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Last year, We saw the Baltimore Ravens surprise most of us "Sports Reporters" and win the big one in Ray Lewis' final year. We saw the Robert Griffin lll, Russell Wilson, and Andrew Luck all lead their respective teams to the playoffs as rookies. We saw Peyton Manning return to "Peyton Manning" form but still was not better then the monster Adrian Peterson. We saw the great story in "Chuck Strong". We saw the Atlanta Falcons grossly underachieve when it came to the postseason yet again. In all, I would say 2012 was one for the ages, and those who were able to witness this past season are luckier then most.   

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CHECK OUT FOOTBALL AND FUTBOL’S BOOKSTORE Last year the Ravens suffered major injuries to their starting cornerbacks but this year they have plenty of talent and great depth that could cause for a great competition leading into the season.  The starting CBs are up in the air with Webb rehabbing and a tight battle between Smith and Graham.  Lardarius Webb hasn’t fully returned...

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According to the Baltimore Sun, the Ravens aren't planning to dramatically alter how they divide up the playing time between Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce.Fantasy Spin:Pierce rushed for 532 yards on 108 carries last season, an average of 6.75 carries per game. He's expected to get more playing time this season, but not enough to alter Rice's fantasy value much in 2013.

Report: Dolphins haven’t made a solid contract offer to Vonta Leach

While we continue to wait for free agent fullback Vonta Leach to decide on which team he’s going to sign with, the Dolphins remain the favorite even though they haven’t made him a solid contract offer yet. Vonta Leach update: Dolphins haven't yet made a solid contract offer. Team and agent discussed general parameters weeks ago but that's all. — Armando Salguero (@ArmandoSalguero...

One more month until Denver Broncos football.

Head coach John Fox at 2013 mini-camp (Photo Credit: Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)One month. One month and well, one day, until Denver Bronco football returns. Pre-season of course, but football nonetheless. In the first two weeks of pre-season, the Broncos visit the powerhouse teams of the NFC West, and the only two teams ranked above them according to’s power rankings...

Everybody Loves Vonta Leach--Or Do They?

The true fullback is a dying breed in the NFL. It's something that is a little surprising when you consider the benefit they have to the running game as a lead blocker not to mention as a blocking back or short yardage threat in the passing game. But that is the way of the game these days. That does not mean that there are not still quality fullbacks out there. Some teams...

Why Ravens focus on neck strength training...

Something I had rarely thought about as a factor in overall strength training and conditioning for an NFL player is neck strength. Then Sarah Ellison of wrote a piece over the weekend on the Ravens' team strength and conditioning coach Bob Rogucki. Scientific research suggests that a muscular neck can reduce the impact generated when a player is hit in...

Photo: Ray Lewis gives Baltimore hat to Tanzanian president

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Fantasy Profile: Peyton Manning

Hey Juan, I did have 6 yards rushing last season… 2012 Recap:  Peyton Manning was an iron man by NFL standards until multiple neck surgeries cost him the entire 2011 season.  He was then let go by the team he loved and John Elway (not to be confused with yours truly) swooped him up and brought him to the Mile High City.  Manning’s arm strength wasn’t what it was in his prime...

Fantasy Football Forecast: AFC South

This week we reach the last of the AFC divisions, the AFC South. The division formerly dominated by Peyton Manning and Co. is now the stomping grounds for the Houston Texans. This team has been a Super Bowl contender for the past couple years, but late season injuries and lapses on defense caused early exists. Although they have not reached the Super Bowl, I’m willing to bet some...
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