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Is This The End?

By Deborah Horton, published on Dec 6, 2010

Brett Favre left the game very early in the 1st quarter on Sunday for the Vikings after suffering a SC sprain (sternoclavicular) to his right throwing shoulder after being hit and put on the ground. It is the first such injury of Favre's career and may be the last.

Favre had an x-ray at the field that was negative for fracture or break. He will have an MRI today. It remains to be seen if he will play next Sunday. I am going to say that if he cannot play and if he may be out significant time, that it may be the end of Favre's career. The Vikings did win yesterday with Tavaris Jackson... (more)

Tags: football, nfl, brett favre, vikings, adrian peterson

Protection

By Deborah Horton, published on Dec 3, 2010

A lot of talk this week about NFL player protection and favoritism and making examples. Hines Ward of the Steelers saying the NFL isn't interested in player protection. Terrell Suggs of the Ravens saying that only QBs like Brady and Manning really get protection. James Harrison of the Steelers saying that the NFL is specifically targeting him to make an example. As always in things like this, the truth resides somewhere in the murky middle.

The NFL has selectively chosen to protect only certain players. The QB, WR, and TE position to be exact. They are not concerned with running... (more)

Tags: football, nfl, player protection rules

Hot And Cold

By Deborah Horton, published on Nov 29, 2010

HOT

Atlanta Falcons - 19-1 in their home dome. 9-2 on the season. They beat the Packers by coming back at the end of the game to secure the win in less than a minute's time. A complete team with both a running and a passing attack and a defense that really stood up in this game.

New England Patriots - 9-2 and keeping pace with the Jets. Patriots are improving at every position with each week. The balls thrown are spread out amongst about 6 players. The running game is moving. The defense is improving every week and Tom Brady had a perfect passer rating on Thanksgiving.

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Tags: football, nfl, football standings

A Life Lived On

By Deborah Horton, published on Nov 28, 2010

...have been but after his death, four people found hope in a life lived on.

Chris Henry, before he passed away, was known by most only as a guy who had had a lot of trouble earlier in his career. Most casual observers only knew him as this guy. After his death, those closest to him in the NFL tried to make it known that Henry wasn't JUST that guy. That he was much more. That he was trying to change his life. That he was an untapped talent in most respects. Henry's life was cut short in a sad ending. But, his spirit continues in a life lived on.

Henry's mother, Carolyn... (more)

Tags: football, nfl, chris henry, organ donation

Gobble Gobble

By Deborah Horton, published on Nov 28, 2010

...and the continual wins of the Bucs. The Cowboys may be in "something to prove" mode yet though and they may give the Saints a run for their money in this game. I do think the Saints will win, but it will be closer than a lot of people think.

The last game of turkey day is over on the NFL network and is the Bengals at the Jets. The Bengals are having an abysmal season despite having 4 wide receiver threats to use at any given time. They just are not getting the job done. This week TO sounded off about Revis and cornerbacks like him. A lot of speculation has it that the... (more)

Tags: football, nfl, thanksgiving, saints, patriots, turkey, jets

Like A Box Of Chocolates

By Deborah Horton, published on Nov 17, 2010

This week's Thursday night game pits the Chicago Bears against the Miami Dolphins. Both of these teams can win and both of these teams have problems. Most people would say Miami has more being down to their 3rd string quarterback, but maybe not. The Bears QB Jay Cutler is like a box of chocolates....you never know what you're going to get.

Let's look at some of Cutler's stats from this season: 12 TDs, 9 INT, 30 sacks, and 7 fumbles to go with a 61% passer rating and a little over 1900 yards passing. The Bears are 6-3 atop their division and 5-3 in the conference. It sounds relatively... (more)

Tags: football, nfl, bears, dolphins, jay cutler, tyler thigpen

Not So Fast

By Deborah Horton, published on Nov 17, 2010

Before Monday night's game versus the Eagles, word came out that the Redskins had given Donovan McNabb a brand new huge contract. People were asking themselves, why would a team and a player who obviously have problems with each other agree to such a seemingly outrageous deal?! Not so fast my friends. Once again, things are not as they first appear.

The Redskins have an out clause in the deal. This clause states that at the end of this season the Redskins can cut McNabb and owe him NOTHING. Not a single penny. They can use him the rest of the season and then cut him loose free and... (more)

Tags: football, nfl, redskins, donovan mcnabb

Flying High

By Deborah Horton, published on Nov 17, 2010

...a dream. From the very first play from the snap, Vick looked other worldly. As if he were an Eagle, flying high above the field of play, above the rain, above the past he has worked hard to put behind him. Michael Vick was flying high and the Eagles were putting up historic numbers in the NFL record books.

Coming into the game Donovan McNabb had agreed to a 5 year, 78 million dollar deal with the Redskins, a deal I do not understand at all. You would have thought he would have been on top of the world. Ready to take down his former team. Coming out on top of... (more)

Tags: football, nfl, michael vick, redskins, eagles

Winning Is Good

By Deborah Horton, published on Nov 13, 2010

...a really good one to watch, but why do we have to watch it? The Falcons had the game won and let it slip away - this is the kind of weakness that loses games - loses close games - loses very important games. The Falcons need to stop it.

The Falcons are now 7-2 with the best record in the NFL and are now 18-1 at the Georgia Dome. The rest of the Falcons schedule looks like this: @Rams, Packers, @Bucs, @Panthers, @Seahawks, Saints, Panthers. Three games left at the Dome and 4 games on the road. The Falcons should win at the Panthers and Seahawks. At the Bucs and Rams will be more... (more)

Tags: football, nfl, atlanta falcons, baltimore ravens, nfc south

Garrett's Not The Answer

By Deborah Horton, published on Nov 10, 2010

The Cowboys issues a lot bigger than Wade Phillips. Firing him and replacing him with Jason Garrett is not going to cure the Cowboys troubles. In fact, it just may make some of them worse and here's why.

Phillips was a long time head coach. He had experience. He had knowledge. He had earned the ability to get respect. He had been around the corral a few times. And yet, his players did not respect him. They didn't listen. They did just what they wanted to do...as little as possible.

Now the Cowboys bring in a coach who is 20 years younger with very little experience.... (more)

Tags: football, nfl, cowboys, wade phillips, jason garrett, jerry jones

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