LIONS COACH JIM CALDWELL LIVE PRESSER NOTES

KaSandra Hunt | September 1, 2014 11:35am CT

#Lions Coach Caldwell’s stated that everything that happens with the team and players lies on his shoulders. At least on the field that is.

It appears his eye for talent is working in the Lions favor as well  as a more disciplined presence the team had displayed during Training Camp and Pre-Season games. Though Coach Caldwell  seems like a perfect mild mannered gentleman, his knack of getting through to making his players a success dates all the way back to his days of college football coaching.

Coach Caldwell stood proud and tall when making the statement that everything that goes on with this team lies on his shoulders, but did not take away the aspect that the players have to take responsibility as well.

Coach spoke of his college coaching days of when he would go out and talk with many of the players guardians to explain the role their sons had taken on as a player and the role he would play in developing them as their coach. The is very different on the professional level.

While Caldwell will take ownership of what happens on the field with the team, he expressed these are not college students. He stated that these are adult men, some with families and have to understand the roles they play off the field they are solely responsible for them. Today he mentioned he will be thoroughly going over the new NFL Domestic Abuse policy recently put in place to make sure every player understands the consequences of off the field actions, of which he cannot save them from as adults.

While some were kicking cans when they learned Ken Whisenhunt took the Titans gig over the a Lions, it doesn’t seem the a Lions ended up with the short end if the stick. In just a short time, Coach Caldwell has taken ( what some feel is one of the most talented teams in the NFC North on paper) and already turned a few things around from last season.

It’s true that we can’ t judge everything from training camp and a few exhibition games, but many will be watching to see how his style of coaching plays out in the first few regular season match-ups against the Giants, Panthers and Packers.

For more on today’s PRESSER conference, Lions 53 Man Roster and Practice Squad selections simply place hold the link : DetroitLions.com

LIONS COACH JIM CALDWELL LIVE PRESSER NOTES

KaSandra Hunt | September 1, 2014 11:35am CT

#Lions Coach Caldwell’s stated that everything that happens with the team and players lies on his shoulders. At least on the field that is.

It appears his eye for talent is working in the Lions favor as well as a more disciplined presence the team had displayed during Training Camp and Pre-Season games. Though Coach Caldwell seems like a perfect mild mannered gentleman, his knack of getting through to making his players a success dates all the way back to his days of college football coaching.

Coach Caldwell stood proud and tall when making the statement that everything that goes on with this team lies on his shoulders, but did not take away the aspect that the players have to take responsibility as well.

Coach spoke of his college coaching days of when he would go out and talk with many of the players guardians to explain the role their sons had taken on as a player and the role he would play in developing them as their coach. The is very different on the professional level.

While Caldwell will take ownership of what happens on the field with the team, he expressed these are not college students. He stated that these are adult men, some with families and have to understand the roles they play off the field they are solely responsible for them. Today he mentioned he will be thoroughly going over the new NFL Domestic Abuse policy recently put in place to make sure every player understands the consequences of off the field actions, of which he cannot save them from as adults.

While some were kicking cans when they learned Ken Whisenhunt took the Titans gig over the a Lions, it doesn’t seem the a Lions ended up with the short end if the stick. In just a short time, Coach Caldwell has taken ( what some feel is one of the most talented teams in the NFC North on paper) and already turned a few things around from last season.

It’s true that we can’ t judge everything from training camp and a few exhibition games, but many will be watching to see how his style of coaching plays out in the first few regular season match-ups against the Giants, Panthers and Packers.

For more on today’s PRESSER conference, Lions 53 Man Roster and Practice Squad selections simply place hold the link : DetroitLions.com

QB JORDAN PALMER FINDS A NEW HOME WITH THE BUFFALO BILLS
KaSandra Hunt | Football Fan Rush Network | Tuesday August 26, 2014 8:42AM CT
The release of back-up QB Jordan Palmer from the Chicago Bears seems to have come at an opportune time. The Buffalo Bills have been search for a back up to starting QB E.J. Manuel.
Picking up Palmer with add the veteran appeal and style of play the offense is missing.  
Bills coach Doug Marrone, stated this past Monday the he was not too happy with what he is currently getting from back up QBs Thad Lewis and Jeff Tuel.  He held true to his feelings because just hours after the announcement of the team acquiring Palmer, QB Thad Lewis was released.
This past winter, Palmer  ( younger brother to Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer) coached for EXOS training in Carlsbad, California. While there he helped to prepare Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles for the recent May’s draft.
Also note that while Palmer was not a bad addition for to the Bills, his last appearance in a regular season game in 2010 for the Bengals. In he 4 career appearances he has completed 10 of 15 passes for 59 yards.
I think this may finally be a good fit for Palmer and a good vertean tutor for starting QB E.J. Manuel

For more on this story visit: http://es.pn/1zyk0IW

QB JORDAN PALMER FINDS A NEW HOME WITH THE BUFFALO BILLS

KaSandra Hunt | Football Fan Rush Network | Tuesday August 26, 2014 8:42AM CT

The release of back-up QB Jordan Palmer from the Chicago Bears seems to have come at an opportune time. The Buffalo Bills have been search for a back up to starting QB E.J. Manuel.

