foshman

Tier:Spectator

Quick Stats :
Game Previews:
7
Post-Game Grades:
12
Articles:
235
Scouting Reps:
153
Stadium Reviews:
153
Team Grades:
53

FB Score:
613

Favorite Teams :
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
My Profile
Personal Detail
Twitter : @brentfoshee  
Gender : Male 
 
Interest & Knowledge
Sports Interest Knowledge
Baseball 3 7
Basketball 1 1
Football 10 10
Golf 5 4
Soccer 8 6
Tennis 4 4
 
Experience
Player Scouting
Submit yuor New Scouting Analysis
Sports Team Player Position Last updated on Detail
Football  Philadelphia  Carson Wentz  QB  02 Mar, 2016  View
Soccer  Portland Thorns FC  Meghan Klingenberg  DF  18 Feb, 2016  View
Football  Los Angeles Rams  Jared Goff  QB  02 Mar, 2016  View
Football  Denver  Paxton Lynch  QB  02 Mar, 2016  View
Football  Dallas  Dak Prescott  QB  02 Mar, 2016  View
Football  Kansas City  Kevin Hogan  QB  02 Mar, 2016  View
Football  Minnesota Vikings  Laquon Treadwell  WR  07 Mar, 2016  View
Football  Cleveland  Corey Coleman  WR  07 Mar, 2016  View
Football  Washington  Josh Doctson  WR  07 Mar, 2016  View
Football  Houston Texans  Will Fuller  WR  07 Mar, 2016  View
Football  Cleveland  Shon Coleman  OG  28 Mar, 2016  View
Football  Miami Dolphins  Laremy Tunsil  OT  28 Mar, 2016  View
Football  San Francisco  John Theus  OT  28 Mar, 2016  View
Football  Seattle  Germain Ifedi  OT  28 Mar, 2016  View
Football  Tennessee Titans  Jack Conklin  OT  28 Mar, 2016  View
Football  Detroit  Taylor Decker  OT  28 Mar, 2016  View
Football  Green Bay  Jason Spriggs  OT  28 Mar, 2016  View
Football  Baltimore  Ronnie Stanley  OT  28 Mar, 2016  View
Football  Indianapolis  Ryan Kelly  OG  28 Mar, 2016  View
Football  Oakland  Vadal Alexander  OT  28 Mar, 2016  View
Football  Chicago  Cody Whitehair  OT  28 Mar, 2016  View
Football  New Orleans  Michael Thomas  WR  28 Mar, 2016  View
Football  Seattle  Jarran Reed  DT  30 Mar, 2016  View
Football  Oakland  Connor Cook  QB  25 Apr, 2016  View
Football  NY Jets  Christian Hackenberg  QB  25 Apr, 2016  View
Football  Tennessee Titans  Derrick Henry  RB  25 Apr, 2016  View
Football  Dallas  Ezekiel Elliott  RB  25 Apr, 2016  View
Football  LA Chargers  Joey Bosa  DE  25 Apr, 2016  View
Football  San Francisco  DeForest Buckner  DE  25 Apr, 2016  View
Football  Buffalo Bills  Shaq Lawson  DE  25 Apr, 2016  View
Football  Tennessee Titans  Kevin Dodd  DT  25 Apr, 2016  View
Football  Cleveland  Emmanuel Ogbah  DE  25 Apr, 2016  View
Football  Cincinnati Bengals  Andrew Billings  DT  25 Apr, 2016  View
Football  Green Bay  Kenny Clark  DT  25 Apr, 2016  View
Football  Arizona Cardinals  Robert Nkemdiche  DT  25 Apr, 2016  View
Football  New Orleans  Sheldon Rankins  DE  25 Apr, 2016  View
Football  Chicago  Leonard Floyd  OLB  25 Apr, 2016  View
Football  NY Giants  Eli Apple  CB  25 Apr, 2016  View
Football  Tampa Bay Buccaneers  Vernon Hargreaves, III  CB  27 Apr, 2016  View
Football  Jacksonville Jaguars  Jalen Ramsey  CB  27 Apr, 2016  View
Football  Minnesota Vikings  Mackensie Alexander  CB  27 Apr, 2016  View
Football  Pittsburgh Steelers  Artie Burns  CB  27 Apr, 2016  View
Football  Washington  Kendall Fuller  CB  27 Apr, 2016  View
Football  Chicago  Jonathan Bullard  DE  27 Apr, 2016  View
Football  Jacksonville Jaguars  Myles Jack  ILB  27 Apr, 2016  View
Football  Buffalo Bills  Reggie Ragland  LB  27 Apr, 2016  View
Football  Cincinnati Bengals  William Jackson III  CB  27 Apr, 2016  View
Football  Atlanta  Keanu Neal  FS  27 Apr, 2016  View
Football  NY Jets  Darron Lee  OLB  27 Apr, 2016  View
Football  New Orleans  Vonn Bell  CB  27 Apr, 2016  View
Football  NY Giants  Darian Thompson  FS  28 Apr, 2016  View
Football  Detroit  A'Shawn Robinson  DT  28 Apr, 2016  View
Football  Washington  Su'a Cravens  FS  28 Apr, 2016  View
Football      OLB  28 Apr, 2016  View
Football  Dallas  Jaylon Smith  OLB  28 Apr, 2016  View
Football  Free Agent  Logan Woodside  QB  19 Oct, 2016  View
Football  Tennessee Titans  Corey Davis  WR  19 Oct, 2016  View
Football  Cincinnati Bengals  Carl Lawson  DE  19 Oct, 2016  View
Soccer  FC Kansas City  Becky Sauerbrunn  DF  20 Oct, 2016  View
Football  Houston Texans  Zach Cunningham  LB  03 Nov, 2016  View
Football  Detroit  Jarrad Davis  LB  03 Nov, 2016  View
Football  Tampa Bay Buccaneers  Kendell Beckwith  LB  03 Nov, 2016  View
Football  San Francisco  Reuben Foster  LB  28 Mar, 2017  View
Football  Jacksonville Jaguars  Leonard Fournette  RB  30 Mar, 2017  View
Football  Carolina  Christian McCaffrey  RB  30 Mar, 2017  View
Football  Minnesota Vikings  Dalvin Cook  RB  30 Mar, 2017  View
Football  Green Bay  Montravius Adams  DT  30 Mar, 2017  View
Football  LA Chargers  Mike Williams  WR  30 Mar, 2017  View
Football  Tampa Bay Buccaneers  Chris Godwin  WR  31 Mar, 2017  View
Football  San Francisco  Solomon Thomas  DE  31 Mar, 2017  View
Football  Cleveland  Myles Garrett  DE  31 Mar, 2017  View
Football  Houston Texans  Deshaun Watson  QB  01 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Cleveland  DeShone Kizer  QB  01 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Kansas City  Kareem Hunt  RB  02 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Kansas City  Patrick Mahomes  QB  02 Apr, 2017  View
Football  NY Giants  Davis Webb  QB  02 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Chicago  Mitch Trubisky  QB  02 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Arizona Cardinals  Johnathan Ford  FS  02 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Philadelphia  Sidney Jones  CB  02 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Detroit  Michael Roberts  TE  02 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Tampa Bay Buccaneers  O.J. Howard  TE  02 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Miami Dolphins  Raekwon McMillan  LB  02 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Washington  Jonathan Allen  DT  02 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Cincinnati Bengals  John Ross  WR  02 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Jacksonville Jaguars  Cam Robinson  OT  02 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Detroit  Teez Tabor  CB  03 Apr, 2017  View
Football  New Orleans  Ryan Ramczyk  OT  03 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Baltimore  Marlon Humphrey  CB  06 Apr, 2017  View
Football  New Orleans  Marshon Lattimore  CB  06 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Tennessee Titans  Adoree Jackson  CB  07 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Buffalo Bills  Tre'Davious White  CB  07 Apr, 2017  View
Football  NY Giants  Evan Engram  TE  07 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Denver  Garett Bolles  OT  08 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Carolina  Taylor Moton  OT  08 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Cleveland  Roderick Johnson  OT  08 Apr, 2017  View
Football  New England  Antonio Garcia  OT  08 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Pittsburgh Steelers  JuJu Smith-Schuster  WR  08 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Philadelphia  Derek Barnett  DE  08 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Baltimore  Tim Williams  LB  08 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Atlanta  Takkarist McKinley  DE  09 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Arizona Cardinals  Haason Reddick  OLB  09 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Pittsburgh Steelers  T.J. Watt  LB  09 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Seattle  Malik McDowell  DT  09 Apr, 2017  View
Football  NY Giants  Wayne Gallman  RB  09 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Baltimore  Chris Wormley  DE  09 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Miami Dolphins  Cordrea Tankersly  CB  09 Apr, 2017  View
Football  NY Jets  Jordan Leggett  TE  09 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Los Angeles Rams  Cooper Kupp  WR  09 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Indianapolis  Malik Hooker  FS  09 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Arizona Cardinals  Budda Baker  FS  09 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Los Angeles Rams  Gerald Everett  TE  10 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Cleveland  David Njoku  TE  10 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Pittsburgh Steelers  Cameron Sutton  CB  10 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Indianapolis  Quincy Wilson  CB  10 Apr, 2017  View
Football  San Francisco  Ahkello Witherspoon  CB  10 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Dallas  Chidobe Awuzie  CB  10 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Washington  Fabian Moreau  CB  10 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Miami Dolphins  Charles Harris  DE  11 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Carolina  Daeshon Hall  DE  11 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Cleveland  Jabrill Peppers  SS  11 Apr, 2017  View
Football  NY Jets  Jamal Adams  SS  11 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Buffalo Bills  Malachi Dupre  WR  11 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Green Bay  Kevin King  CB  13 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Philadelphia  Rasul Douglas  CB  13 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Atlanta  Damontae Kazee  CB  13 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Tampa Bay Buccaneers  Justin Evans  FS  13 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Jacksonville Jaguars  Dede Westbrook  WR  13 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Houston Texans  D'Onta Foreman  RB  14 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Cincinnati Bengals  Joe Mixon  RB  14 Apr, 2017  View
Football  LA Chargers  Forrest Lamp  OT  22 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Miami Dolphins  Isaac Asiata  OG  22 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Arizona Cardinals  Dorian Johnson  OG  22 Apr, 2017  View
Football  New Orleans  Marcus Williams  FS  22 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Ohio State  Gaeron Conley  CB  23 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Michigan  Vindauntae "Taco" Charlton  DE  23 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Carolina  Curtis Samuel  RB  23 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Indianapolis  Tarell Basham  DE  23 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Cincinnati Bengals  Jordan WIllis   DE  23 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Oakland  Obi Melifonwu  SS  23 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Chicago  Adam Shaheen   TE  23 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Buffalo Bills  Dion Dawkins  OT  23 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Dallas  Jourdan Lewis  CB  24 Apr, 2017  View
Football  LA Chargers  Desmond King  CB  24 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Green Bay  Josh Jones  SS  25 Apr, 2017  View
Football  NY Jets  Marcus Maye  SS  25 Apr, 2017  View
Football  NY Giants  Dalvin Tomlinson  DE  25 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Indianapolis  Dan Feeny   OG  26 Apr, 2017  View
Football  New Orleans  Alvin Kamara  RB  28 Apr, 2017  View
Football  Free Agent  Josh Allen  QB  16 May, 2017  View
Football  San Francisco  Colin Kaepernick  QB  05 Aug, 2017  View
Football  UCLA  Josh Rosen  QB  10 Dec, 2017  View
Football  Oklahoma State  Mason Rudolph  QB  10 Dec, 2017  View
Football  Colorado  Isaiah Oliver  CB  10 Dec, 2017  View







My Articles
2017 Bowl Game Predictions - P... (23) foshman
Dec. 16 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Troy vs. North Texas   Both teams had good seasons, combining for a 19-6 record. The Trojans, in addition to having the better record Troy also has better players and should pull out a win in a game without a ton of defense. Troy 41 - North Texas 38   AutoNation Cure Bowl Western Kentucky vs. Georgia State   Both teams ... Read More
And Another Thing Week 13... (51) foshman
And Another Thing Week 13   College   1: College Football Playoff Scenarios The Pac-12 is out. The SEC will have at least 1 participant, as will the ACC. The Big 12 Big Ten and SEC will have programs possibly competing for the final slot, unless Oklahoma and Wisconsin win. As we said back in October, this season has ended up with a bunch of teams in contention that have simil ... Read More
NCAA Coaching Change Primer - ... (80) foshman
NCAA Coaching Change Primer   This offseason should be one full of major coaching changes. Already 2 major programs, and several smaller ones, have fired their head coach and 2-3 more appear to be on the way. The following is a list of programs and coaches that will be making changes for next year.   The Teams that need coaches ACC Florida State - Lost Jimbo Fische ... Read More
And Another Thing - Thanksgivi... (34) foshman
And Another Thing - Thanksgiving Edition   Both the NFL and college seasons are winding down and soon the fates of each team will be sealed. Many of the storylines for this season have involved injuries - at both the college and pro level - but some have been stories of hope, for the future. Here is a list of what the top teams in each conference have to be thankful for.   AC ... Read More
Top 2018 NFL Draft Defensive B... (38) foshman
Top 2018 NFL Draft Defensive Back Prospects   Safety   1: Derwin James, FSU - James is a freak athlete that is this year’s version of Jabrill Peppers. He’s an in the box safety in the NFL but he has the elite athleticism to shut down tight ends from the safety spot, which is rare. I expect him to be the first defensive back off the board and a top ten selection. ... Read More
Top Linebacker Prospects For T... (52) foshman
Roquan Smith, Georgia - Smith is a versatile and athletic defender that has the ability to play in a number of positions. He could start across the board in a 4-3 defense or play either of the inside spots in a 3-4. At Georgia Smith has led a defense that looked consistently dominating, until this past week's game at Auburn. He should be a top 20 selection come April. Harold Land ... Read More
Top Defensive Line Prospects F... (67) foshman
Defensive linemen, next to quarterbacks, are the most prized possession of NFL front offices. It is not uncommon for a deep draft to have as many as 10-12 defensive linemen selected in the top 40 picks. 2018 should be a deep class with some top level talent at both tackle and end.   Defensive Tackles   Christian Wilkins, Clemson - Wilkins looks like the kind of defensiv ... Read More
Top Offensive Line Prospects F... (92) foshman
1: Mike McGlinchey, Notre Dame - McGlinchey has been solid so far in 2017 and looks like to have the highest floor of all of the offensive linemen. He does not have the elite athleticism of Brown or WIlliams but he displays excellent technique and playing strength, and he has more than enough agility to play on the blind side. I expect him to be taken in the top 10   2: Orlando Brown, O ... Read More
