Opinion: Like It Or Not. NFL Protesting is Tarnishing the Game

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September 27, 2017

By John Sarianides The player protests in the NFL last weekend against President Trump have tarnished the game. While I am a firm believer that the players are well within their rights to do what they are doing, I also believe that their actions are hurting the league. I think we all universally agree that what President Trump said last week about the players was wrong. There are far more…

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Opinion: The Jets and Seahawks Execute the Perfect Trade

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September 2, 2017

By John Sarianides The Jets and Seahawks executed the perfect football trade yesterday. The Jets traded defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson and a 2018 seventh round pick to the Jets for wide receiver Jermaine Kearse and a second round pick in 2018.  The deal helps both teams fill two areas of concern. The Jets needed a veteran receiver to add depth to their receiving corp and Kearse fills that need. The…

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Opinion: Roger Goodell Finally Got It Right Suspending Ezekiel Elliot

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August 12, 2017

By John Sarianides After years of handing out ambiguous, random suspensions, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell finally got it right suspending  by Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliot for six games. The league couldn’t afford to butcher this situation the way they did the Ray Rice situation in 2014. It is obvious that Goodell learned from that case and he wasn’t going to make same mistake twice. Pictures emerged yesterday showing the…

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Opinion: ESPN Once Again Stirs the Pot When It Comes to Colin Kaepernick

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August 3, 2017

By John Sarianides ESPN is once again stirring the pot when it comes to free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Reporter Diana Russini reported yesterday that Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti nixed signing Kaepernick. The report states that both general manager Ozzie Newsome and head coach John Harbaugh want to sign the veteran signal caller but Bisciotti is not on board with it. The Ravens have refuted the report in a statement…

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Opinion: Get Used to Players Retiring Earlier NFL Fans

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July 28, 2017

By John Sarianides The sudden retirement of Baltimore Ravens center John Urschel should not be a surprise to anyone. In fact, get used to it. You will start to see more players retiring before or at the end of their first contract.  The threat of CTE and the long term ramifications of the disease will force players to walk away from the game earlier. While some players will play longer…

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Opinion: The Denise of Hugh Freeze Was to Be Expected

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July 21, 2017

By John Sarianides Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze resigned yesterday after it was discovered that he had called an escort service on a university issued phone. The phone call was discovered after phone records from January 2016 were turned over to the attorneys of former coach Houston Nutt. Nutt is suing the school claiming wrongful termination.  Freeze stepping down is not a surprise. It has been in the works…

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Opinion: The Belichick T-Shirt Reaction is a PC Overreaction

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July 14, 2017

By John Sarianides Patriots coach Bill Belichick is in the news this week however it has nothing to do with the Patriots. With training camp still two weeks away, Belichick is catching heat for a T-Shirt he was wearing when he took a photo with a young girl last weekend in Nantucket. The T-Shirt depicts an American solidier chasing a terrorist with a gun and the caption Life is Good…

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Opinion: No Contract, No Cousins in D.C

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July 13, 2017

By John Sarianides Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins failed to come to terms on a new contract before Monday’s deadline for players on the franchise tag to sign new contracts. That  means Cousins will play under the franchise tag this season and potentially hit the open market next spring. The only way he doesn’t hit the market next Spring is if the Redskins franchise him again or place the…

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Opinion: The Packers Need to “Pass” on a Brett Favre Reunion

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June 29, 2017

By John Sarianides Former Green Bay Packers great Brett Favre said in a radio interview on Thursday that he would like to return to the NFL someday as either a coach or in a front office capacity. Favre did not rule out a possible return to the Packers if the opportunity presented itself. If the Packers are smart, they will “pass” on a Favre reunion. I know that sounds cold…

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