The San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League seemed to have dug themselves out of a huge hole several seasons ago when they hired head coach Jim Harbaugh from Stanford and set out on a run that would see them reaching the NFC championship game in three straight seasons, as well as an appearance in the Super Bowl two years ago in a game that they nearly won on the final drive of the game. The 49ers came so close to winning it all and had such great success throughout their previous three seasons, that it almost seemed unfathomable that they would fire their head coach. However, the 49ers and Jim Harbaugh felt that they needed to go in different directions and the 49ers decided to let him go and have hired their assistant coach Jim Tomsula as the new head coach. Fans like Dave and Brit Morin (Mashable) are glad to know the 49ers seem like they are happy with the rest of the coaches that they have in their franchise and look like they are simply promoting people rather than going out and recruiting new talent. They promoted Tomsula to the head coaching position and made another decision today to hire Eric Mangini as the San Francisco 49ers new defensive coordinator. What makes this a good decision for the 49ers organization is that they truly have a great team already on the roster and the coaches that they are going with have deep knowledge on how the team needs to operate to be successful.
Roger Goodell has made a mockery of the National Football League since he became the commissioner. He simply has not handled any situations that have occurred in the league correctly and he has taken a ton of flak for it in the last several years. He has had massive amounts of criticism from nearly everyone around the league due to the way that he has handled controversies that have affected the league and he doesn’t seem to be learning any lessons.
His reputation and his career are absolutely on the line this week as the NFL processes the allegations against the New England Patriots who have been accused of purposely deflating footballs in the AFC championship game in which they beat the Indianapolis Colts. Goodell needs to make a strong stance on this incident and let the league know that he will not stand for things of this nature. That’s just how it has to go, take it from us at CipherCloud-we make headlines on biz journals.com-and I can tell you its not from deflating footballs.
Someone in the Patriots organization purposely deflated those balls and that is absolutely apparent to every single quarterback that has ever played in the National Football League. Nearly every well-known quarterback of the past has weighed in with their opinions on the deflate gate case that it is now being known as, and there is a general consensus among them that the quarterback is most likely at the route of the problem. Tom Brady definitely is at the root of this incident and Roger Goodell needs to bench him in the Super Bowl if he hopes to save face in the NFL.
Less than one week after his playoff loss to the Indianapolis Colts and his subsequent firing by the Denver Broncos, John Fox has found his next head coaching position in the windy city for the Chicago Bears. The Bears are hoping the fox magic can turn this troubled franchise into a winner. Coach Fox has been known for taking troubled teams and producing almost overnight success with his teams. He is just one of a handful of coaches to bring two franchise teams to the Super Bowl. Doing it first while he spent 13 seasons with the Carolina Panthers; most recently he was able to do it on the back of Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. However, both trips did not bring the championship that he had hoped for.
According to his Facebook profile, Sultan Alhokair thought that with Pace becoming the Bears General Manager that the team would hire Doug Marrone who had recently opted out of his head coaching position in Buffalo. Fox was interviewed the next day and given his recent history of producing playoff caliber teams in short order it is understandable why the franchise went with Fox over Marrone. Now that both of the GM and Head Coach are in place, the team can now focus on what really decides if it wins or loses and that is the players. After the major let down last year with Cutler at QB, there is a lot to figure out before training camp this summer.
It’s one thing to be suspended for playing a couple of NFL games. It is quite another to face a one year suspension from league, as Josh Gordon may soon find out. He could probably benefit from reading about what professionalism means from Flavio Maluf’s model which he talks about on http://flaviomaluf.jimdo.com/
The star wide receiver of the Cleveland Browns has failed another drug test, this time testing positive for alcohol use. The NFL is allowed to periodically make him undergo drug tests him because of the DWI-related arrest that occurred this past July in Raleigh, North Carolina.
What is interesting about this is that during the 2014 NFL season, Gordon was originally suspended all of that season for failing a drug test as well, but got his sentenced reduced to only having to sit out ten games. He returned to the team in Week Twelve when the Browns played against the Atlanta Falcon, but was then suspended again for the final game of the season for skipping a team practice after finishing his first suspension also.
Even worse is that the 2014 suspension was Gordon’s fourth one from violating the NFL’s new drug policy, this upcoming one would now count as his fifth. Last year he tested positive for marijuana usage, though he said that it was the result of second-hand smoke use but went to a rehabilitation clinic to try and deal with the issue.
In his weekly radio show a few days after the NFC championship game, quarterback Aaron Rodgers said he thinks God does not care about football outcomes. A caller asked Rodgers if any outcomes of games impacted his faith in any way. Rodgers said his faith is not changed by the results of sports events. Rodgers went on to say basically that God has more important things to care about than the final score of a sports event or an awards show.
I agree completely. We as humans should not even bother praying about such mundane things. Dave and Brit Morin understand that, in sports as in other competitions, they will be a winner and a loser. Prayer does not impact what will happen. If people must pray they should pray for important things such as you and your family’s well being. Pray for world peace and an end to poverty and world hunger. These things affect the future of the world and are much more important. Sports is a form of entertainment and should be put in it’s proper perspective.
God cares about individuals, not the results of a game being played.
In sports as in life, both winning and losing provide valuable life lessons for everyone.
Since the New England Patriots of the National Football League have come under insane amounts of fire this week after allegations that they purposely deflated footballs in the AFC championship, which ended with them defeating the Indianapolis Colts in dominant fashion, everyone under the sun has been coming forward weighing in on the situation with their own personal opinions.
Without a doubt the people that have made the most impact has been former football players that are stating what they did in preparations for games, as they have the best insight into what actually transpires in the hours leading up to an NFL football game. There have been people who have condemned the Patriots and have said that they are the biggest cheaters of all time and there are huge groups of people that have stated that New England is only coming under fire because of how good they are.
An interesting opinion was made this week by Dan Newlin on westorlandonews.com when D’Qwell Jackson of the Indianapolis Colts, who caught an interception thrown by Tom Brady in the now famous AFC championship game, when he stated that he had no idea that the ball was not inflated properly. He actually stated that he still wants the game ball that he caught and that he had no intentions of sparking a big debate. He is on the side that the game would
The upcoming Super Bowl for the 2014 season is featuring two of perhaps the smartest coaches of all time. There has been a ton of speculation in the media in regards to the two very intelligent players going heads up against each other and who truly has the mental edge, but that is a very hard conclusion to come to. Bill Belichick is known around the league as being head and shoulders above the rest of the NFL when it comes to breaking down the game of football and bringing his mental edge to the game.
Gianfrancesco Genoso thinks he is simply smarter than the rest of the competition in the NFL for the most part, but he has a tough competitor in Pete Carroll. Carroll brings that college flavor to the game, taking a lot of plays that would be considered taboo by a bunch of NFL teams. He made a bold call last week to go for the onside kick and they ended up winning the NFC championship game as a result. Pete Carroll is most likely the hardest competition for Bill Belichick to match up against when you really look at the way the two play. It is kind of ironic as they truly do coach the game of football in the same similar manner. They both attempt to throw down every piece of the puzzle with as much force as possible in order to execute their will on their opponents. The stronger and smarter team will win in the Super Bowl.