Picking up Palmer with add the veteran appeal and style of play the offense is missing.  

Bills coach Doug Marrone, stated this past Monday the he was not too happy with what he is currently getting from back up QBs Thad Lewis and Jeff Tuel.  He held true to his feelings because just hours after the announcement of the team acquiring Palmer, QB Thad Lewis was released.

This past winter, Palmer  ( younger brother to Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer) coached for EXOS training in Carlsbad, California. While there he helped to prepare Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles for the recent May’s draft.

Also note that while Palmer was not a bad addition for to the Bills, his last appearance in a regular season game in 2010 for the Bengals. In he 4 career appearances he has completed 10 of 15 passes for 59 yards.

I think this may finally be a good fit for Palmer and a good vertean tutor for starting QB E.J. Manuel

For more on this story visit: http://es.pn/1zyk0IW

THE INJURY BUG MADE A FEW STOPS THROUGH A COUPLE OF PRE-SEASON WEEK 2 MATCH-UPS.


Atlanta Falcons:
Sam Baker (LT) – Season Ending Torn Patellar Tendon

Baltimore Ravens:
Ray Rice – Bruised Shoulder
Jimmy Smith – Bruised Chest

Buffalo Bills:
Sammy Watkins – Bruised Ribs

Cincinnati Bengals:
Darqueze Dennard –Hip Injury

Oakland Raiders:
Derek Carr (QB) – Concussion/ Bruised Ribs

San Diego Chargers:
Manti Te’o – Bruised Foot

San Francisco 49ers
Antoine Bethea – Concussion

St. Louis Rams
Isaiah Pead – Season ending Torn ACL


For updates on this players listed visit the SB Nation link below:
http://ow.ly/AuUbq

Also follow @SBNation on Twitter

Photo Credit: AmySigns

THE INJURY BUG MADE A FEW STOPS THROUGH A COUPLE OF PRE-SEASON WEEK 2 MATCH-UPS.


Atlanta Falcons:
Sam Baker (LT) – Season Ending Torn Patellar Tendon

Baltimore Ravens:
Ray Rice – Bruised Shoulder
Jimmy Smith – Bruised Chest

Buffalo Bills:
Sammy Watkins – Bruised Ribs

Cincinnati Bengals:
Darqueze Dennard –Hip Injury

Oakland Raiders:
Derek Carr (QB) – Concussion/ Bruised Ribs

San Diego Chargers:
Manti Te’o – Bruised Foot

San Francisco 49ers
Antoine Bethea – Concussion

St. Louis Rams
Isaiah Pead – Season ending Torn ACL


For updates on this players listed visit the SB Nation link below:
http://ow.ly/AuUbq

Also follow @SBNation on Twitter

Photo Credit: AmySigns

FROM THE FIELD TO THE FRONT OFFICE… A LOOK AT THE TRANSITION FOR FORMER BEARS SAFETY CHRIS HARRIS AND FORMER VIKINGs LINEBACKER E.J. HENDERSON

From: Kass’ Korner | Football Fan Rush Network

Many fans become engolfed in a player as they track his stats, purchase jerseys and heck even start fan clubs, but how many follow what happens to their favorite player once they retire?
Well today we found two players that when not made big impacts for their former teams success, but also had a pretty nice size fan following.

CHRIS HARRIS (former Chicago Bears Safety)
Former Chicago Bears Safety Chris Harris had a really good NFL career at the safety position. While Harris also had NFL stints with the Carolina Panthers, Detroit Lions and Jacksonville Jaguars, it seemed his Bears fanbase stuck through every transition. 

Harris was initially drafted by the Bears in 2005 and was key in marching them right to the Superbowl which ended with a score of 29-17 in favor of the Indiapolis Colts.

Since hanging up the player towel in 2012, he has become a member of the Front Office Staff for the Chiacgo Bears.  In January 2013, Harris will became the Bears defensive quality control coach. Harris was very happy not only with his new position but also working with Defensive Coordinator Mel Tucker.

