Author: Tony Softli

Who is the Best Coach I ever covered

  By PAT YASINSKAS for TonySoftli.com In my years as a full-time sports writer, I covered head coaches Sam Wyche, Tony Dungy, Jon Gruden, Lovie Smith, Raheem Morris, Greg Schiano, Sean Payton, Mike Smith, George Seifert, John Fox and Ron Rivera.   So who is the best coach I have ever covered?   Here comes the curveball. My answer is Fox. Yeah, I know, Dungy, Gruden, Payton and Seifert won Super Bowls. And Wyche, the two Smiths and Rivera have had some pretty good seasons.   So why am I going with Fox, who has been to two Super Bowls,...

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NFL Week 2 Adjustments

By Andrew De Fazio for TonySoftli.com With week 1 in the books, teams look to make the necessary adjustments to improve their chances of winning their week 2 match-up. However, some teams may have a challenge of executing those changes based on their opponent. With that said here are my teams that are guaranteed to win their match-up this week.   (Andrew went 2-2 with his picks last week)   Patriots over the Saints After the Patriots lost to the Chiefs in their opening matchup, I expect a team led by Tom Brady and Bill Belichick to overcome the...

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Lets Get This Party Started Right!

By Andrew De Fazio for TonySoftli.com After months of waiting… and waiting… and waiting, the NFL season is finally here! While some games seem hard to predict in the eyes of some, there are other games in which I believe are lock victories for certain teams. With that said here are four teams that are guaranteed to win their week 1 matchup.   Patriots over the Chiefs   The defending Super bowl champions look like a tough matchup for the Chiefs this week. Although their defense could cause the Patriots offence some problems, I feel as though Tom Brady...

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Week 1 Injury Report Patriots vs Chiefs

By Tony Softli    Kansas City Chiefs vs New England Patriots kick off the 2017 NFL season on Thursday night.  This is a classic match up between two head coaches one offensive minded in And Reid and defensively in Bill Belichick.  TonySoftli.com will post injury reports every Monday with updates throughout the week leading up to game time.     KANSAS CITY CHIEFS   Practice Report                 LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE                 Monday               G Parker Ehinger (knee), TE Travis Kelce (calf), S Ron Parker (ankle), LB Reggie Ragland (knee)                   FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE                 Monday              ...

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2017 NFL Award Predictions

By Andrew De Fazio for TonySoftli.com As the NFL season is quickly approaching, fans are finally excited to see some of their favorite players perform each week. While some players tend to simply go through the motions, others tend to stick out from the rest by continuously making plays on the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. At the same time, these players do not make these plays if not for the coaches that put them in these positions to be successful.  With that said, here are my award winners for this upcoming season.   David Johnson- NFL...

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