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How NFL failed on two fronts to protect Cam Newton
The NFL and its referees have some explaining to do after Cam Newton’s head was used as a piñata by the Broncos’ ferocious pass rush in the league’s opener on Thursday night. The two questions surrounding the Panthers quarterback: Why were there not more penalties called for blatant head shots? And why was he allowed...
70 points by New York Post | American football American football positions Athletic trainer The League The Play Blitz Ad nauseam Athletic training
Solich returns to Big 12 country as Ohio plays Kansas
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Frank Solich has only fond memories of leading teams against Kansas. Now the longtime coach of Ohio, Solich spent six years running Nebraska's juggernaut in the 1990s and early 2000s. He never lost to the Jayhawks, spanking them by an average margin of 40-9. Things may ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | American football positions American football Canadian football Big 12 Conference Quarterback Texas Blitz Fullback
Niyo: Austin's Lions defense under the gun
Austin's defense under the gun        
-1 points by The Detroit News | American football positions Ndamukong Suh 2009 NFL Draft Blitz Defense American football Linebacker A Little Bit
Niyo: Austin's defense under the gun
Austin's defense under the gun        
-1 points by The Detroit News | American football positions Ndamukong Suh 2009 NFL Draft Blitz Defense American football Linebacker A Little Bit
Time for Bears defense to finally develop reputation again, be the difference
A press release arrived recently announcing Bears linebacker legends Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs will host a party on the eve of Sunday's season opener against the Texans. Later on television appeared the face of former Bears defensive tackle Israel Idonije, who gets paid to provide insight....
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Chicago Bears American football positions American football Tampa 2 Linebacker Blitz National Football League Bill Belichick
'Even better version' possible for Lions' Pro Bowler Ansah
Ansah is entering his fourth season in the NFL, and is coming off easily his best showing, when he racked up 14.5 sacks while playing all 16 games last season.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | American football positions American football Ndamukong Suh Blitz National Football League Indianapolis Colts Linebacker Haloti Ngata
Linebacker Dowell comes up big for Michigan State
Dowell played in 13 games as a true freshman in 2015 but saw limited time at linebacker.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Linebacker American football Michigan State University Blitz The Play American football positions Mark Dantonio American football terminology
Guregian: Patriots defense poised to unleash surprise weapon on opponents
FOXBORO — The Denver Broncos reminded everyone last season that having a great pass rush can be the ticket to a championship.The Patriots, of course, saw up close how that worked during the AFC Championship Game. And now they’re hatching their own recipe for getting to the quarterback.They might not have clones of Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware (or even Chandler Jones, who was dealt to Arizona), but they have something that’s going to make their pass rush devastating.Call it the element of surprise.
16 points by Boston Herald | National Football League AFC Championship Game Quarterback American football Blitz 2005 New England Patriots season NFC Championship Game Super Bowl
Tuesday's roundup Cousins feels he still must prove himself
Former Spartans star is playing for long-term deal        
-1 points by The Detroit News | American football quarterbacks American football Blitz San Antonio Spurs American football positions Jay Gruden Quarterback Field goal
What we learned: Injuries hampered rookie Leonard Floyd's progress
The Bears on Wednesday intensified preparations for Sunday's season opener against the Texans by beginning to install their game plan. A severe thunderstorm blew through Lake Forest during practice and forced the Bears to move indoors. Here are three things we learned at Halas Hall: 1. Injuries...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Chicago Bears American football positions Linebacker American football Tampa 2 National Football League Lake Forest Illinois Blitz
UNLV spring Day 11 recap: Jason ‘Pops’ Fao controls the middle
It’s easy to remember defensive tackle Jason Fao for his nickname and outgoing personality, but he wants to be known as the dominant run stuffer for UNLV in his senior season.
-1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | American football positions American football Quarterback Given name Blitz Long Beach City College Rush Grocery store
Wyoming football to don full pads Saturday in spring practice
Wyoming will be in full pads for the first time during spring practice on Saturday in Laramie.
