What will the NFL do about Steelers coach Mike Tomlin’s near interference with a Raven’s kick return Thursday?
The endless genius of the NFL can’t be completely quantified. But part of pro football’s popularity is burning its image in our culture and our consciousness. While baseball and basketball have their July 4 and Christmas brands, they are afterthoughts, or leftovers, compared to the NFL’s hallmark roll call.
Sometimes, you don’t need to be great to make the NFL postseason, and other times, a team just needs to sneak in to win the Super Bowl.
The Denver Broncos will host the Oakland Raiders for Monday Night Football. Will the Raiders have what it takes to take down the high scoring Broncos?
Neither David Wilson nor Ray Rice got off to the flying start they wanted last week. The Broncos absolutely flattened the defending Super Bowl champs by a score of 49-27, while the Cowboys edged passed the Giants 36-31 in the opening week of the season.
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning threw seven touchdown passes in Denver’s 49-27 victory over the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens Thursday night. “A year ago you weren’t sure if he was healthy or he could take a hit,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.
The growing popularity of fast-paced, no-huddle offenses in college and pro football games has apparently led to more faked injuries on defense to slow the action and substitute more players. “It’s something that has to be watched,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.
The Ravens will have to get used to not having Ray Lewis in the locker room. Though his leadership will never be fully replaced, the Ravens hope rookie Arthur Brown can pick up some of the slack left by Lewis’ departure.
The Ravens defense has made quite the reputation for themselves. Not just for being a dominant defense for over a decade. There is a reputation in the notion that defensive players don’t play well once they leave Baltimore. With Paul Kruger now playing for the Cleveland Browns, the pass rush specialist hopes he can buck the trend.
Former first-round draft pick Rolando McClain is back at his alma mater Alabama now that his NFL career has ended. He played three seasons with the Oakland Raiders, who selected him with the eighth overall pick in the 2010 draft.