NFL: Week 5 Team Tiers

As the NFL approaches its midpoint, teams tend to consolidate their place in the league. They occupy real estate at the top, middle or bottom, and there is little major movement between these levels. Let’s see where each team currently lives in the NFL’s apartment block. Penthouse Sitting comfortably as the only undefeated team in…

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NFL: Taking Stock at the Quarter-Mile in the NFC

With four weeks of the 2019 NFL season in the books, it’s time to take stock of how each team stands. For some, they are staring down the barrel of a bleak end to the year. For others, hope remains but the job isn’t done. This is how the NFC looks after one quarter of…

NFL Week 1: Team Tiers

Playing in the NFL is like trying to climb Mt. Everest. Without the right preparation, and the stars aligning, it is almost impossible to get very far. Many people get to base camp, but not much further, for one reason or another. Only the best and most prepared make it all the way to the…

NFL: The State of Backup Quarterbacks

There is an old adage in the NFL: you’re only as good as your backup Quarterback. There are various iterations of this, such as, ‘the second most important player is the backup QB.’ Four case studies will help us determine the state of the second most important position in the NFL. Washington Redskins: The Starter…

NFL: NFC South Preview

The NFC South is one of the most competitive divisions in the NFL. The Saints are a top-tier team, the Falcons and Panthers are looking to return to the playoffs, and the Buccaneers are trying to turn the page on their franchise. I analyze each team’s 2018 campaign, their offseason moves and what to expect in 2019. Check out my preview of the NFC South:

NFL: Lights, Cam, No Action

Cam Newton has been nothing short of special on the Carolina Panthers. If there was a movie about him, the theme song to his debut in the NFL in 2011 would be “A Star is Born” by Jay-Z. In his first game against the Arizona Cardinals, Cam’s first touchdown was a 77-yarder to Steve Smith….

NFL: Quarterback Options for the Jets

On Saturday morning, the New York Jets and Indianapolis Colts agreed on a trade that sent the Jets sixth overall pick, two 2018 second-round picks (37th overall and 49th overall) and a 2019 second-rounder for the Colts third overall pick. The move likely means the Jets will select a quarterback at number three, but who? Sam…