Tag Archives: ESPN

How Will Russell Wilson Do In 2013?

23 Jun

After shocking most of the NFL with his play as a rookie, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson appears to be a star on the rise. The question is, can he take the next step and lead his team to the Super Bowl?

Perhaps the best attribute Wilson had as a rookie is his ability to make smart decisions and avoid turnovers. He had just 13 turnovers the entire season, including just five in his last 13 games. Unlike fellow 2nd year players Robert Griffin III and Andrew Luck, all Wilson has to do is control the ball and be a steady signal caller to get the Seahawks in Super Bowl contention.

Russell Wilson

His poise also showed on the road, especially in the playoffs. Most quarterbacks can handle winning and playing well at home, but it takes a special player to turn the corner and have success on the road. He did just that when he went to Atlanta and beat up on the Falcons. Leading the offense to big numbers will equal a lot of wins for the Seahawks, who have a top three defense in the entire league.

As great as he was as a rookie, there are things he can improve on. There were times when he held onto the ball too long, but that is just making an adjustment to the pro game. His arm strength and accuracy on deep passes could also use some help, and with Percy Harvin now on the team, he has another incentive to get better at it.

Russell Wilson,  Rafael Bush

Overall Wilson will have a better statistical season in 2013, as you decide on your fantasy football team names you will also have to decide how much higher in the QB rankings you will place him than last year. That mostly has to do with being the true #1 quarterback who is trusted from Week 1. Last year, many thought he would split time. Seattle will still need to receive help from their other top players to get to a Super Bowl.

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Big Missouri Welcome

29 Jan

With just days left to national signing day, Missouri fans made a highly sought after wide receiver recruit feel welcomed.

A game against Texas Tech that doesn’t necessarily get much attention, got a lot of attention this past Saturday. Star WR out of Hillcrest High in Missouri, Dorial Green-Beckham made a visit to Missouri, one of his final three schools.

Green-Beckham is the number one recruit by several scouting services. Gary Pinkel is starting to build a nice recruiting class.

Friction In The Eagle’s Locker Room ?

26 Oct

Philadelphia Eagles CB Asante Samuel don’t like the way the team’s front office is handling their business. He is of the belief that a “couple people upstairs might not” want him. Those people that he is referring to are GM Howie Roseman and President Joe Banner.

Samuel said, “It’s a business and they run it like a business and they’re going to do what they need to do. They’re playing with a lot of money, playing fantasy football, doing their thing.” [quote via CSNPhilly.com]

Tony Kornheiser Podcast Petition

2 Jun

Go to http://www.change.org/petitions/bring-tony-kornheiser-podcast-back

Sign it and spread the word
I will print out all the signatures and mail them to ESPN 980 management

UPDATE as of 6/4/11 12:05 est only 27 people have signed

Ohio State Head Coach Jim Tressel Resigns

30 May

The Columbus Dispatch reportedly obtained a memo from Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee that states Jim Tressel has announced his letter of resignation.

The memo was sent to Ohio State University trustee Monday morning states:

“I write to let you know that later this morning we will be announcing the resignation of Jim Tressel as head coach of the University’s football program. As you all know, I appointed a special committee to analyze and provide advice to me regarding issues attendant to our football program. In consultation with the senior leadership of the University and the senior leadership of the Board, I have been actively reviewing the matter and have accepted Coach Tressel’s resignation.

Assistant Coach Luke Fickell will serve as interim coach all of next season

This news isn’t quite shocking because of the allegations the football program has been under in recent months. However, Tressel made a pact with his star players accused to committed wrongdoings to stay at the program and serve a five game suspension. He was also planned to serve said suspension and return to coach the team afterward.

Below is a video from ESPN looking at the legacy of Tressel coaching career at OSU.

University of Texas: ESPNU(T) ?

20 Jan

The University of Texas has reached an agreement with ESPN on a 20-year, $300 million TV deal. ESPN will create a 24-hour television channel devoted to the Texas Longhorns. However, it has been reported that they will have only 2 or 3 football games on the network annually.

Broncos to Start Tebow

18 Dec

Perhaps one of the greatest college football players of all time is set to make his first NFL career start Sunday against the Oakland Raiders. Of course I’m talking about the one and only “Captain Tim Tebow”. Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that the University of Florida grad will be the starting QB under center for the Denver Broncos.

This should be an interesting game nonetheless.

NFL Daily Rundown

21 Sep

The Denver Broncos have issued a statement acknowledging the death of 23-year-old receiver Kenny McKinley. FOX 31 in Denver has reported that the apparent cause of death was suicide.

Steelers Re-signs QB Byron Leftwich days after letting him go

MRI revealed Darrelle Revis has a strained hamstring expected to be out 1-2 weeks

Chan Gailey announced that Ryan Fitzpatrick would be the starting QB this week

Redskin’s cornerback DeAngelo Hall says “It’s my team, my defense”

Chris Russell of ESPN 980 report that an MRI on Redskins left tackle Trent Williams’s knee revealed no structural damage.

Luke McCown has a torn ACL

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Harbaugh will be fined for making contact with an official in Sunday’s lost to Bengals.

MRI revealed that Dennis Dixon has a tear in the lateral meniscus of his left knee.

Patriots Trade Maroney To Broncos

15 Sep

Patriot’s running back Laurence Maroney has been traded to the Denver Broncos according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The Patriots will send along with Maroney a six round draft pick. Denver will give the Patriots a fourth round pick in next year’s draft.

Vince Young Wants the Heisman Trophy

14 Sep

In an interview with ESPN’s Hannah Storm Vince Young said “I definitely want it, I definitely want it. But he [Reggie Bush] won it fair and square definitely, and it’s much respect to Reggie, man. He had a great career and he’s already won a Super Bowl before me. I’m already mad about that.” Well don’t you think Reggie Bush was mad about him winning the National Championship against USC?

Young went on to say, “But at the same time I am definitely happy for him, man, and he is definitely the Heisman Trophy winner for that year. But if they send it over to me I am not going to say no to it,”

For those that don’t know, the NCAA ruled Bush ineligible for 2005 for accepting improper benefits. 2005 was the same year he won the Heisman.