Tag Archives: Greg DePalma

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 Cincinnati Bengals’ Team Preview

by Greg DePalma, Ourlads.com contributor Cincinnati Bengals 2016 (6-9-1)…Did not qualify for post-season for the first time since 2010. Front Office Owner/GM Mike Brown…Became the sole owner in 1991 when his father and Hall of Fame Coach Paul Brown passed … Continue reading

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2017 Houston Texans’ Team Preview

by Greg DePalma, Ourlads.com contributor Houston Texans 2016 (9-7)…Won AFC South; lost divisional round road playoff game at New England, 34-16. Front Office Owner Bob McNair…Longtime Houston resident brought football back to Houston in 2002 as an expansion franchise. GM … Continue reading

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2017 Dallas Cowboys’ Team Preview

by Greg DePalma, Ourlads.com contributor Dallas Cowboys 2016 (13-3)…Won NFC East; lost divisional round home playoff game to Green Bay, 34-31. Front Office Owner/President/GM Jerry Jones…Purchased the team in 1989; will be enshrined in the NFL Hall of Fame this … Continue reading

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2017 Arizona Cardinals’ Team Preview

by Greg DePalma, Ourlads.com contributor Arizona Cardinals 2016 (7-8-1)…Did not qualify for post-season. Front Office Owner Bill Bidwell…Sole owner since 1972; his father Charles purchased the team in 1933 (Chicago Cardinals). President Michael Bidwell…Joined the team in 1996 as VP and … Continue reading

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