Posted on: November 13, 2010 10:33 pm
Posted by Josh Katzowitz
Panthers at Buccaneers
Tampa Bay center Jeff Faine, who’s missed the past four games, badly wants to get back into action after dealing with a quadriceps injury, while T Jeremy Trueblood (out the past two contests with a knee) looks to return as well. Both are questionable and game-time decisions.
Faine had full participation in all three practices this week, while Trueblood was full-go for two of them, but Buccaneers coach Raheem Morris wants to see how they look in pregame warmups before giving them the go-ahead.
For Carolina, RBs Jonathan Stewart (concussion) and DeAngelo Williams (foot) are out and won’t play. So that’s, you know, not a great sign for the Panthers. LB Nic Harris, meanwhile, is probable.
Lions at Bills
It looks like QB Shaun Hill will get the chance to replace the injured Matthew Stafford for the second time this season. Hill, who broke his forearm the first time he took over the Detroit offense this year, is probable to make his return to the game. Among the questionables for the Lions: DE Cliff Avril, S C.C. Brown, CB Chris Houston and CB Alphonso Smith.
Also, K Jason Hanson is out, and in response this week, Detroit signed Dave Rayner. Which is unfortunate, because I think all of us would have liked to see Ndamukong Suh take another crack at kicking point after attempts and field goals.
Three players Buffalo really could use this week are out, including LB Andra Davis, LB Shawne Merriman, and WR Roscoe Parrish.
Eagles at Redskins
There are seven Washington players on the injury report. All of them are questionable. They include OT Stephon Heyer, S LaRon Landry QB Donovan McNabb, LB Brian Orakpo, WR Brandon Banks, RB Clinton Portis, and RB Ryan Torain.
Of those seven, Portis won’t play but Torain will, along with McNabb. A decision about Banks will be made gametime. The Redskins would like to have him back, because he’s been so good as a return specialist.
Eagles G Max Jean-Gilles, who’s been feeling the effects of a concussion, was cleared to play today. He remains questionable, though, on the injury report. Meanwhile, G Nick Cole is probable, and coach Andy Reid hasn’t determined who will start between the two of them.
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Posted on: November 6, 2010 1:34 pm
Posted by Andy Benoit
Dolphins @ Ravens
Patriots @ Browns
Posted on: October 15, 2010 8:52 pm
Edited on: October 15, 2010 10:03 pm
Posted by Will Brinson
Maybe confused is the wrong word for C.C. Brown's feelings about Eli Manning? Or maybe not -- trying to figure out if he's confused (versus just insulting the younger Manning bro) is just, frankly, confusing.
See, Brown was apparently asked about going against his old teammate, and he didn't give one of those "great guy, always does the smart thing, yada-yada" answers. Quite to the contrary -- he kind of insulted Eli.
"You never know what you're going to get with that guy," Brown said Thursday. "You never know if he's going to come in and make bad decisions; you don't know if he's just going to have one of them Peyton Manning games where he lights you up."
Now, perhaps, the exact question involved Eli doing his best Jekyll and Hyde impersonation. If that's the case, Brown didn't really say anything too spicy, as Eli can come out and dominate a team ... or he could come out and help the opposition win. You really don't know what you're going to get.
But that doesn't mean that a former teammate should just volunteer that information the week that he's about to go against his old team.
And even if that's forgivable, the Peyton shot is just mean.
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