NFL

Elway Gets New Deal: Whitehead Not So Lucky

Reportedly Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke was watching the negotiations between the Denver Broncos and general manager John Elway with intent to pounce on the former two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback if negotiations fell through. They did not.

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Off-Season Report Card: Washington Redskins

At last we arrive at the end of our off-season grades with the final kid in the class, the Washington Redskins. This final report marks the official line of demarcation between the off-season and the preseason.

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Off-Season Report Card: Tennessee Titans

Like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Tennessee Titans had solid losing season streak going until last year, when they broke through with a 9-7 record. Unlike the Bucs, the Titans had a real shot at making the playoffs until quarterback Marcus Mariota broke his leg on Christmas eve in a 38-17 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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Off-Season Report Card: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Last year was one of resurgence for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After five consecutive losing seasons, the Bucs, under new head coach Dirk Koetter and second-year quarterback Jameis Winston, posted a winning record at 9-7. They still missed the playoffs, but after half a decade of futility, it showed the future is bright in Tampa, the strip club capital of …

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Off-Season Report Card: Seattle Seahawks

It's been an off-season of self inflicted turmoil for the Seattle Seahawks. While the players decry the suddenly sickening "fake news" on a rift between the offense and defense, it's certainly been a distraction.

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Off-Season Report Card: San Francisco 49ers

For the first time in three seasons, the San Francisco 49ers open the season with hope. Not a lot of hope, but even a little bit counts at this point. After two years of completely inept coaching, first with Jim Tomsula and then with Chip Kelly, the 49ers hired former Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and that's made all the difference.

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Off-Season Report Card: Pittsburgh Steelers

A terrific Pittsburgh Steelers season saw its season end in a shitty skidmark in last year's AFC Championship game in a no-contest 36-17 loss to the eventual Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots, disappointing all of America and some would argue (me) western civilization itself.

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Off-Season Report Card: Philadelphia Eagles

A 4-2 start to open 2016 faded to a 7-9 finish as the Philadelphia Eagles under first year coach Doug Pederson and rookie quarterback Carson Wentz fell back to earth over a stretch in November that doomed any early playoff hopes.

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Off-Season Report Card: Oakland Raiders

If you look at the Vegas odds, the Oakland Raiders are currently sitting at 11/1 to win Super Bowl LII. That's the second best odds for an AFC team after the New England Patriots (they're 13/4).

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Turner Gets Extension from Panthers; Oher Not Blindsided

For all the offensive line issues the Carolina Panthers have suffered through over the last couple of seasons, the play of Pro Bowl offensive guard Trai Turner hasn't been one of them.

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