28 Jul 2013
I just got home from a week of vacation on Cape Cod, tossed open my Internet browser, and discovered that EVERYONE IS BROKEN NOW.
Baltimore: Dennis Pitta fractured and dislocated hip in practice Saturday, done for season. From a football perspective (not a societal one, of course) I believe the Ravens losing Pitta is as big a blow to their offense as the Patriots losing Hernandez was to their offense. Of course, to begin with, I thought that Hernandez wasn't as big a blow as most people seemed to think.
Philadelphia: Jeremy Maclin torn ACL in practice Saturday, done for year. Eagles claim they will replace him in-house rather than go for an outside free agent (links to video), which sounds fine. They were going to run three tight ends a lot of the time anyway, and they've got some receivers around who are either established (Jason Avant) or underused with potential (Damaris Johnson). How about lining up Shady McCoy at receiver a bit with Bryce Brown at back?
Denver: Dan Koppen torn ACL in practice. Probably happened on Saturday too, I'm not sure. I mean, it happened on the DAY Saturday, not the Jeff Saturday. Speaking of which... Jeff Saturday, telephone call for Jeff Saturday...
Like I said, I just got home, and the little girl needs some grocery shopping done so she has food, so nobody gets a fresh KUBIAK update until tomorrow.
17 comments, Last at 01 Aug 2013, 2:46pm by TomKelso
After three NFL seasons of kicking off from the 35-yard line, what has been the impact on touchbacks, returns, field position, scoring and injuries? Also, is this rule responsible for a record number of big comebacks?