Saints at Lions: Teachers vs. Students, Brees vs. Stafford

Sunday in Detroit, two gun slinging No. 9's will command opposing but remarkably similar offenses as the Saints take on the Lions. The Lions' offensive package can be up to a 90% mirror image of what the Saints run, largely because of new offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi, New Orleans' former quarterbacks coach from 2009-2013. Lombardi cut his NFL coaching teeth under...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
6 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers: Charging to Phoenix?

Image courtesy of The NFL is in full swing and aren’t we all the better for it. We have already witnessed a repeat of last year’s Super Bowl, this time the Denver Broncos were beaten 26-20 by the Seattle Seahawks in overtime, instead of being humiliated again like they were in the 2014 Super Bowl final. Many see this game as a prequel to the 2015 Super Bowl. However...
Via Total Sports Blog
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Audio: Packers HOFer Paul Hornung on Goodell; stories from Lombardi and Jim Brown

Matt Ryan (no, not the Falcons QB) is a friend of cover32 and runs a great podcast titled “22 Weeks” that goes throughout the NFL season. In the season 3 Week 4 episode Ryan scored a huge guest: Former Green Bay Packers star running back and Hall of Famer Paul Hornung. The two hit on a variety of topics including all of the following: - Jim Brown on the college all star team...
Via cover32 - Packers
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Notes: Lombardi focused on Lions, not facing grandfather's old team

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Lombardi name will always be associated with the Green Bay Packers, but there's one family member who's not thinking in those terms, at least not this week. Joe Lombardi, grandson of the legendary Packers coach Vince Lombardi, has other things to worry about entering his third game as the Detroit Lions' offensive coordinator. Such as: How to score...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Today in History: Football Loses Lombardi

On September 3, 1970, the football community lost a founding father when Vince Lombardi died shortly after being diagnosed with aggressive colon cancer. Lombardi, who was born to an Italian immigrant in Brooklyn, New York. His early life was dominated by Catholic ideology and at 15 he enrolled at the Cathedral College of Immaculate Conception where he would study to become a priest...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

SALE ALERT: Update your fan gear and save big at!

Hello September, and most importantly FOOTBALL! In three days, NFL fans will no longer be forced to endure meaningless games.  Recognizable players will be padded up and ready to take their shot at hoisting the Vince Lombardi trophy.  As fans of the game, we have a responsibility to rep our teams to the fullest.  And that starts with getting our NFL gear up. Labor Day weekend...
Via All Sports Everything
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

The Jets’ iPad passcode is 1969; yeah, they’re dreaming big

The Super Bowl guarantees no longer flow freely from the Jets. The talk of Rose Garden visits and Lombardi Trophies has quieted over the past few years. But that does not mean the Super Bowl is not on this team’s mind. Every time the players look at their playbooks, they get a reminder. Like many teams, the Jets have switched to digital playbooks on their iPads. Players must...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Riding Bikes and Making Memories at Packers Training Camp

Players riding bikes to and from practice during Packers Training Camp is one of the greatest traditions in the NFL. First instituted by Vince Lombardi, the thought was that this would bring the players and fans closer. Embracing the team concept that Lombardi emphasized on the playing field, this would also enforce the team concept to the Packer faithful. Without the support of...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

August’s arrival means Denver Broncos football is back

Here’s to football. Here’s to the game we love. Happy August, Denver Broncos fans. With the beginning of August today, you can say goodbye to summer soon and take solace in knowing fall and football are right around the corner. For your Broncos, they’re into Day Eight of training camp down in Dove Valley, preparing for another run at a Super Bowl in the team’s relentless...
Via cover32 - Broncos
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Pro Football Hall of Fame Shame: Jerry Kramer Not Honored Yet

This is the time of the summer when two great sports gather together the legends of their games and hold Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremonies for their newest legends.Major League Baseball went first, honoring five new inductees and on April 2 the Pro Football Hall of Fame will present gold jackets and busts to seven new members bringing its total number of honorees to 287.This is...
Via Football Nation
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Which teams will emerge as Super Bowl contenders in 2015?

The grueling wait for professional football will soon come to an end when the National Football League's preseason slate kicks off at the beginning of August.It goes without saying, but it's been nearly half a calendar year since the Seattle Seahawks surprisingly steamrolled the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII. And it will be roughly another half a year until we get the...
Via Bush League Chronicle
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Bay honors Mike McCarthy with his own street

Mike McCarthy joined elite Green Bay Packers company on Wendnesday when the village board of Ashwuabenon unanimously voted to rename Potts Avenue (which is one block southeast of Lambeau Field) in his honor.The new street is called "Mike McCarthy Way" to pay homage to the coach who has led the Packers to 88 wins, six playoff appearances and one Super Bowl victory during...
Via Bush League Chronicle
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers' McCarthy to have Green Bay street named after him

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Mike McCarthy is joining elite company in the history of the Green Bay Packers, officially having a local street named after him. A vote by the Ashwaubenon Village Board passed to have Potts Avenue changed to Mike McCarthy Way. This will take effect sometime in the next year, with local businesses being given a bit of financial assistance by the Packers as they...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Faulk: Belichick 'right up there with Lombardi'

