Weekly OC: Analyzing RGIII, Top-5 College Teams, Chuck Noll & More

We’re back with another edition of the weekly OC. Let’s get the self-promotion out up top then talk some football! Go and check out my weekly football podcast & my ALL US Sports podcast – First Take UK – that we do four times a week. Anyways, enough of this let’s get on with it. First Quarter 2013 was a torrid season for Washington and in … [Read more...]

A Kansas City collapse heading into the playoffs?

By Noah Gronninger The Kansas City Chiefs had just dropped 3 games in a row; two games to the Broncos and one at home to the Chargers. The defense seemed to be coming apart at the seams after their bye week, but the offense (pardon the New Kids on the Block reference) was hangin' tough! What happened to the pass rush and rookie corner Marcus … [Read more...]

Indianapolis with an Identity Problem? Is it a Luck or Manning Town?

Indianapolis Colts: A Fan Base in Flux Indianapolis used to be a basketball town. Peyton Manning changed things. Now, that’s not to say that basketball doesn’t still hold a place of importance in Indianapolis, this is Indiana after all. But Peyton Manning came and changed things. It’s hard to point to just one reason why. There was winning, … [Read more...]

Andrew Luck’s best 5 throws of 2012

The level of knowledge in the professional football world (fans & media) is expanding exponentially with the availability and exchange of information via the internet.  There are some great perspectives from writers following their own clubs and providing some fairly sophisticated and detailed analysis of organizations both on and off the … [Read more...]

2012 NFL Draft, Free Agency, “Luck” & the domino effect

Perhaps no other industry displays the “ripple effect” like professional sports and in particular the National Football League.  Think about it; the swings in momentum on the completion of a deep 3rd and long pass, the crippling blow to an offense of a torn ACL in week five or the rebuilding of an entire roster as a result of changing a front … [Read more...]

The “Luck” of being an Indianapolis Colts football scout – “Isn’t it Ironic”

“Well life has a funny way of sneaking up on you When you think everything's okay and everything's going right And life has a funny way of helping you out when You think everything's gone wrong and everything blows up In your face” "Ironic"- ALANIS MORISSETTE After fourteen years of relative futility, the Indianapolis Colts finished 3-13 … [Read more...]