Race To The Heisman

Byron Dixon| Elite Insiders  As we head into to week seven of the College Football season and the second College Football Playoff the most prestigious award known as the Heisman Trophy has a crowded field of contenders. While there is a long way to go before we hand out the hardware there are some early…

Elite Picks! | Week 4

Elite Insiders | Jimmie Johnson After an awful week 2, everybody came back strong in week 3. I was almost perfect at 15-1, as the Ravens Bengals game was the only game I missed. For my guarantee pick of the week, I’m taking the Seahawks over the Lions. Smart money says to never bet against…

Elite Picks! | NFL Week 3

Elite Insiders | Jimmie Johnson Rough weekend for your Elite Insiders, we went a combined 24-56 on our picks. This has been one of the craziest seasons in the NFL so far. Here are a few teams that are 2-0: Jets, Falcons, Panthers and some winless teams: Eagles, Colts, and Seahawks. Who would have thought?…

Elite Picks! NFL Week 2

Elite Insiders | Jimmie Johnson Solid first week with my opening picks finishing 10-6. I came up just short though as Trey won owner of the week with an impressive 11-5 outing. Going through the games I found a lot of these matchups could be a coin toss. It’s still early on the season so…

NFL SURVIVOR LEAGUE: WEEK TWO

Trey Crosby III | Elite Inisders You asked for it and you got it. The Guru is back and better than ever before. (I say that a lot) This season we will mix things up just because I love a new challenge. For the past two seasons, I have done weekly picks articles. TOO EASY.…

NFL Preview Series: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Byron Dixon| Elite Insiders Our last team preview takes us to Tampa Bay with number one overall pick who played at Florida State Jamies Winstion who looks to take Lovie Smith back to the playoffs. A franchise quarterback can fix a broken team. That’s exactly what the Buccaneers are hoping Jameis Winston can do for them.…

NFL Preview Series: Tennessee Titans

Byron Dixon| Elite Insiders  The media and public speculated that the Titans would eschew one of the top two quarterbacks in the draft and instead settle for someone like Leonard Williams. Marcus Mariota was Tennessee’s guy all along; in fact, the team preferred him over Jameis Winston. There was the possibility for a trade, but…

NFL Preview Series: Jacksonville Jaguars

Byron Dixon| Elite Insiders  Jacksonville told the media that its initial plan was to have Blake Bortles take a redshirt season during his rookie campaign. For multiple reasons – Chad Henne’s ineptitude, the fans calling for the new signal-caller – Bortles made his initial start in Week 4. Bortles had some quality moments, but struggled…

NFL Preview Series: Oakland Raiders

Byron Dixon| Elite Insiders  The Oakland Raiders have something brewing in the Bay Area. With a franchise QB in Derek Carr, young star linebacker Khalil Mack and potential number one receiver Amari Cooper. New coach Jack Del Rio will help get these young players to take their game to the next level and could sneak…

NFL Week 1! | Elite Picks

Jimmie Johnson | Elite Insiders Week 1 NFL Picks The Elite Insiders are back again this year to bring you their NFL picks every week. Joining me in making the picks will be founder of the website Chuck Walton, along with last year’s champ Trey, and new to the group will be fellow elite insiders…

NFL Preview Series: New York Jets

Byron Dixon| Elite Insiders  The Jets may have a new coaching staff and front office, but they still have the same problem: They lack a starting-caliber quarterback, just as they did under Rex Ryan. Geno Smith has a broken jaw after being sucker punched by former teammate Ikemefuna Enemkpali. New head coach Todd Bowles has his…

NFL Preview Series: Atlanta Falcons

Byron Dixon| Elite Insiders    The past two seasons have been very disappointing for the Falcons, but don’t blame Matt Ryan. Atlanta’s franchise signal-caller generated 4,694 yards, 28 touchdowns and only 14 interceptions in 2014, yet the team still couldn’t qualify for the playoffs despite being in one of the worst divisions in NFL history.…

NFL Preview Series: New York Giants

Byron Dixon| Elite Insiders  Odell Beckham Jr. happened, the LSU rookie took over as the starting receiver and started to dominate. He began snatching mind-boggling one-handed catches, and the amazing thing is that he made it look routine. The opposition, meanwhile, had no answer for Beckham. They simply couldn’t cover him. Even the league’s best…

NFL Preview Series: St. Louis Rams

Byron Dixon| Elite Insiders  The Rams never had a chance last year because Sam Bradford tore his ACL during the preseason. Of course, this was expected, given how injury-prone Bradford has been over the years. St. Louis fans always had to hold their breath every time Bradford was tackled or simply fell down on his…

NFL Preview Series: Miami Dolphins

Byron Dixon| Elite Insiders  When it was initially reported that Ryan Tannehill signed a contract in May worth $45 million guaranteed, it seemed like a reasonable price for a potential franchise quarterback. Tannehill hasn’t gotten the recognition he deserves because the Dolphins have yet to qualify for the playoffs with him at the helm –…

NFL Preview Series: San Diego Chargers

Byron Dixon| Elite Insiders  The San Diego Chargers have been a competitive team since Philip Rivers has been the QB and with Rivers entering his mid 30’s the sense of urgency to get over the hump and make a deep playoff run and make a Super Bowl appearance is growing. Although the Chargers may be…

NFL Preview Series: Minnesota Vikings

Byron Dixon| Elite Insiders  Adrian Peterson is back, the best running back in the NFL will be back with a vengeance this season for a team that overachieved in many peoples eyes under first year coach Mike Zimmer. The Vikings could surprise a lot of people in the competitive NFC North and make a run…

NFL Preview Series: Houston Texans

Byron Dixon| Elite Insiders    J.J. Watt is arguably the best player in the NFL considering he does just about everything on the defensive and as of last season the offensive side of the ball as well. He is just getting started, Watt is entering his prime at age 26 and still will be the…

