Tag:Jay Feely
Posted on: March 8, 2011 10:46 am
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Feely: Doty ruling 'gave us a chance'

Posted by Mike Freeman

One of the smartest guys in this entire labor battle between the NFL and players is Arizona kicker Jay Feely. Few people on either side are capable of succinctly breaking down the issues with clarity as Feely.

He's a member of the union's executive committee and while there is little Feely can say about the negotiations now because of the sensitivity of the talks he did take time to explain in detail why the recent Judge David Doty ruling regarding the league's network TV deals -- which amounted to a $4 billion lockout slush fund for the owners -- was so critical.

Feely had just arrived in Washington on Tuesday morning when he spoke with CBSSports.com.

"With that lockout fund the owners basically had $4 billion in the bank and we had zero," said Feely. "They had such a massive financial advantage over us. The Doty ruling gave us a chance.

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"I've told people that basically it was like the real estate market. One person trying to buy a house has a lot of cash on hand and someone else doesn't. The other part of the ruling was the language Doty used. He stated the actions of the owners was egregious and an attempt to defraud the players.

"I think the next big thing is what the penalty will be. Doty hasn't decided yet."

That is critical and hasn't been talked about enough in the media. Doty could put that $4 billion pool in an escrow account for an entire year, give the players 59.6 percent of it or hold it until a deal is done. None of those options are good for certain owners like Danny Snyder who have gigantic stadium mortgage payments.

"I get what the NFL was trying to do from a business perspective," Feely said. "But it was still wrong and Doty's ruling showed it was wrong. Now we just want to get a deal done. Hopefully that can happen."

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Posted on: December 15, 2010 9:35 pm
 

NFL Player of the Week Awards for Week 14

Posted by Andy Benoit

On Wednesday the NFL announced the Week 14 Player of the Week awards. Here’s the rundown.

AFC Offense: Peyton Manning, QB, Colts

Completed 25 of 35 passes (71.4 percent) for 319 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions for a 118.6 passer rating in the Colts’ 30-28 win at Tennessee.

AFC Defense: Troy Polamalu, SS, Steelers

Recorded two tackles and two interceptions, including a 45-yard interception-return touchdown in the Steelers’ 23-7 win against Cincinnati.
(Second AFC DPOW award in a row for Polamalu)

AFC Special Teams: David Reed, KR, Ravens

On Monday Night Football, Reed totaled 233 kickoff return yards, including a franchise record 103-yard kickoff-return touchdown, in the Ravens’ 34-28 overtime win at Houston. 

NFC Offense: DeSean Jackson, WR, Eagles

Had four catches for a career-high 210 yards (52.5 average) and one touchdown in the Eagles’ 30-27 win at Dallas. (Also had the coolest touchdown celebration of all-time.)

NFC Defense: Malcolm Jenkins, FS, Saints

Had four tackles, three passes defensed and two interceptions, including a 96-yard interception-return touchdown in the Saints’ 31-13 win over St. Louis. 

NFC Special Teams: Jay Feely, K, Cardinals

Feely became the first player in NFL history to score a touchdown and kick five field goals in a game in the Cardinals’ 43-13 win over Denver.

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Posted on: December 13, 2010 4:34 pm
 

Hot Routes 12.13.10 box score tidbits Week 14

Hot Routes

Posted by Andy Benoit

Ryan Torain ripped off 172 yards against a Bucs front seven that had major problems getting off blocks early on.

Thanks to a 64-yard reception, Bucs rookie wideout Arrelious Benn had his first 100-yard game as a pro (122, to be exact). In fact, Benn’s previous high was 53 yards.

The Browns ran nine plays on their opening field goal drive against the Bills but just 37 plays the rest of the game.

The Packers were 2/12 on third down and 0/1 in the red zone at Detroit.

Though no player had more than 51 yards rushing for Detroit, the Lions still racked up 190 yards on the ground.

Hines Ward had his best outing since Week 7, catching eight passes for 115 yards against Cincinnati.

In addition to an interception returned for a touchdown, LaMarr Woodley had two sacks and two tackles for a loss.

Michael Turner rushed for over 100 yards for the third time in four weeks. The Falcons running back is getting stronger as the season wears on.

Kroy Biermann and John Abraham both had two sacks against the Panthers.

The Raiders and Jaguars combined for 387 yards rushing. Three players – Darren McFadden, Maurice Jones-Drew and Rashad Jennings – went over the century mark.

Jaguars tight end Marcedes Lewis had four catches for an important 57 yards. He also scored his career-high ninth touchdown.

The Rams were just 1/4 in the red zone against the Saints. (Unless you count Sam Bradford’s pick-six to Malcom Jenkins as a score.)

Pretty simple what happened in San Francisco: Niners zero turnovers, Seahawks five.

Brian Westbrook had 87 yards on six receptions.

The Patriots recorded 27 first downs at Chicago.

Perhaps the only Bears defender who played well was Brian Urlacher. He had 11 tackles (three for a loss), a sack and three pass breakups.

Chad Henne’s 5/18 performance was the lowest completion percentage that a winning Dolphins quarterback has had since 1980.

Dolphins punter Brandon Fields had 10 punts for 564 yards.

More special teams notes: Cardinals kicker Jay Feely was 5/6 on field goals.

Part of the reason the Cardinals-Broncos game took forever to end: Kyle Orton 19/41; John Skelton 15/37.

The Chargers had 25 first downs, which was 20 more than the Chiefs had.

Brodie Croyle probably isn’t the answer: Kansas City finished the game with 19 total yards passing.

Antoine Cason took over as the punt returner for San Diego. He averaged 15.2 yards per return with a long of 42.

The Eagles held Miles Austin and Roy Williams to a combined four catches for 45 yards.


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