PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 31:  Quarterback Jim Kelly #12  of the Buffalo Bills looks to pass against the Dallas Cowboys defense during Super Bowl XXVII at the Rose Bowl on January 31, 1993 in Pasadena, California.  The Cowboys won 52-17.  (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

The greatest champion that never was

Winning the Super Bowl means being remembered forever. The statues are erected outside the stadium, the banners rise to the rafters and the Hall of Fame likely swells by a few busts. There are rings and ceremonies, anniversaries and celebrations. Then there is one of the greatest teams of all-time that never won the big […]

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 13:  Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota poses with the Heisman Trophy during a press conference after the 2014 Heisman Trophy presentation at the New York Marriott Marquis on December 13, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Quarterbacks are no longer worth an early-draft gamble

For anyone (and we’re looking at you, Chip Kelly) considering a bold move to climb the draft board April 30 in order to land this year’s near-consensus top quarterback, Marcus Mariota, please consider that the odds of Mariota becoming a franchise quarterback are probably no better than 50/50. I elaborated on this in a recent […]


Five best Super Bowl defenses of all-time

In the Super Bowl era, there have been some great defensive teams. In recent times, the Seattle Seahawks are the best in the business, ranking tops in points against each of the last three seasons. Seattle is led by its Legion of Boom, featuring Kam Chancellor, Earl Thomas and Richard Sherman. However, do they crack […]

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Why the Denver Broncos are declining

The Denver Broncos are no longer a threat to win the AFC. By the end of next season, they might not even push for the AFC West title. Denver has won four consecutive division championships and reached the Super Bowl last year. All of those accolades came under former head coach John Fox, who was […]

STANFORD, CA - JANUARY 20:  Running back Roger Craig #33 of the San Francisco 49ers follows his blocker offensive guard Randy Cross #51 in Super Bowl XIX against the Miami Dolphins at Stanford Stadium on January 20, 1985 in Stanford, California. The 49ers won 38-16. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

The five best Super Bowl matchups ever

Super Bowl XLIX is a fantastic matchup, with the Seattle Seahawks taking on the New England Patriots. Seattle is looking for its second consecutive championship while New England hopes for its fourth since 2001. So is this the best Super Bowl matchup? Well, not quite. Here are the top five of all-time: 5. Super Bowl […]

SAN DIEGO - JANUARY 31:  Quarterback Doug Williams #17 of the Washington Redskins looks to pass during Super Bowl XXII against the Denver Broncos at Jack Murphy Stadium on January 31, 1988 in San Diego, California.  The Redskins won 42-10.  (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

The Five Most Significant Super Bowls of All-Time

The football game fans have waited all year for is just over a week away as the defending champion Seattle Seahawks look to keep New England quarterback Tom Brady from tying a NFL record with a fourth Super Bowl victory. While some will debate the best teams of the Super Bowl era or the best […]

28 Jan 2001:  A general view of the Lombardi Trophy being held aloft before the Super Bowl XXXV Game between the New York Giants and Baltimore Ravens at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The Ravens defeated the Giants 34-7.Mandatory Credit: Andy Lyons  /Allsport

Revisiting history: Super Bowl III

In this age, we have a tendency to only remember things which happened five seconds ago. Everything is the greatest of all-time. Current scandals will tarnish legacies forever. Last night’s game was a watershed moment. In reality, most of that talk is utter nonsense. Events are blown completely out of proportion, because so many don’t […]

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2015 Senior Bowl: Ten Guys to Watch During the Senior Bowl

While the most important part of the 2015 Seniro Bowl was the practices, the game still provides ample value for NFL teams to still watch live and request game film. Some players thrive on game day, many need to solidify a strong week, while others are at positions where game film is more important than […]


3 under the radar Super Bowl MVP candidates

The eventual Super Bowl MVP is often easy to predict long before the game even begins. That’s because superstar players tend to do heroic things on the NFL’s grandest stage. Of the players who have received the prestigious MVP hardware, over half have been quarterbacks (26), and only nine have been defensive players. It wasn’t […]

FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 26:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots passes the ball during the second quarter against the Chicago Bears at Gillette Stadium on October 26, 2014 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Ranking the Starters in Super Bowl 49

Below is a ranking of all the starters in the Super Bowl. Kickers and punters are included. Interesting to note that the Patriots have four players in the top 10 and the Seahawks have six. Of those guys, five of the six Seahawks are defensive players and the Patriots have a better balance of two […]

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01:  A general view of the College Football Playoff Semifinal between the Oregon Ducks and the Florida State Seminoles at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2015 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Five best Super Bowl venues

Over the years, the Super Bowl has been placed all over the United States. Traditionally, the game has changed cities each year, although once that was not the case (Super Bowls II and III were both in the Orange Bowl). Until last year, the Super Bowl was always in a dome or a warm-weather city, […]

SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 19:  Cornerback Richard Sherman #25 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates after he tips the ball leading to an intereption by outside linebacker Malcolm Smith #53 to clinch the victory for the Seahawks against the San Francisco 49ers during the 2014 NFC Championship at CenturyLink Field on January 19, 2014 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

15 draft picks why the Seahawks and Patriots are in the Super Bowl

You hear it time and again. You MUST build through the draft! Free agency is the devil! And actually, that’s usually true. The two teams in this year’s Super Bowl are well aware, because the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks are mostly home-grown. Here are 15 specific draft picks that explain why they’re alive […]

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - JANUARY 21: Head coach Todd Bowles of the New York Jets addresses the media during a press conference on January 21, 2015 in Florham Park, New Jersey. Bowles and General Manager Mike Maccagnan were both introduced. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Will Todd Bowles turn around the Jets?

The New York Jets have been a complete mess over the past four seasons. Under the leadership of head coach Rex Ryan, general manager John Idzik and before him, Mike Tannenbaum, the Jets became a circus. It seemed capturing the back page became more important than winning football games, and the results were brutal. It […]