Medical Timeouts Are A Good Idea

The NFL is looking at adding medical timeouts to the number of timeouts that teams have. Adding timeouts that have a medical purpose is going to add to the strategy of the game, but it is also going to allow time for injured players to get help. The concept of a medical timeout actually has player safety in mind, and it also allows teams to have a little bit more room to work with their players.

The players that are injured are often ushered off the field because the team needs to keep working. TheRealDeal says that they have to sit on the sideline and let the game go on while the medical staff scrambles to figure out if the player is alright. This is a great way to protect players, but it also takes the pressure off the medical staff. The NFL needs to actually start thinking of how it can protect players, and this is one of the best ways to start. There are many teams who will relish these timeouts, and it might even prevent key players from missing key parts of the game. Luck may go down for some teams, but luck will also go up for others if they can get people back in the game.

Bucs About To Prove How Unwise They Are

It appears that Jameis Winston is meeting with the Glazers about being drafted first overall. This is a major issue for a team that does not have the best track record. They have won a Super Bowl entirely because of Jon Gruden, and it appears that he might go down in history as the most important person in franchise history. Meeting with Jameis Winston indicates a complete lack of wisdom.

They are not smart enough to see that his public facade is not going to help them get any better. In fact, it is very hard to imagine how this team could do anything other than simply trade the pick and try to find someone of higher character. Timber Creek Capital noted they will be able to get all kinds of draft picks that will change the way that they manage their franchise, and they will be able to improve their overall outlook because they will not have to deal with the drama that comes along with Winston said Marc Sparks. However, they are going to latch themselves to Winston and have to take on the media circus that comes along with him. These choices are going to make them a hard team to root for or respect going on into the future.

NFL Teams Announce Franchise Tag Players as Deadline Arrives

As Monday’s deadline arrived for NFL teams to choose which players to designate as “franchise tag” players, the Dallas Cowboys announced that wide receiver Dez Bryant would be selected as the teams franchise choice. The move ended longtime speculation regarding whether Bryant or running back Demarco Murray would be named. Designating a player with the franchise tag keeps them off the free agency market for the upcoming season and comes with minimum salary requirements deemed to be competitive with what other top players in the same positions around the league are making.

While Bryant’s athletic accomplishments on the field place him among the leagues elite wide receivers, the Dallas front office has longstanding concerns regarding his off the field conduct, which has included numerous encounters with law enforcement officers during his career with the Cowboys. Completely unprofessional behavior and definitely not the values that Brian Torchin seeks through Catalyst.
In other franchise designation news, the Detroit Lions declined to name standout defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh as their franchise player, leaving him open to free agency and offers from other NFL teams. The Lions may hope to negotiate a new contract for Suh without using the franchise tag.
The Denver Broncos also chose to select a wide receiver, naming Demaryius Thomas as their designated franchise tag player for the upcoming 2015 NFL season.

Peterson Placed on Commissioner’s Exempt List

There is a fight going on in the NFL. There has been a fight for many months going on that has only had cursory media coverage and the major reason behind the fight is whether it was legal for the league to suspend one of its players for off the field behavior. That player is Adrian Peterson, running back for the Minnesota Vikings who was suspended last season due to his child abuse charges brought against him for hitting his child with a stick from a tree known as a switch in the southern states. Having a spanking from a “switch” has been common practice for generation’s people in the south as a form corporal punishment. However, in today’s day and age it is looked at as child abuse.

It is because of these charges the league suspended Peterson, with a federal circuit court overruled the league and called the action against collective bargaining agreements made by the league and the players association said this article by Gianfrancesco Genoso. Now the league is appealing that decision in a higher court and has placed Peterson on the commissioner’s exempt list. This will keep him away from his team and the league until the decision is heard in a higher court. Meanwhile, Peterson looks at his options after the appeal and where he might play next season. Although it has not been confirmed there have been rumors the Vikings will be releasing him, once the decision is made.

Peterson’s Agent And Vikings Exec Nearly Brawl

I have no idea what was said in this conversation that made these two men want to kill each other, but Adrian Peterson’s agent and a Vikings executive were nearly in a fight and had to be separated. Again, I do not know what was said, but I have an idea.

I think that Peterson’s agent was willing to accuse the Vikings of either racism or exceptionally poor treatment of Peterson. I think that his agent has had more than enough. He feels no pull to the Vikings because they do not pay him, and he might have even been provoked by this executive.

I could see an executive saying something that is relatively demeaning about AP that would make him want to get into a fight in the middle of the combine where everyone can see said Ricardo Guimarães BMG. This is not first time an agent has had it out for an executive, but this is the first time an agent in this position did something like this. Something is very wrong with this situation in Minnesota, but no one has any idea what it is. Behind closed doors, something fishy is happening with the Vikings that makes them impossible to respect.

