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Is Von Miller the best player in the NFL

I think Von Miller is the best player in the NFL. NFL: Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos

Last week someone asked me what I thought of Von Miller compared to Derrick Thomas.  I said I think he is better.  Why?  Derrick Thomas was one of the best players ever.  But…the year Von Miller is having is incredible considering that he lost some teammates from last year’s Super Bowl squad.  The same defense that beat the Carolina Panthers.  Peyton Manning is gone.  Malik Jackson is gone. Brock Osweiler took off for Houston (he sucks anyway).  Danny Trevathan, gone…David Bruton, gone.  The Broncos lost CJ Andersen to injury this year.  The current quarterbacks are mediocre.  Demarcus Ware is older and injury prone.  It goes on.  I am not an apologist for the Denver Broncos situation.  I am just pointing out that the one player that still shines is Von Miller.  Normally I would say that an offensive skilled player is the best, but after watching Von Miller develop over the years, I can say he is the best player in the NFL right now.  I played against Derrick Thomas, who I compared to Von Miller when he came into the league.  Derrick Thomas was  little bit bigger but they are very similar in ability.  They both dominated games.  They both rushed the passer and had an unbelievable first step, similar to Lawrence Taylor (sans the coke).  What I have noticed about Von Miller is he is getting better and better against the run.  He does it out of a 2-point stance.  I used to love when a defender lineup in a 2-point stance for a run.  He seems to excel at it.  I think it is because of his flexibility.  He can bend better than anyone on the league.  He is fast and agile, of course, but his “bend” is special.  He moves like someone 20 pounds lighter.  He had an ACL injury a few years back but you would never know.  He is always ready to play the game and never takes a play off.  Von Miller is a more complete player now and still learning.  Will he be as great as LT and DT?  Probably.  As for right now, in my humble opinion, he is the best player in the NFL.  Even if he on defense.

-THE4519

Bill Belichick Is Sick Of Those Stupid Microsoft Tablets

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, who has never been one to embrace technology, has had it with Microsoft Surface tablets on NFL sidelines. He went on a surprisingly long-winded rant about the devices in today’s presser, where he essentially said that the tablets suck ass and he’s not using them anymore.

Source: deadspin.com

Oh I can’t agree with Belichick more!  Being a fan of Apple products, I am glad to see someone fight back against Microsoft!  I am not saying the league will switch to OS but I do know they are more dependable.  A Surface Table is still a PC!

Dennis Byrd, RIP

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Sad news about  former New York Jet Dennis Byrd.   He was involved in a head on crash and has passed away.  You may remember Byrd is the defensive end who suffered a fractured vertebrae in 1992 against the Kansas City Chiefs.  Doctors at the time said he may not walk again  but he proved them wrong.   Dennis Byrd was 50 years old.  RIP

Are NFL TV ratings in trouble?

What is the impact of Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem kneel?

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I have been trying to avoid the whole Colin Kaepernick issue but I had to write a little something now that he has been named the starter again.  He can protest all he wants, I don’t have to agree with him but lately I have been reading about the declining TV ratings for NFL football games.  I get the feeling the NFL is not going to panic anytime soon.  Colin Kaepernick would like to think that his pregame protests are having an effect on viewership but that remains to be seen.  Is he the modern day Rosa Parks or Ghandi or whoever?  Perhaps.  I personally don’t care what he does.  Putting aside the racial component of this,  I get bored by the involvement of politics/protests in entertainment.  Much like I hate when an actor espouses their views on politics, I equally can’t stand when a professional athlete has to take the attention away from a game.  If they want to tweet or Facebook their opinion outside the game, fine.  Let them deal with the feedback there.

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I would love to see demonstrations during professional sports or Hollywood award ceremonies set aside for the audiences sake.   Most of us pay for entertainment because we want to escape (and yes we pay if it involves cable/satellite, going to a game or a purchasing a movie ticket or Redbox),  even if for a few hours.  We work 40-60 hours a week and just want to socialize or enjoy the moment without stress.  Actors and athletes get paid to entertain.  Plain and simple.  The money they earn comes from the people who pay to watch.  A Supreme Court Justice is calling Kaepernick’s protests “dumb and disrespectful”.   I agree but my point is the distraction of the protest.  I am tired of the distractions.  We get enough clutter in our daily lives from the 24 hour news cycle, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, group text messages, you name it.

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You get the point.  I just want to watch a movie or a God damn football game in peace.  Leave your message to another venue.  Pay for your own stadium or theater and invite people to that event.  If they show up then you know your voice is being heard your way and not irritating others that want an escape.  I am not trying to take away from his message.  Whatever he thinks is wrong with this country is on him.

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I am old enough to remember the late 70’s and the beauty of the 80’s.  Life was simpler then.  I was excited when MTV came out and it let me escape with mindless hours of music videos.  No messages, just entertainment.  No internet, no twitter, fewer cable channels, no cell phones.  Back then NFL games or movies were majestic.  Big events, great escapes.  Terrorism was distant, the world was safe to travel, there were no selfies or Kardashians!  I love America.  I loved it then and I love it now.  There is only a handful of times I experienced discrimination and it happened during my college years (all the intellectuals there!).   I am Mexican and have a some insight into the racial side of life. I studied sociology and criminal justice in college, played professional football and had plenty of friends of every race, color or creed.

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The irony about all this has now come full circle.  A lot of people have said Kaepernick isn’t starting because of his protests, or because he is black.  Some have said Chip Kelly cut previous black stars like DeSean Jackson and LeSean McCoy (see the idiot known as Skip Bayless) because of his racial views.  Colin Kaepernick is going to start again for the San Francisco 49ers so I think that puts that issue to rest.   I think it’s safe to say that the ratings for his upcoming game will probably get a big boost.  Your welcome NFL, I don’t think your ratings will be in trouble this week.