1. Why the Cleveland Browns' QB Competition Is Nothing but a Charade

    While harboring competition to eliminate the presence of complacency is a noble cause, there is very little question that second-year quarterback Brandon Weeden will be ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 11 months ago 8,595 reads 75 comments

  2. What Cordarrelle Patterson's NFL Debut Could Mean for the Vikings

    The preseason debut of Minnesota Vikings receiver Cordarrelle Patterson provided a brief, yet tantalizing taste of what could be in store for the vastly talented and versatile first-round pick...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 11 months ago 13,462 reads 44 comments

  3. Will Preseason Inaction, Rust Carry over into RGIII's Regular Season?

    In keeping Robert Griffin III firmly attached to the sidelines this preseason, Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan is running the risk of having a rusty and potentially ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 11 months ago 3,532 reads 38 comments

  4. What We've Learned About Tim Tebow so Far This Preseason

    While his jersey color and number may have been different, New England Patriots quarterback Tim Tebow did very little to change the overall perception of his skill set during the first preseason game of 2013...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 11 months ago 15,508 reads 166 comments

  5. Giants vs. Steelers: Preview, Breakdown & Analysis for Saturday Night Football

    The New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers will each open up their preseason schedules when the two franchises meet at Heinz Field for the first Saturday Night Football game of the 2013 preseason...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 12 months ago 10,788 reads 24 comments

  6. Is Mark Ingram Finally Ready for a Breakout Season?

    If the results coming out of training camp are any indication, New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram is finally ready to make good on his status as a former first-round pick and Heisman Trophy winner...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 12 months ago 22,919 reads 63 comments

  7. Is Chris Johnson Primed for a Return to Dominance?

    With one combination of a cutback, juke and straight-line sprint during Thursday night's preseason opener, Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson provided the end product for what took an entire offseason to rebuild...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 12 months ago 24,351 reads 52 comments

  8. How the NFL Can Improve Its Preseason Product

    To improve the product of its preseason games, the NFL must seriously consider lowering ticket prices and removing at least one of the four scheduled matchups for each of the 32 teams every August...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 12 months ago 39,050 reads 155 comments

  9. How Greg Jennings Tarnished His Packers Legacy and Became the NFL's Newest Diva

    Greg Jennings should be remembered in the decorated history of the Green Bay Packers as a receiver who caught important touchdowns from both Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 12 months ago 22,748 reads 218 comments

  10. How Much Will Jordy Nelson's Injury Really Affect Green Bay Packers Offense?

    With their depth at receiver diminished and the results from last season providing a telling story, the Green Bay Packers likely can't afford to be without Jordy Nelson for any significant stretch in 2013...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 12 months ago 9,027 reads 19 comments

  11. How Adrian Peterson Can Realistically Break Emmitt Smith's Rushing Record

    Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson needs a rare combination of consistent availability and sustained production to accomplish his lofty goal of breaking Emmitt Smith's all-time career rushing record...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 12 months ago 15,424 reads 87 comments

  12. Pros & Cons for Every QB Battling for Starting Spot in NFL Camps

    Each of the five major quarterback battles currently being waged in NFL training camps involve starting candidates that come packaged with both pros and cons...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 12 months ago 7,249 reads 11 comments

  13. How the Green Bay Packers Can Get the Most out of Vince Young

    The Green Bay Packers are hoping that a second chance at reviving Vince Young 's NFL career will help turn the former Pro Bowl quarterback into their answer as Aaron Rodgers ' backup in 2013...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 12 months ago 10,539 reads 21 comments

  14. Will Packers' Patchwork O-Line Prevent Serious Super Bowl Run?

    The potential season-ending injury to left tackle Bryan Bulaga provides a major setback to the reconstruction of the Green Bay Packers offensive line, but in no way is his loss a death blow to a team with Super Bowl aspirations in 2013...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 12 months ago 11,070 reads 57 comments

  15. Dave Robinson: Remembering the Career of the Legendary NFL Linebacker

    Dave Robinson, a linebacker ahead of his time and a pivotal component for several championship teams as a member of the Green Bay Packers ' 1960s dynasty, will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 12 months ago 4,087 reads 8 comments

  16. Is Coby Fleener Going to Be This Season's Biggest Breakout Star?

    With his health restored and a new, tight end-friendly offensive coordinator in town, Coby Fleener of the Indianapolis Colts has all the makings of a breakout star for the 2013 NFL season...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 12 months ago 6,952 reads 29 comments

  17. Why the Green Bay Packers Must Find a Return Man to Replace Randall Cobb

    With the risks now heavily outweighing the rewards, the Green Bay Packers must continue their efforts to replace Randall Cobb as the team's primary returner. Such an undertaking, at least so far, has come up empty...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 12 months ago 8,903 reads 18 comments

  18. Seahawks vs 49ers: Who Has the Edge at Every Position After Early Injuries?

    The arms race that engulfed the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers this offseason has taken a few early injury hits ahead of the 2013 season...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 12 months ago 20,630 reads 260 comments

  19. NFL Players in the Spotlight After Early Training Camp Injuries

    The never-ending string of training camp injuries over the first week has helped shift the NFL spotlight to each hobbled star's backup plan...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 12 months ago 16,885 reads 25 comments

  20. How the Hall of Fame Induction Process Works

    The proximity to the induction of the 2013 class of Pro Football Hall of Famers has presented an ideal opportunity to better explain how the entire process works. On Saturday, Aug...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 12 months ago 1,932 reads 4 comments

  21. Projecting the Ripple Effects of Matt Ryan's Monster Deal

    The contract extension handed out to Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan further reinforces the idea that the likes of Cam Newton, Colin Kaepernick and the Big Four of 2012 will all have a chance to secure monster deals in coming years...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 12 months ago 4,625 reads 25 comments

  22. Why No One Should Be Surprised to See Percy Harvin on the PUP List

    The Seattle Seahawks ' placement of Percy Harvin on the active/PUP list on Thursday should come as no surprise to anyone who has followed the electrifying receiver's football career...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 12 months ago 8,003 reads 141 comments

  23. Assessing Injury Return Scenarios for RG3

    The return of Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has finally hit Adrian Peterson levels...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 12 months ago 32,059 reads 24 comments

  24. Could Matt Cassel Become the Minnesota Vikings' Starter in 2013?

    Starting quarterback Christian Ponder would have to fall flat on his face for the Minnesota Vikings to even think about going with new backup Matt Cassel during the 2013 season...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 12 months ago 10,853 reads 42 comments

  25. What Does Peyton Hillis Still Offer at This Stage in His Career?

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may not be getting the next coming of Mike Alstott in newly-signed running back Peyton Hillis , but the former Madden cover boy does provide the running back position with some much-needed depth and experience...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 12 months ago 4,374 reads 10 comments