I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
The Jaguars just beat the Browns at Cleveland to make it 3 of the last 4. Henne had a solid day with 195 yards and 2 TDs (1 int). He also lead the Jags down the field with a 3:15 drive that ended in the game winning TD pass with 40 seconds left.
I'm happy for Chad Henne and hopefully he can keep the solid play going and earn the starting QB spot for next year.
So less than an hour after today's Miami Dolphin vs New England Patriots game dolphins offensive lineman Mike Pouncey was served with a grand jury subpoena. The Mass State Police served him as a "material witness" and are focused on multiple transactions between Pouncey and Hernandez.
Should be noted Hernandez and Pouncey were teammates at University of Florida and were roommates during that time.
The Colts lead the Broncos 26-14 at half right now. Also, the Lions lost on a GW field goal. The Patriots lost on a GW field goal after a very controversial call, so much so the NFL changed its rulebook.
The Frontline documentary aired last night. Nothing new here but a compelling portrayal of the NFL. The preview was vetted on the board by wisecrakker over a month ago - but I would like to hear reaction from any of you who saw it. The lawsuit settled by the NFL is probably the best course for them. Some of the language of the settlement though now seems unpalatable given the picture drawn and story laid out by Frontline. This is from the settlement proposal...
“This agreement lets us help those who need it most and continue our work to make the game safer for current and future players. Commissioner Goodell and every owner gave the legal team the same direction: do the right thing for the game and for the men who played it,” said NFL Executive Vice President Jeffrey Pash.
That is anathama to the facts as laid out by Frontline last night. The subset of players who are or who have played since Mike Webster's disability claim was settled -where the league admitted football caused his injury - might have a larger stake than this settlement lays out.
Michigan is doing some concussion work this year. I'm not familiar with the extent of it but I remember it being mentioned in some of the many CTE threads. Hoke is forthright about letting the trainers do their job. The 2010 ND game with Dayne Crist's concussion still strikes a chord in my on going respect against ND. Regardless of the connections ... this is probably the story of our lives with regard to football and how it is played on every level. This documentary is another step. OT'd but it seems germane to any football blog.
Don't know how this was missed! But on Saturday, Kovacs was moved from the practice squad to the 53-man roster for last Sunday's game.
He is only playing special teams at the moment, but I hope someday this season he can actually see time as a Safety.
According to Maize N Brew's Ex-Wolverines in the NFL, Kovacs recorded his first career NFL tackle on kickoff coverage.
Article from Dolphins SB Nation site:
Article from Maize N Brew:
[EDIT]: Guess it was mentioned on Sunday. Credit goes to MGoUser sas5128.:
8:30 Tonight, NBC is the kickoff of the new NFL season. Heavyweight matchup as the defending SB champ Ravens visit Peyton Manning and the Broncos.
Along with general FOOTBAWness, the game should be a good one.