has a strong game (275-2-0 versus the 49ers) or a weak one (170-2-1 vs the Jets), unless the Rams win the criticism will always be there. It's just a matter of volume.
It doesn't help that younger quarterbacks like Andy Dalton, Andrew Luck, and Robert Griffin III have stepped ahead of him in the public spotlight, nor does it help that Bradford signed the last of the big-money rookie contracts, a $79-million-dollar shadow that looms over his unimpressive win-loss total like the Sword of Damocles.
In fairness, none of those things are relevant to Bradford's growth as a quarterback or his ability to lead the Rams to the playoffs. All we can do is look at the hallmarks of his performance that are improving, or that still need to improve. And w...
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Eli Manning admits he feels stronger after the bye week, but the New York Giants quarterback shot down speculation he's played with a "dead arm" during the team's two-game losing streak.
"I didn't think there was anything to it," Manning told Jorge Castillo of The Star-Ledger on Monday. "I still, in practices, thought I was throwing the ball...
Focus man, that’s what Justin Tuck is saying in a nutshell. The two time Super Bowl champion knows a little about the art of second half football, and the Giants are in a good position this time around.
The team is usually fighting down to the wire, but this year they have a chance to take it all off the table earlier than previous years. The key is always health, and a healthy...
My Week 10 Duds Team - So it looks like Cincinnati’s defense was much better than anticipated and held Eli Manning to 4.6 points which also marks the 3 game in a row that Eli hasn’t throw a single TD in! Ryan Mathews was bad, but not overly impressive either with 10.1 points. Dwayne Bowe wasn’t [...]
It was easy to look at the good work the Rams offense did against the 49ers, and call it a turning point. Earlier in the week, we outlined six signs of offensive success that the Rams were capable of repeating. Sam Bradford and the offense utterly failed at four of those six factors, and it cost us a win against a very beatable opponent.
Aside from limiting pre-snap penalties...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- This is not going to be just another regular-season game. No, the Packers' upcoming matchup with the New York Giants means far more to coach Mike McCarthy's group than the win or loss that will come from it.
It was the Giants who ended what was nearly a perfect season from Green Bay in 2011. A dominant Packers offense that led the NFL in scoring could muster...
DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke has agreed to a contract extension with coach David Cutcliffe, who has the Blue Devils bowl eligible for the first time in nearly two decades. The school announced the agreement Wednesday. It will run through June 2019, though contract terms were not released. The fifth-year coach -- who was Peyton Manning's offensive coordinator at Tennessee and Eli...
The 2006 season to the New York Giants may be too long ago, but to the average fan it’s becoming clear the Giants are self-destructive like they were in 2006. In 2006, the Giants got out to a 6-2 record by the midpoint of the season, but finished 2-6 for the remainder. Sure, you can doubt it as just a short term issue, but look at the remaining schedule for the Giants in 2012...
Duke has agreed to a contract extension with coach David Cutcliffe, who has the Blue Devils bowl eligible for the first time in nearly two decades.
The school announced the agreement Wednesday. It will run through June 2019, though contract terms were not released.
The fifth-year coach - who was Peyton Manning's offensive coordinator at Tennessee and Eli Manning's head...
Fantasy Football owners in need of a starting running back or quarterback may be in a lot of luck this week. Searching for solid pickups on the waiver wire in Fantasy Football Week 12 is never easy, yet a few injuries have presented owners with some interesting options late in the season.
This is much less offensive Juan…
Aaron Rodgers (GB at NYG)
Peyton Manning (DEN at KC)
Robert Griffin III (WAS at DAL)
Matt Ryan (ATL at TB)
It has been awhile hasn’t it? The New York Jets ended their three game losing streak with a dominant win over the St. Louis Rams, 27-13. After allowing an early touchdown drive, the Jets defense took over by forcing three turnovers and constantly staying in the face of Sam Bradford who was completely overwhelmed all afternoon. Shockingly, Brian Schottenheimer’s offense countered...
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I am banking on Manning and the Giants playing much better now that they have had their bye week.
(NYG) Eli Manning vs. (GB) – Going to be quick with this one. Eli had been terrible before the bye week and there...