(ed. note: This is cross-posted at Ditka in a Box.) With 2012, the chapter was closed on a Kansas City Chiefs lesson the New York Jets, Cleveland Browns, and Denver Broncos already learned: Hiring someone from Bill Belichick’s crew to run your personnel department results in terrible talent evaluation and decision more often than not […]
Month: March 2013
Jaguars fans have reason for optimism
Earlier this month, Forbes published a profile of Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan, who bought the team last January, and details his approach for making the team both profitable and good at football.
A look at Arizona’s All-Pro LB, Daryl Washington
All right, here is part two of my infinite-part series breaking down players. By request I’ll be looking at Daryl Washington from the Arizona Cardinals. I knew nothing about him, but I saw that he was a second-team All-Pro this season. I’ve broken down four plays featuring him:
Is Christian Ponder doomed because of his arm?
All right, this is the first writeup in a series I’ll be doing looking at NFL players on tape and evaluating the questions around their performance and potential. We’re starting with Minnesota QB Christian Ponder and the simple question: Does he have the arm strength to be able to compete in the NFL? Let’s just […]
Who is this Needle77?
I’ll be posting a few writeups I have over the next few days. But before doing so I just wanted to quickly introduce myself. I’m Needle and the one who’s voice can be heard in a few of those early posts where we discussed the playoffs. I am a former Division 2 player and undergraduate […]
Let’s all laugh at the Colts
Newest post for Ditka in a Box is up; it’s a look at some of the, er, questionable free agent signings the Colts. Indianapolis Colts: Spending Like It’s Dad’s Credit Card
Evaluating the first week of free agency, Part 1
(Ed. note: Ditka in a Box will be picking up some of my posts going forward; this is the first one that will be cross-posted there. You can view it on their site here.) Even though every NFL fan wants to talk about and evaluate free agent signings, and wants opinions on how well their […]
Pre-Free Agency Mock Draft, Round 3
In less than 12 24 hours, the free agent period officially kicks off. Come midnight 4 PM EDT teams can “officially” make offers to free agents (after a three-day “you’re allowed to tamper but you’re not allowed to make offers or sign anyone” period, the NFL’s vague way of acknowledging that tampering exists while trying […]
Pre-Free Agency Mock Draft Update
BREAKING NEWS: The Vikings have traded Percy Harvin to the Seattle Seahawks for a first- and seventh-round pick this year and a mid-round selection next year. This would have to happen one day after my mock. Concerns about how this affects my attempt at pseudo-journalism aside, this means I’ll have to scrap large elements of […]
Pre-Free Agency Mock Draft, Round 2
I published round 1 in four parts on Sunday. For those who missed it… well, it’s in the previous four posts in this blog. Go find and read it now. I’m going to try to knock out round 2 here in one post, with mostly short thoughts on the selections. Beginning with the late first […]