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Ex-NFL LB Antonio Pierce hopes to push Long Beach Poly to new heights as coach

Antonio Pierce knows what it is like to be coached. Now, the Pro Bowl and Super Bowl champion linebacker will draw from his extensive lessons and impart them on the high school football team at Long Beach Poly. The former New York Giant takes over a Jackrabbits program that is undergoing an overhaul. FOX Sports was recently able to catch up with first-year coach to ask him about...
Via Fox Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Antonio Pierce headlines star-studded Long Beach Poly coaching staff

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Via Fox Sports West
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Reason No. 3 to get excited: Antonio Pierce at LB Poly

If Long Beach Poly's scrimmage against Servite last Friday is any indication of the type of season the Jackrabbits are going to have, look out. Poly's first team had their way with the Friars. Of course, the results are to be taken with a grain of salt. Servite, believed to be a top-five team in the state, held out key players during the exhibition. One thing that can'...
Via Fox Sports West
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 20 football teams in the CIF-SS, Week 0

Note: Each Monday of the high school football season, Scott Kennedy will unveil his updated Top 20 teams in the CIF-SS. Kennedy is the director of scouting for Scout.com. 1. St. John Bosco (1-0) St. John Bosco was the only member of the Top 10 in action this week. The Braves travelled to Honolulu to take on St. Louis High School and weren't expecting much trouble from a St. Louis...
Via Fox Sports West
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions chances of winning the NFC North could hinge on this question

Thank goodness, football is here. All week, training camps open around the NFL, as teams begin the journey toward Super Bowl XLVIX in Glendale, Arizona. Every team in the league has questions that need to be answered, as no one has a clear and easy road map to the Promised Land. But the difference between being a contender and an also-ran usually comes down to one key issue. So as...
Via cover32 - Lions
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Antonio Pierce makes bold prediction about Detroit Lions 2014 season

If you asked most people to predict who would win the NFC North they would probably answer the Green Bay Packers in a heartbeat. I get it. It makes sense. Green Bay has won the division the last three years and have maybe the best quarterback in the league leading them in Aaron Rodgers. Others might answer that the Chicago Bears will take it. Their new offense is an impressive thing...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Turley optimistic about rebuild at Marina

BELLFLOWER, Calif. -- Long Beach Poly is in the past for Jeff Turley. His not-so-distant past. Before he had enough time to break a sweat in his new digs, the Jackrabbits were in the present state for the first year Huntington Beach Marina head coach. Turley spent 13 seasons as the defensive coordinator at Long Beach Poly as a part of a staff that guided the Jackrabbits to 12 Moore...
Via Fox Sports West
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh Love ready to be full-time starting QB at Long Beach Poly

BELLFLOWER, Calif. -- Josh Love painfully watched from the sideline. Mater Dei was handing Long Beach Poly one of its worst defeats in program history -- a 30-0 loss in the PAC-5 semifinals last season. The offense was stagnant and Love wanted in. As a junior in 2013, Love split time at quarterback with Tai Tiedemann. Both quarterbacks had the opportunity to play in the PAC-5 semifinal...
Via Fox Sports West
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh Love ready to be full-time starting QB at Long Beach Poly

BELLFLOWER, Calif. -- Josh Love painfully watched from the sideline. Mater Dei was handing Long Beach Poly one of its worst defeats in program history -- a 30-0 loss in the PAC-5 semifinals last season. The offense was stagnant and Love wanted in. As a junior in 2013, Love split time at quarterback with Tai Tiedemann. Both quarterbacks had the opportunity to play in the PAC-5 semifinal...
Via Fox Sports West
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Antonio Pierce brings new approach to Long Beach Poly football

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- The 2001 NFL Draft began with Michael Vick selected No. 1 overall by the Atlanta Falcons and ended with the Arizona Cardinals taking Tevita Ofahengaue with the 246th and final pick. At no spot in between Vick and Ofahengaue was University of Arizona linebacker Antonio Pierce's name called. Pierce eventually signed with the Washington Redskins as an undrafted...
Via Fox Sports West
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Where Are They Now? Ronald McKinnon

Never in the history of Division II college football had a defensive player won the Harlon Hill Trophy before linebacker Ronald McKinnon won the equivalent of Division II’s Heisman in 1995. No defensive player has won it since. In four years at the University of North Alabama, McKinnon recorded 621 tackles and led his team to three straight national championships. The Gulf South...
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN Had Ron Jaworski Explain DeSean Jackson’s “Gang Affiliations” (Video)

This is the one time ESPN should have called on me. In the video courtesy ESPN, Ron Jaworski and Teddy Bruschi were thrown to the lions as ESPN chose these two to explain gang ties and how they work first. Antonio Pierce is from Compton, and should have been the first and only one on that panel in my opinion. Pierce explained having to cut guys lose and cut the negative baggage...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN Had Ron Jaworski Explain DeSean’s “Gang Affiliations” (Video)

This is the one time ESPN should have called on me. In the video courtesy ESPN, Ron Jaworski and Teddy Bruschi were thrown to the lions as ESPN chose these two to explain gang ties and how they work first. Antonio Pierce is from Compton, and should have been the first and only one on that panel in my opinion. Pierce explained having to cut guys lose and cut the negative baggage...
Via BlackSportsOnline
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

