NFL: What’s the Value of a Field Goal?

With NFL teams increasingly going for it on 4th down, are they under-valuing Field Goals? Or are Kickers just too unreliable? Let’s take a closer look at whether teams are making the right decision regarding FGs in 2019. Firstly, there has to be a recognition that all FGs need to be considered in the context…

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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…

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 3: 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 Week 2: 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 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 Training Camp Battles: Wide Receivers

As the NFL offseason draws to a close, teams are sorting out their depth charts and finalising the rosters. Every year there are rumours of who is a surprise performer. Teams also come out either praising a rookie, or criticising them in the hopes of motivating them. What it all comes down to is who…

NFL: Is There a Right Time to Hire or Fire a General Manager?

Since the 2019 NFL Draft, in an unprecedented manner two NFL teams fired their General Managers. The New York Jets and Houston Texans both moved on from the men that made decisions in the draft. The Jets hired Joe Douglas in June, while the Texans are yet to name a new GM. Firing the GM…