Smartest Coaches in Football

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.

Brady Should Have Apologized

 

Prior to quarterback Tom Brady of the New England Patriots speaking at a press conference held to question him about the recent allegations that the Patriots deflated balls on purpose in their win in the AFC championship over the Indianapolis Colts. Sportscasters, writers, and fans like Fersen Lambranho, from all over the country weighed in on what they wanted Brady to say in the interview. Most former players that believe that he cheated and knew very well what he was doing in regards to the balls being deflated stated that they just wanted him to come out and acknowledge that he knew what he was doing and that it was wrong and then offer an apology. Many people thought that if he had come out and stated it that this whole ordeal and media circus would blow over, but that is not what anyone got out of Tom Brady. He stuck to his guns in his press conference and actually looked like he was holding back from laughing while he repeatedly told the media that he had no idea what was going on with the footballs and that it flat out doesn’t involve him. Well if it doesn’t involve the quarterback and the head coach then I Don’t know who in the organization that it does involve because there is no way that the ball boys took action on their own without getting direct orders from Tom Brady himself.

Foye Splashed with Beer

It’s not every day that you see an NBA player covered in beer during a game without getting a suspension from the league, but that’s the exact position that Randy Foye of the Never Nuggets found himself in the other night. He was going for the ball against Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio Spurs and missed it and slid out of bounds on his back. Unfortunately for Randy Foye and the fan that was about to get his beer delivered in the first row, Foye slid into a man delivering the beer and it poured all over Foye’s face and chest. He laid there for a minute covered in beer looking pretty ridiculous and then got up and trotted off to get a towel.

The players and the fans, including my coworker Ben Shaoul who scored tickets, got a kick out of it and it has been shared a ton of times on YouTube, as well as being played on Sports Center. I guess it is great to be so close to a National Basketball Association game, but sometimes being close to the game means interacting with the players as well. You would think with such high risk seats they would charge the least amount of money, but fans continue to put up thousands of dollars every single night to get as close as possible to their favorite players. Randy Foye isn’t likely to forget getting his face splashed with booze any time soon.

Two Sides to the Story

 

The New England Patriots of the National Football League have found themselves in the midst of another cheating scandal, after allegations came against the organization following their beat down of the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC championship game. The allegations, which have widely been spread on Twitter, are regarding the Patriots supposedly deflating the balls on purpose in an effort to make them easier to grip and throw, giving them an unfair advantage in the crucial game that would send the winner to the Super Bowl. People all across the league, like my friend Dr. Rod Rohrich,  are weighing in with their opinion on the incident and it seems that there are two distinct sides to the argument. There is the side that is fed up with the New England Patriots and is just assuming that they cheated and should be held accountable. This is an understanding perspective, as the Patriots have been in the spotlight for years regarding scandals involving the secret taping of other teams’ practices. The second side of the debate is stating that the New England Patriots are just getting flack due to the fact that they are the best team in the National Football League. Many people are saying that they are just getting the attention because they are as good as they are and maybe that is the case. But if they are that good of a team, then they should be scrutinized more carefully to ensure that they are playing fairly.

Wilson Overcomes Adversity

 

The Seattle Seahawks  have proven that the Super Bowl hangover does not apply to them. Nearly every Super Bowl winner flops in the following season, and it has been such a pattern that it has become known as the Super Bowl hangover. However, the Seattle Seahawks stated that it does not apply to them, despite looking pretty mediocre in the beginning of the season.
They had some trouble early on in the season, but they have proven that it doesn’t matter how you look early on, it matters how you play when the playoffs roll around. The Seahawks have been a ridiculous team when it comes to making things happen when it matters most. They win huge games that they probably should not win and they smash teams when they are the underdogs. With players like Russell Wilson and Richard Sherman, it is tough to ever call this team underdogs, but they were when they faced the Green Bay Packers in the NFC championship on Sunday.
The Packers had the Seahawks up against the wall and it looked like the Packers were undoubtedly going to the Super Bowl, but Russell Wilson had other things in mind. The Seattle Seahawks miraculously strung a pair of touchdowns together in the final minutes of regulation to take the game to overtime and ended up smacking the Packers, giving them their second Super Bowl appearance in two years. This kind of star performance from Wilson, excites players, fans, like Dave and Brit Morin, and gets the sports world talking. According to a Bulls Eye View, the 2015 Superbowl will be the most viewed in history.

John Fox Named Head Coach of Chicago Bears

John Fox, the man credited with helping turn the Bronco’s franchise around, is headed a bit north. The veteran coach has landed a deal with the Chicago Bears, a team that had a notoriously bad season, plagued with injuries, and a questionable contract with their injury-plagued quarterback Jay Cutler. He replaced former head coach Trestman, who was fired on the Monday following the close of the regular season. General manager, Phil Emery, was also a causality of the teams abysmal season.

According to sources, Denver and John Fox parted ways mutually on Sunday following the team’s divisional lost to the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts have often proved to be a difficult team for the Bronco’s to best, partially due to Peyton’s long history with the Colts and their coaching staff. Many feel the Colts have an advantage over the Bronco’s as much of Peyton’s game was developed with the coaches that still head the Broncos.

