Marcus Mariota vs. Jameis Winston, The Next Chapter

The necessary point to address up front in the Marcus Mariota vs. Jameis Winston conversation is that football is 11-on-11 at any given time, with dozens more players impacting the outcome over a game’s 60 minutes. Louisiana Tech head coach Skip Holtz pointed out before last Thursday’s game against Western Kentucky that, despite the Conference […]


Utah State Aggie Bobby Wagner Is NFL’s Highest-Paid LB

Linebacker Bobby Wagner is rumored to have signed a $43 million contract extension with the Seattle Seahawks late Saturday, which makes him the NFL’s highest-paid player at his position. Not a bad deal for a former 2-star recruit. Bobby Wagner landed at Utah State from Colony High School in Ontario, California, where he garnered minimal […]


On Cardale Jones and A Twitter Troll

Ask athletes to be paragons of virtue. Demand they meet moral standards both on the field of play and in life many of us fail to meet ourselves. Expect nothing short of the championship-caliber production, and do it all with humility. Just don’t stand up for anything. This is one terrible tweet, sent to Ohio […]


Dalvin Cook’s Arrest Ends A Bad Week in Football

Florida State running back Dalvin Cook turned himself in on battery charges Friday, shortly after a warrant was issued for his arrest for allegedly hitting a woman late last month. Dalvin Cook is the second Seminole involved in a domestic violence case this summer. On the same day of Cook’s arrest, the NFL reduced the […]


A Word on Jimmy Garoppolo

So the NFL is reportedly suspending New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady four games for his role in deflated footballs. Yeah, it’s stupid and has dominated the landscape of sports takes, but next up on the defending Super Bowl champion Pats’ depth chart is Jimmy Garoppolo. Hey, as someone who follows the Football Championship Subdivision […]


Jameis Winston and Plugging In First-Year Quarterbacks

The latest installment in the seemingly endless circus of NFL draft coverage is actually rather interesting. David Cornwell, the attorney for former Florida State quarterback and likely No. 1 overall pick Jameis Winston, said the following at a symposium Friday: “Winston is ready to be a player on the field, but he’s not ready to […]


NFL Draft Season Is Rife With Misinformation

Comedian Jay Mohr’s podcast, “Mohr Stories,” opens with a soundbite of former Jets head coach Herm Edwards telling reporters he wants players leaking information anonymously to “put your name on it.” This advice goes largely unheeded every year around this time, NFL draft season, when football media is awash with anonymous attacks on college prospects […]


Chris Borland and Meaningful Dialogue Drowned Out

Chris Borland made a decision that obviously required introspection and careful consideration when he opted to walk away from football at just 24 years old. However, the same level of thoughtfulness isn’t being applied to the discourse surrounding Borland’s exit. The typical brand of keyboard gangster questioning Borland’s toughness is not the issue. Chris Borland […]