This play was made in his 11th season, on his third NFL team. Even though Anquan Boldin never had blazing speed or phenomenal route-running, he always had a knack for making plays, giving his best effort and having the toughness of a linebacker. I mean look at that fucking body control. Any other receiver in their 30’s does that and their bound to pop an achilles.
First of all, the guy registered 10 grabs for 217 yards and two touchdowns…IN HIS FIRST CAREER GAME! No one expected that from the second-round pick from Florida State. He didn’t even play receiver full time in college.
It’s possibly the most boring part of the NFL season (except the Scouting Combine): The practice sessions before training camp. Luckily, thanks to many hard-working reporters, us fans get a little sniff of the 2017 NFL rosters.
Former NY Jets’ WR Eric Decker is meeting today with the Tennessee Titans, as @fhnixon said. Tennessee had appeal to Decker family.
I would be a huge fan of this signing. Tennessee’s receiving core is a little murky, and even though Decker is far from a No. 1 receiver, he brings some experience to their position. Plus they have to cut Harry Douglass, guy is more focused on tearing ACL’s than catching passes.
I really don’t blame the guy, I think he deserves a new deal. In his past three seasons, he’s recorded 1,000 yards-receiving in each year. If that doesn’t convince you enough, Zach Ertz and Charles Clay are making more than him, according to NBC Sports. Not saying they’re terrible, but Olsen is practically Carolina’s best receiving target.
That Ravens receiving core was looking very strange with Mike Wallace and Breshad Perriman set in stone as their two outside guys. Luckily, the Chiefs gave them a blessing in the form of Jeremy Maclin. He already enters the team as the best route-runner, pass catcher and overall receiver. Kinda makes me question Baltimore. Like, if Kansas City never released him, that was their plan? Wallace and Perriman? Ozzie Newsome must be sipping some shit.
Thank the lord this crisis it over. Yes Odell is “back” as he says, and the NFL world can go back to their normal state. The more I think about it, the more silly it seems. The guy missed OTAs and fifty different rumors emerged. You would’ve thought he was skipping actual games to go clubbing with Lavar Ball and co.
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Thanks to the services of Joe Ruback (AKA License Plate Guy), Landon Collins, Brandon Jacobs and many other New York Giants, the first annual Landon Collins Celebrity Softball Game was a huge success. The proceeds from the event went to the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation, a charity run by the coach that helps families (financially, emotionally, and practically) who have children with cancer.
Because of all the support and ticket sales, the game raised $30,000 for the Jay Fund.
The event also featured a dodge-ball tournament and a home run derby (which was dominated by safety Andrew Adams after hitting 16 home runs) along with the actual softball game. The current New York Giants roster was matched up against the 2007 and 2011 Super Bowl Champion Rosters.
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The rosters were jam-packed with Giants legends such as Mario Manningham, Chris Snee and Plaxico Burress, along with current New York stars Damon “Snacks” Harrison, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Jason Pierre-Paul.
I was lucky enough to be there for the event (helping shoot video with SharkBite Productions) and got a chance to be around the enviroment of the fans and the players. Many viewers noticed that the event was “more structured” than charity softball games attempted in years prior.
The players were everything you’d expect. Zak DeOssie, JPP and Corey Webster were atop the list of humorous players, while Eli and Landon were very layed-back. Seriously, like 30,000 people asked them for a picture and they posed for everyone, along with signing a copious amount of autographs for fans.
New York Giants owner John Mara received many ’emotional’ fan letters regarding the trend of NFL players kneeling during the national anthem. They were not thrilled to say the least.
Is anybody really surprised by this? I’ve become used to the standards that the NFL has created and clearly it has trickled down to the fans as well. It’s the same old bullshit. A player does something controversial, and then a Colin Kaepernick becomes the source for all the hate in the world.
The real issue are the NFL owners. Did you know that the US Defense Department paid NFL teams $5.4 mil just to have military veterans honored at football games following the 2014 season? If anything, that should get people far more angry for a clear lack of respect given by team owners.
