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NFL Weekend with John Brockway

NFL Weekend with John Brockway

SUPER BOWL 50 REVIEW

COMING INTO THE SUPER BOWL THE CAROLINA PANTHERS MADE IT CLEAR THAT IT WAS GOING TO BE JUST ANOTHER GAME AND THAT THEY FELT NO ADDED PRESSURE. ONCE THE GAME STARTED THAT SEEMED TO BE ENTIRELY FALSE. CAM NEWTON OVERTHREW NUMEROUS PASSES, RECEIVERS DROPPED EASY BALLS, AND THE TEAM’S BODY LANGUAGE SHOWED THEY MIGHT BE JUST A LITTLE TIGHT. THE BRONCOS ON THE OTHER HAND CAME OUT AGGRESSIVE AND LOOKED LIKE THE MORE SEASONED TEAM FROM THE BEGINNING. THEIR PASS RUSH OVERPOWERED CAROLINA’S O-LINE AND BROUGHT THE HEAT THE ENTIRE GAME FORCING A REALLY GOOD CAROLINA DEFENSE TO PLAY WITH THEIR BACKS AGAINST THE WALL FAR TOO OFTEN. THE BRONCOS EXECUTED WHERE THE PANTHERS DIDN’T AND THOUGH THE BRONCOS’ OFFENSE DIDN’T DO MUCH, THE CAROLINA MISTAKES AND TURNOVERS HELPED THEM OUT TREMENDOUSLY. THE 2015 PANTHERS WILL BE REMEMBERED FOR THEIR SMILING AND CELEBRATING IN TIMES OF SUCCESS AND THEIR POUTING AND ANGER IN TIMES OF DESPAIR. THE 2015 BRONCOS WILL BE REMEMBERED FOR LIKELY SENDING PEYTON MANNING OUT WITH A SUPER BOWL WIN AND A DEFENSE THAT MIGHT BE CONSIDERED ONE OF THE FIVE BEST EVER. IT’S FUNNY HOW ONE GAME CAN CHANGE SO MUCH.

2015 SEASON AWARDS

• BRONCOS LB VON MILLER NAMED SUPER BOWL 50 MVP
• PANTHERS QB CAM NEWTON NAMED LEAGUE MVP FOR THE FIRST TIME
• RAMS RUNNING BACK TODD GURLEY NAMED AP OFFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
• CHIEFS DB MARCUS PETERS NAMED AP DEFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
• CHIEFS FS ERIC BERRY NAMED COMEBACK PLAYER OF THE YEAR
• TEXANS DE J.J. WATT NAMED DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR FOR THIRD TIME IN FOUR SEASONS
• PANTHERS COACH RON RIVERA NAMED AP COACH OF THE YEAR
• BRETT FAVRE, MARVIN HARRISON, KEVIN GREENE, ORLANDO PACE, TONY DUNGY, DICK STANFEL, KEN STABLER, AND EDDIE DEBARTOLO JR. NAMED TO HALL OF FAME
• 49ERS WR ANQUAN BOLDIN NAMED WALTER PAYTON MAN OF THE YEAR

IN THE NEWS

• SEAHAWKS RB MARSHAWN LYNCH TO RETIRE AFTER NINE SEASONS
• GIANTS MLB JON BEASON RETIRES AFTER NINE SEASONS
• BILLS RB LESEAN MCCOY UNDER INVESTIGATION AFTER ALLEGEDLY BEING INVOLVED IN THE ASSAULT OF OFF-DUTY COPS IN PHILADELPHIA
• BROWNS QB JOHNNY MANZIEL UNDER INVESTIGATION AFTER HIS EX-GIRLFRIEND SIGNED AN AFFIDAVIT ACCUSING MANZIEL OF BEATING AND THREATENING TO KILL HER
• BROWNS OLB ARMONTY BRYANT INDICTED ON TWO COUNTS OF FELONY DRUG POSSESSION STEMMING FROM CHRISTMAS MORNING ARREST
• SOURCES SAY BROWNS QB JOHNNY MANZIEL SHOWED UP TO TEAM’S FINAL WEEK OF PRACTICE DRUNK OR HUNGOVER ON SOMETHING
• NFL SENDS MEMO ANNOUNCING ANY PLAYERS WHO HAVE BEEN CONVICTED OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ASSUALT, OR ANY WEAPONS CHARGE WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND ANY LEAGUE EVENTS INCLUDING THE NFL DRAFT AND SCOUTING COMBINE
• GIANTS HIRE FORMER LIONS GM MARTIN MAYHEW AS DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL OPERATIONS/SPECIAL PROJECTS
• RAIDERS SIGN ONE-YEAR LEASE DEAL TO REMAIN IN OAKLAND FOR NEXT SEASON

NOTABLE ROSTER MOVES

• EAGLES RELEASE WR RILEY COOPER
• FALCONS RELEASE SS WILLIAM MOORE
• FALCONS RELEASE LB JUSTIN DURANT
• SAINTS RELEASE RG JAHRI EVANS
• SAINTS RELEASE LB DAVID HAWTHORNE
• SAINTS RELEASE LB RAMON HUMBER
• GIANTS RELEASE LT WILL BEATTY
• GIANTS RELEASE RG GEOFF SCHWARTZ
• TITANS RELEASE FS MICHAEL GRIFFIN
• PACKERS RE-SIGN DL LETROY GUION TO THREE-YEAR, $11.25 MILLION DEAL

John Brockway can be heard talking NFL on the Spadora on Sports radio program. His blog can be found at SpadoraOnSports.com

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