NFL News and Notes – Week 14

Posted: December 7, 2010 in News

Tom Brady had a quiet but effective first half of the season. He's exploding now (

>Washington’s Albert Haynesworth has been suspended without pay for the remainder of the 2010 season. Haynesworth has been nothing short of a drama queen since coming to the Redskins. He has recorded only 16 tackles and 2.5 sacks playing uninspired football. His issue is Washington promised to play a 4-3 base defense when he signed his $100M contract. They elected now to play a 3-4, which apparently is Venus from Mars. Playing nose tackle from defensive tackle doesn’t sound that big of a transition, but it seems Haynesworth can’t give a valant effort.

>The Broncos have cut ties with former head coach Josh McDaniels. McDaniels made many critical mistakes with players who kept Denver contenders. First when Jay Cutler became unhappy, he was quick to trade him. Then he allowed Brandon Marshall to walk out the door. The 3-9 Broncos have decided enough was enough and McDaniels was ready to go. Running back coach Eric Studesville will assume the ehad coach responsibilities for the rest of 2010. McDaniels was 11-17 in almost two seasons.

>Tom Brady and the Patriots blew out the rival Jets last night on national television (second time ESPN has broadcasted a blowout MNF game thanks to Mike Vick against the Redskins). This win was their 26th consecutive at Gillette Stadium. The importance was that last night’s game was the difference between the number one and number five seeds. With New England in the driver’s seat for the AFC playoffs, the road to the Super Bowl looks impossible should teams have to come thru Foxsborough. If New England clinches the home field advantage – yikes.

>Kenny Britt could return to action this week as the Titans play the Colts on Thursday Night Football. Britt has been sidelined the last four weeks with a bad hamstring and the Titans have felt that pain as well. No Britt means no effective Randy Moss. No effective Moss means no effective Chris Johnson. No CJ2.5K means Rusty Smith is a bum. It trickles down and with a 5-7 win facing a 6-6 Colts team, this is an elemination game on TNF.

>Ben Roethlisberger had his nose broken extremely early in this weekend’s Sunday Night Football game at Baltimore. The tough QB with a bad foot continued to play and ultimately lead the Steelers to a win, giving them the divisional lead for the moment. Roethlisberger has been in the negative spotlight as of late with all of his off the field drama. It is performances like this though that will win back any Steelers fan heart.

  1. Vick’s performance in the Minnesota game almost automatically guaranteed thzt Brady will get the MVP


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