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Monday, May 25, 2015

Bears' McDonald decision 2 months overdue – RedEye Chicago

Bears’ McDonald decision 2 months overdueRedEye ChicagoPackers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is sacked by San Ray McDonald during the NFC wild-card playoff game at Lambeau Field. Packers … The NFL has an image problem, one is in dire need of correcting given its place in our cultural hierarchy. Because of …Bears shed Ray McDonald, but not […]

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Former Super Bowl coach games and team wins Coca-Cola 600 – Log Cabin Democrat

Former Super Bowl coach games and team wins Coca-Cola 600Log Cabin DemocratCONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Even a master strategist like Joe Gibbs wasn’t sure his team made the right call. The Super Bowl-winning coach, owner of Joe Gibbs Racing, had followed driver Denny Hamlin who was on top down the stretch in the Coca-Cola 600.Edwards’ […]

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Report: Tom Brady appeal won't be heard by Wednesday – CBSSports.com

Report: Tom Brady appeal won’t be heard by WednesdayCBSSports.comBrady is appealing his four-game suspension as a result of the investigation into deflated footballs prior to the AFC Championship Game. The NFL collective bargaining agreement requires appeals to be heard within 10 days, a window that expires on …and more …read more From:: NFL AFC Game […]

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Philadelphia Eagles 2015 NFL Draft & Offseason Recap – Movie TV Tech Geeks News

Philadelphia Eagles 2015 NFL Draft & Offseason RecapMovie TV Tech Geeks NewsThe 2015 NFL Draft was just as odd in Philly. Kelly spent most of the time building up to the draft trying to trade for Oregon quarterback and 2014 Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota who he coached back in his days with the Ducks. […]

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How many wins will it take to take the NFC South? – NBCSports.com

How many wins will it take to take the NFC South?NBCSports.comThe defense started to gel near the end of the year and so did the running game. … Oh, when looking at the many different ways they slice and dice the divisions one finds that the NFC South isn’t one of the toughest divisions in […]

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2016 NFL Mock Draft: Way too early predictions – NFL Spin Zone

2016 NFL Mock Draft: Way too early predictionsNFL Spin ZoneEven though the 2015 NFL Draft is less than a month removed, it’s never too early to do a 2016 NFL Mock Draft. NFL fans love finding out stuff and reading about their favorite team. At this point in the offseason, sports writers are in a […]

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NFL Rumors: Arizona Cardinals Could Move To AFC If Another Team Moves To … – The Inquisitr

NFL Rumors: Arizona Cardinals Could Move To AFC If Another Team Moves To …The InquisitrFor a few years now, there has been talk of Los Angeles either getting an expansion NFL team or a current team calling the city its new home. Commissioner Roger Goodell has long wanted a team back in LA, and now […]

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UAB football lives on with nine NFL players – AL.com

UAB football lives on with nine NFL playersAL.comAt UAB, Webb was the first NCAA player with 2,000 passing yards and 1,000 rushing yards in consecutive seasons. During his five NFL seasons, he’s started a playoff game for the Minnesota Vikings and also played wide receiver, something he did at UAB. …read more From:: NFL Playoffs […]

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NFL: Early Predictions For The Playoffs And Super Bowl – WhatCulture

NFL: Early Predictions For The Playoffs And Super BowlWhatCultureWith the NFL predictions finalised for both the AFC and the NFC, it’s time to look at what that really means in terms of the playoff picture, and a peek into the future at who’s hands may be wrapped around the Vince Lombardi Trophy at Super Bowl […]

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Tampa Bay's Super Bowl hopes could hinge on renovation deal – NBCSports.com

Tampa Bay’s Super Bowl hopes could hinge on renovation dealNBCSports.com“We got invited this time because basically Mr. Ross committed to make all the renovations,” Rodney Barreto, the chairman of the South Florida Super Bowl Committee said. So unless the Glazers are willing to make (or find someone to make) a similar …Tampa Bay’s Super Bowl […]

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Patriots fans rally in support of Tom Brady – USA TODAY

Patriots fans rally in support of Tom BradyUSA TODAY… Super Bowl-winning quarterback after investigator Ted Wells found it was more probable than not that Brady was at least generally aware of team employees who schemed to let air out of Patriots’ footballs prior to January’s AFC championship game.Scenes from the ‘Free Tom Brady’ rally in […]

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2015 NFL Draft Rookie Spotlight: Jameis Winston – NFL Mocks

2015 NFL Draft Rookie Spotlight: Jameis WinstonNFL MocksOne of the college football’s most polarizing players, Jameis Winston is now the man in charge in Tampa Bay. Winston starts off with a clean slate in the NFL, his college awards and issues are now behind him. He has to prove that he can be this …Rounding […]

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2 Alabama high schools among top talent providers in this year's NFL Draft – AL.com

2 Alabama high schools among top talent providers in this year’s NFL DraftAL.comDuring the 2015 NFL Draft, the pro teams picked 11 Florida State players, making the Seminoles the top provider of talent this year. Two of those players – Ronald Darby and Bobby Hart – attended Saint Thomas Aquinas in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the […]

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How big a loss is Will Beatty and Brett Jones realistic at guard? | Giants mailbag – NJ.com

How big a loss is Will Beatty and Brett Jones realistic at guard? | Giants mailbagNJ.comWhen the Giants signed Jones a front office executive with an NFC team told me he was short, small and strictly a center. At 6-2, 315 pounds I didn’t understand … until seeing Jones at rookie minicamp. He was easily […]

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Madden: Super Bowl will haunt Pete Carroll forever – NFL.com

Madden: Super Bowl will haunt Pete Carroll foreverNFL.comGetting to the Super Bowl is hard. Then getting that close and losing has to be tough, because we only remember the winners of the Super Bowl. One of the biggest gaps in sports is the difference between the winning and losing teams of the Super Bowl.John Madden […]

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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Mailbag: NFL owners maintain strength by sticking together – abc7news.com

Mailbag: NFL owners maintain strength by sticking togetherabc7news.comQ: There are any number of drafted NFL players who never play in games because they are low on the depth chart. For example, QB Landry Jones of the Steelers is listed behind Big Ben and Bruce Gradkowski. Thus, it is extremely unlikely that he will ever …Sunday […]

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Dallas Cowboys Setting Things Up For Another Super Bowl Run – The Landry Hat

Dallas Cowboys Setting Things Up For Another Super Bowl RunThe Landry HatIt’s safe to say owner and general manager Jerry Jones is maneuvering the pieces on his chess board to obtain another taste of Super Bowl victory. There’s a healthy balance on this team and things are just heating up. The rookies are excited and […]

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John Madden: Pete Carroll will be 'tormented' forever by Super Bowl – CBSSports.com

John Madden: Pete Carroll will be ‘tormented’ forever by Super BowlCBSSports.comGetting to the Super Bowl is hard. Then getting that close and losing has to be tough, because we only remember the winners of the Super Bowl. One of the biggest gaps in sports is the difference between the winning and losing teams of the […]

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Power Ranking Every NFL Division – Bleacher Report

Power Ranking Every NFL DivisionBleacher ReportWe suppose there’s nowhere to go but up when every team in your division loses more games than it won this past season. And if recent history is any indication, there may be some big things in store for the NFC South. Back in 2010, the NFC West was won […]

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Sunday NFL Notes: Is this the week we hear from Tom Brady? – WEEI.com

Sunday NFL Notes: Is this the week we hear from Tom Brady?WEEI.comThat year, he got Green Bay to overtime of the NFC title game, and finished with a 67 percent completion rate, 4,155 passing yards, 28 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. c) Kurt Warner: Warner got the Cardinals to the Super Bowl as a 38-year-old, and […]

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Patriots come with baggage for fans – Boston Globe (subscription)

Patriots come with baggage for fansBoston Globe (subscription)At the very least, there are people who sincerely believe the Draconian punishment for the alleged tampering of footballs prior to the AFC Championship game was a just and proper adjudication, even though what it amounts to is giving someone 20 years … …read more From:: NFL AFC […]

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2015 NFL Draft Rookie Spotlight: Amari Cooper – NFL Mocks

2015 NFL Draft Rookie Spotlight: Amari CooperNFL MocksIn most people’s eyes Amari Cooper was the clear-cut number one wide receiver in this year’s NFL Draft. Oakland has been struggling to find any production from their wide receivers in a long time. They have not had a 1,000 yard receiver since Randy … …read more From:: […]

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10 things to know about Cowboys rookie Chaz Green, including his impressive … – Dallas Morning News (blog)

10 things to know about Cowboys rookie Chaz Green, including his impressive …Dallas Morning News (blog)According to Peter King of The MMQB, WinstonâÂ?Â?s four-year, $23.35 million deal contains a clause that prohibits him from playing professional baseball. Sports Illustrated. Atlanta Falcons’ Vic Beasley NFL Draft Highlight Reel. Campus Insiders. …read more From:: NFL Draft News […]

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John Madden: Super Bowl call will “torment” Pete Carroll forever – NBCSports.com

John Madden: Super Bowl call will “torment” Pete Carroll foreverNBCSports.comSeahawks Pete Carroll acknowledged after the Super Bowl that he’d always regret the decision to pass at the goal line rather than run. That’s almost easy to say now, at a time when he’s trying to insulate the coordinator who called the play, and the …John […]

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

How the 2015 NFL Draft reshaped every team's depth chart – SB Nation

How the 2015 NFL Draft reshaped every team’s depth chartSB NationSome NFL general managers will tell you that it’s unfortunate when a team has to give a rookie significant playing time, but that’s not always the case. Each year, a fresh batch of rookies enters the league ready to contribute right away. While teams …2014 […]

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Does Cowboys' Soulless Offseason Mean They Are Super Bowl Favorites? – SportsGrid

Does Cowboys’ Soulless Offseason Mean They Are Super Bowl Favorites?SportsGridThe Dallas Cowboys had a conscienceless offseason, pursuing Adrian Peterson and Greg Hardy. When they signed Hardy, it was clear that they were fielding the best football team possible. No matter how heavy their players’ baggage or how terrible their … …read more From:: NFL Super […]

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What did UA's 2015 opponents lose in NFL Draft? – alabama.247sports.com

What did UA’s 2015 opponents lose in NFL Draft?alabama.247sports.comThe 2015 NFL Draft ended almost a month ago, and there have been plenty of things said about Alabama’s seven draft picks. But what about the Crimson Tide’s opponents for next season that saw players move on to the league via the draft? How will their … […]

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NFL column: Glazers' ante key to Tampa's Super Bowl bid – TBO.com

