Matthew Stafford’s leadership could be even more valuable than his throwing ability:

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Author: Jon Kuzma

Matthew Stafford is the Detroit Lions starting quarterback and he was also the 1st overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. Stafford was known as a strong armed quarterback entering the pros out of the University of Georgia but that might not be what the Detroit Lions need most from Stafford in 2016. Instead the Detroit Lions need Matthew Stafford’s leadership which was on full display in the Lions week 1 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. Stafford who is usually a very quiet player and chooses to lead through his play on the field. Was unusually vocal in that first game for the Lions and even went as far to chew out Tight End Eric Ebron and Wide Receiver Marvin Jones. Many people who aren’t as familiar with football would see this as a bad thing but it’s actually a good thing from your quarterback. Football is a game of chaos and absolute madness, you need a player who is stepping up and coordinating the other players towards the team’s goal. Stafford showed his passion to win football games by getting on those two players and he also showed that he has a backbone. Pro Football is not a sport for the weak or faint of heart, sometimes things are going to get tough and that is when Matthew Stafford has to do what he did against the Indianapolis Colts. That is reel the other guys on the team in and get them to go out of bounds to stop the clock late in the game. That is all Stafford was trying to get done by giving his teammates a tongue lashing and that part of Stafford’s game is what will take the Detroit Lions to new heights. Keep an eye on whether or not Stafford continues to progress in his new role of “vocal leader” of the Lions offense.

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David Johnson was outstanding in the Cardinals week 1 loss to the Patriots:

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Author: Jon Kuzma

The Arizona Cardinals are suffering from their week 1 loss to the New England Patriots but there was one bright spot in the game for the Cardinals. That bright spot was Cardinals 2nd year running back David Johnson who looks poised to have a huge year after recording 89 yards and 1 touchdown against the Patriots. Even though Johnson didn’t rush for a 100 yards in that game he showed glimpses of what’s to come this season with his unique blend of power and agility. Johnson can break tackles and rattle off big plays with his strength. Like he did on one 45 yard scamper against the Patriots defense. You also got to see just how finesse Johnson can be with the 4 receptions he hauled in for 43 yards as well. Bill Belichick was adamant that David Johnson wasn’t on Marshall Faulk’s level and then David Johnson came out and looked a lot like Marshall Faulk in this game. While the Patriots are walking away with a win Belichick certainly has to have a new found respect for Johnson because the 2nd year running back made New England’s head coach eat crow. Expect the Cardinals to feed Johnson often in these upcoming games, they only gave him 16 attempts against the Patriots. When you have a quality running back like David Johnson you want to feed him at least 20 rushing attempts a game. Bruce Arians will definitely make this adjustment and expect him to lean even more on the former Northern Iowa running back. Johnson has proved he deserves to be in this league and he has very bright future ahead of him. Fantasy owners have been raving about Johnson all off-season and that is because the guy can get the job done in so many different ways. That versatility makes him one of the better running backs in the league right now and don’t let anyone else tell you differently, not even Bill Belichick.

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New York Giants prove they are a much more dynamic team than a season ago:

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Author: Jon Kuzma

The New York Giants were fortunate enough to start the 2016 season off with a 20-19 win over the Dallas Cowboys. The match up was a back and forth game which eventually saw the Giants come out on top in the end. One thing that was very noticeable in the Giants efforts is the fact they have a plethora of wide receivers that can take over the game at anytime. We all know Odell Beckham Jr. can make a big play when called on but the Giants also got a huge boost from getting a healthy Victor Cruz back in the mix. Cruz finished the Cowboys game with 34 yards and a touchdown showing glimpses of the player he used to be. Getting Cruz’s production back in this offense will be huge but Cruz isn’t the only receiver besides Beckham to provide a boost to this passing attack. Rookie Sterling Shepard also found the end zone after hauling in 1 touchdown reception from Eli Manning. Together those 3 players give Manning different options while throwing the football and all 3 guys are dependable when the game is on the line. On the defensive side of the ball the Giants also showed they can get stops down the stretch. Which is much different than the team’s defense who could barely stop anyone just a season ago. The Giants only allowed 1 Cowboys touchdown the entire game so that defensive unit is much improved and because of that New York is a serious playoff contender this season. The Giants will also have a shot at the NFC East crown so thing are certainly looking up for the New York Football Giants and keep an eye on whether or not they can beat the New Orleans Saints in their week 2 showdown.

