Thursday, September 29, 2016
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Ring the Bell

The Pittsburgh Steelers looked pitiful against the Philadelphia Eagles, on defense and especially on offense.  Luckily for the offense they get a boost with the return of running back Le’Veon Bell to the field after serving his three-game suspension. Before...

Tracking the path to #1 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft: Week 3

With Clemson QB Deshaun Watson or Texas A&M DE looming as the likely #1 pick in the NFL Draft next April we are starting to get a sense of who will be in the running for them now that...

Titans continue to struggle at home; fall to Raiders 17-10

One step forward; two steps back.  The Tennessee Titans have shown some improvement in this young season but continue to be done in by their own costly and avoidable mistakes.  The loss drops the Titans to 2-16 in their...

49ers at Seahawks Preview

San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks   Remember when this was the biggest game of the year? Seems like so long ago the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco were perhaps the best rivalry in all of sports. Sadly(ish) San Francisco has...

NFL Week 3 Gambling Picks

Broncos +3 vs Bengals The Denver defense has been dominant so far despite playing two games at home. Traveling to Cincinnati Sunday will be the Broncos first away game this season. Usually west coast teams struggle when they go east...

False Start: Skins Drop to 0-2 After Dallas Loss

After falling 27-23 to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday afternoon, the Washington Redskins have shown themselves to be a mess as a staff, record label and a crew. Unlike in the Monday night opener, there was no offensive explosion...

Seahawks at Rams Preview

The Seattle Seahawks take their 1-0 record on the road this weekend to take on a Los Angeles Rams team that has had their number lately. Despite winning 20 of their last 27 games, the Seahawks have lost their...

Can Dolphins upset Patriots?

The last time the Miami Dolphins beat the Patriots in New England was in 2008. You may remember that Tom Brady did not play in that game and the Dolphins unveiled the wildcat offense. 8 years later we are...

Not Ready for Prime Time, Skins Fall in Opener

Last night, we were reminded that Ben Roethlisberger is really good at playing the quarterback position in tackle football. Additionally, we not only saw first hand why Antonio Brown is one of, if not the best receiver's in the...

Another Winning Season for the Steelers?

The 2016 NFL season is one game in and it was a nail biting are you kidding me kind of game, so what does this say about where this season is heading, well the best advice I can give...

Seattle Seahawks Week 1

Dolphins at Seahawks It’s finally time! The regular season is about to begin, as the Miami Dolphins make the single longest trip in the NFL this year to take on the Seahawks in Seattle. There’s plenty to talk about on...

Eight Major Keys to Skins’ 2016 Success

Three days away from what could be a #TerribleTowel infestation at FedEx Field, the brass in Ashburn should have come up with a can of Redskins Deet or Off instead of burgundy towels-- let's look at the eight players...

Washington’s Growth is Evident In Unlikely Additions

With the finalizing of the 53 man roster and practice squad (two moves on Monday: TE- Wes Sexton, DT- Louis Nix III), the burgundy and gold have shown their continued evolution as a team and franchise, heading into the Monday...

53 Man Roster and a Quizzical Offense

The Baltimore Ravens still have a lot of questions to answer. As i wrote early in the off season, one of the biggest questions isn't "where is the talent" but which talent is going to impact the team?". The Ravens...

Your 2016 Seahawks Post Cut Down Analysis

Wow! That’s all I can say after the Seahawks trim down to the initial 53 man roster. You can read the full roster here (and about a thousand other places). I don’t want to talk about the players on...

A Big Question for the Steelers

The biggest question facing the 2016 version of the Pittsburgh Steelers may just be is the coaching staff willing to go with Landry Jones as their backup quarterback. This may have not seemed that big until you see the...

Will the Titans make the playoffs?

To quote former NFL head coach Jim Mora, "Playoffs!?! Are you kidding me? Don't talk about playoffs!" I know, we're not even out of the preseason yet and before you fall out of your seat laughing at the notion of...

