ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 23: Joey Bosa #99 of the San Diego Chargers sacks Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome on October 23, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Rookie of the Year Joey Bosa was way more than “just a motor guy”

While his college teammate Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott may have gotten most of the attention in Dallas, Joey Bosa also had a remarkable rookie season playing for the San Diego Chargers. Bosa was named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year by the PFWA after registering 10.5 sacks in just 12 games. Bosa’s advanced stats […]

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 15:  Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers reacts after the Packers scored a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at AT&T Stadium on January 15, 2017 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Most people thought the Packers were done in November, most people were wrong

Back in mid-November, if someone told us that the Green Bay Packers would play for an NFC Championship this season, even their most ardent supporters would have been surprised. At that time, most people believed the Packers were pretty much toast. Although pessimistic, it wasn’t such a crazy thought.  By November 20, after suffering a 42-24 loss to the […]


Do these people still think Alabama could beat the Cleveland Browns?

For the first time in college football history, Nick Saban took a loss in a national championship game. With Clemson further cementing the legitimacy of head coach Dabo Swinney by coming from behind to stun Alabama in Monday night’s College Football Playoff national championship game, the shine on Alabama’s ongoing dynasty has been dulled just a tad. […]

ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 19:  Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys during a preseason game against the Miami Dolphins at AT&T Stadium on August 19, 2016 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Those Dak Prescott draft Cold Takes

Dallas Cowboys rookie QB Dak Prescott was not supposed to play this season. After being drafted in the fourth round, maybe he could spend a year or two behind veteran Tony Romo and develop into a solid pro with a pretty long career. That would have seemed to be the conventional wisdom for most mid-round […]

HOUSTON, TX - JANUARY 07: Jadevon Clowney #90 of the Houston Texans celebrates an interception against the Oakland Raiders in the AFC Wild Card game at NRG Stadium on January 7, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Some of those “Clowney is a bust” tweets

Texans DL Jadeveon Clowney came into the 2014 NFL Draft out of South Carolina touted as a sure fire guaranteed superstar.  But after injury-riddled 2014 and 2015 seasons, people were quick to label him a bust.  Well, Clowney may not be out of the woods yet, but he has quieted his critics in 2016, as he […]

Ian O'Connor's take on Bill Belichick

Many thought the Patriots would regret hiring Belichick

Before he became the New England Patriots’ head coach in 2000, there were plenty of questions about Bill Belichick. He’d been a successful assistant with the Giants (1979-90), the Patriots (1996), and the Jets (1997-99), but some of his greatest successes came as the defensive coordinator for Bill Parcells, and many wondered if Belichick could […]