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The media killed Michael Sam’s career

For Michael Sam, he had similar hopes and dreams to play in the NFL one day. He was just like every other player that entered the 2014 NFL Draft, and like every player who has played or is currently playing in the NFL. Except he isn’t just an ordinary person with a dream, he’s Michael Sam, the NFL’s first openly gay player. In August 2013,  he openly announced his sexuality...
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Raiders had no other choice than to start Derek Carr

After, what took place in the final preseason game for the Oakland Raiders it became clear the Raiders must start Derek Carr. Matt Schaub suffered through a terrible preseason only adding to the pressure that eventually led to the Oakland Raiders announcing they will start the rookie quarterback in Week 1. When you compare Carr and Schaub’s preseason numbers, it is not even close...
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BenJarvis Green-Ellis: The Law Firm is closed

After his dismissal from the Cincinnati Bengals, BenJarvis Green-Ellis isn’t sure what’s next? Green-Ellis is known for his hard running style but recently has declined since his first season with the Bengals when he averaged 3.9 yards per carry. In his second season with the Bengals, he only averaged 3.4 yards per carry, but the stats do not tell the whole story. He did not...
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Gus Bradley’s season-changing wrong decision

When doing my research and preparing for the 2014 NFL Draft, I found a diamond in the rough. Quarterbacks were plenty in this draft but to me one stood out above the rest. It was not Teddy Bridgewater, nor Johnny Manziel or Derek Carr. It was a junior out of Central Florida that caught my eye, Blake Bortles. This, ladies and gentleman, should be the starting QB for the Jacksonville...
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Why is Jeff Fisher never on the hot seat?

St. Louis Rams’ Jeff Fisher has been a head coach in the NFL for the better part of the last twenty years. He has a reputation of being a great coach, a likable person and winning persona. Well, he must be an extremely charming individual on a personal level because a quick rundown of his recent accomplishments leaves you wondering how the guy has held a job for so long. Again...
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NFL players poised for a breakout season in 2014

Every year the landscape of the NFL is changing. Sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse. With the way, the salary cap is and the constant turnover in talent, things can change drastically over a calendar year. Each season young players mature and come into their own, and others regress. These are the NFL players poised for a breakout season in 2014. Montee Ball, Denver...
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New York Jets: Best, worst, realistic scenario for the AFC East

Last season the New York Jets limped to an 8-8 finish despite the giant distractions of Rex Ryan under fire and Geno Smith who raised more questions about his ability, than maybe even Mark Sanchez had. So, now that they have added veteran backup QB Michael Vick and veteran running back Chris Johnson, did the Jets do enough this off-season to make it to the playoffs? We will start...
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Blake Bortles: He’s a keeper

Do you play in a Fantasy Football keeper league? If so, drafting Blake Bortles and using him as one of your keepers may set the path for your fantasy future. Now, that doesn’t mean I am telling you to grab Bortles in the fifth round. Not even close. His recent outings, and training camp praise may have people looking out for him, but no one is going to grab him as their QB2. Odds...
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Immature, irresponsible actions cost Super Bowls

I hope every fan of professional football is as sick and tired as I am of reading about immature and irresponsible actions by players, which potentially could cost their teams Super Bowl’s. Young players, like Cleveland Browns Josh Gordan, have far too much money and continue to make avoidable mistakes. Instead of being great, they receive suspensions when they are badly needed...
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A Dallas Cowboys fan’s hate of Jerry Jones

First off, let me clarify that I do not mean dislike or annoyed by. I mean hate. For example, if Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys died in some horrific manner like being shot to ribbons with a machine gun, or being quartered by stallions that pull him apart by the limbs, or in his sleep by a 20-something hot blonde, the worst I would say is “Wow…..I wonder who’s gong to run...
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5 key factors that will earn the Bills a playoff spot

The last time the Buffalo Bills were in the playoffs they had their hearts ripped out as they lost to the Tennessee Titans on a final kickoff return in the closing seconds.  That game is referred to as the Music City Miracle.  Ever since that day, the Buffalo Bills have struggled to find the right quarterback or coach to lead them into the playoffs.  The current Buffalo Bills...
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Wes Welker rebukes retirement, should he?

