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  • The 49ers have benched Colin Kaepernick — and it looks like he's done in San Francisco

    11/03/2015 7:44:02 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 48 replies
    The Business Insider ^ | 11/3 | Emmett Knowlton
    The 2-6 San Francisco 49ers are benching quarterback Colin Kaepernick and starting Blaine Gabbert this weekend against the Falcons, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Monday. Niners head coach Jim Tomsula said earlier on Monday that he was "evaluating everything." Later in the day, Schefter reported that San Francisco had traded veteran tight end Vernon Davis to the Denver Broncos for a 2016 7th-round draft pick and 6th round picks in 2016 and 2017. Kaepernick, who led the 49ers to the Super Bowl in 2012 and the NFC Championship Game in 2013, is having the worst season of his career. He's thrown...
  • Eagles trade Matt Barkley to Cardinals, open door for Tim Tebow

    09/04/2015 1:32:26 PM PDT · by Callahan · 28 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | 9/4/2015 | Will Brinson
    Set everything you own to DEFCON 1. Tim Tebow is going to make an NFL roster. Or should anyway, after the Eagles traded Matt Barkley to the Cardinals for a conditional late-round pick, CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora confirms. The move, first reported by Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, is a stunner in advance of Saturday's 4 p.m. ET deadline to get rosters down to 53 and opens up the door for Tebow to serve as Philadelphia's third-string quarterback.
  • Disturbing video shows Florida State QB punch woman in bar incident

    07/07/2015 5:04:50 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 134 replies
    SB Nation ^ | Jul 6, 2015 | Luke Zimmermann
    The State Attorney's Office in Tallahassee, Fla., released surveillance video on Monday showing FSU quarterback De'Andre Johnson punching a female student at a bar a month ago.
  • Jay Feely: Tim Tebow Is The ‘Worst Quarterback’ Ever, But Do The NFL Stats Agree?

    04/23/2015 9:19:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 230 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 04/23/2015
    According to Jay Feely, Tim Tebow is a great man and a great competitor, but Feely still believes Tebow is the “worst quarterback” ever. But do Tebow’s stats agree with that assessment? In a related report by the Inquisitr, in the past some have claimed that Tebow was “blackballed” from the NFL due to Christian beliefs, not NFL stats. At the same time, Joe Theismann insists Tim “can’t throw the football” and referee Jim Daopoulus once used Tebow as an example of the uncatchable rule. Rush Limbaugh might agree that more men like Tebow are needed in the NFL, but...
  • Past time for NFL to consider 'bullpen drive-closers' as part of QB roles? [Tebow vanity]

    04/19/2015 8:40:28 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 56 replies
    Colofornian | April 19, 2015 | Colofornian
    Now that the Philadelphia Eagles have signed a 4th quarterback -- Tim Tebow -- and talk is being bandied about re: Tebow's potential "role player" status...perhaps a review is in order to ponder a potential paradigm shift that the NFL is perhaps beyond the need to acknowledge. And for that, we need a quick review of another professional sport: Major League Baseball...and specifically the history of pitching: 1901-1968: For the first 68 years of the 20th century, Major League Baseball didn't even track "saves" by relief pitchers. Yankees pitcher Waite Hoyt was retroactively credited with "eight" saves in 1928. But...
  • Retired QB Jeff Garcia Asks Minnesota Vikings and Cleveland Browns for an Opportunity

    10/24/2013 10:24:20 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    Jobs & Hire ^ | Oct 23, 2013 | James Brown
    Retired football player Jeff Garcia, four-time Pro Bowl quarterback, told USA Today Sports Wednesday he would like to have the chance to be playing for the Minnesota Vikings or either Minnesota Vikings. During an interview with USA Today Sports, Jeff Garcia commented the opportunity will give also him a chance to be a mentor for younger quarterbacks taking advantage of his experience. "I look at guys like David Garrard with the Jets and Matt Hasselbeck in Indianapolis and those teams aren't expecting David or Matt to step on the field, but they're great mentors to young quarterbacks in the classroom,"...
  • Frank Tripucka, first Denver Broncos QB, dies at 85 years old

    09/13/2013 10:09:45 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 29 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | September 12, 2013 | Josh Katzowitz
    When Frank Tripucka first arrived in Denver in 1960 to work for the newly-formed Broncos of the newly-formed American Football League, he was only supposed to help assist head coach Frank Filchock in a coaching capacity. Funny thing about that. Tripucka was apparently the best option the team had at quarterback. Thus, though he hadn't played in the NFL since 1952, he took over the starting spot and proceeded to throw for a career- and league-high 3,038 yards that season. Tripucka -- who died Thursday morning at the age of 85 -- started for two more seasons (and led the...
  • Report: Smith Informed Kaepernick Will Start

