Category Archives: Football
According to Albert Breer of NFL.com, The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed wide receiver Antonio Brown to a five-year, $42.5 million contract extension that goes through the 2017 season.
“We are excited to announce that Antonio Brown will be with the team through at least the 2017 season,” Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said in a statement.“He has played a major role in our success over the past two years and we are thrilled he will be a Steeler for many years to come.”
The Steeler MVP known for this tremendous work ethic was the team’s second-leading receiver last season with 69 receptions for 1,108 yards and two touchdowns. He is poised for a break out season and we look forward to seeing him in the end zone many times so he can delight us with his insane end zone dance.
Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis wants his team’s full focus on football during training camp. And to his mind, that means banning the use of Twitter for players currently on his roster.
Lewis admits that he’s not the most tech savvy guy, but feels that he has already seen an adverse impact from the medium on his team. “I think people have to have the maturity and the wherewithal to be able to handle it. Thus far, what I have experienced since April is we don’t have the maturity to handle it. I don’t see how tweeting is going to help us win a football game.”
The Twitter ban comes after Bengals rookie corner Dre Kirkpatrick took to Twitter to confirm a knee injury.
The decision was made by the coach consultation with team leaders who, like Lewis, saw no value in permitting players to tweet during camp.
Lewis says that a decision has not yet been reached for the regular season.
Jeremy Shockey has taken to Social Media to voice his displeasures for the ‘Lying, know it all’ Roger Goodell and his takes on the Concussion issue that is taking the NFL by storm.
There are several lawsuits with more than 3,000 former players lined up to sue the league claiming that the NFL knew that concussions had long term health effects, and the league apparently told said players that there were no health effects and long term issues.
Jeremy Shockey sounds as if he’s thinking of eventually joining in on these lawsuits after a series of tweets that touched on concussions, the NFL lying about it, and saying he’ll be dead by 54 years old.
Snoop Dogg is known primarily for his music and extra curricular activities, but he’s also known for being a die-hard NFL fan, particularly the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Like many Black and Yellow faithful, Snoop is a little upset at the Steelers for not getting the job done in regards to paying Mike Wallace. I don’t blame the team here as word leaked that no team handed him a serious offer sheet in Free Agency because he was after Larry Fitzgerald money, something he isn’t deserving of quite yet.
Wallace is without a doubt the best Wide Receiver on the team, but he’s still not regarded as one of the best in the league. Some refer to him as a one-trick-pony that can only run the go route, but that’s nonsense. Wallace is one hell of a receiver that can do it all – he’s just not categorized as elite. With his recent no-show to Steelers camp, it appears that he is serious about getting a new deal, and fans are calling for it as he is.
Snoop Dogg joined the Total Access crew on NFL Network on Thursday and voiced his displeasure at the team for not getting a deal done with Wallace yet, “Hey, Rooney, man,” he said, “get y’all thing together. Pay the man. Look, I know he ain’t proven, you know, three, four years in the game, but we need him, man. I mean, you tell me somebody else that’s gonna do what he do. We need him, man. Get it together. Y’all go ‘head and have that conversation, you know, get the apples and oranges together so we can move on.”
Two things here. 1) Snoop, I love ya man, but the Rooney’s don’t do up the contracts. That job belongs to General Manager Kevin Colbert, and he says that he wants to keep Wallace a Steeler. 2) What do appples and oranges have to do with a contract negotiation?!
Earlier in the week it was reported that the Steelers and Wallace have put a halt to negotiations. I hope they get it done, so Wallace will be able to join his teammates in camp to learn the new Todd Haley offense that’s being put in place. The longer he sits out, the less and less he learns, and he’s not showing up until he gets a deal as he’s refused to sign the restricted tender that was placed on him.
He’s set to make $2.7 million this season under the tender, and if the team didn’t tender him, he’d make around 500k for the season. So they’ve taken small steps to make him happy – but apparently it’s not enough, and the history of the team suggests that they won’t pay him ‘Fitz money‘. We’ll see if talks resume, but for the sake of Snoop, Pay the man!
— – Justin Arbogast @NFLGuy_SK
The New York Jets are always trying something new. Whether it’s using a guy like Tim Tebow in special packages, or using the Former Jet Brad Smith in a variety of ways, they have a trick to doing things.
A big topic of Jets football thus far has been lack of depth at RB and WR. They haven’t focused too much on bringing in players at either position, but today Jets coach Rex Ryan said that they may be using cornerback Antonio Cromartie at Wide Receiver.
“You have 53 guys on your roster and 45 are active and you’re sitting back some games there has to be some crossover,” Ryan said. “Don’t be surprised if Cromartie plays some receiver, that’s something we talked about. You have to be ready for those type of things.”
Using a player on both sides of the ball isn’t new in the NFL, but when it happens it’s talked about quite a bit. If Cro comes to play WR, he knows the tendencies that secondaries use and it might be a plus for him. He might also be a horrible receiver. He does have fairly good hands as a DB though, so it could work out.
Rex also updated the status of Rookie Stephen Hill and said “I definitely take credit for that second round pick. So far so good, but he’s really been impressive.”
The Jets want to get back to the Ground & Pound offense, but they haven’t reached out to any RB’s to add depth. Maybe they’ll bring someone over from the defense?
Penn State Players Michael Zordich and Micael Mauti announce their commitment to the School.
The players are sort of the victims here also. Not as much as the children that were touched. But these players are being punished for things they had no control over. This really wasn’t a football issue. Even though the leaders of the football program are all at Fact including Coach Joe. -TLHT
When Philadelphia Eagles corner Nnamdi Asomugha had the opportunity to speak for President Barack Obama earlier this week, the conversation turned to football. Obama had a message that he wanted the corner to deliver to one of his teammates.
“Tell Vick to slide” are the words that Obama had for quarterback Mike Vick.
And Eagles fans everywhere rose up in applause.
The message was heard loud and clear by Vick, who took to Twitter after hearing the story:
Vick has only played one full 16-game season in the NFL, as his scrambles to make plays make him vulnerable to injury. So will Vick finally do it? No less than the leader of the free world will be watching.
-Brandyn Campbell @sports_muse
Mike Vick posed as Modell’s salesman “Victor” in an in-store undercover operation to promote his new V7 clothing line. The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback-turned-sales associate helped shoppers make selections from his line. The one thing he couldn’t help with? “No, we don’t carry Giants blue.”
The Pittsburgh Steelers announced they have extended coach Mike Tomlin’s contract through the 2016 season.
“I am excited that I will continue to be the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers for years to come,” Tomlin said in a statement. “I am grateful to the Steelers organization for the opportunity I have been given over the past five years to work and live in this great city, and I am excited to continue to work to bring another championship to the Steelers and the city of Pittsburgh.”
Tomlin, who is entering his sixth season as the Steelers’ coach, became the youngest coach in NFL history to win a Super Bowl, when he led the Steelers to a 27-23 win over the Arizona Cardinals in February 2009. He also reached the playoffs four times in his first five seasons, including two trips to the Super Bowl.
“We are pleased to announce that Mike Tomlin will remain with the Steelers for at least five more years,” Steelers president Art Rooney II said. “Mike is one of the top head coaches in the National Football League and we are thrilled he will continue to lead our team as we pursue another Super Bowl title.”
-ESPN Jamison Hensley