One of the catalysts of the Denver Broncos’ passing offense has suffered a concussion. Normally, that would not make national headlines, but that person is Wes Welker. He is a high-profile name, but what makes that situation more tedious is that he suffered his third concussion in a ten month span. This is an awfully dangerous game to play. He has told Coach Fox that he has no...
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Packers gear up for another injury ridden season

Last season’s Green Bay Packers team faced their biggest injury challenge possible as their most important player and leader, Aaron Rodgers, missed seven games. In addition to Rodgers, the Packers missed other important players for a variety of games. Names like Clay Matthews, Randall Cobb, Jermichael Finley, James Jones, DuJuan Harris, and Casey Hayward. The 2013 season wasn...
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Fantasy Football: AFC East quarterbacks for 2014

The 2014 NFL season is quickly approaching and for the paranoid fantasy players like myself, it means Sundays full of refreshing your web browser and watching a game just because Stephen Gostkowski needs three field goals so you can win your match up. Well, follow these tips, and you won’t need that drama in your life. Today, we’re talking quarterbacks. The Best Bet, Tom Brady...
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Robert Griffin III needs to return to RG3

In 2013, the Washington Redskins and RG3 were “all in for Week 1.” At the time, no one knew how the season would play out. Sure RG3 looked healthy but was he really? Only time would tell. It did not take long for the league, announcers and fans to realize that RG3 was still feeling the effects of his devastating injury. RG3 was no longer RG3; he had become Robert Griffin III...
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Eagles, Steelers: 2 teams heading in different directions

After a first half of football in which the Philadelphia Eagles teams starters thoroughly dominated the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers, it was apparent these teams are headed in different directions. Pittsburgh’s offense sputtered and looked awkwardly out of sync.  They were never able to sustain a drive, while Philly’s defense looked much improved and made several key plays...
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Perfect opportunity for Christian Ponder to jump ship

The injury to Sam Bradford offers Minnesota Vikings’ Christian Ponder the perfect opportunity to jump ship. With the news coming out of Sam Bradford’s torn ACL, the St. Louis Rams have now found themselves in desperate need for a quarterback.  This is, unless, you’ve sold yourself on Shaun Hill as the starting QB.  People that have are probably thinking back to his glory...
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WWE stars who played professional football

Most people aren’t aware, but many of today’s WWE stars once played professional football. There’s a long list of players who couldn’t make it into the NFL, but here’s a few surprise WWE stars who played professional football. Bill Goldberg: This WWE star attended the University of Georgia where he played defensive tackle. Goldberg was drafted in the 11th round in the...
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Jaguars officially tanking in 2014

In 2011, after Peyton Manning needed neck surgery, the Indianapolis Colts tanked for Andrew Luck. In 2014, the Jacksonville Jaguars, who drafted their quarterback of the future in Blake Bortles, are tanking for some unknown reason. Before you get on me about the title of this article, anyone who has seen the Jaguars’ games in the preseason knows and understands why Blake Bortles...
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Buffalo Bills: Best, worst, realistic scenario for the AFC East

As the preseason comes to a close, the overarching question on every fan’s mind is: How will my team do this year? This series of articles will explore the best case, worst case, and realistic scenarios for the AFC East. First stop, the Buffalo Bills. Last year the Bills under performed due to injuries and finished 6-10. They made a lot of off-season moves and acquired Sammy Watkins...
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Sam Bradford to ever show his full potential?

In 2010, when the St. Louis Rams drafted the former Heisman Trophy winner out of Oklahoma, the hype was through the roof. Sam Bradford was supposed to be the savoir to the franchise which was suffering for a number of years. Bradford would be the next great quarterback for the St. Louis Rams, the first since former MVP Kurt Warner. His potential had a high ceiling with many experts...
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NFL players need to learn to stay out of trouble

I’m aware that all NFL players and athletes in general, are just human beings. Humans make mistakes, that’s part of the growing up process in life. For some, it takes a little longer, others, get a good grasp on it right away. However, I am completely baffled by the legal predicaments these young men with prominent careers manage to put themselves in. Just this week Le...
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NY Giants may have found a diamond in the rough

With the daily updates on New York Giants first round pick Odell Beckham Jr not improving, one would think the Giants 2014 draft could go down as a loss. Beckham has been out all of camp with a hamstring injury and recently returned to practice, but left again with the same issue. As for the rest of the Giants draft class, second round selection Weston Richburg has had his rookie...
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2014 NFL season predictions

This is a dawning of a new season in the football world and with the new season come many predictions. Most predictions fail to come to fruition, but that does not stop analysts and the average Joe from making them. Tony Romo will not finish the season as the starting quarterback for the Cowboys: He may make a great effort to last the entire season, but his back won’t stand up...
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4 possible replacements for Sam Bradford

Another year, another Sam Bradford injury. Quarterback, Sam Bradford has suffered another season ending injury putting St Louis Rams in a hard place once. So who would make the most sense to replace Bradford in St. Louis? Here are 4 possible replacements for Sam Bradford. Mark Sanchez: Believe it or not, Mark Sanchez has put together a decent preseason with the Philadelphia Eagles...
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