Author: Mara Zigler

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Mara is a sports writer with a background in writing, political science writing, and creative writing. She graduated with a Bachelors from Northern Illinois University where she played D1 Collegiate Rugby.

Now that the NFL schedule has been released, analysts and fans can discuss their win-loss predictions for each NFL team in 2024. Win-loss predictions can be based on offseason training and previous performance of the players and team.  With stats, body stature, and field readability, one could use that information to infer their win-loss prediction. Win-Loss Predictions for 5 NFL Teams in 2024 Atlanta Falcons Unfortunately, the Falcons are a part of one of the weakest league divisions. The Falcons had the No.8 pick in the 2024 draft and they could have chosen an elite top defensive player to boost…

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It’s no surprise that the Chicago Bears have had a successful 2024 NFL draft. But Bears General Manager did not think he would be lucky enough to be able to pick punter, Tory Taylor. The Bears selected Iowa punter, Tory Taylor, in the fourth round. Taylor was selected at No. 122 overall which is the earliest a punter has been drafted since the San Francisco 49ers picked Mitch Wishnowsky at No. 110, in the fourth round as well, in 2019. Iowa’s Tory Taylor (9) punts during a NCAA football game against Ohio State, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, at Ohio Stadium…

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Entering the NFL for the first time has to be intimidating, exciting, and nerve-wracking all in one moment. But, with advice from some of the best in the game, incoming rookies should be able to find some comfort and comfortability. It does not matter what position you play, each player has high expectations placed upon them that they strive to fulfill. That being said, while Kyler Murray, Cardinals quarterback, was speaking with Fox News Digital, Murray mentioned he had some advice for incoming rookies who want to make an immediate impact. Murray offered the incoming rookies advice based off his…

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The first night of the 2024 NFL Draft was a night to remember To begin with some basic highlights: The first round of the NFL Draft of 2024 began with the Chicago Bears selecting USC quarterback, Caleb Williams, who was the first of six quarterbacks in the top twelve picks.  Williams was followed by Jayden Daniels, Drake Maye, Michael Penix Jr., J.J. McCarthy, and Bo Nix all being selected by their new teams. The main highlight that everyone cannot stop talking about from round one of the 2024 NFL Draft is Caleb Williams’s selection by the Bears. The Chicago…

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Everyone knows Bryce Young does not lack talent. But imagine being compared to one of the greatest professional athletes of all time, Steph Curry. According to Sports Illustrated, “I heard an incredibly interesting comp for Bryce Young last week, from a coach who’s got pretty good intel on the Alabama quarterback-one that’s, admittedly, unconventional: Steph Curry” Both are excellent competitors in their respective sports. While they are both involved with different sports, that does not deter from the observation that they have similar playing styles and demeanor. Young and Curry both play with such a calm demeanor that indicates the…

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Caleb Williams is starting to become a frequently heard name during the 2024 NFL Draft. Gridiron Heroics’ Matt Lombardo quoted an AFC Scout who stated, “What stood out to me was his ability to make plays. When he took over the Cotton Bowl, one of his first snaps was a fourth-down touchdown run. It reminded me of Vince Young’s big run the first time he played in that game. His arm jumps out every time you put his film on. Caleb has all the tools, the only question is whether the Bears can put enough pieces around him to be…

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The Texans’ offseason has been one of positivity and celebration.  With a trade that acquired Stefon Diggs, the Texans’ Foundation VP,  McNair, and fans alike are beyond excited. Fans are not just excited simply because it is Stefon Diggs, it is because of the qualities Diggs’ possesses.  With Diggs on the team, a new era of the game is being played and he plays it well, at that. When Hannah McNair heard the news that the Houston Texans successfully acquired Stefon Diggs, celebration broke out among the whole family, the Texans’ Foundation, and the massive amount of fans. Hannah McNair’s…

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Jets’ quarterback Aaron Rodgers had a moment where he thought his playing career would be done due to his Achilles tendon tear. Aaron Rodgers, former Green Bay Packers quarterback, admitted on the “I Can Fly” podcast, that he thought his career was over once he tore his Achilles tendon in the first game of the season. He remembered thinking to himself, “..This is it.  You don’t come back from this injury”. It was just four snaps in when Rodgers’s unfortunate injury happened. Rodgers expressed his frustration as he reflected on the offseason, how his move to a new city with…

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The Michigan Panthers Signed Brian Lewerke to a New Deal. The UFL’s Michigan Panthers said goodbye to one of their top quarterbacks, Davis Cheek. In March 2024 Cheek was placed on the retired list. The search for a new quarterback began and was soon done when Michigan decided to sign Brian Lewerke. Lewerke was released by the Michigan Panthers just two weeks prior to being called back with a new deal. He was cut in the first round of training camp roster although he spent the previous year as a backup for the Panthers. Lewerke’s football career speaks to why…

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As the new season approaches and various positions among college football have been ranked, we continue with the top 10 defensive backs for 2024. With so much up and coming talent in college football it is hard to know who is excelling in the various positions. Here you can find a breakdown of the top 10 elite defensive backs for 2024. The Top 10 Defensive Backs in College Football in 2024 1. Malaki Starks, Georgia. His stats speak for themselves with 52 tackles, three interceptions, and seven defended passes. In Starks’s 2022 season, he intercepted a pass from Oregon and high-pointed…

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