By: Isha “Ice” Cole
The 2010 NFL season is in full swing as we hit week three of more gridiron battles. So far there have been a lot of great match ups, giving us just a preview of what is to come leading up to the 2011 Super Bowl in Arlington, Texas. In the past two weeks, there have been tons of crazy things involving the teams, players and coaches that could potentially affect the outcome of this season.
From quarterback controversies and DWI charges, to hurling helmets and improper contact, this is UrbLife.com‘s Top 7 NFL Disappointments on and off the field going into Week 3!
1. New York Jets star wide receiver Braylon Edwards was arrested on a DWI charge early Tuesday morning (Sept. 21). Edwards will not start Sunday night’s game versus the Miami Dolphins, but he will make an appearance in the game at some point.
2. Coach Andy Reid is in indecisive mode with regard to his quarterbacks, but as of right now Michael Vick is starting for the Philadelphia Eagles. After Vick led the Eagles to win over the Detroit Lions (http://www.detroitlions.com/index.html ), Reid was still adamant that Kevin Kolb would remain the Eagles starting quarterback once he returned from his concussion. Guess he had a change of heart!
3. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are dealing with their own drama. Their safety Tanard Jackson has been suspended indefinitely (one year minimum, without pay) for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. Tanard assisted Tampa Bay to a 2-0 start with 13 tackles in the first two games this season.
4. During the Sunday night “Manning Bowl” match between the New York Giants and the Indianapolis Colts, Giants running back Brandon Jacobs threw his helmet 10 rows deep into the stands. Jacobs, who lost his starting position to Ahmad Bradshaw, was fined $10,000 by the NFL for the rash act.
Check out the tugging battle with the fan who didn’t want to give the helmet back… wow!
5. Reggie Bush is expected to miss six weeks with the New Orleans Saints due to a broken bone in his right leg. Bush suffered the injury after Monday night’s thrilling game versus the San Francisco 49ers, which the Saints won in overtime by a field goal (25-22).
6. The NFL has fined Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh $15,000 for making improper contact with an official during Sunday’s loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Harbaugh was trying to demonstrate what he saw during a play that caused the Ravens a harsh penalty.
7. Many people had high hopes for the Dallas Cowboys in this new season, but they are off to a 0-2 start after their loss last Sunday. Veteran cornerback Terence Newman organized a players-only meeting on Monday to address their horrible start.
Pick up your chin Dallas fans, hopefully this streak won’t last much longer!
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