An opening playoff weekend of games closer than expected leads many to think that the Divisional Round could be even more exciting than first thought. Only one rookie quarterback remains though…can he pull off the upset?
Coaches staying, coaches going, coaches visiting, and one coach waits.
With the NFL playoffs now arriving, there are four games in this opening wild card round, and they’re all going to be big. Only one seems like a sure bet pick, but then again…it’s not like my selections have been spot on for most of the season.
Round and round she goes, where the NFL coaching carousel stops…no one really knows.
Black Monday is officially over, but now a new time begins in the NFL. That would be a guessing game that’s as big as free agency, and it’s the wonderment as to which coach will end up where.
The Packers brushed away the Vikings with ease, but the 49ers will be a much tougher test in divisional round.
There’s no need for the Giants to make major changes, as the foundation needed to build a winner still remains.
“We have to think, ‘Hey, everything is going to work out,’” Manning said. “‘Those other teams are going to win for us, and we have to go out and do our business.’”
Wide receiver Victor Cruz, guard Chris Snee and defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul have been selected to the 2012 NFC Pro Bowl team.
“Every man needs to go and look at himself in the mirror,” Rolle said. “… It kind of comes down to, ‘Does this guy want to be here? Is this guy going to play? Is he going to lay it all on the line come Sunday?’”
The Packers and Seahawks are looking like NFC superpowers, while the Giants’ magic has appeared to run out.
When it comes to winning, you need to have a great quarterback and a great head coach. This is where the Giants have the huge advantage.
“Our backs are against the wall,” wide receiver Victor Cruz told Francesa in his weekly spot. “… As individuals, as players, as athletes (and) as competitors, if we don’t want it then nobody else is going to want it.”
The 2012 first-round pick was brilliant from start to finish, returning four kickoffs for 227 yards, including a 97-yard touchdown in the first quarter. He also added 100 rushing yards and two touchdowns. His 327 all-purpose yards set a franchise record.
The 49ers suspended Brandon Jacobs on Monday for the final three games following a series of posts on social media sites addressing his lack of playing time, including one during the weekend saying he was “on this team rotting away.”