Playing in the Shadows: Jimmy Garoppolo

Perfect spirals. Perfect hair. Perfect wife. Jimmy Garoppolo has none of these going for him. What Garoppolo does have is a well-known name without a true identity or track record. A rare feat made possible by being the backup to the greatest NFL quarterback of all-time, Tom Brady. These New England shadows have been kind…

The Unlucky Raiders of Oakland

The number 13 is an unlucky number in the United States. For a franchise known for it’s counter-culture persona, it’s surprisingly an unlucky number for the fans of the Oakland Raiders. It’s been 13 long seasons since the Raiders won more than 8 games. The last plus .500 campaign was 2002, a year that will live…

The Brock Osweiler Experiment

Count Brock Osweiler as one of many big money free agent signings this offseason that may or may not define a franchise for better or worse. The leap of faith GM’s and coaches have to make to improve their teams via free agency akin to buying 1,000 lotto tickets hoping to break even. Holes need to…

Marcus Mariota and Sophomore Expectations

The Titans quarterback had an impressive rookie season, totaling more than 2,800 passing yards and throwing 19 touchdowns, but will he continue to improve in his second year? A number of today’s quarterbacks have elevated their games from their first to second seasons- Blake Bortles, Cam Newton, Andrew Luck to name a few. But the…

The Overcompensation of Sam Bradford

When Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich says “it’s not an overstatement” to say Sam Bradford has been “off the charts” so far in OTA practices, one can’t help but wonder if how long the Eagles coaching staff can continue the daily affirmation to soothe their QB situation. Take a step back. It’s early June….

Jets to Ryan Fitzpatrick: More years, less money

Fitzpatrickgate has taken some bizarre turns. From Eric Decker and Brandon Marshall allegedly holding out from attending OTA’s due to solidarity to Ryan Fitzpatrick himself wanting too much money, the latest news on the former and potential future Jets quarterback goes in another strange direction. Jets front office is objecting to Fitzpatrick’s one-year, $12 million dollar demand…

Do the Philadelphia Eagles have the worst WR’s in NFC East?

Dez Bryant. Odell Beckham. DeSean Jackson. The Philadelphia Eagles have none of these wide receivers. At a time when the Eagles quarterback race is so heavily scrutinized, a major part of the offense has gone relatively unnoticed. Perhaps that’s because it’s not noteworthy. Jordan Matthews, Josh Huff and Nelson Agholor make up the top 3…

Jared Goff picking up Rams offense

According to Los Angeles Rams head coach Jeff Fisher, rookie quarterback Jared Goff has been picking up the Rams offense. We’ve given him a lot more information than we did at the private workout and then that we did here at our meeting, and he’s handled it without any problem. And that’s the impressive thing….

Dez Bryant nearing return from ankle surgery

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant is getting closer to seeing the field after undergoing ankle surgery earlier in the year. Reports are Bryant has looked good in workouts ahead of the 2016 season. MRI’s have shown his bone has completely healed and he’ll be ready to go when the season starts. For Bryant, the ultimate competitor, the…

Former Raider JaMarcus Russell wants back in NFL

Don’t blame JaMarcus Russell for his inability to let go. Russell was the top pick in the NFL draft 2007 and hit his peak in college. To ask for another chance is human nature. Will he get that chance? Remains to be seen. Russell is determined to get back in the league. “You never know, man….