The Pro Bowl is beloved by NFL fans across the globe, and the league’s players often react with joy or disdain at being selected or passed over for the annual showcase. It is, however, a flawed concept, given that every year it appears to be more of a popularity contest, reflecting which team’s fans can register the most votes.… Read more
Mark Gill debates the second half of the NFL Draft's first round.
I’m going to do a mock draft with a difference here. In this first round mock I will look at some dilemmas and decisions that NFL front office personnel could be faced with when they’re on the clock in April.
Former number one overall pick Jameis Winston is currently slated to hit free agency in lieu of an offer from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Where could the former Alabama quarterback end up this offseason?
One of the most exciting, and unpredictable, elements of the NFL draft is when a franchise comes out of nowhere with a trade of draft picks in order to move up and grab a player they see as a game changer for their organisation. At the same time, other franchises see this as an opportunity to collect extra tickets in the draft lottery by moving down.
Reports are emerging out of Philadelphia that veteran receiver Alshon Jeffrey could be on the move.
Sunday’s Super Bowl matchup between Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers sees a matchup between two head coaches who are regarded amongst the most innovative and exciting offensive play callers in the league.
Tennessee were seen as outsiders in this game who, behind Derrick Henry’s bulldozing running, Ryan Tannehill’s emergence as an offensive threat, and the play calling of offensive coordinator Arthur Smith, had a real chance to emerge from Foxborough victorious.
Much will be made of the lack of juice to the Patriots passing attack in this game, and Tom Brady certainly didn’t look like the G.O.A.T against the Titans defence. A number of passes were just off in terms of accuracy, or resulted in incompletions due to the quarterback and receiver not being on the same page. There was a notable instance where Brady seemed frustrated with rookie wideout N’Keal Harry on a failed connection, not for the first time this season.
Buffalo coach Sean McDermott had helped lead the Bills to the postseason for the second time in his three years at the helm. Whilst the Bills, like the Texans, have had a potent running attack this year, they made it to the postseason on the back of a smothering defense, which ranked third overall in the league.
Buffalo’s lack of killer instinct on offence ultimately allowed Houston to hang around and claw their way back into the game in the second half.
Fans of both the Cincinnati Bengals and the Miami Dolphins have had their sights set on the 2020 season for much of this campaign. With Miami’s 38-35 overtime victory at Hard Rock Stadium, the Bengals secured the first overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. What can supporters of both franchises take forward into the offseason and next season?
Pittsburgh Steelers’ head coach Mike Tomlin’s season couldn’t have got off to a worse start this year. In the season opener, the team lost longtime franchise quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for the season in a defeat to the New England Patriots. They then proceeded to drop the following two games to the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers.
The Buffalo Bills have somewhat flown under the radar this year. A case in point was after their recent Thanksgiving Day victory over the Dallas Cowboys. Most of the press buzz after that game was focused on Dallas’ performance and what it meant for the future of Jason Garrett.