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10 biggest wastes of talent in NFL history

Aldon Smith was released by the San Francisco 49ers after his fifth arrest in three years, and there is a chance his NFL career could be over. Smith has Hall of Fame potential, yet his personal demons have crippled his chances of success. Such a waste of talent. He could have been one of the game’s all-time greats, yet it appears alcoholism has its talons so deep inside Smith...
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August 10, 2015  |  Discuss

JJ Birden: helping people find their voice

JJ Birden wasn’t exactly a household name as a wide receiver in the NFL. He was an 8th round selection by the Cleveland Browns in the 1988 NFL draft. After tearing his ACL in practice as a rookie, his Olympic track and field hopes were dashed. He would rehab and try to get back on the field, but Cleveland didn’t feel he could return to form. Birden would sign with the Dallas...
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June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Georgia hires Brian Schottenheimer as offensive coordinator

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Former St. Louis Rams and New York Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer is moving back to the college ranks to direct Georgia's offense. Georgia coach Mark Richt announced Wednesday that Schottenheimer also will coach the Bulldogs' quarterbacks. The 41-year-old Schottenheimer was the Rams' offensive coordinator the past three seasons after heading the...
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January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Andy Reid is no Marty Schottenheimer - Kansas City Chiefs’ Truths

Or is it Vice-Versa? Their Chiefs are SimilarThe Chiefs have been on a decent run the last 5 games. They have gone 4-1 in the last 5 weeks and were very much in the game they did lose to San Francisco. The two core strengths that have helped them in this stretch are the defense and the running game. Its not exactly what you think of when you hear Andy Reid’s name, is it?It’s...
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October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Junkin: Biggest OLB bust in Browns history

Mike Junkin is not only the worst outside linebacker selection in Browns history, he may well be their worst selection ever. After finishing off his college career as Duke’s all-time leading tackler, Junkin was still thought of by many as a second-round pick at best. Even the Browns scout Dom Anile, who loved Junkin and famously called him “a mad dog in a meat market,” felt...
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April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Zook embracing role at bottom of Packers'€™ coaching ranks

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- When Ron Zook was fired by the University of Illinois in November 2011, he knew it was time to get away from football for a while. So that's what he did. At first, the break was just what Zook needed. He had been coaching in either college or the NFL every season since 1978, a run of 34 consecutive years. "I remember Marty Schottenheimer saying one time, 'About...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Rams OC Schottenheimer to interview for Vanderbilt head-coaching job

St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer will interview for the head coaching job at Vanderbilt on Thursday, FOX Sports 1 NFL Insider Mike Garafolo and other media report. Schottenheimer is a 15-year NFL veteran and spent the past two seasons as the Rams offensive coordinator. He joined the Rams after spending the previous six seasons in the same role with the New...
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Most NFL head coaching playoff losses

Records for playoff losses by NFL head coaches, according to STATS LLC. Most consecutive playoff losses, head coach (seasons) 6, Marty Schottenheimer (1993-2006) 6, Jim Mora (1987-2000) 6, Steve Owen (1939-50) 5, Marvin Lewis (2005-13) 5, Mike Holmgren (1997-2004) 5, Paul Brown (1957-75) --- Most consecutive playoff losses to start career 6, Jim Mora (1987-2000) 5, Marvin...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

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