Found January 22, 2012 on 12th Man Rising:
It’s pretty obvious that Seahawks will be looking for an upgrade at QB this off-season, so I decided to make a list of every one that will be available via free agency. The Starters: Drew Brees There’s no way he’s going anywhere. He’ll re-sign with the Saints, or be given the franchise tag. He loves New Orleans, and they love him. Matt Flynn – You’ll be reading a lot more about Flynn in the coming weeks here on the blog. He’s a very realistic option and fits well into what the Seahawks are trying to do. Alex Smith – Smith is be returning to the niners. A long-term deal is already in the works that will pay him $8-10 mil per year. Smith really is not a special player, so the 49ers committing to him is a good thing for the Seahawks.  … [visit site to read more]

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NFL Conference Championship Review

A fairly good Baltimore defensive effort was wasted by a terrible field goal try. I'm a former high school kicker (keep that on the down low though will you....chicks never dig the kicker) and I could not believe how bad he hooked that thing. Everything was set up for a Raven win. They kept the Pats under 24 points, forced Brady and others into turnovers and was...

Rolle makes Giant message loud & clear

A beleaguered Giants defense had just watched video of how it had been dissected by Drew Brees in an embarrassing 49-24 defeat. Now, there was only silence. That’s when Antrel Rolle made his move.

Bad Weather Would Negate Niners’ Defensive Speed

From Jon Wagner…… With the possibility of heavy rains forecast for Sunday’s NFC championship game in San Francisco, the prevailing assumption is that the run-first San Francisco 49ers would have a distinct advantage over the pass-first New York Giants. However, looking deeper, that might not necessarily be the case. As of late Friday morning, it seems that mother nature might...
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