Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The Most Appealing NFL Head Coaching Job

Black Monday has come and gone, leaving the NFL with six head coaching vacancies.  But which one is the most appealing?

In my opinion, it is the Detroit Lions job.  They have a great defensive line and a potentially dynamic offense.  More importantly, they already have a franchise quarterback—something that many of the other jobs lack.

Some might argue that the Texans vacancy is the best job, but they lack a franchise quarterback.  It is still a good job, but I think that the Lions job is still better.

The Lions have a lot of talent and are just lacking some discipline.  They are already built to win and do not need a rebuilding year.  The Lions are the closest team to being Super Bowl contenders, making it the most appealing job in the NFL.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Wisconsin Badgers React to Randall Cobb Touchdown

Sports Fans I Feel Sorry For

1. Chicago Cubs Fans

  • This is pretty self-explanatory.  The Cubs suck, and they have been sucking consistently for over 100 years.  Yet, their fans still love them and continue to attend games.
2. Fans of Cleveland Teams

  • LeBron left.
  • They had to suffer through "The Drive."
  • A professional sports team from Cleveland has not won a championship since 1964.
3. Fans of the Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Their quarterbacks are Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne (if you can consider them NFL quarterbacks).  

Friday, December 20, 2013

Aaron Rodgers Out

In a press conference earlier today, Packers coach Mike McCarthy stated that Aaron Rodgers is OUT for Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Rodgers has not been medically cleared to play since fracturing his collarbone agains the Chicago Bears.

Packer fans have been criticizing Rodgers for not "sucking it up" and playing.  Many are of the opinion that Brett Favre would be playing through the pain.  However, I think that this is a smart decision by the organization.

Even if the Packers make the playoffs, they will not make it far.  Their defense is atrocious, and their offensive line is mediocre.  There is no way that they are good enough to go into Seattle and beat the Seahawks.  Furthermore, I think that they would have a hard time beating the 49ers, Saints, and Panthers.

Green Bay is better off keeping Rodgers off the field and letting him heal completely.  Subsequently, he will be able to have a healthy and productive offseason.  In the meantime, Ted Thompson needs to put together a competitive defense.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

NFL Power Rankings

  1. Seattle Seahawks
  2. Denver Broncos
  3. New Orleans Saints
  4. Kansas City Chiefs
  5. Carolina Panthers
  6. San Francisco 49ers
  7. New England Patriots
  8. Cincinnati Bengals
  9. Indianapolis Colts
  10. Chicago Bears
  11. Arizona Cardinals
  12. Detroit Lions
  13. Green Bay Packers
  14. Philadelphia Eagles
  15. Baltimore Ravens
  16. Miami Dolphins
  17. Dallas Cowboys
  18. San Diego Chargers
  19. St. Louis Rams
  20. Pittsburgh Steelers
  21. New York Giants
  22. New York Jets
  23. Tennessee Titans
  24. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  25. Buffalo Bills
  26. Cleveland Browns
  27. Jacksonville Jaguars
  28. Oakland Raiders
  29. Atlanta Falcons
  30. Minnesota Vikings
  31. Washington Redskins
  32. Houston Texans

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Jim Schwartz and the Lions Collapse

Wisconsin and Illinois were celebrating last night as they watched the Detroit Lions collapse on national television.  With their loss to the Ravens, the Lions fell from first place to third place in the NFC North, allowing Green Bay and Chicago to control their own destinies.  Having lost four of their last five games, the Lions now sit on the outside of the playoff picture looking in.

If the Lions miss the playoffs, then it is time for Jim Schwartz to be fired.

The Lions have a former number 1 pick in the draft (Stafford) and three number 2 picks (Johnson, Bush Suh).  Furthermore, the Bears and the Packers, their only competition for the division, have been playing backup quarterbacks for the past month.  Everything had lined up for them to finally win the NFC North.  However, Jim Schwartz can't seem to get his team together.

The Lions appear to lack focus and discipline at times. Calvin Johnson dropped some easy catches last night, and Stafford had three interceptions.  They have the talent, but they don't have the poise.  It is looking like Lions fans will have to wait another year for a division title.