1. Why the Green Bay Packers Must Blitz Redskins QB Robert Griffin III

    The numbers from the 2012 season will suggest otherwise, but the Green Bay Packers must still blitz Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III during Sunday's Week 2 matchup...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 6,051 reads 42 comments

  2. Does Jim Schwartz Deserve Blame for Ndamukong Suh's Dirty Play?

    In the NFL , coaches coach and players play. There will always be a fine line between what players are asked to do by coaches and what those same players actually do once they are between the white lines...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 1,823 reads 60 comments

  3. How Bears QB Jay Cutler Can Continue to Improve After Impressive Opener

    Continuing to improve on his every-down passing mechanics and avoiding critical mistakes are just a few ways that Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler can improve on an otherwise ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 10,818 reads 30 comments

  4. How Ndamukong Suh's History Earned Him $100,000 Fine

    Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is facing the sixth and most substantial fine of his controversial NFL career...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 123,005 reads 120 comments

  5. Why Reggie Bush Is Already Proving to Be Dynamic Offseason Addition

    When the Detroit Lions happily gave Reggie Bush a $16 million contract this offseason, hopes were that the multi -talented running back could provide the offense a legitimate threat as a runner and second weapon alongside Calvin Johnson...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 3,949 reads 16 comments

  6. Will Packers' Defense Prevent Green Bay from Making Serious Super Bowl Push?

    While the final box score might not include historical numbers such as "579" and "181," the Green Bay Packers ' 34-28 defeat at the hands of the San Francisco 49ers again showed ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 9,620 reads 133 comments

  7. Why Protecting Christian Ponder Is Key for Vikings Against Lions

    No factor in the Minnesota Vikings ' Week 1 matchup with the Detroit Lions will have a bigger say in which NFC North team starts the season 1-0 than Minnesota's ability (or inability) to protect quarterback Christian Ponder ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 2,100 reads 17 comments

  8. Why the Chicago Bears Should Start D.J. Williams over Jon Bostic in Week 1

    The Chicago Bears are currently faced with a question many teams have to answer to start each season: Does the benefit of starting an experienced veteran outweigh the prospects of a young, promising rookie being thrown into the fire? D...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 10,567 reads 31 comments

  9. Are the Green Bay Packers Better Prepared to Contain the 49ers' Read-Option?

    Every remaining member of the Green Bay Packers defense should know each total. Since January, the numbers 579—representing the most total yards ever given up by a Green ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 3,405 reads 7 comments

  10. How Will the Packers Defense Operate Without Casey Hayward Against 49ers?

    The Green Bay Packers will either have to play more base defense than normal or rely heavily on fifth-round rookie Micah Hyde to help cover the loss of cornerback Casey Hayward against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 1 Sunday...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 5,952 reads 16 comments

  11. Why There's No Need to Worry About the Detroit Lions Offense

    Despite a preseason in which the Detroit Lions ' first-team offense was far from sharp, little reason exists for assuming the struggles of a unit missing key components in August will carry into the regular season...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 4,998 reads 13 comments

  12. How Much Will the New York Giants Miss RB Andre Brown?

    The New York Giants lost an important third-down option with pass-blocking chops and a nose for the goal line when running back Andre Brown left Thursday's preseason finale with what's being called a hairline fracture in his left leg...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 6,556 reads 18 comments

  13. Is Kellen Moore the Long-Term Answer at Backup QB for the Detroit Lions?

    Finishing strong in Thursday's preseason finale will give Detroit Lions quarterback Kellen Moore a realistic shot at both sticking as the team's No. 3 quarterback in 2013 and becoming Detroit's long-term answer as Matthew Stafford 's backup...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 12,640 reads 16 comments

  14. 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 over 1 year ago 40,527 reads 32 comments

  15. 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 over 1 year ago 30,699 reads 61 comments

  16. 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 over 1 year ago 19,729 reads 52 comments

  17. 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 over 1 year ago 62,455 reads 64 comments

  18. 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 over 1 year ago 28,674 reads 63 comments

  19. 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 over 1 year ago 9,888 reads 20 comments

  20. 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 over 1 year ago 29,342 reads 91 comments

  21. 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 over 1 year ago 40,498 reads 54 comments

  22. 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 over 1 year ago 14,766 reads 46 comments

  23. 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 over 1 year ago 7,479 reads 30 comments

  24. 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 over 1 year ago 29,562 reads 244 comments

  25. 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 over 1 year ago 10,052 reads 31 comments