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Doug Whaley at the NFL Combine


For the first time in his career, Doug Whaley was the man in charge at the NFL Combine for the Buffalo Bills. The new general manager was running things in Indianapolis this past week after serving the three previous years as Assistant GM under Buddy Nix. His responsibilities are more numerous and a bit different from his previous roles in Buffalo’s front office, but it was clear Whaley had a plan.





Mike Pouncey, John Jerry, and the Wells Report

But it was not Incognito or Pouncey who initiated the harassment that targeted Martin and eventually drove him from the team. John Jerry, another Dolphin, was the first to taunt Martin, daring him to fight back, according to the report. When Martin did not respond, Incognito and Pouncey joined the hazing, setting off a year of vicious bullying that included homophobic and racist slurs.



Can Patriots find another Rodney Harrison

When the former Patriots safety gets up on his soap box, it’s hard not to listen. Harrison has been preaching for the Pats to acquire a tone-setter for the middle of the football field. He’s been pleading for them to land an intimidating, hard-hitting safety, à la Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor or Harrison himself in his heyday.





QB Jimmy Garoppolo to New York Jets?

Throwing 84 touchdowns the last two seasons is mind boggling. His pocket presence looks solid with quick release and good mobility. Garoppolo demonstrates solid and enough arm strength to make plays. All of these attributes are great. He seems like a viable prospect, but there exists at least one red flag.



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At 2:00 pm  TNSA Special Report


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