1. Didier Drogba's Champions League Final Goal Is the Peak of a Lamented Career

    Through all the diving, bickering, whining, general playacting and unnecessary drama, Didier Drogba proved once again Saturday night in the Champions League final that he has an immeasurable amount of ability...

    Cian Fahey Written by Cian Fahey about over 3 years ago 6,097 reads 24 comments

  2. Arizona Cardinals Quarterback Competition: Have the Cardinals Tipped Their Hand?

    John Skelton and Kevin Kolb had very different paths to the Arizona Cardinals organization, but both stand in the same position today. At least, that is what Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt will tell you...

    Cian Fahey Written by Cian Fahey about over 3 years ago 5,943 reads 50 comments

  3. 10 Second-Year NFL Players Who Will Breakout in 2012

    Prior to breaking out into difference-making receiving threats, whether it be in the regular season or just the postseason, Jimmy Graham and DeMaryius Thomas were two of the players featured on my second-year players to watch for in the 2011 season...

    Cian Fahey Written by Cian Fahey about over 3 years ago 1,773 reads 19 comments

  4. Seattle Seahawks: Defense Is Waiting for the Offense to Step Up for NFC West Win

    The NFC West is turning into a division dominated by its defenses. The Arizona Cardinals are expected to have a breakout year , while the St. Louis Rams are set up very well for now and the future ...

    Cian Fahey Written by Cian Fahey about over 3 years ago 2,951 reads 20 comments

  5. Baltimore Ravens: Ed Reed's Retirement Flirtation Shouldn't Be Taken Lightly

    Just for a second, imagine if you were the Baltimore Ravens starting free safety Ed Reed . Forget your fandom, because you are not a fan now. Forget the money, because you've got more money than most know what to do with...

    Cian Fahey Written by Cian Fahey about over 3 years ago 966 reads 2 comments

  6. Pittsburgh Steelers: The Understated Aspects of Willie Colon's Move to Guard

    The Pittsburgh Steelers have finally appeased the majority of their fanbase by moving Willie Colon to the interior of the offensive line by placing him atop the left guard section of the depth chart...

    Cian Fahey Written by Cian Fahey about over 3 years ago 1,813 reads 8 comments

  7. St. Louis Rams Find Good Blend of Youth and Experience on Defense

    Despite having a proven defensive coordinator, Steve Spagnuolo, as their head coach last season, the St. Louis Rams defense struggled to a 26th finish in points allowed per game last year...

    Cian Fahey Written by Cian Fahey about over 3 years ago 4,414 reads 14 comments

  8. St. Louis Rams: Offense Built to Protect Sam Bradford in 2012 NFL Season

    After a season in which they finished with a 2-14 record, tied for worst in the league with the Indianapolis Colts , the St. Louis Rams have had a very active off-season...

    Cian Fahey Written by Cian Fahey about over 3 years ago 4,254 reads 12 comments

  9. Arizona Cardinals Defense Will Break out Just Like the San Francisco 49ers Did

    Despite the San Francisco 49ers dominant season last year and Kurt Warner's Arizona Cardinals reaching the Super Bowl as recently as 2009, the NFC West has generally been the but of any divisional jokes in the NFL in recent years...

    Cian Fahey Written by Cian Fahey about over 3 years ago 2,242 reads 57 comments

  10. NFL Power Rankings: The Most Substantial Rankings Ahead of the 2012 Season

    Last year I picked the New Orleans Saints to win the Super Bowl and had them atop my preseason power rankings at the beginning of the season. That didn't go so well. I missed. It happens...

    Cian Fahey Written by Cian Fahey about over 3 years ago 1,695 reads 27 comments

  11. Buffalo Bills: Kyle Is Just as Important as Mario Williams for Playoff Hopes

    The Buffalo Bills have lofty ambitions entering this NFL season after an off-season full of forward steps in the eyes of their fan base...

    Cian Fahey Written by Cian Fahey about over 3 years ago 2,245 reads 13 comments

  12. Pittsburgh Steelers: Predicting the Steelers' Final 53-Man Roster for 2012

    Now that the offseason is essentially over and the stench of training camp can faintly be tasted on the day's air, it's the time of year to try and predict the Pittsburgh Steelers' final 53-man roster for the 2012 NFL regular season...

    Cian Fahey Written by Cian Fahey about over 3 years ago 3,427 reads 21 comments

  13. New England Patriots: Fans Should Hope Chad Ochocinco Wins WR Battle

    This NFL offseason has seen New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick collect wide receivers as if they were draft picks, leading to the team currently having 12 on the roster ...