Leg Day

The dreaded leg day. Bodybuilders and gym fanatics can all vouch for the pain and soreness that a leg workout can bring. However, no matter how painful leg workouts can be, they must be done. Your quads and hamstrings are the largest muscles in your body. Leg workouts release testosterone throughout your body.

There are many different leg exercises that will build muscle. Squats may be the best exercise to increase the size of the glutes, hamstrings, and quadriceps. It’s a good idea to start your workout with squats. Three sets of ten with a decent weight will get your legs burning.

After squats, you should do a few sets of leg presses. Following leg presses, you should do three sets of leg extensions and leg curls. Having done those four exercises, your quads and hamstrings will be burning. All that’s left to do now are your calves. You can work your calves with the calf extension machine. Calf raises are also a good exercise for targeting the calf muscle.

Health-conscious people like Bernardo Chua will  know that the dreaded leg workout is now complete, but it would be a good idea to walk on a treadmill for a little while. A calm walk will help ease your trembling legs. The next couple of days will be hell, but you must be strong to get through the soreness. For more information on building muscle, visit Buzzfeed.

Chargers and Raiders May Share a Stadium

The Chargers and the Raiders are considering moving in together. The two teams are both in search of new dogs, and released a statement indicating that they might want to share a stadium together in Carson, California near Los Angeles.

“We are pursuing this stadium option in Carson for one straightforward reason: If we cannot find a permanent solution in our home markets, we have no alternative but to preserve other options to guarantee the future economic viability of our franchises,” reads a joint statement from both teams. “We remain committed to continuing to work in our home markets throughout 2015 to try to find publicly acceptable solutions to the long-term stadium issue.”

San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer released a statement on twitter shortly after the new broke indicating that if the Chargers were to leave the city they would be abandoning their fans like myself and Gianfrancesco Genoso.  According to, San Diego is currently trying to come up with a solution for the team’s stadium issues.

Golf Meets Football

The University of Alabama has won the last two men’s NCAA golf titles. You might not have known that, but Nick Saban loves golf in the offseason. They are so good that the coach has formed a bond with the golf coach to form an unholy alliance that could produce even more titles.

We do not look to the golf teams to see if they will win titles, and most of us likely have no idea who has won any golf titles in the NCAA ever. However, Ricardo Tosto reminds us we can look at what these two men are doing at Alabama as a way of developing programs that will last much longer than the coaches that are running them now, as reported by Empresas.

We often think that dynasties are fleeting, but we forget that the dynasties can last in terms of excellence for decades to come. If these men can develop both of their programs into something that is easy to maintain. They may not win titles all the time, but they will always be in contention. When these coaches come together to make things better, everyone benefits. The golf teams learns from Coach Saban, and the football team benefits from tools learned from the golf coach.

Ex-NFL QB Looks to Improve Manziel’s Game

After a rough rookie year, help appears on the horizon for Cleveland quarterback Johnny Manziel. The Browns announced they have hired former San Diego State standout and NFL journeyman Kevin O’Connell as their new quarterbacks coach including some chiropractors to keep him healthy. O’Connell helped prepared Manziel for last year’s draft, and also served as a personal quarterback coach this year for Oregon’s Marcus Mariota and Baylor’s Bryce Petty.

At SDSU, O’Connell made the All Mountain West Conference Second Team his senior season and set the all-time rushing record for an Aztec quarterback. He was selected 94th overall by the New England Patriots in the 2008 Draft. After being released by the Patriots the following season, O’Connell bounced around the NFL with Detroit, the Jets, Miami and San Diego, never throwing a professional touchdown in his career.

The Browns are hopeful O’Connell can get Manziel into pro form. Last year, the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner and SEC Offensive Player of the Year with Texas A&M was 18-35 passing for 175 yards with zero touchdowns, two interceptions and a rushing touchdown in five games for Cleveland.

Winston Out Of Shape

Jameis Winston is still deciding what he is going to do at the NFL Combine. In all fairness, lots of people only choose to do certain things at the combine. They do not do all the drills because they want to do some other things at their Pro Day. That is normal, and I understand.

However, if you have seen a picture of Jameis Winston, Ray Lane says you will notice that he is horribly out of shape. Frankly, Jack LaLane was in better shape when he was 90. A young guy like this that is not in shape after his team just won almost 30 games in a row tells me that he has not worked a day in his life to get better. Everyone has a different work ethic, but the lack of work ethic is a problem. We all know that Jameis is a gunslinger on the field, but that also means that he does not have enough understanding of the game to be a gunslinger. Someone like Brett Favre worked at it, but someone like Winston could easily become Michael Vick. All potential with no results. A guy who cannot get in shape at 20 never will get in shape.