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Bears Could Get “Dallas” Effect By Signing Powerhouse Guard

In 2013, the Dallas Cowboys were a mess, finishing 8-8 and fielding one of the worst defenses in the league.  Then, suddenly a year later they went 12-4 and reached the divisional playoff round.  How did it happen?  Certainly there were a number of roster moves, but everybody felt what sparked it all was when the team selected guard Zack Martin in the 1st round of the 2014 draft...
Via Sports Mockery
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Some Bucs pre-free agency tidbits

Teams are beginning to make cuts across the NFL and the Bucs are currently sitting back watching it all unfold. They still have time to make decisions, especially since free agency doesn’t start until March 10. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t making some headlines.  Vincent Jackson There was speculation that the Buccaneers would reach out to veteran wide receiver Vincent...
Via The Bay Cave
1 day ago  |  Discuss

49ers G Mike Iupati Likely To Test Open Market, Return To SF Still A Possibility

According to Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area, 49ers free agent G Mike Iupati is likely to reach the open market in the coming, but a return to San Francisco is still a possibility. The overall expectation has been that Iupati wound up fielding offers from prospective teams this offseason given that the 49ers are in a tough financial position right now. On top of that, there are a number...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Seattle Seahawks have to push for this offensive lineman in free agency

It’s a tough position to evaluate. There aren’t a lot of stats to help with the cause. Styles of play can sometimes skew opinions. And the difference between a win and a loss on any given play isn’t always black and white. But what is clear is that it’s a vital position. Whether a team is run-first or pass-happy, the ability to control the line of scrimmage is the key to...
Via cover32 - Seahawks
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the San Francisco 49ers have to pick up an offensive lineman in free agency?

It’s a tough position to evaluate. There aren’t a lot of stats to help with the cause. Styles of play can sometimes skew opinions. And the difference between a win and a loss on any given play isn’t always black and white. But what is clear is that it’s a vital position. Whether a team is run-first or pass-happy, the ability to control the line of scrimmage is the key to...
Via cover32 - 49ers
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Arizona Cardinals can’t let this offensive lineman get away in free agency

It’s a tough position to evaluate. There aren’t a lot of stats to help with the cause. Styles of play can sometimes skew opinions. And the difference between a win and a loss on any given play isn’t always black and white. But what is clear is that it’s a vital position. Whether a team is run-first or pass-happy, the ability to control the line of scrimmage is the key to...
Via cover32 - Cardinals
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the New York Jets need to find a offensive lineman in free agency?

It’s a tough position to evaluate. There aren’t a lot of stats to help with the cause. Styles of play can sometimes skew opinions. And the difference between a win and a loss on any given play isn’t always black and white. But what is clear is that it’s a vital position. Whether a team is run-first or pass-happy, the ability to control the line of scrimmage is the key to...
Via cover32 - Jets
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the New England Patriots need an offensive lineman in free agency?

It’s a tough position to evaluate. There aren’t a lot of stats to help with the cause. Styles of play can sometimes skew opinions. And the difference between a win and a loss on any given play isn’t always black and white. But what is clear is that it’s a vital position. Whether a team is run-first or pass-happy, the ability to control the line of scrimmage is the key to...
Via cover32 - Patriots
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jets Expected To Be “Big Players” For Defensive Free Agents

Tony Pauline of DraftInsider.net has spoken to league insiders who expect the Jets to be “big players” in the free agent market, specifically on the defensive side of the ball. According to Pauline, the Jets are likely to target big ticket outside linebackers and cornerbacks in the coming weeks. New York is reportedly looking for young cornerbacks with size such as Davon...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Draft, Free Agency, Broncos, Packers, & Saints

Draft Jason Cole reports that Oklahoma WR Dorial Green-Beckham has been very forthright in interviews and has impressed teams for the most part. Free Agency According to Jason La Canfora, it sounds like 49ers OL Mike Iupati will do “very well” in free agency. La Canfora is hearing that RB Frank Gore is seeking $4 million per year in his next contract and his best shot...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Five NFL players set to be wildly overpaid in free agency

It happens every year in NFL free agency. Teams looking to make an imprint around the league hit the market hard in hopes of finding a quick fix to what has been ailing them in recent years. You don’t need me to point out the specific teams here, but it’s rather obvious who I am talking about. The philosophy that goes with this is two-pronged. First off, non-contending teams...
Via Sportsnaut
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Free Agents the Buccaneers Must Consider Signing

Even though the Bucs hold the first pick in the upcoming 2015 NFL Draft, you can still expect the Buccaneers to be busy in Free Agency come March 10th. The Bucs finished the season 2-14 and were at the bottom of most offensive categories this season. Mark Ingram View image | gettyimages.com One thing the Bucs have not had the past 2 season is a consistent running back...
Via TopSportsReport
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon's Jake Fisher perfect match for Chiefs

Let’s get right to it - the Kansas City Chiefs need a miracle on the offensive line. But considering 49ers guard Mike Iupati is worth the entirety of the team’s salary cap, the view has shifted to this year’s draft where GM John Dorsey should be looking for just about anything but a center.As you may well find out, I am a huge fan of Oregon. The team breeds discipline and hustle...
Via Pro Football Spot
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Browns Look to Improve in Free Agency

