Author: Andy

Tagliabue, Jones Named Contributor Finalists For Hall of Fame

Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones and former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue took the roles they are most known for in the same year and they could go into the Hall of Fame at the same time, as well. Voters selected the pair as Contributor candidates for 2017 enshrinement in Canton, OH. Jones bought the Cowboys in 1989, hiring Jimmy Johnson in controversial fashion to replace Tom Landry as head coach. The duo endured a tough first season but, thanks in part to fleecing Minnesota in a deal for Herschel Walker, enjoyed a few really good seasons and two Super...

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Buy or Sell: Donte Moncrief

Donte Moncrief ADP: 66.5 WR: 28 Donte Moncrief headed into the 2015 season with a lot of hype and early on he came through, putting up usable fantasy numbers through six of the first seven games. Then Andrew Luck was injured. Things didn’t spiral down the tubes or anything like that, but Moncrief got a lot more inconsistent. He finished the uneven campaign with 64 catches, 733 yards and six TDs on 105 targets, a fine second season, but short of what his owners had hoped for after the hot start. Now Luck is healthy and the Colts are hoping to rebound from a disappointing 8-8 season. Moncrief is projected to be one of the key pieces of that puzzle, as a complement to T.Y. Hilton and a catalyst on what will have to be a pass-heavy offense. So what will the real Donte Moncrief look like? John Vomhof Jr.: Buy Moncrief is one of this year’s hottest breakout picks, and you can count me among the believers. While he hasn’t emerged as a fantasy star yet, he did appear to be on the cusp of a breakout during his sophomore season in 2015. He reached the end zone in five of the first seven games, as he developed a nice rapport with Luck. Then Luck got hurt and Moncrief’s performance—and the Colts’ season—suffered with a 40-year-old Matt Hasselbeck...

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Senior Committee Selects Kenny Easley as Hall of Fame Finalist

The Pro Football Hall of Fame senior committee selected Seattle safety Kenny Easley as its nominee for enshrinement in the class of 2017. Easley was a ferocious hitter and among the best defensive players to not make the Hall so far – potentially even better than Ronnie Lott, according to some, including former Raiders TE Todd Christensen. (Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue have also been named finalists as contributors.) He amassed five Pro Bowls and three AP First-Team All Pro awards, according to Pro Football Reference, and he was first-team on the All-1980s team....

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2016 Hall of Fame Class unveiled

It reportedly took the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s voting board less than a minute to determine that Brett Favre would be a first-ballot enshrinee in the class of 2016. Favre headlines a class that also includes coach Tony Dungy, WR Marvin Harrison, DE/LB Kevin Greene, T Orlando Pace, contributor Edward DeBartolo Jr. and senior candidates Dick Stanfel and QB Ken Stabler. Voters started the day by whittling a group of 15 finalists down to 10. Those eliminated on the first cut were K Morten Andersen, S Steve Atwater, WR Terrell Owens, G Alan Faneca and RB Edgerrin James, meaning the five modern era candidates who made the final 10 but were not selected were QB Kurt Warner, T Joe Jacoby, RB Terrell Davis, S John Lynch and Coach Don Coryell. The group of 15 finalists was unveiled last month. Once the five modern-era finalists had been selected, selectors voted yes or no on each of those candidates and on Stanfel, Stabler and DeBartolo. Each needed 80 percent yes votes to earn enshrinement. The class of 2016 hits the max number of eight that can be inducted in any given year. Throughout the process, Favre’s election has been seen as just short of a guarantee. Harrison emerged as another strong candidate despite having dealt with some legal issues in the years since his career ended. Pace joins Jonathan Ogden...

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NFL Picks 2015: Super Bowl

Road teams ruled the wild card round, but home teams have come back with a vengeance. In the six games since they are undefeated. That means it’s number one versus number one in the Super Bowl – as it probably should be for the league’s 50th big game. Tony nailed the conference championship winners. He’s tied with John Vomhof for the entirety of the postseason. The rest of us split the championship games. Here are the standings heading into the Super Bowl. Conf Champ Postseason Tony 2-0 8-2 John Vomhof Jr 1-1 8-2 Anthony Maggio 1-1 7-3 Andy 1-1 6-4 And after 21 weeks of football, it all comes down to this. Two suffocating defenses and two great QB storylines – the young, brash rising star and the old, breaking down, hall-of-famer to be – squaring off for the Lombardi Trophy. Here’s how we see it: Andy Tony John Maggio Sunday, February 7 Denver vs Carolina Denver Carolina Carolina Carolina Maggio’s Take: Two premier defenses means a low scoring Super Bowl, and a low scoring Super Bowl means it isn’t likely to be a blowout one way or the other. That said, Carolina’s offense has the tools to attack many ways, led of course by Cam Newton. I don’t see Peyton Manning being able to guile his way through this one and emerge victorious. Fortunately, Nationwide will be by...

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