Offseason Outlook: Ducks a team to watch very closely

With the offseason underway for most teams and the remainder to join them in a few weeks, we’re looking at what’s in store for each club in the coming months. 2016-17 Grade: B After a first-round, Game 7 loss to the Nashville Predators in 2016, Anaheim Ducks general manager Bob …

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Rubber Match: 2017 Finals vs. 2015 and 2016 Finals

The NBA Finals marks the third consecutive year that the Warriors and Cavaliers will battle for the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy. With each team winning once, this year’s battle will be the rubber match of the NBA Finals trilogy. Although there are many of the same storylines still in place …

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Panthers OTA Observations: Day 6

Temps were only in the mid-70s, but a cloudless sky and summer-like humidity made Thursday the warmest of this spring’s OTAs. Still, quarterback Cam Newton ran through conditioning and footwork drills in a hooded sweatshirt and sweatpants. > The entire linebacking group spent a few minutes pre-practice on the JUGS …

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Why Deshaun Watson will excel with Bill O’Brien

When the Houston Texans selected the Clemson star Deshaun Watson, they acquired a quarterback who has every trait to take the reigns of their franchise. Yes, Deshaun Watson is a proven winner. He has that IT factor. These traits are what will lead him and the Texans to a Super Bowl. …

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Throwback Thursday: When Ed Reed broke his own record

On this Throwback Thursday, we look at two of the greatest interception returns from the same player, Ed Reed. Ed Reed was the biggest game changer the NFL has ever seen at the free safety position. He was a ball hawk that is seventh on the all-time interceptions list. Nobody …

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Is it the time to trade for Richard Sherman

Why Dallas Needs Sherman The Dallas Cowboys lost four key defensive backs to free agency, Morris Claiborne, Brandon Carr, J.J. Wilcox, and Barry Church. And it looks like they’re going to lose free agent signee Nolan Carroll, too, after his recent arrest. The Cowboys secondary took another hit when cornerback …

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NFL Notes: 49ers, Bears, Broncos, Vikings

49ers 49ers LB Eli Harold said he underwent toe surgery back in January and is 100 percent recovered. (Nick Wagoner) Harold took first-team reps at the Sam linebacker position during Wednesday’s practice. Bears Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune writes that from a money standpoint, Bears LT Charles Leno has …

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