NFL: Thoughts Heading Into Week 6

Emergence of Packers RB Aaron Jones I like his decisiveness and ability to gain positive yards. He doesn’t dance around in the backfield and I think his emergence could allow Ty Montgomery to flourish in a Darren Sproles-like role when he returns. Not only Jones, but the return of Green Bay’s bookendswas huge, tackles David…

7/17/17: Around the NFL

I’m going to start off with Carson Wentz and curtail the topic into the other quarterbacks of his class. The fans and media that actually watched his season transpire, they know what’s up. Not to say that he played flawlessly as a rookie, he certainly had his growing pains and will continue to do so…

Setting the Stage for Super Bowl 50

I’m not the least bit surprised that the Patriots lost in the AFC Championship Game. All season long, their lack of overall talent jumped out at me, even through the winning. I know all about Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, believe me, I hear you. It’s never going to be about them though. Yeah, yeah,…

DeMarco Murray Has to Play for the Right Team

Best case scenario for the Dallas Cowboys, would have been to extend Dez Bryant long-term, as he has become one of the elite receivers in the NFL. The unfortunate thing that likely halted that discussion, is the lingering issue about the incident involving Bryant, which may or may not result in a suspension down the…

Which Wide Receivers Are the Real Deal?

Pierre Garcon of the Washington Redskins Garcon immediately too a backseat to DeSean Jackson, just like I thought would happen. Of course, he has a better connection with Robert Griffin under center, but the other two quarterbacks that played found success going to Jackson. Even with that said, Jackson wasn’t targeted enough and still racked…

NY Jets Hire New HC Todd Bowles

Todd Bowles: New York Jets Head Coach Speaking in terms of becoming a head coach in the NFL, Todd Bowles is a defensive coordinator that I’m not sold on. With that said, this was the perfect timing for the 51-year-old, off a great 2014 campaign with some undesirable coaching destinations. I’m well aware of how nameless…

NFL Playoffs: Time for 7th Seed

Alright, in consecutive seasons we have seen a pair of double-digit teams miss the playoffs, being the Arizona Cardinals in 2013 and the Philadelphia Eagles in 2014. Winning the division should absolutely be worth something, so adding a 7th seed will do a lot of positive things for the NFL. Meaningful games for all 17…

Week 11 Preview: Detroit Should Win at Arizona

Cardinals Should Not Be Favored to Beat Lions I can’t believe the Arizona Cardinals are still favored to beat the Detroit Lions. There is a drop off at quarterback from the injured Carson Palmer, to backup Drew Stanton. Originally drafted by the Lions, Stanton did keep the Cardinals winning earlier in the season. Also, not to…

Cardinals No Longer Contenders Without Palmer

Unfortunately, quarterback Carson Palmer tore his knee for the second time in his career. Years ago with the Cincinnati Bengals, Palmer got hurt 10 days after signing an extension. This time around, he goes down just a couple days after signing an extension with the Arizona Cardinals. Palmer took care of the ball and worked…

NFL Backfields

Some running back situations to watch around the league. Arizona Cardinals Andre Ellington has been a dual-threat running and catching the ball. The brunt of the fault should not be placed on him, but rather the mediocre-at-best O-line. After Jonathan Dwyer was released after his domestic violence dispute and meltdown, they nabbed Marion Grice off…