Friday Round Up

It’s Friday, which means it’s time for our weekly round-up of news as we head into the Week 2 games.

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AFC East

New England Patriots
“It wasn’t pretty but it got the job done”, is the general verdict on the Patriots Week 2 victory over the Jets.
http://scores.espn.go.com/nfl/recap?gameId=330912017

But frustrations abound and Brady needs to provide leadership for his Offensive rookies
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000243444/article/tom-brady-i-need-to-improve-my-body-language
New York Jets
The game resulted in a key casualty for the Jets Defence which could leave them in a worse postion than before.
http://www.nj.com/jets/index.ssf/2013/09/jets_defensive_end_muhammad_wilkerson_hurts_ankle_in_brutal_fourth_quarter_of_loss_to_patriots.html

 

Buffalo Bills

CJ Spiller promises to play better against the Panthers
http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/bills/2013/09/12/running-back-cj-spiller-reverted-to-bad-habits/2805419/

 

Miami Dolphins
After Mike Wallace complained about a lack of passes last week QB Ryan Tannehill is planning on sending more passes his way, but Mike won’t be getting any gimmes.
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/sports/football/dolphins-quarterback-ryan-tannehill-says-he-wont-f/nZtLG/

 

AFC South

Houstan Texans
Slight injury concern for defensive end J.J.Watt and tight end Owen Daniels
http://espn.go.com/blog/houston-texans/post/_/id/504/watt-limited-in-practice-kubiak-not-worried

but there were birthday celebrations for Ed Reed
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000242870/article/ed-reed-given-walker-by-texans-mate-on-35th-birthday

 

Indianapolis Colts

Jim Irsay demands more, as he should.
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000242682/article/jim-irsay-i-demand-colts-better-protect-andrew-luck

 

Jacksonville Jaguars
Just broke whilst looking through Jag news. Henne has big opportunity to take starting role
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000243079/article/bradley-wants-henne-to-capture-starting-opportunity

 

TenesseeTitans
Only story of note seems to be the signing of Jeff Adam and no mention of Shonn Greene
http://www.titansonline.com/news/article-1/Titans-Sign-T-Jeff-Adams-to-Practice-Squad/f643157d-c5c2-473b-a3c6-5e80bb37189c

 

AFC North


Baltimore Ravens
Ravens improve their special teams.
http://www.baltimoreravens.com/news/article-1/Ravens-Sign-Running-Back-Returner-Shaun-Draughn/a6afc1c9-c89e-4e5b-ac5b-5db5aab1bd23

 

Big Mike is one tough dude.
http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/ravens/ravens-insider/bal-michael-oher-says-sprained-ankle-worst-hes-ever-had-doesnt-rule-himself-out-for-sunday-20130911,0,2634471.story

 

 

Cleveland Browns

Weeden healed and ready to go…we hope.
http://www.cleveland.com/browns/index.ssf/2013/09/cleveland_browns_brandon_weede_25.html

Mingo ready to go.
http://www.cleveland.com/browns/index.ssf/2013/09/as_he_peels_off_the_rust_cleve.html

 

Cincinnati Bengals
Two tight end sets working for Bengals
http://espn.go.com/blog/cincinnati-bengals/post/_/id/527/bengals-two-tight-ends-gresham-eifert-working

 

Pittsburgh Steelers
Dwyer ready for Steelers return
http://espn.go.com/blog/pittsburgh-steelers/post/_/id/553/dwyer-embraces-second-chance

And Isaac Redman’s keeping his starting job.
http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9658600/isaac-redman-remain-pittsburgh-steelers-starting-running-back-week-2-coach-mike-tomlin-says

 

AFC West

Chiefs
It’s like one of those crazy fairground mirrors. Or an evil twin. Or something.
http://cowboysblog.dallasnews.com/2013/09/gosselin-why-the-kansas-city-chiefs-are-the-anti-cowboys.html/

 

Broncos
The Broncos aren’t quite ready to give Von Miller the Dez Bryant treatment yet.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/jets/2013/09/12/linebacker-von-miller-support-from-teammates-john-fox-kevin-vickerson-von-rules/2807501/
Chargers
Taking a look at DJ Fluker ahead of the upcoming game
http://www.boltsfromtheblue.com/2013/9/12/4722286/san-diego-chargers-player-focus-dj-fluker-texans-jj-watt

