1. Toby Gerhart Might Be a Star in the Making, but He Needs a Little More Help

    Toby Gerhart is a wrecking ball, a 6'0", 231-pound implement of brute-force destruction. The hype and anticipation surrounding him has been snowballing...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 8 days ago 22,853 reads 68 comments

  2. Are Hybrid Defensive Fronts the Future of NFL Defenses?

    Atlanta Falcons fans everywhere want to know the answer to one simple question: Will they be running a 3-4 or 4-3 base defense in 2014? Head coach Mike Smith is being obtuse about it...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 9 days ago 32,306 reads 46 comments

  3. Cam Newton Still Has Yet to Reach His Peak in the NFL

    The Carolina Panthers ' Cam Newton has a chance to be the best quarterback ever . That's what I wrote almost three years ago, when the No. 1 overall pick threw for a record-breaking 854 yards in his first two games...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 10 days ago 28,711 reads 143 comments

  4. How Eli Manning Can Rejoin NFL's Quarterback Elite

    Eli Manning led the NFL in interceptions in 2013 for the third time in nine full seasons as the New York Giants ' starting quarterback...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 14 days ago 12,996 reads 226 comments

  5. New NFL Concussion Settlement a Win for NFL and Retirees, Loss for Everyone Else

    Retired NFL players and their families have finally found peace, if not justice. The NFL has agreed to an uncapped settlement of the master class-action concussion litigation, per its press release...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 16 days ago 7,729 reads 22 comments

  6. Is Middle Linebacker the NFL's Next Forgotten Position?

    The NFL is going through a Great Dying, a mass extinction of historical proportions. The fullback. The blocking tight end. The "extra linebacker" strong safety. All of these positions were plentiful and important just 15 years ago...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 22 days ago 39,274 reads 138 comments

  7. Can Ryan Fitzpatrick Quarterback Houston Texans to Magical Bounce-Back Season?

    FitzMagic was in the air on June 17, when new Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien named veteran journeyman Ryan Fitzpatrick his starting quarterback, per the team's official site ...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 23 days ago 4,633 reads 30 comments

  8. How Big-Receiver Bias is Changing Shape of Modern NFL Offense

    The shape of the NFL is changing. Shotgun-heavy, multi-receiver spread offenses aren’t rare exceptions anymore—they’re the rule...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 23 days ago 40,962 reads 113 comments

  9. Why Gus Bradley Is the Next Great NFL Head Coach

    NFL teams are always looking for next . Fortunes rise and fall so quickly in the NFL; greatness today could be disaster tomorrow...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 29 days ago 36,475 reads 87 comments

  10. How NFL QBs Adjust to New Offensive Systems

    What would happen if your boss got fired? Things would be a little weird at first, right? There'd be a few weeks with no real boss and everyone scrambling to fill in the gaps...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 30 days ago 9,694 reads 3 comments

  11. Have Packers Given Aaron Rodgers Enough for Super Bowl Return in 2014?

    Aaron Rodgers , in a vacuum, is the best quarterback in the NFL . Not the greatest. Not the most talented, imposing, electrifying or prolific...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 1 month ago 24,310 reads 280 comments

  12. Why the NFL Must Learn to Love, Embrace Johnny Football

    The Cleveland Browns tried to shut national media out . What happened in Vegas didn't stay in Vegas ...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 1 month ago 22,531 reads 131 comments

  13. NFL Must Respond to Public Pressure on Brain Injuries by Changing the Game

    When the president of the United States convenes a summit to discuss the threat your sport poses to American youth, you need to do something about it...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 1 month ago 5,173 reads 37 comments

  14. How Pass-Heavy Offenses Continue to Reshape NFL Operations

    Football is a different game than it was 20 years ago, and team-building has changed right along with it...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 1 month ago 85,138 reads 160 comments

  15. Roger Goodell's Legacy Depends on Firm, Wise Punishments for Off-Field Conduct

    When NFL commissioner Roger Goodell metes out punishment on several recent violations of the NFL's Personal Conduct Policy, he'll be following, setting or ignoring important ...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 1 month ago 8,600 reads 39 comments

  16. Sterling Ban Provides Perfect Chance for Goodell to Act on Snyder Controversy

    "Not all Native Americans are offended by the Washington team name and logo." "There's a long, proud tradition of good football being played under that banner; it means a lot to a lot of people...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 1 month ago 75,899 reads 835 comments

  17. Minnesota's Winning Super Bowl LII Bid Proves NFL Prizes Public Stadium Money

    For the 11th time in 52 seasons, it looked like the NFL 's biggest prize was going to New Orleans . Where the mighty Mississippi River meets the Gulf of Mexico, the king of American sports loves to meet its biggest corporate sponsors...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 1 month ago 20,319 reads 116 comments

  18. Andre Johnson's Frustration Is Warranted, but Texans Wise to Keep Him in Houston

    Andre Johnson isn't getting traded. It would make no sense for the Texans , as CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora wrote. No team would meet Houston's asking price of a first-round pick, the Houston Chronicle 's John McClain told Bleacher Report .

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 1 month ago 29,227 reads 100 comments

  19. Previewing the NFL Offseason's Biggest Quarterback Controversies

    With an unusually late NFL draft finally behind us, the first wave of workouts, rookie camps, OTAs and minicamps seem to have arrived unusually early...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 1 month ago 80,040 reads 228 comments

  20. Browns Causing Bigger Media Circus by Prohibiting Media from Johnny Manziel

    When Ray Farmer boldly traded up to draft Johnny Manziel in the first round, the Cleveland Browns general manager gave the Dawg Pound yet another savior...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 1 month ago 34,026 reads 202 comments

  21. What Will the Houston Texans Pass Rush Look Like with Jadeveon Clowney?

    When the Houston Texans did the obvious thing and took pass-rushing super-prospect Jadeveon Clowney No. 1 overall, the football-watching world salivated over the prospect of him tag-teaming quarterbacks with J...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 1 month ago 20,766 reads 78 comments

  22. NFL Power Rankings: Where Do Teams Stack Up After the Draft?

    All 256 picks of the NFL draft are in the books, and every key free agent has long since signed. All 32 NFL teams have largely finished building their rosters for the 2014 season...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 2 months ago 552,443 reads 1902 comments

  23. Michael Sam's Dream Is Our New Reality: He's Just an NFL Football Player

    With the 249th pick in the 2014 NFL draft, the St. Louis Rams selected Michael Sam , defensive end, Missouri. In any other year, the football-watching world wouldn't have even noticed...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 2 months ago 99,525 reads 11 comments

  24. 2014 NFL Mock Draft: Updated Projection for Rounds 4-7

    Every year, the television networks that broadcast the NFL draft try to sell fans on the final day of coverage by touting all of the great players who've come from the last three rounds...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 2 months ago 17,812 reads 11 comments

  25. 2014 NFL Mock Draft: Updated Round 2 and 3 Projections

    We were promised drama. We were promised surprises. We were promised excitement. Boy, did the first round of the 2014 NFL draft deliver. From the big curveball of Blake Bortles going No...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 2 months ago 655,414 reads 671 comments