Jan 032014
 

I’ve saved the most obvious one for last. Anyone who doesn’t vote for Peyton Manning this year is doing it to be edgy, because he personally hates Peyton Manning, because he doesn’t like the word unanimous, because he’s an asshole, or probably some mix of the four. The only two interesting debates around MVP this [...]

Dec 282013
 

Quarterback: Tom Brady, Patriots; Drew Brees, Saints; Peyton Manning, Broncos; Cam Newton, Panthers; Philip Rivers, Chargers; Russell Wilson, Seahawks Brady, Brees, Manning, Rivers, and Wilson will get no arguments from me. I voted for all 5 of them. I had Nick Foles over Cam Newton. I like Cam Newton. I thought the criticism he took early in his career was baseless, but there’s no way he [...]

Dec 262013
 

QB: Peyton Manning (Denver), Philip Rivers (San Diego), Drew Brees (New Orleans), Russell Wilson (Seattle), Tom Brady (New England), Nick Foles (Philadelphia) RB: LeSean McCoy (Philadelphia), Jamaal Charles (Kansas City), Marshawn Lynch (Seattle), Adrian Peterson (Minnesota), Eddie Lacy (Green Bay), DeMarco Murray (Dallas) WR: Calvin Johnson (Detroit), Andre Johnson (Houston), Josh Gordon (Cleveland), Antonio Brown [...]

Dec 252013
 

Likely to be fired Mike Munchak (Tennessee) Mike Munchak’s name has been on the hot seat for a while in Tennessee, with many believing he’d be fired last off-season. He was kept around, predictably as he had only finished his 2nd season with the team, but this time around he might not be so lucky. [...]

Dec 232013
 

Jay Gruden Cincinnati OC, Age 47 in 2014 Gruden has done a fantastic job in Cincinnati getting the most out of Andy Dalton as their offensive coordinator, since taking over in 2011. He’s drawn the respect of the rest of the league and has been considered for head coaching jobs in the past, but has [...]

Jun 042013
 

1. Houston Astros- RHP Jonathan Gray (Oklahoma) It’s between two right handed pitchers for the Astros right now, Mark Appel and Jonathan Gray, but I think Gray’s signability gets him the nod here given the state of the Astros’ organization. They can’t really go wrong with either and need as many talented prospects as they [...]

Mar 122013
 

Quarterbacks Jason Campbell (Arizona): 1 year, 2 million Of all the quarterback needy teams, the Cardinals might be the neediest. Campbell is the best available quarterback on a weak quarterback market and he’d be a potential stopgap option for the Cardinals ahead of a rookie quarterback. Matt Cassel and Carson Palmer are also options for [...]

Mar 102013
 

By Benjamin Collins The new NFL season doesn’t begin until September of this year, but already the odds and futures betting for the new season have started, which reflects the popularity of betting on the NFL amongst fans of both the sport and gambling. However, although it can be hard to resist getting in on [...]

Mar 032013
 

Top-10 best contracts in the NFL 1. QB Russell Wilson (Seattle): 3 years, 1.987 million remaining You could make a case for Colin Kaepernick, Andrew Luck, and Robert Griffin here, but Luck and Griffin are making 3 times as much money as Wilson and Wilson has still two more years left on his deal before [...]

Jan 262013
 

The reasons for not trading Darrelle Revis are obvious. When healthy, this guy is not only the Jets’ best player, but probably the best defensive back in the entire NFL and maybe even the best overall defensive player in the NFL. Including this year, when he played just 1 ½ games thanks to injury, Revis [...]

Jan 252013
 

4-3 to 3-4 Atlanta Falcons This one isn’t confirmed, but Falcons’ defensive coordinator Mike Nolan is a 3-4 guy. He did a great job in his first season with the Falcons, coaching them to a top-5 scoring defense, despite having to run a 4-3, because he wisely realized they didn’t have the personnel for an [...]

Jan 202013
 

Unlike with several college football awards, I don’t actually get a say in these NFL awards, but I like to make my opinion known on them. These picks are who deserves to win the awards, not who will. None of these awards take into account post-season performance. MVP: RB Adrian Peterson (Minnesota) I was meaning [...]

Dec 282012
 

Definitely Not* Bill Belichick Joe Philbin Mike Tomlin John Harbaugh Marvin Lewis Gary Kubiak Chuck Pagano/Bruce Arians John Fox Tom Coughlin Mike Shanahan Mike McCarthy Leslie Frazier Sean Payton** Mike Smith Greg Schiano Jim Harbaugh Pete Carroll Jeff Fisher Probably Not Dennis Allen Jason Garrett Lovie Smith Jim Schwartz Maybe Not Rex Ryan Mike Munchak [...]

Dec 262012
 

On Twitter (@stevenlourie), I tweeted “It’s the most infuriating day of the year. Time to read this year’s Pro-Bowl rosters.” And I’m not referring to the stupidity of a game that none of the players care about anyway (my solution: make it like All-American teams, announce the teams, but never play the game. It’s still [...]

Dec 182012
 

Not a lot of people know who Kraig Urbik is, but he’s a starting right guard for the Buffalo Bills and he’s actually quite good. A 2 year starter, Urbik graded out as ProFootballFocus 18th ranked guard in 8 starts in 2011 and ranks 24th this season in 11 starts, making him an above average [...]

Dec 162012
 

AFC Quarterbacks Tom Brady (NE), Peyton Manning (DEN), Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) Brady and Manning are obvious choices and will probably finish 1-2 in MVP voting, in some order. Roethlisberger beats out Schaub for the underwhelming 3rd spot, even though he missed 3 games. Roethlisberger carried a team that has had so many injuries this year [...]

Dec 032012
 

As I’m sure you’ve already heard, Jovan Belcher, a starting middle linebacker on the Kansas City Chiefs, committed a murder/suicide this weekend, shocking the football world and changing many lives for the worse. I’m not here to talk about the specific incident. There’s nothing really to say that you haven’t heard a million times. What [...]

Oct 062012
 

Probable WR Brandon Banks (Hip) WR Pierre Garcon (Foot) CB DeAngelo Hall (Illness) WR Aldrick Robinson (Head) OT Trent Williams (Knee) Questionable, likely to play Questionable, game time decision RB Evan Royster (Knee) Doubtful/Out CB Cedric Griffin (Hamstring) S Brandon Meriweather (Knee)