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St. Louis Rams: Why drafting a cornerback is the biggest need

As we are only a few weeks away from the 2014 NFL draft the St. Louis Rams looks like a team that is trying to build through the draft. They have been the leagues youngest team for two years now and looking to stay young for a third. The Rams have a solidified starter at most of their positions, but there is one that still needs improvement. In 2012 the Rams signed cornerback Cortland...
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St. Louis Rams: Why drafting a cornerback is the biggest need

As we are only a few weeks away from the 2014 NFL draft the St. Louis Rams looks like a team that is trying to build through the draft. They have been the leagues youngest team for two years now and looking to stay young for a third. The Rams have a solidified starter at most of their positions, but there is one that still needs improvement. In 2012 the Rams signed cornerback Cortland...
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Oakland A’s: Could this be Jesse Chavez’s breakout season?

Jesse Chavez Oakland A’s newest starter, right-handed pitcher Jesse Chavez, is finally making a name for himself in the major leagues. Chavez joined the Athletics organization in 2012 and immediately became their designated long-reliever. He had yet to start a game in the O.co Coliseum until 2014 when he squeaked his way into the starting rotation after numerous pitchers incurred...
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New England Patriots: Finding trade partners for the Draft

The Patriots shouldn’t trade up in this draft. They shouldn’t even stay put at 29. They should trade down. Admittedly, this is a wildly un-sexy opinion. This year we have a pretty exciting draft. The consensus No. 1 prospect might go anywhere from 1 to 7, as it seems every day there are new stories either valorizing his talent or bemoaning his lack of motor/consistency. There...
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VCU Basketball: Why Justin Tillman may fit perfectly in Reddic’s place

Seeing Juvonte Reddic graduate and move on with his basketball career is hard for fans that enjoyed watching his exciting four years at VCU. On the other hand they may also enjoy hearing why Justin Tillman may fit perfectly in Reddic’s place. Reddic was averaging at 11.8 PPG and 8.4 RPG as he ended his career as a Ram, all while shooting just over 50% in the paint. His ability...
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Baltimore Ravens: Drafting a safety could be key

The Baltimore Ravens’ secondary has been a point of interest during this offseason. One of the team’s biggest problems on defense in 2013 was the secondary. Last season, the Ravens relied on second-year Raven James Ihedigbo and rookie Matt Elam at the safety position. Ihedigbo signed a two-year contract with the Detroit Lions last month, so the Ravens were left with Elam as their...
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Milwaukee Brewers: Hot start thoughts

For the most part I am a very pessimistic fan.  I think that setting expectations low for the teams that I am a fan of allows me to deal with extreme disappointment better (case in point, I predicted that my favorite football team, the Denver Broncos, would get killed in the Super Bowl, so when they did it didn’t feel as bad.) So hopefully you all can understand my tepidness to...
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Arizona Cardinals: Why drafting an outside linebacker is biggest need

If the Arizona Cardinals were to draft by need alone, then pick 20 could be any number of things, chief among them a safety, tight end, linebacker, quarterback or right tackle. Not that any of those positions are a glaring weakness – but when a team has as many areas they can improve in as the Cardinals do, it is the same as having no needs, meaning they won’t be limited to...
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Geno’s candid confidence good thing for New York Jets

Geno Smith told reporters yesterday that despite the team’s signing of free agent Michael Vick last month, he expects to be the New York Jets’ starting quarterback in 2014. Put aside what you think of Smith’s ability – I’m just happy he answered the way he did. When confronted with that kind of question – “Do you think you can win the starting job at your position...
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Utah Jazz: Pros and cons of hiring Jim Boylen

General Manager Dennis Lindsey and the Utah Jazz decided Monday to not renew the contract of former head coach Ty Corbin. Lindsey and the Jazz immediately began the first true search for a head coach in the franchise’s 35 year history. Hours after the news broke that the Jazz were searching for a head coach, two initial candidates were announced as front runners for the position...
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San Francisco 49ers 2014 schedule: most exciting matchups

Although these next few weeks will feature some of the best sports games of the year, being the NBA and NHL playoffs and all, there has been a splash in the football world. The finalized regular season schedule will be blessed upon us football fanatics who are desperate for the regular season to start on April 23. I will analyze some of the most intriguing battles that the 49ers...
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Toronto Blue Jays: Jose Reyes is back!!!

