NFL Offseason: 49ers, Bucs Among Early Winners

As with most pro sports leagues nowadays, the term “offseason” has become a misnomer in the NFL. The months following the Super Bowl, the most-watched sports event in America, are packed with contract decisions, free agent signings, pro days and combine performances for prospects, and, the highlight of the offseason, the NFL Draft from April … Continue reading NFL Offseason: 49ers, Bucs Among Early Winners

NFL Season in Review: Top Storylines, Quarterbacks, Games from a Thrilling Season

Two gloomy, football-less Sundays have passed since the finale of the 2020 NFL season. But the football calendar hasn’t turned to its new year, giving me an excuse to return back to what was a thrilling season and knock out my season in review. In four downs, let’s look back on 21 weeks of madness.  … Continue reading NFL Season in Review: Top Storylines, Quarterbacks, Games from a Thrilling Season

Bucs stop here: Brady completes legendary season in Tampa Bay with Super Bowl win

When Tom Brady joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, I was in absolute shock. The look of 20-year New England Patriot and owner of a record six Super Bowl rings in the red and black of the Buccaneers was jarring, the rare instance of an all-time legend joining a small-market, side note of a team.  When … Continue reading Bucs stop here: Brady completes legendary season in Tampa Bay with Super Bowl win

Week 16 Read Option: Miami survives thanks to Mack Hollins, Fitzmagic

Option 1, Week 16’s Burning Question: Who clinches a trip to the playoffs? The penultimate week of the season presented a couple teams the opportunity to punch their ticket to the playoffs. The Browns and Bucs looked to end playoff droughts of over a decade, while a couple of division leaders, including Washington and Pittsburgh, … Continue reading Week 16 Read Option: Miami survives thanks to Mack Hollins, Fitzmagic

Week 15 Read Option: Josh Allen lifts Buffalo to first AFC East title since 1995

Option 1, Week 15’s Burning Question: Will Drew Brees return to Pro Bowl form? Drew Brees has earned his reputation as a generational quarterback, but with his team reeling off four straight wins with Taysom Hill at quarterback after Brees went down with an injury, his absence didn’t seem to be the worst thing in … Continue reading Week 15 Read Option: Josh Allen lifts Buffalo to first AFC East title since 1995

Week 14 Read Option: Lamar’s return helps Ravens edge Browns

Option 1, Week 14’s Burning Question: How will the AFC Wild Card race shake out? The addition of a seventh playoff team for each conference has made one of the best parts of the NFL season, the playoff hunt, even better. And with multiple games between playoff contenders on the slate, Week 14 promised to … Continue reading Week 14 Read Option: Lamar’s return helps Ravens edge Browns

Week 13 Read Option: Mayfield downs Titans with near-perfect performance

Option 1, Week 13’s Burning Question: How does the weekend shake up the MVP race? I don’t believe the MVP award means all that much. I was thrilled when Lamar Jackson became the first Raven to take home the honor last year, but I would trade it in a heartbeat for playoff wins. And it’s … Continue reading Week 13 Read Option: Mayfield downs Titans with near-perfect performance