Over the past few seasons, the NFL has become more and more offensive, with the group of aggressive quarterbacks growing at a pace, and passing records falling at a similar rate. Many fans and football betting experts have started to ask whether this passing “craze” in the NFL is out of control, or is it just a phase that we are going through? Will defences soon catch up … [Read more...] about NFL: the Pass-Happy League
The pigskin has been flying all over the place this fall as the NFL single season mark of 5,084 passing yards, set by the Miami Dolphins' Dan Marino in 1984, is no more. New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees, the pride of Purdue Boilermakers football, is the new king of the air attack. The record stood for 27 years. Brees did it in the second half versus the rival Atlanta Falcons … [Read more...] about Drew Brees Breaks NFL Single Season Passing Record
The NFL has certainly gone out of the way in recent years to emphasize the passing game. Numerous rule changes and rule tweaks have changed the game, enabling passers to put up big numbers and let offenses score at will. As a result, quarterbacks are the highest paid NFL players, with those most entrusted in protecting the QB's blind side (left tackles) and those with the … [Read more...] about Who will Break Dan Marino’s Passing Record Next Week?
"It's a totally different game today than it was even five years ago," said former Notre Dame and Oakland Raiders great Tim Brown, when I asked about the seismic shift currently occurring within the NFL. The league is more obsessed with the forward pass than ever before. And since the major pass-first teams are consistently winning, this trend will only increase in the years … [Read more...] about NFL more Pass-happy, WR standards of greatness changing