1. Steve Smith's Abrupt Retirement Reminds Us That Not Everyone Is Adrian Peterson

    The retirement of 28-year-old receiver Steve Smith should be a swift reminder that superhuman recoveries like the one made by Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson remain the exception, not the norm...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 11,771 reads 15 comments

  2. Why Peyton Manning's Arm Strength is Such a Big Deal for the Denver Broncos

    Just a year removed from his fourth neck surgery, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning played the majority of 2012 with a right arm that lacked its former strength...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 13,432 reads 31 comments

  3. What Can We Expect from Matt Flynn as the Raiders' Starting QB?

    The calendar still says May, and the regular season remains nearly 100 days away, but the Oakland Raiders are clearly straying away from a truly open competition at quarterback...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 11,920 reads 149 comments

  4. Highlighting the Latest Injury News from NFL OTAs

    Dealing with injuries in May is obviously preferable over being stung during the regular season, but several NFL teams have witnessed key players suffer injuries during organized team activities (OTAs) this week...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 6,186 reads 5 comments

  5. What If LeBron James Jumped from the NBA to the NFL?

    Michael Jordan once left the game of basketball at the height of his powers to try his hand at baseball. What if LeBron James did the same, but with football? We'd get the answer to one of the greatest "what ifs" in sports...

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  6. Are the Browns Making a Mistake Giving Jim Brown a Bigger Role in Cleveland?

    Determined to put a better football product on the field in coming seasons, the Cleveland Browns are also making headway on establishing some positive public relations ahead of the 2013 season...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 9,468 reads 73 comments

  7. Is Michael Vick off His Rocker Saying He's the Fastest QB in the League?

    Despite an influx of young, athletic quarterbacks with wheels, Michael Vick of the Philadelphia Eagles insists he's still the game's fastest player at the position. And he's not wrong...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 3,931 reads 208 comments

  8. Drawing Up the Best Layout for an NFL Calendar Year

    Both necessity and an effort to control a larger share of its audience's attention are driving the NFL to alter its annual schedule—which has been mostly untouched for the last two decades—in future seasons, including 2014...

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  9. With Brian Urlacher and Ray Lewis Out, Who Makes Up New Era of NFL MLBs?

    The retirements of Brian Urlacher and Ray Lewis —two of the iconic defensive players of the last 15 years—have opened the door for the next era of dominant middle linebackers to get their due...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 912 reads 356 comments

  10. Does Michael Crabtree's Injury Make Seahawks Favorites in Loaded NFC West?

    In a divisional race as contested as the NFC West is likely to be in 2013, a significant injury like the one suffered by San Francisco 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree Tuesday just might tilt the scales in the Seattle Seahawks ' direction...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 10,986 reads 213 comments

  11. Where Does Brian Urlacher Rank Amongst Greatest LBs in NFL History?

    Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher is ending his Hall of Fame career after 13 NFL seasons. Urlacher, who turns 35 years old at the end of May, gracefully announced his retirement on Wednesday...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 1,965 reads 118 comments

  12. San Francisco Awarded Super Bowl L, What Does it Mean for 49ers?

    While the San Francisco 49ers have their sights set on playing in a second consecutive Super Bowl next season, the franchise was presented with a rare but obtainable goal for later down the road on Tuesday...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 5,481 reads 25 comments

  13. Winners and Losers of Proposed NFL Draft Move to May

    The NFL 's desire to move its annual draft back to the month of May will produce both winners and losers...

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  14. Is Dolphins S Reshad Jones Justified in Skipping OTAs?

    After waiting around patiently while the Miami Dolphins freely spent gobs of cash this spring, safety Reshad Jones is now justified in accelerating his own payday by skipping the start of organized team activities ( OTAs )...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 2,892 reads 32 comments

  15. How the San Diego Chargers Will Use Dwight Freeney in 2013

    Replacing the promising Melvin Ingram with veteran pass-rusher Dwight Freeney means the San Diego Chargers will have to be much more diverse in their defensive looks next season...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 825 reads 22 comments

  16. Charles Woodson: Signing with Raiders Would Be Fitting Conclusion to Career

    A return to the Oakland Raiders may not bring Charles Woodson any closer to another Super Bowl, but signing with the franchise that originally drafted him would be a fitting conclusion to his Hall of Fame career...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 8,077 reads 38 comments

  17. Is Brian Hoyer a Legitimate Threat to Start for the Cleveland Browns?

    Career backup Brian Hoyer may not wind up as the Cleveland Browns starting quarterback in Week 1 of next season, but all indications point to him getting every chance to win the lead job this summer...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 9,419 reads 76 comments

  18. Is Randy Moss Worth a Roster Spot in 2013?

    Currently unemployed receiver Randy Moss isn't sure if he wants to play football in 2013. Ultimately, that decision might not be his to make...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 14,970 reads 59 comments

  19. 5 Most Underrated Players in the NFL According to Advanced Stats

    On Wednesday, we ran down the five most overrated players in the NFL based on advanced statistics. Today, we'll take a stab at identifying five of the most underrated players using the same criteria...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 18,006 reads 54 comments

  20. What Does DeAngelo Williams' Restructured Contract Mean for Carolina Panthers?

    DeAngelo Williams bought himself at least another year with the Carolina Panthers when he signed off on restructuring his current deal...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 5,826 reads 27 comments

  21. Is Dolphins RB Lamar Miller a Legitimate Threat to Rush for 1,500 Yards?

    The odds are likely stacked against Miami Dolphins running back Lamar Miller accomplishing his lofty goal of 1,500 rushing yards during the 2013 season...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 10,139 reads 32 comments

  22. 5 Most Overrated Players in the NFL According to Advanced Stats

    More and more, new, advanced statistics are helping redefine how we value (and sometimes overrate) NFL players...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 1,639 reads 151 comments

  23. What Are the Philadelphia Eagles Getting in RB Felix Jones?

    Signing former first-round running back Felix Jones will give the Philadelphia Eagles a fragile yet intriguing depth talent with rare versatility capable of sticking under new head coach Chip Kelly...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 9,138 reads 33 comments

  24. Are the Tennessee Titans Now the Best Running Team in Football?

    One wouldn't expect last year's 21st-ranked running team in the NFL to suddenly rebound to the top of the league in just one season, but the Tennessee Titans have certainly put themselves on that path this offseason...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 5,872 reads 16 comments

  25. Why Chris Ivory Is Top Candidate for a Breakout Season with New York Jets

    A combination of talent, offensive scheme and opportunity are finally converging for New York Jets running back Chris Ivory , who should be considered one of the league's top breakout candidates for the 2013 season...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 7,170 reads 51 comments