Archive for June, 2017

Flu bug going around Steelers’ locker room before AFC Championship

Friday, June 30th, 2017:

Malcolm Butler may have been a Super Bowl hero two years ago, but the third-year player is having the best season of his career. He led the Patriots with four interceptions, adding a sack and forced fumble while ranking fourth on the team with 63 tackles. It’s not usually the sign of good teams, but […]   Read More →

Shirtless Ezekiel Elliott had a blast in Las Vegas

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017:

This would be an easy one if Rob Gronkowski were healthy. But even without Gronk, the Patriots have a weapon in nine-year veteran Martellus Bennett. But Bennett’s backup is Matt Lengel, who has two catches all season. The Falcons have a solid trio in Jacob Tamme, rookie Austin Hooper and Levine Toilolo. All three are […]   Read More →

Georgia beer boycott proves Falcons-Pats rivalry is brewing

Sunday, June 25th, 2017:

A one-sided Super Bowl boycott is brewing in Georgia. That’s where a Gainesville gas-station owner in reaction to a column in The Boston Globe knocking Atlanta for its zero of enthusiasm for pro sports has decided to not sell Boston-based Samuel Adams beer until after the Falcons and Patriots play Feb. 5. Bridgewater is likely […]   Read More →

Victor Cruz on Giants return: ‘The ball is in their court’

Friday, June 23rd, 2017:

Victor Cruz has two more seasons left on his contract with the Giants, but his place on the roster is anything but certain at this point. Cruz, 30, fell into a No. 3 wide receiver role for New York this season behind Odell Beckham Jr. and rookie Sterling Shepard. The veteran will force the Giants […]   Read More →

Kyle Shanahan officially joins 49ers as head coach

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017:

The NFL’s worst-kept secret is a reality as the 49ers made Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan their next head coach Monday. Shanahan wasn’t allowed to accept the job while still coaching at the Super Bowl, but his contract offer — a six-year deal to mirror new GM John Lynch’s, according to multiple reports — is […]   Read More →

Super Bowl 51: Falcons stun Tom Brady, Patriots for 21-3 halftime lead

Saturday, June 17th, 2017:

While many thought there would be an onslaught of points in Super Bowl 51, Sunday’s game had a scoreless first quarter. Then the Falcons took flight and soared to a 21-3 halftime lead on the Patriots Nike NFL Jerseys Supply at NRG Stadium in Houston. New England’s offense capitalized by driving for the touchdown and […]   Read More →

Do throwing drills signal Ben Roethlisberger’s intent to play in 2017?

Monday, June 12th, 2017:

While there is no official announcement that Ben Roethlisberger is returning for the 2017 season, how the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback is spending part of his offseason seemingly indicates that he will be back. Owens helped his teams reach the playoffs in eight of his 15 seasons, so he did play a big role in several […]   Read More →

Browns LB Christian Kirksey signs reported $38M extension

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017:

It turns out that being one of the few bright sports on a 1-15 Browns team can be very lucrative. Linebacker Christian Kirksey — who had 148 tackles, third-most in the NFL in 2016 — signed a four-year extension Tuesday that multiple reports said was worth $38 million, $20 million of it guaranteed. “I am […]   Read More →

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