NFL column: Glazers’ ante key to Tampa’s Super Bowl bidTBO.comAtlanta, New Orleans and Miami are also in the mix and, in reality, there are probably three regions competing for one game because the 2019 Super Bowl appears ticketed for a retractable-roof facility slated to open in 2017 as the new home of the Falcons.Tampa Bay […]

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Cam Newton: 'Nobody has ever been who I'm trying to be' – AL.com

Cam Newton: ‘Nobody has ever been who I’m trying to be’AL.comConsequently, he missed two games and posted the lowest passing and rushing stats of his four NFL seasons. Despite that, Carolina became the first team to win consecutive NFC South titles, and Newton picked up his first postseason victory as an NFL …and more …read […]

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Mark Wahlberg: Tom Brady 'An American Hero' Who'll Probably Win More Super … – NESN.com

Mark Wahlberg: Tom Brady ‘An American Hero’ Who’ll Probably Win More Super …NESN.comWahlberg also attended Super Bowl XLIX, where the Patriots beat the Seattle Seahawks for their fourth championship. He congratulated Brady on the field during the postgame celebration told him he was the greatest quarterback ever. That opinion isn’t …Belichick never believed Brady’s Deflategate […]

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2014 NFL Draft Revisited: Players on the Verge of Being Busts – Bleacher Report

2014 NFL Draft Revisited: Players on the Verge of Being BustsBleacher ReportIt is probably too soon to be definitive as to whether any of the 2014 NFL draft picks are busts, but for some the evidence doesn’t look great. Rightly or wrongly, the window for acclimation for these rookies is very small. In particular if […]

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Part 3: What Conferences Ruled The NFL Draft? – BuckeyeSports.com (subscription)

Part 3: What Conferences Ruled The NFL Draft?BuckeyeSports.com (subscription)When breaking down the 2015 NFL Draft, the SEC had a conference leading 53 draft picks. They narrowly edged the ACC, who had 47. Next was the Pac 12 with 39. The Big 10 had 33 draftees and the Big 12 was the last of the Power […]

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Friday, May 22, 2015

NFL denies union's request; Roger Goodell to hear Tom Brady appeal – SportingNews.com

NFL denies union’s request; Roger Goodell to hear Tom Brady appealSportingNews.comThe Patriots were also fined $1 million and stripped of two picks over the next two drafts for using underinflated footballs during January’s AFC Championship Game, but owner Robert Kraft will not appeal that punishment. The NFLPA wanted to call …Curran: Wells-Goodell coverup sullying The […]

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Man accused of promoting prostitution during NFL draft in Chicago – Chicago Tribune

Man accused of promoting prostitution during NFL draft in ChicagoChicago TribuneA sheriff’s police undercover officer responded to an “adult services” ad on Backpage.com on April 30, the first day of the draft. The officer arranged a “date” with the woman at a hotel in downtown Chicago, the sheriff’s office said. When the officer …Man arrested […]

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Tracking NFL Draft Efficiency: How Contingent Is Success To Draft Position? – Forbes

Tracking NFL Draft Efficiency: How Contingent Is Success To Draft Position?ForbesOn Monday morning during a discussion which appeared on CNBC’s “Squawk Box”, I addressed some of Richard Thaler’s findings in his examination of whether NFL teams overvalue first-round draft picks while undervaluing later-round picks. Despite all the … …read more From:: NFL Draft News By […]

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Public polling results: Seahawks? Very popular. Passing at end of Super Bowl … – The Seattle Times

Public polling results: Seahawks? Very popular. Passing at end of Super Bowl …The Seattle TimesAs for the decision to pass at the end of the Super Bowl, 80 percent of those who called themselves very liberal said the team should have run the ball compared to 65 percent who said they are very conservative. Sixty-two […]

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Michael Sam, first openly gay NFL draft pick, signs with Montreal Alouettes of CFL – Press of Atlantic City

Michael Sam, first openly gay NFL draft pick, signs with Montreal Alouettes of CFLPress of Atlantic CityFILE – In this March 22, 2015, file photo, Michael Sam runs through a drill during the NFL Super Regional Combine football workout in Tempe, Ariz. The Montreal Alouettes have signed defensive end Michael Sam, the first openly gay […]

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Twenty-four years ago Friday, the NFL moved to add two teams – NBCSports.com

Twenty-four years ago Friday, the NFL moved to add two teamsNBCSports.comThe most amazing thing is that both of those Franchises were in the 1996 Conference Championship games. Those teams had amazing starts compared to the new browns and texans, neither of which have gone to a championship game in their 10 + years in …5 […]

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The X-factor players for all 32 NFL teams – SB Nation

The X-factor players for all 32 NFL teamsSB NationThe former Minnesota standout isn’t necessarily similar to Bennett in size and speed, but he’s got the physical ability at 6’6, 310 pounds to dominate at the point of attack when he’s really on his game. Quinn has a reputation for maximizing skill-sets … …read more From:: […]

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Super Bowl 50: NFL takes a hiatus from Roman numerals and uses Arabic ones … – Behind the Steel Curtain

Super Bowl 50: NFL takes a hiatus from Roman numerals and uses Arabic ones …Behind the Steel CurtainWhy would the NFL take a break from Roman numerals? L, apparently, just isn’t that attractive. Dani Bostick weighs on in the decision to drop Roman numerals for this historic Super Bowl, and shares a few other details […]

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Len Dawson on a K.C. Super Bowl: 'It Needs to Happen Soon' – The MMQB

Len Dawson on a K.C. Super Bowl: ‘It Needs to Happen Soon’The MMQBLen Dawson stands alone in Chiefs’ history, having quarterbacked the franchise’s only Super Bowl championship in 1970. Over the course of a 19-year career, including his final 13 seasons in Kansas City, he helped build the city’s rich tradition in … …read more […]

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Friday Factoid: Steelers WR John Stallworth's crazy Super Bowl stat – Behind the Steel Curtain (blog)

Friday Factoid: Steelers WR John Stallworth’s crazy Super Bowl statBehind the Steel Curtain (blog)The Steelers first two Super Bowl wins included little passing. Pittsburgh ran the ball 57 times in Super Bowl IX and completed 18 total passes in Super Bowls IX and X. While Lynn Swann didn’t record a catch in Super Bowl IX, […]

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Smith adds a Super Bowl mentality to the Raiders defense – FOXSports.com

Smith adds a Super Bowl mentality to the Raiders defenseFOXSports.comThe former Seattle Seahawks linebacker was given top honors in Super Bowl XLVIII. One year later, he was back in the big game again in Arizona. Oakland wants to set up a similar streak of their own. It’ll take savvy veterans like Tuck and Woodson, but […]

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NFC South gets no love in NFL uni watch power rankings – FOXSports.com

NFC South gets no love in NFL uni watch power rankingsFOXSports.comAug 8, 2014; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (13) lines up before a play in the first half during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports.and more …read more From:: NFL NFC […]

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Utah Football: Devontae Booker's 2016 NFL Draft stock – Block U

Utah Football: Devontae Booker’s 2016 NFL Draft stockBlock UWhen Devontae Booker made the decision to hold off going to the NFL for another year, Ute fans everywhere breathed a sigh of relief. Booker more than likely would have landed in the second or third round of this season’s draft, but he now has the … […]

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Raymond James Stadium upgrade could boost Tampa Super Bowl bid – Tampabay.com

Raymond James Stadium upgrade could boost Tampa Super Bowl bidTampabay.comLanding a Super Bowl is always a battle of facilities — Atlanta will have its Falcons in a new $1.5 billion stadium in 2017, making it a favorite for one of the two games being awarded. The Dolphins just finished a $350 million renovation to Sun […]

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Marcell Dareus' suspension could sour Rex Ryan's Bills debut against Colts – CBSSports.com

Marcell Dareus’ suspension could sour Rex Ryan’s Bills debut against ColtsCBSSports.comIn his 15 games played last season, Dareus sacked opposing quarterbacks 10 times. He was also voted to the All-NFL first team. In short, the Bills are going to be forced to play against one of the best teams in the AFC without one of […]

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Four states dominated the NFL Draft – Business Insider

Four states dominated the NFL DraftBusiness InsiderOf the 256 players selected in the NFL Draft, a whopping 123 (48%) played high school football in Florida, Georgia, Texas, or California, according to Scout.com. Florida led the way with 39 players alone. Combined with their neighbor to the north …and more …read more From:: NFL Draft News […]

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Smith Brings Super Bowl Mentality to Raiders – Raiders.com

Smith Brings Super Bowl Mentality to RaidersRaiders.comThe linebacker had just earned Super Bowl XLVIII MVP after dominating with 9 tackles (5 solo), 1 interception returned 69 yards for a touchdown, 1 pass defensed and 1 fumble recovery returned 7 yards. At the age of 24, Smith was hoisting the Lombardi … …read more From:: NFL […]

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NFL announces Houston's Super Bowl date – Chron.com (blog)

NFL announces Houston’s Super Bowl dateChron.com (blog)“We are excited to now know the date, and the Houston Super Bowl LI host committee is proud and eager to lock in the countdown to kickoff,” host committee chairman Ric Campo said in a release. “It’s a tremendous opportunity to showcase Houston as the …Houston, we have a […]

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2016 NFL Draft: Kansas State Preview – CBSSports.com

2016 NFL Draft: Kansas State PreviewCBSSports.comKansas State has produced at least one NFL Draft pick every year dating back to 1994, an active streak that is longer than Ohio State, Alabama and several other FBS powerhouse programs. The Wildcats have only three first round picks over that span, but …and more …read more From:: NFL […]

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Are the Miami Dolphins Built for Playoff Run? – Dolphins Insider (subscription)

Are the Miami Dolphins Built for Playoff Run?Dolphins Insider (subscription)After just missing out on the NFL Playoffs the past two seasons, the Miami Dolphins, led by fourth-year head coach Joe Philbin, will look to make the leap from a contender to a playoff team in 2015. Much like last year’s off-season, the Dolphins have …Miami […]

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Super Bowl IV Trophy Delivered to Gridiron Glory – KCChiefs.com

Super Bowl IV Trophy Delivered to Gridiron GloryKCChiefs.com“It means everything to have a trophy from Super Bowl IV, before the two leagues merged, which essentially, evened the score between the NFL and the AFL,” he explained. “Green Bay won the first two, then the New York Jets. People at the time said that … …read […]

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Report: Los Angeles could host Super Bowl as soon as 2020 – CBSSports.com

