Alabama Football: Tide Players In The NFL


Nov 25, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) is grabbed by Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus (99) during the game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports

Von Miller, Aldon Smith, Marcel Dareus discussed pulling a Miami Heat

"“Me, Marcell Dareus and Aldon Smith, we talked about doing the whole LeBron, Wade and Bosh thing,” Miller told Lindsay Jones of USA Today. “We talked about doing that somewhere down the line.”"

Brandon Deadrick always ready for battle

"He has been his entire life, and on an August night three years ago, he fought for his life. Around 10 p.m. that Monday night Deaderick was approached in Tuscaloosa, Ala., by a man wearing a baseball cap and a bandanna over his face. At first, he thought it was a joke. But it turned out to be the worst kind of reality."

Hightower’s playmaking will be key for Patriots in playoffs

"We heard around draft time that Hightower’s versatility was a big reason why Bill Belichick traded up for the former Alabama ‘backer, and Hightower has shown that, moving around the LB corps and seeing snaps in the nickel. When Rob Ninkovich went down in the season finale with a hip injury, Hightower and Trevor Scott helped fill his shoes in different ways. In fact, Hightower was on the field for 52-of-59 defensive snaps, second-most among front-seven players in that game."

What changes would you like to see in the New Orleans Saints’ run game?

"Secondly, how would you like to see the Saints use their deep backfield going forward? Would you like to see them continue to split the workload evenly among Darren Sproles, Mark Ingram, Pierre Thomas and Chris Ivory? Or would you like to see more or less of anyone?"

Chargers’ Players React to Norv Turner Firing

"“It was tough, even though everyone knew it was coming and has been talking about it for about a month now. It really brings to light that how we play on the field affects people’s lives. In our game, people talk about firing like it’s nothing, but you’re talking about a man’s career. You’re talking about a man changing what he’s been doing for the last six or seven years. It really brings home reality and this is not just a game, it’s men’s lives.” – Jarret Johnson"

Hit of the Week: Watch Kareem Jackson Destroy Jarius Wright

"Jackson absolutely devastated Jarius Wright in such a manner that I suggest you buy stock in night-lights. Parents will be purchasing them in droves to stave off their kids’ nightmares that are sure to result from such a display."

Reggie McKenzie mum on plans for Rolando McClain

"The second-year G.M. opted not to respond to the question of whether there has been a resolution regarding McClain, who was suspended two games during the 2012 season for conduct detrimental to the team. “I don’t want to kind of give any information out,” McKenzie said. McKenzie said that McClain “was not an issue” after his suspension, and that neither McKenzie nor coach Dennis Allen have talked to — or plan to talk to — McClain about the latest arrest."