Stanford's defense in early stages of major rebuilding job

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) It seems like every spring Stanford has to figure out how to replace several starters on defense, and it seems like every year the Cardinal come up with the answers. Even by Stanford's standard, there are a ton of questions this offseason. The defense is in the early stages of its biggest rebuilding job in David Shaw's four-plus years as coach. The Cardinal...
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NFL Notes: 49ers, Bengals, Cardinals, Steelers, & Titans

49ers 49ers signed LB Shayne Skov to a future/reserve contract. Bengals Bengals signed DB Shiloh Keo to a future/reserve contract. Cardinals According to Jason La Canfora, the Cardinals could target Dick LeBeau as a potential replacement to Todd Bowles if he accepts a head-coaching position. Steelers Jason La Canfora expects Steelers LBs coach Keith Butler to take over...
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NFL Transactions: Tuesday 11/11

49ers 49ers placed ILB Patrick Willis on season-ending injured reserve. (NFLTR) 49ers signed RB Alfonso Smith. (NFLTR) 49ers signed LB Shayne Skov to their practice squad. Bears Bears waived WR Santonio Holmes. (NFLTR) Bears signed WR Rashad Lawrence to their practice squad. (NFLTR) Bears released LB Terrell Manning from their practice squad. (NFLTR) Bears signed G...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Transactions: Wednesday 9/24

49ers 49ers re-signed TE Asante Cleveland to their practice squad. Bears Bears signed WR Josh Bellamy to their practice squad. Buccaneers Buccaneers signed LB Shayne Skov to their practice squad. (NFLTR) Buccaneers signed FB/TE Ian Thompson and DE T.J. Fatinikun to their practice squad. (NFLTR) Cardinals Cardinals have signed DT Bruce Gaston off the Dolphins’ practice...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bucs, Cardinals, Colts, Cowboys, Falcons, Seahawks, Vikings

  Buccaneers LB Shayne Skov worked out for the Buccaneers on Tuesday. (Matt Barrows) Cardinals QB Carson Palmer said his shoulder is feeling “much, much better” and is close to being back to full strength. (Bob McManaman) Colts QB Andrew Luck was named AFC Offensive Pllayer of the Week. Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne returned to the Cowboys on Wednesday after he stormed...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Defense leading the way again for No. 16 Stanford

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Stanford started this season with all kinds of questions about how it would replace a respected coordinator and a star-laden lineup on defense. Nobody is wondering anymore. The 16th-ranked Cardinal (2-1) have two shutouts already entering Saturday's game at Washington (4-0). Stanford leads the country in scoring defense (4.3 points), total defense (204.3 yards...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Stanford Alums Shayne Skov, Jonathan Martin Lose Bet, Have To Wear USC Gear

The NFL season may have officially kicked off this past weekend, but that doesn’t mean that many of the league’s players weren’t still caught up in the college game. Stanford alums Shayne Skov and Jonathan Martin certainly watched the Cardinal’s loss to USC on Saturday. How do we know? They made a bet with San Francisco 49ers teammate (and Trojans alum) Marcus Martin, who...
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September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

A.J. Tarpley's time in Stanford spotlight arrives

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) A.J. Tarpley heard all offseason how Stanford would need to replace the production and locker room leadership linebackers Shayne Skov and Trent Murphy provided. He heard how the departures of defensive coordinator Derek Mason and inside linebackers coach David Kotulski to Vanderbilt could complicate the Cardinal's transition. And he heard how the linebackers...
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August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Stanford prepares for an imposing road in 2014

Burning the Nerds: Bennie Fowler of Michigan State got deep on the Stanford defense in the Rose, connecting here with quarterback Connor Cook on a 60-yard pass play (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports photo.) The Stanford Cardinal deserve full credit for winning the last two PAC-12 titles and beating the Oregon Ducks three years out of the last five, but the arrogance and elitism that emanates...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Baltimore Ravens

Michael Conroy/Associated Press Round 1 Pick 17: Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M (A) A team that needs a go to guy gets it in the mold of a younger, faster ex-receiver Anquan Boldin. Round 2 Pick 16: Gabe Jackson, OG, Mississippi State (B) A line that has holes everywhere gets one filled here. Round 3 Pick 15: Billy Turner, OT, North Dakota State (A) One of the many lineman in...
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May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft: 6 Late-Round Options To Watch

The best term to describe the upcoming NFL draft would be to call it a hypothesis, an educated guess backed up by scientific data that leads to an agreed upon solution or reasonable conclusion.  The draft experts research hundreds of hours of video evidence on each athlete; they dive into the backgrounds and do as much due diligence to come up with a supposed value proposition for...
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May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers in ideal spot to draft, groom an inside linebacker

“Some say that it’s a dying position.” “Run stuffers are out; guys who can cover the field from sideline to sideline are in.” Those are just a couple things that Buck Stanton of cover32 said about the inside linebacker position Monday as he ranked the top 10 ILBs in this year’s NFL draft. And it’s true. Job duties for inside linebackers are changing as the league becomes...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Which top 10 ILB could help the Arizona Cardinals?

