10:49 AM EST, Fri December 15, 2017
Buffalo Rumblings 19 mins ago
Miami Dolphins scouting report: safety T.J. McDonald

Miami Dolphins scouting report: safety T.J. McDonald

Skarekrow looks at T.J. McDonald, the Miami Dolphins veteran safety With the 71st pick in the 2013 NFL draft, the St. Louis Rams selected safety T.J. McDonald. Buffalo Bills fans might remember this pick as it was part of the draft day trade involving EJ Manuel. Tangential Bills connections abound, as T.J.’s father Tim coached defensive backs in Buffalo the last two years. Prior to coaching, Tim McDonald had an illustrious career as a defensive back with the Cardinals and 49ers. His career highlights included multiple Pro Bowl selections and the chance to hoist a Lombardi Trophy. With...
Behind the Steel Curtain 34 mins ago
Steelers Film Room: Bud Dupree’s struggles against the run vs. Ravens

Steelers Film Room: Bud Dupree’s struggles against the run vs. Ravens

Bud Dupree got by on supreme athleticism in college, and he’s been an up-and-down pass rusher as a pro. But one area where he consistently has struggled from the start is in stopping the run. Now that’s become a glaring issue, due to key defensive injuries that are causing his deficiencies to bubble to the surface. Anyone who watched the Steelers’ nearly miraculous, come-from-behind victory over the Baltimore Ravens Sunday night could tell you that the Pittsburgh run-defense was nearly non-existent. This was partly expected due to the loss of Ryan Shazier to a season-ending back...
Cincy Jungle 34 mins ago
NFL Week 15 Bengals vs Vikings: Behind enemy lines with The Daily Norseman

NFL Week 15 Bengals vs Vikings: Behind enemy lines with The Daily Norseman

We speak with The Daily Norseman to learn about the Bengals’ Week 15 opponent, the Minnesota Vikings The Bengals travel to the recently built US Bank Stadium to face the Minnesota Vikings in what will be their second of three consecutive games against NFC North opponents. To get in inside look at their next opponent, we spoke with Chris Gates of The Daily Norseman about Mike Zimmer, Adam Thielen, and if there is anything the Bengals can do to finally beat an NFC North opponent. Scott Schulze: Can we have Mike Zimmer back? What has he been able to do, which eluded Leslie Frazier, in...
NFL Trade Rumors 36 mins ago

Bills Place LT Cordy Glenn On Injured Reserve

The Buffalo Bills announced Friday that they’ve placed LT Cordy Glenn on injured reserve. Bills HC Sean McDermott said of the decision to place Glenn on I.R.: “Somewhat of a frustrating year overall. We realize his talent. He’s going to have a procedure in the near future with Bob Anderson.” The post Bills Place LT Cordy Glenn On Injured Reserve appeared first on NFLTradeRumors.co.
NFL Trade Rumors 42 mins ago

Adrian Peterson Planning To Return For 2018 Season

Following the news from Thursday night that the Cardinals are placing RB Adrian Peterson on injured reserve with a neck injury, he released a statement to Josina Anderson in which he says he plans to return for the 2018 season. “The good news is my neck injury doesn’t require surgery, but I’m told by Dr. … The post Adrian Peterson Planning To Return For 2018 Season appeared first on NFLTradeRumors.co.
Steelers Depot 48 mins ago

For Steelers, New England Epitomizes ‘Bend But Don’t Break’ Defense

Depending on which statistic you look at, you might say that the New England Patriots have a terrible defense. They give up the fourth-most yards per game in the entire NFL. They allow 5.9 yards per play, tied for second-worst. On third down, they are middle of the pack in... The post For Steelers, New England Epitomizes ‘Bend But Don’t Break’ Defense appeared first on Steelers Depot by Matthew Marczi. Go Steelers! [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Cat Scratch Reader 49 mins ago
4th and Short Podcast: Better Brian joins us to talk Panthers/Packers

4th and Short Podcast: Better Brian joins us to talk Panthers/Packers

We’re joined by Brian from Pack to the Future to discuss all things Panthers vs. Packers Regular Brian, Brad, and Jon are joined by another, better Brian from Pack to the Future. They discuss Aaron Rodgers health, the difference between he and Brett Hundley, the Packers play calling, the state of the Packers backfield and wide receiver corps, and their defense. We learn that there are tons of similarities between the Packers defense and the Panthers offense, with Better Brian making a "blind people playing chess" analogy. All of the guys give their score predictions, including Brad's wild...
Mile High Report 49 mins ago
Broncos at Colts: The No Bull Review