Top Receiving Prospects for 20... (65) foshman
Top level receivers will always be a commodity in the modern NFL. Having the ability to break down a defense and score quickly energizes a team while, at the same time, crushing the will of the opponent. 2018 looks like it will be better than recent years for receivers with as many as 6 pass catchers getting first round consideration.   1: Christian Kirk, Texas A&M - Though he lack ... Read More
And Another Thing - Trade Dead... (52) foshman
Typically the NFL trade deadline comes and goes with nary a trade to be made. In keeping with its reputation as a strange year, 2017 saw 4 trades, anyone of which would be the most notable trade in most any other season. Like all good trades we have a mix of team’s preparing for the future and trying to improve their team immediately. Here’s a look at each trade.   Duane Bro ... Read More
Top Running Back Prospects for... (54) foshman
As good as 2017 was for running backs, 2018 will be better. No fewer than three running backs in this class would have been the first runner taken in 2017. The class features several first round talents as well as Saquon Barkley, who should be the top no quarterback drafted and has a shot at going in the top 3.   1: Saquon Barkley - Barkley seemingly can do everything. He returns kicks ... Read More
Top Quarterback Prospects for ... (60) foshman
Described as the best class for quarterbacks in recent years the 2018 prospects have mostly struggled through 2017. It looks like Sam Darnold will return for another year of college football, and Josh Allen might want to consider doing the same. Both have the physical skills that teams will covet but need to display a stronger grasp of the nuances of the position before being considered elite NFL ... Read More
McNair Remarks Highlight the N... (66) foshman
 And Another Thing - Bob McNair Edition   Word leaked earlier today that Texans Owner Bob McNair used the phrase “inmates running the prison” in an owners meeting before being confronted by league executive, and former player, Troy Vincent. This story seems to keep growing and there are a number of facets surrounding it worth discussing.   The Phrase - ... Read More
Week 9 And Another Thing... (36) foshman
Week 9 And Another Thing   1) Sam Darnold is reportedly leaning towards staying in school another year, which is possibly a good thing. As it stands now the production and experience of Josh Rosen and the raw skill set of Josh Allen would likely relegate Darnold to the 3rd overall selection, at best. While the 49ers could wind up picking third, which Darnold would likely find attra ... Read More
Week 8 And Another Thing... (55) foshman
Week 8 And Another Thing   College   1: Coaching Hot Seats Kevin Sumlin and Jim Mora seem to be back in the safe area among head coaches but Butch Jones, Larry Fedora, and Gus Malzahn are now squarely in the line of fire along with Mike Riley at Nebraska. Jones has failed miserably at Tennessee, Fedora can’t justify the setback thea North Carolina experienced this seaso ... Read More
Week 7 And Another Thing... (62) foshman
Week 7 And Another Thing   NFL   1: Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones really laid the gauntlet down when he stated that players who knelt for the anthem would not play. Unfortunately for Jones it really isn’t up to him. Should the entire team kneel, or every defensive player, or all of the offensive linemen, they would absolutely still play. Jones’ frustration with being ... Read More
Quarterback Prospects Are Movi... (90) foshman
Heading into the season the conventional wisdom was that there were three can’t miss prospects at quarterback and another 5-6 that would get early round consideration. It shouldn’t surprise then that in the deepest quarterback class in memory there seems to be a lot of movement throughout those initial projections. Ultimately NFL teams will not set their board until most of the pre-dra ... Read More
Week 6 And Another Thing... (64) foshman
Week 6 And Another Thing   NFL   1: The Ezekiel Elliott case has now stretched into October but, according to the NFL, an end might be in sight. After oral arguments in front of the 5th circuit court the NFL believes that a decision will soon be forthcoming regarding the delayed  suspension of Ezekiel Elliott. It is worth noting that the NFL believes it has the strongest ... Read More
Week 5 And Another Thing... (71) foshman
NFL   1: The National Anthem protests do not seem to be going away anytime soon. President Trump’s involvement has only driven the protests to new heights and the NFL players will not be bullied into stopping. Political protests are nothing new for sports but for now they are the new normal for the NFL.   2: The Steelers do not look like an elite team. I expected the St ... Read More
College Football Game Of The W... (98) foshman
Auburn at Clemson   Two of the last 5 teams to win a National Championship face off this weekend. Clemson is ranked #3 in the country while Auburn is #13.   When Auburn Has The Ball: Kamryn Pettaway returns to the starting lineup and should give Auburn’s entire offense a boost with his interior running ability. Kam Martin proved last week he can be an effective outside ... Read More
NCAA Week 2 And Another Thing... (104) foshman
1: This year has a slew of top quarterback prospects across the nation. With only a few exceptions these quarterback all struggled in week 1. Josh Allen struggled more than most against Iowa. While that isn’t entirely unexpected, Allen had a great opportunity to raise the level of his teammates play and was unsuccessful. Sam Darnold looked like less than a Heisman contender much less favorit ... Read More
Week 1 NFL Preview... (109) foshman
Week 1 NFL Preview   Kansas City Chiefs at New England Patriots   The Patriots will hang up banner number 5 tonight as they play host to the Kansas City Chiefs. The Patriots and Chiefs were two of the best teams a year ago and figure to be so again in 2017. With the Patriots missing Tom Brady’s favorite receiver for the year and some new faces emerging in the backfield ... Read More
NFL Week 1 And Another Thing... (112) foshman
Our long national nightmare is finally over. Not that one. The one that comes each February and has no football for 6 months. The NFL kicks off tonight. Here are the stories catching our eyes at the moment.   1: Ezekiel Elliott has officially been suspended but not yet. We know Elliott will play week 1. We don’t know what will happen after that, although many observers are relativ ... Read More
Art Briles Deserves A Second C... (127) foshman
It wasn’t the biggest story in football either of the last two weeks but Art Briles was almost hired not once, but twice. Last week Briles was linked with Lane Kiffin as an offensive analyst at Florida Atlantic University. The following day FAU and Kiffin announced that Briles was not affiliated with the team in any official capacity, likely due to the public outcry still surrounding his tim ... Read More
2017 Injuries Show The Risk Of... (111) foshman
It started innocently enough with Ryan Tannehill suffering an unfortunate injury before the season evan began. Since that time multiple teams have lost key contributors for the season due to injuries sustained during the course of the meaningless pre-season schedule. There have also been near misses that would have been catastrophic for the teams and players involved. In addition to Tannehill, Qui ... Read More
Fanteractive Offers Fans Multi... (111) foshman
Major professional sporting leagues are becoming year round endeavors for their fanbases. Following amateur drafts has increasingly become as important to many fans as the season itself. For many casual fans, player analysis seems fun, but can be intimidating to those without experience and knowledge. Fanteractive.com offers an easy and fun way to get started scouting players for multiple sports a ... Read More
Quarterback Uncertainty Could ... (120) foshman
It’s the most important position in team sports and one that every football coach feels the pressure to get right immediately. Because success is based on wins and losses, and is therefore relative, there will never be enough quarterbacks to go around the NFL. Team’s will always gamble in the draft and free agency to find a prospect that can be developed into an efficient leader for a ... Read More
Quarterback Experience Should ... (106) foshman
The annual conversations regarding the strongest conference in college football are fun for the fans and media to take part in. Typically the argument centers on who wins the National Championship, overall Bowl records, out of conference records, or some combination of the three. The SEC, after winning 8 in a row, have lost 3 of the last 4 - opening up the debate to finally include other conferenc ... Read More
Josh Rosen Comments Highlight ... (126) foshman
Josh Rosen Comments Highlight A Major Problem With College Football   Josh Rosen is no stranger to speaking his mind. It has been reported since last year that his position coach budgets time to start each meeting by allowing Rosen to speak extemporaneously about whichever topics he chooses. Neither is Rosen unfamiliar with controversial comments. He has, at various times throughout his ... Read More
Ezekiel Elliott Decision Needs... (90) foshman
Ezekiel Elliott Decision Needs Heavy Scrutiny The Ezekiel Elliott situation is another example of the difficult decisions the NFL must make when disciplining its players. Elliott stands accused of striking a woman, repeatedly, and while authorities declined to prosecute Elliott, the NFL has a different standard of guilt. Roger Goodell’s tenure has largely been defined by how he has handled of ... Read More
Which NFL Teams Should (Or Sho... (101) foshman
As training camp opens the Colin Kaepernick watch continues. The NFL has stopped rolling out new excuses for why he hasn’t signed yet - maybe they thought they would only need 5-6 and ran out. As injuries mount throughout the league - two teams have had injuries to their starters so far - pressure will mount on teams to sign Kaepernick. Here is a list of those teams that have/had the most ob ... Read More
SEC West Division Preview... (132) foshman
There seems to be a lot of debate every season but the simple fact of the matter is that half of the teams, and 6 titles, that have won the National Championship in the last decade were from the SEC West. Certainly the ACC Atlantic finished last season at the top, but 2017 is a new season, and the SEC West now has a more experienced quarterback corps. Conventional wisdom is that the division hiera ... Read More
SEC East Preview... (107) foshman
SEC East Preview   Top Draft Prospects   1: Trenton Thompson, Georgia 2: Nick Chubb, Georgia 3: Martez Ivey, Florida 4: Roquan Smith, Georgia 5: Jordan Jones, Kentucky   Order Of Finish   1: Georgia I’m not as sold on Georgia as everyone else is but I do believe that there are enough circumstances that differentiate them from Florida th ... Read More
Big Ten East Preview... (103) foshman
Big Ten East Division Preview   The Big Ten East is one of three divisions that can stake a legitimate claim to bet division in college football this year, along with the SEC West and ACC Atlantic. With both Ohio State and Penn State expected to be stellar programs this fall the winner of the East should have a good shot at making the playoffs.   Top Draft Prospects   ... Read More
Big Ten West Preview... (78) foshman
The West division has been the less competitive division in the Big Ten for as long as there have been divisions in the Big Ten. The gap appears to be closing now based on 2016. Nebraska is showing signs of life under Mike Riley, Minnesota had its best season since 2003, while Northwestern and Iowa remain in the hands of capable staffs that will keep them in contention once or twice per recruiting ... Read More
PAC-12 South Preview... (83) foshman
PAC-12 South Preview   As goes USC, so goes the PAC-12 South, sort of. WIth the Trojans on the rise many are expecting the South division to be the stronger of the two. UCLA needs a strong season to salvage Jim Mora’s job while Colorado hopes to build off of last season’s momentum. The two Arizona programs also need winning seasons but appear to be falling behind the rest of ... Read More
ACC Coastal Preview... (114) foshman
The ACC Coastal division was originally expected to be the stronger of the two divisions as Miami, Virginia Tech, and North Carolina were among the strongest programs in the country. For various reasons each of those storied programs have declined in recent years while Clemson has reached heights never before reached by its program and FSU has started to reclaim its position among the elite progra ... Read More
PAC-12 North Preview... (96) foshman
The PAC-12 overall will be one of the strongest Conferences based solely on its quarterback play. With 4 quarterbacks possibly getting first round grades in 2018 and 2 more with potential first round grades in 2019. While the division had been dominated by Oregon and Stanford in recent seasons last year saw both Washington teams make serious strides, with the Huskies winning the Pac-12 and partici ... Read More
ACC Atlantic Preview... (121) foshman
ACC Atlantic Preview   The ACC Atlantic, next to the SEC West, is the only conference to win multiple National Championships in recent years. That both ACC Atlantic teams beat teams from the SEC West in the championship game has started something of a rivalry between the two divisions. That rivalry will play an important role in determining the future of both divisions this year as ther ... Read More
Big 12 Preview... (122) foshman
Big 12 Preview   The Big 12 remains the weakest of the Power 5 Conferences, and the only one without two divisions, but, as of now, it remains in the group of Power 5 Conferences. Expansion was considered and, again, voted down for the Conference in 2016, and the relative power of Texas over the remaining members is an issue that will need to be addressed eventually. 2017 is probably no ... Read More
AFC East Offseason Grades... (128) foshman
Buffalo Bills: Buffalo ended the Rex Ryan experiment without making the playoffs and is now starting over with an entirely new regime under Sean McDermott. McDermott appears to have more power than most first time head coaches and the Pegulas are still unproven so this smells like a disaster from the beginning. Stephon Gilmore and Zach Brown are the two losses that will hurt the most on the field. ... Read More
NFC East Offseason Grades... (127) foshman
NFC East Offseason Grades   Dallas Cowboys: Obviously the Cowboys feel like they are favorites to make the playoffs again, and they should. Dallas is not, however, as good as their record last year indicated. Dallas overpaid to keep Terrence Williams but got Nolan Carroll at a good price. Byron Bell offers some insurance to injury along the offensive line but that was pretty much it in ... Read More
AFC North Offseason Grades... (145) foshman
