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Week Five “Three and Out”

The first stab at the new “Three and Out” series yielded mixed results.  It was well received, but it wasn’t all that well read. Part of the problem is that I posted it on Sunday morning.  This week, I tried to get it done earlier.  (Whether I succeeded depends on the date and time listed…

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Alabama fan yells “Roll Tide,” sucker punches Titans QB

Maybe Titans rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger should wear a red no-contact jersey when he goes out in Nashville. Or at least put on some cologne to cover up the smell of corn dogs. According to Jim Wyatt of the Tennesseean, Mettenberger was sucker-punched at a bar over the weekend, after a fellow patron taunted the…

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Charles Barkley says Patriots need to be more appreciated

When Randy Moss took a job at FOX, I thought he could become the NFL’s version of Charles Barkley. As usual, I was wrong.  (So far.) But who needs the NFL’s version of Charles Barkley when the NFL has periodic access to the real thing?  He attended Saturday night’s Colts-Patriots game as a guest of…

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Week Seven Power Rankings

1. Chiefs (7-0; No. 2):  With the Browns coming in on Sunday, the Chiefs will be in this spot for at least as many weeks as they had wins last season. 2. Seahawks (6-1; No. 3):  When Percy Harvin returns, can there be a position higher than No. 1? 3. Colts (5-2; No. 6):  So…

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Week Three Power Rankings

1. Broncos (3-0; last week No. 1):  No Ryan Clady?  No problem!  (As long as no one breaks Peyton Manning in half.) 2. Seahawks (3-0; No. 2): At least one of the young mobile quarterbacks who did so well in 2012 is still thriving. 3. Ravens (2-1; No. 6): What time is it? Not time…

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Tuesday morning one-liners

Bills RB C.J. Spiller thinks teams will try to follow the Jets’ defensive blueprint against them in the future. The Dolphins have some things to fix in their pass protection. Said Patriots DE Rob Ninkovich of CB Aqib Talib, “He’s an amazing player, and I’m happy that he’s here. I’m happy that Tampa decided to…

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Wednesday morning one-liners

Said Bills S Jim Leonhard of the team’s secondary, “We’ve got a group that’ll fight and will go out there and compete every single play. That’s good for your team. That’s going to allow you to have success.” The Dolphins are helping an 8-year-old fan who’s fighting brain cancer. Said Patriots DT Vince Wilfork of…

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New York Super Bowl committee wants free labor

The most expensive city in America is looking for free help. Good luck with that. According to Peggy McGlone of the Newark Star-Ledger, the Super Bowl XLVIII host committee wants 15,000 to 25,000 volunteers to help put on the event.  Workers must attend a training session, submit to a background check, and serve at least…

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Week One power rankings

[Editor's note:  Every Tuesday morning, we'll post a consensus ranking based on an average of the five rankings from the five PFT writers.  So if you disagree with any of these, don't blame me.  Who am I kidding?  You'd blame me even if I didn't cast a ballot at all.] 1. Patriots (1-0; No. 2…

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Welcome back to work

We hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend, including some time with your family, some time eating some hamburgers and/or the pink missile-shaped packages of ground-up pig or cow parts that can’t otherwise be sold (but that are nevertheless delicious), and most importantly some time reflecting on the millions of young men and women…

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Beckum way ahead of Ballard in recovery from torn ACLs

Not that it’s a race to get back on the field, but of the Giants’ two tight ends who suffered torn ACLs in the Super Bowl, Travis Beckum is way ahead of Jake Ballard. Beckum is hopeful that he can fully recover in seven months and play in Week One. Ballard, who needed microfracture surgery,…

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Special Monday 10-pack: The Rams-Redskins trade

Every Monday during the regular season, I stay up late and/or get up early and bang out a 2,000-or-so-word item that offers up 10 takes on the Sunday that was. It’s been more than two months since I’ve had one of those late nights/early mornings, and with the free agency frenzy ramping up and the…

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Week 17 power rankings

1.  Packers (No. 1; 15-1):  Biggest concern for the defending champs?  They finished the regular season with the worst total defense in the league, and the worst pass defense. 2. Patriots (No. 2; 13-3):  Four years since their last playoff win and seven since their last Super Bowl victory, the Patriots seem primed for another…

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Colts suck just enough for Luck

The Colts entered Sunday’s game needing to lose in order to win.  And they did. With a 19-13 defeat in Jacksonville, the Colts have locked up the first overall pick in the 2012 draft, via a 2-14 record.  Which means that they’ll have dibs on Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck. The victory for the Jaguars, which…

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Week 17 flex decision will come by Monday night

Since 2006, the league has been using a flexible schedule on Sunday nights to ensure that a competitive and interesting game always will occupy the prime-time slot.  In most weeks of flex scheduling, the decision comes at least 12 days before the games are played.  For Week 17, the decision usually is made after the…

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