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Are You Ready for Some Johnny Football?

Are You Ready for Some Johnny Football?

Cleveland Browns safety Johnson Bademosi, in an editorial for Peter King’s MMBQ.com, wrote that he wore an “I can’t breathe shirt” for all those “victimized by our country’s never-ending hegemony.” This “never-ending hegemony” has been very good to the Stanford

Pats-Bolts 1 of 7 Week 14 Matchups Between Winning Teams

Pats-Bolts 1 of 7 Week 14 Matchups Between Winning Teams

Week 14 features seven separate games featuring teams with winning records facing off. Big Ben plays for a playoff berth, Brian Hoyer fights for his job, Pete Carroll coaches against his former USC quarterback, and Tom Brady and Philip Rivers

24 and Done? Redskins Bench RG3

24 and Done? Redskins Bench RG3

The Washington Redskins officially benched quarterback Robert Griffin III today. This should come as no surprise. He’s just not a very good quarterback right now. Like so many young NFL quarterbacks, he struggles reading NFL defenses. In college at Baylor,

Pull RG3: Winning Games, Not Validating Front Office, the Point

Pull RG3: Winning Games, Not Validating Front Office, the Point

The most important thing in the NFL is to win games. Being right about quarterbacks picked high in the draft should be secondary. The Washington Redskins are now 3-7. Early this season, quarterback Colt McCoy led them to a come-from-behind

Cam Newton Banged-Up or Overated? NFL Week 11 Preview

Cam Newton Banged-Up or Overated? NFL Week 11 Preview

A lot of intrigue in Week 11. Can QB Drew Stanton keep the Cardinals flying without Carson Palmer? Can Eagles QB Mark Sanchez possibly win a tete-a-tete with perhaps the NFL’s hottest passer, Aaron Rodgers? Can the banged-up Seahawks deal

Are You Ready for Some Football?

Are You Ready for Some Football?

Week Ten features the last London game of 2014 (Jags-Cowboys), Big Ben seeking to throw six touchdowns for the third consecutive week against a depleted Jets secondary, and just two matchups pitting teams with winning records (Chiefs-Bills, Fins-Lions) against one

Are You Ready for Some Football? NFL Week 8 Primer

Are You Ready for Some Football? NFL Week 8 Primer

It’s already Week Eight in the NFL, and we are starting to see the cream rise to the top, with teams such as Denver, Indianapolis, New England, Baltimore, Green Bay, and Dallas looking like the NFL elite. But as we

Why the Cowboys Cut Michael Sam

Why the Cowboys Cut Michael Sam

The most high-profile practice squad player in NFL history has been released. On Tuesday, the Dallas Cowboys cut rookie defensive end Michael Sam from their practice squad. Unlike Sam’s former team, the St. Louis Rams, which fields one of the

Are You Ready for Some Football? Week 7 NFL Preview

Are You Ready for Some Football? Week 7 NFL Preview

A great matchup in Denver between the 49ers and Broncos highlights the NFL schedule. Is San Francisco too banged-up to pull the upset? We shall see. Two other marquee matchups to keep an eye on: Bengals-Colts and Giants-Cowboys. Also .

Are You Ready for Some Football? NFL Week 6 Primer

Are You Ready for Some Football? NFL Week 6 Primer

A lot of good matchups in Week Six of the NFL season, headlined by Dallas Cowboys-Seattle Seahawks and New York Giants-Philadelphia Eagles. There are also some games with upset potential like Baltimore-Tampa Bay and San Diego-Oakland. It should be an

Jets QB Woes Spark NY Media to Demand: 'Bring Back Tebow!'

Jets QB Woes Spark NY Media to Demand: 'Bring Back Tebow!'

On Monday, the New York Daily News ran a headline on their back page (which is the front page of their sports section) calling for the Jets to “Bring Back Tebow!” This follows the Jets’ fourth loss in a row,

Are You Ready for Some Football? NFL Week 5 Preview

Are You Ready for Some Football? NFL Week 5 Preview

This week includes The Battle of Texas, a battle to protect Tom Brady, a coach changing quarterbacks to help save his job, and another coach primed to change quarterbacks to save his season. Arizona Cardinals (3-0) at Denver Broncos (2-1)

Are You Ready for Some Football? NFL Week 4 Preview

Are You Ready for Some Football? NFL Week 4 Preview

It’s already Week Four, and the bye-weeks are upon us, with Arizona, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Seattle, and St. Louis enjoying the week off. As for the teams playing, some of the top matchups include the 187th meeting of two storied

Michael Vick the Answer to Geno Smith Questions

Michael Vick the Answer to Geno Smith Questions

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ–This game was there for the Jets to take. And they couldn’t, losing 27-19 to an injury-ravaged Chicago Bears team because their quarterback is way too inconsistent. The Chicago Bears enter the game without cornerbacks Charles Tillman and

MNF Preview: Banged-Up Bears Must Stop Jets Ground Game to Prevail

MNF Preview: Banged-Up Bears Must Stop Jets Ground Game to Prevail

The Jets enter their Monday night game with the Chicago Bears with a huge health edge. The Bears are one of the most banged-up teams in the league. Two starting offensive linemen–center Roberto Garza and guard Matt Slauson–will miss this

Are You Ready for Some Football? NFL Week 3 Preview

Are You Ready for Some Football? NFL Week 3 Preview

As some media outlets continue to show bad judgment, leading newscasts with the problems of a few NFL players when ISIS and Ebola are on the move, the NFL gets back on the field with an interesting slate of games

Are You Ready for Some Football?

Are You Ready for Some Football?

Questions abound as the first NFL Sunday of the year is finally upon us. Are Denver and New England going to dominate the AFC, with franchise quarterbacks and much-improved defenses? Is Seattle going to repeat–they certainly looked capable of it