Analysis

Josh Gordon’s Tumultous Tenure in Cleveland: A Timeline

What if Josh Gordon had caught a few hundred less yards in 2013? Perhaps we wouldn't view him as some form of superhero who's trouble has inconvenienced our fantasy prospects. Perhaps the Browns would have released him years ago instead of offering him bone after bone until Saturday night's final straw. Not only was Gordon enabled but the Browns' blind...

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Melissa’s NFL Draft Musings: Baltimore Ravens Win Day 1

In my  of The Football Girl Podcast, long-time scout turned analyst for the Dallas Cowboys, Bryan Broaddus, waxed poetic on how the draft has evolved. The notion of the draft, an event where no actual sport is played, being held in a stadium full of 100,000 rabid fans is surreal. But what unfolded during Thursday’s first round more than warranted the...

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SEC Draft Prospects Ready to Make a Splash in the NFL

If you’ve followed any of for The Football Girl, you’ve probably noticed a tinge of SEC bias. As an SEC product, I am especially focused on the top SEC players in this upcoming draft. Even though the SEC has produced the most players drafted of any conference for eleven years running, the hype rarely matches the clear volume. One reason is that ...

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Richard Sherman Comfortable and Confident in Introductory Presser

SANTA CLARA -- Richard Sherman, the new 49er, entered the press conference room at Levi’s Stadium dripping with his usual swagger, complete with a telling smile and a very bright red suit. The mischievous twinkle in Sherman’s eye further illustrated his self-awareness of this bizarro, yet compelling reality. Richard Sherman is a 49er. Th...

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Happy New Year! The NFL Free Agency Period is Already Frenetic

The fateful moment is finally here. March 14th. 4PM ET. A new league year and the start of free agency. Finally, Adam Schefter and Ian Rapoport can get to work. Finally, the dry news cycle will be over and roster dominoes will commence. As if that’s how this thing works! From Richard Sherman signing with the enemy to Kirk Cousins’s lik...

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What’d I Miss: Shaquem Griffin Steals Show at Combine

The 90th Academy Awards came and went Sunday night without much drama or surprise. Favorites won in all the major categories, women were empowered in the aftermath of #MeToo, and host Jimmy Kimmel continued the new tradition of taking a bevy of stars to surprise “regular people” Despite "I, Tonya's" acting win, sports films don’t oft...

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