Archive: Rob Rang
Healthy or not, Brett Favre continues to give the Vikings their best chance to win and as long as that remains the case, he should stay put as the team's starting quarterback.
By Rob Rang | October 26, 2010; 01:00 AM ET | Comments (1)
Michael Vick impressed against the Packers, but its unlikely that he'll be able to eliminate the decision-making and accuracy issues that have always plagued his play under center.
By Rob Rang | September 16, 2010; 10:25 AM ET | Comments (0)
There is no strict policing of agents. Agents' actions can get players and their collegiate teams in real trouble, but until the NFL and/or NFLPA takes a tip from the NCAA and elects to discipline those in their control -- the rogue agents -- the problem will continue to spiral out of control. It will take someone much more intelligent than I to come up with the legal mumbo-jumbo to get this thing fixed correctly. But, doesn't it make sense for agents to suffer similar consequences as the athletes should they be found involved in these cases?
By Rob Rang | August 3, 2010; 12:14 PM ET | Comments (0)
While owners, rookies and their agents have different financial concerns with the uncertainty of the next collective bargaining agreement ahead, their procrastination and excuses will eventually give way and the current crop of first-round picks will be in camp before long.
By Rob Rang | July 23, 2010; 10:09 AM ET | Comments (0)
Carroll good enough, smart enough... but a poor fit for the Seahawks
By Rob Rang | January 11, 2010; 10:40 AM ET | Comments (0)
Until the NCAA is willing to devise a playoff system, however, college football will continue to be wracked with controversy.
By Rob Rang | January 6, 2010; 03:17 PM ET | Comments (6)
Only Atlanta tight end Tony Gonzalez and New Orleans defensive end Will Smith's have legitimate gripes with Pro Bowl voters.
By Rob Rang | December 29, 2009; 08:44 AM ET | Comments (0)
The NFC East, but looking broader, this division isn't so much bad as it is very evenly matched.
By Rob Rang | November 23, 2009; 12:55 PM ET | Comments (2)
The two divisional leaders I have the least faith in at this point are in the West -- NFC West's Arizona and AFC West's Denver.
By Rob Rang | November 4, 2009; 09:47 AM ET | Comments (0)
If we have learned anything over the past few seasons, it is that the beginning of the year means very little.
By Rob Rang | October 26, 2009; 12:07 PM ET | Comments (0)
With so much around him, it's easy to overlook the impact Favre has had on this team.
By Rob Rang | October 5, 2009; 03:02 PM ET | Comments (0)
The Wildcat offense, technically, is a gimmick -- at least as it is defined by Dictionary.com
By Rob Rang | September 30, 2009; 11:24 AM ET | Comments (0)
LT's role as a go-to runner may have left with his acceleration.
By Rob Rang | September 16, 2009; 01:16 PM ET | Comments (0)
Troy may be better at his position, but Ben's position is a lot more important.
By Rob Rang | September 11, 2009; 12:54 AM ET | Comments (0)
Tom Brady and Peyton Manning are great but Philip Rivers is the future.
By Rob Rang | August 31, 2009; 01:29 PM ET | Comments (2)
Fantasy football players may shudder at the thought, but rotating backs makes sense for both the team and for the players.
By Rob Rang | August 17, 2009; 11:49 AM ET | Comments (2)
The Eagles are the most talented just like the New York Yankees own the most talented Major League Baseball team. Until they win a championship, however, does it really matter?
By Rob Rang | July 27, 2009; 12:14 PM ET | Comments (0)
He is the only player to be enshrined in both the CFL and NFL Hall of Fame. He is currently the only black quarterback to be enshrined in the NFL Hall of Fame. Like many before him, Warren Moon changed the game. Few, however, changed the college, CFL and NFL landscape along the way.
By Rob Rang | July 20, 2009; 01:35 PM ET | Comments (1)
Matthew Stafford may be the most ready, but Sanchez is the most likely to start next year.
By Rob Rang | July 1, 2009; 03:21 PM ET | Comments (0)
To be perfectly blunt, is there is anyone drafted from the two powerhouses in 2006 that can consistently enjoy success in the NFL?
