Author Archives: Dan Shonka

2017 Indianapolis Colts’ Team Preview

by Greg DePalma, Ourlads.com contributor Indianapolis Colts 2016 (8-8)…Finished at .500 for a second consecutive season. This is the first time since the ‘98/’97 seasons that the Colts have missed the post-season in consecutive years. Front Office Owner/CEO Jim Irsay…Became … Continue reading

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2017 San Francisco 49ers’ Team Preview

by Greg DePalma, Ourlads.com contributor San Francisco 49ers 2016 (2-14)…Finished in last-place for the second consecutive season. Front Office Owner Denise DeBartolo York…Daughter of Edward DeBartolo Sr., who purchased the franchise in 1977 and sister to Edward DeBartolo Jr. who … Continue reading

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2017 Minnesota Vikings’ Team Preview

by Greg DePalma, Ourlads.com contributor Minnesota Vikings 2016 (8-8)…It’s now been over seven years since the Vikings have won a post-season game.  Front Office Owner Zygi Wilf…Purchased the franchise in 2005; parents were both Holocaust survivors. GM Rick Spielman…6th-year; prior … Continue reading

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2017 Carolina Panthers’ Team Preview

by Greg DePalma, Ourlads.com contributor Carolina Panthers 2016 (6-10)…After three consecutive division titles and a Super Bowl appearance, the Panthers missed the playoffs and finished in last-place.  Front Office Owner Jerry Richardson…Became founder in 1993; star college football player at … Continue reading

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2017 Buffalo Bills’ Team Preview

by Greg DePalma, Ourlads.com contributor Buffalo Bills 2016 (7-9)…The Bills are in the midst of the longest current playoff drought (last appearance in 1999) from any of the four major sports leagues.  Front Office Owner/CEO Terry Pegula…Purchased the franchise in … Continue reading

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2017 Los Angeles Chargers’ Team Preview

by Greg DePalma, Ourlads.com contributor LA Chargers 2016 (5-11)…Finished in last place the past two seasons.  Front Office Owner Alex Spanos…Became majority owner of the San Diego Chargers in 1984; served in the military during WWII. Chairman Dean Spanos…Became team … Continue reading

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2017 Washington Redskins’ Draft & OTA Review

Jonathan Allen looked every bit the part of a future Pro Bowl talent in the Redskins’ OTAs. Smart, quick, and athletic in his play. It didn’t take long for one of the top players in the draft to move up … Continue reading

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2017 Tennessee Titans’ Draft & OTA Review

The Titans had their first winning season in five years last fall and may have made the playoffs if Marcus Mariota would not have broken his leg. General Manager Jon Robinson laid a good foundation for his franchise by drafting … Continue reading

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2017 Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Draft & OTA Review

OJ Howard fell in the draft and the beneficiary was the Bucs who added one more weapon to Jameis Winston’s arsenal. The projected top 10 pick is a tools-rich, hard working athlete who is experienced in a pro style offense. … Continue reading

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2017 Seattle Seahawks’ Draft & OTA Review

The Seahawks lost a week of OTA practices after the NFL penalized the ball club for excessive contact for the third time in off-season practices. Seattle also lost a fifth round 2017 draft choice. Seattle sees Malik McDowell as a … Continue reading

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