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Watching The Waiver Wire; Key To Filling Roster Needs

As the player cuts start rolling in the next three days, General Managers will be watching for players that could help/add depth to their team.  Bill Belichick  watches the waiver wire all year long, looking for guys the Patriots may have scouted before the draft. These Patriots scouting reports are valuable information to have on file of prospects the team may have had a strong...
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2015 College Football Game Menu - Week One

College football is back baby! The offseason has drawn to a close and the first week of games kicks off in style on Thursday afternoon with an in-state rivalry. While the dreaded dead time between the championship game and the kickoff of the next season often drags its feet, it almost seems as if this year has been faster than most. A rather quiet coaching carousel wrapped up quite...
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2015 Oregon Ducks Name Vernon Adams Starting Quarterback

The 2015 Oregon Ducks will look a lot different than the past few seasons after arguably the greatest player in their program's history Marcus Mariota took his talents to the NFL. This past week, the Oregon Ducks took the first step in restoring the greatness Mariota left by naming former Eastern Washington Quarterback Vernon Adams as their week one starter. Adams, previously of...
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Buffalo Bills 2015 Breakout Player: Charles Clay

Football Lunch 2.0 - Serving up Stat Sandwiches with a Side of Fact Fries... If you are a Buffalo Bills fan, there is definitely a cause for excitement this season.  The Bills made a lot of off season acquisitions with breakout potential, particularly on offense, however; I believe Charles Clay is the most underrated of the bunch who will shine on his new team. Buffalo has needed...
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Father Time To Catch Up To Peyton Manning In 2015? Not Likely...

Football Lunch 2.0 - Serving up Stat Sandwiches with a Side of Fact Fries... Look, I get it; Peyton Manning is old. Sure, he may be a senior citizen in the Quarterback world but even so, Manning still has it. If there is one thing I cannot stand it's people who make assumptions without analyzing stats or at least doing some fact finding first.  With that being said, do you remember...
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2015 Fantasy Football: Call Me Crazy But ... Frank Gore Is A Top 5 RB

Call me Crazy but …   Let’s have some crazy fun with a running back this time. The insane statement of this article is Frank Gore will finish this year as a top 5 running back. I know the first thing you’re thinking, he’s already over 30. I know and 99.9% of the time I totally agree but Gore is a different kind of back. What makes him so special? Let’s dive right into...
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Why the Steelers Shouldn't Listen to the Michael Vick Petition

Since Adam Schefter's tweet on August 25, 2015 stating that former New York Jets' quarterback, Michael Vick, would meet with the Pittsburgh Steelers, anything but excitement has reeked havoc over the city of Pittsburgh. For many, having this former criminal on the team would be a disgrace for the Steelers and their fans. Because of the total "disgust" fans are in over the signing...
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New England Patriots: Most Disappointing Players in Preseason

I am a firm believer that a player/prospect deserves a chance to show there talent. Your not going to get a chance in the NFL if you don't have some talent, but can you display it?  Rookies coming in to the Patriots training camp need time, to learn and grow into the system. Coaches look for signs that a player is "getting it", and evaluating there progress, while teaching techniques...
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Presenting Your 2015 NFL All No-Respect Team

In reality, most of these forgotten players are closer to dead in the eyes of fantasy football, and some for good reason. It may be due to tailing off in their careers, appearing to have little relevance due to team depth, or for never having been able to fulfill their true potential. The problem for you comes in relying on too many fantasy "expert" opinions which, oftentimes just...
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San Francisco 49ers: Player Most Likely To Break Out In 2015

San Francisco was once considered an illustrious franchise known as the Gold Standard or Example of Excellence within the NFL. The Patriots have since taken over that title, but the 49ers still have a storied franchise that can never be forgotten about. They have had their share of fantastic running backs including, the Great Roger Craig and still active Frank Gore. Craig was the...
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Carolina Panthers: Player Most Likely To Break Out In 2015

Second-year defensive end Kony Ealy isn't really a surprise break-out candidate this season after posting 4 sacks as a rookie in 2014, good for third-best on the team. But the situation shifted when fellow defensive end Frank Alexander went down for the season with an injured right Achilles.  Alexander and Ealy were fighting to replace the massive hole in the line after Greg...
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New England Patriots: Standout Preseason Players

Three preseason games are in the books, and the Patriots coaches are evaluating which players showed improvement and may deserve a roster spot. Coach Belichick said during a press conference; "We have to try to look at not just where the team is now, but also prepare for the entire 16-game regular season schedule. There was a lot of combination of factors that went into our roster...
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First and 10: 2015 AFC South Preview

