Patriots greatness has to be admired Anytime from here on out the New England Patriots are talked about as the greatest dynasty in football (They Are) and in some cases the greatest dynasty in sports history, the past antics of cheating from spygate, ect, has to always be there. But, at the end of the day, you have to admire greatness. A special case of greatness is to be admired and how the Patriots continue to do this is something that just shouldn’t be happening in today’s salary cap world of the NFL. The Brady/Belichick era is going to go down as dominating two decades. Bending the rules as far as they did in the past or still does, can only go so far. This is an amazing run organization starting with Bill Belichick. Since 2008, this has rarely been the most talented team in football. It’s just the bestRead More »
New York 21 – New England 17 The New York Giants did it again to the New England Patriots with a last minute fourth quarter rally, defeating the Patriots 21-17 in Super Bowl XLVI for their second Super Bowl Title in four years. Eli Manning led the Giants on yet another magical scoring drive. Trailing 17-15 and taking over at their own 12 yard line with 3:46 remaining, Eli Manning connected with Mario Manningham on a 38-yard pass down the left sideline on first down and the Giants drove 88 yards on 9 plays, capped off by a 6-yard touchdown run by Ahmad Bradshaw to take a 21-17 lead with 57 seconds left On Bradshaws touchdown run, the Patriots let him score and Bradshaw wanted to stop at the 1-yard line but fell backwards into the end zone in what many pundits were calling a major gaffe giving Tom BradyRead More »
Steelers Free Agency Buzz The Pittsburgh Steelers, as expected, did not reach a deal with cornerback Ike Taylor before yesterday’s deadline and once a new CBA is in place, the Steelers No. 1 cornerback will become a free agent. Following a meeting between high powered agent Joel Segal and front office executive Omar Khan at the combine, what’s been relayed to me for over a week now is that Taylor expressed to the Steelers that he has all intentions on testing the free agent market. Those in the media calling Taylor re-signing with Pittsburgh a slam dunk due to Taylor wanting to stay in Pittsburgh, are said to be a “bit too optimistic” on that front. The cornerback position has become a premium in the NFL with over 8 cornerbacks making at least $9 million in 2010 (including all bonuses). So where does Taylors future in Pittsburgh stand? In 2006,Read More »
2010 NFL Playoffs Bengals went into playoffs with no momentum The Cincinnati Bengals were a stunned and shocked football team following Saturday’s 24-14 loss at home to the New York Jets. After claiming the AFC North division with a 10-6 record, Cincinnati had a prime opportunity to win their first playoff game since 1990, getting a home wild card game against what many considered to be the weakest AFC playoff team in the field, despite the Jets being the No.5 seed. However, the writing was on the wall that the Bengals were not going to be a factor in the playoffs. They went into the playoffs with absolutely no momentum after losing 3 of their final 4 games, that included a 37-0 shutout loss to the Jets in week 17. The Bengals rushing attack was dominate in Saturday’s loss as Cedric Benson rushed for 169 yards and they had goodRead More »
Winners of two straight, the defending Super Bowl Champions remain in the hunt for a playoff berth going into the final week of the regular season. The Steelers have shown some pride in recent weeks after their season appeared to be over after a devastating 13-6 loss to the Cleveland Browns in week 14. On Sunday, the Steelers got some help with Denver (8-7) and Jacksonville (7-8) losing, however, Indianapolis Colts head coach Jim Caldwell didn’t do the Steelers any favors last night in sitting his starters after the second quarter as the New York Jets (8-7) won a game that many didn’t envision them winning. All of a sudden, the New York Jets control their playoff destiny. If the Jets beat Cincinnati in week 17, they are in. With the Bengals and Jets playing the final game of the regular season Sunday night, Cincinnati will know whether they haveRead More »
The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed wide receiver Joey Galloway, the team confirmed this afternoon. Galloway, 38, visited the Steelers in the off-season prior to signing with New England and will replace Limas Sweed on the active roster. Galloway (7 receptions) struggled with the New England Patriots this season and was released at mid-season. As expected the Steelers have signed long snapper Jared Retkofsky to replace Greg Warren on the active roster. Mike Tomlin would not go into specifics regarding Limas Sweed but did claim Sweed has the full support of the team as he is dealing with a personal matter. Polamalu having MRI this afternoon Troy Polamalu is having an MRI this afternoon and the results of the MRI will dictate his available Sunday afternoon. If the results are good, Polamalu is expected to practice this week. Injury Report; Ward has setback?
Steelers being overlooked? Starting the season 1-2 after two 4th quarter meltdowns, Pittsburgh is now winners of three straight, although the combined record for their last three opponents is 4-12. But in the NFL, a win is a win; just ask the Philadelphia Eagles or the Washington Redskins. So called NFL experts make the same mistakes year after year in making early assumptions. Just a few weeks ago, analysts were ready to pencil in the New York Jets and the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship game. Both teams are now 3-3, with the Jets having a rookie quarterback who has struggled mightily and the Ravens secondary an absolute nightmare. Neither can be considered a Super Bowl contender. In listening to the pre-game shows this Sunday, you also would have thought the Cincinnati Bengals had already won the AFC North. With all due respect to the 5-0 Denver Broncos, the top twoRead More »
The road to Miami kicks off Thursday night as the six time Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers begin their title defense at home against the Tennessee Titans. Trying to repeat as champions is the hardest thing to do in sports. The Steelers found that out in 2006. The focus for the Steelers has been on the upcoming season not what they accomplished in 2008. Some believe the Steelers are deeper and more talented than last year. Opening up the season with the 4th easiest schedule in the NFL, expectations are high and it all starts Thursday night at 8:30 p.m.
Vic Carucci of NFL.com reports, the New England Patriots are primed to acquire Panthers star defensive end Julius Peppers in-exchange for the second round pick (34th overall) that the Patriots received in the Matt Cassel trade. According to the report, the two sides are hopeful to finalize a deal before the draft. Peppers would play opposite OLB Adalius Thomas The Patriots have already made major changes to their roster after an 11-5 non-playoff season.