Archive for 2012

2013 NFL Mock Draft: 2 Round Regular Season Final

<strong><strong>1. Kansas City Chiefs</strong> - Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia</strong><br>
What is clear is the desperate need for a quarterback in Kansas City. A couple weeks ago, I picked USC's Matt Barkley and was pretty comfortable with him in the top spot. But a lot of what I've seen and heard is that Barkley's stock is plummeting and Smith is viewed by many in the NFL as the better prospect. Smith had a ridiculous season this year (71.4 completion percentage, 40 touchdown passes and only six interceptions) and is big enough (6-3, 208) to step into the NFL. If they don't trade for an available veteran, the Chiefs will likely use the top pick on a quarterback.
After a full NFL regular season of mock drafts, we now have the top 20 selection locked-in for the Draft in April. We also have nearly one-third of the league looking for a new head coach and a half-dozen teams replacing their general manager… so far. The salary cap, accompanying the unprecedented change at head coach... Read more »

2013 NFL Mock Draft: Seventh Heaven

2013 NFL Mock Draft: Seventh Heaven
Over the course of the 2012 NFL season, we’ve spent time every couple weeks looking ahead to the 2013 NFL Draft. The order of selections changes on a weekly basis, with bad teams surprising us with wins (nice work, Cleveland) and once-good teams continuing a slide (ugh… Bears…). There has been a lot of movement with... Read more »

Tim Tebow's Future: Can He Be A Quarterback In 2013?

Tim Tebow's Future: Can He Be A Quarterback In 2013?
It appears the working relationship between the New York Jets and Tim Tebow will come to an unceremonious end at the conclusion of the 2012 season. After making the bold move to bring Tebow in to back up Mark Sanchez this year, the Jets have failed in every attempt to use him appropriately (read: at... Read more »
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Brian Urlacher Defends Lovie Smith, His Only Chance At Returning to Soldier Field

Brian Urlacher Defends Lovie Smith, His Only Chance At Returning to Soldier Field
Fans in Chicago love Brian Urlacher. He was the Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2000, NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2005, and has been arguably the best inside linebacker of his generation not-named-Ray Lewis. Urlacher’s #54 has sold more jerseys in this town than anyone, perhaps even including the great Walter Payton.... Read more »

NFL Offensive Rookie Of The Year: RGIII? Andrew Luck? Or Russell Wilson?

NFL Offensive Rookie Of The Year: RGIII? Andrew Luck? Or Russell Wilson?
Everyone loves Robert Griffin III. He has been a revelation in Washington this year, taking over as the starting quarterback after winning the Heisman at Baylor and making the NFL look easy. In 13 games, he has thrown for 2,902 yards and run for another 748, accounting for 24 total touchdowns (18 passing, 6 rushing)... Read more »

2013 NFL Quarterback Market: Trades, Free Agency Impacted By Weak Draft Class

2013 NFL Quarterback Market: Trades, Free Agency Impacted By Weak Draft Class
As the NFL season winds to a close, there are two pathetic realities playing out in front of millions of fans on a weekly basis. 1) Roughly one-third of the NFL is lacking a legitimate starting quarterback. 2) Roughly one-half of the NFL is in desperate need of a new offensive line. While the second... Read more »
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2013 NFL Mock Draft: A Sixth Sense

2013 NFL Mock Draft: A Sixth Sense
Throughout the 2012 NFL season, I’ve been offering a look ahead at what the 2013 NFL Draft might look like. Some things have changed, from the players being selected to the order in which NFL teams are selecting. Injuries have impacted both draft eligible players and the needs of NFL franchises. And there are still... Read more »

Royals-Rays Trade: Who Wants A Small Market Blockbuster?

Royals-Rays Trade: Who Wants A Small Market Blockbuster?
In the middle of a snow-covered Sunday Night Football game (debacle for Detroit fans), baseball stole the attention of sports fans on Twitter. The Kansas City Royals unloaded a big part of their deep farm system in a blockbuster deal with the Tampa Bay Rays. Here’s how the deal breaks down: To Kansas City: RHP James... Read more »

2012 Heisman Trophy: The Defensive Tim Tebow Should Win

2012 Heisman Trophy: The Defensive Tim Tebow Should Win
I know I’m going to get crap from my religious friends for using the phrase “second coming” in the next statement, but the pun is unavoidable. Manti Te’o is the second coming of Tim Tebow. Tomorrow night, Te’o will try to make his already-unbelievable mark on college football and the University of Notre Dame more... Read more »
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NIU's BCS Mess: Huskies Spoil The Party, But It Doesn't Matter

NIU's BCS Mess: Huskies Spoil The Party, But It Doesn't Matter
In case you missed the news this weekend from DeKalb, the only Illinois university playing in a BCS bowl is the Northern Illinois Huskies. NIU won the MAC on Friday night in a thrilling game against Kent State, and finished ranked 15th in the final BCS rankings. They will now play Florida State in the... Read more »