Rarely do you see the same amount of hate for the people chilling in the booths upstairs.
Giants fans also confuse me in another way. There wasn’t nearly this much backlash when the world realized that they had a domestic-abusive kicker on the team in Josh Brown. How does Mara receive more mail for a kneeling the Giants never partook in, compared to an actual abuser they had on their team?!
All my years being in the league, I never received more emotional mail from people than I did about that issue,” Mara told The MMQB. “‘If any of your players ever do that, we are never coming to another Giants game.’ It wasn’t one or two letters. It was a lot. It’s an emotional, emotional issue for a lot of people, more-so than any other issue I’ve run into,” according to ESPN.com
In fact, I’ve seen more outrage over Odell Beckham Jr. skipping OTAs compared to the Giants knowingly keeping Josh Brown on their roster despite his illegal activity.
On May 23rd, Commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL announced a few changes to the celebration rules. This included the lifted bans of group celebrations, using the ball as a prop and on-the-ground celebrations.
Let me start off by saying that I’m proud of the old wrinkly bastards that run the NFL for once in my life. It usually seems that they try to find ways to ruin the sport and make crucial decisions with little to no explanation. But this time, they backtracked on their awfully enforced rules.
It’s 2017, not 1948. I’m not even that “pro-celebration dances”, but I don’t get bothered by it either. It was clear that this fine was way out of bounds. What are they doing that’s so terrible in this picture? Did they become triggered when they saw Odell reach for his fake camera? Do they not like The Salsa?! These are the hard-hitting questions.
Roger Goodell also said, “Offensive demonstrations, celebrations that are prolonged and delay the game, and those directed at an opponent, will still be penalized,” according to ESPN.com.
So lets go over the new rules.
Sorry Antonio, twerking your ass in front of Redskins fans was also a fond memory for me.
But in all seriousness, the players are what bring in revenue for the league. People don’t turn on football games to see some old farts sitting in a booth. When I watch a football game, I want to see Rob Gronkowski stiff arm seven guys en route to the endzone. And if he wants to put on a show after the play, so be it.
Clearly the NFL had an epiphany in the middle of the night for some odd reason. Oh wait, it’s not an odd reason. They just figured that the more popular players become, the more popular the sport will become and that will of course lead to more money in their pocket.
I really don’t care what anyone says, no quarterback in the league makes this play. Defensive coordinator James Bettcher is thinking, “Fuck this. Let’s just bring seven so he can’t afford the extra time he always buys in the pocket.” And it pretty much worked.
He couldn’t sit in the pocket and wait for his receivers to get down field. He couldn’t get off an ideal loft to the endzone. But he fucking did it anyway. Off his back foot, he launched a 50-yard bomb and took a smack by Markus Golden right after.
Now, I love Tom Brady more than the average Giants fan. He’s the greatest football player ever. BUT, I’m still taking Aaron Rodgers over him if I were a GM or coach. Here’s why:
Rodgers is more accurate and has a better arm.
His play-making ability.
How he can pretty much make any throw from anywhere on the field.
Brady has the best coach in NFL history (not a knock on him, just the truth).
And Rodgers wins too.
I want to take this moment to give a nice, “Fuck you” to anyone that even attempted blaming Aaron Rodgers for the Packers 4-6 record. They were 4-2 and then it looked like I was cloned 11 times and placed at every position on their starting defense. They gave up an AVERAGE of 38 points per game in their losses to the Falcons, Colts (they lost that game at home, what the fuck??), Titans and Redskins.
Rodgers and the offense, that featured a NON-EXISTENT running game, a shifting offensive-line, and constant injured receiving-targets (Randall Cobb, Jared Cook, Ty Montgomery), averaged 26 points per game. He not only led them to six straight wins and a division title, Rodgers also bullied the New York Giants vaunted defense and beat the NFC’s No. 1 seed on the road (Dallas Cowboys). It was Rodgers world, and we were all just living in it.
Then in the NFC Championship, the defense went back to their old ways and gave up a fat 44-point burger on the Packers.
