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How do you stop pass-rushers like Von Miller? Blockers gather, swap secrets – New York Giants Blog

[ad_1] FRISCO, Texas -- More than 40 offensive linemen were flanked in a horseshoe formation with their eyes plastered to the screen at the front of the room. They were all transfixed.The oversized group was watching clips of Denver Broncos pass-rusher Von Miller dominate offensive linemen across the league while Kansas City Chiefs right tackle Mitchell Schwartz provided a scouting report of his rival. Schwartz suddenly stopped mid-sentence and nonchalantly
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How Mike Vrabel balances life with a head coach’s relentless schedule – Tennessee Titans Blog

[ad_1] 12:12 AM ETTurron DavenportESPN Close Covered Eagles for USA Today Covered the Ravens for Baltimore Times Played college football at Cheyney UniversityNASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Chinese takeout. That was what Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel said he was planning to eat for Thanksgiving dinner last year.Of course, Vrabel would have liked to have joined his family for the holiday, but he had to stay at the office to prepare
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NFL’s best pass-rusher? Trash-talker? Nastiest? O-linemen weigh in – New York Giants Blog

[ad_1] FRISCO, Texas -- Some of the league's best offensive linemen were in the same room for three days last week. All-Pros, Pro Bowl players and long-time starters, all right there to provide insight on what one player insisted was the "most skilled position" in football.That can be debated. So can other topics, such as: Who is the most dominant pass-rusher in the NFL? Who has the best move? Which
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How Jets’ Adam Gase went from ‘annoying’ lackey to NFL head coach – New York Jets Blog

[ad_1] FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The phone calls came in rapid-fire succession: One, two, three. Each one delivered the same message.Adam Gase was three years out of college, making a $12,000 salary as a recruiting intern for LSU. His dream was a career in football, scouting or coaching, but he didn't have enough money to pay his college loans and career advancement was going to be difficult because he wasn't
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Former NFL players strive to break into coaching on the ground floor – Detroit Lions Blog

[ad_1] ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Steve Gregory walks down the hall on the second floor of the Detroit Lions' practice facility and sees one of his colleagues coming toward him. Hank Fraley is a former NFL offensive lineman. He's about twice the size of Gregory, a former safety, and probably big enough at age 41 to still play.Gregory doesn't care. Five years removed from the NFL, the occasional urge remains.
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How cutting hair, stacking plates and teaching fit in Dan Quinn’s career start – Atlanta Falcons Blog

[ad_1] FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- There Dan Quinn was, ready to go, pen and pad in hand.The then-23-year-old Quinn had just completed his collegiate career as a two-sport athlete at Division III Salisbury State (Maryland), where he played defensive line and threw the hammer. Now it was time to fling himself into the coaching world as a volunteer football assistant for William & Mary (Virginia), the second-oldest university in the
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Browns’ crowded bandwagon includes superfan wrestling stars – Cleveland Browns Blog

[ad_1] 4:04 AM ETBob McClellanNFL Unless they have their AARP cards, ardent followers of a certain team in Ohio probably don’t remember the words “Cleveland Browns fan” without the words “long-suffering” in front of them.The Browns haven’t won a division title in 30 years. They haven’t been to the playoffs since 2002. They haven’t won a playoff game since 1994.In 1995, owner Art Modell even absconded with the franchise to
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John Elway, at a crossroads, needs answers for Broncos’ future – Denver Broncos Blog

[ad_1] ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- For many, John Elway is the Denver Broncos.His No. 7 is a familiar sight each day in the Rocky Mountain region, adorning both those who saw him play and those who wear a onesie a decade after he started his last game. With the Broncos opening training camp Wednesday, Elway, everybody's All-American or not, is now in his ninth season as the Broncos’ top football executive
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Undrafted Elijah Holyfield has a fighter’s chance to make Panthers – Carolina Panthers Blog

[ad_1] CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina Panthers running back Elijah Holyfield was 14 when he stepped into the boxing ring against a highly ranked 16-year-old. It was a chance to make a name for himself in a world where his father achieved greatness, maybe even carve a path to his own career in the sport.Evander Holyfield, a four-time heavyweight champion and the only boxer to hold undisputed titles in two weight
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Steelers’ Mike Tomlin isn’t here to be understood – Pittsburgh Steelers Blog

[ad_1] PITTSBURGH -- After working the halls of a national coaches convention, Mike Tomlin grabbed a chair. Legendary coach Bobby Bowden was speaking, and Tomlin, then a young position coach in the college ranks, sought wisdom to take back to his meeting rooms.Tomlin's older brother was alongside him as Bowden delivered the double-take message to the crowd of 20-somethings about two decades ago.• Julie and Zach Ertz staying connected• Franchising