    Cian Fahey Written by Cian Fahey about over 3 years ago 4,886 reads 49 comments

  14. NFL Draft 2012: Trades to Watch out for in the First Round

    It's that time of year again. NFL draft day is upon us, as representatives from all 32 NFL teams are in New York awaiting Roger Goodell's opening of the 2012 version of the biggest event of the offseason...

    Cian Fahey Written by Cian Fahey about over 3 years ago 610 reads 2 comments

  15. 2012 NFL Mock Draft: Will Trent Richardson Fall Far Enough for New York Jets?

    “With the first selection, in the 2012 NFL draft , the Indianapolis Colts select Andrew Luck, Quarterback, Stanford University...

    Cian Fahey Written by Cian Fahey about over 3 years ago 1,982 reads 8 comments

  16. Breaking Down Matt Miller's NFL1000 List to Find the Best Division in Football

    With Matt Miller's positional rankings in the NFL1000 series finally coming to a close, save for his final overall rankings, it's time to break down the results of Bleacher Report's lead NFL writer...

    Cian Fahey Written by Cian Fahey about over 3 years ago 384 reads 4 comments

  17. New York Jets: Dissecting the Tim Tebow, Mark Sanchez and Rex Ryan Triangle

    When recently queried about his brother Rob's new-look defense in Dallas with the Cowboys , Rex Ryan replied with the statemen t, "I'll be honest with you—they've got a chance to be second in the league in defense...

    Cian Fahey Written by Cian Fahey about over 3 years ago 507 reads 3 comments

  18. Ranking and Analyzing the Quarterback Groupings in the NFL for 2012

    With free agency all but wrapped up, the draft mocked down to the most minute detail and Peyton Manning in his new home, the quarterback carousel of the offseason is coming to a ...

    Cian Fahey Written by Cian Fahey about over 3 years ago 805 reads 17 comments

  19. Alex Smith Rumors: Is Alex Smith or David Garrard a Better Fit for the Dolphins?

    Entering this offseason, almost everyone and their dog expected the Miami Dolphins to be major players for Matt Flynn of the Green Bay Packers ...

    Cian Fahey Written by Cian Fahey about over 3 years ago 1,707 reads 7 comments

  20. Mario Manningham to 49ers: Is Jim Harbaugh's Offensive Approach Changing?

    Last season, the San Francisco 49ers were the surprise team in the final four of the NFL reaching the NFC Championship...

    Cian Fahey Written by Cian Fahey about over 3 years ago 2,986 reads 8 comments

  21. NFL Free Agents 2012: Oakland Raiders Being Left Behind in the AFC West?

    The Oakland Raiders , under new head coach Dennis Allen, haven't made the greatest start to the first free-agency period without Al Davis leading the franchise...

    Cian Fahey Written by Cian Fahey about over 3 years ago 6,108 reads 38 comments

  22. Peyton Manning Rumors: Quarterbacks for the 49ers If Manning Doesn't Arrive

    As the San Francisco 49ers remain in the chase for Peyton Manning 's lucrative signature, Alex Smith , last year's starting quarterback, is not waiting around for them to pick him up as the consolation prize...

    Cian Fahey Written by Cian Fahey about over 3 years ago 6,729 reads 16 comments

  23. New England Patriots Make Biggest Move in Free Agency by Signing Brandon Lloyd

    Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots have done it again with the Brandon Lloyd signing . On a day in which everyone will point to Trevor Scott or Anthony Gonzalez ...

    Cian Fahey Written by Cian Fahey about over 3 years ago 3,472 reads 16 comments

  24. Peyton Manning Rumors: Miami Dolphins Are the First Major Losers in Chase for 18

    Reports are abound today that the Miami Dolphins have set their sights on a new veteran quarterback. A quarterback who has thrown for 12,000 yards and 68 touchdowns, with 58 interceptions, throughout a seven-year career...

    Cian Fahey Written by Cian Fahey about over 3 years ago 2,559 reads 10 comments

  25. NFL Free Agency Rumors: Mike Tolbert to the Panthers Will Force out Another RB

    Mike Tolbert is reportedly visiting the Carolina Panthers this weekend, according to the Charlotte Observer ...

    Cian Fahey Written by Cian Fahey about over 3 years ago 2,891 reads 8 comments