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Dynasty & Redraft: QB Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers

26 July 2014 - 07:30 PM



Big Ben: My arm is stronger than it's ever been

http://www.nfl.com/n...n-its-ever-been

Ben Roethlisberger has always been known for a strong arm.

Even so, the Pittsburgh Steelers signal-caller devoted the offseason to adding zip to his right arm. He also worked with a personal trainer and nutritionist for the first time to shed weight from his 6-foot-5, 241-pound frame.

"My arm is stronger than it's been in my career, I believe," Roethlisberger said Saturday, per Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "Even in practices and minicamp the receivers said, 'Ben that ball is getting to us a lot quicker, with a lot more spin on it, it feels real good.' That should translate into better play."


Scott Brown @ScottBrown_ESPN

Roethlisberger completes another sideline pass, this one to Antonio Brown. Man he has a live arm today.
2:36 PM - 26 Jul 2014


Coming off an 8-8 season, the Steelers could use improved play from their franchise QB, not that Ben was the problem. For the second consecutive offseason, Pittsburgh lost a top receiver to free agency.

Big Ben also has his unresolved contract status hanging over his head. The 32-year-old has just two years remaining on his current deal, and team president Art Rooney II said Friday that the Steelers won't negotiate an extension until after the season.

"As I put my faith and trust in them, when the time is right, we'll get it done," Roethlisberger said. "Now I can just concentrate on football."

The two-time Super Bowl champ's confidence is buoyed by the implentation of the no-huddle offense down the stretch last season, a strategy he says "needs to be an integral part of our offense" in 2014

"You start getting to 32, it's time," he said. "As your body deteriorates, your natural talents start to go a little bit. You have to bring in physical working out, building, taking protein and doing extra stuff.

"I want this year to be my best year, and if I have to do extra things, I'm going to do it."

The latest "Around The League Podcast" offers up team-by-team training camp previews of the NFC East and NFC West.


Dynasty & Redraft: WR Victor Cruz, N.Y. Giants

26 July 2014 - 03:54 PM

Giants training camp: 5 takeaways from the first week

http://www.nj.com/gi...first_week.html

Excerpt:

3. Victor Cruz Will Catch a Ton of Passes
Despite the Giants offense and Manning being woefully ineffective last season, wide receiver Victor Cruz was on pace for 83 receptions before suffering a season-ending injury in Week 14. In this new offense, with Cruz playing the role of Green Bay's Randall Cobb and being moved all over the field, 100 receptions is a possibility. Cruz is (and has been) Manning's security blanket. That is not going to change, and will be more prevalent than ever in an unfamiliar offense that demands the ball comes out quickly. Even though the offense has looked shaky in the early part of camp, the one constant has been Manning and Cruz, who have connected for touchdowns on three straight days. They already appear on the same page. Can't imagine that changing anytime soon.


2014 Rookie 2.04 (Post NFL Draft)

23 July 2014 - 07:26 PM

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2014 Rookie 1.03 (Post NFL Draft)
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2014 Rookie 1.05 (Post NFL Draft)
2014 Rookie 1.06 (Post NFL Draft)
2014 Rookie 1.07 (Post NFL Draft)
2014 Rookie 1.08 (Post NFL Draft)
2014 Rookie 1.09 (Post NFL Draft)
2014 Rookie 1.10 (Post NFL Draft)
2014 Rookie 1.11 (Post NFL Draft)
2014 Rookie 1.12 (Post NFL Draft)

2014 Rookie 2.01 (Post NFL Draft)

2014 Rookie 2.02 (Post NFL Draft)

2014 Rookie 2.03 (Post NFL Draft)

 
 

Standard Scoring

1.01 WR Sammy Watkins, Bills (52%)
1.02 WR Mike Evans, Buccaneers (46%)
1.03 RB Bishop Sankey, Titans (59%)
1.04 WR Brandin Cooks, Saints (28%)
1.05 RB Carlos Hyde, 49ers (40%)
1.06 WR Odell Beckham Jr., N.Y. Giants (40%)
1.07 TE Eric Ebron, Lions (19%)
1.08 WR Jordan Matthews, Eagles (23%)
1.09 RB Jeremy Hill, Bengals (14%)
1.10 WR Davante Adams, Packers (20%)
1.11 RB Devonta Freeman, Falcons (20%)
1.12 RB Tre Mason, Rams (29%)
 
