Pro Football Notebook Monday August 18th, 2014

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  • Time to face the reality…Chargers defense not very good and now banged up…Coach Mike McCoy continues to talk about ‘platitudes’ working hard, improving, does not show on the field…Defensive front has not stopped either Cowboys nor Seahawks, and up next 49ers…
  • DE-Corey Liuget-foot strain
  • LB-Manti Te’o-foot sprain
  • CB-Brandon Flowers-knee
  • CB-Jason Verrett-shoulder rehab yet to take part in any contact
  • NT-Sean Lissimore out with ankle
  • S-Jaleel Addae-out hamstring
  • San Diego OL seems to be in flux, DJ Fluker-Chris Watt did not play well in pass protection vs Seattle…Chargers OL allowed  5QBX and 10-hits on quarterbacks….Biggest issue-defense did not compete against Seattle’s unit.

 – Sunday Night Scoreboard –

  • Broncos-W-49ers (34-0)….Peyton Manning-Brock Osweiler combine (207P) in lopsided win…Broncos defense 3QBX-4=takeaways….Fans empty out new stadium in 3rd quarter.
  • Chiefs-L-Carolina (25-17)..RB-Fozzy Whitaker (71R) for Panthers…Cam Newton-QB-limited lst quarter play….Chiefs QB-Alex Smith (122P) in loss..Panthers defense 3QBX-1 Interception.

– Monday Night Preview –

  • Browns-Redskins…Lots to watch tonite…Robert Griffin III-Redskins QB makes debut after full offseason in Jay Gruden new offense…WR-DeSean Jackson-Pierre Garcon will both play coming off camp injury….Browns QB-Brian Hoyer starts with lst unit, but QB-Johnny Manziel, coming off (7-11) passing game last week, will get snaps with lst unit….Manziel had (90APY) passing and running last week playing with reserves-but took 6-hits during the game.


  • Carson Palmer very impressive (91Y-P) in loss to Minnesota…Cardinals defense got stung allowing Teddy Bridgewater to throw 2TDs in final 7-minutes.


  • Devastating loss LT-Sam Baker-torn patella tendon knee-3rd major injury in 5-years…1st round draft pick Jake Matthews may be forced to move from RT-to-LT


  • Tough weekend..CB-Jimmy Smith-chest injury..TE-Owen Daniels more knee issues..QB-Joe Flacco (113P-1TD) vs Dallas..Ravens put up (330-yards) offense.


  • QB-EJ Manuel-No offensive touchdowns in 3-preseasosn games…WR-Sammy Watkins-lst round pick-bruised ribs


  • QB-Cam Newton makes first start coming off knee surgery….new crop WRs


  • Sign FA-WR-Santonio Holmes-ex-Jets-Steelers pass catcher…Lose TE-Zach Miller-broken foot…S-Chris Conte reinjures surgically repaired shoulder


  • QB-Andy Dalton (8-8) 144P-158 rating vs Jets.AD,,CB-Darqueze Dennard-hip injury-had been impressive in camp…RB-Jeremy Hill-2nd round pick-shoulder injury..2nd year-DE-Margus Hunt playing much better


  • QB-Johnny Manziel will play with lst string OL tonite vs Redskins…DT-Desmond Bryant-MRI wrist injury-might need surgery…CB-Buster Skrine-broken thumb surgery.


  • Owner Jerry Jones say defense getting better-gave up 37P-to Ravens..Cowboys piled up (397Y) on offense..QB-Tony Romo (4-5) 80P.


  • Have uncovered another pass catcher…WR-Jordan Norwood catching everything thrown in his direction.


  • Defensive front overwhelm Raiders in preseasson game….FG-Nick Freese hits 55Y-FG.

Green Bay

  • Rookie LB-Jayrone Elliott records 3QBX in 4-plays  vs Rams…S-Ha Ha Dixon jumping up depth chart now-pushing for starting job.


  • lst round pick DE-Jadaveon Clowney dominant off line of scrimmage (2Games-QBX-2TL-4T).


  • Sign FA-RB-Deji Karim-Houston….WR-Hakeem Nicks-criticized for lack of conditioning (5R-53Y) this weekend.


  • Sign FA-FB-Harvey Unga-ex Bears-BYU star…QB-Blake Bortels will play with lst team offense this coming weekend….OT-Austin Pusztor-broken hand

Kansas City

  • WR-Dwayne Bowe suspended lst game of season for marijuan arrest last November..puts 10.2M guaranteed deal at risk


  • Dolphins Defense (5QBX-2Takeaways) vs Tampa Bay….QSBs Matt Moore-Ryan Tannehill throw combined (268P).


  • QB-Teddy Bridgewater to get snaps with lst offensive unit…Came off bench to throw 2TDs in 7-minutes in comeback win over Arizona inm 17P-fourth quarter.

New England

  • Patriots experiment with 4-CB secondary this past weekend…Decide to move CB-Kyle Arrington to fulltime safety..Pats pleased with offense (476Y) vs Eagles.


  • Saints defense comes together with 5-takeaways vs Tennessee…S-Kenny Vaccaro banged up leaves weekend game…QB-Charley Whitehurst-concussion.


  • Questions everywhere about new West Coast offense..QB-Eli Manning (2-9) in last two games…Giants 0-offensive TDs with lst string offense…WR-Victor Cruz 0-receptions in 11-series in new offense….Giants 3rd string QB-Ryan Nassib led 27P-explosion in 4th quarter in win vs Colts.


  • Tough weekend of injuries…WR-Shaq Evans-shoulder-may be headed to IR..WR-Jalen Sanders-seizure while driving-hospitalized…CB-Ras I Dowling-hip…Jets had 7 personal fouls in game vs Bengals….S-Calvin Pryor 2-forced fumbles in lst game.


  • QB-David Carr out of practice with concussion…rib injury not serious…Carr (9-16) 109-led 3-scoring drives before injury…QB-Matt Schaub (8-13) 87P-Interception…S-Ty Branch-ankle injury…RB-Maurice Jones Drew-finger injury.


  • Chip Kelly defense under seige-gave up (476Y) to New England…Backup QBs impressive-Matt Barkley-Mark Sanchez combine (249P-3TD)


  • Steelers uncover massive NT-Dan McCullers-Tennessee (6’8-358)-could not be blocked this past weekend..Ben Roethlisberger throws 16-76TD vs Bills.

St Louis

  • LB-Michael Sam-QBX-2TL this weekend-play getting better each week…DE-Ethan Westbrook-QBX-4T in first outing….Lose RB-Isiah Pead for year-torn knee ligament.


  • RB-Christian Michael under fire-2 Fumbles-15 carries this preseason….LB-Bruce Irvin-cleared to practice coming off PUP for hip injury.

San Francisco

  • RB-Marcus Lattimore-South Carolina-still not cleared to play 22-months after knee surgery.

Tampa Bay

  • RB-Charles Sims headed to IR-Ankle surgery…Lovie Smith defense takes a beating against Miami QBs.


  • RB-Shon Green-MRI-bruised kneecap..OT-Michael Oher-arm injury….WR-Justin Hunter (4R-111Y) impressive.


  • QB-RG3-given green light to start using new audible package in Jay Gruden offense.
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