Shane G. Tyler

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I was born in Syracuse, New York, to a wonderful mother who did everything to raise me right--including watching football every Sunday. Husband to my loving wife, Jaclyn. Father to my daughter Josephine and son Isaiah. I fell in love with football at a young age which turned into a 12-year playing career from youth leagues through high school and Division III into the Northeastern Football Alliance (New York's premier amateur football league). I began coaching modified football in 2010 and was promoted to varsity in 2012, where I continue coaching to this day. Currently, I work for the family business, writing estimates for and coordinating residential remodeling projects. I'm a statistical sponge, and I watch film for fun. I hope to bring a perspective to all my writing that embodies the fan, player, and coach that I am.

NFL roster sizes and other 2020 season changes being considered

In the last 24-48 hours, multiple reports have surfaced surrounding the cancellation of the 2020 NFL supplemental draft and changes to the NFL's preseason schedule. According to Pro Football Network Chief...

The latest Jadeveon Clowney rumors from Tony Pauline

With July upon us, there is still plenty of meat on the bone regarding NFL free agents. At the top of that list stands the freakishly athletic edge rusher Jadeveon Clowney....

Jamal Adams Trade Rumors: The latest from PFN Insider Tony Pauline

In an otherwise slow NFL news period, Pro Football Network Chief Draft Analyst/Insider Tony Pauline has received numerous intel into some of the league's major headlines. In just the last 24-48...

The top 25 NFL quarterbacks heading into the 2020 season

No position in football is more revered than the quarterback. Signal callers get all of the glory and much of the criticism despite taking part in the ultimate team game. So,...

Elite OSM: Narrowing down the top NFL quarterbacks

These days the word 'elite' is often overused. As I tend to agree, the true definition of 'elite' refers to a select few who are superior in terms of ability or...

Philip Rivers looking for best fit in free agency

After 16 seasons with the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers, Philip Rivers will enter free agency for the first time, seeking a new team that best fits his playstyle. But what style...

Tom Brady looking to cash in on free agent contract

If the New England Patriots cannot sign quarterback Tom Brady to a contract extension by 4:00 P.M. (EST) on March 17th, 2020, he'll become a free agent for the first time...

Super Bowl 54 key to victory: Jimmy Garoppolo

Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is a key component to the San Francisco 49ers' 13-3 season and coinciding Super Bowl 54 run. Now that they're there, however, he'll have to contribute even more...

Patrick Mahomes primed for first Super Bowl appearance

If last Sunday's come-from-behind victory is indicative of what's to come for the Kansas City Chiefs' offense this upcoming Sunday, then get your popcorn ready. After his divisional round performance, coupled...

Does Ryan Fitzpatrick deserve to be Dolphins starter in 2020?

After being renamed the starter ahead of Week 7, Ryan Fitzpatrick led the Miami Dolphins to a 5-6 record, warranting serious consideration for remaining there in 2020. But with a top-five...

Mike McCarthy more than prepared as Cowboys new head coach

Less than a day after relieving Jason Garrett of his duties, the Dallas Cowboys hired their new head coach, Mike McCarthy. McCarthy was fired after 13 seasons with the Green Bay...

Greg Roman is becoming a coveted NFL head coach candidate

Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator, Greg Roman, is receiving head coach interest around the NFL. It is no surprise given Roman's work with second-year quarterback Lamar Jackson and the offense he was...

Dwayne Haskins: Film breakdown of Week 15 indicates encouraging growth

While watching Week 15's matchup between the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles, I decided to take a deeper look at rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins in this weeks' film breakdown. As a...

2020 NFL Draft “feel good story” may be St. John’s QB Jackson Erdmann (PFN Film Room)

For the third and final installment in Pro Football Network's 2020 NFL Draft: Small school series, we'll be doing a film study. So hit the lights while I turn on...

Drew Lock: Latest franchise quarterback for the Denver Broncos

The Denver Broncos are hoping Drew Lock and the words 'franchise quarterback' coincide for the foreseeable future. Having drafted four players at the position in the last five years, I'm sure...

Josh Allen earning recognition for Buffalo Bills’ 2019 season success

It took a nationally televised beat down of America's team for Josh Allen and the 2019 Buffalo Bills to (finally) receive some well-deserved credit this season. While their defense has been...

2019 Thanksgiving Matchups: What quarterbacks might break records on Turkey Day?

With annual traditions come memorable moments and an opportunity to improve upon past festivities. For NFL quarterbacks, playing on Thanksgiving Day can have a similar effect. But instead of fine-tuning recipes...

What has Kyler Murray done for the Arizona Cardinals offense?

You do not have to study film to know quarterback Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals offense gave the NFL's second-ranked defense all it could handle on Sunday. However, having examined...

Kyle Allen gives Panthers an element they’ve lacked

Having started every game in his first three seasons, Cam Newton has missed at least two starts in four of the last six years. With that said, he's never played in...

QB Hot Read: Russell Wilson leading MVP race

More often than not, the best players at their respective position aren't compensated as such. However, after signing an extension in April and wrapping up yet another fourth-quarter comeback on Sunday,...

