1. Robert Griffin, Cam Newton, Mark Ingram: You Just Won the Heisman! (Or Did You?)

    The Heisman. In all of college football, there is no more honored and coveted an award. Given annually to the nation's best college football player since 1935, it's a hotly contested ...

    David Cotignola Written by David Cotignola about 3 years ago 967 reads 1 comments

  2. Stats, Rings, Guts and More: The True Top 10 NFL Quarterbacks

    Over the many decades of professional football's existence, few positions have changed—and changed the game like the quarterback. The premier high-profile position, the QB is often the most cheered and reviled player in the game...

    David Cotignola Written by David Cotignola about 3 years ago 1,489 reads 3 comments

  3. Five Rookie Free Agents from 2010 That Needed a Look, Did They Get It?

    On July 2nd I wrote an article detailing five rookie free agents from the 2010 draft that I thought deserved another shot to make an NFL roster. As the 2011 draft draws closer, I thought I'd step back and see how my five rooks made out...

    David Cotignola Written by David Cotignola about 4 years ago 202 reads 0 comments

  4. What's the Punchline? The Joke of the NCAA Season: Week 1

    As is the case every season, college football powerhouses pad their stats by pummeling some poor, cash-hungry program...

    David Cotignola Written by David Cotignola about over 4 years ago 368 reads 7 comments

  5. Oakland Raiders Forgotten Heroes of the Silver and Black: Frank Hawkins

    You never expect much out of a player drafted in the tenth round, but the Raiders found a true gem when they took running back Frank Hawkins with the 256th overall pick back in 1981...

    David Cotignola Written by David Cotignola about almost 5 years ago 1,495 reads 14 comments

  6. Lost in the Shuffle: Offensive Players Who Deserve To be in Canton

    As the years go by, the legends grow, the memories turn golden, and each August, a select group of men earn their ultimate reward: enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. But for every one who makes it, there's another who missed the cut...

    David Cotignola Written by David Cotignola about almost 5 years ago 792 reads 32 comments

  7. Hard to Say Goodbye: NFL Vets and Their Comebacks

    Every season, hundreds of rookies, veterans, and even a handful of "retired" players all lay it on the line for a chance to suit up on Sundays...

    David Cotignola Written by David Cotignola about almost 5 years ago 2,242 reads 10 comments

  8. Five Rookie Free Agents That Need A Look: Offense

    Every year, hundreds of players hope and dream for their shot at playing in the NFL. Some are fortunate enough to get drafted, some have to work a little harder and try to make it as an undrafted free agent...

    David Cotignola Written by David Cotignola about almost 5 years ago 399 reads 0 comments

  9. Another Solution To the NFL Scheduling Conflict

    Lately, all the recent talk from both the players and the league offices seems to come to the idea of reducing the preseason and adding to the regular season...

    David Cotignola Written by David Cotignola about almost 5 years ago 38 reads 0 comments

  10. History Remembered: The Day Eric Metcalf Destroyed the Raiders

    The day: September 20th, 1992. The Oakland Raiders and Cleveland Browns were about to do battle in Los Angeles. At stake: the first win of the season for one of the teams...

    David Cotignola Written by David Cotignola about almost 5 years ago 1,196 reads 7 comments

  11. JaMarcus Russell and Co.: Failures of NFL QBs Drafted No. 1 Overall

    Since 1970, there have been 18 quarterbacks taken with the first overall pick of the draft, including five straight from '01-'05...

    David Cotignola Written by David Cotignola about 5 years ago 1,267 reads 1 comments

  12. Oakland Raiders 2010 Predictions —April Edition

    While it's only April, the furor and excitement of the Schedule Release Party and the NFL Draft have got to have Oakland fans chomping at the bit to bring their Raiders against the NFL's best...

    David Cotignola Written by David Cotignola about 5 years ago 1,452 reads 4 comments

  13. Jason Campbell: A Lesson in the NFL Business

    The acquisition of Donovan McNabb by the Redskins is a perfect example of the NFL Business Machine as we know it. Unfortunately for Jason Campbell, it is more like a gag from the Keystone Cops...

