Vanderbilt’s Michael Jordan #StoryTimeWithDJMoore

By DJ Moore I arrived on Vanderbilt’s campus full of optimism. I had just graduated from high school and would attend summer session at Vanderbilt University. I had never really even heard of Vanderbilt until they started recruiting me. After that, I began to see them all the time on television. The first time I had ever watched a game was a Vanderbilt vs. Tennessee game. A young freshman wide receiver was making plays all over the field. I think he won the game on a slant or something like that. After a little 7 on 7, it was time for DB vs. WR. If you know me, you know …
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Changing of the Guard: State of the QB Position #StoryTimeWithArmstrong

By Anthony Armstrong For most NFL teams, you can immediately name the starting quarterback. Brady in New England, Rodgers in Green Bay or Wilson in Seattle.  But after a high number of injuries to franchise quarterbacks, some lesser-known signal callers got the nod this past Sunday and for the coming weeks.   Cam is out in Carolina due to injury, so Kyle Allen got the start in his second season.  Mason Rudolph is calling the shots in his second season with Big Ben down for the year due to elbow surgery, and Mustache Mishnew is running things since Nick Foles went out in the first quarter of the opening game. …
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Peyton Manning’s Code #StoryTimeWithCalebHanie

By Caleb Hanie As a backup quarterback, you are assigned certain projects and tasks weekly during the regular season. This can look like anything from watching blitz tapes and pulling clips to help the starter and the rest of the QBs prepare for the week to doing more of a deep dive into something specific on film. Heck, for me, as a rookie, it consisted of buying gourmet breakfast every Friday and bringing it into the QB room to enjoy for morning meetings. Whatever it takes to get a win, right?   My time in Denver was amazing. In a few of my other blogs, I have written about my …
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Antonio Brown Reaction & Thoughts

Earl Bennett and DJ Moore discuss the recent events of NFL Wide Receiver Antonio Brown

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Favorite Player? My Ass Tice #StoryTimeWithEarl

By Earl Bennett Ever had someone tell you how much they like you? That you were their wife’s favorite player? But, they never included you in the game plan?  Well, that was me in 2012 as part of the Mike Tice regime. Man, did I want OUT!    Every other day Coach Tice would approach me with a grin like the Grinch. Never really asked me about my feelings about the playbook, upcoming opponents or how was I doing. His first comment would be, “You know you’re my wife’s favorite player.”  First, how random is that? There was Rex Ryan’s wife’s infatuation for Mark Sanchez. But, Mark was the quarterback. …
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When Opportunity Knocks #StoryTimeWithCecil

By Cecil Shorts III In April 2012, I was playing for the Jacksonville Jaguars and we just started OTA’s. Coach Sullivan was our wide receiver coach at the time. He was in the front of the room writing the depth chart on the whiteboard.  As he writes on the board, he explains why each player was assigned a specific position, either outside or inside wide receiver. I’m watching the names go up on the board: Justin Blackmon, Laurent Robinson, Mike Thomas, Brian Robiskie, Taylor Price, Chastin West. The names kept going up and my heart started to drop. I was like okay, when will my name be called upon. When …
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The Kick Is Up and It Is Good, Bears Win! #StoryTimeWithDJMoore

By DJ Moore I forget the game and the opponent. All I know is we were playing at Soldier Field. The defense, as usual, was doing a great job. The offense was having a couple of complications moving the ball as they did from time to time. While the offense struggles to move the ball, frustration mounts on the sideline, leading to a jaw-dropping ordeal. Robbie Gould, as he would all the time, voiced his opinion on the sideline. He seemed to have something to say about every single play. I always laughed, paid him no attention and did my job. I think Cutler threw an incomplete pass or interception …
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What’s Up With The NFL Officiating? #StoryTimeWithArmstrong

By Anthony Armstrong The biggest addition to the 2019 NFL season is the ability for coaches to challenge pass interference calls or, most notably, the no-calls. This all stems from the 2018 NFC Championship game between the Rams and the Saints.  The refs missed a blatant PI call that could have changed the outcome of the game. Who Dat Nation was pissed.  They told Commissioner Roger Goodell to, “Geaux to hell” and demanded some change.  The league answered with the most confusing and convoluted rule that would allow coaches to challenge pass interference penalties.  Of the 50 challenge flags that were thrown for pass interference in the preseason, only five …
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My Post Game Reaction: Chicago, We Have Ya A Kicker!

By Earl Bennett Bears Win! Eddie Pineiro!!!!!! My Instant Reactions:    

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Earl Warmup and Take Snaps #StoryTimeWithEarl

By Earl Bennett During the 2013 season, I realized the importance of knowing multiple positions. These types of things never dawned on me until we played the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field. In the second, starting quarterback Jay Cutler was injured and carted off into the locker room. Josh McCown entered the game and began to rally the troops. McCown would give us a chance to win the game, but a crushing hit that looked like it injured Josh had me on pins.   Earl why are you on pins if the backup quarterback was hurt? Well, because I was the emergency quarterback. My college stats were AMAZING. I completed …
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