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Odell Beckham Jr. Wins 2014 NFL Offensive ROY Award

The Associated Press has named New York Giants star receiver and human highlight reel Odell Beckham Jr. its 2014 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. The news comes just a couple days after Beckham set the world record with 33 one-handed catches in a minute (Iowa’s Tevaun Smith broke OBJ’s mark the next day) and revealed how he torched Richard Sherman. Photo Credit: Giants.com...
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This Nasty Hit Shows Why Tom Brady Should Stay in the Pocket

New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady has another golden opportunity to tie his childhood idol Joe Montana (as well as Terry Bradshaw) for the most Super Bowl wins (four) by a starting quarterback in NFL history on Sunday when he faces the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks. While Brady and company (and particularly Rob Gronkowski) should be chock-full of added...
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10 Biggest Personalities in Super Bowl History

There are plenty of stars playing in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday. Some of them happen to have big personalities. But who are the biggest personalities to ever play on the game’s biggest stage? 10. Hank Stram Famous for devising the “two tight end offense” and “stack defense,” Hank Stram was the only coach in AFL history to take his team to two Super Bowls, where the...
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Report: Falcons Hiring Dan Quinn As New Head Coach

The Atlanta Falcons are reportedly hiring Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn as their new head coach after the Super Bowl, per ProFootballTalk. Photo Credit: Seahawks.com The writing has been on the wall for a few weeks that Quinn would likely fill the Falcons’ HC vacancy, but league rules prevent the 44-year-old from taking the job until the conclusion of...
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Watch: Marshawn Lynch Breaks Down Art of the ‘Crotch Grab’

Seattle Seahawks star running back Marshawn Lynch joined New England Patriots star tight end Rob Gronkowski for a “clueless gamer” Super Bowl battle for “Mortal Kombat X” supremacy in a Conan episode that aired Thursday night.  In the episode, Conan O’Brien also asked Beast Mode to break down the infamous “crotch grab” touchdown celebrations he did against Arizona...
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Watch: Crocodile Picks Seahawks To Win Super Bowl XLIX

A 15-foot, 1,500-pound crocodile by the name of Salty made his highly-anticipated pick for Super Bowl XLIX on Thursday in front of a horde of media at the Fort Worth Zoo. As you can see in the embed video below from the Dallas Morning News, Salty swims around in a swamp with the choice to devour two dangling raw chickens, each displaying a team logo. It’s tough to disagree with...
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Watch: Crocodile Picks Seahawks To Win Super Bowl XLIX

A 15-foot, 1,500-pound crocodile by the name of Salty made his highly-anticipated pick for Super Bowl XLIX on Thursday in front of a horde of media at the Fort Worth Zoo. As you can see in the embed video below from the Dallas Morning News, Salty swims around in a swamp with the choice to devour two dangling raw chickens, each displaying a team logo.   It’s tough to disagree...
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Watch: Odell Beckham Jr. Shows How He Abused Richard Sherman

New York Giants star receiver and human highlight reel Odell Beckham Jr. had an absolutely incredible rookie season. In just 12 games, the 5-foot-11, 198-pound wide out racked up a whopping 91 receptions for 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns en route to Offensive Rookie of Year honors and a trip to the Pro Bowl. In those 12 games, Beckham went over 100 yards seven times—each of which...
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Tom Brady Dresses As Joe Montana in Thursday Throwback Post

Tom Brady has idolized Joe Montana since he was a little kid. The New England Patriots star quarterback added another epic Thursday Throwback photo to his collection ahead of Super Bowl XLIX.   In the Facebook post, Brady, at the age of six, is dressed up as Montana for Halloween.   Post by Tom Brady. Brady has surpassed plenty of Montana’s records over the course...
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Jonathan Dwyer Pleads Guilty To Disorderly Conduct

Former Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals running back and current free agent Jonathan Dwyer has reportedly pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct, according to the Associated Press. Photo Credit: Steelers.com The former 2010 sixth round pick out of Georgia Tech was arrested and originally charged with felony aggravated assault after allegedly assaulting...
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Richard Sherman Says He Could Miss Super Bowl For Son’s Birth

Seattle Seahawks star cornerback Richard Sherman says he could miss Super Bowl XLIX, but not because of the injury (torn ligaments in his elbow) he sustained in the NFC Championship Game. Sherman’s girlfriend, Ashley Moss, is expected to give birth to their son in the next week. If their son decides to enter the world on Sunday, ESPN.com’s Josh Weinfuss notes that the All...
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Watch: Rob Gronkowski, Marshawn Lynch On Conan Is Must-See TV

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski and Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch—two of the biggest stars ahead of Super Bowl XLIX—joined Conan O’Brien for a “clueless gamer” Super Bowl battle for “Mortal Kombat X” supremacy that will air Thursday night at 11 pm ET/10 pm CT on TBS. Based on the brief preview the show posted on YouTube, this is going to...
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Ranking Top 10 Coaches That Never Won A Super Bowl