By Rob Rang | June 12, 2009; 09:34 AM ET | Comments (0)
Every year a prominent player is injured in the supposedly non-contact Organized Team Activities that occur throughout the "off-season," leading to a groundswell of support to eliminate the workouts entirely, or to at least redefine the "voluntary" nature of the workouts.
By Rob Rang | June 4, 2009; 03:16 PM ET | Comments (0)
Theoretically, the NFL should stop teams from tampering with players under contract with other clubs. In reality, however, without full disclosure of the conversations held, the league is going to have a difficult time proving when tampering actually occurs.
By Rob Rang | May 26, 2009; 11:26 AM ET | Comments (0)
What would it say about the priorities of the league if Vick is treated worse for killing dogs than another human being -- as in the case of Leonard Little or Donte Stallworth.
By Rob Rang | May 21, 2009; 04:08 PM ET | Comments (0)
The greatest pressure, however, falls upon Tony Romo and, to an even greater extent, New York's Eli Manning.
By Rob Rang | May 7, 2009; 12:27 PM ET | Comments (0)
I was most impressed this weekend with the work done by the Cincinnati Bengals and San Francisco 49ers, each of whom added eye-popping talent and several players capable of handling starting roles immediately.
By Rob Rang | April 27, 2009; 04:31 PM ET | Comments (2)
Much has been made of Mark Sanchez's rising stock. As perhaps the only media member who viewed his Combine performance live, as well as attended USC's Pro Day, I can understand why.
By Rob Rang | April 22, 2009; 06:41 PM ET | Comments (0)
The reality is that teams -- especially this year -- no one wants to pick first.
By Rob Rang | April 20, 2009; 12:29 PM ET | Comments (0)
Long, a defensive tackle drafted out of Villanova, is the lowest drafted defensive player enshrined into the Hall of Fame in the past 27 years.
By Rob Rang | April 11, 2009; 05:26 PM ET | Comments (0)
Teams would be wise to look into adding Burress, as he is, quite simply, that damn good, but they won't...
By Rob Rang | April 6, 2009; 11:34 PM ET | Comments (0)
The deal is a risky one. But it also was an aggressive move that could pay off in glory.
By Rob Rang | April 3, 2009; 07:20 AM ET | Comments (2)
If Zorn is on board with the decision to pursue Cutler then he either feels that Cutler is special, Campbell is not, or both.
By Rob Rang | April 2, 2009; 01:26 PM ET | Comments (0)
I believe the worst offensive pick -- at least in modern football times -- occurred when the Oakland Raiders selected kicker Sebastian Janikowski from Florida State with the 17th pick of the 2000 draft.
By Rob Rang | March 31, 2009; 03:50 AM ET | Comments (5)
The "betrayal" of former 49er Charles Haley going to Dallas, or former Cowboy Ken Norton, Jr. making the same move to San Francisco only heightened the hated rivalry. It certainly isn't the oldest or, perhaps, even the best. One could make the argument that the Packers-Bears is the best of all time. Hailing from the West Coast, I enjoyed the myriad of rivalries from the Oakland Raiders perspective, including against the Broncos and Chiefs. However, the 49ers-Cowboys rivalry was the one that I believe helped transform the NFL into America's Game.
By Rob Rang | March 27, 2009; 10:05 PM ET | Comments (1)
Some of my esteemed colleagues are right in pointing out the selection of Tom Brady as the best offensive draft pick of all time. Here is my All-Pro offensive team cast over the past 20 years drafted in the 6th round or later:
By Rob Rang | March 24, 2009; 11:42 PM ET | Comments (1)
Overtime is one of the areas in which I believe the NCAA has surged past the NFL in being more fan-friendly and fairer to the teams, themselves.
By Rob Rang | March 20, 2009; 02:12 PM ET | Comments (0)
The best aspect of both the NCAA tournament and Fantasy Football is the discovery of that "diamond in the rough."
By Rob Rang | March 17, 2009; 10:12 PM ET | Comments (0)
Amazing how Super Bowl victories (John Elway, Ely Manning) help quarterbacks shed the "diva" status...
By Rob Rang | March 12, 2009; 11:20 AM ET | Comments (0)
Veterans are fighting a battle against the promise of the 2009 class to land big free agent dollars.
By Rob Rang | March 10, 2009; 02:11 PM ET | Comments (0)