The NFL announced today that quarterback Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins and running back C.J. Spiller of the Buffalo Bills are the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week for games played on Sept. 5 to 10.
Griffin III and Spiller were selected from among six finalists in Air and Ground categories. The other FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week finalists were quarterbacks Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys and Matt Ryan of the Atlanta Falcons, and running backs Frank Gore of the San Francisco 49ers and Stevan Ridley of the New England Patriots.
Fans voted for more than their favorite players. The weekly FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week Awards are also a win for local communities. Along with the player awards, FedEx is making a $2,000 donation in each of the winning players' names to the local area offices of Junior Achievement in Washington D.C. and Buffalo. The funding is used to help U.S. small business development, by educating the next generation of entrepreneurs on how to start and grow their own businesses.
During the week leading up to Super Bowl XLVII, FedEx plans to announce the 2012 FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Year in New Orleans, as well as make a $25,000 donation in each winning player's name to Junior Achievement offices in the their city.
Looks like Bills planning on WRs Easley and Aiken, OL Asper DL Gilbert and CB Green for practice squad. More spots to be determined
I know what your best college memory is, but what’s your best pro memory?
Flutie: "The NFL memory that kinda stands out was my first start in Buffalo. Well, we played Jacksonville in Buffalo and it was my first start in nine years because I’d gone to Canada for eight years and Jacksonville was undefeated at the time. We had a last-second drive, on fourth down, I ran a naked bootleg into the endzone for a touchdown and the celebration at the end of the game and then on the field… wow. My wife brought Dougie down to the sidelines, and I’m holding my son after the game, and I saw a picture of that, just really cool. Just a fun memory."
I want to thank the Bills organization for the opportunity and wish the organization and my teammates good luck this season.
Tim Ryan/Pat Kirwin of SiriusXM NFL Radio are at Bills Camp today. Heres a few main points I caught.
They were talking up Carrington big time. Said on 1 on 1 drills he was basically unstoppable and looks much stronger and technically sound than the past 2 seasons.
Said Cordy Glenn looks like a beast and they both think hes the real deal.
Graham is fast as hell, and they said he was falshing good hands today, even came down with multiple "circus like" catches today that really impressed them.
Wanstedt was on with them and I caught the part where he is very impressed with Gilmores coverage and ball skills. But that AWill needs to stay consistant, the coaches know he has the talent, but he needs to put it all together now.
On if he thinks the team is quantum leaps ahead of where he thought they would be:
I think we are ahead. I do not know how much quantum is; I am from south Georgia. But we are ahead for sure.
Barnett: LB Kelvin Shepperd spent more time watching film with him than any rookie he can remember
Bronze: Carl Nicks, OG, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
There was a long list of candidates for this last spot on the podium. The offensive and defensive line coaches that I spoke with were very high on Ravens guard Marshal Yanda. Another name that kept popping up was a bit of a sleeper on the national scene: Bills center Eric Wood. However, Nicks was given the nod because of his freakish size, strength and ability to protect the passer. He is impossible to penetrate in the pass game because he has quick feet, a strong base and excellent balance. He has dominant moments in the run game, displaying the strength and power to knock defenders off the ball. If not for a few mental lapses, Nicks would have a legitimate case to claim the top spot on this list.