It’s tough enough to reach the Super Bowl, let alone win on the game’s biggest stage. Not only does your team have to be loaded with talent, but luck has to be on your side. With the stage set for Super Bowl XLIX, let’s take a look at the 10 best head coaches in NFL history that have never hoisted the Lombardi Trophy. Photo Credit: Chargers.com 10. Chuck Knox kicked...
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Bills Giving E.J. Manuel ‘A Very Clean Slate’

New Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Greg Roman says the team is giving E.J. Manuel “a very clean slate” this offseason. “I definitely think he’s done some very good things and displayed some good traits. I’d say we just have to get his level of consistency a little big greater,” Roman said at his introductory press conference, via NFL.com. “Really he and everybody...
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Watch: Marshawn Lynch Blows Kiss, Says ‘You’re Sexy, Too’

Seattle Seahawks star running back Marshawn Lynch inevitably didn’t say much at the podium for Super Bowl Media Day, responding to every question with the same remarks: “I’m here so I won’t get fined.” But just about a minute after getting settled at the podium, a woman tossed Lynch what looked like a banana (could have been something else). Beastmode responded with...
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Alabama Hires Mel Tucker As New DBs Coach

Mel Tucker has reportedly been hired as the new defensive backs coach at the University of Alabama. Former Chicago Bears DC Mel Tucker will be Alabama’s new secondary coach per sources. — Thayer Evans (@ThayerEvansSI) January 26, 2015   Tucker was fired by the Chicago Bears last week following an ugly two-year stint as their defensive coordinator. Nevertheless, a day...
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Report: Rams Interested in Trading For Nick Foles

The St. Louis Rams are reportedly interested in trading for Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles, per NJ.com. Foles still has one year left on his rookie contract, but there’s been plenty of buzz indicating that Eagles head coach Chip Kelly wants to go in a different direction. Just last week, reports surfaced that the Eagles are going to try to move up in the 2015 NFL Draft...
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Watch: Richard Sherman Cheers On Golden Tate During Interview

Seattle Seahawks star cornerback Richard Sherman is on the sidelines at the 2015 Pro Bowl at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ, which is also where Super Bowl XLIX will be played next Sunday. Sherman and fellow Seahawks Legion of Boom star Earl Thomas were being interviewed on the sidelines by ESPN’s Lisa Salters during the first quarter of the Pro Bowl when...
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Report: Josh Gordon Flunks Drug Test, Subject To Year-Long Ban

Cleveland Browns star receiver Josh Gordon has reportedly flunked another drug test and is subject to a one-year NFL ban, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Browns WR Josh Gordon flunked another drug test and now will be subject to a one-year banishment, per league sources. More on ESPN @ 6 pm. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 25, 2015   Gordon missed the first 10 games...
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Watch: J.J. Watt Does Everything At Pro Bowl Practice

Houston Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt isn’t limited to wreaking havoc on defense. One of the top candidates for the NFL’s MVP award (which will likely go to Aaron Rodgers), Watt also found the end zone four times in 2014, with three touchdown receptions near the goal-line and an 80-yard pick-six. Watt has been showing off his incredible and versatile skills in Phoenix...
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Seahawks CB Jeremy Lane: Rob Gronkowski Isn’t ‘That Good’

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane has really put his foot in his mouth. With just over a week ahead of Super Bowl XLIX, Lane said that New England Patriots star tight end isn’t “that good.” “He’s OK,” Lane conceded, via the Seattle Times. “But he does have a big body, and from what I’ve seen on tape, he don’t like your hands being put on him. So if we put...
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Terrence Cody Under Investigation For Animal Cruelty

The Baltimore Ravens parted ways with defensive tackle Terrence Cody Friday morning. It was initially viewed as a strange move, as the colossal defensive tackle was already an impending free agent. But the Baltimore Sun reports that Cody is being investigated by police for animal cruelty. Photo Credit: BaltimoreRavens.com The former 2010 second round pick out of Alabama...
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Report: 49ers Hiring Eric Mangini As Defensive Coordinator

The San Francisco 49ers are reportedly hiring Eric Mangini as their new defensive coordinator. Former Jets and Browns HC Eric Mangini, who spent last season as SF’s TE coach, expected to be hired as 49ers’ DC, per sources. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 22, 2015   Photo Credit: 49ers.com Mangini only has one season of experience as a DC on his NFL résumé—back...
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Browns Giving Johnny Manziel ‘Clean Slate’

Cleveland Browns new offensive coordinator John DeFilippo said on Thursday that Johnny Manziel will have a “clean slate” and is “looking forward” to working with last year’s No. 22 overall pick. New #Browns OC John DeFilippo: Whoever is going to be in the QB room is going to get a clean slate. I’m looking forward to working w/Manziel — Nate Ulrich (@NateUlrichABJ...
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Bears Hire Adam Gase As New Offensive Coordinator

The Chicago Bears have reportedly hired Adam Gase as their new offensive coordinator. The #Bears are hiring Adam Gase as their offensive coordinator, source said. It’s a 3-year deal. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 22, 2015   Photo Credit: DenverBroncos.com This could be terrific news for Bears quarterback Jay Cutler following a disastrous 2013 season.  ...
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