Author: Tony Softli

NFL HAS NEW LEADER IN ADVANCEMENT OF HEALTH & SAFETY

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell named Dr. Allen Sills as Chief Medical Officer who will work out of league office in New York.  Dr. Sills the former Professor of Neurological Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  He also is the Founder and Co-Director of the Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center. The Neurosurgeon’s main focus will be to advance the NFL’s Health and Safety direction into the future.  Dr. Sills, a neurosurgeon has treated athletes in the past and will strengthen the NFL’s ongoing efforts in advancing the health and safety of the sport. He will work closely...

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2017 NFL Playing Rules Proposals

  Fifteen years ago one of the craziest calls in NFL history, well instant replay history anyway.  And yes it involved New England Patriots Tom Brady fumble in the pocket which was overturned because of a rule called the “Tuck Rule”.  Some say that win in the 2002 AFC Championship game was the turning point for both franchises, vaulting the New England Patriots to dynasty greatness and the Oakland Raiders into a tail spin, trading their head coach and sending the franchise into years of mediocrity. Every year the NFL members (clubs) submit proposals to make changes to the...

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NFL PRO DAYS HIT MID-WAY POINT

With the NFL Combine in the rear-view mirror, all 32 teams Front office executives, coaching staffs and scouting departments will spend millions of dollars zig-zagging across the United States to work-out ALL draft eligible players.  For those players that attended the combine and felt they didn’t do their best or were injured, here is another chance to better their marks, and for those that were not fortunate to be invited to Indianapolis it’s their time to shine in their own campus environment. Below are the remaining Pro Days by date:   March 22 » Ashland: 9 a.m. » Central...

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2017 NFL Draft Order by Round

The bloodline for ALL NFL Clubs is the yearly NFL Draft.  With team personnel jet setting around the USA working out prospects, gathering medical and character information the 2017 NFL Draft is just around the corner.  The city of Brotherly Love will host this years draft and the location will be in front of Philadelphia Museum of Art at Eakins Oval on April 27-29. ROUND 1   1-  1- 1 Cleveland 1-  2- 2 San Francisco 1-  3- 3 Chicago 1-  4- 4 Jacksonville 1-  5- 5 Tennessee from Los Angeles Rams 1-  6- 6 New York Jets 1- ...

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NFL Announces 2017 NFL Draft Compensatory Picks

The NFL granted 16 teams with a total of 32 compensatory picks that was announced Friday February 24th. While the rules surrounding compensatory draft selections has been slightly foggy, the last few years the picture has become clear.  For NFL clubs losing more or better compensatory free agents than it signs in the previous year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks in return, In the past this was not always guaranteed. The formula used during this process deals with free agents that are determined by a formula of calculations based on salary, playing time and postseason honors.  This...

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