The art of returning kicks in the NFL – part 2

Safety matters, right? And that was the idea of starting kickoffs from the 35-yard line instead of from the 30, to help force teams to down the ball in the endzone for the touchback, starting off the drive from the 20.

Given the added 5 yards, we saw a record-setting number of touchbacks in just the first game of the 2011 NFL season, when the New Orleans Saints visited the Green Bay Packers. However, these young players that return kicks and punts always have something to prove. Their speed, for one, and here is the reason:  Continue reading “The art of returning kicks in the NFL – part 2” The art of returning kick…

Green Bay has Dallas packing up for the season

Seven points. Four turnovers. A 38-point defeat that felt like 83. The last time the Cowboys lost a game by more was a 40-point loss to the Minnesota Vikings in a 1988 laugher quarterbacked by Steve Pelluer and coached by Tom Landry. This is officially the worst season since 1989 and with the New York Giants looming Sunday, it could get worse before it gets better. If it gets better.

Even noted Cowboys fan LeBron James has slam-dunked this season. In Twitter posts ┬álast night he called his favorite team “officially the worst in the NFL” and called for “furniture moving.” Wonder if LeBron can play Safety?

Never thought I’d say this about my Cowboys but they are officially the worst team in the NFL right now even though the Bills are winless!

Aaron Rodgers threw 27-for-34 which is an amazingly great near 80% completion rate, adding in 3 touchdowns. He also scurried with the ball 5 times for 41 yards (over 8 yards a carry, not shabby!) including a 27-yarder. Dallas Defense, who?
My boy Greg Jennings had 7 catches for 80 yards and a score, and San Jose State’s James Jones had 8 catches for 123 yards and a score, and no fumble this time! Ryan Grant backups John Kuhn and Brandon Jackson combined for 26 carries, 92 yards and a score on the ground, as well as 6 receptions for 38 yards and another scoure, out of the backfield.
The defense amassed 4 sacks, 2 picks, and 2 fumble recoveries, including 2 scores. What a great night on primetime!

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