Mac's NFL Blog - 8/20/07

Brian McIntyre takes us around the NFL in his weekly blog for Seahawks.NET.

Week 2 of the NFL preseason nearly in the books, and injuries across the league are beginning to mount. Season ending injuries to players like Falcons QB DJ Shockley, Broncos DE Ebenezer Ekuban aren't exactly Earth-shattering, but they do go to show that the preseason games aren't totally meaningless.

Shockley's season-ending injury has brought about trade talks between Atlanta and Philadelphia regarding Eagles backup QB Kelly Holcomb.

Ekuban's season-ending injury will force a pair of rookie defensive ends in Denver to the forefront.

Giants WR Michael Jennings was lost for the year after tearing his Achilles' tendon on a nice catch along the sideline at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. Here's a story from yesterday's Newsday about Jennings and how he earned his 2006 roster spot with a 57-yard punt return at the same stadium last preseason.

After nearly getting Tom Brady decapitated on Friday night, the Patriots will be working on line communication.

Ex-Green Bay Packers WR Robert Ferguson worked out for the Vikings on Sunday.

Is tonight a rematch of Super Bowl XLI? Not exactly.

The Carolina Panthers are once again juggling offensive line combinations.

Mike Preston of the Baltimore Sun hopes that Ravens CB Samari Rolle's injured ankle doesn't linger all season.

Chiefs RB Priest Holmes still isn't practicing.

It appears that Packers rookie RB Brandon Jackson will be the starter on opening day.

Miami Dolphins head coach Cam Cameron insists he hasn't decided on a starting running back.

Who will be the starting center in St. Louis?

The Titans defense is looking for accountability.

The Broncos are crying foul over how the Cowboys played on Saturday night.

Here's a name to remember for your fantasy football draft: Eagles TE Brent Celek.

San Diego's Shawne Merriman and Shaun Phillips should star in a buddy cop flick together. (With cameos by Sean Salisbury and Chone Figgins)

Drew Sharp of the Detroit Free Press asks the question: Can Jon Kitna pass the Lions to the playoffs? (Mac simple answer: "No")

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette thinks that perhaps the Steelers should make one attempt at extending guard Alan Faneca's contract.

Cleveland Browns head coach Romeo Crennel's future with the Browns lies with QB Brady Quinn.

Terry Pluto of Ohio.com says to stop with the Quinn talk and use WR Joe Jurevicius more.

Rookie offensive tackle Joe Staley is making a push to start to the 49ers at right tackle.

Clare Farnsworth of the Seattle Post Intelligencer says that a "scary movie" awaits the Seahawks players in meetings on Monday morning.

 


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