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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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3 days ago  |  Discuss

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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3 days ago  |  Discuss

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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Jay Cutler will never live up to his bloated contract

After the Chicago Bears first couple of preseason games, the talk has been about how great Jay Cutler has been. That’s all fine and dandy. Jay Cutler has proven he can lead his team to scoring points, as well as making a mockery of the quarterback position. He has never been consistent, and there is no way Jay Cutler will ever live up to his bloated contract. In early January...
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Montee Ball: 2014 Fantasy Sleeper

Denver Broncos’ running back Montee Ball is one of those players who outperform what most people expect from them. The departure of Knowshon Moreno is just a small part of the reason Ball will become one of the top fantasy running backs this season. Obviously, becoming the number one RB on the depth chart makes him a better choice, but an analysis of the schedule the Broncos have...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Keys to the Green Bay Packers 2014 success

We all know that Aaron Rodgers is the Packers most-important individual. The quarterback normally is. In 2013, while hurt, Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien were just able to keep the Packers afloat. Barely. Eddie Lacy must be a bruiser between the tackles, and Clay Matthews has to make plays, plus get some help pressuring the quarterback, for the defense to succeed. But the Green Bay...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Should we blame the NFL or the player?

It’s been said over and over by now; What is wrong with the NFL? What is wrong with Josh Gordon or Ray Rice? Many people have asked these questions, but should we blame the NFL or the player? Josh Gordon, the Cleveland Browns wideout has been making some questionable decisions since entering the NFL failing three drug tests since his rookie season. One would think he would have...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Crocker and the domino effect

It was only a matter of time before an ex-member of the Bengals jumped ship to the Minnesota Vikings.  I just thought it might have been earlier in the off-season. The signing of longtime Zimmer favorite, Chris Crocker, is a move that’s going to make waves in an already vicious training camp battle.  People that might have been considered safe just a week ago might be on the...
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Lions disappointing preseason loss in Oakland

After a great showing at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan, I never would have guessed the Lions would lose in Oakland in Week 2 of the preseason. The Detroit Lions surprised me in their first preseason game against the Cleveland Browns playing much better than anticipated, so going into Oakland one would assume things would continue to get better. While the offense did improve in...
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Doug Marrone’s leash with the Bills

The Bills’ former owner, Ralph Wilson, was known for giving each coach his fair shake. Wilson allowed each coach since Marv Levy at least two or three years to shape the team into a more competitive squad, and each coach failed miserably. Going into his second season, Doug Marrone doesn’t have an owner to pressure him, and he seems to have sinked under the radar with a list of...
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3 IDP Fantasy Football tips

Among the many types of Fantasy Football leagues that draw NFL fans to formulate computerized fantasy rosters is the Individual Defensive Player format, or IDP. In these leagues, team defenses are eschewed in favor of separate players on the other side of the football, for example San Francisco 49ers’ NaVorro Bowman. I played my first IDP league last year and found it a lot more...
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Lynch could be the reason Seattle loses the NFC West

I recently wrote an article asking ‘Who would be the next problem child in the NFL?’ Unfortunately, we may have an answer. News keeps coming this offseason regarding Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch and it’s not the first time this has happened. Although he was exonerated from the following allegation, it’s Lynch’s name that keeps surfacing. Released, Monday...
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New rules for the 2014 NFL season: Are you ready?

As teachers and students are preparing for the new school year, coaches and players are gearing up for the 2014 NFL season. This involves becoming familiar with the new rules instated for the 2014 season. While, as fans, we don’t have to practice, or studies play calls, we should still learn the new rules for the 2014 NFL season. The Tucker Rule: Goalpost uprights will be extended...
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