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10 reasons I’m not excited for the Bills schedule

It just becomes repetitive. Year after year the NFL schedule is released and after looking over the upcoming season, it’s obvious the Buffalo Bills have no chance to end the longest playoff drought in the NFL. As a frustrated fan, here’s 10 reasons I’m not excited for the Bills schedule. That Jerk: There’s always that jerk who somehow gives me a false sense of hope and allows...
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Green Bay Packers’ draft day worries

Although Ted Thompson of the Green Bay Packers has been criticized locally for some of his recent first round picks not immediately becoming Pro-Bowlers, Thompson has built his reputation on his draft skills. He drafted Aaron Rodgers, Greg Jennings, Jordy Nelson, Clay Matthews, and Randall Cobb. He might miss on a pick again this year, every team will, but I am most worried about...
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3 possible selections at No. 12 for the New York Giants

A question New York Giants fans have been asking themselves ever since the 2013 season; Who will the NY Giants select with the 12th pick? The New York Giants were one of the more busy teams this offseason adding a lot of youth and depth that was needed. Some of the key moves included adding a corner who could keep up with all the big threats in the NFC East in Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.…
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Lions draft hinges on best available and win now

Let’s all presume for a moment, that the Detroit Lions’ primary focus is in fact, to trade up for Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins.  Next, let’s figure that strategy does not gel for any number of reasons, including it was never really on the table in the first place.  What might the alternative consist of?  Good question, and there are tons of acceptable answers here...
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Don’t 49ers fans have better things to complain about?

Being rabid fans of the San Francisco 49ers must be tough work, especially when the slightest affront, real or imagined, to your heroes offends you disproportionately in the extreme.   And they proved their sensitivities again this week.  You see, a vocal portion of this crowd have expressed their extreme displeasure with, of all organizations, Bay Area Rapid Transit. ...
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Texans must draft Jadeveon Clowney

He averaged 13 quarterback sacks, and 23.5 tackles for each season, playing for South Carolina.  He is six-feet-six-inches tall, and weighs 274 pounds.  He impressed everyone at the combine with remarkable speed and quickness, considering his size.  His name is Jadeveon Clowney.  He is the most notable player available in the draft, and the Texans should make him their first...
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Multiple Super Bowls are only possible for a few

Nineteen of the present 32 NFL teams have won the Super Bowl.  Eleven of those 19 have won more than one.  Only eight have won more than two.  Why? Talent alone does not keep teams in contention for a championship in multiple years.  The key appears to be the entire organization, not just the 53 players on the field and the numerous coaches.  Its structure, from the owner to...
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Could a TE actually be selected in the Top 10?

Tight end Eric Ebron set school records for single-season receptions by catching 62 passes. He also set records for receiving yards (973), career receptions (112), and career receiving yards (1,805) for North Carolina in 2013. 2014 NFL Draft experts have him going to a number of teams including the New York Jets, New York Giants, Miami Dolphins and as early as number nine overall...
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Who are the X-Factors of the NFC South?

Atlanta Falcons: Wide Receiver/Kick Returner, Devin Hester What’s to say about Devin Hester that hasn’t already been said?  I never realized how important special-teams were until Devin Hester came into the league. He helped make a (2006) standard Bears offense look great by putting them just about mid-field every time someone kicked the ball his way. Matt Ryan, Julio Jones...
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NFL Draft: General Managers on the hot seat

The NFL Draft is drawing closer and closer, meaning General Managers are crossing their t’s and dotting their i’s. The NFL Draft is where General Managers jobs are on the line every season. The NFL Draft is where they make their money. They either become known for building Super Bowl Championship teams like Ozzie Newsome, Jerry Reese and John Schneider has done the past three...
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Eagles poised to dominate NFC

The Philadelphia Eagles are heading in the right direction.  Certainly making some bold moves like the acquisition of Darren Sproles.  A   dynamic runner, pass catcher and special teams player.  He should fit into this offense well and help to replace dysfunctional wide receiver DeSean Jackson.  Also the return of Jeremy Maclin should help to elevate this offense to new...
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Steelers’ linebacker Jarvis Jones: The next defensive star?

In the 2013 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers first pick was Jarvis Jones, a linebacker for the University of Georgia, where he was twice a consensus All-American.  Playing in 12 games for the Bulldogs in his senior year, (2012), he had 85 tackles, 24 for a loss, 14.5 sacks, one interception, seven forced fumbles and two recovered by him.  Jones is 6-feet-2-inches tall, and weighs...
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CJ-OK in my book

About two weeks after being let go from the Tennessee Titans, running back Chris Johnson signed with the New York Jets on Wednesday. The two penned out a deal that potentially worth $9 million, with incentives based on yards. Now, a fair amount of people have seen this move as another Jets fail, but I for one have to disagree. Over the last five years, Johnson has averaged 1,347...
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Could the Detroit Lions secondary already be set?

