Welcome to Down Under Digest, NFL Down Under’s new weekly news recap article. Every Sunday we’ll bring your attention to some of the biggest events of the past week in helpful, easily digestible bite-sized chunks. Enjoy!
This Week In The NFLBrees Thinks He's Not The Only One Over BountyGate Drew Brees told David Letterman that he thinks fans are sick of hearing about the bounty case. Frankly, I think he's right. The NFL media has a bad habit of stories getting dragged out (see Favre. B) and unfortunately thanks to the legal process, this saga will be around for a while longer. Cowboys V Eagles Starts Early The Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys reminded us all they don't like each other with a little preseason twitter jousting. The 'Boys fired the first shot, tweeting on Michael Vick's birthday a picture of DeMarcus Ware dragging the Eagles QB to the ground. The Eagles came back shortly afterwards, reminding that they got the better of the Cowboys in both meetings last season. I think I have to score the first round to the Eagles. Schwartz Gets Extended Jim Schwartz, the head coach of the best Lions team since Barry Sanders was straight up embarrassing defences, has been given an extension according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. It's a great move for the Lions to ensure that they keep continuity among this young and talented playing group. If only they can dial the arrests back a bit. Former Jets Rival Wants Turmoil Hall of Fame QB Jim Kelly has been very open in his desire to see a QB controversy in the locker room of one of his old division rivals, the New York Jets. Kelly who famously (or infamously) led the Buffalo Bills to four Super Bowl appearances in a row with no wins, told the NFL Network he hopes that Tim Tebow undermines Mark Sanchez by playing well in training camp and it causes a divide in the locker room of his old foe. Goodell Outlines The Criteria Needed For L.A. Team Roger Goodell sent out a 5 point memo to all the team owners this week, detailing what needs to happen for a team to relocate to the fabled L.A. market. In the memo, the Commish points out that even if all the other criteria has been met, the fate of any proposed move is in the hands of all the other team owners.
YouTube Clip Of The Week Neat little clip explaining why L.A. is definitely the next target for a NFL team, not London (sorry to our English cousins). http://youtu.be/_fHyGDPF43Q
Denver Broncos Pledge Wildfire Relief Funds Being Australians, we all know the devastation that bushfires can cause in a very short period of time. So it comes as great news that the Denver Broncos have pledged $50,000 in relief funds to the victims of the fires that have ravaged the Colorado Springs area of Colorado. The damage hit close to home for the Broncos as well, with DE Ben Garland taking in his grandparents, who have lost their home in the fires. 'Skins TE Involved In....'Interesting' Lawsuit Washington Redskins TE Fred Davis has became the latest NFL player embroiled in a lawsuit this offseason. Davis, who is already on thin ice after failing the league's substance abuse policy last year, has been accused of throwing juice over and busting the lip a woman who is allegedly a pimp. She claims to be a 'celebrity broker,' but Davis' bodyguard insist she is a pimp who carries around a 'pimp cup.' This is definitely a story worth following. Blackmon Learns Life Lessons From T.O. When you hear about Terrell Owens doling out advice to young players, you would be forgiven for immediately thinking another locker room divide is about to happen. But in this case, Owens may be one of the best role models to learn from. T.O. spoke at the rookie symposium (along with Michael Vick and Pacman Jones about the potential dangers NFL players can face. Jacksonville rookie Justin Blackmon said he learnt a lot about avoiding future troubles from the troubled former receiver. McNabb Still Confident He Will Play This Season Despite being unceremoniously dumped from his last two teams, Donovan McNabb says he has an 80 to 90 percent chance of making an NFL roster this season. The man who once said he would vote for himself to enter the Hall of Fame, said he would like to go to a team with "solid running game, weapons on the outside, a defense that's been playing well and playing well together, and that's ready to win right now." Way to keep your options open Donovan. Is Tony Romo Brett Favre 2.0? As a Cowboys fan I initially wasn't sure whether to put this in the good news or bad news basket. In an interview with Deion Sanders, Brett Favre said that Tony Romo was the QB most like him in today's league. Personally I hope he's talking about plays like this one and not like this one.
Tweet Of The Week https://twitter.com/youraidiot/status/217389047297998848