1. Blind Faith: Dolphins, Trent Green in Trouble in Miami

    The beautiful thing about the NFL offseason is that it instills hope in fans of every team. The story in Miami is no different...

    Kevan Lee Written by Kevan Lee about almost 7 years ago 514 reads 1 comments

  2. Miles to Go: Bills, J.P. Losman Face Uphill Climb in Buffalo

    Appearances to the contrary, the Buffalo Bills are indeed moving in the right direction. And if they played in a division that didn't include the Patriots and the Jets, they might have something to show for it...

    Kevan Lee Written by Kevan Lee about almost 7 years ago 378 reads 2 comments

  3. Mangini in a Bottle: Jets Look to Build on '06 Success in New York

    One thing was blatantly obvious during the Jets surprising 2006 season: Head coach Eric Mangini is brilliant...

    Kevan Lee Written by Kevan Lee about almost 7 years ago 343 reads 0 comments

  4. For Real: Patriots, Tom Brady Better Than Ever in New England

    In the spirit of full disclosure, it should be noted that I'm a diehard Patriots fan. I'll do my best to keep this season preview objective and fair, but you'll understand if it devolves into outright praise and giggling...

    Kevan Lee Written by Kevan Lee about almost 7 years ago 398 reads 6 comments

  5. Not So Fast: 49ers, Alex Smith Primed to Disappoint

    In the summer, sleeper picks are as common as rookie holdouts and Charlie Weis fat-surgery jokes. Come January, though, there's no story more banal than that of a sleeper team missing the playoffs...

    Kevan Lee Written by Kevan Lee about almost 8 years ago 1,036 reads 110 comments

  6. Baby Steps: Cardinals, Matt Leinart Take It Slow in Arizona

    At least the Arizona Cardinals are consistent in their futility. Over the past eight years, Arizona has finished last or second to last in its division eight times...

    Kevan Lee Written by Kevan Lee about 7 years ago 358 reads 3 comments

  7. To Be Good or Not To Be Good: Seahawks at a Crossroads in Seattle

    The Seattle Seahawks are either an aging team that's seen better days or an unlucky squad that can still contend in the NFC. Which one is it? Beats me. The debate between age and fortune is an important one for the Seahawks...

    Kevan Lee Written by Kevan Lee about 7 years ago 292 reads 4 comments

  8. Time to Shine: Rams, Marc Bulger Ready to Win in St. Louis

    With old age ahead of him and youth nipping at his heels, Marc Bulger's time is now. The St. Louis Rams— signal caller has been one of the NFL's most consistent quarterbacks ...

    Kevan Lee Written by Kevan Lee about 7 years ago 404 reads 5 comments

  9. Worst to Worst: Buccaneers Look Hopeless in Tampa Bay

    Hope springs eternal in the NFC South, where yesterday's cellar-dweller is today's conference champion. Therefore, karma should be shining upon the 2007 Tampa Bay Buccaneers...

    Kevan Lee Written by Kevan Lee about 7 years ago 262 reads 5 comments

  10. The Miseducation of Michael Vick

    Michael Vick is an enigma wrapped in a mystery wrapped in an incompletion. Vick is unlike any player ever to play in the NFL—a unique blend of rocket arm, lightning quickness, and other-worldy athleticism...

    Kevan Lee Written by Kevan Lee about 7 years ago 399 reads 11 comments

  11. Back to the Ball: Saints Look for a Cinderella Sequel in New Orleans

    The Cinderella story of the 2006 New Orleans Saints was one of the year's finest. A ragtag bunch came together to win the NFC South and march all the way to the NFC Championship game...

    Kevan Lee Written by Kevan Lee about 7 years ago 326 reads 10 comments

  12. Fashionably Late: Carolina Panthers Primed to Win in 2007

    In 2006, the Carolina Panthers were preseason darlings. A year later, they're an afterthought. Such is life in the fickle NFL...

    Kevan Lee Written by Kevan Lee about 7 years ago 384 reads 15 comments

  13. Outside the Lines: Big Uglies Won't Help Vikings in Minnesota

    One wouldn't know it from their record, but the Minnesota Vikings did a lot of things right last year. They finished number one in the NFL in rush defense. They had a 1,000-yard rusher...