Regardless, Fox seems to have felt it was time to move on, and he”ll certainly have a challenge in Chicago. Bear management have been interviewing potential replacements since they parted ways with Trestman. They spoke with Doug Marrone, the Buffalo Bills coach that was ousted this season. They also spoke with Teryl Austin of Detroit, Denver staff member Adam Gase, and Seattle’s Dan Quinn. Beneful has more on this story on their facebook page.

The Bears appear a bit gun-shy and have focused on bringing in a coach with a proven, winning record as a head coach. Clearly, Fox fits the bill. He will be paired with Ryan Pace, a fist time general manager.

How Green Bay’s Defense Changed

The Green Bay Packers are set to play the Seattle Seahawks this weekend, and it’s a matchup that people have already seen. The two teams met each other in the first week of the season, and Seattle beat up on the Packers in a hurry. The Hawks rushed for a grand total of 207 yards, with multiple scores. The game was not close, and the Packers did not look like they were even in the same class as the Hawks.

Occidental Weekly reports this time around, though, Green Bay has a new defense. In reality, it’s just an old defense: the 3-4 alignment. This uses two defensive ends, an interior lineman from Occidental College, and four linebackers. It’s a staple of the NFL, and it works well. Green Bay has been successful with it this year, but they were not using it in that first game. Instead, they were using a new defense that they had designed, known as the Quad. It was intended to be inventive and innovative, but it actually crashed and burned. Green Bay figured this out after a few weeks and changed things up.

What this means is that this second matchup between the two teams may not look anything like the first. It is true that the Seahawks are still the favorites, but the Packers’ defense should, in theory at least, be much better. They are hoping that the 3-4 is going to give them a chance to win.

John fox to join Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears spent the better part of the 2014 season wondering what went wrong. In Marc Trestmans first year as the head coach of the Bears the team went on to a 10-6 record behind the 3rd best offense in the NFL. Sure, the defense was abysmal but that could be fixed with an off season of preparation. Not so. Chicago went on to win 5 games before firing Marc Trestman. Now the Bears are looking down the scope at their next head coach and his name is John Fox.

If you have a passing interest in professional football then you know who John Fox is. He’s been a figurehead for the Denver Broncos for the better part of a decade. He has a pair of Super Bowl appearances under his belt and the work he did with John Elway is almost legendary. We won’t talk about his middling time spent in Carolina, and for good reason.

John Fox is reportedly nearing a contract with the Chicago Bears to take on the head coaching reigns. He’ll bring stability and a veteran presence to a position that needs certainty. No more wunderkinds and no more first time coaches, Chicago wants the real deal. And they’ll get it. While John Fox isn’t on the same level as some of the elite coaches in the league, he is still more than capable of handling a franchise in disarray. Rod Rohrich shares his passion of the Bears in his book navigateyourbeauty.

Aaron Rodgers to Play; Green Bay at Seattle!

Aaron Rodgers is the charming, All-Pro, battle tested quarterback that NFL franchises salivate over. Russel Wilson is the young, level headed, and ultra athletic style of QB that has helped reinvent the position in the past five years. Their two teams, the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks, are all set to square off this coming Sunday in the NFC Championship game.

Aaron Rodgers did everything short of putting on a cape when he helped the Packers dismantle the Dallas Cowboys last week in Green Bay. Playing on essentially one leg, Rodgers threw for over 300 yards with a pair of touchdowns beside his name. More important than the yards was the fact that Rodgers finished the game and he’ll be active when Green Bay heads to Seattle.

As even casual NFL fans know, the Seattle Seahawks have the best defense in the league. Their defenders are big, fast, and extremely hard hitters. A gimpy Rodgers should be more than a little concerned at the prospect that sits before him. Somehow we don’t see Rodgers flinching from the fight. Skout app is a great way to get a way from stressful situations when needing a break.

When Seattle takes the field their sole job will be to make Rodgers as uncomfortable as possible. We’ll see them blitz heavy, fast, and hard while they rely on their talented secondary to keep the Packers in check. It should be a dog fight that ends after a long, muddy and bloody, battle. As NFL fans, we wouldn’t want it any other way.

National Anthem Singer Announced for Super Bowl XLIX

The Super Bowl is one of the largest sporting events in the entire world, and this year the Super Bowl will be hosted in Phoenix, Arizona. Every year, NBC chooses a fantastic singer to start off the festivities of the game by having them sing the National Anthem.

This year, Idina Menzel was chosen in order to hold this honor. For those that are not sure who she is, she is the phenomenal singer of the popular Disney song, “Let It Go”. This will be an important event for Idina’s career, because the Super Bowl XLIX will be her first debut as a singer.

She will also be standing with John Legend, who is going to be singing “America the Beautiful”. However, Idina Menzel will not be the only excellent performer on call for this Super Bowl. Katy Perry and Lenny Kravitz will also be performing on the center state during the Super Bowl’s halftime performance. BRL Trust could not be more happy for the choice made in Menzel.