Are the Nerds taking over pro football?

Are the nerds taking over NFL front offices? Certainly they are in Minnesota, where a former commodities trader is now the general manager. Kwesi Adofo-Mensah’s first moves were to make six trades during last month’s draft as if he was swapping wheat futures in hopes of grabbing some oil futures. Then his next step was … Read more

Tennessee Titans: First Impressions of Malik Willis From Rookie Camp

NASHVILLE – When it comes to NFL rookies, few prospects draw as much immediate attention as highly drafted quarterbacks. Such was the case over the weekend for Malik Willis. Every snap, throw and scramble during the Tennessee Titans’ rookie orientation came under scrutiny. A third-round selection out of Liberty University, Willis is the Titans ’highest-drafted … Read more

Detroit Lions rookie minicamp takeaways Aidan Hutchinson

The majority of the Detroit Lions rookie class, along with a group of tryout players, took to the field on Saturday morning to participate in another rookie minicamp practice. Head coach Dan Campbell explained to reporters prior to the start of practice what this weekend was intended to accomplish for the young talent coming in … Read more

Aaron Rodgers Vs. Tom Brady on Sept. 25 – Classic QB Matchup

Former Cal standout Aaron Rodgers may have depleted receiving corps, but that is not going to prevent him from being the focal point of some appealing quarterback matchups in the 2022 NFL season. The NFL released its 2022 schedule on Thursday, and five Packers games offer intriguing quarterback matchups for Rodgers, and one of them … Read more

Tennessee Titans: First-Round Pick Struggles in First Rookie Camp Workout

NASHVILLE – Mike Vrabel said it could have happened to any of them. Nine draft picks, 17 undrafted players and seven others invited for tryouts took to the practice field for the first time as professionals Friday during the Tennessee Titans’ rookie orientation. All of them prepared for the opportunity over the preceding weeks and … Read more

Chargers, Panthers, Seahawks among the best NFL schedule release videos

1. I got into the NFL schedule release hype in yesterday’s Traina Thoughts and wrote about what a spectacle the day has become. One of the notable aspects of the NFL schedule release day is how individual teams release their schedules on social media. The announcements have become more creative, more grandiose, more outlandish. Teams … Read more

AJ Brown trade symbolizes the NFL business story of the offseason

Before getting to the business of football, a thought after doing a couple of speaking engagements last week to groups who know football mostly as football. American Vs. European Model I spoke to a couple of groups from UEFA, both front office executives for soccer clubs and former players, including the world-famous Kaká (quite a … Read more