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Top Five Most Memorable Coaching & Managing Suspensions

The NFL certainly does not have a shortage of players recieving suspensions from the league office. Josh Gordon, Robert Mathis, Daryl Washington, and Dion Jordan begin a list of over 15 players that have already been suspended in 2014. Last year, the NFL suspended 28 players. But it is pretty rare for a member of a coaching staff or front office to miss games due to getting in trouble...
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Tony Dungy's Statement Garners Hypocritical Backlash

I'll be honest, I've come close to writing something like this a couple of times.Chris Kluwe's talk of several players considering coming out nearly had me put out a "don't do it" article.Michael Sam coming out nearly had me saying what Tony Dungy recently stated in an interview.If you missed it, a recent interview with Dungy that was published in the Tampa...
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Jaguars Receiver Ace Sanders Faces Four-Game Suspension

This was not the news the Jacksonville Jaguars needed to hear going into the team’s training camp this week.According to Jaguars.com, wide receiver Ace Sanders announced Tuesday evening that he faces a four-game suspension from the National Football League and in addition will likely miss the majority of 2014 Training Camp due to personal issues.“I will not be doing the majority...
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3 Reasons Why Cowboys Fans Should Want a Losing Season

So it's worth noting that I will never root for the Cowboys to lose during the season. That's why I wrote "why cowboys fans SHOULD" rather than "WILL" root for their team to lose. Also it is why I write this before the season begins, when I can look at the team logically and determine how likely it is for the team to win a super bowl with the current roster...
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College Football 2014: 10 Teams That Will Surprise

Everyone has their favorites. The polls have theirs. The SEC has their and other conferences have theirs. There are teams that will do what everyone thinks and there are some who will fall below expectations. These teams will exceed them and surprise us all. TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERSButch Jones is making people in Knoxville forget the past pretty quickly. While the SEC is still deep with...
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New York Giants: Three Bold Predictions For Training Camp

I have always been a fan of Tom Coughlin since the days as head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Nineteen years and two Super Bowl rings later, is there a better match for the New York Giants and the Big Apple than the man who helped build two franchises into winners. Now, in the latter stage of his coaching career, these Giants find themselves changing gears, working on solidifying...
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Big Ten Breakdown: Illinois Fighting Illini Full Preview

Tim Beckman, the head coach of the Illinois Illini, is on arguably the hottest of hot seats. His first year with the Illini was 2012, and his team went 2-10. In 2013, the Illini went 4-8, which was an improvement. However, the issue with Beckman has been the peripheral nonsense. In 2012, according to USA Today, he was caught on camera chewing tobacco on the sidelines, which breaks...
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2014 Arkansas Razorback Game Predictions

Finally football season is in the air.  All around the nation predictions are being made and controversy is starting to strike up.  SEC Media Days are in the books and it is time to gear up for the season. Down here in Arkansas, call-in shows are lighting up with their pre-season predictions. Head Coach Bret Bielema will be in his second season at Arkansas and plans to stick to...
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College Football's Most Underrated Running Backs of 2014

There is no such thing as “Student Body Right” anymore in college football. The days of taking the ball putting it in the gut of your star runner and beating the opponent down is gone. College football, right or wrong is about the NFL formula of passing first, then asking questions later.Even with the explosion of offenses across the country, there are still plenty of solid runners...
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Top 10 NFL Stars Who Will Struggle In 2014

It's hard to pick star players to fail because they all at some point were among the top tier of their peers. However, age, injury, and team changes all effect specific star players' seasons. It can even ruin some star players' careers for good. Here are the ten stars,ranked in order of most likely to fail, with red flags for 2014.1. Marshawn Lynch SEA - Lynch has had...
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Detroit Lions 2014: 5 Pressing Questions Heading Into The Season

 The Detroit Lions ended the 2013 season with four straight losses. A 6-3 start was completely eradicated by losing six of their finals seven games. As has always been the case in Motown, the Lions were marred by an inane lack of discipline (6.9 penalties per game), which put them in the top 10 of most penalized teams in the league.Inconsistent play from Matthew Stafford and and...
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2014 Georgia Bulldogs Season Preview: Predicting Wins and Losses

The 2014 Georgia Bulldogs will look to rebound from a season full of injuries in 2013. The Bulldogs entered the 2013 season ranked number five in the preseason and had hopes of competing for another SEC title. The Bulldogs came up six yards short of beating Alabama in the 2012 SEC title game and having a shot at playing Notre Dame in the 2012 national championship game.The Bulldogs...
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Late Round Fantasy Football 'Penny Stocks'

Fantasy Football is a lot like a Football stock market. Last year, the Enron-esque plunge of first rounders Trent Richardson and Ray Rice left many Fantasy owners’ teams worth little. Its important to pick players in the first few rounds who won’t go bankrupt by the middle of the season. It is equally important, however, to find the penny-stocks in the late rounds who can transform...
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Houston Texans: Three Bold Predictions For Training Camp

