Tag:DeAngelo Williams
Posted on: November 7, 2010 11:31 am
Edited on: November 7, 2010 11:50 am
 

NFC Inactives, Week 9

Posted by Will Brinson

Some notable names who are ACTIVE in Week 9: Percy Harvin, WR, Vikings (although it's worth noting that he's limping around the field); Beanie Wells, RB, Cardinals;

And the INACTIVES for NFL Week 9 in the NFC:

DeAngelo Williams, RB, Panthers: Williams was doubtful all week long with the injury that wasn't a big deal and has suddenly forced him to miss two straight weeks. The Panthers really need to run the ball in order to beat the Saints, but unless Jonathan Stewart can improve on his 2.8 yards per carry average on the season, that might not happen.

Sidney Rice, WR, Vikings: Not a surprise at all, but the good news is that Rice warmed up with the Vikes before the game, looked good and got applause from fans who were watching him.

Reggie Bush, RB, Saints: Not entirely shocking either, but Bush's continued absence means more carries for Chris Ivory and a less dangerous Saints offense.



For more NFL news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsnfl on Twitter and subscribe to our RSS Feed.
Posted on: November 4, 2010 9:35 pm
 

DeAngelo Williams won't play this week

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

After Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart gained only 30 yards on 14 carries last week vs. the Rams, he might have welcomed back RB DeAngelo Williams, who missed last week’s game, to help share the load. One problem. Williams’ sprained foot will keep him out another week, writes the Gaston Gazette, via Pro Football Talk.

I love the quote made by Stewart on Monday, though.

"Did you see any holes?" Stewart said.  "As an offensive unit, we're just not making enough plays. Point blank."

I’m sure Carolina’s offensive line loved seeing those quotes the next day. And it makes sense. The offensive line must be the only reason why Stewart averages 2.8 yards per carry.

But wait a minute. Williams averages 4.1 yards per carry, so how does that work?

Hmm, perhaps this week, Stewart should request the line that Williams gets to play behind. Otherwise, it’s just not fair.

For more NFL news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsnfl on Twitter and subscribe to our RSS Feed .
Posted on: November 4, 2010 8:35 am
 

Hot Routes 11.04.10 bumps and bruises, no Moss

Hot Routes

Posted by Andy Benoit

It’s not often that Donald Driver misses a game, but the veteran receiver has been ineffective the past two weeks fighting through a quad injury. He’s going to sit out against a Cowboys defense that must be suffering from quad injuries across the board.


Ryan Pickett (ankle) also missed practice Wednesday and is unlikely to play.
 

Raheem Morris keeps talking up his Bucs

 
The Ravens had some interest in Merriman

 
If you’ve ever found yourself wishing you could know more about what Alan Faneca is like away from the field, here’s your chance.

 Normally something like a starting quarterback change would get its own post, but in the case of the Cardinals, what’s the point? If you still care, they’ve given the job back to Derek Anderson.

 
The Bills placed ailing right tackle Cornell Green on IR Wednesday. (No link, but trust us…)

 
DeAngelo Williams missed last week’s game with a sprained foot and missed Wednesday’s practice with a “still-sprained” foot.


And, to prove we don’t favor big name running backs over small-to-medium-sized named cornerbacks, we’ll tell you that Chicago’s Zack Bowman is also still battling a sprained foot

 
Forget Moss, can we start cranking up the Mangini-Belichick drama this week, PLEASE? They’re now in separate divisions, folks. These chances aren’t going to come around often.


 
With this being their bye, the Broncos have been sent on vacation…even though they took one two weeks ago against the Raiders


 
Some props for a Lions defensive line that is really coming alive.


 
Two interceptions and a touchdown got Aqib Talib NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors.

For the second time in three years, the Chargers have placed wide receiver Craig “Buster” Davis on IR. It doesn’t bode well that he’s a former first-round pick and yet hardly anyone has noticed this move. (It actually happened Tuesday!)


 
Rolando McClain is willing to talk to the media if fans can give the Raiders a home sellout. How the media and fans’ ticket purchases are related is hard to say, but that’s McClain’s offer – take it or leave it. 


 
Ellis Hobbs’ struggles may be due to a hip injury. You have to love the cornerback’s attitude about the whole thing (seriously).