AFC North Offseason Grades   Baltimore Ravens: The Ravens hit their defense hard on both free agency and the draft. Tony Jefferson and Brandon Carr were the team's two biggest free agent additions during normal free agency, although the addition of Jeremy Maclin might be the biggest signing for Baltimore. The Ravens first three draft picks, Marlon Humphrey, Tyrus Bowser, and Chris W ... Read More
NFC North Off Season Grades... (123) foshman
Chicago Bears. Chicago was busy during free agency. The team largely overhauled their passing game, trading Jay Cutler and Alshon Jeffery for Mike Glennon, Markus Wheaton, Reuben Randall, and Kendall Wright. Last year’s reserve quarterbacks are both now in San Francisco. Dion Sims will be a nice compliment to Zach Miller while Adam Shaheen develops, though it now seems like Miller’s da ... Read More
AFC South Offseason Grades... (120) foshman
Houston Texans: For the Texans this offseason appeared to be addition by subtraction. Houston jettisoned last year’s free agent savior, quarterback Brock Osweiler, but gave up a second round choice to do so. Osweiler was replaced by rookie first round pick DeShaun Watson. While a change was needed as the team grew frustrated with Osweiler towards the end of last season, Watson was not their ... Read More
NFC South Offseason Grades... (124) foshman
NFC South Offseason Grades   Atlanta Falcons: The biggest loss for the Falcons was offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, who left to take the head coaching job with the 49ers. Steve Sarkisian is an adequate replacement with some upside, but he’ll need to improve on the personnel already in place as Atlanta added no offensive starters through the draft or free agency. Defensively Do ... Read More
AFC West Offseason Report Card... (134) foshman
AFC West Offseason Grades:   Houston Texans: For the Texans this offseason appeared to be addition by subtraction. Houston jettisoned last year’s free agent savior, quarterback Brock Osweiler, but gave up a second round choice to do so. Osweiler was replaced by rookie first round pick DeShaun Watson. While a change was needed as the team grew frustrated with Osweiler towards the e ... Read More
NFC West Offseason Report Card... (128) foshman
NFC West Offseason Report Cards   Arizona Cardinals: The biggest loss in Arizona was along the defensive line when Calais Campbell signed with the Jaguars. Tony Jefferson and Chandler Catanzaro were also big losses but the team mostly covered for them through free agent additions of their own. Adding Hassan Reddick and Budda Baker in the draft along with Antoine Bethea and Karlos Dansby ... Read More
Looking Ahead to the 2018 Draf... (114) foshman
Derwin James, FSU - Probably the class of the class right now. There is talk that some teams will consider him at cornerback, though I find that unlikely. Jordan Whitehead, Pittsburgh - I like Whitehead as a true center fielder and I could see him being drafted in the top half of round one if he continues to progress. Trey Matthews, Auburn - Big hitter with good range. Needs to be more consi ... Read More
Looking Ahead to the 2018 Draf... (138) foshman
Being one of the four premium positions* good cornerbacks will always be in demand in teh NFL. Fortunately for teams that were unable to fill their needs in this year's deep draft class, 2017 offers similar depth and talent. I believe three of the cornerbacks on this list would have been drafted in the first round last year and another 3-4 on the second day - had they been eligible. Fortunes c ... Read More
Looking Ahead To The 2018 Draf... (130) foshman
In 2009, I had the privilege to attend the Cotton Bowl for the first time. Three of the players would go on to be first round selections in the 2009 draft and another three would be selected in the draft’s first three rounds. What I remember the most, however, is that I sat next to a former NFL scout who was then working for ESPN. We talked about the players we saw at Senior Bowls over the y ... Read More
Looking Ahead to the 2018 Draf... (138) foshman
Quarterbacks will get the most headlines but the defensive line class for 2018 is nothing to turn your nose up at. I have seven players with current first round grades and at least a couple of those will go in the top ten. Defensive linemen remain a priority position in the NFL and  2018 will be a big year for teams looking to add talent along their line.   Arden Key, DE LSU Key is ... Read More
Looking Ahead to the 2018 Draf... (156) foshman
Six of the top ten offensive line prospects have played multiple positions in college. Pure tackles appear to be a bit thin as of now, but the overall talent is deep for 2018 and it wouldn’t be surprising to see 5-6 offensive linemen selected in the first round of the draft.   Martinas Ranklin, OT Mississippi State Ranklin is my top tackle prospect currently. He should be an ... Read More
Looking Ahead to the 2018 Draf... (101) foshman
Receivers for 2018 NFL Draft Calvin Ridley, Alabama - Ridley has been the most productive recent receiver for Alabama. He isn’t an elite talent but he is consistent and talented across the board. He figures to be in the conversation as a first round selection, as scouts and coaches will fall in love with ihs game. Dante Pettis, Washington - Pettis is a guy to keep an eye on. With no Jo ... Read More
Looking Ahead to the 2018 Draf... (153) foshman
As strong as the 2016 running back class was 2017 is expected to be even better. It is unlikely that more than 2-3 backs are taken in the first round again, although 10-12 could be off the board by the end of the third, and unlike other years each of those backs should be expected to win their team’s starting jobs.   Saquon Barkley, Penn State - Barkley is the gem of the running b ... Read More
Looking Ahead to the 2018 NFL ... (127) foshman
Looking Ahead to the 2018 NFL Draft - Quarterback Edition   The 2018 NFL draft has the potential to be one of the most memorable drafts in recent history. With as many as 6 premiere quarterback prospects currently projected to go in the first round a number of NFL teams will be staking the future of their franchise on next year’s draft class. Time will tell which prospects reach t ... Read More
2017 NFL Draft Grades... (157) foshman
2017 NFL Draft Grades   Arizona Cardinals B Haason Reddick and Bud Baker were great picks that will immediately strengthen this defense. Seventh round pick Rudy Ford was a good value who can also compete for playing time. Dorian Johnson and Will Holden offer the team some developmental linemen, which they desperately needed, but I’m not crazy about their picks at the skill posi ... Read More
NFL Draft Day 3 Wrap Up... (122) foshman
The draft is over and there were relatively few surprises this year. Players expected to fall due to injury or off field issues generally went earlier than expected, though there were a few notable exceptions.   As expected defensive backs were the most drafted position while offensive linemen were the least. This is also a longer league wide trend as more sophisticated offenses, with m ... Read More
NFL Draft Day 2 Recollections... (121) foshman
There were 29 defensive backs selected, 22 defensive linemen, and 20 receiver/tight ends. Cleveland finally got their quarterback in Deshone Kizer at pick 52. Kizer won’t be able to play this year but he has great upside and if Hue Jackson can get him close to reaching his potential then the Browns will be fine. If not they have 2 first round and 3 second round selections in next yea ... Read More
2017 NFL Draft Day 2 Live Blog... (276) foshman
The second day has drawn to a close with 29 total defensive back selections in 107 picks. Cordrea Tankersly and Fabian Moreau were among the two biggest fallers on day two but both were eventually se;ected in the third round. Carl Lawson was not despite being a top 40 prospect based off his workouts and game tape. Clearly Lawson's medical exams found something that concerns teams, otherwise he ... Read More
NFL Draft Day One Recollection... (127) foshman
Upon getting some much needed sleep and a hearty breakfast it is time to take a second, less foggy, look at yesterday’s first round.   Cleveland now has 5 selections in the first two rounds of next years draft. They are also the best bet to be the worst team in the league again. No matter what else happens Cleveland has won the 2018 NFL quarterback derby as they’ll hav ... Read More
NFL Draft First Round Team Gra... (133) foshman
It’s been a long night and there is more analysis to do but here is a list of my first impression team grades for each of the teams that selected a player in the first round. My gut instinct is that San Francisco, Denver, Buffalo, Tampa Bay, and Cleveland had the best days while Tennessee, Oakland, Cincinnati, New York Giants, and Miami had the worst days.  Unlike other years this ... Read More
2017 NFL Draft First Round Liv... (135) foshman
This is the official fanteractive first round draft tracker. It will be updated periodically as new picks, trades, or rumors come in.   The Saints close out the day by selecting Ryan Ramczyk. A clear value pick. Join us tomorrow night for the Day 2 Live Thread.   The 49ers very likely just got two players they were considering at #2 overall a few weeks ago at #3 - after a tra ... Read More
Draft Day Final Notes... (94) foshman
Draft Day Final Notes The media seems to believe that Cleveland is split on Mitch Trubisky and Myles Garrett as the first overall selection. The best information, and most of the information, seems to suggest that Garrett will indeed be the pick, leaving Trubisky free to the 49ers - who won’t take him, Jets - who do not want to take him, Bills - who would love to take him, or possibly the ... Read More
Final Top 75 NFL Draft Prospec... (119) foshman
With the film work done here is the final top 75 prospects for this years draft. Caleb Brantley does not appear in teh list due to the recent incident involving him, while Joe Mixon does due to the closure of his situation. Rank Player Position School 1 Myles Garrett DE Texas A&M 2 Leonard Fournette RB LSU 3 ... Read More
2 Round Mock Draft with Trades... (132) foshman
This is our first mock draft with trades for the season (perhaps our only 2 round mock draft with trades.) Only selections in the first two rounds of this year were noted. (The 49ers would almost certainly get both of the Panthers second round selections or a first in 2018 in order to make the listed trade.)   Round 1 1 Cleveland Browns Myles Garrett DE Te ... Read More
Two Round Mock Draft... (120) foshman
Round 1 1 Cleveland Browns Myles Garrett DE Texas A&M 2 San Francisco 49ers Soloman Thomas DE Stanford 3 Chicago Bears Jonathan Allen DE Alabama 4 Jacksonville Jaguars Leonard Fournette RB LSU 5 Tennessee Titans Jamal Adams S LSU 6 New Y ... Read More
Which NFL Teams Might Be Look... (86) foshman
Free agency is all but over in the NFL, until after June 1st anyway, and the major players have all been signed and released leaving teams free to focus 100% of their efforts on the NFL draft. By now most teams will have completed their board, excepting any small changes gleaned from team interviews or new background information that shows up before the draft. For teams that intend to win now acqu ... Read More
2017 NFL Draft Top 50 Prospect... (150) foshman
 I am winding down my film work and collating my notes from the last few seasons on the availbale players. As of now these are my top 50 prospects. I should note that both Fabian Moreau and Sydney Jones would be on this list - Jones would be around 5-7 overall while Moreau would be between 35 and 45. Unfortunatley their respective injuries all but guarantee that they will not be among the top ... Read More
Romo Retirement Leaves Houston... (98) foshman
Romo Retirement Leaves Houston Scrambling   It was widely believed by everyone that, regardless of Jerry Jones’ shenanigans, Tony Romo would eventually wind up in Houston with a chance to finish his career with a Super Bowl appearance. News that Romo has, instead, decided to retire now leaves the Texans’ quarterback situation up in the air, it potentially opens up the AFC Ce ... Read More
NFL Mock Draft Version 2... (130) foshman
Most Pro days are over, all film work is completed, and all that is left is team interviews and the draft itself. SInce our last mock draft Sidney Jones and Fabian Moreau have both seen their stock plummet due to unfortunate injuries that leaves cornerback much thinner. The teams at the top of the draft are starting to hone in on the players they will eventually draft, pending the meetings of cour ... Read More
2017 NFL Draft - Post Combine ... (320) foshman
Now that the combine is over and my film work is well under way, I'm taking a stab at my first mock draft for 2017. These will role out sporadically up until the draft itself as more information becomes available. For now, I feel pretty good about the first four selections, and a few of the picks that follow. Over the coming weeks teams will tip their hands and players and their represent ... Read More
Free Agency Opening Day Notes:... (131) foshman
Free Agency Opening Day Notes:   General notes after day 1 of the league season. The biggest question at the end of today is 'Where will Tony Romo wind up?' and the answer is revealed at the last spot of this list.   The biggest story of the day deals with front office personnel, instead of players, as Washington fired General Manager Scot McCloughan after ... Read More
Risers and Sliders from the NF... (149) foshman
Risers and Sliders from the NFL Combine   With all 32 teams and dozens of the top prospects present the NFL Combines are the unofficial start of each season. It doesn’t hurt that they occur days before the official start of the NFL season. At this point in time the area scouts, College Scouting Directors, and (good) General Managers have seen enough tape of the players to have an ... Read More
Miami Dolphins 2017 Team Needs... (155) foshman
Miami Dolphins 2017 Team Needs   Miami returned to the playoffs in Adam Gase’s first season a Head Coach and the Dolphins appear to be on the upswing. Miami has plenty of cap space but they also have a roster built largely on free agency. Adding some cheaper and younger alternatives for the next few seasons, and beyond, will be critical if the Dolphins plan to perennially compete ... Read More
2017 Already Looking Like A Re... (134) foshman
The USWNT, which didn’t lose a game (excepting on penalty shots) in 2016 lost their second game of the 2017 season to England. The US Women are still in line to finish at the top of the table for the second annual She Believes Cup, assuming they can beat a spry French squad. At first glance this would appear to be a regression for the women under Jill Ellis but that isn’t the case. Her ... Read More
Buffalo Bills 2017 Team Needs... (132) foshman
Buffalo Bills 2017 Team Needs   Rex Ryan was unable to get the Bills to the playoffs, in only two seasons, and was fired, despite a roster with gaping holes throughout. Sean McDermott will attempt to do what Ryan couldn’t and succeed with a team that has no long term answer at quarterback, a subpar offensive line, injury prone skill players, and will now lost their best defensive ... Read More
