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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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Johnny Manziel: Classless, childish

Johnny Manziel, you were a first round NFL draft pick, and with that pick comes certain responsibilities to the NFL. You have to carry that shield in a positive manner that promotes the NFL. When you look back at yourself and your actions on the field, you should be appalled at yourself for doing such a classless and childish thing. The time has come for you to grow up and carry...
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Washington Redskins will win the NFC East

The Washington Redskins were atrocious last season, but this year, look for Robert Griffin III and the Redskins to bounce back. RG3 has finally had the time to fully heal from the injuries he suffered in his rookie season and will be back to his rookie form in 2014. The Washington Redskins will win the NFC East. Alfred Morris is a key player in 2014 as he should soften the load...
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Jay Cutler: 2014 Fantasy Sleeper

Jay Cutler of the Chicago Bears is possibly the biggest sleeper amongst quarterbacks this year. Coming into year two under the “Quarterback Whisperer,” Marc Trestman, Cutler will progress and has a familiarity with all of his main targets. The Bears were the second highest scoring team last season, and I fully expect them to rival the Broncos for that title this year with Jay...
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Jeremy Maclin: 2014 Fantasy Sleeper

Philadelphia Eagles’ Jeremy Maclin had been a perennial number one weapon over the course of his career, before missing last season with an injury. Coming off injury is always a cause for some concern, but Maclin seems to be 100% again and with Desean Jackson moving to Washington, Maclin becomes the best deep threat on a team with a truly explosive offense. Defenses are forced...
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Is the cup half full or empty for the Eagles

While it’s too early to make predictions about the season, this Philadelphia Eagles team looks poised to do big things. Even though this team has lost both preseason games, one must ask is the cup half full or empty for the Eagles? Here’s why I think the glass is half full, or in other words, what I think is especially great about this team. The defense got manhandled against...
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Toby Gerhart: 2014 Fantasy Sleeper

Sometimes you become a sleeper by being the only option available. That’s the case of Jacksonville Jaguars running back Toby Gerhart. Jacksonville gave Gerhart starting running back money this offseason, so you should fully expect them to give him the ball early and often this season. The fact that Gerhart has an average draft position of 64 and is the 25th running back taken on...
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Tony Romo’s last season in Dallas

It seems we have finally reached the point of no return for the Dallas Cowboys and Tony Romo. With all the offensive talent around Romo, one would believe he would at least lead them to a few playoff wins, but playing .500 football isn’t going to keep Jerry Jones paying your paycheck. Could this be Tony Romo’s last season in Dallas? Many believe this to be true if he does not...
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Get ready for another ‘Mega’ year for Megatron

Since being drafted in 2007 Calvin Johnson better known as Megatron, has been the main target in the Detroit Lions offense. He has proved over and over he can shoulder the load when needed. The Lions have added a lot of new weapons to the offense since 2007, and this upcoming season looks to be most promising for Lions fans. Will these players takeaway from Megatron’s overall success...
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Kelvin Benjamin the next Larry Fitzgerald

While naming Kelvin Benjamin, the next Larry Fitzgerald would be large shoes to fill, Benjamin has all the tools to make it a reality. Benjamin standing at 6’5 and weighing in at 240lbs is a clone of Arizona Cardinals’ Pro Bowl wideout Larry Fitzgerald. As well as possessing the vertical leaping ability as Fitzgerald, Benjamin will be a red zone weapon for Carolina Panthers quarterback...
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What we’ve learned from NFL Preseason Week 2

Another week of football. Another week of wild speculations and crazy analysis. A few interesting matchups took place: the Tennessee Titans went toe-to-toe with the New Orleans Saints, the Detroit Lions showed they still know how to let opponents hang around, and the world finally got to sink their teeth into Manziel vs. RG3. Geez, you would have thought it was a college bowl game...
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Jacksonville’s potential Fantasy Football draft picks

For years now, no one in their right mind would even think to draft a single Jacksonville Jaguars player outside RB Maurice Jones-Drew, now with Oakland,  maybe K Josh Scobee and perhaps a late round flyer in a 16 team league on TE Marcedes Lewis. Even when there was a player that had a good season, you could claim that player off the waiver wire and then have them for the few weeks...
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Johnny Manziel will fail in the NFL

If an NFL quarterback does not take his play serious enough, he will not make it to the next level. For that reason and many more, Johnny Manziel will fail in the NFL. Manziel has to be one of the most-immature players to enter the NFL in years. His lack of discipline will be what brings all of his talent and potential crashing to the ground. He will fail not just for his lack of...
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Browns stick with Hoyer over experience?

As I watched the Cleveland Browns and Washington Redskins play Monday night, I couldn’t help but think that neither Brian Hoyer or Johnny Manziel are ready to start in the NFL this season. This is just judging from the stats of Monday nights game against the Redskins of course, can’t compare their NFL career stats because only one of them has any. Johnny Football didn’t look...
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Zach Ertz: A must draft for Fantasy Football

I think the headline speaks for itself. I’m done here. No, wait, don’t click on something else yet. I have more. Much like my article touting Kyle Rudolph as worth a spot on your fantasy team, so will this one about another tight-end, Zach Ertz. Philadelphia Eagles’ head coach Chip Kelly stated early during camp that he plans to “use him all over the place.” You may already...
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Lamar Miller: 2014 Fantasy Sleeper

When the former starting running back in Denver moved over to the Miami Dolphins a number of critics saw Lamar Miller’s chances at becoming a star decrease. But Knowshon Moreno has been dealing with injuries this offseason, and Miller has taken advantage, showing off skills similar to Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard during the late parts of last season and training...
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