The Cleveland Browns showed improvement in their first year under Mike Pettine, improving their record by three wins and overcoming an absurd amount of injuries, suspensions and other off-the-field distractions.There is still room for the Browns to upgrade this offseason, and it can begin in free agency. With nearly $35 million available in projected cap room, they have the opportunity...
Via Pro Football Spot
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

The Devastating 2012 San Francisco 49ers Draft

Trent Baalke took over as the GM of the 49ers one month prior to the 2010 draft. He got the lion's share of the credit for overseeing a class that included Anthony Davis, Mike Iupati, and NaVarro... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via Hawk Blogger
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: 49ers, Eagles, Falcons, Jaguars, Ravens

49ers G Mike Iupati has cleared the concussion protocol. (Matt Maiocco) ILB Patrick Willis (toe) returned to practice Wednesday. (Matt Maiocco) Eagles RB Darren Sproles (knee) was a full participant in Wednesday practice and appears ready to return this weekend. (Zach Berman) Falcons Falcons signed S Sean Baker to their practice squad. Jaguars LT Luke Joeckel (concussion...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: 49ers, Broncos, Chargers, Cowboys & Redskins

  49ers G Mike Iupati said he cleared the concussion protocol and will play on Sunday. (Matt Maiocco) Broncos RB Montee Ball did not practice Wednesday because of a groin injury. (Ben Volin) RB Ronnie Hillman was limited Wednesday with a shoulder injury. (Ben Volin) Chargers RB Ryan Mathews did not practice Wednesday and it appears likely that he will be held out until after...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: 49ers, Bears, Browns, Cardinals, Colts, Packers, Patriots

49ers HC Jim Harbaugh mentioned that G Mike Iupati (concussion) has been cleared to practice. (Matt Barrows) Bears GM Phil Emery confirmed that they have received “two or three interesting” offers from teams in recent weeks, but nothing that they are compelled to take. “We’ve had two or three interesting things that have come across, where people have called,” Emery...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers at Denver Broncos: 2014 Week 7 NFL Pick

San Francisco 49ers (4-2) at Denver Broncos (4-1) I’m completely torn on this one as there’s conflicting stuff on both sides. On one hand, the Broncos have a big divisional game against the Chargers up next in just 4 days on Thursday Night Football. Teams are 33-55 ATS since 2008 as favorites before Thursday Night games, including 17-31 ATS as favorites before a divisional Thursday...
Via The Football Fan Spot
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: 49ers, Bengals, Lions, Seahawks, Steelers

49ers LB Patrick Willis said he’s currently dealing with a strained toe and is hoping to be back in time for their Week 9 game. (Matt Barrows) HC Jim Harbaugh mentioned that G Mike Iupati is still experiencing symptoms from his concussion and won’t play in Week 7. (Steve Corkran) Rookie CB Jimmie Ward (quadriceps) is expected to miss Week 7’s game against the Broncos....
Via NFL Trade Rumors
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns Open As Road Favorites For Just 10th Time In 15 Years

The Week 7 NFL schedule is top heavy with nine early games, three late games and “Sunday Night Football.” The biggest line movement in the early action includes Cleveland-Jacksonville and Minnesota-Buffalo. The Browns opened as field-goal favorites, but that line has climbed to as high as Cleveland -6 at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. This game marks just the 10th time...
Via NESN.com
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers Reel Off 24 Points In A Row to Top St. Louis Rams

After spotting the St. Louis Rams a 14-point lead, the San Francisco 49ers ripped off 24 unanswered to beat their division rivals 31-17. Following the win, the 49ers improve to 4-2 and move ahead of the Seattle Seahawks to claim second place in the NFC West. The team remains one-game back of the Arizona Cardinals. The win also came with a number of big losses. Patrick Willis exited...
Via BaySportsNet
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Chiefs linebacker runs away from running back rushing right at him

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Dee Ford is in for a tough film session on Monday when his coaches and teammates get a better look at his technique during a Frank Gore run during Sunday's loss to the 49ers. Just watch Ford (No. 55).   Possible explanations include: - Ford didn't see Gore, at all - Ford did see Gore and 330-pound pulling guard Mike Iupati, thought better of meeting...
Via Fox Sports
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Early Chicago Bears 2015 NFL Free Agency Watch

Depending on where the salary cap stands, the Chicago Bears could have upwards of $26 million in cap space next year for NFL free agency.  Here are some prominent names that could be available to help them. Jermaine Gresham – TE – Current Team:  Cincinnati Bengals Finding a second tight end to pair with Martellus Bennett has been a struggle for the Bears.  Zach Miller was...
Via Sports Mockery
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Position Rankings: Interior Offensive Linemen

This is one man's ranking of the top 32 interior offensive linemen in the NFL. I would hope that not every fan and analyst out there would share my exact views on this subject, as that would result in an extremely boring discussion on two of football's most important positions. I'd love to hear your thoughts on these rankings in the comment section below or by contacting me @jledgePFS...
Via Pro Football Spot
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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