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Archive for January, 2013

Ravens’ James Ihedigbo: “Keep Telling Us We’re Not Good Enough. Just Watch on Sunday and You Will See Otherwise.”

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

James Ihedigbo came into the NFL as an unknown commodity. He had to make his mark on his team through special teams. However, it seems like no matter where Ihedigbo goes, success follows him. The special teams maven played in two AFC title games with the Jets, he went to ...

Scott Pioli on Joe Flacco’s Supposed Contract Demands: “He has to get a Few More Pelts on the Wall”

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

During his time as general manager with the Kansas City Chiefs, Scott Pioli did a lot of really good things. That's shown by the handful of Pro Bowlers the Chiefs had this year despite finishing with the worst record in the NFL. However, the two moves Pioli could never get ...

Al Kelly, CEO of Host Committee for 2014 Super Bowl in NY/NJ: “We are in Very Good Shape. The Selling Part has Been Terrific.”

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

The focus this week may be on radio row for Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, but after Sunday the attention will shift to New York/New Jersey next season. Super Bowl XLVIII will be hosted for the first time in an outdoor cold-weather city. Al Kelly is the CEO of the ...

Cris Carter: Randy Moss is Not the Greatest Receiver of All-Time, But the Greatest Deep Threat

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Randy Moss sure made his presence felt in New Orleans before Super Bowl XLVII. During Wednesday's Super Bowl media session Moss explained his media day declaration that he's the greatest receiver of all-time. Cris Carter mentored a young Moss during his time in Minnesota from 1998-2001. Here's Carter's take on where ...

Ray McDonald: Working Ravens Into Tough Third-Down Situations is Key for San Francisco

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Ray McDonald is hardly the most recognizable name at the front of the San Francisco 49ers' defense, but he has started every game this season and has nine tackles in the postseason. He also has the skinny when it comes to breaking down some of the Niners' game plan when ...

Willie McGinest: If We Had Inside Information in Super Bowl XXXVI, We Would’ve Blown the Rams Out

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Marshall Faulk made headlines Wednesday when he said he was over the Rams' loss to New England in Super Bowl XXXVI, but that he felt cheated out of the Super Bowl thanks to allegations of the Patriots videotaping the Rams' walkthrough. Willie McGinest, a cornerstone of New England's Super Bowl-winning ...

Ahmad Brooks Says the Ravens Have a Good Deep Threat in “Joe Torre” Who the 49ers Have to Be Concerned About

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

When Ahmad Brooks first came into the league with the Cincinnati Bengals, he didn't get very much playing time at all. Now in his seventh season in the league after paying his dues and spending a lot of his time on the sidelines early, he will be getting a chance ...

Mike Tannenbaum Defends Decision to Bring Tim Tebow to the Jets and Says He Leaves New York With His Head Held High

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

It was just two years ago when the New York Jets had visions of a Super Bowl. Since that time, New York has had back-to-back disappointing seasons. The Jets' 14 wins combined in the last two seasons led to New York making some changes, including letting go of General Manager ...

Justin Upton Hopes for More Consistency Playing Alongside his Brother in Atlanta

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Justin Upton was hardly a model of consistency in Arizona. He hit 26 home runs in 2009, followed by years with 17, 31 and 17 again, with RBI numbers fluctuating accordingly. After a monster offseason trade, Upton landed alongside brother B.J. in Atlanta, where he says he'll strive for more ...

San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York: I’m Judging Jim Harbaugh on Wins and Super Bowls, Not His Persona in the Media

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

When Jed York and the San Francisco 49ers hired Jim Harbaugh to be their head coach, they knew they weren't landing somebody who was going to be a favorite within the media. That's fine -- they wanted somebody who was going to win them games and take them to the ...