Archive for October, 2011

Week 7 Expeditious NFL News & Notes

Expeditious NFL News & Notes is put together to provide a wide range of number-oriented morsels for those who crave the delicacy and nerdy-ness of NFL statistics, news, notes and just about anything that can be put to the mix. If you’re not quoting one note each week, I’m not doing my job.

AFC EAST

New England Patriots – The New England Patriots take on the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field this Sunday. It’s the eighth meeting between the two teams since 2002 and over the last seven contests (playoffs Included) the winner has scored 30 or more points in six of those seven games. Note – Patriots have a 5-2 advantage since 2002 and have won the last three on the road at Heinz Field.

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Scout’s Notebook: Auburn@LSU

SCOUT’S NOTEBOOK: AUBURN@LSU

The fact that six suspended players left LSU shorthanded had no impact on the Bayou Bengals as they pummeled Auburn on both sides of the ball in a lopsided 45-10 defeat. The Purple and Gold feature a loaded roster chock full of promising freshmen and sophomores who should make Les Miles a happy coach for years to come.

Junior wideout burns rubber

There’s a reason why Rueben Randle was the top-rated wide receiver coming out of Louisiana’s Bastrop High School in 2009. The 6’4” junior is a sure-handed speedster who combines great strength, athleticism and tremendous burst off the line.

He made the most out of his five receptions last Saturday by scoring twice along with gaining 106 yards.

Randle’s first score

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Rosstradamus Ramble—Week 7

Week 7 was a strange one. The quarterback shuffle was the order of the day, and a “miracle” happened in Miami. Ugly games, record-setting individual efforts, embarrassing team performances, a game on another continent…yes, week 7 had it all.

The Jets won a game they had to win, a 27-21 come-from-behind victory over the Chargers at MetLife Stadium. I swear, the next big game San Diego wins will be their first. They blew an 11-point lead twice by: not scoring in the second half, giving up 162 yards on the ground to a struggling Jets’ rushing attack, committing 11 penalties, and having a quarterback that continues to disappoint this season. Philip Rivers has been mediocre at best and was much less than that against the Jets. He was 16-32 for 179 yards, with a TD and two INTs. He was especially dreadful at the

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Week 6 Expeditious NFL News & Notes

Expeditious NFL News & Notes is put together to provide a wide range of number-oriented morsels for those who crave the delicacy and nerdy-ness of NFL statistics, news, notes and just about anything that can be put to the mix. If you’re not quoting one note each week, I’m not doing my job.

AFC EAST

New England Patriots – After six games Chad Ochocinco has accumulated nine catches for 136 yards and zero touchdowns in fact the former Johnson hasn’t seen the end zone since week 10 of 2010. That’s ten games, breaking his previous drought of nine games which happened during his rookie season in 2001.

Miami Dolphins – From Week 5 - In quarterback Matt Moore’s last seven games he has thrown 11

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Rosstradamus Ramble—Week 6

Giants' D Seals Victory

The Giants rescued a victory from the jaws of defeat on Sunday. Defensively, they overcame two big plays by the Buffalo offense and got a perfectly-timed interception from Corey Webster with four minutes remaining to spark the win. Offensively, Ahmad Bradshaw scored three times and the running game showed signs of life. More importantly, Eli Manning played turnover-free football in the 27-24 win at MetLife Stadium.

The game started in typical Giants fashion—a predictable one-yard run and a 10-yard penalty on the home team. At some point it would be nice for Tom Coughlin’s crew to play a game without committing these types of infractions. After the teams exchanged punts, Eli Manning (21-32 for 292 yards) ripped off big chunks of yardage through the air: 17 yards to Bradshaw, 16 yards to Mario Manningham, and 24 yards to Jake Ballard. The pass

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On Location: Steelers Frustrated In Win

With less than two weeks before Halloween candy is handed out, there was some Tricking-or-Treating going on at Heinz Field—just what do we make of the 2011 Pittsburgh Steelers after six weeks of football? For instance, this season the proud run defense has already allowed a pair of 100-yard rushers in six games. That’s like Halley’s Comet being seen twice in one week—it cannot happen. It does not happen. So when the Steelers convincingly beat the Tennessee Titans last week (3-2) and held the struggling Pro Bowl running back Chris Johnson to 51 yards, the arrow seemed to be pointing in the right direction. The 38-17 win fueled expectations of another runaway effort against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Or, on the other hand, questions remained about how the offensive and defensive lines would gel with the rash of injuries they’ve suffered.  Injuries got so bad that the Steelers resigned

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Podcast: Robert Price, Elite Minds

In today’s world the athlete is a million dollar business onto him/herself and with agents, teams and financial advisors it’s very keen to make sure they are in the right frame of mind. That’s where today’s guest Robert W.H. Price, Owner of Elite Minds comes into play, helping refocus the athlete from any sports profession. Hosted by Bo Marchionte. To find out more about Elite Minds go to www.elitemindsllc.com

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Week 5 Expeditious NFL News & Notes

Expeditious NFL News & Notes is put together to provide a wide range of number oriented morsels for those who crave the delicacy and nerdy-ness of NFL statistics, news, notes and just about anything that can be put to the mix. If you’re not quoting one note each week, I’m not doing my job.

AFC EAST

New England Patriots – Wes Welker is averaging 148 receiving yards per game after five weeks.  Only two other receivers in the history of the National Football League have averaged 120 or above when the season concluded: Wes Chandler averaged 129.0 in 1982 and Charley Hennigan 124.7 back in 1961.

Miami Dolphins – In quarterback Matt Moore’s last seven games he has thrown 11 interceptions which begs the questions – How short

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Scout’s Notebook: Oklahoma@Texas

SCOUT’S NOTEBOOK: OKLAHOMA@TEXAS

The 2011 version of the Red River Rivalry between Oklahoma and Texas was one to forget for the Longhorns, whose inexperienced roster was no match for a savvy Sooner squad chock full of pro prospects in a disheartening 55-17 loss.

Landry takes his shots

Landry Jones was in control from start to finish versus the rival Longhorns. He was masterful out of the pistol formation by confounding the defense by looking one way and going the other, as well as throwing his receivers open.

The junior quarterback’s (367 yards/3 touchdowns) first instinct was to burn his opponent deep, but he demonstrated the presence of mind to hit quick-hitting plays underneath, as he did when he found a streaking Dominique Whaley in the flat for 11 yards

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Rosstradamus Ramble—Week 5

A Giant Flop

The Giants put forth another mediocre performance against Seattle. However, unlike last week against Arizona, they couldn’t overcome that mediocrity despite playing a sub par team at home. The Seahawks deserved to win that game. The Giants deserved to lose that game. Eli Manning threw for 420 yards and three touchdowns in the loss. He also threw three interceptions and fumbled once. You don’t win a lot of games when your quarterback turns it over four times. Before you start forgiving Manning because a couple of those interceptions were tipped or simply “not his fault,” let me stop you. Until such a time as we’re willing to take away praise for bad throws that are turned into touchdowns—like the Victor Cruz catch that was thrown into triple coverage, or the juggling act Cruz pulled off yesterday—we cannot remove the blame for these tipped passes

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