1. Even With Healthy Offense, 49ers Will Only Go as Far as Defense Can Carry Them

    Despite the San Francisco 49ers ' ineffectiveness on third down and in the red zone, head coach Jim Harbaugh’s plan of simplifying things on the offensive side of the ball has helped this team come a long way...

    Tyson Langland Written by Tyson Langland about 12 months ago 10,835 reads 32 comments

  2. Rodger Saffold's Difficult Journey Is Starting to Come Full Circle

    When the St. Louis Rams drafted offensive tackle Rodger Saffold in 2010, general manager Billy Devaney and head coach Steve Spanguolo believed he was one of the most skilled offensive linemen in the entire draft...

    Tyson Langland Written by Tyson Langland about 12 months ago 4,833 reads 13 comments

  3. Suspensions, Locker Room Drama Won't Derail Pete Carroll's Seahawks 

    When Pete Carroll was fired by the New England Patriots after a 27-21 tenure, he knew it was time to do some soul searching...

    Tyson Langland Written by Tyson Langland about 12 months ago 10,088 reads 45 comments

  4. How Bruce Arians Has Revived Carson Palmer's Career

    When Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians and general manager Steve Keim made the decision this past offseason to trade for quarterback Carson Palmer , there’s ...

    Tyson Langland Written by Tyson Langland about 1 year ago 4,315 reads 11 comments

  5. Colin Kaepernick Showing Signs of Life, but Still Lacks Consistency

    After back-to-back losses to the Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints , head coach Jim Harbaugh and the San Francisco 49ers traveled across the country on Monday Night Football and set the record straight...

    Tyson Langland Written by Tyson Langland about 1 year ago 3,563 reads 25 comments

  6. Arizona Cardinals Are Red-Hot, But How Far Can They Really Go?

    After a 4-4 start to the season, pundits were quick to write off head coach Bruce Arians and the Arizona Cardinals ...

    Tyson Langland Written by Tyson Langland about 1 year ago 7,564 reads 29 comments

  7. Tramaine Brock's Resilient Nature Proves That His Best Is Yet to Come

    When fourth-year cornerback Tramaine Brock signed with the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent in 2010, the organization handed him a check for $500...

    Tyson Langland Written by Tyson Langland about 1 year ago 2,125 reads 4 comments

  8. It's Time for Cardinals to Prove Whether They're a Contender or Pretender

    After a 1-2 start, with losses to the St. Louis Rams and New Orleans Saints , pundits from around the league believed the Arizona Cardinals were no better off than they were during the last couple of years under head coach Ken Whisenhunt...

    Tyson Langland Written by Tyson Langland about 1 year ago 3,115 reads 15 comments

  9. Fining Ahmad Brooks Shows NFL Still Doesn't Know How to Police the Game

    Week after week, the NFL is seemingly mocked by the general public for its officiating gaffes and the way it handles player fines. More often than not the fines are understandable under the context of league rules...

    Tyson Langland Written by Tyson Langland about 1 year ago 7,356 reads 68 comments

  10. How John Abraham Found the Fountain of Youth in Arizona

    After 13 long seasons in the NFL , few believed that pass-rushing extraordinaire John Abraham would return to the field for a 14th season after the Atlanta Falcons released him back in March...

    Tyson Langland Written by Tyson Langland about 1 year ago 1,900 reads 2 comments

  11. What Did We Learn from Percy Harvin's Return to Seahawks Lineup?

    Even though quarterback Russell Wilson and the rest of the Seattle Seahawks offense had to wait 10 weeks longer than they had originally expected for wide receiver Percy Harvin ’s 2013 debut, the All-Pro wideout didn’t disappoint...

    Tyson Langland Written by Tyson Langland about 1 year ago 21,896 reads 66 comments

  12. Percy Harvin, Seahawks Hit Bye at Perfect Time 

    As the NFL ’s first 10-win team, there’s no question the Seattle Seahawks have made it a point on a weekly basis to dominate the opposition by any means necessary...

    Tyson Langland Written by Tyson Langland about 1 year ago 9,441 reads 62 comments

  13. Mario Manningham Will Jump-Start the 49ers Offense Against the Saints

    After a dreadful outing offensively against the Carolina Panthers , offensive coordinator Greg Roman and the San Francisco 49ers will look to get back on track this Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome...

