Category Archives: NFL

NFC East Predictions

What is traditionally known as the toughest division to win in football is no different this year as the NFC East contains: the defending Superbowl champion, two talented teams who have many key players in their prime all at once, and a young quarterback who has the D.C. area waiting to see what highlights he canprovide.

The writers here at Athlete’s Angle have a good idea of how the division will play Continue reading

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Palmer A Perfect Fit

Quarterback Carson Palmer is introduced after being traded to the Oakland Raiders.

Carson Palmer is not just returning to the NFL but also to his native state of California. If only that was where the familiarity stops but wait there’s more. The Oakland Raiders head coach Hue Jackson, who has credited himself with making this blockbuster deadline deal, has known Carson for a long time. Jackson recruited a young Carson Palmer to the University of Southern California. Hue Jackson coached Carson in college. Continue reading

Mendenhall Loses Endorsement Deal Over Tweets

Last week, following the news of Osama bin Ladan’s death, Mendenhall put out some pretty interesting Tweets about the story and 9/11. Here are a few tweets from Mendenhall’s account:

“What kind of person celebrates death? It’s amazing how people can HATE a man they have never even heard speak. We’ve only heard one side…”

“We’ll never know what really happened. I just have a hard time believing a plane Continue reading

Grading The NFL Draft

1 – Carolina Panthers – Cameron Newton – QB – Auburn

The Carolina Panther Selected Cam Newton First Overall Last Thursday, As They Felt The Huge Risk Will Pay Off With Huge Rewards. Our Experts Do Not Agree.

After all the speculation the Panthers finally pulled the trigger on Cam Newton. Being a big Cam Newton fan, I think that if he truly has his head in the right state of mind, he’s going to be a big time asset for this Carolina team. They are going to let him ease presumably in, by running the football with DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart a lot, and allow him to complete high percentage passes. The problem is that Cam Newton was far from the most talented player available on the board, and that’s why my grade doesn’t reflect a true number one overall quarterback talent grade.

KRISTIAN’S GRADE  –  B+

2 – Denver Broncos – Von Miller – OLB – Texas A&M 

This is the pick that baffled me early on. The Broncos are making the switch from the 3-4 to the 4-3, and desperately wanted some new personnel. They select the best pure pass rusher in the Draft, who has played out of a 3-4 defense at Continue reading

Henry’s Mock Draft

Who's Hand Will Roger Goodell Be Shaking Tonight?

The Controversial Cam Newton Will Be Picked First Overall Tonight By The Carolina Panthers

1: Carolina Panthers take Cam Newton from Auburn.  I said it 105 days ago, or so the Twitter account says.  I never believed in Jimmy Clausen.  I did believe in Matt Moore.  But now I’m sure that The Panthers need so much help in so many areas, they need to gamble hard.  They will place all their chips on Cam Newton.  P.S.  If I”mto lunch and Carolina goes D-line to replace the hole that Peppers left, look for Ryan Mallet to be the 1st pick of the 2nd round and the absolute steal of the draft.

2. Denver Broncos take Patrick Peterson from LSU.  Champ Bailey’s time has ended in Denver.  Peterson is a stud in every way.  The Bronco’s have a QB, RB, and a mess of wide receivers.  I really think they take a defensive player here and Peterson is my pick.  A lot of people have Marcell Dareus from Alabama going here.  I don’t, Continue reading

Kristian’s Mock Draft


1.)Posted Image Cameron Newton, QB, Auburn
2.) Posted Image Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama
3.) Posted Image Von Miller, OLB, Texas A&M
4.) Posted Image A.J Green, WR, Georgia
5.) Posted Image Robert Quinn, DE/OLB, UNC

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An Inside Look At The Minnesota Vikings Draft War Room

The Vikings Have A Few Holes To Fill After A 6-10 Season.

As we tick down on the NFL Draft live in Radio City Music Hall, in New York, the drama will continue and unfold before our very eyes. The question then becomes, where will these hopeful athletes find a home in the National Football league? For the Minnesota Vikings, it will be a huge pick for the direction of the future of this franchise. After an absolute abysmal and disappointing season to say the least, the Minnesota Vikings find themselves selecting 12th overall in the first round this April. The Vikings, who were on year removed from reaching the NFC Title game and being knocked off in dramatic fashion, rebounded this season with a 6-10 record. A lot of question marks and fingers can be pointed in many directions throughout this Minnesota team for who is to blame, but at the end of the day, the team will move forward and make this selection to try and help this roster out to make the final push.

Key needs for the Minnesota Vikings in the 2011 Draft:

QB – OT – CB – DT

When beginning to analyze this team in depth, you develop and understanding this team has a lot of building blocks and bright spots to build off. However, it has to iron out certain things to want to compete and be among the elite Continue reading

Sound Familiar: Cam Newton Could Get Money Prior To Playing

Cam Newton was rumored to have received $200,000 to sign a letter of intent with Auburn. Now he has a chance at a million dollars before he gets drafted.

The website camnewtonliedetector.com has issued a public challenge to former Auburn quarterback Cameron Newton. They want the 2010 Heismen Trophy winner to pass a professionally administered lie detector test by answering “no” to four questions. If he passes the exam, after answering those four questions all no, the website claims it will pay him $1,000,000.

Here are the four questions he would face:

  1. Prior to signing with Auburn, were you aware your father was “shopping” you to Mississippi State or any other school?
  2. Did you tell Dan or Meghan Mullen that you signed with Auburn because of the money because you truly believed Auburn had paid for your commitment?
  3. Did anyone on the Auburn coaching staff/athletic department instruct you how to answer questions from the NCAA by lying or avoiding the truth?
  4. Did you or your family ever receive any impermissible benefits from Auburn?
No one knows who started this website but my guess is they were looking for media attention the week prior to the draft. First of all Cam Newton does not care about college football anymore. It was a stepping stone for him and he got exactly what he wanted out of it. He lead his team to a National Championship and he won the Heisman Trophy. All Continue reading

The Bulls and Bears of Fantasy Football

So I’ve thought now that we are more than one third of our way through our fantasy football season, I thought I’d share with you my thoughts on some players you should be buying or selling to make that push for a championship. Continue reading

The NFL Trade Deadline

The NFL Trade Deadline is coming up fast as we approach the October 19th cut off and it is always an interesting time of the year. Unlike in other sports where the trade deadline is a heated time where midnight deals and blockbuster trades are being reported, the NFL trade deadline is much quieter. The reasons for this range from the cost in draft picks and contracts to the competitive nature of the 16 game season. I will discuss some of the trades that have happened and some of the players that may be changing addresses mid season. Continue reading