2.01 WR Cody Latimer, Broncos (17%)

2.02 WR Marqise Lee, Jaguars (22%)

2.03 RB Terrance West, Browns (30%)


 
PPR Scoring

1.01 WR Sammy Watkins, Bills (76%)
1.02 WR Mike Evans, Buccaneers (76%)
1.03 RB Bishop Sankey, Titans (36%)
1.04 WR Brandin Cooks, Saints (55%)
1.05 WR Odell Beckham Jr., N.Y. Giants (46%)
1.06 TE Eric Ebron, Lions (30%)
1.07 WR Jordan Matthews, Eagles (31%)
1.08 RB Carlos Hyde, 49ers (42%)
1.09 WR Davante Adams, Packers (34%)
1.10 WR Kelvin Benjamin, Panthers (23%)
1.11 WR Cody Latimer, Broncos (27%)
1.12 WR Marqise Lee, Jaguars (25%)
 
2.01 RB Tre Mason, Rams (29%)

2.02 RB Jeremy Hill, Bengals (31%)

2.03 RB Devonta Freeman, Falcons (30%)

 
 
Start 2 QB Scoring

1.01 WR Sammy Watkins, Bills (23%)
1.02 QB Johnny Manziel, Browns (23%)
1.03 WR Mike Evans, Buccaneers (25%)
1.04 QB Teddy Bridgewater, Vikings (20%)
1.05 QB Blake Bortles, Jaguars (22%)
1.06 RB Bishop Sankey, Titans (20%)
1.07 WR Brandin Cooks, Saints (22%)
1.08 WR Odell Beckham Jr., N.Y. Giants (18%)
1.09 RB Carlos Hyde, 49ers (21%)
1.10 WR Jordan Matthews, Eagles (25%)
1.11 TE Eric Ebron, Lions (14%)
1.12 QB Derek Carr, Raiders (15%)

2.01 WR Davante Adams, Packers (14%)

2.02 RB Jeremy Hill, Bengals (20%)

2.03 RB Tre Mason, Rams (17%)
 
 
TE Premium (1.5 PPR) Scoring
 
1.01 WR Sammy Watkins, Bills (49%)
1.02 WR Mike Evans, Buccaneers (41%)
1.03 TE Eric Ebron, Lions (40%)
1.04 RB Bishop Sankey, Titans (26%)
1.05 WR Brandin Cooks, Saints (32%)
1.06 WR Odell Beckham Jr., N.Y. Giants (29%)
1.07 RB Carlos Hyde, 49ers (22%)
1.08 WR Jordan Matthews, Eagles (20%)
1.09 TE Jace Amaro, N.Y. Jets (19%)
1.10 TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Buccaneers (13%)
1.11 WR Davante Adams, Packers (16%)
1.12 RB Devonta Freeman, Falcons (14%)

2.01 WR Cody Latimer, Broncos (19%)

2.02 RB Jeremy Hill, Bengals (18%)

2.03 RB Tre Mason, Rams (15%)


2014 Rookie 2.03 (Post NFL Draft)

20 July 2014 - 08:09 AM

2014 Rookie 1.01 (Post NFL Draft)
2014 Rookie 1.02 (Post NFL Draft)
2014 Rookie 1.03 (Post NFL Draft)
2014 Rookie 1.04 (Post NFL Draft)
2014 Rookie 1.05 (Post NFL Draft)
2014 Rookie 1.06 (Post NFL Draft)
2014 Rookie 1.07 (Post NFL Draft)
2014 Rookie 1.08 (Post NFL Draft)
2014 Rookie 1.09 (Post NFL Draft)
2014 Rookie 1.10 (Post NFL Draft)
2014 Rookie 1.11 (Post NFL Draft)
2014 Rookie 1.12 (Post NFL Draft)

