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Advice for David Johnson

When you play the game of football, video is a weapon.
8 years ago
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Tiger Woods is the Lord of the Headlines

Tiger Woods is still dominating headlines but the golf world has moved on. In terms of production, this is a man that hasn't been relevant in years but whatever he does cameras, microphones and interest follows him like TMZ on Travolta.
8 years ago
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Adrian Peterson’s perdition

There's a ton of subterfuge swirling in and around the Adrian Peterson affair. Rumors and innuendo seem to be the currency used to build arguments as to where Minnesota's talented back is headed. So let me add to the speculation:
8 years ago
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The curious case of Chris Borland

Good for Chris Borland. He made an immediate decision through a long-term lens and he seems to be at peace walking away from the game he loves and played so vigorously.
8 years ago
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Markieff Morris: Do your job

"Do your job," Bill Belichick said, running his harry hands through his greasy hair. "Nobody is responsible for how you play but you…not your mother, not your aunt Edna…do…your…job."
8 years ago
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The threat of Los Angeles is a powerful one for the NFL

The NFL has always been a progressive sports league but what they have done with the L.A. market may be their masterpiece.
8 years ago
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LeBron

Recently, LeBron James tweeted something out that clearly referenced Kevin Love. He implored the social media populace to stop trying to "FIT-OUT" and start trying to "FIT-IN."
8 years ago
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James Bettcher

I will admit that it comes as a surprise to me because of the general lack of experience he has in the league.
8 years ago
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Tom Brady’s Super Bowl XLIX performance makes ‘Deflategate’ a moot point

I believe what Brady did will make everybody but Colts fans forget about Deflategate.
8 years ago
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Jim Tomsula

I really like Jim Tomsula and I respect him as a man and as a coach, but if I'm a 49ers fan I'm concerned.
8 years ago
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(Old School) Football 101

"Be he live or be he dead I'll grind his bones to make my bread." That's what I was thinking as I watched the Buckeyes destroy the Oregon Ducks in the inaugural College Football National Championship Game.
8 years ago
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It’s a good rule

Dez Bryant caught the ball. He made a football move the moment he brought his arm forward, with the ball in his left hand, toward the goal line.
8 years ago
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Players, coaches and the Point of No Return

What I'm about to write demands a premise: I have been in multiple screaming matches with teammates and even coaches.
8 years ago
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Defense and Despair

If you want to know what happens when you leave a group of boys on an island without adult supervision, read Lord of the Flies -- William Golding, 1954. If you want to know what happens to a playoff team whose strength becomes their weakness, read the NFL stat-sheet of the Carolina Panthers game.
8 years ago
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No QB controversy

The reporter was sincere. Our own Alexan Balekian asked Calais Campbell if there was a QB controversy after Drew Stanton led the Cardinals to a victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday and his response said it: Calais burst out in a belly laugh for about four seconds before he answered the question. There […]
8 years ago
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Cardinals vs. 49ers thoughts

OFFENSIVE THOUGHTS: This one could get ugly. The meat grinder is where this game is going to be decided on both sides of the ball, that violent area of the box where blood and dirt become part of the uniform and line mouth guards. The team that blocks and tackles and executes the fundamentals of […]
8 years ago
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My offensive gameplan?

First, I’m going to spread the field. The Cardinals need to bring their weapons to bare and train them on a secondary that was thoroughly confused last week. The Detroit Lions only threw the ball 32 times against the Giants and Stafford still went off. The Giants’ secondary was bad and their pass rush has […]
9 years ago
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Game plan notes: San Diego Chargers at Arizona Cardinals

The NFL season is a year-to-year proposition. What happened the year before is almost meaningless, especially when you consider what happened in the Week 1. But since preseason is even more meaningless than last year we must project what a team did in 2013 to September games. This is very unreliable but it’s the best […]
9 years ago
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Ellington the focal point?

Andre Ellington is running receiver routes. He has all camp but I’ve noticed more of this lately, the final manifestation of an offense that will try to get him the ball in many different ways. He motioned out of the backfield and ran one of the prettiest 5 routes I have ever seen. He’s going […]
9 years ago
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The anatomy of a long shot

When you talk about surprises in training camp, start with John Brown. Nobody expected a third-round receiver from Pittsburg St. to come in and absorb the offense the way he did. He’s the talk of camp, still; which speaks to how rare it is to come into the NFL from a small school and do […]
9 years ago
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Don’t you ever tweet about me!

I was glad to hear Richard Sherman say that his twitter banter with Patrick Peterson is done in fun — unlike with Michael Crabtree. “Much, much different,” Sherman said in regard to his banter with Crabtree. Crabtree aside for the moment, this is good news because Peterson has also implied that his tweets and public […]
9 years ago
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The Floyd Factor

Michael Floyd is getting ready to explode. I love it when young guys get it. I had a great moment in the dining room Tuesday — and it had nothing to do with the awesome food they serve at Cards Camp — and everything to do with something Michael Floyd told me. But let me […]
9 years ago
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John Brown is like…

Watching John Brown have a stellar practice at University of Phoenix Stadium is starting to become redundant. He stands out by making plays but there has been something else, an itch I have not been able to scratch: who does this guy remind me of? From a body type and skill set perspective, John Brown […]
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Personnel and penumbras

Personnel groups in the game of football represent the shadow world of the NFL. The chess match that football is tends to focus defenders on formation recognition and down and distance. Offenses try to confuse defenses with personnel groups while running the same plays. Personnel does matter. Should an offense get into Pair Personnel, 2-Backs, […]
9 years ago