Archive: Dave Goldberg
Super Bowl XLV was an instant classic - and the sometimes sloppy nature of the game only added to its value. But after setting a viewership record, the NFL and its players need to get over themselves and resolve their labor dispute or risk ruining a game at its peak in popularity.
By Dave Goldberg | February 8, 2011; 10:35 AM ET | Comments (1)
Someone will win Super Bowl XLV 23-20, but choosing between two evenly matched teams in the Packers and Steelers is a tall order.
By Dave Goldberg | February 2, 2011; 09:06 AM ET | Comments (1)
Even in a year when everyone is running up points, the Packers and Steelers have proven it still takes a good defense to get to the Super Bowl.
By Dave Goldberg | January 25, 2011; 01:23 PM ET | Comments (0)
Increased media coverage of the NFL has incited more trash talking than ever - the effects of which could be seen Sunday in New England.
By Dave Goldberg | January 18, 2011; 11:59 AM ET | Comments (0)
The Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens play football as it's meant to be played, and their third meeting of the season should be another classic.
By Dave Goldberg | January 11, 2011; 02:40 PM ET | Comments (4)
Plenty of mediocre teams have made the playoffs before and there will be plenty more after the 2010 NFC West champion Seattle Seahawks. But the NFL's current division playoff format is the best way to go.
By Dave Goldberg | January 5, 2011; 07:40 AM ET | Comments (2)
With speed to spare and Michael Vick playing his best football ever, the Eagles pose numerous problems for any team matching up against them in the NFC playoffs.
By Dave Goldberg | December 28, 2010; 01:52 PM ET | Comments (1)
Bill Belichick learned under former New York Giants general manager George Young that teams win championships as often as stars do.
By Dave Goldberg | December 14, 2010; 12:22 PM ET | Comments (1)
Josh McDaniels was hired because he had been tagged a young "genius" working under Bill Belichik. His failures prove once again that experience is paramount in the NFL's coaching ranks.
By Dave Goldberg | December 7, 2010; 11:57 AM ET | Comments (0)
In Roger Goodell's NFL, displays of temper are not tolerated. And it's Cortland Finnegan whose reputation was further tarnished by his fight with Andre Johnson.
By Dave Goldberg | November 30, 2010; 12:40 AM ET | Comments (1)
The collapse of the Dallas Cowboys falls on the flash-over-substance personnel decisions made year after year by owner and general manager Jerry Jones.
By Dave Goldberg | November 9, 2010; 10:08 AM ET | Comments (0)
Enough with all the in-season power rankings, show some patience and let things play out in the NFL playoffs. After all, that's why this sport has a playoff system -- to determine the best team in the league.
By Dave Goldberg | November 4, 2010; 10:41 AM ET | Comments (0)
Dan Snyder and the Washington Redskins could be the perfect landing spot for waived wide receiver Randy Moss.
By Dave Goldberg | November 2, 2010; 12:10 AM ET | Comments (2)
It's far too early to accurately asses the quality of play and the quality of teams in the NFL this season. Defensive struggles may not appeal to everyone, but it remains a formula for success.
By Dave Goldberg | October 12, 2010; 08:00 AM ET | Comments (0)
The Vikings trade for Randy Moss rings of desperation while the Patriots continue to look toward the future after a move that embodies the differing philosophies of the two franchises.
By Dave Goldberg | October 6, 2010; 02:56 PM ET | Comments (0)
Despite an 0-2 start in the division, helped by Jim Caldwell's timeout blunder against the Jaguars, the Colts should turn things around behind the most reliable signal caller in the NFL, Peyton Manning.
By Dave Goldberg | October 5, 2010; 08:38 AM ET | Comments (0)
Sunday's Redskins-Eagles game is all about Donovan McNabb returning to face the team he led for the last 11 seasons. And if the boo birds are out to greet him, he'll feel right at home.
By Dave Goldberg | September 30, 2010; 01:45 AM ET | Comments (1)
Pittsburgh's sustained success is a tribute to a system built on continuity and the 2010 Steelers are no different.
By Dave Goldberg | September 28, 2010; 12:46 AM ET | Comments (1)
The Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings, Chicago Bears, Pittsburgh Steelers and Houston Texans have all surprised early on for very different reasons.
By Dave Goldberg | September 21, 2010; 09:48 AM ET | Comments (1)
One week into the season, the landscape of the NFC East may have changed, but the Dallas Cowboys still belong atop the heap...for now at least.
