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San Diego Chargers weekly poll results: Chargers will finish in last place in AFC West

Blots from the Blue (Richard Wade) — We briefly look at last week's poll results. Last week, we asked you to predict  which AFC West team will finish in last place in the 2016 NFL season. Of the 4633 votes cast, a plurality of 39% selected our own San Diego Chargers . Given that the Chargers finished the 2015 season with the third-worst record in the NFL, it's not a surprise that many of you think they'll repeat as AFC...
  • 17 hr 42 min ago

When will Tampa host a Super Bowl again?

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Tampa's Raymond James Stadium missed out on hosting one of three Super Bowl s that were on offer this past week, with 2019 going to Atlanta, 2020 to South Florida, and 2021 to San Francisco. Two new stadiums and one thoroughly renovated one: stadium investments bring Super Bowls. Meanwhile, the Tampa Bay area hasn't hosted a Super Bowl since 2009, their fourth overall. No Super Bowl appears...
  • 22 hr 39 min ago

Colts already thinking through logistics of London trip

Stamped Blue (Josh Wilson) — It's only May, which means in the NFL world that OTAs are underway and teams are working to get better for the upcoming season. Very few of them are thinking through travel schedules for the season, but the Indianapolis Colts are. That's because the Colts travel to London in week four of the 2016 season for an October 2 matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Colts haven't played in...
  • 1 day 15 hr ago

New England Patriots 2016 roster breakdown: #13 WR DeAndre Carter

Pats Pulpit (Bernd Buchmasser) — Entering his second season, will the wide receiver make enough of an impact to earn a roster spot? We have entered the deepest depths of the NFL offseason. Free agency and the draft are behind us, while minicamp and training camp won't start until early June and late July, respectively. However, while the football world seemingly turns slower these days it does not stop. After all, by late...
  • 1 day 19 hr ago

Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Saturday

Field Gulls (Brendan O'Leary) — Read! Russell Wilson: Trust with Seattle Seahawks WRs is 'over the top' Offseason workouts with several Seahawks receivers has quarterback Russell Wilson fired up about their connections going into the 2016 season. Seattle Seahawks' Legion of Boom in good shape going into 2016 season Today's collection of Seahawks-related links includes a look at the health of the defense, which is...
  • 1 day 21 hr ago

Browns receive a D grade from ESPN for their offseason

Dawgs by Nature (Chris Pokorny) — At the conclusion of free agency, ESPN gave the Cleveland Browns an "F+" for the standup job they had done in the offseason up until that point. Now that the NFL Draft has come-and-gone as well, the same group of analysts updated their grades . Although ESPN specifically makes a point of saying "31 teams received a C- grade or better, and then there was the Browns ," Cleveland did at...
  • 2 days ago

Seahawks OTAs Day 3 pressers: Pete Carroll, Russell Wilson, Brandon Browner - my notes and thoughts

Field Gulls (Nathan Watt) — The Seahawks held an open practice for OTAs on Thursday, and Pete Carroll, Russell Wilson, and Brandon Browner spoke to the media. I took notes. Russell Wilson: Video Source Feels great to be back out here, play the game again. Energy out there is unbelievable, feels like we are in mid-season, just how we are practicing, all the receivers and TE's making plays. Our RB group, even...
  • 2 days ago

How much public money will be available for Vegas stadium?

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — With Raiders owner Mark Davis committed to exploring opportunities in Las Vegas, the question becomes whether Las Vegas will provide Davis with the kind of opportunity he wants. And that question hinges on whether and to what extent the powers-that-be in Las Vegas will cough up the cash to build a stadium. During a Thursday…
  • 2 days ago

Saints' News, 5/27/16: Heath Evans Picks Saints to Have Largest 2016 Turnaround

SBN: Canal Street Chronicles (Kevin Skiver) — Heath Evans says a lot of things that people may not agree with, but sometimes he gets it right (for us, anyways). He picked the Saints to have the largest turnaround in 2016 after a disappointing previous two seasons. Which team will make the biggest turnaround in 2016? "I like the @Saints " - @HeathEvans44 pic.twitter.com/miV0F0yeCi — NFL Total Access (@NFLTotalAccess) May 26,...
  • 2 days ago

Here are some Denver Broncos players that must improve in 2016

Mile High Report (Christopher Hart) — The Mile High Report round table for 2016 expectations of the Denver Broncos and their players continues today with us all naming one player who absolutely must improve from their 2015 season. The Mile High Report round table for 2016 expectations of the Denver Broncos and their players continues today with us all naming one player who absolutely must improve from their 2015 season. ...
  • 2 days ago

San Diego Chargers have traveled the fifth most miles in the NFL since 2014

Blots from the Blue (Matthew Stanley) — The Chargers are one of the traveling-est teams in the league. Each team gets 8 home games, and 8 away games. As many of us know, even home games at the Q can sometimes have an "away game" feel with how many opposing fans are in the stadium. Well, the San Diego Chargers also have an additional disadvantage during away games. The Chargers may have the same 8 away games as other teams, but...
  • 2 days ago

Most NFL teams play near a casino

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Michael David Smith) — Amid talk that the Raiders could move to Las Vegas, some around the NFL are concerned about playing in America’s gambling capital. But gambling is so pervasive around America today that most NFL teams play near a casino. That’s the word from the American Gaming Association, which points out that 80 percent of NFL teams…
  • 2 days ago

NFL Head Coach Power Rankings from USA Today are a joke

Cincy Jungle (Jason Marcum) — Marvin Lewis isn't getting much respect in NFL head coaching rankings. The  Cincinnati Bengals have had a lot of success under  Marvin Lewis , and it's become clear over the years that the rest of the NFL wants in on the action. Since Lewis took over in 2003, many coaches have come to Cincinnati and left to find greener pastures elsewhere while also making a little more green...
  • 3 days ago

Nate Irving, Sio Moore receiving "lion's share" of reps at inside linebacker in OTAs

Stamped Blue (Josh Wilson) — There are a number of position battles going on for the Indianapolis Colts this offseason that will continue into training camp. A number of these pertain to depth spots, but there are also some starter spots open that players are competing for. Perhaps the most interesting such battle is at inside linebacker. D'Qwell Jackson will occupy one of the spots, but with the loss of Jerrell...
  • 3 days ago

Roster Review: What Travis Benjamin will bring to the Chargers offense

Blots from the Blue (Kyle Posey) — When the San Diego Chargers lost Malcom Floyd to retirement, they may have actually upgraded the position by adding free agent WR Travis Benjamin from the Cleveland Browns. When reading other medias offseason grades or comments about certain players, you can tell who actually watched the guy play and who did a quick stat check, looked at his height/weight/speed, and made some assumptions. In...
  • 3 days ago