NFC East Notes: 'Boys' Spears at home on left
Marcus Spears made a switch from left defensive end to right defensive end last season and he struggled.
He had 29 tackles and one sack.
But this year, he's moving back to the left side and feels more comfortable, according to the Dallas Morning News
“It was a new position I’ve never played before. I’m a team guys and tried to do whatever helped us win, but I had some problems with it,” Spears said. “It’s like telling a right-handed shooter to shoot left-handed. It was completely different.”RGIII cutting back on picks
The Redskins threw 24 interceptions last season, good for third worst in the league behind the Eagles and Bills.
Now, Rex Grossman is a backup and Robert Griffin III is the starter and CSNWashington
's Rich Tandler thinks the rookie might throw fewer interceptions than Grossmand and John Beck did last season.
Tandler points out that Griffin threw 17 interceptions in 1,192 pass attempts at Baylor.
And, the last four quarterbacks taken in the first five picks have thrown fewer than 24 interceptions in their rookie seasons. Blackburn stays with Giants
Chase Blackburn wasn't even in the NFL for the first 12 weeks of the 2011 season.
The Giants picked him up and he started the final eight games of the season, including the playoffs. He even made a huge interception in the Super Bowl.
After being a free agent this off-season, he signed with the Giants again and is the starting middle linebacker.
From the Newark Star-Ledger
There was a while there where your future was up in the air again as a free agent. How was that for you?E-mail Dave Zangaro at firstname.lastname@example.org
CB: "I was just trying to focus on where I was going to be at. Obviously, being an unrestricted free agent again you never know what can happen. Obviously, I'm glad to be here and be part of this team again. I'm going to try to do good things here. It's been an honor and a privilege to be here my entire career. That's unheard of at a lot of places."