Earl Thomas

Ready Or Not – The Seattle Seahawks Roster Measured For Week One

Preseason game number three is in the books as the regular season looms. The Seattle Seahawks had little difficulty dispatching the overmatched visiting Chicago Bears on Friday night at CenturyLink Field. It was the final tune-up for Seattle’s frontline players. Expect few of the Seahawks’ top players to get on the field in the final […]

Point After

What Degree of Difficulty? Looking At NFL PAT Distance

Weeks one and two of the NFL pre-season saw the experiment with extra point kick distance yield mildly interesting results. Last year, with the ball placed traditionally at the two yard line, effectively creating a 20 yard extra point, NFL kickers nailed 1,262 of 1,267 extra point attempts, or 99.6%. In the 32 games played […]

Indianapolis Colts v San Diego Chargers

2014 Fantasy Football Preview – AFC Edition

Last week, we looked at some NFC players to grab and some to avoid. This week we look at some of targets from the AFC. Quarterback GRAB: Philip Rivers, SD AVOID: Andy Dalton, CIN Here is a good question for Fantasy owners: “Who was second in the AFC and third in the NFL in QB […]

NFL Referee

Penalties Piling Up – Is There A Method To The NFL’s Madness?

You can be forgiven if you’ve watched an NFL preseason game this year and wondered if you accidentally got the United Nations’ feed. There are more flags on display on the floors of NFL stadiums than the U.N. has members. Start. Stop. Start again. Stop again. St- … more of the same. Penalty after penalty, […]

Seattle Seahawks Rookie Minicamp

The Seattle Seahawks’ Success Is On The Line

As far as preseason games go, last week’s “contest” between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos was pretty preseason-y. A few highs, a few lows; few major conclusions could be drawn from the proceedings on the field. One interesting development from the Seahawks’ offensive side of the ball was the starting appearance of the […]

Richard Sherman

Richard Sherman VS. Patrick Peterson – Man-To-Man, It’s A No-Contest

Patrick Peterson thinks he’s the best cover corner in the game today. Not Richard Sherman, not Darrelle Revis, not Aqib Talib, not Leon Sandcastle. Peterson thinks he’s the best. And good for him, you’re supposed to play this game with confidence that you are the best there is. There’s just one problem: there isn’t a […]

Andy Dalton, Brian Leonard, Mike Mitchell

Thanks, Cincinnati. Now It’s Definitely Time To Show Russell Wilson The Money

ESPN reported early Monday morning that the Cincinnati Bengals and quarterback Andy Dalton had agreed to a six-year, $115 million dollar contract. Sources told ESPN that Dalton will make $22 million within the first six months of the deal based on bonuses (signing, roster and workout) and base salary. What is guaranteed is that Seattle […]