In the National Football League and in life in general, change is constant. Change allows us to put things into perspective. It makes us aware of our ability, as human beings, to adapt and to be productive despite our circumstances. It makes us more versatile. It allows us to prove that we can be successful in any environment based on the strength of who were are as an individual and the strength of our character. While surfing the internet, I found a top ten video of the top ten greatest football players that finished their careers elsewhere. Watch the video here, or click the image of Jerry Rice above!
“Just before the final weekend of the NFL pre-season kicks off, ESPN will air a documentary, RGIII: The Will To Win, chronicling his return to playing form following the ACL tear he suffered in last season’s playoffs against the Seahawks. Wale recorded a song for the docu-flick, “No Pain, No Gain,” and you can hear a small snippet of it in the above clip.”
There’s a full song available at soundcloud down below:
RG III discusses his rehabilitation from his ACL and MCL tears, practice reps, communication on and off the field with his coach Mike Shanahan, his expectations for the 2013-2014 season, his promises to his parents concerning his health, and the documentation of his rehabilitation through his partnership with Gatorade.When asked if he would consider his season this year a comeback story he states “you always have to play like you were never gone.”
On July 23rd, Robert Griffin III was cleared for practice activities six months after the injury. Robert Griffin III’s documentary, “Will to Win” is due to air on ESPN on August 27th.
Fox Network has officially began a Fox Sports 1 channel. Michael Strahan has managed to charm his way into a “1 on 1″ interview series on the channel and has decided to kick off the series with a one on one interview with Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Michael Strahan discusses the possibility of Tom Brady ending his career, Tom Brady’s family life, and his appreciation of the game of football as a league veteran and potential hall of fame candidate.
PREVIOUS: Tom Brady Limps off Field after Practice
Keyshawn Johnson and Darrelle Revis have a sit down discussion concerning Darrelle’s current ACL rehabilitation as a result of his early season ACL tear last year, his expectations for the season as a corner for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tim Tebow and the Jets, and the Jet’s poor win-loss record last season.
Steven Jackson has now celebrated his 30th birthday and one has got to wonder whether his body can hold up another season in the National Football League. Steven Jackson now plays for the Atlanta Falcons, a team with good playoff prospects for current season. The Slant, via Mark Kriegel, covers the story of Steven Jackson and the possibility of achieving a feat that Jim Brown, Earl Campbell and a few other Hall of Famers were unable to accomplish. Watch the video covering Steven Jackson prospects in Atlanta here !
Tom Brady limps off the field after a practice with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New England today. Tom Brady is reportedly injured which leaves Tim Tebow as a possible starter of the New England Patriots for the 2013-2014 NFL Season. It seems as though God has worked things out in Tim Tebow’s favor again. Initially, Tebow was destined to play in the Canadian Football League after being cut from the Patriots, but now he is in a good position to start on one of the more premier teams of the NFL. Tom Brady will be going into his 14th season in the league and his recent aggravated injury may be the nail in the coffin. Tom Brady suffered an ACL tear back in 2008.
Read more from editor Gregg Rosenthal here. The story is still a development which means that Tom Brady’s current status is still to be determined. Would you want to see Tim Tebow starter for the Patriots? Will Tom Brady be well enough to start on Week 1? Only time will tell.
Adrian Peterson is by far the best player of the NFL 2012-2013 season due to the fact that he was injured the previous year and came back the following year and come 9 yards shy of beating Eric Dickerson’s single season rushing record.
This guy is unbelievable. He is one of the few running backs that I have witnessed break big runs against a 4-6 defensive formation on a consistent basis. He brings a different element to the game. Furthermore, he is not a bulky back, but yet he is almost impossible to tackle. He has blazing speeding and remarkable cut ability.
He must be one of the most dedicated, determined and running backs in the league. He managed to amass 1,000 plus yards after contact. And he never gives up on the play. An amazing running back!
PREVIOUS: NFL 2012 Season (Highlights)
Peyton and Eli Manning team up for a Direct TV commercial advertising Football on Your Phone promotion. The Manning brothers don’t really care what you think of them to be honest; they have Super Bowl rings. Lol.
PREVIOUS: Madden 2013 | NFL Draft Class of 2013
I failed to mention this in my Long Time No See post, but Madden 2013 has been out for a little while now and the game play is impressive. The people at EA Sports have developed a new physics engine that takes the laws of physics and applies them to the players in the video game play. This means no more unrealistic movements from the players. Wide receivers will be effected by bump n run coverage, running backs can trip over their full backs/offensive lineman and ton of other things that happen in the real football field. This year’s Madden has been rumored to be labelled Madden 25 in celebration of Madden’s 25 years of successful existence. Below is a trailer for Madden 2013, take a look see:
Another thing that has also impressed me this year is the NFL Draft class of 2013 with the likes of Tavon Austin and Monte Ball. This upcoming NFL season is about to be crazy! I have some footage of the two players below:
Tavon Austin has been compared to Percy Harvin, who has been traded from the Vikings to the Seahawks. Tavon Austin, at a mere 5 foot 9 inches tall and weighing in at 174 lbs, is now a slot receiver for the St. Louis Rams. The Rams are currently a struggling franchise and Tavon hopes to make a difference there this season in their wide receiving corps. Tavon played running back and wide receiver at West Virginia University for the West Virginia Mountaineers and he received All American Honors twice. He played college football from 2009 -2012. During West Virginia’s 70-33 victory in the Orange Bowl, Tavon set an Orange Bowl record of four touchdown receptions. At the 2013 NFL Combine, Tavon ran a 40 time of 4.25 seconds and 20 yard shuttle time of 4.01 seconds. Tavon was the 8th pick in the 1st round.
Montee Ball has been drafted to the Denver Broncos to train among the likes of Peyton Manning, Wes Welker (recently traded from the Patriots), Demaryius Thomas, Champ Bailey, Elvis Dumervil and Von Miller. Montee Ball was among an impressive NFL Draft which included Dion Jordan (WR – Miami Dolphins), Geno Smith (QB – New York Jets), Tavon Austin (WR – St. Louis Rams), Steadman Bailey (WR – St. Louis Rams) and Desmond Trufant (CB – Atlanta Falcons). Ball played football at the University of Wisconsin and was twice recognized as the best overall running back in the Big Ten Conference.
The Big Ten Conference includes the likes of Purdue University, Ohio State University, Northwestern University, University of Minnesota, Michigan State University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Pennsylvania State University, University of Michigan, University of Iowa, Indiana University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and University of Illinios at Urbana-Champaigne.
Montee Ball currently holds the NCAA Division I FBS record for most career rushing touchdowns with 77 and most career total touchdowns with 83. During his college career, Montee was able to amass a total of 5,140 rushing yards. Montee Ball stands at 5 foot 10 inches and weighs in at 214 lbs. At the 2013 NFL Combine, Montee Ball ran a 40 time of 4.66 seconds and 20 yard shuttle time of 4.40 seconds. He was the 58th pick in the 2nd round.