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Some well-known NFL players face inevitable decline in 2015

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Whether it’s switching teams, losing teammates, injuries or just getting old, every year some well-known NFL players take a step back. That’s not even counting players who were one-year wonders. It’s tough to follow up record-setting seasons. It’s also difficult to keep performing at a high level year after year. Sometimes it takes a while to adjust to a different offense or a new coaching staff. Whatever the reason, decline is inevitable. Some players whose stats might trend downward in…

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Plenty to prove in 2015 for many of NFL’s key figures

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Nice job, Tom Brady. Peyton Manning, you’re up next. The 39-year-old quarterback is under pressure to prove his decline at the end of last season was because of  a torn thigh and not time catching up to him like a linebacker firing through the line unblocked. His boss, John Elway, is trying to take some load off his shoulders just like the Broncos did during Elway’s own Super Bowl runs in the late 1990s when a good ground game and…

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Cadillac Williams wins rookie of the year honor

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The time and place will be forever sealed in the collective memory of my fantasy football league. I’m at Sherwin’s. The nachos and salsa are flying. I had the first overall pick and I had already screwed up by taking Peyton Manning over LT. I figured it was a lot easier to get a top back in the second round then a top QB. The end of the second round approached, with me slated to pick the best back on…

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