1. Why Matthew Stafford Faces the Most Pressure of Any NFL QB in Training Camp

    Matthew Stafford is almost out of runway. The 2009 No. 1 overall pick is 26 years old, entering his sixth season in the NFL . He's the Lions' all-time leader in passing completions, attempts and yards...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 9 hours ago 26,054 reads 76 comments

  2. Early Lessons from NFL Training Camps

    Football is finally, blessedly here. Sleds, drills, plays, scrimmages, new rookies and old veterans all in one place, in 32 different places across America. Helmets are cracking, pads are popping and players are going full speed...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 3 days ago 33,882 reads 74 comments

  3. Why It Could Take Time Before Roger Goodell, NFL Take Domestic Abuse Seriously

    Roger Goodell ’s job is to advance the interests of the NFL . He's paid millions to maximize revenue, protect the interests of the league and ensure future growth...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 3 days ago 20,868 reads 215 comments

  4. NFL Power Rankings: Checking in at Start of Training Camps

    Most of the time, preseason power rankings are the ugly union of last season's inertia and this year's guesswork. We take everything that happened last year, modify it slightly by what occurred in the offseason...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 8 days ago 474,352 reads 1537 comments

  5. Why 2014 Is the Dawn of a New Age for NFL Tight Ends

    If the football world learned anything from the Jimmy Graham saga , it's that "tight end" doesn't mean what it used to. Tight ends used to be the "third tackle," the in-line blocker behind whom the running game operated...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 12 days ago 31,344 reads 146 comments

  6. Jimmy Graham Extension a Win-Win for 2014; Gives TE Yet Another Shot at a Payday

    After all the rumors and speculation, grievances, hearings and appeals, the one thing that was absolutely inevitable finally happened: Jimmy Graham got paid...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 13 days ago 8,226 reads 23 comments

  7. The NFL Is Back, and Not a Second Too Soon

    LeBron has Decided. The World Cup is over. Even baseball’s on break. With nothing else to distract sports fans from how much we miss football, we’re beginning to feel the NFL itch...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 14 days ago 31,103 reads 60 comments

  8. 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 25 days ago 25,051 reads 69 comments

  9. 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 26 days ago 32,605 reads 46 comments

  10. 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 27 days ago 29,822 reads 143 comments

  11. 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 1 month ago 13,256 reads 226 comments

  12. 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 1 month ago 7,779 reads 22 comments

  13. 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 1 month ago 39,354 reads 138 comments

  14. 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 1 month ago 4,719 reads 30 comments

  15. 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 1 month ago 40,999 reads 113 comments

  16. 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 1 month ago 36,642 reads 87 comments

  17. 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 1 month ago 9,712 reads 3 comments

  18. 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 24,394 reads 280 comments

  19. 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 22,571 reads 131 comments

  20. 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 5,198 reads 37 comments

  21. 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 85,167 reads 160 comments

  22. 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 2 months ago 8,617 reads 39 comments

  23. 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 2 months ago 75,919 reads 835 comments

  24. 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 2 months ago 20,350 reads 116 comments

  25. 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 2 months ago 29,290 reads 100 comments