Posts Tagged ‘2017 NFL Season’

The Green Bay Packers revealed record revenues for the fiscal year ending March 31, the club announced Monday.

Since the Packers are the only publicly owned team in major North American professional sports, they’re the sole franchise required to publicly post their revenue and expenses for the fiscal year. Green Bay earned $459.9 million in revenue – a $13.5 million improvement, while spending $420.9 million, a $44.8 million increase.

The report often reveals the overall state of the NFL’s financial health and viability.

The spike in revenues has largely been attributed to the league’s national television deals and Thursday Night Football gaining popularity.

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Ben McAdoo has come out of hiding.

The former head coach of the New York Giants, fired in December after a 2-10 start to the 2017 season, has re-emerged in recent weeks.

On Monday, he penned a section in Peter King’s “Football Morning in America” column on the lessons he learned during his first head coaching stint.

McAdoo took ownership of his decision to ask two-time Super Bowl champion Eli Manning to take a backseat in order to get a look at younger quarterbacks in a lost year. It led to Manning opting to end his consecutive streak of games started at 210.

“I learned there’s no easy way to make the truly tough decisions,” McAdoo wrote. “Right or wrong, I am at peace with how I handled the decision to play quarterbacks other than Eli Manning down the stretch of last season. At the time, we were 2-9, beat up, and I told Eli we wanted to see the other quarterbacks on the roster – including our promising rookie, Davis Webb.”

McAdoo was widely derided for the move and the sloppy manner in which it was executed.

“I gave him the option to start the games to keep his streak alive. I understand why he said no, and he was a true pro about it. My bedside manner hurt me that week. I’m working on that,” McAdoo said.

“If there’s one thing I want fans of the Giants to know, it’s that I made this call to try to make the Giants stronger for the future. It probably got me fired, but I believe I did the right thing for the right reasons.”

McAdoo has been out of the game since his firing and said he’d like to get back into coaching.

Andrew Luck has serious questions to answer about his health before the Indianapolis Colts can truly begin to think of crafting the offense around him in 2018, but the quarterback is already pumped to dive into new head coach Frank Reich’s playbook.

The former Philadelphia Eagles coordinator promised his offense will be a no-huddle scheme that’s “uptempo,” “aggressive,” and “attacking” during his introductory press conference Tuesday – a philosophy that has Luck salivating.

“That sounds great,” Luck said, according to Andrew Walker of the Colts’ official site. “I know all the best offenses that I’ve been a part of in my career, we’ve not been static and we’ve attacked. And I’m sure he’ll have a great flavor and we’ll involve as many people as we can, and attacking defenses is what it’s all about.”

The former No. 1 pick has played under three offensive coordinators in six seasons, all boasting radically different schemes that didn’t always maximize the pivot’s skill set.

However, Luck’s always excelled while working at a fast pace and taking shots downfield, so his pairing with Reich not only provides long-term stability but the chance for the quarterback to play in his ideal offense.

Many Philadelphia Eagles fans weren’t happy with Cris Collinsworth’s Super Bowl LII commentary and are looking to ban the NBC analyst from calling future games.

A petition launched on Change.org refers to Collinsworth as “the most biased and horrible commentator ever” and calls on NBC to “discipline him or at the very least keep him to only commentating on Patroit (sp) games who he so very much loves.” As of Wednesday afternoon, it has over 88,000 signatures.

During the Super Bowl, Collinsworth said he was “stunned” after it was ruled that Corey Clement‘s third-quarter touchdown catch would stand for Philadelphia, and also speculated that Zach Ertz‘s late game-winning touchdown would be overturned.

Nick Foles might very well be the most popular man in Philadelphia right now, but even the Super Bowl MVP couldn’t dodge questions about his future following Sunday’s game.

Shortly after the Philadelphia Eagles pulled off one of the most thrilling Super Bowl wins in recent memory, Foles fielded questions about his improbable and remarkable accomplishments, and whether he’s considered what his recent efforts mean for his future.

“I’m not perfect. I’m not Superman. Might have just won the Super Bowl, but I still have daily struggles. We all do … Embrace it,” Foles said Monday, according to Mike Jones of USA TODAY.

“I’m not worried about my future … I take pride in wearing the Eagles uniform. … I’m excited for Carson Wentz coming back. I get to work with him. He’s a stud. … I’m just living in the moment. I’m not thinking ahead.”

Foles led the Eagles to three underdog victories throughout the playoffs in place of Wentz, and his recent rise to stardom should make for a very interesting offseason for the Eagles and how they decided to proceed with their backup quarterback.

Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Biscotti made a series of interesting announcements Friday at his end-of-season press conference about the future of his club.

After revealing that longtime general manager Ozzie Newsome will step down into a lesser role after the 2018 season, Biscotti admitted that he has thought about firing John Harbaugh despite having just one losing season in the head coach’s 10-year tenure.

“It was certainly a consideration, but not one that I was inclined to make this year,” Bisciotti said, according to ESPN’s Jamison Hensley.

The Ravens came one fourth-down stop from making the playoffs in 2017, extending their postseason drought to three years. Harbaugh has kept the Ravens competitive through that stretch despite the inconsistency of his offense, led by Joe Flacco, the fourth highest-paid player in the NFL.

The 10-year veteran just put together his worst season since his rookie year, but Biscotti says he hasn’t even thought of life after Flacco, who has four years remaining on his contract. Biscotti did say that he expects to add some offensive playmakers to help Flacco this offseason.

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles was named Super Bowl LII MVP after leading his team to a 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots.

Foles completed 28 of 43 passes for 373 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception. He also caught a 1-yard touchdown pass from Trey Burton on a trick play.

The veteran quarterback was thrust into the starting role when Carson Wentzsuffered a torn ACL in December, and he went on to outperform even the loftiest of expectations.

Foles has certainly experienced one of the oddest career paths in recent memory. The 29-year-old was named to the Pro Bowl in 2013 during his first stint with the Eagles and also tied the NFL record by throwing seven touchdowns in a single game that year. Now, after starting this season as the backup quarterback, he’s the Super Bowl MVP.