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Young Browns fans make video demanding Jim Tressel as coach

Yesterday, I told you how one anonymous Cleveland Browns player believes the organization is a “joke” after they fired head coach Rob Chudzinski after only one season. Chudzinski was 4-12 in his only season with the Cleveland Browns. Luckily for the anonymous Browns player, three young fans have come up with a solution to help turn the Browns around. Check out their ideas below...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Anonymous Browns player: This organization is a 'joke'

After only one season with the Browns, the organization fired head coach Rob Chudzinski (Credit: CBS Sports) On Monday, after a 4-12 season, the Cleveland Browns fired head coach Rob Chudzinski, who had just finished coaching his first year with the team. The firing seemed rather odd as not only had Chudzinski only coached for one season but he inherited a team full of sub-par talent...
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January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Boykin has higher drafted CBs above his bed for motivation

Hoping to motivate himself to play better, Eagles corner back Brandon Boykin keeps a list of those corners drafted before him above his bed (Credit: sportige.com) When it comes to Philadelphia Eagles corner back Brandon Boykin, forgot the Sophomore slump myth. After having zero interceptions and only seven pass defenses in his rookie year, Boykin took off in his sophomore year....
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January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick thinks extra points are a waste of time

If New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick had his way, kicker Stephen Gostkowski would not be attempting extra points after a touchdown (Credit: Providence Journal) During Wednesday’s press conference, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was asked about the importance of special teams in the playoffs. Belichick could have gave the generic answer about how all...
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January 02, 2014  |  3 Comments

Bears ink Jay Cutler to deal through 2020

(AP Photo) The top free agent quarterback is no longer on the market as the Bears and Jay Cutler reached a deal on a seven-year contract that locks him up as the Bears’ signal caller through 2020, the team announced at a press conference this morning. Cutler was traded to the Bears in 2009, two years after being selected 11th overall by the Denver Broncos and he has been the starter...
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January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bryce Petty front flips for TD

With three minutes left in the first half and Baylor trailing by 8 in the 2014 Fiesta Bowl, Bryce Petty decided to get a little creative. Petty front flipped into the endzone for his second rushing TD of the night.   Thanks to @giftsports for the GIF.   Follow us on Twitter! @DownandDistance Sports-Kings Down and Distance contributor Dylan Veltkamp @DylanVeltkampSK The post WATCH...
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January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Michigan State head coach dodges Gatorade bath

After overcoming a three point deficit at half-time, Michigan State rallied to beat the Stanford Cardinals, 24-20. After stopping the Cardinals on 4th and 1, the Spartans locked down a victory and won their first Rose Bowl game since 1988. The Spartan win also marks the first Big Ten win in the Rose Bowl since 2010. The Spartans finished the season 13-1 and should be a top 3 ranked...
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January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Jadeveon Clowney says this was his last season at South Carolina

AP Photo/Bob Leverone   Well, that was fast. Following South Carlolina’s win over the Wisconsin Badgers in the Capital One Bowl Jadeveon Clowney wasted no time announcing his future. The Gamecocks defensive end was asked if he would skip his senior year and enter the NFL Draft in May.  “Yes, sir,” he replied. After having a quiet season in his junior year with just 3 sacks...
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January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Vick Wants to Start, Not Ruling Out Backup Role in Philly

Michael Perez/AP It’s hard for me to imagine that there’s a team out there that is looking for Michael Vick to be their starter.  Despite his skills set, it’s hard to be effective when you’re out with an injury.  It’s also difficult to demonstrate your skill set when you’re constantly giving the ball to the opposing team.  All of these troubles have landed Vick behind...
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January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Nebraska scores a touchdown on a 99-yard play

In a wet and rainy Jacksonville, Florida today the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Georgia Bulldogs face off in the Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl. With his team leading 17-12, Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. connected with his wide receiver Quincy Enunwa for a 99-yard touchdown. Armstrong Jr. was about 5-yards deep into his own end zone and hits Enunwa on the 45-yard line, where...
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January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Teddy Bridgewater to enter NFL draft

(AP) It’s finally official. Lousiville Cardinal quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will enter the 2014 NFL draft.  The news has ended speculation that Bridgewater may stay in school for another year. Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater will enter the NFL Draft – http://t.co/gPL0l5aiCO — Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) January 1, 2014   Bridgewater is considered to be the top quarterback...
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January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

AFC Preseason Predictions Revisited

On August 16th, 2013, I made my preseason predictions for each division in the short 140 characters that Twitter would allow me and saved them to my favorites (ShaneNFL). As with any amateur blogger (or professional sportswriter for that matter), I hit some and missed some. Taking a look at what I predicted, I’ll offer up some of my rational for why I thought the season would go...
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December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Kevin Sumlin declines NFL interviews

