3:24 AM EDT, Thu July 31, 2014
Vikings Gab 4 hours ago

The Vikings Quarterback Odyssey

Being born in 1986 and a Vikings fan my entire life, my oldest clear memory as a fan is watching Jim McMahon hitting Cris Carter for a touchdown. That was 1993. Since, the Vikings have trotted out 18 different starting quarterbacks. It’s not quite the same as Cleveland starting 21 since coming back into existence […]
Vikings Gab 4 hours ago

Introductory Post

Who has close friends who are Packers or Bears fans?  I have both.  How many annoying jokes/reminders about how many rings the Vikings have can someone tolerate before actually going on a mission to steal every Packer flag in the neighborhood (every neighborhood in WI has several… and I’m pretty sure it’s a felony if […]
David Fucillo / Niners Nation 4 hours ago

Michael Crabtree debuts 'It's On' commercial

While San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is probably the most prominent member of the team in endorsements, other players have their share. Patrick Willis is notable as well, particular for his Duracell commercials. And today we've got a Michael Crabtree commercial. I have not seen a ton of Crabtree endorsement deals, but we do know he is a prominent member of the Jordan brand. He bought Jordan brand sweatsuits for members of the team (I can't remember how many exactly), and he is frequently sporting Jordan brand gear. The commercial above was released a couple days ago, and...
Cat Scratch Reader 4 hours ago

2013 Season Flashback - Game 9 Panthers vs 49ers

The Carolina Panthers entered the Week 10 tilt against the San Francisco 49ers at 5-3 and were coming off four consecutive blowout victories. This would be the toughest test of the season, and would serve as a measuring stick as to where the Panthers belonged in the hierarchy of the NFL. Many pundits of the Carolina Panthers were still skeptical of the team's recent success prior to the game, citing the fact the Panthers lacked a "signature win" against a strong opponent.  The 6-2 reigning NFC Champions, coming off a bye week, at home, qualified as a strong opponent. I think this...
Blogging The Boys 4 hours ago
Cowboys 2014 Training Camp Practice Summary: Moving The Needle On The Compete-o-meter

Cowboys 2014 Training Camp Practice Summary: Moving The Needle On The Compete-o-meter

Observations from the Cowboys fifth training camp practice, which saw them polish previously covered material and break out some interesting new stuff as well. All amidst increased competition. Wednesday's practice offered lots of material from yesterday's focused work on the two-minute drill: a preponderance of 11  (three wide receivers) and s11 (same, but with the quarterback in shotgun) personnel. The key difference was that yesterday's material was subjected to a specific in-game situation: the ends of halves. When you consider two-minute offense, however, there is clearly a good deal...
Joique Bell comments on return to Wayne State

Joique Bell comments on return to Wayne State

Joique Bell got a chance to return to his alma mater on Wednesday night with the Detroit Lions holding practice at Wayne State. On Wednesday night, the Detroit Lions practiced at Wayne State, which is where Joique Bell played at in college. Here's a look at what Bell had to say about returning to his alma mater (quotes provided by the Lions): On the atmosphere of coming back to Wayne State University: "It definitely started here. I'm definitely home. It's great to be back and for me to play college ball here, to be from Michigan, to play for Wayne State and now I'm playing the Detroit...
Field Gulls 4 hours ago

'Seahawks Training Camp' Hangout

Talking TC with DK. Danny Kelly is going to tell us what he has seen in training camp so far and Jacson Bevens is going to show us his wiener. One of these is a lie. Watch and find out!

Lions training camp: Notes from Day 3

News and notes from the third day of Detroit Lions training camp. The Detroit Lions held their third practice of training camp at Wayne State on Wednesday night. 8,935 fans attended the practice, which is pretty good considering there was some nasty weather in the area just before things got started. That nasty weather cleared up, though, and it gave Jim Caldwell an opportunity to take a picture in front of a rainbow: Coach Caldwell ready for tonight's #Lions in the D practice under a rainbow at Wayne State. pic.twitter.com/KiI6MM9KvH — Detroit Lions (@Lions) July 30, 2014 Here's...
Vikings Gab 5 hours ago

Training Camp Position Battles

  The 2014 training camp is well underway in Mankato for the Minnesota Vikings.   Mike Zimmer stated that the first depth chart won’t be released until next week but I wanted to take a moment to highlight a few of the position battles. Offense Matt Cassel has been receiving the 1st team snaps before today, […]
David Fucillo / Niners Nation 5 hours ago

49ers training camp practice recap: Day 6 features strong play from Perrish Cox, Darryl Morris

The San Francisco 49ers wrapped up their sixth day of practice. We've got a look at some of the news from Wednesday's practice. The San Francisco 49ers wrapped up their sixth day of practice. They have two more days of practice and then their next off day. More importantly, a week from tomorrow, the 49ers will be playing their first preseason game! That's right, football is oh so close. Here are a few quick thoughts from today's practice, with the various beat writer reports linked below. Reserve cornerbacks have a day Tramaine Brock and Chris Culliver sat out another day of practice,...
Let's take a moment to appreciate Donnie Jones