1 points by The Denver Post | American football American football positions Black-and-white films Wyoming Achilles tendon Blitz Tendon Laramie Wyoming
Justin Rogers' NFL mock draft 2.0
       
-2 points by The Detroit News | American football American football positions Linebacker Quarterback Blitz Draft Tight end Conscription in the United States
Jets enter offseason at telling crossroads that starts with QB
With Super Bowl LI in the rearview mirror, the 2017 offseason officially has begun for the Jets, who are looking to bounce back from a disappointing 5-11 year. This is going to be an offseason of transition for the team, which could part ways with some of its big names. Darrelle Revis is the biggest...
39 points by New York Post | American football positions American football 2010 Pro Bowl Canadian football Blitz Hail Mary pass Veteran Free agent
Khalil Mack beats out Von Miller for Defensive Player of the Year by one vote
Von Miller will have to wait at least another year to secure The Associated Press defensive player of the year award. Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack beat the Broncos outside linebacker by one vote.
584 points by The Denver Post | American football positions American football Washington Redskins Super Bowl San Francisco 49ers Blitz Chicago Bears National Football League
Defensive stand fuels Arbor View
Arbor View’s Nick Stevenson dropped Legacy receiver Marquell Evans for a 7-yard loss during a goal-line stand early in the third quarter, and the host Aggies went on to a 26-14 victory over rival Legacy.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | American football Touchdown End zone Safety Blitz
Arbor View stampedes Legacy to reach third straight Sunset regional final
Never has the “Battle of the Bulls” felt like a more appropriate name for the rivalry between Arbor View and Legacy High than Friday night’s Sunrise regional semifinal game. ...
-2 points by Las Vegas Sun | American football American football positions End zone Touchdown Safety The Other Guys Lorenzo Neal Blitz
That loud noise you heard this week was the Bears season getting worse
For a 2-7 football team, the Bears sure have a lot to say. And the more their silliness surfaced this week, the more you understood why they are one of the four worst teams in the NFL. Start with outside linebacker Pernell McPhee, apparently overpaid by the syllable, who made sure the Bears would...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Super Bowl National Football League New York Giants American football Tampa Bay Buccaneers Chicago Bears Eli Manning Blitz
Why Giants believe Olivier Vernon, JPP are about to terrorize QBs
There is an emerging belief among Big Blue that Jason Pierre-Paul and Olivier Vernon are primed to be Monsters of the Meadowlands beginning Sunday against the former Monsters of the Midway. “Anytime, I think, when you play the New York Giants defense, you have to game plan against me,” JPP said Thursday. “And just knowing...
112 points by New York Post | New York Giants American football positions 1986 New York Giants season Super Bowl XLII American football New York Jets Meadowlands Sports Complex Blitz
Wildcats to start Trevor Knight at quarterback against URI
DURHAM – Early in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s 22-21 loss at Dartmouth, University of New Hampshire starting quarterback Trevor Knight was pulled in favor of backup Adam Riese. The Wildcats had an 11-point lead at the time, but Knight was, “missing some things,” according to UNH Coach Sean McDon...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | American football positions American football Blitz University of New Hampshire Touchdown
Michigan State’s Davis says the wait was worth it
Getting Davis comfortable is the biggest challenge. He played one play against the Fighting Irish.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Big Ten Conference American football Michigan State University East Lansing Michigan Lansing Michigan Blitz Central Collegiate Hockey Association American football positions
Chicago teams come to grips with star players' hand injuries
Chicago sports fans must feel like fate has given them the finger, or at least the thumb. Three pivotal players have come down with thumb injuries within the last two weeks (Facebook's thumbs-up "like" button should get a bandage on it just for Chicago users). Below, we try to get a handle on each...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Chicago Bears Playoffs American football Injury National Football League Blitz Jay Cutler Linebacker
As Bears defense reshuffles, Jerrell Freeman's 'fired-up calmness' a key
Early in the second quarter Monday night, running back Wendell Smallwood slithered out into a screen pattern, a play the Eagles offense hadn't previously put on film. Still, Bears inside linebacker Jerrell Freeman had it read and before Smallwood even turned back toward quarterback Carson Wentz,...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | American football positions Chicago Bears American football Blitz Linebacker Tampa 2 Defense Tight end
Bears Q&A: Changes at the top, changes at QB, changes at RB and more
The Tribune's Brad Biggs answers your questions weekly. Will Ryan Pace and John Fox be with the Bears next season? -- @michaelwinston4 If the Bears keep swapping out general managers and coaches in quick order, as they have done under Chairman George McCaskey, they’ll start being compared with...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | American football positions National Football League Chicago Bears Quarterback Jay Cutler Jay Barker Blitz American football
Michigan vs Penn State: College football game preview, predictions, score
By Mike Sullivan, The Sports Xchange Jabrill Peppers unquestionably is one of the most athletic college football players in the nation.
