NFC West Offseason Grades

The final division is finally here. It’s a division I expect to be 3 strong in the playoffs this year. Therefore, their draft and free agency may be the difference between picking in the 20s come April and playing in the Superbowl. Arizona Cardinals (A-) Jordan Phillips had a breakout year with 9.5 sacks withContinue reading “NFC West Offseason Grades”

Mr Belichick, meet Mr Newton

Just when I was about to finish the offseason grades for the last division (NFC West), the Patriots went and signed Cam Newton on a one-year deal. Much of the deal is wrapped up in incentives that can reach up to $7.5 million. Whilst Newton is by far and away the best QB that wasContinue reading “Mr Belichick, meet Mr Newton”

A Legend Of The Game Retires

If asked who the longest running coach (including assistants) of the Patriots was, many would probably answer Bill Belichick due to his long run as head coach since 2000 and serving as defensive coordinator and assistant head coach throughout the Bill Parcels era. But Belichick is the wrong answer. It’s not the secretive Ernie AdamsContinue reading “A Legend Of The Game Retires”

NFC South Offseason Grades

Atlanta Falcons (C-) The Falcons continue their fall from the top which started in the second half of Superbowl 51. They lost Austin Hooper to Cleveland, a good all-round tight end who was becoming a consistent safety blanket for Matt Ryan whenever Jones wasn’t open. Hooper had increased yearly in receptions, yards and TDs (75Continue reading “NFC South Offseason Grades”

NFC North Offseason Grades

Chicago Bears (C) The Bears have had a disappointing last few years (well decades) and that seems to have continued into this year. Trading for Nick Foles is one that will probably not work out. Yes, he is reunited with Matt Nagy but Foles is inconsistent. He can lead a team to a few winsContinue reading “NFC North Offseason Grades”

NFC East Offseason Grades

Dallas Cowboys (A-) The Cowboys had a great free agency. They had to let Byron Jones and Robert Quinn leave due to the massive salaries they would have received (and did). Therefore, resigning Anthony Brown will massively help keep the cornerback play high, even if it won’t be dangerous like last year but they won’tContinue reading “NFC East Offseason Grades”

Give Russell Wilson More Credit

PFF ranked the top 101 players of the 2010s. Coming in at 33 was Russell Wilson. This seems completely disrespectful for a QB that has carried his team to two Superbowls, and consistently been in the MVP conversation. Wilson has been overlooked and undervalued, seemingly forever. Whether that was getting kicked out of the startingContinue reading “Give Russell Wilson More Credit”

AFC West Offseason Grades

Denver Broncos (A) What a great offseason for the Broncos. Trading a low fourth for AJ Bouye is a steal, he replaces Chris Harris and keeps experience in the CB room. Melvin Gordon will upgrade the RB position which will help take some pressure off first-year starter Drew Lock, Lock has a lot of pressureContinue reading “AFC West Offseason Grades”

AFC South Offseason Grades

Houston Texans (F) What is going on? The last 2 seasons have not been great for fans of the Texans as well as Deshaun Watson and JJ Watt. Watson and Watt are trying to drag this team to success whilst Bill O’Brien is trying to drag it back to where it’s been since it wasContinue reading “AFC South Offseason Grades”

NFC Record Projection Post Schedule Announcement

A small detour from the offseason grades due to the release of the schedule. There are talks that week’s 3 and 4 can be moved to the end of the season in the event of disruption continued. The record in brackets are an assessment of what a team would do with an “average” schedule –Continue reading “NFC Record Projection Post Schedule Announcement”