2 major reasons to start Johnny Manziel

The Cleveland Browns have little chance of making the playoffs in 2014. Every year they improve a little, but they remain unable to rise above the other three in their division. Coach Pettine should treat this season for what it truly is; a ‘rebuilding’ year.

His team’s future rests on the arm of his rookie quarterback. Here are two major reasons to start Johnny Manziel. The day Manziel was selected by Cleveland, 5,000 additional season tickets were sold.…


Highly touted, troubled TE given chance to shine

Everyone makes mistakes. There is no mistaking that. Except for maybe Derek Jeter, but he’s different. While some never get the opportunity to redeem themselves, former Oregon TE Colt Lyerla was given one by the Green Bay Packers.

After going undrafted, the Packers were smart to sign 21-year-old Lyerla to a free agent contract. Although he has a 4.61 speed and 39 inch vertical, he scared away teams from drafting him after quitting the Ducks team mid-season in 2013, and subsequently getting arrested for cocaine possession.…

Vernon Davis

Vernon Davis deserves a new contract

San Francisco 49ers’ tight end, Vernon Davis, wants a new contract even though he just signed a four-year deal a season ago. Jimmy Graham of the New Orleans Saints also signed a four-year deal –for $40 million. About half of it is guaranteed. It’s not that much more than Davis’ 4-Year $36.75 million contract, though, by comparison only about one-third, or $11.112 million is guaranteed.

It’s figures like 11.112 that make me love talking about re-negotiating contracts about as much as I like eating raisins.…

Denver Broncos

Broncos were forced to make changes

After an embarrassing showing in the Super Bowl, the Denver Broncos had to make some changes – most of these being on defense. The offense has also made some changes; however, it is unlikely the offense, led by the Peyton Manning passing attack, will be slowed down much.

The defense ranked 7th at stopping the run and a dismal 27th vs. the passing attack last year, should show considerable improvement. The Broncos let longtime, and past his prime cornerback Champ Bailey, go to Miami.…