I would call it cautious optimism



  • Buffalo's 24 years without a playoff triumph is that Madden 21 coins the third-longest active drought in the NFL. We should expect that drought ends following weekend, and I believe they will get for their first AFC Championship Game since the 1993 season.

    The Pittsburgh Steelers will need to commit a top-64 draft pick on a quarterback that spring. They strove to get away with stealing Mason Rudolph in the next round of the 2018 draft and there has been little to inspire confidence that he can captain this group when Ben Roethlisberger is inaccessible. Couple Roethlisberger's accident history and it is a no-brainer the Steelers have to devote capital to this place in the forthcoming months. Do you know how crazy that is? Xavien Howard picked his 10th overhaul of the season, something that hasn't been achieved since 2007. This league protects quarterbacks and receivers, and so it's harder than ever to intercept passers. Entering Week 17, the interception rate was in a post-merger low of 2.15 percent. Howard should add an All-Pro honour to his Pro Bowl honor from this year.

    NFL insider notes: Optimism in diversity of coaching and GM hunts, Giants and Falcons updates and more

    With the NFL's coach and general manager hiring cycle today in full swing, there is a sense of optimism in those early stages of the procedure about the searches becoming more varied and inclusive than anything we've seen in recent years. It is far too preliminary to make any proclamations, but through the first interviews for candidates not under NFL contracts, owners appear to be doing a more-than-cursory task of meeting with varied candidates, and there's an increasing sense among former and current NFL executives, training agents, and among the candidates of color themselves that 2021 can in reality be more reflective of the composition of the NFL's locker rooms.

    I would call it cautious optimism, as NFL teams begin to submit formal request slips to interview coach and GM candidates. Along with Rod Graves, head of the Fritz Pollard Alliance, which works with all the NFL in the pursuit of greater diversity in the management and coaching ranks.

    "A lot of credit goes to (Commissioner) Roger Goodell and (VP of football operations) Troy Vincent for the sense of urgency which has developed about this problem over the past 8-to-12 months"

    There is nothing to champion before we see the final results of those hunts, but it appears more than lip service is being paid into The Rooney Rule, and there's a sense within the classes doing the hiring that the time for words is over -- that this league must be equitable in cheap Madden nfl 21 coins who gets to sit in places of power within the game, and, finally, just the owners themselves can alter this.