Harris has been quoted as calling him an “outstanding coach.” When asked why, Harris said, “He’s a guy that understands how teams are trying to attack him.“He believes in his system and doesn’t panic when things aren’t going to plan.”

So far his new position is working out for the defense and Harris as he heads into his 2nd season as Defensive quality Control Coach.

E.J. Henderson (former Minnesota Vikings Linebacker)
If you ever grabbed your stomach or let out an OOOOOHHHHHH as the player rocking number 56 in purple took out your teams QB or even Running Back, it was probably Mr. E.J. Henderson.

Henderson was also a major staple in he outcome of many successful games for the Vikings and probably a ton of damage to the oppositions key players.  While he seemed soft spoken off the field, there was absolutley nothing mild mannered about his on the field play.

Henderson was drafted by the Vikings in 2003 and fortunate enough to spend his entire career with the team until 2011. During his time as a Viking , Henderson bounced back from a few major injuries and was able to end his career on a high note.

Henderson, a Maryland native, learned to love and appreciate Minnesota while with the Vikings and in 2014 still remains a resident of the state.  Henderson was quoted as saying, “I was fortunate to play my entire NFL career with the Vikings, during which time I grew to love this community and this state”.  His passion and caommittment to the sport is contantly recognized as he he founded the E.J. Henderson Youth Foundation centering on the NFL’s Play 60 message and selected as the Vikings Community Man of the Year two years later.  Henderson later launched YouthPro Fitness and Nutrition (YoPro) which continues to partner with local community education and youth programs to run 60-minute structured fitness activities and educate children on better nutritional habits.

With such a positive outlook on youth sports and nutrition and still a Vikings fan favorite, E.J. was truly the best choice to be selected as the Minnesota Vikings the team’s Youth Football Manager. So that’s exactly what the team decided August of 2014.

Henderson stated, “Staying committed to youth outreach after retiring from football has been important to me, and to be given the opportunity to bring that passion as part of the Vikings family is an opportunity I greatly appreciate.”  

Congrats to both Chris Harris and E.J Henderson on their roles in the NFL beyond the field.

For more on each player visit the links below:  
http://ow.ly/AiaZ9 E. J. Henderson
http://ow.ly/AibeY Chris harris

Photo Credit: NFL Films

FROM THE FIELD TO THE FRONT OFFICE… A LOOK AT THE TRANSITION FOR FORMER BEARS SAFETY CHRIS HARRIS AND FORMER VIKINGs LINEBACKER E.J. HENDERSON

From: Kass’ Korner | Football Fan Rush Network

Many fans become engolfed in a player as they track his stats, purchase jerseys and heck even start fan clubs, but how many follow what happens to their favorite player once they retire?
Well today we found two players that when not made big impacts for their former teams success, but also had a pretty nice size fan following.

CHRIS HARRIS (former Chicago Bears Safety)
Former Chicago Bears Safety Chris Harris had a really good NFL career at the safety position. While Harris also had NFL stints with the Carolina Panthers, Detroit Lions and Jacksonville Jaguars, it seemed his Bears fanbase stuck through every transition.

Harris was initially drafted by the Bears in 2005 and was key in marching them right to the Superbowl which ended with a score of 29-17 in favor of the Indiapolis Colts.

Since hanging up the player towel in 2012, he has become a member of the Front Office Staff for the Chiacgo Bears. In January 2013, Harris will became the Bears defensive quality control coach. Harris was very happy not only with his new position but also working with Defensive Coordinator Mel Tucker.

Harris has been quoted as calling him an “outstanding coach.” When asked why, Harris said, “He’s a guy that understands how teams are trying to attack him.“He believes in his system and doesn’t panic when things aren’t going to plan.”

So far his new position is working out for the defense and Harris as he heads into his 2nd season as Defensive quality Control Coach.

E.J. Henderson (former Minnesota Vikings Linebacker)
If you ever grabbed your stomach or let out an OOOOOHHHHHH as the player rocking number 56 in purple took out your teams QB or even Running Back, it was probably Mr. E.J. Henderson.

Henderson was also a major staple in he outcome of many successful games for the Vikings and probably a ton of damage to the oppositions key players. While he seemed soft spoken off the field, there was absolutley nothing mild mannered about his on the field play.

Henderson was drafted by the Vikings in 2003 and fortunate enough to spend his entire career with the team until 2011. During his time as a Viking , Henderson bounced back from a few major injuries and was able to end his career on a high note.