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49ers defense looks impressive after shutting out the Los Angeles Rams:

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Author: Jon Kuzma

The San Francisco 49ers started off the Chip Kelly era with a 28-0 win over the Los Angles Rams. While Chip Kelly’s offense was productive scoring 4 touchdowns on the night it was the defense that really stole the show. The Niners completely shut down the Rams offense and didn’t allow a point all game. San Francisco also did a great job of shutting down Todd Gurley who was clearly the focal point of the Rams offensive attack. NaVorro Bowman led the way for the 49ers recording 9 total tackles and an interception. Bowman played sideline to sideline for San Francisco and really contained anything the Rams threw his way. Other notable performers on this 49ers defense were Ray Ray Armstrong who recorded 4 tackles and 1 interception. Along with Arik Armstead and Ahmad Brooks who each recorded a sack apiece. The question of this game was really are the 49ers that good or are the Ram that bad? It feels like this is more of a case of the Rams being completely depleted talent wise but give credit to the Niners for ultimately getting the job done. A win in the National Football League never comes easy and even though this match looked easy for San Francisco it still took a whole lot of preparation and hard work to get it done. Finally give credit to Carlos Hyde for the performance he had last night against the Rams. Hyde finished the night with 88 yards and 2 touchdowns and really helped San Francisco in the time of possession category. If the 49ers can continue with that formula they should have a good chance to compete all season long and it’s huge for this team getting the win in week 1. Now they have some good confidence going into the rest of the season.

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Free live football streaming: where a game is never missed

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Author: Jon Kuzma

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The first free live football streaming option is vipboxtv.me. This website usually serves as the top choice for people looking for a free live football streaming broadcast. Vipboxtv is reliable and they have a number of other sporting events as well. There’s a reason this website is first on our list it’s because they do their job lining up great steams everyday. Head on over and check it out if you’re serious about seeing the latest action.

https://www.vipboxtv.me/american-football-stream

Another good choice is www.stream2watch.eu/. Steam2watch has a number of contests and will give you another option should vipbox not come through. It’s always good to have a variety of free live football streaming options at your disposal in case one falls through. stream2watch.eu will have you cheering for your favorite team in no time.

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The third option on our list is known as bosscast.net/. Bosscast is straight to the point and is specifically focused on free live football streaming content. They typically do a good job of landing most sporting events on their website. It’s definitely a site you should consider if you are having trouble finding a game.

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Putchannel.com is an awesome free live football streaming option. Putchannel has a number of free live football streaming sources to cover just about anything you want to watch. They also have tons of sporting events that will serve most viewers well. Check them out and see if they have the selection you are looking for?

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Live Sport

Live Sport has made a reputation off being a gateway to the latest soccer and football streams. They are always updating their shows daily and have some great links available. Having Live Sport as one your free live football streaming choices will make sure that you never miss another score.

https://livesport.ws/en/live-football

Cricfree Streams

Cricfree has been in the streaming business for a very long time. They always seem to be at the forefront of the latest sports coverage. Cricfree has a number of different channels to keep viewers entertained. Free live football streaming audiences will be pleased.

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First Row Sports

First Row has built a reputation off being one of the top video services available. They cover just about anything that goes on the television sports wise. They’ve bailed a lot of people out who are in jam and just want to watch their favorite match take place. Free live football streaming doesn’t get much better than this.

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Live Football Streaming is a website that specializes in only football streams. This a great tool if you’re only looking for football content. By adding this site to your bookmarks you’ll always be in the loop when it comes to the latest sports updates. It’s definitely a great resource for football fans!

That’s the list for all the free live football streaming websites. It’s easy to see why these pages stand out in this specific genre and that’s because they work hard everyday to keep their options fresh.

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Highlights

Blake Bortles is going to surprise people this year.

He really did.

Ryan Fitzpatrick will start the season for the Bucs at QB.

Terrell Owens might be heading to the CFL.

Hunt was a lot of fun to watch

Doesn’t add up.