Dolphins offense looks solid against Falcons

The Dolphins took the field thursday in Orlando vs the Atlanta Falcons and showed off a sharp  and high paced offense. The Dolphins beat the Falcons 17-6. Though the first team only scored 7 points in their stint, Ryan...

Seahawks vs Cowboys, Preseason Week 3

Ah preseason Week 3, the most important of the unimportant preseason games. Where starters play into the second half, the threat of injury is terrifying, and just a tiny bit of game planning occurs. This is the most meaningful...

What Saints Know After 2 Pre-Season Games

It has finally arrived! The 2016 NFL campaign is officially underway with the Saints first two preseason game wrapped up. So what do the Saints rookies look like so far? Preseason isn’t always the best way to judge how...

Dolphins stumbling in early Preseason

The Miami Dolphins played their second preseason game on Friday and they lost to the Dallas Cowboys 41-14. The game was a highlight of the Cowboys elite offense and the Dolphins defensive woes. It was a major contradiction to...

Fantasy dilemma: Who goes No. 1? My Top 10 picks

It hasn't been this hard to pick number 1 in fantasy in a while. Usually it's a given. For years, the fantasy gurus have been telling us, "Always take a running back first". But this year is different. They...

Rookies Derrick Henry and Dak Prescott shine in week 1 of NFL Preseason

After last night the Cowboys aren't too concerned about trading for a backup QB. Last week when Kellen Moore went down the Dallas front office began looking for a journeyman back up to join the club but after Dak...

Washington Makes it Rain, in Preseason Loss

After last night's performance against the Falcons, I only have two words for you-- Super Bowl! Now that that's out of the way. With last season in mind, Skins fans were mostly treated to more of the same against Atlanta....

Seahawks Preseason Game 1

    3 Players to watch   Wide Receiver – Paul Richardson This is an area where you will a lot of competition. Expect to see limited, if any, reps out of Baldwin, Kearse, and Lockett. Richardson is intriguing here. He’s a former second...

Injuries to Shape Ravens 2016

I’ve written multiple articles on how injuries destroyed the Ravens’ season last year. Looking forward, the question will be how can these players bounce back from the injuries that derailed the team in 2015. Terrell Suggs Terrell Suggs is rumored to...

Saving Matty Ryan

America needs some serendipity now. The most baffling and stifling array of presidential candidates in political history has dominated this year's news cycle as is pre requisite every four years in this nation. Talks of wall building, deleted emails,...

Full Week of Colts Camp and HOF Festivities

A little over a week into the camp and as expected: There are some good things we've seen... Some bad things we wish we hadn't seen... And some unusual things we, well wish we wouldn't have to see happen to "The Boyz...

Fantasy Football Preview: Washington Redskins

Every year, football fans around the globe become enthralled with all things pigskin once Hall of Fame selections are announced. One reason is because of an appreciation for the greats from seasons past. But let's be honest, the other...we're...

The Bumblebee Are Buzzing Back Into History

Players come and go, coaches come and go, even stadiums come and go and now uniforms come and go. What am I referring to you may be wondering, well the infamous Pittsburgh Steelers throwback “bumblebee” uniforms will be put...

Gamecocks close out second day of camp

The University of South Carolina football team went through day two of the 2016 preseason camp on Wednesday morning, working out at the new practice fields at the west end of Gamecock Park. As was the case on Tuesday, the...

Dolphins Training Camp Day 1

The Miami Dolphins got back to work today at Nova Southeastern Practice facility in Davie, FL. The players, coaches, reporters, and fans were all present to witness the start of a long training camp process. As all day ones...

IT’S ABOUT TIME! Camp is here!!!!

*Somebody cue up Eminem* Guess who's back, back, back... Back again...FOOTBALL'S BACK!!! Its been a struggle of an offseason to say the least... With the only football related news coming in the form of off the field shenanigans such as: "Manziel Madness",...

