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Jon Gruden Is Back In The Silver and Black

After years of speculation of whether or not Jon Gruden would return to the sideline, it finally happened. On Tuesday, the Oakland Raiders announced Gruden as the team’s new head coach. This will be Gruden’s second stint at the helm of the Raiders, as he coached the team from 1998-2001, before getting traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. During Gruden’s… Read More
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AFC Wild Card Weekend Preview

The field is set with 12 teams vying to hoist the Lombardi Trophy come February. The New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs will be watching this weekend to see who advances to play them in the AFC Divisional Round. The Pittsburgh Steelers will host the Miami Dolphins while the Houston Texans will entertain the Oakland Raiders. Two teams will… Read More
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NFL Notebook: Week 13

The 13th week of the NFL is in the books with Week 14 on the horizon. This week saw a great cause take place, a player takes one step closer to league MVP, the Cowboys winning their 11th consecutive game, Eric Berry haunting the Falcons and the loss of a great player, among other things. Here’s what caught my eye… Read More
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NFL Notebook: Week 12

The NFL product has gotten better and better over the past couple of weeks and Week 12 was not different. Playoff races are heating up across the board and more teams are inching closer to the playoffs. There were some fun and exciting games this week in the NFL. Tom Brady wins career game No. 200 With the New England… Read More
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NFL Notebook: Week 9

Nine weeks down, seven to go. That is where we are at in the NFL season. There is still plenty of football to be played. This past week there was quite a bit to talk about. An NFL officiating crew once again botched a call on the field (go figure). Some teams made statements, both good and bad, in terms… Read More
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NFL Notebook: Week 8

The midway point of the NFL season is upon us, which seems hard to believe. In this week’s installment of the Notebook, I discuss my MVP candidates, the possible end of a dynamic player, Cam Newton’s frustration with the officiating, another game ending in a tie and the Sunday night showdown between NFC East rivals. MVP Candidates Tom Brady: Yes,… Read More
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NFL Notebook: Week 5

Another week has passes us by in the National Football League. In Week 4, we saw some teams continue to impress in the early goings of this season as well as a vengeful Tom Brady make his season debut. Some teams continued to falter, further hurting their playoff chances. Here is what caught my eye in the week that was… Read More
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NFL Notebook: Week 1

Welcome to the very first installment of NFL Notebook, where I will give you my thoughts from what I watched on a week-to-week basis in the NFL. This is just Week 1, but there were some things that really stood out. This does not mean that these trends will continue. The Patriots proved why they are one of the teams… Read More
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AFC West Preview: Can the Broncos repeat?

The reigning Super Bowl 50 champions and 2015 AFC West division winning Denver Broncos will have a tough road to repeat as division winners, let alone winning Super Bowl 51. Denver’s 2015 seventh round pick, Trevor Siemian out of Northwestern University, has officially been named the starter. The Broncos will count on their defense even more than last year with… Read More
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Fantasy Perspective: Can any of last week’s surprises help this week?

In this week’s My Mind on Sports Fantasy Column, I’ll be looking at the surprise performances from Week 8. As always, the performances are worth taking into consideration as you set your lineups for Week 9. Derek Carr (Oakland Raiders, QB): The second year quarterback has quietly continued to put together a solid 2015 campaign. Perhaps suiting up for the… Read More
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