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From the moment Roger Goodell was first booed, the 2014 NFL Draft was everything fans expected and/or didn’t expect. As usual, trades, tears and tacky suits dominated the first round. But there were a few wild and crazy moments of note from...
Nathan Rush
1 year ago
Gabe Jackson
The first round of the 2014 NFL Draft is in the books. The action was furious and unpredictable and extremely entertaining for fans. Johnny Manziel is now a Brown after Cleveland finally took the Texas A&M quarterback with their third trade of...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Sammy Watkins
The NFL Draft started back in 1936, a time when there was no media coverage and nine rounds of selections.  That year, only 24 of the 81 drafted players opted to sign contracts and play in the National Football League.  The draft has...
Evan Buhler
1 year ago
Stanford Cardinal
David Bakhtiari was the 109th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.The left tackle out of Colorado was the ninth offensive tackle taken in the NFL Draft a year ago and all he did was start 16 games as a rookie protecting Aaron Rodgers' blind side...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
 Johnny Manziel
The Houston Texans hold the No. 1 pick and need a quarterback. A billboard in Houston — “Keep Johnny Football in Texas” — makes it clear which quarterback Texans fans want.Johnny Manziel played his college ball only 98 miles...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Dallas Cowboys
Don’t believe anything you hear. Not at this time of the year. Not when it comes to the NFL Draft.Well, except for one voice. Before the NFL Draft each season, 31 NFL front offices are posturing, smoke-screening and undermining their way into...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Houston Texans
The Texans are in a great position.Houston has a roster that won the division and went to the playoffs just two seasons ago. It has the hot new quarterback guru running the ship now with new head coach Bill O’Brien. And it owns the No. 1...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
While most athletes are content to enjoy the limelight on the field of competitive sports, many have tried to bask in the bright lights of Hollywood. Here are 30 athletes who made their mark in the movies; some as classic characters in blockbusters...
Nathan Rush
1 year ago
While most athletes are content to enjoy the limelight on the field of competitive sports, many have tried to bask in the bright lights of Hollywood. Here are 30 athletes who made their mark in the movies; some as classic characters in blockbusters...
Nathan Rush
1 year ago
Jeremy Hill
The running back is going the way of the dodo bird. The proliferation of the spread offense and pass-happy systems has all but eliminated the feature back from NFL game plans.In 2003, 13 NFL players carried the ball more than 300 times and 18...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Teddy Bridgewater
To win a Super Bowl, a team must play defense, must be able to run the ball in short yardage situations but, above all else, must have a good quarterback.It’s why 13 of the last 16 NFL drafts have begun with a team selecting a signal-caller...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
St. Louis Rams
 The NFL has little control over the schedule.The rotation of crossover divisional opponents is set in stone years in advance and the six divisional games won’t change unless the league expands. Really, the NFL can control two games per...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Peyton Manning
As the most popular and profitable American sport, the NFL would love for you to believe that every game on its 2014 schedule is “must see.” But as any knowledgeable fan knows, that’s just not true. To help you cut through the...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Pete Carroll
When the 2014 NFL season kicks off on Sept. 4, Seattle will open at home against Green Bay. Fortunately there will be no replacement referees in sight at CenturyLink Field that Thursday night, as the Seahawks begin their journey toward becoming the...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Eddie Lacy
I’m giving the entire NFL a mulligan.With about a month left before the 2014 edition of the NFL Draft, Athlon Sports looks back at last year’s first round and tries to correct some mistakes. With a year of knowledge, game tapes, awards...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
NFL Draft: Ranking the No. 1 Picks Since Expansion
The NFL Draft is an inexact science. It always has been and it always will be.In fact, millions of dollars are poured into travel, scouting, evaluation, interviewing, discussing and debating the merits of Prospect A versus Prospect B in every NFL...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
The Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders created their third video lip dub. This time the ladies are splashing around at the beach to a mash up by DJ Earworm, based around Mariah Carey's "Fantasy." And yes, it's as awesome as you think it...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Pete Carroll
Similar to last year, free agency has not been kind to the NFL’s reigning champions. While nothing will take away from Seattle’s dominating victory over Denver in Super Bowl XLVIII, the Seahawks team that will take the field in Week 1...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Darrelle Revis
The new NFL league year is not even a month old, but teams have been plenty busy with free agency ongoing while also getting ready for the draft in May. While hundreds of players are still on the market, plenty have already found their new homes.A...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Johnny Manziel’s Pro Day at Texas A&M was easily the most-watched in NFL history, thanks to NFL Network’s live coverage and America’s insatiable appetite for all things Johnny Football. College Station hosted a who’s who...
Nathan Rush
1 year ago
Everyone loves a good conspiracy theory, especially in sports — and politics and entertainment and mysteriously lost Malaysian Airlines flights. When Michael Jordan unexpectedly retires? Conspiracy. When Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins a race after...
Nathan Rush
1 year ago
Starting with the 1990 NFL season, there have been about 150 head coaches to roam the sideline. While this span has included the tenure of current Hall of Famers like Don Shula, Joe Gibbs and Bill Parcells as well as likely future ones such as Bill...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Eric Decker
NFL free agency officially gets started at 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, meaning more than 500 players will be looking for employment. While salary cap, team needs, system fit, and other football-related matters drive this process, that doesn’t mean...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Craziest Moments from the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine
The 2014 NFL Scouting Combine a.k.a. the “Underwear Olympics” may not have gotten as crazy as the Sochi Winter Olympics, but there were still plenty of memorable, GIF-able, troll-able moments at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis...
Nathan Rush
1 year ago
The NFL Scouting Combine (Feb. 22-25) is crossing the finish line on another so-called “Underwear Olympics.” The Combine is just one step in the job interview process leading up to the 2014 NFL Draft (May 8-10). But make no mistake,...
Nathan Rush
1 year ago

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