With injuries piling up and players not performing up to par, there are a number of teams making moves and rotating big names so that all roster spots can be taken full advantage of as the playoffs approach.
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.
There are a lot of big storylines going on around the NFL right now and they span more than just the playoff race. Actually, the Packers are hoping for a big return soon just so they can get into the playoffs, but other stories have to deal with an interfering coach and an early day in London for next season.
Lots of big-time stories are going around as the 2013 NFL year is entering the final month of the regular season, and there is a lot more going on than just the playoff races. Those things include a Dolphin being done, a coach getting a hefty fine, and a Seahawk having a short return.
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.
There’s a baleful buzz around Big Ben and my beloved black & gold these days. Reports say that the mountainous QB is now a mutinous QB, demanding he be traded at the end of this season.
Problems abound in the NFL sometimes, and it takes a lot the backing and support from your teammates, coaches, ownership and more to keep you a part of a franchise. Those problems can be injuries, losing streaks and even just rumors.
Now, one major thread in that curtain is gone. L.C. Greenwood, he of the height and heft and six Pro Bowls and four rings, as central to the dynasty as anyone not named Joe Greene or Jack Lambert, died of natural causes.
With four weeks in the books for the 2013 NFL season, there are a small handful of undefeated teams still out there. Believe it or not, there are actually still four winless teams, and three of them are completely shocking.
The first week of the NFL season often brings forth a lot of info about how the rest of the year could go. It shines the light on those that look like contenders and focuses on those that are pretenders. Week one also brings about injuries that could really hurt a team for the rest of the season.