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Paralyzed Former Rutgers Player Signs with Buccaneers

By on May 3, 2012 at 9:47pm

An inspiration, a “symbolic gesture” and a dream come true…

Eric LeGrand gets drafted to the NFL.

With the NFL picks in full affect after this past week’s draft, the 90th and final pick for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was left empty until early Tuesday morning.

Head coach Greg Schiano left this spot open for a special someone, a person who left jaws hanging and hearts broken back in October of 2010, Rutgers defensive tackle, Eric LeGrand. Continue reading Paralyzed Former Rutgers Player Signs with Buccaneers »

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Roger Goodell and the NFL have gone into Cover-Up mode

Roger Goodell, since he started as commissioner in 2008, has earned himself the reputation as a ruler with an iron fist, so now in the wake of the Ray Rice incident, it is ironic that his biggest controversy to date begins with him being too lenient on a certain matter.

After only giving Ray Rice a two game suspension for hitting his then-fiancee (now wife), Janay Rice, into unconsciousness, Goodell’s judgement was questioned, especially juxtaposed against his draconian punishments given to mere marijuana-users (Josh Gordon suspension).  Yet, once TMZ released the second, more graphic of the videos capturing Rice’s punching of his fiancee, Goodell’s biggest obstacle now became convincing the press that he had not seen that second video. Continue reading NFL Hires Former FBI Director to Conduct Internal Investigation Regarding Ray Rice »

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2014 NFL Week 2 Betting Tips

September 11, 2014 at 9:44pm in Featured, NFL, Opinion, Top Story
Tom Brady felt the heat from the Dolphins defense in Miami. (AP Photo/Naples Daily News, Corey Perrine)

It was a tough first week in the NFL in terms of picking game in the gambling world. Major upsets were on full display last Sunday, with the likes of the New England Patriots falling to the hands of the Miami Dolphins, the Chicago Bears losing to the lowly Buffalo Bills in overtime, and the New Orleans Saints getting dropped by the Atlanta Falcons in overtime as well. Last week I went 1-3 picking games, as my three losses were the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Redskins and Chicago Bears. My lone winner was the Indianapolis Colts, as they covered by the skin of their teeth last Sunday night. We look to recover in week two.

No.1: Patriots (-3) over the Minnesota Vikings

It was a shocker last week to watch the Pats blow a 10-point second half lead to the Dolphins. Continue reading 2014 NFL Week 2 Betting Tips »

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Knowshon Moreno ran wild against the Pats, how can they stop AP? (courtesy of Barry Chin, Boston Globe)

The Patriots run defense had their hands full in week 1 to the Knowshon Moreno, Lamar Miller tandem. Their task won’t be any easier in week 2 as they prepare to face soon-to-be Hall of Famer Adrian Peterson. Can they stop him?

Continue reading How Will Patriots Handle Adrian Peterson? »

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2014 NFL Expert Picks

September 4, 2014 at 10:25pm in Featured, NFL, Now!, Opinion, Patriots
The 2014 NFL season is shaping up to be a blast. (http://i2.cdn.turner.com/)

The NFL Season is finally underway. The Seahawks are ready to start defending their title, while plenty of other teams will look to get in their way. Denver looks to rejoin them for a Super Bowl rematch; we’ll see if anyone can stop their powerful offense.

For the season, we’re here to bring our picks as to how the season will go. Denver and New England are getting plenty of love again, while the Seahawks have pretenders to their top status in the NFC. Otherwise, a lot of teams look to jockey for position from there.

Scoring in our Pick ‘Em is as follows:

  • Successfully picking a team to make the playoffs is one point, or two points for a correct division winner pick instead.
  • Successfully the #1 seed in each conference exactly is worth six points, then five points for #2, and so on.
  • Successfully picking which #1 seed will wind up with the NFL’s best record is worth two points.
  • In the event of a tie, we’ll also be picking which team will wind up with the draft’s #1 pick, then #2 pick, then #3 pick.

So now that that’s out of the way, the complete picks are below. Look them over, and check back when the season is complete for the results. Continue reading 2014 NFL Expert Picks »

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Shipping up to Boston:

As many of you New England Sports fans know, the Patriots recently executed a trade where they sent Logan Mankins to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for TE Tim Wright and a 2015 draft pick. This is huge because Mankins was a big presence on the offensive line and provided the veteran leadership when it came to protecting Tom Brady. Many are reporting that the only issue here was the inability by the Patriots front office to come to an agreement in terms of contract and Mankins wanted more money.

It will be tough to replace him on the offensive line, but his departure will allow the Patriots to use extra salary to go after big weapons offensively. Continue reading Recapping Recent Patriots Offseason Moves »

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The Draft begins Thursday at 8 ET (USATSI)

The day is nearly upon us. After months of waiting, the 2014 NFL Draft kicks off Thursday at 8 ET. Here you’ll find a mock of the first round of the draft. Thursday we’ll have projections for each of the Patriots’ draft choices. Although there’s probably a 90% chance we’ll see the Patriots trade out of some of their picks, we’ll be mocking the draft without any projected trades. So, without further ado, here are the picks…

First Round

1. Houston Texans: Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina

Although there’s still a chance the Texans trade the pick, Clowney seems like the obvious choice. I’m not buying any of the hype that GM Rick Smith may select to choose Buffalo LB Khalil Mack. Continue reading 2014 NFL Mock Draft: First Round »

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New York Jets Running Back Chris Johnson

Multiple news outlets are reporting Wednesday that the New York Jets and former Titans running back Chris Johnson have agreed to a two-year deal. Johnson was released by the Titans last week. The deal is reportedly worth $8 million over two years with $1 million in incentives. Johnson joins ex-Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker as the top Jets off-season signings. Since rushing for 2,006 yards in 2009, Johnson has been underwhelming by his standards. He’s averaged 4.5 YPC just once since his breakout season, and last season he was extremely mediocre averaging just 3.9 YPC. Johnson will join Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell in the Jets backfield, which figures to be one of the deeper rushing attacks in the AFC. Continue reading Jets Sign Running Back Chris Johnson »

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