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NFL Rumors: Jon Gruden returning to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?

As the calendar gets ready to flip to the month of December, speculation abounds about potential coaching changes in the college and NFL ranks. One name always drawing interest and speculation is ESPN commentator Jon Gruden. Gruden’s name has been tossed around in recent weeks once again, first being linked to the University of Tennessee […]

Top 10 NFL Power Rankings Week 10 2017

With 10 weeks of the NFL regular season nearly in the books, teams are starting to separate themselves as pretenders and contenders in the push towards the playoffs. While other sites will do weekly Power Rankings every week of the year, in and out of when NFL teams are playing, I like to allow some […]

What a Disaster the 2017 Tampa Bay Buccaneers have become

Cue HBO Hard Knocks, and the media hype that comes with that exposure. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were the darlings of the media this offseason as a trendy pick for post season aspirations. Remove the media hype, actually start playing some games and reality sets in. This was supposed to be the season the Buccaneers […]

Patriots trade QB Jimmy Garoppolo to 49ers, winners and losers in trade deal

As the NFL trade deadline looms on Tuesday October 31st at 4 pm EST, a few moves are being made. Generally, the NFL trade deadline is one of the least active dates of all the major sports, the MLB and NBA move dozens of players in an average year prior to the trade deadline. On […]

Heading to Week 8, NFL teams that need to start scouting the 2018 NFL Draft

As we approach the mid-season mark in the NFL 2017 regular season, we can can start to see some of the clubs that should start sending some of the scouting team over to college games and start planning for the 2018 NFL Draft. Fans of most all of the 32 NFL franchises come into the […]

New York Giants: It’s Time To Say Goodbye To Eli Manning

Many New York Giants fans entered the 2017 regular season with high expectations. Heading into Week Six of the NFL season, many of those same fans are wondering how high the draft pick with be in 2018 for the teams as injuries have simply decimated the squad. As the team hit the field today for […]

NFL Week 5 AFC Review

We have now crossed over the First Quarter mark of the NFL season and it’s time to take a look at where the various teams around the AFC stand and what to expect moving forward. So many fans have a knee-jerk reaction after the first few games of the regular season, but it’s not how […]

Against the Spread: Early Lines for NFL Week Ten

Well, another wild weekend in the NFL has come to a conclusion with just one game on the slate of games remaining on Monday night. Another crazy Sunday means another round of injuries with the Patriots, Steelers and Packers all facing issues moving forward. Only three undefeated teams remain after the Indianapolis Colts ruined Peyton […]

Against the Spread: NFL Week Nine Picks and Predictions

Five home dogs as we get set to open the Sunday portion of the NFL regular season. There are three very interesting games this weekend that I am very interested in watching, all of which have possible playoff implications. The Green Bay Packers travel to Carolina with the outcome of this game possibly deciding NFC […]

NFL Weather Week Nine

The NFL regular season moves into the first week of November. Despite what the calendar reads, weather continues not to be a factor so far this season. Very moderate to seasonably  warm temperatures persist across much of the nation this weekend.A quick look at this morning’s weather map shows much of the country dominated by […]

NFL Week Eight Power Rankings

We have reached the half way mark in the 2015 NFL regular season. As with any year, there are some shocking surprises around the NFL. The Indianapolis Colts, Detroit Lions and San Francisco 49ers are all a complete mess. Peyton Manning has more interceptions than touchdowns but he’s lead his team to a perfect 7-0 […]

NFL Weather Week 8

Wow, is this NFL Season flying by. Here we are at the halfway point of the schedule already and the calendar has now advanced to November.  Even as we approach the second half of the season, temperatures and weather conditions have yet to play a major impact in any weekend so far this season. Week […]

Against the Spread: NFL Week Eight Picks and Predictions

And in what seems like two blinks of an eye, the NFL Regular Season has reached the mid-point of it’s season. It seems as if weeks drag on without football, but somehow seem to accelerate three times as fast once the toe hits leather and the games begin. This Sunday’s slate of games features some […]

Lovie Smith Should Not Feel Secure With the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

As a Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan since 1976, I have been treated to some pretty poor football. In the Hugh Culverhouse days, things were done on the cheap. The players were given sparse training facilities. Fans were forced to sit on hemorrhoid inducing aluminum bench seats in the old Tampa Stadium. Good players were run […]

The Tuesday Morning After: NFL Review and Reaction to Week Seven

The Arizona Cardinals have logged their fifth win of the regular season this evening over the Baltimore Ravens, winding up the final game of the seventh week of the NFL regular season. Arizona failed to cover the 10 point spread and that is where we will start this week’s rants and reaction column. The Cardinals […]

Against the Spread: Early Lines NFL Week 8

And just like that, we are approaching the middle of the NFL regular season. Actually football fans, as of this evening, we are only 103 days until Super Bowl 50. Many teams which entered the 2015 season with high expectations already have fans looking ahead to the 2016 NFL Draft. The early lines for Week […]

Rapid Response: Quick Takes From NFL Week Six

The sixth Sunday of the NFL regular season came to a close last night, and it left fans with more questions than answers around the league. What if the Miami Dolphins had made a move in the offseason to hire Dan Campbell instead of starting the year with Joe Philbin? Should Jarvis Landry be named […]

Against the Spread: Early NFL Lines Week Seven

The Philadelphia Eagles will host their divisional opponent, the New York Giants this evening on Monday Night Football to close out the Week Six schedule in the NFL. It was another wild weekend indeed. The early lines for Week Seven have been issued and if the lines are any indication, next week could be even […]

Against the Spread: NFL Week Six

This is going to be an abbreviated version of my weekly column as I am not feeling very week. Somewhere along the way I’ve managed to pick up a stomach bug and I almost didn’t write a column this morning, so here it goes. Five home dogs this week. Denver Broncos at Cleveland Browns +3.5 […]

ESPN, Do You Have Any Editors? Fact Checkers?

ESPN, the self proclaimed worldwide leader in sports has endured a rough patch in recent months. On air suspensions of personalities, defections and firings of hosts. When I was a teenager, ESPN was THE source for sports news. In recent years, the “sports” network has become way too political, just like the Weather Channel and […]

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