Your Sugar Land Sports Play Off Preview
Play Offs for the NFL start January 7 and 8, and if you’re like most football fans, your giddy with anticipation. Football fans love their sport through and through, and seem to live, eat, and breathe their passion for the game on Sunday nights (and Monday nights). Don’t just limit your love for the game to two nights a week–Instead, get a little NFL action every day via sports news online in your apartment at Enclave at Woodbridge. Here are a few great stories from ESPN:
Point 1) I fell in love with Raymond Berry when I read this excerpt from Mark Bowden’s book on The Greatest Game Ever Played. It’s the root of one of my football tenets: Do not slip.
Point 2) I argue constantly that a team and the league, not the fans and the press, get to decide if a team that’s relocated retains its past. The only team that’s ever left its history behind is the Cleveland Browns.
What do the two have to do with each other?
Holiday season has provided ESPN’s Tim Hasselbeck his first chance to visit his brother Matt in Nashville.
Based on who’s smiling, it’s hard to guess which of the brothers is on vacation. (I’ve been told I look like fat, short Hasselbeck. But I was not invited to join in the photo.)
“Does he critique me on air?” said Matt, the Titans quarterback. “I don’t know, I don’t watch. But he probably does. He’s the middle child so he’s probably getting back at me without me knowing.
Here’s a look at all the Sunday scenarios and how the Titans fare in each of them, according to ESPN Stats and Info:
The moment they knew they’d be without Peyton Manning for all or most of the season, the Indianapolis Colts should have shifted gears on offense.
No, they were not built to be a power running attack. But it’s easier to be run-heavy than pass-heavy when you’re lacking offensive talent. And with two bad quarterbacks in Curtis Painter and Dan Orlovsky, it was crazy not to attempt a more dramatic shift than the one the Colts have made.
Make a case for New Orleans running back Darren Sproles if you’d like. Philadelphia defensive end Jason Babin has been a sack machine. Matt Hasselbeck could get some votes for his work as a culture changer and quarterback in Tennessee.
But my vote for the best free-agent addition in 2011 goes to Johnathan Joseph, the Houston cornerback who’s been the key component in a transformation of the Texans’ secondary.
A miserable pass defense that ranked dead last in the NFL last season now stands tied for second, a ridiculous jump that could only happen with multiple ingredients:
New coordinator Wade Phillips and his new 3-4 scheme.
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