Author: Sean Labar

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Sean Labar is a sports writer who 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 Dallas Cowboys always have some of the most fascinating storylines in the NFL, but heading into 2024, it’s almost impossible to predict what Jerry Jones and company have planned. If you listen to Jones, he’s sticking by his statement that Dallas is going “all in” for 2024 with the goal to finally get over the playoff hump and secure another Lombardi Trophy. That logic made sense following the Cowboys’ early exit from the playoffs. They had a team loaded with talent on both sides of the ball and their franchise QB Dak Prescott, was leading the MVP conversation for…

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The New Orleans Saints signed free agent Junior Galette to a free agent deal after the Temple pass rusher wasn’t selected during the 2010 NFL Draft. His energetic play made him a fan favorite during the preseason, and after he blocked a punt and registered two sacks in the Saints’ final preseason game, Galette was selected for the Saints’ 53-man regular season roster in 2010. Over the next few years, Galette found his way into the starting lineup and shined as a pass rusher for the Saints. https://youtu.be/kpWkLEeFfnA?si=GJ7u4FDrcKkqNqku In the 2013 season, Galette signed a 3-year deal worth up to…

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The Dallas Cowboys did it yet again and Dak Prescott — with the season on the line and legitimate expectations for a Super Bowl run from smart people both inside the Dallas building and media/analysts from outside — believed this 2023 squad was different. Why? Prescott was in the discussion for NFL MVP this season and closed out arguably the best regular season of his career. The Cowboys entered Saturday’s wildcard round matchup as two-score favorites over the Green. Bay Packers, who have a first-year starting QB and the youngest roster in the NFL. Dak Prescott closed out the 2023…

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The Philadelphia Eagles have completely transformed the organization since Chip Kelly was the team’s head coach from 2013-2015. After turning Oregon into an offensive powerhouse in college football, Kelly agreed to terms with the Eagles to become the team’s head coach on January 16, 2013. Although general manager Howie Roseman ran the team’s drafts and free agency signings in his first two seasons with the team, Kelly had the final say over the 53-man roster. His predecessor, Andy Reid, also had the title and/or powers of general manager for most of his tenure. In his first season, Kelly reversed the Eagles’…

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The Cleveland Browns selected Buster Skrine in the fifth round (137th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft.  Skrine was the 20th cornerback drafted in 2011. On July 30, 2011, the Browns signed Skrine to a four-year, $2.24 million contract that included $202,000 guaranteed. Over the next few seasons, Skrine cemented himself as the starting cornerback opposite of Joe Haden. But after a strong showing in 2014, he came to a crossroads with the Cleveland Browns ahead of the 2015 season. Skrine completed the 2014 season with 67 combined tackles (55 solo), a career-high 18 pass deflections, and a career-high four…

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The New York Jets learned their lesson the hard way last season when they bet all their chips on Aaron Rodgers without having any real plan if their new franchise QB got hurt. Obviously everyone knows how that ended up. The Jets looked like they’d be a very solid contender before the season began and many believed they could contend for a Super Bowl. But, just four plays into the season, starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers went down with a season-ending Achilles injury. The New York Jets never really recovered from that, and both Wilson and Tim Boyle tried to lead…

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The Dallas Cowboys always have some of the most fascinating storylines in the NFL, but heading into 2024, it’s almost impossible to predict what Jerry Jones and company have planned. If you listen to Jones, he’s sticking by his statement that Dallas is going “all in” for 2024 with the goal to finally get over the playoff hump and secure another Lombardi Trophy. That logic made sense following the Cowboys’ early exit from the playoffs. They had a team loaded with talent on both sides of the ball and their franchise QB Dak Prescott, was leading the MVP conversation for…

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The New England Patriots are currently in the middle of a rebuild under new head coach Jerod Mayo. For the first time in a long time, the Patriots will take the field in 2024 without Bill Belichick leading them and there are a lot of questions surrounding the team heading into the new season. In a shocking development, one current Patriots player recently revealed that he almost died from a mystery illness in training camp last season. The New England Patriots placed offensive tackle Calvin Anderson on the non-football sickness list prior to their 2023 training camp. At that point in their planning, it…

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The Arkansas Razorbacks football team just landed a commitment from a former MLB player according to On3. Monte Harrison, who spent the last near decade playing professional baseball, including the MLB, committed to Arkansas, according to Richard Davenport. Originally committed to Nebraska in the Class of 2014, Harrison was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers that year in the second round. Per the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette recruiting writer, Harrison committed to Sam Pittman and the Arkansas Razorbacks. He never used any college eligibility. Unfortunately, it took Harrison some time before he found his footing on the diamond. He spent six years in…

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Deion Sanders has become one of the most polarizing figures in all of college football. After taking over the Colorado Buffaloes program that had won just a single game the year before, Sanders built a new roster through the transfer portal and cranked out four wins, while his team remained competitive in a handful of its other contests. But it’s the way that “Coach Prime” is running the Colorado program that has caught so much attention. He understands the power of branding and has a camera crew capturing behind-the-scenes glimpses into the day-to-day happenings of his team in an attempt…

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