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The Seahawks should keep Tarvaris Jackson

The Seahawks are going to trade Tarvaris Jackson. Seahawks fans were anything but surprised by the news, after all he has not taken a single snap at all this pre-season. Currently it looks to be a two man race and while it appears Russell Wilson has out performed Matt Flynn his first test against starters [...]
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August 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Must looks for Ravens fans in preseason Game 3

If asked, the Baltimore Ravens would admit they have not played their best football this preseason. Today as Baltimore hosts the Jacksonville Jaguars they will attempt to improve in several areas. Additionally, starting and backup roles are up for grabs. Here are some questions to ponder and what to look for: Offensive Line Play: The [...]
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August 23, 2012  |  Discuss

The Dependables 2: Offensive Line

Sequels are almost never as good as the first one and a title like “The Dependables 2: Offensive Line” could not possibly be as good as the first article “The Dependables”, but you watch them anyway or in this case read them, because it’s the most dependable offensive linemen in the history of the NFL. [...]
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August 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Maurice Jones-Drew wearing Silver and Black?

I know it sounds insane for the Oakland Raiders to make a play at Maurice Jones-Drew who is in a contract dispute with the Jacksonville Jaguars over money, but the Raiders backfield is lacking behind Darren McFadden. Injury issues with Taiwan Jones and Mike Goodson are not the type of things you want to hear [...]
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August 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Could Maurice Jones-Drew land with the Broncos?

The Jacksonville Jaguars and their star running back, Maurice Jones-Drew, have been playing Russian roulette this entire offseason. At the heart of the matter is MJD’s insistence that his contract be re-negotiated, despite that there are another two years remaining. Last season’s rushing leader feels severely underpaid at $4M per season. As the leagues top [...]
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August 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Chasing Sam Bradford: Rams ready to explode

Remember Sam Bradford? People in Oklahoma do, but just about everyone else in the NFL has forgotten his name. Let’s see Heisman Trophy Winner, NFL Offensive Rookie of The Year, highly regarded first round draft pick, and hmm….Doesn’t he own the NFL completion record for a Rookie Quarterback? So with all the talk of the [...]
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August 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleaders do more

There are few teams who care more about their community than the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  And their preseason game on Friday, against the Tennessee Titans, proved that.  Along side the rest of the teams in the NFL, the Bucs opened up their stadium and created a cheer camp for young girls to learn cheerleading from [...]
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August 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Jones-Drew open to trade: Why the Jaguars should deal him

According to NFL.com Jacksonville Jaguars star running back Maurice Jones-Drew is open to a trade after comments made by the team’s owner.  Jones-Drew, who currently has two years remaining on his contract is holding out for a better one after leading the NFL in rushing last season with 1606 yards.  In reference to Jones-Drew’s absence [...]
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August 22, 2012  |  Discuss

The Dependables: NFL players who never miss a game

Every football team in the NFL has injuries piling up because that is part of the game, but did you know there is an elite group of football players that are known as the Dependables that almost never miss a game? These football players are like the United States Postal Service because they are on [...]
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August 22, 2012  |  Discuss

‘Lights Out’ for Merriman in Buffalo

The news about Shawne Merriman being released by the Buffalo Bills has some fans wondering why they would do such a thing. One reason people may come up with is that he wasn’t very productive in his time with the Bills, mainly due to an Achilles injury that severely decreased his level of play. In his [...]
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August 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Are the Dallas Cowboys still an elite team?

Are the Dallas Cowboys still an elite team? Are they still America’s Team? I’d offer a resounding “NO” to each question. By any measure, these are not your father’s Dallas Cowboys.  Here are some reasons why. One playoff win in the past 15 years A quarterback who would really like to be a professional golfer [...]
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August 22, 2012  |  Discuss

5 things average NFL fans don’t know about the Jaguars

In the wake of the Jacksonville Jaguars 27-24 victory over the New Orleans Saints, here are five things the average football fan may not hear about  from the national media and how they pertain to the future of the Jaguars. In no particular order. 1. The O-Line looked good. As I wrote last week, the offensive [...]
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August 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Why the Cleveland Browns are Super Bowl bound

Shakespeare wrote, “Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.”  Greatness might await the Cleveland Browns in 2012, but only if they lose their next two preseason games. Expectations of Cleveland Browns fans have been rising since the start of training camp and with [...]
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August 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Is this Norv Turner and A.J. Smith’s last season with the Chargers?

