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Blogging The Boys Jul 13, 2015

Rolando McClain: Does He Have The Motivation?

The Cowboys' linebacker, now facing suspension and a fine, is as talented as they come. The question is whether his head and heart will really be in the game. With the reduction of the Greg Hardy suspension, he and Rolando McClain are now both expected to be returning to the lineup for the Dallas Cowboys in week five of the NFL season, just in time to face the New England Patriots. Hardy might get his suspension reduced further, but for now the plans are going to be based on four weeks. The expectation is that their return will give an immediate turbo-boost to the defense. They are possibly...
Blogging The Boys Jul 9, 2015

Cowboys Position Battles (Training Camp 2015): Linebacker

When the mothership article that spawned this series about camp battles was written, Rolando McClain had yet to be suspended. Initially, this was just about the SAM linebacker position, where we don't have a true incumbent. Now that McClain has been suspended, it throws other players in the mix as the Cowboys now need a new MIKE linebacker for the first four games, at least, depending on how McClain handles the rest of the offseason and training camp. First, the mothership's take (pre-McClain suspension): 6. SAM Linebacker - Heading toward camp, it's safe to say Sean Lee is the starter at...
Blogging The Boys Jul 8, 2015

Can The Cowboys Survive A Setback At Linebacker?

The Cowboys have been hit with injuries at the linebacker position the last couple years. It could very well happen again this season. Does the team have enough depth to handle it should adversity strike? If I had a nickel for every time I heard someone say, "I can’t wait to see Lee and McClain on the field together" I’d be $2.37 wealthier, and really bad at counting money. But with the recent news of Rolando McClain violating the league’s substance abuse policy, it appears the wait just got four weeks longer. A starting group of Sean Lee (WILL), Rolando McClain (MIKE), and Anthony...
Blogging The Boys Jul 4, 2015

Counterpoint: Rolando McClain Still Gives Cowboys A Presence Few Can Match

Rolando McClain will spend the first four weeks of the season suspended for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. Though it's certainly head-scratching, let's pump the brakes on releasing him just yet. I hear the outcries now, and trust me they are absolutely warranted. It's always something with Rolando McClain and his seeming inability to keep smart. There was a lot of talk this offseason about a possible "divorce" with McClain due to the coaching staff being a little tired of his antics. My colleague Tom Ryle would disagree, but here in July is not the time to just discard Rolando...
Blogging The Boys Jul 4, 2015

Point: It Is Time For The Cowboys To Move On From Rolando McClain

He was very important in 2014, but the recent failed drug test and suspension make him no longer worth keeping. The Dallas Cowboys gave Rolando McClain a chance to redeem himself after the troubled and chaotic beginning of his NFL career. Following the often ineffective results on the field and not one but two retirements from professional football, he was given a one year, "prove-it" contract. Dynamic play at middle linebacker from him was a large factor in the surprising success Dallas had in 2014. He proved he still had it, and the Cowboys gave him another opportunity for 2015. He has...
Turf Show Times Jul 3, 2015

Random Ramsdom 7/3: Will Nick Foles, Tavon Austin Emerge as “Heavyweight Hookup” in 2015?

The NFL felt as though Thursday was as good a day as any to dole out a few four game suspensions...and to some very recognizable names.  Chargers' tight end Antonio Gates won’t be playing for 25% of the upcoming season.  The league also decided that 12 games was enough for Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson.  And Cowboys’ linebacker Rolando McClain wasn’t going to be outdone by either of the aforementioned; it’s an abbreviated year for him, as well.  Here’s a full list of suspensions for the upcoming season, to include one St. Louis Rams’ player... Two Rams Make All-25...
The Falcoholic Jul 2, 2015

Several players suspended, none of them Falcons

It's certainly good news that none of the suspensions handed down today by the NFL were for Falcons players. The NFL kicked off the holiday weekend by announcing several player suspensions. Defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson of the Jets was suspended for the first four games of the season for a violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy, and veteran tight end Antonio Gates of the Chargers will also miss the first four games of the season for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain will miss the first four games of the season for...
Baltimore Sun Jul 2, 2015

Former Ravens linebacker Rolando McClain suspended four games for violating substance-abuse policy

The tumultuous career of trouble-prone former Ravens middle linebacker Rolando McClain took another rocky turn Thursday when he was suspended by the NFL for violating its substance-abuse policy.
Mile High Report Jul 2, 2015

Chargers' Antonio Gates among four players suspended by NFL

Thursday was not a good day to be an NFL player. The NFL brought down the hammer on Thursday. The NFL announced the suspensions of four players. All four were suspended for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Chargers tight end Antonio Gates, Jets defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson, and Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain were all suspended four games. Packers pass-rusher Datone Jones was suspended one game. The Broncos play the Chargers and Packers this season, but not before Gates's and Jones's suspensions are complete. Denver will face Green Bay at home in Week 8, San Diego...
Big Blue View Jul 2, 2015

Dallas Cowboys' LB Rolando McClain among four players suspended

McClain to miss season opener vs. Giants. The Dallas Cowboys were already expected to be without pass-rushing defensive end Greg Hardy, suspended due to a domestic violence issue, when they open the 2015 NFL season against the New York Giants this fall. Now, the Cowboys will also be without middle linebacker Rolando McClain. McClain was one of four players suspended by the league on Thursday afternoon. He will sit the first four games of the season due to a violation of the league's substance abuse policy. San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates (four games, substance abuse), Green Bay...
The Phinsider Jul 2, 2015

Antonio Gates,. Rolando McClain suspensions added to busy NFL day

You get a suspension! You get a suspension! You get a suspension! EVERYONE GETS A SUSPENSION! Thursday was a busy day for the NFL offices in New York City, as several suspensions were handed down for various substance abuse or performance enhancing drug violations. The first announced suspension was to New York Jets Pro Bowl defensive end Sheldon Richardson. Shortly thereafter, multiple other suspensions were released. Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain was given a four-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy, while San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio...

Babe Laufenberg: Time to seriously consider cutting Cowboys LB Rolando McClain

Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and current radio color commentator Babe Laufenberg comments on linebacker Rolando McClain’s four-game suspension, which was announced Thursday, for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy . What’s your reaction to Rolando … [visit site to read more]

Sheldon Richardson, Rolando McClain, Antonio Gates suspended four games

The NFL announced Thursday that New York Jets defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson and Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain have each been suspended four games for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Additionally, San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates will sit out four games...
CSN Washington Jul 2, 2015

Redskins will benefit the least from Richardson, McClain and Hardy suspensions

Taking a look at how Sheldon Richardson, Rolando McClain, and Greg Hardy's suspensions affect the NFC East -- or don't, in the case of the Redskins.

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