The upcoming home of the San Francisco 49ers (“Levi’s Stadium) is an outdoor, innovative sports complex.
The San Francisco 49ers are going to be playing in one awesome stadium. Levi’s Stadium is in the San Francisco suburb of Santa Clara. Immersed in the mountains, it has a beautiful scenery.
The Bay Area will host Super Bowl L in 2016. The new stadium obviously was attractive for the league and will be a great fan experience.
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The Houston Texans’ indoor stadium (“Reliant Stadium”) is a simple football building, but shields the squad from blistering Texas heat.
After Super Bowl L, it’s headed to the midwest to the Houston Texans. It will be in Reliant Stadium, the home of the Texans.
The city of Houston is built for a Super Bowl. Also, the rugged football state of Texas will host the sports biggest game.
After watching Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson’s 2012 highlights on YouTube (Sandman Lions credit), you’d tend to think that he was at full health. His record-breaking 2012 campaign was actually played with broken fingers, per Chris McCosky.
It’s only scary to think what he will be able to do this season if he gets his finger situation fixed.
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Veteran DE/OLB Dwight Freeney certainly had gas in the tank following his 2012 season. Many teams targeted him in free agency, and he finally found a home.
Former Indianapolis Colts DE/OLB Dwight Freeney received immense attention this offseason. Several teams tried to bring him on board, but he signed a two-year contract with San Diego on Saturday.
Freeney tallied 12 tackles, 5.0 sacks, and a forced fumble in 2012 while with the Colts. The Chargers likely will use him for more than pass rushing however, as DE/OLB Melvin Ingram tore his ACL and DE/OLB Shaun Phillips signed with the Denver Broncos.
There was a huge void at the edge rush position, and Freeney will fill one side. Fellow DE/OLB Larry English is likely to slide in opposite the new Charger.
Freeney will have a prodigious role on the Chargers’ defensive unit. As long as he stays healthy and fresh, he will do fine throughout the regular season.
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After a strong rookie season, Seattle Seahawks Edge Rusher Bruce Irvin showed immense promise. A boneheaded move, however, will shorten his sophomore season in the NFL.
In 2012, Seattle Seahawks Edge Rusher Bruce Irvin recorded 8.0 sacks and a forced fumble. His 2013 expectations were even greater.
Irvin was suspended for 2013′s first four games without pay for violating the NFL’s policy on performance enhancing substances. Irvin can participate in the rest of the offseason and can come back on September 30.
Irvin’s statement, which can be found on the team’s official website:
I want to apologize to my teammates, coaches and Seahawks fans for making a mistake when I took a substance that is prohibited in the NFL without a medical exemption. I am extremely disappointed in the poor judgment I showed and take full responsibility for my actions. I will not appeal the discipline and instead will focus my energy on preparing for the season so I can begin earning your trust and respect again. I look forward to contributing to the team the moment I return.
This suspension will sting the defense. He is a key component to the pass rushing unit, and his talents will be missing for a quarter of the regular season.
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New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez is not very productive, and his criticism was further expanded.
Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith has dealt with turbulent quarterbacks in the past, but is thankful for not having New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez firing him the pigskin.
He sucks. I wouldn’t let him throw me a paper bag sandwich.
Sanchez has been—and will be—ripped on. His play is terrible; his throws nauseating. Like the NFL world, Smith is aware of the signal caller’s woes and took it to embarrassing measures.
Sanchez was classy, but nonetheless has serious work to accomplish this offseason.
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QB David Garrard was productive for the Jacksonville Jaguars for a solid chunk of time. His New York Jet career, however, ended in one offseason.
The New York Jets’ quarterback situation just got even worse.
QB David Garrard has decided to hang up his cleats due to lingering knee issues. Even as a clipboard holder, Garrard would have offered solid veteran presence on the struggling Jets.
The Jets are stuck with QB’s Mark Sanchez, Geno Smith, Matt Simms, and Greg McElroy. Sanchez is horrendous, Smith is a rookie, and Simms is a turbulent backup. McElroy can excite a franchise, and he is their best option going forward.
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LB Rolando McClain had talent and athleticism coming out of Alabama. He was certainly a reach at the eighth overall pick, and never lived up to his expectations.
The Oakland Raiders received minimal bang for their buck regarding to LB Rolando McClain. He played three lackadaisical seasons for the Silver and Black.
McClain had a string of arrests plague his reputation, and his on field play took a toll. He never played consistently or productively for the Raiders.
McClain was scooped up by the Baltimore Ravens, but abruptly decided to retire at age 23. His NFL career is currently over, but don’t be shocked if he tries to come back to the league.
Check out these photos from Vikings.com about the new Minnesota Vikings stadium. Facts and figures can be found here.
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