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Vontae Davis - Quitter?

Vontae Davis - Quitter? | NFL Football and Fandomonium | Scoop.it
For the first time since his abrupt in-game retirement, former Buffalo Bills cornerback Vontae Davis speaks out about the moment he changed his life. “I went to…
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I get that Vontae Davis wanted to go out his own way.  The thing is, it's not something you can take back.  By walking out on his team and fans, Vontae Davis ended his NFL career just like that.  What he may not know is what he will feel down the line.  Vontae Davis is "free" now, as Davis said.  Ten years, from now where will he be?  Will regrets sneak up on him for leaving so abruptly? 

 

As a former player, retiring from the NFL was bittersweet.  No more pain.  No more meetings.  No more stress. Also, no more checks.  No more camaraderie.  No more games.  It hits you later.  It hits you hard.  

 

Good luck to you, Vontae.

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Odell Beckham needs to grow up | NY Giants News

Odell Beckham needs to grow up | NY Giants News | NFL Football and Fandomonium | Scoop.it
ORLANDO, Fla. — Tired.
That is how John Mara described feeling about the bombardment of questions that comes flying at him whenever Odell Beckham Jr
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Not much to say on this one but GROW UP!  Odell has the world at his fingertips but some bad decisions could derail his future.  We've all seen it before with someone as famous as him. There is a pattern of incidents that start, and he has had multiple incidents on the field and off.  I don't think we need to worry about him shaving his head like Britney Spears did back in the day.  He is to in love with himself to do something like that.

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Goodell Watch | 2017 NFL season football ratings are down

Goodell Watch | 2017 NFL season football ratings are down | NFL Football and Fandomonium | Scoop.it
The trend is clear: NFL TV numbers are declining. One big-dollar sponsor, the Papa John's pizza chain, is pointing a finger at commissioner Roger Goodell for his seeming inaction on player protests.
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Averages for NFL games this season have attracted 14.8 million viewers, compared to 15.6 million for 2016.  Hmm.  Might want to squash this soon Roger.  Your time is almost up.  Either way it looks like Pizza Hut and Papa Johns have started to use this to their advantage.  Can you say pizza war!

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Steelers' Alejandro Villanueva, who stood alone for the national anthem, leads the NFL in jersey sales

Steelers' Alejandro Villanueva, who stood alone for the national anthem, leads the NFL in jersey sales | NFL Football and Fandomonium | Scoop.it
Steelers OT Alejandro Villanueva stood alone for the national anthem. His jersey is the NFL's top seller for the last 24 hours.
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Alejandro Villanueva is the anti-Kaepernick.  Yes, he has already apologized for "unintentionally throwing his teammates under the bus" by standing alone for the national anthem.  I think he is showing decency for the flag and our country. He stood for those who stood for him and showed respect for those who served and sacrificed.  It is no surprise that his jersey is now one of the hottest selling jerseys in the NFL.  People love this country and appreciate when celebrities and professional athletes do to.  Mad respect to Alejandro Villanueva and thank you for your service!

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Terrell Owens says it’s ‘a joke’ he’s not playing ‘right now’ | NFL Kickoff 2017

Terrell Owens says it’s ‘a joke’ he’s not playing ‘right now’ | NFL Kickoff 2017 | NFL Football and Fandomonium | Scoop.it
"Even though I’m 43, trust me, I’m not your average 43-year-old,” the former wide receiver said.
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Should Terrell Owens be in the NFL Hall of Fame?   Of course.  He will be the first to tell you he should be.  Can he still play?  Perhaps.  In all seriousness, he would last a couple of plays before an Achilles tendon would give.  43 years old is ancient for a skill player in the league.  Go quietly into that goodnight T.O.

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Dak Prescott 'not at all' tempted to protest national anthem | National Anthem Protests

Dak Prescott 'not at all' tempted to protest national anthem | National Anthem Protests | NFL Football and Fandomonium | Scoop.it

"While protests of the national anthem continue to pick up steam, Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott says he will not be joining the ranks of those kneeling."

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"I mean, it's bigger than I think some of us think," he said. "It's just important for me to go out there, hand over my heart, represent our country and just be thankful and not take anything I've been given and my freedom for granted." - Dak Prescott

 

Wow!  What a champ!

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2018 NFL Mock Draft - DraftBlaster - NFL Draft Coverage

2018 NFL Mock Draft - DraftBlaster - NFL Draft Coverage | NFL Football and Fandomonium | Scoop.it
2018 NFL Mock Draft, including NFL draft player profiles, 2018 draft scouting profiles, and NFL mock draft articles.
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The Case for Pat Bowlen

The Case for Pat Bowlen | NFL Football and Fandomonium | Scoop.it

Among the many great achievements that Pat Bowlen has accomplished for the Broncos, bringing in John Elway is potentially his greatest move.

