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Tweet Braylon Edwards to the Big AppleJohn KellyFootball Reporters OnlineSenior WriterMidwest/Northeast Correspondent Braylon Edwards was one apple that fell way off the tree in Cleveland. Early Wednesday morning he changed addresses for a city whose fruit happens to be bigger than his attitude. The New York Jets agreed to acquire Braylon Edwards from the Cleveland Browns to bolstering an anemic passing attack.New York dealt special-teams player Jason Trusnik, wide receiver Chansi Stuckey and undisclosed draft picks to Cleveland...

Tweet Seven & Out – Week IVBy Michael –Louis Ingram, Scouting Director/Associate Editor-Football Reporters Online PHILADELPHIA (FRO) Each week, the National Football League puts out seven statistical samplings to savor from the week’s games – and here we decide whether it’s worth chewing or choking… New Orleans safety DARREN SHARPER registered his 10th career interception- return touchdown (99 yards) in the Saints’ 24-10 win over the New York Jets.  Sharper joins Pro Football Hall of Famer ROD WOODSON (12)...

Tweet  The N – Files, Volume I: The Untruth is Out ThereBy Michael – Louis Ingram, Director of Scouting/ Associate Editor-Football Reporters Online  PHILADELPHIA (FRO/BASN) Two fingers of Bacardi Gold splash inside the glass and acquaint with the residing three ice cubes; a day’s work supposedly done. Then a casual glance at the television screen makes you boot up the computer and start scribbling all over again.You see the graphic footnote on ESPN that Oakland Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell threw six of nine complete...

Tweet                                          AFC South Week 4 By Rafael GarciaSr. Contributing Writer Football Reporters OnlineSoutheast Region  Jacksonville 37 Tennessee 17As the season continues one wonders how long will it be before Kerry Collins gets benched in favor of Vince Young? The fans and media alike will start the arguments across the football land. The Titans however are in a bind much deeper as they stick by the quarterback that led them to the best record in the league...

Tweet Brees-ing Past Marino’s Mark? week 4 FRO’s 2009 Drew Brees Watch By Jon Wagner Sr. Writer at Large Football Reporters Online One year after passing for the second most yards (5,069) in an NFL season, only 15 yards behind Hall Of Fame quarterback Dan Marino’s single-season record of 5,084 yards in 1984, New Orleans Saints’ quarterback Drew Brees is again poised to take aim at Marino’s record. FRO follows Brees’ prusuit of Marino each week, throughout the season: Brees’ 2009 Avg. Yards...

Tweet Quick Start Propels Giants To Another Easy Road WinBy Jon WagnerSr, Writer at large Football Reporters Online It’s been a successful formula so far for the 2009 New York Giants: Four times New York has scored on its first possession, and four times the Giants have won. Another (Big Blue)print that’s worked: Points off turnovers, a category in which the Giants rank at the top of the National Football League, with 45 points scored off of opponents’ miscues. The saying goes (albeit in poor English), “If it ain’t...

Tweet Friday Night Dr. Bill Chachkes was a guest Of J.R. Rickert and Ray Brownell on “Inside Pro Football” on Fox Sports Radio 980 in Albany NY, for their “Celebrity Fantasy Football” Segment. You can listen here: ...

Tweet Giants Need a Cure for the Blahs over The Chiefs –By Dr. Bill Chachkes for Football Reporters Online(Photo: Giants Running Back Brandon Jacobs and Dr. Bill Chachkes at the EA Sports Draft event on April 24th 2009-By A.F. Chachkes) New York finally got off the launching pad last week with a few “Green Zone” scores against the horrible Tampa Bay defense. The Issue still exists with leaving scoring on the field however, as it should have been 34-0 instead of 24-0 Giants. So where does NY go from here? Hopefully with...

Tweet FOR GANG GREEN,IT WONT BE EASY DOWN IN THE BIG EASYby TJ Rosenthal-contributing writer-Football Reporters Online It won’t be easy in the Big Easy when The 3-0 J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS  head to New Orleans take on the NFL’s top offense, the Drew Brees led Saints on Sunday. Already possessing a passing game that includes standout WR Marques Colston, an array of complementary receivers, a healthy TE Jeremy Shockey and big play threat Reggie Bush, the Saints NOW HAVE starting RB Pierre Thomas back as well. For the...

Tweet FRO’s Fantasy Sleeper – WEEK 4 By William Queen-contributing writer-Football Reporters Online This week, Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler serves as my fantasy sleeper. His first year with the Bears, Cutler has put up solid production so far, throwing for more than 750 yards and 6 touchdowns in his first 3 games alone. Yardage is always a given when your talking about Cutler, but a solid TD-Int. ratio is usually a concern. However, he shouldn’t have to worry about that when he lines up against the Lions this...

