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My Top 10 Wide Receivers for 2019

By Earl Bennett There is always a debate about receivers and who should be ranked higher. Are they rated off stats, pure abilities or in-depth analysis of game tape? What is typically missing from “the top” receiver conversation is their intellect, toughness, blocking and effecting the team when they are not receiving the ball. Drawing coverage, being the clear-out guy and occasionally taking a break to discombobulate the defense. Teams practice and study for the top players to be in the game a lot. So, when they are not, they can run their usual defense, which makes play a little easier than usual.   There is no doubt that most …
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Legacy Talk with Russell Shepard


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New Giant with Brittan Golden


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Hurd Away #StoryTimeWithEarl

Before December 15, 2011, I was always greeted by a jovial WR #4 on my entrance into the locker room. On this particular day, he was not there. The warm and charming smile that radiated in the morning was nowhere to be found. The receiver group bounced around the facility in hopes of finding him to defer any fines he would receive for missing meetings. We checked the hot tub, swimming pool, the field and even the bathrooms. Still, we could not locate WR #4 so we proceeded to the team meeting room.  During the team meeting, Coach Lovie Smith did not address the situation. But, when we split into …
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The Puncher #StoryTimeWithEarl

There were always fights during training camps. That’s understandable when guys are vying for a roster spot and trying to provide for their families. But after the season starts, if people are still throwing blows, we have a significant problem. A problem that cannot be solved unless you change the culture, starting with the coach. A new coach and a change in the culture did not happen as expected. In the locker room, there are a ton of Alpha males. Guys that think they look good, dress well, are powerful and highly intelligent. That was the makeup of the 2013 Chicago Bears locker room. A new offensive scheme against a …
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2x Champion with Torrey Smith


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