1. 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 10 months ago 11,769 reads 28 comments

  2. 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 10 months ago 28,682 reads 137 comments

  3. 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 10 months ago 3,838 reads 5 comments

  4. 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 10 months ago 5,839 reads 9 comments

  5. 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 10 months ago 22,154 reads 17 comments

  6. 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 10 months ago 9,949 reads 21 comments

  7. 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 10 months ago 45,108 reads 109 comments

  8. 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 11 months ago 9,587 reads 18 comments

  9. 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 11 months ago 13,177 reads 31 comments

  10. 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 11 months ago 9,478 reads 39 comments

  11. 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 11 months ago 34,017 reads 443 comments

  12. 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 11 months ago 21,614 reads 65 comments

  13. 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 11 months ago 15,272 reads 65 comments

  14. Minnesota Vikings 2014 Draft: The Good, the Bad and the Baffling

    The Minnesota Vikings entered the 2014 NFL draft needing to find both a franchise quarterback and help for the league's worst scoring defense from a season ago. Check and check...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 11 months ago 17,963 reads 27 comments

  15. Green Bay Packers 2014 Draft: The Good, the Bad and the Baffling

    The Green Bay Packers used their nine picks in the 2014 NFL draft to both bolster a disappointing defense and add to the weapons surrounding quarterback Aaron Rodgers ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 11 months ago 32,654 reads 92 comments

  16. Ted Thompson, Packers Find Next Second-Round Gem WR in Davante Adams

    When Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson takes receivers in the second round, he usually hits home runs...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 11 months ago 7,663 reads 9 comments

  17. Packers Solve Roster's Biggest Need with Safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

    He would never admit it, but Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson all but forced himself into taking a safety high in the 2014 NFL draft...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 11 months ago 8,790 reads 48 comments

  18. With Eric Ebron Now in Play, Matthew Stafford Primed for Bounce-Back Season

    An offseason of rebuilding the support staff around quarterback Matthew Stafford culminated Thursday night when the Detroit Lions selected North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron with the 10th overall pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 11 months ago 4,609 reads 16 comments

  19. Chicago Bears Ultimate 2014 Draft Primer

    General manager Phil Emery and the Chicago Bears will be tasked with invigorating an aging, depleted defense and filling in the gaps on an otherwise dominant offense during the 2014 NFL draft...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 11 months ago 9,768 reads 22 comments

  20. Green Bay Packers Ultimate 2014 Draft Primer

    Ted Thompson's 10th draft as the Green Bay Packers ' general manager will be vital for turning a team in the second tier of the NFC back into one of the conference's elite clubs...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 11 months ago 16,446 reads 35 comments

  21. Detroit Lions Ultimate 2014 Draft Primer

    Possibly no team with a new head coach is more talented than the Detroit Lions , but it's still general manager Martin Mayhew's job to give newcomer Jim Caldwell even more to work with in the 2014 NFL draft...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 11 months ago 6,943 reads 29 comments

  22. Minnesota Vikings Ultimate 2014 Draft Primer

    The next—and possibly most important—phase of the Minnesota Vikings ' makeover under new head coach Mike Zimmer is undoubtedly the 2014 NFL draft...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 11 months ago 13,562 reads 31 comments

  23. Dream Fits in the 1st and 2nd Rounds for Each Team in the NFC North

    The first and second rounds of the 2014 NFL draft are where the Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings can all take the biggest strides toward next season's NFC North title...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 11 months ago 533 reads 1 comments

  24. NFL Draft 2014: Biggest Negative Surrounding Each of the Top QB Prospects

    The quarterback position is always the most scrutinized in a given draft, but two extra weeks added before the 2014 NFL draft has ensured that any flaw—tangible or not, football ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 11 months ago 18,692 reads 66 comments

  25. Jermichael Finley Flying Under the Radar as Best Free Agent Still on the Market

    A career-threatening neck injury has kept tight end Jermichael Finley in the shadows of free agency, where the uncertainty of his recovery timeline has left him without as much as an offer from one of the 32 NFL teams...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 11 months ago 9,063 reads 16 comments