For a team that some believe is only a quarterback or a player or two away from being a contender again in the AFC South, the Houston Texans are still dealing with injuries and drama as the team approaches training camp. And with the franchise lining up Ryan Fitzpatrick behind center as the season approaches, it looks like it may get a little more difficult.Injuries are still a big...
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Carolina Panthers: Three Bold Predictions For Training Camp

At the beginning of the season, Ron Rivera looked like he wouldn’t make it to midseason before being fired in Carolina. At the end of the season, he was Coach of the Year. The Carolina Panthers were the feel good story of the year in the NFL and proved the former Chicago Bears star could take a team, build a solid defense, and have the offense play up to its counterpart’s standard...
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Oakland Raiders: Three Bold Predictions For Training Camp

This is year three in the Raiders rebuilding project of the Oakland Raiders. This time, the wallet was opened, checks were signed, money was cashed and new faces are now wearing Black and Silver.Raider Nation is looking for a revival. The Raiders last season had not much more than the Jacksonville Jaguars behind them and finished 4-12 on the season. This year, with a better running...
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NFL 2014: 10 Biggest Injury Concerns Entering Camp

Injuries are the one thing no team in the NFL can predict. Year after year a star in the league goes down with a significant injury, hurting his team’s chance of making the playoffs and for one reason or another, ruining my fantasy football team’s ability to claim victory.These players are on the mend or have come back from serious injury. Still, a hit or a missed tackle could...
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HBO's Hard Knocks Atlanta Falcons: Top 10 Reasons To Watch

After a long wait, HBO now knows whom they will be covering on the popular show “Hard Knocks.” According to the Atlanta Falcons and their website “The Falcons, HBO Sports, and NFL Films will team up for an all-access, behind the scenes look at what it takes to make it in the National Football League when HARD KNOCKS: Training Camp with the Atlanta Falcons debuts on August 5...
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Predicting Where The Top 5 Remaining Free Agents Will Sign

TE Jermichael Finley2013 Team: Green Bay PackersPredicted 2014 Team: New England PatriotsFinely may be the most difficult free agent to figure out this entire offseason. He is certainly one of the most talented players of this year’s free agent class. His season and possibly career ended last fall with a very scary head and neck injury. During the offseason Finley visited the Seattle...
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2014 NFL Week 11 Game-By-Game Analysis and Predictions

Format:Away Team (Score) @ Home Team (Score), Time- Away Team Run Offense v.s. Home Team Front Seven- Away Team Pass Protection v.s. Home Team Pass Rush- Away Team Receivers v.s. Home Team Secondary- Home Team Run Offense v.s. Away Team Front Seven- Home Team Pass Protection v.s. Away Team Pass Rush- Home Team Receivers v.s. Away Team Secondary Bye teams: Baltimore Ravens, Dallas...
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Philadelphia Eagles: Three Bold Predictions For Training Camp

Nick Foles know there is a fine line between two football seasons. Last year could have been the best the third-year quarterback will ever have and trying to duplicate the same statistics and aura that go along with it will be next to near impossible.Luckily for Foles and his Eagles teammates, trying to replicate a season success is not what the NFL is about – reaching higher goals...
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Billy Turner Signs Rookie Contract with Miami Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins have announced that Billy Turner, the third round offensive lineman from North Dakota State, has been signed which means all of the team’s draft choices are now under contract.Turner, whose agent Michael Hoffman confirmed the signing on Twitter, was a four-year starter at North Dakota State and a two-time Football Championship Subdivision All-American. Although...
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NFL Quarterbacks: Ranking Them From 1 To 16

With the emergence of Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Russell Wilson, and Colin Kaepernick, the 2012-2013 NFL season was deemed by many as the "Year of the Quarterback." Some were even ready to name it the all-time best quarterback draft class (Kaepernick excluded). However, looking back at recent trends and how the landscape of the NFL has changed over the last few seasons...
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Denver Broncos: Three Bold Predictions For Training Camp

As the 2014 NFL season marches closer and closer to dominating our hearts and minds. Training Camps are slated to begin all over the country. For some, dreams will be realized and seasons could be forged. For my beloved Denver Broncos, this could be a chance at redemption. There is no doubt that the Broncos will be loaded for bear again this season, with as cornerback Chris Harris...
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Winning the Battle for Dominance in the AFC

Let's just cut to the chase: Tom Brady and Peyton Manning are the best in the game, now, and perhaps ever in NFL history. Whether or not another is nipping at their heels right now is a different story. Tom and Peyton are kings.With the announcement that Manning expects this to be his last season, the epic rivalry just became epicer... whatever!So... this may be the last chance...
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