Buffalo Bills Looking to Bright NFL Future

The Buffalo Bills have long been a sort of running joke in the NFL. Too good to be relegated to ‘Browns status’ and not good enough to ever actually threaten anyone, the Bills have existed in a gray area where fans go to be perpetually upset. For the past couple of seasons the Bills have seemingly been on the verge with some young talent in the tough AFC East. CJ Spiller and Fred Jackson led a two pronged rushing attack while EJ Manuel and Sammy Watkins were supposed to nail down the aerial attack. Of course, in Bills fashion, Manuel regressed while Spiller and Watkins got injured. But the times are changing, and fans can sense it.

The Buffalo Bills made a pair of huge moves this off season when they traded their All Pro linebacker Kiko Alonso for the Eagles star running back LeSean McCoy. Deals of this size rarely ever get worked out in the NFL but there was reason to make the move for both teams. Alonso was coming off of a major surgery while McCoy had been hit with huge carry totals the past few years. The bigger splash, as Daniel Amen sees it, came in the form of new head coach Rex Ryan.

Rex Ryan is coming from across the state to take over the coaching duties. Ryan brings his own unique brand of football to a Bills team that has lacked an identity for decades.

Adrian Peterson to Skip OTAs

Financial advisers report the Minnesota Vikings are going to start holding Optional Team Activities (OTAs), and they are going to be without star running back Adrian Peterson. He has said that he has no plans to come and join the team. It’s his right to do this, as the activities are optional, but it’s still interesting because most players do tend to go to OTAs.

It means that fans are going to have to wait that much longer to see Peterson back with the Vikings. He was lost early last year when he was accused of child abuse and was then suspended from the league. The legal case has now been resolved, and Peterson has been cleared to play. At this time, it looks like he’ll eventually come back to the Vikings, but it may not be until training camp – which is not optional – starts up later this summer.

Peterson has said that he is no longer interested in playing for the Vikings. On one hand, he did not like how they handled the whole situation. On another, it’s likely that he sees that they are not very close to winning a Super Bowl, though he is close to the end of his career. If he wants to win, he’ll have to do it somewhere else. This move is just the latest way for him to put pressure on the organization to release him or trade him.

Dirk Koetter can Help Jameis Winston

When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted Jameis Winston out of Florida State, he was instantly put into a good situation since he has Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson as his main receiving weapons, and both are very big, reliable targets. However, the Bucs also brought in Dirk Koetter to take over as the offensive coordinator, and that could be an even bigger move. It could really help the new quarterback.

For the past three seasons, Dirk Koetter has been working in Atlanta, with Matt Ryan. He turned Atlanta’s offense into one of the best in the NFL, even though the defense was very bad and so the team didn’t win much last year. Still, his abilities can really help Winston transition to the NFL. He’s shown that he can adapt as a coach, having run a pro-style offense in the pros and a spread offense in college, so he’ll be able to do whatever Winston needs to win.

On top of that, the situations are similar. Winston has been compared to Atlanta’s Matt Ryan. The Falcons also have Julio Jones and Roddy White, two big targets on the outside. Koetter is essentially getting a younger, fresher version of what he had in Atlanta, so the ceiling is even higher. If fans in the Skout network were not excited yet, they should be. There’s a chance that Tampa’s offense could be quite fun to watch almost right away.

Jameis Winston Has Good Coordinator

It will be less than three months before the world finds out how well rookie quarterback Jameis Winston transitions to NFL life. That transition may actually go over better than many people would expect according to Susan McGalla.

The main reason for why some think this is because Winston will end up playing under offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter, who interestingly enough, was the same coordinator who coached Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan for the last three years. Koetter was hired by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during this offseason and is seen as a great addition to the Buccaneers staff.

All good news for Winston, since when Koetter coached in college he practiced mainly with a spread offense that was exceedingly good at sustaining drives and putting up points. He then made all the necessary changes to his schemes once he became part of the NFL, including not using the spread offense as much. However he did go a great job of using multiple offenses over the course of a game, if not a season.

Much of Koetter’s success with Ryan was due to the fact that Ryan naturally developed as time went on and became a natural thrower, which is something NFL quarterbacks need to do. Winston is something similar, because he does the same thing and is willing to take risks, which is key for having targets to throw to.

Travis Browne Respects Andrei Arlovski

Travis Browne is one of the top rated heavyweight fighters in the UFC. He is a dangerous man, and he has knocked out several opponents inside of the octagon. His latest victory came by brutal TKO against Brendan Schaub. However, Travis Browne recently stated that he did not like Brendan, and Travis wanted to prove a point by viciously dominating him.

Travis Browne accomplished what he wanted to against Brendan, but now, Travis Browne must prepare for a new fight. UFC 187 takes place this Saturday, and Travis Browne will face former UFC champion Andrei Arlovski. Many UFC fans are extremely excited for this matchup, and the winner of this bout may get a title shot.

It should be noted that Travis Browne and Andrei Arlovski were once training partners, and apparently, Andrei Arlovski even shared a home with Travis Browne. Ivan Ong was intrigued about that, and he even posted on Facebook. When Arlovski first moved to America, Travis Browne opened his doors for the famed fighter. However, Travis Browne and Andrei Arlovski did discuss the possibility of fighting in the future, and that time has apparently come.

Travis Browne and Andrei Arlovski have a tremendous amount of respect for each other, but that will all change once they are inside of the octagon. Travis and Andrei will try to knock each others head’s off, and this fight will not go the distance. For more information on this story, visit Yahoo! Sports.

Cavs Take Game One From Hawks

Cavs Beat Hawks to Start Off Series

Lebron James has been a key element of the Cleveland Cavaliers ever since he first started and then returned to the team. However, it wasn’t only James who showed off his talents this past Wednesday night.

