1. Khalil Mack: Pro Day Reaction and Analysis

    Already a likely top pick, edge rusher Khalil Mack cemented his status as one of the best players in the 2014 NFL Draft by blazing through his 40-yard dash at the University of Buffalo pro day Tuesday...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 6 months ago 35,330 reads 73 comments

  2. Could Henry Melton Regain His Dominance Away from Bears Defense?

    With glaring holes dotting their defensive roster, the Chicago Bears are not in position to let a disruptive defender like defensive tackle Henry Melton leave via free agency...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 6 months ago 8,652 reads 29 comments

  3. Minnesota Vikings Can't Let Free Agent DE Everson Griffen Get Away

    The Minnesota Vikings are saddled with a considerable number of in-house free agents this offseason, many of whom will be allowed to leave Minnesota without too much consideration from the Vikings before or during free agency...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 6 months ago 11,926 reads 28 comments

  4. Why Mike McCarthy Is so High on Packers WR Jarrett Boykin

    Rapid development, surprising production and enticing potential has Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy singing the praises of Jarrett Boykin , his young, ascending receiver...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 6 months ago 15,950 reads 32 comments

  5. NFL Free Agency 2014: Biggest Boom, Bust Players on the Market

    The start of NFL free agency in 2014 arrives on March 11. That's when teams will attempt to juggle value, projection and need with cap room and contract negotiations to find the best fits during a 32-team auction period...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 6 months ago 115,281 reads 106 comments

  6. Detroit Lions' NFL Combine Focus: Wide Receiver

    The Detroit Lions arrive at the NFL Scouting Combine with a chance to get a closer look at one of the more impressive classes of incoming wide receivers. Luckily for the Lions, receiver ranks highly on their list of needs this offseason...

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  7. Minnesota Vikings' NFL Combine Focus: Quarterback

    The Minnesota Vikings aren't certain when during May's draft it will happen, but selecting a quarterback has become a consensus decision among the power brokers inside Winter Park...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 6 months ago 11,963 reads 21 comments

  8. Green Bay Packers' NFL Combine Focus: Safety

    The safety position will be one of the primary-need areas for Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson to concentrate his attention on as the NFL Scouting Combine kicks off this week...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 6 months ago 6,429 reads 17 comments

  9. Chicago Bears' NFL Combine Focus: Defensive Line

    Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery will arrive at the NFL Scouting Combine this week with defense on his mind, knowing full well that adding help along the defensive line tops his offseason agenda...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 6 months ago 7,415 reads 39 comments

  10. Franchise Tag Too Rich for Packers, CB Sam Shields

    While a tempting option, placing the franchise tag on cornerback Sam Shields is likely too rich for general manager Ted Thompson and the Green Bay Packers ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 6 months ago 13,200 reads 36 comments

  11. Nate Burleson Release Solidifies Detroit Lions' Major Need for WR

    The decision to release veteran receiver Nate Burleson has further cemented the Detroit Lions ' need to sign or draft a top receiver this offseason...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 6 months ago 4,410 reads 27 comments

  12. Draft Misses and Development Failures Forcing the Packers into Free Agency?

    The Green Bay Packers under general manager Ted Thompson have been a draft-and-develop franchise, using free agency only in rare instances to supplement cheaper, homegrown talent...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 6 months ago 17,025 reads 116 comments

  13. Why Calvin Pryor Is a 1st-Round Safety in Today's NFL

    More than just impressive talent is powering the potential for Louisville safety Calvin Pryor to be a first-round selection in the 2014 NFL draft ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 6 months ago 17,321 reads 56 comments

  14. Jared Allen and a Title Contender Look Like a Perfect Free-Agency Match

    Resigned to the fact that his team of the last six years has all but moved on, and with his window of productivity shrinking every season, Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 6 months ago 18,672 reads 38 comments

  15. Jim Bob Cooter Adds to Matthew Stafford's Quarterback Support Group

    With every new hire this offseason, the Detroit Lions have reaffirmed their commitment to reviving Matthew Stafford 's development...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 6 months ago 4,102 reads 17 comments

  16. What Is the Future of Julius Peppers with the Chicago Bears?

    There's a very good chance the Chicago Bears ' best player at an already lacking position will either need to accept a significant pay cut in 2014 or risk receiving his walking papers...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 7 months ago 28,066 reads 82 comments

  17. Green Bay Packers Defense Still Trying to Replace Super Bowl Stars

    The Green Bay Packers ' inability to adequately replace departed playmakers on the defensive side might represent the biggest difference between the Super Bowl champion club of ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 7 months ago 10,907 reads 54 comments

  18. What Does Matt Cassel Voiding His Contract Mean for Vikings?

    The decision to void the final year of his contract with the Minnesota Vikings has opened the door for Matt Cassel to understand how badly the new-look Vikings want him back while ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 7 months ago 11,804 reads 43 comments

  19. Facts and Figures Behind the Chicago Bears' Glaring Need at Safety

    Fresh off giving up the most points in franchise history and finishing dead last in the NFL against the run, the Chicago Bears ' much-maligned defense has entered the 2014 offseason with a number of obvious needs...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 7 months ago 10,649 reads 60 comments

  20. Super Bowl XLVIII: Report Card Grades for Key Players and Coaches

    Assigning grades for a Super Bowl this ridiculously lopsided shouldn't be a difficult task. The underdog Seattle Seahawks made quick work of Super Bowl XLVIII, jumping out to ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 7 months ago 14,977 reads 46 comments

  21. Locking Up Joique Bell Should Be a Priority for Detroit Lions

    Rarely is the backup at any position an offseason priority in the NFL , but Joique Bell of the Detroit Lions isn't your average No. 2 running back...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 7 months ago 4,451 reads 18 comments

  22. Why Norv Turner Will Mean Big Things for Vikings RB Adrian Peterson

    Norv Turner 's extensive history with talented running backs suggests that the new offensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings will get the very best out of Adrian Peterson ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 7 months ago 13,135 reads 11 comments

  23. Lesson Learned? Packers Must Bring Back Matt Flynn

    After a season in which Ted Thompson freely admitted he mishandled the backup quarterback position, the Green Bay Packers general manager can ensure the same mistake isn't made twice by bringing back unrestricted free agent Matt Flynn this spring...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 7 months ago 6,822 reads 22 comments

  24. Revisiting Eddie Lacy's Breakout Rookie Season for the Green Bay Packers

    Appreciation for Eddie Lacy 's rookie season with the Green Bay Packers can come in multiple forms. There's a more singular look, in which Lacy's first year can be valued for ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 7 months ago 8,146 reads 13 comments

  25. 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 7 months ago 12,758 reads 71 comments