1. Projected Return Dates for Injured NFL Playmakers

    With the start of the 2013 regular season now just a week away, the NFL remains littered with sidelined stars recovering from injuries that could threaten the start to their seasons...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 11 months ago 40,482 reads 32 comments

  2. What Should We Now Expect from Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy?

    With one-half of the Green Bay Packers ' one-two punch at running back shelved for the year, it is now a reasonable expectation that rookie Eddie Lacy will assume a role equal or greater to that which Cedric Benson held to start the 2012 season...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 11 months ago 30,436 reads 61 comments

  3. Why Da'Rick Rogers' NFL Career is Far From Over

    While the NFL career of talented but troubled receiver Da'Rick Rogers has gotten off to a sedated start, writing off a player with so much natural ability this early can be a risky endeavor...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 11 months ago 19,340 reads 52 comments

  4. Green Bay Packers Roster 2013: Latest Cuts, Depth Charts and Analysis

    The Green Bay Packers will begin the process of trimming their roster from 75 players Tuesday to the final tally of 53 Saturday. The first deadline comes Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET, when the Packers need to be a maximum of 75 players...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 11 months ago 61,474 reads 64 comments

  5. Minnesota Vikings Roster 2013: Latest Cuts, Depth Charts and Analysis

    With one preseason game remaining, the Minnesota Vikings are deep into the process of trimming their roster from 90 players to the regular-season tally of 53 by this Saturday. The first roster deadline comes Tuesday at 4:00 p...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 11 months ago 28,253 reads 63 comments

  6. Minnesota Vikings Pro Bowl FB Jerome Felton Suspended 3 Games by NFL

    The highly vaunted running game of the Minnesota Vikings was dealt an early blow Monday afternoon. According to Ben Goessling of ESPN , the NFL suspended fullback Jerome ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 11 months ago 9,655 reads 20 comments

  7. Detroit Lions Roster 2013: Latest Cuts, Depth Charts and Analysis

    The final preseason game and two rounds of roster cuts are all that stand between the Detroit Lions and the start of the 2013 regular season...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 11 months ago 28,620 reads 91 comments

  8. Chicago Bears Roster 2013: Latest Cuts, Depth Charts and Analysis

    The Chicago Bears have a few hurdles between now and the start of the 2013 season, which will feature a new head coach (Marc Trestman) and an unfamiliar absence at middle linebacker (Brian Urlacher)...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 11 months ago 39,925 reads 54 comments

  9. Is Vince Young an Acceptable Plan B for Aaron Rodgers, Packers?

    The Green Bay Packers would still be in a world of hurt if starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers were lost for any stretch in 2013, but the team can certainly feel more confident ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 11 months ago 14,625 reads 46 comments

  10. What Did We Learn from Lions' Preseason Win over Patriots?

    The Detroit Lions certainly made impressive work of their regular-season dress rehearsal Thursday night, beating the New England Patriots by 31 points in a game where many of the starters played an entire half...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 11 months ago 7,410 reads 30 comments

  11. Setting Odds of Tim Tebow Making New England Patriots' Final Roster

    Tim Tebow 's odds of making the New England Patriots ' 53-man roster were not significantly reduced when the third-string quarterback failed to play a single snap against the Detroit Lions on Thursday night...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 11 months ago 29,447 reads 244 comments

  12. Is Packers TE Jermichael Finley Finally Ready for a Breakout Season?

    A combination of factors are converging for Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley to finally put together the kind of breakout season that has been several years coming...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 11 months ago 9,956 reads 31 comments

  13. Making Sense of the NFL's Explanation of Legal and Illegal Hits This Preseason

    Two hits—one deemed legal, the other illegal—helped define the second week of the NFL 's 2013 preseason while also reintroducing the league's continued effort to improve player safety...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 11 months ago 20,259 reads 100 comments

  14. Panthers vs Ravens: Full Breakdown & Analysis for Preseason Week 3

    The Carolina Panthers (1-1) and Baltimore Ravens (2-0) will face off Thursday night in what is annually billed as the dress rehearsal week of the preseason schedule...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 11 months ago 4,917 reads 21 comments

  15. How the New York Giants Can Prepare for a Possible Week 1 Without Victor Cruz

    While Victor Cruz remains confident that his bruised left heel won't keep him out of the regular season opener against the Dallas Cowboys , the New York Giants might be smart ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 11 months ago 3,359 reads 10 comments

  16. Is the New York Jets QB Competition Rigged for Geno Smith to Win?

    There is little question that long-term financial advantages exist for the New York Jets if second-round rookie Geno Smith beats out veteran Mark Sanchez for the starting quarterback job to start this season...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 11 months ago 25,851 reads 76 comments

  17. Have the Chicago Bears Finally Figured Out a Starting Offensive Line?

    Thanks to a strong showing against the San Diego Chargers last week and the coaching staff's continued reliance on two rookies along the right side, the Chicago Bears appear to ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 11 months ago 11,794 reads 34 comments

  18. Peyton Manning, Broncos Have No Reason to Panic Despite Mounting Concerns

    Although the stars that were appearing to align are now suddenly in disarray, Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos are in no position to panic ahead of their upcoming Super Bowl-or-bust season...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 11 months ago 8,083 reads 46 comments

  19. Arian Foster Injury: Breaking Down Houston Texans' Backup Plans at RB

    The Houston Texans can certainly feel comfortable in running back Ben Tate , who represents their Plan B at the position if Arian Foster 's continued absence stretches into the regular season...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 11 months ago 30,714 reads 8 comments

  20. Grading A.J. Jenkins for Jon Baldwin Trade for 49ers, Chiefs

    The San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs smartly provided a change of scenery for bust receivers A.J. Jenkins and Jonathan Baldwin when the teams agreed to swap the two on Monday...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 11 months ago 95,641 reads 187 comments

  21. What the Patriots Want to See From Tim Tebow in Preseason Week 2

    The New England Patriots need to see subtle improvements in Tim Tebow as a pocket passer during Friday night's preseason matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 11 months ago 7,099 reads 39 comments

  22. Should Chicago Bears Fans Be Worried About Jay Cutler?

    Two exhibition games is hardly a conclusive sample size, but Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has displayed some of the same worrisome traits this preseason that were expected to be eliminated under new head coach Marc Trestman...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 11 months ago 20,501 reads 191 comments

  23. Breaking Down the Packers RB Situation Ahead of Preseason Week 2

    The Green Bay Packers running back situation appears to be gaining more and more clarity as the once talent-starved position prepares to take on the St. Louis Rams in the second game of the 2013 preseason Saturday night...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 11 months ago 6,933 reads 14 comments

  24. Chargers vs. Bears: Live Game Grades & Analysis for Chicago

    The Bears and Chargers are squaring off in Week 2 of preseason. Make sure to keep it here for grades and analysis...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 11 months ago 14,447 reads 70 comments

  25. Grading the Backup Plan for NFL's Biggest Stars

    The injury scare to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady Wednesday has put the backup plans for the rest of the NFL 's star players into a much brighter focus...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 11 months ago 6,975 reads 12 comments