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QB Revolving Door: A Receiver’s POV #StoryTimeWithArmstrong

By Anthony Armstrong Every NFL season there are some significant roster moves that can affect the team’s ability to be successful – especially when the moves involve the quarterback position. It’s no secret that there is a direct correlation to the success of a team and the performance of the quarterback. In this 2017 piece, eight teams had the same quarterback for at least 10 seasons. Over that decade, those teams had more playoff wins than the rest of the entire NFL, including seven of the nine Super Bowls. Every name is one you would recognize: Brady, Brees, Eli, Rodgers, Big Ben, Rivers, Ryan, & Flacco.   Fast forward to …
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The Wildest Season #StoryTimeWithArmstrong

By Anthony Armstrong The 2012 NFL season had a lot on the line. I was coming off a disappointing 2011 campaign in which my head coach suggested I get into coaching if I can’t get off of press coverage…I’m paraphrasing, but you get it.  I had a lot to prove, but ended up getting cut.  I couldn’t break my lease, so I just had to pay rent in a place I wasn’t going to be staying. Next stop, a reunion with Miami.  There were a few recognizable faces, but the team was completely different.  The locker room had been overhauled, and the offense was this no-huddle, hand signaling system that …
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Cut Day #StoryTimeWithArmstrong

By Anthony Armstrong I had to dig through the archives to find this old post about cut day and what it feels like: Adam Schefter always refers to the Monday after the last regular season game as “Black Monday” since there are so many coaches and families who have to relocate. I don’t agree. Coaches get all of their money. The players? The kids get nothing. A vast majority have just played football for the last time. A child’s dream ends with the stroke of a pen. I think I wrote this in the hot tub at the Cowboys Valley Ranch facility.  Yesterday, just shy of 500 dreams and wishes …
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Words of Advice from Olin Kreutz #StoryTimeWithDJMoore

By DJ Moore The second game in the season was at the new Jerry World Stadium. I was making my second start after winning the nickelback position, and admittedly, I was a little nervous. After the kick-off, I usually calmed pretty quickly. Soon after the first kick, my first interception happened. Thanks to the Peanut punch, jarring the ball in the air and right into my arms. Just like that my first career INT.  The second pick came a little later when a sure-handed Jason Witten missed a catchable pass. After the game, I gave an interesting post-game interview. Laughing and joking about the interceptions and making comments about the …
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Undrafted to NFL Quarterback #StoryTimeWithCalebHanie

By Caleb Hanie I came out of Colorado State in 2008 with an undrafted free agent contract to the Chicago Bears. I felt very blessed to be given an opportunity to practice at that level and essentially be given a tryout to make an NFL team. I had a couple of other teams who called on Draft Day asking me to come. One of which was my hometown team and childhood favorite, the Dallas Cowboys. The Bears opportunity was just better. They had two veteran quarterbacks who were battling for the starting job, Kyle Orton and Rex Grossman. My agent, myself and my family all felt that the Bears would be moving on from one of those quarterbacks soon and would …
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The Road Never Taken #StoryTimeWithArmstrong

By Anthony Armstrong Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I made my own path through the trees and mud, and that has made all the difference.  That’s my rendition of Robert Frost’s classic poem, The Road Not Taken, and it’s the best way to describe my journey to the NFL. Nothing about my path to the league was normal, and it was more like a storyline from a movie.  I’ll save you most of the details, but my first city league squad was the Cowboys, I wore 22 and was a killer running toss right.  Just a skinny kid with some speed.   Fast forward to my senior season at West Texas …
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