Antonio Brown is going to end up in the Hall of Fame someday and it’s because he is excellent in every phase of the game:

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Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receiver Antonio Brown has had a terrific career after coming out of Central Michigan University back in 2010. Since then Brown has had 6 1,000 yard seasons and clearly this guy is one of the best players doing it right now. Brown has already passed fellow Steelers Hall of Famer Lynn Swann in yards and touchdown receptions but then again the game is a lot more pass oriented in today’s era. Still though Antonio Brown has been consistently dominant and when you actually watch number 84 play it’s easy to see why. Brown is very fast and can get vertical on a defender quickly. Then there’s his abilities when he has the ball in his hands after the catch. A.B is lethal as a returner on special teams and those skills translate over to the receiver position in the YAC category. So many times on tape the 29 year old (Brown) should have went out of bounds but he changed directions and added 20 more yards or so to the play. You’ll also notice that defenders are repeatedly getting crissed crossed and tend to get lost when they’re trying to tackle Brown. Therefore it’s apparent that the Steelers have a receiver in Brown that can evade opposing players at a very high rate. The final trait that makes the Miami native elite is his hands. Antonio Brown rarely drops a pass and if you follow him on social media you know just how much effort he puts into his craft. That hard work mindset allows Brown to be a cut above the rest of the competition and that’s surprising consider he’s only 5’10 186LBS. There’s no way Brown should be the best player at his position but there is something special in some people and nothing will deter them from being great. Antonio Brown is one of those people and now we get to watch him catch passes all the way to Canton. It will certainly be a lot of fun to watch.

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Best Defenders: The New York Jets are keeping Leonard Williams around for the next couple of seasons

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2016 Pro Bowl Defensive Lineman Leonard Williams will stay with the Jets at least until the end of 2019 after having his 5th year contract option picked up by the team. Williams has only been in the league for three seasons but has already made a splash. Clearly the Jets front office thought highly of Leonard “Big Cat” Williams and the team will probably retain him after 2019 too. Williams is a high motor defensive lineman and gives maximum effort on every single snap. It’s nice to see a defender that doesn’t take plays off and Todd Bowles has often spoken highly of Williams’ attitude. That’s why New York is willing to pay Williams $14.2 million dollars in 2019 and that’s going to be a huge pay raise over the $2.9 million he’ll make this season. Now that Williams is going to end up making the big dollars he needs to accept the responsibility that comes with that larger role. Williams has to be a strong voice in the locker room and get his teammates to buy into the vision. Then Big Cat has to take it even further and play some of the best football of his life. Whether that’s inside at nose tackle or at defensive end Williams must wreak havoc and prey on opposing quarterbacks. The former USC alum has a career high of 7 sacks in a season and he has to come out and match that. That would set the tone for Williams heading into his contract year (2019). Then if this guy can go for 8 or 9 sacks a couple of seasons from now then the Jets are going to re-sign him to a massive payday. We’re talking Ndamukong Suh money which will certainly make Leonard Williams one of the faces of the league. It’s been an impressive run so far and Williams is only 23 years old.

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Best Defenders: The Jets picking up Leonard Williams fifth year option and that’s a smart move.

Sports Analyst: Endzoneblog.com is looking to add sports analysts to our growing sports media website

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Endzoneblog.com is currently looking to add sports analysts to our media team. The position will require a person with a strong football background. Everything will be facilitated through Twitter.com, which will serve as a platform for our personalities to expand upon their brand. Each sports analyst will be asked to tweet out their opinions and views during the latest industry (NFL) news. The product is actually the analyst’s content which will be used to capture an audience and drive them to the Endzoneblog.com website.

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Make sure you find your voice and express your opinions. Remember is doesn’t matter which side of an argument you’re on, it’s all about participating. By constantly showing up everyday you can become an NFL insider much quicker than you think.

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Blog posts, podcasts, and video

Any analysts can submit a 300 word minimum blog post to Endzoneblog.com which we will retweet and promote for you. Our analysts are also encouraged to partake in podcasts whether that’s through using Quicktime on your home computer or through a website like Blogtalkradio.com which is done through your phone. Blogtalkradio allows two people in separate locations to host a podcast and can be great for building up a following. There’s also the option of video which can be recorded and then tweeted. You can also host a live Periscope show on Twitter which should use the hash tag #NFL. All content should be published to your personal account which will be circulated by our @EndzoneblogNFL page.