Report: Los Angeles could host Super Bowl as soon as 2020CBSSports.comAccording to the Los Angeles Times, LA will be a candidate to host Super Bowl 54 if the city has a team by then. The NFL’s 54th Big Game will be played in February 2020, which means LA would need to have a team in […]

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NFL: Which 2014 Playoff Teams Will Miss the Postseason in 2015? – The Cheat Sheet

NFL: Which 2014 Playoff Teams Will Miss the Postseason in 2015?The Cheat SheetAs a result, it’s a virtual guarantee that the 12 teams who make the NFL Playoffs in 2015, will be a vastly different group than the 12 teams who played in the 2014 postseason. In a previous article, we looked into teams that […]

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NFL Notebook: Tampa Bay Targeting Super Bowl – The Ledger

NFL Notebook: Tampa Bay Targeting Super BowlThe LedgerLanding a Super Bowl is always a battle of facilities — Atlanta will have its Falcons in a new $1.5 billion stadium in 2017, making it a favorite for one of the two games being awarded. The Dolphins just finished a $350 million renovation to Sun Life …and […]

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Pitch Perfect writer Kay Cannon on her love for “The Super Bowl Shuffle” – A.V. Club

Pitch Perfect writer Kay Cannon on her love for “The Super Bowl Shuffle”A.V. ClubA Chicagoland native, Cannon is an outspoken fan of all things Chicago Bears, including stilted rap single “The Super Bowl Shuffle,” which the Super Bowl-bound team recorded in 1985. She talked to The A.V. Club about her love for the track, as […]

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Maryland tops Big Ten in NFL draft picks per capita – FOXSports.com

Maryland tops Big Ten in NFL draft picks per capitaFOXSports.comProof of the latter comes from Scout.com, which found the state of Maryland was fourth in the country in 2015 NFL draft picks per capita (1.33). That trailed Georgia (2.97), Alabama (2.86) and Florida (1.96). Ohio (seventh with 0.86), Pennsylvania …and more …read more From:: NFL […]

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Super Bowl security talks are quietly underway – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Super Bowl security talks are quietly underwayMinneapolis Star TribuneThe Minneapolis Police Department has been quietly meeting for months with other local and federal law enforcement agencies to discuss security preparations for Super Bowl LII, which promises to be the biggest test in the history of the department … …read more From:: Super Bowl News From […]

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Tomlinson: Dalton needs to win a playoff game – Cincinnati.com (blog)

Tomlinson: Dalton needs to win a playoff gameCincinnati.com (blog)There isn’t just a feeling inside the Bengals’ locker room that “it’s time” for the team to get over the hump in the postseason – those outside Paul Brown Stadium are thinking the same way. On Wednesday afternoon, NFL Network host Rich Eisen had former …and more […]

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Jim Irsay: Colts vs. Pats will be 'huge, huge, huge' – NFL.com

Jim Irsay: Colts vs. Pats will be ‘huge, huge, huge’NFL.comThe Colts alerted the NFL regarding the air pressure in Patriots’ footballs prior to the AFC Championship game, which ultimately led to the Ted Wells report and sanctions on the Patriots — including a four-game suspension of Tom Brady, a $1 million …Jim Irsay: Colts vs. […]

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Imagine how crazy an NFL Draft Lottery would be – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Imagine how crazy an NFL Draft Lottery would beMinneapolis Star TribuneAs such, I’m a little shocked that the NFL hasn’t gone to a draft lottery system. As big as the NBA Draft is, the NFL Draft dwarfs it. Combine that with the fact that the NFL has become the king of the 12-month news calendar, […]

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Los Angeles could be a candidate to host 2020 Super Bowl – The Desert Sun

Los Angeles could be a candidate to host 2020 Super BowlThe Desert SunSAN FRANCISCO — The NFL could approve a team move to Los Angeles by the end of the year, with a club playing in the area by the 2016 season. NFL vice president Eric Grubman, the league’s lead man on a possible return […]

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Bill would create fund to help lure Super Bowl, other major sporting events to … – The Advocate

Bill would create fund to help lure Super Bowl, other major sporting events to …The AdvocateFILE- This Feb. 3, 2013 file photo made with a fisheye lens shows fans lined up to enter the Superdome before the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens, in New Orleans. […]

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Texans' 2015 NFL Draft Trades Explained By Bill O'Brien – Battle Red Blog (blog)

Texans’ 2015 NFL Draft Trades Explained By Bill O’BrienBattle Red Blog (blog)The Texans held the 16th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft and acquired cornerback Kevin Johnson in the first round. Houston then aggressively traded up twice on Day Two in order to select linebacker Benardrick McKinney and wide receiver Jaelen Strong.and more …read […]

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Opinion: The New York Giants will win the Super Bowl – Big Blue View

Opinion: The New York Giants will win the Super BowlBig Blue ViewIt might not be the right way to analyze the Giants, but it’s the lens with which I choose to view them. Just my style, I guess. So I figured, for my last post, why not lay out my reasoning, in May, why the […]

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'Be the Super Bowl Left Shark' and other funny and inspiring advice to grads … – Washington Post

‘Be the Super Bowl Left Shark’ and other funny and inspiring advice to grads …Washington PostIt’s graduation season. So that means caps and gowns, getting a job, and too many amazing commencement speeches to count. We’ve rounded up the most inspiring and entertaining speeches so far this year. The big takeaway? Be the free-speech loving, […]

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Playoff Buzz: Spurs aim to bring back Duncan, Leonard; pursue Aldridge – CBSSports.com

Playoff Buzz: Spurs aim to bring back Duncan, Leonard; pursue AldridgeCBSSports.comPatterson: Everett Golson takes his talents to Tallahassee, where Jimbo Fisher could help the QB’s NFL chances. Will he face a battle with … It’s been an incredible run of playoff success, 18 consecutive years out of the lottery and counting. Whether …and more …read […]

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The Future of the Draft – The MMQB

The Future of the DraftThe MMQBCHICAGO — As the draft wound down 17 days ago, the NFL’s vice president of special events, Peter O’Reilly, took stock of this year’s unique venue. After opening at the Auditorium Theatre, the festivities moved outside for rounds three through seven … …read more From:: NFL Draft News By Google […]

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Patriots Won't Appeal NFL Punishment, Owner Says – New York Times

Patriots Won’t Appeal NFL Punishment, Owner SaysNew York Times… to us and not continue this dialogue and rhetoric. We will not appeal.” The Patriots have been fined $1 million and had two draft picks revoked after footballs were found to be underinflated during the Patriots’ victory in the A.F.C. championship …New England Patriots owner Robert […]

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Eighty years ago Tuesday, the NFL instituted a rookie draft – NBCSports.com

Eighty years ago Tuesday, the NFL instituted a rookie draftNBCSports.comBut there is nothing quite like the focus on the NFL’s draft. The relatively long lead-up to the event helps. Draft coverage begins in earnest in late-January at the Senior Bowl and really starts to ramp up in late-February with the NFL Scouting Combine. …read more […]

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Justin Smith: 49ers knew his retirement plans before 2015 NFL Draft – Niners Nation

Justin Smith: 49ers knew his retirement plans before 2015 NFL DraftNiners NationI’d recommend listening to it HERE, but I have also transcribed the whole thing below. We’ll break out some parts in the coming days, but for now, here it all is. The most notable comment was that the 49ers knew his retirement plans before […]

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NFL adopts new point-after-touchdown rules – 9NEWS.com

NFL adopts new point-after-touchdown rules9NEWS.comThe NFL experimented with the 33-yard extra point through the four-game preseason last year and the kickers converted 94.3 percent. Good, but still 5 percent down from those extra-point kicks from 20 yards out. “I don’t think you’ll see teams change, I …NFL owners change rule on extra pointsSan Jose Mercury […]

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

N.O. will soon learn if it gets another Super Bowl bid – FOX 8 News WVUE-TV

N.O. will soon learn if it gets another Super Bowl bidFOX 8 News WVUE-TVIn less than 24 hours, the city of New Orleans finds out if it gets another chance to hold the next Super Bowl that’s up for grabs. It’s been two years since the city hosted Super Bowl 47, and business people along […]

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Dallas Cowboys to learn Wednesday whether Super Bowl bid is imminent – Dallas Morning News (blog)

Dallas Cowboys to learn Wednesday whether Super Bowl bid is imminentDallas Morning News (blog)The Dallas Cowboys and local tourism officials once hoped North Texas would suddenly join New Orleans and the Miami area as a go-to Super Bowl site. That didn’t happen after the 2011 championship at Cowboys Stadium, now AT&T Stadium. Instead …Dallas Cowboys […]

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NFL Playoff Drought: Will a stout offensive line lead to a Cleveland Browns … – EndZoneScore

NFL Playoff Drought: Will a stout offensive line lead to a Cleveland Browns …EndZoneScoreMost rookie corners struggle in the modern NFL and if Gilbert can reach his potential, the Browns defense could easily find themselves among the defensive elite. All the pieces appear to finally be in place for the Browns to reach the playoffs, […]

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Bengals' Jeremy Hill: 'Now or never' to win in playoffs – NFL.com

Bengals’ Jeremy Hill: ‘Now or never’ to win in playoffsNFL.comThe Bengals are 0-6 under Lewis in the playoffs and have the NFL’s longest drought without a playoff victory — 24 seasons, dating back to 1990. Hill has only been around for one of the losses, but he feels the urgency within the organization to get […]

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New England Patriots will not appeal NFL decision – NFL.com

New England Patriots will not appeal NFL decisionNFL.comThe New England Patriots will accept their discipline handed down by the NFL following the investigation into the use of under-inflated footballs in the AFC Championship Game. Patriots owner Robert Kraft announced Tuesday at the Spring League Meeting …‘Deflategate’ appeal could test powers of NFL commissionerKnoxville News Sentinel […]

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2016 NFL Draft: Iowa State Preview – CBSSports.com

2016 NFL Draft: Iowa State PreviewCBSSports.comIn preparation for the 2016 NFL Draft, NFLDraftScout.com will profile the top draft-eligible prospects from FBS-level programs. This summer series will run until the start of the college football season. IOWA STATE CYCLONES. NFL Draft picks the last … …read more From:: NFL Draft News By Google News

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2016 NFL Draft- Jared's preseason Gems – Field Gulls

2016 NFL Draft– Jared’s preseason GemsField GullsLast week, we took a look at some of the running backs potentially headed toward the 2016 draft; this week we’re going to take a look at the general spectrum of players/positions coming up next year. While RB’s are recommended to come out early, most … …read more From:: […]