NFL Preview Series: New Orleans Saints

Byron Dixon| Elite Insiders When a team suffers a very disappointing season like the Saints just did, wholesale changes are commonplace. However, no one expected anything this drastic. In one of the most shocking moves in recent memory, the front office traded its best offensive weapon, Jimmy Graham, to the Seahawks for center Max Unger…

NFL Preview Series: Kansas City Chiefs

Byron Dixon| Elite Insiders    While We Were Away:  Kansas City’s front office had to do everything in its power to make sure this side of the football was much more productive. Of course, that could prove to be difficult considering how limited Alex Smith is. Smith does a great job of avoiding turnovers, but…

NFL Preview Series: San Francisco 49ers

Byron Dixon| Elite Insiders  Getting rid of John Harbaugh was an all time mistake that could haunt this team for years to come. Colin Kaepernick struggled a bit this past season, seeing his touchdown-to-interception ratio move from 21:8 to 19:10, and his YPA drop from 7.7 to 7.0. This is only a taste of what’s to…

NFL Preview Series: Buffalo Bills

Byron Dixon| Elite Insiders  Rex Ryan stays in the AFC East and moves on from coaching the Jets to the Buffalo Bills. Rex Ryan asked the front office to make a bold move and acquire LeSean McCoy from the Eagles. The race-baiting running back saw a drop-off in production this past season, as his offensive line…

NFL Preview Series: Philadelphia Eagles

Byron Dixon| Elite Insiders  Based on the transactions he made this offseason, Chip Kelly, at times, seemed like a raging madman who had no plan whatsoever. Most of his moves were quite puzzling. For instance, if he wanted to trade up for Marcus Mariota, why did he deal Nick Foles, whom the Titans were interested…

NFL Preview Series: Cleveland Browns

Byron Dixon| Elite Insiders  The Browns are a mess, and that’s putting it nicely. They don’t seem to have any sort of plan for how they’re going to score this season. Their apparent strategy to sign Josh McCown and pray that Johnny Manziel suddenly finds his way because he went to rehab and moved to…

NFL Preview Series: Cincinnati Bengals

Byron Dixon| Elite insiders    The Cincinnati Bengals made the playoffs for the fifth time in the last six seasons and this was the fourth straight year in a row they made the playoffs. The problem is this team has still not won a playoff game since 1990. With head coach Marvin Lewis at the helm…

NFL Preview Series: Detroit Lions

Byron Dixon| Elite Insiders    The Detroit Lions were a penalty away from possibly making it to the NFC Divisional and winning a playoff game for the first time since 1991 and the years of the great Barry Sanders. All in all the hiring of Jim Caldwell was the right choice as he bought a…

NFL Preview Series: Arizona Cardinals

Byron Dixon| Elite Insiders  The Arizona Cardinals were well on there way to having home field throughout the NFC Playoffs, that was util their QB Carson Palmer went down with a torn ACL and from there they never recovered. Not having Daryl Washington on the defense did not help either and going through the Seahawks,…

NFL Preview Series: Pittsburgh Steelers

Byron Dixon| Elite Insiders  The Pittsburgh Steelers got it done last season with a new dimension, offense. The Steelers week in and week out were one of the better offensive teams in the league. Playing in the ever tough AFC North they proved to be the class of that division during the regular season. This…

NFL Preview Series: Baltimore Ravens

Byron Dixon| Elite Insiders  The Baltimore Ravens are one of the more consistent teams in the NFL year in and year out proving that by making the playoffs six out of the last seven years including a Super Bowl title as well. Under owner Steve Bisciotti, GM Ozzie Newsome, and Head coach John Harbaugh they have the…

NFL Preview Series: Dallas Cowboys

Byron Dixon| Elite Insiders In the words of the great Aaron Rodgers R-E-L-A-X Cowboys fans, Dez Bryant is not going anywhere this season and will be a part of one of the better teams in a stacked NFC. The Dallas Cowboys were on the cusp last year of returning to the glory days of the…

NFL Preview Series: Carolina Panthers

Byron Dixon| Elite Insiders  The Carolina Panthers were the first team to win the NFC South division for consecutive years since its inception in 2002. This team had been continually competitive under coach Ron Rivera and his young star of a quarterback Cam Newton and their aggressive stout defense. The Panthers have been to one…

BKD TV’s NFL Preview Series: Indianapolis Colts

Byron Dixon| Elite Insiders  This just in, Andrew Luck is the real deal. It is very seldom we see a player who lives up to and even exceeds hype bestowed upon him, this is true in Luck’s case. Each year his team gets a step closer to that Super Bowl, last year their season ended in…

NFL Preview Series: Green Bay Packers

Byron Dixon| Elite Insiders  Aaron Rodgers is regarded in most circles as the NFL’s top QB. Last seasons MVP award recipient, Rodgers had his team in prime position for a return trip to the Super Bowl, unfortunately a botched onside kick and some crucial mistakes by his team kept that from happening. This team has…

Job Well Done, Mr. Still ! (VIDEO)

Robert Williams | Elite Insiders Tear-jerking. Powerful. That’s just to say the least. This deeply exhibits the endless love a man has for his family and child. At the 2015 ESPYS, Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still speaks and accepts of the Jimmy V Perseverance Award on behalf of his 5-year-old daughter, Leah Still, who is…

NFL Preview Series 32 Teams In 32 Day: Seattle Seahawks

Byron Dixon | Elite Insiders The Seattle Seahawks made one of the most questionable play calls in NFL history by not handing the ball to Marshawn Lynch on the goaline in last years epic Super Bowl match-up. This does not change the fact that they still have on of the better teams in the NFL…