Eli Manning remains unfazed about poor preseason

The preseason is a fickle beast. Sometimes a poor preseason reveals major weaknesses that are exposed further during the regular season. Sometimes it means almost nothing and should be disregarded completely when looking ahead. Last year, the New York Giants were 5-0 in the preseason and finished 6-10. That’s probably why starting quarterback Eli Manning is unfazed […]

Is Trent Richardson really the worst running back of all-time?

The Oakland Raiders released running back Trent Richardson as they trimmed their roster from 90 to 75 players earlier this week. The former first-round pick of the Cleveland Browns in 2012 was traded to the Indianapolis Colts for another first-round pick in 2013 before the Raiders signed him as a reclamation project this spring. Since Richardson’s NFL […]

Browns Release DT Phil Taylor

The Cleveland Browns have released defensive tackle Phil Taylor per Taylor was the last player still with the team from its awful 2011 draft class. Taylor was also released despite the fact that he was owed more than $5 million in guaranteed money, according to 

Is A.J. Green headed for a contract stalemate with the Bengals?

At the beginning of the offseason, there were four top receivers seeking new contracts. Dez Bryant, Demaryius Thomas and Julio Jones have all agreed to contract extensions, leaving Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green as the sole remaining member of the quartet. With three comparable contracts on the books, there is no reason the Bengals and Green shouldn’t be […]

Khalil Mack is going to be a superstar

The Oakland Raiders may not have won more than eight games in a season in 12 years, but that could be changing thanks to second-year defensive end Khalil Mack. In Oakland’s 23-17 loss on Sunday night, Mack absolutely destroyed any hopes the Arizona Cardinals had of moving the ball. Mack looked like a bonafide star. […]

Odell Beckham Jr. makes unreal catch over Darrelle Revis (video)

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. did it again…almost. In the second quarter of Saturday night’s preseason game between the Giants and the New York Jets, quarterback Eli Manning threw a prayer to Beckham who nearly came down with another spectacular grab. Even more impressive was that Beckham was being covered by Darrelle Revis, […]

Green Bay Packers smart to sit QB Aaron Rodgers for rest of preseason

The Green Bay Packers lost their second-best offensive player, Jordy Nelson, to a torn ACL last week. Now, they may be protecting their best offensive player from getting injured in a meaningless preseason game. All signs point to quarterback Aaron Rodgers sitting out the remainder of the preseason, which is a very smart move by […]

49ers must prioritize character after LB Brooks charged with sexual battery

The San Francisco 49ers have had a tumultuous year. Even before they jettisoned the winningest head coach in the league over the last four seasons, they had a number of players with off-the-field issues.  Aldon Smith and Ray McDonald, both now former members of the 49ers, had multiple off-the-field problems. Now, linebacker Ahmad Brooks has been […]

Seahawks’ Stars straddle line between insanity, genius

In the last month, Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor started holding out for more money despite having three years left on his contract, defensive end Michael Bennett compared staying with the team to a wife staying with her husband because of the kids and quarterback Russell Wilson thinks nanobubble water in trouble with the Federal Trade Commission, but it wasn’t […]

Raiders Unveil New Performance Center Amid Efforts to Relocate to L.A.

The Oakland Raiders opened a brand new performance center at their Alameda headquarters this week. They showed off pictures of the recently completed facility on their website and promoted it on their social channels. Amid efforts to relocate to Los Angeles, the new facility has buoyed hopes that the Raiders would stay in Oakland. The […]

Cris Carter’s ‘fall guy’ comments are not as bad as you might think

There is good advice, bad advice and then there is something in between. Most will lump ESPN’s Cris Carter’s now infamous “fall guy” comments clearly into the bad advice category. For the average person, it’s horrible advice. For the NFL player, it falls somewhere in between. It’s definitely not as overtly detestable as it might […]

Terrelle Pryor is no injury replacement for Johnny Manziel

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has a sore elbow and sat out the final day of training camp and wide receiver Terrelle Pryor continues to sit out practices with a sore hamstring, according to Mary Kay Cabot of Manziel is not expected to be out for long, but Browns offensive coordinator John DeFilippo says it’s […]

The NFL’s preseason format needs an overhaul

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson is believed to have torn his ACL Sunday in an exhibition game that was of little value to the veteran. There doesn’t seem to be much anyone can do about non-contact injuries, but just about every team spends the preseason trying to manage playing time of key veterans […]

Why Johnny Manziel won’t win the Cleveland Browns starting QB job

He has looked better this preseason and he’s more talented than the current starter Josh McCown, so the logical assumption would be that Johnny Manziel should be the starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. There are just a few problems that this assumption ignores, which will keep Manziel on the bench. Manziel won’t win the […]

Why the Carolina Panthers don’t need to replace Kelvin Benjamin

The Carolina Panthers lost wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin to a torn ACL Wednesday. As a rookie in 2014, Benjamin caught 73 passes for 1,008 yards and nine touchdowns. With a depth chart that includes Corey Brown, Ted Ginn Jr., Jerricho Cotchery and rookie Devin Funchess, many think that the Panthers need to rush out to […]

The Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Process Needs a Makeover

The first item on the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s mission statement is to “honor the heroes of the game.” It’s a shame that they have to honor some of those heroes after their deaths. Is it really as honoring to deceased football heroes as it is to one that is alive? They can’t savor […]

Jerry Jones’ Comments on Los Angeles Tell Us Nothing

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is one of the most powerful in the league, so when he speaks about something like the future of the NFL in Los Angeles, people listen. Jones spoke Monday after watching his team practice in Southern California against the St. Louis Rams—one of the teams trying to move—with their owner […]