Calvin Ridley is ahead of schedule

The Chiefs have some weapons

Carolina is ready to go

Have to respect Ben Roethlisberger for this.

Can’t stop this guy.

The Jaguars have some great defensive lineman.

 

 

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Antonio Brown proves once again he is the best receiver in the league:

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Author: Jon Kuzma

The Pittsburgh Steelers have one heck of dynamic playmaker in Wide Receiver Antonio Brown. Brown who has been one of the best receivers in the league over the last 3 seasons showed just why he is so highly respected in the National Football League. Brown scorched the Washington Redskins for 126 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns helping the Steelers to a 38-16 win on the road. The Redskins had Josh Norman they could have lined up against Brown every play but instead chose to leave Norman on only the left side of their defense. Pittsburgh quickly adjusted and started lining Brown up against Washington’s weaker defensive backs and really exploited that match up. The player the Steelers specifically targeted was Redskins defensive back Bashaud Breeland and Antonio Brown ran by Breeland on deep routes all night long. Brown also gets a huge lift from playing with Ben Roethlisberger who threw for 300 yards and 3 touchdowns himself. Roethlisberger understands how to read a defense and he has a great connection with Brown. Those two player’s chemistry and cohesion has helped catapult Brown into the most productive wide receiver in the NFL and it will be a pleasure to watch Brown destroy defenses all season long. This is a player who catches well over a hundred balls every single season and if you have him on your fantasy team he will be your golden goose the entire year. Even when Roethlisberger went don’t last season Brown still managed to find a way to produce so it’s clear Brown’s skill set is very unique and to be feared. Pittsburgh will take on the Bengals this weak who should present a much tougher match up than the Redskins did. Brown was knocked out of the Steelers playoff game last year against the Bengals due to a Vontaze Burfict hit. So you know Brown will be looking to bounce back against Cincinnati and will want to really have a big game against the Bengals defense. We will see if Cincy can slow down the best receiver in football, in what should be a another classic AFC North showdown.

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Rex Ryan’s seat gets a little bit warmer with the Bills 13-7 loss to the Ravens:

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Author: Jon Kuzma

All off-season we heard about Rex Ryan being on the hot seat and now after the Bill lost to the Baltimore Ravens 13-7 that seat could have just got a little bit warmer. The Ravens are a team that is trending upward but they are still the 3rd or 4th ranked team in the AFC North. The Bills weren’t playing the Bengals or Steelers they were playing the upstart Ravens. If Rex Ryan can’t get the job done against Baltimore that doesn’t set a good precedent of what’s to come for the rest of the regular season. Buffalo has had bad luck mainly in the form of injuries all training camp and now the the losses on the field could spiral the Bills into the danger zone. Rex Ryan had Hall of Famer Jim Kelly speaking out against him just a few months ago and when the local heroes aren’t in your favor that is also a bad indication. The only way Ryan can turn this thing around is to get some wins on the football field however too many players are banged up for the Bills. It feels like the Bills are looking at a mediocre season maybe somewhere along the lines of 8-8. That won’t be good enough to save Rex Ryan’s job so it’s essentially now or never for Ryan. Rex Ryan has stated that this will be last coaching gig ever but you have to wonder if never having true success in the NFL would push him to take another job somewhere else. Right now Ryan’s focus definitely has to be on the Jets and Thursday Night Football. If the Bills lose that game keep an eye on whether or not the pressure starts to unravel Rex Ryan. He is a guy that wears his emotions on his sleeve and it could get ugly. Hopefully that’s not the case and the good news for the Bills is Sammy Watkins is going to play despite battling a foot injury. The Bills couldn’t afford to lose another player especially since Left Tackle Cordy Glenn went down with an ankle injury in week 1. You almost have to wonder if Ryan’s smash mouth approach results in a lot of injuries in practice? Regardless one thing we do know is the Bills could be in a lot of trouble and Rex Ryan might not be a coach for too much longer unless he puts some w’s in the win column.

