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Could an All-LSU team win the Super Bowl?

Alabama has itself the hottest football program in college football, while USC has the largest active alumni contingent in the league, but we’ve determined that all-alumni teams from those two schools wouldn’t stand much of a chance against NFL competition. What about LSU, which has more active players than any school but USC? Let’s take a look: QB: Matt Flynn — Actually...
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Ranking the NFL’s top 10 offensive tackles

We continue our offseason dead-time series with the guys charged with keeping their quarterbacks upright. Here are the 10 best… 1. Tyron Smith, Dallas Cowboys — It’s hard to believe the first-team All-Pro is only 24 years old and has already made 63 starts while earning a pair of Pro Bowl nods. Smith gave up just two sacks on 1,082 snaps last season. Oh, and he became the first...
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Could an All-USC team win the Super Bowl?

Last month, we established that an NFL team made up entirely of Alabama alumni couldn’t win the Super Bowl. This time, we shift to USC, which has the largest contingent of alumni in the NFL. QB: Carson Palmer — OK, off to a much better start with the veteran two-time Pro Bowler coming off a season in which he posted a 95.6 passer rating. Injuries and age are a concern, but...
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The Top 10 players in the AFC South

This series will feature the top 10 players in each division regardless of team or position. This is measured by a combination of their current impact on the field, their potential in the future and their accomplishments in the past. Top 10 players of the AFC East Top 10 players of the AFC North 1. J. J. Watt, DE, Houston Texans He’s not only the best player in the division, he...
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What can the Saints expect from CJ Spiller in 2015?

C.J. Spiller signed with the New Orleans Saints this past offseason, and is hoping that a change of scenery can help him get his career back on track during the upcoming 2015 season. He was one of the big additions for the Saints this offseason, although they lost more from the offensive side of the football than they were able to gain. New Orleans ended up trading away star tight...
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Green Bay Packers Should Move On from TE Andrew Quarless

Just under a couple weeks ago, the talk around the Green Bay Packers organization was whether or not Andrew Quarless could step up at the tight end position in 2015. He was very vocal this offseason about wanting to be among the best tight ends in the NFL, but all of those hopes could very well be over. According to reports, Andrew Quarless was arrested after firing a gun into the...
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Five reasons the Browns should play Johnny Manziel

Heading into the 2015 NFL Season, there aren’t many expectations for the Cleveland Browns to compete. They surprised the league last year for the first half of the season, but fell back to earth and ended up missing the playoffs once again. Cleveland has quite a few question marks surrounding their roster, and it all starts with the quarterback position. Johnny Manziel was one...
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The top 10 players in the AFC North

This series will feature the top 10 players in each division regardless of team or position. This is measured by a combination of their current impact on the field, their potential in the future and their accomplishments in the past. One quick note about the AFC North, it has a boatload of superstar players. Consider some of the names that were left off of this top 10: Paul Kruger...
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The top 10 players in the AFC East

This series will feature the top 10 players in each division regardless of team or position. This is measured by a combination of their current impact on the field, their potential in the future and their accomplishments in the past. 1. Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots Despite his age he’s back to winning titles and being named Super Bowl MVP. He proved once again that you should...
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Nick Foles ready to lead dynamic Rams offense

The St. Louis Rams have been slowly rebuilding their team over the last couple of seasons, and they are very happy with where they are at heading into the 2015 season. They were able to add two very important pieces to their offense this offseason, and to say that the Rams have a chance to be dynamic would be an understatement. Nick Foles was acquired by the Rams this past offseason...
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5 Bold Predictions for Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers in 2015

Aaron Rodgers has proved himself to be the best quarterback in the NFL, and there aren’t many fans or analysts that will argue against that statement. He is the reigning league MVP, and is still stinging from their heartbreaking loss at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship game last season. Looking ahead to 2015, he is ready to get his team back to that point...
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Cam Newton ready to embrace pressure from massive contract

Cam Newton was given a massive five-year, $103.8 million contract this past offseason by the Carolina Panthers, and there are quite a few analysts that believe they overpaid for him. It is a deal that only time will tell whether or not the Panthers made the right decision, and a lot of pressure is on his shoulders heading into the 2015 season. There are high expectations for him...
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Denver Broncos Should Look to Sign WR Reggie Wayne

