August 2013


In the fourth preseason game, most coaches give very limited playing time to key players. Some coaches make sure everyone who will be on the field for Week 1 of the regular season don't even sniff the field. That's smart. There's nothing to gain. Tom Coughlin is a heck of a coach. He has taken two teams to Super Bowls, and he'll get Hall of Fame consideration some day (being on the East Coast won't hurt). Which makes his desire to use key players for a pretty significant stretch in the fourth preseason game just weird. The New York Giants' starters played for the first quarter against New England. Eli Manning was still in late in the first quarter to throw a touchdown to Hakeem Nicks. Makes sense, considering those are young, inexperienced players who obviously need reps. Oh, it was all fun and games until running back Andre Brown limped to the locker room in the second quarter. Perhaps Coughlin didn't hear the uproar in the town over Jets coach Rex Ryan getting Mark Sanchez hurt behind a backup offensive line in the third quarter last week.
Tony Dorsett hopes a proposed $765 million settlement with the NFL can make a difference in the lives of thousands of former players who are suffering from dementia and other concussion-related brain injuries.
Tony Dorsett hopes a proposed $765 million settlement with the NFL can make a difference in the lives of thousands of former players who are suffering from dementia and other concussion-related brain injuries.
A settlement in the concussion lawsuit involving more than 4,500 retired players against the NFL was reached for a proposed $765 million Thursday.
COMMENTARY | Don't expect to see much of Eli Manning or Hakeem Nicks when the New York Giants play the New England Patriots on Thursday, Aug. 29 at Gillette Stadium.
The New York Jets signed quarterback Graham Harrell to increase their options at a position where no sure thing has emerged in preseason.
Robert Griffin III will be the starting quarterback for the Washington Redskins in their Monday Night Football season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sept. 9, ESPN reported Wednesday.
Aug 28 (The Sports Xchange) - Robert Griffin III will be the starting quarterback for the Washington Redskins in their Monday Night Football season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sept. 9, ESPN reported Wednesday. That appeared to be a foregone conclusion after Griffin practiced without any problems with his surgically repaired knee the past two weeks. - - Aaron Hernandez was a heavy drug user during his days with the New England Patriots and his behavior angered head coach Bill Belichick to the point that his job was in jeopardy, according to Rolling Stone magazine. ...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- The final exhibition game is usually the time for first stringers to rest.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- The final exhibition game is usually the time for first stringers to rest.

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