Results matching “flex schedule”

Week Eight “Three and Out”

The dilemma has been resolved.  For now. The “Three and Out” series will continue, with three questions and answers for each of the Sunday games, every Sunday until no more Sundays remain in the 2014 regular season. Then, the dilemma will resurface in 2015.  Assuming I — and you — don’t completely forget about this [more]

Lions started game-planning for the Falcons weeks ago

Not only are the Lions five hours ahead of you right now, they’re also weeks ahead in terms of game-planning for the Falcons. According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the Lions adjusted the way they prepared for this game because of the time difference and travel lag. In addition to talking to military [more]

Wednesday morning one-liners

Penalties have been a problem for the Bills. Dolphins coach Joe Philbin calls timeout on defense more than any other coach, and it doesn’t seem to work out for Miami when he does it. Patriots CB Brandon Browner says he’s ready to go Thursday night. Seeing Darrelle Revis in a Patriots uniform makes Jets coach [more]

Former NFLPA president surprised by domestic violence policy

Former NFL Players association president Kevin Mawae was surprised to hear about the NFL’s new domestic violence policy yesterday. Not because he’s opposed to tougher standards, but because he didn’t expect commissioner Roger Goodell to admit he was wrong in the giving Ray Rice just a two-game suspension for knocking his then-fiancee unconscious. The new [more]

Colts offer single-game tickets, with an asterisk

On Monday, Colts fans can buy tickets to one or more of the 10 individual games on the team’s home slate for 2014.  But to get tickets to one of the games, fans must buy tickets to another game. The team announced that seats for the latest showdown with the Patriots can be had only [more]

Report: Draft could go on the road

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before. Actually, don’t stop us.  Because you have heard it before.  It’s one of the stories that pops up from time to time, with plenty of talk and to date no action. Gary Myers of the New York Daily News reports that the draft could go on the [more]

Week 17 matchups: Raiders hoping to be in on the drama this time

As per recent custom, the NFL has scheduled 16 divisional games for the final Sunday of the 2014 regular season. Here is the entire slate of Week 17 games to be played on December 28, with a quick initial take on each of the contests. The NFL will “flex” one of these games to be [more]

Sunday night is still football night

Yes, the NFL plays prime-time games three nights per week.  Yes, there is no football night like Sunday night. This year’s schedule on NBC starts with the Packers at the Seahawks on Thursday, September 4, in a rematch of the 2012 “Fail Mary” game.  Week One continues on Sunday night, as Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning [more]

Report: NFL to expand flex scheduling by two games

Earlier this afternoon, NFL PR executive Brian McCarthy teased the coming schedule announcement by promising: “Some interesting twists.” One of them is apparently two more flex games. Somehow or another, the NFL’s own website obtained one of the juicy little details, that flex scheduling is being expanded, giving them a chance to change a pair of [more]

Seven schedule hot spots

We reported last week that the NFL plans to release the 2014 regular-season schedule on Tuesday, with the caveat that it could be nudged to Wednesday or Thursday. Regardless of the moment the dates and times for 256 contests become known, we’ll instantly scan the list seven specific pieces of information. 1.  The Thursday Night [more]

NFL expected to give CBS marquee Thursday night games

When the NFL regular-season schedule is released, expect the Thursday night games in the first half of the season to look better than the Thursday night games in the second half of the season. That’s because the NFL plans to give CBS, its new broadcast partner for Thursday nights in the first half of the [more]

Panthers bringing Thomas DeCoud in for a visit

Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman did good business last year, sifting through to discard pile and patching together a secondary. It appears he’s looking to do the same thing, with nearby discards. After signing former Saints safety Roman Harper, the Panthers are bringing in former Falcons safety Thomas DeCoud for a visit next week, according [more]

Sunday morning one-liners

The Bills announced their offseason workout schedule. Miami is getting to know new Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno’s history. C Ryan Wendell didn’t see much of a free agent market develop before returning to the Patriots. Jets WR Eric Decker’s reality show with his wife kicks off a second season on Sunday. Tyrod Taylor expects competition [more]

Thursday morning one-liners

Many Buffalo-area charities praised the help the late Bills owner Ralph Wilson provided over the years. The Dolphins are still awaiting word on possible punishments for C Mike Pouncey. Patriots QB Tom Brady sent his condolences to two Boston firefighters who were killed fighting a blaze near his old home. Jets G.M. John Idzik recognizes [more]

Corey Peters on track to return, give Falcons a deep line

Defensive tackle Corey Peters was one of the few good things about the Falcons defensive line last year, though his year ended with a December Achilles injury. Now after they brought him back on a one-year prove-it deal, he wants to make it back in time for the start of the regular season in time [more]