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The Overwhelming Pressure on Young NFL QBs

Trade rumors are surfacing around Miami Dolphins’ 2nd-year Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. A prime example of the impatience NFL franchises have with their inexperienced Quarterbacks. A common occurrence in recent years like the following Quarterbacks. New York Jets - Sam Darnold Sam Darnold was drafted 3rd by the New York Jets in 2018. Spending two of his first three seasons u ...

Pittsburgh Steelers Look to Rebound Despite Tough Schedule

Following last year’s playoff loss to the Cleveland Browns, the ever-lasting image of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger remains fresh in many Black and Gold fan’s minds. There was a dejected Big Ben with Maurkice Pouncey sitting on the bench after the game had concluded all by themselves. Pouncey retired following that game, Roethlisberger decided to keep plow ...

Will the Real NFL G.O.A.T. Please Stand Up

For years I’ve contended that Tom Brady is NOT the G.O.A.T. There will be tons of fans and critics who think I’m crazy. However, my belief has always been that Brady, while a great quarterback, was more a product of his system and the talent put around him rather than having pure athletic or quarterback skills. He certainly has not been or is as physically talented as, say, Joh ...

The Mysterious Career of Calvin Johnson

A first ballot 2021 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee, Calvin Johnson was one of the most polarizing athletes of all time. One of the greatest Wide Receivers to ever play in the NFL decides to retire in bizarre fashion, at the age of 30 years old with four seasons remaining on his contract. Background In college Calvin Johnson played in his home state of Georgia, playing thr ...

Breakout Performances in Week 1 Upset Victories

Jameis Winston and the New Orleans Saints The New Orleans Saints hosted the Green Bay Packers in Jacksonville, Florida. Where the Saint’s dominated the highly favored Packers in a 3-38 blowout. The Saints’ defense shut down last season’s 2nd best offense, forcing three turnovers, including intercepting two of Aaron Rodgers’ passes. While Jameis Winston broke out going 14-for-2 ...

A Fresh 2021 New England Patriots Look to Bounce Back

The Return of The Mac The New England Patriots have announced rookie Quarterback Mac Jones as Week 1 starter. After releasing former MVP Cam Newton coming off of a rough 2020 campaign. Newton’s lack of consistency and inability to be healthy plagued New England. As the Patriots dynasty era hit a wall. Missing the playoff for the first time since 2007, going 7-9 in 2020. This ...

The NIL and College Football's Future

Have we opened a Pandora’s box?

Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Famers

With this year’s Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2021 announced, in that group is Alan Faneca who had been trying to get in for years and now he joins a long list of former Pittsburgh Steelers who are enshrined in the hallowed halls in Canton, Ohio. Of all the NFL teams, the Chicago Bears have the most men enshrined in Canton with 35. The Washington Football Team/Redskins a ...

Best Number One Pick for Every Team in NFL Draft History

The 2021 NFL draft is approaching and the Jacksonville Jaguars are on the clock. For the first time in the team’s short history, the Jags own the league’s first overall pick in the selection process. It is the consensus of most that Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence will be this year’s number one pick and will take over at quarterback in Jacksonville. If the Jaguars in fact draft Lawr ...

Atlanta Falcons - Best Number One Pick for Every Team in NFL Draft History

The city of Atlanta landed an NFL franchise in 1966 and their very first #1 was to no surprise a quarterback named Randy Johnson out of Texas A&I University. After going through many drafts of picking QBs, it wasn’t until 2001 when the Falcons drafted the dangerous Michael Vick that they had their first franchise quarterback. These days Matt “Matty Ice” Ryan has been at the ...