All posts for the month April, 2018

Cornerbacks. The 49ers’ defensive scheme puts

Cornerbacks. The 49ers’ defensive scheme puts a lot of responsibility on the cornerbacks in general, including the task of taking away long throws down the sideline. Rashard Robinson and Dontae Johnson have struggled in that regard. Per Pro Football Focus, Robinson ranks 106th out of 111 NFL cornerbacks. Johnson has been better he ranks 65th. [...]

Five of the 10 Alabama players selected in th

Five of the 10 Alabama players selected in the NFL Draft in April started in preseason openers during Week 1 of the league’s exhibition schedule. Howard (Autauga Academy) started at tight end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Jonathan Allen started at defensive tackle and Ryan Anderson (Daphne) started at strongside linebacker for the Washington [...]

“I would like to express my sincere gratitude

“I would like to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation to commissioner Goodell for allowing me to be readmitted to the National Football League,” Vick said in a statement released by his agent, Joel Segal. “I fully understand that playing football in the NFL is a privilege, not a right, and I am truly thankful [...]

The had plenty of opportunities to defeat the

The had plenty of opportunities to defeat the, but failed to step up when necessary in their 19 14 loss to the Patriots. The Buccaneers haven’t forgotten their 40 7 loss to the Cardinals during the 2016 season. That loss started a three game losing streak that ultimately cost the Buccaneers a shot at a [...]

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Verizon and MotorolaVerizon and Motorola teamed up to launch a sweepstakes in connection with the next Super Bowl to increase customer response to the event. Both companies are sponsors of the National Football League and called on a sports marketing agency to handle the task. When the “Ultimate Game Day Access” sweepstakes was introduced, a [...]

Football is a wonderful sport if played corre

Football is a wonderful sport if played correctly and if its stewards handle the game with care. It is physical and violent, but it avoids a savage reputation when the players are treated like valuable human beings and not disposable entertainment commodities. During his 11 years as NFL commissioner, Roger Goodell often has referenced “protecting [...]

A week before his suicide, Hernandez was acqu

A week before his suicide, Hernandez was acquitted in the 2012 drive by shootings of two men in Boston. Prosecutors had argued that Hernandez gunned the two men down after one accidentally spilled a drink on him in a nightclub, and then got a tattoo of a handgun and the words Forgives to commemorate the [...]

It’ll take a great deal of work and success f

It’ll take a great deal of work and success for Manizel to shed the title of being a draft bust, and he may never get that chance. Blake Bortles has been bad for the Jaguars, but no one from the first round of this class has been worse than Johnny Football. That’s quite a compliment [...]

In the year that Luke Hodge and Sam Mitchell

In the year that Luke Hodge and Sam Mitchell joined Hawthorn, it was impossible for a player to be openly homosexual. Most players were still vocally homophobic, or at least used homophobic language as a crude and masculine form of bonding, naked together in the showers. Now the AFL has a pride round, and the [...]

Demetrick Pennie, president of the Dallas Fal

Demetrick Pennie, president of the Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation, told TMZ Sports after the Wednesday ruling.The Cowboys hold their preseason opener Saturday night against the Los Angeles Rams.are our friends and our loved ones it hurts to not have the NFL fully support us, Sgt. Pennie said.Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and players drew notice [...]