Archive for December, 2011

Our Favorite Tweets from Week 16: The Men, The Myth, The Legends
Best of Twitter, Detroit Lions, John Marsh, New Orleans Saints, New York Jets, Ramblings and Rants

Our Favorite Tweets from Week 16: The Men, The Myth, The Legends

Editor’s Note:  John Marsh is back!  Below are a list of our favorite Tweets from Week 16.  But to get the full experience, listen to John’s podcast by clicking play on the player below!

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Cosell’s Watching: 49ers Must Keep it Simple for Alex Smith
From the Desk of Greg Cosell, Greg Cosell, Inside the Game, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks

Cosell’s Watching: 49ers Must Keep it Simple for Alex Smith

NFL Matchup’s Executive Producer shares notes from his study of Week 16 coaching tape: the 49ers offense vs. the Seahawks defense.

  • Seahawks at times matched up to 49ers “12” personnel with “big nickel” personnel –

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This Day in Football: December 29
Green Bay Packers, Tales from the Vault, TCIPF Staff, This Day in NFL History

This Day in Football: December 29

Green Bay legend Ray Nitschke was born on this day in 1936. He was a Packer through-and-through, playing middle linebacker for the team his entire career.

Nitschke anchored the Green Bay defense that won five … MORE ►

Cosell’s Watching: Raiders Curry & Branch Jump off the Film
From the Desk of Greg Cosell, Greg Cosell, Inside the Game, Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders

Cosell’s Watching: Raiders Curry & Branch Jump off the Film

NFL Matchup’s Executive Producer shares notes from his study of Week 16 coaching tape: the Raiders defense vs. the Chiefs offense.

  • Raiders defense not very strong up the middle, McClain an average MLB and Giordano

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Cosell’s Watching: Raiders Boosted & Burned by Inconsistent Palmer
From the Desk of Greg Cosell, Greg Cosell, Inside the Game, Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders

Cosell’s Watching: Raiders Boosted & Burned by Inconsistent Palmer

NFL Matchup’s Executive Producer shares notes from his study of Week 16 coaching tape: the Raiders offense vs. the Chiefs defense.

  • Raiders continued to feature 6 OL personnel as a foundation of their offense
  • Raiders

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Cosell’s Watching: Pats Offense Found Rhythm On “Empty”
From the Desk of Greg Cosell, Greg Cosell, Inside the Game, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots

Cosell’s Watching: Pats Offense Found Rhythm On “Empty”

NFL Matchup’s Executive Producer shares notes from his study of Week 16 coaching tape: the Patriots offense vs. the Dolphins defense

  • Allen was again the Dolphins nickel slot corner, He played almost every snap in

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Tournament of Touchdown Shots: Round 1, Game 8
Holiday Tournament Bracket, Round 1, TCIPF Staff

Tournament of Touchdown Shots: Round 1, Game 8

It looks like the “Immaculate Reception” will cruise to victory in Game 7, so let’s give you another matchup to check out and vote on.

In Game 8 of the Holiday Tournament of TD Shots … MORE ►

This Day in Football: December 28
New York Giants, Tales from the Vault, TCIPF Staff, This Day in NFL History

This Day in Football: December 28

On this day in 1958, the Colts defeated the Giants, 23-17, to win the NFL Championship in what has been dubbed “The Greatest Game Ever Played”.

It was the first postseason game to go into … MORE ►

Cosell Talks: Cam Newton’s Remarkable Transition
Carolina Panthers, From the Desk of Greg Cosell, Greg Cosell, Inside the Game

Cosell Talks: Cam Newton’s Remarkable Transition

Editor’s Note: Cam Newton was WIRED FOR SOUND in the Panthers’ Week 16 win over Tampa Bay.  Before you hear Newton tonight on Inside the NFL & SoundFX, here’s Greg Cosell’s take on the rookie MORE ►

Cosell’s Watching: Packers Re-Worked O-Line Looked Strong
Chicago Bears, From the Desk of Greg Cosell, Green Bay Packers, Greg Cosell, Inside the Game

Cosell’s Watching: Packers Re-Worked O-Line Looked Strong

NFL Matchup’s Executive Producer shares notes from his study of Week 16 coaching tape: the Packers offense vs. the Bears defense

  • Bowman started at corner in place of benched Jennings; Wright and Steltz started at

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