FRAUD – Gregg Williams & Co
How in the world do you call an all-out blitz on back-to-back plays when you know the team is throwing for the end zone? Easy, you do it when your name is Gregg Williams and you're the defensive coordinator for the New York Football Jets. Call it what you want, but whether it's intentional or not, the New York Jets are tanking this season down the toilet. It starts from the top down, too, as the Jets have had Williams on the chopping blocks for weeks now. It's a total rebuild coming, and that rebuild starts with Trevor Lawrence. This entire New York front office brass and coaching tree are absolute frauds, and that's probably a massive understatement. You simply don’t call that play or let that play be called, take your pick. I’d bet my last dollar that the players knew what was going on and they were all against it. Do the job or don’t have a job. Players will play, but not all coaches will coach. That's the sad truth of the NFL.
FRAUD – The Eagles' O-Line
Final answer to Philadelphia's million-dollar question? The Philadelphia's Eagles O-line stinks. It's the biggest issue on this team, and it will show up this weekend against the New Orleans Saints no matter who is under center and taking snaps as the team's starting signal-caller. I’ve watched enough Eagles games to know what the problem is here. While the media can say what they want and the bettors can bet what they want, I haven’t missed a single play for this Eagles in a very long time. The offensive line is the biggest issue - not Carson Wentz - and it looks like Doug Pederson has no idea how to fix it. Not being able to block is one thing, but the bonehead penalties are another. Missed blocks and bad penalties put this Eagles squad in bad spots game after game, and that’s not going to change this weekend.
FRAUD – Le'Veon Bell
Oh how far we've come. Le'Veon Bell is simply not the solution for the Kansas City Chiefs' backfield. The Chiefs have handed him the ball enough this season to know that he has lost his edge, as evidenced by his lackluster showing against the Denver Broncos in primetime in Week 13. Bell is averaging an abysmal 3.6 yards per carry this season, and defenses are able to key on him because he fails to hit the hole with any type of consistency. Bell is much slower than he once was, and his "patient" style of running no longer works. The Chiefs are seemingly locked into long down and distance situations every time they hand him the ball, and that's why they're content to air it out at will. If Bell can't take advantage of being the bell cow with out CEH or even earn more than a 50/50 split with Darrell Williams, then he needs to find another team. This simply isn’t going to work, and my gut feeling says he will only thrive behind a truly elite offensive line with his type of running style. Bell is no longer the former Steelers back of old.
GOD – Jon Gruden
Let’s give some credit to Jon Gruden for his work this season. The Las Vegas Raiders still have one of the leagues worst defenses, yet they find ways to win games week in and week out. Gruden has adapted to this 2020 style of football and made things happen on the offensive side of the ball for the Raiders, too. No other team has more than four wins with a a defense that is as bad as the Raiders, who seemingly can't stop the run or the pass against any of their opponents. Gruden had a plan coming into this year with a new home stadium and new city, but unfortunately the plan never got in motion with COVID-19 taking over. Gruden still has managed to put his team in position to make playoffs, though, and he deserves more credit than he's getting. He might not win coach of the year, but he deserves to be mentioned for it.
GOD – Aaron Rodgers
MY BOY finally made the Frauds & Gods column! A-A-RON Rodgers deserves a mention for this list due to the ridiculously efficient season he is having with my Green Bay Packers in 2020. Rodgers basically gave the media the middle finger during the offseason and said "watch what I do this year." The Packers had a great season last year, finishing with a 13-3 record, and it now looks like Green Bay might have a repeat year of that record once again. Rodgers does what he wants on offense, and he is looking for Davante Adams on every play with an extremely high success rate to boot. All Rodgers needed was a little time to develop his young guys, and he now has real weapons around him in Aaron Jones and the aforementioned Adams. The Packers finally did themselves a favor and got rid of a deadbeat coach Mike McCarthy, and now this team is playoff bound again. Rodgers will once again compete for an NFL MVP this season, with 36 TD’s to only 4 INT’s. Not too shabby for a guy that the media tried to run out of town, huh?
GOD – Sean McVay
Sean McVay put a beating on Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots with a 24-3 home win on Thursday Night Football in Week 14, exacting revenge from their previous Super Bowl battle. McVay very well could’ve lost this team last year when it was struggling and Gurley took off out of town with a gimpy knee. But the Los Angeles Rams said they wanted to reload instead of rebuild, and they are right back to being a competitive team in 2020. McVay kept most of his troops intact on both sides of the ball, and he got everyone to buy into his scheme once again. The Rams offense is good, sure, but the Rams defense is dangerous. McVay never gave up on his goal of the Rams winning the Super Bowl, and they now have a legit shot to make some noise in the NFC playoff race this year if he can keep his guys healthy.