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Should he stay or should he go? Chuck Hixson at our Eagles site
provides his analysis on the future of unrestricted free agent Quintin Mikell,
the special teams captain this year in Philadelphia. "Since signing with
the Eagles, Mikell leads the team with 108 special teams tackles and led the
team with 35 special teams tackles this past season," he says. Whose team
can't use a guy like that? Find
out if Hixson thinks the Eagles will do all they can to hold onto him or if
your team might be able to snare this special teams ace.
Worth the wait: Former Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin said
that being selected for induction into the Hall of Fame was "worth the
wait." Mike Fisher at our Cowboys affiliate became a close friend of
Irvin's a few years ago and says that the ever-confident Cowboy "believed
he could out-work, out-wit, out-play, anyone. That trait, however, was an almost
self-destructive liability; it explains his brazen involvement with drugs, the
grin he still wears when discussing with me his 'addiction to women' and
his simply moronic decisions to pull stunts like the infamous wearing of that
full-length fur coat to the courthouse." Gain more insight on Irvin
and his induction from someone who knows him well at
our Dallas site.
Not all sunshine and coconuts: At our Chargers site, Michael Lombardo
provides an update on the hot topics in San Diego, including an interesting
story line to watch as RB LaDainian Tomlinson will be suiting up for the Pro
Bowl for an AFC squad that will be coached by Patriots head coach Bill Belichick. Pretty ironic after the big ruckus following the Chargers - Patriots matchup where Tomlinson called Belichick out after the game.
Scout.com subscribers can read
all about it at our San Diego site.
No joy in Motor City: Lions fans just found another reason to be
miserable this offseason. First there was the realization that team president
Matt Millen wasn't stepping down. And then over the weekend they learned that
Green Bay quarterback Brett Favre wasn't either. "No. 4 has been a
crippling disease to the Detroit Lions since his arrival in Green Bay and Blair
Keil's departure," Nate Caminata says at our Detroit site. "Keil was a
backup quarterback for the Packers in 1991. Blair freaking Keil. And I didn't
even make that name up. I couldn't if I wanted to. But because Keil couldn't
hold his clipboard properly, Green Bay decided to upgrade the position and the
rest, as they say, is another pathetic chapter in Lions history." Don't
miss this really fun article at our Detroit site.
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Top free agent quarterbacks: If your favorite team is going to be in the
market for a free agent quarterback as a starter or for depth, you'll want to
check out Tim Yotter's analysis of the top available talent at the position in
this Scout.com subscribers
feature at our Vikings site.
Huddle up: Amaze everyone at your Super Bowl party today with insight
and facts that will leave them in awe. In this Scout.com subscribers feature,
you'll find out why the fourth quarter of this game is going to be really
interesting from a defensive point of view, what should worry Bears fans the
most about this game, what key statistic has appeared in 70 percent of the
playoff games this year for the winning teams, and much more! Scout.com
subscribers can check it out at our NFL home page.
Super Bowl prediction: At our Packers site, Todd Korth provides
his take on tonight's Super Bowl and who he thinks will win. "[QB Rex]
Grossman will not have to play a perfect game in order for the Bears to win. All
Chicago needs to do is run the football effectively and allow Grossman to
complete high-percentage passes," he says. "By controlling the ball,
Chicago's defense and special teams will take care of the rest as far as field
position, and making game-turning plays." Read the rest of his analysis at
our Green Bay site.
Off to a good start: New Dolphins head coach has a big decision
ahead his quarterback situation for the 2007 season, but according to a report
at our Miami site, Daunte Culpepper has made a good first impression. "...I
think anytime you’re building a relationship, you’re doing it one day at a
time and so far we’ve gotten off to a good start,” Cameron said this week. Scout.com
subscribers can find out what triggered that reaction and get an update on
other issues such as Cameron's reaction to the idea of RB Ricky Williams
re-joining the team.
The guardian: At our Seahawks site, Ryan Rigmaiden takes a look at
Auburn guard Ben Grubbs since Seattle has a desperate need for help at that
position. "Grubbs’ instincts, athleticism and ability give him starting
potential as a rookie," he says. "He could play either the left or
right side and could even play center in a pinch." If your favorite team is
in need of some help at the guard position, be
sure to check out this feature at our Seattle site.
Re-sign or release? Dale Lolley at our Pittsburgh site takes a
look at upcoming unrestricted free agent Najeh Davenport and weighs in on
whether or not the Steelers should try to re-sign him. "At 6-1, 247 pounds,
Davenport was used primarily as the team’s short-yardage back and, after a
season-ending injury to Verron Haynes, a third-down back," Lolley says.
"He also stepped in as a kick returner, averaging 21.7 yards on 19
subscribers can find out if the Steelers are likely to make a play for Davenport,
or if he might be available for your favorite team in March.
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Pick 'em: Jim Poore at our Patriots site wraps up his season of
game predictions with his analysis of tonight's Super Bowl matchup. Find
out who he likes and why at our New England site.
Favre's back: While Packers quarterback Brett Favre welled-up
with tears at his postgame press conference following the final game of the
regular season, Bob Fox from our Green Bay site didn't believe the emotion was
due to an impending decision to retire. "To me it was a sure sign about how
much Brett Favre loves the game of football. A sure sign about how much Favre
loves to compete. A sure sign about how much Favre loves his teammates," he
says. Scout.com subscribers can
read more about Favre's return at our Packers site.
Finally! At our Cleveland site, Rich Passan pays tribute to
offensive guard Gene Hickerson, who was selected for enshrinement into the Pro
Football Hall of Fame over the weekend. "All those years when visions of
No. 66 paving the way for the likes of Hall of Famers Jim Brown and Leroy Kelly
danced around in our minds. Now rewarded. What a great birthday present for
Hickerson, who turns 72 on Feb. 15," he says. Learn
more about this great player from Cleveland who will be inducted along with
Bruce Matthews, Thurman Thomas, Michael Irvin, Charlie Sanders and Roger Wehrli.
Q&A: New 49ers defensive coordinator Greg Manusky answers
questions in this Scout.com
feature at our San Francisco site. 49ers fans and fans of any team that has
San Francisco on their 2007 schedule should check it out to see what Manusky
will be doing with that defense.
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