A Quick Glance At NFL Playoffs: Initial Predictions

 

Hello my faithful few, just like Ron Burgundy I couldn’t be silenced for long…unlike Ron Burgundy though I don’t have an awesome moustache…but more on that later.

In my nine month absence, many events transpired without your’s truly’s official stamp of approval or dismissal.  Yes, we’ve seen sports stars rise and sports stars fall from grace.  We’ve seen a pampering to NFL offenses and a quick kick in the teeth to any team daring to play defense.  We’ve seen the San Francisco Giants win it all…again, just to dash the hopes of a fledging franchise like the Kansas City Royals.  A team that gave me hope for the future of our Seattle Mariners.  Nevertheless, these things transpire as they intend to.

I figured the first course of action to my resurgence was to give everyone a few picks for the playoffs.  I know the playoffs are a week away and the entire landscape of the seedings have yet to be decided, but this is a quick look at what believe to be the not-to-distant future.  Enjoy…

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Who Will Be The Priority: Wilson, Thomas, Or Sherman?

 

The Seattle Seahawks have made their offseason plans clear.  They’re not looking to build, they’re looking to maintain.  And to be fair, they’re the one team in the NFL who doesn’t need to build.  They will address the offensive and defensive line in the early rounds of the draft and maybe look for another receiver or nickel corner in the later rounds, but for free agency…Seattle is only looking to keep their core players together. Continue reading Who Will Be The Priority: Wilson, Thomas, Or Sherman?

Minnesota Is The Mecca For Old Quarterbacks

 

The Minnesota Vikings have two notable trends over the past 20 years or so.  They’re the Seattle Seahawks farm team and they are a mecca for old quarterbacks.

 

If we look at the past quarterback eras of the Vikings, an interesting trend begins to show up.  Prior to the Christian Ponder era, there was the Donovan McNabb era.  Before that, there was the Brett Favre era.  Then there was the Brad Johnson era, and the Randall Cunningham era, and the Warren Moon era.  As brief as these era are, Minnesota most definitely seems to be a safe haven for “out of their prime” older quarterbacks. Continue reading Minnesota Is The Mecca For Old Quarterbacks

49ers Turmoil Is FAR Overblown

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Over the last few weeks, the media have been stretching for any story…they stretched far on this one.

 

Coach Jim Harbaugh of the San Francisco 49ers has been in an alleged dispute with the 49ers general manager, Trent Baalke.  This dispute has lead to a media frenzy of Harbaugh’s demands and dysfunction within the organization.  All of these media reports have come about with very shady sources and Harbaugh denies all allegations of dysfunction.

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Cano Says Mariners Aren’t Ready

 

Seattle Mariners new star second baseman Robinson Cano made statements on Monday that the Mariners are still not ready to contend for a playoff spot.

 

“I’m not going to lie. We need an extra bat, especially a right-handed bat,” Cano told CBSSports.com. “We have many left-handed hitters. We need at least one more righty.” Continue reading Cano Says Mariners Aren’t Ready

Kap Looking To Break The Cap; New Deal $18 M

 

In this day and age in the NFL, offenses are hyper-inflated and quarterbacks are incredibly over-valued.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is able to renegotiate his contract for the first time since being drafted.  Kaepernick, 26, is set to make a paltry $1.1 million in 2014 if his contract isn’t extended during the offseason.  That $1.1 Million would make him the second lowest paid QB out of playoff quarterbacks in 2014 (Russell Wilson was the lowest paid).  Kaepernick is certainly an interesting debate amongst fans and analysts, but will reports of him asking for $18 million a year change the debate to be more one-sided? Continue reading Kap Looking To Break The Cap; New Deal $18 M

Top Ten Coaches (Part Two)

 

So here’s a list of the best coaches in the NFL.  The criteria for the rankings is not just based on recent success, but their overall body of work.  And to be fair, we’re only including the 32 active head coaches…so Mike Shanahan will not be on the list.  So here we go… Continue reading Top Ten Coaches (Part Two)

Top Ten Coaches In NFL (Part One)

 

So here’s a list of the best coaches in the NFL.  The criteria for the rankings is not just based on recent success, but their overall body of work.  And to be fair, we’re only including the 32 active head coaches…so Mike Shanahan will not be on the list.  So here we go… Continue reading Top Ten Coaches In NFL (Part One)

Browns Revelation Is Good News For Raiders And Vikings

 

This could be the best news for Oakland Raiders fans or some of the worst depending on who you ask.

 

For weeks now, the general consensus was that there were three first round quarterbacks in the draft.  Those three being Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater, Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel, and Central Florida’s Blake Bortles.  The Cleveland Browns are one organization that may be in the market for a quarterback, but they aren’t too excited about anyone of these three prospects.

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Should Mike Trout Be The Highest Paid Player In Baseball?

 

The former rookie of the year and two time MVP runner-up is about to break the bank, but how much exactly should he get paid?

 

The Los Angeles Angels and outfielder Mike Trout agreed to a pre-arbitration contract worth approximately $1 million.  This pre-arbitration contract sets a record for the largest such contract in MLB history.  It doesn’t sound like much, but it sets the tone for what is sure to be among the biggest contracts in MLB history.

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