Author: Courtney Tressler

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Courtney Tressler has been Sports Writer for Gridiron Heroics since 2024. She has a Masters Degree in Sports and Health Science. She is passionate about sports and is an avid fan of the NFL, NCAA, NBA and NHL.

The Miami Dolphins need to find a reliable and decent number two quarterback to back up Tua Tagovailoa. The negotiations between the Dolphins and their quarterback are on-going in a long-term contract and is to be announced hopefully before the start of the season. It is no surprise that Tagovailoa hasn’t found common ground with the Miami Dolphins on his contract extension. Some players end up getting contract extensions right before the start of the season. Big contracts around the league have been coming in full force for quarterbacks. In the meantime, the Miami Dolphins need to find a number…

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Miami Hurricanes football is the fifth program nationally with the top 10 recruiting and transfer class of 2024. The Hurricanes added 72nd overall, 10th-best edge rusher Tyler Baron according to 247sports rankings. The Miami Hurricanes also added Marshall transfer edge rusher Elijah Alston. Miami will have one of the best edge rushing units nationally with returning starters Rueben Bain and Akheem Mesidor at the position. Miami Hurricanes DE Tyler Baron Statistics Tyler Baron played for the Tennessee Volunteers last season he is coming off his best collegiate performance. Baron had 28 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, six sacks, two passes…

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Miami Dolphin fans watched the Miami Dolphins select edge rusher Chop Robinson from Penn State as the 21st pick in the 2024 NFL Draft last night. Fans are excited about Chop Robinson. He will have to take the place of defensive end Christian Wilkins who the Dolphins traded to the to Las Vegas Raiders in free agency. Miami Dolphin Fans took to Social Media on Chop Robinson Miami Dolphins New Edge Rusher Chop Robinson’s Career Miami Fans are hoping Chop Robinson can bring some depth into the depleted defense the Dolphins have since making trades in…

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The Miami Hurricanes have a new quarterback this season and reports are very positive about the former Washington State quarterback Cam Ward. Last season, Ward had 3,735 passing yards, 25 touchdowns, and seven interceptions. Ward transferred to Miami for this year’s upcoming NCAA football season. He is the third highest-ranked transfer behind Ohio State and Michigan State’s transfer quarterbacks. The Miami Hurricanes were ranked 43rd in the nation in passing yards, only averaging 280 yards per game. Cam Ward will give Miami more versatility and stability at quarterback this season. Ward threw for 400 yards twice in a game last…

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ESPN’s SportCenter news anchor Hannah Storm was recently diagnosed with breast cancer in January 2024.  Storm was shocked at the news when she was given the diagnosis. Storm was diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). DCIS is a “stage zero” form of breast cancer because it is curable before it spreads throughout the body.  Hannah had always gone to her yearly annual mammogram appointments. According to Storm, she had no symptoms of breast cancer. No risk factors, no lumps, and no family history of breast cancer. Storm shared her story with former ESPN anchor, now Good Morning America’s host…

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The Kansas City Chiefs have signed Marquise “Hollywood” Brown to a 1-year $11 million contract. Brown was the 25th pick in the NFL Draft in 2019. He has played for the Arizona Cardinals and the Baltimore Ravens. Brown has 313 catches, 3,644 receiving yards and 28 touchdowns in his overall career. In 2023, he had 51 catches for 574 yards and 4 touchdowns over 14 games. In week 15 of the 2023 season he fell to a heel injury against the San Francisco 49ers and couldn’t complete the season. Despite winning the Super Bowl last season, the Kansas City Chiefs…

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The Miami Dolphins have agreed to terms with former Cleveland Brown Linebacker Anthony Walker for a one year deal. Anthony Walker has played in 85 NFL games. He has 513 tackles, 3 interceptions and 2 forced fumbles. Last season, Walker started 12 games before suffering his knee injury in December of 2023. Last season in 2023 Walker had 44 tackles, 4.5 sack and 2 forced fumble recoveries. He is solid in coverage and he has held opponents passer completion percentage to 66.7%. The Dolphins are hopeful this will help them now since they lost DT Christian Wilkins to the Las…

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The Minnesota Vikings are no longer in favor of having quarterback Kirk Cousins next season. Since the Atlanta Falcons rumors have crossed the NFL free agency with finding a new quarterback for their franchise. They are pursuing a talented quarterback with experience and talent. Kirk Cousins has played for the Vikings for the past 6 seasons. Last season, Cousins threw for 2,331 yards, 18 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. It came to a halt after a season ending injury to his Achilles in week 8. He is now a free agent at the end of this month and it is favored…

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Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill is calling out Tua Tagovailoa about that he needs to show more leadership and communicate like Patrick Mahomes. Hill was on the Pivot with former NFL players Channing Crowder, Ryan Clark and Fred Taylor where Tua needs to step up in is leadership role as Captain of a team like Patrick Mahomes. The future of Tua Tagovailoa still hangs in the balance whether or not the Dolphins will resign him and extend his contract. Tua is coming off is rookie contract and it is unknown if the Miami Dolphins will propose a contract extension.…

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After having a disappointing end of season for the Miami Dolphins, there are reports surfacing that the team will not use a franchise tag on DT Christian Wilkins because they have to clear a cap space of 31.6 million by March 13th.  The Dolphins have 4 big players in contracts: Tyreek Hill, Jalen Ramsey, Bradley Chubb, and Terron Armstead that there is just not enough room in the budget for the 13th overall pick in 2019 Christian Wilkins. Also with Tua Tagovailoa entering his last season in his rookie contract it is hanging in the balance of an extension Among…

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