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Eagles plan to speed things up even faster in 2014

Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly's fast paced offense is expected to be even faster in 2014. The quickest offense in the NFL is working on speed and practice is where it starts. Kelly runs everything fast, practice, lunch, meetings; everything is rushed to help create the mentality that will permeate through the team.
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Safety Stevie Brown looking to regain starting position, fill void left by Will Hill

New York Giants safety Stevie Brown will get an opportunity to regain his starting job after a 2012 knee injury kept him out of the entire 2013 season. With FS Will Hill under another suspension, Brown will get the shot to regain his spot in the starting lineup.
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots looking to improve passing attack with open competition for receivers

The New England Patriots offense for the better of seven year has been known for their high octane attack that comes in waves, but in 2013 it was hit or miss. With one returning wideout in Julian Edelman, Tom Brady had to be coach and quarterback and though the team went to the AFC chamionship game, the passing game just wasn't good enough. In 2014, offensive coordinator Josh...
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

OL coach Mike Munchak: I think there are a lot of guys coming into their best years

Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak is being looked upon as sort of a savior to bring back the tough rushing offense the team prefers. He'll also play a big part in the evolution of the passing game that flourished the second half of the 2013 season. Munchak believes the talent is young but going into their most productive years and he's ready to optimize their potential.
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers expect an improved passing game in 2014

In 2013, the San Francisco 49ers passing attack consisted of quarterback Colin Kaepernick, wide receiver Anquan Boldin, TE Vernon Davis, and Michael Crabtree when he returned in December. The team's strong running game and defense, which is their identity, carried them to the NFC Championship game, but to get to the next level, the club knows the passing offense has to get better...
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June 01, 2014  |  1 Comment

Allen, Schaub working to reshape offense with new additions

Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen received some much needed help from the front office this offseason bringing in RB Maurice Jones-Drew and WR James Jones to help bolster the offense. Along with acquiring veteran quarterback Matt Schaub, the team is expecting a much improve unit. However, the Oakland faithful is holding their breath and waiting to see which Schaub they will...
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Carroll, Seahawks 'fired up' about OL James Carpenter

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll went out of his way to comment on fourth year LG James Carpenter, saying he "looks great," and has lost 10-15 pounds. The team declined Carpenter's fifth-year team option for 2015 and gave notice that if he wants to stay he'll have to work hard. Apparently the message was received as Carpenter is the favorite to start at left guard.
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers ready to take gamble on tremendous upside of TE Colt Lyerla

The Aaron Hernandez saga opened a lot of NFL executives eyes on red flags coming out of the draft, and especially in 2014, many players with checkered pasts went undrafted. The Green Bay Packers needed a tight end and signed one of the best in college football in Colt Lyerla, however, it's a gamble the team chose to take and now will see if both parties can reap the benefits. ...
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June 01, 2014  |  2 Comments

Mike Zimmer isn't concerned about players buying into new system: 'If you haven’t bought in, they’ll just get rid of you'

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer didn't sign on as head coach to win any popularity contests, furthermore, he says he's not worried if the players are buying into the system he's trying to put in place. That's a nice way of saying that the one who don't, won't be around long. Zimmer believes all he can do is coach them to the best of his ability, and let them decide their own fates. 
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals' Washington suspended for one year, maybe more

Arizonal Cardinals ILB Daryl Washington has certainly made his own bed, and he'll be lying in it for at least one year, the NFL announced Friday, via NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal. The suspension, for violating the league's Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse, is effective immediately. Washington was suspended four games last season for violating the same policy, along with...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Lead by example: Seahawks' Thomas aims to help rookies

Seattle Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas wants to use his wealth of experience to guide the team's rookies as they embark on life in the NFL, both on and off the field. “It’s always a learning curve,” Thomas saidvia ESPN's Terry Blount. “The biggest thing for me is just try to lead by example. I also help them out as much as possible. I don’t know it all. I always tell...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Vernon Davis: I 'might be there' for mandatory minicamp, 'might not'

The San Francisco Chronicle's Eric Branch caught up with 49ers tight end Vernon Davis as he helped out at his Jamba Juice is Santa Clara, sporting fake dreadlocks, a work apron and a name tag that read “Sycamore. Branch asked Davis about his absence from the team's voluntary offseason program, which led to the question of his availability for the involuntary mincamp from June...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

DC Jack Del Rio touts 'great competition' along D-line

The Denver Broncos defense is ready and focused to erase the recent memory of an ugly 35-point Super Bowl loss, and defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio is looking for that certain edge in his players. "I thought Terrance [Knighton] stepped up and had a big year for us," Del Rio said, via ESPN's Jeff Legwold. "[He] really played well down the stretch and he's now a real anchor for...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Goessling: Vikings have the pieces put together on defense, but questions remain

