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NFL Training Camp: Former Oregon Ducks Shine for New England Patriots

As NFL Training Camp gets underway, competitions to make 53-Man Rosters are present in all 32 NFL franchises. When the defending Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots opened camp on Thursday, the two biggest personnel questions are at running back and defensive back. At running back, Head Coach Bill Belichick returns only one consistent contributor […]

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Colt Lyerla — Will He Get a Second Chance?

  Just about everyone is familiar with the “Big Three” when referring to GM, Ford and Chrysler; LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh; or the folk band, The Big 3. Likewise, Oregon now has its own “Big Three,” which...

Super Bowl Ducks Talk Statue of Liberty, The Spread Offense, Taylor’s and Burrito Boy

FishDuck.com Feature Writer Mike Ostrom sits down with Former Ducks Max Unger and Will Tukuafu of the Seattle Seahawks with LeGarrette Blount and Patrick Chung of the New England Patriots at Super Bowl Media Day: Two Oregon Ducks are going...

Super Bowl Ducks Talk Statue of Liberty, The Spread Offense, Taylor’s and Burrito Boy

FishDuck.com Feature Writer Mike Ostrom sits down with Former Ducks Max Unger and Will Tukuafu of the Seattle Seahawks with LeGarrette Blount and Patrick Chung of the New England Patriots at Super Bowl Media Day: Two Oregon Ducks are going…

FishDuck’s Super Bowl Drinking Game

*Disclaimer. This column, like all of my columns, is made in jest. (Except the stuff about the Beavers and Huskies. I mean all of that.) In this week’s installment, I suggest engaging in some activities that would KILL YOU DEAD if you...

Former Oregon Ducks Running Back LeGarrette Blount Runs to Another Super Bowl

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For former Oregon Ducks Running LeGarrette Blount it has been another successful season in the National Football League. Several weeks ago he walked out on the Pittsburgh Steelers who cut him. He then turned and signed with the New England Patriots who put him to work. He not only helped the team to maneuver through the remainder of the regular season, but also to the Playoffs and now to the Super Bowl.

Blount helped to torch the Indianapolis Defense to the tune of over one-hundred eighty yards and three touchdowns in a blowout win on Sunday evening in Foxboro. Now, Blount and his teammates will face Seattle in the Super Bowl in a few weeks time. In looking at the Statistics both the Seahawks and Patriots at one/two in the Rushing category. Unlike New England the ride on Sunday did not go as smooth for the Seattle Seahawks who were given the task of playing from behind for pretty much the entire game.

Quarterback Russell Wilson did not have a solid start throwing three interceptions and giving the Packers the ball which they only found a way to get field goals over touchdowns. Green Bay took a 16-0 lead into halftime, but Wilson was able to bring back Seattle with only minutes remaining in the game. A key two point conversion and an onside kick that fell the Seahawks way set up quite the Super Bowl fro 2015.

It will likely be Wilson’s passing against the New England Rushing attack.

Following the game in New England came word that the Patriots were under inflating footballs for their benefit. It was found that nine of the ten footballs used in the game were in fact under-inflated. The repercussions of this possible issue have yet to be determined. It is not known if any action s will be taken against the home team. If it was an issue the NFL will be sure they hire a ball checker for the Super Bowl so it will not be an issue in a few weeks.

Super Bowl XLIX will kickoff on Sunday, February 1st from University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. (3:30pm PT, NBC)

Chip Kelly’s No-Huddle: A Growing Staple for NFL Offenses?

A pickup basketball game between the football coaches of the University of New Hampshire and Brown University in the 1990s was the first of many meetings between two future NFL head coaches. Then-New Hampshire running backs coach Chip Kelly and a Brown assistant coach named Bill O’Brien exchanged ideas about X’s and O’s on the first of many occasions. O’Brien was …