With 20 seconds remaining in the game, the New England Patriots had a fourth and goal from the 4 yard-line and a 2-point lead. The Dolphins had no timeouts remaining. The Patriots chose to kick the field goal and take a 5-point lead, which led to a kickoff that gave the Dolphins the ball at the 31 … [Read more...] about Blow-Ups: Should the Patriots Have Gone for It?
The Chiefs and Chargers have the best records in the AFC, meaning that the Wild Card team from the AFC West might end up with a better record than all the other divisional winners. As the rule stands, they would still have to travel on the road in the playoffs despite having a better record than … [Read more...] about Blow-Ups: Should Better Records Always Determine Home Field in the Playoffs?
The surging Ravens? The resilient Colts? The enigmatic Titans? The Breakout Live team debates who will win the chaotic race for the #6 seed in the AFC. Ryan Reeves Senior Contributor I’ll take the Ravens. They’re in the #6 spot right now and they won’t relinquish it because none of the teams … [Read more...] about Blow-Ups: Who Takes the #6 Seed in the AFC?
The Breakout Live teams debates whether Kareem Hunt will ever play in the NFL again, and if he ever should. George “Cannonball” West Senior Contributor If you think last Friday was the end of Kareem Hunt’s career, let me give you three names. Joe Mixon punched a young woman in the face and broke … [Read more...] about Blow-Ups: Will Kareem Hunt Ever Play in the NFL Again?
The Breakout Live team debates whether the Chiefs can win it all without Kareem Hunt, who was released by the team after a video surfaced of him attacking a woman in a hotel hallway. John Thornquist Senior News & Fantasy Editor Yes. Thankfully, with the devaluation of the running back … [Read more...] about Blow-Ups: Can the Chiefs win it all without Kareem Hunt?
According to a report from The Athletic, the Chiefs knew that the Hunt video existed and repeatedly attempted to obtain it. However, they were “told by the NFL to stop pursuing it later in February once the league began its investigation.” If it’s determined that the league knew about the Hunt video … [Read more...] about Blow-Ups: Should the Axe Fall on Goodell over the Hunt Case?
Mike McCarthy has a career winning percentage of .621 in Green Bay. He’s won a Super Bowl and six division titles, and he’s advanced past the first round of the playoffs six times. But after struggling the last two seasons, the Breakout Live teams debates whether it's time for the Packers to move on … [Read more...] about Blow-Ups: Should McCarthy Go and Who Should Replace Him?
The LA Chargers have played second fiddle to the Rams all year and they have little to no fan support. But Philip Rivers just had a game for the ages and has the highest QB rating of his career, Joey Bosa is back, and the Chargers find themselves only one game out of the top seed in the AFC. The … [Read more...] about Blow-Ups: Can the Chargers Win It All?
The Breakout Live team debates whether Lamar Jackson has done enough in his first two starts to win the starting job in Baltimore. Christopher Prince Editor-in-Chief I wasn’t a believer in Lamar Jackson as a pro quarterback coming out of college, and he hasn’t done anything in two games as a … [Read more...] about Blow-Ups: Has Lamar Done Enough to Earn the Starting Job?
A report over the weekend claimed the Browns would be giving Condoleezza Rice an interview for their head coaching position, although the Browns dispute the report. The Breakout Live team debates whether a woman will be hired even at the coordinator level in the NFL over the next 20 years. Ryan … [Read more...] about Blow-Ups: Will a Woman Ever Get a Major Coaching Job in the NFL?
To wait or not to wait? The Breakout Live team debates which teams should fire their head coach right now and not wait until the end of the season. George “Cannonball” West Senior Contributor Tampa Bay, Dirk Koetter. Nothing wears on an organization more than losing 7 out of 8 games, except … [Read more...] about Blow-Ups: Which NFL Coaches Should be Fired Today?
The Washington Redskins sit atop the NFC East with just 6 games remaining, but they’ve now lost Alex Smith for the season and have Colt McCoy and his career 79 rating to helm the team. The Breakout Live team debates whether the Redskins have anything to lose by giving Colin Kaepernick a chance to … [Read more...] about Blow-Ups: Should the Redskins Roll the Dice on Kaepernick?
From the invincible Mahomes to the colossal disappointments in Philly and Jacksonville, the Breakout Live team debates the biggest surprises so far in the 2018 season of the NFL. George “Cannonball” West Senior Contributor The Good: After winning a combined 8 games the past 2 seasons, the Chicago … [Read more...] about Blow-Ups: Biggest Surprises of the 2018 NFL Season?
NFL teams are scoring like WAC teams in the 90s. The Breakout Live team debates what the NFL could do to help bring back good defenses without sacrificing the safety of players, or if they should even bother. John Thornquist Senior News & Fantasy Contributor Eliminate the protections for … [Read more...] about Blow-Ups: How to Bring Back Defense?
The Steelers attempted to franchise-tag Le’Veon Bell two years in a row, which is permitted under the collective bargaining agreement but obviously angered Bell. The Breakout Live team debates whether teams should be able to franchise-tag the same player two years in a row, or if the players should … [Read more...] about Blow-Ups: Dump the Double Franchise Tag?