Monthly Archives: April 2018

List of proposed rule changes for 2018 season released by NFL

When the NCAA instituted the targeting rule where players were ejected for hits to the head and neck area, the game went through a drastic change. It looks like the Chargers and the Redskins want to implement a similar change in the NFL. Washington and Los Angeles were two teams prominently featured Thursday when the […]

Andrew Luck addresses return timetable, says he hasn’t thrown football yet

Andrew Luck seemed to be in good spirits as he addressed the media on his recovery and what’s in store for his NFL career. Luck missed all of the 2017 season and a large chunk of 2016 with a lingering shoulder injury, but he indicated the recovery process is moving along well. If I wasn’t […]

New football league eyes start after 2019 Super Bowl

A new football league will be joining the ranks of the NFL and the soon-to-be resurrected XFL. Two months after Vince McMahon announced he was going to start the XFL again in 2020, Charlie Ebersol, the son of McMahon’s former XFL partner Dick Ebersol, said he was going to create the American Alliance of Football, […]

James Harrison wants to play, hopes to sign somewhere after draft

The oldest defensive player in the NFL isn’t ready to hang up the cleats yet. James Harrison, the outside linebacker who ended last season with the Patriots, is planning to keep playing and looking to sign with a team that needs a player like him after the draft, according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN. Stanton […]

Donte Jackson runs fast at Pro Day but doesn’t get under 4.3

LSU cornerback Donte Jackson wanted to run lower than 4.27 at the Scouting Combine and thought he might have a chance to challenge John Ross‘ record 4.22. Jackson was fast but not that fast. So instead of standing on his 4.32 from the combine, Jackson ran again for scouts at LSU’s Pro Day on Wednesday. […]

Rick Neuheisel to coach in Alliance of American Football

It looks like Steve Spurrier won’t be the only familiar name coaching a team in the new Alliance of American Football. Alex Marvez of Sporting News reports that Rick Neuheisel will be coaching a team based in Southern California. Spurrier was announced as the coach of the league’s Orlando franchise over the weekend. Not that […]

Baseball’s got talent, but how much, at which positions and how far into the future?

One bit of conventional wisdom in baseball is that talent tends to be evenly distributed among the different positions. This is more myth than rule because shortstops and first basemen aren’t born; the people running baseball teams choose whom to play and where. David Ortiz probably would have been a terrible shortstop, but there was […]

Marquette King eyes punting for the Broncos

The Raiders cut him abruptly, and the Broncos could be giving him a landing spot. Punter Marquette King has spoken to the Broncos about a possible alliance with the obvious goal (at least collateral goal) of tormenting the Raiders. “Marquette would love an opportunity to come visit there,’’ King’s agent, Wynn Silberman, told Mike Klis […]

Raiders re-sign all their exclusive rights free agents

The Raiders have all of their exclusive rights free agents under contract for the 2018 season. Word had already gotten out that they re-signed kicker Giorgio Tavecchio and linebacker Shilique Calhoun, but the team made those signings official along with the returns of defensive end/linebacker James Cowser, safety Erik Harris and offensive lineman Denver Kirkland […]

Cowboys CEO compares Dak Prescott more to Troy Aikman than Tony Romo

The Dallas Cowboys seemingly have their franchise quarterback under center. Dak Prescott might have struggled to an extent as a sophomore last season. Given that Ezekiel Elliott was suspended for six games, this isn’t too much of a surprise. It also doesn’t necessarily make the Cowboys think any less of a quarterback in Prescott who […]