7 points by UPI | American football American football positions Blitz
Drama-weary USC reacts to quarterback change with a shrug
Max Browne was surprised. Sam Darnold was caught off guard. Clay Helton informed his quarterbacks Sunday evening that he was switching starters, from Browne to Darnold. He informed the rest of the team in their first team meeting on Monday. The reaction? “It was pretty steady,” linebacker Michael...
8 points by Los Angeles Times | American football American football positions Tight end Quarterback Canadian football Linebacker End zone Blitz
Chiacgo Bears QB Jay Cutler 'concerned' after injuring right thumb
The Sports Xchange Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler sustained a sprained right thumb in Monday's loss to the Philadelphia Eagles and his status is day-to-day, according to coach John Fox.
-1 points by UPI | Chicago Bears United Press International American football positions American football William Randolph Hearst International News Service Blitz News World Communications
Patriots turn to third-string QB Brissett after Garoppolo injury
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – It’s Jacoby Brissett’s tryout now.The Patriots third-string quarterback came on in relief against Miami on Sunday after Tom Brady’s top substitute was injured, inheriting a 21-point lead from Jimmy Garoppolo before piloting New England to a 31-24 victory.A rookie who was drafted...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | National Football League Roger Goodell American football Super Bowl New England Patriots Tom Brady Blitz Quarterback
Jabrill Peppers jumps at chance to do even more for Michigan football
Against Hawaii, he played more snaps than anyone, saw time at linebacker, safety and punt returner        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | American football American football positions Linebacker Jim Harbaugh Blitz End zone Punt and Dennis Glossary of American football
Kate Upton’s hot take on ‘disgraceful’ NFL protests
Arian Foster, Jelani Jenkins, Michael Thomas and Kenny Stills were down on their right knee during the national anthem Sunday.
-1 points by New York Post | American football positions September 11 attacks American football September 11 San Francisco 49ers Blitz The Star-Spangled Banner Detroit Tigers
Rams vs. 49ers: How they match up
Rams pass offense vs. 49ers pass defense: The Rams can’t go anywhere but up after finishing last in the NFL in passing offense last season. Quarterback Case Keenum does not have a huge arm, but he was efficient during four exhibition games. In six games last season, Keenum completed 61% of his...
-1 points by Los Angeles Times | American football American football positions Linebacker Tight end National Football League American football terminology Blitz Seattle Seahawks
Kate Upton: Dolphins’ national anthem protest “a disgrace”
Supermodel Kate Upton has condemned the four Miami Dolphins players who knelt during the national anthem, writing on Instagram that their actions are "a disgrace to those people who have served and currently serve our country."
-1 points by The Denver Post | American football positions San Francisco 49ers September 11 attacks September 11 Miami Dolphins American football Blitz The Star-Spangled Banner
Kate Upton: Dolphins' national anthem protest 'a disgrace'
NEW YORK (AP) — Supermodel Kate Upton has condemned the four Miami Dolphins players who knelt during the national anthem, writing on Instagram that their actions are "a disgrace to those people who have served and currently serve our country."