Reggie Wayne is still in free agency, and there is a chance that he will decide to retire from the NFL rather than sign with a new team for the 2015 season. Even though that is a possibility, he would likely jump at the chance to play for one more season if the right team and opportunity came up. There is one team that he would likely love to sign with, and that team is the Denver...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Five reasons the Colts can win Super Bowl 50

Ryan Grigson was busy orchestrating the perfect offseason for the Indianapolis Colts this year, and they are viewed as one of the top contenders to win Super Bowl 50. They are without question one of the most dominant teams in the NFL on paper, but translating that to the field is much more difficult. It is going to be a very entertaining and exciting season, and it ill be interesting...
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Watch: Gronk drives a NASCAR vehicle

Rob Gronkowski is having quite the fun off-season. Here he is with is family getting a chance to drive a NASCAR vehicle….
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Percy Harvin Will Turn His Career Around with the Buffalo Bills

Percy Harvin hit free agency this offseason after the New York Jets decided to cut him loose, and there wasn’t a whole lot of interest in him on the open market. After seeing the struggles that he had last season split between the Seattle Seahawks and Jets, there weren’t many teams willing to risk giving him a contract. The Buffalo Bills, on the other hand, saw him as an opportunity...
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Could the Philadelphia Eagles Make a Push for Russell Wilson?

Talking about Russell Wilson leaving the Seattle Seahawks is viewed as crazy talk by quite a few fans and analysts around the NFL, but with contract talks not moving along there is a real possibility that he could hit free agency. Neither Wilson or the Seahawks is giving in to the other sides demands, and Seattle has every right to deny him the demand that he has to be the NFL...
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What Must Blake Bortles Improve to Take the Next Step in 2015?

Blake Bortles was the No. 3 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft last year, and the plan was to allow him to learn on the sideline with Chad Henne being the starting quarterback. Unfortunately, the Jacksonville Jaguars did not get their wish and they ended up having to throw their rookie out on the field for 14 regular season games. It didn’t go well for the young quarterback out...
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Randall Cobb's time for superstardom has arrived

One of the biggest stories of the offseason was Randall Cobb choosing to re-sign with the Green Bay Packers. He did so despite receiving bigger money offers from other teams, and showed that he was a loyal player with a desire to compete for championships. Cobb has been considered one of the league’s star receivers over the past few seasons, but has widely been thought of as...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys should consider signing RB Ahmad Bradshaw

The Dallas Cowboys are coming out of a tough offseason in which they lost star running back DeMarco Murray. It is a big setback for a team that was one of the best teams in the NFC last year. Murray put up huge numbers throughout the 2014 season, and the Cowboys relied on the running game a lot to take pressure off of Tony Romo and the aerial attack. Murray ended up rushing for...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Sam Bradford isn't the answer at QB for the Eagles

Chip Kelly caught a lot of heat this past offseason for the moves that he made with the Philadelphia Eagles’ roster. He started it off by dealing LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills, but the move that met the biggest resistance was the trade that sent Nick Foles to the St. Louis Rams for the injury plagued Sam Bradford. The fans were immediately against him and quite a few were...
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Is there any way Peyton Manning could have been traded?

At first, it sounded like a ridiculous rumor — the type of thing that often blooms during the slowest period on the NFL calendar. Peyton Manning in trade talks? But a radio guy named Ben Allbright in Denver reported that indeed the Denver Broncos and Houston Texans had discussed a potential trade involving the five-time MVP. And then SportsRadio 610 in Houston reported that ...
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Ranking the NFL’s top 10 tight ends

Our offseason ranking series continues with a look at the league’s best tight ends entering 2015. 1. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots — This isn’t even close. Gronk led all NFL tight ends with 1,124 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2014, and the 26-year-old should only get better now that he’s back in the rhythm he originally established with one of the best seasons ever at...
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Will TE Andrew Quarless step up for the Packers in 2015?

Andrew Quarless isn’t the first name that comes to mind when thinking about the targets that Green Bay Packers’ superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers has to throw to. Randall Cobb, Jordy Nelson and even Davante Adams come to mind before the starting tight end does. That being said, Green Bay is going to need Quarless to step through and come up with a big season in 2015. Last season...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Most Important Players for Indianapolis Colts’ Super Bowl Hopes

The Indianapolis Colts have been extremely busy this offseason, and are considered to be one of the Super Bowl favorites heading into 2015. General manager Ryan Grigson was aggressive in free agency, and the Colts made quite a few upgrades to both sides of the football. There is no question that the Colts have the potential to win a championship, but they will need five players in...
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