An exciting season is ahead of us here at Football Nation. Monday Morning Huddle Host David Holcomb and Reporter Cooper Allen are teaming up weekly to share opinions and analysis for everything NFL. Starting in the preseason, the two will look at each division separately, breaking down their thoughts on every individual team and how they will do in 2015. On Sunday, Holcomb and...
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Top 5 Must-See ACC Games of 2015 College Football Season

The 2015 college football season is less than a week away as Football Nation continues its preview of the must-see college football games of each conference. Leading up to the season next week, FN Senior Writer Dave Holcomb will be releasing a list of top five games for each power conference. Here is how the schedule will go. Top 5 Must-See PAC 12 Games: Monday, Aug. 31st Top 5 Must...
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Cincinnati Bengals Preseason Wrap: The Good, Bad & Ugly

Two games have been played by the Cincinnati Bengals in the preseason. In week one, they took down the Giants, 23-10. Tampa Bay promptly smothered the Bengals in week two, 25-11. Clearly, we'll need to see some more out of Cincinnati to know what to expect for 2015. There was some good in their inaugural game against the Giants. The bad, and especially ugly, came against the worst...
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Dallas Cowboys Preseason Wrap: The Good, Bad & Ugly

The NFL season is almost upon us and the Dallas Cowboys are looking to go even father into the post season than they did last year. Although they lost big time names like Demarco Murray, they made a splash in free agency by adding Greg Hardy and drafting impact players like Byron Jones and Randy Gregory.  So far, the Cowboys have done many things right and many things terribly...
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New England Patriots Preseason Wrap: The Good, Bad & Ugly

Okay, preseason doesn't really mean much, unless, of course, you are a bubble player trying to impress the coaches with your abilities before it is too late, or one of the seemingly growing number of the injured who won't get the chance in the regular season at all. Serious, season-ending injuries have taken a huge toll on several teams with preseason only 3/4 of the way into the...
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The South Carolina Gamecocks Have Too Many Questions

South Carolina once again has one of the toughest schedules in the nation and they finally named Connor Mitch their starting quarterback. With that said, there are still many questions that need to be answered. The Gamecocks will hopefully get these answers in their first game against North Carolina on September third. Here are my questions: Offensive line? We all know that our running...
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Dallas Cowboys: Rookie Preseason Grades From Camp

The Dallas Cowboys may have the most talented group of Rookies since he Jimmy Johnson era in Dallas.  Most NFL analysts believed they got three first round talents out of this rookie class with Byron Smith, Randy Gregory, an La'el Collins.  They appear to have found a starting LB in the 4th round and some project players for depth.  The future is looking very bright in Dallas...
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First and 10: 2015 AFC North Preview

An exciting season is ahead of us here at Football Nation. Monday Morning Huddle Host David Holcomb and Reporter Cooper Allen are teaming up weekly to share opinions and analysis for everything NFL. Starting in the preseason, the two will look at each division separately, breaking down their thoughts on every individual team and how they will do in 2015. On Friday, Holcomb and...
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New York Jets Preseason Wrap: The Good, Bad & Ugly

The New York Jets have had a roller coaster preseason. From a locker room cheap shot to a high speed police chase, the Jets have found themselves in too much trouble off the field. But between the lines, the Jets have shown promise on both sides of the pigskin. Here is the Good, Bad & Ugly of Gang Green’s 2015 preseason.   The Good New York Jets first round selection Leonard...
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Cincinnati Bengals: Rookie Preseason Grades

Cedric Ogbuehi (No Grade)- The Texas A&M product is yet to go to work for Cincinnati. After a torn ACL in December, the offensive lineman won't get any football in for awhile. It's a wait and see approach for Ogbuehi. Jake Fisher (C)- Coming out of Oregon's high-tempo attack, Jake Fisher was the centerpiece on the Ducks' line. Fisher earned praise in the spring while attempting...
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SEC Football 2015: 10 Most Pressing Questions

Heading into the 2015 season, SEC fans have many questions about the upcoming seasons. With so many players coming and going, new head coaches, and new playbooks, college football is constantly changing and the SEC is no exception. Here are some of the biggest questions that will be answered when college football starts in less than a week.   1. Does Alabama win the West? For the...
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College Fantasy Football: Playoff Matchup Look-Ahead (WRs)

This is part 3 of 3 of Brandon Lietke’s Playoff Matchup Look-Ahead series. Check out his QB piece here and his RB piece here. Be sure to follow Brandon on Twitter @BLietke.While the regular season is very important in fantasy sports, the reason everyone plays is to finish as the champion. No one remembers who finished the season 9-2 and lost in the first round of the playoffs...
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