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Oregon's Marcus Mariota wins the 2014 Heisman Trophy.

We all knew that this would happen, as Mariota had a better season than anybody in college football and it wasn't really close. Mariota had 254 completions for 3783 yards and a 68.3 completion percentage, also throwing for 38 touchdowns and tossing just two picks. He also rushed for 669 yards on 117 attempts (5.7 YPC), which was good for 14 touchdowns. While we're praising Mariota, it's also worth mentioning that he caught a 26 yard pass for a touchdown. Mariota is a freak athlete with a great arm and very good decision skills, as he has generally been able to stay away from throwing interceptions in his college career. He is entering the NFL draft in 2015 and will likely be a top-10 pick. It will be interesting to see what teams think of him, as the era of mobile QB's seems to be coming to a close. Luckily, Mariota doesn't just rely on his running, as he is a very talented passer as well. He has ideal size for a quarterback, great intangibles, and a high football IQ. The future is bright for the Oregon quarterback in the NFL.
Analyst: Ben Diamond  View Profile

13 Dec, 08:58 PM

Not only has former NFL safety Darren Sharper been indicted on Friday in New Orleans for rape, but he was also nailed with federal drug charges, per Travers Mackel of WDSU.com.

Rape and drug charges are a common thing for Sharper these days. He was in trouble in New Orleans back in January for similar charges, had problems down in Florida and was also facing charges in both California and Arizona. He's a piece of garbage, plain and simple. It's obviously s habitual problem and he's done nothing over the years to curb his actions. Here's hoping he lands in prison finally and drops the soap regularly.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

12 Dec, 03:35 PMSource

Eagles coach Chip Kelly said Marcus Mariota is the most talented kid he's ever coached.

Kelly coached Mariota in college and many wonder if the Eagles would make a play for the top pick so Kelly could draft the QB that fits perfectly into his offensive system. Mariota is a Heisman candidate and expected to be among the first QB's taken in this years draft.
Analyst: Jonathan Impemba  View Profile

11 Dec, 11:45 AMSource

Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon announces that he is entering the 2015 draft.

Gordon has 2,336 rushing yards on 309 carries (7.6 YPC) with 26 touchdowns for the University of Wisconsin. Between Tampa Bay, Jacksonville, Tennessee and even the Jets, there could be a home for him atop the 2015 NFL draft class.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

10 Dec, 11:39 AMSource

Bills-Jets game (severe weather) will be played Monday night in Detroit.

Looks like they'll get this one in after all. And while Buffalo loses it's home game here, it will be nice to see Kyle Orton find Sammy Watkins against a subpar secondary in a domed facility.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

21 Nov, 08:40 AM

Several NFL owners want Roger Goodell's role to be modified so that the commissioner would not decide on the initial player punishment but rather yield to a neutral arbitration panel chosen by the union and league.

Obviously the majority of the owners lobbying to strip Goodell of his power are those whose teams have been most affected by the punishments. If they want a figurehead, then perhaps they should own a team in London if the World League ever starts up again. They can then defer all their decisions to the Queen of England.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

13 Oct, 08:43 AMSource

NFL will begin testing for human growth hormone on Monday.

And thus part of the new agreement concerning drug testing will go into effect. It will be interesting to see how many players will be caught in the new testing program.
Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson  View Profile

4 Oct, 03:48 PMSource

The NFL and NFL Players Association have reached agreement on wide-ranging improvements to their policy on performance enhancing substances that include the use of third-party arbitration appeals of positive tests and implementation of testing for human growth hormone within the next few weeks.

The NFL and the Players' Association will release the full policy Wednesday and teams will have a much better understanding as to the rules and which players will be reinstated for this week and beyond.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

17 Sep, 10:37 AMSource

The NFL and the NFL Players Association are finalizing a new drug policy Tuesday evening, and a formal announcement is expected to be made by Wednesday morning, NFL insider Jason La Canfora reports.

Once the new policy is ratified and announced, we'll have a much better idea as to which suspended players will be reinstated and who stays on the shelf. Stay tuned for announcement sometime in the early evening Wednesday.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

17 Sep, 08:37 AMSource

NFL and NFLPA will not reach an agreement on a drug policy Sunday. They are hoping for an agreement early this week.

With that said, Wes Welker will not be active for Week 2, so those in need of wide receiver help will want to turn to another alternative.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

14 Sep, 07:29 AMSource

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