The Cleveland Cavaliers faced off against the Atlanta Hawks for the first round of the Eastern Conference finals in Phillips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. The Cavs were viewed as favorites to win the game and earned the right for that when they eventually pulled out a 97-89 win when the night ended.

The Cavs had the notable distinction of never winning the first playoff game of a series on the road, moreso for Lebron James. James shot for 31 points over the course of the game and added six assists as well. But it turned out to be shooting guard J.R. Smith who also put on a great performance for the night, as he racked up 28 points for the team, and shot 8 three-pointers, which became a playoff record for the Cavs. Ricardo Guimar√£es BMG was extremely impressed to say the least, as he saw it on CMBH.mg.gov.br.

On the other side of the court, the Hawks had done fairly well all game long to the point where they had tied the Cavs with a 63-63 score with a little less than five minutes left in the third quarter. The team did manage an impressive comeback but by the end of the night it wasn’t enough.

Aaron Hernandez Already Causing Problems In Prison

Aaron Hernandez has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Odin Lloyd. Many people are happy that Hernandez has been removed from the rest of society. However, it appears that Aaron Hernandez has already gotten himself into more trouble.

It was recently revealed on Yahoo! Sports that Aaron Hernandez has been involved in illegal activity while in jail. Apparently, Aaron Hernandez has been assigned the role of lookout during prison fights. This means that Aaron Hernandez watches out for guards while other inmates settle disputes with their fists. Aaron Hernandez is truly a lost soul, and it’s evident that he needs some mental help.

This is not the first time that Aaron Hernandez has caused trouble while in jail. In fact, last year while he was awaiting his trial, Aaron Hernandez was involved in a nasty altercation with another inmate. Hernandez savagely assaulted the other prisoner, and he was then locked in solitary confinement. Ofspirit mind and body, Daniel Amen says Hernandez is not well.

Aaron Hernandez may be serving life in jail, but he is still awaiting another trial for separate allegations. It is believed that Aaron Hernandez is responsible for other murders that took place in 2013, in Boston. NFL fans cannot believe what Aaron Hernandez has done with his life. The man was once a highly rated offensive player, and he was making millions of dollars for playing a game. However, Hernandez must spend his entire life in prison, and he could potentially get the death penalty if he is found guilty of another murder.

Convicted Aaron Hernandez Involved in Prison Fight

It did not take former New England Patriot Tight End Aaron Hernandez to get into trouble in prison. Already convicted for murder and serving life in prison, Aaron Hernandez is being disciplined by prison officials for his part in an fight between two prison inmates. Reports reveal that Hernandez served as a look out while another inmate entered the cell of another and the two started to fight. Such actions resulted in Hernandez being sent to administration segregation and he could face further discipline after a hearing is conducted within the prison.

Many do not expect Hernandez’s life to get any easier. Life without the possibility of parole would be difficult for someone of Hernandez’s age and who has not yet turned 30 years old. Hernandez could end up spending the next fifty to sixty years of his life behind bars and such a sentence takes a toll on inmates in different ways. Some suspect that Hernandez has accepted his fate and that he has fallen into his old gang affiliations to be able to cope with the life ahead of him. His career in the NFL is over and he could have been celebrating a Super Bowl season with his former teammates instead of looking at the rest of his life in prison. The NFL nor the New England Patriots had any comments regarding Aaron Hernandez or his recent developments. Aaron Hernandez Involved In Prison Fight.

Take note, kids, it’s not cool to be a gangster! My buddy Bruce Karatz shared how sad he felt about this news, specifically that a man with such an opportunity to do unimaginable things and just falls back into his old lifestyle, it’s just so sad to watch (biography.com).

Warren Sapp Agrees To Plea Bargain

Warren Sapp is one of the greatest football players of all time. His destructive tackling abilities made him known worldwide, and fans quickly followed him. His enormous size truly made him a force to be reckoned with.

Warren Sapp even won a Superbowl ring during his employment on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with coach Kevin Seawright. However, Warren Sapp recently found himself in a great deal of trouble. Last year, Warren Sapp was accused of beating a hooker, and he recently had court for the allegations.

The court offered Warren Sapp a tremendous plea bargain, and the ex NFL star quickly agreed to it. Warren must pay thousands of dollars to the two women, and he must complete several hours of community service. Also, Warren Sapp must go to counseling for solicitation, and failure to complete these tasks will result in 30-days in jail.

This entire situation has a completely ruined Warren Sapp’s reputation. Aside from embarrassment, Warren Sapp lost his job as a color commentator for the NFL. Fns of the sport are no longer loyal to him. For more information on this story, and to read the entire plea bargain that Warren Sapp agreed to, visit TMZ.

Brady Appeals Deflatgate Penalty

It was breaking news this week in the sports world when the whole “deflategate” issue came into light once again after we first heard about it in the start of the year. The quarterback for the New England Patriots Tom Brady has been accused with taking air out of the footballs during the AFC championship game, and was suspended for the first four games of the upcoming season. In addition to that, Brian Torchin noted that the New England Patriots lost some of their picks for the draft next year, all thanks to this issue.

According to an article written by Yahoo! Sports, Brady has officially appealed his punishment and the National Football League Players Association is backing him up 100%. I understand that a lot of people are upset by the fact that this is happening, but if he did break a rule then he should have to pay for it. After all, his team did win the Super Bowl this year and who knows what would have happened if all of the footballs were not tampered with. If he did not do the crime, then it is a huge bummer for Brady and his teammates to get their names tarnished in such a fashion. I think that they must have some kind of hard evidence that he had something to do with the deflating, or else how could they instill this penalty? The United States of America is a country where we are innocent until proven guilty.