The AFC Playoff Picture as the season nears the mid-way point: 1. Denver Broncos (5-1) 2. Indianapolis Colts (5-2) 3. New England Patriots (5-2) 4. Baltimore Ravens (5-2) 5. San Diego Chargers (5-2) 6. Cincinnati Bengals (3-2-1) _________________________________________________________ 7. Buffalo Bills (4-3) 8. Houston Texans (3-3) 9. Kansas City Chiefs (3-3) 10. Miami Dolphins (3-3) 11. Pittsburgh Steelers (3-3) 12. Cleveland Browns (3-3) The Broncos are the class of the AFC followed by the next tier of four teams, Indianapolis, San Diego, Baltimore, New England. What do the Colts, Broncos, Chargers, Ravens and Patriots all have in common? They put up a ton of points. Indianapolis has put up 216 points, Baltimore 193 points, Denver 189 points, New England 187 points, San Diego 184 points. Among the fringe playoff teams in the AFC, currently slotted 6-12, only the Miami Dolphins, 147 points, and Kansas City Chiefs, 142 points, have scoredRead More »
A new video released by TMZ of Ray Rice knocking his fiancee out, has thankfully led to the Ravens finally terminating Rice’s contract today. Social media is quite powerful, good and bad at times, but this was a situation where the power of social media was enough to finally see Ray Rice get what he deserved; Released from the NFL and likely never playing an NFL game again. The NFL also announced this afternoon Rice has been suspended indefinitely. He’s never going to play another day in the NFL. Whether the Ravens and NFL actually saw this video remains up for debate but until today their continued support of Rice was sickening and disgusting, especially the Ravens and Roger Goodell buying Rice’s story that he was defending himself. Even if the Ravens didn’t see the video, what did the Ravens organization think? Rice’s fiancee slipped and fell? It’s sickening toRead More »
The Pittsburgh Steelers and cornerback Cortez Allen have reached an agreement on a four year deal worth $26 million. The deal was negotiated by agent Scott Smith of XAM Sports. The two sides beat Sunday’s deadline as the Steelers team policy is to not discuss contract extensions during the season. Allen is now under contract through the 2018 season. Allen is the fourth Steelers player to be extended this summer, previous ones being Maurkice Pouncey, Shaun Suisham and Marcus Gilbert.
LINEBACKER GROUP IMPRESSING One star on the defensive side of the ball through one week of camp has been second year linebacker Vince Williams. He’s been practicing with a chip on his shoulder and has brought a nasty edge to the table from day 1 and got into an animated scrap last night with Le’Veon Bell which led to LeGarrette Blount in street clothes joining the pile before Joey Porter jumped in and pulled Blount off Williams. In fact all camp tempers have been flying with Maurkice Pouncey and Hebron Fangupo throwing a few punches at each other today. Can’t say that’s a bad thing for a team that has missed playoffs last two years. Williams again today was a beast in drills, blowing up running back Josh Harris in a team drill, than on the goaline was throwing devastating hit after hit on young ball carriers Harris, Tauren PooleRead More »
The Pouncey brothers, Mike and Maurkice have been sued by three people who say the twin brothers attacked them at a Miami Beach nightclub, according to the Associated Press. The lawsuit was filed Friday in Miami-Dade Circuit Court on behalf of Ricquan James, Niya Pickett and Brentley Williams. They are seeking more than $15,000 in damages. In the lawsuit Ricquan James claims he was harassed with homophobic slurs and the Pouncey’s physically attacked him. Niya Pickett who is a woman says she was physically hit by Maurkice Pouncey and posted photos on instagram of a welt on her forehand when the incident happened. Joe Starkey of 937 The Fan had the lawyer for the trio on his show today, which airs 2-6 P.M. The lawyer claims he has eyewitness counts of the Pouncey’s physically attacking his clients, and he doesn’t shed a good light on Maurkice. “I was able toRead More »
STEELERS TO GO OFF THE BOARD? Tight end Tyler Eifert garnered serious consideration from the Steelers last season with the No. 17 pick and likely would have been the Steelers selection if Jarvis Jones went off the board, according to multiple team sources. A year later, could the Steelers go tight end in round 1 this time around?