Pre-Free Agency 2015 NFL Mock Draft

1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State Despite an overanalyzed slow 40 time, Winston impressed teams with his high football IQ. Draft guru Todd McShay also called him the second best QB prospect of the past decade (behind only Andrew Luck). Bucs’ head coach Lovie Smith seems to be on the Jameis bandwagon as well, so unless there

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The NFL’s Punishment Problem or What to Do with Greg Hardy

This week, the NFL was handed another reprimand for its handling of a player conduct issue.  Adrian Peterson’s case is just another example of the NFL’s inconsistent and haphazard rulings that do more to create tension with its players than it does to develop a consistent and firm message on how to address players’ off the field actions.  I believe

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It’s White & Gold, Damn it!: Why We Watch the NFL

Who here looked up #TheDress and decided they had to pick a side? White & Gold or Blue & Black?  Whether you did or not, if you type in #TheDress on Twitter, you’ll see thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of comments, memes, and criticisms about this crazy Dress.  Don’t believe me?  Here’s just a sampling of what’s been happening: I

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Once Bitten, Twice Shy: Recent First Round Quarterback Busts in the NFL

Do you remember Ryan Leaf? Let’s time travel back to 1998. Leaf comes in 3rd for the Heisman Trophy, behind runner-up Peyton Manning and winner defensive back Charles Woodson.  Leaf finishes his junior year at Washington State University, forgoing his senior year to enter into the NFL draft.  Manning, finishing a degree in Speech Communications in 3-years, returned to the

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Even Geena Davis Couldn’t Have Been This Bad: How to Fix the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Have you seen “Cutthroat Island”?  If you haven’t, please don’t. You see, “Cutthroat Island” was supposed to be an adventurous romp through the high seas with a badass female pirate.  Problem was that badass pirate was played by Geena Davis.  Yes, that’s the same Geena Davis from “Thelma & Louise” and “A League of Their Own”.  Nothing against Geena Davis, but frankly,

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GarbageTalk: Is Tom Benson an Imbecile, Is He Insane Or Is He Mad?

Benson’s step-daughter (Rita), and Benson’s grand-kids (Renee and Ryan) believe he is one of the three.  How do I know?  Let me explain. As you may know, and as I reported here, Tom Benson’s step-child and her children requested that a court in New Orleans order that Tom Benson undergo a psychiatric evaluation to determine whether he is competent to

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