Category: NFL Playoffs

Brian Orakpo: “My Own Mother Said we Weren’t Going to Make the Playoffs” Last Year

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Brian Orakpo was expected by many to break out in a big way in 2012, but then he went down with a torn pectoral muscle very early in the year and was forced to watch from the sideline as the Redskins went on an amazing run to win the division ...

Matt Ryan Isn’t Concerned About his Contract Situation as he Enters the Final Year of his Deal

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Matt Ryan's numbers have been better than Joe Flacco's since the two came into the league in 2008, but Flacco has a Super Bowl ring and Ryan has just one playoff victory. As a result, Flacco is now the highest-paid player in NFL history while Ryan enters a contract year ...

Asante Samuel Thinks 2012 Experience was a “Building Block” for the Falcons, Hopes Tony Gonzalez Comes Back

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Asante Samuel nearly made it back to a Super Bowl for the first time since his Patriots days in his first year with the Atlanta Falcons. And now, after falling just short, Samuel believes that the pain from the NFC Championship loss to San Francisco. as well as the increased ...

Seattle QB Russell Wilson Lives For Late-Game Heroics

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Robert Griffin III and Andrew Luck garnered most of the hype throughout the season and RG3 was named the NFL's Rookie of the Year over the weekend, but it's certainly arguable that the top rookie was a quarterback drafted much later than those two. Russell Wilson put together an unfathomable ...

Donald Driver: “I Owe it to the Fans Not to Wear Any Other Color”

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver had hoped to play in the NFL until he was 40. However, Driver will fall a few years short of that goal. The Packers' all-time leading receiver has announced his plans to retire and will make the formal announcement next week in front of the ...

Chris Ault Admits He Didn’t Think Colin Kaepernick Was a Special Athlete, Predicts the Pistol isn’t Going Anywhere

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

The read-option, "Pistol" offense has taken the NFL by storm this season, as has one of its top engineers, Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick will surely utilize a lot of option-oriented designs in Sunday's Super Bowl, and the man who implemented that offense for Kaepernick at the University of Nevada will have ...

49ers Defensive Coordinator Vic Fangio Says the Ravens Run Better than Previous Playoff Opponents

Monday, January 28th, 2013

The San Francisco 49ers have been dominant on defense for two years and the Ravens aren't exactly a top-notch offense in comparison to some of the teams San Francisco has shut down -- or at least limited. But Niners defensive coordinator Vic Fangio is cautioning everyone that the Ravens present ...

49ers GM Trent Baalke: “Prepared for Anything” with Michael Crabtree; “Going the Distance” with David Akers

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

As the Super Bowl countdown continues for Baltimore and San Francisco, two big potential issues facing the Niners that you're sure to hear a lot about between now and next Sunday involve Michael Crabtree and David Akers. Crabtree has been questioned in a sexual assault investigation, while Akers has missed ...

Logan Mankins: Patriots Offense Didn’t Score Enough, So We Didn’t Deserve To Win

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Execution. It's as simple as that. In the second half on Sunday, the Baltimore Ravens defense came to play and shut out the New England Patriots' high-scoring offense. The hurry-up offense was ineffective and wasn't fooling anyone on the Ravens defense. Tom Brady got out of his rhythm and never ...

Dunta Robinson Doubts He’ll Ever Play With a Group of Players “As Special As the Ones that We had This Year”

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

The Atlanta Falcons finally thought they had it all together. After years of dominant regular seasons, the Falcons finally won a playoff game for the first time in the Matt Ryan era and were on cruise control with a 17-0 first-half lead in Sunday's NFC Championship Game versus San Francisco. ...