Neil’s Hot Seat: Week 8

Who’s feeling the heat in the NFL through Week 8? Neil Reynolds lifts the lid on the players and coaches on the hot seat…

Neil’s MVP Race: Week 8

Neil Reynolds continues his weekly tracking of the MVP race by revealing his top five through Week 8.

The Reynolds Awards: Week 8

Neil Reynolds highlights his studs and duds in Week 8 of the NFL, dishing out Offensive Player of the Week, Defensive Player of the Week, Coach of the Week and Goat of the Week awards. “>

Game Of The Week: Georgia Tech @ Clemson

The defending champs are smarting after their shock loss to Syracuse, meaning everything is on the line for this week’s ACC showdown against Georgia Tech.  All the preseason buzz in the ACC surrounded Florida State, and we’re guessing Clemson were just fine with that. It certainly appeared to be the case as the Tigers barely skipped a beat following various …

Neil’s Hot Seat: Week 7

Who’s feeling the heat in the NFL through Week 7? Neil Reynolds lifts the lid on the players and coaches on the hot seat…

Neil’s MVP Race: Week 7

Neil Reynolds continues his weekly tracking of the MVP race by revealing his top five through Week 7.

The Reynolds Awards: Week 7

Neil Reynolds highlights his studs and duds in Week 7 of the NFL, dishing out Offensive Player of the Week, Defensive Player of the Week, Coach of the Week and Goat of the Week awards.

Deep Dive: Leonard Fournette

The Jacksonville Jaguars are suddenly a relevant team on the cusp of the playoff picture thanks to their dominant defense and outstanding running game. Leading the latter group is first-round ‘back Leonard Fournette, who comes under the Gridiron Deep Dive microscope this week. The idea that the running back position is not as important in the modern-day NFL has been …

Game of the Week: Michigan @ PSU

A mouth-watering Big 10 clash between 6-0 Penn State and 5-1 Michigan headlines this week’s college football action on ESPN Player. Tipped as outsiders to gatecrash the College Football Playoff this season, Penn State have been holding up their end of the bargain with a 6-0 start, powered by the Heisman-worthy exploits of running back Saquon Barkley – who alone is …

GAME OF THE WEEK: Miami @ Georgia Tech

A battle between ACC foes with just one loss between them this season headlines a fascinating weekend of college football. The Miami Hurricanes have spent their opening four games evoking memories of yesteryear with an unbeaten start to the campaign. It’s been 16 long years since The U won college football’s biggest prize, but hopes are high in Mark Richt’s …

Neil’s Hot Seat: Week 5

Who’s feeling the heat in the NFL through Week 5? Neil Reynolds lifts the lid on the players and coaches on the hot seat…

Neil’s MVP Race: Week 5

Neil Reynolds continues his weekly tracking of the MVP race by revealing his top five through Week 5.

The Reynolds Awards: Week 5

Neil Reynolds highlights his studs and duds in Week 5 of the NFL, dishing out Offensive Player of the Week, Defensive Player of the Week, Coach of the Week and Goat of the Week awards.

Neil’s Hot Seat: Week 4

The positions may change from week to week, but the hot seat remains uncomfortable for those on this list. For the second week in a row, New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo cements his place at the top of the rankings. Ben McAdoo, Head Coach, New York Giants For the second week in a row, the Giants found a …

Neil’s MVP Race: Week 4

Each week through the 2017 season I will give you my leading candidates for the NFL Most Valuable Player prize. After four rounds of games, my top five sees Alex Smith resume top spot and a new entry at number five. Alex Smith, Quarterback, Kansas City Chiefs So did the Chiefs waste a first round draft pick (and first and …

GAME OF THE WEEK: Louisville @ N.C. State

Want to see the most electrifying player in college football (maybe ever)? You can do that this evening or on-demand over the coming days with ESPN Player… Heisman Trophy holder Lamar Jackson followed up winning college football’s biggest prize by racking up over 2,000 combined yards and 18 touchdowns across the opening five weeks. Simply put, he is the most …

The Reynolds Awards: Week 4

Week 4 is almost in the books but not quite, so apologies to the Washington Redskins and Kansas City Chiefs players and coaches, who cannot win any of these prestigious prizes. Here are my votes for this week’s winners… Offensive Player of the Week DeShaun Watson Quarterback – Houston Texans They told us when he came out of college that …

AMERICAN GAMEDAY WITH TOUCHDOWN TRIPS

If you’re going to do an NFL trip, do it right… And that’s where the wonderful folks at Touchdown Trips, the official provider of the Gridiron Deep South Tour, come in. Football is back. The sweetest words you can hear if you’re a fan of America’s Game, as hopes and expectations are at their early-autumn max amid fans looking at …

GAME OF THE WEEK: USC @ WSU

The top-tier college football action this weekend kicks off earlier than usual as tow undefeated, ranked teams battle it out on Friday evening. Gridiron breaks down USC’s clash with Washington State, which will see two potential first-round quarterbacks do battle. No. 5 in the rankings versus No. 16. Sam Darnold verus Luke Falk. USC versus Washington State. This Pac-12 contest …

Neil’s MVP Race: Week 3

Each week through the 2017 season I will give you my leading candidates for the NFL Most Valuable Player prize. After three rounds of games, my top five sees two players from other positions break up the quarterback party. Kareem Hunt, Running Back, Kansas City Chiefs The rookie who is taking the NFL by storm will be tough to knock from …

Neil’s Hot Seat: Week 3

The positions may change from week to week, but the hot seat remains uncomfortable for those on this list. And this week, after his team dropped a third game in a row, we have a new occupant at number one. Ben McAdoo, Head Coach, New York Giants The Giants cannot seem to buy a win at the moment. After two …

The Reynolds Awards: Week 3

It was a memorable weekend in the NFL – on and off the field – and here are the prize winners from Week 3. Offensive Player of the Week Blake Bortles, Quarterback – Jacksonville Jaguars I was sorely tempted to give this award to Tom Brady for his 378-yard, five-touchdown display against Houston, but I’m adopting the same mantra I …

Deep Dive: Trevor Siemian

One of the season’s biggest surprise packages so far has been the play of Denver quarterback Trevor Siemian. But is he ready to be a franchise passer, or are his performances so far a mirage? Nicholas McGee breaks down the film. There wasn’t a great deal of expectation placed on Trevor Siemian this offseason. In fact, the Denver Broncos’ starting quarterback …

Game of the week: UCLA @ Stanford

The college football season rolls into Week 4 with another cracking slate. This week we hone in on a Pac-12 match-up that pits potential first overall pick Josh Rosen against a Stanford team requiring perfection from here on in. David Shaw is the hottest coach in college football; now it’s time to see what all of the fuss is about!  …