Monthly Archives: February 2018

The Eagles damned the Patriots’ final Super Bowl drive with good kickoff coverage

There are two gadget plays you probably remember from the Super Bowl. One was the now immortalized Philly Special. The other is the drop by Tom Brady on his own reception attempt. But there was a third attempted by New … Continue reading

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Billionaire ‘frontrunner’ emerges to purchase Panthers

Billionaire David Tepper, who has a five-percent stake in the Steelers, is the frontrunner to purchase the Panthers, NFL.com reported. Tepper, 60, is the founder and president of Appaloosa Management, a global hedge fund firm based in Miami Beach. He’s … Continue reading

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My belief is that he’ll be back six to eight weeks from the time of surgery pretty comfortably.

As Rock M. Nation notes, four weeks from now would be Jan. 10, when Mizzou has a home game against Georgia. On Nov. 26, just days after the surgery, Porter questioned the original timeline in a Snapchat post, writing whoever … Continue reading

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Luck spent his first three seasons in the NFL taking every significant snap for the Colts.

Yeah, so I’m in the middle of sort of a little bit of throwing, but strengthening and preparing my shoulder to be able to handle the throw load that is part of being an NFL quarterback, Luck said. So the … Continue reading

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Howley is the only Super Bowl MVP from a losing team, on the Cowboys’ side in a mutually ugly 16-13 loss to the Baltimore Colts.

Howley did record two interceptions in the game, but it wasn’t like the Colts, even with QBs Johnny Unitas and Earl Morrall struggling as much Dallas’ Craig Morton, didn’t have a worthy winning offensive candidate. That was Mackey, the transcendent … Continue reading

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The Rams are in the playoffs as the NFC West champ.

The Saints and Panthers have secured postseason spots. The Saints will be the NFC South champions if they beat the Buccaneers, which would relegate the Panthers to a wild card and the No. 5 seed. The competition for the second … Continue reading

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Both of these players were a flaming mess last season, but not inside McVay’s fascinating offensive machine.

Dallas takes over the top spot in the rankings and went 4-0 against AFC teams in 2016, but second-year pros Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott haven’t faced a defense like the Broncos. Opposing quarterbacks had a league-low 69.7 passer rating … Continue reading

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It has been a season overflowing with controversies for the PR-conscious league.

As always, these rankings combine my first-hand evaluation of players, copious input from MLB scouts and executives, and the player’s performance to date. Age and position also factor heavily into rankings, as players up the middle are more valuable (as … Continue reading

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