Losing a single player can end an NFL season

If a starting quarterback is lost to an NFL team, their season is usually in jeopardy. But, can losing a single player at other positions foretell the end of a season?

It is a definite possibility if changes in the league and the rules make that player crucial to a defensive or offensive scheme.

I submit to you the case of Aldon Smith; linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers.

Smith was suspended for the first nine games of the 2014 season.…

The media killed Michael Sam’s career

For Michael Sam, he had similar hopes and dreams to play in the NFL one day. He was just like every other player that entered the 2014 NFL Draft, and like every player who has played or is currently playing in the NFL. Except he isn’t just an ordinary person with a dream, he’s Michael Sam, the NFL’s first openly gay player.

In August 2013,  he openly announced his sexuality to his teammates at Missouri. Many NFL executives said that his coming out announcement would be his downfall in the draft, and they were right.…

Why is Jeff Fisher never on the hot seat?

St. Louis Rams’ Jeff Fisher has been a head coach in the NFL for the better part of the last twenty years. He has a reputation of being a great coach, a likable person and winning persona. Well, he must be an extremely charming individual on a personal level because a quick rundown of his recent accomplishments leaves you wondering how the guy has held a job for so long. Again, his popularity alone will garner this article some negative comments about how I have no idea what good coaching is, but I am really just looking at the facts and records that go along with Fisher.…

NFL players poised for a breakout season in 2014

Every year the landscape of the NFL is changing. Sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse. With the way, the salary cap is and the constant turnover in talent, things can change drastically over a calendar year. Each season young players mature and come into their own, and others regress. These are the NFL players poised for a breakout season in 2014.

Montee Ball, Denver Broncos: As the number two running back behind Knowshon Moreno in 2013, Ball put up respectable numbers rushing for 559 yards and 145 receiving yards as a rookie.…

New York Jets: Best, worst, realistic scenario for the AFC East

Last season the New York Jets limped to an 8-8 finish despite the giant distractions of Rex Ryan under fire and Geno Smith who raised more questions about his ability, than maybe even Mark Sanchez had. So, now that they have added veteran backup QB Michael Vick and veteran running back Chris Johnson, did the Jets do enough this off-season to make it to the playoffs?

We will start with the best-case scenario for the J-E-T-S, Jets, Jets, Jets!…

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