In a way, way, way too long article, Ryan provides his Raider manifesto, running down why this team not only fails to win, but fails to entertain.
With a whopping seven head coach openings this offseason, the NFL coaching carousel has been in full swing since the events of this year's Black Monday. And with the season now over, the Check-Down Check-Up Confidence Index needs a new gig. I figured I would do the confidence meter a favor and hook it up... Continue Reading →
CLEAN SWEEP in the divisional round. Let's keep the hype going into the conference championships. Overall Record: 176-89Record: 4-0 Ryan’s NFL Picks (2020): Conference Championship Picks Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Green Bay Packers: Green Bay Packers I want to pick Tampa Bay really, really badly. I think their defense is nasty, and they do hold... Continue Reading →
Fine, we'll do it live. Let's talk about this game. For my money, this is without a doubt the most interesting "measuring stick game" for the Cleveland Browns at least this season, and maybe in my lifetime. There are far too many takeaways from this game to fully dissect it right now, and I'm sure... Continue Reading →
Last weekend certainly put the wild in wildcard. Let's see if I can pick the divisional round a little more cleanly.
I...I had an article prepared, you know. I'd even begun my traditional process of writing the post-game article in my head. I'd planned a sort of "where do we go from here" article, detailing how the Browns could fix their defense through free agency and the draft. An article in which I as a Browns... Continue Reading →
The NFL playoffs are set, and another edition of the Check-down Check-up is here to review them all. As a reminder, anything under four is a check down, anything above seven is a check up, and anything between those fours and sevens is a “check back next week.” So, who’s got a shot at the... Continue Reading →
Another week of NFL football in the books, another edition of the Check-down Check-up to grade teams with. As a reminder, anything under four is a check down, anything above seven is a check up, and anything between those fours and sevens is a “check back next week.” So, who’s coming up? Who’s on their... Continue Reading →
Considering nobody thought the Jets would win a game this season, a 12-4 week is pretty impressive. Overall Record: 144-79Record: 12-4 Ryan’s NFL Picks (2020): Week Sixteen Minnesota Vikings @ New Orleans Saints: New Orleans Saints Drew Brees has to be spooked. The weather is getting cold, and his team has to play the Minnesota... Continue Reading →