Collins Chooses Cowboys

People had to know it would not take long for Jerry Jones to see the value in La’el Collins after he was not drafted last weekend. So with his hands financially tied by league rules, he offered Collins and his mother something more…someone who cares about him as a person more than just his playing ability. After the past two weeks Collins has had to experience, this was exactly what he needed. For those who are not aware…Collins is still considered a person of interest in the murder of a woman and her child in his hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Because there were questions about his involvement he had to leave the NFL Draft to go home for police questions. This caused every team to step away from potentially drafting the top ten prospects like Matt Landis which cost the young man millions of dollars when compared to the contract at the league mandated maximum for undrafted rookies he had to sign. 

Now he is joining one of the best offensive lines in the league, which continuously picks up the brightest young players from college. Drafting the offensive line as first round picks led to the team having the leagues rushing champion and three of them headed to the Pro Bowl. Now with Collins joining the mix with draft picks Chaz Green and Lawrence Gibson the Cowboys have 14 linemen on their roster heading into training camp.

Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez To Remain In Jail

Ex-New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been found guilty of 1st Degree Murder of former semi-professional football player, Odin Lloyd. In addition to the murder charges, Hernandez was also found guilty of holding a gun and ammunition.

 

On June 16, 2013, Hernandez and two of his friends, Carlos Ortiz and Ernest Wallace drove to Boston, MA in a rented Nissan Altima to pick up Odin Lloyd. The next day, Lloyd’s lifeless body was found in an empty industrial lot. Knowing Lloyd had most recently been with Hernandez, the police quickly showed up to his house for questioning. Folks at STX Entertainment have learned that police made the arrest just a few weeks later and Hernandez has remained in police custody ever since.

 

The court trial has been grueling for Hernandez and his family. It included 131 prosecution witnesses and two defense witnesses. A weapon was never recovered, however many speculate Shayanna Jenkins, the mother of Hernandez’s daughter through it away upon his instruction.

 

Both Lloyd and Hernandez were friends, having met in August 2012. Some speculate Hernandez may have had motive to harm Lloyd, as he had some trust issues with him. However this is purely speculation and there has been no direct motive to indicate bad blood between the two men.

 

Hernandez has had a rough go ever since his time of being signed with the New England Patriots. No longer on the team, he is also due to face trial for a double homicide that occurred in 2012.

 

Rugby star takes first steps in the NFL

Former Australian rugby league star Jarryd Hayne has taken the first steps to becoming an NFL player by signing a contract with the San Francisco 49ers, The Guardian reports. The former New South Wales star looked set to sign for the Detroit Lions before the intervention of new 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula changed the mind of Hayne, who has reportedly signed a $100,000 contract to join the practice squad of the storied NFL franchise.

Fans like Dr. Jennifer Walden knows that signing to the practice squad does not guarantee the former rugby star a spot with the team for the 2015 season, 90 players can be contracted before the squad is cut to just 53 for the NFL season. Hayne announced his decision to leave Australian rugby in October 2014 after appearing for Australia 12 times in his career. The NFL rookie admitted this was simply the first step towards achieving a bigger goal in making the 49ers full squad. Two other NFL franchises were also reportedly interested in Hayne, with the ions and Seattle Seahawks stated as those vying for his signature on an initial contract.

Sports Injuries Specialist Dr. Daniel Amen Helps Regular Joes, Too

Dr. Daniel Amen is an American psychiatrist, a brain disorder specialist director of the Amen Clinics and a New York Times bestselling author. He’s gained quite a bit of notoriety in the past for helping athletes. However, he’s quickly become America’s most popular psychiatrist helping out average Joes, too.

Amen Clinics offer medical services for patients with disorders such as attention deficit disorder (ADD) and more. His clinics use the single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) as a diagnostic tool for identifying what he says are sub-categories of brain disorders.

