Tag:CBS Sports
Posted on: October 23, 2011 12:44 pm

VIDEO: Tebow talks about Sunday start, Gator Day

Posted by Will Brinson

You may have heard already, but when Denver and Miami square off in Week 7, Tim Tebow will start at quarterback for the Broncos.

OK, everyone knows that. But did you also know that at halftime the Dolphins will be having "Gator Day" at halftime Sunday? And that as part of "Gator Day," Tebow will be honored? This resulted in a serious boost in ticket sales for the Dolphins, but also a serious boost in hype surrounding Tebow's first start of 2011.

CBS Sports James Brown talked with the quarterback about the insanity and fervor surrounding Tebow's return to his home state and what he's doing to prepare for the game in Miami.

It's pretty clear how the attitude that Tebow embraces works and I suppose it's not that surprising that he's had success.

"I really believe that enthusiasm and emotion and passion is very contagious," Tebow told Brown. "So I try to bring that every day. Not just to the football field, but to the meeting room and to the locker room."

As for the Gators celebration, he seems to be handling it pretty well too.

"It's something I'm very thankful for, but at the end of the day I'm going to be focused on trying to lead the Denver Broncos to beat the Miami Dolphins," Tebow said of the tribute to the Gators.

No one ever said that Tebow says anything other than the right things when it comes to interviews; he did just that in the interview with Brown. It's his production on the field that makes him such a magnet for controversy.

On Sunday, he'll get to prove all his doubters wrong.

For more NFL news, rumors and analysis, follow @EyeOnNFL on Twitter, subscribe to our NFL newsletter, and while you're add it, add our RSS Feed.
Posted on: October 2, 2011 3:06 pm

Casserly: No talks on new Jermichael Finley deal

Posted by Will Brinson

Jermichael Finley is the guy everyone's expected to become the "next great tight end" but injuries have derailed a potential breakout for a while now. Last Sunday, Finley caught three touchdowns (or, as James Brown says in the clip below, "the hat trick") and appears to be on his way to the first big season of his career.

However, despite that, CBS Sports Charley Casserly reports that Finley and the Packers have not discussed a new contract, even though Finley's in the final year of his career.

"The reason is they want to see more of a body of work from him," Casserly said Sunday on The NFL Today. "He's only played in eight of the last 23 Packers games. They've gotta see more consistency and continuity from him over a long period of time."

The Packers may change their tune if Finley can stay healthy over the course of 2011 and put up his early season numbers over the course of a full season. But until that happens, expect Green Bay to let Ted Thompson do what he does best: successfully build rosters.

For more NFL news, rumors and analysis, follow @EyeOnNFL on Twitter and subscribe to our RSS Feed.
Posted on: October 2, 2011 12:48 pm
Edited on: October 2, 2011 12:50 pm

Aaron Rodgers appears on 'The NFL Today'

Posted by Will Brinson

Dan Marino recently sat down with Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers to discuss the Packers chances of repeating, whether Green Bay is the "most complete" team, how balanced the offense is, where Rodgers ranks in terms of the elite quarterbacks in the league, what Rodgers is doing differently to avoid concussions, how rules help quarterbacks and much, much more.

For more NFL news, rumors and analysis, follow @EyeOnNFL on Twitter and subscribe to our RSS Feed.
Posted on: August 23, 2011 4:34 pm

CBS Sports announces 2011 NFL announcer pairings

Posted by Will Brinson

It's almost NFL time, kids. Which means it's also time for the 52nd season of the NFL being broadcast on the CBS Television Network.

And that also means another wonderful season of The NFL Today (the best pregame show on Sundays, and, yes, I'd tell you that even if I didn't work here), anchored as always by the excellent James Brown and featuring Dan Marino, Boomer Esiason, Bill Cowher and Shannon Sharpe.

We'll have more from the announcement/media thing in New York City later, but for now, the important stuff: the mothership's announced the 2011 announcer pairings.

Jim Nantz and Phil Simms take the spot as The NFL on CBS lead announcing team, as usual, followed immediately by Greg Gumbel, who teams again with Dan Dierdorf.

Ian Eagle will be paired with Chargers great Dan Fouts in 2011, and new legend on the block Marv Albert will team up with Rich Gannon to call games.

Kevin Harlan and Solomon Wilcots are paired again this season, while Bill Macatee will team up with Steve Tasker.

Spero Dedes, in his second year, will call games with Steve Beuerlein, while Don Criqui and Randy Cross will pair up as well.

In bonus news, The NFL on CBS will kick off this Friday, August 26 by broadcasting the Colts-Packers preseason game and then air the Patriots-Lions game on Saturday, August 27.

For more NFL news, rumors and analysis, follow @EyeOnNFL on Twitter and subscribe to our RSS Feed.
Posted on: November 28, 2010 12:45 pm
Edited on: November 28, 2010 12:49 pm

Steelers remember heroes of Flight 93

Posted by Will Brinson

Flight 93 will forever be remembered because of the fatal implications it had on the passengers, and the near-devastating implications it had on the United States.

The passengers on the plane became legendary heroes, as they should have. Art Rooney, II, of the Steelers, and CBS Sports' Bill Cowher (at the time the Pittsburgh head coach) took the team to see the family members and the Steelers team, as well as Steelers legends like Franco Harris, made a connection with the families involved. They honored the passengers by helping create a memorial in tribute to those who gave their lives to help save our country.

On Sunday, during The NFL Today, the following segment aired, documenting the memorial. Please enjoy -- it's a touching reminder of what those people gave for the greater good.

The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com