1. Veteran Running Backs Dropping Fast in Quarterback Era

    The notion of a featured running back suffering a severe drop-off as he hits age 30 is nothing new or unusual. The reaction to that drop around the league, however, acknowledges a rising acceptance ...

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  2. NFL Scouting Combine: Who has the most to gain or lose

    Now that the Scouting Combine is upon us, dozens of pseudo experts will be attempting to reduce 329 football players into purely scientific measurements for success...

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  3. New England Patriots Risk Ire To Ink Vince Wilfork

    After looking to profit from six years as a highly successful nose tackle for the New England Patriots, Vince Wilfork just received exactly what he wished to avoid...

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  4. 2010 NFL Combine: A Brief Look

    With the NFL Draft Combine coming up this week, most of the 329 invited players will be giving their all in several events used to judge how successful they can (reserving the “will” for attitude and worth ethic) be in the NFL...

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  5. San Diego Chargers Officially Pass the Torch: LaDainian Tomlinson Cut

    While there will be plenty of time to look into what caused LaDainian Tomlinson's release and who’s to blame (including such nonspecific options as father time and no-one) for now time must ...

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  6. San Diego Chargers: The Effects of Trading Antonio Cromartie

    While it is not entirely unexpected that the San Diego Chargers are shopping athletic cornerback Antonio Cromartie, it does throw an interesting wrinkle into the team’s overall outlook this offseason...

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  7. In the NFL, These Are Troubling Times for Teams in Need of a Quarterback

      Quarterbacks stand as the face of most teams in the NFL. Having a franchise guy is generally the signpost for whether a rebuilding team is on its way up (e.g. Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions), or still treading water (e...

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  8. The San Diego Chargers' Biggest Questions Before the Draft

    In the NFL, the offseason can be broken into roughly three pieces. The pre-draft period, where teams are deciding who to cut, some early free agents may be signed, but mostly this time frame ...

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  9. San Diego Chargers Boltbits: The One Free Agent

    The current uncapped year holds with it many quirks including the by now well known massive rise in restricted free agents. Another trick of this unusual offseason is the final-eight rule...

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  10. Cincinnati Bengals Offseason: Necessary Steps or Ill Tidings?

    The Cincinnati Bengals have always been a team willing to take a chance on players with character concerns. Before his tragic death, Chris Henry was a young man turning his life around...

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  11. Chargers Boltbits: Is Joey Porter's Release the Key to Charger's Re-Signings?

    The greatest allure held within any offseason is the capacity to play couch-GM of one’s favorite team. All the fun of playing with hypotheticals like puzzle pieces, without the hassles and headaches of the real job...

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  12. Which NFL Team Is Going to Los Angeles?

    While this is likely to anger the fanbases of just about every team involved, the reality is that the league is not only trying to put a team in Los Angeles in the near future, but it is hoping ...

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  13. San Diego Chargers Sacrificial Lambs: Who Can Team Can Afford To Lose

    Those familiar with the San Diego Chargers team are also familiar with A.J. Smith’s approach to managing a team. Very few external free agents are signed while excess players are allowed to slough off in exchange for compensatory picks...

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  14. NFL Brain Drain: More and More Players Donating to Concussion Research

    Now that the league appears comfortable with its disciplinary approach to improving the league, another focus has taken precedence...

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  15. NFL Superbowl XLIV: When It Comes To Media Scrutiny, Just Shake Hands

    What do Bill Belichick, Lebron James, and Peyton Manning have in common? Beyond high aspirations and hall of fame futures, they also share a rather out of proportion media ding incurred against them over a simple matter—shaking hands...

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  16. Super Bowl Victor New Orleans Saints Setting Aggression Trend?

    Did the Saints performance in their Super Bowl Victory mark a trend for teams to follow the aggression model when building their own teams? Not necessarily with reference to bone shattering ...

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  17. Is the NFL Taking the Game's Softening Too Far?

    One of the biggest stories across the last few years was thought to have culminated this season. Protection of players, while a noble endeavor, has appeared to near parody at times with calls against pass rushers reaching an all-time high...

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  18. San Diego Chargers Great Don Coryell Snubbed again

    Once more, Don Coryell was up for enshrinement in Canton’s Pro Football Hall of Fame, and once more he came up short...

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  19. NFL Quarterback: a Mad Scientist's Approach to Winning Super Bowl XLIV

    While Peyton Manning may hold the most obvious form of a champion’s pedigree, being the son of former Saints star quarterback Archie Manning, more interesting could be the fact that he ...

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  20. San Diego Charger Travis Johnson Faces Offseason Tragedy

    Usually the ruling trend in the NFL is "just business." Whether it be a holdout or a player departing, taking a cool distance helps to keep athletes within their megalithic status. Occasionally, however, events turn that force a humanization...

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  21. Bags to Riches, Hard Not to Root for Plucky Saints on Super Bowl Sunday

    In the NFL 30 fanbases are left with disappointing results and a sidelined team when the Super Bowl rolls around. Some choose to simply watch the game from an objective standpoint, some pick ...

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  22. San Diego Chargers Boltbits: Offseason Improvements with an A.J. Mindset

    Trying to evaluate just what the San Diego Chargers need with the offseason is a difficult task. Do you evaluate them as a 13-3 juggernaut that tripped itself up in a less than ideal situation? A few limited tweaks would then be all that is necessary...

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  23. San Diego Chargers' LaDainian Tomlinson Helps To Decide His Fate

    Hall of Fame players are never locks to remain in one uniform. Joe Montana finished his career in Kansas City. Jerry Rice donned silver and black. Don’t be surprised if LaDainian Tomlinson is not wearing lightning bolts next year...

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  24. Bill Cowher Speaks Up About Buffalo Bills Coaching Recruitment

    It is far from breaking news that Chan Gailey is the new Buffalo Bills head coach following the team’s dismissal of its entire staff, or that the team had its eye on Bill Cowher before Gailey...

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  25. San Diego Chargers Running on Empty, Part Two: Beyond the Ball Carrier

    After last week delving into the actual running back position and how that can be addressed, the time has come to look into the rest of the running game, from scheming to blocking, and how the ...

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