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Niall Connolly

Niall Connolly
Currently studying Journalism in Dublin City University, Niall livesin Kildare and is passionate about Hurling and American Football. He has previously written for a number of online publications and has his own NFL based blog: http://thefleaflickerfootball.blogspot.ie/.

Tony Gonzalez – Pioneer of the Tight End

This Sunday one of the greatest careers in the history of the NFL will come to an end; after 17 seasons Tony Gonzalez will finally hang up his cleats. Long before Jimmy Graham, Rob Gronkowski and Julius Thomas began terrorising defenses’, Tony Gonzalez was single-handedly blazing a trail for a new breed of Tight End. Gonzalez’s exploits on the field …

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PA Rankings: Top NFL Teams – Week 16

After some surprising results in Gameweek 16, Niall Connolly takes us through this week’s NFL power rankings. 1. Seattle Seahawks (12-2) You can’t mess with the best record in the league. After a tough loss in San Francisco last week the Seahawks rebounded with an emphatic shutout of the hapless New York Giants. The Hawks look unbeatable at home and …

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The Jay Cutler Conundrum

The Chicago Bears’  45-28 victory against the Dallas Cowboys makes Niall Connolly question Jay Cutler’s value to the side. Monday night’s win against the Dallas Cowboys was massive for the Chicago Bears.  Aside from pushing them back into the thick of the play-off race, it also proved that the Bears don’t need Jay Cutler. Cutler must have cringed after Josh …

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