2018 NFL Cap Casualty Candidates

Due to the nature of NFL contracts not being guaranteed, it’s incredibly common for players to be cut midway through their deals, especially if they are underperforming of if a team is in dire straits to get under the cap. While many players could remain with the team by restructuring their deals, others will just…

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What We’ve Learned from the Alex Smith Trade

While the trade can’t be official until March 14, The Kansas City Star’s Terez Paylor broke the news last night that the Chiefs are trading quarterback Alex Smith to the Redskins. In a move that has all sorts of implications, Kansas City will receive a third-round draft pick and Kendall Fuller as compensation as well…

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In Defense of Marcus Williams

I fully understand that “eyes to thighs” is an old tackling cliche and I understand that on the final play of the Saints NFC Divisional Round loss to Minnesota, safety Marcus Williams had poor fundamentals. Some would say it is endemic of all NFL tackling. This is very true and more noticeable on bad defenses….

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The MLB Hot Stove is Freezing Cold

From a free agency perspective, this has been one of the most underwhelming offseasons in MLB history. Pitchers and catchers report in 25 days and yet still most of the top free agents remain unsigned. Baseball’s biggest action has come via the trade market where teams like the Yankees, Astros and Giants have made most…

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2017 NFL Award Winners

Much has changed since our midseason awards, and our official award recipients reflect this. Each selection was made by a three-person panel consisting of contributors who have written by the NFL over the course of the 2017 NFL season. MVP – Todd Gurley, RB, Los Angeles Rams (Unanimous selection) Gurley endured a sophomore slump last season,…

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My Unofficial Hall of Fame Ballot

Currently, voters are making their selections for the upcoming National Baseball Hall of Fame class. So far, Chipper Jones, Vladimir Guerrero and Jim Thome look like they will be enshrined while Edgar Martinez also has a good chance to make it in. On the other side, Johan Santana and Johnny Damon are in danger of…

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How Was Andrew Whitworth Better Than David Bakhtari?

Today, the 2017 All-Pro Team was released. While the most ridiculous thing about the list may be the fact that four players made both first and second team, coming in a close second is Andrew Whitworth getting the first-team nod over David Bakhtari at left tackle. David Bakhtari has been far and away the best…

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2013 NFL Re-Draft

If you had a high draft pick in 2013, chances are you wasted the selection. The 2013 NFL Draft was considered one of the worst draft classes ever in 2013 and the class has certainly lived up to the billing with no franchise quarterback available and high bust rate. Now, armed with a time machine,…

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Philip Rivers is not a Hall of Famer

At age 36, Philip Rivers is still playing at a high level, but Father Time is undefeated and within the next few seasons, his career will come to an end. While he is certainly one of the best quarterbacks in Chargers history, his resume screams Hall of Very Good – not Hall of Fame. Last…

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Skipping Bowl Games Means You’re Smart, Not Disloyal

On Jan. 1, 2016, Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith suffered a gruesome knee injury during the Fighting Irish’s Fiesta Bowl loss to Ohio State, tearing his ACL and LCL while also suffering nerve damage. Entering the game, he was considered a top-10 prospect for the 2016 NFL Draft. Suddenly, there was a chance he would…

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