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Superbowl of robotics makes STEM subjects exciting – CNN

Superbowl of robotics makes STEM subjects excitingCNN(CNN) Forty-thousand fans were chanting, screaming and cheering on their teams. The enthusiastic spectators had painted faces, were donning costumes, and no one was actually sitting in their seats — all were standing to get a better look at the action …and more …read more From:: Super Bowl News […]

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Falcons will find out about possibly hosting 2019 Super Bowl this week – FOXSports.com

Falcons will find out about possibly hosting 2019 Super Bowl this weekFOXSports.comBy the time the 2019 Super Bowl rolls around, the Atlanta Falcons will be looking at a brand new, $1.5 billion stadium. Guess what that means? Arthur Blank and the Falcons want in on the action. The new stadium, dubbed “Atlanta Stadium” is set […]

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Super Bowl of robotics makes STEM exciting – WMUR Manchester

Super Bowl of robotics makes STEM excitingWMUR Manchester(CNN) —Forty-thousand fans were chanting, screaming and cheering on their teams. The enthusiastic spectators had painted faces, were donning costumes, and no one was actually sitting in their seats — all were standing to get a better look at the …and more …read more From:: NFL Super Bowl […]

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Analyzing Athleticism: NFL 2015 WR Class – NE Patriots Draft

Analyzing Athleticism: NFL 2015 WR ClassNE Patriots DraftHopefully this will be insightful or at least interesting enough to get you thinking about how we can effectively data from the Combine to help evaluate prospects. Maybe the answer is the entire process is overblown. Maybe the current battery of drills … …read more From:: NFL Combine […]

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Kraft-Goodell relationship frayed by NFL investigation – The State

Kraft-Goodell relationship frayed by NFL investigationThe State18, 2015, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has a ball tossed to him during warmups before the NFL football AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts in Foxborough, Mass. Tom Brady is expected to file an appeal of his …‘Deflategate’ appeal could test powers of NFL […]

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Monday, May 18, 2015

Warren Sapp to avoid jail for Arizona Super Bowl prostitution arrest – KTAR.com

Warren Sapp to avoid jail for Arizona Super Bowl prostitution arrestKTAR.comSapp was arrested in early February while covering the Arizona Super Bowl for NFL Network. Police were investigating a noise complaint at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown when a woman approached them, claiming she was assaulted. “The incident …Sapp agrees to plea deal in assault and […]

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Jeremy Hill: Time for Bengals to 'get to the next level' in 2015 – ESPN

Jeremy Hill: Time for Bengals to ‘get to the next level’ in 2015ESPNThe second-year back is of the opinion that after four straight years of first-round playoff disappointment, the Bengals can’t sit idly by and be content with simply making it to the postseason. Apparently he isn’t the only one who feels that way. Hill […]

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TJ Middle School named Top 10 school in academic super bowl competition – nwitimes.com

TJ Middle School named Top 10 school in academic super bowl competitionnwitimes.comVALPARAISO |Thomas Jefferson Middle School has been named a 2015 Top 10 Overall School in the Junior Division of the Academic Super Bowl competition sponsored by the Indiana Association of School Principals. TJ earned this recognition based on … …read more From:: NFL Super […]

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NFL Win Totals: South Divisions – SportsGrid

NFL Win Totals: South DivisionsSportsGridAndrew Luck. Elite quarterbacks win ball games in today’s NFL and the schedule lines up nicely. It’s not unreasonable, and some may argue likely, that the Colts win their first five and final four regular season games, putting them in veryyyy good …and more …read more From:: NFL AFC Game News […]

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Far Too Early Preview of Wildcats in 2016 NFL Draft – A Sea of Blue

Far Too Early Preview of Wildcats in 2016 NFL DraftA Sea of BlueKentucky stands a good shot at getting more players drafted in the 2016 NFL Draft than the 2015 draft. There’s a lot of football to be played, as well as a Pro Day and the combines to attend, so the final number of […]

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NFL Win Totals: North Divisions – SportsGrid

NFL Win Totals: North DivisionsSportsGridThis division is too tightly packed to assume more than a split in those six games. Combine that with the four games against the NFC West and I’m not sure an average at best quarterback can finish above .500. Baltimore Ravens OVER 9 wins. The defense …and more …read more From:: […]

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Finding the Fits: Jones, not Gregory, key to Cowboys' Super Bowl run – CBSSports.com

Finding the Fits: Jones, not Gregory, key to Cowboys’ Super Bowl runCBSSports.comThis is part of a series — Finding the Fits — in which NFLDraftScout.com will review the more intriguing picks made during the 2015 NFL Draft. The goal is to identify one relatively unheralded player per team who appears to be a good schematic […]

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Small businesses again to compete for free TV ad during Super Bowl – Columbus Dispatch

Small businesses again to compete for free TV ad during Super BowlColumbus DispatchThe maker of QuickBooks accounting software is planning its second competition in which small companies will vie for a free 30-second TV spot during Super Bowl 50 on Feb. 7. The winner will get the kind of exposure that big brands such as […]

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Steelers 2015 NFL Draft Re-Do – Steelers Depot

Steelers 2015 NFL Draft Re-DoSteelers DepotLooking back at the 2015 NFL Draft haul, the team received high praise from sportscasters and NFL media outlets alike. They addressed major needs while staying true the course of their draft philosophy which is best player available. Although some will … …read more From:: NFL Combine News By Google […]

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Tyrann Mathieu on Jimmy Graham: He'll need to block in NFC West – CBSSports.com

Tyrann Mathieu on Jimmy Graham: He’ll need to block in NFC WestCBSSports.comGraham plays in the NFC West now and he’s going to have to do more than catch passes from Russell Wilson. He’s going to have to block. “I’m looking forward to Jimmy Graham, obviously,” Mathieu said while appearing on NFL Total Access. “I was […]

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Analyzing AFC South following NFL draft, free agency – The Tennessean

Analyzing AFC South following NFL draft, free agencyThe TennesseanLooking ahead: A Colts team that averaged almost 29 points per game and finished third in the NFL in total offense should be even more potent in 2015. Andrew Luck will have a tremendous new possession receiver in Johnson, a tremendous new deep …and more …read more […]

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Bill Polian: Questioning Bengals' success 'absurd' – Cincinnati.com

Bill Polian: Questioning Bengals’ success ‘absurd’Cincinnati.com“The idea that – because you go to the playoffs two years in a row and you don’t win the Super Bowl in the third year – that you should blow up the franchise and start over, dismiss everyone and view those three playoff appearances as failures, is … …read […]

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IN Focus: CEO Mark Miles on Indy 500, Super Bowl, RFRA – Fox 59

IN Focus: CEO Mark Miles on Indy 500, Super Bowl, RFRAFox 59In this week’s edition of ‘IN Focus’ the track’s chief exec also discusses his role in the efforts to bring the Super Bowl to Indy, and the effort to bring it back. Miles was also part of the talks at the Statehouse over the […]

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Not much better? Giants don't fare well in post-draft NFL power rankings – NJ.com

Not much better? Giants don’t fare well in post-draft NFL power rankingsNJ.comAnother Sunday without games or practices. Have to find some way to pass the time. This week let’s look at how the Giants are perceived after an NFL Draft that was generally considered a success. After free agency where they made moves, none of […]

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'Deflategate' appeal could test powers of NFL commissioner – WANE

‘Deflategate’ appeal could test powers of NFL commissionerWANEA four-time Super Bowl champion and the face of the most successful NFL franchise of this century, Brady was suspended four games after a league investigation found he was “at least generally aware” of a scheme to illegally deflate footballs used in …The Patriots are the NFL’s best […]

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Can the Saints “Power” Their Way to Another Super Bowl? – Big Easy Believer

Can the Saints “Power” Their Way to Another Super Bowl?Big Easy BelieverThe “power” running game. If put to use correctly and effectively, it can allow you to dominate an opponent’s defense and bring them down to their knees — literally. In all of my years observing and now covering football for a living, no one […]

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Ohio State's 2016 NFL Draft Class Could Be Historically Great – Bleacher Report

Ohio State’s 2016 NFL Draft Class Could Be Historically GreatBleacher ReportOhio State set a record in the 2004 NFL draft, in which it had 14 total players selected, the most picks ever from one school in a single selection meeting. The University of Miami, whose team the Buckeyes had beaten 15 months earlier in the […]

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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Rutgers coach Kyle Flood talks NFL Draft, summer conditioning, R B1G Tour … – MyCentralJersey.com

Rutgers coach Kyle Flood talks NFL Draft, summer conditioning, R B1G Tour …MyCentralJersey.comNova, who won two open competitions to be the starter at Rutgers and started 36 of the first 39 games of the Flood era, was not signed by the Giants out of a rookie mini-camp tryout last week and remains an undrafted NFL […]

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'Deflategate' appeal could test powers of NFL commissioner – Knoxville News Sentinel

‘Deflategate’ appeal could test powers of NFL commissionerKnoxville News SentinelA four-time Super Bowl champion and the face of the most successful NFL franchise of this century, Brady was suspended four games after a league investigation found he was “at least generally aware” of a scheme to illegally deflate footballs used in …NFL plans to change […]

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NFL Trade Rumors: Eagles turned down first round draft pick swap with Broncos – Bleeding Green Nation

NFL Trade Rumors: Eagles turned down first round draft pick swap with BroncosBleeding Green NationAccording to Gil Brandt of NFL.com, the Eagles had at least one offer for their pick at No. 20 overall in the 2015 NFL Draft. Brandt reports that the Denver Broncos were interested in trading up from their first round selection […]

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See what happens when Eddie Lacy gets on a way-too-small tricycle — and who … – AL.com

See what happens when Eddie Lacy gets on a way-too-small tricycle — and who …AL.comAfter earning the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year Award in 2013, Lacy turned in another 1,000-yard rushing season in 2014 while expanding his presence in Green Bay’s passing attack. Earlier this week, ESPN rated Lacy as the No. 1 player […]

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Garo Yepremian, NFL kicker with Dolphins and other teams, dies at 70 – Washington Post

Garo Yepremian, NFL kicker with Dolphins and other teams, dies at 70Washington PostHe played in the NFL until 1981. His 37-yard field goal in the second overtime ended the longest game in NFL history, a Dolphins’ playoff victory over Kansas City on Christmas Day 1971. He also helped Miami win back-to-back NFL titles in 1972 […]

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Next on Odell Beckham's bucket list? The Super Bowl – NFL.com

