Interesting point: If Peyton Manning were to enter free agency as an unrestricted free agent, the amount of attention that LeBron James received would pale in comparison.
+ Geoff Hobson summarizes Chad's premiere of "The Ultimate Catch" which debuted on Sunday night. I did anything but watch it. Anyone else?
Chad Ochocinco during the Ultimate Catch: “Man, I haven’t seen this many girls on a football field since the last time we played the Steelers.” [ESPN AFC North Blog]
+ Andrew Whitworth talks about making the playoffs last year, the season that was and expectations for 2010.
+ ESPN's John Clayton believes that the landscape of backup quarterbacks in the league "has reached an abysmal level."
Thanks to the development of young quarterback studs such as Flacco, Matt Ryan, Ben Roethlisberger, Eli Manning, Philip Rivers and others, the starting quarterback position is as deep for quality as it's ever been in the NFL.
On the flipside, the backup landscape is a desert. More good teams have unknown, unproven quarterbacks behind the starter than ever before. An injury to a starting quarterback could take a 13-win team to six or seven wins in an instant.
+ Speaking of Hobson, he takes a look back at the ten years in Paul Brown stadium. Some of those moments include the Bengals unlikely win over the 9-0 Kansas City Chiefs in 2003, Corey Dillon's 278 yards rushing against the Denver Broncos, the 51-48 win over the Cleveland Browns among others. What's your favorite PBS moment in the past ten years?
+ The Cincinnati Enquirer's John Kiesewetter even set up a live blogging session for Chad's new show. Josh Katzowitz has a quick run down.
+ Raiders' wide receiver Louis Murphy thinks that Oakland will make the playoffs this year. Alex Marvez agrees, saying that "an NFL-record streak of seven consecutive seasons with 11-plus losses should end" with acquisitions (via trade, free agency and the draft) of guys like quarterback Jason Campbell, linebackers Rolando McClain, Kamerion Wimbley, Quentin Groves and defensive tackles LaMarr Houston and John Henderson.
+ NFL.com's Gil Brandt lists the top senior defensive lineman that will be next year's crop of rookies in the NFL.
+ The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette wonders if head coach Mike Tomlin has credibility issues with Steelers fans.