    11/21/2012 11:05:16 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wednesday, November 21, 2012
    Colin Kaepernick will start Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints over Alex Smith, according to a report. San Diego-based Sports Illustrated writer Jim Trotter tweeted Wednesday evening that Jim Harbaugh informed Smith of his decision and that it was not due to the former No. 1 overall pick's recent concussion. Just over an hour after Trotter's tweet, a producer with ESPN followed up with a tweet that complicates matters: Trotter Tweet: BREAKING: Jim Harbaugh has informed Alex Smith that Colin Kaepernick will start Sunday, per source. Said decision not based on health. Seth Markman: Alex Smith just told @TDESPN...
  • [VANITY] Tim Tebow vs. Tony Romo

    12/11/2011 9:06:51 PM PST · by re_nortex · 86 replies · 1+ views
    12-11-2011 | My miserable self
    Compare and contrast the performance of Tim Tebow of the Denver Broncos with that of Tony Romo of the Denver Broncos.
  • Sources: ‘Life coach’ gives up on QB [JaMarcus] Russell

    04/14/2011 9:19:55 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 19 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/14/11 | Jason Cole
    Nearly four years after JaMarcus Russell(notes) became the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft, his playing career may have completely bottomed out after “life coach” John Lucas asked Russell to leave Houston recently, two sources close to the quarterback told Yahoo! Sports...
  • Roethlisberger has nose for winning

    12/06/2010 1:17:40 AM PST · by Plumberman27 · 47 replies
    pittsburgh post gazette ^ | Monday December 6, 2010 | Ron Cook
    "A hand came through my facemask and, the next thing I knew, blood was running down my face," Roethlisberger said. "I said to [referee Terry McAulay], 'He hit me in the head.' He said, 'He was just trying to tackle you.' " So much for protecting the quarterback, right?
  • Post Game Interviews with UT and AL Quarterbacks

    01/08/2010 11:18:28 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 45 replies · 1,176+ views
    youtube ^ | 07 January 2010
    Post-game interviews from Alabama and Texas quarterbacks. Greg McElroy On National Title Win [youtube] Colt McCoy's Postgame Interview [youtube]Colt is humble and gives glory to God. What a testament to his strong faith and character.
  • Drew Brees' accuracy-a better story than Leach v TTU.

    12/30/2009 2:59:53 PM PST · by izzatzo · 4 replies · 366+ views
    You Tube ^ | 12/30/09 | Sport Science
    Football story better than Leach v TTU-pretty phenomenal accuracy.
  • New QB for Green Bay

    01/04/2008 7:03:06 AM PST · by military cop · 9 replies · 95+ views
    Unknown | 4 January 2008 | Unknown
    In a news conference, Deanna Favre announced she will be the starting QB for the Packers this coming Sunday. She claims she is qualified to be starting QB because she has spent the past 16 years married to Brett while he played QB for the Packers. Because of this, she understands how to pick up a corner blitz, and knows the terminology of the Packers' offense. A poll of Packers fans shows that 50% of those polled support the move. Does this sounds idiotic and unbelievable to you? Yet, a Democrat presidential candidate makes the same claims as to why...
  • CA: As our GOP Quarterback, Schwarzenegger is helping Dems to score touchdowns!

    02/28/2007 10:41:00 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 484+ views
    FlashReport ^ | 2/28/07 | Jon Fleischman
    ANALOGY WARNING: I have been told by those closest to me that when I try to wind up a lengthy analogy, sometimes I miss the mark. That said, I am going to try to equate the Governor's behavior with California Democrats to a football game. Wish me luck: Imagine that we are all on the same football team, and that is the middle of an important game. We're all on the field, intent on scoring an important touchdown. Suddenly, our quarterback, who without doubt is our leader out there on the field, receives the ball, and to the amazement of...
  • Will the Broncos get an early Christmas present from Santa Claus Indiana?, rookie QB Jay Cutler

