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Colts Owner Jim Irsay Addresses DeflateGate Controversy Via Twitter

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay took to Twitter on Sunday to discuss DeflateGate. Irsay complimented the New England Patriots, who manhandled the Colts 45-7 in the AFC Championship Game. He also voiced support for the NFL’s investigation of the Patriots’ alleged use of under-inflated footballs during the contest. We congratulate The Patriots as AFC Champions. We knew the...
Via NESN.com
17 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Report: Josh Gordon “Doesn’t Love Football Enough To Make It A Career”

Sources close to Browns WR Josh Gordon from his time at Baylor tell Jason Cole of the Bleacher Report that the troubled receiver “doesn’t love football enough to make it a career.” Cole mentions that during his time at Baylor, Gordon had to be “constantly convinced to come back to the football team.” According to Cole, it took almost “coercion” on the part of the...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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Earl Thomas not concerned with shoulder, says 'when I come alive nothing is limited'

Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas suffered a dislocated his shoulder in the NFC Championship Game, and will likely stay limited in practice during this leading up to the Super Bowl. Thomas said he won't be worrying about the injury against the Patriots this Sunday. "When I come alive nothing is limited,’’ Thomas said, via CBS Sports. “I’ll still play fearless, throw...
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33 minutes ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen Catches Two Awesome Touchdown Passes During the Pro Bowl

Cam Newton is quite happy to have Greg Olsen lining up at tight end. To have a security blanket like the 6'5" 250 pound Olsen must be nice. With 84 receptions to his name last season Newton clearly liked to make use of his big tight end. He didn't care to use him as much around the goal line though. Olsen only had six touchdowns for the Panthers.He added two more to his season total...
Via FatManWriting
36 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Julian Edelman Among Patriots Stars Who Took Long Road To Super Bowl

There isn’t necessarily a direct route to playing for the New England Patriots. Some players were highly recruited out of high school, went to a school with a major college football program and came to the NFL as a first-round draft pick. Consider that the Dont’a Hightower model. Others went undrafted out of college (Jonas Gray) or played at the FCS level (Jimmy Garoppolo), and...
Via NESN.com
45 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Louisville DC Todd Grantham on Raiders radar for defensive coordinator vacancy

According to Dianna Marie Russini of NBC4 Washington, the Oakland Raiders are meeting with Louisville defensive coordinator Todd Grantham for the team's opening at the same position. A veteran NFL assistant, he is going into his second season with Louisville and was Georgia’s defensive coordinator from 2010-2013. Grantham, 48, was the Cleveland Browns’ defensive coordinator...
Via 60 Max Power O
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Akeem Ayers: Titans ‘Did Me A Favor’ By Trading Me To Patriots

This embed is invalid" /> Akeem Ayers’ season could have been worse. Ayers, who was selected by the Tennessee Titans in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft, was traded to the New England Patriots in October. The Pats, of course, are preparing to face the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX while the Titans are watching from home after a 2-14 campaign...
Via NESN.com
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Patriots vs. Seahawks: Super Bowl XLIX odds, spread and tv info

The AFC Champion New England Patriots and NFC Champion Seattle Seahawks will face off against one another this coming Sunday for the right to call themselves the champions of Super Bowl XLIX. A staunch Seahawks defense led by Richard Sherman and Cam Chancellor will attempt to put the brakes on the Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady. While the Patriots have dealt with allegations...
Via Tireball.com
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Report: Rams Among Several Teams Interested in Trading for Nick Foles

To say that the St. Louis Rams need to find a long-term solution at quarterback would be a major understatement. This is a team that has been held back by that position ever since Marc Bulger started regressing in 2007. Since then, it’s been former No. 1 overall pick Sam Bradford that has led an uninspiring performance for a Rams team that is 21 games under .500. So it shouldn’t...
Via Sportsnaut
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Jay Cutler on nightmarish solo weekend with his kids: ‘All hell has broken loose’

It seems like Jay Cutler cannot help but catch hell from pretty much everybody these days, even his own adoring wife. The quarterback, whose significant struggles this past season were a contributing factor to former head coach Marc Trestman getting fired, was on the receiving end of some more playful criticism– a far cry from...Read More The post Jay Cutler on nightmarish solo...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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Packers' face difficult decisions with veteran linebackers including Julius Peppers

According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN, Packers general manager Ted Thomson has some difficult choices to make on an aging linebacker unit. A.J. Hawk, Brad Jones, and Julius Peppers could become cap casualties if Thompson decides to go into the draft for cheaper talent. The Packers have roughly $18,361,430 in salary cap room available for 2015 and the team typically makes salary...
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What positions do the Denver Broncos need to upgrade for next season?

