Today in Sports 7.8.15

DeAndre Jordan is stealing the headlines. The free agent center just made All-NBA 3rd Team and 1st-All Defensive Team. He may be going back on his verbal agreement with Mark Cuban and the Dallas Mavericks. The word is spreading about him ignoring all communication efforts from the Dallas brass, including forward Chandler Parsons, while meeting…

Running Back Scope: Mark Ingram, 49ers, Broncos & Chargers

Broncos RB: Ronnie Hillman & Montee Ball Ronnie Hillman is shining in his second chance as the feature back. Last season he fumbled the role away and became a third-string, and sometimes deactivated backup. This time around, in the absence of first round pick Montee Ball, Hllman is running away as Peyton Manning’s flanker in…

Fantasy Football: Arizona Cardinals on Week 4 Bye Week

Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer/Drew Stanton: Carson Palmer has been around for awhile, he has developed the gunslinger reputation. He will take deep shots and generally, has racked up the yardage, and usually tosses a pick. Right now, he only played in the opening win and is dealing with a nerve issue around his shoulder/neck. Drew Stanton…

NFL 2-Point Conversion: Adrian Peterson and Ray Rice

  How many companies out there would suspend or terminate an employee if their personal life did not affect their profession? Adrian Peterson suited up for the Minnesota Vikings in week 1, touching the ball 23 times for 93 yards against the St. Louis Rams. The Vikings are built around A.P. and the man opened up…

NFL Pick Six: Players That Could Earn Bigger Roles

    Washington Redskins: QB Kirk Cousins Is it just me, or do the Washington Redskins look better with Cousins at the helm? Cousins is far from perfect as a young quarterback, but he gets the ball out of his hands and looks to have a grasp of the playbook, and huddle. Things are always…

NFL 2014 Predictions: Standings, Awards, Super Bowl

NFC North: Packers 10-6, Vikings 9-7, Bears 9-7, Lions 8-8 NFC South: Saints 11-5, Buccaneers 8-8, Falcons 8-8, Panthers 6-10 NFC East: Eagles 11-5, Redskins 6-10, Cowboys 6-10, Giants 4-12 NFC West: Seahawks 13-3, 49ers 9-7, Cardinals 9-7, Rams 4-12 AFC North: Bengals 10-6, Ravens 8-8, Steelers 7-9, Browns 3-13 AFC South: Colts 11-5, Texans 8-8, Titans 5-11, Jaguars 4-12 AFC East: Patriots 13-3, Dolphins 5-11, Jets 4-12, Bills 3-13 AFC West: Broncos 13-3, Chargers 8-8, Chiefs 7-9, Raiders 5-11 Most Valuable Player: Tom…

NFL Receivers: High Expectations

Number Ones Eric Decker (Jets): Won playoff games with Peyton Manning and Tim Tebow, good blocker, signed to be top guy Cordarrelle Patterson (Vikings): Playmaker will be featured in Norv Turner’s offense, broke out at the end of his rookie season Tavon Austin (Rams): Team stood pat and only added free agent Kenny Britt, also a…

NFL Hot Seat: 15 Players to Put Up or Shut Up

Heading into every season there is a group of players that are expected to have productive seasons. Whether it be on a first or second contract, eventually players are put on the hot seat to fulfill their perceived potential. Some players talk a big game, and although fans are inclined to agree with a confident perspective,…

NFL Free Agents

Running Backs Kahlil Bell (shows glimpses, gets caught in numbers game), Darius Reynaud (workout with Bears, strictly a return man) Receivers Santonio Holmes (locker room reputation might blackball him), Laurent Robinson (good slot receiver, concussion issues) Tight Ends Jermichael Finley (neck injury), Tony Scheffler (workout with Bears) Cornerback, Asante Samuel One of the most dangerous…