AP Photo/Dave Martin   After turning down the USC head coaching job just a few weeks ago, Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin is now declining any requests to interview for an NFL head coaching job. Sumlin plans to honor the 6-year, $30 million contract extension he signed with A&M on November 30, according so several sources. One NFL source said that Sumlin would be interested...
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December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Watch: Aaron Rodgers 4th-and-8 Game Winning TD Tecmo Bowl Style

I love these things. A very talented football, and Tecmo Bowl fan always delights with recreations of great plays and puts them on Youtube. This time, they did not disappoint, recreating the Aaron Rodgers to Randall Cobb 4th-and-8 conversion that sent the Packers to the Playoffs with the NFC North Crown. Check it out below! [H/T Next Impulse Sports]   Follow us on Twitter @DownandDistance...
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December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Five NFL free agents to avoid

Maurice Jones-Drew will be one of the biggest names on the free agent market, but this aging running back will likely disappoint whoever he signs with.   Even though the playoffs are just beginning, plenty of NFL fans are already looking forward to free agency. The 2014 free agent class looks to be a busy one, as many big names are hitting the market and will be looking for new...
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December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

J.J. Watt vents about Texans' season on Facebook

After a 2-14 season the Texans don’t have much to be happy about. Their former starting and thought-to-be franchise quarterback Matt Schaub had a melt down, they’re coach was fired before season’s end and their fans were embarrassed and even resorted to the old paper bag. The one bright spot of the season is that DE J.J. Watt is projected to be named the NFL’s Defensive Player...
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December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Bengals still have 10,000 tickets to sell to avoid blackout

The Cincinnati Bengals are still 10,000 tickets short of avoiding a blackout this weekend and selling out their game (Credit: ESPN) With the Wild Card round of the 2013 NFL Playoffs set to start this Saturday, some teams around the NFL are still looking to sell tickets for this weekend’s games. Similar to the regular season, if the teams cannot sell out their games this weekend...
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December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Robert Meachem: Saints need more Popeyes to win Super Bowl again

Hoping to help cure his team’s road woes, wide receiver Robert Meachem believes the Saints just need to be supplied with Popeyes before each game (Credit: theadvocate.com) During the 2013 season, the New Orleans Saints went 8-0 at home and only 3-5 on the road. The Saints poor road record led some analysts to question whether or not the Saints could win away from the Super Dome...
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December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Panthers DC McDermott to interview with Redskins this weekend

Just days after Redskins former head coach Mike Shanahan was handed his pink slip, the Redskins search for their next leader is on. ESPN’s David Newton reports that the Washington Redskins will interview the Carolina Panthers’ defensive coordinator, Sean McDermott. McDermott coordinated one of the leagues best defenses and help make the Carolina Panthers’ amazing turn-around...
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December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots give Browns permission to interview OC Josh McDaniels

In the wake of Black Monday, there are 6 open head coaching positions in the NFL. One of those is a step closer to being filled as Albert Breer reports that the New England Patriots have given the Cleveland Browns permission to interview their offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. McDaniels’ name has popped up on many teams board this year even though his last head coaching job...
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December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

DeAngelo Williams has a bedtime story read to him by his daughter

On Christmas Eve, Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams released a video of him and a few of his family members singing Deck The Halls for the Christmas season. Today, the Panthers’ running back released a picture on his Twitter of himself being read a bedtime story by his daughter. Williams posted this picture with the caption “Can you find what’s wrong with this...
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December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Jaguars to let MJD test free agency

The Jacksonville Jaguars are going to let Maurice Jones-Drew test free agency come March and then decide whether or not to re-sign their 8 year veteran back. Jones-Drew is coming off of a down year where he was only able to gain 803 yards on the ground with 5 scores and says he wants to remain with the team and finish his career in Jacksonville, but like most decisions in the NFL...
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December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Top 10 Rose Bowl games of all-time

On Wednesday night, the Michigan State Spartans will face off against the Stanford Cardinals in the 100th Rose Bowl game. This year’s game will pair two defensive minded teams, with the Spartans ranking 4th in points allowed per game and Cardinals ranking 10th in points allowed per game. With ninety-nine games in the bag, there have been a number of memorable match ups. Check...
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December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Tannehill Can’t Gold Dig His Way Into Playoffs

The Dolphins fell short in an attempt to make it into the playoffs Sunday.  They went into New York against a tough Jets team and that’s where they’re season ended.  Despite Tannehill’s best efforts, he wasn’t able to dig his team into the playoffs, but did find success with digging in other places.  Check out this kodak moment during the end of the regular season. On...
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December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Five likely NFL coaching candidates

Bill O’Brien is the most popular name in the head coaching market, but is he the best? Photo credit: gcobb.com   Ah, Black Monday. It’s the day all struggling coaches despise and all struggling fan bases love. It’s the day where the hot seat reaches unbearable temperatures, and disappointed teams give head coaches their walking papers. While Black Monday is widely considered...
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December 30, 2013  |  Discuss
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