Michael Vick, Ravens Repeat & Super Bowl in Jersey

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NFL camp is just around the bend.

NFL camp is just around the bend.

PHILADELPHIA , PA – The NFL season is never over. The NFL Combine is only two weeks away on the 20th, Free Agency is already approaching on March 12, and then there’s the NFL Draft on April 25. But, until then I have my three story lines for the NFL Off-season. Enjoy!

If you were an NFL GM would you bring in Michael Vick?

Would you bring in Michael Vick?

Who is lucky enough to land Michael Vick? No, this is not sarcasm. I fully believe that Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick has plenty of juice left in his NFL battery. I blame the injuries and turnover this season to a poor Eagles offensive line which forced Vick to do too much. Now the question is… Who is lucky enough to sign the two-time 100 million dollar man, and that is if the Eagles let him go before March 12?  My favorites are the Buffalo Bills, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Arizona Cardinals. The Bills were one of Vick’s top choices when he was starting his return to the NFL, until Roger Goodell stepped in the way that is. There’s a lot of turnover in Buffalo and with a good offensive line situation that the Bills have, it could be a match made in heaven. The Jacksonville GM is standing strong behind Blaine Gabbert, but I’m not. Gabbert is one of the worst quarterbacks in the NFL and Vick could easily replace him. The Cardinals played three different quarterbacks this season and Vick is better than all three of them combined. Period.

Raven Repeat?! The Super Bowl XLVII championship Baltimore Ravens have a lot of decisions to make this off-season about player personal. First, they have to decide how much they want to pay Super Bowl XLVII MVP quarterback Joe Flacco. Flacco feels that he is an “elite” quarterback and he should be payed that way, and I gotta agree with him. When you beat Peyton Manning and Tom Brady in the back-to-back playoff games and then win the Super Bowl, you are elite. Then you gotta decide who you want to replace Ray Lewis. Right now the replacement for Lewis is Josh Bynes, and I don’t even know who that is. The Ravens also have couple core players heading to free agency, Ed Reed, Paul Kruger, Cary Williams, and Anquan Boldin. It’s already hard to win back-to-back championships and it’s even harder with the player turnover the Ravens are facing.

Football is meant to be played outside in extreme elements. But the Super Bowl isn't.

Football is meant to be played outside in extreme elements. But the Super Bowl isn’t.

Should there be an outdoor Super Bowl? Next year the Super Bowl is in New Jersey at MetLife Stadium and outdoors. Now for those of you who do not live in the Northeastern United States, there was a major snow storm here. One year from now there will be an outdoor Super Bowl in the northeast, which poses a lot of problems for the NFL. There is the threat of snow and extreme cold weather. And rumor has it, there may not be a halftime show because of the cold temperatures. Personally I feel that the Super Bowl should be kept down in the South and indoors, where it is warm and safe. Next year will certainly be interesting come February.

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DJ Eberle: The youngest of our team, DJ is also the largest. Offensive Tackle Large. In fact, this Albany native used OT for Western New England University - until he graduated in May of 2014. Like Junoir Blaber, he's a regular on Rugby Wrap Up - his dad played rugby with The Matts. His cross to bear, however, is his love for the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres. As for baseball and basketball, it's the Yanks and Atlanta Hawks. Follow him on Twitter: @ByDJEberle.

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