Posted by Josh Katzowitz
- Once again, former coaching standout Buddy Ryan has cancer, according to Jets coach Rex Ryan. But Rex is confident in his father. Said Rex: "He's 80 years old, but he's doing great. He's tougher than (s---). He's had other things in his life. He overcame encephalitis. He's overcome cancer twice. He's tough."
- Michael Vick’s high school, Warwick High in Newport News, Va., has refused to re-hang Vick’s old high school jersey (taken down after he went to prison). Apparently, school officials believe the jersey would be a distraction for the students.
- Bears coach Lovie Smith is continuing to defend the toughness of QB Jay Cutler. So, how tough is Cutler? “He’s a tough guy,” Smith said. “A real tough guy.”
- Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said his team is still planning to use the draft to grab the team’s next quarterback of the future. With the No. 12 pick, they might get that chance.
- Colts S Melvin Bullitt – AKA known as the guy who took over whenever Bob Sanders got hurt – wants a long-term contract in Indianapolis. First, though, Indianapolis needs to figure out the Peyton Manning mess.
- Sounds like the students at Assumption Catholic Church in St. Louis had a blast with Rams RB Steven Jackson. Even if this was a team-sponsored event (the Rams had to get special permission before Jackson could appear).
- Between the owners and the NFLPA and NFL Alumni group, this is all a big, tangled mess.
- With Giants QB Eli Manning throwing a career-high 25 interceptions last year, coach Tom Coughlin was asked about his quarterback. "He's a great student of the game, he wants the ball," Coughlin said. "He wants to be that type of hero.”
- Ravens S Tom Zbikowski has a new opponent for his next boxing match Saturday in Atlantic City. That’d be former cage-fighting champion Caleb Grumment. It should be another easy victory for Zbikowski.
- After watching the tape of an interview he gave in which he said the owners treated players like slaves, Eagles FB Leonard Weaver apologized on Twitter, saying he was disappointed in himself.
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