Next on Odell Beckham’s bucket list? The Super BowlNFL.com“I think the biggest goal for me is I felt like I’ve always been great and I’ve always been on good teams but I’ve just never been a champion,” Beckham told NFL Network’s Kimberly Jones this week. “I went 13-0 freshman year (at LSU) and lost in […]

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'Super Bowl blooper' kicker dies at 70 – New York Post

‘Super Bowl blooper’ kicker dies at 70New York PostMIAMI — Garo Yepremian, the former NFL kicker who helped the Miami Dolphins win consecutive NFL championships but is best remembered for a Super Bowl blooper, died Friday of cancer. He was 70. Yepremian’s wife, Maritza, said he died at a hospital in …Dolphins Super Bowl kicker […]

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Garo Yepremian, Miami Dolphins kicker famous for Super Bowl blunder, dead at … – AL.com

Garo Yepremian, Miami Dolphins kicker famous for Super Bowl blunder, dead at …AL.com16, 1972, file photo, Miami Dolphins’ Garo Yepremian follows through on a field goal during the first half of the NFL football Super Bowl VI against the Dallas Cowboys in New Orleans. Holding is Dolphins Karl Noonan. Yepremian, the former NFL kicker …Dolphins […]

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NFL plans to change football handling guidelines, report says – Fox News

NFL plans to change football handling guidelines, report saysFox News… and the organization was fined $1 million and docked a couple of draft picks after independent investigator Ted Wells, hired by the NFL, found that the team used illegally under-inflated balls in the AFC championship game against the Indianapolis …Brady, union threaten Goodell with lawsuit […]

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Dolphins Super Bowl kicker Garo Yepremian passes away at 70 – CBSSports.com

Dolphins Super Bowl kicker Garo Yepremian passes away at 70CBSSports.comYepremian was a part of both of the Dolphins’ back-to-back Super Bowl winning teams in the early ’70’s, including the squad that produced the NFL’s only perfect season (1973). Yepremian is perhaps best remembered for his gaffe in Super Bowl VII, which …Garo Yepremian dies at […]

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Can the New York Giants Offense Help End a 3-Year Playoff Drought? – Bleacher Report

Can the New York Giants Offense Help End a 3-Year Playoff Drought?Bleacher ReportAfter not playing in the preseason and being out for the first four games of the regular season, rookie Beckham turned heads, amassing 12 touchdowns to tie for the fourth most in the NFL, per ESPN.com. He also made the catch of the […]

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Friday, May 15, 2015

5 GMs Who Should Be Fired After the 2015 NFL Draft – RantSports

5 GMs Who Should Be Fired After the 2015 NFL DraftRantSportsThe Panthers had one huge need to fill entering the 2015 NFL Draft — left tackle. Michael Oher is slated to start as Jordan Gross’ replacement and Jonathan Martin was added to provide depth at the position. That simply isn’t going to get it done […]

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Super Bowl experience coming to The Hall – Patriots.com

Super Bowl experience coming to The HallPatriots.comFOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Rather than simply make room for the New England Patriots’ fourth Lombardi Trophy following a thrilling, 28-24 victory over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX, The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon is constructing a … …read more From:: NFL Super Bowl News From […]

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Home sales inflated now, but no thanks to Super Bowl – azcentral.com

Home sales inflated now, but no thanks to Super Bowlazcentral.com“Mother Nature really did a number on us during Super Bowl week,” Diane Brennan, a real-estate agent with Phoenix’s Berkshire Hathaway Home Services and host of KTAR radio’s That Real Estate Show, told me. “If the weather was better, it would have …Super Bowl champ visits […]

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Two-time Super Bowl champion Vaughn Hebron named Big 33 Honorary … – PennLive.com

Two-time Super Bowl champion Vaughn Hebron named Big 33 Honorary …PennLive.comHe would finish his career with a three-year (1996-98) run in Denver, when the Broncos won back-to-back Super Bowls. Hebron’s best statistical season came with the Eagles in 1994, rushing 82 times for 325 yards and two scores. He also caught a … …read more […]

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Adversity fueling Cavs' playoff run – ABC News

Adversity fueling Cavs’ playoff runABC NewsOne line of thinking is that with Goodell putting himself in this position, it increases the chances of Brady suing the NFL in court. And according to sports law professor Michael McCann, it actually might help Brady’s case in court if he loses his …Goodell to hear Brady’s appeal of […]

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Baltimore-Area Talent Well Represented In 2015 NFL Draft – Press Box

Baltimore-Area Talent Well Represented In 2015 NFL DraftPress BoxWith the NFL Draft having concluded May 2, the doldrums of the NFL offseason have officially commenced. The only things separating fans from seeing the newest versions of their favorite teams in training camp are dull rookie practices and a handful of … …read more From:: NFL […]

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Mathletes shine in North County Superbowl – Lompoc Record

Mathletes shine in North County SuperbowlLompoc RecordStudents and volunteers gather to watch members of the Patterson Panthers see how much weight a structure they built during competition will bear at Thursday’s North County Mathematics Superbowl. It held 104 weights before collapsing. …read more From:: NFL Super Bowl News From Google News

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

ESPN looks to duplicate NFL's success with combine coverage – Awful Announcing

ESPN looks to duplicate NFL’s success with combine coverageAwful AnnouncingESPN has announced that they will be airing eight hours of coverage of the NBA Draft Combine on ESPN2 over the next two days, split into two four-hour blocks, each from 3-7 eastern. All eight hours can also be streamed through WatchESPN. This is a …NBA […]

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Chris Simms: Brady Tarnished Belichick's Name, Didn't Deserve Super Bowl MVP – CBS Local

Chris Simms: Brady Tarnished Belichick’s Name, Didn’t Deserve Super Bowl MVPCBS Local“I don’t think he should have been the MVP of the Super Bowl. I think Julian Edelman [should have won it]. [Brady] made 38 five-yard passes, then completed a 3rd-and-14 on a great throw, and he threw the slant-and-go to Rob Gronkowski for the […]

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5 USC Players Who Could Get Picked In The 2016 NFL Draft – Reign of Troy

5 USC Players Who Could Get Picked In The 2016 NFL DraftReign of TroyApr 30, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Leonard Williams (Southern California) poses for a photo with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected as the number sixth overall pick to the New York Jets in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft […]

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Offseason Extra: Post-NFL Draft Standard Mock – CBSSports.com

Offseason Extra: Post-NFL Draft Standard MockCBSSports.comWe recently completed one of the many mock drafts we’re going to do between now and training camp and, as always, there is a lot to learn from these picks. Now that the NFL Draft is over you should start doing your homework because the season will be …5 bad […]

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Inside Slant: Patriots' Super Bowl victory is 'tainted?' Wow – ESPN (blog)

Inside Slant: Patriots’ Super Bowl victory is ‘tainted?’ WowESPN (blog)Did they somehow help the Patriots two weeks later in the Super Bowl? The Wells Report makes no mention of it. Did underinflated footballs help the Patriots win regular-season games? Again, there is absolutely no suggestion of that in the Wells Report.Tom Brady’s DeflateGate Suspension Impacts […]

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Tom Brady: By The Numbers – Forbes

Tom Brady: By The NumbersForbesBrady and the NFL Players Association hired noted labor attorney Jeffrey Kessler to help with the appeal, according to the Associated Press. Kessler was a key player in establishing free agency for NFL players. The appeal will be heard by NFL …Poll finds most fans support NFL suspending BradyNBCSports.com Saints’ Benjamin […]

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5 bad teams that could make the NFL playoffs in 2015 – SB Nation

5 bad teams that could make the NFL playoffs in 2015SB NationOf course, NFL teams are fragile, fluttery things. Each is a complex mechanism with too many parts to possibly comprehend the meaning of any individual cog. These parts will break, stall and generally gunk things up. Attempting to forecast the … …read more From:: […]

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2016 NFL Draft: Which WSU Cougars could surprise scouts? – CougCenter

2016 NFL Draft: Which WSU Cougars could surprise scouts?CougCenterI’m reminded of this as I look over Jon Wilner’s list of top 2016 NFL Draft prospects in the Pac-12, in which there is nary a Cougar to be found. Not in his top 15, and not even in his 11 “also considered” names. Now, I’m not […]

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Crown Point Academic Superbowl team finishes strong at state – nwitimes.com

Crown Point Academic Superbowl team finishes strong at statenwitimes.comThe Crown Point High School Academic Superbowl Team sent two squads, Science and Fine Arts, to the state championship last weekend at Purdue University, from left, sponsor Jason McGee, Saym Imtiaz, Joey Krampen, Susie Szymanski, Emily Fender, … …read more From:: NFL Super Bowl News From Google […]

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Mel Kiper's too-early 2016 Big Board – ESPN

Mel Kiper’s too-early 2016 Big BoardESPNThere are hundreds (thousands?) of hours of work to be done on the 2016 NFL draft class, but as is custom, I have a first look about 355 days early. The usual question I get before you read this one: How was last year’s offering? Actually, not terrible …2016 NFL […]

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

TV Upfronts: CBS Execs Plug Stability, Super Bowl and Stephen Colbert – Hollywood Reporter

TV Upfronts: CBS Execs Plug Stability, Super Bowl and Stephen ColbertHollywood ReporterAmong them: CBS was only 124,000 viewers shy of Super Bowl-assisted NBC in viewers age 18-49, putting it back at No. 2 in the key advertiser-targeted demographic. Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler came out minutes later to tout still more CBS …6 Things Scene and […]

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Arian Foster loves playoff hockey, wishes the NFL allowed fighting – SportingNews.com

Arian Foster loves playoff hockey, wishes the NFL allowed fightingSportingNews.comIt shouldn’t come as a great surprise that Arian Foster is a hockey fan. After all, the Texans running back moves to the beat of his own drum. With football still months away, Foster is taking in playoff hockey, specifically, the Rangers-Capitals … …read more From:: […]

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Seattle Seahawks favored to win 11 games, Super Bowl 50 – seattlepi.com (blog)

Seattle Seahawks favored to win 11 games, Super Bowl 50seattlepi.com (blog)Seattle’s most likely opponent in Super Bowl 50, according to Bovada, are the Indianapolis Colts with 7-to-2 odds to win the AFC championship. The New England Patriots, who were tied at 7-to-2 before the NFL handed Tom Brady a four-game suspension for …5 Value Picks […]

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DeForest Buckner ranked No. 23 prospect for 2016 NFL Draft – FOXSports.com