 

Raiders
Is it true that Oakland could be a contender this season? Yes. In the same way that a child could fight Mike Tyson.
http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/team/oakland-raiders/67050?q=oakland-raiders

 

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NFC East

Philadelphia Eagles
Coach Chip Kelly still feels the need for speed. How much faster can they actually go?
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000241982/article/chip-kelly-philadelphia-eagles-offense-was-too-slow

 

Dallas Cowboys

Breaking down Tony Romo’s choices ahead of the Chiefs game
http://www.dallasnews.com/sports/dallas-cowboys/headlines/20130911-george-short-passes-might-be-necessary-evil-for-romo-cowboys.ece

 

Washington Redskins
No surprises here, RGIII’s health is a big factor in stopping further losses for Washington http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/redskins/washington-redskins-test-keeping-one-loss-from-leading-to-more/2013/09/12/334010f4-1baa-11e3-8685-5021e0c41964_story.html

 

New York Giants
Hakeem Nicks actually had a good week 1 stats-wise, which bodes well for Week 2 with Big Blue.
http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants/vacchiano-firepower-nicks-match-nfl-best-article-1.1454496

 

NFC South

Buccaneers
Lavonte David’s late hit out of bounds on Geno Smith didn’t just cost the game but also over $7000
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000243070/article/lavonte-david-fined-7875-for-late-hit-on-geno-smith

 

Falcons
Good news as Roddy White is expected to start
http://blog.atlantafalcons.com/jayadams/2013/09/11/smith-anticipates-white-will-play-vs-rams/

 

Panthers
Sam Mills modern era nominee for Hall of Fame. Would be the first Panther
http://espn.go.com/blog/carolina-panthers/post/_/id/423/mills-should-be-first-panther-in-shrine

 

Saints
Bad news for the improved Saints defence with Brodrick Bunkley injured
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000242699/article/brodrick-bunkley-calf-out-several-weeks-for-saints

 

NFC North


Green Bay Packers

Finley will play through injury.
http://espn.go.com/blog/green-bay-packers/post/_/id/801/injury-report-finley-plans-to-play

Holmgren on hall of fame list.
http://blog.packers.com/2013/09/12/holmgren-new-pro-football-hof-nominee/
Detroit Lions
Suh hit with large fine for illegal hit.
http://www.freep.com/article/20130910/SPORTS01/309100125/detroit-lions-ndamukong-suh-nfl

and he plans to fight it.
http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9661008/ndamukong-suh-detroit-lions-appeal-fine-excessive
Minnesota Vikings
Sullivan reacts to Suh’s Fine
http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/vikings/2013/09/10/john-sullivan-ndamukong-suh/2795405/

Frazier defends Ponder
http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9662813/leslie-frazier-minnesota-vikings-coach-defends-christian-ponder
Chicago Bears

URLACHER!
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/chi-chicago-bears-urlacher-cutler-20130912,0,4578267.story

Cutler wears Ditka T-Shirt
http://fansided.com/2013/09/12/chicago-bears-quarterback-jay-cutler-wears-mike-ditka-shirt-press-conference-photo/

Kyle Long explains missed assignments.
http://espn.go.com/blog/chicago/bears/post/_/id/4685677/kyle-long-explains-missed-assignment?ex_cid=espnapi_public

 

NFC West

Seattle Seahawks
It’s the NFLs newest and biggest rivalry as the 49ers and Seahawks go head to head.
http://fansided.com/2013/09/12/nfc-west-showdown-san-francisco-49ers-seattle-seahawks-go-battle-sunday/

 

49ers

What happens when you fight fire with fire? Your trousers catch fire. As ours will be after the most hotly anticipated game of the season so far.
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1772121-49ers-vs-seahawks-comparing-the-ground-attacks-leading-up-to-week-2

 

Cardinals

Lions vs Cardinals should be an exciting matchup and Larry’s looking forward to it.
http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9666573/larry-fitzgerald-arizona-cardinals-says-calvin-johnson-detroit-lions-best-game

 

Rams
A look at the disconnect between Sam Bradfords QB rating and what he’s delivering on the field
http://espn.go.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/85693/qbr-and-sam-bradford