NFL: Combine

Does Johnny Manziel’s Wonderlic score boost his draft stock?

Johnny Manziel may have led his draft class with a 32 out of 50 on the Wonderlic Test, but from a percentage standpoint, that’s not very impressive. Actually completing the test with a high score is, however, much more difficult than it may seem. The Wonderlic Test, in short, is a set of 50 multiple […]

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TGS 2013 NFL mock re-draft: Picks 1-10

Because hindsight makes us smartasses, here’s how the 2013 NFL draft should have gone down based on what’s happened the last 12 months. 1. Kansas City Chiefs: Keenan Allen (WR, Cal) — Seriously. Eric Fisher struggled a lot. They could have kept Branden Albert, and Allen looks like he’ll be a star for a long […]

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Donald Trump can save the Buffalo Bills

Toronto and Los Angeles might be more lucrative markets than Buffalo, but that’s exactly why Donald Trump might actually represent the Bills’ best chance at staying in western New York indefinitely. Now that the Bills are officially becoming a free agent franchise, many have assumed that the next owner will jump at the chance for […]

Football forever: America hooked on the NFL more than on Mark Cuban’s NBA

“The NFL Draft ratings normally do better on their second and third day than the NBA and NHL playoffs and the bigger baseball matchups of that weekend.  Remember, this is nothing more than NFL teams picking guys from college; no scores, no action, no winners or losers, but it is more popular then NBA, NHL and MLB.  Amazing!”

~ Patrick Schuster, NFL Implosion Not So Fast, Mr. Cuban, www.FootballDialogue.net

NFL: Washington Redskins at New York Giants

Should the Giants begin looking for Eli Manning’s successor?

At 33 years old, Eli Manning is no young quarterback. He’s been an integral part of the Giants’ roster since he joined the team, and he’ll likely continue to be an integral part of the team for the next half decade or more. Still, he’s at an age where the Giants need to begin considering […]

NFL: Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars

Jaguars could be the NFL’s most improved team in 2014

The Jacksonville Jaguars are one of the least flashy teams in the NFL. Last season, they were never able to put the right pieces together to find success. Last year’s lack of success hasn’t tripped up the Jags so far this offseason. Jacksonville went into free agency with a pile of cash, and they haven’t […]

NFL: Cleveland Browns at Minnesota Vikings

Why Alex Mack would rather play for the Jaguars than the Browns

If reports are accurate, current Browns center Alex Mack will sign an offer sheet from the Jacksonville Jaguars by the end of this week. The Browns will then have five days to match the Jaguars’ offer, or they’ll lose their star center. That’s something Cleveland does intend to do, but that’s not what their center […]

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The Saints are starting to lean defense

When you think of the Saints in the Sean Payton era, you think of Drew Brees, an explosive passing offense, points and yards. In fact, while the team won a Super Bowl in 2009 behind it’s high powered offense, it was the 2011 unit that broke the NFL record for the most yards from scrimmage […]

NFL: Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Lovie Smith Press Conference

Buccaneers are most likely to go from worst to first

The NFC South is  an interesting division to say the least. Its top two squads, the Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints, have both taken steps back while the Buccaneers are hitting the reset button with Lovie Smith. The Falcons should be able to get back to their competitive ways after they tanked last season. […]

NCAA Football: Central Florida at Louisville

Why quarterbacks are sliding down the draft board

At the onset of the offseason, there was no specific consensus first overall selection, but it was split between two prospects. Many believed Teddy Bridgewater would be taken by the Texans, or Houston would take Jadeveon Clowney simply because he’s the best player in the draft. Those days are long gone. Clowney appears to be […]

NFL: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New England Patriots

Stability ensures long-term success in the NFL

Too often, analysis of the NFL boils down to one or two extraordinary people lifting their team above the rest. We often think of how Tom Brady or Peyton Manning keep their teams in the playoffs year after year or of how the pairing of Sean Payton and Drew Brees made the New Orleans Saints […]

Tony Villiotti, NFP: The new math of the NFL Draft

“All teams have high hopes entering a draft, but some are better positioned than others to get help. The key to having a good draft yield is to have as many choices as possible in the early rounds. In some cases that expectation is “earned” by being a crummy team and in other instances it is achieved by front office maneuvering. The new economics, with lower pay for draft choices, makes it even more important to draft well.”

From nationalfootballpost.com, April 5, 2014

NFL: Philadelphia Eagles at Minnesota Vikings

How will the Eagles replace DeSean Jackson?

Now that DeSean Jackson is no longer with the Philadelphia Eagles, his former team must now begin the task of replacing him. That’s easier said than done considering the requirements. Any replacement has to be one of, if not the single, fastest players on the field at any given moment. He has to be able […]

NFL: Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans

Can the Raiders rise from mediocrity with the additions of Matt Schaub and Maurice Jones-Drew?

Every year the Oakland Raiders trudge through their scheduling, showing flashes of potential, usually followed almost immediately be streaks of disappointment. That may all be changing with the arrival of Matt Schaub and Maurice Jones-Drew. Both players provide the Raiders with veteran leadership in the huddle. Schaub will be the key to the Raiders’ offensive […]

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