Here’s your weekly reminder that I’m still seeking nominations for our Homer of the Week (HOW) award. For a description of criteria, look here. I’ll spend another day or so mulling over this very difficult and critical decision and then will post a video announcing the decision by the end of the week.
Here’s the tally so far:
Week 10: Chicago defensive tackle Tommie Harris
Week 11: ?????????
It’s a long and distinguished list, I know. Shoot me a mailbag note if you have suggestions.
On to our morning spin around the division.
Here’s what Harris said Monday about the situation the Bears face at 4-5: “We have to win out.” Brad Biggs of the Chicago Sun-Times has the story.
Rex Grossman’s father, Dan Grossman, believes the Bears organization is not equipped to handle a successful quarterback. “It's not the player. It's the organization,” he told Fred Mitchell of the Chicago Tribune.
Bears left guard Josh Beekman is trying to improve, writes Bob LeGere of the Daily Herald.
John Niyo of the Detroit News describes the brutal tale of the tape for the Lions’ young players Sunday at Minnesota.
Lions coach Jim Schwartz praised quarterback Matthew Stafford’s toughness, according to Tom Kowalski of Mlive.com.
Nicholas J. Cotsonika of the Detroit Free Press looks at possible moves for the Lions this week.
Green Bay isn’t ready to commit full-time to the short passing game it used Sunday against Dallas, writes Rob Demovsky of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.
Emotion, energy and enthusiasm carried the Packers defense Sunday against the Cowboys, according to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Minnesota defensive end Ray Edwards has taken a notable step up this season, writes Rick Alonzo of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
The Vikings’ offense is as balanced as ever, writes Judd Zulgad of the Star Tribune.