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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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College Football 2014: Ranking the Nation's Best Quarterbacks

1. Jameis Winston so. Florida St. Winston is the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, a defending national champion, and is 14-0 in his career as a starter. It's pretty hard to argue against anyone with those credentials being ranked number one, and if he can repeat all those feats again this season, you could include Winston in the discussion of the all-time college football greats...
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Big Ten Breakdown: Rutgers Scarlet Knights Full Preview

In 2012, Kyle Flood took over a Rutgers program that Greg Schiano had lifted out of the doldrums of the former Big East. Flood was handed talent, momentum and a solid recruiting territory; and he went on to win his first seven games. It has been downhill since then.Since those first seven games, Rutgers has gone 8-11, and that has been in a watered down Big East/American Athletic...
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FN's 'Monday Morning Huddle': Vikings Suspend Special Teams Coach

Football Nation proudly presents the eighth episode in season three of "Monday Morning Huddle" with host Dave Holcomb. This week's podcast starts with the Minnesota Vikings and the suspension the franchise handed out to its special teams coach Mike Priefer. In former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe's story and letter to Deadspin, Kluwe included several anecdotes where...
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NFC 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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Tennessee Titans 2014: 5 Most Pressing Questions Heading Into Training Camp

Here is something Tennessee Titans thought they may never hear – Mike Munchak has left the building. This was not a voluntary move for the former player and head coach who had given 31 years of his life to the organization, rather he was let go when it was decided the Hall of Fame guard could not lead the team to the Promised Land.Munchak replaced Jeff Fisher and used many of the...
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The One Big Hidden Change the College Football Playoff Will Bring

The college football season is just about five weeks away and as people begin to look forward to the season the huge question seems to be how will the first annual college football final four playoff work. Each year when people make predictions the one that is always the most exciting, intriguing and biggest unknown is who will win the national title.This year that question will...
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Washington Redskins: Three Bold Predictions For Training Camp

Anything the Washington Redskins do this season has to be better than anything they did last season. The 2013 season turned out to be more of a soap opera than it was a football season. Everything surrounded Mike Shanahan and Daniel Snyder could not get on the same page. Robert Griffin III was fully healed and every other thing associated with the franchise sank quicker than the...
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NFL 2014: 5 Rookie First-Rounders Who Will Fail This Season

First round picks commonly have a volatile nature of play. Some drafted first round players make you think "huh" a few years later, while others make you say "wow". Unfortunately for some NFL teams their "stars" of the future will struggle in 2014. Roughly half of all first rounders never live up to their potential, and here I will attempt to "weed...
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Virginia Tech Football 2014: 10 Things You Need To Know

“In Beamer We Trust.” The mantra that has been the battle cry of the Virginia Tech Hokies since 1986 has taken a bit of a tumble in the past two seasons, leaving the fans and faithful a bit concerned. The 2014 version of this school will be a bit different, losing Logan Thomas to the NFL and Kyle Fuller as well. There is plenty of depth to fill holes, however youth will be served...
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New England Patriots: Three Bold Predictions For Training Camp

At some point, the era will be over. Tom Brady will walk off into the NFL sunset with the three (or more) Super Bowl rings and a wonder life. But when it comes down to it, the last time the Patriots captured a title and a ring is 2006. The Patriots are still one of the best teams in the NFL and the AFC. And of course, as long as Denver and some guy named Manning are rocking and challenging...
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Texas Football 2014: 10 Things You Need To Know

Can Charlie Strong do what other coaches before him have done – take the Texas Longhorns program to the next level? After 15 years of Mack Brown and a success that produced many All-Americans and a National Title in 2005, Brown wrote himself into the Austin record books as one of the greatest to ever room the sidelines of the university. Strong, who found success as the head man...
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