Hit the Reboot Button. Time to sell Joe Flacco and everyone else for the Broncos

by Jordy McElroy The Kansas City Chiefs didn’t even need Patrick Mahomes to shut down and embarrass the Denver Broncos on their home field. Mile High felt more like Mile Low last Thursday night as a Matt Moore-led Chiefs team completed a 30-6 blowout to sink the Broncos into AFC West purgatory.   Enough with the excuses and short-term moves in hopes of making a … Continue reading Hit the Reboot Button. Time to sell Joe Flacco and everyone else for the Broncos

Firing Jason Garrett midseason was never the answer for the Cowboys

by Jordy McElroy A week after being completely ignored by players on the sidelines, Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett was being embraced in the middle of the team’s celebratory post-game breakdown after Sunday’s win over the Philadelphia Eagles. It served as another example of winning solving everything in football, along with buying Garrett extra time on his perennial hot seat. Call him “Big Cat” … Continue reading Firing Jason Garrett midseason was never the answer for the Cowboys

Degenerate’s Guide to College Football Week 8

By Chad Cooper Twitter @thechadcooper Back to back winning weeks and now on a 17-11 ATS run. Let’s keep this money flowing in Week 8 with my biggest betting card this season.  Record ATS: 47-51 Over/Under: 6-8 Leans: 19-16 Friday, Oct. 18 Marshall @ FAU (-4.5, 58.5) Scoop: Home team has won 3 straight in this series and Lane Kiffin’s Owls have now won 4 … Continue reading Degenerate’s Guide to College Football Week 8

Saving Patrick Mahomes from himself should trump competing in 2019 for the Chiefs

by Jordy McElroy After converting a quarterback sneak on a fourth down in the red zone, a few audible gasps could be heard before a deafening silence swooped over Empower Field at Mile High on Thursday night. Patrick Mahomes, the Kansas City Chiefs’ otherworldly gunslinger behind center, remained on the ground in complete distraught after dislocating his right knee cap. A devastating moment that must … Continue reading Saving Patrick Mahomes from himself should trump competing in 2019 for the Chiefs

Could the Patriots Reach re-signing Antonio Brown Level of Desperation?

by Jordy McElroy Every talking head known to man has spent the last few weeks twisting their brains into pretzels trying to figure out ways for the New England Patriots to improve their sluggish offense. Who would have thought the man with the best idea in the room could be troubled former five-time All-Pro receiver Antonio Brown? “[If] you guys follow the Patriots, tell them … Continue reading Could the Patriots Reach re-signing Antonio Brown Level of Desperation?

Was Earl Thomas’ Hit on Mason Rudolph Blatant enough to warrant a Suspension?

by Jordy McElroy A deafening silence befell Heinz Field on Sunday afternoon with thousands of onlookers watching medical personnel administer emergency aid to Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph, who lied motionless on the ground after absorbing a devastating hit from Baltimore Ravens safety Earl Thomas. It was a sobering reality that rattled every fan out of their desensitized comas to the violent nature of football, … Continue reading Was Earl Thomas’ Hit on Mason Rudolph Blatant enough to warrant a Suspension?

AFC North is a Muddled Division where even the Depleted Steelers have Hope

by Jordy McElroy After a 27-3 blowout victory over the Cincinnati Bengals in front of a primetime audience on Monday Night Football, a wave of a heartbeat emerged on the electrocardiogram machine hooked to the declining Pittsburgh Steelers. A tremendous defensive effort coupled with an efficient performance by second-year quarterback Mason Rudolph has given the Steelers hope of a fighting chance in the AFC North. … Continue reading AFC North is a Muddled Division where even the Depleted Steelers have Hope

Latest Egregious Hit Worthy of a Lifetime Ban for Vontaze Burfict

by Jordy McElroy It’s a bird, it’s a plane… No, it’s Vontaze Burfict launching himself headfirst like a missile into another defenseless receiver. The Oakland Raiders’ troubled linebacker was suspended for the rest of the season on Monday after landing an egregiously outright dirty hit on Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle on Sunday. A season-long ban could even be considered as merciful for a … Continue reading Latest Egregious Hit Worthy of a Lifetime Ban for Vontaze Burfict

Packers’ Loss is Proof of how quickly things can Change

by Jordy McElroy On a beautiful night in Wisconsin, if only for a moment in time, the Green Bay Packers looked like Super Bowl contenders again. Aaron Rodgers was doing things only Aaron Rodgers can do, DaVante Adams was having a career night and the defense was stifling a Carson Wentz-led Philadelphia Eagles offense. Thursday Night Football looked to be a statement game rather than … Continue reading Packers’ Loss is Proof of how quickly things can Change

Daniel Jones’ Electrifying Debut Slammed the Door on the Eli Manning Era for the Giants

by Jordy McElroy Two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning had a front row seat to Sunday’s eulogy for his tenure with the New York Giants. Rookie quarterback Daniel Jones’ throwing arm was the preacher, and the diverse group of offensive weapons that used to belong to Manning were his pallbearers. A game-winning fourth quarter drive with a climactic rushing touchdown by the No. 6 overall … Continue reading Daniel Jones’ Electrifying Debut Slammed the Door on the Eli Manning Era for the Giants