New York Jets 2017 Team Needs... (145) foshman
New York Jets 2017 Draft Needs   The Jets appear to be in a full rebuild with no quarterback to speak of, an aging roster, and very limited salary cap space with which to maneuver. Tony Pauline reported that the Jets are privately saying that they are not expecting to field a competitive football team for at least a couple of years, meaning that they have a multitude of directions at th ... Read More
New England Patriots Team Need... (121) foshman
New England Patriots 2017 Team Needs   The Patriots shocked the world by erasing the largest deficit in Super Bowl history and defeating the hapless Atlanta Falcons, closing out a controversial season with a win. New England, with their recent history of winning, has been able to function despite average draft hauls and small dollar free agent signings.   Primary Needs: CB, W ... Read More
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2017 Team... (115) foshman
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2017 Team Needs   Year one of the Dirk Koetter experiment ended and the results were no different than the previous season. The Bucs played well, won more games than they lost, and finished out of the playoffs. The team has over $62 million in cap space and a slew of free agents giving this offseason the potential to set the franchise on a new course.   P ... Read More
New Orleans Saints 2017 Team N... (130) foshman
New Orleans Saints 2017 Team Needs   New Orleans may very well serve as a cautionary tale moving forward for how not to deal with an aging superstar quarterback. As good as Brees is, the team is hamstrung by his contract, and unlikely to be serious candidates for a Super Bowl appearance for another few seasons, if Brees plays that long.   Primary Needs: DE, CB, S Secondary ... Read More
Carolina Panthers 2017 Team Ne... (130) foshman
Carolina Panthers 2017 Team Needs Carolina had a disappointing year coming off of the team’s second NFC Conference Championship. Poor roster management in key positions left Carolina behind the 8-ball after some injuries occurred along the offensive line and the team made an inexplicable decisions in allowing Josh Norman to leave via free agency. Primary Needs: OT, CB, RB Secondary ... Read More
Atlanta Falcons 2017 Team Need... (126) foshman
Atlanta Falcons 2017 Team Needs   The Falcons surprised many folks by reaching the Super Bowl, and many more by blowing the largest lead ever in a Super Bowl game. As good as the Falcons season was it must leave the organization with a bad taste in their collective mouths, and Atlanta does not appear equipped to frequent the playoffs, much less the Super Bowl, at the moment.   ... Read More
Tennessee Titans 2017 Team Nee... (129) foshman
Tennessee Titans 2017 Team Needs   The Titans had a breakout season under Mike Mularkey - an underrated Head Coach given his past. With two first round selections and a ton of youth along their offense the team is in good position to make a push for a Divisional title that should be wide open in 2017.   Primary Needs: WR, S, CB Secondary Needs: DL, LB, TE   Free ... Read More
Jacksonville Jaguars 2017 Team... (114) foshman
Jacksonville Jaguars 2017 Team Needs   The Jaguars have, in recent years, solved their talent problem with a number of high draft choices. The team must hope that they solved their gameday problems by replacing their coaching staff. With impact players at receiver, defensive line, cornerback, and linebacker the Jaguars need to get quarterback Blake Bortles back on track and better than ... Read More
Indianapolis Colts 2017 Team N... (116) foshman
Indianapolis Colts 2017 Team Needs   Primary Needs: OT, RB, OLB Secondary Needs: CB, DL, S   The biggest need for the Colts heading into the offseason was the need to rid themselves of Ryan Grigson, which they successfully did. Now the team should have a more professional atmosphere in which to operate. Unfortunately they still have a roster that is largely devoid of talen ... Read More
Houston Texans 2017 Team Needs... (109) foshman
Houston Texans 2017 Team Needs   The Texans were big players in the 2016 Free Agent market bringing in high priced offensive players like Lamar Miller and Brock Osweiler. The Texans won the division, although it was probably in spite of those acquisitions. Now Houston finds itself with money committed to a quarterback that appears best suited as a backup and no real answer moving forwar ... Read More
Takeaways From NCAA Ole Miss I... (140) foshman
The NCAA appears to be making a stand on this one. After losing time and time again in high profile cases (see Auburn 2010) and lower profile cases (see Alabama every year since 2008) against SEC schools and cases they should have never gotten involved in ( see Penn State 2012)  the NCAA handled this investigation patiently. Time will tell how capable they are at punishing programs still, but ... Read More
NFL Compensatory Selections Re... (107) foshman
The NFL released the official list of compensatory draft selections for 2017 today. A record sixteen teams will split the thirty two selections and a record eleven selections were handed out in the third round, the earliest available round for compensatory selections. While the number of teams receiving selections, the number of early round selections granted, and the fact that two of this year&rs ... Read More
Minnesota Vikings Team Needs 2... (130) foshman
Following a late pre-season injury to Teddy Bridgewater the Vikings made an aggressive move to shore up their team and make a playoff run before their window closed. Unfortunately an injury to Adrian Peterson doomed the Vikings to miss the playoffs despite the surprisingly good play of Sam Bradford. Now the Viking find themselves cash strapped, ageing, and with a number of starters about to hit fr ... Read More
Green Bay Packers 2017 Team Ne... (122) foshman
Green Bay had a nice run but is going to lose a lot of talent this year. Fortunately they had a solid draft last season to help offset some of the losses. They also have Aaron Rodgers who is still among the best quarterbacks in the game. Primary Needs: OLB, RB, CB Secondary Needs: OG, TE Free Agency Strategy: With three of their top 4 outside linebackers eligible for free agency the Packe ... Read More
Detroit Lions 2017 Team Needs... (100) foshman
The Lions made the playoffs in 2016 which saved the job of Head Coach Jim Caldwell. The team overachieved by far but also benefitted from the poor play of Minnesota down the stretch. The Lions will need to improve their roster in order to remain in playoff contention but with Matt Stafford appearing ready to play at an elite level things are looking good for Lions fans.   Primary Needs: ... Read More
Chicago Bears 2017 Team Needs... (145) foshman
The Bears look prepared to start over. Clearly Jay Cutler is not in their future plans, and it seems as if the Bears are willing to rebuild their roster completely now that they have a new GM.   Primary Needs: QB, S, WR Secondary Needs: OT, CB, TE   Free Agency Strategy: The Bears have $51 million in cap space and really only 1 free agent priority, receiver Alshon Jeffery. ... Read More
Oakland Raiders 2017 Team Need... (121) foshman
Oakland Raiders 2017 Team Needs   The Raiders, and quarterback David Carr, enjoyed breakout seasons in 2016. Not only did they make the playoffs but they contended for the AFC West, the most competitive division in the league, until the final weeks of the season. Oakland is a relatively young team with impact players like Amari Cooper and Khalil Mack locked up for the next few seasons. ... Read More
Los Angeles Chargers 2017 Team... (115) foshman
Los Angeles Chargers 2017 Team Needs   The Chargers will be playing in a new city in 2017, and will be playing in the smallest stadium in the NFL, counting on a high demand to sell fewer tickets at a premium. There is a new coaching regime in town but the ownership and management of San Diego doesn’t appear to be much better suited to putting together a winning product. WIth $20 m ... Read More
Kansas City Chiefs 2017 Team N... (105) foshman
Kansas City Chiefs 2017 Team Needs   The Chiefs very well might have missed their window to make the Super Bowl with their current roster. They are so tight against the salary cap that they cannot afford to franchise either of their two franchise tag worthy players and will almost certainly lose at least one of them. This year will prove pivotal for the team.   Primary Needs: ... Read More
Denver Broncos 2017 Team Needs... (120) foshman
2017 was an obvious rebuilding year for Denver, what with Peyton Manning retiring and the team being cap strained heading into the year. Now Denver finds itself in a slightly better place fiscally but with an ageing roster with new holes on it.   Primary Needs: DT, OT, TE Secondary Needs: RB, EDGE   Free Agency Strategy: With $29 million to spend Denver can probably afford ... Read More
Seattle Seahawks Team Needs 20... (120) foshman
Seattle Seahawks Team Needs 2017   Seattle finds itself in good shape if only because the other three teams in the NFC West are is a lot of trouble. The Seahawks are aging, however, and cracks in their once dominant defense are starting to show. In his first season without Marshawn Lynch next to him Russell Wilson struggled to be the focal point of the offense.   Primary Need ... Read More
San Francisco 49ers 2017 Team ... (125) foshman
San Francisco 49ers 2017 Team Needs   The 49ers have their 4th Head Coach in as many seasons in 2017. For the first time, during this streak, Trent Baalke is not going to be the team’s General Manager. Instead the team hired television analyst and former player John Lynch, who has no background in scouting or management. The 49ers have the second pick in the draft, 12 overall sele ... Read More
Los Angeles Rams 2017 Team Nee... (115) foshman
Los Angeles Rams 2017 Team Needs   The Rams have a new Head Coach in their second year in Los Angeles, a second year quarterback in Jared Goff, and a lot of offensive needs. With a defense that is quite talented and largely stable for the next few years the Rams need to build an offense around Goff sooner rather than later, else they risk ruining his confidence for good.   Pr ... Read More
Arizona Cardinals 2017 Team Ne... (138) foshman
Arizona had a difficult season in 2016 and might have seen their playoff window close. Carson Palmer looked like he was back in Cincinnati, Michael Floyd was cut, Larry Fitzgerald is even slower, and the defense was extremely suspect. Now the team has less than the average amount of available cap space at $35 million and a strong sense of urgency to make a deep playoff run. Primary Needs: WR, D ... Read More
Pittsburgh Steelers Team Needs... (163) foshman
The Steelers surprised many folks by heating up late in the season and making the Conference Championship. With the triple threat offense of Roethlisberger, Brown, and Bell the Steelers are always dangerous. Bell is a free agent this year and Brown is also in line for a contract extension. A linebacking corps, that has been the strength of this team for over two decades now, however, is starting t ... Read More
Cincinnati Bengals Team Needs ... (136) foshman
It has been a while since the Bengals picked in the top 10 of the NFL draft. Following a disappointing season the Bengals find themselves with the 9th overall selection and almost $45 million dollars in salary cap space (good for 12th most in the league.)   Primary Needs: OL, LB, WR Secondary Needs: RB, DT, CB   Free Agency Strategy: The Bengals have had more success durin ... Read More
Cleveland Browns 2017 Team Nee... (140) foshman
  Primary Needs: QB, CB, DE   Secondary Needs: RB, DT, OG   Cleveland, despite having one of the worst rosters in the NFL is in pretty good shape heading into 2017. With five of the first 65 selections, including the first overall pick, and over $97 million in cap space the Browns are in a great position to improve. Free Agency Approach: The Browns have recently be ... Read More
Baltimore Ravens 2017 Team Nee... (121) foshman
The Ravens continue to plug along, as always, never too far removed from the playoff race. It does appear as if the Ravens window has closed, although the team is in pretty good shape at certain key positions. A strong draft, or two, and a few key free agent signings and the team could be right back in the hunt for the AFC North.   Primary Needs: WR, RB, OLB Secondary Needs: OT, S, C ... Read More
NFL HOF Induction Process Deep... (117) foshman
Earlier today the NFL released the 2017 NFL Hall of Fame Class. Congratulations are in store for Terrell Davis, Kurt Warner, LaDainian Tomlinson, Jason Taylor, and Morten Andersen who each received the nod. Warner, being a Super Bowl winning quarterback with extremely good stats over his entire career was a fairly obvious choice. LaDainian Tomlinson was another obvious choice. Morten Andersen was ... Read More
NFL Combine’s New Policy Bans ... (171) foshman
The NFL has reportedly taken a stand regarding which collegiate players will be eligible to attend their annual scouting combine. While Joe Mixon is the name player, and Ismael Zamora the only other player affected in 2017, the new policy is reportedly quite robust. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network has reported that no player who has been convicted of violence or use of a weapon, domestic violence ... Read More
Super Bowl Preview... (164) foshman
Super Bowl Preview By Brent Foshee   New England Patriots Vs Atlanta Falcons   New England is looking to make history (again) and possibly cement the legacies of both Tom Brady and Bill Belichick as the best ever to do their jobs. Atlanta, meanwhile, is a surprise entrant looking to win their first Super Bowl, in only their second appearance.   When New England ... Read More
Getting Started Scouting With ... (180) foshman
Major professional sporting leagues are becoming year round endeavors for their fanbases. Following amateur drafts has increasingly become as important to many fans as the season itself. For many casual fans, player analysis seems fun, but can be intimidating to those without experience and knowledge. Fanteractive.com offers an easy and fun way to get started scouting players for multiple sports a ... Read More
2017 NFL Draft Primer... (143) foshman
Although the Super Bowl is yet to be played the NFL off season, highlighted by the draft each spring, is already in full gear. With the college all star games out of the way, the combines and pro-days just around the corner, and free agency just around the corner, many fans will begin to focus their spare time prepping for the NFL draft. Here’s a primer for the 2017 Draft class. 201 ... Read More
2017 NFL Draft Top 50 Prospect... (234) foshman
