Since 1969, 7 running backs have been drafted #1 overall. As of this moment, Penn St. RB Saquon Barkley has the chance to be the 8th. Only time will tell if that does happen, but the stigma around RBs and drafting them high (much less #1) isn’t a conversation that just started. Let’s hop back… Read More Ki-Jana Carter was the last RB to be drafted #1 overall back in 1995. Unfortunately….
I get the Sashi Brown love (tons of cap space, draft picks), but there's little reason to think the #Browns were going to execute an actual plan. There's a difference between hoarding assets and actually turning them into something — Matt Verderame (@MattVerderame) March 10, 2018 Upon his hiring in late December 2017, John Dorsey… Read More Sashi Brown had a vision but he didn’t get a chance to see it through. He didn’t go 1-31 but he did lose a power struggle
“Ain’t no fun when the rabbit got the gun” is just passive aggressive way of saying “Now YOU have to deal with that shit. How does it feel?”. Contract disputes are common in football but what’s being disputed specifically within the contract always varies. It never bothers me when players in the NFL make a… Read More I want to see Le’Veon Bell get paid…even if it’s not with the Steelers
The Chuck Noll coached Pittsburgh Steelers won their first Super Bowl following the 1974 season with a 16-6 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. It was the first of four Super Bowls they would win throughout the 1970’s. Despite finishing first in the AFC Central with a 10-3-1 record, there was a QB controversy that season… Read More Joe Gilliam becomes the first black quarterback to start for the Pittsburgh Steelers
On September 14th, 1969, James “Shack” Harris made history as the first black quarterback to start on opening day in the AFL (this was one year prior to the NFL-AFL merger so while Harris is the first to start in either league, Joe Gilliam of the Pittsburgh Steelers was the first black quarterback to start… Read More James “Shack” Harris
It’s that time of the year where Jon Gruden becomes the hottest name thrown into coaching searches across college and their NFL. Right now, the Tennessee Volunteers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have both been linked to Gruden and honestly, I don’t know why. For starters, Gruden hasn’t coached at the collegiate level since 1991… Read More Why does Jon Gruden’s name come up in the coaching carousel each year?
The AFC is top heavy once again. The AFC playoffs are pretty much set with the Patriots, Steeelers and Chiefs with firm holds on their division. The AFC South is now a two team race between the Titans and Jaguars and one of those teams will also get a wild card spot. The 6th seed… Read More No fucking surprise, the NFC is once again flat out better than the AFC
When you think of the Indianapolis Colts, you think of one of the elite franchise in all of the NFL. Jim Irsay took over as owner of the Colts franchise in 1997 following his father’s death. Irsay immediately hired Bill Polian (who at the time was the GM of the new Carolina Panthers) as GM… Read More Ranting On The 50 Yard Line: Put the Indianapolis Colts in rice
Top 5 Week 3 Games Atlanta Falcons @ Detroit Lions Seattle Seahawks @ Tennessee Titans Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Minnesota Vikings Kansas City Chiefs @ Los Angeles Chargers New Orleans Saints @ Carolina Panthers I would love to believe that the Thursday Night Football Game gave us a glimpse of what Sunday could be. But… Read More NFL Week 3 Preview, Picks, Odds and Power Rankings
Week 1 of the 2017 was whack. Boring. Corny. Underwhelming. None of the high powered offenses looked high powered. Quarterback play was pretty damn bad as well. I’ve been caping for Sam Bradford and Alex Smith for years, but to see the way they played last week made me shed a thug tear. Arguably the… Read More NFL Week 2 Preview, Picks, Power Rankings and Odds.