After a bad series against the Minnesota Twins, the Toronto Blue Jays bounced back and took two out of three games against the Cleveland Indians this past weekend. The Jays won the first game  3-2.  Melky Cabrera had a good day at the plate, going four for five. Despite giving up eight hits, Jay’s pitcher, Drew Hutchison had a good day on the mound.  Hutchison gave up just two...
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Chelsea FC: Blues escape Madrid with goalless stalemate

Chelsea FC limped out of Tuesday’s Champions League clash against Atletico Madrid with a scoreless draw.  The Blues’ trip to Madrid did not end the way Jose Mourinho wanted.  The scoreline may be even 90 minutes into the tie, but Chelsea took a beating in the match. Three days after a devastating loss to cellar dweller Sunderland, the Blues needed a strong result against the...
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Manchester United Sack Manager David Moyes

As confirmed on the club’s official Twitter account, Manchester United have released news that they have decided to sack their current manager, David Moyes.  After the 2-0 loss to a on-the-rise Everton, Manchester United felt a need to change managers for the hope of saving the club from further disappointment and false hopes on a return to form.  After a poor 10 months in...
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Dallas Cowboys go back to work

You wouldn’t know it by turning on your TV this Sunday afternoon, but for many players across the National Football League, the offseason is effectively over. This is the case for the Dallas Cowboys, who began their offseason workouts yesterday at Valley Ranch. Though workouts at this point are supposedly voluntary, the Cowboys have a great track record of getting their guys to...
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Denver Broncos: Why drafting a guard is the biggest need

The Denver Broncos offensive line getting pushed around in the Super Bowl is a significant reason why they got creamed. The Broncos played well all season with an offensive line that featured two career backups and a starting left guard that had a down year. That wasn’t good enough on the big stage as they were exposed by a good defense.   In 2014, the Broncos will have Ryan Clady...
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Evaluating Michael Carter-Williams rookie season

The Philadelphia 76ers made a bold move this past summer when they selected point guard Michael Carter-Williams with the 11th overall pick. He had a solid sophomore season at the University of Syracuse which then led to his first round selection. Even though he exceled in college, it was unclear as to whether or not he would have success at the professional level. Based on the way...
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Philadelphia Eagles: Jackson expects “something special” when facing Eagles twice this season

Could DeSean Jackson be the key to the Redskins success next season? This NFL offseason saw former Philadelphia Eagle DeSean Jackson get cut and then quickly land a spot on the Washington Redskins. As the Redskins newest receiver, Jackson will face the Eagles not once, but twice. And, it is something he is really looking forward to. Monday night, Jackson appeared on the Aresenio...
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Patrick Roy shows class, Barrie out for 6 weeks: Video

Tyson Barrie absorbed a knee-on-knee hit from Wild forward Matt Cooke and has been ruled out for 6 weeks. Cooke has an in-person meeting with the NHL Department of Player Safety. After watching the tape over and over, it is easy to see that the hit by Matt Cooke on Tyson Barrie will definitely be worthy of a suspension. That much is clear. What is not as clear, however, is how the...
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Miami Heat overcomes slow start to win Game 1

The Miami Heat started off the playoffs with a bang. The Heat defeated the Bobcats 99-88 to take a 1-0 lead in the series. LeBron James led the Heat with 27 points and he was 4-of-8 shooting from three point range. But the best thing to happen to the Heat in Game 1 was having Dwyane Wade back healthy. Wade scored 23 points in 34 minutes and ignited the Heat’s offense in the second...
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Manning Camp just ahead for P.J. Walker

July 10th through the 13th is a date that quarterbacks in high school or college always seem to keep free on their calendar. That is because that is the time that MPA or Manning Passing Academy rolls around. The annual football camp is held by Archie Manning and his two Super Bowl winning sons Eli and Peyton, at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, LA. But this years camp is a...
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Johnny Manziel: A general manager’s nightmare, living your dream

Enter Johnny Manziel. The NFL draft’s ultimate gamble. Hate him or love him, there’s no question Johnny Football is one of few special players college football has ever seen. His wizardry with the pigskin mimics that of Brett Favre or Mike Vick. Ironically, the resemblance doesn’t end on the field. Manziel’s distractions have made him a liability. Big enough, that some have...
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New Orleans Saints: Why drafting a wide receiver is the biggest need

With the NFL draft less than a month away, the New Orleans Saints are looking to enhance their roster for another possible Super Bowl run. Fortunately for the Saints, an aggressive free agency period has put General Manager Mickey Loomis in a position to draft the best player available, rather than focus on a single need. This doesn’t mean that no position should take priority...
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Denver Broncos: Why drafting a quality linebacker is critical

I debated for a long time on the issue of what position the Denver Broncos need to draft well.  I was very tempted to stick to my guns and say that the secondary still needs help, but the fact of the matter is the Broncos are going to have one of the AFC’s best defensive backfields even if they end up not drafting a cornerback or safety in the draft (hopefully they will, but that’s...
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San Francisco 49ers: Cornerback a priority in the draft

The San Francisco 49ers are and have been one of the better teams in the NFL over the past three seasons and have done so with a great balance of talent on both offense and defense.  But one of the more difficult things in today’s league is too keep these championship caliber teams together.  With agency and the salary cap teams now have deal with the fact that big name guys...
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