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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 trade.nosis.com, San Diego is currently trying to come up with a solution for the team’s stadium issues.
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.
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.
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.
In essence, Edelman said that he was basically asked if he thought he had a concussion. He said that he did not, and he was put back on the field. The episode probably lasted a bit longer, but it is clear that the protocol was not followed. Edelman has no reason to lie about this, but the Patriots have a culture of cheating that shows they would have no problem with putting someone back on the field when they probably have some kind of head injury.
There could not be a worse message to send to people in youth sports, youth safety advocate Paul Mathieson added, especially in the age where discussions like these go viral across Twitter and other like social sites They are being told that you can go back on the field as long as the game is important. The problem is that all people are going to claim that game is important, and we will have kids playing with head injuries for another couple decades until that practice is made illegal
One moment Adrian Peterson is the golden boy of the NFL. He is the best running back to have played the game in modern memory and he is widely considered to be one of the nicest stars in all of professional sports. And then the news leaks that you punish your kids by beating them with a stick and things seem to sour. But that is history, or so says Kevin Warren. Warren is the chief operating officer of the Minnesota Vikings and he seems intent on backing up their once beloved running back.
Peterson was the MVP of the entire NFL in 2012 after he rushed for over 2,000 yards. The aging back has been considered one of the most bruising runners in the league for almost a decade now. While many thought that Minnesota might try to go younger, that doesn’t seem the case. Still these are just words and we’ll see what the contracts say next season.
If your favorite NFL team needs a QB, there is a problem. More and more teams are settling on the person they want to have. Look at every division in football, and you can find few teams that truly need a QB. The Titans are in need, the Jags might still be in need and the Dolphins need help. The Texans need assistance, and the Rams need a new guy. However, every other team in the league seems to be in decent shape. They all have options, and is you are not the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, you are going to have an issue.
This is not a good year for QBs with so many teams in good shape. The Bucs will win, but every other team in the league is going to lose because they cannot get what they need to compete.