The Carolina Panthers cut the face of the franchise, Steve Smith, and let the only other three wide receivers on the roster that caught a pass last season leave as free agents. Tight end Greg Olsen is the only proven receiver returning from last season’s squad. Olsen should be Cam Newton’s favorite target this season.
So it is with my jaded view of the world that I address the Ben Roethlisberger – Emmanuel Sanders feud. Sanders said that his new quarterback, Peyton Manning, is a much better leader than his old quarterback, Big Ben. And thus the verbal jousting began, feathers flexed, talons out.
Funeral services were held near Pittsburgh Tuesday for NFL Hall of Fame coach Chuck Noll, who died over the weekend at age 82.
After a disappointing first day in the market, the Raiders Thursday signed two free agents, defensive end Justin Tuck and linebacker LaMarr Woodley, both seen as top pass rushers in the NFL.
The Seattle Seahawks are the fourth youngest Super Bowl champions. Other young winners — the Steelers in 1974 and the 49ers in 1981 — went on to win multiple Super Bowls in subsequent years.John Madden says building a dynasty won’t be as easy for the Seahawks.
With a playoff spot secured, Kansas City coach Andy Reid sat 20 of 22 starters in Sunday’s game against the Chargers. “I’m against that,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.
The Oakland Raiders have never been worse in franchise history, and for a team that used to pride itself on its winning ways, it’s been a long time since the Raiders have won anything.
The KCBS Radio morning crew asked John Madden to comment on some of the Week 15 NFL match-ups.
Bengals punter Kevin Huber will have surgery for a broken jaw after Terence Garvin of the Steelers hit Huber’s chin with the top of his helmet in Sunday’s game.
But no matter how black or gold my allegiance, no matter how nostalgic I feel about them. and no matter how deep the Rooney roots run in NFL history, there’s no excuse for their head coach’s conduct on Thanksgiving.