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The problem with Adrian Peterson

Earlier this week Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson did something so very 2015: He fired up his laptop and/or mobile device, and decided he had some important things to say. We have a common term for what happened next. Peterson “ranted”, and the Twitter rant is still an emerging art form. Those who lead […]

GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 30:  Quarterback Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots talks with head coach Bill Belichick in the second quarter during the NFL game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on November 30, 2014 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Somehow, the Patriots Are Going to Be Just Fine

Love them or hate them. There’s really not much in between for football fans in terms of the New England Patriots, but there is no denying that the defending Super Bowl champions are a well-oiled machine. The Patriots have made more noise than anyone else this offseason as a result of the “Deflategate” investigation that […]

HOUSTON, TX- OCTOBER 09: Head coach Bill O'Brien of the Houston Texans argues an official calls while the Texans play the Indianapolis Colts in the first quarter in a NFL game on October 9, 2014 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Houston Texans will feature on HBO’s “Hard Knocks” this season

It’s official, the Houston Texans are set to be on Hard Knocks this season. The Texans were one of three finalists being considered for the show, “winning out” over the Bills and Redskins. Of the three franchises, insights into the disaster that’s been the Redskins in the Dan Snyder era might have been the most […]

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Can Johnny Manziel become an NFL caliber QB?

The saga of Johnny Manziel is well documented. Early in his career, everything seemed to come easy for Manziel. In the first four games of his college career, Manziel threw 10 TD with 0 INT and completed 70% of his passes. In his tenth game, he led the Texas A&M Aggies into Bryant-Denny Stadium and […]

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The Patriots have a “history of doing stuff”

At this point in the Deflategate mess pretty much all of America—no, North America—has had its voice heard. That includes Donald Trump. The league meetings in San Francisco earlier this week provided a brief rest from the still relentless searing hot takes heaved through your television and computer screen. But prepare for the onslaught once more, […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 21: Quarterbacks Marcus Mariota of Oregon and Jameis Winston of Florida State look on during the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 21, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Week one matchup could feature Jameis Winston vs. Marcus Mariota

The topic has been danced around here and there, but post draft the table is now set for the possibility of the top two drafted players facing off in a week 1 season opener. That would of course be two quarterbacks, Tampa Bay’s Jameis Winston (drafted from Florida State) and Tennessee’s Marcus Mariota (Oregon). Indeed […]

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NFL passes rule turning XP into a 32 yard attempt

The NFL has followed up their Deflate Gate punishment of the New England Patriots by trying to put some pizzazz into extra point attempts. The NFL announced the extra point will now be kicked from the 15-yard line with two-point conversions remaining at the 2-yard line. The new rule also gives the defense the ability […]

BALTIMORE, MD - NOVEMBER 24: Quarterback Matt Simms #5 of the New York Jets and quarterback Geno Smith take the field for warmups before playing the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on November 24, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Who will start at quarterback for the New York Jets?

The Jets recently added a fifth quarterback to their roster after their rookie mini camp. Despite already having four players at that position on the roster, the Jets thought enough of former BYU, Kansas and Miami quarterback Jake Heaps to have him compete with their crop of passers. This was a surprise as Heaps performed […]

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 28:  Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the New England Patriots passes the ball during the fourth quarter against the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium on December 28, 2014 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

How do the Patriots replace Tom Brady?

Reviewing New England’s early-season options if indeed Tom Brady’s suspension holds up to start 2015: 1. Jimmy Garoppolo: This is easy. Garoppolo is already on the roster as the backup quarterback, and the Patriots used a second-round pick on the Eastern Illinois product last year for a reason. He presumably knows this offense well, and although […]

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Jimmy Garoppolo faces a tough test in his first NFL starts

The NFL did more than drop a hammer on the New England Patriots and their quarterback Tom Brady with its Deflategate ruling. A four-game suspension of Brady along with stripped first- and fourth-round picks and a $1 million fine is the league’s attempt at an Antonio Brown dropkick. A suspension for Brady was fully expected. […]

GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 01:  Tom Brady #12 and  Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the New England Patriots walk to the field before Super Bowl XLIX against the Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Will deflategate punishment cost the Patriots the AFC East?

The New England Patriots were already supposed to face heavy fire in the AFC East in 2015. Sure, they’ve won the division 11 of the last 12 years, but defending Super Bowl champions have been cursed of late (only four of the last nine Super Bowl winners have won their divisions the following season) and […]

during Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.

Deflategate punishment doesn’t fit the crime, but it’s complicated

If the NFL were merely punishing Tom Brady and the New England Patriots (to the tune of docked first- and fourth-round draft picks, a $1 million fine for the team and a four-game suspension for Brady) based on a report that concluded that it was “more probable than not” they breached league rules by taking […]

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NFL hammers Patriots for Deflategate

After the Warren Report dropped last week, many wondered when the NFL would penalize the New England Patriots and how severe it would be. The other shoe dropped today. Here are the highlights of the NFL’s press release… The New England Patriots were notified today of the following discipline that has been imposed for violations […]

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Five worst picks of the 2015 NFL Draft

Earlier this week I gave you my five best picks of the 2015 NFL Draft. Now it’s time to discuss my five worst picks of the 2015 NFL Draft. The fun with this? These players haven’t played a down in the NFL so it’s all conjecture. Feel free to bookmark this page and come back […]

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