Jun 17, 2013
After a protracted standoff, the Giants and Victor Cruz recently have finally come to a deal, with Cruz signing his $2.879 million tender. Now, Cruz can at least show up to camp, after skipping the entire offseason program.
Jun 12, 2013
All the coverage on positional battles this offseason seems to revolve around the quarterback position – will it be Sanchez or Smith in New York, will Matt Flynn hold onto the starting job in Oakland, is EJ Manuel ready for prime time. But it turns out other positions also have battles – I know, I'm as shocked as you are. It's not always the teams at the bottom of the standings, either – even good teams are struggling in OTAs, trying to figure out who will replace key starters at key positions.
Jun 11, 2013
This week, the NFL mourned the passing of a true legend of the game. The first-ballot Hall of Famer, Los Angeles Ram legend – the man who came up with the word "sack" to describe his relentless pursuit of quarterbacks. Deacon Jones died in his home Monday night, from natural causes. He was 72 years old.
Jun 08, 2013
The last time the Jets were written off as also-rans, they went 10-6 and were a missed field goal away from reaching the AFC title game. Yet here we are again, with the rest of the league and its supporters assuming the Jets will be dreadful in 2013. Don’t bet on it, I say. Sure, the Jets won’t win it all, but they’ll be a lot better than you think.
June 06, 2013
It's that time of year: The draft is done, minicamps are in full swing and fantasy football fans are starting to crunch all the happenings in the NFL since the end of the Super Bowl. There are several rookies creating a buzz among fantasy footballers and veterans who now play for new teams. Here are a few players to watch when training camps open in July.
June 05, 2013
The Jets aren't the only team locked in a quarterback controversy this offseason. But while they're dealing with trying to decide between a disappointing known quantity and some new hope for the future, the Oakland Raiders find themselves with three giant question marks, trying to figure out which unproven player will fit best in their offense in 2013.
June 02, 2013
Mark Sanchez has not had the best offseason. When teammates are coming out of the woodwork to say that, while you're still a good guy and all that, "there's a general feeling among some of the players that maybe it's time to give someone else a chance,"well, that's not a good thing. When your team goes out in the draft and takes the top-rated player at your position, it may be time to start hitting the classified ads. And, when, with all the media around you, you are picked off three times in eleven throws in OTAs, you're going to find yourself in trouble.
June 02, 2013
The advent of athletes running into troubled times with the law is by no means a new occurrence. From the contemporary case of OJ Simpson to the infamous 1919 Black Sox game throwing fiasco, the sporting world is no stranger to controversy. In the last decade we have seen athletes offer some great contributions to society but subsequently have also seen more than a fair share fall from their pedestals and be charged with a variety of crimes.
May 30, 2013
College football may be the deepest it has ever been in 2013. No fewer than fifteen programs have a reasonable shot at national title contention and no less than seven are true contenders. Sounds like an exciting moment to start betting on next season!
May 23, 2013
It had to happen. The San Diego Chargers saw outside linebacker Melvin Ingram tear his left ACL in OTAs, and be set to miss essentially the entire 2013 season. Now, this isn't the biggest blow in history, as he only scored one sack in his entire rookie season, but Ingram is a good player with a bunch of athleticism to spare, so his loss is going to hurt. Making it worse was the player behind him – Larry English, the 2009 draft bust, was penciled in as the backup after Shaun Phillips left for Denver. The Chargers had no depth, so they had to make a move.
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