Posts From Sam Schneider

Chiefs Keep Chris Jones in Fold With 4-Year Extension

The Chiefs gave Chris Jones the contract that he wanted … plus an extra $5 million on top of that.

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Team Award Predictions: Cincinnati Bengals

Zac Taylor’s first season as head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals was a bumpy ride. It appeared that from the start, disaster lurked around every corner in the guise of injuries to key players and ill-advised decisions, mental mistakes as well as overall poor play. With that said, there have not been many teams in history that can go 2-14 and not sustain some infighting or even a complete locker room meltdown. The Bengals players did not succumb to that, electing instead to support their rookie head coach (and each other) and battle to the end of a miserable campaign.

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Team Award Predictions: Los Angeles Chargers

The Los Angeles Chargers finished 5-11 in 2019, just one year removed from a trip to the playoffs, mostly thanks to injuries and inconsistency on the offensive line. In the offseason, more pieces were added to an already solid defense (ranked fifth versus the pass, 14th in total points allowed in 2019), as well as some offensive line upgrades. The 2020 season is showing a lot of promise, but for it all to come together the Chargers will need solid performances from veterans and help from the new faces. Here, we’ll see which players may have the best shot to win the individual awards after their first season in a new stadium. Away we go!

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Dear Baseball: Don’t Screw This Up

Sam Schneider pens a letter to MLB and the Players Association with a simple plea: don’t screw this up.

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MLB Draft Profile: Zac Veen

Sam Schneider  | June 10th, 2020 Tonight, Zac Veen expects to have his name called early as arguably the most promising high school prospect in the 2020 MLB draft. Although he has announced a commitment to attend the University of

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The HOF forgets, but Cincinnati won't

Ken Riley, the Hall of Famer who is not in the Hall of Fame, passed away yesterday at the age of 72. Anyone outside of Cincinnati likely skipped over the headline or said, “Who is Ken Riley?”, which is not a surprise to many… least of all the man himself.

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Five Bold Predictions for the Buffalo Bills

During their 60th NFL season in 2019, the Buffalo Bills finished with a record of 10-6, which was good for second in the AFC East. They booked a trip to the playoffs for the second time in three years but were unable to secure their first postseason win since 1995 after a heartbreaking overtime loss to Houston and turned their sights to 2020 free agency and the draft.

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Play Ball?

In a move that surprised absolutely no one, Major League Baseball owners proposed a return-to-play plan that the players effectively scoffed at, putting fans’ hopes for a baseball return in question.

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Five Bold Predictions for the Houston Texans

Memories are short among NFL fans. Many do not even recall that the Houston Texans finished the 2019 season with a division championship at 10-6 and beat an upstart Buffalo Bills team in the first round of the playoffs. Following that, they went up by 21 points in the divisional round before the eventual SBLIV Champion Kansas City Chiefs went on a rampage and sent them packing. A tumultuous offseason then erased those memories for fans outside of Texas.

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Five Bold Predictions for the Cincinnati Bengals

The Cincinnati Bengals hit it out of the park during the draft, beginning with Joe Burrow and continuing round-by-round to fill needs on the roster to pair with an active free agency and seem to have immediately changed their fortunes headed into 2020. With the scheduled offseason workout programs and post-draft rookie minicamps canceled, Zac Taylor’s vision of adding free agent veterans seems savvy, but it takes a lot to flip a franchise. The dominoes must fall the right way and here is how it happens, and this is how they will.

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