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Seahawks’ Pete Carroll: Will choice of Russell Wilson get him fired?

Of all the quarterback battles coming into the 2012 NFL season, the Seattle Seahawks had one of the more peculiar competitions.  During the offseason the team managed to land Matt Flynn who was projected to be the starter ahead of incumbent Tarvaris Jackson.  Despite signing Flynn, the Seahawks took Wisconsin signal caller Russell Wilson in the third round of the NFL draft. ...
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October 03, 2012  |  Discuss

New York Jets offense beyond repair?

After Sunday’s catastrophic loss to the San Francisco 49ers, the 2012 New York Jets seem like an even bigger disaster than the 2011 Jets. I didn’t think that was even possible, so I stand corrected. There are so many problems, where do you even start to fix them? Let’s see, we have a quarterback that is constantly under pressure, doesn’t throw very well, and he has no one...
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October 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills: What went wrong in Week 4?

Many fans of the Buffalo Bills are completely frustrated and fed up with the team’s performance after an absolute pummeling against the much hated New England Patriots at Ralph Wilson Stadium last week. The Bills jumped out to a 21-7 lead, and appeared to have the game in hand going into halftime. Talk about a tale of two halves, the Bills came out in the second half looking like...
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October 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings stadium design concepts

Long have the Minnesota Vikings needed state funding for a new place to call home, now they have the architect and concept images of what future NFL stadiums could represent.According to TwinCities.com, Dallas-based HKS Inc., which designed the new Dallas Cowboys stadium as well as Lucas Oil in Indianapolis, was hired to build the $975 million facility for the Vikings in downtown...
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October 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Devin ‘Cry Baby’ Hester takes to Twitter

Devin Hester isn’t known as the most dominate receiver, but he doesn’t like being out of the spotlight either. “I definitely felt canceled out (in the first three games). Sometimes it was because of the way the game was going. At the same time, I want to be involved regardless of how the game is going.”  Hester quoted. Most of the time complaining gets tossed to the way...
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October 03, 2012  |  2 Comments

NFL 2012: What is going to happen next?

We are not even going to talk about what went on with the Referees in 2012.  This is just Week 4 of the season and so far we have seen so many things that are out of the norm, but whose norm are we speaking of? Has the ghost of Howard Cosell cast some strange hex on the 2012 season? Is Brett Favre sitting in his basement with a Ouija board and some voodoo dolls sticking them with...
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October 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Titans must get rid of Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson is arguably the best runner for the Tennessee Titans. An explosive runner that has been reduced to the bottom of the NFL stat sheets. Johnson is the 2K yard man with many attributes that attributed to one of the top contracts for a running back in the NFL.Why the suggestion to get rid of him? I’ll admit that it would be hard to watch your star player once again be...
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October 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Week 5 is a must win for the Pittsburgh Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers get back to action following the bye week at home against the 3-1 Philadelphia Eagles. Pittsburgh carries a 1-2 record with embarrassing loses to the Broncos and Raiders and the lone win coming at home over the Jets. Despite the losing record Ben Roethlisberger is having arguably his best start to a season to date. Ben has thrown for 904 yds 8 TD’s and...
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October 02, 2012  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams get no respect, time to open your eyes

Entering the 2012 season, the St. Louis Rams looked only to start the rebuilding of a team that went 2-14 in 2011.  They started at the top with replacing General Manager Billy Devaney, and replaced him with the Atlanta Falcons Head of Player Personnel Director Les Snead.  Snead immediately looked for a Head Coach and was able to lure long time Tennessee Titan Head Coach Jeff Fisher...
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October 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Texans fans laughing at Mario Williams, Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills did what no one thought they could, they signed a huge free agent to a lucrative contract. It’s not their fault Mario Williams isn’t performing up to expectations, but that isn’t going to stop the Houston Texans fans and media from laughing at Mario Williams.According to the blog Ultimate Texans, the “Houston Texans fans have 100 million reasons to laugh...
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October 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Lost swagger: Lions just don’t have it

Last year Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson and Ndamukong Suh had a certain swagger as they ending a playoff drought and sent a message to the NFC North. Fast forward to 2012 and the Detroit Lions are nowhere near getting into the playoffs. Matthew Stafford has been anything but stable. Not just game to game but from quarter to quarter. It seems his mechanics have even changed as...
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October 02, 2012  |  1 Comment

Titans crushed: Mike Munchak on the hot seat?

