Author: James Foster

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James is a Sports Writer for Gridiron Heroics. He is still very much refining his craft while pushing out unique perspectives on daily news in the world of the NFL. He is and has been a Giants fan for a period of time spanning nearly two decades.

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In the final week of March, the NFL made the stunning decision to play games on Christmas Day in 2024, despite the holiday falling a day the league traditionally does not play games on. Two games will be played on Christmas Wednesday, and the four teams that will play out those games will play the previous Saturday so that there is a period of build-up time similar to a Sunday turnaround to Thursday Night Football. Christmas Day games have been ratings juggernauts, and 2023’s were arguably the most successful run of Christmas games the league has seen, even causing damage…

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The NFL Offseason has flown by. Although only 58 days have passed since the Kansas City Chiefs took down the San Francisco 49ers to officially commence their dynasty, teams have begun to return to their practice facilities. Three teams have already begun their offseason activities, and another four will open theirs this week. All seven of these clubs face critical junctures this offseason as they look to get off on the right foot with their new Head Coaches. NFL Offseason: Who is Starting Team Activities? Per NFLPA rules, clubs that have hired a new head coach cannot start their offseason programs…

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Malik Nabers is one of the top three wide receivers in the upcoming NFL Draft. Draft season is so frequently a time of smokescreens and misdirections. As the hundreds of players who will have their NFL futures decided to gear up for their big weekend, some will fall victim to their stock falling, whether by injury concerns or character concerns. Nabers is another top-flight draft prospect who has had questions brought about when it comes to his character. Malik Nabers Will Visit Jets, Bears, Titans The former LSU standout has three visits ahead of him this week. NFL insider Ian…

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It is safe to say that the New York Giants face two distinct roads ahead when it comes time to turn in the 6th overall selection in the NFL Draft, which is now only eighteen days away. For a team that has said to have been “done” with Daniel Jones, their move for Drew Lock, which followed an “exploratory” discussion with Russell Wilson, ended with the suggestion that the beleaguered former Duke product will remain Day One starter in 2024 for Big Blue. With now just three weeks to go until the 2024 NFL Draft, there is one question that…

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This week, rumors have been all over the place about a College Football “Super League”. It is evident that with massive realignment incoming to conferences for the 2024 season, one that will feature the Big 10 and SEC adding on new schools to bring both to a combined total of 34 different schools, 16 for the SEC and an astonishing 18 for the Big 10. The Pac-12, meanwhile, suffered the most and will cease to exist for at least the next few seasons. The ACC also added schools, but rumors are already circulating that some schools may seek to leave the…

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Deshaun Watson has faced a myriad of problems since 2019. The former star quarterback for the Houston Texans endured a 2020 season that saw first his number-one target in DeAndre Hopkins get traded away to Arizona. Then thereafter, Watson sat the entire 2021 season for the Texans as a bevy of both legal and civil problems followed him. Then he was traded. The Deshaun Watson Trade: Two Years Later On March 18th, 2022, Houston made the move to ship Deshaun Watson away from Houston and send him to Cleveland. The Browns traded away three first-round selections to the Texans to…

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The Buffalo Bills traded Stefon Diggs to the Houston Texans on April 3rd. Fan reaction has not been the greatest, to say the least, after an offseason full of similar moves now has fans worried the Bills’ newest window for Super Bowl glory has been slammed shut. And they’ve got more than ample reason to worry. Once upon a time, these fans witnessed what is still the NFL’s only run of four consecutive Super Bowl appearances. After the fourth of these four appearances, the Bills made four more postseason appearances during the rest of the 1990s decade before falling apart…

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The New York Giants made seven selections in the 2023 NFL Draft. Despite having met several needs that remained despite their shocking playoff run in 2022, the seven players all faced struggles with either injuries or underproduction. This was so much so, in fact, that the team ranked among the very worst in the league when it came to production from rookies per PFF. As the clock ticks ever closer to the 2024 NFL Draft, after a free agency period that yielded solid dividends, the team’s top three 2023 rookies deserve to have a second look after the team’s 6-11…

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The 2024 NFL Schedule may be weeks from getting unveiled, but we have received plenty of first glances as to games that will be played in the 2024 NFL Season. The Philadelphia Eagles will play the first Friday of the season in Brazil, against an opponent yet to be unveiled. Another 271 regular season games have yet to be unveiled, but NFL fans have been delivered another hint as to what may unfold in 2024. On Tuesday, the NFL allegedly confirmed its plans to play two games on Christmas Day this season, a Wednesday. While Wednesday games have been played…

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The 2023-24 NFL Season proved to be another ratings boon for a league continuing to see increases. Taylor Swift mania swept the nation and the Kansas City Chiefs took down the San Francisco 49ers in an all-time classic matchup. While Mecole Hardman will go down as a hero in Chiefs lore, another problem is sweeping the league, one that Competition Chairman Rich McKay deems “concerning”. NFL Is “Concerned” About Scoring The NFL is a league that applauds scoring in big numbers. Sometimes, the opposite can also be true. In 2020, the NFL averaged 49 points per game between any two…

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