1. Chris Johnson's Resurgence Means Trouble for Houston Texans' Playoff Hopes

    In early November, you'd have had a tough time finding anyone that wanted to play the Houston Texans . Matt Schaub and the offense were firing on all cylinders, even without Andre ...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about almost 3 years ago 1,539 reads 34 comments

  2. Rob Gronkowski and the 4 Biggest Game-Changers in the NFL Today

    This list has had quite a few changes since the start of the season. But such is the nature of the NFL. A guy is hot one season and the next he's Chris Johnson...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about almost 3 years ago 2,116 reads 9 comments

  3. Why We Should All Stop Hating, Become Tim Tebow Fans

    First, I will admit that I didn't think Tim Tebow would amount to much in the NFL . How could he? The NFL has seen countless big quarterbacks with weak arms roll in and out like donuts at the offensive line's breakfast table...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about almost 3 years ago 5,470 reads 80 comments

  4. Why Stevie Johnson Touchdown Dance Proves Receiver Is Immature

    So, first things first: I sort of laughted when I heard how Plaxico Burress shot himself. You could not invent a situation more perfect for an incredulous, palms-to-the-sky "I mean, ...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about almost 3 years ago 1,063 reads 13 comments

  5. DeSean Jackson, Stevie Johnson and 4 NFL Headaches Whose Antics Outweigh Worth

    Sadly, this is a question that must be answered on a weekly and contractual basis: Is this guy worth it ? Where it is something along the lines of a circus or a few guaranteed controversies or a fight or a flagrant penalty that costs a game...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about almost 3 years ago 8,148 reads 20 comments

  6. Why Cam Newton Still Must Learn to Trust His Arm, Not over-Rely on His Legs

    Cam Newton added another notch to his already impressive young resume. Though, said notch was against the lowly Colts , a winless, hapless squad of nobodies that are giving up ...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about almost 3 years ago 1,075 reads 4 comments

  7. 4 NFL Teams Most Dependent on Their Special Teams

    It's tough to ever get past that cliche that football is a game of inches. Passes are tipped, dropped or caught due to a matter of inches. Tackles are missed, broken or made due to a matter of inches...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about almost 3 years ago 2,434 reads 5 comments

  8. Cam Newton: 4 Records He Will Break in His Career

    Cam Newton came into today with 2,605 passing yards, 11 touchdowns and 10 interceptions, along with another 374 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about almost 3 years ago 5,505 reads 28 comments

  9. Devin Hester: 4 Reasons He Belongs in the Hall of Fame

    You could say there are 12 reasons Devin Hester should be in the Hall of Fame. Today he extended his own NFL record by running back a punt to give him a dozen return TDs for his career...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about almost 3 years ago 5,187 reads 36 comments

  10. Why Tampa Bay Bucs Will Regret Signing Albert Haynesworth

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a pretty bad run defense this year. Coming into today, they were 26th worst in the league in rushing yards allowed...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about almost 3 years ago 1,143 reads 4 comments

  11. Why Jason Campbell Hasn't Started His Last Game for the Oakland Raiders in 2011

    It's kind of funny that Jason Campbell came out of surgery and found out via text messages and emails that the Raiders had given up a first-round pick for Carson Palmer. I mean, that's the NFL ...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about almost 3 years ago 905 reads 62 comments

  12. Why Mike Shanahan Is the NFL's Most Overrated Coach

    I can still think back to the Elway Dive—his wide eyes as he spun around, heart on his sleeve, to eventually win Super Bowl XXXII...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about almost 3 years ago 3,293 reads 11 comments

  13. Why New England Patriots Won't Sniff Super Bowl with Wretched Secondary

    A common refrain with Patriots fans is, "In Bill we trust." Their head coach can do no wrong. And if you look at the guy's resume, it's not an unreasonable position...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about almost 3 years ago 1,609 reads 32 comments

  14. Why San Francisco 49ers Can Get by with Alex Smith Managing the Game

    If you time-traveled to the beginning of the season and told a 'Niner fan that their team would start the season 6-1 on the back of consistent play from Alex Smith , they'd probably try to fight you for clearly, and cruelly, screwing with their heads...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about almost 3 years ago 2,570 reads 18 comments

  15. Does the Success of Cam Newton and Christian Ponder Mean Pocket QBs Are Relics?

    I was watching the Panthers-Vikings game earlier today and a thought occurred to me: With Cam Newton and Christian Ponder representing another wave of quarterbacks in the NFL, are ...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about almost 3 years ago 2,311 reads 10 comments

  16. 49ers Beat the Bengals: The Fleeting, the Notable and the Flags

    Midway through the second quarter of the 49ers - Bengals game, I found myself wanting to call the match “a defensive battle.” That would be giving the offense too much credit...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about almost 3 years ago 388 reads 15 comments

  17. San Francisco 49ers Loss to Cowboys: The Fleeting, the Notable, the Flags

    Well, that game was fun for about 54 minutes. And then The Inevitable started to creep in. You knew it was happening. We’ve seen this for 10 years...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about 3 years ago 940 reads 3 comments

  18. Did the NFL Know That Offenses Would Dominate Defenses Like We Saw in Week 1?

    After I posted my quick column on statistics earlier this week, I noticed that the NFL released a statement aggregating a few more. They’re pretty amazing. What we saw was a beyond-historic offensive output for one weekend...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about 3 years ago 138 reads 2 comments

  19. NFL Week 1: Using Fantasy Football to Tell Us Something About the Real Game

    Something about this past weekend of NFL action just felt off. So I started poking around the numbers. It’s funny that in today’s sporting age, you can get way more ...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about 3 years ago 139 reads 0 comments

  20. San Francisco 49ers Beat the Seahawks: The Fleeting, the Notable, the Flags

    Good start. Good start. As the San Francisco 49ers played (and subsequently laid the special teams lumber to) the Seattle Seahawks yesterday, you could see an offensive and defensive ...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about 3 years ago 840 reads 29 comments

  21. The 2011 San Francisco 49ers and Everything We Won't Miss from 2010

    With the NFL season kicking off today with the Packers vs. Saints , there is really little left to say about what lead up to today. It’s been said. Exhaustively...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about 3 years ago 4,545 reads 10 comments

  22. David Garrard Being Cut by the Jacksonville Jaguars Makes Him "Just Like Us"

    Yesterday, David Garrard was set to make $9 million for the 2011 Jacksonville Jaguars as the team’s quarterback. Today? Exactly zero American dollars as one of the growing legions of this country’s unemployed...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about 3 years ago 272 reads 0 comments

  23. Lance Briggs's Contract Dispute Highlights Something We All Do

    Lance Briggs is a healthy example of a player-franchise contract dispute . Due to an oddly structured deal that dips in the fourth season and then increases again for the fifth and sixth, Briggs will be making less in 2011 than he did in 2010...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about 3 years ago 1,574 reads 2 comments

  24. Roger Goodell: Is the NFL Commissioner the Right Man to Preside over League?

    When you boil away the externalities and personalities of any CEO, their role is to increase the company's value. And by that measure Roger Goodell has done a good job with the NFL ...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about 3 years ago 330 reads 1 comments

  25. Why We Are Too Quick to Assume Peyton Manning's Career Is Finished

    Bold predictions are a funny game. After college, I lived with six high school buddies in a massive house in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and each night, invariably, there’d be a [insert Boston sports team] game on the television...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about 3 years ago 750 reads 3 comments