What was it the best first round ever? NFL.com’s Adam Rank uses a not-so-complicated formula to figure out which draft class had the best early picks.
Virginia Commonwealth’s basketball team went from play-in bubble team to the Final Four, and has become the talk of the sporting world. But Cinderella runs are not just limited to college hoops. The NFL has had its share or memorable Cinderella teams, and we will count them down right now.
Posted: Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 | Adam Rank Tags: Pick Six, A.J. Smith, Al Davis, Bill Belichick, Buffalo Bills, Cam Newton, Charlie Whitehust, Indianapolis Colts, Jim Harbaugh, Jim Irsay, Jon Gruden, Josh Freeman, Keyshawn Johnson, Marshawn Lynch, New England Patriots, Oakland Raiders, Pete Carroll, Philip Rivers, Raheem Morris, San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Warren Sapp, Wes Welker
The Buccaneers are reportedly the front runners to be the subject of this year’s “Hard Knocks” on HBO. Not a terrible choice. But we think we can do better.
Posted: Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011 | Adam Rank Tags: Pick Six, Brian Griese, Corey Chavous, Dan Williams, Deltha O'Neal, Drew Brees, Jarvis Moss, LaMarr Woodley, Marcus Nash, Mike Shanahan, Patrick Surtain, Robert Smith, Ted Gregory, Terrell Davis, Thurman Thomas, Tommy Maddox, Willie Middlebooks
Are the Broncos already done with Tim Tebow? There Broncos are reportedly doing their due diligence on the current crop of quarterbacks available in the draft. An indictment of Tebow? That is for others to decide. But if the Broncos were to pull the trigger on a quarterback, would Tebow qualify as the biggest bust in club history?
Posted: Monday, March 21st, 2011 | Adam Rank Tags: Pick Six, Blaine Gabbert, Bobby Layne, Brett Favre, Cam Newton, Eli Manning, Fran Tarkenton, Joe Montana, John Elway, Kevin Kolb, Mark Brunell, Matt Hasselbeck, Sonny Jurgensen, Steve Young
A number of teams have quarterback issues, and they will have to decide between drafting a guy like Cam Newton or Blaine Gabbert or trading for a guy like Kevin Kolb. But can you get a good quarterback from another team?
Kickoffs are under review, yet the “Tuck Rule” doesn’t seem to be a problem. A scoring play might receive instant review status, which just seems foolish because the “Calvin Johnson rule” will still be in effect.
Bengals WR Chad Ochocinco will be going to Kansas City next week to tryout and train with soccer team, Sporting KC. Apparently, Ochocinco has turned into an eight-year old girl during the lockout. Just kidding. But Ochocinco is halfway there to being a great soccer player though, seeing that he has a bad haircut, goes by one name and he falls to the ground at the slightest hint of contact.
A lot of quarterback needy teams like to forgo the draft to go with a known commodity, a veteran quarterback. That is not always the wisest decision. Here are six examples of teams that should have considered other options before going with the veteran as we count down the top six free-agent quarterback busts in NFL history.
Posted: Monday, March 14th, 2011 | Adam Rank Tags: Pick Six, Antonio Cromartie, Bobby Carpenter, Bruce Armstrong, Charles Haley, Danny Noonan, David LaFleur, Ebenezer Ekuban, Emmitt Smith, Isaac Bruce, Jay Novacek, Julius Jones, Marc Colombo, Marcus Spears, Michael Irvin, Patrick Kerney, Rod Hill, Shante Carver, Steven Jackson, Troy Aikman
NFL.com senior analyst Pat Kirwan offered up his two-round mock draft, and one name that stood out was Nebraska CB Prince Amakamara going to the Cowboys. Interesting choice, and when you think of the Cowboys drafting a defensive back you can’t help by think of the famed Rod Hill pick in 1982.
Posted: Thursday, March 10th, 2011 | Adam Rank Tags: Pick Six, Antonio Cromartie, Dan Marino, Daryl Gardner, Drew Brees, Eric Kumerow, Eric Metcalf, Jackie Shipp, Jamar Fletcher, Jason Allen, John Alt, Randall McDaniel, Sammie Smith, Ted Ginn, Thurman Thomas, Yatil Green
Congratulations to Pat White, who by flaming out in baseball, can now join the exclusive club of two-sport busts. But did he crack the list of all-time Dolphins’ draft busts? You will have to read on.
RB Mark Ingram is participating in his pro day at Alabama on Wednesday, looking to follow in the footsteps in another former Crimson Tide back who made it big in the NFL — Shaun Alexander. But Alabama is more known for its quarterbacks that it has churned out.
But who is the tops?
Tiki Barber wants to make a return to the NFL. And after a quick check of the calendar, yep, it is still only March 8.
As QB Ryan Mallet goes through his paces at his pro day at the University of Arkansas, you cannot help but reflect on some of the great players who played for the Razorbacks. Because lets be honest, given Mallet’s 40-time, we have plenty of time to reflect
Posted: Monday, March 7th, 2011 | Adam Rank Tags: Pick Six, Carolina Panthers, Dez Bryant, Eddie George, Everette Brown, Jason Peters, Keith Bulluck, Kerry Collins, Rae Carruth, Randy Moss, Rashard Anderson, Sam Madison, Steve McNair, Tim Biakabutuka
Should the Panthers already cut bait on QB Jimmy Clausen? Would this make Clausen the biggest draft bust in Panthers’ history?
Posted: Friday, March 4th, 2011 | Adam Rank Tags: Pick Six, Bart Scott, Bill Goldberg, Brian Pillman, Bronko Nagurski, Clay Matthews, Edge, Ernie Ladd, Kurt Angle, Lawrence Taylor, Lou Thez, Steve McMichael, Verne Gagne, Wahoo McDaniel
NFL players players are no stranger to the squared circle, but who are the best to have come from the NFL to excel in professional wrestling? Who else is going to answer this question?