1. Contract Extension Makes Sense for Both Ndamukong Suh and Detroit Lions

    There appears to be mutual interest in a contract extension that would be beneficial for both Ndamukong Suh and the Detroit Lions this offseason...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 6 months ago 12,584 reads 71 comments

  2. Ted Thompson, Packers Unlikely to Make a Splash in Free Agency

    With every new offseason, there is building anticipation that Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson will diverge from his hardened roster-building strategy and get active in unrestricted free agency...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 6 months ago 11,457 reads 111 comments

  3. What Does Joe Lombardi Hire Mean for Matthew Stafford, Lions Offense?

    The Detroit Lions are giving quarterback Matthew Stafford all the resources he needs to get a once promising career back on the right track...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 6 months ago 30,204 reads 95 comments

  4. Packers Need More Out of Often Injured and Underwhelming 2012 Draft Class

    The verdict is still out on the 2012 draft class of the Green Bay Packers . Generally, it takes at least three years to accurately judge the early contributions of an individual draft class...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 6 months ago 10,995 reads 21 comments

  5. Mike Zimmer Has His Work Cut out for Him in Fixing Vikings Defense

    New Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer is widely considered one of the NFL 's preeminent defensive minds, a verified master of stopping offenses and getting the most out of whatever talent on defense is presented to him...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 6 months ago 5,395 reads 7 comments

  6. What Norv Turner and George Edwards Mean for Mike Zimmer's New-Look Vikings

    Hired by the Minnesota Vikings on Wednesday, first-time head coach Mike Zimmer will now ask two experienced coordinators to help ease his transition from assistant to head coach...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 6 months ago 34,596 reads 90 comments

  7. Jim Caldwell a Perfect Fit at Head Coach for the Detroit Lions

    Shortly after relieving Jim Schwartz of his head coaching duties, Detroit Lions team president Tom Lewand and general manager Martin Mayhew presented a candidly specific profile of the next man they wanted to be in charge of the franchise...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 6 months ago 35,574 reads 183 comments

  8. Lions' Next Head Coach Will Be Directly Tied to Development of Matthew Stafford

    Credit the Detroit Lions for being inherently aware that the eventual fate of their next head coach is tied with an overhand knot to quarterback Matthew Stafford ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 6 months ago 6,436 reads 30 comments

  9. How the Chicago Bears Got the Best End of Jay Cutler's Contract Extension

    While most scoffed at the baseline numbers of Jay Cutler 's contract extension—set at seven years, $126...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 6 months ago 12,101 reads 50 comments

  10. Why Packers QB Coach Ben McAdoo Is Such an Intriguing Name in Coaching Circles

    Back in 1999, then Philadelphia Eagles executive vice president Joe Banner teamed with owner Jeffrey Lurie and director of football operations Tom Modrak to choose Andy Reid—a ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 6 months ago 9,567 reads 4 comments

  11. Fixing the Green Bay Packers Defense Must Start at Safety

    The calamitous season turned in by the safeties of the Green Bay Packers should make it very clear where general manager Ted Thompson needs to begin his defensive fix...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 6 months ago 16,243 reads 103 comments

  12. Packers GM Ted Thompson Has Failed to Build a Championship-Caliber Defense

    Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson has used a significant amount of draft capital over the last three seasons to build a defense that simply isn't championship worthy...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 6 months ago 20,248 reads 236 comments

  13. Colin Kaepernick, 49ers Continue to Be Packers' Kryptonite

    The San Francisco 49ers are proving to be a reincarnation of the 1990s Dallas Cowboys for the Green Bay Packers ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 6 months ago 11,280 reads 146 comments

  14. San Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers: Previewing NFC Wild Card Matchup

    A rivalry that once helped define the NFC in the 1990s is returning with a vengeance in the early stages of the 2010s. The San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers once faced off six different times during a three-year stretch from 1996 to 1999.

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 6 months ago 41,654 reads 123 comments

  15. Packers' Revenge over the 49ers Must Come in a Perfect Package

    The Green Bay Packers don't have a snazzy, rousing theme for this coming Sunday when the San Francisco 49ers will roll into an expectedly frigid Lambeau Field for the NFC Wild Card Round...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 6 months ago 7,112 reads 19 comments

  16. Jay Cutler's Contract Extension Is Best Move for Present and Future of the Bears

    Less than a week after Marc Trestman 's first season with the Chicago Bears ended in relative disappointment, the quarterback controversy that was pegged to dominate Chicago's offseason was hastily resolved...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 6 months ago 40,297 reads 238 comments

  17. What's Changed for Packers, 49ers Since Week 1 Showdown?

    The Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers have been down this long, twisting road before. For the second time in as many seasons, the Packers and 49ers will meet in the playoffs after facing off in the season opener...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 6 months ago 13,309 reads 23 comments

  18. Lions Have the Pieces in Place with the Right Fit at Head Coach

    One play away. Those three simple words have been used ad nauseam by Jim Schwartz and the Detroit Lions over the last two seasons...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 6 months ago 10,418 reads 71 comments

  19. What's Next for the Minnesota Vikings After Firing Leslie Frazier?

    For the first time since 2010 and the third time since the Wilf family bought the franchise in 2005, the Minnesota Vikings are making a change at head coach...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 6 months ago 23,259 reads 61 comments

  20. Jay Cutler More Than Deserves to Be Bears' QB of the Future

    The disappointment of once again falling short of the postseason should not cloud the decision-making process that lies ahead of the Chicago Bears on soon-to-be free agent quarterback Jay Cutler ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 6 months ago 26,598 reads 421 comments

  21. The Biggest Pro Bowl Snub for Every NFC North Team

    The 2014 Pro Bowl rosters were announced Friday night , and like every year before this one, the NFL 's all-star game once again left out more than its share of deserving players...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 6 months ago 304 reads 1 comments

  22. Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears: Previewing Week 17 NFC North Showdown

    The 188th meeting between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers will determine which disappointing and underachieving team will be crowned champion of the volatile NFC North. The records may not be pretty, but there's plenty on the line...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 7 months ago 5,710 reads 4 comments

  23. Final Test Awaits Bears Historically Poor Run Defense

    The run defense of the Chicago Bears will have one more opportunity to salvage a season and ensure that 2013 isn't painted all over the Bears record books. And not in a good way...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 7 months ago 4,073 reads 27 comments

  24. How Aaron Rodgers' Return Gives Packers Huge Advantage Over Bears

    It took seven games, four losses and 55 days, but the Green Bay Packers are finally getting back quarterback Aaron Rodgers . And just in time...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 7 months ago 22,320 reads 122 comments

  25. How Will the Packers Overcome Injuries in Week 17?

    It's probably only fitting that the already-battered Green Bay Packers would go into this season's final contest with a roster that is once again hurting...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 7 months ago 8,027 reads 7 comments