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Kid Reporter: Battle of Two Legendary Quarterbacks

When Peyton Manning and Tom Brady face off, I think that Peyton and the Broncos will beat the Patriots. I think the Broncos have a stronger defense to help stop the Patriots. That will be the key to the game I also believe that both quarterbacks will do well, but Peyton has more threats on the outside that will help him.      

When Peyton Manning and Tom Brady face off, I think that Peyton and the Broncos will beat the Patriots. I think the Broncos have a stronger defense to help stop the Patriots. That will be the key to the game I also believe that both quarterbacks will do well, but Peyton has more threats on the outside that will help him.

 

James

 

 

Josh Freeman

Poll. Do you this Josh Freeman will go to Jacksonville?

 

I think Josh Freeman has the potential to get traded and be a QB for another team, but I dont think he can be a starter unless he goes to Jacksonville. They have some big time issues there. Thatis the only place that I can think of that might make him a starting QB. He throws to many interceptions and is not very accurate. If he improves those things, he might just be able to become a starting QB.

 

James

 

 

Play 60 Camp Teaches Kids More Than Just Football

By James H (NFLRush.com Bucs Reporter)   The smiles!  The kids all had smiles on their faces…that’s what I remember most.  I was invited to go to the NFL Play 60 Character Camp at Raymond James Stadium this week in Tampa Bay, Florida.  The camp is run by former NFL great, Anthony Muñoz.  It was a blast!   This was no ordinary camp!  It doesn’t only teach football, but also character traits. Some traits were truthfulness, gratefulness a

By James H (NFLRush.com Bucs Reporter)

 

The smiles!  The kids all had smiles on their faces…that’s what I remember most.  I was invited to go to the NFL Play 60 Character Camp at Raymond James Stadium this week in Tampa Bay, Florida.  The camp is run by former NFL great, Anthony Muñoz.  It was a blast!

 

This was no ordinary camp!  It doesn’t only teach football, but also character traits. Some traits were truthfulness, gratefulness and responsibility.  We learned offensive skills on Day 1, and defensive skills on Day 2. We also played a couple of games.  One was “Mission Impossible” that worked on team work. My favorite game was “Race Base”, which is kind of like Dodge Ball.  We also played 7 on 7 football. The kids also got shirts, awards, gift bags, and lunches.  And all this was free to the campers who may never have been to a camp before.

 

Anthony Muñoz is a Hall of Fame offensive lineman that played for the Cincinnati Bengals for 13 seasons.  Some people say he’s the best offensive lineman ever.  He’s really nice, and I talked to him.  I asked him first what motivated him to start a camp for underprivileged kids.  He said, “I had great mentors from camps when I was young.”  He said that teaching positive values are important for kids because it helps them in life. 

 

I asked Anthony if he didn’t play football, what he would have done.  He said that he wanted to play MLB baseball. Anthony Muñoz taught the kids a lot and I enjoyed talking to him.

 

Kid Reporter: Jags New Uniform!

    With the three new uniforms coming out, I think the Jaguars have the best ones. First, let's talk about the helmets. Now those are sick! Doesn't get much better than that.     Then, there's the uniforms that show all their team colors. Since the Jags have not been playing great lately, maybe they can get the award for best uniforms.     The Jaguars have the coolest uniforms in the NFL!                

 

 

With the three new uniforms coming out, I think the Jaguars have the best ones. First, let's talk about the helmets. Now those are sick! Doesn't get much better than that.

 

 

Then, there's the uniforms that show all their team colors. Since the Jags have not been playing great lately, maybe they can get the award for best uniforms.

 

 

The Jaguars have the coolest uniforms in the NFL!

 

 

 

 

 

 James

 

 

Kid Reporter: Need a Good QB!

Poll. Who do you think is More Important?

 

 

 

If I were a general manager of a team, I would take a great quarterback instead of a great head coach. If you have a terrible QB, your offense won't score. A coach can't score for you, so you need a QB.

