Found October 25, 2011 on Shutdown Corner:
Shutdown Corner wraps up Week 7 of the NFL season. Worst tackling obscured by talented rookie Carolina Panthers rookie Cam Newton is hard to tackle, more in a Ben Roethlisberger "he's tough to tackle" way than the Michael Vick "he's tough to get a hand on" way, but still difficult nonetheless. Newton looked like both those veterans combined, plus a little John Elway, Fran Tarkenton and Steve Young in eluding a woeful Washington Redskins defense during Sunday's Panthers victory: Pictures are worth 1,000 howls of pain T.J. Lang says he was proud of himself for keeping his cool after getting kicked in the "sweet spots" by Brian Robison. Saddest quote from a coach whose job security consists of unnamed team sources telling news outlets that "nah, we're not going to fire him quite yet "If I don't call timeout we're all (explicit). Now I'm getting fired." -- Miami Dolphins coach Tony Sparano, to officials on the f...

Newton brings multi-dimensional QB skills

In his first two games, Panthers QB Cam Newton proved he can pass the ball, but it’s his dual threat of passing and running that makes him so dangerous for the Vikings.

NFL 2011 Mid-Season Report Cards – NFC

We are at the halfway point of the 2011 NFL Season and it is report card day. We have had plenty of team to see who the pretenders and the serious contenders. In a season of more parity than usual, it is time to see if your NFC team is who you thought they'd be. Related posts: NFL 2009 Mid-Season Report Cards – NFC NFL 2009 Season First Quarter Report Cards – NFC NFC Predictions...

Raiders QB Palmer sees no room for T.O.

If Terrell Owens does find a new employer this season, it's unlikely he'll be catching passes from a former teammate. Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer said he can't envision Owens being on the receiving end of his passes for a second straight season. “The problem is that for him to get here there’s not anybody that we could let go," Palmer said referring...

Palmer: Raiders debut something to learn from

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- As bad as Carson Palmer's three-interception debut with the Oakland Raiders looked, he views it as a valuable teaching tool.

Raiders' Palmer to get crash course

ALAMEDA – As the Raiders catch their breath with a bye week, they will do all they can to help Carson Palmer catch up. Paul Sakuma Associated Press New Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer played in the second half Sunday because coach Hue Jackson, right, said it would help the team in the long run.

INT-Fest: Will Carson Palmer Bounce Back?

Newly acquired Oakland Raiders QB Carson Palmer threw for three interceptions in his debut. FN contributor Nick Houghtaling isn't worried, and he'll tell you why.

Merril Hoge: Cam Newton has been 'mind-boggling'

Merril Hoge, like a lot of people, admits he was wrong about Cam Newton. The ESPN analyst was among those who questioned whether Newton was ready for the NFL after playing in a spread offense in his only season at Auburn. But seven games into his pro career, Newton ranks fourth in the NFL in passing yards behind Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady. And after completing 42 percent...

Sell High Candidates – 2011 Fantasy Football

If one of these players is on your 2011 fantasy football team, consider the time right to sell high. If you can flip one of these players for a pair of established stars, go ahead and do it. As the season wears on, these players’ value will diminish. QB Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers You gotta love Cam Newton. He’s been outstanding — even ranking as a top two fantasy QB in some...

Typical Oakland Raiders

It has been a reoccurring theme this year in the NFL of top teams and players crushing their teams’ hopes. Whether this is through injury or disappointing play, the Oakland Raiders got the best of both worlds in Week 7. Being the most hyped and analyzed team going into this Week 7, the Raiders were ready to make a statement as a true playoff contender in the AFC. With the loss...
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