Chicago Bears week 2 success; overshadowed by injuries

Brandon Hardin

Brandon Hardin is the most recent Bear to go down with an injury.

Following Saturday’s performance by the starting unit, Bears fans everywhere should be exhaling a huge sigh of relief this week.

Cutler-to-Marshall was finally on display, the line actually protected Jay (gasp!), and Israel Idonije led the first team defense in their solid effort to contain RG3.

Instead, fans and the Bears front office are forced to keep an eye on an ever-growing injuries list.

[Read more…]

Redskins Brandon Banks Over-Celebrating? Joe Theismann Over-Reacting?

If you haven’t seen Washington Redskins punt returner Brandon Banks 95-yard TD return versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers the other night- it was electric. You can see the video here at Shutdown Corner.

And you can hear television analyst and former Skins QB Joe Theismann deride Banks for his evil and selfish behavior. The Redskins play-maker was a little too insouciant in the way he flipped the ball out as he hit the plain of the end zone. The replay challenge gave Theismann plenty of opportunity to really articulate his anti-showboating platform.

I see where the ex Notre Dame signal caller is coming from, but seriously this is the NFL and what Banks did was extremely mild and mundane when it comes to end zone celebration standards.

[Read more…]