1. Packers, Mike McCarthy Know Team Must Address ILB Position in 2015 Draft

    It was nearly a year ago that Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy stood at the combine podium in Indianapolis and listened to a barrage of questions about his failing safety position...

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  2. Early Combine Buzz Signaling Wild Offseason in the NFC North

    If the first two days of the NFL Scouting Combine are any indication, the chaotic offseason in the NFC North is only starting to heat up...

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  3. Most Important Position for Each NFC North Team to Focus on at NFL Combine

    The 2015 NFL Scouting Combine is officially under way, and all four teams from the NFC North have representatives in Indianapolis to review medical exams, interview players and attend the highly publicized workouts...

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  4. 2015 Draft Class Provides Opportunity for Packers to Add Pass-Catching RB

    The Green Bay Packers do not lack many elements on an offense that led the NFL in scoring a season ago...

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  5. Franchise Tag Only a Last Resort for Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers

    The franchise tag—a tool first developed around the birth of free agency to help teams retain one looming free agent every season—should only be used as a last-resort option for the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers this offseason...

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  6. Demonstrating the Value of Randall Cobb and Bryan Bulaga to Packers

    A handful of games from the 2014 season help fully demonstrate the immense value upcoming free agents Randall Cobb and Bryan Bulaga possess for the Green Bay Packers ...

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  7. What Should the Vikings Expect from Teddy Bridgewater in Year 2?

    The sophomore-slump phenomenon has rarely manifested itself in recent young quarterbacks in the NFL , which is good news for Teddy Bridgewater and the Minnesota Vikings ...

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  8. Vikings Have Perfect Chance to Land True No. 1 WR for Teddy Bridgewater in Draft

    Mock drafts continue to bind the Minnesota Vikings to a receiver with the No. 11 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft, giving credence to the opportunity Minnesota should have to provide young quarterback Teddy Bridgewater with a legitimate No...

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  9. With All Eyes on Ndamukong Suh, Nick Fairley Could Be the Steal of Free Agency

    Ndamukong Suh will become one of the most coveted free-agent defensive players in NFL history if he reaches the open market in March...

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  10. Pros Outweigh the Cons in Packers Removing Mike McCarthy as Playcaller

    The potential advantages of the Green Bay Packers removing head coach Mike McCarthy as the primary play-caller outweigh the risks involved in the proposed structure change...

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  11. Why Missouri's Shane Ray Is Such an Intriguing Possible Draft Pick for Bears

    The Chicago Bears need talent on defense in the worst way. Missouri's Shane Ray figures to be one of the first defensive players taken in the 2015 NFL draft...

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  12. Who Are the Early Mock Draft Favorites for Teams in the NFC North?

    The Senior Bowl, Pro Bowl and Super Bowl are over, the NFL Scouting Combine looms later in February and the start of free agency is still more than a month away. It is now officially mock draft season in the NFL...

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  13. Re-Signing Randall Cobb Highlights Top Offseason Priorities for Packers

    Young. Productive. Home grown. Randall Cobb fits all the criteria of a player the Green Bay Packers simply don't let get away...

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  14. Adding Weapons for Teddy Bridgewater Leads Offseason Priority List for Vikings

    The Minnesota Vikings finally have a young quarterback to build an offense around. Rookie Teddy Bridgewater —Minnesota's pick after trading up to No...

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  15. 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 month ago 15,512 reads 47 comments

  16. 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...

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  17. 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 2 months ago 11,020 reads 41 comments

  18. 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 2 months ago 32,774 reads 67 comments

  19. 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 2 months ago 24,042 reads 48 comments

  20. 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...

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  21. 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 2 months ago 16,445 reads 156 comments

  22. 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 ...

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  23. 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 ...

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  24. 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 ...

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  25. 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...

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