1. How Matt Barkley Can Become the Top Rookie QB in 2013

    Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Matt Barkley should not be confused with Andrew Luck or Robert Griffin III, each top draft picks who later went on to set new benchmarks for rookie quarterback play...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 1 year ago 12,895 reads 21 comments

  2. Which NFL Team Is the Best Fit for FB Vonta Leach?

    The fullback position may be fading in importance in the NFL , but don't tell that to free agent Vonta Leach...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 1 year ago 24,313 reads 42 comments

  3. Breaking Down the Seattle Seahawks' Dynasty Potential

    At least one prominent member of their chief rivals thinks the Seattle Seahawks are blazing a path towards becoming the next NFL dynasty. Speaking with NFL.com's Jeff Darlington at the NFL Rookie Symposium ( h/t Dan Hanzus of NFL..

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 1 year ago 14,882 reads 92 comments

  4. Roger Goodell, NFL Have No Business Disciplining Chip Kelly

    Roger Goodell and the NFL should avoid making a familiar mistake when deciding what to do with Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 1 year ago 14,798 reads 38 comments

  5. San Diego Chargers' Handling of Manti Te'o Should Be a Lesson for All NFL Teams

    The San Diego Chargers have done the impossible with rookie linebacker Manti Te'o . In a nation that feeds off scandal, the Chargers have successfully shielded Te'o—once ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 1 year ago 15,556 reads 19 comments

  6. Can the Giants Actually Trust Justin Tuck to Show Up in 2013?

    The career of New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck is approaching a crossroads. Factors such as performance, age, increased expectations and a re-dedication to football ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 1 year ago 3,082 reads 8 comments

  7. Tiki Barber Blasts Warren Sapp, Defends Michael Strahan's HOF Legacy

    Defensive greats Warren Sapp and Michael Strahan are no strangers to verbally bashing one another, but there's now a former teammate willing to come to the defense of the former New York Giants defensive end...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 1 year ago 15,807 reads 62 comments

  8. Why More Touches for Bernard Piece Is Best Move for Ray Rice, Ravens Offense

    Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice may be a three-time Pro Bowler, but sacrificing a percentage of his touches to emerging backup Bernard Pierce would benefit both Rice and the Ravens offense...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 1 year ago 3,267 reads 8 comments

  9. Who Is Aaron Hernandez?

    The career of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has taken a drastic turn for the worse...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 1 year ago 447,605 reads 247 comments

  10. What's the Cost of Buying an NFL Jersey Number?

    Most NFL players hold a special affinity for a certain jersey number, and there have been a select few willing to dole out ridiculous sums of money to ensure their number of choice is secured...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 1 year ago 12,694 reads 2 comments

  11. What Does Life Without Rob Gronkowski Look Like for New England Patriots?

    Uncertainty might be the best word to use when describing life for the New England Patriots without tight end Rob Gronkowski ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 1 year ago 9,945 reads 49 comments

  12. Breaking Down What Desmond Bishop Has to Offer

    If his serious hamstring injury from a season ago is completely healed, former Green Bay Packers linebacker Desmond Bishop can still be an effective three-down player with the ability to start right away on the inside of either a 3-4 or 4-3 defense...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 1 year ago 5,820 reads 7 comments

  13. Atlanta Sports Radio Hosts Fired for Mocking Former Saints Player Steve Gleason

    Three Atlanta-area radio hosts have been fired after mocking former New Orleans Saints safety Steve Gleason in one of their on-air segments...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 1 year ago 401,293 reads 284 comments

  14. The Best Storylines Sure to Headline HBO's 'Hard Knocks' This Year

    For the second time in five seasons, the Cincinnati Bengals will be the focus of HBO's critically acclaimed documentary series Hard Knocks. NFL Communications confirmed the Bengals selection ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 1 year ago 12,205 reads 21 comments

  15. What Does Willis McGahee Still Offer at This Stage in His Career?

    If Willis McGahee is fully recovered from a significant knee injury, the recently released veteran can still offer a three-down running back with toughness between the tackles for teams in need of depth at the position...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 1 year ago 6,223 reads 11 comments

  16. Is Tim Tebow Really a 'Winner'?

    For all his flaws and deficiencies as a player, New England Patriots quarterback Tim Tebow has—over a limited sample size—proven to be a considerably better player during the winning moments of games...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 1 year ago 8,201 reads 103 comments

  17. Highlighting the Best Available NFL Free Agents at Each Position

    Now three months in, the NFL 's free-agent market has been mostly picked to the bone. All the big deals have come and gone, and even the bargain players are starting to find new homes...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 1 year ago 1,563 reads 0 comments

  18. Breaking Down the Upside Currently Fueling JaMarcus Russell's Comeback Attempt

    Shedding weight and a re-dedication to the game aren't the only reasons why former No. 1 overall pick JaMarcus Russell is coming closer and closer to completing his comeback attempt...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 1 year ago 5,501 reads 12 comments

  19. How Much Gas Does Michael Vick Really Have Left in the Tank?

    Now nearing his 33rd birthday, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is attempting to win a starting job this offseason despite a growing list of past injuries, turnover problems and the adjustment to a brand new offense...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 1 year ago 5,880 reads 32 comments

  20. Can the Colts Really Lean on Vick Ballard as a Feature Back in 2013?

    The Indianapolis Colts ' flirtation with free-agent running back Ahmad Bradshaw should not be confused for dissatisfaction with Vick Ballard as the lead running back...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 1 year ago 4,402 reads 17 comments

  21. Are Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers Finally Inching Toward a Reunion?

    The reunion between Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers , which seemed nothing short of impossible following the events of the summer of 2008, is finally starting to inch closer to the conclusion it always deserved...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 1 year ago 36,831 reads 102 comments

  22. Breaking Down the Houston Texans Defense Without Ed Reed

    As the offseason drags on, it's appearing more and more likely that the Houston Texans will be playing meaningful games without safety Ed Reed to start the 2013 season...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 1 year ago 5,179 reads 13 comments

  23. How the NFL Can Best Establish Itself in Europe

    Roger Goodell wants an NFL team in London, and when the commissioner of the most rich and powerful sports league in America wants something, he's probably going to get it. At least, eventually...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 1 year ago 25,618 reads 250 comments

  24. What Can We Expect From Brandon Marshall In 2013?

    Somewhat quietly, Chicago Bears receiver Brandon Marshall put together a career season in 2012. All but lost in the shadow of Calvin Johnson's record-setting season, Marshall set new career bests with 118 receptions, 1,508 yards and 11 touchdowns.

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 1 year ago 6,506 reads 13 comments

  25. How Chris Johnson Can Break the 2,000-Yard Barrier Again

    Four years removed from his first 2,000-yard season, and with a rebuilt offensive line in front of him, Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson is once again talking about that benchmark number for his position...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 1 year ago 8,641 reads 55 comments