Monthly Archives: June 2017

Bucs seek to improve red-zone efficiency with new weapons

The Buccaneers should see improvement in the red zone this season with the additions of tight end O.J. Howard and receivers DeSean Jackson and Chris Godwin. The Bucs’ red-zone efficiency slipped from 2015 when they scored touchdowns on 52.9 percent of their trips into the red zone. “We have good options,” coach Dirk Koetter said, via Jenna Laine of ESPN.

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Koetter: Bucs used silent count at home in 2015

Koetter knows what can go wrong when too many fans of the road team invade a stadium. “The first year I was here, and we played a couple of those teams from the northeast, the traditional teams that travel well,” Koetter said on The Ira Kaufman Podcast, via JoeBucsFan.com.

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Re-drafting the 2010 NFL Draft

One of the most fun thing’s I’ve gotten to do as a writer at Baltimore Beatdown is put together mock drafts, where I predict what I think NFL team’s will do in the draft. This time, however, I’m changing it up. Now, I’m going back in time to the 2010 NFL Draft, and giving every team do over with their first round pick with knowledge of how each player’s career will pan out through the 2016 season. Let’s see how the NFL landscape changes when hindsight comes into play. St. Louis Rams Original Pick: Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma Re-draft Pick: Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma In his NFL career, at best, Sam Bradford is an average quarterback. Instead of drafting a quarterback that was ultimately traded

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Silva’s Team Fantasy Previews

Evan Silva breaks down every NFL team from a fantasy perspective heading into the 2017 season. Arizona Cardinals Atlanta Falcons Baltimore Ravens Buffalo Bills Carolina Panthers Chicago Bears Cincinnati Bengals Cleveland Browns Dallas Cowboys Denver Broncos

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The NFL MVP favorite is … come on, you already know

The favorite of some offshore gambling sites was never in doubt. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady nearly won MVP in only 12 games last season. Only Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan’s brilliance kept Brady from making history (nobody who has missed more than three games has ever won MVP).

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Superior Strength of Schedule

In my Strength of Schedule series for Rotoworld, I will examine a number of methods to accurately understand the 2017 landscape for all 32 teams. The established method looks only at prior-year win percentage with no context and measures those rates against current-year opponents. Although win-loss records determine which teams make or miss the playoffs, a win-loss record is hardly the most accurate way to measure a team’s strengths and weaknesses, or compare them the rest of the NFL.

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Panthers Greg Olsen could hold out from training camp over contract

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen is looking for a new deal to “reflect [his] productivity” and hasn’t ruled out the possibility of sitting out training camp until he gets paid, according to ESPN. Olsen is under contract with the Panthers until next season and told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that he wants more money to reflect his productivity and durability. “I think it’s early right now,” Olsen said in the interview. “As the summer goes on and we get some feedback from the organization on how they feel, we’ll make the best decision we can. I’d be lying if I didn’t say that we feel very strongly about where we should be in that totem pole of top tight ends. I’d be hard pressed

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