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GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 17:  Outside linebacker Bruce Irvin #51 of the Seattle Seahawks during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on October 17, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. The Seahawks  defeated the Cardinals 34-22.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Ranking impending free-agent edge-rushers

With free agency approaching as the 2016 NFL offseason kicks into full gear, we’re taking a look at how top-tier impending free agents rank at some of the hottest positions. This time, we break down the edge-rushers. 1. Bruce Irvin, Seattle Seahawks: His sack and pressure numbers don’t jump off the page, but that’s only […]

CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 27:  Marvin Jones #82 of the Cincinnati Bengals runs with the ball during the NFL game against the New York Jets at Paul Brown Stadium on October 27, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Ranking impending free-agent wide receivers

With free agency approaching as the 2016 NFL offseason kicks into full gear, we’re taking a look at how top-tier impending free agents rank at some of the hottest positions. This time, a thin group of wide receivers. 1. Marvin Jones, Cincinnati Bengals: The 26-year-old had a career-high 816 receiving yards despite being part of […]

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 22:  Doug Martin #22 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrates his first down in the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on November 22, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

2016 NFL Free Agency Preview: Five bold predictions

http://gty.im/496324842 2016 NFL Free Agency unofficially begins on Monday with the opening of the tampering period where teams can start to target free agents, with a year of big spending expected. A salary cap increase and two teams with over $70 million in cap space set to flood the market for the top players who […]

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 22:  Doug Martin #22 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrates his first down in the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on November 22, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Ranking impending free-agent running backs

With free agency approaching as the 2016 NFL offseason kicks into full gear, we’re taking a look at how top-tier impending free agents rank at some of the hottest positions on this year’s market, starting with running backs. 1. Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Obviously. I mean, the 27-year-old had 1,402 rushing yards, which ranked second […]

<> at O.co Coliseum on December 21, 2014 in Oakland, California.

What’s next for Mario Williams?

A four-time Pro Bowl pass-rusher with five double-digit-sack seasons is now a free agent in what should be the back end of his prime. So, what might the market look like for 31-year-old former No. 1 overall pick Mario Williams? The bad news for Williams is his stock took a hell of a hit with […]

during Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.

This is why Marshawn Lynch should be a Hall of Famer

If indeed Marshawn Lynch is done playing, he’s retiring at a bad time. Not only are running backs less valued now than ever before, but Lynch might be forced to become Hall of Fame-eligible at the same time as Peyton Manning and Calvin Johnson. So the former Buffalo Bills and Seattle Seahawks running back won’t […]

during Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.

Panthers had no chance against Broncos’ juggernaut defense in SB 50

For two weeks it didn’t feel like the Denver Broncos were given a chance to win Super Bowl 50. They were overmatched in nearly every area, we were told. They couldn’t muster enough offense to keep pace with Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and the dynamic attack he leads, we were told. And they were […]

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 21:   Greg Olsen #88 of the Carolina Panthers reacts after a play during their game against the Cleveland Browns at Bank of America Stadium on December 21, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Under-the-radar Super Bowl 50 matchups

Owen Daniels vs Carolina’s Linebackers Whichever wide receiver is lined up against Carolina’s Josh Norman is going to essentially be taken out of the play. Norman has been one of the most dominant cornerbacks in the league this year and is a threat to intercept any throw, especially against a weakened arm like Peyton Manning’s. […]

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 24:  Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos walks off the field after defeating the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 24, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Patriots 20-18.  (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

3 reasons why the Denver Broncos will win Super Bowl 50

That headline alone probably led to first a chortle, then uproarious laughter. Those impulses are hard to avoid at this point when you even try to think about the Carolina Panthers not winning Super Bowl 50. An offense led by quarterback Cam Newton, the likely MVP, has outscored the opposition 55-7 in just the first […]

Super Bowl 50 Tickets Holding Steady On Secondary Market

Super Bowl 50 is right around the corner and football fans across the globe are eagerly anticipating the showdown between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos. Carolina is led by its star quarterback, Cam Newton, who registered 45 total touchdowns during the regular season. Denver is led by Peyton Manning, an iconic player who may […]

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 25: NFL Mascots perform during the second half of the 2015 Pro Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 25, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

A radical proposal for a mid-season NFL all-star weekend

It works for the NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball. Why not the NFL? Why can’t professional football spruce up its all-star festivities by adopting a mid-season all-star weekend? At this point, dramatic change couldn’t hurt. Nobody in the industry actually likes the Pro Bowl, and television ratings for the dull annual event have dropped […]

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