The Patriots have turned to a smashmouth running game of late, making Brady’s role more like the one he had at the beginning of his career. Plus, ranking the five first-round rookie quarterbacks, Nick Mullens proves he belongs, a hidden gem emerges in Seattle, and some good reasons to take the night off on New Year’s Eve.
Seattle’s offensive transformation now has Russell Wilson serving in a complementary role to the expansive run game, which caters more to the quarterback’s myriad strengths. Also, notes on JuJu Smith-Schuster vs. J.C. Jackson, the Rams’ recent losses, an up-and-coming coaching star in Indianapolis and a must-see Christmas music video.
Despite his three interceptions against the Texans in Week 13, the Browns rookie quarterback is flashing an on-field confidence and an ability to get outside of the pocket with purpose—signs that his game will, in fact, succeed in the NFL. Also, notes on the Packers’ head coaching search, John DeFilippo’s run decisions and the Chiefs without Kareem Hunt.
A look at the 10 most valuable non-QBs at the midway point of the 2018 season. Plus, notes on Cordarrelle Patterson’s immediate impact at RB, James Conner’s play in Pittsburgh, and a struggling coach in Oakland
Sunday night’s Patriots-Packers game will bring a level of quarterbacking that any football connoisseur would love—breaking down at the divergent, unique styles of Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers. Plus, notes on Demaryius Thomas in Houston, Cincinnati’s disappearing pass rush, and a proposal to move Halloween
Five weeks into the NFL season, all five QBs selected in the first round of the 2018 NFL draft have seen playing time—and four earned wins last week as their respective team’s starter. What do we know from their performances so far this season? Plus, more on LeSean McCoy, Ronnie Stanley, Derwin James and a phrase that’s become the scourge on our society.
Through four games, both Pittsburgh and Atlanta only have one win, which can be mostly blamed on the defenses. Here we examine the defensive problems and solutions for both teams, along with explaining why the Cardinals can get excited, thoughts on the Maxx Williams formation and your explanations behind baseball’s seemingly unnecessary champagne celebrations.
The Houston Texans are one of three teams still winless this NFL season. With Deshaun Watson back under center, what is the source of the team’s woes? Also, why Colin Kaepernick wouldn't work in the 49ers offense, why we shouldn't worry about the Patriots, why Ryan Fitzpatrick should continue to helm the Buccaneers and some thoughts on baseball's champagne celebrations.
With the NFL’s worst group of pass-catchers and their all-world center sidelined indefinitely, the Cowboys need to come up with a new approach on offense. Plus, the 49ers now find themselves with two great young linebackers, keep a close eye on how Matt Patricia’s Lions attack the Patriots’ defense, DeSean Jackson as the all-time deep weapon, and re-thinking how we set up buffets
Heading into the 2018 season, all but a handful of NFL teams think they are set at the QB position for the next few years. Which teams are still up in the air? Plus, more on the Khalil Mack trade and Dez Bryant's situation.
The college game has its charms, but for those who love the strategy of the game, NFL football—thanks to roster sizes, familiar names, uniforms, overtime rules and, most of all, field dimensions—is unbeatable
He’s the best receiver in football, as crucial to his team as any wideout in the league, and this might be the last time he has the leverage to demand a new deal. The Falcons have to make a move to secure Julio Jones. Plus, one change the next CBA must address when it comes to contact in minicamp, and a Falcons personnel grouping that could cause nightmares
Why new Bears head coach Matt Nagy has a chance to take his second-year QB to the next level. Plus, why Ty Montgomery’s jersey number matters, what it means to miss OTAs, and revisiting the Seahawks’ decision to pass in Super Bowl XLIX
Why the Chargers should bring back Antonio Gates, the coming Witten-Gates Hall of Fame (first ballot) debate, why Indy needs Eric Ebron to hold his own as a blocker, and a look at the lack of TE supply under the league’s increased demand