2017 NFL Draft Big Board Brent Foshee The 2017 NFL draft offers very deep classes at several key positions. Running back, all linebacker positions, and defensive ends are all deep classes but no class is deeper than cornerback which could have up to ten selections in the first two rounds. With the Senior Bowl, and other Bowl games, out of the way and the combines just around the corner here ... Read More
Sugar Bowl Preview... (195) foshman
Oklahoma (10-2) vs Auburn (8-4)   The best of the Big 12 gets a crack at the second (or third) best SEC team in the Sugar Bowl yet again. Oklahoma’s Bowl record under Bob Stoops has involved winning as underdogs and losing as favorites. Gus Malzahn, meanwhile, has the worst Bowl record of any Auburn Head Coach in the modern football era.   When Oklahoma Has The Ball: Ba ... Read More
Rose Bowl Preview... (158) foshman
USC (9-3) vs Penn State (11-2) Penn State shocked everyone by winning the Big Ten this year. Many people believed that Penn State deserved a spot in the playoffs over Ohio State due to their victory over them. USC, meanwhile, started slow and Clay Helton almost lost his job before the Trojans got hot and rattled off eight wins in a row to close the season - including impressive wins against Was ... Read More
Fiesta Bowl Preview... (177) foshman
Clemson (12-1) vs Ohio State (11-1)   This should be, by far, the best match up of the major Bowl games today. Clemson and Ohio State are so evenly matched it is difficult to pick a winner with any objective certainty. Each team has been here before, and each team has an established star at quarterback and a plethora of talent across the board.   When Clemson Has The Ball: De ... Read More
Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl Preview... (221) foshman
Alabama (13-0) vs Washington (12-1)   The first semi-final playoff game features perennial contender, and media darlings, Alabama against the most surprising member of this year’s playoffs, Washington. In only his second season Chris Petersen seems to be working the same magic he worked at Boise State. He’ll need it today against a supremely talented Alabama team.   ... Read More
Orange Bowl Preview... (169) foshman
Michigan (10-2) vs FSU (9-3)   The first premiere matchup with a top ten team in the Bowl Season offers Michigan versus Florida State. Both teams expected to be in the playoffs this year but only Michigan was able to remain in the hunt late into the season. Two high profile teams with high profile coaches and highly valued draft prospects should make this an interesting game.   ... Read More
Music City Bowl Preview... (167) foshman
Nebraska (9-3) vs Tennessee (8-4)   Two traditional powerhouse programs that have been alsorans in recent years are prepared to meet in the Music CIty Bowl. Aside from the always entertaining Big Ten vs SEC match up, Nebraska and Tennessee are two programs that might be headed in different directions. Mike Riley led the Huskers to a 9 win season in his second year, which surprised many ... Read More
Liberty Bowl Preview... (192) foshman
Georgia (7-5) vs TCU (6-6)   The Liberty Bowl features two teams that had hugely disappointing seasons as Georgia and TCU face off. Georgia has as much talent as any team in the country and TCU has put together good teams with marginal talent for a decade now under Gary Patterson. This should be a fun matchup.   When Georgia Had The Ball: This is likely Nick Chubb’s las ... Read More
Valero Alamo Bowl... (222) foshman
Oklahoma State (9-3) vs Colorado (10-3)   Two former Big 8 teams meet in this year’s Alamo Bowl in what will be the first matchup between two ranked teams.   When Oklahoma State Has The Ball: Mike Gundy’s teams have consistently put up good numbers offensively throughout his 40’s. This year was no different as James Washington and Justice Hill racked up over ... Read More
Belk Bowl Preview... (128) foshman
Arkansas (7-5) vs Virginia Tech (9-4)   A little known fact about Bowl Season is that the SEC tends to have their 7th or 8th best team face off against the losers of opposing Conference’s Championship Games more frequently than people realize. Such is the case this year as Arkansas (8th in the SEC) plays Virginia Tech (2nd in the ACC.)   When Arkansas Has The Ball: The ... Read More
Birmingham Bowl... (132) foshman
South Florida (10-2) vs South Carolina (6-6)   When South Florida Has The Ball: The Bulls are a running team, they rank 5th nationally in rushing yards. Tailback Marlon Mak and quarterback Quinton Flowers combined for over 2500 yards and 30 touchdowns. This will be a tough task for a South Carolina team that wasn’t very stout against the run. Defensive lineman Darius English will ... Read More
Poinsettia Bowl Preview... (1153) foshman
BYU (8-4) vs Wyoming (8-5) It seems like Wyoming and BYU should play each other every year given their proximity to one another but that is not the case and this year the two teams will meet in the Poinsettia Bowl. Both teams have the high powered offenses associated with the Mountain region and both teams have played difficult schedules with a number of bowl eligible opponents. When Wyoming ... Read More
Boca Raton Bowl Preview... (1156) foshman
Memphis (8-4) vs Western Kentucky (10-3)   Memphis and Western Kentucky have, in recent years, established themselves as two of the better Group of 5 programs. Both teams have also lost head coaches to Power 5 Conferences over the last two seasons.   When Memphis Has The Ball: Memphis has had success all year when Riley Ferguson throws the ball to Anthony Miller. The combo is ... Read More
Miami Beach Bowl Preview... (1159) foshman
Miami Beach Bowl Preview Central Michigan (6-6) vs. Tulsa (9-3)   The most lopsided game during this Bowl Season - at least according to bettors - is the Miami Beach Bowl, where Tulsa had the highest percentage of total money bet on them of any bowl team. Both teams had losing records against other bowl eligible squads and hope to close out their season with a Bowl win - which is the ... Read More
New Orleans Bowl Preview... (1068) foshman
Southern Mississippi (6-6) vs Louisiana-Lafayette (6-6) Southern Mississippi has consistently put together good teams very quietly over the last several decades. Louisiana-Lafayette is a program that competes in a conference on the rise. This year’s New Orleans Bowl will be a short trip for each school, who are both a short drive away from New Orleans. When Southern Mississippi Has The ... Read More
Autonation Cure Bowl... (1018) foshman
Central Florida (6-6) vs Arkansas State (7-5)   The best defensive players in Conference USA and the Sun Belt will square off in this season’s Autonation Cure Bowl at Camping World Stadium later today.   When UCF has the ball: Central Florida had a rather pedestrian offense this season, which probably explains why Head Coach Scott Frost didn’t get hired away by a ... Read More
Camellia Bowl Preview... (1068) foshman
Toledo (9-3) vs Appalachian State (9-3) The Camelia Bowl offers another solid early Bowl season matchup between offensive powerhouse Toledo and one of the better defensive teams in Appalachian State. Both teams have significant veteran leadership in key positions and both performed well against other bowl teams with 3-3 records, each suffering a loss to a larger national program. When T ... Read More
Las Vegas Bowl Preview... (1122) foshman
Houston (9-3) vs. San Diego State (6-6) Every Bowl Season has a premium match up on the first day and this year is no different. Houston was one of the darlings of the Non-Power 5 Conferences this year, and despite falling short, scored huge victories over Louisville and Oklahoma. They were so good Texas came calling for Head Coach Tom Herman. San Diego State meanwhile had a very quiet 10 win s ... Read More
Gildan New Mexico Bowl Preview... (1152) foshman
New Mexico (8-4) vs. Texas San Antonio (6-6)   The first bowl of 2016 will feature Bob Davie’s surprising New Mexico team playing what amounts to another home game in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl. Texas San Antonio was  a middling Sunbelt team that went 3-4 against bowl eligible competition. While their victories against Middle Tennessee State and Southern Miss stand out the Ro ... Read More
Week 12 College Football Playo... (244) foshman
Week 12 College Football Playoff Standings   The narrowing of the playoff field in Week 11 continued into Week 12, and the clarity of the playoff race has now been sacrificed for a glut of one loss teams as only Alabama stands unbeaten.   Frontrunners: Alabama, Michigan, Clemson, Ohio State,   There was a major shakeup at the top of the rankings. Obviously only Michig ... Read More
USWNT Has Options Moving Forwa... (289) foshman
Following the early ouster of the USWNT at the Olympics, Head Coach Jill Ellis made no secret of her desire to reshape not only the roster but the philosophy of the women’s national team. Gone are longtime players Heather O’Reilly, Whitney Engen, and Hope Solo – although Solo’s departure was expedited by her history of questionable decisions – and in are a bunch of ne ... Read More
NFL Week 10 And Another Thing... (200) foshman
Raiders Rising San Diego Winning Streak 49ers defense is terrible Ajayi V Miller Packers Continuity Drew Brees is the Saints   The Oakland Raiders are on the right track. In addition to the early talk of David Carr being an MVP candidate, the Raiders have strung together a quite impressive season. Realizing that they were able to control the clock with their running ... Read More
College Football Week 10 And A... (298) foshman
Trevor Knight and Chad Kelly injuries Texas players rally UCLA taking a step back Washington won with Peterson Clemson losing top players Zach Cunningham   Ole Miss and Texas A&M face each other this week in a game where each team must replace their star quarterbacks. Kelly’s injury almost certainly spells the end of Ole Miss’s Bowl hopes. The Aggies ... Read More
Week 11 College Football Playo... (199) foshman
Week 11 College Football Playoff Standings   As will repeatedly happen this year Week 10 offers some clarity to the college football playoff race. The frontrunners, as I see them, remain strong while two rivalry games, and an upset, eliminated several of the top contenders. The field is now, essentially, ten teams deep.   Frontrunners: Alabama, Michigan, Clemson, Washington ... Read More
Week 10 College Football Predi... (208) foshman
Week 10 is here and it is time to separate the playoff contenders from the pretenders. This week has two games that will potentially serve as elimination games, although Alabama could lose and still make the playoffs if they win out. The Big Ten and the SEC have a total of 10 of the top 13 teams in the initial NCAA Playoff Rankings, and 4 of those teams play head to head matchups this week. &nb ... Read More
NFL Week 8 Notes: And Another ... (126) foshman
Newton Goodell Meeting Josh Gordon Out of Rehab Jamie Collins Trade Greg Olsen Fired Jay Ajayi Gos For 3 Mid Season Review   Following a high profile missed roughing call, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton met with Roger Goodell to discuss the issues. This move is somewhat unprecedented in that the Commissioner typically does not look to placate players in the league, ... Read More
Week 9 College Football Notes:... (149) foshman
Nebraska is much improved, still not elite Washington is starting to look like a very good, but not elite team The Big 12 doesn’t have a great team either The SEC West still has the best teams Clemson has the easiest path to the playoffs The Jerry Sandusky Scandal might finally be closed   We can now strike Nebraska from the ranks of the unbeaten following the ... Read More
First Look At The College Foot... (128) foshman
The first official rankings of the 2016 College Football Playoff bracket are due out soon and week 10, as it usually seems to, offered some clarity in what appeared to be a very crowded field. It seems every season fans wonder what will happen in 4 or more major conference teams go undefeated, although that simply never happens. It also won’t matter when it does. Absent compelling evidence o ... Read More
NFL Week 7 Notes: And Another ... (137) foshman
Cutler retakes the reins in Chicago Buffalo can hardly afford injuries San Diego Schedule about to get easier Jared Goff is getting closer to being a starter 49ers Defensive Draft Woes Quarterbacks are still in short supply, still   Jay Cutler is back and with Brian Hoyer’s broken arm The Bears have avoided what could have been a difficult decision. Hoyer has ... Read More
Week 8 College Football Notes;... (127) foshman
Auburn dominates Arkansas Nebraska finally plays some good teams West Virginia is a omplete team Toledo is the best team you haven't heard of Alabama loses Eddie Jackson Playoff primer; Remember, it is still way too early to know anything   Don’t look now but Gus Malzahn is finally coaching a team with a good defense. Kevin Steele has worked wonders in Aub ... Read More
NFL Week 6: Notes, And Another... (129) foshman
Roethlisberger hurt again Fitzpatrick/Smith quarterback switch in New York Eddie Lacy got fat again Bears QB situation isn't much of a choice Panthers have defensive issues Pass Interference calls the new replay battlefront   The injury to Ben Roethlisberger is a big blow to a Steelers team that can ill afford the loss of their quarterback. Roethlisberger expert ... Read More
USWNT Prepares For A Seismic S... (246) foshman
Change is inevitable, that’s a tenant as old as….tenants, and although the USWNT has been among the rare institutions  in sports that has resisted change without sacrificing its competitive edge on the field, change is coming to the USWNT. And that change is coming now. The change started after the 2015 Women’s World Cup victory that saw a slew of retirements including S ... Read More
Week 7 College Football: What ... (134) foshman
Big 12 expansion Notre Dame Western Michigan Playoff favorites Texas A&M-Alabama   News that the Big 12 President’s could not agree on expansion was not really a surprise given that both Fox and ESPN previously expressed opposition to such a move. In the short term this is probably a smart move for the Big 12 because expanding their television revenue is the ... Read More
Two Top Ten Matchups Highlight... (170) foshman
Two Top Ten Matchups Highlight Week 7 In College Football   Heading into week 7 the college football playoff picture is starting to clear up somewhat. Preseason favorites FSU and LSU are both essentially eliminated, as is Stanford.Houston’s loss to Navy all but eliminates a group of 5 participant, and Louisville - the darling of the first month of college football - now finds them ... Read More
NFL Week 5: What We Learned... (194) foshman
Mike McCoy looks like he's done. Colin Kaepernick is back ya'll! Dallas QB conundrum. Vikings keep trucking. Giants offense just isn't working.   It seems like Mike McCoy, a pretty good coach, is not going to survive this season. McCoy’s issues can be largely attributed to the personnel he has been given, or not given as in Eric Weddell, but the Charg ... Read More
Week 6 College Football: What ... (104) foshman