BY DAN BEGNOCHEEx-Patriot Kevin Faulk still lives and breaths football, just in a slightly different setting.Now three years removed from his 13-year stint with New England, the 38-year-old Louisiana native is back in his hometown of Carencro, where he coaches high school football and teaches physical education.He may not be in the huddle with likes of Tom Brady and Troy Brown anymore...
Via AFC East Daily
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Keep Building the Hall of Fame Movement for Packers Guard Jerry Kramer: We Cannot be Ignored

Jerry Kramer was a key member of Vince Lombardi’s dominant teams of the 1960s. He deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. Packers guard Jerry Kramer last played a down of professional football in 1968. He became eligible for the Hall of Fame in 1974 and he immediately became a finalist. Kramer has been a Hall of Fame finalist ten times, with his most recent near-induction coming in...
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Football from Lombardi's first game, 1921 Packers program among rare items up for auction

Green Bay Packers fans looking for a chance to own significant pieces of the team's history have an opportunity to do just that in a few weeks. Of course, owning those items also will come with a hefty price tag. Heritage Auctions will hold its Platinum Night Sports Auction at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland on July 31 in what is traditionally the most...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

PFS Mount Rushmore Series: Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers – one of the NFL’s most historic and decorated franchises. With 22 members enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and a couple more on their way, selecting only four players to represent the team is no straightforward task.Please note that all Mount Rushmore representatives must be a current or former Packers player. The goal is to identify the individuals...
Via Pro Football Spot
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Ranked Second In Most Well-Built Teams Of The 00s

For much of the early years of the modern National Football League, it seemed that there was often a dominant team throughout most, or at least a good portion, of a decade. Even prior to the NFL-AFL merger, for example, Vince Lombardi’s  Green Bay Packers were certainly the dominant football force, and they went on […] Steelers Ranked Second In Most Well-Built Teams Of The...
Via Steelers Depot
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Open Letter to NFL Hall of Fame Seniors Committee: Vote in Packers Guard Jerry Kramer

Jerry Kramer was a key member of Vince Lombardi’s dominant teams of the 1960s. He deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. Dear NFL Hall of Fame Seniors Committee: As custodians of the NFL of yesteryear, you are charged with recognizing the remarkable players of a different era. I commend the job you have done as the Pro Football Hall of Fame is well represented with many deserving...
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Who are the best coaches from every NFL franchise?

This past weekend, Chuck Noll – the legendary coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers who won four Super Bowl championships during his tenure with the team – passed away at the age of 82. In honor of the all-time great, NFL Network spent a lot of time on Saturday and Sunday running programming that focused on Noll’s title-winning teams. In watching shows like America’s Game, it...
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Lombardi’s quotes, hating on the Seahawks, more

In case you missed it: Columns from the cover32 universe to catch up on anything and everything from the Green Bay Packers this week. Green Bay Packers - The top 5 Vince Lombardi quotes (READ) - Power Rankings: The best division in the NFL (READ) - Chris Moran hates the Seattle Seahawks, with a passion (READ) - Mailbag: Is Ted Thompson’s future with the Packers in question...
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June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5- Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing: the best quotes by Vince Lombardi

Yesterday was the birthday of arguably the greatest coach to ever coach in the NFL, Mr. Vince Lombardi. Lombardi wasn’t only a great coach, he had a way with words, and his words still live on today. Here are the top five quotes by Vince Lombardi: 5. “Winning is not a sometime thing, it’s an all the time thing. You don’t do things right once in a while, you do them right...
Via cover32 - Packers
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

"When Eli Misses, He Misses High" And What Lombardi Would've Said About The Giants' Left Tackle Spot

Not that I don't think that WR Odell Beckham, Jr. isn't a really good player but the Giants OTAs has revealed  that a review of their draft is in order.It has been quoted that "When Eli misses, he misses high" so why then draft a 5'11" Wide Receiver?  Because they thought he was necessary to replace Hakeem Nicks who was 6' 1".It had been speculated...
Via Football Nation
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Broncos Super Bowl Shirts Are Sent To Africa (Photo)

There is always a winner and a loser. That’s just the way sports operate unless you have a rare tie. In regards to the Super Bowl, the winner receives a Vince Lombardi trophy, a city parade, and millions of shirts and other clothing apparel professing their greatness as the ultimate winner. What’s in it for the losing team you ask? Unfortunately no parade is coming to a city...
Via BlackSportsOnline
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Out of the Pocket: OTA’s and Hot Yoga

Richard, Colleen and Kelly sit down to discuss the Packers OTAs, Colt Lyerla, if Vince Lombardi would do hot yoga, #throwbackweekend4 and blast Mike McCarthy for not practicing in the cold. Out of the Pocket is a part of the Packers Talk Radio Network, serving up enough weekly podcasts to satisfy the most fervent of Packer fans. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and subscribe over...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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