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Pat Bowlen should be in the NFL Hall of Fame too.  

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Michael Vick said that Colin Kaepernick needs a haircut before he can return to the NFL

Michael Vick said that Colin Kaepernick needs a haircut before he can return to the NFL | NFL Football and Fandomonium | Scoop.it
"The first thing we got to get Colin to do is cut his hair."
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Couldn't agree more!  Colin Kaepernick needs to do something to change the way he is viewed if he wants to play again.  If he doesn't want to play anymore then so be it.  

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Joe Thomas Says He's Already Experiencing Memory Loss

Joe Thomas Says He's Already Experiencing Memory Loss | NFL Football and Fandomonium | Scoop.it
Browns All-Pro tackle Joe Thomas was a guest on In Depth With Graham Bensinger, and he spoke candidly about the ways in which football may have already affected his brain.
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He is only 32.  Imagine when he is in his 40's like my generation.  We love the game though so we would still......wait, what was I saying?    ..........oh yea.  We would still play again.  No better sport in the world, warts and all!  Boom!

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OTL: Concussion settlement takes nasty turn

OTL: Concussion settlement takes nasty turn | NFL Football and Fandomonium | Scoop.it
The $1 billion NFL concussion settlement -- six years in the making yet still to deliver a penny to former players for football-related brain injuries -- has taken a disconcerting turn.
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6 years!  The NFL needs to close this out fast.  With Kaepernick's National Anthem fiasco last year and the decline in TV Ratings, they would be wise to get this out of the media and pay up.  Just my opinion.

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NFL owners approve Raiders' move from Oakland to Las Vegas

NFL owners approve Raiders' move from Oakland to Las Vegas | NFL Football and Fandomonium | Scoop.it
NFL owners approved the Oakland Raiders' move to Las Vegas at the league meetings on Monday. Owners voted 31-1 to approve the move. The dissenting vote wasn't immediately announced.
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Well, they did it.  As much as I hate the Raiders, looks like I may want to go to Sin City to see them play!

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Reporter has no idea he’s talking to NFL superstar Adrian Peterson

Reporter has no idea he’s talking to NFL superstar Adrian Peterson | NFL Football and Fandomonium | Scoop.it
HOUSTON, Texas -- A reporter in Houston had one job to do -- interview a regular person walking down the street. Instead, he scored an interview with the NFL superstar every sports reporter has questions for.
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HA!  That is awesome!

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Mike Tomlin’s anti-celebration stance is surprising

Mike Tomlin’s anti-celebration stance is surprising | NFL Football and Fandomonium | Scoop.it
Tomlin gave two reasons he doesn’t like celebrations, something his team does more than anyone.
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I agree with Tomlin on this.  The celebrations are stupid.  They may not take away from the game for fans, but for the teams, they are ridiculous.  

 

These "celebrations" are choreographed.  The players don't make them up on the spot anymore so they come off contrived.  They aren't spontaneous so you know they practiced them sometime leading up to game day.  Didn't they have better things to do during the prep week like film study?! 

 

My main beef is how juvenile the celebrations are.  Grown men, alleged gladiators of the modern era, acting like high school kids making the equivalent of on field memes.  

 

This is PRO football.  Professional athletes play pro football.  Yes, it is still a game but It's become a joke.  The league deserves better from the players.  Act like pros.

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Verizon scores huge new deal with NFL | NFL News

Verizon scores huge new deal with NFL | NFL News | NFL Football and Fandomonium | Scoop.it
Verizon announces an extensive deal with the NFL that will allow it to stream all games across Verizon-owned media properties, like Yahoo, on mobile phones—and not just to Verizon customers.
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The NFL and Verizon agree to a monstrous deal, but will it make streaming online easier?  Will it only be available to Verizon customers?  Either way it is a big win for the NFL and Roger Goodell.  It's to bad I am on another mobile carrier.

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Fitzmagic Wall of Horrors | Curse of Ryan Fitzpatrick

Fitzmagic Wall of Horrors | Curse of Ryan Fitzpatrick | NFL Football and Fandomonium | Scoop.it

Be afraid, be very afraid. Fitzpatrick is a Harvard-educated, bearded, specter of misery. His list of exploits is impressive, his tally of victims vast. Fitzpatrick might come to a town near you, and watch out if he does — because misfortune is about to befall your quarterback.

