INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 05:  A general view Stephen Gostkowski #3 of the New England Patriots kicking off to start the game against the New York Giants during Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Giants won 21-17. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

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AFC power rankings, post-free agency

The NFL free-agency period is all but over, with all the money finally settling down. It seems like a quiet period in the league, but in reality teams are hard at work prepping for the NFL Draft which takes place April 30-May 2 at Chicago, Ill. While we have a minute to catch our collective […]

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NFC power rankings, post-free agency

With all of the premiere free agents signed and most NFL teams turning their attention to the NFL Draft, it feels like a good time to do some old-fashioned power rankings. While these will certainly shift over the next six weeks with the remainder of free agency drying up and franchise quarterbacks being drafted, let’s […]


Why the Titans should not trade for Philip Rivers

The San Diego Chargers and Philip Rivers might not be a hot item for much longer. There has been rampant speculation that this could be the last year of Rivers wearing the lightning bolt, fueled by the quarterback’s comments to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune, stating that he has no intention of signing […]


The best picks ever at every 1st round draft spot (1-32)

Since the first draft in 1936, teams have selected young players coming out of college in the hopes of getting better. More times than not, though, those selections result in busts. These players are often viewed as saviors the minute they don the team’s jersey, but the reality is the odds are against them. Every […]

CHARLOTTE, NC - AUGUST 08:  Greg Hardy #76 of the Carolina Panthers watches from the bench during the fourth quarter of a loss to the Buffalo Bills at Bank of America Stadium on August 8, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Buffalo won 20-18.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Ranking the NFL’s biggest ongoing controversies

The owners meetings are over and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell had very little to say regarding Greg Hardy’s signing, Chris Borland’s retirement, Deflategate, a lack of rule changes from the competition committee, or any of the other controversies surrounding the league early this offseason. But what better time than now for a rundown? 1. Problem […]

LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 03:  Referee Jerome Boger #23 looks into the replay booth on a challenge call in the first quarter in the game between the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants at FedExField on December 3, 2012 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Quick analysis: Why won’t the NFL expand replay?

The National Football League is not expanding replay for the 2015. After discussing it at the NFL Owner’s Meetings in Phoenix, Ariz., this week, the league has decided against including various challenges in replay, including the ability to review a penalty, according to Mark Maske of the Washington Post. Last year, there was a massively […]

CHARLOTTE, NC - JANUARY 12: A general view of the NFL Divisional playoff logo on the field during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game between the San Francisco 49ers and Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on January 12, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Why the NFL should not expand the playoffs

In recent years, there has been consistent talk about the National Football League expanding the postseason picture. This week, the NFL Owner’s Meeting took place in Phoenix, Ariz., and the topic was discussed before ultimately being voted down for the moment, according to ESPN. While the possibility of playoff expansion always exists in the future, […]

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Winners and losers of NFL free agency

With NFL free agency done for all intents and purposes, it is a good time to take a look at who came away improved, and who is poised to take a step back. Here are three winners and a trio of losers from the free agency period, setting up a very interesting NFL Draft come […]


The top 3 value signings of free agency

NFL teams can’t really win free agency. It’s impossible to win something that exists right now only as news that bounces across a ticker or your computer screen. None of the signings have had any influence on the winning and losing that actually matters. You know, the games. Free agency can only be won or […]

JACKSONVILLE, FL - AUGUST 24:  A row of Philadelphia Eagles helmets rest on the sidelines before a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on August 24, 2013 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Brian Cleary/Getty Images)

Chuck Bednarik passes away at 89

Most younger fans are not aware of who Chuck Bednarik was. Bednarik, who passed away at age 89 on Saturday, is one of the greatest football players to ever line up; on both sides of the ball. The last of the 60-minute men, Bednarik was a credit to the National Football League at both center […]

KANSAS CITY, MO - JANUARY 09:  Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe #82 of the Kansas City Chiefs warms up prior to playing the Baltimore Ravens in their 2011 AFC wild card playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 9, 2011 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Quick analysis: Dwayne Bowe signs with Browns

The Cleveland Browns are trying to avoid finishing last in the AFC North once again, and on Thursday signed wide receiver Dwayne Bowe in that vein to a two-year deal, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Bowe, 30, played his first eight seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs after being their first-round pick in the […]

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Are the Broncos still a playoff team?

The Denver Broncos have had a turbulent offseason. After getting Peyton Manning to take a $4 million pay cut a few days prior to free agency opening, there was speculation general manager John Elway would retain a key player or two. It turns out Elway had no designs on keeping some of his talent that […]

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Quick analysis: Five receivers will go in first round

The 2015 NFL Draft is not until April 30, but the talk will begin heating up again with the bulk of free agency finished. The draft gives many underwhelming teams from a year ago the chance to vastly improve without spending big money, and allows contenders to push themselves over the top. While free agency […]