TEMPE, Ariz. – Offensive lines and quarterbacks are, in theory, attached at the hip – or backside. They've been linked together throughout football history. One can’t operate without the other. A line would have no one to block for, and a quarterback would have no one to protect him. And when paired together, how the line goes, so usually goes the quarterback. It’s true for every team in the NFL, but none more so than the Arizona Cardinals.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – There are three games remaining in Geno Smith's apprenticeship, three games to convince the New York Jets' hierarchy he should be the guy in 2014 and beyond. The chances of that happening by Dec. 29 are remote, which is why general manager John Idzik should be paying attention to the happenings in Washington D.C. -- and we're not talking about Obamacare. For reasons known only to Mike Shanahan, the Washington Redskins benched Robert Griffin III Wednesday in favor of Kirk Cousins.
ASHBURN, Va. -- Kirk Cousins understands the situation. He wants to put together a good performance; he wants the Washington Redskins -- and every other team -- to know he can play. He also knows that Robert Griffin III remains the future in Washington. "I've said it since I've been here and I'll say it again, I do believe that Robert is the franchise quarterback here in Washington," Cousins said on the day he was named the starter for the final three games.
METAIRIE, La. – Coach Sean Payton and quarterback Drew Brees were asked once again Wednesday about the New Orleans Saints' struggles on the road this year. And they were asked about the Saints' struggles at St. Louis, in particular, in both 2009 and 2011. Both Payton and Brees stressed that neither trend is on their minds as they prepare to play on the road against the St. Louis Rams (5-8) on Sunday. They both said the Rams have their attention because of how well they've played at times this year with a young team -- especially at home.
There are no games scheduled for today.