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The final step of the process is about making connections and using them to elevate yourself. The internet allows us to push the envelope and by focusing solely on sports it’s amazing how far you can come in a short time. We hope you’ll join us at Endzoneblog.com and thank you for your time. If you’re interested in becoming a sports analyst at Endzoneblog.com please email Jon here jdkuzma@hotmail.com.

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Sammy Watkins is ready to make plays for the Chiefs’ offense. This was a great pick up for Andy Reid’s team:

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Former Los Angeles Rams Wide Receiver Sammy Watkins will have a new home this upcoming season. Watkins signed with the Kansas City Chiefs after a deal couldn’t be worked out in Los Angeles. That means the former Clemson wide out will trade in his Hollywood nights for some Kansas City barbecue. The goods news about this move is the fact that Andy Reid is one of the most well respected coaches in the National Football League. Reid has always been known for putting together talented football teams and Watkins will fit perfectly into Kansas City’s approach. Watkins is going to assume the possession receiver role in Reid’s offense which Terrell Owens once flourished in back when Reid was in Philadelphia. That Philly team actually went to the Super Bowl that year (2004) and this Chiefs roster might have more talent. There’s no doubt Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce, and Watkins are better than Terrell Owens, Todd Pinkston, and Freddie Mitchell. Hill and Watkins aren’t even halfway through their careers yet and are already more decorated than those Eagles pass catchers (Pinkston and Mitchell). Obviously Terrell Owens was one of the most prolific receivers to ever play the game and Watkins will have big shoes to fill if he wants to be in the same ball park of production. However you have to believe Patrick Mahomes can trust Watkins to move the sticks in third and long situations. Sammy Watkins had 593 yards and 8 touchdowns last year so he isn’t a slouch by any means. It’s clear the 24 year old (Watkins) needs to produce more in the yardage category but he wasn’t bad at all as a red zone target. Between Kelce and Watkins the Chiefs have two talented players who can box out defenders and make the tough grab for six points. Mahomes will benefit greatly from having guys that can battle through contact and make clutch plays down by the goal line. Then there’s Tyreek Hill who is one of the best deep threat playmakers around. It’s easy to see Watkins has a lot of talent around him and he should be able to take Kansas City to new heights. The Chiefs are easily one of the better teams in the AFC.

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Andy Dalton has been a good player over the course of his career but if the Bengals don’t improve they could seek a change at the QB position:

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Andy Dalton has been a pretty good quarterback since entering the NFL back in 2011 and his stats make that clear as day. Dalton has 25,534 yards, 167 touchdowns and 93 interceptions over his career for a QB rating of 88.7. When you take into consideration how difficult it is to find a competent quarterback it becomes apparent that Dalton is better than most. However with the Bengals regressing the past couple of seasons it’s only a matter of time before the leaders of this team are held accountable. Dalton will be one of the first players that are assessed and don’t be surprised if Mike Brown and Marvin Lewis decide to shake things up if the team has another losing record. Cincinnati had seven wins last year so it’s very possible that they can turn it around. Ultimately that means the Bengals are going to have to beat out their AFC North rivals. Pittsburgh has been the measuring stick of this division the last couple of years and they’re loaded offensively. Which means Dalton will have to fight fire with fire and put up some big numbers to outgun the Steelers. Dalton’s 2017 stats were 3,320 yards, 25 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions. Those totals needs to be around 4,200 yards, 30 touchdowns, and 8 interceptions in order for this offense to hit that next gear. It’s going to take every little bit of additional output on Dalton’s behalf to get three more wins this upcoming season. Ten wins should get the Bengals back in the playoffs and from there it’s all about putting together a run. Cincinnati also has to be cautious about the emerging Cleveland Browns. There’s no room for any letdowns against the upstart team from Northern Ohio. Dalton needs to avoid coming up short in the two trap games against Cleveland because that would be a huge dent in their quest to claim a wildcard spot. The bottom line heading into 2018 is Andy Dalton needs to play like his job depends on it because it very well might.

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