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49ers: The Curse of Jim Harbaugh?

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The San Francisco 49ers were a goal line stand away from winning their sixth Super Bowl back in 2012. Jim Harbaugh took the team to the Super Bowl in only his second season as Head Coach. Now in 2015 the 49ers are looking at rebuilding.  While you can look at the positives of signing Torrey Smith to replace Michael Crabtree, the negatives are just through the roof. It seems as if Jed York was blessed with the gift of Jim Harbaugh, and when he didn’t want it, he fired him. I’m sorry, I meant “mutually parted ways” with Harbaugh. Thus the Curse of Jim Harbaugh was born. How else would you explain the recent retirements by Chris Borland and Patrick Willis. Well ok, Willis is retiring due to an injury, and Borland is retiring due to health concerns post-NFL. Justin Smith is thinking about retirement while LB Chase Thomas just tore his ACL working out. Yes, players...

NFL Free Agency: Overrated Free Agents of 2015

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It seems like it was yesterday the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl, yet here we are days away from Free Agency. NFL Free Agency, one of the big reasons why the NFL has so much parity. Even with the cap increase of ten million from last season, teams are struggling to get under the cap by the new league year. Each year players are let go and new players are signed, as teams look to fill a void before the start of the draft. Though, buyer beware as a player may not be who you think your getting. You see it every year where teams over pay to lure free agents, but also they just simply fall for the hype of some players. Next week will be no different as I present to you the top five overrated free agents of 2015. 5. Avoid Ravens Free Agents: There is one constant every March, the Baltimore Ravens have key free agents that 31 other teams drool over. They sign those players thinking...

NFL Draft: Johnny Manziel makes Browns contenders

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The first round of the 2014 NFL Draft is now in the books and the Cleveland Browns have made Johnny Manziel their guy. Manziel was linked to the Browns at four but the Bills traded up to four getting Sammy Watkins. The Browns knew they could get Manziel later so after moving up one spot to eight after trading down to nine, the Browns drafted Oklahoma St. Cornerback Justin Gilbert. So they passed on him at 8 but in predictable fashion made another trade to move up from 26 to their famous number twenty-two pick. Let’s remind you, they selected Brady Quinn and Brandon Weeden at 22 in 2007 and 2012 respectively. They then moved up to get Johnny Manziel and boy is the third time the charm for the Browns. Johnny Manziel is a game changer, and remember what they did with Hoyer last season. Now you put Manziel, who is more talented than Hoyer under center and the Browns can compete not...

Why Mark Cuban was right; Fan backlash to come?

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A few weeks back, Dallas Mavericks Owner and star of Shark Tank, Mark Cuban had some pretty interesting words to say about the NFL. He had some very choice words to say the least, but hey what does he know the ratings for the 2014 NFL Draft were…… oh it hasn’t happened yet. So instead of boring you with the billionth mock draft, let’s focus on what Cuban said and whether he was right or not.   “I think the NFL is 10 years away from an implosion. I’m just telling you, pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered. And they’re getting hoggy. Just watch. Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered. When you try to take it too far, people turn the other way.” Now let me be clear, every business has followed this model when they have a lot of success. This isn’t just the NFL, name any big name corporation and they are guilty of it.  Cuban is also right...

Ray Lewis: Pro-Files

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Ray Lewis was truly the last of a dying breed in the NFL and it was a testament to his health and training he was able to play for so many years. When one talks about the linebacker position it’s amazing to think he was able to play for as long as he did. The 1996 NFL Draft will always be remembered as the draft that set the Baltimore Ravens up for their first championship but for over a decade of success. Ray was a part of a record setting defense in 2000 that accumulated in the Ravens first Super Bowl Championship. Ray was named appropriately named Super Bowl MVP. Thanks to Ray Lewis, there were many other great Ravens defenses over the years that had opposing offenses shaking in their boots every time they played the Ravens. On the field, Ray Lewis is remembered as a leader and a field general whose emotional spirit touched not only the players around him but every Ravens fan...