By Dave Goldberg | September 14, 2010; 12:05 AM ET | Comments (0)
Despite a number of obvious drawbacks, NFL regular season expansion appears to be foregone conclusion
By Dave Goldberg | August 31, 2010; 12:17 AM ET | Comments (0)
There's plenty of blame to throw around, but Daniel Snyder should once again bear the brunt for overpaying a player with questionable work ethic.
By Dave Goldberg | August 24, 2010; 12:10 AM ET | Comments (3)
The window is closing on Brett Favre and the Vikings who may have missed their best chance at a Super Bowl title last season.
By Dave Goldberg | August 18, 2010; 06:54 AM ET | Comments (0)
New York Jets owner Woody Johnson needs Darrelle Revis to build a winner. It's time to open up the checkbook.
By Dave Goldberg | August 11, 2010; 10:45 AM ET | Comments (1)
Brett Favre has a bad ankle, hates training camp and knows he holds all the power over the Minnesota Vikings. So let's just leave him alone until the start of the season.
By Dave Goldberg | August 5, 2010; 09:46 AM ET | Comments (0)
The NCAA must step up and act to protect its players from opportunistic agents rather than simply handing down sanctions to college programs after the fact.
By Dave Goldberg | August 3, 2010; 11:33 AM ET | Comments (0)
It's way too early for 2011 Super Bowl predictions, so here's one for you: The Packers and Dolphins will make it to Big D this winter.
By Dave Goldberg | July 28, 2010; 12:30 AM ET | Comments (0)
NFL's uncertain financial future has players, agents and owners waiting for someone else to take the plunge before signing a rookie contract. Even if it takes longer than usual, the deals will get done by the start of the season.
By Dave Goldberg | July 23, 2010; 12:10 AM ET | Comments (0)
Substance abuse is a constant in professional sports and purple drank is just the newest quick fix.
By Dave Goldberg | July 20, 2010; 12:10 AM ET | Comments (0)
A defensive makeover will propel the 2007 Super Bowl champion New York Giants back into the postseason, where they have a great shot to make another deep run.
By Dave Goldberg | July 13, 2010; 12:03 AM ET | Comments (1)
In a team sport like football, blockbuster NBA-style free agent deals will never be the norm.
By Dave Goldberg | July 8, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)
Both Andre and Chris Johnson deserve restructured contracts and both should get them before the season begins. Until then, their holdouts are just a blip on the offseason radar.
By Dave Goldberg | May 19, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)
The New York Jets and Washington Redskins both made a number of moves to improve their teams this offseason, but what impact those and any other moves will have won't be known until the regular season is fully underway.
By Dave Goldberg | May 5, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)
The overblown overkill of ESPN's NFL draft coverage team detracted from the event, leading at least one draftnik to flip to the NFL Network.
By Dave Goldberg | April 27, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)
Taking a quarterback at No. 1 is a crap shoot, but if the St. Louis Rams select Sam Bradford, I'm not going to argue.
By Dave Goldberg | April 20, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)
With a pair of talented players with off the field joining last year's AFC finalists in New York, the pay off for the Jets comes down to several big 'ifs'.
By Dave Goldberg | April 13, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)
Donovan McNabb leaving the Eagles for D.C. could shake up the NFC East, but all in all, it's just business as usual for both NFL franchises.
By Dave Goldberg | April 5, 2010; 09:37 AM ET | Comments (6)
The Eagles would be wise to see what they have in Kevin Kolb, but for all Donovan McNabb has given Philadelphia, he deserves better than Oakland.
By Dave Goldberg | April 2, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (2)
While the new postseason overtime format might increase fairness, it certainly doesn't make the job of an NFL coach any easier. Instead, they now have one more big second-guessable decision to make.
By Dave Goldberg | March 24, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (1)
Just like the quarterback classes before them, the signal callers in the 2010 draft class will have to prove their worth on the gridiron.
By Dave Goldberg | March 17, 2010; 12:27 AM ET | Comments (0)
Overshadowed by the Bears' signing of Julius Peppers, veteran pass rusher Aaron Kampman could be a better fit in Jacksonville.
By Dave Goldberg | March 9, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)
Thursday's roster slashing could signal that the Redskins are finally ready to approach free agency with the goal of filling needs rather than making the big splash.
By Dave Goldberg | March 5, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)
While the NFL would be wise to change its overtime format, don't expect the status quo to to be tweaked any time soon.
By Dave Goldberg | March 2, 2010; 08:41 AM ET | Comments (0)