Archive for May, 2012

Top 100 Recap: Numbers 51-60
TCIPF Staff, Top 100

Top 100 Recap: Numbers 51-60

In case you missed the Top 100 Players of 2012 Wednesday night, here are numbers 51 to 60 as voted by the NFL players.  Do you agree with their picks?

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TDIF: The Birth of the Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals, Tales from the Vault, TCIPF Staff, This Day in NFL History

TDIF: The Birth of the Bengals

Forty-five years ago today on the banks of the mighty Ohio River, a band of orange and black, football playing tiger cats was born under the watchful eye of a fedora toting Organization Man. His … MORE ►

Top 100 Sneak Peek: Darren McFadden is Running up the Countdown
Oakland Raiders, Sneak Peek, Tiffany Orbin, Top 100

Top 100 Sneak Peek: Darren McFadden is Running up the Countdown

Tonight we reveal numbers 60 through 51 on our countdown of the Top 100 Players of 2012 as well as a rising star on the list:  Darren McFadden.  Last year, the players ranked him 98th … MORE ►

5 Questions With: Owen Daniels
5 Questions With, Houston Texans, Ramblings and Rants, Tiffany Orbin

5 Questions With: Owen Daniels

Did you know Houston Texans tight end Owen Daniels wasn’t originally recruited to play tight end?  Or that his major in college was Atmospheric Oceanic Sciences?  Do you know what that even means?

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Cosell Talks: Sam Bradford / Josh Freeman
From the Desk of Greg Cosell, Greg Cosell, Inside the Game, St. Louis Rams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Cosell Talks: Sam Bradford / Josh Freeman

The last couple of weeks, I have written about Matt Ryan, Michael Vick, Matthew Stafford and Cam Newton. This week, I will continue to spotlight the quarterback position, focusing on two young players who detoured … MORE ►

5 Questions With Bryant McKinnie (Bonus Question)
5 Questions With, Baltimore Ravens, Tiffany Orbin

5 Questions With Bryant McKinnie (Bonus Question)

A few weeks ago we posted “5 Questions with Bryant McKinnie” where we learned which teammate’s facial hair he’d rather have (Joe Flacco’s Fu Manchu or Ed Reed’s beard), the story behind getting a goldfish … MORE ►

TDIF: Which Ricky Williams has a birthday today?
Miami Dolphins, Tales from the Vault, TCIPF Staff, This Day in NFL History

TDIF: Which Ricky Williams has a birthday today?

He’s not the Ricky Williams who played for the Raiders in 1985 and 1987, or the one from Dallas who was a Colt in 2002 and ’03.  He’s Errick Lynne Williams, of Patrick Henry … MORE ►

TDIF: Happy Birthday, Bud Grant!
Minnesota Vikings, NFL Films Presents, Tales from the Vault, TCIPF Staff, This Day in NFL History

TDIF: Happy Birthday, Bud Grant!

On May 20, 1927, all-time great Vikings coach Bud Grant was born in Superior, Wisconsin.  Grant lettered in 9 sports at the University of Minnesota.  He played on 2 NBA championship teams with the Minneapolis … MORE ►

Happy Birthday Archie Manning!
Tales from the Vault, TCIPF Staff, This Day in NFL History

Happy Birthday Archie Manning!

Before his third son received a second Super Bowl ring, his second son began a second act in the Rockies, even long before he was called Archie, Elisha Archibald Manning III was born – 63 … MORE ►

Jets Plan to Use More “46” in 2012
America's Game, Films Encore, New York Jets, TCIPF Staff

Jets Plan to Use More “46” in 2012

Since Rex Ryan became their head coach, the Jets have employed one of the more complex defenses in the NFL, a 3-4/4-3/“46” hybrid.  Ryan has successfully blended the three styles, including the rarely-seen “46” that … MORE ►