By Rock Mayock 10:00PM There is shocking news coming out of Houston that can be interpreted as distressing or euphoric depending upon your point of view. The distressing news for all of you fantasy football geeks is that Texans starting quarterback Matt Schaub has been declared out for the remainder of the season due to a Lisfranc injury to an undisclosed foot (it could be either the left or the right). The euphoric news for those of us with man crushes is that the table has been set for Heisman Matt Leinart to assume the starter role as the Texans take on the Jacksonville Jaguars on November 27.
By Ari Ivy, Intern at 12:30 pm with a foreword by Jaboner Jackson | First, a moment of silence for Al Davis. Mr. Davis would want the game to continue, though, so here is our Raiders-Texans preview for Week 5 by our intern, Ari Ivy, who recently joined the FOOTBALLPHDS Team.—Jaboner Jackson
By Jaboner Jackson 8 am | I have investigated Peyton Manning’s neck injury three times with our team medical expert, Hassan A. Riaz, MD, MBA, over the past two months, the last time being three days ago when Dr. Riaz expressed doubt that Manning would return to play for the 2011 NFL season. Even two months ago, he was concerned. I caught up with Dr. Riaz one final time this morning over the phone to review Manning’s neck surgery from yesterday. Like always, Dr. Riaz is not treating the player being discussed and is relying upon publically available information to form his opinions.
By Jaboner Jackson 8 am | I’ve reviewed Peyton Manning’s neck injury and surgery with our team medical expert, Hassan A. Riaz, MD, MBA, twice already over the past two months. Dr. Riaz was pessimistic in both of our discussions. The Colts confirmed this weekend that Manning has been soliciting additional medical opinions regarding his neck injury and that he will not play in Week 1. Reports out of Indy have suggested that Manning will miss the first few weeks at least, which is consistent with what Dr. Riaz said a couple of weeks ago. I caught up with Dr. Riaz over the phone to hash out the latest developments. As always, Dr. Riaz is not treating the player being discussed and is relying upon publically available information to form his opinions.
By Jaboner Jackson at 2 pm | We caught up with our resident medical expert, Hassan A. Riaz, MD, MBA, to review Peyton Manning's neck injury and recent surgeries. As always, Dr. Riaz is not treating Peyton Manning and his analysis is based on publicly available information.
By Jaboner Jackson 1030 am | The Houston Texans are constantly bridesmaids to the Indianapolis Colts and 2011 will be no different. The Texans have a strong offensive unit and decent coaching but they are still only the second best looking gal at the wedding. Until proven otherwise, the Colts remain the class of the AFC South.
By Jaboner Jackson 8 am | We continue our trek through the 2011 AFC South with a look at the Jacksonville Jaguars, who will finish third in the division, ahead of the Tennessee Titans. The Jaguars are poised to lose significant players to free agency while continuing to field a subpar offensive team. The Jaguars will take a step back from their 8-8 season in 2011 as they continue to try to build for the future.
By Jaboner Jackson 8 am | With the lockout poised to end on Wednesday, it’s time for the FOOTBALLPHDS to break down the 2011 AFC South division. We are still in full lockout mode. The Tennessee Titans have a new coaching staff, new quarterback, and brand new headaches. They will slip in 2011 and bring up the bottom of the AFC South.