Posted on: October 31, 2010 11:47 am
Edited on: October 31, 2010 11:58 am
 

NFC Inactives, Week 8

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Here’s who IS active in the NFC: Packers DL Cullen Jenkins, Bears TE Chris Cooley, LB Brian Orakpo, 49ers TE Vernon Davis, Rams RB Steven Jackson

And here’s who is out:

Alex Smith, QB, 49ers: We, of course, knew this already since Smith suffered a separated shoulder last week. It’s officially official. Troy Smith will start for San Francisco.

DeAngelo Williams, RB, Panthers:
Jonathan Stewart will get a chance to improve upon what has been a surprisingly weak season for him.

Mark Tauscher, OT, Packers: Once again, rookie Bryan Bulaga will get the start in Tauscher's place.

Danario Alexander, WR, Cardinals: We know this already - Alexander will miss two to four weeks with a knee injury, but his loss further underscores how thin St. Louis' WR corps is.

Jason Smith, RT, Cardinals:
He suffered a concussion this week during practice when he banged heads with Chris Long. Renardo Fisher will start in place of him, and that's not a good thing for QB Sam Bradford.

For more NFL news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsnfl on Twitter and subscribe to our RSS Feed .

Posted on: October 28, 2010 4:35 pm
Edited on: October 28, 2010 5:18 pm
 

Carolina's running attack is struggling

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Many people realized there was a pretty good chance the Panthers would have a tough time passing the ball this season. Matt Moore was inexperienced, and rookie Jimmy Clausen couldn’t be expected to a) win the starting job or b) perform well if for some reason he did have to start a game.

But the running game was supposed to (sort of) make up for it with RBs DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart – both of whom rushed for more than 1,100 yards last year in Carolina.

Williams That hasn’t happened, though. Through the team’s first six games, Stewart has recorded 148 yards (a 3.0 yards per carry average) and one touchdown, while Williams (top mugshot to the right) has gained 361 yards (a 4.1 average) and one score.

So, what’s the problem?

“This game's a lot easier when your opponent's one-dimensional," coach John Fox said, via the Charlotte Observer. "I think to be dual-dimensional's important. Unfortunately, we haven't had a chance to do that.

"We haven't done it effectively enough, yet."

Stewart To make matters worse, Williams’ foot is hurt and he missed practice Wednesday, and Stewart continues to have pain in his left Achilles.

Stewart (bottom mug shot), meanwhile, tries to remain optimistic.

"Instead of building up frustration, you've just got to believe in the guys in front of us that eventually things will start opening up the way they're supposed to," Stewart said. "That's not just the guys up front. That's everybody on the whole entire offense doing their job. It's a collective deal."

For more NFL news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsnfl on Twitter and subscribe to our RSS Feed .

Posted on: October 19, 2010 11:03 am
 

NFL Trade Deadline: 'Skins lower price for Albert

Posted by Will Brinson

The Washington Redskins don't think that they'll be able to find a trading parter open to giving up a hefty price for Albert Haynesworth by the time the trade deadline passes at 4:00 PM EST on Tuesday.

But that's not going to stop them from continuing to shop him, possibly at a discount, according to the NFL Network's Jason La Canfora.

Reportedly, the Redskins want a second round draft pick in exchange for the defensive lineman, but "the price could be dropping" according to La Canfora's sources.

Any drop in price symbolizes two things. First, the Redskins are pretty intent on moving Haynesworth if they can, duh.

And secondly, it's become pretty transparent to everyone else in the league that Washington will get rid of Haynesworth at some point and they're not so desperate to acquire the talented defensive tackle for the remainder of the season that they'll mortgage the future.

Other names of note from the trade deadline and the possibility of them getting moved: 
  • DeAngelo Williams, Jonathan Stewart and Steve Smith of the Panthers aren't going anywhere.
  • Vincent Jackson and Logan Mankins are disgruntled RFA guys, but seem unlikely to get moved at this point.
  • Willis McGahee's name is being bandied about for RB-needy teams like the Packers. But if they weren't willing to pay a reasonable market rate for Marshawn Lynch, will they really cough up for McGahee? Plus, Baltimore might not even want to move him.
  • Everyone on the Raiders, you may recall, is available. But they're clearly tainted, so they'll probably stay put.
For more NFL news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsnfl on Twitter and subscribe to our RSS Feed
Posted on: October 17, 2010 12:28 pm
Edited on: October 17, 2010 12:47 pm
 

Report: Panthers' Smith not available on market

Posted by Will Brinson

Logic says that the Carolina Panthers would be willing to trade their high-end veterans in order to start rebuilding. Logic, as usual, is wrong -- the Panthers won't be dealing Steve Smith or DeAngelo Williams before the trade deadline Tuesday.

