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Bucs made the plays to win; Jags, Dolphins did not

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Florida’s three NFL teams were all underdogs heading into their season-opening games. The Atlanta Falcons were three-point home favorites over the Bucs, while Miami was a 10-point underdog in Seattle and Green Bay was favored by five in Jacksonville. As we know, only the Bucs were able to come away with the upset win. There are fundamental reasons why: leadership, confidence and the ability to make plays at crucial times. The Dolphins played a strong defensive game, but that was…

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Russell Wilson steals win away from Dolphins

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Adam Gase was hired by the Miami Dolphins to turn around the fortunes of a proud franchise. His specialty is offense, but even he would not give his team a passing grade after their 12-10 loss to the Seahawks in Seattle on Sunday. Despite a meager 222 yards of total offense, Miami was in position to upset the Seahawks and send their legions of fans home unhappy. The Dolphins led 10-6 and needed just one more stop to make the…

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Cam Newton is the 5.0 version of Steve McNair

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When the late Steve McNair came into the NFL, he carried the nickname of “Air McNair.” The moniker was well-earned. His college career at Alcorn State saw him set the FCS division record with nearly 14,500 passing yards. The Houston Oilers saw McNair’s ability to put the ball in the air as well as push the ball downfield with his legs. Houston drafted him with the third overall pick in 1995. As the 20th century came to a close, National…

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Look for an unknown player or 2 to star wild-card weekend

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Aaron Rodgers, Adrian Peterson, Ben Roethlisberger, J.J. Watt and the other star players got their teams to the playoffs. With the season on the line, a lesser-known player often makes the difference. Remember Malcolm Butler? The Green Bay Packers won three road games as a sixth-seed in 2010 before they beat Pittsburgh in the Super Bowl. They wouldn’t have advanced if it weren’t for a surprise performance in the wild-card round, when rookie James Starks had 123 yards rushing in…

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Graduate transfers making impact in ACC

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Nathan Peterman noticed when Russell Wilson bolted N.C. State for Wisconsin in 2011 as a graduate transfer, but only in a “hey, isn’t that interesting” kind of way. At the time, Peterman was a senior in high school and prepping for a career at Tennessee. He spent three sometimes frustrating years with the Volunteers, where his accomplishments in the classroom far outpaced his opportunities on the field. By December, 2014 Peterman had already earned a degree in communications and the…

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