 

 

A QB can also help coach the offense, and without a good QB you can't win. For instance, the Eagles and Raiders didn't have good quarterbacks and they didn't come close to the playoffs. Those are two examples of why I would rather have a great quarterback over a great head coach.

 

 

 

 

 

 James

 

 

Rivalries

Poll. Which teams have the most intense rivalries?

For me, the top rivalries in the NFL are:

 

1. Steelers vs. Raven

2. Packers vs. Bears

3. Cowboys vs. Giants

 

I picked all of these teams because, well, they hate each other! I also chose them because they are in the same division, which makes the competition heat up more. They always make it a close race at the end of the season. They also play a lot on Sunday and Monday night games because people like to watch these rivals. They are almost always great games. Those are some reasons why these teams made my "Top 3" list.

 

James

Big Surprise

Poll. Which quarterback do you think should have been a first round pick?

The biggest surprise in this year's NFL Draft was when the Bills selected EJ Manuel (quarterback from Florida State) as their first round pick. I'm really surprised because he was the first quarterback off the board and he was the only quarterback to go in the first round. There were better quarterbacks out there, such as Geno Smith (West Virginia) and Matt Barkley (University of Southern California). I really thought it was a questionable pick. That to me was the biggest surprise of this year's NFL draft.

 

James

Rule Change

If there was one rule I would change, it would be to have no Blackouts. Blackouts do not allow fans to watch the game on television. Some people just want to see the game because it sounds like a really good game to watch, but they are not able to because it is blacked out. You should not be penalized if you can't afford to buy a ticket to see your favorite team. If someone went on vacation and their favorite team was playing on the road--let's say a Packers game here in Tampa Bay. If it got bla

If there was one rule I would change, it would be to have no Blackouts. Blackouts do not allow fans to watch the game on television. Some people just want to see the game because it sounds like a really good game to watch, but they are not able to because it is blacked out. You should not be penalized if you can't afford to buy a ticket to see your favorite team. If someone went on vacation and their favorite team was playing on the road--let's say a Packers game here in Tampa Bay. If it got blacked out here, they wouldn't see the game. I do not think this is fair. This is why I think there should be no Blackout.

 

James

Swamie Says....!

My pick to go to the Super Bowl this year is.....The 49ers and the Patriots.   I think the Pats will go because they have an explosive offense, and their defense is getting better. Even without the Gronk, they have other weapon that can make big plays. The 49ers will go with a hot Colin Kapernick and wide receiver Michael Crabtree. They also have an amazing defense.   That's why the Patriots and the 49ers will go to the Super Bowl.   James NFLRUSH Kid Reporter

My pick to go to the Super Bowl this year is.....The 49ers and the Patriots.

 

I think the Pats will go because they have an explosive offense, and their defense is getting better. Even without the Gronk, they have other weapon that can make big plays. The 49ers will go with a hot Colin Kapernick and wide receiver Michael Crabtree. They also have an amazing defense.

 

That's why the Patriots and the 49ers will go to the Super Bowl.

 

James

NFLRUSH Kid Reporter

Rookie Doug Martin Making a Name For Himself

There he goes....off to the races! The rookie running back Doug Martin from Boise State has been an impact and the talk of the Bucs team.   Last week he had records with 251 rush yards and 4 touchdowns. He's made our offense do well because he has set up play action. I think he is the most feared running back in the game.   Go Doug Martin!   James NFLRUSH Kid Reporter

There he goes....off to the races! The rookie running back Doug Martin from Boise State has been an impact and the talk of the Bucs team.

 

Last week he had records with 251 rush yards and 4 touchdowns. He's made our offense do well because he has set up play action. I think he is the most feared running back in the game.

 

Go Doug Martin!

 

James

NFLRUSH Kid Reporter

Houston-Baltimore

This weekend, I was looking forward to the Houston Texans vs. Baltimore Ravens game.   I was looking forward to this game because I wanted to know if the Ravens could bounce back without Ray Lewis. I also wanted to know how the Texans would do after their first loss. I guess the Texans got mad, because they absolutely killed the Ravens this week! The score was 43-13!!   James NFLRUSH Kid Reporter

This weekend, I was looking forward to the Houston Texans vs. Baltimore Ravens game.