DeForest Buckner ranked No. 23 prospect for 2016 NFL DraftFOXSports.comAccording to ESPN’s Mel Kiper, Oregon defensive end DeForest Buckner is the No. 23 prospect of the 2016 NFL Draft class. Buckner also ranks as the No. 4 defensive end in the class. Here is what Kiper had to say about Buckner: “Arik Armstead was the […]

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2015 NFL predictions: AFC East – isportsweb.com (blog)

2015 NFL predictions: AFC Eastisportsweb.com (blog)Tannehill plateaus without much game-changing talent outside or in the backfield. The recent acquisitions in the draft and free agency along the defensive line don’t work out, and the Dolphins fail to stand out in a crowded AFC. Bottom line: I don’t …and more …read more From:: NFL AFC Game […]

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Andre Ward: This fight is Paul Smith's Super Bowl – Boxing News 24

Andre Ward: This fight is Paul Smith’s Super BowlBoxing News 24Ward realizes that Smith sees the fight as his “Super Bowl” because if he were to pull off a huge upset of Ward, he could in turn take that victory and move on to a nice money fight. A win for Smith would mar Ward’s […]

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5 Value Picks To Win Super Bowl 50 – CBS Local

5 Value Picks To Win Super Bowl 50CBS LocalDALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — With the NFL offseason nearing its end, it’s time to do what fans do best — speculate wildly about the season. Will the Seahawks return to their third straight Super Bowl? Can New England possibly repeat? Las Vegas has spoken … …read more From:: […]

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Seattle Seahawks Star Richard Sherman Moves Forward After Super Bowl Loss … – Latin Post

Seattle Seahawks Star Richard Sherman Moves Forward After Super Bowl Loss …Latin PostThe Seahawks have 11-to-2 odds to get the Super Bowl 50 victory, notes the site. The blog explains that based on Bovada’s oddsmakers, the Seahawks would reign in the NFC West for the third consecutive year, beating the Arizona Cardinals, St. Louis Rams […]

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NFL's VP Of Game Operations Scolded Patriots During AFC Title Game – UPROXX (press release) (blog)

NFL’s VP Of Game Operations Scolded Patriots During AFC Title GameUPROXX (press release) (blog)By now, you know how Deflategate started: the Indianapolis Colts warned the NFL that the New England Patriots may use footballs that weren’t inflated properly before the game, the Colts intercepted a ball and noticed it was a bit flat, and a […]

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5 players Dallas Cowboys could consider in 2016 NFL Draft – Dallas Morning News (blog)

5 players Dallas Cowboys could consider in 2016 NFL DraftDallas Morning News (blog)The Cowboys liked Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon in this year’s draft, but he went early in the second round. Henry rushed for 990 yards and 11 touchdowns on 172 carries last year while splitting time with Yeldon. Knowing how Nick Saban likes […]

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Super Bowl Sunday prison escapee back in court – Sentinel-Standard

Super Bowl Sunday prison escapee back in courtSentinel-StandardThe man convicted of kidnapping, carjacking and prison escape on Super Bowl Sunday last year will serve a slightly shorter sentence on one of the charges after the judge in the case agreed to reduce one of the variables used to determine his sentencing … …read more From:: […]

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Tom Brady's DeflateGate Suspension Impacts Patriots' Super Bowl, AFC East Odds – NESN.com

Tom Brady’s DeflateGate Suspension Impacts Patriots’ Super Bowl, AFC East OddsNESN.comThe announcement this week of Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for his role in last season’s DeflateGate scandal is bad news for the New England Patriots, both on the field and on the Super Bowl 50 odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.Patriots fans launch pages to […]

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USA Today Calls The Minnesota Vikings A 'Playoff Sleeper' – The Viking Age

USA Today Calls The Minnesota Vikings A ‘Playoff Sleeper’The Viking AgeHe described four squads as ‘sleeper teams poised to break into the 2015 NFL playoffs‘. The teams that were included were the New York Giants, New York Jets, Minnesota Vikings and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Each team was given a description of why they …and more […]

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Tom Brady Merchandise Sales Have Doubled Since He Was Suspended – TIME

Tom Brady Merchandise Sales Have Doubled Since He Was SuspendedTIMEStill others think the decision demonstrates how warped the NFL is, in light of how softly and haphazardly the league has cracked down on players accused of abusing women. When the Wells report was first released and Tom Brady was essentially portrayed …NFL notebook: Wells defends […]

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Super Bowl champ Eugene Robinson: Deflategate won't hurt Brady – WCNC

Super Bowl champ Eugene Robinson: Deflategate won’t hurt BradyWCNCThe NFL has slapped Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady with a four-game suspension and fined the Patriots $1 million as punishment after investigators found footballs used in the AFC title game against Indianapolis had been deflated. The Pats also lose next …Art Rossetti: Brady, Patriots are cheaters; […]

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Eisenberg: Ravens Super Bowl Team Barely Exists Anymore – BaltimoreRavens.com

Eisenberg: Ravens Super Bowl Team Barely Exists AnymoreBaltimoreRavens.comThat almost sounds reckless, but not when you consider the Ravens intentionally fielded a veteran-laden roster in 2012 to take one last shot at the Super Bowl with Ray Lewis, Ed Reed and company. Long before the team coalesced in the playoffs and took … …read more From:: […]

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2016 NFL Draft Gems — Running back preview – Field Gulls

2016 NFL Draft Gems — Running back previewField GullsIt’s never too soon to start looking forward towards the 2016 draft. Ok, I’m sure it is for most of you, but I love this ish, so I’m looking forward. We’ll start the 2015 college season similarly to the start of the 2014 college season…thinking it … […]

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Tom Brady's impact on NFC East race – ESPN (blog)

Tom Brady’s impact on NFC East raceESPN (blog)So the impact on the NFC East figures to be greater than the impact on the AFC East, even with Brady being unavailable for four games. The Patriots will … This year, thanks to the NFL, the Cowboys catch a break when they play the Patriots. The Eagles […]

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Way Too Early 2016 NFL Draft Profile: Tracy Howard – State Of The U

Way Too Early 2016 NFL Draft Profile: Tracy HowardState Of The USummary: Tracy Howard has all the tools to be a big time college cover corner and a high NFL draft pick. But his film needs to match his talent. Additionally it will help his cause if UM moves him around some this year and […]

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Expansive AV Setup Enhances the NFL Draft Town Experience – Audio Visual News Network

Expansive AV Setup Enhances the NFL Draft Town ExperienceAudio Visual News NetworkThe NFL Draft descended upon Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre April 30 to May 2, and along with it came Draft Town: a 900,000-square-foot attraction in adjacent parks where fans could watch the draft and participate in related events and activities.and more …read more From:: NFL […]

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DCGFFL Super Bowl – Washington Blade

DCGFFL Super BowlWashington BladeThe D.C. Gay Flag Football League (DCGFFL) held its Super Bowl at Carter-Barron Field on Sunday. The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington and the D.C. Different Drummers performed. Following the game, members of the League gathered at Nellie’s Sports … …read more From:: NFL Super Bowl News From Google News

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Cowboys Superfan Chris Christie Spent More Than $80000 at NFL Games – National Journal

Cowboys Superfan Chris Christie Spent More Than $80000 at NFL GamesNational JournalAccording to a new report by New Jersey Watchdog, the governor spent $82,594 during the 2010 and 2011 NFL seasons at MetLife Stadium, home of the New York Jets and Giants. That money, which originally came from the governor’s $95,000-a-year state …and more …read […]

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Did Jets really get the most value out of the NFL Draft, among all teams? One … – NJ.com

Did Jets really get the most value out of the NFL Draft, among all teams? One …NJ.comWe all know that grading an NFL team’s draft right after it happens is a fool’s errand, if you take such grading seriously. Still, after the Jets finished their 2015 draft earlier this month, we posted a couple “just […]

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A Scout's Take on the 2015 NFL Draft of the Green Bay Packers – Bleacher Report

A Scout’s Take on the 2015 NFL Draft of the Green Bay PackersBleacher ReportJust about every week over the past few years, I have had the opportunity to speak with NFL scout Chris Landry on 620 WDAE’s Steve Duemig Show. But this last Friday, Landry was not on the show. I found out on Saturday […]

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Sunday NFL Notes: Silence from Colts in wake of release of Wells Report – WEEI.com

Sunday NFL Notes: Silence from Colts in wake of release of Wells ReportWEEI.comThis year’s ride is scheduled to take place on May 30 (the game is usually the night before), and that could give the quarterback plenty of time to look at the report and draw some conclusions before speaking later this month. …. Raiders: […]

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Dolphins' Chris McCain tweets Patriots should be stripped of Super Bowl title – Sun Sentinel

Dolphins’ Chris McCain tweets Patriots should be stripped of Super Bowl titleSun SentinelDolphins linebacker Chris McCain, an interesting follow on Twitter because of his candor and fun-loving attitude, tweeted his thoughts on Deflategate over the weekend. And this tweet could spice up the Dolphins’ game against New England on Oct. 29:.Dolphins’ McCain tweets Patriots should […]

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NFL Draft Town by the numbers – Crain's Chicago Business (blog)

NFL Draft Town by the numbersCrain’s Chicago Business (blog)In terms of audience, those figures are on par with the Twitter viewership of the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao fight, a handful of 2015 NFL playoff games, the 2015 College Football Playoff Championship, the 2015 Rose Bowl and the 2014 American … …read more From:: NFL Playoffs […]

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Buzzer-beaters highlight playoff weekend – NBA.com (blog)

Buzzer-beaters highlight playoff weekendNBA.com (blog)It would be the equivalent of three straight baseball playoff games with walk-off homers from some of the game’s biggest names, or three straight NFL playoff games with last second hail marys from the likes Aaron Rodgers, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady.So That’s Why There Aren’t Any NBA Games On TonightSportsGrid […]

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Super Bowl Winner Tom Brady to Be Suspended for Deflategate Scandal? – Classicalite

Super Bowl Winner Tom Brady to Be Suspended for Deflategate Scandal?ClassicaliteTom Brady has been the golden boy for the NFL since he became a starter for the New England Patriots in 2001. For the first time in his illustrious career, the 4-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback is under some real scrutiny. The NFL is facing the […]

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Is football inflation a big deal? It's too late for the NFL to say it isn't – NBCSports.com

Is football inflation a big deal? It’s too late for the NFL to say it isn’tNBCSports.comWhen the news first emerged in January that the Patriots were being investigated for tampering with the air pressure inside footballs used in the AFC title game, my wife had some questions. Our conversation quickly became an Abbott-and-Costello routine …and […]