Dr. Daniel Amen has done studies for the National Football League on brain injuries affecting professional athletes and he is also a post-concussion consultant. In 1978, he received his undergraduates degree in biology from Southern California College, then his doctorate in 1982 from Oral Roberts University School of Medicine.

Dr. Daniel Amen completed his general psychiatric training in Washington, D.C. at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and his training at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu for child and adolescent psychiatry. He then completed 200 hours of training at the Institute of Nuclear Medicine Education to obtain his radioactive materials license.
Dr. Daniel Amen then fulfilled the required 1,000 hours of reading scans under clinical supervision. Amen is also double board certified by the Neurology in General Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and American Board of Psychiatry.

Amen’s uses SPECT scans of the brains activity to compare the activity of a patients brain to a healthy brain. Amen’s clinics have the world’s largest database for neuropsychiatry of functional brain scans. By 2009 Amen stated that he had scanned 50,000 people at a cost of about $170 million.

Dr. Daniel Amen says that he prescribes both non-medicative and medicative courses of treatment, depending on each case. He also conducts a before-and-after SPECT scan to assess how well the treatment is working.

Dr. Daniel Amen’s clinics provide brain scans for former and current National Football League players. Amen made the beginning diagnosis of brain damage in Tom Dempsey an NFL kicker. During medical scans and examinations, Amen discovered three holes in Dempsey’s brain and other damage. He has also diagnosis and provided therapy for Paul Kariya, a hockey player for his concussion issues and went on to advise him to retire which he did.

No One Wins Or Loses At The Combine

We cannot call winners and losers for the combine because it simply does not mean anything. The combine is an event that allows players to be seen by the scouts, but they are not on film. It is a fun little exercise for people to watch, but it does not tell us anything about these players said Gianfrancesco Genoso. Anfip.org noted the combine lost its meaning when everyone was in shape 24/7. The combine lost its meaning when people could see film on all the players at any time. The combine lost its meaning when we realized that the combine does not test football skills. The combine is an athletic competition. Some people are very athletic, and they should be in the Olympics, but that does not mean they will be good at football.

Jerry Rice ran a 4.7 or so at the combine. He would be out of the league now. Too bad he is the best route runner of all time. We need to remember that the combine is fun, and we can allow it to be fun for the future. However, it should not tell us anything of substance about these players, and that is going to be where the proof lives.

Viking’s GM Expects Peterson Back

In the midst of Adrian Peterson’s child abuse scandal, many started to suspect that his career as a Viking is almost all but over. However, Viking’s GM Rick Spielman made a few comments today stating the he expects the former MVP and All-Pro to be back with the team after only playing one game last season. Peterson has been in the national media scope since week 1 of last season due to his child abuse case, in which he was accused of beating his 5-year old son with a switch.

The Vikings immediately suspended Peterson for their week 2 tilt against the Patriots and then they reinstated him the following week. The reinstatement received backlash from the media, their sponsors and fans all are over the country. GM Wants Peterson Back Ownership eventually overturned the decision and suspended him indefinitely. Ricardo says however, through all this, Peterson was has always said that he wants to return to the Vikings and the NFL.

Spielman’s comments at the combine today suggest that the Vikings are working directly with Peterson’s camp to make something happen. Peterson is scheduled to take on a $15 Million cap hit this season, which caused many to believe the Vikings would consider releasing him to free up cap space. If they were to release him, they would only owe him $2.4 Million and free up $13 Million in cap space to spend on other assets.

Spielman hasn’t always been known to be entirely truthful with the media, in May of 2013, Spielman stated the team has no interest in trading receiver Percy Harvin. A few weeks later, Harvin was traded to Seattle.