 

I was looking forward to this game because I wanted to know if the Ravens could bounce back without Ray Lewis. I also wanted to know how the Texans would do after their first loss. I guess the Texans got mad, because they absolutely killed the Ravens this week! The score was 43-13!!

 

James

NFLRUSH Kid Reporter

Jets Quarterback Dilemma

For the New York Jets, I think Tim Tebow should start for them. Tebow is a leader and Sanchez is not playing too well this season.   Plus, Tebow is my favorite quarterback. He tries harder than anyone in practice, and should get some playing time. Also, I know Tebow will always do his best. He has proven himself in the past. I never saw him give up for the Florida Gators, or the Denver Broncos. Tebow should start next game and the rest of the season. A lot of people would agree!   Jame

For the New York Jets, I think Tim Tebow should start for them. Tebow is a leader and Sanchez is not playing too well this season.

 

Plus, Tebow is my favorite quarterback. He tries harder than anyone in practice, and should get some playing time. Also, I know Tebow will always do his best. He has proven himself in the past. I never saw him give up for the Florida Gators, or the Denver Broncos. Tebow should start next game and the rest of the season. A lot of people would agree!

 

James

NFLRUSH Kid Reporter

Favorite NFL Tradition - PPK!

My favorite football tradition is the Punt, Pass and Kick competition. It has been going on for more than 50 years! Some NFL greats, like Brett Favre, competed in it. In Punt, Pass and Kick you have to punt, throw and kick a ball off a tee as far as you can. I like kicking the best because I feel like an NFL kicker. In the first year I tried out, I got to compete at a Tampa Bay Buccaneers game and came in first place for my age group. I got 17th place out of all 32 teams. Last year, I did not ma

My favorite football tradition is the Punt, Pass and Kick competition. It has been going on for more than 50 years! Some NFL greats, like Brett Favre, competed in it. In Punt, Pass and Kick you have to punt, throw and kick a ball off a tee as far as you can. I like kicking the best because I feel like an NFL kicker.

In the first year I tried out, I got to compete at a Tampa Bay Buccaneers game and came in first place for my age group. I got 17th place out of all 32 teams. Last year, I did not make it to regionals. This year, I will be going to regionals again and am hoping to get further. I can't wait for the competition!

 

James

NFLRUSH Kid Reporter

If I Could Play in the NFL....

If I could play any position in the NFL, I would be quarterback. I would be quarterback because I could be a leader and I love playing the position. I play quarterback on my flag football team.I also think it would be a lot of fun to be a quarterback because I could tell my teammates plays and run when I'm under pressure. My favorite quarterback is Tim Tebow. It would be fun to be an NFL quarterback!   James NFLRUSH Kid Reporter

If I could play any position in the NFL, I would be quarterback. I would be quarterback because I could be a leader and I love playing the position. I play quarterback on my flag football team.

I also think it would be a lot of fun to be a quarterback because I could tell my teammates plays and run when I'm under pressure. My favorite quarterback is Tim Tebow. It would be fun to be an NFL quarterback!

 

James

NFLRUSH Kid Reporter

Bucs Show More Promise This Season

This season, I think the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are going to go 7-9.   Based on how the Buccaneers did in their first game against the Carolina Panthers (they won 16-10), I think they will be a better team this season than last. The Bucs have a pretty tough schedule, though (they lost 34-41 to the New York Giants), so I don't think it will be easy for them. The Bucs have a new coaching staff and I think they will do a lot better. I think the Bucs will go 7-9 this season -- Go Bucs!   Jam

This season, I think the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are going to go 7-9.

 

Based on how the Buccaneers did in their first game against the Carolina Panthers (they won 16-10), I think they will be a better team this season than last. The Bucs have a pretty tough schedule, though (they lost 34-41 to the New York Giants), so I don't think it will be easy for them.

The Bucs have a new coaching staff and I think they will do a lot better. I think the Bucs will go 7-9 this season -- Go Bucs!

