St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher has never been one to back down from a challenge. He does not play it safe. If he has a player that can't get it together and fall in line he has no problem calling him out no matter how big his star is (right Vince Young?). He's one of those guys that plays to win, and if that means you have to take a risk or two along the way he says bring it.
In short--the man has some pretty big brass ones (just not while beating up his water cup).
One of the cool things about being a 20-23 year old rookie in the NFL is that all of a sudden some of the icons of the entertainment industry want to be your bud. While you've been looking up to them or star struck at the idea of meeting them your whole life the role is suddenly reversed. Now they are making use of their celebrity to get five minutes of face time with you.
For example, prior to the Raiders-Cardinals game Sunday actor/rapper/all-around bad-*ss Ice Cube wanted spotted chatting up his team's quarterback.
If you live in the Indianapolis or Cincinnati areas you might have heard a loud "ooohhh!" or maybe "daammnnn!" around the time the Colts-Bengals game was on. Why you ask? Because Colts defensive back Vontae David laid a hit on Bengals running back Giovanni Bernard that was so hard (and completely legal) that his unborn grandchildren felt the pain.
It was pretty brutal (see below). Apparently it was so brutal that Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria felt the need to take to Twitter to express his concern.
The last few years the Denver Broncos have had a knack like no other team of going through running backs, but finding guys that can still carry the rock. Some would say that has nothing to do with the running backs, but that the offensive line can make anyone look good. Others will say that the team is lucky to have so many quality backs.
Sunday night another one was put to the test--a third-year running back out of San Diego State by the name of Ronnie Hillman.
Sunday night was all about Peyton Manning breaking Brett Favre's career passing touchdown record--and spanking the crap out of the San Francisco 49ers. However, when it comes down to it we all know what we want to see, right guys?
Indianapolis Colts punter/place kicker Pat McAfee goes by the name Boomstick. It has to do with that leg of his that seems to have a talent for kicking the crap out of balls, but from time to time it could actually apply to him as a football player. McAfee has been spotted whacking guys in order to keep them out of the end zone before.
Against the Cincinnati Bengals he didn't exactly lay the boom on anyone, but he did make Bengals punt returner Adam Jones regret challenging him.
Over the years Peyton Manning has given a ton of interviews. He's been in countless commercials, been on Saturday Night Live a number of times, and pretty much acted like the consummate professional at every turn away from the gridiron. Yeah--kinda boring, but scandal free for the most part which teams and advertisers likes.
What do you expect from a guy whose been giving interviews since he was a toddler?
Jamaal Charles is one of the best running backs in the league. When the man is healthy and in the game he is simply too much fun to watch. He proved that once again against the San Diego Chargers Sunday when he ripped off an impressive 16-yard touchdown run. As far as Charles and Chiefs fans were concerned there was just one problem.