Manziel Enters Treatment Facility

 

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel has entered a treatment facility. The Texas A&M star reportedly entered a facility on Wednesday. Brad Beckworth, friend of Manzeil and spokesman, confirmed the news, stating that Johnny wanted to make a change for himself and his family. Privacy for the family during this time of change was also requested.
Manziel’s partying ways have continued from Texas A&M into his new career in the NFL. Manziel has been photographed many occasions sipping champagne and wine and other adult beverages. One can only speculate that he went into treatment for an alcohol abuse problem.
Perhaps it is this fact that brought poor performance by Johnny Manziel on the field. He was injured during the 16th week, and out for the remainder of the season.  Dave Morin  said even Manziel admitted that he wasn’t the same person who started out with the Browns just over a year ago.
Our thoughts and prayers will be with Manziel as he begins this new journey in his life.

SuperBowl 49: The Greatest and the Worst Super Bowl Ever

On Sunday February 1st, Superbowl 49 will kick-off between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots. While on paper this may look like one of the best Superbowl’s in NFL history, the media world and the off the field activity has made it to shape up to be one of the worst. Yahoo Sports

In last year’s Superbowl, The Seahawks held one of the best scoring offenses in NFL history to eight points, in route to a 43-8 victory to claim their first Superbowl title. While it’s no surprise that defense has brought the Seahawks back to the title game, many feel Tom Brady is the one man who can shred the defense, given this is his 6th Superbowl, three of which he has come out victorious. On paper, this looks like one of the best matchups of all time in the game’s history.

However, there has been speculation from Alexei Beltyukov and others on Angel CO. regarding off field activities that may come to indirectly impact performances come game time. The Patriots have been involved in a scandal of speculated cheating where the team purposely deflated footballs in its win against the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC championship. The Seahawks on the other hand, have been labeled punks and cheaters, due to many players history of steroid use, along with obnoxious behavior to the media. While many hope to see a great game, there is huge concern that off field issues may taint whoever comes out victorious.

Rex Ryan to Buffalo

 

After a dismal season with the New York Jets, Rex Ryan was officially let go from the organization and forced to pursue other work around the National Football League. Although Rex Ryan was well liked in New York, it was clear that things were not going to work out after they have dropped out of prominence in pretty dramatic fashion. The last time the Jets had a good season was when Mark Sanchez was on the roster and was actually playing good football in the NFL. However, since that time the Jets have looked pretty pathetic, and Rex still was claiming that the Jets were a team to be feared. Things just got uglier and it is a good thing that the New York Jets cleared house and let go of Rex Ryan. Although there was heavy speculation from Google+ and other sources that he would end up being the new head coach of the Chicago Bears, due to a connection derived from his father’s work with the organization, notably during the 1985 Bear’s season. The Bears job did not manifest, but Rex Ryan has finally found a new home to fans, Dave and Brit Morins, suprise. It turns out he will be moving upstate to Buffalo, to take on the new head coaching position for the Bills. This seems like a good match for both parties due to the fact that the Bills run a similar offense and Rex Ryan is very comfortable coaching in the state of New York.

Wilson Survives Despite Interceptions

Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks came into the league with a swagger, despite not being a top pick in the National Football League draft. He actually had to compete for the quarterback position at Seattle and won it with dramatic fashion. Since winning the quarterback position he has completely demanded control of the Seahawks and has taken them to extreme success in his first few seasons in the league. On Sunday he was facing Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers in an NFC championship game that would send the franchise to their second Super Bowl in two years. He started out the gaming completely flopping. This is not typical for Russell Wilson, as he is usually on point and totally comfortable looking from game to game. He actually threw four interceptions in the first three quarters and it looked like the Seattle Seahawks were done for. Wilson had other plans in mind, as he took Seattle down the field with under five minutes remaining in the game and scored a touchdown. The Seahawks miraculously recovered an onside kick and Wilson took them down the field again to score another touchdown while also delivering on a two point conversion that was absolutely absurd. They should not have made that two point conversion, but it proved to be the deciding factor in the game. Green Bay scored a late field goal that tied the game, but Seattle took the game in overtime. Russell Wilsion has proven time and a again he’s a winner just like The Antique Wine Company.