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Senior Bowl 2020 day two news, notes and day three coverage

Photo by Christian Petersen/ Two days into the 2020 Senior Bowl and the studs are starting to come to the top. Here are the news and notes from day two of the 2020 Senior Bowl. 2020 Senior Bowl: Winners, losers from Day 2 practicesDraft Wire's Gavino Borquez gives his winners and losers from Day 2 of Senior Bowl practices. 2020 Senior Bowl: Top takeaways from Day 2 practicesDraft Wire's Luke Easterling breaks down what he saw from Wednesday's practices at the 2020 Senior Bowl 2020 Senior Bowl Day 2 Practice Notes: KJ Hill, Jonah Jackson and Troy Pride Jr. all shine bright | College...

Silver And Black Pride

Cyril’s Senior Bowl sleepers

Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports Day 2 of Senior Bowl practice has come to a close, and we’re starting to have a better understanding of whose stock is rising and falling. Some guys were able to build off strong first impressions with even better second impressions, while others have shown that their initial struggles might not be a fluke. With over 100 players at the Senior Bowl collectively, NFL scouts in attendance are typically divided into assigned position groups so that they’re able to keep a keen focus on one or two positions. It’s hard to keep track of the performance of each...

Arrowhead Addict

Geoff Schwartz: Run defense is the Chiefs key to winning Super Bowl 54

If the Kansas City Chiefs are going to win Super Bowl LIV, Geoff Schwartz believes it will be because of their run defense. The Kansas City Chiefs will face the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV down in Miami on Sunday, Feb. 2. This will be Kansas City’s first Super Bowl appearance since defeating […] Geoff Schwartz: Run defense is the Chiefs key to winning Super Bowl 54 - Arrowhead Addict - Arrowhead Addict - Kansas City Chiefs - KC Chiefs News, Schedule, Roster and Rumors

Acme Packing Company

Senior Bowl 2020, Day 2 Recap: North Carolina & NC State DLs impress

Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports The second day of the Senior Bowl practices is now in the books. Let’s take a look at the standouts. We’re two thirds of the way done with Senior Bowl practices for the week, as the action seemed to ratchet up a notch or two today. Yesterday I had mentioned that often times in these all-star game practices, players can be a bit hesitant to fully go all out, as they’re around new coaches and teammates and don’t want to stand out in the wrong way. That wasn’t the issue today, as the pads were popping in a big way. North Practice Alternating from...

Cincinnati.com

Cincinnati Bengals coach Zac Taylor: San Francisco 49ers are deserving of the Super Bowl

Last year at this time, Kyle Shanahan and his San Francisco 49ers coaching staff were in Mobile, Alabama coaching the South Team at the Senior Bowl.        

The Mercury News

Jimmy Garoppolo doesn’t need respect to win the Super Bowl [Kurtenbach]

Super Bowl LIV: San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo isn't Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, but the Niners don't need him to be to win in Miami.

Blogging The Boys

The Pro Bowl will showcase a new onside kick rule, but is it a good idea?

Photo by Wesley Hitt/ Should the NFL adopt this idea? The onside kick in the NFL is on its deathbed. Heck, the whole idea of kickoffs may be going the way of the dodo bird, but for now, it still exists. The recent rule changes to how kickoffs are performed has had the unintended effect of driving down the success rate of an onside kick. Through the 2017 season, onside kicks were successful on average at around 21%. In 2018 that number plummeted to 7.7% and in 2019 it rebounded slightly to 12.9%. Based on that, the NFL is going to experiment with something new at the Pro Bowl. It’s a...

The Phinsider

Phinsider Question Of The Day (W/ Live Thread, General Discussion) 01/22/2020

Mike Stocker/Sun Sentinel/Tribune News Service via Tonight’s Phinsider Question Of The Day is what are you making to eat or snack on, ordering, whatever for Super Bowl? Do you have a special dish that you now make every year for your or someone else’s Super Bowl Party? As well as this almost nightly post serving as the Phinsider Question Of The Day post it will also serve as a live thread meaning that pretty much anything is up for discussion so long as you to follow all of the site rules. If you are, for whatever reason, not aware of or need a refresher of the sites rules please...

