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By Scott Henry (@4QuartersRadio) We're down to the quarterfinals of the WSOT, where eight crazy owners duel to see who's the worst in each individual sport. In case you need to look back at where we've been, here are the links to the earlier...
Scott Henry
2 years ago
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Fantasy football season is here. In order to help you better prepare for your drafts, Athlon Sports breaks down all 32 NFL teams. What you will find on each team page: NFL insiders answer key fantasy questions about all 32 teams. What's in...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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By RALPH VACCHIANO The Philadelphia Eagles made a big free-agency splash over the last two weeks. All that was missing from the first few days of the NFL’s wildest free-agent frenzy was Andy Reid sitting in a television studio, being...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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The Raiders snapped their string of seven straight seasons with 11 or more losses last year and finished 8–8, sweeping the AFC West and avoiding a losing record for the first time since reaching the Super Bowl in 2002. But they didn’t make the...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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Chargers fans, so accustomed to hearing and reading about how their team has one of the most talented rosters in the NFL, have to be thinking that 2011 can’t be any worse than 2010. The Chargers are eager to bounce back from a mystifying season...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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Pete Carroll did the Seahawks shuffle when he took over as coach, engineering 284 roster moves in his first 12 months. During this dizzying transformation, he lost his players in a big way at midseason (dropping six of eight games), got them back...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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It seems patently unfair to say this is a critical season for Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt. After all, Whisenhunt led the moribund Arizona franchise to the Super Bowl just three seasons ago. But NFL fans have short memories, and Whisenhunt’s...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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The year was 1979 when Eddie DeBartolo Jr., after two disastrous years as owner of the San Francisco 49ers, hired an innovative offensive coach from just down the road at Stanford in hopes of reviving his franchise. Bill Walsh installed what came...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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Somehow, the Chiefs did it. After three miserable seasons, it all came together in 2010 for a remarkable season in which the team went 10–6 and won the AFC West. Quarterback Matt Cassel was sharp. Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe was diligent. Safety...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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If the Broncos aren’t rebuilding, someone forgot to tell the man in charge. That would be John Elway, still the face of the franchise after all these years. Elway, now the Broncos’ executive vice president of football operations, has a three-year...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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The Rams haven’t had a winning season since 2003, and haven’t made the playoffs since 2004, when they squeaked in as an 8–8 wild card. Is this the year the team finally gets over the hump? In a still-weak NFC West, 9–7 almost surely wins the...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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The sun rises and sets in Indianapolis on the shoulders of four-time NFL MVP Peyton Manning, so this season’s Colts outlook includes an obvious proviso: If Manning recovers from a second neck surgery in as many offseasons, the perennial AFC South...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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The Music City melodrama between Jeff Fisher and Vince Young is finally over. The either-or ultimatum resulted in both high-profile personalities leaving town with varying degrees of regret, disappointment and unfulfilled potential. Fisher went...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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Last season was termed as a make-or-break year for both Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio and quarterback David Garrard. It wasn’t. The Jaguars were in contention for the AFC South title all the way into December as running back Maurice Jones-Drew...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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Tim Tebow, the heralded Florida Gator quarterback who walked on swampwater, is now in a quarterback controversy with Kyle Orton in Denver. And his millions of followers can't believe it. But the NFL isn't a popularity contest, and that's why...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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Gary Kubiak is in select company. It is very rare that a head coach who has only one winning season and no playoff appearances on his résumé is asked to return for a sixth season. In fact, Bart Starr of the Packers (1975-83) is the only other...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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The Panthers dropped off a cliff in 2010, falling to an NFL-worst 2–14 mark and setting numerous team records for offensive futility. As you would expect when a team performs that poorly, much is new for 2011. New coach Ron Rivera — who...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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One year removed from a Super Bowl title, the Saints are poised for a rebound and are ready to battle the Green Bay Packers for supremacy in the NFC, although there is a palpable sense of urgency. With quarterback Drew Brees and the team’s core...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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The Saints and Packers rode the explosive offense and opportunistic defense formula to the past two Super Bowl titles. The Falcons appear to be following a similar plan. Few teams can match the Falcons’ firepower on offense. Their weaponry at...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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Considering their young franchise quarterback, the brash head coach who speaks in salsa sound bites and a shrewd general manager, you would expect the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to jump at an invitation to be the subject of the HBO reality series Hard...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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A potent offense and a young defense that grew a great deal as the season went along propelled the Patriots to yet another AFC East title in 2010, but for the second straight year the team was one-and-done in the postseason, losing to their...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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Coming off two consecutive AFC Championship Game losses, the Jets feature the necessary blend of young talent and veteran leadership to make a legitimate Super Bowl run. Rex Ryan’s team should be a major factor in the playoffs for a third...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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Lately, the Dolphins have been more exciting off the field than on it. That trend continued following the dispiriting 2010 season, during which the offensively anemic team lost seven of eight home games, including the final three to losing teams...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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After going winless the first two months of the season, the Bills played .500 football for first-year coach Chan Gailey. Unfortunately, any signs of progress were wiped out by losing the last two games of the year to AFC East rivals New England...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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Coach Mike Shanahan enters the second year of his building project with a foundation in place but some significant lingering questions. Overshadowing the team’s two-win improvement in 2010 is the disastrous trade for quarterback Donovan McNabb....
Athlon Sports
2 years ago

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