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Bengals sign Terrelle Pryor – NBCSports.com

Bengals sign Terrelle PryorNBCSports.comPryor is a talented athlete who was a star at Ohio State, but he so far hasn’t proven that he can be an NFL-caliber passer. In Cincinnati, he’ll … Hey Carl Gray…..you should worry about the trainwreck you call a franchise instead of playoff teams …NFL Notes: QB Terrelle Pryor trying to […]

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ESPN vs. Bill Simmons: An insider's account of their sudden breakup – Washington Post (blog)

ESPN vs. Bill Simmons: An insider’s account of their sudden breakupWashington Post (blog)In some ways, it was a natural decision, especially after Simmons’ suspension last fall when he called NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell “a liar” and dared his bosses to suspend him for so bluntly ripping the head of the network’s most important broadcast …and […]

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Top five best and worst draft picks by number drafted – FanSided

Top five best and worst draft picks by number draftedFanSidedThe NFL Draft is always full of unexpected picks, busts, and pleasant surprises. No matter what Mel Kiper Jr. tells you, no one really knows what is going to happen to these guys who are supposedly going to be the next best thing. There’s a reason […]

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What should the NFL do to Tom Brady after the 'Deflategate' report? – AL.com

What should the NFL do to Tom Brady after the ‘Deflategate’ report?AL.comAn investigation for the NFL into how the New England offense came to use footballs that did not meet rulebook specifications in the first half of last season’s AFC Championship Game concluded it was likely Brady was “generally aware of the …NFL Deflategate: Brady […]

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2015 NFL predictions: AFC North – isportsweb.com (blog)

2015 NFL predictions: AFC Northisportsweb.com (blog)The defense also finally establishes itself as one of the best units in the league, leading the Browns to a playoff birth for the first time since 2002. Worst-case scenario: Justin Gilbert fails to live up to his draft status, the most recent picks don … …read more From:: NFL […]

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It's a Manny Ramirez world, and we're all just clothing it – The Seattle Times

It’s a Manny Ramirez world, and we’re all just clothing itThe Seattle TimesNBC’s Jimmy Fallon, after the NFL’s investigation declared it was “more probable than not” that Patriots QB Tom Brady knew game balls were being tampered with: “Did they do this investigation with a Magic 8 Ball? ‘Try again later?’ ‘Reply hazy …and more […]

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Saturday, May 09, 2015

Patriots Officially Sign Third-Round Pick Geneo Grissom To Contract – NESN.com

Patriots Officially Sign Third-Round Pick Geneo Grissom To ContractNESN.comThe Patriots officially locked up eight members of their 11-man draft class and signed seven undrafted free agents, the team announced Friday afternoon. The Patriots signed sixth-round pick tight end AJ Derby, seventh-round pick defensive lineman …Patriots sign eight of their 11 2015 draft picks; Patriots sign […]

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2015 NFL depth chart: Ravens find multiple starters in NFL Draft – SB Nation

2015 NFL depth chart: Ravens find multiple starters in NFL DraftSB NationThe AFC North was the most competitive division in football last season — all four teams were, at one point or another, right in the thick of a playoff race. Towards the end of the season, that number had been whittled down to three […]

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ABC7 News reporter Matt Keller featured on Super Bowl 50 Countdown Clock – abc7news.com

ABC7 News reporter Matt Keller featured on Super Bowl 50 Countdown Clockabc7news.comTaking a look at the official Super Bowl 50 Countdown Clock, you can see the days until the big game and also a familiar face — ABC7 News reporter Matt Keller! Football fans are submitting photos of themselves holding single-digit numbers and they’re …Super […]

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Breaking down the Big Ten's top 2016 NFL Draft prospects – Big Ten Network

Breaking down the Big Ten’s top 2016 NFL Draft prospectsBig Ten NetworkAs 2016 NFL mock drafts begin to emerge, it is clear that the Big Ten should be well-represented in next year’s three-day event. In fact, we have been tracking several big-name publication mock drafts, including ESPN’s, which had a total of nine Big …Top […]

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2015 NFL Draft: Every Team's Best Value Selection – Bleacher Report

2015 NFL Draft: Every Team’s Best Value SelectionBleacher ReportFrom the pre-draft mocks to the post-draft grades, the coverage of each year’s NFL selection meeting typically revolves around each team’s early-round picks. The most truly valuable selections of each draft, however, are often the players selected in …The 21 Biggest Surprises of the NFL DraftnumberFire Assigning […]

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NFL notes: Jaguars' top pick likely out for season – Boston Globe (subscription)

NFL notes: Jaguars’ top pick likely out for seasonBoston Globe (subscription)Although players have returned from torn knee ligaments in seven months’ time, the Jaguars would have to be in playoff contention to even consider bringing Fowler back so soon. The franchise, nearing the end of its ground-up rebuild, has won nine games …Jaguars rookie Dante […]

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Pats' Super Bowl win tainted? – ESPN (blog)

Pats’ Super Bowl win tainted?ESPN (blog)CHICAGO — By any and whatever means necessary, the Chicago Bulls needed to beat LeBron James on Friday night … by a little or a lot, planned or totally random … to prove to themselves they could, and to him. A Cleveland Cavaliers victory in Game 3 …and more …read […]

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Friday, May 08, 2015

Jaguars' Dante Fowler Jr. out for season with torn ACL – USA TODAY

Jaguars’ Dante Fowler Jr. out for season with torn ACLUSA TODAYJACKSONVILLE (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler Jr., the third overall pick in the NFL draft, is likely out for the season after tearing a knee ligament during his first practice. Fowler tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his …NFL Draft’s No. 3 […]

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New England Patriots Targeted By NFL, Deflategate Was Excuse To Discredit … – The Inquisitr

New England Patriots Targeted By NFL, Deflategate Was Excuse To Discredit …The InquisitrDuring that period, the Patriots have also enjoyed unprecedented success, appearing in six Super Bowls and winning four, as well as appearing in three additional AFC Conference Championship games while making the NFL playoffs in all but two of those …DeflateGate: Is it […]

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Mother's Day is like the Super Bowl for florists – Fortune

Mother’s Day is like the Super Bowl for floristsFortuneMother’s Day is the Super Bowl of flowers, with Americans expected to spend $2.4 billion on arrangements for their mothers, wives, and girlfriends this year. In fact, the holiday is the most significant sales driver for the $27 billion U.S. floral …and more …read more From:: Super […]

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Jim Litke: No games? No worry. It's butt-covering season in NFL – Boston Herald

Jim Litke: No games? No worry. It’s butt-covering season in NFLBoston Herald… left, poses with NFL Commissioner Rodger Goodell during a news conference where Brady was presented the Super Bowl MVP in Phoenix, Ariz. The NFL was determined to blame Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for deflated footballs in the AFC title game, …Brady to speak […]

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Arizona Football: Wildcats' Top 2016 NFL Draft Prospects – Bleacher Report

Arizona Football: Wildcats’ Top 2016 NFL Draft ProspectsBleacher ReportArizona did not have a player chosen among the 256 selections in last week’s NFL draft, one of 11 power-conference schools without a draftee. According to Daniel Berk of the Arizona Daily Star, this marked the fifth time since 2000 (and second in coach … …read more […]

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Thursday's Sports In Brief – Washington Times

Thursday’s Sports In BriefWashington Times(AP) – New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said Thursday night the scandal surrounding his use of deflated footballs in the NFL playoff last season hasn’t detracted in any way from his Super Bowl title. “Absolutely not,” Brady told a friendly …and more …read more From:: NFL Playoffs News By Google […]

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'15 Super Bowl visitors boosted tax revenue by double digits – azcentral.com

’15 Super Bowl visitors boosted tax revenue by double digitsazcentral.comPhoenix, Scottsdale and Glendale — the primary host cities for Super Bowl XLIX visitors and events — saw year-over-year increases in January sales tax collections. Those collections jumped 29 percent for restaurants and bars in downtown Phoenix, … …read more From:: Super Bowl News From Google […]

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Brady: Deflated balls scandal doesn't taint Super Bowl win – U.S. News & World Report

Brady: Deflated balls scandal doesn’t taint Super Bowl winU.S. News & World ReportNew England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady gestures during an event at Salem State University in Salem, Mass., Thursday, May 7, 2015. An NFL investigation has found that New England Patriots employees likely deflated footballs and that quarterback Tom …Wells Report tarnishes Patriots’ legacy, […]

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Tom Brady says Deflategate scandal has not detracted from Super Bowl title – WMUR Manchester

Tom Brady says Deflategate scandal has not detracted from Super Bowl titleWMUR ManchesterThe report by Ted Wells, an independent investigator hired by the NFL, found some of Brady’s claims implausible in explaining why balls were underinflated during the Patriots’ 45-7 win against Indianapolis in the AFC title game. The superstar …and more …read more From:: […]

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Thursday, May 07, 2015

Assigning winners, losers to every single trade in 2015 NFL Draft – CBSSports.com

Assigning winners, losers to every single trade in 2015 NFL DraftCBSSports.comThe 49ers were still able to get Armstead, their Justin Smith replacement who can play anywhere on the defensive line, and received the draft capital to pick Bell, an NFL-sized tight end with high upside due to his plus athleticism. This trade was fair …DelState’s […]

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2015 NFL Draft: For the Steelers 2nd round pick, Senquez Golson, height is … – Behind the Steel Curtain

2015 NFL Draft: For the Steelers 2nd round pick, Senquez Golson, height is …Behind the Steel CurtainGoing into the 2015 draft, cornerback was arguably the biggest need for the Steelers. They watched as the top three corners came off of the board ahead of their selection last Thursday. When the Steelers were on the clock, […]

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Super Bowl 2016 Odds: Patriots Behind Seahawks & Packers – Heavy.com

Super Bowl 2016 Odds: Patriots Behind Seahawks & PackersHeavy.comThe New England Patriots are the defending Super Bowl champions, but Tom Brady and company find themselves behind two other teams on the latest odds to win Super Bowl 50 at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Patriots’ 15/2 odds to win …More Than 70% of Today Viewers […]

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Five of the most curious 2015 NFL Draft decisions – NFL.com

Five of the most curious 2015 NFL Draft decisionsNFL.comWithout fail, the NFL draft produces a few head-scratchers in each round every year. It could be a team taking a player at a position where it doesn’t have a need or a club reaching for somebody who should have been picked a little later in the […]

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Way-too-early 2016 NFL mock draft – ESPN

