1. Why the NFC North Is Primed for a Major Comeback in 2014

    A bevy of smart player acquisitions and two strong coaching hires has set up the NFC North for a bounce-back season in 2014...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 5 months ago 43,174 reads 455 comments

  2. Adrian Wilson a Long Shot to Make an Impact for the Chicago Bears

    Despite advances in the medical field, recent history does not provide a comparable example of a player near the age of 34-year-old Adrian Wilson —who was signed Monday by ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 5 months ago 14,349 reads 35 comments

  3. Minnesota Vikings Smartly Copying Seahawks' Quarterback Competition

    Search back to the summer of 2012 and you'll find stories coming out of Seattle that remain relevant in understanding the quarterback competition currently being held by the Minnesota Vikings ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 5 months ago 16,402 reads 57 comments

  4. Do the Packers Now Have the Best WR Group of the Aaron Rodgers Era?

    June in the NFL is a time for shorts, helmets and unbounded optimism. The Green Bay Packers are no exception...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 5 months ago 22,622 reads 47 comments

  5. Pros and Cons of the Detroit Lions Pursuing CB Brandon Flowers

    The Detroit Lions are deciding internally whether or not the club wants to make a legitimate offer to Pro Bowl cornerback Brandon Flowers , who was released by the Kansas City Chiefs last Friday...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 5 months ago 11,243 reads 36 comments

  6. How Packers Can Get the Most out of Julius Peppers in New Position

    The Green Bay Packers gave Julius Peppers $30 million over three years this past March to provide defensive coordinator Dom Capers with a versatile chess piece in the Packers defensive front seven...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 5 months ago 10,624 reads 25 comments

  7. What's Next for Detroit Lions After Releasing CB Chris Houston?

    Since 2010, no cornerback for the Detroit Lions has played more snaps than veteran Chris Houston . The times are changing in Detroit...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 5 months ago 14,378 reads 72 comments

  8. Will Adrian Peterson Return to Rushing-Title Form in New Vikings Offense?

    The combination of Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner and an elite NFL running back has historically been a recipe for rushing titles. Turner and Adrian Peterson should be a match made in football heaven...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 5 months ago 13,557 reads 69 comments

  9. Can Bears QB Jay Cutler Stay Healthy for a Full Season in 2014?

    Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman knows he needs a healthy Jay Cutler for the Bears to get over the hump and back into the postseason in 2014. Unfortunately, staying on the field has been an issue for Cutler over the last four seasons...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 6 months ago 6,877 reads 78 comments

  10. What the Green Bay Packers Can Expect Heading into Randall Cobb Extension Talks

    Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson almost never lets a young, productive player he drafted get away after his first contract. Don't expect receiver Randall Cobb to buck that trend...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 6 months ago 8,244 reads 39 comments

  11. Can Anthony Barr Become the Next Von Miller?

    The player-to-player comparison isn't a perfect one, but Mike Zimmer and the Minnesota Vikings are going to do everything in their power to coax as much production from first-round ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 6 months ago 17,332 reads 36 comments

  12. What to Expect from the Coming Contract Extension for Packers WR Jordy Nelson

    With each side wanting something done, it stands to reason that the Green Bay Packers and receiver Jordy Nelson will eventually come to terms on a contract extension before the start of the 2014 season...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 6 months ago 9,291 reads 41 comments

  13. Vikings Provide Teddy Bridgewater a Successful Situation for a Rookie QB

    Situation is often the most decisive factor for rookie quarterbacks turning in a successful first season in the NFL ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 6 months ago 11,754 reads 28 comments

  14. Is the Bears' Receiving Corps the New Prototype for NFL Offenses?

    The NFL 's copycat tendencies might be on the verge of its newest chapter, with some teams now chasing an offensive trend recently originated by the Chicago Bears ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 6 months ago 28,600 reads 137 comments

  15. Breaking Down the Vikings Quarterback Competition as OTAs Begin

    Organized team activities ( OTAs ) mark the inception of the Minnesota Vikings ' quarterback competition, which will feature veteran Matt Cassel, former first-round pick Christian Ponder and the future of the franchise, Teddy Bridgewater ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 6 months ago 3,847 reads 5 comments

  16. Can Ryan Broyles Finally Make an Impact for the Detroit Lions?

    The successful completion of his third major injury rehab will provide former second-round receiver Ryan Broyles with one last chance at making a meaningful impact for the suddenly receiver-rich Detroit Lions ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 6 months ago 5,788 reads 9 comments

  17. Which Current NFL WRs Does Packers Rookie Davante Adams Most Resemble?

    No team has been better at plucking game-changing receivers in the second round of NFL drafts than the Green Bay Packers . Another hit for general manager Ted Thompson may be waiting in the wings...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 6 months ago 22,033 reads 17 comments

  18. How High Can Bears WR Brandon Marshall Get on the NFL's All-Time Receiving List?

    Chicago Bears receiver Brandon Marshall has his new contract . Now, he has his sights set on climbing up the NFL 's all-time receiving list, with one Hall of Famer sitting atop his checklist...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 6 months ago 9,790 reads 21 comments

  19. What Are the Packers Getting in Colt Lyerla the Football Player?

    You won't find many headlines about new Green Bay Packers tight end Colt Lyerla that do not include some wording of the phrase "talented but troubled...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 6 months ago 45,031 reads 109 comments

  20. When Will Teddy Bridgewater Make His First Start for the Vikings?

    The recent history of quarterbacks picked in the top 35 and the pro-readiness Teddy Bridgewater brings to the NFL make it very likely that the Minnesota Vikings will start him early and often during his rookie season...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 6 months ago 9,525 reads 18 comments

  21. Breaking Down the Packers' Inside Linebacker Position Following the 2014 Draft

    The Green Bay Packers watched the top-two inside linebacker prospects come off the board before the 21st pick in the first round, and then avoided the position altogether over their nine total picks in the 2014 NFL draft...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 6 months ago 13,511 reads 31 comments

  22. How Eric Ebron Projects into a Jimmy Graham Role for the Lions Offense

    No one will be questioning the Detroit Lions ' selection of North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron at No...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 6 months ago 9,415 reads 39 comments

  23. 2014 NFL Draft: Breaking Down the NFC North Post-Draft

    The 2014 NFL draft has positioned all four teams in the NFC North for a rebound next season. All 32 teams in the NFL feel a sense of improvement after a draft, but the four in ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 7 months ago 33,956 reads 443 comments

  24. Chicago Bears 2014 Draft: The Good, the Bad and the Baffling

    Loaded with needs on the defensive side, the Chicago Bears entered the 2014 NFL draft with their eyes on fixing what can only be considered a train wreck of a defense from a year ago...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 7 months ago 21,574 reads 65 comments

  25. Detroit Lions 2014 Draft: The Good, the Bad and the Baffling

    The Detroit Lions entered the 2014 NFL draft as a franchise that probably felt like it was one solid class of picks away from finally getting over the hump...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 7 months ago 15,274 reads 65 comments