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Which NFL teams will start talking relocation now?

It’s an NFL tradition. Team dissatisfied with its stadium/fan base/market/all of the above attempts to compel local government officials to buy it a shiny new venue using public funds by threatening to leave town. Plenty of teams have had success with that strategy. It’s a big reason why Mercedes-Benz Stadium is about to open in Atlanta, why U.S. […]

The 2017 New England Patriots just might run the table

I recall sitting with a few coworkers in the newsroom at The Score Television Network in Toronto, 10 years ago this spring, and gawking at the New England Patriots depth chart online. Somebody pulled it up and called us over to his workstation in order to broadly establish his point. The Patriots didn’t look like […]

Ranking all 31 NFL stadiums by their Yelp scores

It’s May, and there isn’t a lot going on in the NFL world. The Memorial Day weekend is upon us, a holiday which isn’t typically associated with football. But a lot of NFL teams have relocated to new venues — and in some cases, new cities — of late, so let’s take an updated look […]

NFL’s soon-to-be-approved new overtime format would backfire colossally

So it looks as though NFL owners are going to approve a proposal that would reduce overtime in regular-season games from 15 to 10 minutes, which has to be the most myopic, counter-intuitive and simply illogical rule change in recent league history. The rationale behind the change is fairly obvious. But the problem is that […]

Which NFL team will finally bite on Colin Kaepernick?

Regardless of why you think Colin Kaepernick remains unemployed — and it’s becoming harder to believe that his extended experience as a free agent has everything to do with football and nothing to do with politics — we’ll probably eventually reach a point at which public pressure boils over and somebody gives in and signs […]

6 key statistical trends coming out of the 2017 NFL Draft

Before NFL organized team activities get underway throughout the league and we start previewing training camps, along with the upcoming 2017 season broadly, let’s take a look back at the 2017 NFL Draft one last time from a numbers-based perspective. Here are six trends worth noting from one of the most intriguing draft classes in recent memory: Offense […]

Ranking all 32 projected NFL starting quarterbacks for 2017

A lot could — and probably will — change in the NFL between now and the second week of September, when the 2017 regular season kicks off. Teams have OTA offseason workouts and minicamps. Rosters can still change with free agent signings and rookie development. But right now, there are some large and small favorites to […]

10 free agents who should be in high demand after 2017 NFL Draft

Each year after the NFL Draft is completed, a second miniature wave of free agency rolls through the league. In fact, it’s already underway with Jamaal Charles joining the Denver Broncos, Shareece Wright joining the Buffalo Bills and Bradley Sowell joining the Chicago Bears. But as teams continue to analyze their rosters post-draft, expect more moves to trickle […]

Don’t get your hopes up for Jamaal Charles with the Denver Broncos

I stared out the window trying to think of a kinder way to say this while still getting my point across, but screw it: Jamaal Charles is practically worthless as a professional football player. I did write “practically” rather than “totally,” because pro athletes are odds-defying freaks and there’s a slim chance that Charles suddenly […]

Not satire: The Cleveland Browns are a good football team

In the NFL, it’s almost silly how often and how quickly teams jump from the basement to the penthouse. About half of the playoff field turns over every year, and at least one team has jumped from dead last to first place in its division in 13 of the last 14 seasons. That includes teams […]

What Tony Romo’s retirement does to the NFL quarterback carousel

By leaving the door even a tiny bit open for a potential return, newly-retired quarterback Tony Romo has put himself in a position to become the next Brett Favre. Every time a NFL team has an opening at quarterback, Romo will be listed as a potential candidate to fill it. But for now, Romo is […]

9 stats that show Tony Romo was a really damn good quarterback

When enough people call you underrated, you lose the ability to be underrated. So while now-retired quarterback Tony Romo was often given a bum rap for most of his playing career, I’d like to think that enough light will eventually be shed on his success that we soon won’t be able to look back on him as […]

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