Tebow leading in jersey sales is amazing

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According to NFL.com’s website, via ProFootballTalk.com, Denver Broncos Rookie quarteback Tim Tebow is leading the National Football League in jersey sales for April.

The mere fact that a rookie outsold other quarterbacks like Washington Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb, New Orleans Siants quarterback Drew Brees, and Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning.

That means that there are huge expectations for Tebow and if he doesn’t live up to all the hype he could become one of the all time biggest busts even though he didn’t go high in the first round of the NFL Draft.

In the end, hopefully Tebow can live up to the hype for his sake.

Patriots need to step up

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Being a father myself I know how it is to see a kids face when they learn that something isn’t happening.

To hear that the the kids at Lebanon Middle School Lebanon, CT were totally misled it broke my heart, and if the New England Patriots really are a first class organization they will step up and take responsibility.

According to the Norwhich Bulletin, via ProFootballTalk.com, the school participated in the NFL Play 60 program and were rewarded a visit from the Patriots, which would include “celebrity coaches”.

However, just a Patriots intern and a Patriots spokesman was suppose to be people like the mayor.

Are you kidding?

Nobody is going to believe that line of garbage as the fact of the matter is that it was probably suppose to be some coaches and players, but since rookie camp started Tuesday head coach Bill Belichick probably said no way and instead sent a measly intern.

You can bet that the if the Patriots haven’t received a phone call from National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell they will be getting one very soon.

In the end, if the Patriots had any class they won’t need that call and send some players right away.

What the drafting of Spiller tells me

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I have been meaning to get to this for a while now, but thanks to it being the end of the Spring semester here at Buffalo State things have just gotten crazy.

The Buffalo Bills surprised most Bills fans with the drafting of running back CJ Spiller in the first round of this past April’s National Football League Draft.

A couple of points come to mind on why they drafted Spiller and here they are.

First, the Bills front office is not sure on how long running back Fred Jackson will stay in his prime as he is 29 years old and 30 is the age where most running backs decline, which also means they will take Jackson off kickoff return duties and replace him with Spiller..

Secondly, Spiller is insurance in the event that Lynch hasn’t learned his lesson and gets arrested again.

Third, Roscoe Parrish is on his way out the door as head coach Chan Gailey has stated that he prefers tall wide receivers.  Obviously, they will keep Evans as he is just so darn good.

Fourthly, cornerback Terrence McGee is no longer going to be apart of special teams as his body cannot handle both duties and due to the fact that he will be 30 years old in October.

Fifth, with cornerbak Leodis McKelvin coming off a broken bone in his leg from last year they probably are going to limit his special teams duties to kickoff returns, along with Spiller.

Many people aren’t going to like what I am going to say, but taking Spiller was the right move as it allows the Bills to see if offensive tackle Demetrius Bell can handle to left tackle  position with a full offseason of preparation.

Also, it allows head coach Chan Gailey to see if can turn one of the Bills current quarterbacks into a franchise quarterback, which people forget he has done with quarterbacks AJ Feely with the Miami Dolphins and quarterback Tyler Thigpen with the Kansas City Chiefs.

In the end, as hard as it is sometimes we all need to be patient fellow Bills fans.

Has Roethlisberger learned his lesson?

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had an behavioral evaluation done over the weekend as apart of the process to have his suspension reduced from six to four games.

The real question is has Roethlisberger really learned his lesson finally?

According to ProFootballTalk.com, Jack McCallum of Sports Illustrated has written an in depth article on Roethlisberger.

The telling sign is that after his 2006 motorcycle accident he vowed to always wear a helmet, but several months later KDKA caught him riding a mortorcycle without a helmet.

Most people after almost losing their life in an accident would take strides to make sure that never happens again.

However, this is Roethlisberger and the article paints a picture that he clearly has no regard for his life or others as he probably thinks since he is a starting quarterback in the National Football League nothing will happen to him.

The fact of the matter is he is wrong it doesn’t matter who you are anything can happen as there is no guarantee you will be alive or able to walk tomorrow.

In the end, if Rothelisberger doesn’t learn his lesson from this incident it will only be a matter of time before he is out of the NFL and it will be extremely hard for him to get back in as  no team will touch a quarterback that is one incident away from a year long suspension, unless they are desperate for a quarterback.