James Harrison spent a decade as one of the NFL’s most feared players.
The last time the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted a rookie who made an immediate impact and started opening day was Kendrell Bell in 2001, but first-round draft pick Ryan Shazier has all the skills of an NFL starter and the backing of defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau.
The NFL Preseason has entered its final week and rosters around the league are starting to take shape. Teams are beginning to prepare for the regular season which begins on Thursday, September 4 when the defending champion Seattle Seahawks host the Green Bay Packers.
As the NFL continues to march towards the regular season, fantasy football players across the globe are preparing for their respective drafts. Plenty of things can happen throughout the course of a season that require roster moves being made, but having a good draft can springboard any team to a fantasy championship.
The NFL regular season is getting closer by the day as teams are now finished with their respective training camps and preparing for the all-important third preseason game. Fans are very lucky these days because every single preseason game is made available to them, whether it be online or on television. That gives fantasy football players the opportunity to scout everyone and anyone that they may consider drafting.
The Carolina Panthers cut the face of the franchise, Steve Smith, and let the only other three wide receivers on the roster that caught a pass last season leave as free agents. Tight end Greg Olsen is the only proven receiver returning from last season’s squad. Olsen should be Cam Newton’s favorite target this season.
So it is with my jaded view of the world that I address the Ben Roethlisberger – Emmanuel Sanders feud. Sanders said that his new quarterback, Peyton Manning, is a much better leader than his old quarterback, Big Ben. And thus the verbal jousting began, feathers flexed, talons out.
NFL training camps are beginning to wrap up as teams continue making their way through the preseason. It’s a time for players and coaches to sharpen their skills in preparation for the upcoming season. It’s also a time for fans to keep track of which players they may want to draft in their fantasy football leagues and which players they want to avoid.
With the NFL season fast approaching, fans are getting ready to root for their favorite teams and enjoy the wonderful thing that is football Sunday during the fall. There is also another thing that gets football fans worked into a frenzy as the season grows closer, and that thing is fantasy football.
Being enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame is something that players aspire to starting from a very young age. Images of the greatest players of all time putting on those stunning golden jackets remain fresh in the memories of football fans throughout their lives.