Archive for April, 2017

How Does Aaron Rodgers Stack Up Against the All-Time NFL Greats?

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Aaron Rodgers is good. In fact, if you ask us, the Green Bay Packers signal caller is currently the best offensive player in all of the National Football League, but that’s a story for another day. Given his prowess, it’s safe to assume that the Packers will be among the top Super Bowl contenders in the league as long as they have Rodgers under center. After taking over for Brett Favre as the Packers’ starting quarterback in 2008, Rodgers wasted little time establishing himself as one of the game’s premier players.

Make Philly the permanent home of NFL Draft

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

If it had been a video game, the screen would have flashed “Game Over.”  The pro football powers-that-be might want to take a similar stance after three whirlwind days in Philadelphia last week for the annual primetime televised flesh market known as the NFL Draft. The NFL, whose first draft happened in Philly — where the league offices used to be located, where NFL Films was born, and where the first commissioner, Bert Bell resided — should not mess with a winning formula. Current Commissioner Roger Goodell — who was booed by most of the 100,000-plus fans jamming the Art Museum area every time he took the stage — and the lodge brothers known as the NFL owners should put the wannabe cities out of their misery.

Akeem Judd, Jeremy Liggins sign as UDFAs

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

The story of the NFL Draft, at least from an Ole Miss perspective, was Chad Kelly becoming the most relevant Mr. Irrelevant in draft history. After sitting through three days and 252 picks, one of the most prolific quarterbacks in SEC history finally heard his name called by the Denver Broncos, joining Evan Engram (first round to the Giants), D.J. Jones (sixth round to the 49ers) and Derrick Jones (sixth round to the Jets) as the fourth former Rebel selected. Not everyone heard their name called, however. That includes Damore’ea Stringfellow, the physical wideout whose arrest in Washington probably dropped him down draft boards, and Tony Conner, the former five-star who’s battled a knee injury

The 10 Greatest Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Founded in 1933, the Steelers have built their winning brand upon teamwork, gritty play, and above all, defense. It’s no surprise, then, that the franchise has emerged as the perfect embodiment of a hardscrabble Western Pennsylvania region built upon blue-collar work — a bit of mythology reiterated by their (NFL record) six Super Bowl championships. In all, the Steelers have had 22 of its players, owners, and executives enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, something that makes breaking down this iconic franchise to 10 of its best players a test for any NFL historian.

Who Will Be the Texans Week One Starter?

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

As it stands now, the Houston Texans have three quarterbacks on their roster. It has been stated that Watson is not intended to be the week one starter. This could change since Weeden and Savage are nothing to write home about.

Ducks climb out of the well against Oilers with Game 3 blowout

Sunday, April 30th, 2017
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The Anaheim Ducks wrested some momentum back in their playoff series against the Edmonton Oilers with a 6-3 win Sunday. Edmonton still leads the best-of-seven Western Conference semifinal series two games to one.

Harding’s LeShun Daniels Jr. signs with Patriots; 2 YSU players sign

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Warren Harding product LeShun Daniels Jr. got the call he was waiting for Saturday from the New England Patriots. Daniels Jr. — who graduated from WGH in 2013 and played running back at Iowa — signed an undrafted free agent contract with the Patriots. Daniels Jr. was an All-Big Ten honorable mention as a senior in 2016 when he rushed for 1,058 yards and 10 TDs. He joins Howland grad De’Veon Smith as a local running back getting a crack at the NFL. Smith signed an undrafted free contract with the Miami Dolphins on Saturday. Daniels Jr. also will join Youngstown State defensive end Derek Rivers in New England. Rivers was selected by the Patriots in the third round of the

Be prepared for Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill to have a comeback season

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

After taking a hit to the knee by defensive end Calais Campbell in Week 13 last season, most Dolphins fans thought Tannehill was done with a torn ACL. After putting in backup quarterback Matt Moore as the starter, Miami was not sure if they would get Tannehill back for the season.

49ers icon Dwight Clark meets public, catches love in wake of ALS diagnosis

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

DALY CITY — Mike DeBartoli grew up as a Chicago Bears fan during the 1980s, which meant he hated the 49ers. He reserved a special disdain for quarterback Joe Montana because of a particularly aggravating trait: “He was the best quarterback ever,” DeBartoli explained. But when Montana and Dwight Clark arrived for an autograph show at the Cow Palace on Sunday, the man who used to root against them was among the first in line. DeBartoli has ALS. He and Clark are on the same team now. “I wanted to support Dwight,” the 55-year-old retired firefighter said. “I know he’s going through some tough times dealing with his prognosis. And I just want to give him support to make him feel better. “I know that

Rachel Homan caps impressive season with Champions Cup title

Sunday, April 30th, 2017
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Rachel Homan capped an impressive season of curling by winning the Champions Cup. The Ottawa skip downed Sweden's Anna Hasselborg 5-4 in the title draw at Canada Olympic Park on Sunday in the final Grand Slam of Curling event of the season.