Ever since the playoff field was expanded to include an additional team in each conference, people have been asking, when will one division send all four teams to the playoffs? It's a challenging feat, considering the four teams have 17 chances to win a game, and six of those come against each other, but not... Continue Reading →
Why the Detroit Lions Had One of the Worst Drafts Ever
I'm not one of those guys who believes in draft grades. It'll take two, maybe three years to really see who won or lost this draft. There are quarterbacks to develop, running backs to scheme, and edge rushers who need to prove they can get past superior blockers to harass quarterbacks. It will take time... Continue Reading →
The Franchise Tag Is Predatory
It's impossible to escape the Lamar Jackson drama this off-season. One of the most electric players in the NFL, there are logical arguments for and against the Baltimore Ravens giving him a long-term, fully guaranteed contract, but while neither side refuses to budge, we're experiencing the most recent example of a franchise tag completely failing... Continue Reading →
The Truth About the Lamar Jackson Situation
What's going on with the Lamar Jackson situation? Why hasn't he been re-signed? Why hasn't anyone put an offer in?
2023 NFL Draft Cheat Sheet: Quarterbacks
The draft countdown drops ever lower. As we attempt to defuse this ticking time bomb known as the annual NFL Draft season, I want to offer an easy way out. Like the paragon of the draft community that I am, I've done all the work for you already; all you have to do is read.... Continue Reading →
Rant: Pro Bowl Alternates Shouldn’t Count as Pro Bowlers
When it was announced that both Tyler "Snoop" Huntley and Derek Carr were named as Pro Bowl quarterbacks, I was astonished. There's an argument to be made for Trevor Lawrence, but these two? I couldn't believe it. One started the season on the bench and the other ended the season there. Combined, they have fewer... Continue Reading →
Martin McConnell’s Pre-Postseason 2023 NFL Mock Draft
A couple days ago, I tweeted (@Mart_M24, by the way, and thanks for the follow in advance) that as the NFL's regular season winds down, I can feel the 2023 draft season pulling me out of my football slumber. Truth is that thanks to the whole Deshaun Watson business, I've never felt so detached from... Continue Reading →
Reality Chick: Is Bill Belichick Overrated?
Find me a resume better than Bill Belichick's. Since he got his first job in the NFL back in 1975, he's been a part of eight Super Bowl Champion teams and has coached in the big game 12 times. He currently has the records for most Super Bowl appearances, wins, playoff wins, and division championships.... Continue Reading →
Five 2023 NFL Draft Prospects I Can’t Wait To Study
It's time to hunker down. That's right. I took my contractually-obligated months-long break to watch football during the season but now, you're going to have to call me Marshall Mathers in 2001, because baby, I'm Back. I've been taking notes on one of those little journalist legal pad things, I've been catching up on all... Continue Reading →
The Resilient Raider: Derek Carr’s Legacy
Ryan tries to put a bow on Derek Carr's raiders career.