Who Will Be Running To New England?

Next man up - a motto that the New England Patriots have been touting throughout the Bill Belichick era. It has not mattered if there was injury, poor play or free agency - it has always been “next man up.” This mantra will have to be in full effect … [Read more...]

Relentless Effort Fueling Sutton-SMU’s Season

Intrastate, conference matchups often bring out the best in the top players in college football. If that is the case, SMU and Cortland Sutton should be poised for a massive week as they travel to Houston to take on the Cougars. This matchup is not … [Read more...]

Courtland Sutton Draft Path: Introducing Sutton

The 2017 college football season is just days away as teams grind through preseason camps and prepare for the upcoming season. At the same time, college football evaluators are breaking down film in an attempt to find the prospects that will hear … [Read more...]

Matt LaPan’s 2018 NFL Draft Defensive Positional Rankings

Defensive players dominated the discussion ahead of the 2017 NFL Draft. They likely will not get the same buzz in the 2018 NFL Draft, but the class is still loaded with talent. From Derwin James in the defensive backfield to Arden Key on the edge, … [Read more...]

Matt LaPan’s 2018 NFL Draft Offensive Positional Rankings

The 2018 NFL Draft is already creating a lot of buzz, and the 2017 college football season has not even started. The quarterback class is the talk of the preseason, but offensive positions are loaded in the 2018 draft. Names such as Sam Darnold, … [Read more...]

2018 NFL Draft Big Board – James Takes Top Spot

The start of the 2017 college football season is quickly approaching, meaning it is time to dive deeper into the prospect pool for the 2018 NFL Draft. The talk of the draft will be the quarterback class due to the appearance of the New York Jets … [Read more...]

Stacking The Deck

    Draft season is fun for me.  Stocks, trades, intangibles.  But with the advent of Twitter and other social media, it can be a bit too much.  Just a lil bit.  All the prognosticating, the 873 bazillion mock drafts, and the 1 mock … [Read more...]

Vikings 53 man roster set by Joel Schafer

With all the preseason games mercifully behind us, it is time to start to look ahead to the season. There were very few surprises as to who was given their walking papers and who was kept. The one that may be a slight surprise was the waiving of … [Read more...]

2015 Vikings notes from the Hall of Fame game By Joel Schafer

  The Vikings got the short end of the stick when it came to preseason scheduling by having to play five games in the preseason. As if four games weren't enough for every fan base. The Steelers also got stuck with this honor. What was to be … [Read more...]

VIkings Linebacker preview by Joel Schafer

2014  was an interesting year for the Viking linebacker corps. There was the steady play of Chad Greenway, who keeps doing what he has since he started playing in the NFL, piling up tackles.  There was the weak play middle linebacker play of retread … [Read more...]