Raiders Head Coach Antonio Pierce

Hated division rival playing SB in Allegiant Stadium has Raiders fired up for 2024 season

© Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports Plenty has been said about the meteoric rise of new Raiders Head Coach Antonio Pierce. His impressive turnaround of the Raiders halfway through the season–a team he didn’t design–was impressive enough to get him his dream job. The players are behind him and the fans believe in him. As if the team didn’t have enough …

Eureka! 49ers may have found it

Eureka! 49ers may have found it

by Frank Cooney (Originally published in San Francisco Examiner, October 12, 1981) Some people just never learn. Now the 49ers have really done it. Right there in front of a record-breaking Candlestick Park crowd and a Northern California television audience, they totally blew their cover.  They couldn’t just satiate the fans with a mild upset. Oh, no. They had to …

Carolina Panthers coach Frank Reich

Did Reich reveal his decision?

Cover photo © Griffin Zetterberg-USA TODAY Sports Special from NFLDraftScout.com With all eyes on the NFL Draft that begins April 27, Carolina Panthers head coach Frank Reich is On The Clock with the first pick in the 2023 player lottery. The Panthers are one of least nine NFL teams seeking a franchise quarterback, but when they traded up from No. …

2023 NFL Combine

Stroud on top; four QBs in first ten

Cover photo © Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Special from NFLDraftScout.com After seeing this year’s prospects up close during the Indianapolis Combine, we at NFLDraftScout.com made a few changes to the top 350, starting at the very top.  Alabama quarterback Bryce Young came up short, literally, when he measured only 5-10 1/8. Yes, we knew he wasn’t as tall as the …

Pro Football Hall of Fame

Pro Football Hall of Fame 2023 Class: Revis, Joe Thomas first-ballot inductees

Cover photo © Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Two first-year eligible players were selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2023 — cornerback Darrell Revis and offensive tackle Joe Thomas — while worthy cornerback Albert Lewis, in his 20th and final year of modern era eligibility, was relegated to the senior category abyss. Modern era selections for the Class of 2023 along with …

Jake Haener

Sr. Bowl Week: Close look at game and workout standouts

Fresno State quarterback Jake Haener (pictured) passed for 139 yards and a touchdown while Maryland’s Chris Ryland kicked four field goals as the National team defeated the American team,  27-10, at the Senior Bowl Saturday in Mobile, Ala. More than 120 pro football hopefuls, including some underclassmen who are headed to the pros, showed out in front of scouts and …

Rams Henry Ellard

Pro Football Hall of Fame 28 Semifinalists for Class of 2023: Let the discussions begin

CANTON, OHIO – Five first-year eligible nominees are among the 28 Modern-Era Player Semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2023. The list of candidates for election into the Hall of Fame, which will occur early next year, also includes 19 players who were Semifinalists for the Class of 2022. Modern-Era Players making the cut to Semifinalist in …