The 2014 Denver Broncos season ended in a fizzle instead of the Super Bowl fireworks we were hoping for. Their AFC divisional playoff loss to the Indianapolis Colts signaled an end of an era in Denver. Gone is former head coach John Fox and in is former Bronco quarterback and offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak. But the Colts game did more than just end the Broncos season, it revealed...
Via cover32 - Broncos
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Top 5 draft needs

The Atlanta Falcons head into this offseason with much to do. There are several positions which noticeably lack talent, and these issues must be addressed in the upcoming NFL draft. As has been reported many times, the Falcons will hire Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn to be their next head coach. Once in place, Quinn will know exactly who he wants to fit his new...
Via isportsweb.com
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Seahawks’ Richard Sherman says what you are thinking

I like Richard Sherman and I’m not ashamed to say so. Sherman is an annoying player, especially to defeated opponents. Winning with grace is not his style. Neither does he tolerate baited questions intended to manufacture controversy in front of the Super Bowl. I do like that about Sherman. Sherman and Darrelle Revis are the two best cornerbacks in the NFL right now. It is as...
Via Redskins Hog Heaven
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Can the Steelers Find a Place on the Field for Howard Jones?

It seems like years ago, but it was just this past summer at training camp in Latrobe where the Steeler Nation got it’s first look at Howard Jones. If you’ve forgotten, Jones was a free agent rookie from Shepard who burst onto the scene with his long body and athleticism. Jones is about as raw as you can get in terms of his overall football ability but if ever a guy had potential...
Via Steel City Blitz
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Former Seattle Seahawks corner Brandon Browner speaks on suspension

For many Seattle Seahawks fans, this Sunday will be the first time they see Brandon Browner since he was suspended by the NFL last season for one year after a third positive marijuana test. That suspension was later reduced after Browner took the league to court, but it was too late to salvage his chances of playing in last year’s Super bowl against the Denver Broncos. Now Browner...
Via cover32 - Seahawks
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Grade Day: New Orleans Saints show out at 2015 Pro Bowl

The New Orleans Saints couldn’t seem to put it all together during the 2014 season, but bless their hearts they showed up at the 2015 Pro Bowl. Tight end Jimmy Graham played a key role in Team Irvin’s victory, catching three passes for 30 yards and two touchdowns (including the winning score). Running back Mark Ingram churned out a game-high 72 yards on 11 carries, and quarterback...
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Fittipaldo: The leaky pass protection came back to haunt them in the loss to the Ravens in the AFC wild-card game

The Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line had a resurgence of sorts in 2014; however, the progress made still isn't enough to say the unit is out of the woods. While the zone blocking scheme was a huge success with running back Le'Veon Bell, the pass protection was uneven at best. According to Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Assistant coach Mike Munchak and the...
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1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Louisville Defensive Coordinator Todd Grantham Being Targeted By The Raiders

Photo: Petey CautilliOn Monday morning reports surfaced that Louisville defensive coordinator Todd Grantham is being courted for the same position with the Oakland Raiders. Dianna Russini was the first to report that the Raiders will meet with Grantham and that he is the favorite for the position. With signing day just a little over a week away, this could potentially have a significant...
Via The Cardinal Connect
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Dumb & Dumber: Johnny Manziel and Josh Gordon

  Josh Gordon is done in Cleveland. This time he has failed a drug test for alcohol and that will be the final straw for the Browns and their relationship with the 23 year old who just can’t stay off the bottle. Addicts need a strong support system to get them through tough times when there’s an urge to fall off the wagon. NFL wide receivers with addiction issues need a strong...
Via Busted Coverage
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Report: ‘Assistant Commissioner’ Robert Kraft Pushed Roger Goodell To Do CBS Interview

Richard Sherman might have been on to something. The Seattle Seahawks cornerback didn’t waste any time firing some shots at the league and the New England Patriots over the DeflateGate scandal during his arrival press conference in Phoenix on Sunday. Sherman told the media the Pats will likely get off scot-free because of Robert Kraft’s close relationship with Roger Goodell...
Via NESN.com
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Can the Browns afford to keep working with Josh Gordon?

It seems Josh Gordon won’t be content until he’s out of the NFL. Maybe “content” isn’t the right word as it appears that maybe Josh Gordon is perfectly content with his lot in life as a screw-up. But is he a screw-up or is he an addict and are those two terms mutually exclusive? This is what Josh Gordon will do to you by the way. He’ll have you talking to yourself in...
Via Waiting For Next Year
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Gordon's final Browns chapter resembles the others

The question for both wide receiver Josh Gordon and the Cleveland Browns regarding their impending breakup was more one of "when" than "if." So, this latest news of Gordon being on the wrong side of the NFL law is neither revelation nor game-changing for the Browns. There's no way Gordon could have been in the team's plans, and if another one-year suspension is on the way at least...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham Dunks Over Goal Posts as Promised

Prior to the Pro Bowl New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham pledged to dunk the ball over the goal post should he score a touchdown during the game. That touchdown came courtesy of a Mathew Stafford pass in the second quarter and gave Team Irvin a 16-13 lead at the time.As promised, after the touchdown he dunked the ball over the goal post, but somehow did not get penalized for it.Read more »
Via FatManWriting
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch needs to stop giving the NFL reasons to fine him

Seems like this time last week my headline read “The Seattle Seahawks Should Be Proud after a Great Two Year Run.” Instead Green Bay treated the world to the greatest choke job in NFC playoff history, courtesy of the Seattle Seahawks. One of the men responsible for Seattle’s instant-classic comeback was Marshawn Lynch. Seattle’s dynamo running back has been in the news constantly...
Via cover32 - Seahawks
1 hour ago  |  Discuss
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