The Tennessee Titans were predictably crushed by the real Titans of the AFC, the Houston Texans on Sunday 38-14 in Houston.  Still the real story is how bad the Titans looked.  Actually the real story is how bad the Titans have looked all season.  Many remember some bad teams in the Jeff Fisher era, but few remember a team that looked this bad.  The defense could not stop a nose...
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October 02, 2012  |  Discuss

It’s time for Tony Romo to go

The play was on 4th and 1 on the 9 yard line with 1:19 left in the 4th quarter, with the Dallas Cowboys about to go up 23-21 with a Martin Gramatica chip shot. Tony Romo was the backup at the beginning of the season and was the place holder for Gramatica for that season and that game. The snap went off to Romo’s hands, but the ball seemed to slip, causing Gramatica to back off...
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October 02, 2012  |  19 Comments

Jerry Jones disappointed, addresses Cowboys team in locker room

Owner and general manager Jerry Jones spoke with the Dallas Cowboys after the blow-out loss to the Chicago Bears featuring five Tony Romo interceptions. “Individually I just wanted to say that I could say, I’ve been buried nine feet under before with no hope and got to see some sunshine and came out and that’s what you got to do,” Jones recalled. “Nobody is more disappointed...
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October 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Denver Broncos take another step forward

Led by the precise passing of Peyton Manning, the Denver Broncos rolled over the Oakland Raiders yesterday at Mile High Stadium. The final score of 37-6 mirrored the one-sidedness of the game. After losing their last two games to the still undefeated Atlanta Falcons and Houston Texans, the Broncos faced a sense of urgency. Having lost to the Raiders the last four times they played...
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October 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Rams special teams: Tops of the league?

Leading the hit-parade was rookie Greg “The Leg” Zuerlein who booted two franchise record field goals ending up with the best at 60 yards. The Leg scored four field goals for a total of 12 of the 19 points St. Louis put on the board; the other seven came from a fake field goal also pulled off by the Rams special teams when holder John Hekker fired off a pass to Danny Amendola...
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October 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Just how big a difference would’ve Peyton Manning made for the Jets

Pressure is on for the New York Jets as the season has already become full of unanswered questions. However, there is one question that must be on the mind of at least a few fans who are sick of what is going on with the quarterback position. What if there was no Mark Sanchez or Tim Tebow to worry about?Instead, your starter is future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning. After...
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October 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Green-Ellis has fumblitis, could hurt the Bengals

Cincinnati Bengals’ running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis never had a fumbling problem before. In his five-year NFL career, four with the New England Patriots, he had touched the ball 589 times before his first fumble against the Washington Redskins.Against the Jacksonville Jaguars the problem continued, Green-Ellis fumbled twice only losing one.He finished with 82 yards on 26 carries...
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October 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Rams get ‘Leg up’ on Seahawks: Unbeaten at home

The St. Louis Rams came home after a brutal loss to the Chicago Bears to face the heavily favored conference rival Seattle Seahawks.  No one in NFL land gave the Rams a chance against the Seahawks after their questionable win against the Green Bay Packers in week three.  The Rams were considered to be the permanent basement dwellers of the NFC West, but as it has been all season...
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October 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Lions’ Ndamukong Suh is being nurtured by the NFL’s front office

Detroit Lions Ndamukong Suh is a decent defensive lineman, but has the NFL had a hand in taking what was once a force of nature in his rookie season and turning him into a lamb? Oh sure, Suh had that rookie season where he accumulated 10 sacks. Which for defensive tackle is impressive, but the league has quickly caught up to his abilities. Going into the 2010 draft, Suh was literally...
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October 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Alfred Morris looking like another Morris from yesteryear

Washinton Redskins running back Alfred Morris continued to show that he is for real in the National Football Leauge on Sunday as the sixth round pick from Florida Atlantic far outplayed his rookie status and was able to rush for 113 yards and a touchdown. Through four games this year, Morris has been able to become one of the better running backs in the NFC and is starting to make...
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October 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Card Fans are officially out of the witness protection program

It’s official Arizona Cardinal fans, you can come out of the witness protection program now and finally enjoy a team that will be competitive many seasons from now. Card Fans have been in hiding ever since Kurt Warner retired and after the 2011 season, there was nothing to feel good about. You already had to deal with having Matt Leinart and Derek Anderson as the only quarterbacks...
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September 30, 2012  |  1 Comment

Saints fall to 0-4: Ain’t happening for New Orleans in 2012

Ever since their disappointing divisional playoff loss a season ago, the New Orleans Saints haven’t been the same team.  After an early postseason exit following what appeared to be a very promising year, the Saints were marred by scandal and turmoil during the offseason and now find themselves in an unfamiliar 0-4 predicament.  Despite the offensive firepower the team possesses...
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September 30, 2012  |  Discuss

J.J. Watt is the best defensive lineman in the NFL

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is becoming the best defensive lineman in the NFL in only his second year in the league in 2012. In only 4 weeks of action, Watt has recorded 7.5 sacks and is tied for 1st in total sacks on the AFC. That is an enormous accomplishment for any defensive player, but for a defensive end in the 3-4 defense, that type of impact is amazing. 3-4 defensive...
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September 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Colin Kaepernick era underway for 49ers?

Jim Harbaugh and the San Francisco 49ers unleashed a new offensive wrinkle on Sunday. After losing their first game of the season in Week 3 to the Minnesota Vikings, it appears that Harbaugh and offensive coordinator Greg Roman have decided that it’s time to inject some life into their Alex Smith paced attack. In a surprise move the 49ers out-Tebowed the New York Jets in the...
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September 30, 2012  |  1 Comment
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