It’s becoming harder to defend Jameis Winston and it’s sad because his poor off the field behavior is destroying his legacy:

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Quarterback Jameis Winston finds himself in a bad situation after allegedly groping a female Uber driver. Winston has had allegations of sexual assault in the past and that’s what makes this current claim against him so upsetting. The Bucs rolled the dice and hoped the former number one overall pick would clean up his act. Unfortunately this recent investigation has many people thinking otherwise and now there’s serious questions about what kind of character Winston has? Obviously if all of these accusations are true then it doesn’t paint a very good picture of the former Seminoles star. It’s almost to the point where Tampa Bay is going to reconsider whether or not Jameis Winston is worth the trouble? Now in defense of the 24 year old quarterback there wasn’t any charges filed again him. However there’s a serious pattern here and remember Florida State had to pay a woman $950,000 dollars for a similar occurrence. It’s not a good look for Jameis Winston and it’s bad representation of the Buccaneers organization. Let’s be clear there’s no room for anything else like this on Winston’s behalf and he’s already on thin ice. If Jameis Winston wasn’t the starting quarterback of this team there’s a good chance he would already be gone. The only way he can repair his name is by having a massive amount of success and by avoiding anymore trouble in his time away from football. Really there’s isn’t anything positive to say though because this has become an embarrassment for player who is so talented. All Winston has to do stop treating women so poorly and he’ll probably end up being a massive success. There’s a lot of doubt he can do that though and Winston doesn’t have room for anymore strikes. The bottom line is it’s sad it’s came to the point and Jameis Winston is starting to see his once promising future slip away.

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Jameis Winston’s poor off the field behavior is costing him his reputation. If there is any more incidents it could cost Winston his job.

Lamar Miller and D’Onta Foreman have to provide Deshaun Watson with some relief this upcoming season. Houston’s running back duo is one of the most important underlining factors for the Texans:

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Football fans all across the world fell in love with Deshaun Watson’s ability to throw the football but it’s another part of the Texans offense which will be so critical in 2018. That’s the running back tandem of Lamar Miller and D’Onta Foreman who will be tasked with alleviating pressure from Watson. Houston’s star quarterback is coming back from an ACL tear and the rushing attack will be relied on heavily in the former Clemson standout’s return. Most of the running game falls on Lamar Miller’s shoulders who rushed for 888 yards and 3 touchdowns last year. Houston needs a huge year from Miller because he’s the highest paid running back on their roster. When you make the big dollars you have live up to those expectation which means Miller has to earn his paycheck or his future might be in question? Especially since D’Onta Foreman is an emerging player at the running back position. Foreman has a bright future in the National Football League and we’ve already seen Miller’s production take a hit because of that. Now this upcoming season the real story will be told. Is this Lamar Miler’s football team or D’Onta Foreman’s moving forward? If Foreman’s surpasses Miller the Texans will more than likely turn the job over to the young guy (Foreman). Regardless though both ball carriers have to be the best version of themselves if they want to help their squad get back to the playoffs. Bill O’Brien’s team won the division back in 2016 so it’s not like they’re that far away. If this offensive backfield lights it up and combines for 15 rushing touchdowns. It’s very possible Houston is back in the postseason and trying to put together a deep playoff run.

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Lamar Miller and D’Onta Foreman are perhaps the most important underlining factors for the Texans’ upcoming season.

Everyone could learn from Jim Kelly’s resilience. The former Bills quarterback is a fighter and it’s shown throughout his entire life:

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It appears Jim Kelly is out of surgery and recovering from an operation that was done to remove cancer from his jaw line. Kelly has been undergoing these treatments since 2013 when he was initially diagnosed but give the Hall of Fame quarterback a ton of credit for the strength he has shown through these difficult times. The mental and physical fatigue has to be draining but Kelly is approaching this challenge the way he does everything in else in life. With a lot of toughness and a mentality that he’s going beat it. A lot of people will counter that statement by saying Kelly lost four straight Super Bowls but he won a lot of games and enjoyed a heck of a journey from then until now. Which makes it quite obvious that Jim Kelly has done nothing but overachieve in life and now he has the support of not just Buffalo but the entire world rooting for him.

