Bleacher Report's NFL Draft Lead Writer, Matt's work has been featured in the last three Madden video games, on ESPN, SiriusXM, NFL Network, CBS Sports Network, SI.com and USA Today as well as utilized by NFL, CFL and AFL teams. Matt was the secondary and special teams coordinator for the three-time league champion Joplin Crusaders of the Central Football League. Matt is also a member of the Pro Football Writers of America.
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Re week 8 power rankings: Wow. Are you trying to tell me that the 4-win Bills are weaker than the two-win Saints--who can't win outside New Orleans (while the Bills have THREE road wins)--and seven 3-win teams, including two the Bills have BEATEN? Seriously, last week everyone talked about how lucky the Bills were in Detroit; but by my math, 3 missed FGs equals three times the Bills kept them out of the end zone. This week, you're probably writing them off for their running back injuries, while ignoring the fact that the Bills lost their top two running backs in the first half and still found a way to win.
Hey matt i love your work. I have a story that you might like to shed some light on, SF have had some success on picking corners very late in the draft that have become starters the only problem is they haven't done much for San Fran.
- Darryl Morris undrafted in '13 didnt make roster after good special teams work and has already lodged an interception with Texans
- Marcus Cooper round 7 same year was waived and picked up by chiefs only to be a starter in his rookie year
- Lowell Rose undrafted is now with dolphins. Injured but showed some promise at the end of last season
Tramaine Brock undrafted only got a chance to play 3rd string because 9 million dollar Carlos Rogers wasn't showing any reason to be on the field. And Cox (round 5) who I am a fan of in man to man is again in the same situation only we passed on him 3 or 4 times and only picked him up as an informant from the seahawks that is until injuries occurred and people started realising what we had. What I am getting at is obviously we have a good scout to bring in these players but someone is to blame for not producing the production on game day. Pass defence is holding up this season for the moment but over the last 4 years I am picking 49ers run defence first every time.
Mike Shanahan was very good at picking running backs, and never used top rounds to get some of his most quality players. What I would like to know is if we have a good eye for picking who can convert to nfl why aren't we using them.
would love to hear back from you.
From your latest rankings: "The Chargers have faced better opponents and, like Denver, have one loss. That's why they move up the board this week over the Broncos."
They have played the same teams with two exceptions (Chargers lost to Cards, whom Denver crushed). Chargers have played and beat Oakland and Jacksonville. Broncos have played and beat the Colts and KC.
So are you saying the Raiders and Jags are better then the Colts and KC? How did you get this job? You are so biased its ridiculous. How does a team, especially the Cowboys, jump from 1 to 6 just by beating Seattle? With the exception of this last week, look who they have won against. That does not constitute a jump to #1. Denver has played and beaten better teams. Get your stuff together.
Mr. Miller, you are terribly mistaken over your week six NFL power rankings. I don't know whether you are just trying to be extremely controversial, or if you like to make wild assumptions and conclusions without looking over all the evidence that's right in front of you. I think it's pretty obvious what I'm talking about here - Cowboys? Really? If you take that same team minus two or three players, you have a top twenty team at best. And Your placement of the Ravens, Patriots, and Packers is nothing short of laughable. The fact that the Niners, Colts, and Seahawks are not hands-down your top 2-loss teams shows your poor judgement (or bias). To sum it up, it seems like you watched one, maybe two games this weekend? Maybe next week you'll do some more thoughtful research and come out with some real power rankings.
Hello Mr. Miller I am doing a presentation for my communications class and I need to interview an expert. I am wondering if I can ask you a few questions? Thank you.
Ghost of Bart Starr? Really Matt Miller? One of the most insensitive comments I have seen. The guy is in intensive care after having a 2 strokes and a heart attack.
Your rankings are absurd, once again!
I appreciate the effort with the rankings, but you gotta at least acknowledge that the Bengals are a top-five team...
Do you even watch football? You have man love for all the wrong teams Matt You always put the Panthers down keep doing it we love it! The Washington team has many issues as do the NO Saints do now. ATL has no pass rush so look forward to next week.BAN THE NFL PERIOD OVER THE RAY RICE DEAL! GOODELL HAS TO GO! He is a leach of infamous magnitude!