Legendary Cleveland Browns running back Jim Brown has not, up until this point, been impressed by or had many nice things to say about current Cleveland rookie Trent Richardson, the third-overall pick in this year's draft.
At one point, Brown even referred to Richardson as "ordinary," but after Richardson's 122 rushing yards on Sunday while playing through a nagging rib cartilage injury, Brown met with Richardson and praised him for his game, his toughness and his leadership on and off the field.
Chilly relations between Brown and the Browns have recently begun to thaw; with new ownership and a new front office, he may return to having a more involved role with the team for which he has done so much.
Matt Vensel of the Baltimore Sun takes a look at the Baltimore Ravens' 2012 rookies to see how they've progressed now that the season is half spoken for.
Shawn Brubaker of Bleacher Report tries to figure out who has been the Ravens' best player so far this season.
Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer says that rookie Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict has held true to his promise that he'd prove himself to his teammates and coaches.
Bleacher Report's Matt Gray tells us who he thinks has been the Bengals' best player through the first eight weeks of the season.
Ralph N. Paulk of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review praises the Pittsburgh Steelers' balanced offensive approach in their Week 8 win over the Washington Redskins, crediting the offensive line for making it possible.
Nick DeWitt of Bleacher Report makes his predictions for every game left on the Steelers' schedule.