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Senior Bowl practice wrap

Senior Bowl practice wrap … Its an off day at the Senior Bowl in Mobile as the players get a day to rest up for tomorrow’s game which kicks off at 2:30 PM ET on the NFL Network. In fact, as we have noted in the past, the main work at the Senior Bowl are the practices. Indeed,… Read More »

Pigskin guesting Senior Bowl podcast

Pigskin guesting on Senior Bowl podcast … Just a heads up for folks who can’t get enough of this week’s Senior Bowl. GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette will be sitting on a special Senior Bowl podcast with the guys at Draft Countdown at 9 PM ET later this evening when they’ll be reviewing this week’s practices and… Read More »

Shrine game goes to defense

Shrine game goes to defense … Its not a good sign for the offense when the game’s best player may have been a kicker, but that was the case in last night’s East-West Shrine game in Las Vegas which turned into a defensive slugfest. In the end, the West team won 12-3 on four FGs by Michigan PK… Read More »

Pigskin’s Senior Bowl day two notes

Pigskin’s Senior Bowl day two notes … With the Shrine game set to kick-off within the hour, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette has posted some notes on players who have impressed him thru the first two days of practice at the Senior Bowl,

Shriners set to kick-off; Senior Bowl practices to wrap

Shriners set to kick-off tonite; Senior Bowl practices to wrap … The annual East-West Shrine All-Star Classic kicks off later tonight in Las Vegas at 8:30 PM ET on the NFL Network. And while the Shrine game still plays something of a second-fiddle to the Senior Bowl, the Shriners do have at least one legitimate first round prospect… Read More »

Senior Bowl, related thoughts

Senior Bowl, related thoughts … With our usual eyes on the ground unfortunately sidelined for this Senior Bowl cycle, combined with the TV abysmal (we’re looking at you NFL Network) coverage available up in these parts, its been harder than to get a feel for what’s actually evolving in Mobile this week. Needless to say, what we can… Read More »

Pigskin Senior Bowl thots

Pigskin Senior Bowl thoughts … Unfortunately, our Pigskin Paul Guillemette had a last-minute personal situation to attend to and was not able to get to Mobile for this week’s Senior Bowl ending his streak of 25 straight years. However, he is still working his sources and has some preliminary thoughts from the early practices here.

GOAT walk away again

GOAT walk away again … One year ago today, Tom Brady announced his retirement from football, but ultimately changed his mind and played one more year in Tampa Bay. This morning, Brady again said he is retiring only this time for good. There had been speculation that he might plat another year, perhaps in Las Vegas or maybe… Read More »

Payton, Ryans to Broncos, Texans, picks to Saints, 49ers

Payton, Ryans to Broncos, Texans, picks to Saints, 49ers … A couple of major coaching dominos fell early today as Denver confirmed that former New Orleans head coach Sean Payton had agreed to coach the Broncos. Meanwhile, Houston announced that they had hired former San Francisco defensive co-ordinator DeMeco Ryans as the Texans new head coach. Because Payton… Read More »

Senior Bowl practices set to start

Senior Bowl practices set to start … The real work at the Senior Bowl gets underway later today with the first of three days of full-pad practices. The American team will practice at 12:30 PM ET this afternoon while the National team will go at 3 PM ET. And those that have been around for awhile know that… Read More »

NFL sets 2023 salary cap; tag figures

NFL sets 2023 salary cap; tag figures … Pretty much as expected, the NFL reportedly informed teams around the league tat the salary cap for 2023 would rise to $224.8M. That’s a major 8% increase from last year’s figure of $208.2M. Teams have until 4 PM ET on March 15th to get under the salary cap before the… Read More »

Eagles, Chiefs to Super Bowl

Eagles, Chiefs to Super Bowl; two more picks set … It will be Philadelphia and Kansas City in this year’s Super Bowl on February 12th in Phoenix. And with another playoff round in the books we can confirm that Cincinnati will have the 28th in the opening round selection order for the upcoming draft, while Denver will have… Read More »

