Grant Reiter

Grant Reiter

Training Camp

Grading the Notable Deals from Day 1 of Free Agency

Entering the legal tampering period on Monday, teams had over $700M in combined cap space to work with, and this doesn’t even include cash budgets or restructure potential. Coupled with a 14% increase in the cap, there were reasons to think teams would be spendthrift, leading to more player-friendly deals. Through one day of free […]

Front Office Commentary

Why Now Was The Right Time For Tom Brady to Unretire

“I’m coming back for my 23rd season in Tampa. Unfinished business LFG.”  When the ball is kicked off for the start of the 2022 regular season, Tom Brady will become the first QB in NFL history to start at 45 years old. He continues to defy logic and age as he seeks his eighth Lombardi […]

Analysis

Indianapolis Colts Free Agency Outlook

After losing to the Raiders and Jaguars in the last two weeks of the season, the Colts missed the playoffs in 2021. It’s easy to harp on this collapse and their stunning 26-11 loss to Jacksonville, but the Colts followed up a 1-4 start with an 8-2 run to put themselves back in playoff contention. […]

QB Hub

The Russell Wilson Trade’s Catch-22

The AFC West is an exceptionally strong division with young QBs that will be performing at a very high level for many years. The Denver Broncos were therefore in a uniquely challenging spot because their roster is strong, but they didn’t have a chance to compete in their division without a quality QB. This gave […]

Front Office Commentary

The Pros and Cons of Extending Kyler Murray

On Monday morning, Kyler Murray’s agent, Erik Burkhardt, released a statement on social media discussing the contract extension proposal they sent to the Cardinals. According to Burkhardt, the proposal “provides financial protection in line with the current QB market” and lowers Murray’s cap hits for the next two seasons. Clearly, Murray wants an extension and […]

Analysis

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Free Agency Outlook

After deviating from their typical contract philosophy to maximize their championship window, Tampa Bay fell short in the Divisional Round against the eventual Super Bowl Champion Rams. Brady and the Bucs nearly pulled off an incredible comeback, but Cooper Kupp’s 44 yard reception set up Matt Gay to kick the game-winning field goal. As they look […]

Breakdowns

How To Get Under The Cap

As the offseason begins and the first day of the 2022 league year on March 16th approaches, much attention will be given to the teams that are projected to be over the $208.2M salary cap. Currently, there are twelve such teams with the Saints and Packers in the most precarious situations. In terms of effective […]

Breakdowns

Super Bowl Small Ball: Conservative Play Calling Determined Super Bowl LVI

Play calling was a crucial factor in determining the winner of Super Bowl LVI. Despite passing the ball far more efficiently than running it, Sean McVay’s persistence with the run game nearly cost the Rams the game. Passing 11 out of 15 times on the game-winning drive ultimately saved LA, but the earlier strategic blunders […]

Breakdowns

Super Bowl LVI Instant Reaction: Lack of Calls ≠ Good Officiating

Though mistaken calls by the refs garner all the criticism, missing calls can dictate the game just as much. There’s an assumption that the refs “letting the players play” and not calling penalties means that they are not having an impact on game. Yet, this is a false notion — it occurs in every Super […]

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