Goodbye Gronk

Tweet Welcome to the second edition of the Onside Kick. This week I will take a look at the trades, free agency signings and retirements that have happened over the last two weeks. A month and a half after winning his third Superbowl ring, Rob Gronkowski announced his retirement from the NFL. Despite struggling with injuries and having a short career compared to other great tight ends, Gronk is the best to ever play the position and will definitely be a first ballot Hall-of-Famer. His 17 receiving touchdowns in 2011…

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Offseason Winners and Losers

Tweet Welcome to the first edition of The Onside Kick, a weekly column by me, Sam Carroll. This week we will be taking a look at the winners and losers of the offseason so far. We have already seen multiple blockbuster moves since the season ended, and many more are sure to come. Now let’s get into who are the biggest winners and who are the biggest losers so far this offseason. WINNERS Cleveland Browns This time last year, the Cleveland Browns were coming off a winless season, and were…

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Five Most Interesting Draft Prospects

Tweet Welcome to the third edition of the Onside Kick with me, Sam Carroll. This week we will take a look at the top five most interesting players in this upcoming draft. Note that this is not a list of the five best players, but the five with the most interesting story behind them. Kyler Murray Quarterback, Oklahoma It’s pretty widely accepted now that the Arizona Cardinals will take Kyler Murray with the first pick in the draft. However, what is interesting is that Murray is that he is an…

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O-Dealt to the Browns

Tweet Just over a year since they became only the third team ever to finish an NFL season without a single win, the Cleveland Browns have signed arguably the biggest name in the league. Odell Beckham Jr has been traded to the Ohio based team from the New York Giants, despite the fact that just weeks ago, General Manager, Dave Gettleman assured fans that they “didn’t sign Odell to trade him”. Beckham is one of the most recognisable players in the league, made famous by his iconic one-handed touchdown catch…

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