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If Josh Gordon stays out of trouble, Cleveland’s offense could be exciting this season

On Monday, news broke that infamous Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon would be reinstated by the NFL. This was shocking to hear because there was not much discussion around the league about Gordon being reinstated. For the most part, in the eyes of the NFL and the fans, Gordon playing again was an afterthought. Despite Gordon being reinstated, he will be suspended for the...
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Top 10 NFL MVP Candidates for 2016

With training camps underway or about to begin, the 2016 NFL season is upon us. Of course, we’re still a little under 6 months away from uncovering who be in the best position to win the Super Bowl and which players will perform the best this upcoming season. Going into the season, though, below is a top 10 ranking of the MVP candidates: 1. Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers...
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TGS 2016 Preview: Chicago Bears

Between now and the end of August, TGS will offer up a quick snapshot of every NFL team heading into the 2016 regular season. Today, the Chicago Bears. 2015 in a nutshell: Ravaged yet again by injuries, they’re never able to recover from an 0-3 start, finishing without a winning record (6-10) for the third straight year. Why 2016 could be different: Star receiver Alshon Jeffery...
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TGS 2016 Preview: Carolina Panthers

Between now and the end of August, TGS will offer up a quick snapshot of every NFL team heading into the 2016 regular season. Today, the Carolina Panthers. 2015 in a nutshell: They win an NFL-high 15 regular-season games and kick ass in their first two playoff games before putting together a dud performance in a Super Bowl 50 loss to the Denver Broncos. Why 2016 could be different...
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Josh Gordon reinstated; will serve four game suspension

Josh Gordon is back in the league but he first must serve a four-game suspension…. #Browns WR Josh Gordon is being reinstated, source said. He’s suspended for the first 4 games. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 25, 2016 Statement from #Browns EVP of Football Operations Sashi Brown on WR Josh Gordon pic.twitter.com/XidcnoL23h — Cleveland Browns (@Browns) July 25, 2016 ...
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Iowa Hawkeyes: Exclusive Interview with 2017 QB Peyton Mansell

Peyton Mansell is one of the top quarterback in the 2017 college football recruiting class and is committed to play his college football career for the Iowa Hawkeyes. He is not one of the most hyped up prospects in the recruiting class, however, even though he deserves a lot more attention. Iowa was able to get back into Big Ten contention last season, finishing the year with a 12...
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TGS 2016 Preview: Buffalo Bills

Between now and the end of August, TGS will offer up a quick snapshot of every NFL team heading into the 2016 regular season. Today, the Buffalo Bills. 2015 in a nutshell: They avoided a second consecutive non-losing season for the first time this century, finishing 8-8. Quarterback Tyrod Taylor boosted the offense, but a defense that was elite in 2014 really struggled as they extended...
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The Arizona Cardinals continue their trend of adding low-risk veteran free agents

Last season for the Arizona Cardinals was an amazing and fun ride as they finished 13-3 and won the NFC West. For the first time since 2008, when Arizona went to Super Bowl 43, football was once again exciting in the desert. There were many reasons why the Cardinals had a great season such as quarterback Carson Palmer staying healthy, rookie running back David Johnson coming out...
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TGS 2016 Preview: Baltimore Ravens

Between now and the end of August, TGS will offer up a quick snapshot of every NFL team heading into the 2016 regular season. Today, the Baltimore Ravens. 2015 in a nutshell: They were decimated by injuries, finishing with a losing record (5-11) for the first time in nearly a decade. Why 2016 could be different: According to Football Outsiders, no AFC team was hit harder by injuries...
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West Virginia Mountaineers: Exclusive Interview with 2017 WR Michael Harley

The West Virginia Mountaineers are always searching for prolific offensive weapons and head coach Dana Holgorsen has has a lot of success finding them. He hasn’t led the Mountaineers to where they wanted to be, but there is potential to get there at some point in the near future. Continuing to build good recruiting classes and bringing in playmaking offensive options key to their...
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TGS 2016 Preview: Atlanta Falcons

Between now and the end of August, TGS will offer up a quick snapshot of every NFL team heading into the 2016 regular season. Today, the Atlanta Falcons. 2015 in a nutshell: Despite starting 5-0 and possessing a ton of talent, the Falcons finished 8-8 in their first season under Dan Quinn, failing to make the playoffs for the third consecutive year. Why 2016 could be different: Year...
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TGS 2016 Preview: Arizona Cardinals

Between now and the end of August, TGS will offer up a quick snapshot of every NFL team heading into the 2016 regular season. We kick it off with the Arizona Cardinals. 2015 in a nutshell: The offense was often unstoppable and the defense was outstanding as they won a franchise-record 13 games. And yet they were stuck in Carolina’s 15-1 shadow, falling to the Panthers in blowout...
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The San Diego Chargers once committed 11 turnovers in one game

