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Denver’s Huge Let-Down

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Monday night came as a surprise to most as Peyton Manning played in his first Monday Night Football game in 2 years and failed to perform. The first quarter was a complete disaster for the Broncos as Manning threw 3 interceptions and the Falcons took advantage big-time. Definitely a game to forget for Peyton and the rest of the team. I mean an overall passing rating of 31.2 is down-right abysmal. Even Manning himself said, “Just a really rough start.” which barely scratches the surface of what happen monday night. After one half it seemed like the Falcons defense had Manning’s number but a slight comeback was in store. Towards the end of the game he drove down the field on an average drive that was capped off on a 2 yard rushing TD for Willis McGahee to get the score to 27-21. But yet again, Denver fell short and the main reason was Peyton Manning as he proved to be a huge disappointment. Thank you for reading check out more!

Locker Gets The Nod

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Well, Jake Locker’s time to shine has finally come and when the Titans season starts, Locker will be the man calling the plays. In only his second year, the Washington grad proved to the NFL he can be the “real deal.” So far in two preseason games he has completed 11 of 24 passes and shown skills such as escaping the pocket and very good accuracy. Last year brought a surprise as he was announced a backup to an aging Matt Hasselbeck but coming in as a backup in 5 games, he threw 4 TD passes and had a QB rating of 99.4. As the preseason continues the Titans can certainly change their mind but I think that would be a huge mistake because Locker is still young and needs to get more experience under his belt. With all the rookies getting to start this year, he should fit in fine against the competition and maybe give the Titans a chance to make the playoffs. Overall, Locker is one of my favorite players and I believe that he could make a major impact in the coming years. Congratulations to jake and his upcoming challenge and I wish him luck.

 Brayden West

Hangin Up The Cleats

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Today marked a day that the NFL will surely not forget as one of the greatest running backs of this generation retired from the league. LaDainian Tomlinson was certainly a big force for the Chargers in his prime and sparked their team in many regular season and playoff games. Tomlinson was a natural running back out of TCU and became an NFL MVP in 2006. His 11 year career was split between the San Diego Chargers and New York Jets. In his prime he was considered the most deadly running back in the league. He could break off for 70 yard TD’s or power through the line for a goaline touchdown. LT held single season records for TD’s and points and definitely had his share of hall of fame moments. Personally, I believe that he is a first ballot hall of famer and will be put down in the history books. He is 5th the all time rushing yards list with 13,684 and  had 145 touchdowns. After signing a one day contract with the Chargers, LT hung up the cleats as a Charger. His home was in San Diego and he was always supported by them. Overall, LT was one of my favorite players and I was shocked and sad to see him leave the game. His legacy is forever lasting. Thanks for reading my article and please check out others. Have a great day!

                                          Brayden West

It’s Tebow Time!

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As minicamps begin, Tim Tebow is a trending topic around the New York area and around the Jets organization. Where will Tebow fit in and when will he get his chance to start. Those questions are being pounded into coach Rex Ryan’s head as reporters ask and ask and ask some more. Here is the deal…they will use him when and where he is needed. Whether it is just in the red zone or only on wildcat plays where they have said he will get most of his playing time. For now he is stuck like an incoming rookie taking second string snaps and waiting for his name to be called. It is a long road for Tebow because his production last year makes the fans anxious to see what he can do in New York. Rex Ryan quoted, “there will be a time” which gives Tebow and the fans hope. Another obstacle stands in his way as the team wants him to gain some weight, approximately 10 pounds heavier than last year and he is pretty close to the teams mark. Tebow will surely make use of his time taking snaps getting to know the offense until they need him. Until then, watch for Mark Sanchez to perform well. Thank you for reading my article and please check out the others I have written.

Brayden West

Hometown Hero?

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Reports have it that Chad Ochocinco is back where it all started in his hometown of Miami, Florida. Apparently he has signed a one year deal with the Miami Dolphins only just a week after being released by the New England Patriots. This is not coming as a surprise to me as I heard that he was working out for the team earlier this week. Ochocinco has had his off the field problems and the whole name changing process which made him known as just a joke as his playing time went down, but I believe that he can have a rebirth in his career with the Dolphins. Miami defiantly needs targets for quarterback Matt Moore to hit. This acquisition can certainly make Miami a better team if Ochocinco can pull through and keep to himself. Although most think it is a stupid decision by the Dolphins, I think that it does have an upside. Definitely look for his stats this upcoming year and don’t be surprised if you see big things out of Ochocinco once again. You have to remember he is a 6 time probowler and he is going to be paired with both a great quarterback and running back in Matt Moore and Reggie Bush. Be sure to watch the Dolphins next year as they look to be on the upside of the AFC East. Thank you for reading my article and please check out more of my posts and have a great day.

 Brayden West

Gronk’s Spike in Pay

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Coming early Friday , there was a big announcement in New England. Tight end Rob Gronkowski got a major “spike”  in pay agreeing to a 6 year, $54 million extension with the Pats. He comes off a huge year with a league high and record  17 TD receptions and 1327 receiving yards. Gronk’s contact is the highest ever given to a tight end and he deserves it from his performances last year. Although coming off ankle surgery , he is perceived to be one of the top tight ends in the league once again. Not a surprise to Pats fans, but the league will certainly take notice of this huge transaction.

Personally, i think that they made a very smart deal locking him up for a decent amount of years. He has proven to be deadly when used and he could potentially be key to another  Super Bowl appearance. Furthermore, the Pats have a strong crew once again and I’m sure they will come back with vengeance this year.

Brayden West

 

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