He’s an MVP candidate every season and has helped lead the most consistent team in the NFC over the past couple seasons.
Think about it, if Larry Fitzgerald didn’t crush their dreams in 2015, they would’ve made three consecutive NFC Championship games from 2014-2016.
Also, he’s just a cool guy too. Every time the media comes scrambling to him asking him why the Packers suck, he basically says, “Chill out, I’ll go win some games really quick, brb.”
It’s funny, because everyone knew some crazy shit was about to happen when they SPANKED the Seahawks on FOX: America’s Game of the Week during week 14. Seattle (8-3-1 at the time) was coming off a home blowout against the Panthers, and even though they lost Earl Thomas, many figured they would still give Rodgers some fits in the passing game. In the words of Donald Trump, “Wrong.”
That’s what Rodgers can do for you. One game, one quarter, one play can spark a run for any team he’s around.
That shit must be annoying for Bears, Lions and Vikings fans to endure, but it’s pretty fun to analyze.
Oh Gisele, you are better than that. Earlier this week when the supermodel/supermom/superwife announced that her husband, Jesus Christ… I mean Tom Brady had played the 2016-17 season with a concussion all the NFL could do was cringe. It seems as if every year the NFL botches some form of an investigation relating to player safety, cheating, or ya know, basic humanity (@ every NFL player who has been given a slap on the wrist for domestic violence).
This year, Gisele is coming in hot, and even though her interview with CBS Boston doesn’t sound like she knows a lick about concussions, or football for that matter, the fact that she spewed this information is the perfect diving board for the media to use to bait the NFL to looking stupid being that they now have to launch another investigation.
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At this point I wonder why the NFL even bothers with any of this nonsense anymore. A player’s wife crying concussion should have absolutely no grounds to launch an investigation, especially one that everyone knows the answer to. The Brady side has already come out trying to erase the slipup by Gisele. The Patriots have said there has been no reports of head injuries to Brady. Brady’s agent has agreed. It didn’t look like Brady was hindered by any type of injury, protocal, or defense last season either. Barring anything wild happening everyone and their mother knows that Brady’s medical records will come back clean. The only matter more certain than Brady not being concussed is that the NFL, once again, is wasting their time on a situation that the media has dubbed a scandal.
Being that this will be the second loss the NFL is about to take to Brady this year (Deflategate obviously being the first) you can now pencil Brady beating 4 teams twice this year, the Jets, Bills, Dolphins, and the NFL.
Okay, so there was interest from the Giants, Lions and the Cardinals, but the Eagles ended up landing the league’s 2016 rushing touchdown leader. But who’s the real winner? That’s right, the fucking Patriots again.
They threw a seldom-used tender on Blount that worked in favor of their compensation formula. That’s right, they could potentially end up with a compensatory draft pick because of this acquisition, according to NFL.com. I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt after the Super Bowl. The unexpected is expected with them.
Anyway, let’s stop sucking off the Pats and focus on Mr. Blount.
Sources: #Eagles are signing ex-#Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount to a 1-year deal worth up to $2.8M. Top FA available & another big weapon.
I understand that Peterson received a two-year deal, but he could earn up to $12.5 million with incentives. And Blount only gets to earn up to $2.8 million? Also, Peterson collected a $2.5 million signing bonus, according to Bleacher Report. That’s almost Blount’s entire potential contract.
Just doesn’t make sense to me. Blount even ran for over 1,000 yards, so clearly he’s more than a goal-line back. Also, 18 fucking touchdowns. Put a little respect on the guy’s name.
Now, back to Philly. I think it’s a pretty good signing. Why not? For a maximum of $2.8 million? This guy behind that Eagles offensive line could really be dangerous. I’m not going to lie, it hurts to say this, but the Eagles have really had a great off-season. They’re a serious threat in the NFC East. I could totally see why Blount chose them.
The acquisitions of Blount and Alshon Jeffery could easily make Darren Sproles and Jordan Mathews more productive in their offense.
Just not ready to put Torrey Smith in that category yet…