LSU Florida Big Ten Stanford Charlie Strong Houston   LSU Florida - The Game That Shall Not Be Scheduled Obviously cancelling the game due to Hurricane Matthew was the correct call but rescheduling it should have been decided upon before, or immediately after. The SEC office should have had a contingency plan in place for rescheduling games - given that almost every team ... Read More
Ellis Names Team For Switzerla... (161) foshman
Ellis Names Team For Switzerland Friendlies - 11 New Call Ups   The youth movement continues at USSoccer as Jill Ellis has named 11 new faces to the USWNT camp heading into their two scheduled friendlies with Switzerland. Ellis has maintained that the US coaches were monitoring play in the NWSL throughout the season but it appears as if Ellis and company are also monitoring the college ... Read More
NFL Week 4: What We Learned... (166) foshman
Steelers Are Good Gordon V Gurley Rex Ryan Back From The Dead Exit Deflategate Odell Beckham Needs To Chill Colts Offensive Line Woes   With the return of Le’veon Bell the Steelers offense might be nearly impossible to stop. Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown have a deep connection between them and Sammie Coates provides a deep connection to keep opposing defens ... Read More
College Football Week 5; What ... (180) foshman
Baylor Big 12 Louisville autographs Tennessee Mark Richt Washington   Lost amid Baylor’s excellent season has been the talk regarding the Title IX issues the team has faced over the last few years, until now. The school’s Title IX Coordinator, Patty Crawford, resigned this week amid claims that the University was actively undermining her in her duties an ... Read More
Whitney Engen’s Contract Termi... (228) foshman
Boston Breakers center back Whitney Engen shared an emotional letter to her fans announcing the end of her time with the USWNT. Engen earned a roster spot on the Olympic roster in August and played well in her limited time in Brazil. Engen is also coming off of a good season on a horrible Boston team, for whom she serves as captain. Engen appears to be the most recent casualty of the need to infus ... Read More
2016 NWSL Season Awards... (232) foshman
The 4th season of the NWSL is over, making it the most successful women’s professional soccer league in history. As Portland Western New York, Washington, and Chicago fight for the championship we’ll take the time to put together our Top 11, Second 11, and individual award winners. The top 11 and season awards are the same list (and players) I submitted to the league for voti ... Read More
NFL Week 3; What We Learned... (189) foshman
Patriots Quarterback Shenanigans Injuries to Quarterbacks Injuries to Other Players Carson Wentz (or The Guy Who Might Cost Jeff Fisher His Job) Texans Look Like Pretenders Kaepernick   Will the Patriots actually start Julian Edelman at QB. As of now it looks so. The pissing contest between the team and the rest of the league appears to be focused on their final ros ... Read More
Week 4 College Football What W... (218) foshman
Week 4 College Football What We Learned   Tennessee Is For Real Having lost the last 12 games to Florida Tennessee fans must have felt terrible after watching the Volunteers fall behind 21-0, having turned the ball over twice inside the 10 yard line. It is a testament to Butch Jones, however, that the team kept its focus and climbed out of the hole. Joshua Dobbs still makes far to ... Read More
NWSL Playoff Predictions... (230) foshman
NWSL Playoff Preview   1: Portland Thorns 41 points 2: Washington Spirit 39 points 3: Chicago Red Stars 33 points 4: Western New York Flash 32 points   Portland Thorns The Thorns had the most talented roster during the season with six total players getting called up for the USWNT as well as 4 other international players on their roster. Portland was by far the bes ... Read More
The Football Show Season 4; Ep... (192) foshman
The two best things in life are football and laughter. Join Brent and Heather for the 4th season of The Football Show as they take real stories from across the football landscape and offer biting satire, absurd commentary, and, in this episode, a booger joke.   The Football Show Season 4: Episode 1 http://www.thefootballshow.net/ ... Read More
Houston Vs New England Predict... (213) foshman
Houston Vs New England   Week 3 provides a matchup of, perhaps, the two best teams in the AFC, and certainly two teams that are favored to win their respective divisions. Houston and New England have taken dramatically different approaches to this season with New England relying on over a decade of organizational stability, led by Head Coach Bill Belichick. Due to the stellar play of ba ... Read More
NFL Week 2: What We Learned... (135) foshman
NFL Week 2: What We Learned   Chargers injuries Quarterbacks getting hurt Return of the Running Back Rookie Quarterbacks Coaching Hot Seat Patriots Vikings Rodgers and Green Bay Offense Protests Not Going Away   Every season one NFL team suffers from injuries worse than the other 31 teams. THis season it appears to be the San Diego Chargers that ... Read More
College Football Week 3: What ... (206) foshman
After only three weeks the landscape of college football has shifted dramatically. A number of pre-season favorites have not only stumbled, but have looked rather pedestrian in multiple games. The current Heisman candidate has emerged from relative obscurity, and isn’t even the scoring leader nationally. Only two of the pre-season Conference champions remain unbeaten and likely to meet their ... Read More
Week 1 NFL Recap... (199) foshman
NFL Week 1 Recap   Now that the games have finally started NFL fans can rejoice and enjoy the next 4 months of live football. Week 1 saw several big names get hurt, several young quarterbacks emerge on the scene, and several teams serve notice that 2016 is going to be different than 2015. Here are my things worth noting from week 1.   Rise of the young quarterbacks Jimmy G ... Read More
NFC West Preview... (210) foshman
The NFC West has been the hardest fought division in football over the last few seasons. With some of the best defenses and most bruising running backs the NFC West has appeared in the last five Conference championships and three of the last five Super Bowls. Two of the league’s favorites are Seattle and Arizona, both of whom appear to be far ahead of Los Angeles and San Francisco, who, desp ... Read More
NFC North Preview... (186) foshman
The NFC North looked like it would house two of the best teams in the NFC before the season ending injury to Teddy Bridgewater in Minnesota. Green Bay now looks like the class of the division, and conference, while Chicago and Detroit are still mired in mediocrity. Minnesota has a strong enough roster with the recent addition of Sam Bradford to still compete for a playoff spot. The North is fickle ... Read More
NFC South Preview... (366) foshman
Carolina Panthers Carolina surprised many league observers by both dominating the regular season and making the Super Bowl last season. This year the Panthers offense could be even better thanks to the return of 2014 first round pick Kelvin Benjamin. Benjamin and Devin Funchess give Cam Newton two huge targets at receiver with Greg Olsen remaining on of the elite tight ends in football. Jonatha ... Read More
NFC East Preview... (206) foshman
The NFC East appears to be in transition with only last season’s champions, the Washington Redskins, maintaining any kind of continuity during the off season. Philadelphia and New York each have new coaching staffs and Dallas is starting the season without Tony Romo. Each team in the conference has plenty of talent across the board but none appear to be in reach of the upper echelon of the N ... Read More
AFC West Preview... (241) foshman
It looks like a changing of the guard, at least temporarily, is on the horizon in the AFC West. Denver is dealing with the retirement of Peyton Manning, Oakland is on the rise, San Diego is quietly amassing a talented roster at the skill positions and Kansas City still looks like an elite team. Certainly most of the divisions will look drastically different this year but none may approach the type ... Read More
AFC South Preview... (135) foshman
The AFC South is emerging as a division with all four teams stocked with young talent at key positions. The decision has been dominated by the Colts in recent years but injuries to Andrew Luck last season opened the door for Houston to take the division. Jacksonville showed great improvement behind the emergence of Blake Bortles and Allen Robinson, although their record didn’t show it. Tenne ... Read More
AFC North Preview... (123) foshman
AFC North Preview   In recent years the AFC North has been the most competitive division in the NFL, a trend that is likely to continue in 2016. Cincinnati and Pittsburgh are favorites again but the Baltimore Ravens should also field a competitive team and the Cleveland Browns, while not very good, could surprise some people in Hue Jackson’s first season at the helm. A division kn ... Read More
AFC East Preview... (118) foshman
AFC East Preview   The suspension of Tom Brady adds even a bit more intrigue to an emerging AFC East, long dominated by the New England Patriots. Last season saw the Jets emerge as a serious contender, Miami appears on the upswing with Adam Gase at the helm and a defense full of high priced defenders, and Buffalo has quietly amassed a great deal of talent on both sides of the ball - and ... Read More
Olympic Women’s Soccer Knockou... (199) foshman
The knockout stage of Women’s Olympic Soccer looks a lot like the top 10 in the FIFA world Rankings. Given the dearth of available slots - something that should be remedied moving forward - only eight of the top 12 teams in the FIFA world rankings were allowed to appear. Each of those eight advanced from the group stage setting up a series of excellent quarterfinal matches. The semi-finals a ... Read More
Top Eleven Takeaways From Grou... (156) foshman
Allie Long is the best story of the year for the USWNT. Long was an afterthought as recently as April, but after a few strong seasons in the NWSL she finally got an opportunity, and she made the most of it. Long gives Jill Ellis the flexibility she has been seeking since Lauren Holiday’s retirement allowing Morgan Brian to play either the 8 or 6 role. She wasn’t at her best against Col ... Read More
USWNT In Control As Group Play... (220) foshman
After two games in group play all seems to be going according to plan for the USWNT. Following a hard fought victory against France, their biggest challenge in group play, the team closes out the group when they face Columbia later today. Columbia is known for playing a physical game against the US women (see Lady Andrade punching Abby Wambach) but Jill Ellis has little cause for concern in terms ... Read More
2016 NFL Fantasy Football Tigh... (292) foshman
2016 NFL Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings   Tight end has long been considered one of the least important positions in fantasy football by most owners. The truth is, as it always has been, that finding a high scoring tight end offers a team the ability to amass a greater point differential than their opponents at that position. In competitive leagues where 3-4 points per game can mak ... Read More
2016 Fantasy Football Wide Rec... (231) foshman
2016 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings   With the increased popularity of PPR scoring wide receiver has become the most important position in fantasy football leagues. Receivers are no longer vehicles that put up huge numbers every few weeks, rather they are among the most consistent scorers in the league week in week out. The top scoring position players each year is made up most ... Read More
2016 Fantasy Football Running ... (276) foshman
2016 NFL Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings   Running backs have traditionally been the backbone of good fantasy football teams, and while good running backs are still important, the shift towards a committee approach throughout the NFL has made them much harder to come by. With most NFL teams now passing the ball more frequently, and most fantasy football leagues awarding points fo ... Read More
2016 Fantasy Football Quarterb... (265) foshman
 The difference between fantasy football champions and fantasy football playoff teams is often related to the quarterback position. While premium receivers, tight ends, and running backs are harder to come by, few teams excel without having a quarterback that is among the league leaders. Negative points associated with interceptions can ruin a season in a single weekend. Here is a list of the ... Read More
NWSL Power Rankings Week 13... (250) foshman
 NWSL Power Rankings Week 13 Portland Thorns First place, 26 points. The Thorns lost their first game of 2016 but it’s no time to panic. Portland played without 6 of their top players thanks to an ill-timed USWNT camp that highlights one of the issues the NWSL must overcome in order to grow. The league cannot be at the mercy of US Soccer and ever hope to have the respect of M ... Read More
USWNT Announces Olympic Roster... (184) foshman
 Months of speculation ended today as Head Coach Jill Ellis announced the USWNT Olympic Roster. As expected the roster is mostly made up of members of last year's World Cup Championship team, and also as expected, there are a few new faces that have earned their roster spots during the 2016 season so far. The biggest surprise is the roster addition of Allie Long - and it's not a huge ... Read More
Predicting The USWNT Olympic R... (206) foshman
 Predicting The USWNT Olympic Roster Today is the day that members of the USWNT will find out if they are going to Brazil to compete for Olympic Gold. Fresh off a friendly with South Africa, Ellis now has the information she needs to make her final roster decisions. The Olympic rosters only allow for a total of 18 players and 4 alternates which, for the US, is a difficult decision even aft ... Read More
NWSL Power Rankings Week 12... (327) foshman
 NWSL Power Rankings Week 12 Portland Thorns First place, 26 points. The Thorns remain the only unbeaten team in the NWSL. More impressively they are a combined 3-0-2 against the next three best teams. It's no secret that Portland is stacked with talent from the USWNT but they also boast the deepest international pool of talent with Christine Sinclair, Nadia Nadim, and Dagny Brynja ... Read More
NWSL Could Gain Further Popula... (268) foshman
Following the USWNT’s World Cup Victory in 2015 the NWSL has seen an increase in ticket sales and popularity.  The newest franchises, Houston (2014) and Orlando (2016) are among the most popular teams in the league and a national television contract for the late season and playoffs has been announced for the second consecutive year. The numbers are still not sustainable for most of the ... Read More
Alex Morgan Stepping Into Lead... (269) foshman