Occasionally during the dead points of this offseason, we’ll look back at some of the quirks, highlights, lowlights and follies from recent years. Today, we relive the time the Chargers looked drunk against Green Bay. The San Diego Chargers can’t blame it on the weather. After all, this was a September game at San Diego Stadium. And they can’t blame it on the opponent. This...
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The 10 best NFL free agents still on the open market

We are less than two weeks away from all training camps starting and there are still some veterans out there possibly looking to latch on with a team. Or perhaps they’ll sign somewhere later in camp after injuries occur… or maybe they won’t play at all in 2016. This is a similar list to the same post I did 2 months ago, updated to reflect that Jason Jones found a home (Dolphins...
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Mississippi State Bulldogs: Exclusive Interview with 2017 QB Keytaon Thompson

Keytaon Thompson is a four-star quarterback commit in the Mississippi State Bulldogs’ 2017 recruiting class. He is one of the most talented prospects in the entire class and there is real superstar potential in his game. There is no question that Thompson is the expected long-term quarterback for the program. At 6-foot-4 and 210 pounds, Thompson is one of the best dual-threat quarterbacks...
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Texas Tech Red Raiders: Exclusive Interview with 2017 QB Xavier Martin

Xavier Martin is the Texas Tech Red Raiders’ prize commitment in their 2017 recruiting class. He is one of the top quarterbacks in the class and has legitimate superstar potential. Martin brings a dual-threat skill-set and has the ability to turn the Red Raiders’ offense into a must-watch show. At 6-foot-0 and 180 pounds, Martin has seen his game compared to Russell Wilson....
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Von Miller inks $114.5 million deal with Broncos for six years

Yesterday, Denver Broncos defensive standout Von Miller signed the most lucrative deal for a defender in the NFL….. NFL Media’s Rand Getlin first reported Miller agreeing to a six-year contract with the Broncos on Friday, according to a source with knowledge of the deal. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport added the deal is worth $114.5 million and it includes $70 million in guarantees...
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Randall Cobb admits to struggling with Green Bay Packers in 2015

Randall Cobb was expected to have a massive season last year, but that didn’t end up happening. After star wide receiver Jordy Nelson went down with a torn ACL in preseason action against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Cobb immediately became the No. 1 target for superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Despite the enlarged role, Cobb struggled in a big way throughout the season. He was...
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Losing Desmond Bryant could really hurt the Cleveland Browns

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, the Cleveland Browns can’t catch a break. TGFTC, right? This week, the Browns lost their best pass-rusher, Desmond Bryant, to a freak, season-ending pectoral injury. And that hurts, because pass-rushing is kind of important (re-watch Super Bowl 50 for a reminder) and the Browns ranked 29th in football with just 29 sacks last season...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Who are the police to essentially threaten Browns, fans?

In the aftermath of the horror that rocked the nation last week in Minnesota, Louisiana and Texas, Cleveland Browns running back Isaiah Crowell did something very stupid. The 23-year-old posted a graphic illustration online depicting the murder of a police officer, and although he took the post down almost immediately and issued an apology, he’ll likely never live that original...
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How the Giants managed to sack Donovan McNabb a record 12 Times on only 43 dropbacks in 2007

Occasionally during the dead points of this offseason, we’ll look back at some of the quirks, highlights, lowlights and follies from recent years. Today, we relive a painful evening for Donovan McNabb.  Sunday Night Football, final night of September, 2007. Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb drops back to throw 43 passes against the division rival New York Giants....
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

That Time the Jets Committed 20 Penalties…and Won

Occasionally during the dead points of this offseason, we’ll look back at some of the quirks, highlights, lowlights and follies from recent years. Today, we relive a strange win for the New York Jets.  On Sept. 22, 2013, the New York Jets became the only team in modern NFL history to win despite committing 20 penalties in a game. The Jets beat the division rival Buffalo Bills...
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TCU Horned Frogs: Exclusive Interview with 2017 QB Commit Shawn Robinson

The TCU Horned Frogs are known as one of the offensive powerhouses in college football and that likely will not change anytime soon. They have recruited well to create the offensive firepower that they have had in recent history and there are a lot of players committed to TCU that fit that description. One of those players is 2017 four-star quarterback commit Shawn Robinson. He appears...
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Is Todd Gurley worthy of being the top fantasy pick of 2016?

If you ask Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley what you should do with the first overall fantasy football pick, he’s emphatic in saying you should pick him. He may not be lacking in self confidence but his statement entrance to the NFL is undeniable. Despite playing in only 13 games as a rookie he rushed for 1,106 yards and 10 touchdowns which earned him a trip to the Pro...
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Remembering that time Miami lost to the Colts despite possessing the ball for more than 45 minutes

Occasionally during the dead points of this offseason, we’ll look back at some of the quirks, highlights, lowlights and follies from recent years. Today, we relive a strange loss for the 1999 Miami Dolphins.  On Sep 21, 2009, the Miami Dolphins became the only team in modern NFL history to possess the ball for more than three quarters of a football game and still lose, falling...
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