2014 Rookie 2.01 (Post NFL Draft)

2014 Rookie 2.02 (Post NFL Draft)

 
 

Standard Scoring

1.01 WR Sammy Watkins, Bills (52%)
1.02 WR Mike Evans, Buccaneers (46%)
1.03 RB Bishop Sankey, Titans (59%)
1.04 WR Brandin Cooks, Saints (28%)
1.05 RB Carlos Hyde, 49ers (40%)
1.06 WR Odell Beckham Jr., N.Y. Giants (40%)
1.07 TE Eric Ebron, Lions (19%)
1.08 WR Jordan Matthews, Eagles (23%)
1.09 RB Jeremy Hill, Bengals (14%)
1.10 WR Davante Adams, Packers (20%)
1.11 RB Devonta Freeman, Falcons (20%)
1.12 RB Tre Mason, Rams (29%)
 
2.01 WR Cody Latimer, Broncos (17%)

2.02 WR Marqise Lee, Jaguars (22%)


 
PPR Scoring

1.01 WR Sammy Watkins, Bills (76%)
1.02 WR Mike Evans, Buccaneers (76%)
1.03 RB Bishop Sankey, Titans (36%)
1.04 WR Brandin Cooks, Saints (55%)
1.05 WR Odell Beckham Jr., N.Y. Giants (46%)
1.06 TE Eric Ebron, Lions (30%)
1.07 WR Jordan Matthews, Eagles (31%)
1.08 RB Carlos Hyde, 49ers (42%)
1.09 WR Davante Adams, Packers (34%)
1.10 WR Kelvin Benjamin, Panthers (23%)
1.11 WR Cody Latimer, Broncos (27%)
1.12 WR Marqise Lee, Jaguars (25%)
 
2.01 RB Tre Mason, Rams (29%)

2.02 RB Jeremy Hill, Bengals (31%)

 
 
Start 2 QB Scoring

1.01 WR Sammy Watkins, Bills (23%)
1.02 QB Johnny Manziel, Browns (23%)
1.03 WR Mike Evans, Buccaneers (25%)
1.04 QB Teddy Bridgewater, Vikings (20%)
1.05 QB Blake Bortles, Jaguars (22%)
1.06 RB Bishop Sankey, Titans (20%)
1.07 WR Brandin Cooks, Saints (22%)
1.08 WR Odell Beckham Jr., N.Y. Giants (18%)
1.09 RB Carlos Hyde, 49ers (21%)
1.10 WR Jordan Matthews, Eagles (25%)
1.11 TE Eric Ebron, Lions (14%)
1.12 QB Derek Carr, Raiders (15%)

2.01 WR Davante Adams, Packers (14%)

2.02 RB Jeremy Hill, Bengals (20%)
 
 
TE Premium (1.5 PPR) Scoring
 
1.01 WR Sammy Watkins, Bills (49%)
1.02 WR Mike Evans, Buccaneers (41%)
1.03 TE Eric Ebron, Lions (40%)
1.04 RB Bishop Sankey, Titans (26%)
1.05 WR Brandin Cooks, Saints (32%)
1.06 WR Odell Beckham Jr., N.Y. Giants (29%)
1.07 RB Carlos Hyde, 49ers (22%)
1.08 WR Jordan Matthews, Eagles (20%)
1.09 TE Jace Amaro, N.Y. Jets (19%)
1.10 TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Buccaneers (13%)
1.11 WR Davante Adams, Packers (16%)
1.12 RB Devonta Freeman, Falcons (14%)

2.01 WR Cody Latimer, Broncos (19%)

2.02 RB Jeremy Hill, Bengals (18%)


OFFICIAL 2014 Training Camp & Preseason: News & Tidbits Thread

16 July 2014 - 06:44 PM

Shark Pool,

 

Training Camp and Preseason are just around the corner, so I am kicking off my annual thread dedicated to the deluge of player and team information that emerges from this exciting time we all love.

 

I appreciate all contributions in this thread, so please feel free to add the important information that you come across here.

 

 

 

2014 NFL training camp reporting dates and locations