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | American football American football positions San Francisco 49ers Blitz Canadian football Tight end Chicago Bears National Football League
Will Fuller touchdown leaves Bears defense grasping for answers
Danny Trevathan wished he had a better answer. The Bears inside linebacker stood in front of his locker Sunday still bothered by the Texans' go-ahead touchdown, an 18-yard catch-and-run by Will Fuller on a wide receiver screen with 12 minutes, 44 seconds left in the Bears' 23-14 loss. "I knew that...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | American football Chicago Bears American football terminology American football positions Canadian football terminology Blitz Linebacker Tight end
Todd Bowles in no mood to talk about Jets’ one offensive star
The Jets debut of Matt Forte was one of the positives the team could take away from Sunday’s 23-22 loss to the Bengals at MetLife Stadium. Forte ran for 96 yards on 22 carries and caught five passes for 59 yards, giving the Jets’ offense an interesting dimension for this season. “He’s a pro’s pro,”...
8 points by New York Post | American football American football positions 2008 NFL Draft Blitz Quarterback Linebacker Tight end Ryan Fitzpatrick
Eddie Vanderdoes' knee appears to be OK; it's the rest of UCLA's defense that's raising concerns
UCLA’s interior defensive line received the news it wanted Sunday after an evaluation of tackle Eddie Vanderdoes’ left knee appeared to reveal only a mild injury. Vanderdoes was sidelined in the second quarter of the Bruins’ 42-21 victory over Nevada Las Vegas on Saturday at the Rose Bowl and did...
11 points by Los Angeles Times | American football positions American football Jim L. Mora Quarterback Blitz Mountain West Conference Jim Mora Tom Bradley
The Jets defensive line is beyond the menace QBs feared
If you stood around the lockers of the Jets’ defensive linemen after Sunday’s season-opening 23-22 loss to the Bengals, you might have been left with the mistaken impression the Jets actually won the game. In fairness, none of the Jets linemen was happy with the end result. But, in the “what-positives-do-you-take-out-of-this-loss?’’ category, the Jets front...
29 points by New York Post | American football positions American football Game Linebacker Blitz 2007 TCU Horned Frogs football team Tight end
NFL, union to investigate handling of hit on Newton
Both will look into whether the Panthers were right to not put him in concussion protocol.         
314 points by Arizona Republic | Roger Goodell National Football League American football Penalty Denver Broncos Carolina Panthers Fine Blitz
NFL, NFLPA to investigate handling of hits on Cam Newton in Broncos game
The NFL and NFL Players Association will investigate the implementation of its concussion protocol last Thursday, when Panthers quarterback Cam Newton sustained multiple helmet-to-helmet hits from Broncos defenders.
806 points by The Denver Post | National Football League Players Association American football Editing National Football League Blitz Collective bargaining American football positions Newspaper
No. 9 Georgia escapes Nicholls, 26-24
By Anthony Dasher, The Sports Xchange ATHENS, Ga. -- There were no overturned chairs, no words unsuitable for print, and basically every response was given in careful, well-thought out terms.
2 points by UPI | American football American football positions Coming out Canadian football Blitz Bulldog Georgia Bulldogs football United Press International
Denver Broncos' win not without mistakes
The Sports Xchange DENVER -- The Denver Broncos made enough mistakes to lose.
22 points by UPI | Denver Broncos American football positions John Elway Super Bowl Blitz National Football League Gary Kubiak American football
U-M football vs. UCF, scouting report, prediction
Free Press sports writer Mark Snyder breaks down and predicts Saturday's Michigan-Central Florida game        
12 points by Detroit Free Press | American football American football positions Canadian football University of Michigan Safety Florida Blitz Fielding Yost
Broncos defend fiery, hard-hitting style against Cam Newton
The Broncos on Friday defended their aggressive, hard-hitting style of play against Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. “We’re going to treat him like a running back. You have to hit him,” said Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall.
2657 points by The Denver Post | American football American football positions Gary Kubiak Play Tight end Blitz