Per ESPN's Ben Goessling, mailbag question regarding the Minnesota Vikings post-draft analysis on defense. Do you believe Zimmer has the pieces in place that he wants? " For the most part, yes, I think Mike Zimmer has the pieces in place to make his defense work. He’s got a good rotation of defensive ends, a run-stuffing nose tackle in Linval Joseph, a linebacker who could...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers' mantra for 2014: 'unleash' the weapons

The Green Bay Packers are on a mission, writes Kevin Patra of NFL.com, and the buzzword of the month is "unleash." As in unleash the weapons, which they do have plenty of, especially on defense. With players like Julius Peppers, Clay Matthews, Nick Perry and Mike Neal guided by DC Dom Capers, who can argue with the team's confidence. "Just putting players in a position to make...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Shanahan: Manziel, RG3 'very similar'

New Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan has spent plenty of time working with Redskins QB Robert Griffin III, and now that he's in Cleveland, he's looking at rookie Johnny Manziel in a similar fashion. "Johnny and (Robert Griffin III) are very similar," Shanahan told USA TODAY Sports. "They're both talented guys who can make plays with their legs. But there comes...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Jay Cutler's big contract the sticking point between Dalton, Bengals?

It looks like Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler's 7-year, $126.7 million contract that includes a whopping $54 million in guarantees is a major sticking point between the Cincinnati Bengals and Andy Dalton. "I'm hopeful, you know?" Lewis told SI.com's Don Banks. "I know he would like to get it done and I know we'd like to get it done, and just hopefully we can get by that...
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Browns' OC compares Manziel to RG3

New Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan has spent plenty of time working with Redskins QB Robert Griffin III, and now that he's in Cleveland, he's looking at rookie Johnny Manziel in a similar fashion. "Johnny and (Robert Griffin III) are very similar," Shanahan told USA TODAY Sports. "They're both talented guys who can make plays with their legs. But there comes...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals' Lewis: Cutler contract holding up Dalton negotiations

It looks like Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler's 7-year, $126.7 million contract that includes a whopping $54 million in guarantees is a major sticking point between the Cincinnati Bengals and Andy Dalton. "I'm hopeful, you know?" Lewis told SI.com's Don Banks. "I know he would like to get it done and I know we'd like to get it done, and just hopefully we can get by that...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Rob Ryan pumps Champ Bailey's tires: 'He looks fantastic'

New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan is giving newly acquired veteran cornerback Champ Bailey a little confidence as the 35-year-old embarks upon life after Denver. “He looks fantastic,” Ryan told the Advertiser. “You look out there and you think he’s one of those young guys running around. But he’s bringing excitement to our defense and knowledge and it’s...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys' Stephen Jones: 'We’re certainly taking a long look' at Bryant extension this year

Not long after Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant expressed his hope to get a deal done soon as he enters the final year of his contract, Executive vice president Stephen Jones says it's “a real possibility” that an extension is done before the end of 2014. “We’re certainly taking a long look at that,” Jones said during an interview on 1310 The Ticket, via the Fort Worth...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Odds stacked against Steelers to turn it around in 2014?

Online sportsbook Bovada isn't quite feeling the Pitttsburgh Steelers as a team to turn things around and win their division in 2014, writes ESPN's Scott Brown. The website currently has the Steelers’ over/under win total at 8.5, not much better than their consecutive 8-8 seasons. With that being said, it's way too early for predictions, especially when it comes to gambling...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Repeat offender Will Hill hit with six-game suspension

The NFL came down hard on New York Giants safety Will Hill on Friday, handing him a six-game suspension to start of the 2014 season, per the team's official website. The punishment is due to violating the leagues policy of substance abuse, a violation Hill is quite familiar with. Hill was suspended 4 games back in 2012, reportedly for using Adderall, and suspended again in 2013...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

New Patriots OL coach DeGuglielmo is 'not here to change the world'

Filling longtime New England Patriots offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia's shoes will be a tough task, but his replacement Dave DeGuglielmo says he's not looking to install some new method of coaching the line, indicating a smooth transition over any type of monumental overall. "I don’t think you can ever replace a guy as established as him," DeGuglielmo said, via Jeff Howe...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Bills' Eric Wood: 'No excuse' for offense in 2014, 'technically, it all is there'

After upgrading the talent on the Buffalo Bills offense, all that's mising is the small matter of putting those pieces together and performing accordingly, says veteran center Eric Wood. "There's no excuse, saying we don't have a piece here or a piece there," Wood said, via the Associated Press. "Technically, it all is there." Wood's comments come after the team wrapped up a...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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