The most bizarre sports stories from January

12 days ago  |  Discuss

Postseason Obituaries: The Dearly Departed of the AFC

Ahead of Championship Sunday, we look at the eight postseason teams that have come and gone before Denver, New England, Carolina, and Arizona. First, we start with the AFC. Houston Texans Cause of Death: Brian Hoyer’s ability; Bill O’Brien’s stubbornness. Their defense (and a less than stellar AFC South) carried them to the postseason, and it was that defense—despite an...
Via The Sports Post
20 days ago  |  Discuss

AFC Wild Card Wrap-Up

The NFL’s Wild Card weekend is in the books, and while the results may have gone how many expected, it wasn’t without numerous talking points. In our first of two pieces today, we’ll take a look at the AFC’s slate and see which side has the better chance of progressing to the AFC Championship game. Kansas City 30, Houston 0 There’s always a choice—even if the choice...
Via The Sports Post
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Hoyer lays an egg

I don’t think Brian Hoyer plans on posing for any Instagram photos like this one any time soon. This pic from Brandon Weeden was used by some to troll Browns fans as the two former Browns quarterbacks were heading to the playoffs while Johnny Manziel was going through another mini-scandal. But Hoyer was a disaster yesterday with four picks and five turnovers. The media was not...
Via The Scores Report
January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

What Will It Take For Bill O'Brien To Pull Brian Hoyer For Brandon Weeden?

Houston Texans quarterback Brian Hoyer had an opportunity with his first playoff start Saturday against the Kansas City Chiefs. Get the team off to a fast start and lead them to victory, and he can cement his status as the front runner for the position heading into the off-season. Instead he turns in one of the most horrific performances that a quarterback could in his first playoff...
Via FatManWriting
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Weeden happy Jerry Jones will be watching playoffs from couch

Jerry Jones spent a good part of the season taking public potshots at Brandon Weeden. Now, Weeden gets the last laugh. Weeden, filling in for injured quarterbacks Brian Hoyer and T.J. Yates, threw for two touchdowns and 200 yards on Sunday against the Titans, putting the Texans on the brink of a playoff berth. Weeden started the season in Dallas and, when Tony Romo was injured,...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Hoyer tries hyperbaric chamber to recover from concussion

Brian Hoyer is leaving no stone unturned in his effort to come back from his second concussion of the season. According to the Brian Hoyer’s trying acupuncture, hyperbaric chamber in effort to return from concussion — ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) December 24, 2015 " target="_blank">Houston Chronicle via Pro Football Talk, the Texans quarterback...
Via The Sports Daily
December 24, 2015  |  Discuss

The Path to Victory Review: Week 15 Houston Texans

This is beginning to be ridiculously repetitive. Result: 16-10* loss vs. Houston *Charlie Whitehurst, T.J. Yates, and Brandon Weeden all took snaps in this game Offense Goal: 21 points Actual: 10 points How did they ever score 10? This team is as broken as Matt Hasselbeck’s body. They can’t run the ball effectively. The passing game has been neutered down to dump-offs for three...
Via The Colts Authority
December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Cowboys Name Kellen Moore Starting Quarterback

The Cowboys announced on Monday that Kellen Moore would be the starting quarterback for the team on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills. Moore took over in the last game against the New York Jets after Matt Cassel was benched. After throwing an interception on his second pass, he calmed down and finished with 158 yards passing and touchdown along with two more interceptions. Moore will...
Via Real Sports Entertainment Network
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Browns hoping to showcase Johnny Manziel for trade?

    Johnny Manziel has once again been named the starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns, but that does not necessarily mean the team is planning on keeping him around beyond this season. ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen spoke to one “prominent team executive” who speculates that Manziel could be getting an opportunity to audition for a spot on another...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Jerry Jones critical of Jason Garrett for not winning more

    Jerry Jones was happy his Dallas Cowboys finally won a game without Tony Romo at quarterback, but following Monday’s victory over the Washington Redskins, he was openly critical of the team’s coaches for not having won more this season. The Cowboys, now 4-8 after the 19-16 win over Washington, are 3-1 in games started by Romo but 1-7 when another QB starts. Brandon...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on 4-8 start: “I would have never dreamed this”

The NFC East is the laughing stock of the league this season. All four teams are at least two games below .500, with Washington (holding the tie-breaker), Philadelphia and New York tied for first with a 5-7 record. Below them are the Dallas Cowboys, who improved to 4-8 following a 19-16 victory over Washington in last night’s Monday Night Football stinker. Despite being only...
Via The Comeback
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Cowboys DB on NFC East: ‘This is a wacky division’

The Dallas Cowboys are 3-8 and without their starting quarterback for the rest of the season, but playing in the NFC East—where no team currently possesses a winning record—has granted an opportunity for even the Cowboys to make a late postseason push. “This is a wacky division,” cornerback Brandon Carr said. “We’re fortunate, right now, to still be able to do some...
Via The Sports Daily
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Bedlam is bigger than ever, but which team will be better than ever?

