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Bruce Arians knows quarterbacks. He was Peyton Manning’s first quarterback coach in Indianapolis, groomed Tim Couch in Cleveland before Couch was injured and turned a raw Ben Roethlisberger into a two time Super Bowl winner.
Now Arians has a new challenge in grooming another first round quarterback in Andrew Luck. With the Colts made over roster, the task before Arians will be more like he had with the expansion Browns than what he inherited in Pittsburgh.
To this point, Arians is very pleased with the development of his young offense. Luck is obviously the special quarterback that everyone thought he would be. The question this season is how much support he’ll get from the other young players around him.
Arians likes the package of backs he has and what each one can bring to the table. Donald Brown and Mwelde Moore, who Arians brought over from Pittsburgh, are the favorites to see time as “every down” backs while Delone Carter has been effective in short yardage situations. Rookie ...
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Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning throws before the Broncos' 2012 preseason opener against the Chicago Bears. The Broncos routed the Bears 31-3 in Manning's Broncos debut. (Andrew Mason/MaxDenver.com)
The hit everyone was waiting for never happened. Left tackle Ryan Clady would rather be penalized than see Peyton Manning get zinged during the Denver Broncos‘ first preseason...
The 10-snap cameo appearance that Peyton Manning made in his return to the field on Thursday night demonstrated that the four-time Most Valuable Player hasn't lost his sense of timing or his feel on short and intermediate routes. But it did show that the Denver wide receivers still have some work to do in matching Manning's nonpareil precision, even after a summer of working...
In his Broncos debut, quarterback Peyton Manning completed four of seven passes for 44 yards and an interception.Fantasy Spin:Manning's interception wasn't really his fault as the ball fell through his receiver's hands before Chicago safety Major Wright reeled it in on the deflection. Don't expect Manning to get too many reps during Denver's exhibition slate as...
Baby steps, not giant leaps. That's how Peyton Manning is marking his comeback. So, he was glad to get his first game in 19 months out of the way and use it as a building block.
Manning was uneven in Denver's exhibition opener at Chicago on Thursday night even though he didn't have to contend with Julius Peppers or Brian Urlacher and had plenty of time to throw.
I think John Elway is subliminally saying that Manning isn’t better than him until he gets two more rings. I see you John you aren’t fooling me.
Trying to motivate the older Manning.
In Elway’s opinion, if Manning were to close out his career by winning two Super Bowls as the Broncos’ quarterback — the same way Elway closed out his own Hall of Fame career — that would...
The Oakland Raiders are going to face many tough tasks over the course of the 2012 season. Among those include executing new offensive and defensive schemes from rookie head coach Dennis Allen, and a tough three game stretch from weeks 10-12 where they will face three playoff teams from 2011 (at Baltimore, New Orleans and at Cincinnati).
However, the biggest home game of the 2012...
Time for the first part of our position-by-position NFC East analysis and rankings! We'll be starting with quarterbacks. There is no single factor that will make or break any of the candidates-- they will be assessed based on the five grading criteria below. Note that RGIII will not be rated due to the fact that he has yet to prove himself on an NFL level.
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FOX Sports' annual Mizzou Football Preview premieres Thursday, Aug. 9 on FOX Sports Midwest and FOX Sports Kansas City.
The 30-minute special features interviews with head coach Gary Pinkel and SEC Commissioner Mike Slive. In addition, Mizzou players talk about the transition to the SEC. Bob Rathbun and Tim Couch part of FOX Sports SEC coverage team provide analysis.
No team is without its flaw. Join us as we take a look at the fatal flaw that might cost 5 contenders a shot at Super Bowl glory.
New York Giants: Questionable Running Game
The Giants ranked 32nd (last in the league) in run production last season. Part of that was due to Pro Bowler Amhad Bradshaw’s foot injury, which caused him to miss four games. Their passing game actually improved...