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Boobie Dixon on Bills vs. Jets: ‘Super Bowl is next week for us’

The Buffalo Bills are looking forward to the opportunity to ruin the New York Jets’ season. Bills running back Boobie Dixon called next week’s game the team’s Super Bowl, with Rex Ryan’s charges given the chance to knock his former team from playoff contention. “We got something to play for now,” Dixon said, via ESPN.com’s Mike Rodak. “We been having something to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: NFL under pressure to treat Manning like Brady

  Whether Peyton Manning is actually guilty of using performance-enhancing drugs or not, the timing is terrible for the NFL. Why? Because we are not all that removed from the Deflategate saga, and the NFL is still fighting in court to have Tom Brady’s four-game suspension enforced. Brady and Manning have been the faces of the NFL for more than a decade, and now the league...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

T.J .Lang weighs in on Packers' struggles

The Green Bay Packers are running out of answers for why their once dominant offense has continued to struggle to create big plays and score points during the 2015 season. Given a chance on Sunday to put pressure on the Cardinals for the NFC’s No. 2 seed, the Packers managed just eight points and 178 total yards on 64 plays during an embarrassing 38-8 loss in Arizona. T.J. Lang...
Via The Sports Daily
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Barnes suspended two games for fight with Fisher

Matt Barnes has reportedly been suspended for his role in a physical altercation that took place with Knicks coach Derek Fisher back in October. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reports that the league has decided to suspend Barnes for two games after Barnes drove to the home of his estranged wife and confronted Fisher. Gloria Govan, the mother of Barnes’ children, had reportedly...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Bennett on Todd Gurley: 'He's average to me'

St. Louis Rams running back Todd Gurley has taken the NFL by storm this season and is the favorite to win Offensive Rookie of the Year. Just about everyone has been impressed with his ability to perform at a high level after suffering a serious knee injury at Georgia last season. Except for Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett, that is. Gurley ran for 85 yards...
Via NESN.com
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

O’Brien Schofield says Panthers were sore losers

The Falcons put an end to the Panthers’ perfect season on Sunday, and some of the Carolina players may not have been all that gracious in defeat. After Atlanta’s 20-13 victory, Falcons linebacker O’Brien Schofield ripped the Panthers for being sore losers. “If you handle yourself with class, you don’t have to worry about that,” Schofield said, per Vaughn McClure of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Ezekiel Elliott cited for driving with suspended license

Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott was reportedly cited for driving with a suspended license over the weekend after he was involved in a car accident. The Columbus Police Department told TMZ that Elliot lost control of his vehicle at around 1:30 p.m. Saturday and hit another car. The junior told police he hydroplaned after hitting a puddle. The driver of the other car reportedly...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Pitino issues statement about skipping postgame presser

Louisville head coach Rick Pitino caught some heat this past Saturday regarding his post-game actions following his team’s 75-73 loss to Kentucky at Rupp Arena. Of course, there was the “gesture” incident. But he also skipped out on the post-game press conference, and subsequently has had to deal with a lot of criticism. Monday morning, Pitino, on his website, issued a statement...
Via College Spun
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Brady defends OT kickoff: Pats' offense wasn't productive

Plenty of people were left scratching their heads after the New England Patriots elected to kick off after winning the overtime coin toss against the New York Jets on Sunday. But Tom Brady wasn’t one of those people. The New England Patriots quarterback made his weekly appearance on WEEI’s “Dennis & Callahan” on Monday, and he backed head coach Bill Belichick’s decision...
Via NESN.com
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Brady: I fully support Peyton Manning

Tom Brady knows plenty about being accused of breaking rules, and it is not a surprise that he supports Peyton Manning given all that has transpired over the past year. During his weekly appearance on WEEI in Boston, Brady was asked about the report over the weekend that linked Manning to performance-enhancing drug use. “Peyton, I would consider him a good friend. You hate to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Donte Whitner on Manziel: ‘We have a starting QB next year’

Johnny Manziel suffered through a miserable game passing the ball in Week 16 and made a big mistake at the end of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Not surprisingly the Cleveland Browns lost, 17-13. Manziel finished with just 136 passing yards on 13-of-32 attempts, failing to score through the air and turning the ball over with an interception. He also failed to get the team’s...
Via Sportsnaut
December 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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