The good old days often refer to a luminous past which can never be fully recaptured. For the Bedlam football series, the good old days are right now. Oklahoma and Oklahoma State had existed in a Big Brother-Little Brother relationship for many years. The Sooners almost always set the standard in the Big Eight and then in the early years of the Big 12. Oklahoma State typically...
Via The Student Section
November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Jerry Jones blasts Brandon Weeden after releasing him

The Dallas Cowboys had to cut someone in order to activate Tony Romo, and Brandon Weeden took the fall. Weeden started three games for the Cowboys, losing all three. Just to pile on, Jerry Jones blasted the quarterback as he was on his way out the door in a radio appearance Friday. On @1053thefan, Jerry...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Jerry Jones admits he 'tried to get cute at the QB spot'

Jerry Jones caused some significant eye-rolling earlier this season when he lavished praise upon Brandon Weeden prior to his first start as Tony Romo’s replacement, saying that “you won’t see a more gifted passer” than the Dallas Cowboys backup quarterback. The Cowboys owner has now recognized the error in his ways — and the excessive hyperbole in his comments about Weeden...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
November 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys Wisely Choose Matt Cassel Over Brandon Weeden

With Tony Romo gearing up to return from a fractured clavicle injury he suffered in Week 2 against the Philadelphia Eagles, the Dallas Cowboys needed to make moves to their active roster. In recent years, the Cowboys have shown a tendency to go with two quarterbacks rather than going with three. However, even with Romo risking re-injury by returning, the Cowboys decided to stick...
November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Texans add Brandon Weeden into QB mix

With Houston Texans quarterback Brian Hoyer not expected to play this week after suffering a concussion in Monday night's win over the Cincinnati Bengals, the team added depth at the position in former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Brandon Weeden.  Per the Houston Chronicle, the Texans were awarded Weeden on waivers Wednesday. To make room for the four-year veteran, Houston released...
Via Fox Sports
November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Texans claim Brandon Weeden off waivers

The Houston Texans have claimed quarterback Brandon Weeden off waivers with Brian Hoyer questionable for Sunday's game against the New York Jets because of a concussion.Weeden was released by the Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday when Tony Romo returned from injury. Weeden started three games this season and had two touchdowns and two interceptions.With Hoyer's status in question after suffering...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Texans add Weeden with Hoyer questionable with concussion

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Texans have claimed quarterback Brandon Weeden off waivers with Brian Hoyer questionable for Sunday's game against the New York Jets because of a concussion. Weeden was released by the Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday when Tony Romo returned from injury. Weeden started three games this season and had two touchdowns and two interceptions. With Hoyer's status...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Texans Claim Brandon Weeden Off Waivers From Cowboys

(Photo:   According to Ian Rapoport, of NFL Network/, the Houston Texans have claimed quarterback Brandon Weeden off of waivers from the Dallas Cowboys.  Weeden was released by the Cowboys yesterday in order to make room for Tony Romo's return to the active roster off of the Injured-Reserve/to return designation...
Via Pro Football Spot
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Romo says Cowboys season isn’t over: ‘It’s far from it’

The drowning Dallas Cowboys will be a thrown a life raft when quarterback Tony Romo returns to action in Week 11 to play against the Miami Dolphins. Despite the team’s current 2-7 record that has the Cowboys positioned at the bottom of the NFC East, Romo remained positive and said the team shouldn’t be counted out, via ESPN’s Todd Archer. “I think the guys understand...
Via Sportsnaut
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys: Who Exactly are the New Signings?

On Wednesday, the Dallas Cowboys made some notable moves. After all, they had open roster spots after the releases of Brandon Weeden and Christine Michael on Tuesday. With Tony Romo likely returning from his clavicle injury to play on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins, more space will need to be made. Let’s take a look at the three players that were activated on Wednesday. Robert...
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Texans Claim QB Brandon Weeden Off Waivers From Cowboys

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Texans have claimed QB Brandon Weeden off of waivers from the Cowboys. Weeden, 32, is in the final year of his  two-year, $1.23 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $660,000 for the 2015 season. Over the course of four games, Weeden has thrown for 739 yards while completing 72.4 percent of his passes to go along with...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys are shaking the roster up

The Dallas Cowboys are making moves upon moves in the last 24 hours that has this fan shaking his head! First of all, the best move they made was jettisoning backup quarterback Brandon Weeden.  Weeden was an eye-sore to watch during his time this past season as he led the Cowboys to three of the seven losses the team has had.  The job is all Matt Cassel’s despite losing more...
Via cover32
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss
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