New NFL Proposal To Review No-Calls

 

A new rule change has been proposed by Saints coach Sean Payton to use your team’s challenges to challenge no-calls; E.g. Pass Interference, Roughing The Passer, etc.

This was proposed at the NFL’s Annual League Meeting. This started at 8am PT yet Payton was answering the media’s questions by 7:40am PT.

Payton and the 31 other coaches voted 32-0 for the rule change but it’s still must pass through the owners. There’s high doubt from Payton that this will be passed.


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3 Prospects That Fit The Saints

With the NFL Draft fast approaching, I’ll look back at my top 3 key prospects the Saints have met with for this year’s draft.

Prospect 1: Parris Campbell

Former Ohio State WR Parris Campbell is projected to go anywhere as high as first round to as low as third round according to 247Sports.  Campbell had a great season with 90 receptions with just over 1,000 yards. He measured in at 6′ 1 7/8″ and weighed in at 205lbs. He provides a speed the Saints need as Ted Ginn Jr is getting up there in age.

Prospect 2: A.J. Brown

Either A.J. Brown or Parris Campbell would help the Saints greatly. With Dez Bryant still a mystery, the Saints should add depth to the receiver position. Brown is projected to go high second to mid third round.

Prospect 3: Will Grier

QB from WVU, Will Grier, would be a great asset for the Saints. If he could sit under Brees and learn from one of the greatest, he’ll thrive in the league. The Saints do have Teddy Bridgewater but he’s only under a one year deal.


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Booker Drops 59

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Two years after Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker dropped 70 points in a game, he balled out again with a 59 point performance Monday night.

In the loss to the Jazz in Utah, Booker set the third highest single-game total in team history, going 19-34 from the field, 5-8 from three-point range, making 16-17 free throws, and scoring 59 of his teams 92 points, along with 4 assists and 4 rebounds, in 41 minutes played. Towards the end of the game, the Jazz intentionally fouled to prevent Booker from getting 60.

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This comes on basically the two year anniversary of when Booker dropped 70 points in Boston against the Celtics, becoming only the sixth player in NBA history to do so. Booker is also the fourth player in NBA history with multiple 50 point games before he turns 23. The Phoenix Suns have themselves a future superstar.

 

Gronk Announces Retirement

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New England Patriots legendary tight end, Rob Gronkowski, announced his retirement Sunday on Instagram.

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It all started at 20 years old on stage at the NFL draft when my dream came true, and now here I am about to turn 30 in a few months with a decision I feel is the biggest of my life so far. I will be retiring from the game of football today. I am so grateful for the opportunity that Mr. Kraft and Coach Belichick gave to me when drafting my silliness in 2010. My life experiences over the last 9 years have been amazing both on and off the field. The people I have meet, the relationships I have built, the championships I have been apart of, I just want to thank the whole New England Patriots organization for every opportunity I have been giving and learning the great values of life that I can apply to mine. Thank you to all of Pats Nation around the world for the incredible support since I have been apart of this 1st class organization. Thank you for everyone accepting who I am and the dedication I have put into my work to be the best player I could be. But now its time to move forward and move forward with a big smile knowing that the New England Patriots Organization, Pats Nation, and all my fans will be truly a big part of my heart for rest of my life. It was truly an incredible honor to play for such a great established organization and able to come in to continue and contribute to keep building success. To all my current and past teammates, thank you for making each team every year special to be apart of. I will truly miss you guys. Cheers to all who have been part of this journey, cheers to the past for the incredible memories, and a HUGE cheers to the uncertain of whats next.

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Gronkowski is coming off a season where he put up 682 yards on 47 catches and had 3 touchdowns in the regular season, along with 13 receptions for 191 yards in the postseason en route to a Super Bowl victory.

Gronk” played 9 seasons with the Patriots, and he did it all. Gronkowski was a fan-favorite player, known for his fun-loving personality, who also performed on the field, putting up monster numbers in his arguably hall-of-fame career. A 3 time Super Bowl champ, 5 time Pro Bowler, and 4 time first team All-Pro, Gronk finished his career with 7,861 yards on 521 receptions, and 79 touchdowns in 115 games. 

At 6 foot 6, over 260 pounds, Gronk was a physical freak, and at his peak, he may have been the best tight end to ever step on a field. If it wasn’t for injuries, he may have even been the consensus best tight end ever.

Rob Gronkowski gave his all to the game of football and leaves at the top, a champion.