2020 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl Thursday Practice Review

As those of you who have followed my wonky draft takes over the years know, I have an affinity for the underdogs: bring me your tired, your hungry, your small-schoolers, your under-the-radar big-school fliers… Well, this week I am covering the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl––once an afterthought on the All-Star circuits but quickly making progress towards...

Dude, Where’s My Team?

For once in my life, I’ll make this short and to the point: WTF was that I just watched??? That game was a meal of an uneasy feeling appetizer, a main course of bad QB play served with sides of injuries and serious offensive line malfunction. The usual gem-marring defensive breakdowns for dessert. Would you...

Wk 16 recap Bills at Steelers: Beyond “It”

The Steelers have played much worse on offense, with much better talent available and vs worse competition. The difference is: this wasn’t a letdown, it was just a case of fear + lack of talent to be flexible on offense. The fear, however, wasn’t on the part of the rookie undrafted/unsigned QB making his 4th...

Wk 15 recap Steelers at Cardinals: Takeaways

Takeaways: this game had ’em, this season has them in abundance, the Steelers defense like Rolling Rock has 33, and I’ve got many. Maybe not 33 like they do, but here goes… The fake punt was a mistake, doesn’t matter whose fault it is, doesn’t matter who took the blame. The takeaway is: even when...

Wk 14 recap Steelers vs Browns: Who Are These Guys?

I’d wager that, in the Summer of 2018, a large percentage of even diehard football fans of your Pittsburgh Steelers had next to no idea who half the guys who played yesterday were. Devlin Hodges Deon Cain Telvin Jones Benny Snell Kerrith Whyte Jaylen Samuels Nick Vannett Matt Feiler B.J. Finney Diontae Johnson Steven Nelson...