Big Blue View

Senior Bowl Day 2 practice report: Prospects who could interest the Giants

Van Jefferson | Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports Nick Falato goes through what he saw on Wednesday MOBILE, Ala. — Day 2 of the Senior Bowl practices on Wednesday substantiated a lot of my initial impressions at Tuesday’s practice. Let’s go through some of what I saw. Lloyd Cushenberry is a good football player. Florida’s wide receiver Van Jefferson made an incredible grab in the team periods over the top of a linebacker and in between a safety, and Notre Dame’s Chase Claypool made some very impressive catches with his hands. As I wrote and hoped in yesterday’s article, Josh Jones...

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Senior Bowl Day 2 Recap: Who helped or hurt their stock today

Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports Today saw some good trench battles and a few corners who stood out for their coverage. Day two of the Senior Bowl is in the books. Here is quick run down of everything from my vantage point. North Team The North team took the field first this time, and I made it a point to get an up close look at the trench battles, since I focus on WR/DBs on the North team yesterday. UConn's Matt Peart is a big boy, out here. 6' 6", 310 lbs. 35" arms, 86" wingspan. #TheDraftStartsInMOBILE pic.twitter.com/1gEH7DpD7b— Jeffrey Essary (@JeffreyEssary) January 22,...

FOX Sports

Michael Vick's 7 best Super Bowl performances by a quarterback | QB7

Michael Vick picks his top 7 Super Bowl performances by a quarterback.

ClutchPoints

Giants legend Lawrence Taylor picking Chiefs to win the Super Bowl

Lawrence Taylor knows a little bit about winning Super Bowls. In his heyday, the Hall of Fame outside linebacker won two of them — XXI and XXV. Taylor thinks Patrick Mahomes will lead the Kansas City Chiefs to victory over the San Francisco 49ers to get half as many as he has. Taylor told FOX […] The post Giants legend Lawrence Taylor picking Chiefs to win the Super Bowl appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Cincy Jungle

The Orange and Black Insider Bengals podcast: 1/22 livestream

Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via The crew dissects the comments made by Duke Tobin in our exclusive interview, while John Sheeran catches us up on the sights, sounds and impressive players at the 2020 Senior Bowl. The offseason is in full-swing for the Cincinnati Bengals, as their coaching staff is heading up one of the squads at the 2020 Senior Bowl. While down south, our own John Sheeran caught up with Bengals Director of Player Personnel, Duke Tobin, to ask him about some draft strategies to be used this April. We talk about some of Tobin’s comments this week, as they...

ClutchPoints

Ravens’ Matt Judon isn’t sure where he’ll end up this offseason

Matt Judon’s first Pro Bowl season came on-time. The Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker enjoyed a career year in a contract season. For the Ravens, resigned Judon should be their top priority. The fourth-year Grand Valley State product tallied 9.5 sacks, 54 combined tackles, 33 quarterback hits and 14 tackles for loss in 2019, marking his […] The post Ravens’ Matt Judon isn’t sure where he’ll end up this offseason appeared first on ClutchPoints.

FOX Sports

Role reversal: Pro Bowl provides chance for position swap

The Pro Bowl gives NFL players a chance to swap spots

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Stephon Gilmore explains why Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs will win Super Bowl LIV

The Kansas City Chiefs will take on the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl in a couple of weeks, and while the Chiefs are slightly favored, the 49ers should not be taken lightly. However, in spite of how evenly matched the two teams may be, New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore is leaning toward […] The post Stephon Gilmore explains why Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs will win Super Bowl LIV appeared first on ClutchPoints.

The Viking Age

Does surprise Pro Bowl selection increase trade value for Xavier Rhodes?

Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes’ surprise selection to the Pro Bowl could see his trade value increase as speculation mounts about his future. The one-time Minnesota Vikings standout, Xavier Rhodes, endured arguably the worst season of his career in 2019, which has left his long-term place with the franchise up in the air heading into […] Does surprise Pro Bowl selection increase trade value for Xavier Rhodes? - The Viking Age - The Viking Age - A Minnesota Vikings Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

ClutchPoints

Chiefs DL Chris Jones to have much bigger role in the Super Bowl

Chris Jones is the best player on the Kansas City Chiefs’ defense, but he hasn’t been able to make much of an impact during his club’s playoff run. A calf injury sidelined Jones in the Chiefs’ Divisional Round win over the Houston Texans, and he played just 28 snaps in Kansas City’s AFC Championship Game […] The post Chiefs DL Chris Jones to have much bigger role in the Super Bowl appeared first on ClutchPoints.