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Del Rio: The play call heard around the world

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Author: Jon Kuzma

The 2016 season started off with a bang for the Oakland Raiders after beating the New Orleans Saints in their week 1 match up 35-34. The game was a shootout but it was the way the game finished that will have people talking about Jack Del Rio all week long. With the Raiders trailing by 1 point late after a Seth Roberts touchdown reception Del Rio decided to go for a 2 point conversion instead of kicking the extra point for the tie. On that 2 point conversion attempt quarterback Derek Carr lofted a fade up to the left side of the end zone and Michael Crabtree out jumped Saints defensive back Ken Crawley for the game winning catch. It was a risky call considering if that play was stopped the Saints would of certainly won the game and it was also risky considering the Raiders decided to pass the ball from 2 yards out. It seems like a run play would be a much more successful play from that distance but give credit to Del Rio for trusting his young quarterback. The old ball coach knew Carr is a tremendous playmaker and knows how to operate with the pressure on. He went to the guy he has developed great rapport with over his last two seasons (Michael Crabtree) and now the Raiders will head into week 2 with a 1-0 record. Carr finished the game with 24 completions out of 38 passing attempts for 319 yards and 1 touchdown pass. While Amari Cooper also had a big day hauling in 6 receptions for 137 receiving yards. Drew Brees was the top performer for the Saints throwing for 4 touchdown passes of his own but ultimately Jack Del Rio’s play call gave the Raiders the win in the end. The Raiders move to 1-0 while the Saints will look to get their first win in week 2.

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Jameis Winston throws for 4 touchdowns in the Buccaneers 31-24 win over the Falcons:

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Author: Jon Kuzma

The Tampa Buccaneers started off the 2016 season on the right foot thanks to Jameis Winston and his outstanding play. Winston threw for 23 completions out of 33 passing attempts for 281 yards and 4 touchdowns. Winston showed incredible accuracy on his deep ball throws. 2 passes in particular really showcased Winston’s arm strength and accuracy. That was a 45 yard touchdown strike to Mike Evans and a 30 yard touchdown pass to Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Both throws were put in a position where only the Buc’s players could get to the ball and when your quarterback is making those kind of throws it bodes well for your team’s future. It looks like Winston has made tremendous strides from his rookie season to his second year in the pros and when you start throwing for 4 touchdowns a game that is when you get mentioned with the likes of Brady, Manning, and Brees. Winston made it looks effortless in this contest and because of that the Tampa Buccaneers look like they are in the best position they’ve been in a long time. The NFC South will still be tough with the Panthers still being an outstanding team but the Bucs are on the rise and almost all of that is because of Jameis Winston. Not only is he an exceptional player on the field but he also serves as the charismatic leader of this football team and everyone in that organization is now a believer. All the people who wrote Winston off because of off the field issues were wrong and right now it feels like there is nothing that Jameis Winston can’t do on the football field. He is ono of the best young players in the league and at the end of the day football is just easy for this guy.

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Football players: Jalen Ramsey doesn’t shy away from competition

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Author: Jon Kuzma

Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey has a message for Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. “Throw it my way if you want to” Ramsey told ESPN in a message to Rodgers. The rookie defensive back out of Florida State is certainly a confident guy and that is what has made him such a dynamic player. Ramsey truly believes if Rodgers tests him enough that he will come out the winner of that situation and we will see if the former MVP takes Ramsey up on his offer? Rodgers did throw 8 interceptions last season so Ramsey does have a chance to make number 12 pay if he makes ill advised throws. Even one turnover caused by Ramsey would greatly improve the Jaguars chances of winning but it definitely won’t come easy. Rodgers is one of the best quarterbacks in the league and does an excellent job of disguising where he is going. Rodgers can look off a defender and then comeback to that same defender and make him pay with a lethal strike. In order for Jalen Ramsey to be able to keep up with Rodgers skills he will need to be disciplined and read his keys. Sometimes rookies can get caught in the emotions of the game and lose their cool a little bit. Ramsey will need to play very focused and he will also have to sell out everything he has for his football team. The Jaguars will definitely be the underdog in this contest but if Ramsey is as good as he believes he is. Jacksonville just might have a shot and what better way to kickoff a new season than coming out and landing a big win over the Green Bay Packers. Jacksonville has upgraded significantly at several positions now it’s about going out on the field and putting everything together.

Football players in this article : Jalen Ramsey

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