Free Agensanity

Some of the numbers being dealt are over the top: Malik Jackson 6 yrs 90M 42M guaranteed. JPP 10M 1 yr (to NYG, and AZ offered “a lot” more) Osemele 5 yrs 60M (for a Guard… record $ for the position) A few contracts more “sane” and back on planet Earth: Charles Johnson 1 yr […]

CHAMPAIGN, IL - NOVEMBER 14: at Memorial Stadium on November 14, 2015 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

NFL Mock Draft heading into free agency

The 2016 NFL draft begins April 28 in Chicago. While NFL teams hit the free agent market this week, the draft is where teams really can build long-term success. With a little less than two months to go before Roger Goodell takes the podium in the Windy City, here’s a look at how the draft […]

during a 2015 AFC Divisional Playoff game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 11, 2015 in Denver, Colorado.

NFL Free Agency 2016

With the NFL Salary Cap having been bumped up from $143.3M in 2015 to $155.3M in 2016, the money is going to be flying beginning on Wednesday, March 9th. We reviewed some of the bigger names coming through with our analyst Wonder.  I suspect Wonder’s numbers may be a little low for how much these guys end […]

during a 2015 AFC Divisional Playoff game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 11, 2015 in Denver, Colorado.

5 underrated NFL free agents and possible landing spots

A lot of stars will be changing teams when the NFL free agency signing period begins next week. There also are several players not everyone has heard of who can make an impact with their new teams. Ian Williams, NT, 49ers It was easy for 49ers players to be overlooked in 2015. Ian Williams was a […]

NYG Dead Last Again in Injuries in 2015

Shocked! Not. The NY Giants finished in last place in injuries in 2015, according to our benchmark Football Outsiders.  And it wasn’t even close.  They racked up 139 Adjusted Games Lost (AGL), surpassing the 31st team in the NFL (the Redskins) by 20 games lost.  Considering that JPP was included in this study, EVEN IF […]

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 24:  Von Miller #58 of the Denver Broncos rushes against Cameron Fleming #71 of the New England Patriots in the second half in the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 24, 2016 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Recapping all the moves from NFL’s franchise tag deadline

NFL teams gave a version of the franchise tag to 10 different players before Tuesday’s deadline. The tag comes in three forms—exclusive, non-exclusive and transition—and is used by teams to either keep a free agent off the market or control if the player is allowed to sign elsewhere. The one-year tender is valued using the average of […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 28: Defensive lineman Joey Bosa of Ohio State participates in a drill during the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 28, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

NFL GM on 2016 draft: ‘There isn’t a special player out there’

According to several league executives, the 2016 NFL draft is lacking star power. “There isn’t a special player out there,” one general manager said, via Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune. Another team executive said there are question marks about all the top players, including Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa, Florida State defensive back […]

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 20:  Jason Pierre-Paul #90 of the New York Giants in action against  Mike Remmers #74 of the Carolina Panthers during their game at MetLife Stadium on December 20, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Giants want Jason Pierre-Paul back on ‘prove-it’ deal

The New York Giants want to re-sign defensive Jason Pierre-Paul, but only on their own terms. According to Jordan Raanan of, word from the NFL Scouting Combine is that the Giants are “working” to bring back Pierre-Paul, but only on a “one-year, prove-it deal.” The risk management from the Giants stems from the hand injury […]

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 21:  Victor Cruz #80 of the New York Giants celebrates after he scored the game winning touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Washington Redskins on October 21, 2012 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.The New York Giants defeated the Washington Redskins 27-23.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Victor Cruz says there’s an ’80 percent’ chance he stays with Giants

There was a time when Victor Cruz was the Giants’ celebrity wide receiver. While it remains to be seen if he can regain that level of stardom, Cruz told USA Today that he thinks there’s an “80 percent” chance he’ll play for the Giants in 2016. Cruz caught 82 passes and helped the Giants win the Super Bowl in […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 10:  Chris Long #91 of the St. Louis Rams celebrates after the rams held on fourth down during the game against the  Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 10, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Chris Long being ‘pursued aggressively’ by NFL contenders

Recently released defensive end Chris Long may soon find a new home with one of the NFL’s Super Bowl favorites. According to Peter King of, Long is already being “pursued aggressively by contenders” after the Los Angeles Rams cut him in a cap move last week. An eight-year NFL veteran, he is free to sign with […]

JACKSONVILLE, FL - NOVEMBER 23:  Matt Jones #18 of the Jacksonville Jaguars fumbles after making a reception against the Minnesota Vikings during the game at Jacksonville Municipal stadium on November 23, 2008 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

10 biggest NFL Combine busts of all-time

Watching the stocks of 2016 NFL draft prospects rise and fall this week will be like watching a ticker on Wall Street. The NFL Scouting Combine begins Tuesday at Indianapolis, and it’s a safe bet that a player or two will climb up draft boards because of his 40-yard dash time, number of bench-press reps or vertical […]


10 most memorable games in 2015 NFL season

That yawner of a Super Bowl is fading into the past and destined to get lost in the shuffle of Super Bowl memories. Now we can look at some games during the 2015 NFL season that were actually exciting. Each of the season’s 10 most memorable games were decided in the last two minutes or […]


The Giants need to rebuild in 2016. Realistically they must confront the brutal facts and not think ‘title’ in 2016. Blue simply has too many holes to fill.  Free Agency, while a powerful tool to help have-nots reset their rosters, is not the best approach when there are too many positions of need. In 2014, the […]

during Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.

Top 5 takeaways from 2015 NFL Playoffs

The Denver Broncos’ win over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 capped off a postseason that included some unbelievable finishes, the ascendancy of the NFL’s new MVP, a dominant run of defense and potentially the final game of one of the greatest quarterbacks in league history. Here are the top five takeaways from the NFL’s 2015 postseason: […]