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Shield Talk: Recapping the 2018 NFL offseason

Shield Talk: Recapping the 2018 NFL offseason

Brent Jansen, Columnist August 30, 2018

It’s a new year in the NFL. A time for players and fans to fill their hopes with dreams of the Super Bowl. As we all know, this will only be the reality for one team (sorry Jets, not this year). To prepare...

Marcus Bryan lines up a free throw

Former UNCW basketball player receives NFL tryout

Brian Carpenter, Staff Writer May 7, 2018

A former UNC Wilmington basketball received an invitation from the Green Bay Packers to attend their rookie minicamp for a tryout this past weekend. Marcus Bryan, who last played football at Ravenscroft...

Shield Talk: Fallout after Super Bowl LII came in many forms

Shield Talk: Fallout after Super Bowl LII came in many forms

Brent Jansen, Columnist February 8, 2018

For the first time ever, the Philadelphia Eagles have won the Super Bowl. With a final score of 41-33, Nick Foles and the Eagles’ soaring offense outlasted Tom Brady and the Patriots’ attempt to...

Shield Talk: Smith trade biggest story leading up to Super Bowl

Shield Talk: Smith trade biggest story leading up to Super Bowl

Brent Jansen, Columnist February 1, 2018

Super Bowl LII is only a few days away, but the biggest story of the week isn’t David (Nick Foles) vs Goliath (Tom Brady) – it’s a blockbuster quarterback trade. The Kansas City Chiefs traded...

Carolina Panthers team owner Jerry Richardson, right, arrives in the owner's box at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 prior to the team's game against the Green Bay Packers.

Shield Talk: Panthers for sale in the midst of Richardson investigation

Brent Jansen, Columnist January 18, 2018

Several months ago, Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was publicly accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct. Since then, individuals from all trades and industries have been accused of sexual assault...

Shield Talk: Is Tom Brady's sixth Super Bowl win imminent?

Shield Talk: Is Tom Brady’s sixth Super Bowl win imminent?

Brent Jansen, Columnist January 17, 2018

After a spectacular divisional round of the NFL playoffs (if you haven’t seen the end of the Vikings/Saints game look it up RIGHT NOW), the final four teams are set. Blake Bortles and the Jacksonville...

Shield Talk: Manning headed to the bench, McAdoo likely on his way out

Shield Talk: Manning headed to the bench, McAdoo likely on his way out

Brent Jansen, Columnist November 30, 2017

After 210 consecutive starts, the New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is being benched. So, what quarterback did the Giants decide was so good that the only option was to bench the future Hall of...

Shield Talk: Five years after the 'Butt Fumble'

Shield Talk: Five years after the ‘Butt Fumble’

Brent Jansen, Columnist November 23, 2017

The New York Jets were hosting the New England Patriots on Thanksgiving Day in 2012. The Patriots had a 14-0 lead in the middle of the second quarter. It was first-and-10 from the Jets’ 30-yard line....

Shield Talk: Defense taking a back seat to NFL offenses in 2017?

Shield Talk: Defense taking a back seat to NFL offenses in 2017?

Brent Jansen, Columnist November 9, 2017

It’s a common phrase in football: “Good defense always beats good offense.” But how true is that statement? Well, looking at the history of the sport, there is a lot of evidence in favor. In...

Shield Talk: Discussing the NFL trade deadline

Shield Talk: Discussing the NFL trade deadline

Brent Jansen, Columnist November 3, 2017

A lot happened at the midway point of the NFL season, and none of it was on the field. The NFL’s trade deadline was Oct. 31 at 4 p.m. and many teams took advantage of the players on the market. Here...

Shield Talk: Martavis Bryant benched in Pittsburgh

Shield Talk: Martavis Bryant benched in Pittsburgh

Brent Jensen, Columinist October 26, 2017

After a bad couple of weeks in the spotlight, the Pittsburgh Steelers have decided to bench wide-receiver Martavis Bryant for Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions. Bryant recently expressed his...

Shield Talk: As NFL ratings drop, how does the League recuperate?

Shield Talk: As NFL ratings drop, how does the League recuperate?

Brent Jansen, Columnist October 20, 2017

There is no other way to put it and no way to sugarcoat it: NFL viewership is down. Fewer people are watching football on Sunday (or Thursday… or Monday). According to ESPN.com, viewership is down...

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