FOX Sports

3 former Dolphins provide Super Bowl boost to Chiefs

3 former Dolphins provide Super Bowl boost to Chiefs

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Chargers: 3 players who improved the most throughout 2019

The Los Angeles Chargers fell well-short of expectations in 2019. Entering the season as a presumed-Super Bowl contender, the Bolts fell flat from the get-go, culminating in a lost campaign that leaves more questions than answers. The Chargers went 5-11, last in the AFC West and will enter a potentially franchise-altering offseason. Despite gloomy days […] The post Chargers: 3 players who improved the most throughout 2019 appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Why Eli Manning should be in the NFL Hall of Fame after announcing retirement

Legendary New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning will be announcing his retirement in a press conference on Friday, which will surely generate rampant discussion about his Hall-of-Fame candidacy. Are his two Super Bowl titles enough to get him in? Or is his career of inconsistency just too damning? Well, when it comes to the Hall […] The post Why Eli Manning should be in the NFL Hall of Fame after announcing retirement appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Joe Namath can’t imagine Tom Brady playing for a different team than the Patriots

Legendary New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath spent nearly his entire career with one team, and he is still commonly known in football circles as “Broadway Joe.” From Namath’s bold guarantee ahead of Super Bowl III to numerous AFL MVP awards and his revolutionary style, Namath helped influence the NFL-AFL merger, which is why he […] The post Joe Namath can’t imagine Tom Brady playing for a different team than the Patriots appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Blogging The Boys

2020 NFL Free Agency rumors: Philadelphia Eagles could target Cowboys cornerback Byron Jones

Photo by Wesley Hitt/ Then again, almost every team could target Byron Jones. The Dallas Cowboys have a lot of work to do this offseason, and it’s likely going to be very expensive. There are a number of free agents that the Cowboys will have to get re-signed, and if and when they do that, it remains to be seen just how much shopping they’ll do for players coming from other teams. You can see every soon-to-be Cowboys free agent right here. Stephen Jones met with the media on Tuesday out at the Senior Bowl and when he did he noted that Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper are priorities...

ClutchPoints

Robert Kraft makes it clear Patriots want to bring back Tom Brady

The New England Patriots were a surprising early exit in the playoffs this year. They lost to the Tennessee Titans in the Wild Card round, having made the Super Bowl in each of the previous three seasons (winning twice). A big talking point all season long, was Tom Brady. 2019 was arguably his worst season […] The post Robert Kraft makes it clear Patriots want to bring back Tom Brady appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Video: Kyle Shanahan correctly tells official pre-snap that George Kittle will be held by the Packers

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan has led quite the turnaround after punching the team’s ticket to Super Bowl LIV. It appears he had a little help with the knowledge of foresight. One of the many highlights that came during the 49ers win over the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Conference Championship was […] The post Video: Kyle Shanahan correctly tells official pre-snap that George Kittle will be held by the Packers appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Patrick Mahomes jokes about calling Aaron Rodgers for advice on facing the 49ers

The Kansas City Chiefs are getting set to face the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl, and Patrick Mahomes is consulting his State Farm buddy as a result. Mahomes and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers have filmed some commercials for State Farm, and on Wednesday, the reigning MVP joked about calling Rodgers for […] The post Patrick Mahomes jokes about calling Aaron Rodgers for advice on facing the 49ers appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Stephen A.'s message to Cowboys fans: Something will go wrong, mark my words! | Get Up

Stephen A. Smith joins Get Up to discuss the NFL's protection of quarterbacks and is confident that the Cowboys will not make the Super Bowl even though Dallas is the best team in the NFC heading into Week 3. #GetUp #NFL ✔

It’s the beginning of the end for Drew Brees and Sean Payton – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith predicts Saints QB Drew Brees will retire if he comes back from his thumb injury and leads the New Orleans to a Super Bowl victory, freeing up Sean Payton to coach the Dallas Cowboys. #FirstTake #NFL ✔

Stephen A. gets annoyed with Max Kellerman saying the Browns are Super Bowl contenders | First Take

Stephen A. Smith does not buy Max Kellerman's argument that the Cleveland Browns are Super Bowl contenders. #FirstTake #NFL ✔