It is hard to compare players from different generations because the game evolves, rules change and different body types emerge. So I’m going to rank the top 11 pass rushers of the past 20 years (2004-23). We must draw the line somewhere, and the line is being drawn at the start of the 2004 season. […]
Trey Wingo explains why the Cleveland Browns impressed him most in Week 1, and Chase Daniel details the impact Jim Schwartz has on the defensive side of the ball. You can listen to the full show on Spotify and Apple Podcasts and watch it on YouTube.
The NFL Defensive Player of the Year (DPOY) is, more or less, the MVP for defensive players. In the last 10 years, eight pass rushers, one cornerback and one linebacker have won DPOY. All of those players were on teams with winning records. >> Other Awards: MVP | OPOY Given the wide field in the DPOY […]
When someone says the Cleveland Browns should be significantly better this season, the No. 1 reason invariably is Deshaun Watson having his first full season as their quarterback. That’s a logical take, but the lofty expectations go beyond that. The Browns have other key offensive components, including one of the better lines in the NFL, […]
Betting in an NFL awards market differs from betting in other futures markets because voters determine the winner in awards races. In most futures markets, you’re betting on or, in some cases, against a definitive outcome. For instance, if you bet on the Super Bowl winner this year, there will not be any questions about […]
Ready for some big assumptions? It’s a dangerous business. Yes, presuming a still-active player will get a Gold Jacket and a bust in Canton, Ohio, can make prognosticators look foolish. The Pro Football Hall of Fame is for legends, for the best of the elite. Sometimes, regardless of the reasons, it takes longer than expected […]
Organized Team Activities, or OTAs, are voluntary, so what’s the big deal if a star player like Myles Garrett of the Cleveland Browns skips them? Plenty, former NFL coach Eric Mangini tells Trey Wingo. The pair compare and contrast the approach of T.J. Watt of the Pittsburgh Steelers to others who don’t show for OTAs.
Za’Darius Smith asked out shortly before free agency began in March, but the Minnesota Vikings didn’t release him. Instead, the Vikings waited until they found a trade they could live with, and that happened on Friday. The team sent Smith and two 2025 draft choices to the Cleveland Browns for a pair of picks, NFL Media […]
Does anyone doubt a quarterback will be selected to open the 2023 NFL Draft? We don’t, whether it is Ohio State’s C.J. Stroud (scouting report) or Alabama’s Bryce Young (scouting report). History in this century tells us that’s how it will pan out: 16 of the 23 No. 1 overall picks have played the position. […]
Marvin Lewis and Mike Zimmer discuss the difference between the present-day NFL defensive superstars and the historic giants who preceded them. Which group would they rather coach?