New York Jets’ Tight Ends Bring High Expectations for 2013 Season
Setting goals is one way for athletes to gauge individual performance. It could either push them or result in forcing plays that disrupt offensive rhythm. Passing proved to be challenge last year for the New York Jets. If they look to improve in 2013 Gang Green must rely on young players like Jeremy Kerley and Stephen Hill to make plays on the outside. Being productive in other areas is also important.
Reliable tight ends open things up especially in offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg’s West Coast offense. Losing Dustin Keller to their division rival Miami Dolphins took away a player who was becoming a dynamic threat. He served as quarterback Mark Sanchez’s security blanket. Less established Jeff Cumberland currently is listed as the starter. When watching Cumberland one notices solid burst off the line of scrimmage. Good hands also help finish each reception, and last year he finished with 29 catches and three touchdowns. Konrad Reuland also has a chance to contribute.
Cumberland recently told the New York Daily News: “My goal is at least four (catches) a game, so that’s around 65-70.” This number may seem a little high, but he has talent to contribute. Offseason addition Kellen Winslow also has mentioned expectations for himself. In his own interview with the New York Daily News Winslow said that his goal was to reach 100 receptions. While that number may seem out of reach, given injuries, there actually is some hope. He brings a lot of talent especially when it comes to receiving. I feel that both players have a chance to deliver on these numbers, which would greatly help their team.
Have the Atlanta Falcons aced their last five first-round picks?
You could draft a player that changes your whole franchise and bring the team Super Bowls for years (ex. Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Joe Montana) or they can make you regret ever drafting them by being a huge bust (ex. JaMarcus Russell, Ryan Leaf, David Carr). With that being said, lets take a look at the Falcons first-round picks in the past five years and where they are today. Read More
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San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates made some ridiculous catches last years; let's revisit some happier times. Read More
Four Cincinnati Bengals related Fantasy Football names for your team
Training camp is just a few weeks away and that means that the preseason is within reach. Once the carried-on-too-long preseason is underway, so are most Fantasy Football drafts. Not only is it about drafting a team better than your buddies', but you also have to come up with a more clever name. Hopefully these ones I came up can at least spark something better. Read More
Four mugshots worse than former Houston Texans DT Brandon Ivory
Nick Saban has already dealt with some off-the-field issues this offseason down in Tuscaloosa, but even out of Saban's control, a former player of has been arrested. Just a couple days ago, ESPN NFL reporter for the Texans Tania Ganguli tweeted out former Alabama and Houston Texans defensive lineman Brandon Ivory was arrested on burglary charges. Crimes are not something to laugh off, but these mugshots are. Read More
Four important offseason signings made by the Pittsburgh Steelers
The only thing usually happening at this point in the offseason, are timely arrests. However, this is also the perfect time to look back on the current rosters of teams and start aligning depth charts, while looking at exactly what they got from offseason moves. The Steelers, not the most active team in free agency, still made some vital moves, some of which included re-signging their own guys. With training camp four weeks away, let’s take a look at four of the guys the Steelers will be taking with them to Saint Vincent College. Read More
Top 10 in 2015: The NFL’s third-tier defensive tackles
Only a few players can dominate a game from the interior d-line. These 10 can at times. Read More