Month: May 2013

IES Breakdown of the Jaguars and Gus Bradley’s Scheme (Part 1) .

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Check out our latest entry in the IES Breakdown Film Vault.
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Hockey Myths Busted: Top 10 Misconceptions of the Sport of Hockey

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I first came up with the idea for this article about a week ago, when I had gone to a local sports bar to watch some playoff hockey. Upon entering, I noticed that none of the channels had any of the games on. I approached the bar to order my drink, and as I did I politely asked if they could put the game on one of the TV’s. The bartender said no. The reason? Because they were televising the NBA draft lottery. Obviously this was not a bar, nor the place to be, so I left. While leaving, (and firing a few final words of choice to the bartender, the manager, the waitress, and a few locals) I thought to myself a couple of things: 1. How much did someone pay you off to put the NBA draft lottery on over playoff hockey? and 2. Why is hockey not nearly as popular as some feel it deserves? I spoke about this unforgivable travesty to a few different people, and have come up with 10 common misconceptions about the sport and why a lot of people don’t like it. For those people I spoke to, I recommended readings such as Hockey For Dummies, The History of Hockey, autobiographies on Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe, and Dominik Hasek, and instructed them to also watch the movie Miracle. I instruct all reading this to do the same. In the meantime, enjoy this very informative article busting the 10 most common misconceptions of the sport of hockey.

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IES Podcast With Seahawks Blogger Davis Tsu.

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IES Podcast with Davis Tsu

Here it is folks, our latest episode of IES Radio in which I was joined by Davis Tsu of SB Nation’s Fieldgulls.com. Hear what he had to say about Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley, and all the great details he shared with us on Bradley’s defensive scheme for those of you who’ve had questions about it.

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IES Top 100 Players of 2013. (#100-90)

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By: James Johnson

I’m sure by now you’ve all seen at least one episode of the interesting (yet controversial) NFL Network show, NFL Top 100. What started in 2011 has since become a big hit with both those who agree with the show’s rankings and those who disagree, like myself. The NFL Top 100 has also been a controversial hit in the world of sports journalism as many analysts have begun to make their own top 100 lists to compare with NFL Network’s. Count IES in; I’m joining the party with my own list. For the record, as I’ve said, I do not to use the actual show as a guideline because I feel it’s a bit misleading. However, I use a mix of my personal knowledge alongside the opinions of other analysts who study film. Another good source I use is that of Profootballfocus.com as you’ll see in my summaries. Lastly, you’ll notice that I gravitated more towards players who played a majority of the season. Now enough of the babbling, let’s get into IES’s first ever top 100 NFL players list.

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Why the New England Patriots should be concerned about Rob Gronkowski.

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By: Eric Serna

Let me start this article by saying I have sacrificed a lot for our readers by writing this today. No, not because I’m a Giants fan. But because in searching for a picture like the one above, I had to endure pages upon pages of Mr. Gronkowski basically naked from when he did photo shoots for ESPN Magazine: The Body Issue. Literally every other picture, he had a shirt off or was wearing next to nothing (not that anything is wrong with that). But now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, this article is about something serious, and that is the mounting injury concerns for Rob Gronkowsi and why the New England Patriots need to really be concerned for their elite tight end.

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Quick Hits from Jaguars OTA’s 5/15/13.

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By: James Johnson

As you all know, the Jaguars kicked off their full OTA’s (veterans, drafted and undrafted rookies included) this week, and today seems to be a rather interesting one for them according to Twitter. Here’s some insight to Tuesday’s practice session brought to you by attendees and the Jags fans of Twitter.

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Inside Edge Sports – Draft Breakdowns: Jonathan Cyprien

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By: James Johnson
Our second breakdown on the Jaguars 2013 draft picks. This week we evaluate second round pick Jonathan Cyprien of FIU. Check it out, subscribe and give us your feedback folks!

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs: First Round Recap

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The first round of the NHL playoff’s are over, and for fans of the teams moving on, you can breathe a sigh of relief as your team lives to fight another day. For those who saw their Stanley Cup hopes end early, dry your eyes and turn your TV’s back on because the 2nd round should see some even more interesting match ups.

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The Players Championship 2013 Recap

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By: Trey Roberts

The Players Championship is one of the most popular stops on the PGA Tour.  This year marks the 40th year of The Players Championship, but a week prior, there were doubts that it was even going to be held.  A Northeaster came through North East Florida and dumped 10 inches of rain on TPC Sawgrass a week prior to the tournament, leaving the course unplayable.

This is the world famous 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass, with the sole walkway to the island green under water.  (photo credit - tpcsawgrassagronomy.com)
This is the world famous 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass, with the sole walkway to the island green under water. (photo credit – tpcsawgrassagronomy.com)

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Why Tim Tebow should get another chance to be an NFL Quarterback.

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By: Eric Serna

Tim Tebow is obviously the most polarizing sports figure in the world. So why is he struggling to find a job in the NFL? Because of a very strong dislike of Tebow and the fans that sparked his fame. Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, & Drew Brees are all elite quarterbacks, famous in most part by the success they have had in the league. Despite that, they are all together less famous then Tebow. This is because of many factors going back to his days playing at Nease High School in Jacksonville. He has constantly garnered more fans with each passing day for his on and off the field contributions. But he has also had a rapid increase of people who want him to fail. I’m not talking about the fans who think he’s a great guy but should just change positions. I’m talking about the people who seriously hate the people who love Tebow, who want him to succeed, and in turn, hate the player himself. It has become neck and neck in the argument between Tebow fans vs Tebow “haters”. Contrast to people’s opinions, I am a different Tebow fan. I love this kid, for everything he stands for, and for his ability to be one of the most exciting football players I’ve ever seen. But I also understand the other side of things. His obvious lack of accuracy. His need to work on his footwork. And of course, worst of all, the swarm that follows him everywhere: the media. Aside from all of that, I fully believe that Tim Tebow deserves a shot to still play quarterback in this league. I’m going to go through things I feel just can’t be ignored when evaluating him as a free agent, and also discuss some possible landing spots.

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