The Miami Dolphins made a number of very safe selections in the 2014 NFL Draft. They were clearly looking for character guys, former captains and small-school players with chips on their shoulder.
Perhaps no player represents Miami’s 2014 draft better than fifth-round selection Jordan Tripp from Montana. Tripp was a captain and one of the best defensive FCS [...]Continue Reading →
The Philadelphia Eagles weren’t expected to select a tight end in the second round of the 2013 NFL draft.
When Stanford’s Zach Ertz was on the board, the Eagles couldn’t resist. And the move paid off.
Ertz had 36 receptions for 469 yards and four touchdowns as a rookie while improving immensely in all facets.
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Owusu didn’t have a very memorable 2013 season.
After an ankle injury forced him to start the year on the practice squad, Owusu caught just 13 passes for 180 yards and no scores during the nine games (four starts) he played after earning his way back to the active roster.
The Philadelphia Eagles are coming off of a very exciting 2013 season that saw them make the playoffs, and their offense was something to watch. Chip Kelly brought in a very fast-paced, dynamic offense that fit exactly what the Eagles’ were best equipped to run.
According to Eagles tight end Zach Ertz, he expects to [...]Continue Reading →
Another minor change as the Bucs change defenses under new coach Lovie Smith is that the team’s middle linebacker — fourth-year pro Mason Foster — will make the defensive calls after two years with weakside linebacker Lavonte David doing so.
“Our Mike linebacker will make our call,” Smith said. “As a general rule, the Mike [...]Continue Reading →
Let’s face reality. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers still are going to make some more moves at wide receiver.
They have to because they’ve got Vincent Jackson and no other proven receiver. In the draft or what’s left of free agency, the Bucs are going to bring in a No. 2 wide receiver. Maybe even a No. 3 receiver.
But [...]Continue Reading →