Elite Rookie Rankings Week 15

With two weeks left to go the 1st round pick rankings are coming to a close. Overall this class was decent at times but disappointing in whole. The highest graded 1st rounder this week is Desmond Trufant who's been a real gem for the Falcons depsite their miserable season. Make the jump for the updated […]

Matthew Stafford just isn’t getting it done

Detroit Lions quarterback and former No. 1 overall draft pick Matthew Stafford is by no means a bust. But after another disappointing performance Monday night against the Baltimore Ravens, it's fair to start wondering if Stafford might simply never live up to expectations as a franchise quarterback in the Motor City.  After tossing three picks […]

Matt Cassel could be the Vikings permanent quarterback going into 2014

At 4-9-1, there’s little overt optimism when considering the Minnesota Vikings’ 2013 campaign. Looking a little closer, however, we see that there is in fact a silver lining that has developed for the Vikings, and that would be quarterback Matt Cassel. In the seven games that Matt Cassel has taken snaps, the Vikings are a […]

Fans have no business criticizing play-calling in the NFL

Play-call bashing has become an epidemic. It needs to stop. I've been a part of it. You've been a part of it. Your dad's been a part of it. We all have. However, it's only been in the past few years that I've realized criticizing specific play calls is foolish, off-base and, most importantly, rooted […]

This weekend in NFL stupid

It certainly doesn't seem as though teams, players, coaches or officials become any less stupid as the home stretch rolls on. The difference is that their stupid moments feel even stupider because there's often more on the line. And yes, we know stupider isn't a word. Let's talk stupid, Week 15.  The stupidest offensive strategy […]

Packers still alive after shocking comeback over the Cowboys

After trailing the Dallas Cowboys by 23 points at halftime, the Green Bay Packers were able to pull off one of the most improbable victories during the 2013 season by scoring five touchdowns in their first five possessions of the second half. The only possession they didn’t score on included three kneel downs by backup […]

Dolphins still alive after upset victory over the Patriots

Just when the New England Patriots looked to be in position to jump ahead of the Denver Broncos in the race for the top seed in the AFC playoffs, the Miami Dolphins finally start living up to their preseason hype. To be fair to the Dolphins, they’ve been playing well in recent weeks, but make […]

What must be done to turn the Washington Redskins around?

The Washington Redskins are a franchise in need of a complete overhaul. Their current roster is lacking talent, and recent reports indicate that favoritism shown by ownership has pushed the coaching staff to the door. Considering the team’s miserable 2013 campaign, it’s likely that owner Daniel Snyder will hold the door as he ushers yet […]

It could be a slow year for the coaching carousel

Only one head coach has been fired this year in the NFL, and it's beginning to look as though we'll reach the 2014 offseason with the remaining 31 still employed. That might have been clinched when the Washington Redskins decided against firing Mike Shanahan this week. Things are still looking bleak for Shanahan, but if […]

Jay Cutler or Josh McCown, which is the right choice for the Bears?

This weekend, the Chicago Bears will play in what should be a relatively straightforward game. The Bears will be in Cleveland to play the Browns, and possibly more significantly, the game will mark Jay Cutler’s return to the field. Now that head coach Marc Trestman has announced that Jay Cutler, not fill-in Josh McCown, will […]

Week 15 NFL game viewability rankings

Week 15 in the NFL is here, and you might be entering the weekend with your own preferences regarding which games to focus on, and which to place on the backburner. Most of you have your favorites and fantasy players to track. But in case you're completely neutral or need help breaking ties with regard […]

Teams most likely to choke in the season’s final stretch

Every season a few teams make a run in the final weeks of the year to sneak their way into the postseason. Sometimes, those teams need help, and there’s usually at least a couple of teams more than willing to choke and fall out of contention. So, in 2013, which teams are most likely to […]

Biz Blitz: New NFL salary cap could disappoint 2014 free agents

Sep 15, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell stands on the field prior to the game between the New York Giants and the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium. Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports NFL owners met for a half day in Dallas today. posted the three-item agenda as: bullying; the league's […]

The Broncos are back as the Super Bowl favorites

Our obsession with Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos has, admittedly, been an on-again, off-again affair. At the beginning of the season, it looked like the Broncos were unbeatable. Then, the squad lost to the Colts, who have been beating some of the best teams in the league while faltering to some of the worst. […]