1. Why Jordy Nelson is the NFL's Most Grossly Underrated Player

    The ESPN text alert regarding Jordy Nelson 's desire for a deal worth $10 million per season said it all Thursday afternoon...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 12 months ago 13,524 reads 38 comments

  2. Biggest Reasons for Concern in the NFC North as Training Camps Open

    With the opening of NFL training camps comes the undeniable surge of optimism emanating from all 32 NFL cities. Every team is back at 0-0; every team has a chance. But the start of camps is also a time of much uncertainty...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 12 months ago 37,263 reads 408 comments

  3. Top 15 Defensive Position Battles to Watch in NFL Training Camps

    A number of intriguing defensive positional battles are ready to be waged at NFL training camps over the next month or so. The majority of NFL camps open within the week, and the competition for jobs and roster spots begin as soon a players report...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 12 months ago 57,508 reads 79 comments

  4. Can Adrian Peterson Thrive as a Receiver in the Vikings' New Offense?

    The 2014 season should provide the best look yet at the abilities of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson as a receiver out of the backfield...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 12 months ago 14,520 reads 31 comments

  5. 5 Stats from 2013 the Green Bay Packers Must Change in 2014

    For the Green Bay Packers , improvement in five key areas from the 2013 season could be the difference between a good and possibly memorable year in 2014...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 12 months ago 8,659 reads 25 comments

  6. Best QB-RB Backfield Combinations in Today's NFL

    The modern National Football League is based more and more on the quarterback position, but there's still plenty of value in having a talented running back to balance the offense, as last season showed...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 12 months ago 49,863 reads 180 comments

  7. How Much More Does Reggie Bush Really Have Left in the Tank?

    Despite approaching the dreaded age of 30, Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush has a few factors working in his favor in terms of staying productive...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 1 year ago 27,705 reads 46 comments

  8. Which NFL Running Backs Will Top the 1,000-Yard Mark in 2014?

    Despite the NFL 's contemporary shift toward the passing game, the number of 1,000-yard rushers has stayed mostly consistent over the last 20 seasons. Since 1993, the NFL has averaged roughly 17 1,000-yard rushers per season...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 1 year ago 55,474 reads 227 comments

  9. Will Adrian Peterson's Monster Rushing Stats Finally Matter in 2014?

    With every passing season, the career arc of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson inches closer to that of Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 1 year ago 8,691 reads 12 comments

  10. Why the NFC North Is Primed for a Major Comeback in 2014

    A bevy of smart player acquisitions and two strong coaching hires has set up the NFC North for a bounce-back season in 2014...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 1 year ago 43,223 reads 455 comments

  11. Adrian Wilson a Long Shot to Make an Impact for the Chicago Bears

    Despite advances in the medical field, recent history does not provide a comparable example of a player near the age of 34-year-old Adrian Wilson —who was signed Monday by ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 1 year ago 14,386 reads 35 comments

  12. Minnesota Vikings Smartly Copying Seahawks' Quarterback Competition

    Search back to the summer of 2012 and you'll find stories coming out of Seattle that remain relevant in understanding the quarterback competition currently being held by the Minnesota Vikings ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 1 year ago 16,439 reads 57 comments

  13. Do the Packers Now Have the Best WR Group of the Aaron Rodgers Era?

    June in the NFL is a time for shorts, helmets and unbounded optimism. The Green Bay Packers are no exception...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 1 year ago 22,760 reads 47 comments

  14. Pros and Cons of the Detroit Lions Pursuing CB Brandon Flowers

    The Detroit Lions are deciding internally whether or not the club wants to make a legitimate offer to Pro Bowl cornerback Brandon Flowers , who was released by the Kansas City Chiefs last Friday...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 1 year ago 11,297 reads 34 comments

  15. How Packers Can Get the Most out of Julius Peppers in New Position

    The Green Bay Packers gave Julius Peppers $30 million over three years this past March to provide defensive coordinator Dom Capers with a versatile chess piece in the Packers defensive front seven...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 1 year ago 10,702 reads 25 comments

  16. What's Next for Detroit Lions After Releasing CB Chris Houston?

    Since 2010, no cornerback for the Detroit Lions has played more snaps than veteran Chris Houston . The times are changing in Detroit...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 1 year ago 14,440 reads 68 comments

  17. Will Adrian Peterson Return to Rushing-Title Form in New Vikings Offense?

    The combination of Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner and an elite NFL running back has historically been a recipe for rushing titles. Turner and Adrian Peterson should be a match made in football heaven...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 1 year ago 13,614 reads 69 comments

  18. Can Bears QB Jay Cutler Stay Healthy for a Full Season in 2014?

    Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman knows he needs a healthy Jay Cutler for the Bears to get over the hump and back into the postseason in 2014. Unfortunately, staying on the field has been an issue for Cutler over the last four seasons...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 1 year ago 6,969 reads 78 comments

  19. What the Green Bay Packers Can Expect Heading into Randall Cobb Extension Talks

    Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson almost never lets a young, productive player he drafted get away after his first contract. Don't expect receiver Randall Cobb to buck that trend...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 1 year ago 8,300 reads 39 comments

  20. Can Anthony Barr Become the Next Von Miller?

    The player-to-player comparison isn't a perfect one, but Mike Zimmer and the Minnesota Vikings are going to do everything in their power to coax as much production from first-round ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 1 year ago 17,391 reads 35 comments

  21. What to Expect from the Coming Contract Extension for Packers WR Jordy Nelson

    With each side wanting something done, it stands to reason that the Green Bay Packers and receiver Jordy Nelson will eventually come to terms on a contract extension before the start of the 2014 season...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 1 year ago 9,345 reads 41 comments

  22. Vikings Provide Teddy Bridgewater a Successful Situation for a Rookie QB

    Situation is often the most decisive factor for rookie quarterbacks turning in a successful first season in the NFL ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 1 year ago 11,781 reads 28 comments

  23. Is the Bears' Receiving Corps the New Prototype for NFL Offenses?

    The NFL 's copycat tendencies might be on the verge of its newest chapter, with some teams now chasing an offensive trend recently originated by the Chicago Bears ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 1 year ago 28,707 reads 137 comments

  24. Breaking Down the Vikings Quarterback Competition as OTAs Begin

    Organized team activities ( OTAs ) mark the inception of the Minnesota Vikings ' quarterback competition, which will feature veteran Matt Cassel, former first-round pick Christian Ponder and the future of the franchise, Teddy Bridgewater ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 1 year ago 3,841 reads 5 comments

  25. Can Ryan Broyles Finally Make an Impact for the Detroit Lions?

    The successful completion of his third major injury rehab will provide former second-round receiver Ryan Broyles with one last chance at making a meaningful impact for the suddenly receiver-rich Detroit Lions ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 1 year ago 5,849 reads 9 comments