SportsNet - November 2012
Tottenham look to forget the woes of the North London derby when they take on Lazio in Rome tonight. On Saturday, Adebayor was blameable for the defeat after receiving a red card for a moment of idiocy. Andre Villas Boas was reluctant to blame the forward, sticking up for him in the British newspapers on Monday. Perhaps it was to prevent 'rocking the boat' in the Tottenham camp, however it gave the impression he has difficulty confronting his players.
Later today the Washington Redskins go into Cowboys Stadium to renew their intense famous rivalry with the Dallas Cowboys. A win would put them both level at 5-6 going into the home stretch, and both in touching distance of the 6-4 New York Giants who play Green Bay on Sunday night.
Both the teams are coming off wins this past week, although it’s Washington who will be more happy with their rout of the Philadelphia Eagles, 31-6, than the Cowboys who needed overtime to get past the Cleveland Browns, in a come from behind 23-20 victory.
Once again, Dallas have had to rely heavily on the ability of star quarterback Tony Romo to keep plays alive and keep the offense on the field. This has been largely down to the fact that he has no running game to assist him driving the team forward. This may seem a bit harsh on Felix Jones, who has re-emerged as the number one running back over the past month as first choice DeMarco Murray still nurses an injured foot.
Dez Bryant has been a consistent topic of conversation for the Dallas Cowboys, a team that makes news regardless of whether or not it has a winning record. Ever since being selected by Jerry Jones late in the first round of the 2010 draft, and especially since Jones personally offered the jersey number of Cowboys wide receiver legend Michael Irvin, Bryant has been expected to blossom into one of the league’s greatest.
He’s got the size, he’s got the speed, and he’s got the pedigree—coming out of Oklahoma State during their recent resurgence. Now in his third season, Bryant looks to be finally proving himself as a core member of this Cowboys unit. The offense has been built specifically with him in mind, and he is particularly useful on a team with Miles Austin, who more often than not attracts more opposing coverage.
2013 NFL Draft: How Will the Atlanta Falcons Fill the Hole Michael Turner Can No Longer Get Through?
It’s quite obvious the Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner is on the last of his tree trunks—or legs as most of us call them.
Turner is only averaging 3.7 yards/carry this season which is by far the worst in his entire career. The lowest before this season was the 2010 season with the Falcons where he averaged 4.1/carry.
Considering that most running backs careers are pretty close to over at his age (30) will be 31 at the beginning of next year, the question is which running backs in this year’s draft class would be a good fit in Atlanta?
I have come up with a top five list of running backs that might be ideal for the Falcons offensive scheme with uses the power running game to be able to manipulate the defense into believing they are running the ball and using paly action to get the ball to Tony Gonzalez, Julio Jones and Roddy White.
Here is the list:
Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys Preview, X's And O's: How Romo Will Fare Against Redskins Secondary
Turkey, stuffing, and a divisional rivalry game on Thanksgiving, could it get any better than this? Once one considers the storylines and match-ups for this game, it only gets better. Washington and rookie sensation Robert Griffin III travels to Dallas to take on a Cowboys team with momentum heading into this huge week 12 grudge match. It is Griffin’s first game returning to his home state, and he faces Tony Romo, who is playing lights out football, throwing for 4 touchdowns and no interceptions in the last 3 games, after recording 13 picks in the first 7 games.
Cowboys Offense vs. Redskins Defense