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The Jets have been backing up for a while now, back to when they were 8-5 last season before the bottom fell out. They have lost nine of 12 games since then, lost those games by an average of 16 points. You think about where they were at 8-5, even where…
Beer Of The Week: Stella Artois, Belgium's Allegedly French BeerUpdated Nov 17, 2012 Share TweetApparently Stella Artois used to be advertised in the U.K. under the slogan "reassuringly expensive." Without knowing the relative merits of price and quality across the pond, I can only rejoice that such a snotty tagline has gone the way of d…Source: deadspin.com
Programming note: The plan for Week 11Updated Nov 17, 2012 Share Tweet"Monday Night Football" is affecting the NFC West schedule for a second time in three weeks, and for the final time this season. I'll be watching broadcasts for the Arizona Cardinals and St. Louis Rams from my home office Sunday. I'll post wra…Share TweetSan Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith practiced again on Saturday, however his availability is still uncertain for the game against the Chicago Bears.
Matt Toeaina ruled out, Alshon Jeffrey probable for BearsUpdated Nov 17, 2012 Share TweetChicago Bears defensive tackle Matt Toeaina joins quarterback Jay Cutler and defensive end Shea McClellin as players officially ruled out for Monday night’s game against the San Francisco 49ers. Toeaina was ruled out on Saturday after being unable to pr
Patriots cut Deion Branch, call up Greg SalasUpdated Nov 17, 2012 Share TweetThe Patriots have made a move to get younger at wide receiver. New England today released veteran Deion Branch and brought Greg Salas up to the 53-man roster from the practice squad, Tom Curran of CSNNE.com reports. Salas was a 2011 fourth-round draft p…
Alex Smith practicing again today, looking likely to playUpdated Nov 17, 2012 Share TweetAlex Smith is practicing in a black “non-contact” jersey today, which doesn’t make his return for Monday’s game a certainty, but does give a strong hint the 49ers will activate him. Smith has been limited all week, but his involvement in practice
Bucs pilfer defensive lineman from Niners’ practice squadUpdated Nov 17, 2012 Share TweetThe man who recruited Matthew Masifilo to Stanford gave him a job with the 49ers. And now Masifilo has been recruited elsewhere by another former college coach. The Buccaneers and Greg Schiano have signed the first-year defensive tackle from the 49ers”Share TweetThe most popular phrase around the Jets' complex last week - well, besides anonymous players - was self-inflicted wounds.Source: nytimes.com
MNF preview: 49ers catching a QB break?Updated Nov 17, 2012 Share TweetThe San Francisco 49ers won't have to face Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler on "Monday Night Football" in Week 11. They'll draw backup Jason Campbell instead. This would seem to increase the 49ers' chances for victory, but based on what? C…Share TweetRams wide receiver Danny Amendola was just the latest NFL player to get McNabb-ed, to not know that a tie was a possibility. But even if it meant playing all night, he said he’d rather see anything than having to walk away with half a result. Amendola s
Ken Whisenhunt in uncharted territory with two rookie tacklesUpdated Nov 17, 2012 Share TweetThe Cardinals will start two rookies at offensive tackle on Sunday, with seventh-round draft pick Nate Potter getting his first start on the left side, while fourth-rounder Bobby Massie continues to start on the right side. Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhun…
McDonald fined for hit on Bradford, Dunbar not fined for hit on Alex SmithUpdated Nov 17, 2012 Share TweetA defensive player was fined for a hit on a quarterback in Sunday’s Rams-49ers tie, but it wasn’t the player who knocked a quarterback out of the game. Rams linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar was not fined for the hit on 49ers quarterback Alex Smith that causeShare TweetSouth Korean rapper Psy will go Gangnam Style when the Bills host the Seahawks next month. (Maybe Reggie Bush will show up to help sing the “Hey, sexy lady!” part.) Jets CB Darrelle Revis says “[t]his week has been a tough week for the team. . . .
XTRA910 audio: Rookie starting tacklesUpdated Nov 17, 2012 Share TweetGood morning. I'll be working on a "Monday Night Football" preview to post after a while. In the meantime, I've put together a look at the Arizona Cardinals' production by offensive line combination this season. This supplements some of the di…