Daily Archives: August 21, 2012

Running Backs Beware

Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. Clinton Portis (pictured above) will officially announce his retirement from the NFL on Thursday.

By Josh Kramer

Running backs beware.  Your time in the sun may be sweet, but it is short nonetheless.  Another one has officially bitten the dust.  Clinton Portis, a former star running back at the U, in Denver, and most recently in the nation’s capital is officially calling it quits.  At the relatively young age of 30, the football career of Clinton Portis will officially end on Thursday. Continue reading

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Food for Thought 8-21-2012

Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. Jake Locker (pictured above) will be the Tennessee Titans starting quarterback in the season opener against New England.

By Josh Kramer

Preseason NFL football has turned into “Quarterback Gossip Central.”  Where is the media attention for the cornerback competitions?  Or how about the many wide receiver battles?  I guess it makes sense though.  There is no position of more importance to a football team than the quarterback.  Plus, there can only be one starter per team.  Let’s go around the League and delve into a couple of the current “Quarterback Controversies.”

Titans:

Recently, it was announced that Jake Locker will be the starter in Tennessee for opening night against the New England Patriots.  Is anyone really surprised though?  Sure, Matt Hasselbeck has been in the League since 1999, but Jake Locker was a first-round draft pick.  When a quarterback is selected in the first-round, they are expected to start within two years of being drafted.  It’s the way it is.  Hasselbeck can still play, but he is far past his prime at the ripe age of 36.  Plus, Locker is 24-years-old and oozing with talent. Continue reading