 

James

NFLRUSH Kid Reporter

Buccaneers Preseason Hopeful

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers this preseason have had some great wins and one disappointing loss. Their two wins were against the Miami Dolphins and the New England Patriots, and their loss was to the Tennessee Titans.   In the first game, the Buccaneers beat the Dolphins 20-7. In the second game, they lost to the Titans 30-7. In the third game they beat the Patriots 30-28, but guard Davin Joseph was carried off the field and is out for the season with a knee injury, which is really disappointin

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers this preseason have had some great wins and one disappointing loss. Their two wins were against the Miami Dolphins and the New England Patriots, and their loss was to the Tennessee Titans.

 

In the first game, the Buccaneers beat the Dolphins 20-7. In the second game, they lost to the Titans 30-7. In the third game they beat the Patriots 30-28, but guard Davin Joseph was carried off the field and is out for the season with a knee injury, which is really disappointing.

 

I'm happy how with how the Bucs are playing in this preseason. I'm hoping it will be a great regular season for them!

 

James

NFLRUSH Kid Reporter

Getting Ready For Some Football!

My favorite part about the upcoming football season is watching the preseason games. It helps me know who is going to be a great team this year. It also helps me see who is not going to do so well. I like getting to see some players that don't usually start in the regular season.   I love the start of football season!   James NFLRUSH Kid Reporter

My favorite part about the upcoming football season is watching the preseason games. It helps me know who is going to be a great team this year. It also helps me see who is not going to do so well. I like getting to see some players that don't usually start in the regular season.

 

I love the start of football season!

 

James

NFLRUSH Kid Reporter

Jackson Best Free Agent Choice for Bucs

I think the best free agent signing for the Buccaneers this year is Vincent Jackson. He comes from the San Diego Chargers. He's a good receiver and he can make first downs. He will help the offense and Josh Freeman, the Buccaneers' quarterback.   Last season, Jackson had 60 receptions for 1,106 yards and 54 touchdowns. I'm glad they signed Vincent Jackson, and I'm sure he will help the Bucs become a better team this year.   James NFLRUSH Kid Reporter

I think the best free agent signing for the Buccaneers this year is Vincent Jackson. He comes from the San Diego Chargers. He's a good receiver and he can make first downs. He will help the offense and Josh Freeman, the Buccaneers' quarterback.

 

Last season, Jackson had 60 receptions for 1,106 yards and 54 touchdowns. I'm glad they signed Vincent Jackson, and I'm sure he will help the Bucs become a better team this year.

 

James

NFLRUSH Kid Reporter

Tebow the Leader

Poll. Who was the best leader on their team?

Last year, the Broncos were 1-4 with Orton as their quarterback. When Tim Tebow stepped up to become quarterback, he lead the Broncos to the Playoff's.

 

Tebow might not be the best quarterback in the NFL, but he's a great leader. Quarterback's are supposed to be the leader on offense and is great at doing Tebow just that. He made the Broncos BELIEVE! Tim Tebow, I believe, was the best leader in the NFL this past season.

 

James

NFLRUSH Kid Reporter

 

#1 on the Top 100 Should Be....

This year for the Top 100, I think Drew Brees should be awarded the #1 spot.   Last year, Brees had over 5,000 passing years in one season, breaking Dan Marino's record for most passing yards in a single season. He also helped his team score a lot of points in every game. Brees led the Saints to the playoff's after an amazing season, but they unfortunately lost to the 49er's.   I think Drew Brees should be the #1 choice for the Top 100 List! Who is your top pick? Share your opinion in

This year for the Top 100, I think Drew Brees should be awarded the #1 spot.

 

Last year, Brees had over 5,000 passing years in one season, breaking Dan Marino's record for most passing yards in a single season. He also helped his team score a lot of points in every game. Brees led the Saints to the playoff's after an amazing season, but they unfortunately lost to the 49er's.

 

I think Drew Brees should be the #1 choice for the Top 100 List! Who is your top pick? Share your opinion in the comments!