Broncos at Colts: The No Bull Review

The Broncos rolled into Indianapolis and beat up on the Colts. Her are my thoughts, opinions, and analysis on the Denver Broncos’ most recent game. Now that the season is over, the Broncos have found a way to play winning football. It helps to face two less than stellar NFL franchises in that span to be sure, but nevertheless, it is honestly a tad bittersweet to see. I’m thankful for winning football. But I’m also frustrated that the team is showing moxie now that the season is the garbage. For those of you who haven’t been with the No Bull Review previously, let me point out this...
The Falcoholic 49 mins ago
Falcons vs. Buccaneers: Fascinating Four for Week 15

Falcons vs. Buccaneers: Fascinating Four for Week 15

Can the Falcons continue their playoff push heading into the final stage of the season? After surviving a grueling five-day stretch against Minnesota and New Orleans, the Falcons’ first place push is on. They are on the right path heading into the final three games of the season. A win over Tampa Bay would set up a potential first-place showdown (Carolina could squash those plans) against the Saints on Christmas Eve. Dan Quinn will assure everyone that his team won’t be looking past Tampa Bay. Similar to Atlanta, they are playing every team in the division to finish the season. The...
Pride Of Detroit 49 mins ago
Lions court: Who would you build an offense around: Matthew Stafford or Russell Wilson?

Lions court: Who would you build an offense around: Matthew Stafford or Russell Wilson?

Lions court is back in session with a huge debate to tackle. Judge Reisman: Welcome back to my courtroom, gentleman. Mr. Payton, nice to see you after the court deemed that the Detroit Lions should draft a running back rather than spend a good chunk of money on a free agent. Mr. Mathews, welcome to Lions Court. I assure you this is a safe place where all arguments are given a fair shake. That being said, Mr. Mathews, I run a tight ship here and I expect you to give me and the entire courtroom the respect it deserves. Is that understood, Mr. Mathews? Ryan Mathews: It is understood, your...
Buffalo Rumblings 1 hour ago
Television tribute to Buffalo Bills founder Ralph Wilson airs tonight in Western New York

Television tribute to Buffalo Bills founder Ralph Wilson airs tonight in Western New York

the founder of the Bills will ne the subject of a 30 minute special On Friday, a half hour special detailing the life of football and charitable works of Buffalo Bills founder Ralph Wilson Jr. will air on local TV in Western New York. Fans can find the show on WNED-TV (Channel 17) at 8 p.m. The tribute to Wilson will detail the founding of the football team, talk about the fondness Wilson had for the city of Buffalo, and will also tie in the Wilson family’s many charitable endeavors around western New York before and after his passing. The tribute features interviews from the Super...
Steelers Depot 1 hour ago

Scouting Report: Expect The Patriots Offense To Bounce Back Sunday Vs Steelers

As we have been for several years now, we’ll break down the Pittsburgh Steelers’ opponent each week, telling you what to expect from a scheme and individual standpoint. Like last year, Josh Carney and I will cover the opposing team’s offense. I will focus on scheme, Josh on the players. Today, revisiting the New England... The post Scouting Report: Expect The Patriots Offense To Bounce Back Sunday Vs Steelers appeared first on Steelers Depot by Alex Kozora. Go Steelers! [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Steelers Depot 1 hour ago

Film Room: For Consideration, L.J. Fort

I don’t know exactly what the answer is, but I do know that they haven’t found it yet. The question? How to appropriately adjust for the absence of starting mack inside linebacker Ryan Shazier. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ first swipe at that was not exactly a smashing success. With Tyler Matakevich... The post Film Room: For Consideration, L.J. Fort appeared first on Steelers Depot by Matthew Marczi. Go Steelers! [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Pride Of Detroit 1 hour ago
Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears Week 15 preview: On Paper

Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears Week 15 preview: On Paper