Henderson, a Maryland native, learned to love and appreciate Minnesota while with the Vikings and in 2014 still remains a resident of the state. Henderson was quoted as saying, “I was fortunate to play my entire NFL career with the Vikings, during which time I grew to love this community and this state”. His passion and caommittment to the sport is contantly recognized as he he founded the E.J. Henderson Youth Foundation centering on the NFL’s Play 60 message and selected as the Vikings Community Man of the Year two years later. Henderson later launched YouthPro Fitness and Nutrition (YoPro) which continues to partner with local community education and youth programs to run 60-minute structured fitness activities and educate children on better nutritional habits.

With such a positive outlook on youth sports and nutrition and still a Vikings fan favorite, E.J. was truly the best choice to be selected as the Minnesota Vikings the team’s Youth Football Manager. So that’s exactly what the team decided August of 2014.

Henderson stated, “Staying committed to youth outreach after retiring from football has been important to me, and to be given the opportunity to bring that passion as part of the Vikings family is an opportunity I greatly appreciate.”

Congrats to both Chris Harris and E.J Henderson on their roles in the NFL beyond the field.

For more on each player visit the links below:
http://ow.ly/AiaZ9 E. J. Henderson
http://ow.ly/AibeY Chris harris

Photo Credit: NFL Films

CHICAGO BEARS FIGHT DELINQUENT TAX CLAIM….

FROM: KASS’ KORNER | FOOTBALL FAN RUSH NETWORK
             Thursday, August 8, 2014      11:56 AM CDT

An Illinois appellate court rules the CHicago Bears may owe more than $4 million in delinquent amusement taxes.  It appears this has been a long running tax dispute battle with the team.

The recent ruling found the team owes about a 3% tax on the entire face value of the tickets sold.  

The Chicago Bears Organization is disputing the ruling stating the only owe and are responsible for taxes on ticket prices and not additional amenities such as parking.

For more updates on this story, follow the link below:
http://trib.in/1sB2v9y

CHICAGO BEARS FIGHT DELINQUENT TAX CLAIM….

FROM: KASS’ KORNER | FOOTBALL FAN RUSH NETWORK
Thursday, August 8, 2014 11:56 AM CDT

An Illinois appellate court rules the CHicago Bears may owe more than $4 million in delinquent amusement taxes. It appears this has been a long running tax dispute battle with the team.

The recent ruling found the team owes about a 3% tax on the entire face value of the tickets sold.

The Chicago Bears Organization is disputing the ruling stating the only owe and are responsible for taxes on ticket prices and not additional amenities such as parking.

For more updates on this story, follow the link below:
http://trib.in/1sB2v9y

BEARS SNAG RECEIVER GREG “NOT SAM” HERD TO FILL MARQUESS WILSON’S SPOT

By: KaSandra Hunt | Football Fan Rush Network
       Wednesday, August 6, 2014  10:42AM CDT

Yesterday, we learned the Chicago Bears picked up receiver Greg Herd and signed him to a one year deal.  Herd has been brought in to fill the hole left by receiver Marquess Wilson’s unfortunate fractured clavicle injury.

Herd initial entered the league as an undrafted free agent with the Dallas Cowboys and had a brief training camp stint with the Seahawks but has never played a down in Pro Football.

Herd had a pretty impressive college career racking up 2,343 yards, 165 receptions topping it all off with 17 touchdowns.

This looks to be a pretty solid pick-up to fill Wilson’s shoes. Herd runs with the strength of a running back with great hands.  Truly look forward to seeing him get his first pro reception in Blue and Orange with the possibility of a long pro career.

For more Chicago Bears News Updates, visit:
www.ChicagoBears.com

Photo Credit: Colin Mulvany Blog

BEARS SNAG RECEIVER GREG “NOT SAM” HERD TO FILL MARQUESS WILSON’S SPOT

By: KaSandra Hunt | Football Fan Rush Network
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 10:42AM CDT

Yesterday, we learned the Chicago Bears picked up receiver Greg Herd and signed him to a one year deal. Herd has been brought in to fill the hole left by receiver Marquess Wilson’s unfortunate fractured clavicle injury.

Herd initial entered the league as an undrafted free agent with the Dallas Cowboys and had a brief training camp stint with the Seahawks but has never played a down in Pro Football.

Herd had a pretty impressive college career racking up 2,343 yards, 165 receptions topping it all off with 17 touchdowns.

This looks to be a pretty solid pick-up to fill Wilson’s shoes. Herd runs with the strength of a running back with great hands. Truly look forward to seeing him get his first pro reception in Blue and Orange with the possibility of a long pro career.

For more Chicago Bears News Updates, visit:
www.ChicagoBears.com

Photo Credit: Colin Mulvany Blog