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 Last week I brought you an early 2012 NFL season preview for the contenders in the NFC, as promised here is my AFC preview.   Most of the big moves in free agency this offseason were made by teams in the AFC, none more so than the signing of one of the games greatest ever Quarterbacks, Peyton Manning who after being courted by several teams opted to sign with the Denver Broncos. This in turn prompted the trade of one of the most talked about players of recent times Tim Tebow, who after a brief stay in Denver is now a New York Jet....

Ball So Hard University was more like the school of hard knocks today when news broke that Baltimore Ravens star LB Terrell Suggs tore his Achilles tendon and would likely miss the entire season.  Ravens fans thought the sky was falling, panic set in and fans were ready to jump off the bridge. Suggs, who was the 2011 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, is a major piece of the Ravens defense.  He had a career-high 14 sacks and 70 forced fumbles. His absence will create a huge hole that will be hard to fill. The Ravens just drafted Alabama...

On Thursday April the 26th the 2012 NFL Draft will commence, with all 32 teams looking for the next great player(s) who can take them to the Promised Land. The draft can be best described as a gamble; even the seemingly safest or best option could turn out to be one great big disappointment. So will your new Superstar player be the next Peyton Manning or the next Ryan Leaf?The truth is if it wasn’t for players such as the afore mentioned Leaf, JaMarcus Russell and Brian Bosworth the draft may not be as entertaining as it is, well...

Michael Bush left the Oakland Raiders to sign with the Chicago Bears today and for five-years and $14 million, $7 million guaranteed. The reception was, from Oakland Raiders fans, ho-hum, whereasChicago Bears fans were happy. But the person most unhappy with the deal was Chicago Bears star running back Matt Forte, himself. Forte, who’s still without a contract as of this writing, took to Twitter to show his displeasure and concern with the Bears move:   @MattForte22 Just Keeping it real…hate it or love it @MattForte22...

At the start of Free Agency the Atlanta Falcons had a large number of potential Free Agents and after a few in-comings and out-goings around $7 Million in cap space. Before Free Agency officially started the Falcons signed two unattached players in Lofa Tatupu to a 2 year deal and also added former Jacksonville Guard Vince Manuwai however since Free Agency officially began on Tuesday the Falcons have been quiet. Let’s recap what’s currently happening with the Falcons in Free Agency.  Brent Grimes- Grimes was given the franchise tag,...

At 4pm Eastern Time on Tuesday 13th March the madness will begin…. Yes that’s when the new NFL season officially begins and that means the free agency market is open for business. If the free agency market was based in one place like the Draft it may look something like a Wall Street trading floor with traders or in this case NFL owners barging each other out of the way to hand their ticket with the name of their free agent target into the Commissioner, who would be some kind of modern day Gordon Gekko minus the oversized mobile phone...

The classic 1981 NFC Championship Game between the Dallas Cowboys and The San Francisco 49ers is worth remembering not just because it was the San Francisco 49ers first NFC Championship win, or that it was the game that marked ‘The Catch,’ or that it had six lead changes, or that it pitted Bill Walsh and Tom Landry, but because a number of legends in that game are no longer with us. Bill Walsh, Tom Landry, Freddie Solomon, Harvey Martin, and Ron Springs are the top names in that contest who have passed on. The most recent...

By Anthony Carillo Running a 4.3 second 40 yard dash in shorts is great, but how often does it translate to a great player in the NFL? The answer is rarely. The NFL combine is a great place for players to showcase their talents running, jumping, and show how strong they are, but NFL teams and fans need to remember that these players are doing all of this is shorts and t-shirts. The list of players that have had great NFL combines and did not pan out in the NFL is ever-expanding, and teams fall in love with the numbers some players put...

