Ronnie Lott offers advice for Jason Pierre-Paul

Since the entire Jason Pierre-Paul story broke last week, most of the focus has been on what it means for the defensive end on the field and is current contract situation with the Giants. While some have looked at how Pierre-Paul is going to handle the amputation of a finger, no one has really focused on the emotional toll it might take. After all, losing an extremity like that...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ronnie Lott: Pierre-Paul will be in a lot of pain

First ballot hall of fame defensive back, and notorious wood layer, Ronnie Lott was interviewed by’s Rich Eisen about New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul and his recent finger amputation. Ronnie Lott has personal experience with this type of issue as he also had the tip of his left pinkie finger amputated in 1986 to avoid a long recovery process on his injured...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Which NFC South team has the best cornerbacks?

Chug, chug, chug. This train keeps on moving, and it’s almost to its final destination. We’ve evaluated the coaching staffs of the NFC South, the offensive skill position guys, the big guys who do their work in the trenches and last week the linebackers. Today we move to the cornerback spot—which is rapidly becoming a more important position in the NFL. Historically-speaking...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Deacons Janvion named to preseason watch list

Wake Forest safety Ryan Janvion has been named to the Lott IMPACT Trophy watch list, making him one of 42 players to receive the honor. The trophy is named after former NFL Hall of Fame safety Ronnie Lott and was founded in 2004. According to Wake Forest’s website, "The Lott Trophy is the first and only college football award to equally recognize athletic performance and the personal...
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May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: It Finally Feels Different

December 7, 2014. That was the day the Raiders hosted the 49ers at home in a week 14 matchup. It’s hard to put your finger on exactly when and where the tide turns for a team, but there is no doubt in my mind this game changed everything for the Raiders. Now, let’s take a little trip down memory lane. I attended this game and it wasn’t anything during the game in particular...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Dean Lowry named to Lott IMPACT watch list

The Lott IMPACT award is now in it's 12th year and they have announced their watch list for this upcoming season. The award is given to a student-athlete based on both athletic ability and character attributes. The acronym for IMPACT is Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity.The Northwestern Wildcats have a player on this list, Dean Lowry who was an Academic...
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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Thompson: Lott provides the fire; Stanford provides the grit

Pregame speech by Ronnie Lott gives Stanford Cardinal the inspiration they need to beat Cal and keep their slim NCAA tournament hopes alive.
Via Contra Costa Times - Cal
February 21, 2015

Four things that could make the Seattle Seahawks a historically elite NFL team

At this point, the Seattle Seahawks have already achieved greatness, but they are not yet historically elite. Back-to-back Super Bowls would put them right on the cusp of this highest level of NFL greatness. Teams who have gotten there in the past have all had four things in common: 1. An elite head coach When Vince Lombardi’s Green Bay Packers ran the Lombardi Sweep, everybody...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

All About the Ring: Dirk Nowitzki Lowest-Paid Mavericks Starter

When you look at professional athletes who have sacrificed everything in an attempt to win that elusive championship, the Ronnie Lott’s and Michael Jordan’s of the world come to mind first. The moment we realized Lott was different was when he had a broken finger amputated in the offseason in order to avoid missing extended time as a member of the 1986 San Francisco 49ers. For...
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December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

What if the Bengals hired Bill Walsh?

Starting on February 14, 2014, Sam Quinn and The Sports Post have decided to run down the 52 Greatest What Ifs in NFL History, one per week, for the next year. For a list of published What Ifs, as well as the introductory piece, click here. Nobody quite understands the dynamic of the relationship between Bill Walsh and Paul Brown, but here’s what we do know: Walsh spent eight...
Via The Sports Post
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

UCLA linebacker Kendricks wins Lott award for influence on team

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- UCLA linebacker Eric Kendricks has won the Lott IMPACT Trophy as the college defensive player having the biggest influence on his team. The other finalists were Landon Collins of Alabama, David Helton of Duke and Hau'oli Kikaha of Washington. Kendricks, the second straight Bruins player to win the 11th annual award, set a school career record with 471 tackles...
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December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

UCLA's Eric Kendricks wins Lott IMPACT Trophy

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) UCLA linebacker Eric Kendricks has won the Lott IMPACT Trophy as the college defensive player having the biggest influence on his team. The other finalists were Landon Collins of Alabama, David Helton of Duke and Hau'oli Kikaha of Washington. Kendricks, the second straight Bruins player to win the 11th annual award, set a school career record with 471...
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December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Lott 'thrilled' about what Sarkisian has brought to USC

There has been much skepticism surrounding USC head coach Steve Sarkisian during his first season as the program's head coach.  Former Trojans star Ronnie Lott is optimistic about the future of his alma mater under Sarkisian's guidance.  USC finished the regular season 8-4 including 6-3 in the Pac-12 -- tied for second. The team will be heading to San Diego later this month to...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