    11/24/2006 5:37:16 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 34 replies · 1,399+ views
    Will the Broncos get an early Christmas present from Santa Claus Indiana?, QB Jay Cutler You can imagine what the sports media storm is like here in Colorado right now after the lackluster performance by the Denver Broncos offense last night in their 19 - 10 loss vs. the Kansas City Chiefs. An interesting fact about the Broncos first round draft choice from earlier this year, QB Jay Cutler is from Santa Claus, Indiana. 6 Jay Cutler, Quarterback Height: 6' 3" Weight: 233 lbs. College: Vanderbilt Born: in Santa Claus, Ind. Acquired: Draft #1 (11th overall), 2006 Pro Year: R...
  • Steelers QB Roethlisberger Injured in Motorcycle Crash

    06/12/2006 10:49:06 AM PDT · by Birdstrike · 6 replies · 2,062+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12 June 2006 | AP
    PITTSBURGH — Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was injured in a motorcycle crash Monday and taken to a hospital. "He was alert and conscious," per Allegheny County emergency service. In his second year in the NFL, Roethlisberger helped guide the Steelers to the Super Bowl championship last season. The 24-year-old Roethlisberger has said in the past that he prefers not to wear a helmet when riding his motorcycle. He has pointed out Pennsylvania's 35-year-old state law requiring helmets to be worn was amended to make helmets optional. In May 2005, Steelers coach Bill Cowher lectured Roethlisberger on the dangers of riding...
  • Flutie retires after 21 years of pro football

    05/15/2006 11:34:01 AM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 27 replies · 385+ views ^ | 5/15/2006 | wire reports
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (May 15, 2006) -- Doug Flutie retired from pro football, ending a 21-year career in which the Heisman Trophy winner puzzled both opposing defenses and his own coaches with his unconventional style at quarterback. The decision by the 43-year-old Flutie was announced by the New England Patriots, for whom he played five games last season. Flutie spent 12 seasons in the NFL and also played in the USFL and the Canadian Football League. He won the CFL's Most Outstanding Player award six times and the league's Grey Cup championship three times. Flutie finishes with 14,715 passing yards and...
  • Navy QB Charged With Rape

    03/02/2006 8:40:30 AM PST · by no dems · 4 replies · 209+ views ^ | February 22, 2006 | Associated Press Staff
    ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Lamar Owens, the quarterback and most valuable player of Navy's 2005 football squad, has been charged with raping a female midshipman in her dormitory room, the academy announced Wednesday. "These charges are accusations, and Midshipman Owens is presumed innocent until proven otherwise," academy spokesman Cmdr. Rod Gibbons said. Since the alleged attack last month occurred on academy grounds, Owens was charged under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, and the investigation is being handled by the Naval Criminal Investigation Service, Gibbons said. The academy did not release the name of the woman. Gibbons said the academy was...
  • Question-and-answer with NAACP official who criticized McNabb

    12/18/2005 3:57:04 PM PST · by randita · 1 replies · 529+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 12/17/05 | Stephen A. Smith
    Question-and-answer with NAACP official who criticized McNabb BY STEPHEN A. SMITH Knight Ridder Newspapers PHILADELPHIA - EDITOR'S NOTE: On Nov. 27, J. Whyatt Mondesire, publisher of the Philadelphia Sun newspaper and president of the Philadelphia chapter of the NAACP, wrote an opinion column about Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb titled "Mediocre at Best." Question: You're saying that as the publisher and a columnist at the Philadelphia Sun, the comments you've made about Donovan McNabb have nothing to do with the NAACP; it's strictly your opinion. How can you possibly make these comments and assume people "would not attach the NAACP to...
  • McNabb has a right to be fed up after absurd criticisms

    12/18/2005 3:47:10 PM PST · by randita · 17 replies · 834+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 12/18/05 | David J. Neal
    Posted on Sun, Dec. 18, 2005 IN MY OPINION McNabb has a right to be fed up after absurd criticisms By DAVID J. NEAL Somebody ought to be happy Sam and Wilma McNabb gave their son Donovan, by installation or inheritance, copious resilience and restraint. Otherwise, Donovan might snap on the next idiot to cross his path and pound away until each blow makes the fool's blood bubble instead of spurt. To paraphrase Chris Rock, I'm not saying he should do it -- but I'd understand. It's been a rough year for McNabb. After getting Philadelphia to its first...
  • Heisman Vote for Ute's Alex Smith

    12/10/2004 6:02:44 PM PST · by Zechariah11 · 1 replies · 248+ views
    To me, this year's vote constituted a forum on two major issues that always underscore the Heisman selection: • The relative importance of the quarterback position; • The value of a player who might not be as talented as some others, but whose value to his own team is greater.
  • Browns' Warren Threatens High Hits on Steelers' Roethlisberger

