One call can knock out a contender, and that’s fine by me

January is a magical time in the world of the NFL. It’s when we finally get to see the top 12 teams in the land duke it out with each other in an effort to determine a season champion. Every year, we hear about possible restructuring of the system. This offseason, we’ll hear about how […]

Are the Browns mishandling Johnny Manziel?

Being drafted into the factory of sadness isn’t the way any young NFL player wants to begin his career. It doesn’t matter that the aforementioned player claims he was thrilled to be heading to Cleveland. Brady Quinn once said that too. Quinn was never surrounded by the necessary talent to succeed, and he became a […]

Michael Vick is a backup now, but will he be the Jets starter this season?

Michael Vick may not be slated as the New York Jets’ starting quarterback, but no Jets offseason would be complete without a quarterback controversy, and this time around is no exception. Vick, who is currently backing up second-year quarterback Geno Smith, should have a very real shot at winning the starting job by the time […]

NFL expansion could be on the way

The NFL is a still-growing business. Every time the league renegotiates a television contract, owners and players alike cash in big. It’s strange that small markets like Buffalo, Jacksonville or even the Packers should be blessed with an NFL franchise yet big markets such as Los Angeles, London and Toronto are left completely in the […]

Seahawks could be the next great NFL dynasty

The Seahawks will, unlike a season ago, enter the 2014 campaign with a huge target on them week in and week out. In addition to defending a Super Bowl championship, the Seahawks will also be battling to live up to high expectations. Unlike the Ravens last year, Seattle is expected to be in contention to […]

With Sean Lee out in 2014, the Cowboys have to consider life without him

After receiving confirmation on Tuesday that Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee would indeed be sidelined for the 2014 season due to a torn ACL, only one reaction from fans was to be expected or even appropriate. Dismay. Lee has been injury prone throughout his NFL career through no fault of his own. ESPN points out […]

What to watch for and what to ignore during OTA’s

NFL OTA’s are finally upon us! The beginning of organized team activities signals the start of preparation for the 2014 NFL season. 25 teams are holding OTA’s today, raising an important question for fans. What should we be looking for as teams reconvene to pursue the Lombardi Trophy? Also, what should we ignore as we […]

Why NFL teams rarely take a moral stand

On Friday, the Baltimore Ravens helped their star running back, Ray Rice, apologize for a February incident in which Rice allegedly knocked out his then fiancee Janay. Since that time, the two have wed. With the apology tour now in full swing, it’s not surprising to see the Ravens facilitating the apology process. After all, […]

Playoff expansion lowers the bar, creates excitement

Last year, the AFC wildcard picture was clogged with 8-8 teams vying for a playoff berth. The San Diego Chargers, eventually finished at 9-7, claiming the final playoff spot in the AFC. In the NFC, the Cardinals, who finished 10-6, were left out of the playoffs while the Packers, who finished 8-7-1, won their division […]

Will the Lions get back to the playoffs in 2014?

Following the 0-16 season of 2008, the Detroit Lions knew a change was needed. That’s when the team hit the reset button, bringing in Martin Mayhew as the new general manager and Jim Schwartz as the new head coach. Together, the two men rebuilt the Lions’ roster, making Detroit a formidable team to match for […]

The Jets still haven’t fixed their offense

For the Jets, the decision between Michael Vick and Geno Smith may seem like the biggest lingering question to be answered. Smith had a rough rookie season as the team’s quarterback, but starting Vick over him may slow down his progress even further. Sure, it may seem like the Vick, Smith question is one that […]

Top five impact players from the 2014 draft

Being such a deep draft class, it was easy for teams to select core players in the first round of the draft last Thursday in an effort to bolster their production on the field. 32 players went off the board in the first night of the draft, but not all of those players will make […]

Which rookie quarterback has the best chance to excel in 2014?

Rookie quarterbacks were not all the rage in this year’s NFL draft. Although Blake Bortles was the third overall selection, his counterparts slid deeper in the draft order. Johnny Manziel was taken with the 22nd overall pick by the Browns, Teddy Bridgewater was taken 32nd overall by the Vikings and Derek Carr was taken 36th […]

Blake Bortles was the right pick for the Jaguars

This year’s quarterback class has been more difficult to project than many in recent years. Some analysts thought Teddy Bridgewater was the best of the bunch. Others thought Johnny Manziel had the biggest upside. At the end of the day, the Jacksonville Jaguars valued former University of Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles more than any […]

Trades may characterize the first round of the draft

Mock drafts leading up to the opening of round one are always interesting, but more often than not, they leave out the fact that teams are constantly shuffling picks. In doing so, those teams change the list of priorities teams at the top of the draft order are picking for, which naturally changes where and […]