1. 2012 NFL Predictions: Who Wins Individual Awards, Who Dethrones New York Giants?

    Is there anything better than the excitement felt when the NFL season is upon us? Sure, the birth of a child, your wedding day and realizing that the cop who pulled you over for ...

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  2. Doctor Football's Official 2012 NFL Mock Draft

    While I intend for this to be the final version of the mock draft, make sure to check back before Thursday night to see if any changes have been made. Also, check out my draft day blog at http://jimmyneil...

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  3. 2012 NFL Draft Rankings: Top 5 Free and Strong Safeties

    Even more than the cornerback class, the safeties this year, whether free or strong, are very disappointing...

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  4. 2012 NFL Draft Rankings: Top 10 Cornerbacks

    For several reasons, this is one of the weaker cornerback classes that I can remember. While the top two are really good, I'm not sure if any of the others would go in the first 50 picks in another draft...

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  5. 2012 NFL Draft Rankings: Top 10 Inside Linebackers

    Recently, the middle linebacker position has been treated like the red-headed stepchild in the draft (no offense to red-headed stepchildren)...

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  6. 2012 NFL Draft Rankings: Top 10 Outside Linebackers

    I'm sure many of you are looking at these lists and wondering if I have a man-crush on Melvin Ingram. After all, he's my No. 1 prospect on the lists for defensive ends, 3-4 outside linebackers and 4-3 outside linebackers...

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  7. 2012 NFL Draft Rankings: Top 10 3-4 Outside Linebackers

    Since very few collegiate football teams use the 3-4 defensive scheme, scouts have to project which players can make the transition to its most important position: outside linebacker...

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  8. 2012 NFL Draft Rankings: Top 10 Defensive Ends

    The defensive end class in this year's NFL Draft is very interesting because of the versatility in the group...

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  9. 2012 NFL Draft Rankings: Top 10 Defensive Tackles

    For me, along with the wide receiver group, the defensive tackle class is the deepest in this draft. While there may not be the elite players we've seen at the top in recent years (Dareus, Fairley, Suh, Raji, etc...

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  10. 2012 NFL Draft Rankings: Top Interior Linemen

    More so than any year I can remember, the top guards in this 2012 NFL draft class are primarily made up of guys who played tackle at the collegiate level. By my count, six of the top 10 played on the outside at their respective universities...

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  11. 2012 NFL Draft Rankings: Offensive Tackles

    Opinions on the importance of left tackles, in particular, has been changing in recent times. Ten years ago, NFL executives would have told you that outside of quarterback, the most important position on the field is the guy protecting his blind side...

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  12. 2012 NFL Draft Rankings: Tight Ends and Fullbacks

    When you read my running back rankings the other day, you probably thought that I forgot about the fullbacks. Ohhhh , nothing could be further from the truth...

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  13. 2012 NFL Draft Rankings: Top 10 Wide Receivers

    As I pointed out recently, the ever-rising importance of the passing game in the NFL has degraded the value of running backs, and that's easy to see in recent drafts...

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  14. 2012 NFL Draft Rankings: Top Ten Running Backs

    The running back position has been decreasing in value in NFL executive offices for quite some time. After the last few seasons, with the proliferation of the passing game, they're going to fall even further down the list...

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  15. 2012 NFL Draft Rankings: Top Five Quarterbacks

    I can't remember a draft that had two better quarterbacks at the top. In my opinion, you have a couple of surefire (and I hate using that term with the crapshoot that is the NFL draft) Pro Bowl-caliber players...

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  16. Texans vs. Saints: Keys to the Game for a Houston Victory

    Texans vs. Saints: Six Keys to the Game One of the most important games of the weekend is the Houston Texans visiting the New Orleans Saints ...

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  17. Bob McNair and the Houston Texans Did the Right Thing by Keeping Gary Kubiak

    Most Texans fans were pretty upset late last week when they heard that Gary Kubiak would be brought back for his sixth season with the Texans. For that reason, the following viewpoint will not be a popular one...

    Jimmy Neil Written by Jimmy Neil about over 3 years ago 1,674 reads 10 comments

  18. Mario Williams and Rest of Houston Texans: Do They Fit in Wade Phillips' 3-4?

    It seems like there's an hourly update as to who will be coaching the Texans, particularly on the defensive side, in 2011 (here's hoping there IS a 2011)...

    Jimmy Neil Written by Jimmy Neil about over 3 years ago 4,076 reads 2 comments

  19. Open Letter To Texans Owner, Bob McNair: Please Don't Screw This Up, Too

    If you are to believe everything you read and hear, whether through Twitter, blogs, newspapers, and radio stations here in Houston , Gary Kubiak and most of his staff will be fired on Monday...

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  20. Texans Vs. Broncos: See, What Happened Was...Gary Kubiak's Fickle Play Calling

    The Houston Texans finally got it right—in the first half. In their latest disappointing performance, they flipped the script and jumped off to a fast start, bolting out to a 17-0 halftime lead...

    Jimmy Neil Written by Jimmy Neil about over 3 years ago 518 reads 2 comments

  21. Houston Texans vs. Tennessee Titans: See, What Happened Was...

    Fortunately or unfortunately, however you look at it, the Houston Texans just didn't have it in them this week to come back, tie it up, blow it and once again drive a stake through their fans' hearts...

    Jimmy Neil Written by Jimmy Neil about over 3 years ago 278 reads 0 comments