Turmoil for the New York Jets

Lisa Johnson
Senior Sports Reporter

By Lisa Johnson //@LJ1303

As I was strolling through NFL news last week, one thing that really caught my attention, was news of the Jets firing general manager Mike Maccagnan. They then turned around and named head coach Adam Gase as interim General Manager. All this coming off a March owner meetings where team CEO Christopher Johnson, praised Maccagnan and his working relationship with Gase.

ESPN staff writer Rich Cimini reported internal discord within the Jets organization. ESPN first reported that during the draft, friction had developed between Maccagnan and Gase because of disagreements over personnel during free agency.

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Steelers miss playoffs after a drama filled season

Sonja Greenfield Steelers contributor

By Sonja Greenfield //@Mom23RN

Steelers 16 – Bengals 13

Despite the win in Cincinnati, the Steelers still end up missing the playoffs for the first time since 2013.

First, we start the year with running back Le’Veon Bell holding out for a long-term deal instead of a franchise tag.  While most felt that it was going to come together at some point, it didn’t.

But no one benefited from Bell’s absence more than RB James Conner.  Conner finished the season with almost 1,000 yards rushing and 500 yards passing and had 13 touchdowns.  He stepped into the RB role and made it his own.  Could Bell be changing the way that holdouts go?  Is there anything wrong with betting on yourself?  Should you think of your team?

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Pittsburgh Steelers: 5 Quick Questions

Official Lions Reporter

By Sonja Greenfield // @Mom23RN

I’ve come to realize that you either LOVE the Steelers or you hate them like a paper cut.  I don’t think I’ve seen any in-between when it comes to the Black and Yellow.   I got the opportunity to ask 5 questions of a person who loves the Steelers and an all-around good kid, my friend from Washington University of St. Louis, Safety Langston Laramore-Josey.

Langston Laramore-Josey (@LangstonLJ)

 

 

  •  Do you think this is quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s last year?   I don’t think this is Ben’s last year because of how upset he was with the Steelers drafting Mason Rudolph. I don’t think he’ll retire until they draft a quarterback he approves of.

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Fantasy Football 2017 Season Recap

Fantasy Football Reporter

By Liz Panucci // @PanucciLiz

I won! I won a championship!

My theory going into the 2017 NFL fantasy football season was to play the numbers. I drafted the highest I could when my turn came, focusing on wide receivers and running backs in the early rounds. Five of our six leagues did not have a kicker on the roster.

Each week, my starters were selected by using the players who had the highest projected stats going into the week’s games. When a player was injured and out for the season, I then replaced said player with the top player available in that position on the league’s list.

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Fantasy Football Update Week 4

Fantasy Football Reporter

By Liz Panucci // @PanucciLiz

Did you have a rough week in fantasy football? Chin up – it’s a new week.

Highlights from each league

Originals League:

FitzOn (that’s me) squeaked by with help from running backs Todd Gurley (LAR) 34.50 points and Lamar Miller (HOU) 25.10 to win Week 4. Our new leader, I’m Just Teezin, was a very close second with 137.13 points. Her top RB Le’Veon Bell (PIT) lived up to his hype scoring 33.60 points. Major help came from LB C.J. Mosley (BAL) earning a cool 27.00 points.

>> NEW LEADER: I’m Just Teezin (3-1) 

Female Free #1: Coming from behind with a late victory was none other than league leader Gpodawund. She remains undefeated with 133.48 points for Week 4. Bell was her top performer. A new name to the mix is The Klunebergs, securing second spot this week with 132.74 points. Rookie RB Leonard Fournette (JAX) earned her 22.50 points.

>> LEADER: Gpodawund (4-0)

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Chicago Bears Win in OT, But the Call is Still Out for Trubisky

Official Chicago Bears Fan Reporter

by Wanda Wiedman / @WandaW63

Bears 23, Steelers 17 (OT)

This was one of those matchups that was a no-brainer when it came to winning; every single sports media outlet had Steelers pegged to win.  Against an elite passer such as Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, there was a doubt that the Chicago Bears secondary could stop him. But the Steelers didn’t quite understand the dual threat of Bears running backs Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen. Together, they masterfully carved up the Steelers defense with precision and grit.

Howard rushed for 138 yards on 23 carries and two touchdowns, the latter in a 19-yard sprint in overtime to seal the deal. Cohen, Howard’s partner in crime, rushed for 78 yards on 12 carries. Another rookie that emerged was tight end Adam Shaheen, who not only pulled in his first TD but ran alongside Howard in the overtime hustle, blocking to keep his lane free. Continue reading “Chicago Bears Win in OT, But the Call is Still Out for Trubisky”

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Chicago Bears-Pittsburgh Steelers: Fans Weigh in on Sunday’s Matchup

By Wanda Wiedman / @WandaW63

The Pittsburgh Steelers (2-0) will head to Soldier Field to make it a 3-0 start against the Chicago Bears (0-2), who look to overcome a horrendous outing last week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  Though sports media networks and sports writers have given their opinion and assessment of this matchup, it seems only right to ask fans how they feel about their team in this game.

To share their opinion on these two teams is Bear Fan extraordinaire and Editor at Windy City Gridiron, Lester Wilfong Jr., and Raymond Vega, Los Angeles Sheriff and Steelers fan.

Since the game is being hosted in Chicago, let’s start with Lester.

Q:  Lester, as an Editor for WindyCityGridiron.com you try to be objective. But through the eyes and heart of a fan, did you expect the Bears to start off the season 0-2?
L: As much as I thought the Bears would be an improved team over a year ago, I still had them opening up with a loss to Atlanta and a loss to the Bucs. Atlanta is the defending NFC Champ, and Tampa Bay was a 9-7 team last year with some good, young talent. I didn’t expect them to look as lost last week, however. Unfortunately for us Bears’ fans, this team may be looking at another double-digits in the loss column.

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