UGA QB Bennett arrested

UGA QB Bennett arrest for public intoxication … Former Georgia QB Stetson Bennett, who led the Bulldogs to back-to-back national championships, may have been celebrating a little too hard this weekend as he was arrested on a public intoxication charge in Dallas on Sunday morning. That’s a misdemeanor so its not likely going to have a major impact… Read More »

Senior Bowl preview post

Senior Bowl preview … While most of the NFL is focused on today’s conference final playoff games, GBN associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette is packing his bags and preparing to head over to Mobile for this week’s Senior Bowl. And Paul , who has become something of a Senior Bowl institution in his own right, will be joined… Read More »

NFLPA star game tonight

NFLPA star game tonight … Folks are reminded the NFLPA all-star game which will be played this evening at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Los Angeles. The game will be broadcast on NFL Network with kickoff scheduled for 6 PM ET on Saturday. The two teams will be coached by a couple of Tennessee alums in former Titans’… Read More »

Shriners gathering in Vegas

Shriners gathering in Vegas … Players and coaches are arriving in Las Vegas as we speak for the annual East-West Shrine classic which officially gets underway tomorrow with the first of four days of practice scheduled for 11:15 AM ET and 1 PM ET. The actual all-star game is set for Thursday evening at 8:30 PM ET. The… Read More »

Who’s #1; Mwel has his say

Who’s #1; Mel has his say … For those who haven’t seen it, ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper has posted an updated top 25 for the upcoming draft. No real surprise in that he has Georgia DT Jalen Carter and Alabama DE Will Anderson as the top 2 prospects overall, followed by QBs Will Levis of Kentucky, Alabama’s… Read More »

‘Star’ star turn for Pigskin Paul …

‘Star’ star turn for Pigskin Paul … Please note that GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette will be guesting on NFL Draft Countdown’s podcast at 8 PM ET this evening. And the guys will be previewing both the Senior Bowl and East-West Shrine all-star games which get underway early next week.

Pigskin Paul updates post-season mock

Pigskin Paul updates post-season mock … While GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette wiles away the hours until its time to leave for Mobile and the 2023 Senior Bowl, he added the losers from the 1st and 2nd rounds of the playoffs to he post-season mock here. Needless to say the final four picks will come once they… Read More »

Hula bowl standouts

Hula Bowl standouts … The 2023 all-star circuit actually really got going last weekend when that great Hawaiian tradition the Hula Bowl was played in Orlando. And just in case anyone starts to ask ‘but isn’t Orlando in Florida?’ It is, but the Hula Bowl is playing played there as their stadium is undergoing major renovations. That’s good… Read More »

Giants wrap post

Giants wrap: post-season wrap and on to 2023 … Needless to say, the Giants season did end the way anyone wanted after they got steamrolled 38-7 in Saturday’s NFC semi-final. We had thought that maybe the Giants could sneak up on the Eagles if they came into the game a little overconfident and maybe looking ahead just a… Read More »

NFLPA star game underway in LA … The all-star game process gets underway in earnest this week with practices set to begin on Tuesday in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. This will be the 11th rendition of NFLPA game which will played on Saturday, January 28th at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Los Angeles. The actual game will be… Read More »

Unofficial 7-round selection order posted

Unofficial 7-round selection order posted … Based of trades that we have been able to confirm, we have updated the selection order for the 2023 draft, although please note that this is still very unofficial. In fact, please let us know if we have missed any picks. We have also posted a very unofficial listing of 2023 picks… Read More »

Loss to Bengals will have Bills picking 27th

‘Next’ four picks now set … With this weekend’s conference semi-finals now in the books, picks 24 thru 27 are now set. Jacksonville and the NY Giants clinched the 24th and 25th picks respectively with their losses on Saturday, while Dallas and Buffalo will pick 26th and 27th. The losers of next weekend’s conference championship games will be… Read More »

Jags clinch 24th spot in draft

Jags’ loss clinches 24th pick … Upstart Jacksonville gave Kansas City all it could handle in today’s AFC conference semi-final, but were doomed by a couple of late turnovers. And with the loss the Jags wrap up the 24th pick overall in the opening round selection order for the 2023 draft. The Jags also locked up the 56th… Read More »