Here’s our Lions Week 15 preview and prediction. The Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears met at Soldier Field less than a month ago, and yet, here we are again ready to watch the two teams face off again. Not much has changed in terms of each team’s outlook for the 2017 season. The Lions are struggling to make a final push for the playoffs, while the Bears are just compiling a list of candidates for their next head coach. But the teams have changed a bit in the three games in between meetings. The last time the two teams faced off, I gave the Lions a small +1 advantage. Let’s see if...
Mile High Report 1 hour ago
Report: Number one mission for the Broncos this offseason is finding a starting quarterback

Report: Number one mission for the Broncos this offseason is finding a starting quarterback

#InElwayWeTrust According to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Denver Broncos President of Football Operations/General Manager John Elway’s number one mission this offseason will be to find a starting quarterback. He states that “all options are on the table” for them this offseason. From TNF pregame: The #Broncos view all options on the table for finding a QB this offseason. That means, drafting a QB high or signing a big-time FA — or both. pic.twitter.com/RULAOyeHg4— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 15, 2017 Rapoport states that the Broncos could sign a high priced...
Cincy Jungle 1 hour ago
6 reasons Carl Lawson should be your new favorite Bengals player

6 reasons Carl Lawson should be your new favorite Bengals player

We take a look at the Bengals’ most exciting rookie and why he deserves more attention. Many NFL draft analysts thought Carl Lawson should be a first or second round talent. After the end of round three, many had Lawson as the best prospect left going into Round 4. In fact, some even had him as a top prospect available for Round 2. The Bengals were extremely lucky when he fell to the team in the fourth round. Despite not fitting the Bengals’ typical size profile, he was a prolific college pass-rusher and Bengals fans were very excited to get him. So far, he has lived up to the hype...
Buffalo Rumblings 2 hours ago
Bills Links, 12/15: Could Sunday be the last home game for Kyle Williams?

Bills Links, 12/15: Could Sunday be the last home game for Kyle Williams?

Williams addressed the topic on Thursday with reporters As the Buffalo Bills prepare for their final home game of the season, the question was brought up to Kyle Williams if this could be his last game at New Era Field. Williams answered the question like the professional that he is, and the quotes and video are available below. If this is Williams last game in Orchard Park, it will be in a must-win game for the Bills against an improving Miami Dolphins club. Today’s editions of the Bills Links includes additional coverage on Tyrod Taylor, Nathan Peterman, Jordan Matthews, Kelvin...
Steelers Depot 2 hours ago

Scouting Report: Patriots Defense Improving At The Right Time

As we have been for several years now, we’ll break down the Pittsburgh Steelers’ opponent each week, telling you what to expect from a scheme and individual standpoint. Dan Vasko and I will break things down. Dan the players, myself the scheme. Taking a second look at the New England Patriots’ defense. Alex’s Scheme Report Patriots’... The post Scouting Report: Patriots Defense Improving At The Right Time appeared first on Steelers Depot by Alex Kozora. Go Steelers! [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Behind the Steel Curtain 2 hours ago
Steelers Injury Report: Some big names added to Pittsburgh’s injury list

Steelers Injury Report: Some big names added to Pittsburgh’s injury list

The Pittsburgh Steelers had some big-name players added to the injury report after Thursday’s practice. The Pittsburgh Steelers seemed to have an injury report which many would view as favorable after their Wednesday practice. Players like Joe Haden and Tyler Matakevich returned to the practice field, even though on a limited basis, but getting them back on the field was a huge step in the right direction. As the team hit the practice field on Thursday, though, some big names were added to the injury report as the session wrapped up. JuJu Smith-Schuster was limited with a hamstring...
Cincy Jungle 2 hours ago
Bengals Bytes (12/15): Not so special teams

Bengals Bytes (12/15): Not so special teams

Darrin Simmons talks about how the thinning roster has had an effect on the special teams. Marvin Lewis knows this job isn’t forever. BBP2: Geoff Hobson; how'd the Cincinnati Bengals get here?On the BBP2, Enquirer beat writers Jim Owczarski and Paul Dehner Jr. are joined by Bengals.com chief Geoff Hobson to discuss what went wrong in 2017 and how far this team is away from being back in the mix in 2018. Simmons: Bengals special teams have been disjointed all yearEvery week, special teams coordinator Darrin Simmons waits to see how challenging his task will be. He doesn’t necessarily...

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