Found January 03, 2012 on The Camel Clutch Blog:
The NFL regular season of the 2011-12 season ended on January 1, 2012, and what a season it was. It was a season that a lot of the so called "experts," and many fans did not think would happen because of the NFL Lockout for much of the calendar year of 2011. Related posts: Couch Groove Football NFL Week 2 Picks & Predictions NFL 2011 Season: Grading NFL Teams At The Halfway Point Couch Groove Football NFL Week 1 2011 Picks & Predictions

Panthers fall to Saints, Brees sets records

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Drew Brees passed for 389 yards and five touchdowns, and the New Orleans Saints set a slew of NFL and club records in a 45-17 blowout of the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. The NFL single-season records set by the Saints (13-3), who head into the playoffs on an eight-game winning streak, included offensive yards with 7,474, team yards passing with 5,347 and first...

Rex Ryan: “I’m not a loser”

At the end of an 8-8 season, Jets coach Rex Ryan isn’t backing down. Despite guaranteeing a Super Bowl and not even making the playoffs, Ryan insisted following Sunday’s loss to the Dolphins that his brash talk is the mark of a winner, and that a coach who lacks his confidence is a coach who…

In the Midst of the Rubble New Leaders Emerge

Florham Park, N.J. - Considering all the lofty expectations that were thrust upon this team from not only Rex Ryan's bold proclamations, but also back-to-back AFC Championship appearances, this season turned out to be an unmitigated disaster. This is still a team with much more talent than most, but the depth chart was too top heavy and the areas they were lacking talent were...

Ryan defends embattled WR Holmes

New York Jets coach Rex Ryan stuck up for embattled Santonio Holmes on Monday, saying he expects the receiver to be back next year despite his bickering with teammates. "There's a lot of positive things about Santonio," Ryan said. "Are there some things we need to get corrected? Absolutely. And it's not just with him, but others as well, myself." The...

Has Bart Scott Played His Last Down as a Jet?

When Rex Ryan came to New York, one of the most important players that he brought with him to help impart his defensive mentality was Bart Scott.  After three years though, Scott’s game has started to suffer, and with a high cap number facing hin, the Jets seem to be ready to move on from their loquacious linebacker. Via Rod Boone of Newsday. A source close to the situation told...

Jets' Ryan: Don't think I had 'pulse of the team'

Rex Ryan says he doesn't think he had the "pulse of the team."

NFL Red Carpet: Week 17 Awards

Welcome in to the final regular season edition of the NFL awards. This week, in lieu of handing out awards celebrating the best of the final week of the season, we hand out awards for the best (and worst) of the regular season.  Let's hand out some hardware... The "MVP" award goes to Drew Brees Consider this an upset if you must, but you just can't deny someone...

Time To Award The NFL's MVP and LVP Award

Oh hey, it's MVP voting time! Now, a lot of voters will tell you that they really thought hard about who to vote for, and that Drew Brees really made a race of it at the end. But as an unauthorized MVP voter, I don't have to con you like that. I took four seconds to decide on my MVP. It's Rodgers. And I don't care that Drew Brees broke all those records and won...

Plays wild-card teams rely on

Tanier: Playoff time means diagram time, strategy fans! Let’s start with two rookie quarterbacks why rely on play-action to make up for their lack of experience. We’ll then move on to some vintage Drew Brees deep passing, and the type of defense the Lions will use to stop him.

2012 NFL Playoffs: Exposing each contender's fatal flaw

I read on Twitter earlier today that 6 teams this season have 12 or more wins - Green Bay, New England, New Orleans, San Francisco, Baltimore and Pittsburgh. That mark ties the NFL record for the most 12+ win teams in a season. All of these teams are excellent and I wouldn't want feel confident if Pittsburgh played any of the other 5.  But that doesn't mean there are...
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