Trey Hendrickson? No. 3 in the NFL in sacks? Inside the Saints defender’s rise

Maybe it’s time we start mentioning Trey Hendrickson as more than an afterthought when rattling off the Saints’ historically great 2017 NFL Draft class. The defensive end ranks third in the league with 7½ sacks through the midpoint of the 2020 season. No, we’re not talking Cam Jordan or Marcus Davenport, both first-round picks. I’m […]

Why don’t the Hurricanes have more sacks? A defensive dive before N.C. State

When Gregory Rousseau opted out because of COVID-19 concerns prior to the season, the Miami Hurricanes still expected to have one of the best pass-rushing units in the country. And they’ve still been very good. With Temple transfer Quincy Roche and former No. 1 overall recruit Jaelan Phillips creating 22 pressures each at defensive end, […]

Why the NFL Needs to Redo Franchise Tags to Include EDGE Performers

The NFL could cost two franchise-designated performers millions of dollars based on nothing but an outdated argument over semantics. As such, the league needs to immediately change its current procedural setup to better reflect today’s game, those producing at a high level and the implementation of the franchise tag.  This past week, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Shaquil Barrett and Pittsburgh […]

How Seahawks DE Darrell Taylor Stacked Up Against Best Pass Rushers in 2019

The Seahawks’ biggest need of the offseason was obvious: rushing the passer. Finding effective quarterback hunters was the absolute necessity. This was true even before the Jadeveon Clowney free agency saga, which remains without a conclusion. Simply put, the Seahawks have to be better at affecting quarterbacks in 2020 and second-round draft pick Darrell Taylor […]

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