The acquisition of ex-Baltimore Ravens safety James Ihedigbo and the recent re-signing of veteran CB Rashean Mathis may give some insight into how the Detroit Lions might be viewing their current secondary situation. Already flush with coaches who have a rich and successful history of developing young secondary talent, the team now has installed proven mentors and successful leaders...
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Peyton Manning won’t play in another Super Bowl

In 2013 Peyton Manning had a record-breaking season.  He did not suffer any debilitating injury.  He led the Denver Broncos to the Super Bowl, only to suffer the most embarrassing defeat in the game’s history.  He has been talking to the press proclaiming that he wants to win it all this year., but Peyton Manning won’t play in another Super Bowl. To understand why I believe...
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Could Johnny Manziel be headed to the NY Giants?

Are the New York Giants using the same strategies their NFC East rivals did two years ago? With such an elite quarterback like Robert Griffin III, the Washington Redskins were in some serious need of a franchise quarterback. They got their man by trading many future draft picks to the St. Louis Rams. Could the Giants be doing the same exact thing to shore up their quarterback situation...
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AJ McCarron is destined for greatness, but with who?

Ten years from now, we will look back and say the best quarterback to come out of the 2014 NFL Draft was not drafted in the first round.  A team like the Oakland Raiders should have traded back up and he should have been among the top 32 picks. But it seems inevitable that AJ McCarron will not be selected before the first night of the draft is completed. Why am I so sure of McCarron’s...
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Chicago Bears ‘New Look’ defense needs ‘Old School’ results

The Chicago Bears spent their offseason giving their defense a makeover and hoping for better results. All Pro defensive end Julius Peppers was sent walking, defensive linemen Henry Melton, and Corey Wooten were also allowed to take their talents elsewhere. While the names are big, their impact on the 2013 Chicago Bears was anything but. The Bears last season sported, perhaps,...
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Can the NFL be a barometer of the economy?

The NFL is a money-making machine. In 2013 the NFL made a bit over nine billion. This is in comparison to Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway. The multi-billion dollar conglomerate with a large number of holdings made 19.5 billion dollars in 2013. Berkshire Hathaway is the premiere example of American investing, the NFL is the top dog in terms of earnings among professional sports...
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Jaguars top five possible 2014 NFL Draft selections

The Jacksonville Jaguars have been having a pretty good offseason so far. With the 2014 NFL Draft a few weeks away, there is no better time to start looking at who the top five could be on their draft big board. The Jags have improved on defense with the additions of free agents Chris Clemmons, Red Bryant and Dakota Watson at DE, DT and LB respectively. On offense they took a big...
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San Francisco 49ers lack discipline

Two recent events prove the San Francisco 49ers will fail to stand on the stage in Super Bowl XLVIIII at the University of Phoenix in Arizona in 2015.  The Seattle Seahawks will most likely win the division again, although the 49ers have a team which possesses more talent overall. Colin Kaepernick and Aldon Smith may have disrupted the team as an effective unit before the training...
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What’s really wrong with Eli Manning?

The shorthand answer is “absolutely nothing”. The media’s gross mishandling of the “bias” coverage of the New York Giants’ Eli Manning dates back to his controversial decision to opt out of San Diego. It was a controversial decision, but I, for one, never thought it would alter the way the media covers him for his entire career. There are only three active quarterbacks...
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2014 NFL Draft: Has scouting become overrated?

The NFL Draft has become a 365 day job for all NFL scouts.  It’s just not throughout the college season, but they are busy scouting players from the end of one draft to the next draft.  Over the years they have all hit or miss on every player eligible for the draft. This begs the question, has scouting become overrated?  Let’s think about this for a moment. Scouts have their...
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Michael Vick attacked by pitbull, karma’s a…

According to recent reports Michael Vick, the newest quarterback of the New York Jets, was leaving MetLife Stadium stadium when he was attacked by a stray pitbull. Onlookers say the stray pitbull charged Vick but the dog locked on to his left thigh as Vick screamed in pain. According to thenewsnerd.com, “Michael Vick was treated at a nearby hospital, and received over 45 stitches...
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Are changes in philosophy, through fundamentals, causing NFL issues?

General Philosophy has always been intriguing, partly because it can be all-encompassing, and why barter principles when you can staunchly assert an all-around belief?  However, an overview is not necessarily a lazy ticket out of hard issues; in fact it can create an umbrella from which to branch.  Invariably, as the seasons of the NFL tick on and outsiders such as Mark Cuban sell...
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