 

James

NFLRUSH Kid Reporter

Bucs Training Camp

In training camp this year the Bucs need to work on a bunch of things to get ready for the 2012 NFL season, mostly offense and defense preparation.   Last year, I was very disappointed how the Bucs started 3-1 and ended 4-12. I really want the Bucs to be a good team instead of a losing team. On offense, the Bucs need to get down the field and score touchdowns instead of field goals or punts. They also can't have so many turnovers.   On defense, Tampa Bay needs to stop teams from scorin

In training camp this year the Bucs need to work on a bunch of things to get ready for the 2012 NFL season, mostly offense and defense preparation.

 

Last year, I was very disappointed how the Bucs started 3-1 and ended 4-12. I really want the Bucs to be a good team instead of a losing team. On offense, the Bucs need to get down the field and score touchdowns instead of field goals or punts. They also can't have so many turnovers.

 

On defense, Tampa Bay needs to stop teams from scoring touchdowns by stopping the run and pass. I hope the new Buccaneers' staff can fix their mistakes from last season and help this team have a winning season again.

 

James

NFLRUSH Kid Reporter

 

Interesting Choices on Top 100 List

Poll. Who do you think should be the number one pick on June 1st?

For the Top 100 players in the NFL, there was a bunch of good players on the list. However, I don't agree with some of the players on there.

 

At 95, there's Tim Tebow. I'm surprised he got on the list, but I agree with where he is. Since Romo was so bad last year, I don't think he should be on the list at all.

 

I think Hakeem Nicks should have been a lot higher on the list - near 50. Jordy Nelson also should have been listed higher, around 60. The whole list hasn't come out yet, only numbers 71-100. On June 1st, the whole list comes out, and I can't wait to see who makes the top 70.

 

James

NFLRUSH Kid Reporter

Most Improved - Vikings

Poll. Who Do You Think Will Be the Most Improved NFL Team in 2012?

I think that next year the Minnesota Vikings will be the most improved team. I think they will get some good draft picks because they were so low in the rankings at the end of last season.

 

Also, I think they will finally get more than two wins because they have some good players that can help. I think they Vikings will come around and win more games, and I can't wait to see them play next season!

Manning Chooses the Broncos

There has been a lot of talk in the offseason about Peyton Manning as to where he would go. He finally had 3 decisions - Broncos, 49ers and the Titans. I thought the Titans would be his pick because they only allowed 26 sacks last season. I also thought the 49ers because they have Mario Manningham and they almost made it to the Super Bowl last season. à But, I was wrong. He chose the Broncos. Now since Manning chose the Broncos, where does that leave Tim Tebow? It looks he will be going to

There has been a lot of talk in the offseason about Peyton Manning as to where he would go. He finally had 3 decisions - Broncos, 49ers and the Titans. I thought the Titans would be his pick because they only allowed 26 sacks last season. I also thought the 49ers because they have Mario Manningham and they almost made it to the Super Bowl last season.

 

But, I was wrong. He chose the Broncos. Now since Manning chose the Broncos, where does that leave Tim Tebow? It looks he will be going to play for the Jets! That is only one of the crazy things that has happened this offseason!

What I Miss About Football Season

  I miss a lot of things about the football season. First of all, I miss "tailgating" before the games. Also, I miss the NFL "Punt, Pass and Kick" competition. It's awesome getting to try all the different levels the program offers! But, that's not all! I miss throwing the ball with my Dad and playing football games with my friends. I play the game Pick 'Em on nflrush.com with my Mom. We go on the computer and go on NFLRUSH.com and we look at all the games and choose who we think will

 

I miss a lot of things about the football season. First of all, I miss "tailgating" before the games. Also, I miss the NFL "Punt, Pass and Kick" competition. It's awesome getting to try all the different levels the program offers!

But, that's not all! I miss throwing the ball with my Dad and playing football games with my friends. I play the game Pick 'Em on nflrush.com with my Mom. We go on the computer and go on NFLRUSH.com and we look at all the games and choose who we think will win. It's fun to see how well we can guess each week.

 

I miss a lot about the football season and can't wait for the next one to begin!