QB Hot Read: Tennessee Titans offense improves with Ryan Tannehill

After benching Marcus Mariota against the Denver Broncos, Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel named Ryan Tannehill the starter for Week 7's tilt with the Los Angeles Chargers. Not only would...

QB Hot Read: Vikings Kirk Cousins is heating up

At the time of his signing, Kirk Cousins received the highest-paid contract in the history of the NFL. His 3-year, $84 million deal with the Minnesota Vikings was also the first...

QB Hot Read: Cowboys Dak Prescott struggles prove insurmountable

You can't dig yourself out of a hole. Just ask Dak Prescott. For nearly three quarters, Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys offense moved the football between the 20s but managed a...

Miami Dolphins: Superfan headed to Pro Football Hall of Fame

Before he was a Miami Dolphins superfan, Roger Avila Jr. rooted for the New York Jets. Originally from Queens, young Roger was raised to be loyal to his hometown teams. So...

2019 Fantasy Football: George Kittle prepared to carry the torch (PFN Film Room)

Fantasy football dates back nearly 60 years. But it wasn't until the turn of the century that it became so widely embraced. Since then, many NFL players have been renowned for...

2019 Fantasy Football: Ezekiel Elliott is still a top RB despite holdout rumor (PFN Film Room)

On Monday, July 15th, a rumor surfaced that Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott plans to sit out training camp. This report comes just three months after the Cowboys exercised their...

Miami Dolphins budding talent capable of fireworks in 2019 (PFN Film Room)

On the second day of July in 1776, Congress voted to declare independence from the British monarchy. Two days later, the thirteen American colonies were proclaimed free from England rule. For...

2020 NFL Draft: The attributes of a quality QB class (PFN Film Room)

Quarterback is the sexiest position in football. So it's easy to see why they play such a significant role in promoting the draft to fans. Every passing year seems to bring...

2019 Fantasy Football bounce-back candidates (PFN Film Room)

Every year there are players you'll draft who fail to live up to expectations. Whether it's due to staff changes, roster adjustments or injuries, nothing derails a fantasy football season like...

2020 NFL Draft: St John’s QB Jackson Erdmann is battle tested

For the second installment in our small school 2020 NFL Draft series, my interview with St. John's quarterback, Jackson Erdmann, takes a dark turn. From a freak neurological illness to playing...

2020 NFL Draft: Introducing St. John’s QB Jackson Erdmann

Six months ago, I had the privilege of talking with current Saint John's University quarterback, Jackson Erdmann. We discussed family, faith, football, and the 2020 NFL Draft. The Johnnies had just...

Carolina Panthers: Christian McCaffrey entering into top running back discussion (PFN Film Room)

Christian McCaffrey's rookie debut was underwhelming. In 2017, the Carolina Panthers running back was less of a runner and more of a pass catcher. At least that is what his first...

Cleveland Browns fans deserve Baker Mayfield (PFN Film Room)

Many Cleveland Browns fans have only known incompetence. From owners to general managers, coaching staff and players, the Browns have proven inept on and off the field for some time. But...

2019 NFL Draft: The misunderstanding of Ed Oliver Jr. (PFN Film Room)

Former Houston defensive tackle Ed Oliver Jr. is rising up 2019 NFL Draft boards. This is due in part to what he's put on tape. Once you get a load of...

2019 NFL Draft: Who is Marquise “Hollywood” Brown? (PFN Film Room)

Studying film ahead of the NFL Draft can be daunting. Sometimes you're watching 10-games and hundreds of plays to get a sense of a particular player. When you dive this deep,...

2019 NFL Draft: A realistic scenario for the Arizona Cardinals (PFN Film Room)

As the 2019 NFL Draft inches closer, let's narrow the focus to the first team that will be on the clock, the Arizona Cardinals. The decisions made at the top of...

New York Giants must avoid becoming the Detroit Lions of the ’90s (PFN Film Room)

At the turn of the century, the Detroit Lions had the best running back in football. That was all they had. Likewise, the 2019 New York Giants have isolated their talented...

2019 NFL Draft: Comparing Brett Rypien to Tom Brady (PFN Film Room)

Nearly two decades have passed since the New England Patriots selected Tom Brady in the 6th round. With a third of the league searching for a franchise quarterback, will the 2019...

Miami Dolphins add yet another tight end in Dwayne Allen (PFN Film Room)

On March 9th, the Miami Dolphins inked tight end Dwayne Allen to a two-year deal worth an estimated $7 million. Despite recent additions, Miami is still trying to stabilize the position. With...

2019 NFL Free Agency: Adam Humphries, Teddy Bridgewater, and Trent Brown (PFN Film Room)

Many players will be switching teams in the coming weeks via the 2019 NFL free agency signing period. For different reasons, players will sign in specific markets and one aspect that...

2019 NFL free agency: Three defensive fits (PFN Film Room)

Many players will be switching teams in the coming weeks via the 2019 NFL free agency signing period. For different reasons players will sign in specific markets and one aspect that...