Articles by: Jonathan Mathis (CFB & NFL Analyst)

Even When On the Rise, Joe Flacco Isn’t Worth Every Dime

Even When On the Rise, Joe Flacco Isn’t Worth Every Dime

2013/03/02 at 8:55 pm 0 comments

Once maligned, now a superhero, Joe Flacco has earned millions that he can stash in the bank. Once, unappreciated to many, once unconvincing to claim elite status among NFL quarterbacks, Flacco is getting paid like a first-rate quarterback. The money has finally come, unsurprisingly, in the aftermath of the Ravens’ [...]

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Reid Gives Alex Smith An Opportunity

Reid Gives Alex Smith An Opportunity

2013/02/28 at 7:07 pm 0 comments

If Alex Smith waited to see where his next destination would be for a starting QB job, he won’t have to wait much longer and was finally given a chance. After waiting patiently, he finally checked out of San Francisco, boarded a flight and landed in Kansas City. The pressure [...]

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Miami vs. NCAA Fight Will Get Ugly

Miami vs. NCAA Fight Will Get Ugly

2013/02/24 at 8:55 am 0 comments

Even by Miami’s high-minded standards, amid a moment of tumult and hell from a war with the NCAA, it’s been quite a fight. If she could, Donna Shalala would declare combat on the battlefield, a woman who is anxious to finish what a corrupted organization started. Might I suggest, perhaps as [...]

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Lights Out! Ravens, Flacco Sends Ray Lewis Out On Top

Lights Out! Ravens, Flacco Sends Ray Lewis Out On Top

2013/02/04 at 2:04 am 0 comments

It’s no better way, as a champ, to go out on top and ride off into the sunset. It’s a refreshing story for the greatest middle linebacker of all time, Ray Lewis, who will leave the game in style. He finally gets to the Super Bowl after winning a championship [...]

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Step Aside Mannings, Harbaugh Family Tree Far More Fascinating

Step Aside Mannings, Harbaugh Family Tree Far More Fascinating

2013/02/03 at 4:07 am 0 comments

There will be no Mannings, not at Super Bowl XLVII. It’s brother vs. brother, certainly, a historic Super Bowl tale of opposing coaches. You could say it’s brotherly love, a moment when John Harbaugh, coach of the Baltimore Ravens, will stand across the field from Jim Harbaugh, coach of the [...]

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Speech Won’t Erase Grudges Against Roger Goodell In New Orleans

Speech Won’t Erase Grudges Against Roger Goodell In New Orleans

2013/02/01 at 10:57 pm 0 comments

Roger Goodell, commissioner of the National Football League, arrived in a hostile territory, took the stage and stood his ground. He’s not a likable person, at least not in New Orleans. He’s not welcomed in a town, where fans have a grudge against the commish. He likes the city and [...]

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Agree or Not, Colin Kaepernick Looks Super for Near Future

Agree or Not, Colin Kaepernick Looks Super for Near Future

2013/01/31 at 10:22 pm 0 comments

Who knows what will happen on Sunday at the Superdome to add to a challenging week for Colin Kaepernick. It’s the biggest week for the 25-year-old man, a moment that he can prove that he’s tried, true and tested to handle the demands as a burgeoning quarterback. In a few [...]

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Randy Moss Declares Himself Greatest Receiver of All Time: Not Even Close

Randy Moss Declares Himself Greatest Receiver of All Time: Not Even Close

2013/01/30 at 10:12 pm 1 comment

There were times, such as 10 years ago during his prime, when Randy Moss was unstoppable and capable of putting fear in every opponent and stretched the field so deep and beat a defender in coverage, and reminded us that he was respectively one of the greatest deep-ball receivers of [...]

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Ray Lewis: Dark Past Still Haunts All-Time Great

Ray Lewis: Dark Past Still Haunts All-Time Great

2013/01/29 at 7:35 pm 0 comments

It’s Tuesday afternoon in New Orleans, and Ray Lewis walks onto the podium. The swarms of reporters and cameramen crowded in front of Lewis’ table, leaving him with no space or breathing room, as the 13-time Pro Bowler was the man of the hour. The man’s word of wisdom and [...]

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Ray Rice On Verge of Becoming Football’s Brightest Star?

Ray Rice On Verge of Becoming Football’s Brightest Star?

2013/01/28 at 9:54 pm 0 comments

For all the chatter about Ray Lewis and the Harbaugh brothers, as the Harbowl campaign is sweeping the nation this week, Ray Rice, for the first time in his noteworthy NFL career, is emerging into a star running back after the Baltimore Ravens stopped abandoning the running game. The most [...]

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