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Justin Blackmon’s time is over in Jacksonville

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Justin Blackmon will never see another down in the city of Jacksonville, at least as a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars anyways. Currently suspended by the NFL for violating the league’s substance abuse policies, Blackmon has wasted the early part of his career and if he doesn’t turn his life around, his future as well. With the draft over and the Jags picking two receivers in round two, the writing is on the wall for Blackmon to never play here again. Drafted with the 5th overall pick in 2012, the Jaguars traded up to get Blackmon and before he signed a contract with the team, got a DUI in Oklahoma and already cost himself millions of dollars and had one strike against him. The talented WR went on to have the best rookie receiving year in Jacksonville and the team’s fans were ecstatic about the possibility of decent WR since Jimmy Smith. But his inner demons were raising their ugly...

Texans found their franchise QB?

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The Houston Texans know Ryan Fitzpatrick and Case Keenum are not the long-term answer, but they do offer a stop gap solution. As the 2014 NFL Draft inched closed it was apparent the Texans were going to move on Jadeveon Clowney, but we all knew it was a matter of time till they found a quarterback. The Texans drafted QB Tom Savage from Pitt in the fourth round. The knock on Tom Savage is obviously his inability to stay at one school. He started his career at Rutgers in 2009 and was named the Scarlet Knights’ most valuable player.  After sitting out most of 2010 he would then transfer to Arizona in 2011, but would transfer again to Pitt in 2012. He was a success in 2013 passing for 2,958 yards and 21 touchdowns, including a six-touchdown performance against Duke. Savage is the ideal, big, tall and strong-arm quarterback who can make all the throws from the pocket. According to...

Will the Texans regret selecting Jadeveon Clowney?

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A physical specimen with a rare size-speed combination (NFL.com) One of the most exciting defensive players to enter the NFL draft in recent memory (YahooSports.com) A lock for the top pick (FoxSports.com) If you listen to this it seems the Houston Texans just selected the best overall player available in the 2014 NFL Draft. But, according to others the surrounding questions regarding his work ethic could make the Texans regret selecting Jadeveon Clowney. Questions regarding Clowney’s work ethic have bothered him since the start of the 2013 season. South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier was asked about Clowney’s work ethic. He called it just “OK.” Spurrier said other recent Gamecocks, like Marcus Lattimore, were harder workers. Shouldn’t that be a signal or is it OK to overlook something like this? According to Yahoo Sports, “it was remarkable how good...

Jim Irsay doesn’t belong in the NFL

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Indianapolis Colts CEO Jim Irsay just showed another example that money can’t buy class or decency. Released earlier,  Irsay issued a statement of thanks to those who are supporting him during this time, but no one should support what Irsay did.  After Jim Irsay’s arrest, a source told the Indy Star the Colts owner is a “sick, sick man. There’s no place for a sick, sick man in the NFL. Especially one who owns 100% of the Colts, a franchise valued by Forbes as the 11th most valuable in the league at $1.6 billion. It’s a sad story, as anyone who has these type of issues can tell you, But Tony Kornheiser from PTI stated publicly  “He should be suspended immediately, and he should be suspended indefinitely.” Why should he be treated like anyone else who involved in the NFL? As recently as last October, Irsay stated on Twitter of his 15 years of...

Jaguars’ Luke Joeckel starting all over

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The Jacksonville Jaguars believed they had solidified a position on the offensive line by drafting Luke Joeckel. So much so, they traded away left tackle Eugene Monroe to the Baltimore Ravens after four games. Leave it to the Jaguars, the very next game Joeckel was lost for the season with an ankle injury. Selected No. 2 overall in the 2013 NFL Draft, Luke Joeckel is starting all over after only playing 12 snaps at his natural position of left tackle. “Obviously, he would have benefited from playing this year,” Yarno said, adding, “He has abilities that the average player doesn’t have. He truly has the opportunity to develop into a really good left tackle – maybe one of the better in the league. And he has a passion for the game of football, which is the No. 1 element. I just think he’ll keep getting better. He’s a great kid and he really wants it.” – Jaguars.com Luke...

Wait, the Browns actually did something right?

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As it stands, the Cleveland Browns finally made a decision which improved and will improve the organization going forward. I know, hard to believe…but by trading Trent Richardson and obtaining the 26th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft they may have seen something in Richardson before anyone else.  Richardson ended the year averaging 2.9 yards per rush — the third-lowest mark in the league for running backs with 100 or more carries. He never gained more than 65 yards in a game, and had just two runs of 15 yards or longer. His playoff stats were even worse. A whopping four carries for one yard and one fumble. According to ESPN.com, Richardson said he plans to spend the offseason delving into the playbook. “Learn the system, not just memorizing it. Learning the whole concept of the system. There’s a difference between having it memorized and feeling comfortable with the...