It was a rough first week for the new-look Cleveland Browns as they fell to the Tennessee Titans by a score of 43-13. There is no way around it, this was an embarrassing, and unacceptable performance from the Browns.
The Carolina Panthers finished the 2018 season with a record of 7-9 and missed the playoffs. They were looking to improve on an 11-5 season in 2017 and started off strong in 2018 with a 6-2 record. The Panthers then went on a seven-game losing streak, ending their playoff hopes.
Can’t you just smell the burgers and chicken wings in the air? Football season is right around the corner, and I say that literally for me, as the first game of the season between Florida and Miami will be less than ten minutes away from my house. As close as it is, the season cannot come soon enough. Right now all we have is the NFL preseason, but think of that as the bread you get when seated at a restaurant, it’s good and all but it’s not what you go to the restaurant for unless it’s Olive Garden. Now that I got enough food mentioned in my first piece, let’s move onto some real football stuff. Continue reading →
For the first time in many years, the Minnesota Vikings had a relatively uneventful offseason. There were no major injuries, no internal drama, and, outside of the Anthony Barr signing, nothing shocking when it came to free agency. The Vikings are returning nineteen starters from last season, only replacing two offensive linemen and the three-technique defensive tackle. Continue reading →
The Pittsburgh Steelers came out of the gate relatively fast (if you ignore that Browns tie), starting with a 7-2-1 record, despite the holdout of Le’Veon Bell. They exerted some pure dominance against Carolina at home and wore down a tough Jacksonville defense. After a few head-scratchers against the AFC West, they managed to beat back New England to stay on track for a playoff run. A close loss to a very good New Orleans team coupled with Antonio Brown giving up on the team going into Week 17 buried them, and they limped to a 9-6-1 final record, missing the playoffs. Continue reading →
The Dallas Cowboys last season were a surprise of sorts, they missed the playoffs the year before, but this year they redeemed themselves, improving from a 9-7 record the year before to a 10-6 record. This was enough to win the NFC East and get a birth into the playoffs, where they managed to win a game against the Seahawks, and then lose in the NFC Divisional Playoff game to the eventual Super Bowl participant Los Angeles Rams. During the season, they traded their first-round pick to the Oakland Raiders for WR Amari Cooper.
Achilles tendon (Calcaneus Tendon) injuries do not occur with the frequency of ACL injuries, but they are more devastating in terms of recovery and performance for NFL players. The Raiders signed Isaiah Crowell to a one-year deal this offseason but that plan got blown out of the water on Monday when Crowell suffered a season-ending Achilles Tendon Tear during offseason conditioning. It is reported that he will undergo surgery to repair the tendon within the next week. Continue reading →