Friday, February 26, 2010

NFL News & Notes- February 26th

Here is a link to this week's NFL News and Notes as posted on

NFL News & Notes

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

2010 NFL Draft Preview- The Running Backs

In the second of my series of previews for the 2010 NFL Draft I take a look at the top prospects at the running back position.

Last year I had second round pick LeSean McCoy pretty high on my board and with the departure of Brian Westbrook he is now the number one guy in Philly. While I do not see the Eagles taking a running back in any of this year's early rounds here is a preview of the top players available at that position.

2010 NFL Draft Preview- The Running Backs

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Eagles Release Brian Westbrook

The Eagles announced today that they are releasing veteran running back Brian Westbrook as opposed to picking up the final year of his contract that would pay him 7.25 million next season. The move will not become official until after the new NFL year starts on March 5th, but the team decided to make their decision public in order to allow him test the waters with any other teams that may be interested in picking him up.

While no one should be really surprised with this move, it is still hard to imagine not having #36 in the Eagles' backfield next year. This move was not about money, rather it was about reality. Westbrook is 30 years old and has not been completely healthy for over two years. His numbers have consistently decreased over the past few seasons and when Philly drafted LeSean McCoy in the second round last year the handwriting was on the wall that 2009 would probably be his last year regardless of how well he played.

Westbrook spent eight seasons in Philadelphia and was already a hometown favorite after playing his college ball at Villanova. He was drafted in 2002 in the second round and made an immediate impact in his first season with the Birds primarily on special teams. His best season was in 2007 when he rushed for 1,333 yards and had another 771 receiving yards to lead the NFL in yards from scrimmage that year.

He certainly made the most of his time in Philly as he is the Eagles all time leader in yards from scrimmage with 9,785. He ranks second in rushing yards (5,995) and third in receptions (426) and TDs (68).

The one intangible you cannot measure was his ability to come up with a big run or reception that would that would result in a key first down or a game changing score. He was one of those few players that opposing teams had to game plan against, and yet there were very few times in his prime that he was ever completely shut down.

After sustaining back to back concussions last season I honestly thought we had seen the last of him not only in Philadelphia, but in the NFL. He will probably latch on somewhere and be able to contribute to a certain extent, but for his overall health and well being I would love to see him call it a career and ride off in the NFL sunset wearing Eagles green.

Monday, February 22, 2010

NFL 2009 Final Grades- The NFC North

In the second of a six part series, I am handing out final grades for all 32 NFL teams, division by division.

This week we will take a look to see how the teams in the NFC North faired this season.

NFC North 2009 Final Grades

Friday, February 19, 2010

NFL News & Notes- February 19th

With the memory of this year's Super Bowl becoming a distant memory to every team in the NFL except the Saints, the 2010 off season is in full swing.

Here are this week's News and Notes from the NFL as posted on InasecTV.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

2010 NFL Draft Preview- The Quarterbacks

Over the next several weeks leading up to the 2010 NFL Draft on April 22-24th I will be previewing the top prospects at each position.

This week we will take a look at the quarterback position

2010 NFL Draft Preview- Quarterback

Monday, February 15, 2010

NFC East- 2009 Final Grades

Over the next several weeks I will be handing out the final 2009 grades for all 32 teams in the NFL, division by division.

This week I started with the one that is near and dear to all our hearts; the NFC East. The following is a link to the article originally posted on InasecTV.

NFL 2009 Final Grades- The NFC East

Friday, February 12, 2010

NFL News & Notes- February 12th

While the Saints victory in Super Bowl XLIV is less than a week old, the post season activity around the league is already starting to heat up. Here is a link to this week's news and notes from the NFL as posted on

NFL News & Notes

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Great American Race

I decided to take a break from football for just a second to preview one of my favorite sporting events in the world; the Daytona 500.

While I would not consider myself a big NASCAR fan, I do enjoy watching the 500. I love a sport that opens their season with their biggest event. If your team wins it really does not matter what happens for the rest of the season. Even if they stink from that point on, you can still brag about winning the big one.

Anyway, here is my preview of the race as posted on

The Great American Race

Monday, February 8, 2010

Saints Shock the Colts in Super Bowl XLIV

While the Saints were not the biggest underdog to win a Super Bowl, their's might just be the most inspirational win by one.

Once the Eagles were knocked out of the playoffs I did throw my support behind New Orleans, but I honestly did not see them winning this game. It just goes to show that emotion can win games as long as you back it up with a solid performance. Hopefully this will be a lesson learned by Philly as they start planning for next season.

Here is my take on this game as posted on InasecTV.

Saints Shock the Colts

Friday, February 5, 2010

Super Bowl Party Trivia

The big game is only days away so now it is time to get down to the real nuts and bolts of this event; the Super Bowl Party.

It does not matter if you will be watching the game with a large crowd or just a few family and friends, check out this article of Super Bowl trivia and I am sure your will be able to come away with a few facts and figures to impress everyone.

Super Bowl Trivia

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Super Bowl XLIV is shaping up to be an Instant Classic

Here is a link to an article I just posted on InasecTV on the prospects that this year's Super Bowl could have as much drama and excitement as the last two.

Super Bowl XLIV is shaping up to be an Instant Classic

Monday, February 1, 2010

Super Bowl XLIV

Check back all week long as I'll be posting a number of articles previewing Sunday's big game.

This first one is a link to a post on InasecTV covering my "players to watch" for winning the game's MVP Award

Super Bowl XLIV Most Valuable Player Candidates