1. Beating the Box Score: Running Backs Who Won Games with Their Blocking

    "Beating the Box Score" is a series that illustrates how big plays happen and gives credit to the guys making it happen, even if it's away from the ball and not shown in a box score...

    BJ Kissel Written by BJ Kissel about 1 year ago 3,141 reads 2 comments

  2. Dontari Poe Finally Realizing His Potential, Has Makings of Future Pro Bowler

    It was never a question of athletic ability, nor physical skill set. When Dontari Poe was drafted No. 11 overall by the Kansas City Chiefs back in 2012, he was viewed as a high-ceiling player that came with considerable risk...

    BJ Kissel Written by BJ Kissel about 1 year ago 6,481 reads 21 comments

  3. Beating the Box Score: Bears Cutler & Marshall Get Headlines, OL Deserves Credit

    This series is about bringing attention to the guys doing the work behind the scenes, the ones not getting credit in the 30-second highlight-reel montages we watch all throughout the week...

    BJ Kissel Written by BJ Kissel about 1 year ago 6,759 reads 35 comments

  4. Breaking Down the San Francisco 49ers Kaepernick-Boldin Connection

    The San Francisco 49ers made a wise choice to trade for former Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin ...

    BJ Kissel Written by BJ Kissel about 1 year ago 4,806 reads 19 comments

  5. Why Peyton Manning and Wes Welker Are a Match Made in Heaven

    The Denver Broncos knew what they were doing when they signed free-agent wide receiver Wes Welker this offseason...

    BJ Kissel Written by BJ Kissel about 1 year ago 8,543 reads 16 comments

  6. 3 Reasons the New England Patriots Have Best Offense in NFL

    Trying to quantify the best offense in the NFL isn't an easy thing to do. There are so many variables that can be used to make "Team A" appear to be the best...

    BJ Kissel Written by BJ Kissel about 1 year ago 20,805 reads 87 comments

  7. Oakland Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor Misses Big Opportunity Thursday Night

    Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen has yet to name a starting quarterback for the team's season opener against the Indianapolis Colts on Sept. 8...

    BJ Kissel Written by BJ Kissel about 1 year ago 10,639 reads 70 comments

  8. Chip Kelly Made the Absolute Correct Choice by Naming Mike Vick Eagles Starter

    When Chip Kelly decided to leave the University of Oregon for the Philadelphia Eagles he knew he'd have a quarterback situation brewing once he arrived...

    BJ Kissel Written by BJ Kissel about 1 year ago 12,172 reads 33 comments

  9. Thursday Night Showed Why Luke Kuechly Is NFL's Next Great Linebacker

    Over the past decade, we've seen Brian Urlacher, Ray Lewis and most recently Patrick Willis become the middle linebackers that are idealized, promoted and revered for the way they play the position...

    BJ Kissel Written by BJ Kissel about 1 year ago 11,587 reads 80 comments

  10. Breaking Down What EJ Manuel Brings to the Buffalo Bills Offense

    Nothing instantly brings excitement to an NFL fanbase than your team drafts a quarterback in the first round. The idea that you might have your "franchise guy" can bring about a euphoric mindset—right up until he throws his first interception...

    BJ Kissel Written by BJ Kissel about 1 year ago 6,927 reads 36 comments

  11. Kansas City Chiefs OL Struggles Against San Francisco 49ers Friday Night

    If you caught any part of the Kansas City Chiefs game against the San Francisco 49ers on Friday night, there's a good chance you saw their offensive line struggle. They gave up seven sacks and allowed eight quarterback hits on the night...

    BJ Kissel Written by BJ Kissel about 1 year ago 6,533 reads 16 comments

  12. Breaking Down Philip Rivers' Struggles in Preseason Week 2

    We hear it all the time: "It's just the preseason!" But for the San Diego Chargers offense and specifically quarterback Philip Rivers , there needs to be some success during these four preseason games...

    BJ Kissel Written by BJ Kissel about 1 year ago 5,238 reads 21 comments

  13. Miami Dolphins Rookie Dion Jordan Impresses in Professional Debut

    There's only so much you can learn from a preseason football game. But one thing was made very clear on Sunday night: Dion Jordan is who many thought he was...

