Wife of Dolphins CB Brent Grimes goes on tirade, says NFL is anti-women and greedy - Palm Beach Post
Miko Grimes, the wife of Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes, is already the most outspoken spouse in the NFL. (Warning: explicit language)
Dumb Luck - Warren Sharp
In light of the ball deflation scandal currently consuming the New England Patriots, football data analyst Warren Sharp looked at the Patriots’ recent fumble statistics and found some startling results.
ESPN, NFL lobby for changes in College Football Playoff calendar - John Ourand & Michael Smith
Just last week, Pittsburgh Steelers President Art Rooney II told The Associated Press that it does not appear likely the playoffs would expand next season. But league officials have been wanting to add at least two teams to the playoffs for several years, and sources say a plan still could be worked out.
Ranking 32 NFL 'farm systems' - Matt Williamson (Insider)
Keenan Allen, WR (22): Allen isn't an elite physical specimen, but he is highly refined for a young receiver; runs sharp, consistent routes; and has good hands and excellent after-the-catch skills. He didn't put up the best numbers this season, but there is no need to worry here; Allen is the Chargers' best young asset.
Football's Focus Group - Jenny Vrentas
On his first run-through, he fills in the blanks: Trick look? No. Trick play? No. Was a time out called? No. No-Huddle? No. Spot? L, for the left hash mark. Shotgun? Check. Run position? ML, for middle left of the offensive line. The runner doesn’t change course, but if he had, Elsayed would have recorded the intended point of attack and what initiated the change: F (forced by defense) or V (voluntary). Yards after contact? Two. Who made first contact? No. 31. Run concept? C, a designed cutback. Palm Desert Canon Copiers
How many players away from the Super Bowl was each team? - ESPN
What makes a Super Bowl contender? When Pro Football Focus analyzed the 28 teams that played in the conference championship games for the 2007 to 2013 seasons, it found that, on average, 40 percent of those rosters were composed of good/elite players (you had to play 250-plus snaps to qualify). Using that methodology, PFF determined how many above-average players stood between your team and contending for this year's Super Bowl.
If "everyone cheats," but only the Patriots get caught, does that mean they're the dumbest organization in the NFL?— Richard Wade (@RichardWade) January 26, 2015