Archive for August, 2015

2014 Record – 12-4 Key Additions LB Jabaal Sheard, LB Brandon Spikes, TE Fred Davis, CB Bradley Fletcher, TE Scott Chandler, DT Malcolm Brown, WR Reggie Wayne Key Departures CB Darrelle Revis, DT Vince Wilfork, LB Akeem Ayers, CB Brandon Browner, RB Shane Vereen, CB Kyle Arrington, LB Jonathan Casillas, RB Stevan Ridley, CB Alfonzo […]

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2014 Record – 9-7 Key Additions RB LeSean McCoy, QB Matt Cassel, WR/KR Percy Harvin, TE Charles Clay, OG Richie Incognito Key Departures RB C.J. Spiller, LB Kiko Alonso, S Da’Norris Searcy Breakdown The Bills made improvements to their offense across the board. Bringing in veteran Matt Cassel to man the offense or at the […]

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The Seattle Mariners have announced that they’ve fired general manager Jack Zduriencik, relieving him of his duties after seven years at the helm of the AL West franchise. Before being hired by the Mariners, Zduriencik worked for the Mets, Pirates, Dodgers and Brewers. Most recently, he was the director of scouting in Milwaukee for nine years. […]

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Alex and Colby are back for some summer fun! Talking free agent signings, Clippers fines, and Kyrie Irving injury news. http://media.blubrry.com/maskedmedia/content.blubrry.com/maskedmedia/LT-2015-08-28-026.mp3 http://media.blubrry.com/maskedmedia/p/content.blubrry.com/maskedmedia/LT-2015-08-28-026.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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Exactly one week from today the Illinois Fighting Illini take the field for their first game of the 2015 NCAA FBS season against the Kent State Golden Flashes. Talking about that game is on the back burner now that the University has given head coach Tim Beckman his walking papers. Two things to note on […]

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2014 Record – 8-8 Key Additions WR Kenny Stills, DT Ndamukong Suh, TE Jordan Cameron, WR Greg Jennings Key Departures WR Mike Wallace, TE Charles Clay, LB Dannell Ellerbe, OG Shelley Smith, WR Brian Hartline, LB Philip Wheeler Breakdown Ryan Tannehill put his name on the list of franchise quarterbacks last season when he joined […]

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2014 Record – 4 – 12 Key Additions Brandon Marshall (wide receiver), Ryan Fitzpatrick (quarterback), Darrelle Revis (cornerback), Antonio Cromartie (cornerback), Buster Skrine (cornerback), Stevan Ridley (running back), Leonard Williams (defensive end) Key Departures Chris Johnson (running back), Kendrick Ellis (defensive tackle), Kyle Wilson (cornerback/kick returner) Breakdown The Jets certainly won the offseason. By bringing […]

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2014 Record – 11-5 Key Additions CB Brandon Boykin, K Garret Hartley, RB DeAngelo Williams, WR Darrius Heyward-Bey Key Departures CB Brice McCain, WR Lance Moore, CB Ike Taylor, S Troy Polamalu, DE Brett Keisel, LB Jason Worilds Breakdown ESPN believes that the Pittsburgh Steelers have lost the fifth most this off-season based on “snap […]

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2014 Record – 10-6 Key Additions C Gino Gradkowski, CB Kyle Arrington, DE Lawrence Guy, S Kendrick Lewis Key Departures WR Torrey Smith, OLB Pernell McPhee, TE Owen Daniels, DT Haloti Ngata Breakdown Steve Smith had a good season by total yardage while catching a respectable six touchdowns. However, Torrey Smith was still the better […]

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2014 Record – 10-5-1 Key Additions WR Terrelle Pryor, WR Denarius Moore, DE Michael Johnson, OLB A.J. Hawk Key Departures RT Marshall Newhouse, TE Jermaine Gresham, CB Terrence Newman Breakdown Limited additions and limited departures. For a team that made the playoffs in 2014, this is actually a good thing heading into 2015. Most fans […]

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Every NHL season brings a new crop of highly touted young players capable of carrying their teams to the next level. Whether a team hopes to return to the playoffs or simply return to league-wide relevancy, the play of its young players is often one of the biggest factors in their ability to do so. […]

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2014 Record – 7-9 Key Additions WR Dwayne Bowe, CB Tramon Williams, DE/DT Randy Starks, P Andy Lee Key Departures CB Buster Skrine, TE Jordan Cameron, OLB Jabaal Sheard, QB Brian Hoyer, DT Ahtyba Rubin Breakdown Defensively, this is a tale of two teams. FootballOutsiders rated the Browns as the 31st team in rush defense […]

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2014 Record – 2-14 Key Additions QB Marcus Mariota (Marioto), WR Harry Douglas, LB Brian Orakpo, LB Derrick Morgan, K Ryan Succop, TE Anthony Fasano,  CB Perrish Cox, OT Byron Bell, WR Hakeem Nicks, OT Jeremiah Poutasi Key Departures WR Nate Washington, OT Michael Roos, OT Michael Oher, S Bernard Pollard, QB Jake Locker, LB Kamerion Wimbley, RB Shonn Greene Breakdown Over the past decade, […]

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2014 Record – 9-7 Key Additions QB Brian Hoyer, DT Vince Wilfork, WR Nate Washington, WR Cecil Shorts III, S Stevie Brown, S Rahim Moore, RB Chris Polk Key Departures WR Andre Johnson, QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, C Chris Myers, QB Case Keenum Breakdown What is there to say about the 2015 version of the Houston Texans? The offense and […]

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Growing up a Chicago Bears fan gave me a pretty good understanding of the ‘ground-and-pound’ style of football that characterized the team for decades. For the Monsters of the Midway, having a feature running back to carry the team through winter at Soldier Field was seen as more of a necessity than a luxury. The […]

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