If you've pleaded guilty to animal neglect, CA's Long Beach Polytechnic HS might be interested in hiring you

You may have seen on the various scrolls this weekend that California’s Long Beach Polytechnic High School has hired Antonio Pierce as their football program's head coach. Phil Mushnick sums up:Apparently, like ESPN, the school doesn’t much care Pierce ducked the cops after teammate Plaxico Burress shot himself in Pierce’s late-night company. Nor did it care Pierce pled...
Via Bob's Blitz
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Derrick Ward, T.J. Houshmanzadeh joining Antonio Pierce’s coaching staff

We reported a couple of days ago that former Giants linebacker Antonio Pierce is new head coach of the Long Beach Poly High School football team. Former NFL players T.J. Houshmanzadeh and Derrick Ward are joining him. Former NFLers Derrick Ward and TJ Houshmandzadeh will be on Antonio Pierce's coaching staff at LB Poly HS, Pierce says. — Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) February...
Via Pro Football Zone
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 redesigns of the Giants logo

In response to the recent release of the NFL’s logo remade as if from Star Wars, here’s a fun piece on some of the best recreations of the New York Giants logo on the internet. 5. New York Football Giants by Gap? This project sought to combine all of the NFL logos with those of the corporate world. In this set, the Giants were combined with popular clothing store the Gap. 4...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Someone crossed the Giants logo with Star Wars and it is awesome

A member over at Behance.net took the logos of the 32 NFL teams and mixed them with the Star Wars universe, creating something we could only dream of seeing in the next Star Wars movie. Check out the Giants, now known as the Kuat Walkers: The rest of the logos are just as awesome, so I definitely recommend you check them out here. Make sure you follow @cover32_NYG and @cover32_NFL...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

News & Notes: Antonio Pierce to coach high school football

Today’s reads Should the Giants utilize the franchise tag? Worst QB selection in Giants draft history Why keeping Justin Tuck will be difficult for the New York Giants   Antonio Pierce to coach high school football Former Giants linebacker and current ESPN analyst Antonio Pierce will be named the head football coach at Long Beach Polytechnic High School in Long Beach, Calif...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-Giants LB Antonio Pierce Named Head Coach At Long Beach Poly

A high school football power has called on a california prep legend to take over the reigns. The Orange County Register is reporting that former Giants middle linebacker, and current ESPN analyst Antonio Pierce has been named the new head football coach at Long Beach Poly. Pierce, a Compton native, spent nine seasons in the NFL with the Washington Redskins and New York Giants...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-Giants LB Antonio Pierce Named Head Coach At Long Beach Poly

A high school football power has called on a california prep legend to take over the reigns. The Orange County Register is reporting that former Giants middle linebacker, and current ESPN analyst Antonio Pierce has been named the new head football coach at Long Beach Poly. Pierce, a Compton native, spent nine seasons in the NFL with the Washington Redskins and New York Giants, with...
Via BlackSportsOnline
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Sources: Antonio Pierce to be next head coach at Long Beach Poly

After some deliberation and extending its previously reported deadline of Jan. 7, Long Beach Poly is making a splash in the hiring of its new head football coach. Sources have confirmed to FOXSportsWest.com that Super Bowl XLII champion Antonio Pierce will be named the next head coach at Long Beach Poly. This information was first reported by the Long Beach Press Telegram. A formal...
Via Fox Sports West
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Giants LB Antonio Pierce is now reportedly the new head coach of Long Beach Poly

According to Gazette Sports,  former New York Giants linebacker Antonio Pierce will be named the new head coach of Long Beach Poly High School. We’ve confirmed with several sources that the next head football coach at Long Beach Poly will be former New York Giants linebacker Antonio Pierce. The school will formally announce the hire in a press conference in the Poly auditorium...
Via Pro Football Zone
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Giants Mock Draft (1.0)

Round 1: CJ Mosley – ILB/Alabama courtesy: lotttrophy.com Big blue has never been able to fill the hole left at middle linebacker since Antonio Pierce left. While the Giants never draft linebackers high, for whatever reason, it’s time to break the cycle and upgrade one of the worst linebacking units in the league. Mosley is the best middle linebacker in this class and is a...
Via Standing O Sports
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Herm Edwards Gets Off Smacking Coworkers In The Nuts

Mark Schlereth was investigating the rash of NFL players grabbing each other in the crotchal region because that’s what you don on a mid-week afternoon NFL show. One would think that the ****-grabbing segment would have been the highlight, but you would be wrong. Herm Edwards steals the show by yelling. “Check your package,” then promptly does a cupcheck of his fellow broadcasters...
Via Next Impulse Sports
October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Herm Edwards cupchecks his fellow ESPNers on the air

Who's Herm Edwards' favorite General Manager in sports? Mitch Kupchak! It starts with Mark Schlereth bizarrely highlighting various NFL players grabbing each other in the groin region for his "Off the Mark" segment on NFL Live, which certainly seems a little risque for buttoned-down ESPN.  Mid-afternoon is a little early for the network to start working blue...
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October 10, 2013  |  Discuss
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