Posted on: January 23, 2012 2:04 pm
Edited on: January 23, 2012 3:38 pm
By Josh Katzowitz
Now that the Patriots and Giants officially are heading to Indianapolis for Super Bowl XLVI, that means nobody from New England and New York will be flying to Honolulu this week for the Pro Bowl.
Which means we get tons of additions and deletions to the roster!
Here’s the list so far.
-Panthers standout rookie quarterback Cam Newton will replace Eli Manning on the NFC roster. As you well know, Newton threw for 4,051 yards passing, the most ever by a rookie quarterback in NFL history while recording 21 touchdowns and posting an 84.5 quarterback rating. Newton also rushed for 14 scores, the most ever by an NFL quarterback.
-Bears defensive end Julius Peppers will take over for New York’s Jason Pierre-Paul. This is Peppers’ seventh Pro Bowl appearance, and it’s the first time since Richard Dent in the mid-1980s that a Chicago defensive end has made the roster in back-to-back seasons.
-Jets guard Brandon Moore will replace New England’s Brian Waters on the AFC roster. This is Moore’s first Pro Bowl selection. Ravens guard Ben Grubbs will take over for Logan Mankins.
-Bad news for Tim Tebow. According to Pro Football Talk, Ben Roethlisberger “definitely” is attending the Pro Bowl festivities, meaning Tebow, the second alternate, will be staying home this week (and maybe going on tour with Brad Paisley instead).
-As the Cincinnati Enquirer reports, Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton replaces Tom Brady, tight end Jermaine Gresham replaces Rob Gronkowski and defensive tackle Geno Atkins replaces Vince Wilfork.
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Posted on: October 14, 2011 9:29 pm
Posted by Will Brinson
Earlier Friday we pointed out that Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes blamed the team's offensive woes on the offensive line. Again.
Rex Ryan believed that his offensive linemen, who have "skin like an armadillo," wouldn't be offended by the comments. He was wrong though -- right guard Brandon Moore took umbrage to Holmes statement, calling the comments "disrespectful."
"It’s disrespectful," Moore said, per Mark Cannizzaro of the New York Post. "Guys work hard. To put your teammates out to dry, guys you work with every day so on Sundays you can have productive day, that’s not really being a leader. That’s not being a captain.
"But apparently he’s allowed to say whatever he wants to around here now. Apparently someone around here told him that it’s OK to do that because he keeps doing it."
It seems pretty unlikely that Holmes was, as Moore previously noted, given "the green light to do that from someone up top" whenever he pleases. But the offensive lineman's frustration was apparent, especially since this is the second time he's talked to Holmes about the public comments, to no avail.
"I talked to him after the last time he did it the week after the Baltimore game and he didn’t see anything wrong with it," Moore said. "I don’t know what he thinks about me; I don’t deal with him, and I probably won’t deal with him after this. He’s here, he’s a captain and I’ll worry about the guys in my [offensive linemen] room and me playing to the best of my ability."
So, to recap the last few weeks: there may or may not have been a mutiny amongst Jets wide receivers, Derrick Mason may or may not have been shipped out of town for being part of said mutiny, and the Jets are now 2-3 and in third place in the AFC East.
Winning, as they say, solves a lot of problems. And this isn't the first time that we've seen brash comments coming from a Rex Ryan-coached club. But there's an awful lot of comments from his players pointed inward, and if this were any other team, everyone would be stunned at some of the things being said.
On the bright side, the Jets get the Dolphins on Monday night, and that's a pretty good cure for what ails them. Unless they lose, in which case we could really see things unravel.
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Posted on: November 5, 2010 1:03 pm
Will this be the week Andy Reid suffers his first head coaching loss after a bye?
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