Tuesday September 30th, 2014

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  • Coach Mike McCoy’s team is (3-1) with as dangerous a passing attack in the NFL, but his focus is a faltering run game, which is averaging an anemic 2.32-yards per carry.
  • McCoy defended running back Donald Brown and said it’s lack of execution upfront that has caused the problems.  Brown is averaging a stunning 1.9 yards per carry, and rookie Brandon Oliver, with two cameo appearances the last two games, has better numbers than the ex-Colt.
  • Problems with an ever changing offensive line continue to be troublesome.  The Chargers have used 3-centers, and 2-right guards this season, leading to a lack of continuity in blocking inside.
  • CB-Shareece Wright was to have an MRI on a sprained knee on Monday, with results possiblyon Tuesday.


  • RB-Jonathan Dwyer was indicted on 10-different counts stemming from a 2-day domestic abuse sequence in Phoenix.  He faces 2-assault charges and 8-misdemeanor charges for head-butting and injuring his wife, and a second punching incident a day later…QB-Carson Palmer-regressed during bye week from nerve bruise-shoulder-still not ready to play.


  • The Falcons are scrambling with injury issues along the OL…OC-Joe Hawley has a strained knee; OG-Justin Blaylock has strained back; OT- Lamar Holmes has a good injury.


  • Benches QB-EJ Manuel, who continues to spray incompletion everywhere (58%) completion rate..Veteran Kyle Orton will start on Sunday….DE-Kyle Williams-examined for sprained knee.


  • QB-Jay Cutler may have some big passing numbers in the NFL, but he is (1-9) vs Green Bay as the Bears starter…DE-Jared Allen-returns after bout with pneumonia-lost 16lbs in 10-days.


  • The Bengals, helping DT-Devon Still raise funds for children’s cancer research, have taken 10,000 jersey orders from fans around the country and will make a 1M-contribution to Cancer Research…Still’s young daughter just underwent cancer pediatric surgery.


  • Browns QB-Brian Hoyer fired up about growth of team…Next 5-Browns opponents have combined (4-16) record.


  • CB-Morris Claiborne will miss the entire season with a ruptured patella tendon…He has missed 18G-over two seasons…LB-Bruce Carter-strained quad…
  • NT-Josh Brent-serving a 10G-suspension in the aftermath of a DUI manslaughter conviction, has been cleared to practice with the team and attend meetings, while continuing counseling.


  • Release WR-Da’Rick Rogers-after early Monday morning DUI arrest with (.14) blood alcohol count..has had numerous off field problems starting in college….NFL-suspends S-LaRon Landry-4G-PED violation.


  • Coaches praise QB-Blake Bortels for (15-18) start throwing the ball against strong pass rush in San Diego…WR-Cecil Shorts injured again-hamstring.

Kansas City

  • Doctors reports say LB-Javon Belcher has severe CTE issues and Tau Protein buildup in his brain, at the time he killed his girlfriend and took his own life in 2012….Belcher family had body exhumed for testing….Family suing Chiefs and NFL for not correctly treating player-had severe concussions in 2009-and-2012.


  • XRays on QB-Ted Bridgewater show a moderate sprain, nothing else.

New Orleans

  • Saints off to awful (1-3) start-no consistency to run game nor passing game.


  • QB-Geno Smith apologizes for dropping “F-bomb” on fans who booed him Sunday….Smith (7-turnovers-games) stays as the starter…


  • Owner Mark Davis fires Coach Dennis Allen after team returned from road loss in London…Allen was (8-28) and team’s awful defensive performances and struggles on offense were coupled with lack of motivation form players….OL coach Tony Sporano could be elevated to interim head coach-he is ex-head coach Miami…Team headed into bye week…..QB-Derek Carr has minor knee sprain and ankle sprain-says he hopes to play in two weeks.


  • Coach Chip Kelly denies RB-LeSean McCoy is hurt…Averaging just 2.7YPC- this season….CB-Brandon Boynkin-out hamstring…Activate OT-Lane Johnson-former lst round pick-coming off 4G-suspension.


  • Angry Coach Mike Tomlin calls team terribly undisciplined after 13-penalties in ugly loss to Tampa…Tomlin is (18-18) since 2012.

San Francisco

  • Angry Coach Jim Harbaugh says Deion Sanders-Trent Dilfer reports about unrest in lockeroom are “crap”…..OT-Anthony Davis-XRays-injured leg.


  • Surgery on TE-Zach Miller-bone spurs in ankle.

Tampa Bay

  • WR-Mike Evans-4W-Groin injury.


  • Coach Ken Whisenhunt meltdown-calls team offense unacceptable…Titans outscored (100-34) in last three games.


  • Bye week for Redskins..Coach Jay Gruden gives battered team 4-days off…Skins have 20 injured players.
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