Author: Sean Labar

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Sean Labar has covered the NFL and college football for 12+ years. Since graduating from Towson University with a degree in journalism, he has worked & written for the Washington Nationals, Sports Illustrated, On3, Saturday Down South and OutKick amongst other national media outlets and websites. Sean joined Gridiron Heroics in 2023 to focus on NFL and college football coverage. He primarily focuses on the Dallas Cowboys, Kansas City Chiefs, New York Jets Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears and Washington Commanders. On the college scene, he covers the Alabama Crimson Tide, Ole Miss Rebels, Colorado Buffaloes, Texas Longhorns and Michigan Wolverines. Sean currently resides in Virginia with his two rescue pups, Wally & Reagan.

The New England Patriots are at the start of a new era and they have plenty of needs on both sides of the ball. With the No. 3 pick April’s NFL Draft, there’s a debate in NFL circles on whether the organization will pick one of the top quarterbacks in this year’s class, or potentially trade back for more draft capital and either pick up a QB later in the draft or lean on Jacoby Brissett for 2024. Regardless, the Patriots have a core of capable pass catchers but lack a true No. 1 wide receiver that can take over…

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The Colorado Buffaloes football community is joining the college football world to mourn one of the team’s former wide receivers, who suddenly passed away on Thursday. Keith Miller III, who played two seasons at Colorado and the past two years at Texas A&M-Commerce died in his apartment near the TAMUC campus on Thursday night. A receiver from The Colony, Texas, Miller, 22, played at CU in 2020 and 2021. He did not appear in any games before transferring to TAMUC, but left his mark on his teammates and coaches from his two years in Boulder. “As coaches we are so…

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The San Francisco 49ers have aspirations to make another run at the Super Bowl in 2024 — and minus a few departures — the bulk of last year’s team is still in place. There is one player that has an uncertain future in San Francisco though — and based on his 2023 All-Pro performance — he could be the difference. Wide Receiver Brandon Aiyuk, 26, had the best season of his career in 2023, notching 1,342 receiving yards and seven touchdowns, marking his second straight season with more than 1,000 receiving yards. He has been the team’s leading receiver over…

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The Buffalo Bills caught the NFL world by surprise when the organization shipped standout WR Stefon Diggs to the Houston Texans last week. So the question is, what version of Diggs are the Texans getting? The one who led the NFL in catches in four years in Buffalo and started off the 2023 season with 100 receiving yards in five or his first six games? Or the one who looked like a shell of his former self as the season progressed? How did Diggs’ production so suddenly fall off a cliff? There’s a few possible explanations. He could be on…

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have a significant void to fill at wide receiver. The team traded Dionte Johnson to the Carolina Panthers and with Russell Wilson now locked in as the team’s starting QB for 2024, it will be critical to surround him with as many weapons as possible to set the offense up for success. While the Steelers have signed Van Jefferson and added Quez Watkins since trading away Johnson, those two wideouts combined for only 351 receiving yards during 2023. Other than George Pickens, the Pittsburgh Steelers do not have a wide receiver signed on their 2024 roster who…

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Aaron Rodgers landed on the radar screen of national politics as Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s potential running mate for an independent presidential ticket. In a lengthy recent interview with the I Can Fly podcast, Rodgers publicly acknowledged his candidacy for the first time. He also expressed significant concerns for the health and well-being of the candidate he refers to as “Bobby.” “The two-party system that we got in place doesn’t work, hasn’t been working, hasn’t been working really since JFK was in office, and we need somebody who’s willing to lay it on the line,” Rodgers said. “That’s what I…

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The Washington Commanders have almost completely overhauled the roster since new general manager Adam Peters and head coach Dan Quinn took over. While the biggest question remains which quarterback Washington will select with the No. 2 overall pick in the NFL Draft later this month, there are a few other question marks on offense that will need to be addressed. At running back, the team seems in good shape with Brian Robinson Jr. as the bruising every down back and the addition of Austin Ekler to serve as a change of pace option who can also serve as a reliable…

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The Dallas Cowboys seem to be in the middle of an internal struggle and this doesn’t feel like the ideal way to head into a 2024 campaign where Jerry Jones said his team was “all-in” when it comes to making a run at a Super Bowl that has alluded the franchise for so long. Last season felt different, Mike McCarthy took over play calling and Dak Prescott put up one of his best statistical years, leading the MVP conversation for most of the regular season. Prescott closed out the 2023 regular season ranked in the top five in several major…

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Former Denver Broncos quarterback Chad Kelly appeared to finally clean up his life and find a career in football, thriving for the CFL and even earning MVP honors for the league. Kelly, who starred at Ole Miss in  2015-16 after one-year stops at Clemson and East Mississippi Community College, was originally drafted with the final pick of the 2017 NFL Draft. After three seasons split between the Broncos, the Indianapolis Colts, and a handful of negative headlines, Kelly made his way to the CFL where he has since become a star. Kelly’s stardom reached the pinnacle of his professional career…

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The Buffalo Bills have parted ways with Stefon Diggs, who has been one of the elite pass catchers in the NFL over the last few seasons with Josh Allen. The Houston Texans made a big splash last week trading a package that included a second-round pick for Diiggs. To make it even more interesting, Houston slashed the last three years off Diggs’ deal so he will be a free agent after the season. It could end up being a high price tag for a one-year rental, especially after Diggs ended his Buffalo Bills tenure with 13 straight games under 100…

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