Way-too-early 2016 NFL mock draftESPNHe sidled up to Winston one afternoon to ask how defenses attacked the All-American quarterback one year after winning the Heisman. He sat down with Winston at lunch to learn how NFL decision-makers grill top prospects at the combine.The NFL, Deflategate, Tom Brady and youLancasterOnline Mac Engel: Goodell must punish Brady […]

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Carolina Panthers' Luke Kuechly talks draft, Super Bowl and finishing college – WBTV

Carolina Panthers’ Luke Kuechly talks draft, Super Bowl and finishing collegeWBTVCarolina Panthers’ linebacker Luke Kuechly never leaves unfinished business on the football field, but that wasn’t the case at Boston College. Kuechly enjoyed his offseason visiting family, but he had one very important task to complete – college. “I … …read more From:: Super Bowl […]

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Jerry Jones feels good about team, but isn't making Super Bowl predictions – NBCSports.com

Jerry Jones feels good about team, but isn’t making Super Bowl predictionsNBCSports.com“Let’s don’t confuse how good we feel about our team with putting [the Super Bowl] around the neck of something that if we did know [we] could beat those kinds of odds, then life would be a lot different for all of us,” Jones […]

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12 Top Playoff Performers of the 2010s – Bleacher Report

12 Top Playoff Performers of the 2010sBleacher ReportThe NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL all have produced a bunch of these postseason luminaries. Fans paint this graven image of those individuals because of their aptness to secure victories, and we all abide by it. The purpose of this article is to investigate 12 … …read more […]

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Are the Vikings the NFL's Strongest Dark-Horse Playoff Team in 2015? – Bleacher Report

Are the Vikings the NFL’s Strongest Dark-Horse Playoff Team in 2015?Bleacher ReportIn fact, the Vikings represent the NFL’s strongest dark horse to go from watching the playoffs in 2014 to participating in the postseason next season. Much still depends on Bridgewater’s development as a second-year quarterback, but the talent around …With La’el Collins addition, Cowboys […]

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Nation's Zirin: Patriots Super Bowl Should Be Vacated Same as Jackie Robinson … – Breitbart News

Nation’s Zirin: Patriots Super Bowl Should Be Vacated Same as Jackie Robinson …Breitbart NewsOn Wednesday’s “All in With Chris Hayes” on MSNBC, sports editor for The Nation magazine Dave Zirin reacted to the NFL’s finding of the New England Patriots using deflated footballs. Zirin said he believes that since the Little League World Series team […]

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Patriots Odds Removed From Vegas Boards After Wells Report – Bloomberg

Patriots Odds Removed From Vegas Boards After Wells ReportBloombergLas Vegas sports books are taking down odds for the New England Patriots’ season-opening game on speculation that quarterback Tom Brady could be suspended for his role in the NFL team’s use of underinflated footballs. New England was a 6.5-point … …read more From:: NFL AFC Game […]

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NFL draft rewind: Why Cowboys traded back in to take blocking TE; Washington … – Dallas Morning News

NFL draft rewind: Why Cowboys traded back in to take blocking TE; Washington …Dallas Morning NewsConnecticut defensive back Byron Jones poses for photos with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected by the Dallas Cowboys as the 27th pick in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft, Thursday, April 30, 2015, in Chicago.2015 NFL […]

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Heuerman Recaps NFL Draft Day – Wink News

Heuerman Recaps NFL Draft DayWink News“Four years of college and four years of high school,” said Heuerman, “it’s a lot of time built up to one night and one phone call.” On May 1st, Heuerman got the phone call he’d been waiting on for a long time. “I was sitting right here and just kept […]

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Conley's comeback stirs memories of gritty performances – U-T San Diego

Conley’s comeback stirs memories of gritty performancesU-T San DiegoTOUGH JACK: The NFL’s original Ironman, Jack Youngblood did something in 1979 few would even consider in the lucrative league now: go through the playoffs on a broken leg. Youngblood played 201 straight games over 14 seasons, with the biggest …Tony Allen unravels the WarriorsSB Nation What […]

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Is New England Patriots Super Bowl championship tainted over Deflategate … – FOXSports.com

Is New England Patriots Super Bowl championship tainted over Deflategate …FOXSports.comBut with the Pats winning the Super Bowl, the critics upped the ante, calling their title tainted. “Imagine the things they’re doing that people don’t even know,” Ephraim Salaam said Wednesday on “America’s Pregame.” Ronde Barber, however, thinks it’s …and more …read more From:: Super […]

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Joe Flacco takes a tumble in 'Top 100' rankings – NFL.com

Joe Flacco takes a tumble in ‘Top 100′ rankingsNFL.comNow seven years deep into his NFL career, Flacco shouldn’t really be anyone’s version of the QB Rubik’s cube. Flacco is what he is: A fundamentally sound, outrageously durable, mostly dependable franchise quarterback with monster playoff bona fides.Pats Come Out On Top Against RavensSportsBlog.com (blog) all 4 […]

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Vallejo tourism on the upswing, surge possible with Super Bowl 50 – Vallejo Times Herald

Vallejo tourism on the upswing, surge possible with Super Bowl 50Vallejo Times HeraldPatrick J. Gallagher, executive vice president of marketing, partnerships and communication with the San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee, speaks Wednesday at the Visit Vallejo California 24th Annual Tourism Luncheon and Board of … …read more From:: Super Bowl News […]

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Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Exec Behind Nationwide's “Dead Boy” Super Bowl Ad Steps Down – The Consumerist

Exec Behind Nationwide’s “Dead Boy” Super Bowl Ad Steps DownThe ConsumeristNot too many ads from the most recent Super Bowl will be remembered years from now, perhaps with the exception of the Nationwide insurance commercial that was instantly dubbed the “dead boy” ad by the Internet, because… well, the star of the spot is …Nationwide […]

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Tom Brady cheated his way to a Super Bowl – USA TODAY

Tom Brady cheated his way to a Super BowlUSA TODAYYou still want that apology, Robert Kraft? The one you’ve been smarmily waiting for since February, acting high and mighty in your two-toned shirts, certain that the New England Patriots had nothing to do with the Deflategate controversy and projecting …New England Patriots RUMORS: Tom Brady […]

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NFL Draft 2015: Top Rookie Team-Scheme Fits – Bleacher Report

NFL Draft 2015: Top Rookie Team-Scheme FitsBleacher ReportShelton was one of my predraft favorites, because he can toss guys around, take on double-teams and eat up space in the middle of the defensive front. At 6’2″, 339 pounds, he has the NFL frame, strength and quickness to hold down the nose tackle position.2015 NFL Draft: […]

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Wells report released on footballs used in AFC title – NFL.com

Wells report released on footballs used in AFC titleNFL.comTo say we are disappointed in its findings, which do not include any incontrovertible or hard evidence of deliberate deflation of footballs at the AFC Championship Game, would be a gross understatement,” Kraft wrote. “While I respect the independent …Ryan Grigson complained to NFL about Patriots’ footballs […]

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NFL report finds it “more than probable” Patriots deflated balls in playoff … – WTTV CBS4Indy

NFL report finds it “more than probable” Patriots deflated balls in playoff …WTTV CBS4IndyNEW YORK (May 6, 2015) — A report finds it probable that the New England Patriots deliberately deflated footballs and suggests quarterback Tom Brady was “generally aware” of it. Here’s an excerpt from the executive summary of the report prepared by …NFL […]

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Super Bowl 50 Odds: Colts Have Fourth-Best Odds Post-Draft – Stampede Blue

Super Bowl 50 Odds: Colts Have Fourth-Best Odds Post-DraftStampede BlueAll of the moves that teams made this offseason are with one ultimate goal in mind: winning the Super Bowl. For some, this is a more realistic goal than others, but for all this is a hope and what they are building toward. For the Indianapolis […]

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Breaking Down the Oakland Raiders' Roster After the 2015 NFL Draft – Bleacher Report

Breaking Down the Oakland Raiders’ Roster After the 2015 NFL DraftBleacher ReportThree days after the draft, NFL teams are at the very beginning stages of pinpointing starters and defining roles heading into minicamp. The Raiders seemed to have some things all figured out. In an interview with the NFL Network (via the team’s …and more […]

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EOF Podcast: Grading the 2015 NFL Draft for NFC teams – CBSSports.com

EOF Podcast: Grading the 2015 NFL Draft for NFC teamsCBSSports.comWe also talk about how new coach Dan Quinn is trying to turn the Falcons into Seattle East, why the Cowboys didn’t take a running back (and the Lions’ apparent game plan to replicate Dallas’ offensive success), Chip Kelly’s surprisingly conservative …and more …read more From:: […]

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2016 NFL Draft: An Early Look Ahead to Next Year – Bleacher Report

2016 NFL Draft: An Early Look Ahead to Next YearBleacher ReportIt’s never too early to start thinking about the future, and the NFL draft is no exception. After a weekend of exciting additions to all 32 teams in the league, it’s time to focus on the class of 2016. While the league just plucked out […]

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2015 NFL Draft: Pro Football Focus liked the Patriots day three – Pats Pulpit

2015 NFL Draft: Pro Football Focus liked the Patriots day threePats PulpitGiven that our whole team thought there was a chance New England pick him up in the second round, this is some get for the Patriots who are never shy about giving young corners an opportunity regardless of where they are drafted. Had the […]

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Virginia Tech Football: Hokies' Top 2016 NFL Draft Prospects – Bleacher Report

Virginia Tech Football: Hokies’ Top 2016 NFL Draft ProspectsBleacher ReportThe Virginia Tech Hokies had just two players selected in last week’s draft. While Tech’s first player didn’t get selected until the sixth round, Kyshoen Jarrett’s and Laurence Gibson’s entries into the NFL make it 22 consecutive years in which a …and more …read more From:: […]

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Cowboys' Failure to Address RB in NFL Draft Will Be Team's Undoing in 2015 – Bleacher Report

Cowboys’ Failure to Address RB in NFL Draft Will Be Team’s Undoing in 2015Bleacher ReportThat ground game was a big part of the Cowboys’ push to the playoffs in 2014. With Murray chewing up yardage on the ground, there wasn’t as much pressure on quarterback Romo to carry the offense. The result was the highest […]

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Seahawks remain favorites to win Super Bowl now that draft is over – The Seattle Times

Seahawks remain favorites to win Super Bowl now that draft is overThe Seattle TimesIn odds released Tuesday, the Seahawks are listed as 11/2 favorites to earn their second Super Bowl win in a three-year span in February in Santa Clara, Calif. (They are followed closely by the Packers at 7/1 and the Patriots at 15/2). […]

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