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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

AFC North Offseason Grades

Baltimore Ravens (B-) This grade was an average of their free agency (D) and their draft (A). To be fair, they couldn’t do much in free agency as they are going to have to pay Lamar Jackson and most probably Orlando Brown Jr and Mark Andrews. This led to losing Michael Pierce to the Vikings.Continue reading “AFC North Offseason Grades”