Let's take a moment to appreciate Donnie Jones

Let's take a moment to appreciate Donnie Jones. The Philadelphia Eagles punter re-signed with the team this offseason after originally signing a one-year deal in 2013. Jones is back and he's appeared to be in top form during training camp. So far no other than "because we can", let's celebrate Donnie Jones. We'll do that by look at some of his tweets from the @Eagles Twitter account on Wednesday afternoon. Here are the highlights. BOTH. -DLB RT @Orourkenj: #askaneagle #donnielongball - pizza or ice cream — Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) July 30, 2014 Excellent choice. No. I started...
Cat Scratch Reader 6 hours ago

Panthers Training Camp in Pictures

Here are some of my pictures from Panthers training camp plus a few others from around the Internet. For things first, we had to start TC off right with a Kraken Sub from Monster Subs: It is a little spicy and has a unique flavor. On Sunday at the Wofford practice fields I had to pay homage to this: Yeah baby! And don't forget who the division champs are! Here I was trying to get a shot of Cam's shoes but instead caught Cole giving me the eye because I was too blind to see him trying to flag me down. The DBs doing the broom drill, which helps them keep their arms back will also...
David Fucillo / Niners Nation 7 hours ago
49ers single game tickets to go on sale August 5 for 'Faithful 49' members

49ers single game tickets to go on sale August 5 for 'Faithful 49' members

The San Francisco 49ers have announced their plans for single game ticket sales. Here is all you need to know about it. The San Francisco 49ers announced today that individual tickets for the 2014 season will go on sale on Tuesday, August 5. To purchase tickets, you MUST join the "Faithful 49" program. This is a free fan program we discussed previously. You must join the Faithful 49 program by Saturday, August 2 in order to be eligible to purchase single game tickets. The available single game tickets are standing room only, and will be located behind most sections in the lower bowl of...
The Falcoholic 7 hours ago

No matter what their critics say, the Falcons are prime for a comeback in 2014

Fact: Roddy White once thumb wrestled an elephant - the elephant never walked again.  The Falcons have a lot to prove this season. It's about as high stakes as it gets in the NFL, with fans expecting the best while absolutely dreading the worst. If you're bad and everyone knows you're bad, lackluster back to back seasons are tolerable. Just ask the Jaguars. When you're pretty good, both theoretically and on paper, then underachievement gets people fired. So it suffices to say that the Falcons need to win and they need to win now. There's very little room for excuses going forward. But all...
Field Gulls 7 hours ago

Russell Wilson and Patrick Willis' Duracell commercial

Endorsements, y'all. Wilson's is above, Willis' is right here:
Field Gulls 7 hours ago

Doug Baldwin's Fresh Files Live 5 repeat

This is from last week, but if you missed it, check it out.
Acme Packing Company 7 hours ago
Packers Add WR Gerrard Sheppard to 90-Man Roster

Packers Add WR Gerrard Sheppard to 90-Man Roster

The Packers claim Gerrard Sheppard, who becomes the team's 11th receiver. To fill the final vacant spot on their 90-man roster, the Packers have added wide receiver Gerrard Sheppard. Sheppard was claimed off of waivers from the Baltimore Ravens. With the addition, Green Bay now has a total of 11 wide receivers. It's unclear whether Sheppard was claimed to account for Jeff Janis' absence, which head coach Mike McCarthy described as "a little different" in Wednesday's press conference. At 6-2 and 211 lbs., Sheppard possesses a similar build to many of his new receiver teammates. He entered...
Field Gulls 7 hours ago

Seahawks Wednesday training camp listens: Darrell Bevell, Dan Quinn, Cliff Avril, Phil Bates, Cassius Marsh, Kris Richard, and Eric Winston

A roundup of interviews and pressers from today's training camp. Darrell Bevell: Derrell Bevell Training Camp Press ConferenceSeahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell talks about training camp thus far, key players, and continuing to improve the offense as a whole. Dan Quinn: Dan Quinn Training Camp Press ConferenceSeahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn discusses training camp, the mindset of the team, and the match up between offense and defense. Cliff Avril: Eric Winston: Phil Bates: (From Tuesday) Cassius Marsh: (From Tuesday): Seahawks DB coach Kris Richard: Plus, Walter...
Daily Norseman 7 hours ago

Interview: Punter Jeff Locke

CCNorseman was able to grab punter Jeff Locke aside after Wednesday's afternoon practice for a brief interview at the Daily Norseman. After the Wednesday afternoon practice I was able to snag punter Jeff Locke for a very brief interview.  It seems fitting that the very first Vikings player I've ever interviewed is a punter, because that also happens to be the same topic as my very first front page article.  I was not particularly kind to Jeff Locke in that article, but I have a feeling he's going to be a much improved player in 2014.  In any case, I didn't get a chance to get my voice...

Eagles Position Battle Update: Earl Wolff takes first team safety reps in practice

An update on the Eagles safety battle. As mentioned last week, there aren't really many position battles on the Philadelphia Eagles roster as far as starting jobs are concerned. The exception to that general rule, however, is at safety where veteran Nate Allen and second year talent Earl Wolff are competing for the starting position next to top free agent acquisition Malcolm Jenkins. All indications are that it's been a pretty evenly matched battle so far, with the veteran Allen starting out with a slight edge taking repetitions with the first team defensive unit. That seemed to change...

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