    Tyson Langland Written by Tyson Langland about 1 year ago 12,251 reads 35 comments

  14. Rob Housler Will Be the Arizona Cardinals Secret Weapon Down the Stretch

    After a subpar rookie campaign in 2011 and a mediocre sophomore season in 2012, third-year pass-catching tight end Rob Housler was hoping 2013 would be his year to shine in the desert...

    Tyson Langland Written by Tyson Langland about 1 year ago 4,354 reads 7 comments

  15. Why Return of Percy Harvin Makes Seahawks NFL's Scariest Team

    Ever since Week 13 of the 2012 season, there’s no question that the hottest team in the NFL has been the Seattle Seahawks . Over their last 15 regular-season games, head coach Pete Carroll and Co...

    Tyson Langland Written by Tyson Langland about 1 year ago 41,227 reads 151 comments

  16. How the Rams Can Build on Tavon Austin's Breakout Performance

    Heading into Week 10, pundits from around the league felt head coach Jeff Fisher and the St. Louis Rams might not win another game the entire season...

    Tyson Langland Written by Tyson Langland about 1 year ago 7,638 reads 8 comments

  17. How Troubling Is the 49ers' One-Dimensional Offense?

    Coming into Week 10, the San Francisco 49ers were on an absolute roll. After a rocky start to the season at 1-2, they made it a point to retool the offense by getting back to its roots...

    Tyson Langland Written by Tyson Langland about 1 year ago 28,640 reads 447 comments

  18. Seattle Seahawks Need a Convincing Win in Georgia Dome to Silence the Critics

    I already know what you’re thinking, how can an 8-1 team have critics? Honestly, it’s hard to wrap your head around the notion that the Seattle Seahawks have naysayers with one measly loss to their name, but they are out there...

    Tyson Langland Written by Tyson Langland about 1 year ago 4,138 reads 46 comments

  19. 49ers' Upcoming Test Against Panthers Has Huge Playoff Implications

    Over the course of the final eight weeks of the season, the San Francisco 49ers have plenty of work to do if they want to establish themselves as legitimate Super Bowl contenders for the second straight season...

    Tyson Langland Written by Tyson Langland about 1 year ago 15,688 reads 98 comments

  20. Inside Robert Quinn's Emergence as the Next Premier NFL Pass-Rusher

    When the 2011 NFL draft rolled around, the St. Louis Rams were coming off one of their best seasons in recent memory...

    Tyson Langland Written by Tyson Langland about 1 year ago 65,300 reads 90 comments

  21. Slow Starts Becoming Major Problem for Seattle Seahawks

    Is trouble brewing in the Pacific Northwest? Despite the Seattle Seahawks ' 8-1 record, fans and media members alike are beginning to wonder whether or not this team can continue its winning ways amidst slow starts...

    Tyson Langland Written by Tyson Langland about 1 year ago 12,091 reads 173 comments

  22. How the 49ers Can Best Work Aldon Smith Back into the Lineup

    Since linebacker Aldon Smith ’s departure from the San Francisco 49ers , head coach Jim Harbaugh and Co. haven’t missed a beat...

    Tyson Langland Written by Tyson Langland about 1 year ago 15,437 reads 48 comments

  23. How the Rams Defense Can Follow Up Historic Performance

    After franchise quarterback Sam Bradford was placed on injured reserve, fans and media members alike completely wrote the St. Louis Rams off. No one believed they would win another game the rest of the season...

    Tyson Langland Written by Tyson Langland about 1 year ago 2,672 reads 7 comments

  24. How the Seattle Seahawks Can Survive Sidney Rice's Injury

    Despite being 7-1 at the midway point, the Seattle Seahawks season has been filled with adversity from an injury standpoint...

    Tyson Langland Written by Tyson Langland about 1 year ago 10,048 reads 49 comments

  25. Why Embarrassing Celebration Should Put Golden Tate on a Short Leash

    Ever since head coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider took over in the Pacific Northwest, they have introduced new-found belief systems and philosophies. Long gone are the days of Mike Holmgren and his coaching staff...

    Tyson Langland Written by Tyson Langland about 1 year ago 7,316 reads 93 comments