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2014 All-Potential First Team Offense

Friday, September 27th, 2013
Lache Seastrunk could fly his way past defenders and also into the first round (Photo: US Presswire)

Lache Seastrunk could fly his way past defenders and also into the first round (Photo: US Presswire)

By Marc Sluis, Staff Writer

QB Braxton Miller, Ohio St.
6’2 215

It’s a reasonably tough argument to make given the guy is “listed” at 6’2, is currently dealing with injuries, and has never had a completion percentage better than 58% for a season. But again, this is about potential. The leap from talented college athlete to successful pro is in a lot of cases a big one. In a lot of cases its never made. Guys like JaMarcus Russell, Akili Smith and Vince Young would have made this list in some capacity but as NFL quarterbacks they were or are major disappointments. (more…)


2014 All-Potential Second Team Offense

Thursday, September 19th, 2013
Brandon Coleman has a rare combination of size and athleticism similar to Plaxico Burress (Photo: US Presswire)

Brandon Coleman has a rare combination of size and athleticism similar to Plaxico Burress (Photo: US Presswire)

By Marc Sluis, Staff Writer

Potential can be a like an oasis. An illusion that mystifies and intrigues but often leaves us with nothing. But its too fun not to speculate about what could be. That’s why the All Potential Team was created.

Here is your Second Team Offense:

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2014 All Potential Team: Offense, Honorable Mention

Thursday, September 12th, 2013
Duke Johnson, likely to make this list in a year, was stellar but Stephen Morris flashed some major potential vs Florida (Photo: US Presswire)

Duke Johnson, likely to make this list in a year, was stellar but Stephen Morris flashed some major potential vs Florida (Photo: US Presswire)

By Marc Sluis, Staff Writer

2013 was devoid of star power at quarterback. That’s not the case this year as you’ll see. These players all have enough upside worthy of recognition.

QB Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville
6’3 220

You may be surprised to see the consensus #1 QB on the Honorable Mention list and not First Team. If you were to rank all the 2014 eligible quarterbacks based on overall ability and likeliness to succeed at the next level, Bridgewater would no doubt top the list. But this exercise is a bit more abstract, more imaginative than grounded. (more…)


2013 New York Jets Roster Review and Grades

Monday, September 2nd, 2013
Last year Sanchez was as bad as his current facial hair and headband look. Can Geno learn a new offense on the fly? (Photo: US Presswire)

Last year Sanchez was as bad as his current facial hair and headband look. Can Geno learn a new offense on the fly? (Photo: US Presswire)

By Marc Sluis, Staff Writer

It’s been an interesting offseason to say the least. Former GM Mike Tannenbaum was let go, in comes Jeff Izdik, who retains coach Rex Ryan, for now. The team’s best player gets traded to the Bucs which in addition to a future 2014 pick results in the drafting of a super quick, talented but enigmatic defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson.

Stuck with the awful contract of a lame duck quarterback, Izdik has no choice but to keep Mark Sanchez on the roster. When once heralded QB Geno Smith falls to round two, the Jets make a move to snag him. Causing a whirlwind of opinions, both positive and negative. And that is all before the team went into training camp! (more…)


Keeping an Eye on the Enemy: 2013 Draft Class, NE Patriots

Friday, August 23rd, 2013
An undrafted free agent out of Nevada, Zach Sudfeld is outperforming that label and helping fill the Pats TE void (Photo: US Presswire)

An undrafted free agent out of Nevada, Zach Sudfeld is outperforming that label and helping fill the Pats TE void (Photo: US Presswire)

By, Marc Sluis, Staff Writer

Most Jets fans are sick of hearing about how brilliant Bill Belichik is, and how easily Brady picks apart defenses. So when I gave the Pats an A- for the 2013 class I’m sure many were cringing. But the numerous off-field issues and injuries will force the Patriots to demand strong performances from the 2013 class.

Belichik, who reader Blint so aptly named “the Hooded Troll”, will have his work cut out for him. Let’s see what he has to work with from the recent draft class.  (more…)



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