Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em: Week 3

Start ‘Em: Tee Higgins: This pick is a stretch from me, but I think I’m on to something. Higgins had a dormant Week 1, but a solid Week 2, despite being against a defense that is rated a bit better. I think Higgins thrives against middle of the pack defenses because the focus is all on Ja’Marr Chase, but the secondary corners are still not … Continue reading Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em: Week 3

NFL Pick ‘Em: Week 2

Welcome to Week 2 of the Mental Dimes Pick ‘Em challenge where I compete with all of your collective wisdom to see who will win at the season’s end! Current Score: Me: 5-10-1 You: 10-5-1 I got my ass handed to me last week as nearly every game surprised me. It’s only been one week, though, don’t get too cocky. Chargers @ Chiefs: Chiefs 31-28 … Continue reading NFL Pick ‘Em: Week 2

The Case for Jimmy Garoppolo

The past few months have been the summer of quarterback moves with Russell Wilson, Drew Lock, Matt Ryan, Carson Wentz and Baker Mayfield all having new homes for this season. But, what about one of the most-anticipated quarterback trades that has been brewing for over a year? After taking a quarterback in the first round of the 2021 draft, the Jimmy Garoppolo era seemed to … Continue reading The Case for Jimmy Garoppolo

Tua: Trash or Treasure?

What determines a specific asset’s value? Is it straightforward and objective, such as a dollar bill or an ounce of gold? Or is it more subjective, like a piece of artwork? In one of his earlier specials, comedian Dave Chappelle brilliantly explained how he had no need or desire for expensive jewelry, for he already had a macaroni necklace made by his young son… a … Continue reading Tua: Trash or Treasure?

State of the Franchise – Miami Dolphins

We’ve reached a point in our calendar year that can be particularly challenging for fiending football fans across the country. That dead time at the conclusion of minicamp is brutal, like a dry football desert. We’re taunted by the start of training camp being right around the corner; and the Hall of Fame Game approximately a month away (Aug. 4th) gives us a sense of … Continue reading State of the Franchise – Miami Dolphins

How Each AFC East/West Team Can Win the Super Bowl

AFC East Buffalo Bills: Keep doing what you’re doing The Bills are the preseason favorites to win the Super Bowl and for good reason. They have talent at every position and don’t have many weaknesses. They signed future first-ballot Hall of Fame linebacker Von Miller this offseason as well. The only issue they may have is that the playoffs are a win-or-go-home format. Sometimes, any … Continue reading How Each AFC East/West Team Can Win the Super Bowl

Five Quarterbacks Poised to Make the Leap in 2022

The mindset in the NFL around the quarterback position has changed drastically over the last ten years. Quarterbacks used to be drafted as high as in the top three by teams, and given years to prove that they can live up to the expectations, but that league is long gone. Players such as Patrick Mahomes, Joe Burrow, Lamar Jackson, Carson Wentz, or Josh Allen, who … Continue reading Five Quarterbacks Poised to Make the Leap in 2022