The Super Bowl champions annually have the shortest offseason of the NFL’s 32 teams. They also wear a bigger bull’s eye on their chest than any other team each fall. It’s difficult to win an NFL championship. It’s even more difficult to repeat…as the Eagles are finding out.
The Ravens have the stingiest defense in the NFL. Sunday it will be challenged by the No. 1 scoring offense in football. Will the Saints go marching all over the Ravens or will Baltimore bury Drew Brees?
Jerry Kramer became the 12th member of the Lombardi Packers enshrined in the Hall. But that doesn’t mean Canton can now close the door on Green Bay. The Packers have members of the NFL’s 50th anniversary team plus all-decade performers still on the outside looking in.
Ron McDole was named to the AFL’s All-Time team, is one of the 70 Greatest Redskins in history and played defensive end in 240 games, fourth most in NFL history. How’d he do it? If you’re a lineman with 12 interceptions, the rest of the job was easy!.
Otis Taylor averaged an AFL-leading 22.4 yards per catch in 1966, led the AFL with 11 touchdown receptions in 1967 and became the only receiver in the merged AFL-NFL with a 1,000-yard receiving season in 1971.
When I spoke to a former personnel director recently, he asked why we weren’t promoting Eddie Kotal for the Pro Football Hall of Fame … and I had an immediate answer. Who? That would be former Rams’ scout Eddie Kotal, a guy who was critical to the success of the L.A. Rams in the 1950s …
Week 6 in review: Brady, Patriots reassert themselves … why change hasn’t been good for first-year head coaches … Gurley or Gordon … wake-up call for Bears … why Ravens the AFC North team to beat … and five things you might not know.
For a three-year window, Priest Holmes was hands down the best running back in the NFL. From 2001-03, Holmes rushed for 4,590 yards, caught 206 passes for 1,976 yards and scored 61 touchdowns for the Chiefs.
Mike Haynes was one of 22 NFL Hall of Famers who signed a letter demanding a $300,000 annual pension and health benefits for all living inductees. But what about the nearly 30,000 other retired players and their often paltry pensions?
Andy Reid traded his Pro Bowl quarterback to the Washington Redskins in the offseason and turned the reins of his offense over to Patrick Mahomes…and the Chiefs can finally stop looking for the next Len Dawson. They have found him.