NFL’s 5 Brightest Stars (Non QB’s)

 
Both Wr’s are extremely talented play-makers who can simply take over games. These two guys are so similar its uncanny. Both are team guys, both play on bad teams, neither has a DIVA BONE IN THEIR BODIES, both are very humble and prefer to stay out of the spotlight. As a Lions fan I’m partial to Johnson but I can’t honestly rank one higher than the other.

 
Simply the best running back to come along since LaDanian Tomlinson in his prime. Seems like a nice kid and most definitely one of the hardest working professional athletes in all of sports.
3. J. J. Watt
Since his last season at the University of Wisconsin Watt has continued to get better in all aspects of his game. Last year he led the league with 20.5 QB sacks. 16 passes defended and an astounding 23 tackles for loss. To play the pass and run so very well is uniquely rare. Entering only his 3rd season what he may be able to accomplish is mind-boggling.

Peterson may not have the numbers of a Darrelle Revis or Richard Sherman but he is 5 times as valuable. This kid can literally do it all. Defense, Special Teams, and Offense. He has improved tremendously from year on to year two. This season new coach Bruce Arians is going to install a package on offense to get this play-maker on the field.  Last year he was matched up on the oppositions best WR and more than held his own. He’s a threat every time he lines up to return a punt too.

Willis the most complete and best linebacker since Ray Lewis is the heart and soul of the 49ers defense and probably the team overall. He tackles, defends passes, intercepts passes, forces fumbles. He was a one man wrecking crew until San Francisco started surrounding him with talent like NaVarro Bowman, Aldon Smith, Dashon Goldson, etc.

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Dave Birkett Interview

Today I was joined by Detroit Lions beat writer Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. You can follow Dave on twitter @DaveBirkett and read his work here http://www.freep.com/section/SPORTS01/Detroit-Lions

Hope you enjoy it. I’d like to thank Dave again for the interview and look forward to catching up with him throughout the season.

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MLB At The Break


WOW!! What a first half of the 2013 MLB season. There have been many surprises.

The Yankees have done nothing.

 

The Pirates are 19 games over .500.

 

The Red Sox have been winning since the beginning of the season.

 

The Angels are 11 games back of the Athletics.

 
 

The Los Angeles Dodgers are only 2 and a half back after being on the verge of firing Don Mattingly only two months ago.

 

Baltimore Orioles Chris Davis has 37 home runs at the All Star break.

 

Detroit Tiger’s Miguel Cabrera is on pace to put up better numbers in every statistical category from last season’s Triple Crown winning performance.

Los Angeles Angel’s Mike Trout is as good as he showed last year, slight drop off in his numbers but that was to be expected. The kid is a star.

 

Yasiel Puig this kid has been the Mike Trout of last year for the league and the Dodgers.

 
The best part for MLB is yet to come. If they have it their way Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun will both be banned from the league for their part in the biogenesis scandal.
I haven’t even mentioned all of the young exciting players like Nick Franklin in Seattle, or Starling Marte in Pittsburgh, Yoenis Cespedes in Oakland, Jose Iglesais in Boston, Jhoulys Chacin in Colorado, the list goes on. Major League Baseball is really at a good point right now with the influx of young talent and the excitement in cities that haven’t had good teams in decades.
Enjoy the second half.
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