NFL

NFL Rules That Need to Be Sacked

by Debbie Baratz • January 1, 2016

As we sit in the second half of the NFL season, it’s been full of surprising wins, devastating injuries and annoying league rules. At this point in time, we’ve seen players injured by these rules as well as games lost. Here’s NFL rules that need to be sacked. Completing the Catch: Take a look at Rule […]


Are Huge Quarterback Contracts Hurting Teams?

by Debbie Baratz • November 13, 2015

In this past offseason, Baltimore Ravens quarterbacks Joe Flacco and Dallas Cowboys Tony Romo received similar hefty paydays through contract extensions at $120 million and $119.5 million, respectively. These high figures weren’t anything new, just the latest ones representative of a quarterback contracts trend that has been rising in total value as well as guaranteed […]


Ranking Top 10 Young Receivers in the League

by Debbie Baratz • October 23, 2015

The 2011 NFL draft class had a nice-sized group of wide receivers with a few standouts including Randall Cobb, A.J. Green and Julio Jones. These players have improved over their three seasons, avoiding sophomore slumps and now they sit among the top 10 young receivers in the league. Take a look. A.J. Green (Cincinnati Bengals) […]


Best Backup Quarterbacks in the NFL

by Debbie Baratz • October 7, 2015

It’s been a season full of surprises for the NFL including the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs, disappointing records for top teams (see the Atlanta Falcons and the Houston Texans) and the year of the backup quarterback. To-date as we approach Week 10, 11 teams have turned to their backup quarterback for a minimum of one […]


Gronk Using Booze & Football Camp to Pick Up Ladies

by Debbie Baratz • January 25, 2014

After weeks of wondering when New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski would return to the field, the mystery has ended as he made his debut last Sunday against the New York Jets. He had a respectable week, catching eight passes for 114 yards but he has said he looks forward to doing more this […]


Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Picks for Week 11

by Debbie Baratz • November 12, 2013

For NFL teams, there’s only two weeks remaining for byes and in Week 11, two teams will enjoy theirs (the Dallas Cowboys and the St. Louis Rams) while four teams will take a break in Week 12: the Buffalo Bills, the Cincinnati Bengals, the Philadelphia Eagles and the Seattle Seahawks. In addition to these absences […]


Did the Pack Exit the Playoff Picture with Aaron Rodgers Injury?

by Debbie Baratz • November 11, 2013

In Week 9 against its division rival, the Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers went down in the first quarter with a broken collarbone. Enter backup quarterback Seneca Wallace who was unable to lead his team to a win as the Bears got the 27-20 victory. By the time the dust settled on […]


Is Trent Richardson a Bust or Still Learning the Colts System?

by Debbie Baratz • November 9, 2013

Last week, the Indianapolis Colts had their bye week. This came after their big Week 7 victory against the undefeated Denver Broncos. Between snapping their win streak, the homecoming of Peyton Manning and Reggie Wayne’s season-ending injury, this overshadowed another quiet performance by Colts running back Trent Richardson: 14 carries for 37 yards. He’s yet […]


Looking at the Keys to Andy Reid’s Success in Kansas City

by Debbie Baratz • November 8, 2013

After finishing with a league-low 2-14 record in 2012, the Kansas City Chiefs cleaned house in the off-season with its personnel and players. Change has been good for this team as they sit at 9-0 entering Week 10 and some of it can be attributed to new head coach Andy Reid. What has been the […]


Can Panthers Buck Rough Schedule to Make Playoffs?

by Debbie Baratz • November 7, 2013

On Sunday, the Carolina Panthers won their fifth straight game and this came against the San Francisco 49ers, 10-9. A productive ground game, strong special teams play and a stingy, physical defense all contributed to the victory. In their four previous wins, the Panthers scored a minimum of 30 points and with its win in […]