 2016 has been a great year so far for women’s soccer in the United States. The NWSL not only made it to a fourth season, they expanded the league by adding an Orlando franchise, and attendance is up throughout the league. The USWNT is undefeated and boasts impressive victories over Germany, France, Japan, England, and Canada - all top ten international squads. Their sole blemish is a t ... Read More
USWNT Totally Different in 201... (161) foshman
 USWNT Totally Different in 2016 As the US Women’s National Team (USWNT) prepares for the Olympics in Rio this summer they look like a very different team, because they are. Due to retirements, injuries, and pregnancies this team is without 1204 caps from last years squad - or more caps than many of the opposing teams will have in total. That number is growing. It seems like Heathe ... Read More
Seattle Seahawks Draft Review... (228) foshman
 Seattle Seahawks Draft Review Team Needs:  RB OT DL Selections: Rd 1. 31 Germain Ifedi OT Texas A&M Rd 2. 49 Jarran Reed DT Alabama Rd 3. 90 CJ Prosise RB Notre Dame Rd 3. 94 Nick Vannett TE Ohio State Rd 3. 97 Rees Odhiambo OG Boise State Rd 5. 147 Quenton Jefferson DT Maryland Rd 5. 171 Alex Collins RB Arkansas Rd 6. 215 Joey Hunt C TCU Rd 7. 243 Kenny Law ... Read More
San Francisco 49ers Draft Revi... (197) foshman
 San Francisco 49ers Draft Review Team Needs:  QB WR OG LB Selections: Rd 1. 7 DeForest Buckner DE Oregon Rd 1. 28 Joshua Garnett OG Stanford Rd 3 68 Will Redmond CB Mississippi State Rd 4. 133 Rashard Robinson CB  LSU Rd 5. 142 Ronald Blair DE Appalachain State Rd 5. 145 John Theus OT Georgia Rd 5. 174 Fahn Cooper OT Mississippi Rd 6. 207 Jeff Driskel QB Lou ... Read More
Los Angeles Rams Draft Review... (168) foshman
 Los Angeles Rams Draft Review Team Needs:  WR DE QB Selections: Rd 1. 1 Jared Goff QB Cal Rd 4. 110 Tyler Higbee TE Western Kentucky Rd 4. 117 Pharoe Cooper WR South Carolina Rd 6. 177 Temarrick Hemmingway TE South Carolina State Rd 6. 190 Josh Forrest ILB Kentucky Rd 6. 206 Mike Thomas WR Southern Miss Recap: A few years after getting a huge haul to move down, so a te ... Read More
Arizona Cardinals Draft Revie... (197) foshman
 Arizona Cardinals Draft Review Team Needs:  S OLB CB Selections: Rd 1. 29 Robert Nkemdiche DT Ole Miss Rd 3. 92 Brandon Williams CB Texas A&M Rd 4. 128 Evan Boehm C Missouri Rd 5. 167 Marquai Christian Midwestern State Rd 5. 170 Cole Toner OT Harvard Rd 6. 205 Harlan Miller CB Southeastern Louisiana Recap: A benefit of picking late is that team’s have greater ... Read More
Minnesota Vikings Draft Review... (234) foshman
 Minnesota Vikings Draft Review Team Needs: OT, CB, OG, WR Selections: Rd 1. 23 LaQuan Treadwell WR Ole Miss Rd 2. 54 Mackenzie Alexander CB Clemson Rd 4. 121 Willie Beavers OG Western Michigan Rd 5. 160 Kentrell Brothers OLB Missouri Rd 6. 180 Moritz Boehringer WR Rd 6. 188 David Morgan TE Texas-San Antonio Rd 7. 227 Steven Weatherly OLB Vanderbilt Rd 7. 244 Jayron Kears ... Read More
Detroit Lions Draft Review... (161) foshman
 Detroit Lions Draft Review Team Needs: OT, CB, DE, WR Selections: Rd 1. 16 Taylor Decker OT Ohio State Rd 2. 46 A’Shawn Robinson DT Alabama Rd 3. 95 Graham Glasgnow C Michigan Rd 4. 111 Miles Killebrew S Southern Utah Rd 5. 151 Joe Dahl OG Washington State Rd 5. 169 Antwione Williams OLB Georgia Southern Rd 6. 191 Jake Ruddock QB Michigan Rd 6. 202 Anthony Zettel DE Pen ... Read More
Green Bay Packers Draft Review... (193) foshman
 Green Bay Packers Draft Review Team Needs: ILB, OLB, OT Selections: Rd 1. 27 Kenny Clark DT UCLA Rd 2. 48 Jason Spriggs OT Indiana Rd 3. 88 Kyler Fackrell LB Utah State Rd 4. 131 Blake Martinez ILB Stanford Rd 4. 137 Dean Lowrey DE Northwestern Rd 5. 163 Trevor Davis WR Cal Rd 6. 200 Kyle Murphy OT Stanford Recap: Green Bay puts together solid draft classes, perhaps better ... Read More
Baylor Had Few Options After R... (169) foshman
 This past week Baylor University took the unprecedented step of relieving Head Football Coach Art Briles of his duties and reassigning University President Ken Starr due to the fallout from the report prepared by Pepper Hamilton, and independent law firm contracted by the University. Head coaches are fired all the time, some are fired for serious off field indiscretions. Never has the most s ... Read More
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Draft Rev... (181) foshman
 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Draft Review Team Needs: CB DE OT S Selections: Rd 1. 11 Vernon Hargreaves CB Florida Rd 2. 39 Noah Spence DE Eastern Kentucky Rd 2. 61 Robert Aguayo K Florida State Rd 4. 108 Ryan Smith CB North Carolina Central Rd 5. 148 Caleb Benenoch OT UCLA Rd 6. 183 Devonte Bond OLB Oklahoma Rd 6. 237 Dan Vitale FB Northwestern Recap: The Buccaneers h ... Read More
New Orleans Saints Draft Revie... (218) foshman
 New Orleans Saints Draft Review Team Needs: DL CB OLB     Selections:   Rd 1. 12 Sheldon Rankins DT Louisville Rd 2. 47 Michael Thomas WR Ohio State Rd 2. 61 Vonn Bell S Ohio State Rd 4. 120 David Onyemata DT Manitoba Rd 7. 237 Daniel Lasco RB Cal   Recap: The Saints, coming off of a disappointing 2015, had a ton of needs and a number of roster spot ... Read More
Carolina Panthers Draft Review... (149) foshman
 Carolina Panthers Draft Review Team Needs: OT DE CB         Selections: Rd 1. 31 Vernon Butler DT Louisiana Tech Rd 2. 62 James Bradberry CB Samford Rd 3. 77 Daryl Worley CB West Virginia Rd 5. 141 Zach Sanchez CB Oklahoma Rd 7. 238 Beau Sandlin TE Montana State Recap: Carolina shocked the league when they took the franchise tag off of cornerback Josh ... Read More
Atlanta Falcons Draft Review... (184) foshman
 Atlanta Falcons Draft Review Team Needs: DE LB OG Selections: Rd 1. 17 Keanu Neal SS Florida Rd 2. 52 Deion Jones OLB LSU Rd 3. 81 Austin Hooper TE Stanford Rd 4. 115 De’vondre Campbell OLB Minnesota Rd 6. 195 Wes Schweitzer OG San Jose State Rd 7. 238 Devin Fuller WR UCLA Recap: Dan Quinn clearly wanted to put his stamp on the defensive roster heading into 2016. Wi ... Read More
Washington Redskins Draft Revi... (128) foshman
 Washington Redskins Draft Review Team Needs: DE, WR, OL Selections: Rd 1. 22 Josh Doctson WR TCU Rd 2. 53 Su’a Cravens SS USC Rd 3. 84 Kendall Fuller CB Virginia Tech Rd 5. 152 Matthew Ioannidis DT Temple Rd 6. 187 Nate Sudfield QB Indiana Rd 7. 232 Steven Daniels ILB Boston COllege Rd 7. 242 Keith Marshall RB Georgia Recap: If Dan Snyder can stay out of Mc ... Read More
Philadelphia Eagles Draft Rev... (203) foshman
 Philadelphia Eagles Draft Review Team Needs: RB, LB, OT Selections: Rd 1. 2 Carson Wentz QB North Dakota State Rd 3. 79 Isaac Seumola OG Oregon State Rd 5. 153 Wendell Smallwood RB West Virginia Rd 5. 164 Vaitai Halapoulavaati OT TCU Rd 6. 196 Blake Countess CB Auburn Rd 7. 233 Jalen Mills FS LSU Rd 7. 240 Alex McAlister DE Florida Rd 7. 251 Joe Walker LB Oregon Re ... Read More
New York Giants Draft Review... (126) foshman
 New York Giants Draft Review Team Needs: RB, LB, OT Selections:   Rd 1. 10 Eli Apple CB Ohio State Rd 2. 40 Sterling Shepard WR Oklahoma Rd 3. 71 Darian Thompson FS Boise State Rd 4. 109 BJ Goodson LB CLemson Rd 5. 149 Paul Perkins RB UCLA Rd 6. 184 Jerrell Adams TE South Carolina   Recap: The Tom Coughlin era in New York came to an unceremonious close as 20 ... Read More
Dallas Cowboys Draft Review... (145) foshman
 Dallas Cowboys Draft Review Team Needs: RB, CB, DL Selections: Rd 1. 4 Ezekial Elliott Ohio State Rd 2. 34 Jaylon Smith LB Notre Dame Rd 3. 67 Maliek Collins DT Nebraska Rd 4. 101 Charles Tapper DE Oklahoma Rd 4. 135 Dak Prescott QB Mississippi State Rd 6. 189 Anthony Brown CB Purdue Rd 6. 212 Kavon Brown SS Central Michigan Rd 6. 216 Darius Jackson RB Eastern Michigan Rd 6. ... Read More
San Diego Chargers Draft Revie... (164) foshman
 San Diego Chargers Draft Review Team Needs: S, CB, DL Selections: Rd 1. 3 Joey Bosa DE Ohio State Rd 2. 35 Hunter Henry TE Arkansas Rd 3. 66 Max Tuerk C USC Rd 4. 102 Joshua Perry ILB Ohio State Rd 5. 175 Jatavis Brown OLB Akron Rd 6. 179 Drew Kaser P Texas A&M Rd 6. 198 Derek Watt FB Wisconsin Rd 7. 224 Donovan Clark OG Michigan State Recap: The Chargers did a remarkab ... Read More
Oakland Raiders Draft Review... (136) foshman
 Oakland Raiders Draft Review      Team Needs: OT, CB, ILB Selections: Rd 1. 14 Karl Joseph S West Virginia Rd 2. 44 Jihad Ward DE Illinois Rd 3. 75 Shilique Calhoun DE Michigan State Rd 4. 100 Connor Cook QB Michigan State Rd 5. 143 DeAndre Washington RB Texas Tech Rd 6. 194 Corey James OLB Colorado State Rd 7. 234 Vadal Alexander OG LSU Recap: ... Read More
Kansas City Chiefs Draft Revie... (150) foshman
Kansas City Chiefs Draft Review Team Needs: OLB, QB, DL Selections: Rd 2. 37 Chris Jones DT Mississippi State Rd 3. 74 Keivarae Russell CB Notre Dame Rd 4. 105 Parker Ehringer OG Cincinnati Rd 4. 106 Eric Murray CB Minnesota Rd 4. 126 DeMarcus Robinson WR Florida Rd 5. 162 Kevin Hogan QB Stanford Rd 5. 165 Tyreek Hill WR West Alabama Rd 6. 178 DJ White CB Georgia Tech Rd 6. ... Read More
Denver Broncos Draft Recap... (140) foshman
 Denver Broncos Draft Review Team Needs: QB, OL, DL, LB Selections: Rd 1. 26 Paxton Lynch QB Memphis Rd 2. 63 Adam Gotsis DT Georgia Tech Rd 3. 98 Justin Simmons S Boston College Rd 4. 136 Devante Booker RB Utah Rd 5. 144 Connor McGovern OG Missouri Rd 6. 176 Andy Janovich FB Nebraska Rd 6. 219 Will Parks Rd 7. 228 Riley Dixon P Syracuse Recap: The Broncos obviously ent ... Read More
Tennessee Titans Draft Recap... (134) foshman
 Tennessee Titans Draft Review Team Needs: OT, DL, S Selections: Rd 1. 8 Jack Conklin OT Michigan State Rd 2. 33 Kevin Dodd DE Clemson Rd 2. 43 Austin Johnson DT Penn State Rd 2. 55 Derek Henry RB Alabama Rd 3. 64 Kevin Byard S Middle Tennessee State Rd 5. 140 Tajae Sharpe WR Massachutsets Rd 5. 157 LeShaun Sims CB Southern Utah Rd 6. 193 Sebastian Tretola OG Arkansas Rd 7. 2 ... Read More
Jacksonville Jaguars Draft Rev... (144) foshman
 Jacksonville Jaguars Draft Review Team Needs: LB CB OL   Selections:   Rd 1. 5 Jalen Ramsey CB Florida State Rd 2. 36 Myles Jack LB UCLA Rd 3. 69 Yannick Ngakoue DE Maryland Rd 4. 103 Sheldon Day DT Notre Dame Rd 6. 181 Tyrone Holmes LB Montana Rd 6. 201 Brandon Allen QB Arkansas Rd 7. 226 Jonathan Woodard DE Central Arkansas   Recap: Coming into this draft ... Read More
Indianapolis Colts Draft Revie... (142) foshman
 Indianapolis Colts Draft Review Team Needs: LB CB OL Selections: Rd 1. 18 Ryan Kelly OC Alabama Rd 2. 57 Tj Green Cb Clemson Rd 3. 82 Le’Raven Clark OT Texas Tech Rd 4. 116 Hassan Ridgeway DT Texas Rd 4. 125 Antonio Morrison ILB Florida Rd 5. 155 Joe Haeg OT North Dakota State Rd 7. 239 Trevor Bates LB Maine Rd 7. 248 Austin Blythe OC Iowa Recap: Indianapolis enter ... Read More
Houston Texans Draft Review... (132) foshman
 Houston Texans Draft Review Team Needs: DE WR OL Selections: Rd 1. 21 Will Fuller WR Notre Dame Rd 2. 50 Nick Martin OC Notre Dame Rd 3. 85 Braxton Miller WR Ohio State Rd 4. 119 Tyler Ervin RB San Jose State Rd 5. 159 KJ Dillon SS West Virginia Rd 5. 166 DJ Reader NT Clemson Recap: Entering the draft with a deep and talented roster that wa heavily aided by some major fr ... Read More
Pittsburgh Steelers Draft Revi... (129) foshman
 Pittsburgh Steelers Draft Review Team Needs: CB, S, OLB Selections: Rd 1. 25 Artie Burns CB Miami Rd 2. 58 Sean Davis CB Maryland Rd 3. 89 Javon Hargrave DT South Carolina State Rd 4. 123 Jerald Hawkins OT LSU Rd 6. 220 Travis Feeney OLB Washington Rd 6. 229 DeMarcus Ayers WR Houston Rd 7. 246 Tyler Matakevich OLB Temple Recap: The Steelers had one of the more puzzling ... Read More
Cleveland Browns Draft Review... (140) foshman
 Cleveland Browns Draft Review   Team Needs: QB WR OL       Selections: Rd 1. 15 Corey Coleman WR Baylor Rd 2. 32 Emmanuel Ogbah DE Oklahoma State Rd 3. 65 Carl Nassib DE Penn State Rd 3. 76 Shon Coleman OT Auburn Rd 3. 93 Cody Kessler QB USC Rd 4. 99 Joe Schobert OLB Wisconsin Rd 4. 114 Ricardo Louis WR Auburn Rd 4. 129 Derrick Kind ... Read More
Cincinnati Bengals Draft Revie... (167) foshman
 Cincinnati Bengals Draft Review Team Needs: LB, WR, DT Selections: Rd 1. 24 William Jackson III CB Houston Rd 2. 55 Tyler Boyd WR Pitt Rd 3. 87 Nick Vigil LB Utah St. Rd 4. 122 Andrew Billings DT Baylor Rd 5. 161 Christian Westerman OG Arizona St. Rd 6. 199 Cody Core WR Mississippi Rd 7. 245 Clayton Fejedelman S Illinois Recap: The Bengals are typically one of the quiet ... Read More
Baltimore Ravens Draft Review... (148) foshman
 Baltimore Ravens Draft Review Team Needs: CB, WR, OT, DE Selections: Rd 1. 6 Ronnie Stanley OT Notre Dame Rd 2. 42 Kamalei Correa OLB Boise St. Rd 3. 70 Bronson Kafusi DE BYU Rd 4. 104 Tavon Young CB Temple Rd 4. 107 Chris Moore WR Cincinnati Rd 4. 130 Alex Young OT Nebraska Rd 4. 132 Willie Henry DT Michigan Rd 4. 134 Kenneth Dixon RB Louisiana Tech Rd 5. 146 Matt Judon DE ... Read More
New England Patriots Draft Rev... (150) foshman
 New England Patriots Draft Review Team Needs: CB, WR, OL, DE Selections: Rd 2. 60 Cyrus Jones CB Alabama Rd 3. 78 Joe Thuney OG NC State Rd 3. 91 Jacoby Brissett QB NC State Rd 3. 96 Vincent Valentine DT Nebraska Rd 4. 112  Malcolm Mitchell WR Georgia Rd 6. 208 Kamu Grugier-Hill CB E. Illinois Rd 6. 214 Elandon Roberts ILB Houston Rd 6. 221 Ted Karras OG Illinois Rd 7. ... Read More
New York Jets Draft Review... (166) foshman
 New York Jets Draft Review Team Needs: OLB, CB, OT, ILB Selections: Rd 1. 20 Darron Lee OLB Ohio State Rd 2. 51 Christian Hackenberg QB Penn State Rd 3. 80 Jordan Jenkins OLB Georgia Rd 4. 118  Juston Burris CB NC State Rd 5. 158 Brandon Shell OT South Carolina Rd 7. 235 Loc Edwards P Sam Houston Rd 7. 241 Charone Peake WR Clemson Recap: The Jets draft started off wi ... Read More
Miami Dolphins Draft Review... (240) foshman
 Miami Dolphins Draft Review Team Needs: CB, OT, OG, LB, RB Selections: Rd 1. 13 Laremy Tunsil OT Miami Rd 2. 38 Xavian Howard CB Baylor Rd 3. 73 Kenyon Drake RB Alabama Rd 3. 86  Leonte Caroo WR Rutgers Rd 6. 186 Jakeem Grant WR Texas Tech Rd 6. 204 Jordan Lucas S Penn State Rd 7. 218 Brandon Doughty QB Western Kentucky Rd 7. 231 Thomas Duarte WR UCLA Recap: Miami ben ... Read More
Buffalo Bills Draft Review... (185) foshman
 Buffalo Bills Draft Review Team Needs: OL, DE, LB, WR, QB Selections: Rd 1. 19 Shaq Lawson DE Clemson Rd 2. 41 Reggie Ragland LB Alabama Rd 3. 80 Adolphus Washington DT Ohio State Rd 4. 139 Cardale Jones QB Ohio State Rd 5. 156 Jonathan Williams RB Arkansas Rd 6. 192 Kolby Listenbee WR TCU Rd 6. Kevon Seymour CB USC Recap: Buffalo clearly agreed with those draft analysts th ... Read More
Day 2 NFL Draft Recap... (181) foshman
  Buffalo The Bills clearly decided to rebuild their defensive front 7. Like Shaq Lawson, Ragland was a first round talent and should start immediately. Adolphus Washington gives the Bill some depth along the defensive line, and a possible future hedge against Kyle Williams retirement/free agency. The Bills had one of the better second days of the draft. Miami On day 2 they added two ... Read More
First Round NFL Draft Recap... (250) foshman
