The Ravens are not that far off from contending for another Super Bowl run. They have an excellent head coach (John Harbaugh), a quality signal-caller (Joe Flacco) and a top-10 defense. And most important they have a very good general manager (Ozzie Newsome) that can get things done.
Without a first-round pick (Traded to Philadelphia for QB Sam Bradford) and substantial cap space, the Vikings will have to cancel some contracts and get creative in free agency. Their top priorities should be to find adequate lineman to protect Bradford and a talented young runner to replace a legend.
Greg DePalma previews college basketball’s next-to-last weekend before the big conference tournaments, including a bubblesphere showdown between Providence and Marquette along with chances for Michigan (vs. Purdue) and Miami (vs. Duke) to solidify their positions with the selection committee. Also, the NFL offseason reports continue with analysis of the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings.
Greg DePalma and C.J. Radune of RotoWire.com preview Sunday’s Daytona 500, as an offseason of change finally gives way again to NASCAR‘s showcase event. Denny Hamlin is defending champion in a field that no longer includes Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon and Carl Edwards but finds Dale Earnhardt Jr. back on the track after sitting out last year’s second half with concussion issues.
G. M. Ted Thompson has some tough decisions to make including how to keep both T.J. Lang and Nick Perry. He also has to decide what to do with the running back position. Because with time running out on Aaron Rodgers prime, Thompson needs to remember why they won that 2011 Super Bowl and it starts with getting tougher on defense.
Even though the 2017 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series season starts with the Daytona 500 on Sunday, our handicapping season begins now with our new points system. Let’s take a look at how we transformed our handicapping system in a sport bereft of parity starting with CJ Radune’s Team Penske picks to win it all.
Greg DePalma offers his latest college basketball updates analysis and other musings, with Syracuse and Providence scoring big last-second wins to bolster their portfolios. And with the start of NFL free agency looming, PSN’s series of 32 teams and needs begins with the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions.
Dan Shonka, general manager of Ourlads’ NFL Scouting Services, joins Greg DePalma to discuss top prospects and storylines to watch as the NFL combine gets underway next week in Indianapolis.
A detailed account of the key players out, recovering and returning from injury around the NHL: Ottawa, who just recently welcomed back Craig Anderson, had three wingers go down in less than 24 hours including Bobby Ryan who broke his finger on Saturday. Let’s take a look at the other 26 key players that make this week’s list including the two additional Senators who were injured on Sunday.
Greg DePalma and PSN managing editor Jeff Shain preview the Honda Classic, as the PGA Tour leaves behind two months on the West Coast for the (mostly) Florida Swing. Adam Scott is both defending champ and top-ranked at PGA National this week, with Justin Thomas and Sergio Garcia giving the lineup three among the Top 10 of the world rankings.