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NFL rewind: Doug Flutie sparks ‘Flutie-mania’ for the Bills

Doug Flutie had a bumpy road in his NFL career, but no matter the destination, through hard work and determination he would always end up a winner. It can be argued no one ever jump started the Buffalo Bills like Doug Flutie did in 1998. The journeyman started “Flutie-mania” and was named the AP Comeback Player of the Year. Flutie, a former quarterback at Boston College, is most...
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Jay Cutler ready to finally reach his potential

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler’s potential has made him into a maddening player to watch since coming into the league in 2006. Everyone sees the ability to take over a game in Cutler, but he has shown a lack of consistency and an inability to stay healthy, thus far, in his career. However, Cutler’s potential was the reason the Bears were willing to trade two first round...
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Jimmy Graham: a Player Profile

This one was a no-brainer. Does anyone who watches the NFL believe Jimmy Graham does not make a huge difference for the New Orleans Saints? I didn’t think so. Here it is; Jimmy Graham: a player profile. I wrote previously that I do not always agree with the ‘NFL Top 100 Players,’ and I stick to my opinions and why. However, both Jimmy Graham and his quarterback, Drew Brees...
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LeSean McCoy: Player profile

What asset does the Philadelphia Eagles possess that is lacking in the offense of the Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants and the Washington Redskins? Answer; an effective and consistent running game. LeSean McCoy was the 53rd pick overall by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2009. The 5-11, 208 pound, running back from Pittsburgh, played only two seasons for the Panthers. In 2007, as a freshman...
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Randy Moss synonymous with controversial

The name Randy Moss is almost synonymous with the word controversial. The mere mention of his name brings about thoughts of squirting a referee with a water bottle, pretending to moon Green Bay Packers’ fans and heading to the locker room before the game was even over. He once declared, “I play when I want to play,” and was accused of hitting a traffic cop with his car. Not...
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How good can the New England Patriots be this year?

To say the New England Patriots overachieved last year would be an understatement. This feeling is shared by most people within the Patriots organization as well as the fan base. With the amount of devastating, and I mean devastating, injuries that they suffered throughout the season, it is hard to believe they were one game from reaching another Super Bowl. Rob Gronkowski came into...
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Rick Reilly, so much more than a factor

My desire to be a journalist comes from a man I have failed, at least in following some of his journalistic advice. He was the son of a drunk, I the son of … Not quite, as this is about Rick Reilly, not I. At 56, Reilly has stepped away from sports writing, although he used sports more as a framework. Moreover, I published a journalistic piece in the same vein, even if it is probably...
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Defense wins championships, offense sells NFL ratings

The Seattle Seahawks won Super Bowl XVIII with one of the best defenses the NFL has ever seen. Only one member of the “Legion of Boom” appeared in the top ten of NFL network’s Top 100. Nine of the 10 were offensive players. Showing that offense may not win championships, but will sell tickets and get television ratings. The only player to crack the top ten was Seattle Seahawks...
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Anquan Boldin: Player profile

When Anquan Boldin was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in 2003, he was 6-1, and 220 pounds. A lot was expected of the Cardinal’s second-round pick, and he did not disappoint. In his rookie year, and his first game, Boldin set an NFL record for the most receiving yards by a rookie in a single game; 217. He also tied Billy Sims for the most receiving yards from scrimmage by a rookie...
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Top 5 reasons why Roger Goodell must resign

Based on Roger Goodell’s 39 percent approval rating, it is abundantly clear that the Commissioner of the National Football League will not be winning a popularity contest anytime soon. The various issues plaguing the league are significant and dangerous to the future of the game, and it’s time for the Commissioner to step down. Here are the Top 5 reasons why Goodell should resign...
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What if the Seahawks were still in the AFC?

What if the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks were still in the AFC West? Could you imagine Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman and Marshawn Lynch going up against Peyton Manning twice a year? It’s still hard for me to grasp the idea that the Seahawks are in the NFC. Then again, it’s also hard to think why did the St. Louis Cardinals move to Arizona and the Los Angeles Rams move...
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Fantasy Football rules for the serious player

If you come drunk to the party, pick hometown favorites, bought a magazine an hour before the Fantasy Football draft and are ready to select Aaron Hernandez stop reading. But if you are an avid player, a guy or gal that spends Sunday’s glued to the red zone, is in numerous leagues, is ready to take a chance on Rob Gronkowski and catches flak for being a stat geek  you are in...
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Sam Montgomery arrested for the wrong reasons

Defensive end Sam Montgomery of the Cincinnati Bengals was arrested on the early morning of June 25th for driving 89 mph in a 55 mph zone in South Carolina. Under South Carolina law, an officer has the right to arrest you if you are driving more than 25 mph over the speed limit. Granted, Montgomery probably should have been arrested for driving nearly twice the speed limit on dark...
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Will the Oakland Raiders become a Contender in the AFC West?

