Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week…Adrian Peterson

  Anyone want to take a look at these stats and tell if you wouldn’t want a player like this on your team? 7× Pro Bowl (2007–2010, 2012, 2013, 2015 4× First-team All-Pro (2008, 2009, 2012, 2015) 3× NFL rushing yards leader (2008, 2012, 2015) 2× NFL rushing touchdowns leader (2009, 2015) These stats belongContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week…Adrian Peterson”

Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday…John Lynch

John Lynch was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the third round of the 1993 NFL Draft. Lynch played his first 11 seasons in the league with the Buccaneers. When he arrived, the Buccaneers were among the worst teams in the league; his first three years were the last of a record stretch ofContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday…John Lynch”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Len Dawson

When the topic is great quarterbacks often over looked is Len Dawson. Dawson led the Texans/Chiefs to three American Football League Championships (1962, 1966, 1969), and a victory in Super Bowl IV, for which he won the game’s MVP award. Dawson retired from professional football after the 1975 season, and was inducted into the ProContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Len Dawson”

Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week …New York Giants

Last season at this time, the Giants were a train wreck. They had not made the playoffs …again and Coughlin was forced to retire, the defense had more leaks than the Titanic and Odell Beckham Jr. was completely out of control losing his composure against the Carolina Panthers and Josh Norman. Fast forward one yearContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week …New York Giants”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Lester Hayes

One of my favorite players was Lester Hayes. He was the shutdown cover corner. The Best.  Hayes was commonly referred to as “the Judge” and also as “Lester the Molester” because of his bump and run coverage. He was also known for using Stickum before it was banned in 1981 in a rule bearing his name. HeContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Lester Hayes”

Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week…Kansas City Chiefs

The AFC West has a been a wide ride this season Denver has had their moments, Oakland has had theirs …but Kansas City are the Chiefs of the division. They beat the Oakland Raiders 21-13 to seize firm control of the division sweeping Oakland (beating them twice this season) so they own the tie breakerContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week…Kansas City Chiefs”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Curtis Martin

Favorite Jet not named Joe Namath? Curtis Martin! Speed, toughness and class. Martin began his professional career with the Patriots, who selected him in the third round of the 1995 NFL Draft. As a free agent in 1998, he joined the Jets where he finished his career in 2006 due to a career-ending knee injury.Continue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Curtis Martin”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Christian Okoye (The Nigerian Nightmare

Nicknamed “The Nigerian Nightmare,” Okoye was known for his powerful running style and ability to break tackles. His career as compared to many other great running backs was short (6 years).Okoye’s six seasons in the NFL saw a league rushing title in 1989, two Pro Bowl appearances (1989, 1991), and three playoff appearances. In his rookieContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Christian Okoye (The Nigerian Nightmare”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Jerome (The Bus) Bettis

Welcome to this week’s edition of Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday. This week let’s take a look at 3 great running backs that exhibited talent, skill and toughness. To start things off let’s take a a ride on the bus … Former Stlouis Ram and Pittsburgh Steeler  Jerome (The Bus) Bettis . Bettis career in theContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Jerome (The Bus) Bettis”

Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week…Mike Maccagnan

  Year 2 of yet another new regime for the New York Jets and this is playing a lot like previous regimes that start off good then things get rocky and then from there …delusional. Case in point New York Jets General Manager Mike Maccagnan. This is the Jets bye week (or their week off)Continue reading “Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week…Mike Maccagnan”