Schwartz: Canton Gets Hall Of A New Boss In David BakerSince 2009, the NFL has made Canton the home of the Lombardi Trophy, so that football fans all over the country can see it in person. And now Baker can see it every day.
Keidel: Is Super Bowl Sunday Even Super Anymore?I've been alive and lucid for about 37 of the 47 Super Bowls, and it's hard to recall a game this big shrink in the shadow of peripheral stories.
Giglio: The NFL Coaching Carousel Is More Meaningful Than EverNFL owners have realized that finding the right guy on the sideline is cheaper, more stable and maybe even more impactful than the right guy under center.
Keidel: Losing Is A Habit, And The Pathetic Jets Have Perfected ItWinning is a habit. So is losing. And the Jets have perfected the latter. The Jets are so collectively detached that it’s hard to know if they know the difference.
Manning Stresses Leadership, Seizing Opportunities As G-Men Prepare For Falcons"When you're in this spot, when you're in this position, you've got to take advantage of it because you don't know if you're going to get another chance," Manning said. "...It's tough to make it and you've got to win big games."
Silverman: The Mannings Are Leaders Like Few OthersThe big reason to admire Manning, the father, is for the kind of men his sons have become. What they do is take responsibility for their actions on the field. What they don’t do is make excuses when things go wrong.
Keidel: Want That Lombardi Trophy, Jets Fans? Sanchez Must Be The 'Sanchize'Mark Sanchez has many years left in the league, but he has this year to prove that his first two years were more representative than the last two. Another 8-8 season could cement his fate as a second or third-tier quarterback.
Keidel: Which Team Will Take Home The Lombardi Trophy?Every year we know that the seasons will change and football pundits will punt past their coverage. They frown over their notes, making Super Bowl predictions as colorful as the rainbow foliage surrounding most NFL stadiums in October.
Giants' Jason Pierre-Paul Dealing With Back Spasms, Will Miss Friday Night's GameGiants coach Tom Coughlin told reporters following practice that the 2011 First-Team All Pro will be held out of Friday night's game against the Chicago Bears at MetLife Stadium for "precautionary" reasons.
Chris Snee Expecting A Giants DynastyGiants lineman Chris Snee is looking to add as many Super Bowl rings as possible before he retires.
Keidel: Tom Coughlin The Greatest Coach In Giants’ History? Why Not?Is Tom Coughlin the best coach in Giants history? The fact that we now ask that after he’s been fired countless times by fans and media –- yes, I’m owning up to my end of myopia –- speaks to Coughlin’s discipline and decency, if not his dominance.
Keidel: Jets Are Green With Giant EnvyThe Jets flexed their Napoleon complex by trading for Tim Tebow – perhaps the last player they need right now. It was a way of acting out, Big Blue’s little bro showing the world that they can grab a headline or two, too.