March 23, 2013 |
PHOENIX - The NFL's eight new head coaches have yet to conduct a practice, or even solidify their rosters, but already they can be roughly divided into three groups. The haves, the might-haves and the have-nots. That's those who have an answer at quarterback, those who might, and those who clearly don't. "It's like a writer without a pen; there's a problem," Kansas City's Andy Reid said at the league's annual owners meetings last week. "You've got to make sure that you've got that position taken care of. " Reid feels good about his situation, having traded for San Francisco's Alex Smith.
March 11, 2013 |
Percy Harvin got his wish. After reportedly demanding a trade out of Minnesota over the weekend, Harvin has been dealt to the Seattle Seahawks pending a physical, according to multiple sources. Fox Sports' Jay Glazer was the first to report the deal, which seems to work out for everyone involved. The Vikings are to receive three draft picks from the Seahawks -- a first-round (No. 25 overall) and a seventh-round this year, and a mid-round pick in 2014 -- for a player who had threatened to hold out well into the 2013 season and appeared to have no intention of sticking around once his rookie contract ran out a year from now. The Seahawks add a former Pro Bowler and 2009 offensive rookie of the year to a receiving corps that already includes Sidney Rice and Golden Tate.
February 22, 2013 |
INDIANAPOLIS - Matt Barkley said Friday that although he's no Colin Kaepernick or Russell Wilson, he's got the wheels to present problems to NFL defenses. “Yeah, I'm the traditional drop-back quarterback,” the former USC signalcaller said. “At the same time, I believe I have the quickness, the pocket mobility to ... get out of the pocket. I think my throwing on the run is great and I have complete confidence in that. I'm not going to be running a 4.3[-second] 40 or anything like that, but how many starting quarterbacks in the league can?
January 15, 2013 |
Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III beat out fellow quarterbacks Andrew Luck of Indianapolis and Russell Wilson of Seattle, as well as several other impressive first-year NFL players, as Pro Football Weekly/Pro Football Writers of America's rookie of the year. Of course, this isn't the rookie-of-the-year award. That one comes from the Associated Press and will be announced Feb. 2. But the PFW/PFWA honor can be viewed as a gauge as to how voters are thinking. It's particularly interesting this year, given the expected close race between the trio of stellar rookie quarterbacks.
January 8, 2013
Howie Long turned 53 Sunday, marking his 20th year away from pro football while working in the Fox studios in Santa Monica on the network's pre- and postgame shows as an NFL studio analyst alongside Terry Bradshaw. Long, a Raiders defensive lineman from 1981-93 who entered the Hall of Fame in 2000, has a son, Chris, playing defensive line for the St. Louis Rams and another, Kyle, on the University of Oregon's offensive line. This weekend, Fox will broadcast two NFC semifinals, starting with the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers on Saturday, a rematch of a season opener won by the 49ers, 30-22.
January 7, 2013 |
Robert Griffin III had to leave the Washington Redskins' 24-14 playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday when he injured his knee while trying to recover a bad snap. The heralded rookie quarterback, who led Washington to the playoffs for the first time since 2007, already had his right knee braced because he strained a minor ligament during a game against the Baltimore Ravens on Dec. 9. With more than six minutes remaining in Sunday's game, which featured the first NFL playoff matchup of rookie quarterbacks, the Redskins were set to run a play from the shotgun formation when a low snap glanced off Griffin's left hand and began to roll on the ground.