As far as football goes Kelly was drafted by the Buffalo Bills back in the 1983 Draft. Jim Kelly ultimately decided to pass on the Bills and sign with the United States Football League’s Houston Gamblers instead. During his two seasons in Houston Kelly went 23-13 and won the USFL’s MVP and Rookie of the Year honors. Eventually the league folded up shop and Kelly had no other place to go but the Bills. So Jim Kelly found himself in a situation where he dodged Buffalo two years before and now he has to go back and suit up for them. Well things didn’t seem to go too bad Kelly won 110 games in a Bills uniform and went to five Pro Bowls. He also led the league in passer rating (1990) and in touchdowns (1991). Of course everyone remembers the four Super Bowl losses but Kelly became enshrined as a Buffalo legend and it’s funny that he still lives there to this day. The man who doubted whether or not he would enjoy Western New York is now a faithful resident. A region that will give him so much support as Kelly continues to persevere through his battle with cancer.

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Jim Kelly’s resilience is truly remarkable.

With Jameis Winston facing suspension it’ll be up to Ryan Fitzpatrick to keep Tampa Bay afloat:

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News broke out today that Jameis Winston is facing a three game suspension for allegedly groping a female Uber driver. With Winston out of the starting line up the quarterback responsibilities will fall on Ryan Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick is no stranger to being a number one quarterback in the NFL he’s spent time with more than a handful of teams (Jets, Bills, Texans, Titans, Bengals, and Rams). His best year though was back in 2015 with New York when he threw for 3,905 yards and 31 touchdowns. If Fitzpatrick can regain some of that magic he had three years ago then the Buccaneers might have a chance to keep things close. In order to do that the journeyman signal caller (Fitzpatrick) will have to trust Mike Evans. It seems like the fade route is going to be a throw that tandem will have to rely on. Ryan Fitzpatrick can throw towards the sidelines pretty well and Evans is a match up nightmare for defenders. So that could be one play that really ends up putting quite a bit of points on the board. Other than that you have to look out for O.J Howard over the middle. Fitzpatrick is also good at stepping up in the pocket and Howard is going to be open on posts quite often. Between those two routes there’s enough to get it done on offense. The only problem is Tampa Bay has a brutal schedule over their first three contests. They’ll take on the Saints, Eagles, and Steelers without Winston and if they come out of that stretch 1-2 then they are lucky. It definitely paid off re-signing Fitzpatrick but he is going to be in a tough spot this season. This is a huge hit for the Bucs because now they’ll to start the year off behind the eight ball. Which definitely isn’t what Head Coach Dirk Koetter envisioned when he started game planning for the year.

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Jameis Winston is facing suspension and that means it’s Ryan Fitzpatrick time.

Jay Ajayi left the Miami Dolphins behind and blazed a path of glory:

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Former Miami Dolphins Running Back Jay Ajayi definitely got the better end of the deal when Miami traded him to the Philadelphia Eagles halfway through the 2017 season. Since then Ajayi has won a Super Bowl and was also named the starting running back of the Eagles for this upcoming year. Meanwhile Miami finished with six wins and now they look to be less talented than they were a year ago. It almost feels like karma for the way the Dolphins treated their former workhorse and it’s only going to get brighter for the Eagles. Their roster is absolutely loaded and Ajayi is going to be at the forefront of their rushing attack. Each week Adam Gase will have to watch Jay Ajayi on Sports Center scoring touchdowns. On the opposite side of that argument Ajayi is going to look back on his former team in Miami and say ‘thank god I got out of there.” Those two teams are truly the polar opposites and it just seems like Philadelphia has more fun. Now obviously that’s because they’re winning a lot of games but come on Adam Gase seems completely out of touch with his players. Doug Pederson on the other hand has earned everyone’s respect in the Eagles locker room and that’s because he wasn’t scared to risk it all. Not only was Pederson fearless he seems like a coach who can laugh at himself every now and then which makes him much more relatable. Ajayi won in so many different phases of this trade it’s astonishing and what do the Dolphins have to show for everything? They drafted Kalen Ballage with the fourth round pick they acquired from Philadelphia but he’ll have a long ways to go before the people in South Florida will forget about this bad deal. When it starts to slip their mind Jay Ajayi will break off another big run for the Eagles to make sure history isn’t forgotten.

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Jay Ajayi blazed a path of glory after leaving Miami.

