Archive for February, 2021

NFL Rumors: Belichick Raves About Cam During Offseason

Sunday, February 28th, 2021

Even though the Patriots' first season following Tom Brady's departure did not go as planned, the end results have not kept head coach Bill Belichick from heaping praise on starting quarterback Cam Newton. According to Ben Volin of The Boston Globe, Belichick has glowed about Newton during the offseason, offering rave reviews about the veteran quarterback's effort put forth during the 2020 campaign. The lone area of concern for Belichick about Newton's performance is his diminished arm strength.

Bengals Trade Up, Address O-Line and Defense in Latest Mock Draft

Sunday, February 28th, 2021

The Bengals send the fifth pick, a 2021 fourth-round pick and a 2022 second-round pick to the Jets in exchange for the second overall selection. "You don’t often see trade-ups this early for non-quarterback prospects, but the Cincinnati Bengals need a player such as Penei Sewell," Ryan Roberts wrote. "With Miami also rumored to be interested, you are playing with fire, waiting until fifth overall.

Jimmy G’s no-trade clause, Travis Benjamin’s return, River Cracraft and other 49ers news

Sunday, February 28th, 2021

See what is going on with the Cardinals' NFC West rival 49ers.

Tom Brady is still motivated by his pre-draft scouting report

Sunday, February 28th, 2021

Earlier today, we pointed out that ESPN’s Dean of Draftniks had Tom Brady as a fifth-round pick and the No. 10 overall quarterback in the 2000 draft. Mel Kiper wasn’t alone, and Brady still derives motivation from the assessment of his skills as he made the leap from Michigan to the NFL. In response to [more]

7 free agent RBs Steelers could target to bolster backfield

Sunday, February 28th, 2021

Should Pittsburgh find the cap room to add a back via free agency, these are some notable pending free-agent running backs.

Free agent profile: Cornerback Cameron Sutton

Sunday, February 28th, 2021

The Broncos played 10 different cornerbacks in 2020 and recently cut their starting boundary corner A.J. Bouyé. To call the position a dire need is an understatement. It’s the most obvious need on the team and one that George Paton will surely address at some point this off-season.

Steelers have virtual meeting with speedy Auburn WR Anthony Schwartz

Sunday, February 28th, 2021

The Steelers look to be adding some speed in the draft.

Buccaneers’ Tom Brady Says 2000 NFL Draft Report ‘Still Gets Me Fired Up’

Sunday, February 28th, 2021

If we learned anything from The Last Dance, it is that elite athletes know how to take slights—real or imagined—and turn them into motivation to reach the highest level of their sport. Brady responded to an old video breaking down his draft scouting report and weaknesses and simply said, "Still gets me fired up." The tweet comes 21 years after his infamous photograph that didn't seem to suggest he would become the greatest quarterback of all time: Turns out, that draft scouting report was inaccu...

49ers throwback: When San Francisco hit home runs with draft day trades

Sunday, February 28th, 2021

The San Francisco 49ers hold the No. pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. John Lynch has made trades involving the team’s first-round pick in two of the four drafts he has overseen as general manager.

Analyst Expects Joe Burrow to Make ‘Biggest Leap’ in 2021

Sunday, February 28th, 2021

Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow is recovering from reconstruction surgery on his left knee, but expectations are still sky-high for the former No. overall pick. The 24-year-old flashed his potential in 10 games during his rookie campaign, before tearing the ACL and MCL in his left knee against Washington.