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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 must protect the new franchise quarterback from oncoming pass rushers and confounding blitzes, keeping Andrew Luck upright long enough to stay healthy.
While some contend it's an impossible mission for a unit with so many new faces, the Colts insist it can be done without self-destructing.
''We've got to earn respect. We know that,'' new center Samson Satele said. ''We all know that nobody is going to say we are a dominant offensive line until they see it.''
Or at least until they see all these new guys working in unison for the first time.
In the seven months since fans last saw the Colts walk off the field in Jacksonville after securing the top pick in the draft, everything has changed.
Longtime Pro Bowl center Jeff Saturday left for Green Bay in free agency. Longtime right tackle Ryan Diem retired after struggling at guard last season. Last year's starting right tackle, Jeff Linkenbach, has moved inside and is now battling with the incumbent, Joe Reitz, to start at left guard.
If it’s a dramatic step backward, the Jets will feel pressure to do what the Broncos did last season: turn to Tebow and pray that his unique style can grind them to victory. The Broncos did this because, in all likelihood, they knew that their wide receivers weren’t good enough to regularly get open in a timing-based system anyway. So, might as well just go to the ground. The Jets won’t have problems that extreme at receiver, though aside from Santonio Holmes, this is an underwhelming group.
If the season began today, the constantly injured ex-Raider Chaz Schilens would start opposite Holmes. Schilens is basically what Plaxico Burress was. If the second-round rookie Stephen Hill can adapt to the pro game as quickly as expected, he’ll start. Hill is a 6-foot-4 athletic dynamo, but he played in Georgia Tech’s triple option system, so his only known skills right now are downfield blocking and fly patterns. Even if Hill is as raw as sushi, he’ll probably see regular action given that the veteran Patrick Turner can hardly run. Like Hill, though, Turner is a good blocker, which will serve this offense well if it has to go to the Tebow-cat.
It’s important that Holmes bounce back from a disastrous 2011 season. Not only is he the lone wideout worth double-teaming, but aside from the developing but small second-year slot man Jeremy Kerley, he’s the only wideout with true change-of-direction quickness. Holmes’s attitude was bad enough last year, but even worse was his sudden inability to consistently beat man coverage. At his best, he’s the most effective route runner in the N.F.L.; there’s no reason he should continue to struggle.
Part of the 4-3 emphasis is to instill more of a pass-rushing mind-set in the second-year defensive tackle and end Muhammad Wilkerson. The Jets believe that the thundering, long-armed first-rounder has the potential to be a star. They’re right. If he aligns close to Pouha (or the 2011 third-round pick Kenrick Ellis, a 330-pound force being groomed on the second string), he’ll have a chance to face one-on-one blocking and be a hunter. In this sense, Wilkerson can learn from Mike DeVito, an undrafted sixth-year pro who — mostly under the radar — plays as well laterally as just about any defensive lineman in the game.
The defensive linemen aim to penetrate the trenches so the Jets linebackers can play with an extremely assertive downhill mind-set. Bart Scott used to be among the best in the league, though at 31, he’s starting to slow down. He could lose snaps, particularly on passing downs, to the third-round rookie Demario Davis, whom Ryan loves. The thumping sixth-year pro David Harris has emerged as the true leader of New York’s front seven.