It was a well-known fact that Norv Turner and A.J. Smith’s days were numbered for the San Diego Chargers after last season. Finishing 9-7 and missing out on the playoffs for a second consecutive season didn’t sit well with Chargers fans. Miraculously the Chargers chose to retain both Turner and Smith, citing there was no [...]
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August 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Giants rout of Jets proves they are still miles ahead

At last year’s Super Bowl rally at MetLife stadium, New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck took the stage, facing a crowd of thousands of people, with the newly-owned Lombardi trophy in his hand. Tuck delivered a speech to the the crowd, who had waited for hours to hear from the Super Bowl champions. He reminded [...]
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August 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Will Demps bring home the Gold with the Patriots?

Bill Belichick and the ever ready New England Patriots spent the draft preparing, free agency stocking up, and now the preseason picking what looks to be a super bowl bound and determined team. Always a contender behind the cool and calm quarterback Tom Brady. Last year’s flop in the final showdown against winners The Giants [...]
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August 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Does the NFL really need a theme song?

With this week’s breathtaking (well I choked on my $10 any item, any time Pizza Hut pizza) announcement that Cee Lo Green has been selected to write and perform a weekly song introducing the NFL Network’s Thursday night games, you just have to ask yourself, Why? Who needs a theme song? First off, it’s a [...]
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August 20, 2012  |  Discuss

New owner, new quarterback, same Browns?

Since  returning to the NFL in 1999 the Cleveland Browns have only had one playoff showdown in 2002 and is one of only four teams that have never made it to the big game, the Super Bowl. Die hard Cleveland fans have stuck around through three owners, five presidents, five general managers and six head [...]
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August 20, 2012  |  Discuss

5 reasons the Bills will win the AFC East

Things are looking up for the Buffalo Bills this season. There have been many key free agent signings, draft picks, and contract extensions completed in the offseason to give the fans of the Bills reason to believe they will be competitive enough to overtake the mighty New England Patriots atop the AFC East standings this [...]
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August 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens Fantasy Football positional rundown

The Baltimore Ravens have a number of key fantasy players including Torrey Smith and Anquan Boldin but here is a look at each skill position and what to expect out of them during Fantasy Football 2012. Quarterback: From watching the first two preseason games and hearing the coaching staff talk it looks as though Joe Flacco [...]
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August 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Could Kirk Cousins have a shot as the starting QB?

Week 2 of the NFL Preseason has passed and for the Washington Redskins it was a roller coster ride of a game as they lost to the Chicago Bears by a score of 33-31. The big story of the game no doubt was the superb play of rookie QB Kirk Cousins in the second half. [...]
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August 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Is Ziggy Hood a bust for the Steelers?

When he was drafted in 2009, Ziggy Hood was a fairly surprising pick for the Steelers. Most fans wanted some help on the offensive line and expected a pick to reflect that. However, as Kevin Colbert is wont to do, he chose a player that few expected in Evander “Ziggy” Hood from Missouri. Given Colbert’s [...]
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August 20, 2012  |  Discuss

The Rams man up, will it work?

The St. Louis Rams have had an ongoing tragic story, a story that began in 2002 when losing the Super bowl to the New England Patriots. Since that heart breaking loss, the Rams have become better and better at failing.  Since the Rams have switched from blue and gold to royal blue and golden, they [...]
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August 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Seattle Seahawks: Analyzing the first two preseason games

The Seattle Seahawks are 2-0 in the preseason with their first two games being against the Titans and the Broncos. Not that the wins mean anything at all but it has given Seattle fans and coach Pete Carroll a chance to analysis his young team. In some areas they have excelled and in others they need a [...]
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August 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Why the Cardinals must talk Kurt Warner out of retirement

It seems like a long time ago Kurt Warner led the Arizona Cardinals to their first Super Bowl when you look at the state of the team today. It also seems not so long ago that Larry Fitzgerald’s fantasy value was at the peak of his career looking at the team today. The Arizona Cardinals [...]
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August 19, 2012  |  Discuss
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