Philip Rivers will finally have a team that’s capable of going to the playoffs. The Chargers are definitely a team on the rise:

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Los Angeles Chargers Quarterback Philip Rivers has waited five years for his team to turn their luck around but that time has finally come. Rivers has a defense which is loaded with playmakers (Joey Bosa, Melvin Ingram, and Derwin James) and those guys are going to help LA get a ton of stops during this upcoming season. In order to match the defense’s output Rivers will have to be his usual self and put a lot points on the board. Now is not the time for Rivers to have a down year because the Chargers have so much riding on this 2018 campaign. It’s a pivotal moment for this organization and they’ll either sink or swim? With all of the talent on this roster it’s easy to believe Los Angeles will get a couple more wins and make it to the postseason. Obviously none of that is possible if Philip Rivers struggles or gets hurt. Without their leader Los Angeles would regress into a sub .500 ball club. The quarterback position will always be the difference maker in the National Football League and this team has a very good one in Rivers. We’re talking about a player who lays it all out on the field every single game and that inspires the other guys in the Chargers locker room. Yea Keenan Allen, Melvin Gordon, and Mike Pouncey are important but they don’t have the ability to change games like Rivers does. You want a guy under center who is aware of his surroundings and someone who can take advantage of whatever the defense throws at him. Rivers goes a step further and strikes fear in defenders’ hearts. Nobody wants to be exposed by Rivers and that causes those linebackers and defensive backs to play timid. That instantly gives the Chargers offense a leg up on their competition and it all starts with the 36 year old passer who has thrown for an impressive 50,348 yards and 342 touchdowns during his 14 pro seasons. The number don’t lie Philip Rivers is an amazing player and he’s the franchise’s lifeblood.

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The Chargers are definitely a team on the rise.

Calvin Ridley has been making plays at Atlanta Falcons minicamp. Ridley could be an impact player even as a rookie:

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Well if you’ve followed Calvin Ridley’s collegiate career it’s no surprise that he’s making plays at Falcons minicamp. The former Alabama wide receiver was the most gifted receiver in the entire nation and now Atlanta is benefiting greatly from their 2018 first round draft pick. Ridley hasn’t skipped a beat translating over to the professional level. Even though the defenders he’ll face are faster and stronger Calvin Ridley’s abilities still rival NFL DBs. With Julio Jones holding out for a new contract, Ridley has absorbed those reps and really shown some promise for the Dirty Birds. Ridley had a good passer in Jalen Hurts while playing for the Crimson Tide but Hurts is no where near Matt Ryan talent wise. Together those two have gotten a lot of work done recently and it’s going to be amazing to see what they can do this upcoming season? Remember Ridley was passed over for D.J Moore as the top receiver taken in the NFL Draft and that had to leave a bad taste Ridley’s mouth. Now he enters the Falcons offseason workouts and Ridley clearly has a chip on shoulder. This guy wants to come out and prove he is the top pass catcher entering the pros and that tenacity is going to play into Atlanta’s favor. Ryan will have a smooth route runner to throw to and Ridley always seems to get behind the secondary. That over the top throw is an easy completion when there’s no corner or safety to contest the catch. Nick Saban saw that firsthand for four seasons and now Atlanta is find themselves in a similar situation. The Carolina Panthers might seriously regret taking D.J Moore over Calvin Ridley because it appears the scouts and evaluators got it wrong. Everyone falls in love with combine scores and pro days but the truth is nothing tells the story like a player’s game film. Ridley clearly had the best tape and give the Falcons credit for trusting their instincts and drafting the guy who they felt was the best regardless of public opinion. There were plenty of other options available but Thomas Dimitroff knew what he wanted to do.

