Shutdown Corner

  • NFL Power Rankings: The way-too-early 2016 edition

    Frank Schwab at Shutdown Corner13 hrs ago

    It's probably not fair to say the Denver Broncos' championship window was going to close, win or lose, after Super Bowl 50. But let's say that it was probably a good idea to beat the Carolina Panthers, just in case. 

    This will be a tricky offseason for Broncos general manager John Elway. He was very aggressive in trying to win a title before Peyton Manning retired. Mission accomplished. But making another run next season will be a challenge. The Broncos have a ton of questions to answer this offseason. Las Vegas oddsmakers don't have a ton of faith in the Broncos repeating. There were 11 teams with better odds to win Super Bowl LI than Denver (20-to-1) at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, as of Monday.

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  • Cam Newton says he has no regrets about postgame media conference

    Jay Busbee at Shutdown Corner17 hrs ago

    Cam Newton doesn't care if you think he was moody and sullen after the Super Bowl. And if you were expecting him to apologize for his actions, think again.

    Speaking for the first time since Sunday, Newton didn't apologize, didn't clarify, didn't backtrack on his brief, pouting media conference. Instead, he doubled down on his belief in himself. Here's a roundup of writeups from reporters at the Panthers' exit interviews at Bank of America Stadium:

    Cam Newton making no apologies for postgame press conference. "Show me a good loser and I'll show you a loser."

    Cam Newton: "If I offended anyone, that's cool." But said he would not conform for anyone.

    Cam: I don't have no more tears to cry

    Cam: "I don't have to conform to what anybody wants. I am my own person."

    Cam: I'm on record as being a sore loser. I hate losing. You show me a good loser and I'll show you a loser

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