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The 2012 NFL season, the 93rd regular season of the National Football League, is set to begin Wednesday, September 5, 2012, and will end with Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday, February 3, 2013, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.
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•Many games are offered through the NFL Network channel. You can order this from your cable or satellite provider. This channel carries all the preseason games, weekly season games and hosts the popular show, NFL Total Access. It also includes “NFL Replay,” which offers the five best games of the week.
•For a free but legitimate viewing option, check out Hulu‘s NFL page online. You can watch past games, highlights and interviews. Just look under your favorite team’s name or in the Game of the Week section.
It's the nightmare scenario — Sanchez stinks, the team panics, they put in Tebow, Tebow stinks, and the franchise slides back into rebuilding mode.
And that's why Sunday's Week 1 game against the Buffalo Bills is so vital.
The distance between stability and chaos for the Jets is unbelievably short. In order to avoid a meltdown, they need to establish a beachhead on the 2012 season.
If they can squeak past Buffalo, everyone calms down, and they buy themselves a couple of weeks without the Tebow situation bubbling to the surface.
But if they lose, things can spiral out of control quickly. After Buffalo, the Jets play away at Pittsburgh, away at Miami, home to San Francisco, and home to Houston.
The announcement was surprising because it came so late, but I believe it was the right decision. Essentially the league and commissioner Roger Goodell have no clear evidence to support the suspensions. Furthermore, recently released audio of former Saints defensive coordinator Greg Williams shows that the players were being coached to hit hard and exploit injuries. Coaches and team officials were warned, but there is no proof that these warnings were ever passed on to the players. In fact, it seems like the opposite occurred.
In my opinion, to say the Saints' players were doing exactly what is done throughout the league is probably true. To say they were paying each other to intentionally injure opposing players is likely not true. But the bottom line is that without proof or evidence, the players can't be punished. These suspensions were being used to set an example and to scare other NFL players. However, they were also damaging the character and the names of the those who were singled out.
The ruling does not affect New Orleans coach Sean Payton, suspended for the season, interim coach Joe Vitt (six games) or general manager Mickey Loomis (eight games).
While the panel did not address the merits of the NFL's bounty investigation, it found that Goodell overstepped his authority in hearing the players' appeals of their punishments for participating in the Saints bounty program, which paid cash bonuses for hits that injured opponents.
The panel's decision states that Special Master Stephen Burbank, not Goodell, should discipline players for receiving money from a pool that paid for big plays. Goodell's role, the panel said, should be limited to whether he can prove the players intended to injure opponents, which would fall in the category of conduct detrimental to the game. Players and coaches implicated in the bounty pool have testified under oath in a related federal court case they never intended to injure opposing players.
Ray Lewis is definitely leaner, but time will tell if his game got meaner. Entering his 17th NFL season, Lewis decided on his own that it was time to shed some weight and gain some speed at inside linebacker. He has said he's "much lighter'' than his listed 240 pounds, after playing near 260 last season, and I believe it judging from the eyeball test. Lewis looks to be in the 230 range, and at the camp practice I attended, when he and 225-pound Ravens safety Bernard Pollard were standing side by side, it was difficult to tell who weighed more.
Lewis has gotten heavily involved in biking for exercise the past couple years, and he is said to do a minimum of 20 miles a day on his offseason rides (in full Tour de France-style biking gear I'm told). He wants to make sure he can run with and cover those ultra-productive tight ends that New England sends at him in waves, but as an inside linebacker, he also still has to stand up against the run at some point during the game. Is he too light, or just right? The regular season will provide the answer.