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We all know Marvin Lewis can coach but he doesn’t have enough talent to get the Bengals back in the hunt:

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When you take a look at the Cincinnati Bengals situation it’s hard to see them turning things around any time soon. It’s not that the Bengals have been awful in terms of acquiring talent but they haven’t done as well as the Browns have and that’s going to put Cinci in a tough spot. The rise of Cleveland means Marvin Lewis will likely face longs odds heading into the 2018 season. What’s really hurting the team from Southern Ohio is fact that they struck out on both the wide receivers they’ve drafted. John Ross and Tyler Boyd have both underproduced after being 1st and 2nd round picks. Not only that if it wasn’t for Joe Mixon and Carl Lawson who are showing some promise the Bengals would have been in a really bad place. Marvin Lewis knows how to lead and that’s always been his forte. However there’s been a string of bad luck personnel wise whether it’s Vontaze Burfict being suspended or Tyler Eifert getting banged up. Those things hold the Bengals back from reaching their true potential and it’s sad because Lewis is going to get fired because the front office hasn’t done a good enough job of putting together trades, signings, and draft picks who can help this team succeed. Part of that is because they haven’t had a ton of cap space to take any action but they should have shaken things up to create a little bit of room to maneuver. Another year passes by and Cincinnati slowly gets better but the problems is they need to make splash because Mike Brown is getting antsy and it’s only a matter of time before he lets everybody go and starts from scratch. Lewis will have one last season to prove himself but if things don’t change for the better expect to see a change at the helm next season.

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Do the Bengals have enough talent to compete? It’s unlikely and that could cost Marvin Lewis his job.

The Jalen Ramsey takeover has just begun. Ramsey will have more opportunities than ever thanks to Jacksonville’s defensive line:

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Jalen Ramsey has made it clear this offseason that he believes the best has yet to come and now the Jaguars cornerback anticipates a big year in his third season of pro football. Not only has Ramsey taken his training regimen to the next level. The Jaguars selected Taven Bryan in the draft to significantly bolster their defensive front. All of those talented defensive lineman are going to create havoc in the offensive backfield which will cause opposing quarterbacks to telegraph plenty of throws. Jalen Ramsey will have a field day playing in those conditions and this could be the 23 year old’s best campaign yet. Five or six interceptions is clearly the goal and it’s definitely achievable. Calais Campbell, Yannick Ngakoue, and Malik Jacksons are going to set the stage for Jalen Ramsey now the young cornerback has to step up and seize the moment. Based off everything he’s been able to do in his first two years (6 interceptions) there’s no denying the raw ability Ramsey brings to Jacksonville’s secondary. If you go back and watch number 20s film it’s obvious that nobody has a competitive spirit like Jalen Ramsey does. First he’ll apply lock down pass coverage and then Ramsey tries to intimidate you with his trash talk. Even A.J Green buckled from Ramsey’s in your face approach. So what do you think happens when less talented players try to line up with the Jaguars top defensive back? Head Coach Doug Marrone has to love the mentality and attitude Ramsey brings to his defense. The other ten guys on the field feed off Ramsey’s energy and that is another form of leadership. It’s that charisma which makes the former Florida State defender a cut above the rest. You just can’t say enough good things about what Ramsey brings to this team.

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Jalen Ramsey will have plenty of opportunities to be great thanks to Jacksonville’s defensive line.

This has been a rough offseason for Dallas and now it’ll be up to Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott to save the Cowboys:

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When is the last time the Cowboys have struggled this much throughout one offseason? Dallas usually has players lining up to wear the star on their helmet but things took an interesting turn over the past four months. Dez Bryant was cut and Jason Witten retired who will both be tough to replace. Then the Cowboys brought in a bunch of less talented players such as Allen Hurns and the rookie Michael Gallup to replace those veteran guys. There’s so much uncertainty there and that just places a lot much more pressure on Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott. Prescott struggled last season when Elliott was suspended but hopefully they both will perform once the regular season gets here. Really that’s Dallas’ only hope of getting back to the postseason. Elliott has to take on the entire load and lead the league in rushing again. Then Prescott has to make plays off of that when those opposing defenders try to key in on the Cowboys talented running back. Jason Garrett has to draw up some plays which use Prescott’s athleticism whether that’s on roll outs or bootlegs. Out of shotgun you’d also like to see this team run a little zone read because the combination of Elliott and Prescott could be very effective in that scheme. Dallas doesn’t want to eliminate too much of their under center plays because playing out of those tight formations allows Elliott some great blocking advantages. As far as Prescott goes Garrett should try to find some passing plays which are shorter and more likely to be completed. If you ask Dak Prescott to sit back in the pocket and emulate Tom Brady it’s going to be a rough day for this franchise. This coaching staff has to rely on each guys strengths and optimize their talents. It’s really the only shot the Cowboys have this upcoming season.

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The Cowboys have had a rough offseason now Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott have to bail them out.

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