Category: Opinion

How Gruden is turning Carr into Gradkowski

Watching the 2018 Oakland Raiders as a long time Tampa Bay fan is a strange thing indeed. Now, cards on the table, I’m no fan of Jon Gruden. After winning Superbowl 37, Gruden exclaimed to a waiting Tampa crowd ‘You ain’t seen nothing yet Tampa’. Boy was he right. The...

Defense STILL wins Championships

Wow, what a gem the Chiefs vs Rams was, over a hundred points and the first time in NFL history a team has scored 50 points and lost. Everyone is still talking about it, and quite rightly so, but I have a contrarian view to the crowd on this… I...

Greed vs The Greater Good

Le’Veon Bell has officially refused to sign his Franchise Tender, rendering him unable to play football until 2019 and losing out on $14.5m. Bell is holding out for a bumper contract, the likes of which a running back has never seen. Elite quarterback money. There is really only one question...

Travis Fredrick; you da real MVP

There have been many debates about the fabled Cowboys offensive line and who is the best player on that line. Some have postulated that Left tackle Tyron Smith is the best player. He was voted the 39th best player in the league in the annual players poll. Some have argued that...

Week 10 wonders

What a weekend that was in the NFL. Here’s my rundown on some games that caught my eye. Panthers vs Steelers: Big performance from the Steelers. This game should have been competitive but it really, really wasn’t. I fancied the Panthers in this one but after what was an impressive...

Why we should all be watching Carolina

There is a team whose offense is completely flying under the radar at the moment and it’s a great tragedy that they are. Patrick Mahomes delights us weekly with gaudy passing numbers, skilful throws and getting the best out of an outstanding cast of pass catchers. Sean McVay delights us...

Fritz Pollard: A True NFL Trailblazer

The NFL has a chequered history with race and in particular black players. While it didn’t go as far as other sports in America by excluding black players from playing the NFL is not without its share of shame. There were no black players in the NFL between 1933 and...

Are the Texans a sleeper?

It’s been an eventful week in the NFL. We had big moves on the trade deadline and the first head coach to bite the dust. We all heard in the lead up to Tuesday that some names were on the trading block, so even if it wasn’t a surprise who...

Brown is the new Brown

At approximately 1.10pm ET on Sunday, September 10th 2017, the Pittburgh Steelers blocked a punt that led to them scoring their first touchdown of the new NFL season. As the seconds ticked away and the play unfolded on the gridiron, an icy chill ran up the spine of every single...

Making gains: The NFC

Post Free Agency and Draft, some teams have seen their roster change a little, some a lot. As a result there will be teams that improve significantly in 2017 over last year and others who may struggle to repeat their relative success. Dan has already taken a look at the...