They say if something isn’t broke, don’t fix it. This may have been the Baltimore Ravens philosophy when they decided to keep offensive coordinator (OC), Cam Cameron on their roster next season. Cameron, who just completed his 4th season with the team, was awarded a contract extension and will remain the OC. The Ravens reached the playoffs in each of the last four seasons, all with Cameron as their OC. They just completed an impressive 12-4 season, making it all the way to the AFC title game where they lost to the New England Patriots. While...

It is not easy being a Ravens fan. I am a diehard fan, I watch every game, I listen to Baltimore sports radio and I read about them online. My friends and family know about my purple passion, I wear my heart on my sleeve, I support them through thick and thin and I will always be a fan. Sunday’s loss to the New England Patriots was hard to swallow. It was hard to be so close to something, yet feel like you are so far away. The loss felt like a breakup that came out of nowhere.  While I knew that a breakup was possible, I held out hope...

 NY Giants @ San Francisco  This game has an old school kind of feel to it, between 1981 and 1993 these teams slugged it out in the playoffs 6 times with both teams winning 3 a piece with the likes of Montana, Young & Rice going at it against Simms, Taylor & Ingram. The current versions of these teams produced somewhat of a surprise by winning last week, although those who take a closer look will not have been completely shocked by the outcomes of the divisional round games last week. It’s a little harsh on the 49ers, they...

It is an exciting time to be a Baltimore Ravens fan. Still celebrating their AFC North championship, Baltimore will host the divisional playoff game against the Houston Texans on Sunday. It is their fourth consecutive trip to the playoffs and their first home playoff game under head coach John Harbaugh. The Ravens beat the Texans on October 16 by an impressive score of 29-14. This time the Texans will look a bit different, as they will be with star WR Andre Johnson and OLB Mario Williams. However, they will be without injured starting...

In a perfect moment for ESPN NFL Monday Night Football, New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees broke Miami Dolphins QB Dan Marino’s 27-year-old NFL Single Season Passing Record of 5,084 yards, when he threw a 9-yard touchdown pass in the 4th quarter against the Atlanta Falcons, to put him at 5,087 yards. It’s a remarkable achievement, and owes as much to the offensive system installed by Saints Head Coach Sean Payton as it does to Brees himself. And what does Marino think? Asked about the record before the MNF game,...

By Anthony Carillo http://twitter.com/#!/CarilloCannon7 If you were to ask Mean Joe Green, Mel Blount, Jack Tatum, Ronnie Lott or any of the most intimidating defensive players in the 70s, 80s and 90s, they would most likely tell you one thing; the league is handcuffing defensive players. Back in their respective decades Green, Blount, Tatum, and Lott, would physically dominate their opponent. Now, if they played in today’s NFL, they would set the record for suspensions, fines, and personal foul penalties. The hardest hitting...

After back to back home wins against the Bengals and Niners, the Ravens played the Browns in Cleveland on Sunday. It felt weird to be nervous about the game, but it was only natural to feel that way following the Ravens pattern of beating the competitive teams and playing down to ones with losing records. The game had the potential of being long and ugly. Mother Nature was cruel and sprinkled the field with rain during the entire game. Playing on a cold, muddy field with a wet football is not favorable for any football team. Add a dash...

When I first started following the NFL in the late 80’s, early 90’s the Cleveland Browns were an AFC powerhouse. Yes, you did read that right the Cleveland Browns. Cleveland had made the playoffs five straight years starting in 1985. It was during this period that they played those three epic AFC championship games against their then nemesis, the Denver Broncos. Unfortunately for the Browns they lost all three all three of those games and never made it to the Superbowl. It seemed like something was working against them. They...

NFL Game in London Sells 40,000 TicketsBy Associated Press LONDON — The first regular season NFL game outside North America is shaping up as a hot ticket. The first 40,000 tickets for the Oct. 28 game between the Miami Dolphins and New York Giants at the new Wembley Stadium sold in 90 minutes Wednesday. “The speed in which such a large number of tickets were snapped up … demonstrates the great excitement and appetite for the game in this country,” said Alistair Kirkwood, managing director of NFL UK. “We know...