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Why the Bills were wise to make Tre’Davious White the NFL’s richest cornerback

Before the 2017 season, and after five years with the Bills, cornerback Stephon Gilmore signed a five-year, $65 million deal with the Patriots that has turned out to be quite a bargain in retrospect. Gilmore, the 2019 Defensive Player of the Year, is the best cornerback in the business — especially in man coverage, but […]

The Athletic’s 2020 preseason college football All-Who’s Actually Playing Team

A preseason All-America team one month ago would have looked a lot different than one today. In an ordinary season, Big Ten stars like Justin Fields and Micah Parsons and Pac-12 standouts like Penei Sewell and Hamilcar Rashed would have been lay-up choices for The Athletic’s All-America teams. But no one in the Big Ten […]

Late for Work 9/2: Pundits Continue to Debate Lamar Jackson’s Rushing Workload

Since he’s come into the NFL, Lamar Jackson’s rushing workload has been debated. That continues after Offensive Coordinator Greg Roman said “we’ll all have to wait and find out” how many designed rushing attempts Jackson will have this season.  According to ESPN, Jackson’s 135 designed runs last season were the most of any quarterback since the statistic was first tracked […]

Why DJ Chark is The Next Jaguars Player Deserving of a Big Second Contract

Just a few years ago, fans and analysts alike pondered how the Jacksonville Jaguars would be able to fit all of their young talent under the cap. Jalen Ramsey, Yannick Ngakoue and Leonard Fournette were just a few of the young cornerstones the team figured to build around. Now, all are gone. The last time […]

Why Football Outsiders projects Broncos to win seven games in 2020

Almost every year, SB Nation partners with Football Outsiders to discuss the data in their annual and we get to dive in and look at their information specific to each of the teams we cover. The Denver Broncos section was written by Mike Tanier. We asked Football Outsiders some questions about that Broncos chapter in the Football Outsiders […]

The Ravens are going to miss Earl Thomas more than everybody realizes

Earl Thomas was kicked out of Baltimore in about the same time it usually takes him to diagnose a play. Just days after getting into it with fellow safety Chuck Clark on the practice field, the Ravens released the Pro Bowl safety for “personal conduct that has adversely affected” the team. Based on the reports that have […]

What I love and hate about this wild MLB season

As we approach the midpoint of this bonkos Major League Baseball season, what comes to mind is the joke about the dumb guy who tries to swim across a lake, only to get exhausted halfway through — so he turns around and swims back. Good luck finding a baseball person not drained from the ordeal […]

William Watson: The line on Bill Morneau

So what’s the line on Bill Morneau, as they say when the pitcher walks off the mound and the announcers tell you how many innings he pitched, how many runs and hits he gave up, how many batters he struck out and, if he’s being pulled in the middle of an inning, how many men […]

Here’s How Kirksey Could Change Defense

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Last season, Mike Pettine’s Green Bay Packers defense lined up with six-plus defensive backs on a league-high 52 percent of the snaps, according to Sports Info Solutions. With that, there are two questions worth considering with the 2020 season barely three weeks away. One, is that simply the way Pettine prefers […]

Stark: The Useless Info Dept., Extra Extra Edition

Can you believe it? It was another one of those weeks. A guy hit an extra-inning homer – but it was only the eighth inning? A pitcher debuted before his debut? A third baseman caught a pop-up in the right-field corner? Yes. That all happened. Here at the Useless Information Department, we could not possibly be more grateful that […]

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