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New York Jets' projected roster

2014-08-29 14:20:07Cache

Examining the New York Jets' roster: QUARTERBACKS (3) Geno Smith Michael Vick Matt Simms Smith and Vick are locked in at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively. Simms didn't play particularly well in the preseason finale, but he made enough progress over the summer to win a spot. His position coach, David Lee, thinks the world of Simms. The Jets could try to get cute, attemping to slip him through ...

Oakland Raiders' projected roster

2014-08-29 14:17:20Cache

Examining the Oakland Raiders' roster: QUARTERBACKS (3) Matt Schaub Derek Carr Matt McGloin We might not know the exact order of this group, but these are your three quarterbacks. RUNNING BACKS (3) Darren McFadden Maurice Jones-Drew Latavius Murray The Raiders are strong here. Murray has potential to play this year. FULLBACKS (2) Marcel Reece Jamize Olawale Reece and his understudy complete a ...

Loaded backfields make it B1G's Year of RB

2014-08-28 14:15:12Cache

Focus only on the position of choice and the conference looks the same as it ever did. While quarterbacks across the nation are putting up crazy numbers like pinball machines and spread offenses are letting wide receivers run wild and rack up yardage, that tradition-loving, old-school Big Ten appears downright antiquated with its continued emphasis on running backs carrying the load. But look ...

Bills' hopes hinge on familiar question: QB

2014-08-27 01:05:31Cache

Ralph Wilson often lamented the one obstacle standing in the way of the Bills' success during their current 14-season playoff drought was a failure to identify a franchise quarterback. From Alex Van Pelt to Drew Bledsoe and now EJ Manuel, none of the eight quarterbacks who started at least eight games for Buffalo since 2000 has held the job beyond three seasons. ''With EJ, obviously we're ...

Florida State's Fisher emerging as a top QB coach

firstcoastnews.com2014-08-26 23:45:15Cache

Associated Press, news source 6:50 p.m. EDT August 26, 2014TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida State's Jimbo Fisher may be the pre-eminent quarterback coach in college football.He has had eight quarterbacks drafted to the NFL since 2001, works with reigning Heisman winner Jamies Winston and two of his former Seminole disciples are expected to start for other major college programs this year.The base of Fisher's teachings can be summed up in one word: Why.

Early QB decision could pay off for Kansas

2014-08-26 18:49:20Cache

While some college coaches are playing possum about their starting quarterbacks with the season just around the corner, Kansas coach Charlie Weis took a different approach. Weis named sophomore Montell Cozart the Jayhawks' starting quarterback in mid-April, leaving opponents no doubt who would be the man under center this fall. But Weis' early choice also left no doubt in the minds of Cozart's ...

Pac-12 ready to run with elite

2014-08-25 16:39:12Cache

The Pac-12, buoyed by the nation's best collection of quarterbacks, a rising tide of cash from the Pac-12 Networks and on-the-mark coaching hires, is trying to stick its fingers in the eyes of the college football playground bully, the SEC.

Pac-12 ready to run with elite

2014-08-25 16:09:07Cache

The Pac-12, buoyed by the nation's best collection of quarterbacks, a rising tide of cash from the Pac-12 Networks and on-the-mark coaching hires, is trying to stick its fingers in the eyes of the college football playground bully, the SEC.

Atlanta Falcons' projected roster

2014-08-25 12:06:02Cache

Examining the Atlanta Falcons' roster: QUARTERBACKS (2) Matt Ryan Sean Renfree Renfree hasn't looked too bad this preseason and has a good grasp of the offense. T.J. Yates? Well, he's looked terrible, so Renfree should have the backup job secured. RUNNING BACKS (5) Steven Jackson Devonta Freeman Jacquizz Rodgers Antone Smith Patrick DiMarco (fullback) Rodgers is making a strong push to get his ...

Fantasy Fox: Updated QB-starter rankings for 2014 season

2014-08-24 19:39:16Cache

Here are the updated fantasy rankings for the 32 presumed starting quarterbacks for Week 1. In essence, we're not optimistic that Ryan Fitzpatrick (Houston), Brian Hoyer (Cleveland) and Chad Henne (Jacksonville) will log double-digit starts this season -- severely diminishing their respective yearly values.