1. Breaking Down the Jay Cutler Roller Coaster & What Bears Fans Should Now Expect

    Maybe there was some naivety to the idea that Marc Trestman could suddenly transform a 30-year-old Jay Cutler into an invulnerable, safe-guarding quarterback that was detached from a checkered past...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 8,441 reads 100 comments

  2. Detroit Lions Finally Assuming Playoff-Minded Identity

    If the Detroit Lions qualify for the playoffs in 2013, Sunday's 40-32 win over the previously unbeaten Chicago Bears might serve as the jumping-off point...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 10,961 reads 163 comments

  3. Can the Chicago Bears Protect Jay Cutler Against Lions' Pass Rush?

    Just a season ago, the Detroit Lions battered Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler to the tune of seven sacks in two games...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 5,903 reads 55 comments

  4. Can Matt Cassel Snatch the Minnesota Vikings QB Job?

    The fractured rib that will keep Christian Ponder glued to the sideline this week has granted backup Matt Cassel a golden opportunity to steal away the starting quarterback job for the Minnesota Vikings ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 19,022 reads 135 comments

  5. How the Unbeaten Chicago Bears Can Keep Rolling vs. Lions

    The Chicago Bears will look to become 4-0 for the first time since 2006 and only the second time since 1991 when they travel to Detroit to take on the Lions in Week 4...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 10,065 reads 62 comments

  6. How Christian Ponder Can Eventually Lose Vikings' Quarterback Job to Matt Cassel

    The echoing boos from inside the Metrodome last Sunday made it crystal clear who would be playing quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings if those in attendance were making the call...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 9,995 reads 59 comments

  7. Exploring Lions' Top Trade, Free-Agent Options in Wake of Nate Burleson's Injury

    In what seems to be an annual adventure, the Detroit Lions are once again scrambling at receiver behind Calvin Johnson...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 15,910 reads 64 comments

  8. What Do the Green Bay Packers Need to Accomplish During Bye Week?

    For the second time in as many seasons, the Green Bay Packers will head into Week 4 with one win and two disheartening losses...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 15,702 reads 74 comments

  9. Nate Burleson's Unfortunate Accident Puts Ryan Broyles in the Spotlight

    The reintroduction of receiver Ryan Broyles to the Detroit Lions offense ramped up in importance Tuesday morning...

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  10. What's Next for the Chicago Bears After Henry Melton's Torn ACL?

    The Chicago Bears will likely ask a combination of internal options and an outside acquisition or two to replace Pro Bowl defensive tackle Henry Melton ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 21,773 reads 66 comments

  11. The Clock Is Now Ticking on Leslie Frazier's Reign with the Minnesota Vikings

    The reign of Leslie Frazier as head coach of the Minnesota Vikings may have an approaching expiration date after an embarrassing home loss to the Cleveland Browns dropped his team to 0-3 to start 2013...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 9,261 reads 165 comments

  12. Will Bye Week Cure All That Ails Green Bay Packers?

    Rarely is having a bye in Week 4 beneficial in the National Football League. But for the bruised and battered Green Bay Packers , there's no better time than now for a week off...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 11,444 reads 85 comments

  13. Are the Green Bay Packers Prepared to Handle Bengals WR A.J. Green?

    A.J. Green of the Cincinnati Bengals will present the Green Bay Packers with a challenge that the defense has struggled to meet through two weeks this season. A pair of No...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 3,959 reads 7 comments

  14. Why the Minnesota Vikings Now Have No Excuses vs. Cleveland Browns

    Two decisions made by the Cleveland Browns this week ensured that the Minnesota Vikings will now have no excuse for failing to secure their first win of 2013 during Sunday's home opener...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 6,246 reads 59 comments

  15. Marc Trestman's Commitment to RB Matt Forte Is Paying off for Chicago Bears

    Matt Forte 's evolution from forgotten man to Charlie Garner 2.0 has been a smashing success through two games under new Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 8,460 reads 22 comments

  16. How the Packers Can Continue Rolling with the Zone Running Game vs. Bengals

    Very few times in the Mike McCarthy era have the Green Bay Packers been as dominant in the zone running game as they were Sunday against the overmatched Washington Redskins ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 6,469 reads 17 comments

  17. Breaking Down the Minnesota Vikings' Red-Zone Struggles vs. the Bears

    The Minnesota Vikings fell to 0-2 Sunday in part due to the offense's inability to turn red-zone opportunities into seven points...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 2,682 reads 23 comments

  18. Should We Buy into Jay Cutler's Fast Start?

    In an uneven performance that helped send the Chicago Bears to a 2-0 record, quarterback Jay Cutler once again overcame some old demons to finish with a bang Sunday...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 17,160 reads 98 comments

  19. Are the Green Bay Packers OTs Prepared to Handle Redskins' Pass Rush?

    Green Bay Packers offensive tackles David Bakhtiari and Don Barclay will be afforded no time to bask in what can only be considered an encouraging debut against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 1...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 3,293 reads 23 comments

  20. Where Must the Minnesota Vikings Improve Most in Week 2?

    The Minnesota Vikings must perform considerably better in a number of important areas to beat the Chicago Bears and avoid an 0-2 start in Week 2...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 5,687 reads 59 comments

  21. 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 6,054 reads 42 comments

  22. 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 1,856 reads 60 comments

  23. 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 10,820 reads 30 comments

  24. 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 124,136 reads 120 comments

  25. 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 3,952 reads 16 comments