Sunday, December 05, 2010

NFL Fox Sunday Week 13 Pregame Notes

From Fox Sports -

Bradshaw on Jay Cutler: I Don’t Trust Him Yet

Glazer Reports McDaniels Not Safe in Denver and Jets Change Prep Heading into Foxborough

Strahan Picks Eagles to Win the NFC East

Johnson on Auburn’s Newton: He’s Going to Leave Dodge Before the Posse Comes to Town

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Co-host Terry Bradshaw on why he didn’t include Chicago’s Jay Cutler is his list of Top 10 Quarterbacks Under the Age of 30: “I don’t quite trust him yet. If he keeps playing well, he’ll make it but I don’t trust him yet.”

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FOX NFL Insider Jay Glazer reported on what precautions the Jets are taking before their game against the Patriots in Foxborough: “Whenever the Jets go to Foxborough, it’s the games before the game and the Jets are taking measures to prevent those extracurricular activities. They changed their team hotel because last year in the middle of the night, suddenly the fire alarm went off and construction was going on at 5:00 in the morning. Also, the defensive headsets were malfunctioning during the game so the Jets made sure the League was aware of that.”

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Analyst Jimmy Johnson on the potential that Auburn’s Cam Newton has for the NFL: “I think he is coming out after this year. He’s going to leave Dodge before the posse comes to town. If I was a GM, I would take him in a heartbeat. He’s got tremendous potential in the NFL. I would be shocked if he didn’t go in the top 10.”

Despite an impressive performance in yesterday’s SEC Championship Game, co-host Terry Bradshaw sees some problems: “In watching him yesterday closely, he stands with his feet together and uses his wrist for his motion. He can’t do that and be accurate in the NFL. He’s going to have to learn to use his legs. I wouldn’t take him in the top 10.”

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FOX NFL Insider Jay Glazer on conflicting reports regarding how safe Josh McDaniels’ job in Denver is: “A couple of weeks ago, there was a report that owner Pat Bowlen would not fired Josh McDaniels because he still owes too much money to Mike Shanahan. That’s not the case and will play no role in whether McDaniels is fired. When Shanahan finalized his contract with Redskins, the NFL made sure there was a legitimate off-set in the Broncos contract so that’s not a factor. Josh McDaniels is not safe at all.”

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Analyst Michael Strahan on how the NFC East will shake out: “I’m going to have a lot of people mad at me back in New York but I think Philadelphia is going to win the division. Michael Vick is playing well and has settled into the position. The Giants will come in second.

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Analyst Howie Long gets FIRED UP about sub-500 teams that win their division deserve a playoff spot: “The Arizona Cardinals are both two games out of first place and two games away from landing the first pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. There was some talk this week suggesting that a 7-9 division winner shouldn’t even be in the playoffs. I disagree. The NFL’s scheduling and playoff process emphasizes divisional success so teams should be rewarded. If the NFL wanted to prevent a sub-par division winner from hosting a Wild Card team with a stronger record, fine. Force the division winner to travel and taking away a home game but keep the in the playoffs. Anything can and does happen in the NFL playoffs.”

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Analyst Jimmy Johnson on who will emerge from the NFC North: “Jay Cutler has become comfortable with Mike Martz’s defense. They’ll win the division. Green Bay is going to have to beat the Giants in Week 16 in order to get a Wild Card spot.”

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Co-host Terry Bradshaw on what affect injured QB Ben Roethlisberger will have on the Ravens/Steelers game tonight: “Roethlisberger can’t move around. He makes his big plays because of his strength. I don’t think he’s going to be able to do that today.”

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