49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo proving he’s better off for leaving the Patriots

by Jordy McElroy Jimmy Garoppolo could have followed in the footsteps of Tom Brady if he opted to stay with the New England Patriots. That towering shadow as the successor of the greatest quarterback of all time would have blotted out the warm rays of sunshine in San Francisco. Beaches, money, palm trees and a Super Bowl-contending team with electrifying talent on both sides of … Continue reading 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo proving he’s better off for leaving the Patriots

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Remember the Titans: How Tennessee can Build off their Failed Cinderella Run

by Jordy McElroy The clock struck midnight and the Cinderella Tennessee Titans had to leave the dance on Sunday. An improbable AFC Championship run came screeching to a halt in the rollicking madhouse at Arrowhead Stadium, where even fairy tales pale in comparison to the might of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. But there were teachable moments that could help the Titans close the … Continue reading Remember the Titans: How Tennessee can Build off their Failed Cinderella Run

Bruce Allen’s Walking Papers Signal Clean Slate for the Washington Redskins

by Jordy McElroy The speculation surrounding Bruce Allen’s status with Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder came to an abrupt end. After 10 long years of serving as the president and general manager of the Redskins organization, the pink slip finally came for Allen. Snyder saved the team the melodramatic ending by doing the deed on the one day deeds such as this typically get done. … Continue reading Bruce Allen’s Walking Papers Signal Clean Slate for the Washington Redskins

Seahawks Reuniting with Marshawn Lynch is Stuff of Legend

by Jordy McElroy Oakland is home to Marshawn Lynch, but Seattle will always be home to Beast Mode.  That terrifying downhill runner that has truck-sticked over countless souls hopped on a plane ride on Monday destined for the Seattle Seahawks’ facility. After passing a physical, a Christmas reunion of seismic proportions between Lynch and the running back-needy Seahawks was confirmed in the wee hours of … Continue reading Seahawks Reuniting with Marshawn Lynch is Stuff of Legend

Jameis Winston’s Frenetic QB play has the Buccaneers at a Crossroads

Jameis Winston’s elite potential is being dwarfed by the sobering reality that he was never meant to be the franchise quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. That was the opinion in Week 16 after he threw four interceptions in a 23-20 loss to the Houston Texans.  Come back next week and that opinion is sure to shift to the opposite end of the spectrum (like … Continue reading Jameis Winston’s Frenetic QB play has the Buccaneers at a Crossroads

Exiting the Black Hole: Jon Gruden brought Hope to Oakland before Ripping it Away

by Jordy McElroy Coach Jon Gruden’s storybook ending to the Raiders’ time in Oakland culminated into a fourth straight loss and playoff elimination. There were tears, appreciation and downright anger as the Raiders exited RingCentral Coliseum for a final time. Gruden will be the head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders in two weeks, leaving behind one of the NFL’s most loyal and disrespected fan-bases.  … Continue reading Exiting the Black Hole: Jon Gruden brought Hope to Oakland before Ripping it Away

NFL Must Act Swiftly in Patriots Spygate 2.0 Allegations

by Jordy McElroy The New England Patriots have once again shown why they’re the most polarizing team in all of sports with the latest throwback to the infamous Spygate allegations. Of course, the NFL could nip everything in the bud by coming to a swift conclusion in their investigation, but the past has shown time has no relevance when going down that endless rabbit hole. … Continue reading NFL Must Act Swiftly in Patriots Spygate 2.0 Allegations

Browns’ Odell Beckham Jr. Experiment was a Complete and Utter Failure

by Jordy McElroy Odell Beckham Jr. seemingly had it all in Cleveland—the best friend No. 2 option in Jarvis Landry, the confident young quarterback in Baker Mayfield and the burgeoning Browns organization seemingly on the fast-track to success. If only foresight was 20/20.  Landry went from being the No. 2 to the No. 1 receiver on the depth chart, and Mayfield has thrown more interceptions … Continue reading Browns’ Odell Beckham Jr. Experiment was a Complete and Utter Failure

Are Dak and the Cowboys headed towards a Kirk Cousins – Redskins Split?

by Jordy McElroy Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has been more disprove-it than prove-it in a contract year that has gone about as bad as anyone could have imagined. A meltdown of cataclysmic proportions has the Cowboys riding a three-game losing streak and barely clinging to a lead in the NFC East. Good quarterbacks are hard to come by in the NFL, and it has … Continue reading Are Dak and the Cowboys headed towards a Kirk Cousins – Redskins Split?

Bill Belichick’s hands aren’t clean of the Patriots’ Lack of Offense

by Jordy McElroy New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick might have constructed arguably the best defense in franchise history, but he also had a hand in deconstructing a prolific offense that has been humming for nearly two decades with quarterback Tom Brady behind center. A quick stroll down memory lane to Week 2 in the season, and the Patriots had Julian Edelman, Antonio Brown, Josh … Continue reading Bill Belichick’s hands aren’t clean of the Patriots’ Lack of Offense