The AAF league debuts…Football Is Back!?

On Saturday night, the newly founded Alliance of American Football League debuted on national television on CBS with two games. AAF stands for Alliance of American Football, which was announced in March by co-founders Charlie Ebersol and Bill Polian, the latter of whom spent decades working as an NFL executive. It is an eight-team league that exists to both complement the NFL during the offseason and showcase local, developing talent. Its leadership board features former NFL players Jared Allen, Hines Ward and Troy Polamalu, and its mission is to provide "high-quality professional football fueled by a dynamic Alliance between players, fans and the game." Teams The AAF's inaugural eight franchises are as follows: Arizona Hotshots Atlanta Legends Birmingham Iron Memphis Express Orlando Apollos Salt Lake Stallions San

Did Colts coach Frank Reich give a hidden message for Le’Veon Bell?

Maybe its nothing.......OR maybe its something.  Today during Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reichs press conference, Reich entered the press room wearing a blue and white t-shirt with the lettering "Got Juice?" on it.  To some people this just may be weird saying or maybe talking about orange juice!?                 To those in the know like myself about football and nicknames,  "Juice" is the nickname of Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell who has been linked to the Indianapolis Colts the past several months.  Bell has been seen in the past "liking" the Instagram posts that the NFL post about the Colts.   The Colts are in desperate need of a running back and Le'Veon would be a good fit in Indianapolis to give Luck a hand

Crossroads Sports Colts Round 1 Draft Grade

With the 15th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft the Indianapolis Colts Select.... The Colts selection of Malik Hooker was not only a need option, but he was also the best player available. Some could argue that the Colts should have taken Reuben Foster or Johnathon Allen with the fifteenth pick, but ultimately Malik Hooker was the best decision that the Colts front office could have chosen. Hooker was red-shirted his freshman year at Ohio State, had limited playing time his sophomore season, and blew up as a First Team All-American his junior season. Hooker did not compete at the NFL combine due to two January surgeries on a torn labrum (hip) and a sports hernia. He did however, draw a lot

Colts Release VP of Football Operations

  Per league sources, the Colts have released VP of Football Operations, Jimmy Raye III, on Monday. Raye III was strongly considered as a candidate to take over the GM position after the Ryan Grigson firing, and also served as the Interim GM during the search. This move comes very shortly after the Colts fired the head of the scouting department on Sunday. It is very clear that new GM Chris Ballard is set on completing a team overhaul, and is true to his word about bringing in his, "own guys." A name to keep an eye on is, Ed Dodds, the Seattle Seahawks Senior Personnel Executive. It seems Chris Ballard has had Dodds on his radar for some time, and now could

The first 100 days: Moves Colts GM Chris Ballard needs to make for a lasting impact

With the 45th President of the United States in office, all eyes are on his first 100 days in office. The first 100 days are often times used to measure the success and accomplishments of a President during the time that their power and influence is the greatest. I see a striking similarity between the first 100 days for the President of the United States of America, and an NFL team's General Manager position. Both positions set the tone for the future, deliver opportunities for success, and are highly criticized by the media and general public.  315

Colts General Manager search: Don’t overlook Jimmy Raye III

The search is currently underway to find Ryan Grigson's replacement in the Colts front office. There have been several names in connection with the position including Seahawks co-director of player personnel Trent Kirchner, Vikings assistant general manager George Paton, and Packers director of football operations Eliot Wolf, all who will interview for the position at some point in time. 249