    David Cotignola Written by David Cotignola about 5 years ago 194 reads 0 comments

  14. Another Passes Too Young: Former NFL Linebacker Elijah Alexander Dead at 39

    Elijah Alexander, an NFL Veteran from 1992-2001, passed away yesterday after a five year battle with multiple myeloma. MM, as it is sometimes called, is a cancer of the white blood cells...

    David Cotignola Written by David Cotignola about 5 years ago 580 reads 0 comments

  15. Innocent Until Proven Guilty: Warren Sapp Vindicated

    It could be a case of too little too late. The charges against Warren Sapp were dropped yesterday after being proven to have no merit. Unfortunately for Warren and athletes everywhere, the damage was already done...

    David Cotignola Written by David Cotignola about 5 years ago 222 reads 0 comments

  16. Could It Be a Miracle? Raiders Trade For Wimbley

    Al Davis finally got one right. The Raider Nation has to be excited upon hearing that the Browns traded their 2009 sack leader Kamerion Wimbley to the Raiders for a third round pick...

    David Cotignola Written by David Cotignola about 5 years ago 1,272 reads 23 comments

  17. What Now, Mike? Is Time Running Out on Vick's Second Chance?

    Things have been quiet on the quarterback front, which actually doesn't bode well for Michael Vick's chances at starting somewhere in 2010. All the talk about trading Vick, McNabb, or Kolb seems to be just that...

    David Cotignola Written by David Cotignola about 5 years ago 211 reads 0 comments

  18. Mosi Tatupu, Longtime NFL Fullback, Passes Away at Age 54

    On February 3rd, 2010, the NFL lost one of it's true "good men" when Mosi Tatutpu passed away at age 54.   Mosi was born in American Samoa, but went to high school in Hawaii...

    David Cotignola Written by David Cotignola about 5 years ago 319 reads 0 comments

  19. All-Time NFL Team, WAC Edition: Defense

    Part 2 of this article focuses on the defensive side of the ball. Again, this edition details the WAC, an often forgotten and under-appreciated conference...

    David Cotignola Written by David Cotignola about 5 years ago 1,194 reads 1 comments

  20. All-Time NFL Team, WAC edition—Offense

    Every year at draft time, experts and wannabes pour over the rosters of the dozens of college programs looking for that football hero someone else might have missed. Sometimes a player slips because of stats, off-the-field issues, or injuries...

    David Cotignola Written by David Cotignola about 5 years ago 2,028 reads 2 comments

  21. Former NFL Head Coaches still in limbo

    Every year, there are head coaching changes - a chance for a team down on it's luck, or fallen from grace to try to find a new coach to lead them back to glory...

    David Cotignola Written by David Cotignola about 5 years ago 223 reads 0 comments

  22. What Almost Was, Part 2: 1995 Indianapolis Colts

    A second chance coach, a comeback quarterback, a Cinderella season, and the coming of age of a probably hall of fame running back gave the fans of Indy plenty to be excited about in 1995...

    David Cotignola Written by David Cotignola about over 5 years ago 415 reads 1 comments

  23. NFL + Jail = ?

    As it happens throughout the year, various NFL players have run afoul of the law. How the NFL owners, fans, and players have treated them has always been varied. Let's take a trip back through memory lane and see what happened...

    David Cotignola Written by David Cotignola about over 5 years ago 464 reads 0 comments

  24. What Almost Was, Part 1: 1993 Kansas City Chiefs

    This is the first installment of several articles that will detail great teams that almost were. Why start with the '93 Chiefs? Two words: Joe Montana...

    David Cotignola Written by David Cotignola about over 5 years ago 1,485 reads 4 comments

  25. Michael Vick in 2011: Fad or Future

    There's a lot of talk in many circles about Michael Vick. Wildcat players, franchise saviour, starter, back-up, etc...

    David Cotignola Written by David Cotignola about over 5 years ago 1,720 reads 3 comments