    BJ Kissel Written by BJ Kissel about 1 year ago 7,387 reads 18 comments

  14. How NFL Teams Can Psyche Out Their Opponents on Defense

    There is no easier way to psyche out your opponent than to continually harass their quarterback. If the quarterback is getting pressured, feeling pressured and ideally ending up ...

    BJ Kissel Written by BJ Kissel about 1 year ago 1,010 reads 0 comments

  15. The X's and O's of Aaron Rodgers' Greatness

    There aren't a lot of teams around the NFL that can say their quarterback situation doesn't worry them at all. Whether they say that publicly or not is an entirely different animal...

    BJ Kissel Written by BJ Kissel about 1 year ago 14,285 reads 67 comments

  16. A Guide to the Most Effective Drill in Training Camp

    Now that NFL training camps have begun, fans across the country will take advantage of the opportunity to see their favorite teams in action. It's been a long, drawn-out offseason, and there's finally some football on the horizon...

    BJ Kissel Written by BJ Kissel about 1 year ago 9,682 reads 6 comments

  17. Breaking Down the Art of the QB Audible

    There aren't many quarterbacks in the NFL that have a trait that's as well known as Peyton Manning 's ability to alter plays at the line of scrimmage...

    BJ Kissel Written by BJ Kissel about 1 year ago 4,615 reads 3 comments

  18. What Do NFL Coaches Want to See from QBs in Training Camp?

    After months of debating anything and everything about their favorite NFL teams, fans finally have some real news, at least "on-the-field" news, to discuss as all NFL training camps are set to begin within the next few days...

    BJ Kissel Written by BJ Kissel about 1 year ago 3,152 reads 7 comments

  19. An Xs and Os Guide to the Top QB Battles Coming Up in Training Camp

    There are a few storylines as we head into NFL training camps that will shine a little brighter than others strictly because of the position being discussed. Those will come out of New York and Philadelphia, along with a few others...

    BJ Kissel Written by BJ Kissel about 1 year ago 6,926 reads 16 comments

  20. How Smart Teams Keep Their Franchise QBs Clean

    There's a common line of thinking out there that you must protect your quarterback in order to win football games. How we define "protect" could be different to different people. Some may believe it's based on sack numbers, hurries or even hits...

    BJ Kissel Written by BJ Kissel about 1 year ago 2,983 reads 5 comments

  21. Chicago Bears: Are Jay Cutler's Flaws Really Fixable?

    It's hard to find someone without a very distinct point of view on Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler . He's just one of those players who fans seem have a strong opinion about...

    BJ Kissel Written by BJ Kissel about 1 year ago 14,169 reads 95 comments

  22. How Brandon Weeden Can Become the Best Sophomore QB in 2013

    If you thought after reading the title of the article that you were somehow going to be mesmerized into thinking 2012 wasn't a bad year for Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden , you're most certainly going to be disappointed...

    BJ Kissel Written by BJ Kissel about 1 year ago 8,940 reads 24 comments

  23. Why Ryan Tannehill and Mike Wallace Will Build a Quick Chemistry

    One of the most discussed free-agent acquisitions of the NFL offseason has been the Miami Dolphins signing former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace...

    BJ Kissel Written by BJ Kissel about 1 year ago 7,909 reads 66 comments

  24. Why Kansas City Chiefs' Jon Asamoah Is NFL's Most Underrated Guard

    There aren't a lot of people outside of Kansas City who could tell you much about Kansas City Chiefs right guard Jon Asamoah. Very few people would know about the former University of Illinois offensive lineman who was drafted in the third round (No..

    BJ Kissel Written by BJ Kissel about 1 year ago 6,295 reads 4 comments

  25. Breaking Down the Biggest Mistakes NFL Quarterbacks Can Make

    We've all been there. You're watching an NFL game any given Sunday and your favorite team's quarterback makes a bone-headed play, which leads you to screaming at the television...

    BJ Kissel Written by BJ Kissel about 1 year ago 6,249 reads 7 comments