Category: NFL

2019 Divisional Round Preview and Picks

No intro needed. Let’s get started: . . . . . IND @ KC: As you know, my bold pre-playoff take was that Indy would reach the AFC championship. I’ll stick with the narrative and pick them against KC in a 34-31 win, capped by a Vinatieri GW-FG. I think balance > overall firepower and this Colts team can get it done better in the snowy trenches. . . . DAL @ LA: I’m really not buying into this whole “Rams are overrated” narrative. I think this is a huge statement game for them that will have people buzzing before the NFC championship. Rams dominate this one 38 – 20 over Dallas. . . . LAC @ NE: I’m rooting real hard for the Chargers in this one, but I CANNOT STAND how people continue to doubt the Patriots in these games. They act like there a 5-11 team! It’s ridiculous. They’ve done this too many times and they’re a different team at home. This game SHOULD be in LA though. Patriots take this one 27-24 in a close affair. . . . PHI @ NO: The Eagles played excellent @ Chicago. Don’t get me wrong. But I think the Bears’ performance was more of the reason why they won. Saints remind everyone why they’re the favorites with a commanding 41 – 20 win with most of the Eagles...

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Why I LOVE the ADAM GASE Hire by the Jets!

As a Jets fan, let me start off by saying how RUSHED and REACTIONARY our fanbase’s response to this hire was. It’s COMICAL to see how quickly this fan base established the narrative that hiring Adam Gase was the “end of the world”. . . . They’ve pissed me off SO much that now I need to EXPLAIN why this is a GREAT hire! Please give this a read especially if you don’t agree. . . . . . 1.) DUE DILIGENCE. The Jets took this long to pick their guy for a reason. They interviewed EVERYBODY! This was not a rushed or forced hire or uneducated one by any means! . . . 2.) APPROVAL. This one is one of the most under-looked reasons. Per reports, the Jets got the FULL approval by Sam Darnold – who even talked to Gase – and PEYTON MANNING – who personally approached the Jets – to make this decision. That’s something I’m very glad to hear especially with the argument that Gase had poor player-coach relationships. . . . 3) IMPORTANCE. Jets fans act like this was a BS hire. This hire will decide whether or not GM Mike Maccagnan has a job in ten future since this was his first HC choice. Additionally, this is a crucial hire for Sam Darnold’s development as the current youngest QB in football. I...

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FORGET About PARKEY. The Bears Should be DISGRACED at their Performance versus Philadelphia.

I would start this piece by talking about the bitter end to the season for Chicago on a crazy missed FG; but there are more important things to cover: How TERRIBLE the Bears played last night in their loss to Philadelphia. . . . CODY PARKEY did NOT choke. The BEARS choked! . . . Am I defending Parkey? Not necessarily because there’s no feeling bad for a professional who is paid a TON to execute his job on the highest stage; and he failed to do that. There’s no defending him there. . . . “Blocked” or not, this game wasn’t about his miss. That was just an unfortunate way to end it. The Bears flat out sucked last night and deserved to lose. . . . First of all, there was no offensive creativity and aggressiveness. Between the lack of urge to throw the ball downfield to a busted Eagles secondary, to the uninvolvement of many skill players like Tarik Cohen; it was a mess. . . . The defense did play well, but there’s no excuse for letting them score on the last drive like that and hiding under the pressure. . . . Worst of all, this is the least motivated I’ve seen the Bears all season. They looked shot, which is shocking considering they are a young squad eager to show that they were...

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2019 Wild Card Round Preview

Happy Playoff morning! Before the games here’s a quick preview/take on each game. . . . IND* @ HOU: I’ll continue my narrative in this game that Houston is one of the most overrated teams in football. They barely etched out their wins against crappy teams, while the Colts have won against good competition, and blown out the poor teams. — I’m taking the offense-defense balance of Indy in this game, as well as their white hot momentum. (IND 27 – 20 HOU) . . . LAC*!@ BAL: Personally, I think there’s no chance a Rivers-lead Chargers team loses twice to the same Baltimore team. If anything, it was probably better that they loss in terms of inspiration. — I think they’ve figured out Lamar, and will be the first team to completely shut him down. I’ll also take an experienced Rivers any day. (LAC 17 – 13 BAL) . . . SEA @ DAL*: I’m a believer in the narrative that Seattle struggles on the road, as well as Dallas being dominant in Jerry’s World. — This Seahawks team is just too thin and young for Wilson to bail them out once more. They’re headed in an amazing direction though; don’t get me wrong – but the Cowboys defensive sturdiness and firepower with a rested Zeke and Cooper will help them a ton. (DAL 24 – 17 SEA)...

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Time to Start Talking About this New York ROOKIE – Duo

Throughout the now concluding NFL season, and ongoing NBA season; sports fans have gotten a heavy dose of Baker Mayfield and Luka Doncic coverage when it comes to rookie stars. Both are absolute STUDS and already two of my favorite athletes in sports! . . . Yet, there are two rookies who have been absolutely SURGING as of late (December to be exact!) and reviving their NY squads in dire need of a star. . . . For the Knicks, Kevin Knox has put on a show as of late proving to be an amazing scorer despite being the second youngest player in basketball. . . . He has truly proved to be a hard-working, drama-free Star the Knicks can build around for their seemingly bright future. . . . Put him with the broken out Mudiay, healthy Porzingis, a likely top five pick, and potential FA star? This Knicks team can be good in 2019/20. . . . Down south in Jersey, Sam Darnold has quietly OUTPLAYED Baker in these past three weeks. . . . Not only has he outplayed Mayfield and most other QB’s since the return from his multi-week injury absence, but he kept amazing pace with Watson and Rodgers these past two weeks. . . . If the Jets can find him a offensive mastermind HC, keep McCown (who deserves a TON of credit)...

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