Before training camps have begun, the Oakland Raiders have made many roster changes through free agency. Their 2014 Draft appears to be good, and will produce several players who will build a winning future. With all the changes, will the Oakland Raiders become a contender in the AFC West? 2013 ended with the Raiders being the only team in the division with a losing record. The Broncos...
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DeAngelo Williams is a class act

DeAngelo Williams you are a class act! It is very refreshing to look at the headlines these days and read good news about a public figure. I read an article on Facebook on July 7th that gave me a smile. DeAngelo Williams gave up his business 1st class seat to a Marine. For those of you who don’t know, DeAngelo is a running back with the Carolina Panthers. Williams played his college...
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Johnny Manziel, the legend and myth

Many thought the Tyler, Texas born gunslinger, would be drafted in the top 10 of this years NFL Draft, but teams passed on a 21-year-old and he slipped to the 22nd pick. The Cleveland Browns snagged him up at this time. Johnny Manziel skipped his final two years at Texas A&M and declared for the draft. A quarterback controversy between Manziel and Brian Hoyer will be the highlight...
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Josh Gordon needs to step away from the NFL

Will we ever stop seeing this pattern of self-destruction from Josh Gordon of the Cleveland Browns? When does one start to become worried about not only football, but their life in general? What is missing for Josh Gordon? He’s only hurting himself and in the end no one will be around for him. Eventually, he’ll look in the mirror and ask himself, “What is going to make me happy...
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NFL championship rings are out of control

When Paul Allen tweeted the official championship ring for the Seattle Seahawks, I almost lost my lunch. Design itself, like many before; was so gaudy that even Liberace wouldn’t touch it. Of course, this still doesn’t compare to the Patriots Super Bowl ring which was so big that it couldn’t even fit Jostens mold, and the Jostens logo had to be hand engraved into each ring...
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Opinions are opinions and nothing more

Placing Joe Thomas, OT, at number 18, and Steeler’s QB Ben Roethlisberger at number 31 is ludicrous. Thomas could be replaced, ‘Big Ben’ cannot. And only one of them has two Super Bowl rings. And Ben can change the outcome of a game in a single play. The NFL channel has yet to name the top ten; that will happen Wednesday evening. There is already a great deal of talk about...
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Cam Newton impacting the NFL

In an age where traditional pocket passers are becoming much rarer commodity and dual-threat quarterbacks reign supreme, Cam Newton has been a trailblazer for the evolution of the quarterback position. Since entering the league in 2011, Newton has been a revelation for a Carolina Panthers franchise that had always lacked a true franchise quarterback. Setting numerous records in his...
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Player by player: The 49ers have the best team in the NFL

The NFC West will see another battle for supremacy between Seattle and San Francisco 49ers, however, player by player the 49ers have the best team in the NFL. The team which possesses the most talented lineup does not always win championships. If they did, the modern day Cowboys would have at least three Lombardi Trophies in their display case. It takes a team to win the Super Bowl...
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Super Bowl XLVIII fixed?

The idea that a professional game could have been thrown isludicrous! However, several times since Super Bowl XLVIII, I havefound myself in heated discussions in which people have accused Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos of purposely losing that game.Since I am a diehard Broncos fan, the whole idea set a fire under me.I don’t believe they would, nor do I think they could...
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Russell Wilson is the 5th best QB in the NFL

There has been a lot of talk lately about whether or not Russell Wilson is a top five QB in the NFL . The top four, everyone seems to universally agree on. Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady,  rank them in any order you feel. After that, debates run rampant about who the fifth best QB in the league is. There are many names in the discussion such as, Matt Ryan,...
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Eagles should of traded DeSean Jackson

So , what do Allen Iverson and Desean Jackson  have in common?   No I’m not talking about their man-child like personality. Both of these players were Philadelphia icons and left a huge void on their teams. Ok,  so were not exactly sure if Jackson’s departure will hurt the Philadelphia Eagles just yet, but to get rid of one of your best players in the prime of his career...
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NFL Jersey No. 13 increasing in popularity

13 has never been a historically common jersey number, but three first-round wide receivers this year – Mike Evans, Odell Beckham Jr, and Kelvin Benjamin – are wearing the “unlucky” digits. For most of this decade, the only notable No. 13 has been ex-Buffalo Bill and current San Francisco 49er Stevie Johnson; last year, rookie Keenan Allen donned the number for the San Diego...
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