Free Agent Receivers: Pay Them, Test Free Agency, or Fire Them Into the Sun With a Cannon?

Wide receiver is one of the most glamorous positions in football, and so it’s obvious that receivers get a lot of attention, particularly those whose contracts are running out. And all you need to do is look at the Carolina Panthers or New York Jets to realize how important the position is to success. This offseason, there will be a lot of receivers looking to get a big payday. So we’re going to look at a few names and decide whether they deserve to get paid by their team, allowed to test free agency, or fired into the sun by a cannon. Continue reading

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Your Favorite Player Sucks: Cam Newton

I’ve really tried to avoid this all year. I knew that when it eventually happened, it would just come off as a fan of a division rival hating. In fact, I’ll double categorize this as Haters Gonna Hate too, just for full disclosure.

But I can’t ignore it anymore. We have to deal with the elephant in the room. The elephant who is built more like a mountain lion/gazelle hybrid. The elephant who is a Panther. The elephant who was an Auburn Tiger.

Sorry, I confused myself with too many animals.

Your favorite player is Cam Newton, and your favorite player sucks.

"So hey, uh...what you doing after the game?" (Source: ESPN)

“So hey, uh…what you doing after the game?”
(Source: ESPN)

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On Offensive Pass Interference

"Push Him Off" - a Taylor Swift/JImmy Graham collaboration!

“Push Him Off” – a Taylor Swift/Jimmy Graham collaboration!

I saw the flicker of orange out of the corner of my eye, and even if my brain couldn’t fully register what it was, I knew on a subconscious level. I knew not to even make a noise when Jimmy Graham came down with the football at the end of regulation in the Saints’ contest against the 49ers on Sunday. I knew it wasn’t going to count.

I wouldn’t call it bad officiating, per se. But I wouldn’t call it good officiating either. Continue reading

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Benching Fitzpatrick for Mallett? BUT HE DOESN’T EVEN HAVE A BEARD!

Bill O’Brien has gone too far.

I’m sure a lot of Texans fans are happy with him so far. He’s compiled a 4-5 record, double the wins of last season. And the team has much more fight this year. However, this week he’s done something that I think will mar his tenure as Texans coach.

He benched the beard.

Sure, Ryan Fitzpatrick had performed poorly in the past two games. And it may be time to see what you have in Ryan Mallett. But from nearly every standpoint, it doesn’t make sense. I mean, look at this guy!

UGH.

UGH.

Is this the kind of face you want running your football team? For God’s sakes, WHERE’S HIS BEARD? Continue reading

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Mark Sanchez in Five Years: The Best/Worst Case Scenario

"Thank you Philly QB Curse God." (Source: USA Today)

“Thank you Philly QB Curse God.” (Source: USA Today)

On Sunday, Nick Foles was knocked from the game with what turned out to be a broken collarbone. The Eagles were left with no choice other than to go with former Jets starter Mark Sanchez, who had a really bad and hilarious end with the Jets when he bankrupted the city by creating a winter sports complex called Ice Town fumbled the ball off his lineman’s rear end in what will always be called “The Buttfumble.” Sanchez performed shaky but admirably in the win over Houston, and now he is the main man going forward.

In a situation like this, where a former starter is given a second chance in a new environment, there are two ways it can go. We often call this a best case/worst case scenario. What we’re doing today is looking at a few minutes in Mark Sanchez’s life five years from now after this season’s best and worst case.

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