1. Chip Kelly, Eagles Offense Already in Midseason Form, Prove Sky Is the Limit

    In 2013, the football-watching world wanted to know if new Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly 's offensive wizardry would work in the NFL ...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 7 hours ago 37,989 reads 81 comments

  2. Johnny Manziel Starting on Bench Is Best for His NFL Career

    Johnny Manziel is a human headline. He's walking, talking clickbait . He's one of the hottest superstars in the NFL , and he's never played a meaningful snap...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 2 days ago 123,038 reads 242 comments

  3. For Johnny Manziel and Hapless Browns Offense, Status Quo Hasn't Changed

    It was billed as the ultimate audition for Johnny Manziel . The last chance he'd have to prove himself before head coach Mike Pettine anointed his starting quarterback for 2014...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 3 days ago 108,492 reads 256 comments

  4. Michael Sam Doing Everything Right, but It Might Not Be Enough to Make His Mark

    The Green Bay Packers were deep in the St. Louis Rams ' end of the field, threatening to score another touchdown and put the game out of reach...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 5 days ago 163,194 reads 72 comments

  5. Derek Carr Isn't Ready, but He's Clearly Better for Raiders Than Matt Schaub

    If Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen's head-coaching career comes to an untimely end this offseason, there's no question what quote will be used in the obituary...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 6 days ago 40,715 reads 156 comments

  6. Blake Bortles Proves He's Ready to Be Week 1 Starter for Young Jaguars Offense

    Chad Henne looked as good as he ever has in an NFL uniform against the Chicago Bears . He went 12-of-17 for 130 yards, a touchdown and no interceptions, all while leading the Jaguars to points on each of his first three drives...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 7 days ago 77,524 reads 160 comments

  7. Clowney Flashes All-Pro Tools, Limited Skill Set in Strong NFL Debut

    Jadeveon Clowney is a freak of nature. A once-in-a-generation talent. An Earth-scorching speed-rusher with physics-defying size, he's a living nightmare for offensive linemen and quarterbacks alike...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 12 days ago 27,820 reads 67 comments

  8. Johnny Manziel Impresses in Debut, Proves He's Ready to Take off Training Wheels

    Cleveland Browns preseason football isn't usually the hottest ticket in sports. When that ticket is for the professional debut of Johnny Manziel , though, good luck finding a seat...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 12 days ago 272,394 reads 250 comments

  9. Gary Kubiak Providing Offensive Spark the Ravens Need to Contend in 2014

    In the Week 1 preseason rematch of Super Bowl XLVII, the football-watching world was reminded of how the Baltimore Ravens got there 18 months before: a bruising group of running ...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 14 days ago 11,396 reads 80 comments

  10. The Most Heated Training Camp Battles Yet to Be Decided

    The Hall of Fame Game gave us our first taste of NFL action since the Super Bowl, and it's only whetted our appetite. The full spread of Week 1 preseason games hits our tables on Thursday, Aug...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 18 days ago 64,844 reads 68 comments

  11. Is a QB Training Camp Battle Good or Bad for an NFL Team?

    Everyone loves a quarterback training camp battle—at least, everyone who doesn't draw a team paycheck...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 21 days ago 16,736 reads 52 comments

  12. The Baltimore Ravens' Defense of Ray Rice Is Indefensible

    Kevin Byrne likes Ray Rice . The Baltimore Ravens ' Senior Vice President of Public & Community Relations wants you to know that...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 24 days ago 59,358 reads 384 comments

  13. 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 25 days ago 201,688 reads 157 comments

  14. 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 27 days ago 34,025 reads 74 comments

  15. 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 28 days ago 21,129 reads 215 comments

  16. 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 1 month ago 480,032 reads 1548 comments

  17. 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 1 month ago 31,484 reads 146 comments

  18. 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 1 month ago 8,311 reads 23 comments

  19. 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 1 month ago 31,175 reads 61 comments

  20. 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 1 month ago 25,710 reads 69 comments

  21. 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 1 month ago 32,885 reads 46 comments

  22. 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 1 month ago 30,066 reads 143 comments

  23. 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 13,347 reads 226 comments

  24. 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 7,820 reads 22 comments

  25. 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 2 months ago 39,452 reads 138 comments