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NFL News and Rumors stir Rivalries and reward
Two brothers who learned defense from their cancer beating father prepare to meet in primetime. The hottest rivalry in football made NFL news and rumors again while an old dynamic passing combo might see a revival.
Buddy Ryan will ignore cancer to watch New York Jets and Dallas Cowboys
Rex Ryan and Rob Ryan only had to think about their impending clash between the New York Jets and Dallas Cowboys on primetime Sunday. Those thoughts were set aside for the moment when they heard their father, legendary coach Buddy Ryan, was diagnosed with cancer in his salivary glands. It’s not the first time Buddy received this diagnosis. He beat melanoma in 1968 and 1980 and knocked out a different form of it earlier this year. Yet when the 80 year old man who coached the ’85 Bears defense learned he needed surgery, Ryan informed the doctors they would have to postpone the procedure until after he saw his sons go head to head in New York.
Casey Hampton stirs Rivalry between Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens
It seems a tad ironic that nose tackle Casey Hampton of the Pittsburgh Steelers called the Baltimore Ravens “talkers” in an interview that would end up in NFL news and rumors. Still, this is just the latest firecracker tossed into a growing pile. The opening whistle is the match to light it when these two bitter rivals square off in Week 1. Hampton claimed Baltimore players “talked a lot” but it always seemed the Steelers would win the game. The truth is clear. In three playoff games, the Ravens are 0 3 against their hated rival. Whether that changes in 2011 depends on if they can finally solve the riddle of Ben Roethlisberger, who has only lost to Baltimore once since 2007. Either way both teams are out for blood this week.
New Orlans Saints extend Coach Sean Payton through 2015
Fresh off a Super Bowl championship and back to back playoff seasons, the New Orlans Saints rewarded head coach Sean Payton with a contract extension until 2015. Payton brought a mindset of winning to a city and a team ravaged by Hurricane Katrina. In his very first season he and quarterback Drew Brees took a 3 13 team to ten wins and a birth in the NFC Championship game. Saints fans were nervous when Payton moved his family home from New Orlans to Dallas where he was an assistant coach. He quickly put those fears to bed saying the move was a personal decision and then signed his new contract that keeps him in the Big Easy for years to come. If all goes well, Payton could be the first head coach to last a decade in Saints history.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady would welcome back Randy Moss
Tom Brady knows football is a business as much as it’s a game. Players come and go with each new season. Regardless, the future Hall of Fame quarterback admitted if it were up to him, wide receiver Randy Moss never would’ve left the team last season before retiring in August. Together Brady and Moss formed a tandem that rewrote the NFL record books. In 2007, Brady finished the regular season with a record 50 touchdown passes. Moss caught a record 23 of those. The outspoken wide receiver has made no announcements about a comeback. Anonymous source from his home state of West Virginia claim however that Moss regrets leaving the New England Patriots and would love a second chance with the team. If he does return, then Tom Brady would welcome him back with open arms.
The Latest News from the NFL
One side says New England offered Tom Brady a deal for $58 million over three years, and the other side says there’s no offer. Both sides agree there has been progress; so, we’ll wait until something is official. On the subject of New England, Randy Moss is apparently upset about the Patriots not offering him a new contract. Maybe he’s not aware they are working on a contract for Tom Brady. Let’s see, Brady Moss, or Moss Brady. The last I knew “B” comes before “M,” especially when “B” has three Super Bowl rings. The Redskins and the Titans are talking about a trade, for malcontent Albert Haynesworth. Haynesworth was a Titan, and the Titans said they’d take him back, but Washington is asking too much. If Washington can shift some of the salary burden, if would free up money to replace him. Dallas Cowboy rookie Dez Bryant’s ankle has healed enough to play, says Coach Wade Philips. Last week Bryant tweeted he would play against Miami, but didn’t. After Phillips said Bryant would play, he added, “He can tweet that, or whatever.” Talk is floating around about Matt Leinart being a bust. He came out of college with good credentials, but hasn’t lived up to them. In college, he came back for his senior year, played in a pro style offense, and won the Heisman. Then, in the pros’s he had Kurt Warner to watch and learn from, until Warner retired. Nevertheless, he still is not playing to his potential. The new positioning by the NFL officials is already drawing some heat. The league experimented with it during pre season games to see how it worked. The Indianapolis Colts like to play a hurry up no huddle offense, and the extra time it takes for officials to get set gives opponents time to set up, and substitutes in. In addition, officials often are not ready, and get in the way of running a quick play. The official’s must agree with Manning, because they are going to set up 12 yards behind the line, instead of 15, which will speed things up. Besides, when a four time National Football League MVP speaks people listen. Bill Parcells is taking a step back from his workload. He has been “executive vice president of football operations,” Jeff Ireland had the title general manager, but Parcells was in control, and everybody knew it. His new title is “daily consultant,” and Ireland will take “full control over all aspects and decisions regarding the Miami Dolphins.” Parcells is 69, and evidently ready to slow down. His writing interests include sports, history, and the Bible, especially the teachings of Jesus Christ. Hugh credits include three newspap.