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OTA 2017 – GIANTS FEEL BETTER PLAYERS EXPAND PLAYBOOK

Michael Eisen
Giants head coach Ben McAdoo believes his playbook expands automatically with better talent. Photo by Andy Lewis / contrastphotography.com

The Giants might have a larger offensive playbook this season without adding any pages.
The difference will not be in the number of plays, but the larger number of talented and versatile players at the disposal of head coach Ben McAdoo and offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan. Last year, Odell Beckham, Jr. and Sterling Shepard combined to catch 166 passes from Eli Manning. They accounted for 2,050 yards and 18 touchdowns.


16 Jun 17 - Arena Football League, College football, Football, Football Training, Giants, Penn State - No CommentsRead More »


GIANTS ENGRAM BEGINNING TO UNDERSTAND THE BIG BLUE SYSTEM

Michael Eisen
Giants TE Evan Engram. Yahoo sports.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Evan Engram, the Giants’ first-round draft choice, has a friendly and expressive face – except when he’s unsure of his assignment on the field. Then the rookie tight end wears a different mask. “Sometimes I got a blank stare on my face if I don’t know what’s going on,” Engram said […]


10 Jun 17 - Arena Football League, College football, Football, Giants, NFL - No CommentsRead More »


DANIELS KEEPS NFL DREAM ALIVE WHILE LOOKING FOR ANOTHER AFL RING

Al Thompson
Soul "straightjacket" secondary defense, from left: Joe Goosby, (unknown behind him), Dwayne Hollis, Torez Jones (injured reserve), Bryce Peila (inactive), James Romain, assistant coach Bernie Nowotarski. Photo by Al Thompson

It is not often, in the sport of football, that a defensive player scores, let alone a defensive lineman. It is extremely rare for a defensive lineman to scoop up a fumble with about 40 seconds left in a game your team was trailing by five points and take it 39 yards to the house […]


28 May 17 - Arena Football League, Football, NFL - No CommentsRead More »


BLUE FLAME KEEP PACE FOR CHANCE TO SNEAK INTO PLAYOFFS

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Running back Jamarr Leary runs to daylight vs. Roanoke. Photo by Officer Edward Fidler.

By Bill Kenny
A group of Lodge 5 members have been using football to represent their city on a national scale this spring while raising money for charities including the FOP’s own Survivors Fund.
The Philadelphia Blue Flame roster also features several Local 22 firefighters and members of other public safety agencies from around the Delaware Valley who have already gone head-to-head against teams from Baltimore, Orlando, Roanoke and New York.


22 May 17 - Arena Football League, Blue Flame football team, Football, Football Training, NFL, public service - No CommentsRead More »


BIG BLUE HOPEFUL RUDOLPH SHOWS HE HAS A GIANT HEART

Michael Eisen
Travis Rudolph  - a man with big heart.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Travis Rudolph is easy to root for. The entire country has seen that the former Florida State wide receiver has a huge heart. And though it was recently broken by tragedy, Rudolph remains friendly, humble and optimistic, qualities that could help him overcome long odds to make the Giants’ final roster. […]


19 May 17 - Arena Football League, Football, Football Training, Giants, NFL - No CommentsRead More »


EAGLES SIGN 2016 TOUCHDOWN KING TO ONE-YEAR DEAL

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The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with RB LeGarrette Blount.

The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with RB LeGarrette Blount. Blount has appeared in 100 regular-season games (43 starts) over his seven-year career with New England, Pittsburgh, and Tampa Bay, and has amassed 5,122 yards and 49 touchdowns on the ground. As a member of the Patriots in 2016, Blount […]


17 May 17 - Arena Football League, Football, NFL - No CommentsRead More »


UNDEFEATED SOUL TOP THE BRIGADE, 61-56 ON DEFENSIVE TOUCHDOWN IN FINAL MINUTE

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Former Temple standout Sean Daniels scooped up a fumble and scored with 33 seconds left to lift the Soul to a  61-56 win over Baltimore.

Soul trailed by one, 56-55 with 35 seconds left when their defense forced Baltimore quarterback Shane Carden to fumble. Former Temple standout defensive end Sean Daniels ran it in for a 39-yard touchdown with 0:33 seconds left in the game. Failed two-point conversion attempt left the Soul in the lead 61-56. The Brigade is turned the ball over on downs with eight seconds left. Soul win 61-56.


16 May 17 - AFL, Arena Football League, Football, NFL - No CommentsRead More »


SPORTS SCIENCE HAS ITS ROOTS IN PHILADELPHIA

Al Thompson
Dr. Bala with one of his top assistants Sheena Woodard. Photo by Al Thompson

The Albert Einstein Healthcare Network is blessed to have an orthopedic surgeon on its staff in Dr. Easwaran Balasubramanian. For every’s benefit, the good doctor shortened his name to “Dr. Bala.”
Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Bala is part of a medical movement that is improving the quality of life for athletes of all ages and ability.


1 May 17 - Arena Football League, Football, Football Training - No CommentsRead More »


SOUL HOST BALTIMORE BRIGADE IN HOME OPENER

Al Thompson
Soul QB Dan Raudabaugh looks to lead his team to another AFL title. Photo by Todd Bauders / contrastphotography.com

The Soul open their 2017 home schedule at the Wells Fargo Center Saturday night April 29 (7:00 p.m.) against the Baltimore Brigade just as the NFL will be ending its three-day draft extravaganza on the other end of town.
While the NFL is busting out in a very direction in popularity, the Arena Football League is doing its best to climb the mountain once again and be a relevant football league at the minor league level.
After years of decline, the league appears to have a solid strategy going into 2017.
Former Eagles Quarterback Donovan McNabb and Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco will be making an appearance.


27 Apr 17 - AFL, Arena Football League, Football, Football Training, High School Football, NFL - No CommentsRead More »


DON’T JUDGE ARENA FOOTBALL BY ITS COVER

Al Thompson
New wall of Soul: From left: Assistant head coach/line coach Phil Bogle, linemen Michael Simons, Keith Newell, Mykel Benson, Wayne Tribue and Justin Wells. Photo by Al Thompson

The three-decade old professional indoor football league made a bold move this year to secure a brighter future. Ownership is now an elite club


27 Apr 17 - Arena Football League, Football, NFL - No CommentsRead More »



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