Andrew Garda is a current NFL Featured Columnist and former lead writer for the Bleacher Report NFC North blog, a staff member of the fantasy football site Footballguys.com, and the NFL writer for CheeseheadTV.com. Garda is also a member of the Pro Football Writers Association. During the season, he hosts a weekly video podcast on Livestream called The Hard Count and also has appeared on numerous podcasts and radio programs. Andrew has been credentialed at many NFL Drafts, as well as events like the Senior Bowl and various Pro Days. He's also available for parties.
You can follow him on Twitter @andrew_garda.
@Andrew: Everybody is crapping on the Steelers just because they have one bad year, and they had an aging roster before the draft, now that the draft is over, they have younger players on the team and people still are low on them. I don't understand you people, one minute you guys are criticizing the Steelers because they are old, and now that they got more young guys, you guys say now they have too-much inexperience. You experts are completely unbelievable. Also everybody is hoping on the Bengal Bandwagon Because they have Atkins, and Green but everybody forgets that Andy Dalton and Marvin Lewis are choke artists when it comes playoff time. Do people realize that Lewis has never won a Playoff game as a Head coach? I'm not saying that the Steelers are going to have a winning record next year, I have my doubts like any fan, but my god its not a guarantee that they are guaranteed to be terrible next year either. Also people point out that losing Mendenhall and Wallace is a big deal but the only thing wallace was usefull for was going deep that it, your not counting on him to run a variety of routes are counting on him in the clutch, and Mendenhall was A hole as evident by him not being there for the Charger game. Both Wallace and Mendenhall were cancers to this team judging by their me first attitudes, such as when Wallace said "When the ball isn't thrown my way I lose focus.". As for our offensive line, As long as Decastro, Pouncey, Foster, Adams, and Gilbert stays healthy we should be fine but that is a big IF they stay healthy. All we need to do to shore up depth on the O line is sign a few camp bodies for depth, or bring in Max Starks, and we will be fine as far as O line is concerned.
Hello Andrew, first of all I am huge fan of the bleacher report! I am a Packer fan, and I know that they have many issues that they have to fix. However, it just seems that when the Packers loose they are automatically pegged as the worst team in the NFL. Every team has strengths and weakeness, even teams like the Patriots and 49ers. To me it just seems like when the Packers win, people sing their praises, but when they loose they are scum. For example, everyone is pumping up Colin Kaepernick and the 49ners, but if they loose no one will point out their weaknesses. Everyone will be putting him and the team on the highest thron; the same for Brady and the Patriots. Aaron Rodgers and the Packers troubles seem to be magnified. Once the Packers strengthen their weak areas I believe they will be an even better team. What do you think?
P.S. Sorry for the long post, just interested in your opinion! Thanks
Sorry to bother you again, but this would be an interesting idea for the Packjers:
Also, a question I was wondering about not long ago. What would you think about Minnesota moving Antoine Winfield to safety? Considering he's a great tackler, I think he'd be pretty dang good at it.
Andrew, as a die-hard Packer fan, I always enjoy reading your articles, even thought I don't always agree with what you have to say.
Also, have you had your crow for saying Detroit was the most potent offense in the NFL yet? :P
Oh, hey, Tony, what DOES crow taste like? ;)
Hi Andrew. Sorry for being a dick on the comments. I would like to propose an article for you to write. It's obvious to me that Percy Harvin has played his last game in purple and gold. He is a great player and I don't think he is a bad guy but the Vikings have been a better team since getting him out of the locker room. It will be a big loss, but it will also be a great opportunity to improve the team. What do you think will be the Vikings best course of action? Trade for player(s)? Draft pick(s), combo?
I see him being worth a mid draft first, plus a fourth the same year, or a second the next year. What do you think and what teams do you think would be open to such a trade?
Hi Andrew, I'm a big fan of your articles! Keep up the good work! :) Just wanted to ask you if you could take a look at my Chicago Bears Season Highlights video. I think you will like it. You can find it here:
Would be awesome! ;)
Tony, I think it could go either way and in the Metrodome, with playoffs on the line, I lean towards the Vikings. But I've been wrong before and already had to eat crow once this week.........
wtf Garda? I cannot believe you picked the vikings this week. You wrote so many good Packers articles this year, its disappointing, I can't believe you picked the queens, I can't wait until you eat crow on this one.