NFL Week 9: NFC Playoff Picture

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter just doesn’t cut it for me. I don’t think he’s a good head coach with a personality that appears to be better suited for his previous offensive coordinator role. Nothing wrong with that. Jameis Winston is well-liked and people want him to be better. I think he…

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…

9/26/17: 3 QBs, 3 Defenders, 3 Teams

3 Unsung Quarterbacks Jacoby Brissett Last season he plays a couple of games in the absence of Tom Brady’s suspension and Jimmy Garappolo’s injury. Brissett played a game in relief, started the next 2 and went 1-1, which is what he is right now in Indianapolis. Now filling in for Andrew Luck, Brissett likely only…

Bradford Not Too Shabby as Vikings Start Strong

Since most of you won’t say it, I will. Sam Bradford put on a show Monday Night Football in the home opener, similar to what Alex Smith did on Thursday Night Football. As much as you want to say how bad the Saints’ defense is, and it is, give the guy some credit. Rather than…

NFC East Survivor Likely Headed for Dead End

I know that the Giants have made a couple of Super Bowl runs in the past decade, even if they did squeak into the playoff picture as underdogs. The Eagles had a long stretch of reaching the NFC Championship game in the early 2000’s. The Redskins are finding some of that success they tasted during…

NFL Rumors That Won’t Go Away, But Should

Will all the Adrian Peterson talk finally die down? This is coming from someone who predicted Peterson to eventually play for the Dallas Cowboys in 2008. I’m also saying that A.P. will play 2015 in Minnesota, but I still believe it’s only a matter of when he will suit up for America’s Team. I’m tired…

Buy or Sell: NFC Offseason Rumors

Sell: The Philadelphia Eagles are trying to trade up in the draft to select Marcus Mariota. The quarterback carousel continues for the Eagles since the departure of Donovan McNabb, a future Hall of Famer in my book. Entering the final year of his deal, Nick Foles will try to regain his impressive 2013 form after…

Early Offseason Moves: Bears, Browns, & Buccaneers

The Chicago Bears found their new General Manager in Ryan Pace. Recently with the New Orleans Saints as Director of Player Personnel, Pace got a ringing endorsement from Saints GM, Mickey Loomis. Pace worked his way up to a pair or promotions in New Orleans, and is said to have impressed the Bears with his…

Dose of the NFC North

NFC North The NFC North was nicknamed the Black & Blue Division, back when there was a NFC Central Division, which was before expansion in 2002. Before a dome was built in 1970, the physical division that played in cold weather was previously nicknamed the “Frozen Division.” Green Bay has the most Super Bowl appearances with 5, winning 4…

True or False: Luck, Peterson, Sanchez, Mallett

Andrew Luck, in his third season, will earn the MVP award over the likes of Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers and DeMarco Murray. False: The Colts call way too many passing plays and have inflated Luck’s stats. Just look at the attempts Manning and Brady have, even Rodgers and Ben Roethlisberger, to post similar…