Author: Philip Johnson

Wassup! My name is Philip, I'm a Sports Writer for Gridiron Heroics and love all things sports, movies, and tech!

Alright, let’s be honest: We’ve all made some bad trades in fantasy football before. It’s easy to do, especially if you trade early in the season. Fantasy Football is the perfect example of how football can be so inexplicably wild and wacky. We all draft our teams at the beginning of the season with the confidence that we have the best team in our whole league, and sometimes that does turn out to be true. However, most of us are yet again setting here, three weeks into the season, wondering where we went wrong or where we could have improved.…

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After the 2009 college football season, Tim Tebow declared for the NFL draft, marking the end of a storied career at the University of Florida. Tebow led the Florida Gators to a national championship in 2008, won the Heisman Trophy in 2007, and captured the hearts of millions along the way. By the time Tebow left Florida, Tebow had set five NCAA statistical records, 14 SEC statistical records, and 28 UF statistical records. Many consider Tebow to be one of the greatest college football players ever, and some consider him to be the very best. Regardless of what you think…

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NC State head coach Dave Doeren has confirmed in a recent press conference that running backs Jordan Houston and Demie Sumo-Karngbaye will suit up against the Clemson Tigers for Saturday’s battle. Houston sat out the game against UConn on September 24th to recover from an undisclosed injury suffered against Texas Tech on September 17th. Sumo-Karngbaye played only a few drives in the game against UConn and was reportedly just “a little sore” according to Doeren. Both running backs will be ready to go Clemson, which will no doubt be a big boost to this NC State offense. Stats The Jordan…

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On January 1, 2020, Ron Rivera was hired as the head coach of the then Washington Football Team, now the Washington Commanders. Nicknamed Riverboat Ron for his aggressive and bold coaching decisions, it seemed as though a new era of football was just over the horizon for Washington. Rivera inherited a team that went just 3-13 the prior season and was a complete mess from top to bottom. The Jay Gruden era in Washington went down in flames, and Rivera had the job of building Washington back up from the ashes. There was plenty of reason to be excited for…

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How did the Washington Commanders’ rookies perform this past week against the Philadelphia Eagles? We got grades for all of them! The Washington Commanders lost to the Philadelphia Eagles in a discouraging performance, and the rookies struggled. Let’s see how the Commanders’ rookies played in week 3. WR Jahan Dotson – D+ Jahan Dotson had his worst game as an NFL player so far against the Eagles on Sunday. The Eagles completely shut down Dotson, as Dotson only had two catches for 10 yards. The offense as a whole struggled, as evident by the fact that Dotson could only…

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The NFL season is not even a quarter of the way over yet, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to do a mock draft! Some fans are already looking ahead to April, so here is my 1.0 2023 NFL Mock Draft. *Note: Draft order is determined by PFF’s NFL standings as of 09/26/2022, and the Miami Dolphins do not possess their own first-round draft pick as a result of the NFL’s discipline due to the actions of owner Stephen Ross 1. Falcons – QB Bryce Young, Alabama The Falcons are in full rebuild mode, and what better way to…

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On October 15th, 2016, the NC State Wolfpack lined up for a 33-yard field goal attempt to knock off the at that time the number four ranked Clemson Tigers. Kicker Kyle Bambard had a chance to send NC State into college football immortality. Not in the aspect that they won a national championship or won a college football playoff game, but in the aspect that NC State, a school that had been defined by its inability to close out big games, could finally right their wrongs and dethrone the juggernaut of college football. Every fan in Death Valley that day…

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How did the Washington Commanders’ rookies perform this past week against the Detroit Lions? We got grades for all of them! The Washington Commanders lost to the Detroit Lions 27-36, but that doesn’t mean it was a completely hopeless outing. Let’s see just how good the Commanders’ rookies really were. WR Jahan Dotson – A Jahan Dotson has been one of the most prolific rookie receivers so far in this young season, as he is tied for second in the league with three touchdown grabs. Despite the loss to the Lions, Jahan Dotson was spectacular anytime he touched the…

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The agony of defeat. It’s one of the most miserable things that we as fans have to put up with when watching our favorite teams. We as fans always start a brand new NFL season with hope, looking past the obvious flaws our team may have.  Instead, we chose to focus on the good, convincing ourselves that “this is our year.” For most of us, we then end up disappointed when our team underperformed to our standards. Fans of the Texans, Colts, Titans, Bengals, Panthers, Falcons, and Raiders are surely feeling this way. Granted, the Colts and Texans only have…

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The Commanders’ defense looks like it is in more trouble than Adam Levine, and that’s saying something. The first two weeks of any NFL season is the only time in the entire calendar year that fans of every single team all have hope for their team. However, now that the first two weeks have passed and the dust is just starting to settle, hope is going away fast for some of them. One fanbase is losing hope at an alarming rate for their team, and that team is the Washington Commanders, specifically for their defense. Lions’ WR Amon-Ra St. Brown…

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