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With Halloween coming up it makes perfect sense that the curse of Ryan Fitzpatrick got Jameis Winston.  I'm hearing Jacksonville Fans wish the Jags would have signed Fitz!

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Brian Hoyer: 'The situation in Cleveland was a joke, really a circus' | NFL Schedule 

Brian Hoyer: 'The situation in Cleveland was a joke, really a circus' | NFL Schedule  | NFL Football and Fandomonium | Scoop.it
The former Browns quarterback is now the No. 1 in San Francisco
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When rookie second-round pick DeShone Kizer takes the field for the Browns on Sunday against the Steelers, he will be the team's 27th different starting quarterback since 1999, when the team returned to the NFL. And out of those previous 26 starters, only one has a winning record as the Browns' quarterback: Brian Hoyer went 10-6 during his two years in Cleveland. Naturally, the team chose not to re-sign him after the 2014 season and instead anointed Johnny Manziel as the franchise's future.

The Browns released Manziel after the 2015 season and he's been out of football ever since.

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A new NFL season brings a bevy of changes to the game's rules

A new NFL season brings a bevy of changes to the game's rules | NFL Football and Fandomonium | Scoop.it
Like every NFL season, there are plenty of changes this year, including new rules and tweaked old ones, big-name players switching cities, and record books that are waiting to be rewritten.
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Let the games begin!

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A First-Timer's Guide To Getting Started With Fantasy Football | NFL Season 2017-2018 

A First-Timer's Guide To Getting Started With Fantasy Football | NFL Season 2017-2018  | NFL Football and Fandomonium | Scoop.it
You’ve probably familiarized yourself with fantasy football's’s scoring system, rules, and guidelines. Now all that’s left is the exciting part: the draft!
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The NFL season is a little over a week away.  That means fantasy football too!  In order to master your fantasy football draft, you must build from the bottom-up to take advantage of value down your draft board.

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Jim Brown:  "I don't desecrate my flag and my national anthem."

Jim Brown:  "I don't desecrate my flag and my national anthem." | NFL Football and Fandomonium | Scoop.it

"Colin has to make up his mind whether he's truly an activist or he's a football player," Brown said. "Football is commercial. You have owners. You have fans. And you want to honor that if you're making that kind of money. ...

"You have to understand there's intelligence that's involved, OK? I can't be two things at once that contradict each other. If I sign for money, then the people I sign with, they have rules and regulations."

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Jim Brown is  a legend!!!! 

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NFL training camp 2017: Start dates for each team

NFL training camp 2017: Start dates for each team | NFL Football and Fandomonium | Scoop.it
NFL training camp begins for many teams this week. What time do NFL training camps open and where will all the teams be holding them at this summer?
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Who are the teams to beat this year?  Will Deshaun Watson be the starter in Houston?  Is Mile Garrett the next Von Miller?  Who will be a bust this year?  Will Kirk Cousins ever get paid?  NFL Season is upon us.

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2017 Draft: Fantasy Football Winners and Losers

2017 Draft: Fantasy Football Winners and Losers | NFL Football and Fandomonium | Scoop.it
After months of prospect evaluation, the NFL draft has come and gone. Now that we know which rookies have landed on which teams, we can begin to assess the fantasy football landscape for 2017. Here are two winners and losers ...
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The 2017 NFL Draft is finally over!  Thank God.  Now get to finalizing the teams and get ready for the regular season.

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Mel Kiper reveals one QB is separating from the pack in the 2017 NFL Draft

Mel Kiper reveals one QB is separating from the pack in the 2017 NFL Draft | NFL Football and Fandomonium | Scoop.it
While there is little consensus over who is the best quarterback in the 2017 NFL Draft, Texas Tech’s Patrick Mahomes II might separating himself from the p
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I watched this kid last year and he looks legit.  He is a gunslinger and they say he can't run a pro style offense.  I say he can.  

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John Elway says Tony Romo's name never came up with Stephen Jones

John Elway says Tony Romo's name never came up with Stephen Jones | NFL Football and Fandomonium | Scoop.it
Despite spending days with son of Cowboys owner, Broncos boss never discussed QB.
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Who cares, the guy is done.  Who wants him?  No one.  He is damaged goods.  Too many injuries to count so it is risky for anyone to sign him.  

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NFL salary cap climbs to $167M in 2017

NFL salary cap climbs to $167M in 2017 | NFL Football and Fandomonium | Scoop.it
The NFL salary cap will be $167 million per team for the 2017 season, an increase of $12 million over last year.
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100 Millllllion Dolllllllllars!  Wow!  I played in the wrong decade!!!  The cap was $58,000,000 when I balled.

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