Has the Pro Bowl turned into amateur hour? | National Football Post
Is everyone getting geared up to watch the Pro Bowl next Sunday in Miami? I didn’t think so. And after yesterday, when Vince Young was named to the AFC roster, I had enough with the Pro Bowl for the 2009 season
Rich Hofmann: Rex Ryan is slightly tamer version of dad Buddy | Philadelphia Daily News | 01/21/2010
Rex seems to have inherited the best parts of his father's personality - the openness, the honesty, and the ability to use that to mold a team. He laughs about being superstitious and won't change a grease-stained hoodie or get a haircut. Earlier this season, when he said, "I never came here to kiss Bill Belichick's rings, I came here to win," it was classic Buddy. When he cried in front of his team at one point, I couldn't help but remember when Buddy cried after losing a game at Soldier Field against his old Bears players.
Vick tells of 'double life' in TV series | Philadelphia Inquirer | 01/22/2010
The Michael Vick Project will debut Feb. 2 on BET, and the Associated Press reported yesterday that in the first episode Vick talks openly about a "double life" of running his inhumane dogfighting operation at the same time he was playing quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons.
Mora remains a big Vick backer | ProFootballTalk.com
Jim Mora Jr. hasn't worked with Michael Vick since 2006, but he's still propping up Vick like he's Mora's QB1. Speaking on WGR 550 in Buffalo Thursday, Mora defended Vick on a variety of levels. "I've always said this about Mike," Mora said. "Our kids are our greatest treasure. I'd allow Vick to babysit my kids."
After the jump, there's some stories on local guys on teams' still alive in the postseason.
Colts' Raheem Brock, of Dobbins Tech and Temple | Philadelphia Daily News | 01/22/2010
Raheem Brock grew up in Germantown, rooting for the Eagles of Reggie White, Clyde Simmons and Randall Cunningham.
Vikings' McKinnie, from Woodbury High | Philadelphia Daily News | 01/22/2010
Bryant McKinnie took a longer route than most players to an NFL career with the Minnesota Vikings. After his high school career at Woodbury in South Jersey, McKinnie played 2 years at Lackawanna Junior College in Scranton. While at Lackawanna, he bulked up by 70 pounds and attracted attention from major colleges.
Saints' Jahri Evans, from Frankford High | Philadelphia Daily News | 01/22/2010
Though a thousand miles and 9 years removed from a bittersweet prep football career, New Orleans Saints right guard Jahri Evans still fondly remembers his daily commute from Nicetown to Frankford High School.