    Kevan Lee Written by Kevan Lee about 7 years ago 266 reads 11 comments

  14. Crazy Talk: Jon Kitna Predicts Big Things for the Detroit Lions

    Jon Kitna believes in the Detroit Lions. And I believe Jon Kitna is crazy. The Lions Kool-Aid-drinking quarterback predicted a 10-win season for Detroit in 2007.....

    Kevan Lee Written by Kevan Lee about 7 years ago 645 reads 8 comments

  15. Kids' Game: Packers, Brett Favre Rely on Youth in Green Bay

    It's said that the children are our future. By the looks of Green Bay's roster, the future is now. The Packers will trot out one of the league's youngest teams in September, and Generation X will be the X-factor in the team's fortunes...

    Kevan Lee Written by Kevan Lee about 7 years ago 309 reads 4 comments

  16. Everybody Hates Rex: Grossman Bears the Burden in Chicago

    Poor Rex Grossman can't catch a break. After fighting injuries in his first three seasons, Grossman finally survived a full year at quarterback in 2006 to lead the Bears to the Super Bowl...

    Kevan Lee Written by Kevan Lee about 7 years ago 385 reads 2 comments

  17. Tiki-Torched: The Problem for Eli Manning and the Giants

    If Eli Manning becomes a star, he'll have Tiki Barber to thank. And if Eli Manning turns into a bust, he'll have Brandon Jacobs and Reuben Droughns to blame...

    Kevan Lee Written by Kevan Lee about 7 years ago 302 reads 5 comments

  18. D.C. Spin: Redskins, Jason Campbell Look on the Bright Side

    Like many politicians who ply their trade in Washington, D.C., the 2006 Redskins failed to follow through on their promise. In 2005, the playoff-bound Skins looked to be a team on the rise...

    Kevan Lee Written by Kevan Lee about 7 years ago 290 reads 14 comments

  19. Cowboy Up: Wade Phillips' Tall Order in Dallas

    Wade Phillips is no Bill Parcells' and that's exactly why the Dallas Cowboys hired him. Parcells' tenure with America's Team was pocked by unmet expectations and playoff failures. Many grumbled about the Tuna's coaching style...

    Kevan Lee Written by Kevan Lee about 7 years ago 319 reads 8 comments

  20. McNabb-ulous: What Donovan, Eagles Can Expect in 2007

    Donovan McNabb must wake up every morning and ask himself, "How did I get here" The Eagles franchise quarterback has been treated like a washed-up retread of late, and it's hard to find a reason for his fall from grace...

    Kevan Lee Written by Kevan Lee about 7 years ago 291 reads 9 comments

  21. Mark Schlereth: Soap Opera Star, Dream Weaver

    I often dream of Mark Schlereth, but not in the way that he might hope. My dreams are nightmarish scenes involving him telling boring stories about NFL line play and rubbing his fake tan up against me...

    Kevan Lee Written by Kevan Lee about 7 years ago 319 reads 8 comments

  22. Head Games: In Praise of the NFL's Concussion Policy

    NFL owners met Tuesday in Chicago to discuss one of their sport's most pressing issues: concussions. Concern on the subject has slowly come to a head (no pun intended) thanks to ...

    Kevan Lee Written by Kevan Lee about 7 years ago 228 reads 7 comments

  23. Fore!-lorn: The Best Reason to Watch the U.S. Open

    The 2007 U.S. Open will be a test of skill and patience for the world's top golfers. Oakmont Country Club, site of this year's Open, is rumored to be one of the most difficult courses in the United States...

    Kevan Lee Written by Kevan Lee about 7 years ago 257 reads 2 comments

  24. Bad News, Bears: Why Tank Johnson's Suspension Means Trouble

    Things are looking bad for the Chicago Bears. On Monday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Bears defensive tackle Tank Johnson for the first eight games of the upcoming season...

    Kevan Lee Written by Kevan Lee about 7 years ago 230 reads 0 comments

  25. Roger Goodell: Last Action Hero

    There are no summer blockbusters starring Roger Goodell. He is not running for President on the Democratic ticket. He never competed on American Idol or Dancing with the Stars...

    Kevan Lee Written by Kevan Lee about 7 years ago 152 reads 5 comments