The Philadelphia Eagles and Atlanta Falcons are set to face off on Sunday Night Football tonight with kickoff set for 8:20pm on NBC. The Eagles are coming off a come-from-behind 32-27 victory against the Washington Redskins, while the Falcons are coming off a 28-12 defeat by the hands of the Minnesota Vikings last week. The Falcons didn’t put up any points until the fourth quarter, as they trailed 28-0 after three quarters. Three turnovers (two picks and a fumble) and a blocked punt all led to Minnesota scores, with the Vikings rushing for 172 yards. Continue reading →
Heading into the second year with Matt Nagy as head coach should be enough to have Bears fans excited. Especially since Mitchell Trubisky will have more of an understanding of the playbook. They have studs in their receiving core with Anthony Miller, Allen Robinson and then adding Riley Ridley in the draft. Plus having Tarik Cohen as a do-it-all type of back, a swiss army knife if you will. We haven’t even gotten to Khalil Mack and the defense. The Bears may have the best set of middle linebackers in the NFL with Roquan Smith and Danny Trevathan. Chicago is in a good position to shake up the entire NFC with another year of Nagy and Trubisky leading the way.
To the average viewer, the preseason seems pointless. To the organizations and diehard fans though, the preseason is paramount. The four games serve as a chance for young and old players to prove that they belong on a team, whether it be the one they play on during the preseason or another team that noticed their talent. Many players’ hopes of playing in the NFL can come crashing down after the fourth game when cuts are made while some players take advantage of the playing time that they are given and make an NFL roster. Every week I will be highlighting some players that have taken the time given to prove that they belong. This week’s article details some players that impressed during the Hall of Fame game on Thursday. Continue reading →
Coming off a mediocre 7-9 record, where they missed out on the playoffs. The injuries hit the Falcons defense hard in 2018, names that included Keanu Neal, Grady Jarrett, and Ricardo Allen. In all Eight players would finish on the IR by seasons end. The team made some big shakeups on the coaching side of things. Letting go of three members of their coaching staff, among them offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian.
Sarkisian never ended up paying off as the replacement to Kyle Shanahan. The Falcons brought back a familiar face in Dirk Koetter to fill the role, Koetter should adapt well into an offense he helped lead to the NFC Championship Game in 2012. Devonta Freeman was a rookie starting behind Steven Jackson the last season he was in Atlanta. How will they jell together? Continue reading →
FOOTBALL IS BACK BABY! Well almost back. In just over seven weeks, the NFL kicks off its 100th season with a matchup between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers. These next seven weeks can’t go by fast enough. However, training camp officially kicks off today for the Denver Broncos with all the other teams to start within the next or so. In the meantime, the Scorecrow family has started a mini-series with a handful of writers giving you their opinions on NFL questions; five at a time. Be sure to follow all of the writers on twitter and ask any questions you may have regarding their answers. Without any further ado, let’s get into it.
With the 2019 NFL Draft now behind us, teams are now beginning to take shape and mold into what we will most likely see for the upcoming 2019-20 season. With the compensatory period coming to an end on May 8, meaning that all free agents signed after that period won’t count against compensatory picks, we could see some movement among players very soon. With several players still left on the free agency market such as Ndamukong Suh or Eric Berry, and along with trade rumors that we could possibly see come to fruition, here are ten players that we could see being picked up by a team or traded in the next month or two. Continue reading →
Coming off a dreadful 7-9 record, where they missed out on the playoffs, two years removed from a Superbowl appearance, the Atlanta Falcons enter the draft with an eye on four main positions: offensive line, edge rusher, defensive back, and defensive linemen. Continue reading →