Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Black and Blue all over: HOW reminder
By Kevin Seifert
Here’s your weekly reminder that I’m still seeking nominations for our Homer of the Week (HOW) award. For a description of criteria, look here. I’ll spend another day or so mulling over this very difficult and critical decision and then will post a video announcing the decision by the end of the week.
Here’s the tally so far:
Week 10: Chicago defensive tackle Tommie Harris
Week 11: ?????????
It’s a long and distinguished list, I know. Shoot me a mailbag note if you have suggestions.
On to our morning spin around the division.
- Here’s what Harris said Monday about the situation the Bears face at 4-5: “We have to win out.” Brad Biggs of the Chicago Sun-Times has the story.
- Rex Grossman’s father, Dan Grossman, believes the Bears organization is not equipped to handle a successful quarterback. “It's not the player. It's the organization,” he told Fred Mitchell of the Chicago Tribune.
- Bears left guard Josh Beekman is trying to improve, writes Bob LeGere of the Daily Herald.
- John Niyo of the Detroit News describes the brutal tale of the tape for the Lions’ young players Sunday at Minnesota.
- Lions coach Jim Schwartz praised quarterback Matthew Stafford’s toughness, according to Tom Kowalski of Mlive.com.
- Nicholas J. Cotsonika of the Detroit Free Press looks at possible moves for the Lions this week.
- Green Bay isn’t ready to commit full-time to the short passing game it used Sunday against Dallas, writes Rob Demovsky of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.
- Emotion, energy and enthusiasm carried the Packers defense Sunday against the Cowboys, according to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
- Minnesota defensive end Ray Edwards has taken a notable step up this season, writes Rick Alonzo of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
- The Vikings’ offense is as balanced as ever, writes Judd Zulgad of the Star Tribune.