Ones that can play the pass well and be relied upon to secure tackles are even more treasured, and there’s no doubt that impending free agent safety Justin Simmons will be handsomely compensated checking those boxes.
With the recent retirement of Indianapolis Colts QB Philip Rivers, the active quarterbacks remaining from the 2004 NFL Draft class has been whittled down to just one—Pittsburgh Steelers signal caller Ben Roethlisberger.
With all the noise surrounding Drew Brees and his potential retirement, it has given us a chance to truly appreciate just what a supremely gifted quarterback he was.
The duel between the aggressive Allen and the two pick-happy corners of the Ravens is sure to be box office stuff. Whatever the case, Allen and Diggs will have to be at their usual best to beat the Ravens defence.
After yet another underwhelming start to the season, the Atlanta Falcons appear destined to miss the playoffs for the third consecutive season. In addition, the Falcons continue to waste the primes of Matt Ryan and Julio Jones.
As the first quarter of the Browns' Week Seven matchup against the Cinncinati Bengals drew to a close, the world was collapsing around Baker Mayfield. The Browns quarterback began the game 0/5 with 1 interception. To make matters worse, star wideout Odell Beckham Jr. tore his ACL chasing down the interception.
While the Colts haven't been tested against the upper echelons of the NFL, they have proven, outside of that Week One anomaly, that they are a competent organisation. But in a league with the Kansas City Chiefs, Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers and Baltimore Ravens do the Colts have enough to win it all?
However, these past three weeks have been a masterclass in play-calling from Schottenheimer, quarterbacking from Wilson and receiver play from both Lockett and Metcalf. If Wilson, and to a larger extent the Seahawks, are to maintain this level of execution, then the NFC may have found it's Super Bowl contender to take on Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs.
The NFL is willing to scrap preseason and have offered the NFL players association the option of playing zero preseason games amid the coronavirus crisis. This was after the NFLPA argued they saw zero point in playing meaningless preseason games.
Cleveland's offensive troubles in 2019 are best summarised by the decline in the performance of their starting quarterback, Baker Mayfield. In 2018, Baker finished the season with a 63.8% completion percentage, 27 touchdowns, 14 interceptions and an average yards per attempt (Y/A) of 7.7 Y/A.
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