1. 8 Things My NFL Career Taught Me That I Could Have Never Learned as a Spectator

    Playing in the NFL was unlike anything else I have ever experienced in my life. Although I had already been playing football since I was a little kid, doing it as a professional was a lot different than I expected...

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  2. A Former Player's Guide to Staying Motivated During a Disappointing NFL Season

    If you play in the NFL long enough, you're eventually going to have a season that doesn't go your way. It doesn't matter if it's because of key injuries, bad coaching or bad players; losing seasons are always going to test everyone's character...

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  3. 25 Things We Learned from NFL Week 7

    Here we are seven weeks into the NFL season, and there are still a lot of teams trying to find themselves...

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  4. 8 NFL Coaches I Wish I Had Played for

    There are plenty of reasons to wish you had played for a certain coach. I'm actually quite happy with the fact that I was able to play for former Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Tony ...

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  5. A Former NFL Player's Perspective on Gearing Up for a Playoff Run

    I was blessed to make the playoffs five out of my seven years in the NFL and I can tell you that with six games in the books this season, at least half of the teams in the league still believe they have a shot at getting there...

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  6. 25 Things We Learned from NFL Week 6

    Yet another week of football has passed in the NFL , and once again, there were plenty of surprises. Like Forrest Gump's box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get until the games start...

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  7. A Former Player's Perspective on the 10 Toughest Coaches in the NFL

    There are different ways to be a tough coach in the NFL . Some coaches are never satisfied and are always pushing their players for more. Other coaches will not tolerate mistakes from their players...

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  8. A Former Player's Perspective on the NFL's 10 Best Locker Room Guys

    Every NFL locker room is full of guys who were once the leaders of their teams prior to going pro. The select few find a way to continue to lead after they turn pro through their actions, words and play...

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  9. 25 Things We Learned from NFL Week 5

    The NFL season is rolling along now, and we are already almost done with Week 5 of the regular season. It's still early, but clearly some teams are starting to rise to the top while others are stuck at the bottom...

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  10. A Former Player's Take on 10 NFL Players You Just Can't Game-Plan for

    There have always been a few guys in the NFL that you just can't game-plan for. No matter what you do or what scheme you come up with, they are still going to make plays...

    Stephen White Written by Stephen White about almost 2 years ago 8,022 reads 75 comments

  11. 8 NFL Players Who Never Got a Fair Shot

    Every season, there are guys who are good football players that end up not having an opportunity to show what they can do in the NFL...

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  12. 25 Things We Learned from NFL Week 4

    After four weeks of NFL football most teams are fully a quarter into their season. The games today were just another step toward getting to the playoffs for some teams, and for others it was a step toward having to plan for next year instead...

    Stephen White Written by Stephen White about almost 2 years ago 6,289 reads 8 comments

  13. The Top 100 NFL Players So Far This Season

    There's one thing about football that will never change, and that is its unpredictability. Teams that you are sure will win a game might go out and lay an egg, while teams you don't believe have a shot may end up winning in a blowout...

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  14. A Former NFL Player's Take on Failing in the Clutch

    When people talk about football players failing in the clutch, they rarely bring up a defensive lineman. Instead, the conversation usually centers around a quarterback throwing an interception or maybe a running back who fumbles at the end of the game...

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  15. 25 Things We Learned from NFL Week 3

    With another week of NFL regular-season games in the books, it's time again to take a look at what we've learned. I've narrowed it down to 25 items that most caught my eye from the 15 games played through Sunday...

    Stephen White Written by Stephen White about almost 2 years ago 38,717 reads 122 comments

  16. What Do NFL Players Think About Fantasy Football?

    It doesn't seem like it now, but fantasy football wasn't always popular. At first it seemed to me to be a fad created for and played by only nerds and geeks...

    Stephen White Written by Stephen White about almost 2 years ago 8,757 reads 6 comments

  17. How Much Does Game Tape and Practice Really Help NFL Players?

    Watching game tape and a good practice schedule are invaluable in preparing to play each week in the NFL . With game tape, defensive players get to see the type of offense they will face that week...

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  18. 25 Things We Learned from NFL Week 2

    After two games, it's still very early in the season, but you can start to see some consistencies and inconsistencies for each NFL team as well as some players and coaching staffs...

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  19. Is the NFL Rookie Wall Real or Just a Myth?

    Speaking from personal experience I can tell you that the NFL rookie wall is very real. I don't know many former NFL players that don't agree with me that your first year is always the hardest...

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  20. A Former NFL Player's Guide to Interacting with and Influencing Refs

    I can tell you from experience as a former NFL player , dealing with referees is always a tricky business...

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  21. A Former NFL Player's Perspective on the Game Day Fans Don't See

    As an NFL player, once the season starts, almost every part of your life is tightly scripted. As a seven-year veteran (defensive end with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New York Jets from 1996-02), I know this firsthand...

    Stephen White Written by Stephen White about almost 2 years ago 5,294 reads 6 comments

  22. NFL Week 1 Picks: Predictions for Every Game

    Finally, the 2012 regular season is upon us. Starting Wednesday night, 32 teams will begin their quest for a Super Bowl title. While every one of them wants to get off to a good start, by Tuesday morning, 16 teams will have lost their first game...

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  23. Which NFL Players Are on the Hot Seat Entering the Regular Season?

    Everyone is excited about the impending start of the 2012 NFL regular season. For some players, however, this year could be a turning point in their careers. There a guys trying to come back off of injury and prove they belong in the league...

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  24. Every NFL Team's Roster Cuts That Will Go Down to the Wire

    It's the last week of the preseason, and you know what that means. Teams have to make some hard decisions to get down to the 53-man limit before the regular season starts...

    Stephen White Written by Stephen White about almost 2 years ago 8,739 reads 17 comments

  25. Predicting the Winner of Each NFL Division in 2012

    Now that every NFL team has played at least three games, it's the perfect time to take what we have seen and project which of them will rise to the top this year...

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