Gamecocks Report for Camp Aug. 1

The University of South Carolina football team, under the direction of first-year head coach Will Muschamp, will officially report for fall camp on Monday, August 1, and will hit the practice fields for the first time on Tuesday, August...

49ers Need Rookies And Veterans To Step Up This Season

The San Francisco 49ers fall from grace after firing Jim Harbaugh, who led the team to a Super Bowl and three NFC Championship Games in four years, was swift and painful. The team is hoping to get back on...

Jahvid Best Goes From NFL To Olympics

Former Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best should be getting ready for training camp right now, but he isn’t because he retired from the NFL. When he left the league, Best cited concerns over the concussions he had in...

QB Questions in DC? Welcome to Summertime in the Nations Capital

2012:  record breaking season by a Washington quarterback in his first season in the league. The follow up? Injuries, unnecessary drama, and an inability to build on the promise seen during year one. 2015:  record breaking season by a Washington quarterback...

Ravens Finally Take Care of Tucker

In the slow news that has been the off season in football, the Ravens finally did right by Undrafted Free Agent pick up Justin Tucker. I know, it's just a kicker, so how important could that possibly be? You...

Arian Foster looks to Dolphins to bounce back

The Miami Dolphins have added a free agent running back at last and it is one many have expected. Back in April, Arian Foster worked out and visited the Dolphins. Though no one was surprised there was no signing at the...

Fantasy Sleepers: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Edition

Ahh it's that time of year again. Time to break out those fresh, new draft sheets, start ordering your draft kits, all in hopes of finding that diamond in the rough, the ugly duckling, the one no one saw...

Fantasy Drafts – Saints and Cards Provide Options

With training camp less than two weeks away, the 2016 NFL season seems to be right around the corner. For die-hard fans and football fanatics, it can’t get here soon enough. With that said, it is also only a...

Redskins Training Camp: 5 Things to Watch

With the division title in the rear view mirror (only the second since '99), the real grind towards the 2016 campaign begins in two weeks. When Redskins rookies, free agent acquisitions and returning players descend on Richmond for this seasons...

Forrest Lamp Claims Spot on Outland Trophy Watch List

WKU offensive tackle Forrest Lamp was the most recent Hilltopper to be recognized by a national award as he was named to the 2016 Outland Trophy Watch List on Friday, the Football Writers Association of America announced. The Outland Trophy...

Michigan pulls out of scheduled football series with Arkansas

The University of Michigan has pulled out of a scheduled two-game football series with the University of Arkansas. Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long was informed of Michigan's decision to cancel the series in a letter e-mailed...

Richie Brown Named To Bronco Nagurski Trophy Watch List

Mississippi State senior linebacker Richie Brown has been named to the 2016 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List, the Football Writers Association of America announced Friday. Brown is one of 88 defensive standouts from the 10 Division I FBS conferences and...

JJ you shouldve known better…

  This was honestly supposed to be our “Ali-Frazier” . genuine rage and the generosity of showmanship to result in more epic battles between top contenders in the octagon. Its unfortunate Jon Jone's got a drug problem.

Seattle Seahawks 2016 Quarterbacks Preview

  Outside of death, taxes, and Pete Carroll's Khakis, few things have been more certain over the last few years than the Seattle Seahawk’s quarterback situation. Russell Wilson, a star who has started every game since coming into the league...

Some Big Numbers to Fill

“Next man up” is and has been the mantra of Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin for his entire tenure as head coach. This has included backups becoming starters due to injury or suspension and this is the case...

Doughty Named Athlete of the Year by C-USA

For the second-consecutive year, WKU claimed a top award in Conference USA as former Hilltopper quarterback Brandon Doughty was named the 2016 C-USA Male Athlete of the Year on Thursday, the league office announced. Doughty joined Lady Topper All-American Miranda...

Seattle Seahawks 2016 Runningback Preview

For the first time in a long time the Seahawks enter a season with a lot of questions at the running back position. Marshawn Lynch has retired. Thomas Rawls is recovering from a severe ankle injury. General Manager John...