1. Rebuilding the Defense Tops Long List of Priorities for Bears This Offseason

    New Chicago Bears head coach John Fox knows a thing or two about rebuilding a franchise. He also knows a thing or two about coaching defense...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 1 day ago 13,315 reads 42 comments

  2. Keeping Ndamukong Suh in Detroit Tops Lions' Offseason Priority List

    The spring of Suh is nearly upon us. Five days after Super Bowl XLIX , or late next week, the rookie contract of Detroit Lions All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh will void...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 3 days ago 4,121 reads 13 comments

  3. Why the Green Bay Packers Need a New Vision on Special Teams

    In a league full of quick-triggered decision-makers, Mike McCarthy remains a loyal man. Sometimes loyal to a fault...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 days ago 10,328 reads 41 comments

  4. Futures of Ndamukong Suh, Randall Cobb Highlight Free Agency in the NFC North

    For the 13th time in the last 15 years, no team from the NFC North has advanced to represent the conference at the Super Bowl...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 5 days ago 31,947 reads 66 comments

  5. Who Benefits Most from the Bears Hiring Adam Gase?

    The Chicago Bears have completed their coaching transformation, officially adding offensive coordinator Adam Gase to a new staff that includes head coach John Fox and defensive coordinator Vic Fangio...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 9 days ago 23,248 reads 48 comments

  6. With Vic Fangio in Place, Finding Right OC Is Bears' Next Most Important Move

    The Chicago Bears are one offensive coordinator hire away from assembling an all-star coaching staff for the 2015 season. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 11 days ago 15,165 reads 32 comments

  7. Despite Stunning Loss, Packers Still Loaded for Another Run Next Year

    Losses like the Green Bay Packers ' collapse in Sunday's NFC Championship Game are liable to haunt a franchise long after the initial damage...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 12 days ago 16,312 reads 156 comments

  8. Missed Opportunities on Offense Doom Packers in NFC Title Game

    One of the biggest postseason collapses in the history of the Green Bay Packers franchise was started by the special teams and completed by the defense but was also accelerated ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 12 days ago 35,612 reads 185 comments

  9. What the Packers Need to Fix from Week 1 to Beat Seattle in NFC Title Game

    Four months and 16 games is a substantial gap between any two matchups , but the Green Bay Packers can certainly look back on their loss to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 1 for ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 14 days ago 44,412 reads 149 comments

  10. Why John Fox Would Be the Right Coach at the Right Time for Chicago Bears

    The Chicago Bears appear to be closing in on the right head coach at the right time. According to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report , the next coaching domino to fall is former ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 16 days ago 49,165 reads 246 comments

  11. Did Teddy Bridgewater Overtake Matthew Stafford as No. 2 QB in NFC North?

    The 2014 season was a consistently entertaining, occasionally brilliant and often chaotic one for the quarterbacks of the NFC North...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 17 days ago 28,835 reads 264 comments

  12. New Wrinkles Could Help Packers Defense Against Marshawn Lynch, Russell Wilson

    A better effort in both stopping the run and containing the game's most dangerous edge passer figures to be among the focal points for the Green Bay Packers defense in prepping ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 18 days ago 9,708 reads 46 comments

  13. Packers Will Need More Superman Aaron Rodgers to Beat Seattle in NFC Title Game

    The narrative fulcrum for Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers came at the 1:51 mark in the third quarter of Sunday's NFC Divisional Round win over the Dallas Cowboys ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 19 days ago 32,724 reads 287 comments

  14. Davante Adams' Coming-out Party Propels Packers to NFC Title Game

    With the rookie wall growing in front of him every week, first-year receiver Davante Adams had rightfully entered the postseason as an afterthought for the Green Bay Packers ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 19 days ago 13,952 reads 39 comments

  15. 5 Things the Packers Must Do to Beat the Cowboys in the Divisional Round

    The Green Bay Packers will attempt to get back to the NFC Championship Game for the first time since 2011 when they take on the Dallas Cowboys in the divisional round Sunday at Lambeau Field...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 20 days ago 1,640 reads 1 comments

  16. Bears Must Exercise Patience, Trust in New GM Ryan Pace

    With a significant rebuild looming, the Chicago Bears have first chosen a new general manager to lead the way...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 22 days ago 25,933 reads 90 comments

  17. Packers Looking for Special Teams to Be Special Again vs. Cowboys

    Wild Card Weekend in the NFL provided a stern warning to the Green Bay Packers : Special teams absolutely matter in the postseason...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 24 days ago 3,318 reads 11 comments

  18. What's the Secret to Cowboys' Success on the Road, and Can the Packers Stop It?

    The Green Bay Packers know the record and the rarity of it all. The Dallas Cowboys , who will make the trip north to take on the Packers in the NFC divisional round, completed ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 25 days ago 11,140 reads 68 comments

  19. Despite Playoff Ending, Lions Still Grew into Legitimate Contenders in 2014

    The cruel finality of the NFL postseason took a bite out of the Detroit Lions ' 2014 season, but 11 wins and a near road victory in the NFC Wild Card Round should be viewed ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 26 days ago 4,813 reads 20 comments

  20. Don't Blame Matthew Stafford for Lions' Gut-Wrenching Wild-Card Loss

    There was no sixth game-winning drive. No road playoff win for the first time since 1957. No first away win over a team with a winning record...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 26 days ago 14,779 reads 129 comments

  21. Consistency from Matthew Stafford Key for Lions in Wild Card vs. Cowboys

    Ndamukong Suh is once again eligible to play Sunday in the NFC Wild Card Round, but his availability following an overturned suspension will mean mostly nothing if the ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 27 days ago 4,212 reads 31 comments

  22. Ndamukong Suh's Successful Appeal Gives Lions a Fighting Chance vs. Cowboys

    Ted Cottrell has given the Detroit Lions a fighting chance against the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC Wild Card Round...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 1 month ago 37,473 reads 347 comments

  23. Packers Offensive Line Proves to Be Super Bowl-Caliber

    The time has come for the Green Bay Packers ' offensive line to be considered among the NFL 's very best...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 1 month ago 9,565 reads 29 comments

  24. Will Ndamukong Suh's Past Cost Him Playoff Game After Stepping on Aaron Rodgers?

    The littered past of Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh makes it hard to fathom his two-step on the leg of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 1 month ago 3,298 reads 19 comments

  25. Matthew Stafford, Lions' Struggles on the Road Spell Disaster for Playoff Hopes

    The Detroit Lions ' 30-20 loss to the Green Bay Packers in Week 17 ensured the Lions will now need to win three straight road games to qualify for the Super Bowl...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 1 month ago 7,213 reads 59 comments