The Lineman’s NFL picks — Week 8

October 29, 2010

NFL/Another tough week for the Lineman, who is feeling a bit like Tony Romo and Brett Favre — beat up. But as bad as Week Seven was, it was still a move in the right direction so we look forward to an even better Week Eight.

Replays don’t always give the answer

October 27, 2010

NFL/Sunday’s controversial video review decision in the Steelers-Dolphins game should be a reminder to those who support replays that cameras can’t see everything.

The Lineman’s NFL picks — Week 7

October 22, 2010

NFL/You talk about your pick hits last Sunday; the Lineman took a big one going 1-5. Even more painful three of those losses came by .5 of a point – including Pick of the Week. Ouch.

Violence and helmets

October 19, 2010

NFL/After a rash of brutal hits at the weekend,  including a couple of very nasty helmet-to-helmet clashes, there is plenty of talk about how to eliminate the use of the helmet as a weapon in the game.

The Lineman’s NFL picks — week 6

October 15, 2010

NFL/Ouch, that was about the toughest week the Lineman has had to endure ever in the Pick Six. First Green Bay clangs a last second game winning field goal off the post and loses to the Skins then to cap off a painful Week Five, Brett Favre tossed a last second interception that the Jets return for a touchdown and the Vikings fail to cover – UGHHHHHHH.

A passing league? No, thanks

October 13, 2010

NFL-CHARGERS/I keep hearing the same phrase over and over again when it comes to the NFL. From pundits both paid and voluntary, the same mantra is repeated: “The NFL is a passing league”. In other words, the key to success in the league is having an elite quarterback and a top quality receiver corps, who can rack up the yardage. “Establishing the run” still gets trotted out on a Sunday morning as a key tactic but week after week, the numbers show record-breaking pass yardage.

The Lineman’s NFL picks — Week 5

October 8, 2010

NFL/The Lineman is back baby, 5-1 in Week Four and if not for the Bengals’ surrender in the Battle of Ohio we would have pulled a Kansas City Chiefs – PERFECT. While the Chiefs’ perfect season ends this week in Indy the Lineman gets his shot at perfection in what is a head-scratching Week Five.

Early NFL results make fools out of pundits

October 6, 2010

NFL/If there is one thing that can be said with any certainty after the first quarter of the NFL regular season, it is that nothing is certain in this league, this season.

The Lineman’s NFL picks — week 4

October 1, 2010

NFL/OK, I know what you are thinking; after a 2-4 Week Three that a certain German octopus could do a better job of picking winners. True it was a tough week, even Mrs. Lineman got 3-3. But we are nothing if we are not resilient so here we go again with bold predictions for Week Four.

Time to end the NFL’s blackouts?

September 29, 2010

A bar in Tampa, Florida is facing possible action from the NFL after reports that it broke the league imposed television ‘blackout’ for Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers by broadcasting an internet feed of the match on screens.