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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...

Colts bring in a….New Punter?

What?! That's blasphemy, right?! I mean...can they even do that? WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON!?!?!..... *Throws phone spiraling towards (probably expensive) computer... If this was similar to your reaction.... 1.) Stop. 2.) Take deep breathes. 3.) You're safe, and you will continue...

A History of Number 1’s

It started with the selection of William Shakespeare, no not that William Shakespeare, but a halfback from Notre Dame in 1936 and most recently added Artie Burns. This list includes over 80 selections with seven being Hall of Famers...

Washington Needs Matt Jones to be the next Alfred Morris

In sports, like life, we tend to tell the new guy taking over for a beloved former employee: "Be yourself." "Don't try to do too much. Just do your job and let your teammates do theirs." "Don't worry about trying to be...

2nd and 5

By Marc Mandell @mandell_w on twitter 360Sports Review on Facebook Quarter 2 for the 2016 Season Schedule for our Denver Broncos. By now it's the first week in October. The Broncos are 3-1, Mark Sanchez is still the starter, and the running...

Ravens Release Eugene Monroe

The Baltimore Ravens made an interesting move today. Baltimore had been working on a trade that would send Monroe to the New York Giants. When the trade fell through, they decided to cut Monroe rather than continuing to work...

A Stacked Offense in Baltimore

The Ravens are in for an interesting 2016 season. The Ravens’ 5 wins was their worst mark since 2007. It is also only the third time the Ravens have had less than 6 wins in a season. The good...

Washington’s Second Year Players Look to Breakout

With five of the ten players from the 2015 draft playing major roles in helping the team win the division last year, one has to beg the question. What's next? Looking ahead to the way too early 2016 depth chart projections,...

Rams biggest position battles

The Los Angeles Rams were one of the last teams to begin organized team activities. Now that the team is officially in the Los Angeles area, it is time to concentrate on the football product. Here are the biggest position battles...

6 Raiders position battles after OTAs

The Raiders wrapped up OTAs last week. That means training camp is rapidly approaching. Here are the latest position battles to watch in the coming months. Backup Running back Raiders running back Latavius Murray should remain the starter after a Pro...

Sophomore Stars

Under GM John Schneider and Head Coach Pete Carroll the Seahawks have made it their mission to build their team through the draft. In all rounds of the draft they’ve managed to uncover talent that is core to the...

Dolphins OTA’s report- Camp Battles

So the Miami Dolphins are soon wrapping up the official voluntary off-season team activities for June. The involuntary portion will start in late July before training camp. So there is a lot to talk about and thankfully no major...

Bulldogs open season against South Alabama on SEC Network

Game times and networks have been determined for the first three weekends of the 2016 Mississippi State football schedule, the Southeastern Conference and ESPN unveiled Tuesday afternoon. The Bulldogs host South Alabama in the season-opener on Sept. 3 at 11...

Skyhawks announce 2016 Schedule

Three games against members of the Football Bowl Subdivision and a loaded Ohio Valley Conference schedule highlight a full 12-game slate for the University of Tennessee at Martin football team for the 2016 season. "This year we are taking on...

1st and Ten

By Marc Mandell @mandell_w on twitter This is the time of year I like to look at the upcoming schedule. As we know the Broncos are in the middle of OTA's down at the beautiful Dove Valley, implementing schemes, personnel changes...

Mississippi State admits controversial recruit Jeffrey Simmons

Jeffery Simmons, a recent graduate of Noxubee County High School in Macon, Miss., who in February signed a national letter of intent to play football at Mississippi State, has been allowed to enroll at the university for summer school...

Cards No Longer The Underdog

Everybody loves an underdog or maybe it is a case of everybody cheering against the perennial favorite. Teams and players often seem to thrive with the proverbial chip on their shoulder – a perceived slight, the notion that they...

Ash Joins Bielema’s Staff as Offensive Analyst

Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema announced Thursday the hiring of Rob Ash as the program’s offensive analyst. Ash, a 36-year veteran head coach, most recently served as head coach at Montana State University from 2007-15. “We are very excited to...

Why the NFL is Wrong About Earl Thomas

Earl Thomas is not the 66th best player in the NFL. No offense to the other players NFL.com put into their annual Top 100 Players list, but Earl Thomas is easily among the elite. Yet, as is often the...