    11/13/2004 4:18:53 AM PST · by beyond the sea · 155 replies · 2,647+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 11/13/04 | Jerry Dulac
    Bill Parcells wasn't able to rattle him. Bill Belichick, the master of disguise, was unable to unnerve him. Now along comes Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Gerard Warren, admittedly trying to rattle rookie quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and, in the process, threatening physical harm. Warren told a group of reporters Thursday he will be aiming for Roethlisberger's head when the Steelers and Browns meet tomorrow, even if it means a potential fine. The league wasted little time reacting to Warren's comments. Commissioner Tagliabue sent letters to Warren and the Browns' organization yesterday, warning that a flagrant foul committed against Roethlisberger could result...
  • KSU's Roberson accused of sexual assault

    01/01/2004 5:38:14 PM PST · by putupon · 24 replies · 225+ views ^ | 1-1-04
    <p>PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) -- Kansas State quarterback Ell Roberson was accused Thursday of sexually assaulting a woman at the team hotel, leaving his start in the Fiesta Bowl in question.</p> <p>Roberson told police he had consensual sex with the 22-year-old woman, who is a Kansas State alumna and acquaintance of the quarterback, Paradise Valley police Lt. Ron Warner said.</p>
  • Illinois HS Quarterback Says Record Pass Tainted

    10/31/2003 10:09:08 AM PST · by Chummy · 18 replies · 192+ views
    Associated Press (Newsday) ^ | October 31, 2003 | Associated Press
    <p>SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- A high school quarterback has asked officials to erase his record-setting pass because his coach had made a deal with the opposing team to let him complete it.</p> <p>Nate Hassis' Springfield Southeast High School team let Cahokia High School score a touchdown late in Saturday's game, which Cahokia won 42-20. In exchange, Cahokia made no effort to keep Haasis from completing a 37-yard pass that gave him a record.</p>
  • Yes, Rush Limbaugh Was Right

    10/03/2003 6:58:17 AM PDT · by az4vlad · 9 replies · 261+ views ^ | October 3, 2003 | Brian S. Wise
    Rush Limbaugh wasn't right from a conservative standpoint, but from a statistical one.
  • Media Assassination: The Mark? Rush Limbaugh

    10/01/2003 5:37:27 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 247 replies · 627+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 01 OCT 03 | dcbryan1
  • Limbaugh Blasts Quarterback on ESPN - (Harmless little Fuzz-ball call Donovan McNabb overrated)

    10/01/2003 7:29:40 AM PDT · by bedolido · 78 replies · 387+ views
    ABC News ^ | 10/01/03 | Staff Writer
    New ESPN Commentator Rush Limbaugh Blasts Philadelphia Quarterback in Race-Tinged Comments. PHILADELPHIA Oct. 1 — New ESPN commentator Rush Limbaugh said on the network's pregame show that Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb was overrated because the media wanted to see a black quarterback do well. McNabb called the whole thing "sad," but an ESPN spokesman said he didn't think the comments were racially biased. "He was comparing McNabb's performance on the field to his reputation in the media," spokesman Dave Nagle said Tuesday. He said Limbaugh doesn't do interviews. On ESPN's "Sunday NFL Countdown," Limbaugh, the outspoken conservative radio talk...
  • Johnny Unitas: Simply, the best - Former Colts QB was the 'ultimate triggerman'

    09/12/2002 6:25:13 AM PDT · by MeekOneGOP · 51 replies · 1,977+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | September 12, 2002 | Rick Gosselin
    Johnny Unitas: Simply, the best Former Colts QB was the 'ultimate triggerman' 09/12/2002 If you wanted to build the perfect quarterback for your NFL team, you'd take the mind of Joe Montana, the body of John Elway, the rifle arm of Brett Favre, the feathery touch of Dan Marino and the swagger of Joe Namath. Or you could just hand the football to Johnny Unitas. The greatest quarterback ever to take an NFL snap died Wednesday of a heart attack. He was 69. More than 40 years ago, Unitas gave the NFL its definition for how the position should be...
  • NFL won't sack `tuck rule'

    03/14/2002 9:21:46 AM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 7 replies · 394+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 14 March 2002
    <p>The ``tuck rule'' that helped New England defeat the Raiders in the playoffs probably will be retained by the NFL.</p> <p>Tampa Bay General Manager Rich McKay, chairman of the league's eight-member competition committee, said Wednesday that though the group has had extensive discussion on the rule, there is little agreement about changing it.</p>