November 12th, 2011
Five questions with Vikings DE Brian Robison
PFW caught up with Vikings DE Brian Robison, who had a strong debut as the new starter opposite Jared Allen. Robison shared a sack with Allen and had a pressure that led to an Antoine Winfield interception in the loss to the Chargers in Week One. Robison talked about the disappointing loss o surprises in Saints, about his own play and the matchup against the Buccaneers at home on Sunday.
PFW: What was most frustrating defensively as a team about Sunday's loss?
BR: I think there are two things that really stand out. The missed tackles, the opportunities to get off the field on third downs and put our offense back on the field. We didn't take advantage of those opportunities. And then the penalties down the stretch. Those are penalties that you just can't have late in the game. Those were the two most frustrating things going back and watching that game.
PFW: Was your stamina where you wanted it to be by game's end?
BR: I felt like I could play some more. Things are just going to get better as we go throughout the year as we get more game reps. I was very happy with my stamina and conditioning coming off the first game. I just think it will get better as the year goes on.
PFW: That's what everyone asks you olphins trade for RB Bu, eh? Can he play 60 snaps and can he stop the run, right?
BR: Absolutely. Hopefully, someday I can prove (the doubters) wrong and I'll just keep getting better and maybe get more people on my bandwagon.
PFW: Are you even quicker off the ball this season than before? Seemed like you shot off the line several times on Sunday.
BR: Maybe. I think once you get a feel for the game, you can time up some snaps UGG Classic Tall Støvler 5815, and if you watch a lot of film, you can see how they snap the ball. We get a lot of that for home games ugg støvler i danmark, things like that. As far as away games, we know the crowd is going to be quiet when the offense is on the field, so you just have to try to time it up as far as the cadence or I will look at certain things on an offensive lineman that might give away the snap count. I just try to get that extra jump, and I am lucky I have some burst coming out of my first step. I have always had that. When I know it's a pass, I definitely can take advantage of that.
PFW: Seems like it is a different kind of challenge this week with Josh Freeman, versus going up against a guy in Philip Rivers who usually stays in the pocket. Do you have to slow down your rush a bit against Freeman, knowing he can beat you with his legs some too?
BR: It doesn't necessarily slow your rush down, but you definitely have to be a little more disciplined as far as up-and-under moves. You take good steps to the quarterback. Things like that ... trying not to let him get outside. Of course, there might be some times where we want to let him get outside. We might want him running. You don't necessarily have to slow down (the rush); you just have to be more disciplined as a D-line.
No surprises in Saints' cuts
The Saints announced their cuts on Saturday, and there were no major surprises on the list.
Released were: TE Tyler Lorenzen, WR Montez Billings, LB Dwight Roberson, DT Dexter Larimore, QB Sean Canfield olphins trade for RB Bu, WR Andy Tanner, CB Terrail Lambert, LS Kyle Nelson, LB Nate Bussey, C Cecil Newton, WR Jarred Fayson, TE Michael Higgins, TE Tory Humphrey, OT George Foster, OT Jordan Black, S Chris Reis ugg støvler udsalg, CB Trumaine McBride, CB Quincy Butler, LB Clint Ingram UGG Classic Short Støvler 5825 NFL agrees to play in U.K. through 2016_300, RB Chris Taylor and S Pierson Prioleau were all let go by the team.
The team also placed RB Patrick Cobbs, S Paul Oliver and WR Joseph Morgan on injured reserve.
RB Chris Ivory was put on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list.
DE Greg Romeus was placed on the reserve/non-football/injured (NFI) list.
Dolphins trade for RB Bush
Updated 1:05 p.m. ET Thursday, July 28
The Dolphins have acquired RB Reggie Bush from the Saints. Bush will sign a two-year deal with Miami.
FOX Sports' Jay Glazer first reported the trade early Thursday morning. ESPN's Adam Schefter confirmed that Bush agreed to a two-year contract to finish the deal. The contract is worth $9.75 million, paying him $5 million in 2011 ugg hjemmesko, Pro Football Talk reported.
According to ESPN, the Saints received S Jonathon Amaya as compensation for Bush. Amaya played in 10 games last season and made most of his contributions on special teams.
The Saints selected RB Mark Ingram in the first round of April's draft ugg støvler i danmark aints activate RB Ivory, and Bush was due to be paid $11.8 million in 2011. New Orleans also has RBs Pierre Thomas and Chris Ivory.
The Dolphins are not expected to re-sign Ronnie Brown or Ricky Williams. They were reportedly in talks with Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw.
Bush played in just eight games last season because of injury, finishing with 150 yards rushing and 208 yards receiving.
The way we see it
The Dolphins could still bring in a veteran back, as Bush is not a No. 1 running back. He will likely make most of his contributions with his skills as a receiver and a returner. Rookie Daniel Thomas appears to still be the No. 1 back, but a lot can happen. Adding Bush does improve the Dolphins' offense, their top priority this offseason.
Report: Saints RB Ingram uninjured in car accident
Saints RB Mark Ingram was uninjured in an automobile accident early Friday morning, according to multiple Alabama media outlets.
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Police said that no drugs or alcohol were involved, according to preliminary reports taken, multiple media outlets said.
Saints activate RB Ivory
The Saints get second-year RB Chris Ivory back on Sunday for the first time this season.
The team activated Ivory off the physically-unable-to-perform list UGG Classic Short Støvler 5825, as Ivory needed the time to rehab a broken left foot.
To make room, the Saints waived TE Tory Humphrey.
As an undrafted rookie last season UGG Classic Tall Støvler 5815, Ivory rushed for 716 yards and five touchdowns in 12 games and four starts. He had a 5.2-yard rushing average. Ivory's activation comes at a key time ugg støvler udsalg eport- Saints RB Ingram, as rookie RB Mark Ingram (heel) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Rams.