Welcome back, football - you've been sorely missed. Preseason week 1 is (mercifully) in the books, and a weekend filled with mostly mediocre warm-up football is behind us as the 2017 season draws ever closer. Every Monday from now until the day after the Super Bowl I will be posting a Random Recap of things … Continue reading Random Recap: Things That I Think I Think
The NFL has suspended Ezekiel Elliott six games for violating the league's personal conduct policy related to domestic violence. Zeke is expected to appeal the suspension in the next few days, and the NFL then has 10 days to schedule a hearing. So while Zeke is not guaranteed to miss the first six games of … Continue reading Zeke Elliott: My Quick Take
Matthew Stafford is about to be rich. Filthy rich. I mean, he’s already rich, but he’s about to become the highest paid player in the history of professional football. Whether the Lions pay him or not, he will break the bank with his new contract. But is he worth it? That’s the 27 million dollar-per-year … Continue reading Baby, I’m Worth It: The Value of a Quarterback
I had high hopes for the Lions this year. Most experts are predicting a drop-off from last year's playoff season, but I expected the Lions to build on last year's season. Even though they over-achieved a bit last year, they spent the offseason improving at every position... from the Wagner and Ward signings to replace … Continue reading Lions get Decked
Finally. After years of cracking down on any spontaneous fun or expression of joy, the NFL has lightened up a little bit. I could explain the new changes to the celebration rules, but I would much rather let former Lions tight end Joe Fauria do it for me. Do yourself a favor and click that … Continue reading Celebrate Good Times, Come On!
Now that Travis has reviewed the fantasy outlooks for the Bears, Lions, Packers, and Vikings, it’s time for an NFC North-only mock draft! The rules are simple: using an $80 budget, build the best possible 8-man roster for a PPR league with one QB, two RBs, three WRs, one TE, and one FLEX (RB/WR/TE). I … Continue reading Mocking the Black and Blue
Last weekend, all four NFC North teams improved their rosters through the NFL Draft in Philadelphia. But which team improved the most? Read on to find out... Chicago Bears Round 1 Pick 2 (from San Francisco): Mitch Trubisky, QB, UNC Round 2 Pick 13 (from Arizona): Adam Shaheen, TE, Ashland Round 4 Pick 5 (from … Continue reading Black and Blue Draft Review
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