1. Fact or Fiction for the Biggest NFL Training Camp Rumors So Far

    Every year, NFL fans and media celebrate the return of real football when helmets and pads collide in earnest. The opening of training camps around the league means there's full contact: full-speed blocking, tackling, hits, 11-on-11, you name it...

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  2. RGIII's Resurrection Begins and Ends with the QB Himself

    A Google search for "RGIII done" sure returns a lot of hits these days. This is partly thanks to a recent ESPN...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 6 days ago 51,009 reads 134 comments

  3. Is 2015 a Make-or-Break Year for Andy Reid with the Kansas City Chiefs?

    The last time the Kansas City Chiefs won a playoff game, Andy Reid was a tight ends coach for the Green Bay Packers . It was January 16, 1994. The Chiefs quarterback was Joe Montana, and their running back was Marcus Allen...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 9 days ago 29,086 reads 55 comments

  4. Best QB-RB Backfield Combinations in Today's NFL

    There are 11 offensive players on the field at any given time, and nine of them are important. But the other two, the quarterback and running back, are a little more important—maybe a lot more important...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 12 days ago 170,602 reads 420 comments

  5. Dez Bryant, Demaryius Thomas Reset NFL WR Market for Years to Come

    Welcome to Football Econ 101. Today, we're talking about the free market. A player hitting the open market usually means a huge payday...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 13 days ago 61,217 reads 168 comments

  6. The All-NFL Training Camp Must-Watch Team

    NFL training camp is like a teaser trailer: It's your first real glimpse of the final product, the first concrete evidence of whether the thing you want so badly to be awesome is going to be awesome...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 15 days ago 87,023 reads 94 comments

  7. NFL Teams Ready to Step into Playoff Contention

    This is the time of year NFL fans and media alike start throwing around a meaningless phrase: "Playoff team." Did the XYZs add enough talent to become a playoff team? The ABCs couldn't possibly finish under ...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 21 days ago 51,137 reads 343 comments

  8. Matthew Stafford Entering Career Crossroads with Detroit Lions in 2015

    Last season, Matthew Stafford was given a wise, fatherly, offensive-minded head coach with Super Bowls under his belt and a stamp of approval from Peyton Manning ...

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  9. What's Wrong with Evan Mathis?

    When the Philadelphia Eagles released All-Pro guard Evan Mathis , everyone wanted to know what was wrong with Chip Kelly...

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  10. NFL Teams Shouldn't Let Salary-Cap Concerns Stop Them from Re-Signing Superstars

    Salary Cap Hell: It's the nightmare of every NFL general manager, coach, player and fan. Beloved franchise stars put out front with For Sale signs on them. Valuable role players and trustworthy backups released outright...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 1 month ago 7,432 reads 42 comments

  11. Why Jaguars' Allen Robinson Can Be NFL's Breakout WR of 2015

    On the worst offense in the NFL , with the lowest-rated quarterback in the NFL, a second-round rookie receiver—who was not even supposed to be the best second-round rookie ...

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  12. Is 2015 a Career-Defining Year for Carson Palmer in the NFL?

    The NFL 's best story is waiting to be told. It's out there, in the desert, languishing in the twilight of a 35-year-old journeyman quarterback's career...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 1 month ago 12,693 reads 59 comments

  13. Will Run-1st Scheme Stop Jimmy Graham from Being the NFL's Top Pass-Catching TE?

    The Seattle Seahawks lost Super Bowl XLIX when their offense fell agonizingly short of the game-winning touchdown...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 1 month ago 21,641 reads 210 comments

  14. NFL Offseason Reminds Us That Football Players Are People, Too

    Kickball? Miami Dolphins kicker Caleb Sturgis was injured playing kickball ? His plant-leg quad strain is going to force him to miss the rest of OTAs?! Yes, per the Miami ...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 1 month ago 23,159 reads 16 comments

  15. Does Off-Field Friendship Between NFL QBs and WRs Lead to On-Field Success?

    Geno Smith and Brandon Marshall have their last, best hope in each other. Smith is an embattled third-year veteran who made a bad situation worse with questionable decision-making on and off the field ...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 1 month ago 24,564 reads 40 comments

  16. Is the End of the NFL's Quarterback Era Nearly Here?

    By any objective measure, Ryan Tannehill is a mediocre quarterback. He finished 2014 in the middle of the pack (or worse) in every major passing metric...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 2 months ago 50,748 reads 138 comments

  17. Undrafted Players Meet Big Dreams and Long Odds at NFL Rookie Camps

    At the Detroit Lions rookie camp last weekend, head coach Jim Caldwell gathered together the 59 young men trying to earn one of a handful of chances to work for him this year...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 3 months ago 17,297 reads 8 comments

  18. Rookie Minicamps, Where NFL Dreams Begin—and End

    Picture hundreds of just-minted college grads flying across the country, studying like they've never studied before, spending a few days job shadowing—then finding out right then if they'll ever draw a paycheck in their chosen field...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 3 months ago 60,480 reads 33 comments

  19. Are Dallas Cowboys, Fans Really Ready to Turn Back the Clock?

    Just weeks after many declared the Dallas Cowboys Stephen Jones' team, as the Star-Telegram 's Clarence E. Hill Jr. did, the new-look Cowboys are decidedly old-school...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 3 months ago 44,548 reads 198 comments

  20. 2015 NFL Draft Grades: Report Cards for All 32 GMs

    Everyone in NFL -watching circles agrees: The draft is the best way to build a franchise into a contender. In fact, it's the only way...

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  21. Can Garrett Grayson Be Saints' Heir to Drew Brees?

    With the 75th overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft , the New Orleans Saints selected a quarterback. Per NFL Network, this is the highest they've drafted a signal-caller since Archie Manning in 1971 ...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 3 months ago 25,685 reads 30 comments

  22. Devin Funchess Pick Signals 'Basketball on Turf' Look for Cam Newton, Panthers

    One of the biggest stories of the 2014 offseason was Cam Newton 's lack of weapons, but the story of the Panthers' 2015 season will be written around Newton's new arsenal...

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  23. Is Leonard Williams Really What Jets Need to Take Next Step in the AFC?

    Maybe Todd Bowles is about to unleash the never-before-seen seven-man defensive front on the AFC? With the No...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 3 months ago 12,164 reads 61 comments

  24. Breaking Down Every NFL Team's Draft Tendencies

    When it comes to the draft, certain franchises are synonymous with their tendencies. The Pittsburgh Steelers love aggressive linebackers. The Oakland Raiders love prospects with great measurables...

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  25. Chasing a Family Legacy, Jake Kumerow's NFL Draft Dream Comes Full Circle

    Who, the receiver? Tall kid with the ponytail? You don't know him? Kumerow. Whitewater, D-III. Yeah, we've been tracking him for a while. 6'5", 205 pounds. I had his 40s around 4...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 3 months ago 57,327 reads 24 comments