Category Archives: NFL

Kirk Cousins just changed the landscape in the NFC North

Even though the NFL season ended just over a month ago, we’re already back into the swing of things with free agency. In this article I’ll go over some of the top free agents on the offensive side of the ball, and later I’ll take a look at some moves on defense.

The new league year is upon us, and NFL players are now free to sign with new teams for the upcoming season. A lot of familiar faces are looking for a new home this season, so let’s take a look at who has already signed, and who is left after the dust has settled after the first few days.

Kirk Cousins

The quarterback who was originally drafted as an afterthought by the Redskins the same year that RGIII was selected 2nd overall and was supposed to be the future in Washington. After playing the last two seasons under the franchise tag, the Redskins finally cut ties with the player that they refused to see as the future of their team. This year, Cousins was the biggest name among free agents and with a lot of teams in the market for a capable quarterback he was bound to get paid. After narrowing it down to the Jets and the Vikings, Cousins decided to take his talent to Minneapolis, leaving some money on the table in order to get a shot at a Super Bowl.

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The Cleveland Browns are starting to cook

Since Hue Jackson became Cleveland’s head coach in 2016, the Browns have compiled a nauseating record of 1-31. Last year they became the second team in NFL history to go 0-16 (the other was the Detroit Lions in 2008). It has been a while since the Browns organization has even threatened to be relevant, but I think it’s safe to say that last year was finally rock bottom (knock on wood).

Since the end of the 2017 season they have brought in a new GM in John Dorsey who has already begun to put his stamp on the roster.

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The 5 Worst Super Bowl Winning Quarterbacks of the Past Two Decades

Sorry for the super clickbaity headline but it’s rolls off the tongue a lot better than “The 5 Worst Super Bowl Winning Quarterbacks of the Past Two Decades (since 1998) sorted by Quarterback Rating (Football Reference not ESPN)”. Either way, if you’re a fan of any of these teams or any of these quarterbacks, this is an unbiased look at the 5-worst regular seasons by a Super Bowl winning quarterback based on Quarterback Rating. So don’t take too much stock in this. Regardless of any unflattering numbers or words surrounding these players is easily dismissed with the “shut up and count the rings” argument.

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Battle of the All-Star Games

In light of the month long slog that seems to be a never-ending blog entry on “How to fix the *blank* All-Star Game/Pro Bowl”, I’ve decided fix the All-Star Game/ Pro Bowl. My suggestion is to dissolve the NHL and NBA All-Star games and NFL Pro Bowl to create one big event that would pit the best of each league against eachother. Each team would have to play each other in a mini-tournament where no team would be allowed to play their own sport. We’re talking Giannis Antetokounmpo on skates,  Von Miller running the triangle and Sidney Crosby and PK Subban connecting on the flea flicker. It would be pure chaos and I for one wouldn’t miss a second. Here’s what those matchups would look like:

NFL v NBA in hockey

I googled any combination of “NFL players”, “football players”, “NBA players”, “basketball players”, “Lebron” and “playing hockey and these were the only videos that I could pull up. If none of these football players or basketball players have any skating experience whatsover (which is a fair assumption), then their skating abilities will range somewhere between Bambi on ice

and Luis Mendoza from Mighty Ducks 2.

Either way it would truly be a spectacle to see Joel Embiid lace ’em up opposite of Marshawn Lynch. I would just hope that we don’t immediately regret giving weapons in the form of hockey sticks and skate blades to Aqib Talib and Richie Incognito.

NBA v NHL in football

Here’s your quarterback:

And here are your star receivers:

On the other side of the gridiron, those crazy hockey players from Saskatoon might forget that real football is played with four downs and no “rouges”. The hockey players only have a shot if they keep the ball away from Lebron and co. with well-placed punts and running out the clock, with all of their trick  plays panning out.

NHL v NFL in basketball

Here’s a taste of what you’re getting from the NFL on the court:

And here’s what the NHL brings to the table:

The NHL would be creamed to be sure. Their vanilla-bland personalities and presence of Brad Marchand could make them a bizzaro parallel to the mid-90’s villainous Duke teams with one hundredth of the basketball acumen. I for one would love to see Phil the thrill throw down the patented “hot dog stand windmill slam” under the bright lights of a full basketball stadium.

As fun as this hypothetical sports battle would be, I wouldn’t go anywhere near it if I were the NHL. We’re talking a probable and embarrassing full sweep and possible back-to-back shutouts in both sports. In their defense, hockey (and skating skating in general) is such a niche athletic ability to most non-Canadian North Americans, the NHL players would dominate their non-hockey players in their own sport more than NBA or NFL players would.

Never Count Out Tom Brady and the Patriots

He did it again. After being held to just 10 points through three quarters of the AFC Championship Game, it was looking like the Jaguars were about to pull off the improbable upset over the Patriots. Turns out Tom Brady had other plans, and not even a broken hand or some stitches could slow him down. Down by 10 in the 4th quarter, it was time for Brady to get the comeback started.

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Bortles vs. Brady: The BOAT vs. The GOAT

The last time the Patriots ran into a: a) Tom Coughlin-led team, b) with a polarizing quarterback, c) in the playoffs this happened:

Today’s AFC Championship Game has been branded the BOAT (Best Of All-Time) versus the GOAT (Greatest Of All-Time) as a true battle of the quarterbacks. Sure Tom Brady might be considered “the greatest QB of all-time”, but the way that man-child Blake Bortles has plugged his way to within one game of a Super Bowl appearance is truly a sight to behold.

In advance of this afternoon’s big game I’m going to break down various aspects of the Bortles vs. Brady match-up. Read more

The #MinneapolisMiracle Kept the Vikings Dream Alive


We’re inching closer and closer to the Super Bowl, and the games keep getting better. It all kicked off with the Eagles hosting the Falcons on Saturday afternoon. Without Wentz, nobody really gave Philly much of a chance to move on, but the Eagles embraced their new underdog role this weekend.

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