Underdogs Return – The Cleveland Browns

In 1944, Arthur B. McBride secured the right to field a Cleveland American Football team in the AAFC. Co-founder and coach Paul Brown was onboard and the team named after him, the Cleveland Browns. Out of this moment came one of the most important sports franchises, a franchise that would rise and fall, a franchiseContinue reading “Underdogs Return – The Cleveland Browns”

2021 Draft Recap

The draft is over. Optimism and dread are high among the different fanbases. Some have hope, some are full of despair. Whilst everyone has an idea of how well each team drafted, it will take 3+ years to find out. So, with that in mind, I shall refrain from grading drafts. Instead, I shall delveContinue reading “2021 Draft Recap”

2021 First Round NFL Mock Draft

Jacksonville Jaguars: Trevor Lawrence, QB (Clemson) The Jags gain the best prospect at the most important position in the game, simple. 2.New York Jets: Zach Wilson, QB (BYU) They didn’t trade down and have traded Sam Darnold to the Panthers. As a result, the Jets select the next best QB with salivating upside. 3.San FranciscoContinue reading “2021 First Round NFL Mock Draft”

Belichick Goes Shopping

It is often understood that the New England Patriots do not spend big in free agency. When they do, it’s on a proven game changer that becomes an anchor of the team (see Stephon Gilmore). Instead, the Patriots prefer to hold tight, wait for all the other teams to outbid each other for the availableContinue reading “Belichick Goes Shopping”

2021 Draft Rankings BY-Position

These are my by-position for the 2021 NFL draft. Top 3 of each position (and top 5 for QBs because of the depth of the class and the positional value). Some players are polar-opposites and would only fit on different teams (interior O-Lineman Vera-Tucker and Davis spring to mind) so the rankings are purely personalContinue reading “2021 Draft Rankings BY-Position”

Case Study: How To Ruin A Team In 4 Easy Steps. Featuring The Houston Texans

In order to ruin a team, one must first have a team with promise to ruin. Indeed, the Texans had just that. For the first time in their short history (shorter than Tom Brady’s NFL career), the Texans were looking promising and then it all went downhill – fast. The Houston Texans were founded inContinue reading “Case Study: How To Ruin A Team In 4 Easy Steps. Featuring The Houston Texans”

NFL Awards 2020/21

Let’s take a look at who should win on NFL award nights. Defensive Rookie Of The Year: Chase Young (DE – WFT) Young has lived up to his NO.2 overall pick. He’s racked up 7.5 sacks and accomplished the 6th highest PFF grade out of ALL edge rushers in the league (87.2). Young has followedContinue reading “NFL Awards 2020/21”

The Future Of The NFL Is In The East

It would be mad for someone to say that the two divisions that will be running the NFL in 3 years’ time will be the AFC and NFC East. They are currently 48-62-1 this year heading into Week 17. The AFC East consists of the Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots and the lowlyContinue reading “The Future Of The NFL Is In The East”

The 2020 Draft Class

As we reach the halfway point of the season, I believe it’s a good point to look back at the 2020 draft class. A class brimming with talent. They have had to deal with a lot (as we all have) and whilst that seems to have effected some – others have thrived. With that inContinue reading “The 2020 Draft Class”