 1 Los Angeles, Jared Goff, QB, Cal; The Rams obviously knew who they wanted when they moved up to the first pick. Although Wentz should be as good, or better, than Goff in time the Rams want to win now and Goff is the only rookie quarterback capable of making that happen.  2 Philadelphia, Carson Wentz QB North Dakota State; The Eagles got one of the two can’t miss prospe ... Read More
NFL Mock Draft 5.0... (235) foshman
 NFl Mock Draft 5.0 We’re only a day away now from the NFL draft and, interestingly, we’ve already seen two blockbuster trades affect the top of the draft order. FIlm analysis is now done and rumors have been investigated thoroughly and it’s time to place our final bets. In this draft we predicted two trades, there will be more on draft day, but for now, the Titans and 49 ... Read More
NFC South Draft Needs... (158) foshman
  The NFC South was one of the worst divisions in football for the last few seasons. Carolina is the only really good team, although any of the others could make a push, despite their flaws. What hampers the division is the dearth of draft picks available, 24 between the 4 teams. Only the Buccaneers have their original allotment of 7 selections meaning that the NFC South is going to be hard ... Read More
AFC West Draft Needs... (167) foshman
 AFC West Draft Needs The Broncos won the Superbowl last season but it is not difficult to see them missing out on the playoffs this year in what should be an excellent division. Oakland appears poised to move up, Kansas City should be the best team in the division, and San Diego is a team known to surprise people in years where they are otherwise ignored. WIth 33 picks spread out through ... Read More
Mock Draft 4.0... (195) foshman
  1 Los Angeles Carson Wentz QB N. D. State Rams get new city and new QB QB WR DE 2 Philadelphia* Jared Goff QB Cal Pederson gets his man RB WR OL 3 San Diego Laremy Tunsil LT Ole Miss Chargers get drafts best player DL S CB 4 Dallas Joey Bosa DE Ohio Sta ... Read More
AFC North Draft Needs... (165) foshman
 AFC North Draft Needs The AFC North remains one of the NFL's toughest divisions, as evidenced by the disparity in records for the 4 teams. Cleveland, in need of a quarterback - and pretty much everything else - was able to trade the second overall pick to the Philadelphia Eagles for a boat load of draft picks over the next few seasons. Meanwhile Baltimore sits at 6 overall with few short te ... Read More
Rams Move Up For Titans First ... (223) foshman
 In a sign that The Rams view at least one of this year’s quarterbacks as being a future star the team has given up a bevy of draft picks to move up to the Titans first overall pick, and 4th and 6th round selections. The Rams gave up the #15, 43, 45, and 76 in addition to their first and third round picks in next year’s draft. This trade is a seismic shift for the 2016 draft as th ... Read More
Mock Draft 3.0... (217) foshman
 This weeks Mock Draft features our first forcasted trade. While the 49ers are expected to take a QB in the first round it seems unlikely that they will trade up to get one, unless they are able to trade Colin Kaepernick. The Eagles, meanwhile, have already moved into a better position, and are more likely to overpay in order to move up. With Jacksonville likely to get an similarly ranked imp ... Read More
AFC East Draft Needs... (271) foshman
 AFC East Draft Needs Three AFC East teams have enjoyed high draft picks consistently for the better part of the last decade. While New England has been among the best teams in the league, year in and year out, the Dolphins, Bills, and Jets have not been able to find a consistent foothold from which to challenge them. With each of the other teams now having either a new coach, or a second ... Read More
Fanteractive Mock Draft 2.0... (213) foshman
 As we get closer to Draft day more rumors are starting to leak. The Titans are reportedly talking to a few teams about moving down, The 49ers and Eagles are both rumored to be looking to move up, Colin Kaepernick appears headed to Denver, maybe, and the Rams are also interested in improving their situation. While all these rumors are worth considering, along with the fact that the top ten al ... Read More
2016 Defensive Backfield Draf... (214) foshman
 2016 Defensive Backfield Draft Prospects In a year that is dominated by defensive front seven and offensive line talent teams will still be able to find good value in the defensive backfield. No fewer than 8 prospects offer immediate starting potential and could find themselves selected in the first two rounds. Cornerback: Jalen Ramsey, FSU; Ramsey is one of the top players in t ... Read More
2016 Defensive Front Seven Dra... (209) foshman
 The single defining trait of the 2016 NFL draft class is it’s talent along the defensive front 7. No fewer than 15 players carry first round grades and teams will be able to find immediate starters deep into the drafts second day. Defensive tackles, ends, and outside linebackers should start coming off the board early and often throughout the top 50 picks. Today we’ll look at the ... Read More
Offensive Skill Players In The... (197) foshman
 The 2016 NFL draft is unique in that it is stacked with defensive talent and offensive linemen. While the depth at the offensive skill positions is lacking, respectively, there are some talented prospects at quarterback, running back, and receiver that figure to be early first round picks. Teams will always value the quarterback position above all others and this year offers two blue chip pr ... Read More
2016 Fanteractive Mock Draft... (182) foshman
 Here is the first fanteractive "Expert" Mock Draft. This will be a series leading up to the draft. The goal is to get 80% of the players drafted in the first round, 67% within 5 picks either way, and 30% going to the correct team.   1 Tennessee Laremy Tunsil LT Ole Miss Best player in the draft and fills an immediate need 2 ... Read More
2016 NFl Draft Offensive Prosp... (196) foshman
 In a draft in which the offensive talent is lagging behind the defensive talent, someone forgot to tell the offensive tackles. Boasting two elite prospects , and potentially six total first round picks, this year’s tackle class offers depth as well as talent. Teams that need left tackles should have strong options anywhere in the top 50 while teams that need right tackles will be able ... Read More
Episode 6 of The Football Show... (354) foshman
 And this one was a good one. Two convictions, two political protests, a fart joke and a reference to the Medicine Lodge Treaty of 1867. We cover it all because we're professionals. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1RdiVJlMME Like us on youtube. Like us on facebook https://www.facebook.com/thefootballshownet1/   Or just visit our website http://www.thefootballshow.net &nbs ... Read More
Looking Ahead To The USWNT Oly... (705) foshman
Looking Ahead To The USWNT Olympic Roster   The USWNT is on the home stretch of their 10 game victory tour after this summer’s World Cup Championship and already the team has lost a lot of it’s experience and star power. Gpone are veteran midfielders Shannon Boxx and Lauren Holiday, defender Lori Chalupny, and  the face of women’s soccer for the last decade, Abby Wamb ... Read More
New Episode of The Football Sh... (379) foshman
 Only one show on the internet covers all of the important stories across all of football. Check out the latest episode of The Football Show to get the latest scoop on Warren Sapp's plea deal, Nick Saban's admission to cheating, and an inside look at the Lions playbook.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byEjRZw8-Pg   Or check out Thefootballshow.net       ... Read More
How To Scout Defensive Backs... (434) foshman
 How To Scout Defensive Backs By Brent Foshee   Defensive backfield play is among the most difficult job in professional football. The proliferation of teams with advanced passing games coupled with a shifting league policy that is offense friendly makes the job of defending the pass consistently almost impossible. That shift has benefitted defensive backs in many ways, however, as ... Read More
How To Scout Linebackers... (468) foshman
 How To Scout Linebackers By Brent Foshee   Linebackers are the backbone of any defense. Equally sharing responsibility against both the run and pass on any given play they need a broad skill set as a unit. This allows for a high degree of specialization within a unit where each player might excel at one aspect of the game and, working in tandem with one another, create a formidabl ... Read More
How to Scout Defensive Linemen... (428) foshman
 How To Scout Defensive Linemen By Brent Foshee   Great defensive linemen remain, along with quarterbacks, remain the rarest commodity in the NFL. Frequently among the most drafted first round position, teams are always looking for a big man that can wreak havoc on opposing offenses, forcing them out of their comfort zone and making them more one dimensional. The defensive line in ... Read More
Game Analyses
Fanalyse new Game
Sports League Analysis Game Day Visitor Team Home Team updated on Detail
Football NCAA FB Post Game - Colorado 30 Sep, 17 Colorado UCLA 03 Oct,17 View
Football NFL Post Game - Kansas City 07 Sep, 17 Kansas City New England 08 Sep,17 View
Football NFL Post Game - Atlanta 05 Feb, 17 New England Atlanta 06 Feb,17 View
Football NFL Post Game - New England 05 Feb, 17 New England Atlanta 06 Feb,17 View
Football NFL Pre Game 05 Feb, 17 New England Atlanta 26 Jan,17 View
Football NCAA FB Post Game - Auburn 22 Oct, 16 Arkansas Auburn 23 Oct,16 View
Soccer FIFA Post Game - USA WNT 19 Oct, 16 Switzerland USA WNT 20 Oct,16 View
Soccer FIFA Post Game - Switzerland 19 Oct, 16 Switzerland USA WNT 20 Oct,16 View
Soccer NWSL Pre Game 09 Oct, 16 WNY Flash Washington 07 Oct,16 View
Football NFL Post Game - San Fran 06 Oct, 16 Arizona San Fran 06 Oct,16 View
Soccer EPL Post Game - Tottenham 02 Oct, 16 Man City Tottenham 03 Oct,16 View
Soccer EPL Post Game - Man City 02 Oct, 16 Man City Tottenham 03 Oct,16 View
Soccer NWSL Pre Game 30 Sep, 16 Chicago Washington 30 Sep,16 View
Football NCAA FB Pre Game 30 Sep, 16 Stanford Washington 29 Sep,16 View
Soccer NWSL Pre Game 02 Oct, 16 WNY Flash Portland 27 Sep,16 View
Football NCAA FB Pre Game 24 Sep, 16 Florida Tennessee 23 Sep,16 View
Football NFL Pre Game 22 Sep, 16 Houston New England 20 Sep,16 View
Football NFL Post Game - Chicago 19 Sep, 16 Philadelphia Chicago 20 Sep,16 View
Football NFL Post Game - Philadelphia 19 Sep, 16 Philadelphia Chicago 20 Sep,16 View
My Team Ratings
Analyse new Team
Sports League Season Type Team updated on Detail
Football National Football League NFL 2017 Preview Kansas City Chiefs 31 Aug,17 View
Football National Football League NFL 2017 Preview Jacksonville Jaguars 31 Aug,17 View
Football National Football League NFL 2017 Preview Indianapolis Colts 31 Aug,17 View
Football National Football League NFL 2017 Preview Houston Texans 31 Aug,17 View
Football National Football League NFL 2017 Preview Green Bay Packers 31 Aug,17 View
Football National Football League NFL 2017 Preview Detroit Lions 31 Aug,17 View
Football National Football League NFL 2017 Preview Denver Broncos 31 Aug,17 View
Football National Football League NFL 2017 Preview Dallas Cowboys 31 Aug,17 View
Football National Football League NFL 2017 Preview Cleveland Browns 31 Aug,17 View
Football National Football League NFL 2017 Preview Cincinnati Bengals 31 Aug,17 View
Football National Football League NFL 2017 Preview Chicago Bears 31 Aug,17 View
Football National Football League NFL 2017 Preview Carolina Panthers 31 Aug,17 View
Football National Football League NFL 2017 Preview Buffalo Bills 31 Aug,17 View
Football National Football League NFL 2017 Preview Baltimore Ravens 31 Aug,17 View
Football National Football League NFL 2017 Preview Atlanta Falcons 31 Aug,17 View
Football National Football League NFL 2017 Preview Arizona Cardinals 31 Aug,17 View
Football National Football League NFL 2016 Recap New York Jets 05 Feb,17 View
Football National Football League NFL 2016 Recap Miami Dolphins 02 Feb,17 View
Football National Football League NFL 2016 Recap Buffalo Bills 02 Feb,17 View
Football National Football League NFL 2016 Recap Cleveland Browns 01 Feb,17 View
Football National Football League NFL 2016 Recap Cincinnati Bengals 01 Feb,17 View
Football National Football League NFL 2016 Recap Baltimore Ravens 01 Feb,17 View
Football National Football League NFL 2016 Recap Tennessee Titans 31 Jan,17 View
Football National Football League NFL 2016 Recap Jacksonville Jaguars 31 Jan,17 View
Football National Football League NFL 2016 Recap Indianapolis Colts 31 Jan,17 View
Football National Football League NFL 2016 Recap Houston Texans 31 Jan,17 View
Football National Football League NFL 2016 Recap Oakland Raiders 31 Jan,17 View
Football National Football League NFL 2016 Recap Kansas City Chiefs 31 Jan,17 View
Football National Football League NFL 2016 Recap Denver Broncos 30 Jan,17 View
Football National Football League NFL 2016 Recap Los Angeles Chargers 30 Jan,17 View
Football National Football League NFL 2016 Recap Atlanta Falcons 29 Jan,17 View
Football National Football League NFL 2016 Recap New York Giants 29 Jan,17 View
Football National Football League NFL 2016 Recap Dallas Cowboys 29 Jan,17 View
Football National Football League NFL 2016 Recap Green Bay Packers 29 Jan,17 View
Football National Football League NFL 2016 Recap Detroit Lions 29 Jan,17 View
Football National Football League NFL 2016 Recap Seattle Seahawks 29 Jan,17 View
Football National Football League NFL 2016 Recap Philadelphia Eagles 06 Jan,17 View
Football National Football League NFL 2016 Recap Minnesota Vikings 06 Jan,17 View
Football National Football League NFL 2016 Recap Chicago Bears 06 Jan,17 View
Football National Football League NFL 2016 Recap Tampa Bay Buccaneers 05 Jan,17 View
Football National Football League NFL 2016 Recap Carolina Panthers 05 Jan,17 View
Football National Football League NFL 2016 Recap New Orleans Saints 05 Jan,17 View
Football National Football League NFL 2016 Recap Los Angeles Rams 04 Jan,17 View
Football National Football League NFL 2016 Recap San Francisco 49ers 04 Jan,17 View
Football National Football League NFL 2016 Recap Arizona Cardinals 04 Jan,17 View
Football NCAA Football NCAA 2016 Recap Auburn University 18 Dec,16 View
Football NCAA Football NCAA 2016 Preview Mississippi State University 31 Aug,16 View
Football NCAA Football NCAA 2016 Recap Texas A&M University 31 Aug,16 View
Football NCAA Football NCAA 2016 Preview Auburn University 31 Aug,16 View
Football NCAA Football NCAA 2016 Preview University of Mississippi 31 Aug,16 View
Football NCAA Football NCAA 2016 Preview University of Arkansas 31 Aug,16 View
Football NCAA Football NCAA 2016 Preview Louisiana State University 25 Aug,16 View
Football NCAA Football NCAA 2016 Preview University of Alabama 25 Aug,16 View
Venue Ratings
Rate new Stadium / Arena
Venue Location Visit Dt. Game Over all Rating Detail
Rose Bowl Pasadena CA, USA 01 Sep,17 UCLA vs Colorad 8.90 View
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Los Angeles CA, USA 11 Dec,16 Rams vs. Falco 3.80 View