Every year there are hundreds of mock drafts that pretty much list the best player available and assign them to the next team. This mock draft will be purely based on team needs and reports on what and who they’re going after. I included trade talk because that’s also a big part of the real life magic. Continue reading Fresh Take Sports 2015 NFL Mock Draft
Rex Ryan is staying in New York, and the AFC East, as the new head coach of the Buffalo Bills. After the unofficial announcement Sunday morning, reports began to surface that Rex’s landing in Buffalo was moreso the fault of another NFL team.
(The following is a conversation between Fresh Take Sports founder, Mykhal Glass, and the Editor-in-Chief.) Continue reading Talkin’ Football: The NFL Coaching Carousel Part 2
Jets fire Rex Ryan, Bears fire Marc Trestman, and our hometown Falcons lets Mike Smith go. All justified. (Yep, we’re talkin’ football.)
The following is a conversation between Fresh Take Sports founder, Mykhal Glass, and the Editor-in-Chief.
A weekly rant from our editor.
Trying something new here at FreshTakeSportsDOTcom, where I’ve been told to channel my inner Keith Olbermann and make fun of or just plain yell at the world of sports for a little bit. This week my target is the NFL. So without any further ado…
What I Learned in the NFL This Week
- Roger Goodell doesn’t love the kids after all.
Adrian Peterson has spent the last 9 weeks sitting out of NFL games, he’s gone to trial, he’s had his image damaged and now when the process should be over and Peterson should be on his road to redemption, our Commissioner has decided to stop progress dead in its tracks. Commissioner Goodell, in a letter, has told Peterson that not only will be made to sit out the remainder of the season (at the very least) but he will now also not be paid. He made a list of things that AP would need to do before his suspension would be lifted which included having “no further violations of law or league policy”, “commit yourself to your counseling and rehabilitative effort” (shut up and do what we say without any questions), and “properly care for your children” (stop being such a terrible father). Now I’m not saying Adrian Peterson is anywhere near broke, however, I am saying after losing endorsements and any credibility as a role model, should we really start taking money away from his children, you know, since Goodell cares about them so much.
- The NFC South is god-awful.
Last Sunday I watched a game that made my soul sad. The Atlanta Falcons barely beat the Carolina Panthers at home to win first place in the NFC South with a 4-6 record. Remember a few years ago when the Seahawks squeaked in the playoffs with a 7-9 record on technicality because the NFC West had to be included. This isn’t even like that situation. At least the Seahawks were “in the hunt” at the time and weren’t laughable. We are dangerously close to seeing a 6-10 team get a home game in the playoffs this year. That would mean whoever holds the 5th seed in the NFC after Week 17 will get a light scrimmage in the wildcard. For the first time ever in the NFL playoffs we could see a team actually rest their starters until the real playoffs start. At this point winning the NFC South is equivalent to having the highest failing grade on a big test.
“But Mom it’s an F PLUS!!!!”
Be careful what you wish for because you just might get it.
I’ve spent the last few years becoming somewhat bored by the NFL. I got tired of the same stars shining, the same teams winning, the same teams blowing expectations at the last second (Hi Romo.) and the one or two teams that would “shake up the league” then turn back into pumpkins the following season.
This season changed that. Seemingly, nothing that I thought I knew about the NFL was true. We started out seeing our league portrayed as the National Felons League. Both my Superbowl teams started 1-3. And the Dallas Cowboys were the best team in football. THE DALLAS COWBOYS?!?! Continue reading NFL 2014 Midseason Review
The members of the Fresh Take team are putting together their season projects for the upcoming NFL season, picking the Division winners, Wildcard teams, Conference Champs and Super Bowl Champs as well as giving one BOLD prediction. At the end of the season we will do a “where I was right/ where I was wrong” recap and we will see who among us is Nostradamus and who is the “weakest link” GOOD BYE! Continue reading NFL Season Predictions 2014 (Mr. Editor)
The Freshtake staff is young, intelligent and incredibly confident group of men who consider ourselves more/less experts on the sports we write about. With that being said I decided to challenge the staff to post their individual picks for the eight division winners and four wildcard teams that make it to the playoffs in January.
This is a tradition myself and Mykhal have had for the past few years and will serve as a source of ego stroking at the end of the season. So sit back and watch and wait for the inevitable trash talking. Continue reading NFL Playoff Team Predictions