Tweet Brees-ing Past Marino’s Mark? FRO’s 2009 Drew Brees Watch-By Jon Wagner Sr. Writer at large Football Reporters Online One year after passing for the second most yards (5,069) in an NFL season, only 15 yards behind Hall Of Fame quarterback Dan Marino’s single-season record of 5,084 yards in 1984, New Orleans Saints’ quarterback Drew Brees is again poised to take aim at Marino’s record. FRO follows Brees’ prusuit of Marino each week, throughout the season: Brees’ 2009 Avg. Yards Per...

Tweet FRO’s FAVORITE FIVETop Five NFL Moments – Week 3by Jon Wagner, Sr. Writer-At Large, Football Reporters Online #5: THOMAS MAKES THE MOST OF HIS TIME That New Orleans Saints’ running back Pierre Thomas had a career high 126 yards? Good. That he ran for that much on just 14 carries for a 9.0 yards per carry average? Even better. That he put up those numbers without touching the ball on offense for the game’s first 32 minutes? Outstanding. All of Thomas’ carries came over the final 28 minutes in the Saints’...

Tweet FRO’s Performance Rankings2009 NFL SeasonBy Jon Wagner, Sr. Writer At-Large Football Reporters Online While there are many power rankings out there based as much on hype, expectations, and too often, unrealized and inaccurate projections, at Football Reporters Online, we prefer to rank NFL teams on what’s actually happened, taking into account only how teams have performed on the field and who they’ve played. At FRO, you won’t find yet another power ranking that doesn’t tell you much. Instead, here are...

Tweet NFL Changing Of The Guard In 2009? By John Wagner Sr. writer at large Football Reporters Online Just three weeks into the 2009 National Football League season, it’s much too soon to draw season-ending conclusions. For proof of that, look no further than just two seasons ago when the 2007 New York Giants were shredded defensively to the tune of allowing 80 points while starting 0-2, before finishing 10-6 and riding a complete defensive turnaround to shut down the NFL’s highest scoring regular offense ever, in a Super...

Tweet THE JET EXPRESS ROLLS 24-17: THE TITANS ARE THE LATEST VICTIM-By T.J. Rosenthal contributing writerFootball Reporters Online The Jet express is rolling. Sunday’s come from behind 24-17 win against the desperate Tennessee Titans in front of another frenzied home crowd passed two tests. First, the Jets  defied a trap game that had LETDOWN written all over it.. Second, they weathered their first real mistake laden storm that saw a 14-0 lead turn into a 17-14 deficit. Rookie QB Mark Sanchez responded to his own careless...

Tweet Giants Blank Bucs, Start 3-0 For Second Straight Year-By Jon WagnerSr. writer at large-Football Reporters Online In a game like this, little analysis is needed. The numbers speak for themselves: First Downs: 27-5, New York Giants; none in the first forty minutes for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Total Net Yards: 397-86, in favor of the Giants. To put those first two categories into perspective, the Giants, on the opening drive alone, of their game in Tampa Bay on Sunday, just about matched the Buccaneers’ offensive output...

Tweet                                                      AFC South Wrap Up Week 3 By Rafael GarciaSr. Contributing Writer-Football Reporters OnlineSoutheast Region New York Jets 24 Tennessee 17If they thought they could not find another way to lose the Titans were wrong. Once again it was special teams that killed their hopes of win number one this year. They are now 0-3 and history shows that teams that start 0-3 do not make the playoff too often. Rookie Ryan Mouton was...

Tweet                          NFC South Week 3 By Rafael GarciaSr. Contributing Writer-Football Reporters OnlineSoutheast Region  New England 26 Atlanta 10 It was one of those dreary days in Massachusetts and each team was looking for a 3-0 start. Things turned out the way of the Patriots as they held the ball for almost 40 minutes. Tom Brady was 25-42 for 277 yards and a touchdown and Fred Taylor scored once while rushing for 105 yards on 21 carries. Kicker Stephen Gostkowski chipped in with four...

Tweet  Seven & OutBy Michael – Louis Ingram Associate Editor/Director of scouting services-Football Reporters OnlineFRO/BASN PHILADELPHIA (BASN): Each week the National Football League puts their significant moments on display. “Seven from Sunday” may focus on highlights, but there are some other considerations that may put a damper on the big picture… Here, according to the NFL’s league office, are the highlights from Week 3 – along with our responses:   • New York Jets rookie quarterback MARK SANCHEZ...

Tweet “Green” Zone troubles continue to haunt Big Blue-By Dr. Bill Chachkes Football Reporters Online(Photo: Coach Tom Coughlin must continue to search for answers for the Giants lack of scoring Touchdowns inside the 20-By A.F. Chachkes for F.R.O. It’s been an Issue since the last year or two of the Jim Fassel era. Every other team knows about It. The Giants have issues scoring 6 points from inside the 20yard line. Why? They have so many players that can produce offensively that It’s sickening. They should be averaging...