FOX Sports West to air 11th Annual Lott IMPACT Awards

For the second straight year, Ronnie Lott, a former USC Trojan and  Pro Football Hall of Fame member, could be handing the Lott IMPACT Trophy to ... a Bruin. Minnesota Vikings linebacker and former UCLA Bruin Anthony Barr was the recipient of the award last year. This year's Butkus Award winner, UCLA linebacker Eric Kendricks, is one of the four finalists for this year's award...
Via Fox Sports West
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Jerry Rice: Ray McDonald ‘Should’ve Been Taken Off The Field’

Add Jerry Rice to the list of former San Francisco 49ers who don’t think Ray McDonald should be playing. “I think I’m just like Steve Young. I would have totally just taken him off the field until it was resolved,” said Rice in an interview with SI Now Live. Previously, both Young and Ronnie Lott had shared the same sentiment. “But they have decided to let him play, and...
Via BaySportsNet
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rugby Player Mangles Finger in Tackle; Gets Up and Makes the Next One Too

Football season is finally here. That also means half the league is already injured. Many of these injuries are legit; many not so much. For those guys you can't help but question their toughness. Maybe what coaches should do is send some of them overseas to play a little rugby. If they survive a season they get signed.That being said, could you see many of today's NFL studs getting...
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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Jets: The 5 Greatest Players of All Time

The Jets, formerly the New York Titans, haven't reached the "Promise Land" in quite some time. To be exact, it was 1969. You know the story. The Baltimore Colts were 18 point favorites, but Joe Namath didn't care. He guaranteed victory over Don Shula's mighty Colts squad. New York won in what is still considered one of the biggest, if not the greatest, upset in Super Bowl history...
Via Football Nation
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Pac-12 Networks Unveil On-Air Announcers for 2014 Football Season

For its third season of providing live football games, the Pac-12 Networks have unveiled its on-air lineup for the upcoming 2014 campaign. Ted Robinson, JB Long, Kevin Calabro and Roxy Bernstein return as the men who will call the play-by-play. Glenn Parker, Yogi Roth and Anthony Herron are among the game analysts. Ronnie Lott, Rick Neuheisel, Curtis Conway, Jake “The Snake”...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5: Heartbreaking postseason losses for Broncos

It is time to get a little sad. This time of year is all about being positive and having good thoughts about the Denver Broncos. The bad news is that everyone remembers the last game the Broncos played, and to put it kindly …. It was a train wreck. But was it the most heart wrenching postseason loss? Let’s look at the five worst: 5. Super Bowl XXIV vs. 49ers No one really thought...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers' Godfrey returns from injury with new position, less money

CHARLOTTE -- It's not often that a professional football player is asked to switch positions going into his eighth year, while at the same time taking an 85 percent pay cut, and then think it's a good idea.  Welcome to the world of Charles Godfrey of the Carolina Panthers. Godfrey has started 74 games at safety for the Panthers, who drafted him in 2008. But within the last few weeks...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

It’s hard to pick Buffalo’s worst safety.

The worst safety to ever be drafted by Buffalo? To be honest the Bills have very rarely drafted a safety in the top three rounds, and of those drafted they have all been pretty decent. The question is now is, who was the safety that didn’t live up to his draft expectations? Donte (w)Hitner quickly comes to mind. Yeah remember his pre-draft portfolio he was said to be the next...
Via cover32 - Bills
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

The 49ers: Comparatively Speaking

Getty Images To start with, I want to say that I’ve been a 49ers fan since “The Catch”. I was a callow youth then, just in middle school, but I fell in love with the team. I was living in Los Angeles at the time and watched that game with my Dad and couple of other people at someone’s house. I wasn’t that knowledgeable about the 49ers, but I knew the Cowboys roster up and...
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April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL agent Marlon Sullivan arrested in murder-for-hire plot

NFLPA-certified agent for the Novo Agency, Marlon Sullivan is familiar with persuading football players to signing their name on a contract to make him their agent. He is also reportedly familiar to selling weapons without a license, distributing narcotics and murder for hire. In an unanticipated development to the already intricate web of accusations in California with Democratic...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

The radio row experience

Radio Row is a term most people have heard, but haven’t been priveyed to see.  Having now been apart of 4 consecutive Rows, I can impart some “inside info”. It is rare to be in one room and have Joe Montana turn around to Ronnie Lott throwing trash at him.  The same room Barry Sanders walks around cloaked in his Hall of Fame jacket.  Shannon Sharpe philosphizes over the...
Via cover32 - Dolphins
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 Oakland Raiders left out of the NFL Hall Of Fame

On February 1st, 2014, the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame Committee will announce it’s list of the 2014 inductees. Raider Nation anxiously awaits to see if two of it’s favorite Raiders, WR Tim Brown and senior nominee, P Ray Guy are on that list. Currently there are 21 former Raiders enshrined. Here is the list: Name Pos Seasons Inducted Ron Mix T 1971 1979 Jim Otto...
Via cover32 - Raiders
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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