Tyrod Taylor should be starting for the G-Men over Danny Dimes

Tyrod Taylorphoto: AP It’s important not to succumb to too many overreactions in the preseason, especially during opening week. Teams are just starting to figure things out, and starters are coming in and out of games like they’re playing hockey. I try to not get too caught up in making predictions based on a few … Read more

Predicting college football’s New Year’s Six teams

Can Georgia repeat?photo: Getty Images College football starts in a little more than two weeks. And for 135 days, the jostling to become a national champion will be ongoing. Obviously, only four teams will compete in the College Football Playoff but a dozen teams will be selected to the most profitable bowls, otherwise known as … Read more

Retired NFL RB James White never got his moment in the sun

James White didn’t win Super Bowl LI MVP, but he should have.photo: AP Don’t worry Deion Sanders, I’m not about to make a case that James White belongs in the Hall of Fame. he made comments recently about how he feels the standard of players being inducted has dropped in recent years. Richard Seymour, LeRoy … Read more

NFL wants refs to focus on illegal contact penalties

photo: AP It is bad enough how bold the league is about its financial goals. The NFL wants to bring in $25 billion in revenue by 2027. It has been two years since the start of the pandemic, and the league generated $11 billion per sporty. That number includes local revenue dollars. In the rod … Read more

Seahawk’s initial depth chart has Geno Smith as starting QB

Image: AP “What if — and this is purely hypothetical — we float out an unofficial depth just to see how they react?” — (Probably) Pete Carroll buzzing around a 3 am coaches meeting, a few Adderall and five sugar-free Red Bulls deep, trying to figure out how to ease Seattle fans into a reality … Read more

Aaron Rodgers can win third straight NFL MVP award

Aaron Rodgersphoto: AP Aaron Rodgers can win his third straight NFL MVP this coming season. Many will scoff at this lofty notion, but there is a clear path most just don’t see. They could point to all the young gun quarterbacks in the NFL, including Joe Burrow, Justin Herbert, and Josh Allen. Others could use … Read more

Exploring QB options for the Rams if Stafford’s elbow keeps him sidelined

Matthew Staffordphoto: AP All eyes are on Matthew Stafford and his nagging elbow injury as the defending Super Bowl champs navigate training camp. He told reporters he has “a little soreness” and “we’re working through it” while head coach Sean McVay doesn’t seem worried about his star signal-caller being unavailable to start the season. Even … Read more

Bears’ Justin Fields is in a happy place

Justin Fields apparently feels better about his offensive line than Bears fans do.Image: Getty Images The Chicago Bears’ offense. Those words could be presented to children to teach them the meaning of the word oxymoron. Sure the Bears play in an unpredictable climate. Near the end of September summer breaks and anything could happen, which … Read more

Kareem Hunt wants out of Cleveland, Jimmy G needs out of San Francisco

Image: Getty Images The offseason drama and turmoil in Cleveland will apparently carry over into the regular season. DeShaun Watson’s punishment was handed out last week to the tune of a very underwhelming six-game suspensionwhich has been appealed by the NFL. Now one of Cleveland’s primary offensive weapons, Kareem Hunt, is not only sitting out … Read more

Analyzing Jimmy Garoppolo’s next-team odds

Jimmy Garoppolo is still in San Francisco.photo: AP Most people thought Jimmy Garoppolo would be traded long ago. Yet, with barely more than a month until the start of the NFL regular season, Garoppolo is still a 49er. At this point, it’d be easy to assume that Garoppolo will remain on the team for at … Read more