The NFL draft is just more than a month away and we’re going to take a look at inside linebackers this week. Today, we’ll check out our Top 10 list of the best inside linebackers available at the draft. The name that stands out on the list is Shayne Skov of Stanford. Skov, listed at 6’2 and 245 pounds, has that size teams want in a middle linebacker but lacks the speed to be...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Inside Man: Top ten ILBs on the Redskins draft board

With the (99%) retirement of London Fletcher, inside linebacker may be a position to which the Redskins want to add depth. Unlike the player pools at some of the other positions I’ve previewed, inside backer isn’t particularly stacked. That’s true in part because the emphasis on pass defense and outside pass-rushers devalues the position as a whole. But, if Washington wants...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Could the New York Giants select any of these top ILB draft prospects?

Though linebacker has often been a spot of weakness for the New York Giants in recent years, the linebacking corps appears primed to star for the G-Men in 2014. They re-signed key contributor Jon Beason this offseason, ensuring that the team’s leading tackle during his 12-game duration in New York will anchor the middle of their defense. With that in mind, it’s unlikely they...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Prospect Profile: LB Shayne Skov

  LB Shayne Skov Packers prospect profile:  LB  Shayne Skov Player Information: Shayne Skov  LB, Stanford,  6-2, 245 pounds  Hometown: Guadalajara, Mexico STATS NFL Combine: Did not participate in Combine and to date, has not participated in any pre-draft drills News and Notes: Started nine games as a true freshman in 2009. . .led Stanford in tackles in 2010. . .lost the...
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers: 7-Round Mock Draft

1. [LouisNix], Nose Tackle, Notre Dame. Nix does not fill an immediate need for the Packers, but, he’s been sliding down the boards due to injury concerns. The Packers benefited from people doubting Eddie Lacy last season due to injury concerns, they could benefit again this year if Nix happens to fall to them. Raji is back on a one-year deal, and he’s likely gone after this...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Denver Broncos mock draft round 1-4: Post free agency

The last time we sat down in the proverbial cover32 War Room, we talked about the Broncos going full defense due to some serious deficiencies on that side of the ball. John Elway laughed, reached into his magical free agency hat, and pulled out three defensive Pro-Bowlers. Hard hitting strong safety, TJ Ward, lock down cornerback Aqib Talib, and sure fire hall of fame defensive end...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Round 4

NFL Mock Draft - Not to many other sites will dig this deep into the NFL draft because it is hard to nail down the GM’s train of thought this far into the process. That doesn’t stop us from trying though. Make sure to check out all of our previous mock drafts from this year Mock Draft 1.0 Mock Draft 2.0 Mock Draft 3.0 Mock Draft 4.0 Mock Draft 5.0 97. Houston Texans: Tre Mason...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

A Viking Fan's Guide to the NFL Combine

Will the Vikings Get A Frontrunner At Quarterback?As it stands on Friday morning, only two of the top four quarterback prospects will be throwing at the combine. While this may be a disadvantage for a team that’s searching for a franchise quarterback, there are many factors that will determine if a front-runner will emerge.Perhaps the biggest advantage that general manager Rick...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 Mock Draft: Full 7-Round Pre-Combine Predictions

Defense must be the theme of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2014 draft. They ranked 14th in the NFL in points allowed in 2013, their lowest since 2003, and 13th in yards allowed, their worst since 1992. The Steelers allowed 11 plays of 50 or more yards in 2013 after allowing three in 2011 and 2012 combined, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. They had just 34 sacks, their fewest...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft Player Profiles – Stanford ILB Shayne Skov

By Alex Kozora With the regular season over, our focus has shifted to the offseason. For the next few months, I’ll be providing scouting reports on prospects. Some the Pittsburgh Steelers may look at. Other top players that will be off the board before the Steelers select. All to make you as prepared for the 2014 NFL Draft as possible. We’ll return with a marquee name today....
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Shaw: Stanford had successful season, tough ending

By David Shaw's standards, Stanford had another successful season. The Cardinal won the Pac-12 for the second consecutive year and went to a BCS bowl for the fourth straight season. While Stanford lost to Michigan State in the Rose Bowl, Shaw believes the best days are still ahead for his program - especially with a four-team playoff for the national title starting next season....
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

CBR's 'Way Too Early" 2014 Top 10: No. 10 Stanford Cardinal

PHOTO: USA Today Sports CBR's "Way Too Early" Top 10 No. 10 Stanford Cardinal David Shaw has only been a head coach for three years but each year he's led Stanford to a BCS bowl game. With an overall record of 34-7 and a Pac-12 record of 23-4, odds are in favor of Shaw and Stanford hanging around the Top 10 in 2014.  The Good: The Cardinal return QB Kevin Hogan and his ...
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Loss aside, Stanford is still legit

A year ago, it was No. 5 Stanford blaring the music and celebrating amongst the roses. But this year, the Cardinal stood on the other side of things. After falling to No. 4 Michigan State Wednesday afternoon in the Rose Bowl, players quickly packed their bags and headed to the busses, leaving behind a quiet, somber locker room devoid of rose petals and confetti. "You play the game...
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January 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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