Brown hasn't played since he left a December 17 game against the New England Patriots in the second quarter because of a contusion in his lower left leg. He finished the season with an 84.7 quarterback rating. Acquired in a trade with the 49ers just before the start of the regular season, McDonald struggled with injuries throughout the year, but he could play a big part in the offense against the Jaguars, especially if the Jaguars' cornerbacks shut down the Steelers' receivers the way they shut down the Bills receivers in the wild-card game. Pretty awesome defense and they will make some plays. Although if you read between the lines. "Kind of however the game is rolling and whatever we think gives us the best chance to win and score points".
It's one of the main reasons why he waited until September 4 to sign the franchise tender that made him the highest-paid running back in the league, a decision that briefly alienated the fan base, but one his teammates understood completely. "Just be you, play your role and see what happens". They're in the playoffs.
Smith will turn 34 in May, so he's not a long-term answer, but he certainly would make the Jaguars one of the favorites in the AFC with their defense continuing to play at a high level for at least another season or two. A lot of outside factors that could have been divisive in some way for our group, but I take my hat off to the guys.
When asked about the report during his news conference on Friday, Zimmer said: "I don't know how the Boston Globe would know because I haven't made any decisions yet". We had a great game that day. And that's what's happening now, it's sticking with them.
The player who openly pondered retirement last spring, the one who quarterbacks coach Randy Fichtner said in November will occasionally uncork a flutter ball while looking very much his age, heads to his 21st career playoff game at the height of his powers.
Tomlin talked about the Patriots to NBC's Tony Dungy during a sit-down interview that aired on November 26. The main take away was that this was a minor distraction at most that will not affect the Patriots play on the field.
"I'm going to embrace the elephant in the room. But the game is going to come down to who does what in the 60 minutes you're playing that game". That's going to be a big game. "We realise that health is a blessing in this game, but when we lack it we're not going to allow it to be an excuse". The Steelers, however, will be without a key member of their own defense in linebacker Ryan Shazier, who sustained a scary spinal injury in early December. The interview was conducted several weeks ago.
Mitchell is not the only player whose focus is misallocated. We can play them in hell, we can play them in Haiti, we can play them in New England. But Curry said even if the Jags win, they'll serve the homeless.
Not just because it means a berth in the AFC Championship Game. "Sometimes those questions are what they are". Yoi, I'm more anxious about this coming Sunday at the moment.
Former Steelers tailback DeAngelo Williams saw the solution, too; he told Steve Gorman of Fox Sports Radio that if "Haley doesn't run the damn ball like he should have the first time, they should fire his ass".
SPECIAL EDITION: The Jaguars are 3-for-3 on fake punts (two runs by running back Corey Grant and a 29-yard pass from punter Brad Nortman to tight end James O'Shaughnessy).