1. 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...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 10 months ago 7,903 reads 95 comments

  2. 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 10 months ago 12,010 reads 21 comments

  3. 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 10 months ago 6,546 reads 17 comments

  4. 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 10 months ago 7,548 reads 39 comments

  5. 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 10 months ago 13,333 reads 36 comments

  6. 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 10 months ago 4,513 reads 27 comments

  7. 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 10 months ago 17,125 reads 116 comments

  8. 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 11 months ago 17,522 reads 56 comments

  9. 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 ...

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  10. 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 11 months ago 4,371 reads 17 comments

  11. 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 11 months ago 28,291 reads 82 comments

  12. 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 11 months ago 11,009 reads 54 comments

  13. 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 11 months ago 11,930 reads 43 comments

  14. 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 11 months ago 10,867 reads 60 comments

  15. 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 11 months ago 14,932 reads 46 comments

  16. 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 11 months ago 4,602 reads 18 comments

  17. 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 11 months ago 13,645 reads 11 comments

  18. 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 11 months ago 6,999 reads 22 comments

  19. 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 11 months ago 8,659 reads 13 comments

  20. 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 11 months ago 13,238 reads 71 comments

  21. 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 11 months ago 11,569 reads 111 comments

  22. 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...

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  23. 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 11 months ago 11,087 reads 21 comments

  24. 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 11 months ago 5,493 reads 7 comments

  25. 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 11 months ago 35,377 reads 90 comments