The Football Educator Radio Show’s Week 7 – Update
By Logan Schechter – The Football Educator Radio Show
First, Let’s talk Team Struggles
“No fun in Pittsburgh,” is the message Mike Tomlin is clearly sending to his Steeler team. He didn’t stop by just banning locker room ping pong, now, end zone summersaults are off-limits. This new rule follows the celebration of Emmanuel Sanders after his 55 yard reception against the New York Jets.
Buccaneer cornerback, Darelle Revis, is now the official owner of the phrase “Revis Island.” It was a three year process to register his trademark, unfortunately, with the Buccaneers 0 and 5 start, the team may be vacationing on a “losing island.”
Now, a Review of Personnel Changes in the NFL this Week
The Cowboys decided Wednesday to part ways with 2005 seventh-round draft pick, Jay Ratliff. The eight year veteran has been out all season with a hernia and hamstring injury and this week was released with a “failed physical designation.”
Some Interesting QB Starts this Week
Eagles QB, Michael Vick is out again with a sore hamstring, making way for Nick Foles’ second consecutive start on Sunday, this time against Dallas. It is unclear how long Vick will be sidelined with the hammy injury.
The Texans’ undrafted QB, Kase Keenum, will get the start today over TJ Yates who threw two interceptions last week, replacing Matt Schaub who went out with an ankle injury against the Rams. Yates struggled and will be the back-up against the Chiefs. Keenum who started for the local Houston Cougars and hasn’t played in a regular season game since college, will be making his first NFL appearance. Coach Gary Kubiak is looking for Keenum to be a spark for the Texans dismal offense, hoping he can maintain his composure against the 6 and 0 Chiefs and their home town crowd.
Finally, the Vikings will start newly acquired quarterback, Josh Freeman, Sunday against the Giants. In light of this acquisition, season-starting quarterback, Christian Ponder, must truly “ponder” his future with the Vikings or other opportunities in the NFL.
Finally, More NFL Fines
Bears’ wide receiver, Brandon Marshall, received a uniform violation and fine of 10,500 dollars for his green shoes in last Thursday’s game. Marshall tweeted before the game that the shoes were a symbol of his support of Mental Health Awareness Week. It is well known that Marshall has personally battled with mental health issues, and many question if why only “League selected charities” can be supported on the field.
Detroit Lion, Ndamukong Suh’s NFL “rap sheet” continues to grow. The defensive tackle was fined 31,500 dollars for his hit on Browns QB, Brandon Weeden. Suh believes that he is under a league microscope, although, his record reflects that in his three-and-a-half-year career, he has been fined seven times for a total of $209,000.