That's according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, who says that Smith and Williams are off the table and that Jerry Richardson's team will be quiet on the swappin' front through next week.

In fact, the phrase "not ... under any circumstances" got attached to Smith's name -- it's odd that the Panthers would simply hang up on a team calling to ask if he's available. 

After all, Carolina lacks a second-rounder in the coming draft, and it's pretty clear that, even if they get Jeff Otah and Thomas Davis back, they need an injection of talent into their defense.

Of course, the argument that losing Smith would be painful for fans and make the passing game completely irrelevant. As opposed to, you know, "almost entirely irrelevant."

For more NFL news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsnfl on Twitter and subscribe to our RSS Feed .

Posted on: August 23, 2010 12:35 am
 

Recapping the 2010 BFL fantasy draft

You may have seen some of our tweets about 2010 BFL, a fantasy league full of famous bloggers (woo oxymorons), in which I'm repping CBSSports.com and this here blog.

For the draft, we traveled to New York City this past Thursday in order to all meet up and create fake teams. The trip seems pointless, until you realize that we drafted in the NFL headquarters. Yes, like where Roger Goodell works. Yes, it was spectacular. Yes, the winner of the league gets some Super Bowl action as well as a large charitable donation to the local charity of their choice. Yes, you will have to suffer occasional posts about how I'm doing (and you can read more about the league here .)

And yes, I'm quite confident I'm winning; after all, look how alert I was just moments before the draft began.



Of course, that didn't stop me from drafting a kick-A fantasy team. Or at least one that I think kicks some A. Before we get to that, though, let's talk about the participants, in draft order:
By the by, you can actually check out the P&G sponsored league , as it's public I belive. So if you care to see the draft results, here they are. If not, I'll tell you about them anyway.

First of all, I heart my team. A lot. I'm totally fine with taking Maurice Jones-Drew second overall, especially after seeing how the Vikings offensive line looked on Sunday. I really, really wanted DeAngelo Williams to fall to 23, but I'll deal with Beanie Wells. DeSean Jackson is a clear No. 1 wideout, so I'll absolutely take him in the third round. Wes Welker in the fourth? Yes, please.

Dwayne Bowe is primed to blow up this year (I like the Chiefs a lot, actually), so having him as a WR3 isn't something I'm unhappy about. Myself and two others waited to draft a quarterback and I think it paid off nicely with a combo of Matt Ryan in the sixth and Matt Cassel in the 11th.

Didn't particularly love my Jerome Harrison pick in the seventh -- although I ended up with Owen Daniels at tight end in the 10th, leaving Tony Gonzalez and Vernon Davis on the board at that point was just stupid. Kenny Britt I like as a solid backup wideout, especially paired with Julian Edelman on the bench; Edelman's insurance if Welker goes down again and Britt can fill in on the bye.

Marion Barber is still starting in Dallas last I checked, no? Okay, thought so. 9th round for him is silly. Levy hosed me on Dexter McCluster in the 12th and I panicked a touch and took Demaryius Thomas, but, again, I think he's a good backup, particularly since someone has to catch passes in Denver. Niners defense, as good as it is, in the next to last round is something I'm thrilled about, insofar as one can be thrilled about drafting a D. Same with Rob Bironas in the last round, I suppose.

It's not worth discussing any other teams. They're clearly inferior to mine. (I do like Bassett, Jerod and Zerkle's teams the best out of the other squads, though, I think. Except that Zerkle decided to draft a sampler platter of running backs for five rounds instead of wideouts.) But I certainly welcome your thoughts on the squad below.

Also, huge, huge tip of the cap to everyone involved at the NFL for making this happen: they couldn't have possibly been kinder to a fairly dangerous looking bunch, or more accommodating in terms of showing us around, peppering us with cool NFL stuff and letting us spin around in Goodell's desk chair until Sebek got sick and threw up.

Just kidding. That last one never happened. But the NFL rules for letting us swing up to the Big Apple and get our geek on in their offices.

So to does P&G -- for the purposes of FTC biz, they helped hook it up.

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